Ann Marie Hann (B.Comm.’81, MBA ’83),
CEO of Workplace Health Safety and Compensation Commission
and member of the Alumni Association of Memorial University
of Newfoundland, is the newly elected national president
of the Association of Workers Compensations Boards of Canada.
She is the first woman elected to that position in the 84-year
history of the organization.
"The Consumer Group is delighted that
petroleum commissioner George Saunders has joined us on
the issue of the accuracy of gasoline and oil pumps."
— Dennis O’Keefe (BA ’67, B.Ed.’67,
M.Phil.’79), chair of the Consumer Group, in a letter
to the editor about the group’s attempts to call attention
to the inadequate inspection regime for pump inspection
in the province. The Telegram, Sept. 20
Linda Borden (BA (ed.)’79, BA ’86)
was named to the National Council of Welfare by Jane Stewart,
federal minister of human resources development.
"Even if there was a simple balance sheet
which would, based on existing research, show that we put
into Canada much more than we get out, that would in itself
go a long way to strengthening our place in Canada. It is
difficult to understand why the Commission did not do that."
— James A. McGrath LLD ’92, former lieutenant-
governor of Newfoundland and Labrador writing in the Telegram
Forum and accusing the Royal Commission on Renewing and
Strengthening and Strengthening our Place in Canada of
missing a “golden opportunity … in our lifetime,
to revisit the Terms of Union with Canada and address
a number of glaring inequities facing Newfoundland and
Labrador in the Canadian Federation.” The Telegram,
Harry Steele (B.Ed.’53), former Memorial
alumnus of the year, has been named the 2003 Ernst and Young’s
Entrepreneur of the Year at a ceremony in Halifax this September.
"People of St. John’s be of good
cheer. The solution to the moose vehicle collision problem
is literally at your doorstep. St. John’s should do
what the Town of Paradise is doing – cut down every
single tree, bulldoze every single bush and shrub. With
their habitat gone, the pesky devils soon will have no place
to hide and will soon disappear ‘naturally.’"
— Sarah R. Rose (MA’97) in a letter to
the editor, The Telegram
"We are delighted that the province is
moving forward with their primary health care model and
we believe a key piece to primary health care is having
nurse practitioners who can play a key complementary role
to physicians and other nurses within the system."
— Debbie Forward (BN ’80 M.Ed.’01),
head of the nurses’ union, commenting on the new
nurse practitioner graduate programs being offered this
year by Memorial University. The Telegram, Sept.