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Lyne Edington - Business Administration

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Lyne Edington

Lyne Edington is originally from Ottawa. She completed her undergraduate degree, a B.Sc. Phm. (Pharmacy), at the University of Toronto, and practiced as a pharmacist in London and Peterborough before moving to Newfoundland in 1997.

Lyne is currently in the last semester of her Master of Business Administration (MBA), and is finding the Finance and Marketing disciplines of particular interest to her. "The decision to pursue an MBA came after 18 years in practice as a pharmacist in a number of positions in retail, clinical, hospital administration, government and consulting. I felt I had exhausted most of my work avenues other than pharmaceutical industry. The thought of working towards an MBA had been at the back of my mind for a number of years. I believed the combination of an MBA and a Pharmacy degree would provide further opportunities for career advancement.

"I chose the Memorial University MBA Program after discussions with our former Associate Dean, Dr. Glenn Rowe. He regarded the MUN Faculty of Business Administration as high quality, challenging and unique in its small class sizes. The Memorial MBA program is accredited by the AACSB—Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As a mother of three, remaining in St. John's where my spouse was gainfully employed and our children were established in school and activities was a much-needed stabilizing force.

"The smaller class sizes allow for dynamic student interaction, an intimate student culture and camaraderie. The sociable ambiance nurtured close friendships to develop, quickly dismissing any apprehensions I may have had entering this program as a mature student. The variety of disciplines offered at Memorial as well as the mix of full- and part-time students provides diversity of backgrounds and experiences. The friendly student environment and progressive support programs provide for a rich experience.

"St. John's is a unique and captivating city. It is a perfect size to offer all amenities while maintaining a friendly community character, ideal for raising a family. We have lived here for close to six years and have viewed our experience in Newfoundland as an adventure. We have taken every opportunity to travel throughout the province for most of our vacations and have enjoyed the distinctive culture, geography and activities.

"I plan to move back to Ontario after convocation to be closer to family. I hope to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry, health care management or hospital administration, such that I can integrate both my MBA and past pharmacy experiences in my future work. Undertaking a Doctoral program in Administration, preferably in Management Policy, is one of my long-term goals.

Lyne enjoys hiking and camping with her family, and taking her dog on long "power" walks. She plays the piano and enjoys reading novels whenever she can spare the time.

Lyne was a member of the Memorial MBA case competition team, at the John Molson International MBA Case Competition hosted by Concordia University in Montreal in January 2003. She has been awarded the Wood Gundy Scholarship for Graduate Business Students, as well as the School of Graduate Studies Fellowship for both the Fall 2002 and Winter 2003 semesters. Lyne has also been recognized as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Memorial University of Newfoundland Chapter—which recognizes scholastic achievement in a graduate program at a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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