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New King’s Web site launched Atlantic Journalism Awards mark 20 years
Number of inquiries increases
Successful first year for History of Science and Technology programme
12 Elizabeth Edwards appointed VP Former CSP director’s challenge: “Balance growth with smallness”
J-school Web site aids court reporters Eyton steps down as chancellor
19 ENCAENIA IN PHOTOS 20 ALUMNI NEWS
Honorary degree recipients
14 EMSP professor Kathryn Morris
21 ALUMNOTES Human rights activist Carrie Best dies
The programme’s newest professor guides ‘wonderful’ class discussions
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New King’s Web site launched King’s launched a vastly expanded Web site with a bold, but classic design on Sept. 21, 2001. Users can now book a campus tour, download application forms, submit news for publication in Tidings, contact faculty and staff members, and find out about university events. The site replaces an older one, which, by most accounts, was showing its age. The previous site, launched in 1996, was simple and static, with responsibility shared among three staff members. The university administration began in mid-2000 with plans for a new site, which would involve the whole university community, and be administered by a Webmaster. The new site was designed by Steven Slipp and Andrew Hartlen (BJ ’92) of Semaphor Design in Halifax. The team has produced the university’s printed recruitment materials for a number of years. The duo presented the university with an elegant, two-tone design in keeping with the look of their previous King’s publications: classical with contemporary accents. The design mimics the university’s printed materials but offers a fresh, versatile face for the Web. The King’s Web site receives about 50,000 hits a year. By contrast, the university will distribute more than 15,000 printed booklets this year by mail and in person. According to the registrar’s office, the total number of admissions inquiries has already tripled since the site was launched, especially among international students. King’s Registrar Elizabeth Yeo says the new Web site is an important “front door” for King’s. It helps King’s attract students best-suited to the university and frees staff to answer more detailed questions. “It’s increasingly apparent during
“It’s increasingly apparent during high school visits that many students have already visited the site,” says Registrar Elizabeth Yeo.
high school visits that many students have already visited the site. So, when we talk to them in person, they have specific questions,” says Yeo. Admissions Liaison Officer Karl Turner, who visits hundreds of schools each year, agrees. “The email messages we receive now are much more direct,” he says. Useful FAQs Yeo says the site helps students make their decisions quickly. “The Web site FAQs (frequently asked questions pages) really helps us anticipate students’ concerns,” she says. “And when they call us near the application deadline, we can tell them simply to download a form (in Portable Document Format) and send it in.” Prior to the launch, the university’s Web site committee studied various sites and queried students about features they liked and disliked. In the end, the committee recommend-
ed Oxford University’s Web site as a model. Oxford’s site uses a simple “for” and ”about” navigational structure, which prompts users to define either who they are or what they are looking for. The new King’s site does the same. If a visitor describes herself as a prospective student, she can tour a version of the site with an engaging narrative. Some other options on this route are “for current students” and “for alumni.” Visitors can also choose to look for information “about” a specific aspect of the university, such as “about academics” or “about people.” Along this route, users can find specific information such as library hours of operation with just a couple of mouse clicks. The two routes lead ultimately to the same information; the “about” route is simply quicker. The university welcomes comments about the site. Contact Webmaster Tim Currie using the link at the bottom of any page.
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Atlantic Journalism Awards mark 20 years J-school says it’s time to bow out of administrative role By Geneviève Bonin
(Right) King’s journalism school director George Bain and Tim Taylor of Esso review the first entries in 1982. Photo courtesy King’s Archives
(Below) Tim Taylor reprises his role 20 years later, awarding a special Journalistic Achievement award to Newfoundland’s Fisheries Broadcast. Current host Chris O’Neill-Yates (BJ ’93) accepted the award. Photo: Michael Creagen
Over the course of 20 years, the Atlantic Journalism Awards has evolved to include lectures and workshops, in addition to a lavish awards ceremony. But according to many Atlantic Canadian journalists its primary value is exposing journalists to the work of their peers. “It’s one of our only chances to see what people have done. We get to breathe and look around and recognize everyone’s accomplishments,” says Kelly Ryan, a journalist with CBC Radio. She is concerned about the lack of money and resources available to investigative reporters. She said she is happy the awards make those issues stand out. “In a time when media outlets are pressured for resources and pressed for time, it is nice that our investigative work is recognized, so we have hope for the future,” says Ryan. Since 1981, the awards have encouraged and recognized excellence in many aspects of journalism. This year’s 20th anniversary awards ceremony held April 28 included 14 categories and 65 awards ranging from spot news for print, radio and television to editorial cartooning. Nearly 400 stories were entered compared to 42
when the awards were first handed out. “It used to be mostly associated with the press, but now the event includes awards for photographers and cameramen,” says Stephen Kimber, director of the journalism school. He says the awards have come a long way since the main ceremony was held in Prince Hall. “It has become a very sophisticated event,” he says. As in previous years, the ceremony was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Halifax. Kimber says it is the best audio-visual ceremony he has seen in the country. Special awards were given to media members from each of the Atlantic provinces in recognition of journalistic achievement during the past decade. The judges chose, from Newfoundland, the Fisheries Broadcast, which has aired continuously throughout Newfoundland and Labrador for 50 years; in P.E.I., longtime host of CBC-TV ‘s Compass show, Roger Younker; in New Brunswick, the TelegraphJournal under editor Neil Reynolds in the mid-’90s; and, in Nova Scotia, both Daily News columnist and freelance journalist Parker Barss Donham, and Halifax Herald editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon. Professional workshops Before the awards show, the school hosted a day of professional
workshops, as it has for the past two years. The workshop leaders were Globe and Mail reporter Stephanie Nolen (BJH ’93), online trainer Neil Everton, and CBC-TV fifth estate host Harvey Cashore. Cashore also talked about his book about the Airbus affair, called Last Amigo. Stephen Kimber says the school considers the professional development component to be most important. But he says this will be the final year for the journalism school’s involvement in the awards in their present form. “It is not a nasty divorce, we just want to go in a particular direction,” explains Kimber. “We also have to pay for things, such as the cost of the judges’ tickets for dinner, and since there are so many categories, it gets quite Continued on page 10
Successful first year for HOST ‘Engaging’ teaching rubs off on students By Jason Smith Katie Woodside sees herself as a scientist. When she first came to King’s she took FYP and two science credits at Dalhousie. In her second year she says her attempts to mirror the same learning experience failed. “I was looking to keep it up. I didn’t want to go completely into science so I was doing math and English in second year, but it just wasn’t the same as doing FYP.” After a disappointing second year, Woodside decided to take a chance on a new programme at King’s — the history of science and technology. She says the programme was just what she was looking for. “It lets me do science without having to do labs and know formulas. You look more at how science is relevant to society. How it’s perceived and how it works with philosophy.” The programme, which was offered for the first time at King’s in 2000-01, is the only exclusively undergraduate history of science programme in Canada. The programme is structured around three core courses: ancient and medieval science, the scientific revolution and history of modern science. Students of the programme are expected to take one of these courses each year after FYP or after one year at Dalhousie. The programme is a joint honours — which means students are expected to pursue another subject at Dalhousie. As the programme grows, other more specialized history of science electives will be added. Gordon McOuat, who submitted the proposal for the pro-
