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
"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
— 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.
"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.