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October 30, 2003
 Alumni Notes & Quotes


Alumni Notes & Quotes

Dr. Frank Hicks (B.Sc.’71, B.Med.Sc.’73, MD ’75) of Springdale has been named by the College of Family Physicians of Canada as one of the 10 most outstanding family physicians of the year. In recognition of this achievement he was presented with the Reg. L. Perkin Award, Oct. 22 in Calgary.

"Sometimes you just have to pick yourself up by the seat of your pants, give yourself a good swift kick in the arse and lift your self out of your misery by your own bootstraps. If you can accomplish all three at the same time then there is something really special about you. You’re a contortionist."

— Ed Smith (B.Ed.’79, M.Ed.’81) writing in his weekly Telegram column Oct. 23

Ron Hynes (LLD ‘02) has been nominated for three awards from the Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

"So right away [online prospectors] can be absolutely certain that they have obtained the mineral rights to a particular area. This absolute immediate confirmation is something that’s not just needed but demanded. With ground staking [prospectors] are never certain if they’ve had competition so there’s always a waiting period [before they can work the claim]. With the new online system, you can start working the property right away or look for a joint venture partner. What ever you do you know it’s yours."

— Ken Andrews (B.Sc.’76), director of the department of mines and energy mineral lands division, on the new high- tech initiative that will allow prospectors no matter where they are to stake claims anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Telegram, Oct. 23

"Those who think rural Newfoundland is dead are wrong. Small business is the engine of the economy and that was a central focus of the PCs throughout the campaign. I guess the proof will be in the pudding, but we will be there to ensure Danny Williams does his job."

— Bradley George (B.Comm.’92, MBA ’00), legislative analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, commenting on the important role of watchdog organizations in monitoring a government with such a small opposition. The Western Star, Oct. 23

"It looks like Williams has now had some time, as leader of the opposition, to look at policy a bit more. He’s got some competent people with him who’ve been involved in the government before, so he’s not going in totally rusty that way."

— Former premier Brian Peckford (BA(Ed.)’66, LLD’86) commenting on the premier elect’s task of selecting a cabinet and forming the new government. The Telegram, Oct. 22

"The decision to hire an athletic director and make the men’s and women’s basketball coaches full time is clear evidence Memorial University is finally taking athletics seriously."

— John Browne (M.Ed.’79) writing in Press Box his weekly column for The Telegram, Oct. 17

Researched and compiled by Debbie Connors.



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