gramme in 1996 says the programme’s strength lies in asking students to read from primary sources written during the period they are studying. He hopes students will come away with a better understanding of the origins of scientific thought. 11 courses offered in 2001 “And hopefully students will be a bit more thoughtful about what they are reading. I mean, maybe not — maybe they’ll just close up the book and say ‘That’s another one done. Now I’ll go back to whatever it was I was doing.’ But I bet you not.” This year 11 courses are offered in the programme: nine electives and two core classes, including the inaugural one offered last year, ancient and medieval science, taught to 14 students this year by Daryn Lehoux. Lehoux says one of the challenges of teaching the programme is trying to meet the needs of both King’s students and Dalhousie students. Roughly a third of the students in the programme are Dalhousie students. Lehoux says unlike King’s students, they’re haven’t had much experience reading primary texts. “The challenge there is to make sure you don’t frighten those people off. Because they are
very good students. And they have perspectives that King’s students don’t have because they’ve had a different first year. And so between the two groups, it’s pretty interesting how the dynamic works.” McOuat says the programme was planned from the beginning to involve more Dal students than other interdisciplinary programmes at King’s. He says, because the programme is still so new, it’s hard to determine what changes, if any, will be made in the The coming programme years. is still growing.” Woodside agrees it’s Katie Woodside too early to HOST student start tweaking the curriculum. “The programme is still growing right now. It would be kind of silly to start tweaking with it too much because they’re still building it.” McOuat says when the programme is finally completed there will about 13 to 14 classes offered every year. “It will be great once the programme gets to the point when it can run itself — like Contemporary Studies — where it has reached a critical mass and lots of people are involved and there’s no problem coming up
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Attic treasure Last year, Wiltshire, England native John Hunt was cleaning out the attic of a house he and his wife bought in 1976, when, alongside tanks and cisterns for the water supply, he found a number of religious pictures. He guessed they had been left behind by the curate of the parish, who had lived previously in the house, which had been owned by the Church of England since the early 1900s. One of the items was a dusty photo in broken glass with the words “King’s College, Windsor, Nova Scotia.” “I took very little notice of it until I needed the frame for another picture.” Hunt recalls. “At that
Bay renovations Workers were busy gutting rooms in Middle Bay this summer. The bays are undergoing the fourth year of a five-year project to replace floor coverings, upgrade washrooms, and paint walls. It’s the first major renovation to the bays since they were built in 1930. “The biggest change students will notice are new windows,” says King’s Bursar Gerry Smith. “The old ones were pretty cold and drafty.” Electrical wiring and phone hookups were upgraded in 1997 — the same year sprinklers and a high-speed Internet network were installed.
point I looked at it carefully for the first time. And a quick search of the Web led me to you.” Hunt decided to donate the photo, a rare image of old King’s
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College, which was destroyed by fire in 1920. King’s Librarian Drake Petersen says the archives has four similar prints, but this is the only one mounted on canvas.
with ideas for teaching. Hopefully that’s where we’ll be in the long run.” But the programme still has growing pains ahead. McOuat is on sabbatical in 2001-02 — one he was supposed to take a year ago. That means the programme will stay the same size.
Jonathon Driscoll, a fourth-year King’s student says because the programme is so new it’s hard to plan classes. But he says the advantage of a new programme is that you can try alternative projects. “I plan on building a catapult using medieval technology.”
Web site aids court reporters J-school service advises media of applications for publication bans
Bain awarded Order of Canada
By Ananda Duquette The King’s journalism school has set up a Web site, the first of its kind in Canada, through which lawyers can publicize publication ban applications so the media are given a chance to oppose them. Until now, many reporters had no idea bans had been applied for unless they happened to witness the motion in court. Now, media, lawyers, and anybody who is interested can subscribe to a free e-mail mailing list to be notified of pending publication bans in Halifax. It was a 1994 Supreme Court ruling that created the need for a better system of notification. In Dagenais v. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the accused requested a publication ban so the CBC production, “The Boys of St. Vincent” couldn’t be broadcast. The court ruled that the publication ban would be an infringement of the media’s freedom of expression and a violation of section 2b of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The ruling also stated courts must serve notice to the media when a publication ban has been applied for. However, the ruling left it up to individual courts to decide how that notice would be served. “The Supreme Court didn’t answer the important question, ‘Who is the media?’,” says Halifax media lawyer Jim Rossiter, “With the Internet, the question becomes 100 times more complex. Before, it was up to judges to decide who should be notified. Now, it’s anybody who wants to subscribe to an e-mail notice regime.” In 1997, the chief justice of Nova Scotia set up a committee of judges and media representatives to improve media-court relations. One issue on their agenda was how to better serve notice to the media of publication ban applications. King’s journalism professor Michael Cobden, who sat on the committee, says it was not realistic to expect the courts to handle the responsibility. “The courts are overworked, for one, but
Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson named George Bain, former director of the journalism school, an officer of the Order also, courts tend to guard their independence jealously,” he says. “They didn’t want to get in the business of informing the news media of publication bans.” The committee then approached the provincial government’s communications service, but it wasn’t willing either. Finally, Cobden volunteered the school of journalism. “I felt it would be reasonable for the school of journalism to take on the role,” he says. “Because we’re not the news media, but we are certainly aware of public activity.” He then approached the school’s online instructor Tim Currie, who set up the site. “If Kings hadn’t offered to host this Web site, I’m not sure who we would have gone to next,” says Rossiter, who also sat on the committee. “Maybe the Barristers Society, but they probably would have turned down the responsibility too.” After waiting for the approval of the justice system, the pilot project was set up March 5. Supreme Court Justice Bill Kelly, who serves as head of the media-courts liaison committee, believes the site will help clear up existing problems. “Counsel would normally send notice to three to five sources,” he says. “We knew sooner or later, someone would challenge that as inadequate notice. Especially with jury cases, though, you can’t hold up a jury for a week to hear opposition to these [publication] bans. This is a much more efficient way of solving an awkward problem.” Rossiter says the new Web site also makes his job easier. “I’ve literally scrambled down to court in 15 minutes to argue why the publication ban violates the charter rights of my clients,” he Continued on page 10
of Canada at a ceremony held May 31, 2001 in Ottawa. Bain was acknowledged for his work as reporter, columnist and author at the Globe and Mail and Maclean’s magazine. He lives in Mahone Bay.
