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December 2016

The Board of Regents has approved the following appointments and reappointments to the Marine Institute Industry Advisory Committee for a period of three years (to December 2019). Keith Sullivan, president, FFAW-Unifor and Mike Cole, president, Fugro Geosurveys, are new appointments to the committee. Martin Sullivan, CEO, Ocean Choice International L.P.; Paul Griffin, CEO, Marine Atlantic; and Kim Keating, vice-president, fabrication, The Cahill Group, have been reappointed to the committee.

Dr. Hugh Whitney, retired chief veterinary officer for Newfoundland and Labrador and an adjunct professor of biology at Memorial University, was recently honoured by the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) with its 2015 Atlantic Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care. The award recognizes veterinarians for significant and outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine and animal care in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Greg Keefe, dean, AVC, presented Dr. Whitney with the award on Nov. 5 at the Newfoundland and Labrador Veterinary Medical Association’s annual meeting and gala. Dr. Whitney served as chief veterinary officer and director of the Animal Health Division for Newfoundland and Labrador from 1985 until he retired in 2015.

Dr. Neil B. Bishop, a retired member of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, recently published a short story whose action is set in both Corner Brook and Saskatoon: My Night in the “Injun Inn” (Grain, Vol. 43.4, summer 2016, pp. 95-101). The editorial team called it “one of the strongest pieces is this issue,” and it is the only piece of writing to which editor Adam Pottle’s introduction to the issue devotes an entire paragraph. Mr. Pottle writes that, “By what can only be called a miraculous balancing act, Bishop succinctly captures the division between white people and Indigenous people in a jarring vernacular. He never loses sight of his characters’ humanity, nor does he ever resort to ‘whitesplaining.'”

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