"Although my reaction
is dampened by last week’s tragedy, my resolve is
Hillier (B.Sc. ’76), Chief of the Land Staff at the
National Defence headquarters in Ottawa, on his being named
the next commander of the NATO-lead International Security
Assistance Force based in Kabul, Afghanistan, and the recent
death of two Canadian peacekeepers there. vocm.com, Oct.
NOTE: Lt.-Gen. Hillier
with be accepting the Alumni Tribute Award for Outstanding
Professional Achievement Oct 16 at R. Gushue Hall.
"Parents, educators and
students need to hear specific strategies and commitments
to deal with existing problems rather than broad, general
policy statements. We need to hear from party leaders and
their candidates how, if their party forms the next government,
they will specifically address issues such as an overloaded
curriculum, recruitment and retention of teachers, services
for special-needs students, teacher allocation, class size
and work load…."
—Fred Douglas (BA ’76, B.Ed.’76),
president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Association,
writing in the Telegram Forum, Oct. 4.
"We’re hoping that training nurse
practitioners in these specialties (of acute care and psychiatric
care) will fill that void (created by a shortage of medical
residents in those specialist areas)."
—Donna Best (BN ’84), co-ordinator for
the new degree programs at Memorial. The Telegram,
"There is a recognition that there is
a place for nurse practitioners, but their scope of practice
is very much less than a family doctor’s would be,
so there’s many things they wouldn’t be able
—Dr. Lydia Hatcher (B.Sc.’78, B.Med.Sc.’80,
MD’82) responding to news that Memorial University
is introducing two new master’s degree programs
this fall for training nurse practitioners. The Telegram,
"Collaboration is managed confrontation. This is not
about getting along. It’s about getting things done."
—Dr. Vic Young (B. Comm. (Hons.), LLD’96)
in reference to federal-province relations and the need
to begin to take control of a relationship which is today
“unmanaged and unmanageable” in an address
at the Ocean Industries Association, Sept. 30.
"(The federal government is in) a bit
of a bind in a sense that the courts have ruled that medical
marijuana must be available to people and they’re
now trying to look at an appropriate way to distribute it."
—Don Rowe (B.Sc.’69,
BA ’70), registrar with the Newfoundland Pharmaceutical
Association, commenting on his way to Ottawa to meet with
officials from Health Canada’s drug strategy and controlled
substances program. The Telegram Sept. 16.