Flemming steps down as board chair Brian Flemming stepped down as chairman of the university’s Board of Governors in June. Flemming, one of King’s most active supporters, was the first lay person to hold the post; all of his predecessors having been Anglican Lord Bishops of Nova Scotia. He was also national chairman of King’s successful Bicentennial Campaign which concluded in the early 1990s. George Cooper assumed chairmanship of the board in October.
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Photo: Michael Creagen Former chancellor Trevor J. Eyton (right) chats with graduate Patrick Tamar and honorary degree recipients Madame Justice Louise Arbour and Mark Starowicz.
Eyton steps down as chancellor Trevor J. Eyton stepped down as King’s chancellor in June — a job he occupied for the past five years. He has been a staunch supporter of the university for more than a decade. In addition to his ceremonial duties as chancellor, he was honorary deputy chair of the fund-raising campaign for the King’s library, which opened in 1991. He is father to two graduates Susannah (Belton) (BJ ’87)
and Christopher (BA ’89). Eyton has been a senator in the Canadian Parliament since 1990. He is chairman of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and director of Barrick Gold Corp., Brascan Corp., Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., General Motors Canada Ltd. and Noranda Inc. The Hon. Michael Meighen will be installed as King’s new chancellor in May.
‘It’s not a nasty divorce’ Continued from page 8 expensive.” He says the school has been devoting much-needed time to finding judges and processing entries, and the administrative commitment is taking staff members away from their role as educators. He thinks the school should focus on education, now that the awards are a well-established organization. Even though the school is shifting its commit-
ment, Kimber maintains the university will welcome the awards to use their facilities. “For instance, the new academic building has perfect rooms for panel discussions or lectures with multimedia capacities,” says Kimber. Next year, he hopes the awards will be held in March to make it possible for King’s students to attend the workshops and learn more about the industry. Also see Alumni AJA winners p. 21
says. “I’ve also had to argue after a publication ban has already been established. This way, I get notice the same time as my client. Time is of the essence for the media, so this is very helpful. “Courts used to frequently grant publication bans without involving the media,” he says. “It’s taken years for the Dagenais decision to be made known and even now, many lawyers and judges don’t know they have an obligation to give notice to the media.” The Web site has received much attention in the legal community, including an article in the national publication, Lawyers Weekly, which Rossiter describes as “the Bible of the legal community.” ‘Novel’ process in Nova Scotia “It is absolutely novel in the Nova Scotia legal community to serve notice electronically,” says Rossiter. “The day is going to come when somebody says, ‘Let’s look at serving at least some notices electronically.’ Kings is involved in a project that could have ramifications in the legal community far beyond media law.” The notification service is optional, and applies only to ‘discretionary’ and ‘common law’ publication bans, where the decision to grant the ban is left up to the judge. ‘Mandatory’ publication bans, though, such as the name of a sexual assault victim, or evidence brought forth at a preliminary inquiry, as requested by defense, must be granted. Counsel can still use traditional means of informing the media, such as registered mail, fax, or personal service. In a letter to the news media, Cobden reminds potential subscribers that these methods can be expensive and time-consuming. “We have to create a system where people have the opportunity to oppose bans,” says Cobden, “if we hope to have an effective justice system.”
Faculty Appointments Dr. Stephen Boos
One-year contract appointment, Contemporary Studies Programme July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002
Dr. Stephen Burns
Appointed Director of the Contemporary Studies programme for a two-year term, July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2003 and teaching a half course in CSP, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002
Ms. Kelley Castle
Appointed Dean of Residence for a three-year term, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2004
Mr. Tim Currie
Appointed Instructor of Online Journalism for a three year term, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2004 with provision to extend the contract for up to two additional years. Appointed King’s Webmaster for a three-year period, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2004
Dr. Christopher Elson Appointed to teach one-half credit in the Contemporary Studies Programme, replacing Dr. Stephen Burns, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002 Dr. Kyle Fraser
Appointed Associate Director, Foundation Year Programme, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002
Dr. Ron Huebert
One-year contract appointment to teach onehalf credit in the Early Modern Studies Programme, replacing Dr. Jack Crowley, July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002
Mr. Simon Kow
Appointed Assistant Professor, tenure track in the Early Modern Studies Programme for a three-year period, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2004
Dr. Daryn Lehoux
One-year contract appointment, Contemporary Studies Programme, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002
Dr. Kathryn Morris
One-year contract appointment, Contemporary Studies Programme, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002
Dr. Peter O’Brien
Appointed Carnegie Professor, July I, 2001 (replacing Dr. Patrick Atherton who retired in September 2000)
Dr. Neil Robertson
Appointment in the Contemporary Studies Programme changed from a contract position to an on-going appointment.
Dr. Stephen Snobelen Appointed Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the History of Science and Technology Programme for a three-year period, July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2004
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Calendar of Events Jan. 7
Deadline for Honorary Degree Submissions to the Clerk of Convocation
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New VP’s challenge: ‘balance growth with smallness’ Former CSP director Elizabeth Edwards takes up Angus Johnston’s role By Trisha Estabrooks Elizabeth Edwards first heard the news she would be the new vicepresident of King’s while checking her e-mail at an Internet café in Kensington, England. “There was no one to celebrate with, so it was a quiet moment of understated pleasure,” she says. Sitting in her sparsely furnished office, Edwards says there’s nothing understated about the job, though. Edwards was on sabbatical from teaching Contemporary Studies in 2000-2001 and replaced Angus Johnson as vicepresident on July 1. “I think this is an extraordinary place that gives its students a serious education,” she says. “I think it’s important to make sure what we do continues to be done well.” For Edwards, being at King’s is all about teaching and what she calls the “dynamic spark” in the classroom. She teaching students will remain her number one priority. Eleven years ago Edwards began teaching at King’s as a tutor in the Foundation Year Programme. From ’94 to ’95 she was director of Contemporary Studies. She admits she’s accomplished a lot since then but says her aim isn’t a career in administration. Underneath her enthusiasm for King’s lies an assertion that has clearly propelled her to this point. “I think it’s really important for a college like King’s to be self-governing — for the people who are actually teaching the students to be also running the institution.”
