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The power of dragon boats

The Avalon Dragons

Every year, breast cancer survivors and their friends and families take part in a very old, and very therapeutic event. They race dragon boats. For the past three years one of those survivors, HKR’s Marie Hickey, has been part of the Avalon Dragons.

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New director of Athletics appointed

Dr. Karen Murphy

A Memorial alumna, Dr. Karen Murphy is no stranger to varsity sport. From 1996-2000 Dr. Murphy was head coach of Memorial’s women’s volleyball team and still serves as an assistant coach and a sport psychology consultant to the Sea-Hawks team.

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Soaking up the sun, and the experience

Graduate students Katie Alyward and Nicole Bishop in Houston, Texas

Two graduate students are getting some not-so-typical experience this year. Nicole Bishop and Katie Aylward are kinesiology masters students who are interning with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in Houston, Texas.

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Passion for cycling pays off

PE student Jordan Baird

Human Kinetics and Recreation student wins major cycling event three years running

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