Sandra R. Chaytor
(BA ’85) has been elected chair of the board of directors
of the Canadian Lung Association at the Association’s
AGM in Ottawa on June 12. Ms. Chaytor is the first woman to
hold this position in the 104-year history of the association.
“What is clear from the result is that there will be no
superfluous backbenchers for the next week or so as the Liberals
or the Conservatives try to piece together a coalition to rule
– Iain Murray (B.Sc.’96) ruminating on the
impact of the federal election on government in Ottawa.
Telegram, July 4
Ernest G. Reid (BA ’64) has been chosen by the Newfoundland
and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Bar Association to receive
the 2004 Distinguished Public Service Award.
“Perhaps next year, as we sing ‘O Canada’
on July 1, gay and lesbian families will feel they have one
less barrier to overcome in their struggle for acceptance
–Diane Molloy (BSW '83) on movement towards
legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada.
Jennifer Tipple (B.Comm.(Hons)’04) has won top prize
– $5,000 – in a national essay competition sponsored
by the University of Toronto. Ms. Tipple submitted an essay
titled Healthy Body, Healthy Minds: Improving Canadian Productivity
“It is unfortunate that the province of Newfoundland
and Labrador, at one time a leader in anti-smoking legislation
in the country, now lags behind other jurisdictions that are
moving forward with tougher legislation in the interest of
–Andrew Major (MD ’83), president of the
Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, assessing
the efficacy of the anti-smoking bylaw, Telegram,
The province’s Labour Relations Board has a new chair.
Valerie Marshall (B.Sc.’86) will take over the full
time position. Ms. Marshall is a lawyer in St. John’s.
She has served as vice-chair of the board since January 2004.
Dr. William Lawton (B.Sc.’80) is the new Academic Relations
Officer at the Canadian High Commission (CHC) succeeding Michael
Hellyer effective Feb. 2, 2004. A Newfoundlander, he took
his first degree at Memorial University, then studied for
his MA in environmental studies at York University, Toronto
and did his PhD at Edinburgh, where he also taught for the
Centre of Canadian Studies. He was appointed lecturer in politics
at Hull University in 1993, where he was responsible for coordinating
Canadian Studies. Dr. Lawton is well known within the community
of “Canadianists” as well as other academic groups
in the UK. He served on the Council of the British Association
for Canadian Studies, organised a BACS Conference at Hull,
and was review editor for the British Journal of Canadian
Studies. “I am really pleased to be making this move
into academic relations,” said Dr. Lawton, “I
look forward to working with Canadian and British Colleagues
and scholars in raising Canada’s profile throughout
academia and the UK.”
“The comedy in Canada is good, but I think networks
need to understand that they need to be more experimental
and brave as they can be with the people who have these strange
–Cathy Jones (LLD’00) encouraging Canadian
television broadcasters to be more daring in their comedy
programming. Telegram, June 27
Dr. Cecilia Moloney (B.Sc.(Hons)’78), a professor of
electrical and computer engineering with MUN’s Faculty
of Engineering and Applied Science since 1990, has been named
NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering
for the Atlantic Region.