Edwards says being closely connected to King’s through the classroom is an excellent way to represent the university. She says it’s paradoxical how teaching and administration, relate. “In some sense it looks like you’re higher up the scale but in fact you’re dealing with less important things. People in the classroom are dealing with questions of truth and beauty, and you’re dealing with the cost of stationery supplies,” she says. Time to consolidate Although Edwards says it’s not her calling to be an administrator she’s full of ideas about King’s and the challenges she feels the university will face during her five-year term. Since her first year at King’s, she has seen the birth of two new buildings and three new programmes. After witnessing the impact of these changes she says it’s time to slow down and consolidate. “I think we have to make sure that the new programmes that have started in the last couple of years are in good working order, that the buildings work, that we can hold all of the expansion that we’ve put into place together,” she says. She jokes that consolidation won’t take her all the way through her term but hopes that some of her ideas will. “One of the challenges will be shedding some of the legacy of being an Anglican college while still trying to keep other parts of that legacy,” she says. Edwards says demographics
I think we have to make sure we can hold together all of the expansion we’ve put into place.”
are the biggest problem facing King’s in the next few years. “I think we face the challenge of balancing growth with the smallness, one of King’s biggest virtues.” Edwards sees this growth coming from students with different ethnic and racial backgrounds. She says that, although the university has been working hard to attract these students, it still has a way to go. Balance difficult to achieve Speaking as a faculty member she says she is interested in helping faculty members balance their teaching and research responsibilities. She says balance is especially difficult to achieve at a school such as King’s where faculty has broad teaching responsibilities — from Plato to cyborg theory — and are also involved in their own research projects. “We have to think of ways to support the two,” she says emphatically. “I feel like I should have some glorious mission statement,” she says with a smile. But she adds that if she can keep King’s moving forward on the path it has started in recent years, she will have met the challenges she expects this job will bring. ■
King’sPeople EMSP prof guides ‘wonderful’ class discussions Kathryn Morris (BJH ’93) is newest prof hired in Early Modern Studies Programme By Jessica Block
Morris: “The students are so well-read and smart and motivated. I have to keep up with my academic reading to keep up with them.” Photo: Jessica Block
Two of Kathryn Morris’s projects this summer were to read up on the history of witchcraft and delve into Thomas Hobbes’s optics texts: his theories about vision and light, which haven’t yet been translated from Latin into English. It’s not light reading but it is subject material the newest faculty member in the Early Modern Studies Programme clearly enjoys studying and teaching. “I was really excited to hear about this programme. The job is so well-suited to my work.” Morris took the Foundation
Year Programme at King’s before completing an undergraduate degree in philosophy. She then went on to do her PhD in philosophy at McGill University. Her work has focused mainly on the history of science in the 17th century, which is smack in the middle of the early modern period between the 16th and 19th centuries. History of women in science One of the courses Morris taught this year was the history of women within science. She taught a class of eight women and one man about what she says was the adversarial relationship between science and women in the early modern period. They looked at how women participated in science and how they were used as objects in scientific study as well as how language was used in scientific texts. “Women were pretty much shut out of the formal institution of science,” Morris says. “They participated in science in other ways. Science was often done in the home.” She needs no prompting when she explains what fascinates her about the early modern period. “It was a time of such change. There were so many interesting ideas floating around. There’s a historian named Christopher Hill who refers to it as a time in which the world turned upside down. It was also the birth of modernity. People were proposing new ideas in areas of politics, philosophy, literature...It’s important to understand modernity and where it came from. People say
we’re post-modern now but there are always new ideas.” Mike Sampson took Morris’ third-year course on nature and science last year. This year he will be the first official graduate of the Early Modern Studies programme, which began two years ago. Sampson says it was a large class but he did his independent reading with her and was able to spend some time getting to know her. “I can’t express the amount of respect I have for her,” Sampson says. “The material was hard for us, as arts students.” Morris says the material didn’t come easy to her either. She had never studied many science courses and had to catch up quite a bit while she was working on her dissertation on Thomas Hobbes. Sampson says she did an excellent job presenting her material. “She left lots of room for discussion,” Sampson says. “She wasn’t afraid to sit back and be questioned. We had some wonderful class discussions which helped us sort out our thoughts. She was there to guide us.” Morris, who is 31, holds no praise back for her students. She says it was fun to teach them because a lot of the classes were small and the students would always interject with comments or questions. “The students are so well-read and smart and motivated. I have to keep up with my academic reading to keep up with them.” Sampson credits Morris’s passion for learning and her energy. “Her youth helps [her as a teacher] because she’s not set in her ways. She listens to us.” ■
UNIVERSITY OF KING’S COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES AND SURPLUS FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2001 (Unaudited) Budget 2001 $ RECEIPTS Endowment Investment income Endowment donations
Actual 2001 $
Actual 2000 $
3,000 20,000 11,500 1,800 8,500 300 45,100
2,481 19,950 12,201 1,653 8,078 586 44,949
6,196 19,847 9,971 2,266 8,174 696 47,150
EXPENDITURES Endowment Awards Bursaries
18,000 100 2,000 10,000 2,300 5,300 100 2,100 900 3,600 2,500 250 2,700
16,000 100 2,115 10,010 1,317 4,809 48 1,935 711 392 50
18,000 100 2,298 5,496 2,149 5,256 40 1,800 897 2,734 156 236 3,035
General Investment income Annual fund Sale of memorabilia Annual dinner Special events Other and student societies
General Scholarships The John Godfrey Prize Professional fees Purchase of memorabilia Annual dinner Special events Bank charges Student activities (note 4) Receptions and meetings Travel and gifts Office and newsletter Miscellaneous Gifts to endowment from events
TOTAL EXPENDITURES EXCESS OF RECEIPTS OVER EXPENDITURES SURPLUS - BEGINNING OF YEAR SURPLUS - END OF YEAR
The financial statements of the University of King’s College Alumni Association for the year ended March 31, 2001 were audited by Rector Colavecchia Roche, Chartered Accountants. A copy of the audited financial statements can be obtained from the Alumni Association office, or from the Alumni Web site at: www.ukings.ns.ca
University of Kingâ€™s College Stewardship Report 2000-01 The University of King's College is fortunate to have so many committed alumni, such as those listed on the following pages, who realize the importance of supporting higher education, especially in these critical times. This lists all alumni, friends, corporations and foundations who gave to the University between April 1, 2000 and March 31, 2001, except those who wish to remain anonymous. Every effort has been made to list names accurately. If your name has been omitted, or displayed incorrectly, please accept our apologies, and notify King's Development Office, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2A1 or call (902) 422-1271 ext. 128.
