Fergus O’Byrne (B.Ed.’87) will
be honoured at the East Coast Music Awards in February as
part of the legendary trio of Ryan’s Fancy (along
with Dermot O’Reilly and Denis Ryan). The group will
receive the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award
for their role in bringing East Coast music to a national
and international audience during the 1970s and ‘80s.
"We don’t want anybody to be in
the unfair position of getting elected simply because they
had access to large amounts of money – be it their
own or somebody else’s."
— St. John’s City Councillor Dennis O’Keefe
(BA, B.Ed.’67, M.Phil.’79) speaking on behalf
of the St. John’s electoral reform committee, The
Telegram, Nov. 3.
Marie Wadden (BA Hons. ’76) is one of
five journalists nationally to receive a Canadian International
Development Agency Fellowship to work in Africa. She is
leaving for two weeks in February to investigate, among
other things the impact of foreign over-fishing in areas
without the resources or political clout to enforce regulations
and protect the stocks.
"Government should act quickly and in
concert with labour and industry to dispel the myth of skilled
trades as a ‘last resort’ destination and make
necessary financial investments in skilled trades training."
—Dale Kirby (B.Sc.’98, M.Ed.’00)
writing in the Telegram forum on the urgent need to address
imminent shortages in the skilled trades in the province.
The Telegram, Oct. 30.
Edmund Phelan (LLD’64), at 101 years of age, was named Knight
Commander of the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great, one
of the Vatican’s most prestigious orders.
Susan M. Doyle (BA’88) was recently
elected president of the Public Legal Education Association
A double honour in Mount Pearl: Dave Denine
(BA(Ed.)’73) resigned as mayor in preparation for
his new role as MHA in the House of Assembly, handing the
chain of office over to the eighth mayor of the “Pearl”
Steve Kent (BBA’01).
Paul Antle (B.Sc.’85), president and
CEO of Island Waste management Inc., was named Gonzaga High
School Alumnus of the Year for his outstanding professional
and volunteer work.
There’s a new face behind the desk of
the managing director of the Canadian Centre for Fisheries
Innovation. In his new capacity Alastair O’Reilly
(B.Comm. ’75) will take over a multi-million dollar
mandate for the Atlantic Innovation Fund to provide scientific
and technological assistance to the Atlantic Canadian fishery
and aquaculture industry.