$700,000 Other $70,021
Annual Fund $26,294
Bequests/ Gifts-in-Kind $5,745 Capital Campaign $1,468,051
$400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 0 Special Friends/ Parents
Who donated A Martin Adelaar Randi & David Adler Joan Aitken Alexandra Society Aliant Telecom Inc. Barry Allan Frances Allen Bob & Cathy Allison John Alward Esther (Wainwright) Amiro Victoria Andrew Cynthia Andrews Dennis Andrews David Anglin Edith Anthony David & Robin Archibald
James Archibald S. B. Wallace Archibald Archibald MacMechan Chapter IODE Ronald & Dorina Arsenault Geoffrey Atherton Nathalie Atkinson Atlantic Lottery Corporation Laura Auchincloss Peter Aucoin B Kathleen Bain Beryl Balcom Jennifer Balfour Hannah Bank
How they donated Bank of Montreal Diane Barker Mary Barker Margaret Barnard Angela Bate George Bate John Baxter T. Fred Baxter Robert Bean Marcel Beaulieu Susie Belton Paul Bent James Bessey Donald Betts Gillian Biddulph Lewis Billard The Birks Family
Foundation William Bishop Anne Blakeney J. Ewart Blanchard David Blom Alberta (Bryant) Boswall Josee Bourbonnais Margaret Bourne Wayne Bowley Malcolm Bradshaw Gord & Patty Brannen Tom Brennan Jamie Briggs Stephen Brooke Creighton Brown Derek & Margaret Brown Rebecca (Moore) Brown
Fredrik Bruun Lorna (Surpless) Bryant Peter & Patricia Bryson Don & Joan Buck Basil Buckland Ronald Buckley Colette Budge Lawrence Buffett Cyril Bugden E. H. Burn Michael Burslem T. K. Burton C Cadogan Foundation Inc. Chantal Caille Andrew Calkins
Anne Cameron D. McCara Cameron Sheila Cameron Claire Campbell David, Kathy, Nicole & Christopher Campbell Mona Campbell The Canada Life Assurance Company Canada Post Corporation Atlantic Division Canadian National Railway Company John Carr Nancy Carr John Carruthers Helen (Pullen) Cathcart David Cayley & Jutta Mason Patricia Chalmers Elizabeth Chandler Paul Charlebois Carolyn Chenhall Gail (Nobuary) Chiasson Fred Christie Innis Christie CIBC Charitable Foundation Lyssa Clack Bette Clancy Alma Clark Dolda Clarke Elsie Clarke Mary Lou Clarke Peter Classen Maxwell Clattenburg Hope Clement Dora Cliff James & Charlotte (Graven) Cochran Peter Coffin David Coleman Daniel Colson Coltsfoot Publishing Company John Cook Paulette Coolen George Cooper H. Rhodes Cooper John & Ruth Cordes Gerard Cormier Keith Coughlan Armand Couture Kathleen Cox Robert Craig John Creelman Anne & Hugh Crosthwait Robert Crouse Cheryl Crumb ATV/CTV Cundill Foundation Lucille & Patrick Curran Thomas & Jane Curran Bertha Currie Lorn Curry & Joanne Wall Brian Cuthbertson Arthur Cuzner D Michelle Dâ€™Eon Peter Dan Christine Davies Nancy Davies S. Allison Davis Wendy Davis
Joan Dawson Robert Dawson L. Ann Day Nicholas Day Ian Deakin Kenneth Dekker Lisa Dennis Amy Densmore Raymond Des Rosiers Marilyn & Fraser Dewis Alan Dick Carol Dicks Joe Dickstein Diocesan Synod of Nova Scotia Susan Dodd Craig Dodge Alexis Douglas Seamus Doyle Rick Dunlop Paula Dyke E EastLink Cable Systems Elizabeth Edwards C. Russell Elliott Catherine (Sutherland) Emmerson Katinka English Estate of Dorothy Ward* Estate of Ernest Heighton* Estate of F.C. Manning* Estate of Marguerite Vernon* Estate of Mr. Forrester* Estate of Robert Morris* Estate of Thomas Reagh Millman* Deirdre Evans Christopher Eyton J. Trevor Eyton F Reaghan Fawcett Martin Feaver Mark Feldbauer Kyle Ferguson Barbara & Fergus Fergusson Constance Finck Robert Flanigan Brian Flemming Valerie Fountain Lillian Fowler Maria Franks J. Henry Fraser Linda & Gregor Fraser Rowland Frazee F. Melvin French Larry Frenette Paul Friedland Friends of Kingâ€™s College, Halifax Inc. G S. Frances Gailey General Electric Canada Inc. Gerstein Family Foundation Ed Gesner Lloyd & Patricia Gesner Lloyd Gesner Kevin Gibson
Marie Gibson Steven Gibson Ed Gigg Martin & Shelley Gillis Joan Gilroy Dorota Glowacka John Godfrey Barbara Goodman Bruce Gorrie John Gorrill Graduating Class 2000 Nicholas Graham Nita Graham Bryan Gransden Grant Thornton The Great Eastern Corporation Great-West Life Assurance Company Roselle Green Beverley Greenlaw & Sylvia Hamilton Anne Gregory Mary Grise & Chris Mogan Charles, Anne, Graeme & Cameron Gunn H Ann, Alec, Amy & Elizabeth Hadfield Halifax Rifles Armoury Association Geraldine Hamm Andrew Han Wayne Hankey Elizabeth Hanton Anne & Andy Hare George Hare Lynn Harnden Janice Harper Mary Beth Harris Peter Harris Ronald Harris Susan Harris Walter Harris Elaine Harrison Gordon & Bonnie-Lea Harvey Keith Hatfield Leonard Hatfield Janet Hathaway Michael Hawkins Marnie Hay E. Kitchener Hayman Annette Hayward C.William Hayward James Hayward Ross Hebb Peggy Heller Ian Henderson Mary Henderson The Henry White Kinnear Foundation H. Douglas Hergett Hermant Family Foundation Pamela Herod John & June Hibbitts Angela Hill Duncan Hills Margaret Hoffman Larry & Joan Holman Annemieke Holthius Neil Hooper
Dennis House John Houston Richard Howard Bruce Howe Robert Howe Scott Howe Caroline (Bennet) Hubbard Ronald Huebert Jean Humphreys Harley Hutchinson I Erin Iles Imperial Oil Limited Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited Robert Inglis Eric Ingraham Deborah Irvine Beatrice Irving ITG J Jackman Foundation J. Robert Jackson Simon Jackson Kathleen Jaeger Roland Jamieson Philip & Ruth Jefferson Peter Jelley Krista Jenkins Paula Johnson Angus Johnston & Sandra Haycock Sarah Johnston K Edward Kelly Evan Kelly Nicole Kemp Deborah Kempton Mary (Lewis) Kennedy D. Ross Kerr Kerr Controls Limited Kenneth & Kim Kierans Stephen Kimber Mary King John Kinley W. J. Tory & Margaret Kirby David & Janet Knickle L Andrew Laing Allen Lambert Mary Lane Caleb & Sean Lawrence Joan & Clifford Lax Tom & Barb LeBrun John & Nancy Leefe Kathleen LeGrow Louann Leon Harvey Lewis Penelope Lockhart Aleah (Palmer) Lomas Ruth Loomer M David & Margaret (Currie) MacDonald Eric MacDonald Catherine MacGregor Ken & Mary MacInnis Daniel MacKay David MacKay
Eric MacKay Rosina (Lyons) MacKeigan Ian MacKenzie John MacKenzie Norman MacKenzie Lina MacKinnon Jennifer MacLeod John MacLeod Leslie MacLeod Susan MacMillan Donald MacQuarrie Jennifer (Smiley) Mallory Adrienne Malloy Kim Manchester Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Mandeville Marine Atlantic Inc. The Maritime Life Assurance Company Ronald Marks William Marshall Robert & Nancy Martin Keith Mason Susan Mathers William Matheson Heather Mathis M. Ann McCaig G. Wallace McCain Gillian McCain D. Scott McCann T.A. Guy McCarthy Bob McCleave Glendon McCormick Peter McCreath Duncan McCue Michael McDonald Heather McEwan Anne McGaughey Ross McGregor McInnes Cooper Lois McKay Johanne McKee Karyn McLean Cal McMillan R. Leonard McNeil Gordon McOuat Judith McPhee Stuart McPhee Ann Medina The T.R. Meighen Foundation David Mercer Merrick Holm Andrea Meyer Dario & Marie Michaud & Family Beverly Miller Lois Miller J.W.E. Mingo Cathy (Rhymes) Misener Jone Mitchell Terry Monaghan Penny Moody-Corbett Graham Moores Joan Madeleine Morrison John Mullowney Helen & Thomas Murphy Robert Murray N Hilroy & Fannie Nathanson Peter Nathanson National Life BMO Nesbitt Burns
C. Patrick Nixon R. Norris Nova Scotia Power Catherine Novis Theresa Nowlan Suart Harold Nutter O Megan O’Brien Harrison Kevin O’Keefe Bruce Oland David Olie Juliana Ott Jean-Eudes & Marielle Ouellette Michel Ouellette Sylvain Ouellette Tracey & Yves Ouellette P Elizabeth Pacey Elizabeth Page Gaetan Paquin & Linda Livingstone Owen & Elizabeth Parkhouse Andrew Paton Charlotte (MacLean) Peach LeRoy Peach David & Louise Peddle Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages David & Tamara Perlmutter Guy Pesant Arthur & Elizabeth Peters Drake Petersen John Phillips George Phills Chuck Piercey Andrea Pilichos Cynthia Pilichos Brian Pitcairn Ann Pituley Frances Plaunt Helen Powell Power Corporation of Canada Robert Pratt Norah Prentice David Price Amy Pugsley Fraser Margo Pullen-Sly Q Christina Quelch R R. Howard Webster Foundation Deborah Ramey Eldon Ray Sankar Ray Charles Reagh Elizabeth Reagh Jeffrey Reed Annette & Adelard Richard Chris Richardson Heinz & Margaret Rieger Nancy Ring Tim Rissesco Patrick Rivest Colin Robertson Neil & Patricia Robertson Ron & Sheila Robertson David Robinson Anna Ruth Rogers Carol Rogers
Wendy Roos Gillian (Bidwell) Rose Amy Rosen Alexander Ross Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. John Roy Luana Royal Royal Bank of Canada Charitable Foundation Merv Russell Lara Ryan Michael & Diane Ryan S Margaret Sanford Barry Saunders Barry Sawyer ScotiaMcLeod Inc. Seamark Asset Management Limited Jill (Stanfield) Sears David Secord Marnie Shaw John Sherren Cliff Shirley Martha Shuttleworth Vivian Simms Ellen Simon Norman Sinclair The Sir James Dunn Foundation William Sitland William Skinner Emanuella & Patricia Sliwak-Grinberg Fiona Smith Gerald Smith Deryk Smith Joy Smith Larry Smith Ruth Smith
Susan Smith The Sobey Foundation Sobeys Inc. Elizabeth (Bayne) Sodero Sodexho Marriott Services Canada Southam Inc. Michael Spaulding Jane Spurr St. George’s Church St. Mary’s Anglican Guild Peter Stanley Nancy Stapleton Colin Starnes Geoffrey & Jane Steele Detlev Steffen Donald Stevenson Ronald Stevenson Thomas Stinson Rodney Stokoe Geoff Strople James Surrette Steven Sutherland T Catriona Talbot Laurie Taylor Kelley Teahen The Craig Foundation Judith Thompson Roderick & Nancy Thornton William Tidmarsh Shirley Tillotson TD Canada Trust Randy & Debbie Townsend George Tracy Colin Trethewey Don & Gloria (Teed) Trivett Randolph & Judith (Banks) Tsang Edward & Barbara Tuck
Robert Tuck U UKC Alumni Association UKC Students’ Union Brian Underhill United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel V Nancy Violi Nancy Vondette W Isabel Wainwright Bruce Wark Karen Weatherston Anne Weaver William Wells Joan Whalley Suzanne Wheeler Glenn Williams Michele Williams William Williams Bernard & Jean Wills David Wilson Rose Wilson Steven Wilson Wilson Fuel Company Limited James D. Wood James W. Wood Phyllis (Scott) Wood Charles Wurtzburg Barbara & Harry Wylde Y Elizabeth Yeo
and those donors who wish to remain anonymous * deceased Donations were also given in memory of the following people: Bea Anderson Noel Andrews Efstathios William Barootes Judith Burgess Wayne Campbell R. MacGregor Dawson Ted DeWolf Susan Dexter Michael Elliott Donald Gibson John Graham John Hebb John & Vivian Kirkland John Koshan Carol Anne Letheren Jim MacNeill Jean Marshall Cashman Mason Margaret de Lancey Meighen Molson Denise Ouellette Andrew Pitcairn Ewart Pratt Theodore Reagh Harry Smith J. Douglas Streit Michael Thompson Peter Wilson
Z Dale Zinck Deborah Zinck-Gilbert
NOMINATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED for the Judge J. Elliott Hudson Distinguished Alumnus/a Award for 2001 Alumni of the university are eligible for nomination. The successful candidate will have made a significant contribution to one or all of the following areas: their discipline, community, charitable or volunteer work. All submissions will be held in strict confidence.
Submit nomination with supporting documentation by March 8, 2002 to: Award Selection Committee c/o UKC Alumni Office University of King’s College 6350 Coburg Road Halifax, N.S. B3H 2A1 Tel: (902) 422-1271 Fax: (902) 425-0363
The Judge J. Elliott Hudson Distinguished Alumnus/a Award Tidings
Clockwise from top left: Former chancellor Trevor Eyton chats with graduate Kornelia Mankowski; the academic procession leaves the quad; King’s maintenance staff member and honorary graduate Kenny Askew; graduates Darryl Kyte and Duncan Cook, with their families; the academic procession enters the cathedral; Amanda Margison gives the valedictory address; President Colin Starnes presents Jack Fortune with the King’s Medal (Fortune also won the University Medal in Contemporary Studies, and in philosophy); graduates Paul Blake and Katie Peters take a look at their degree parchments.
– Photos by Kerry Delorey and Michael Creagen
AlumniNews 2001 HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Photos: Michael Creagen and Kerry Delorey
Justice Louise Arbour
John Gordon Leefe
(Doctor of Civil Law)
(Doctor of Civil Law)
(Doctor of Civil Law)
As a judge in the Ontario Court of Appeal, Madam Justice Louise Arbour won acclaim for her even-handedness in conducting an inquiry into conditions at the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario. In 1996 she was appointed Chief Prosecutor for the International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. She
Blind from an early age, composer, entertainer, athlete and motivational speaker Terry Kelly has inspired both children and adults, and has changed people’s preconceptions of the disabled. His “We Can Do Anything” motivational presentation inspires others to overcome personal handicaps. In 2000 he received the King Clancy Award for helping to create a positive
A native of Saint John, N.B. John Leefe (BA ’66) was elected in 1978 to the N.S. legislature by the people of Queens County. He served as deputyspeaker, minister of fisheries, minister of the environment, minister of natural resources, as government house leader and as chair of the legislature’s public accounts committee. As a minister, he was a strong advocate for
strongly believes in putting human rights ahead of the rights of nations and in light of this belief she indicted Slobodan Milosevic, the first head of state to be indicted while in office. Presently, Justice Arbour is a judge in the Supreme Court of Canada.
image of disabled people in Canada. He has been nominated for a Juno Music Award, four Canadian Country Music Awards and has won six East Coast Music Awards. Kelly became the third blind man in the world to run a mile in less than five minutes.
(Doctor of Civil Law)
Among Mark M. Starowicz’s many achievements in broadcast journalism, is the creation of CBC Radio’s popular current affairs programs As It Happens and Sunday Morning, and CBC-TV’s ground-breaking news program The Journal. He is currently head of CBCTV’s documentary unit where he oversees network TV series and specials. His award-winning six- part history of television news called The Dawn of
Cynthia Pilichos (BA ’68) was very active in the King’s community as a student and continued her close association after graduating. She has sat on the university’s board of governors, was president of the alumni association. She presently, chairs the alumni division of the university’s $6.7 million capital campaign, Building on a Strong Foundation. Her family has long been involved with the university —
the Eye, has been aired on the BBC and A&E, and is used as a teaching tool in countless journalism schools. But the landmark TV series Canada: A People’s History is perhaps his greatest accomplishment.
sustainable economic development and worked hard for protection of endangered spaces, including creation of Thomas Raddall Provincial Park and designation of the Shelburne River as a Canadian Heritage River. He is now mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality.
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Michael Elliott Award Cynthia Clarke & Wendy Hepburn Sandra MacLeod Award Dan de Munnik & Sofia Kalormakis Michael Saunders Award Rebekah Sheppard
her father attended HMCS King’s during World War II and was later president of the college. Her mother, brother and daughters are also graduates of the university.
Beaver Club Award Andrew Mark Soren New Brunswick Award Liz Hadfield John Godfrey Journalism Book Award Sarah McGinnis
Mary Barker APR (BA ’67) (Hon. Fellow ’97) was recently elected President of Canadian Public Relations Society — Nova Scotia, and a Director of National CPRS. She currently serves on a national task force which examines accreditation for public relations professionals. Barry Carruthers (BSc ’66) is on secondment from Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia and has accepted a position of medical director of WCB of Prince Edward Island.
Deborah S.L. Boltz (BA ’77) co-ordinated public relations and media for the Junior League of Halifax, Inc., “Homes for the Holidays” fundraiser. She is executive director of the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia. Dr. George Burden (1972-74) is pleased to announce the birth of his first child, a daughter, Ariana Faye Burden, weighing in at 7lbs, 12oz. She was born June 20 at the Grace Hospital in Halifax. Deborah Jewett (BA ’71) completed degree requirements for Dalhousie’s Masters of Library and Information Science in May 2000. She now resides in Purcell’s Cove and has been appointed secretary of the Dr. Helen Creighton Folklore Society Research Support Committee. Janine Harris-Wheatley (BA ’72) married Vaughan Harris Oct. 7, 2000 in Tottenham, Ontario where they live and she runs the local library branch.
Laish Boyd Sr. (BA ’93) will continue as the Rector of Holy Cross Anglican Church in suburban Nassau, Bahamas. He and wife, Joann, have another son, Nathan, born Nov. 6, 2000. He is a younger brother for Zane, 8, and Joash, 6. Kerry DeLorey (BA ’76, BJH ’80) and Elizabeth Joyce (BJ ’81) are pleased to announce the birth of their son Alexander Stephen on July 10, 2001.
Alumni journalists win AJAs King’s journalism grads were again well-represented among finalists at the annual Atlantic Journalism Awards, held in Halifax April 28, 2001. From left to right: Andrew Younger (BJ ’99), silver award winner of the Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award Elaine Bateman (BJ ’82) of CBC Radio Saint John, silver award winner with Steven Webb in the category Enterprise Reporting (Radio) for their radio stories on the failing ecosystem of the Bay of Fundy Rob Antle (BJH ’94) of the St. John’s Express, gold award winner in the category Continuing Coverage (Print) for his investigation of questionable business dealings involving a government-funded call centre Chris O’Neill-Yates (BJ ’93) of CBC Radio St. John’s, silver award winner with Monica Kidd in the category Continuing Coverage (radio) for their continuing analysis of a littleknown affliction “shellfish asthma” Steve Maich (BJ ’98) of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, gold award winner in the category Feature (Print) for his look inside a Mi’kmaq sweat lodge, and silver award winner in the category Continuing Coverage (Print) for his examination of a secret financial gravy train enjoyed by Chief Allison Bernard at one of Nova Scotia’s poorest aboriginal reserves Peter Walsh (BJ ’94) of CBC-TV Newfoundland, silver award winner in the category Continuing Coverage (Television) for his series of reports on a man who had been conned out of his house, but eventually regained ownership (Not in the photo:) Sally Pitt (BJH ’84) of CBC-TV Charlottetown, gold award winner in the category Feature (Television) for her story about the legal battles with Revenue Canada fought by 54 shellfish harvesters Please see our related story on the 20th Atlantic Journalism Awards on page 6.
AlumNotes Mark Hazen (BScH ’85) and Shirley Hazen (BAH ’85) will continue to live in Australia until next June and welcome e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Henry Howard (BA ’89) has resigned as operations manager at Alumna Systems where he has worked for the last 12 years so that he may attend Dal Tech studying architecture this fall. He also walked 200km of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage in France this past May.
Ottawa branch BBQ Ottawa alumni gathered for a mid-summer BBQ at the home of David (BA ’68) and Ena Gwen (former Dean of Women) Jones held June 11, 2001.
Kellie-Ann Briand (BJH ’94) is now living in Montreal where she is Manager of Marketing Communications for Steltor, a software compa-
ny specializing in time management communication. She also recently became engaged to Jason McDonald and plans to be married on Dec. 28, 2001 in their hometown of Douglastown, Quebec. Amy Cole (BA ’98) married Jason Reynolds on August 18, 2001 in Toronto. David Creese (BAH ’95) was appointed as teaching fellow in Latin at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Carol Dunn (BJH ’92) and her husband Ron are pleased to announce the birth of their second daughter, Victoria Renee, on June 23, 2001. Victoria is a sister for Katelyn. Carol who lives in New Glasgow, N.S., is taking the year off as editor of the Pictou Advocate to care for her children. Julie Hasen (BA ’93) has returned to Nova Scotia after three years of backpacking through
In Memoriam Best was spirited champion of human rights Dr. Carrie Best (DCL ’92) of New Glasgow, N.S. passed away on July 24, 2001 at the age of 97. Best was the province’s first black publisher and a tireless advocate for racial equality. Born Carrie Mae Prevoe on March 4, 1903, she grew up at a time when Nova Scotia blacks experienced heavy discrimination and segregation. The daughter of a cook and a labourer, she entered nursing school in Chicago and explored teaching, but eventually returned home to New Glasgow in 1925 and married railway porter Albert Best. They had a son, then adopted two daughters. In between raising her children, she became involved with human rights issues in New Glasgow and began to give poetry readings to raise money to help to pay other black families’ taxes. Seeing local newspapers ignore the black community, she and her son Calbert started the Nova Scotia Clarion, a newspaper for promoting interracial understanding, in 1946. It was the first black newspaper in Nova Scotia and a vehicle for Best’s investigative reporting into discrimination. Stories in the Clarion such as one detailing how a black baby was denied burial in a “white” cemetery won the attention of local and provincial politicians. Best liked specific, personal stories. For example, she sometimes went into restaurants and reported how she was treated compared to white customers. She uncovered land scams perpetrated against black communities and an instance in which a municipality charged poor black homes higher taxes than
wealthier business addresses in order to force the sale of those properties. Although the newspaper ceased publication in 1956, she continued to fight for human rights at public events and in hearings of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. She had her own radio show for 12 years and she published her autobiography, That Lonesome Road, and wrote numerous books of poetry. Even at 89, she involved herself in a court case over a land dispute. As a result of her humanitarian work, she received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Best received an honorary doctor of laws degree from both King’s and St. Francis Xavier University. King’s also has a $3,000 scholarship for African-Canadian students named in her honour. Her funeral was held July 27, 2001 at St. George’s Anglican Church in New Glasgow.
David Anglin (LLB ’53) of Rothesay N.B. passed away on March 14, 2001 at the age of 69. Pete Grayston (BSc ’60) of Smith’s Flog, Bermuda, passed away Dec. 28, 2000. The Right Rev. Leonard F. Hatfield, M.A., D.D. (BA ‘40) of Port Greville, N.S. passed away Sept. 14, 2001 at the age of 81. Gordon MacLean (BA ’69) of New Glasgow, N.S. passed away on June 20, 2001 at the age of 57. Robert Slipp (BA ’50) passed away May 22, 2001.
King’s Classic Golf Tournament winners Left to right: Peter Doull, Dave Martin, George Waye and Pat Brown were the low net winners of this year’s King’s Classic Golf Tournament held Aug. 15, 2001 at the Granite Springs Golf Tournament
Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Europe, Canada and two years living in Florida. She recently bought a house in Hatchet Lake, N.S. and is working as an insurance agent with Allstate Canada. Carol (Steeves) Houston (BA ’94) and her husband Tim are pleased to announce the birth of their son Zachary Ryan on May 28, 2001. He is a brother for big sister, Paget, 2. The Houston
family currently reside in Bermuda. Kimberley (Veinot) Howard (BAH ’91) graduated from Dalhousie with an MBA in May 2001. She received a bursary to study french at Laval University during the summer of 2001. She is currently working at Survival Systems. Chantal LaRocque (BJH ’98) married Chris Richard on May 18, 2001. They are now living in Brampton, Ontario. Chantal is working as the Copywriter/Creative Coordinator for Obus Forme and Chris is the Recreational Therapist for Rehabilitation and Palliative care at the Brampton Memorial hospital. Iona MacRitchie (BA ’92) has completed the Occupational Therapy programme at McMaster University and will be practising in the Toronto area. Eshun Mott (BA ’95) and her husband James Dann are pleased to announce the birth of their son Maxwell Kieran Dann, born March 26, 2001. Merrin Sandilands (BA ’97) finished her practicum as a Grade 6/7 teacher and graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Education in August 2001. Heather Smith (BA ’97) has recently accepted a permanent social work position at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre’s Diabetes Management Centre. She would be happy to hear from old friends at email@example.com Robyn Tingley (BJ ’97) is one of this year’s Canada25 delegates. This group is dedicated to revitalizing
the role of our country’s political debate. Robyn has conducted interviews with CBC radio across the country, CTV Television’s Canada AM as well as local print media.
Ian Merringer (BJ ’01) is the recipient of an award from the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America. The award is given to students working toward careers in outdoor communication. Ian has interned at and contributed to Equinox magazine and Explore magazine in which he will have a feature article this winter. Jack Crowley (Professor) was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in March 2001. The Rev. Dr. Paul Friesen (Chaplain) was named Distinguished Alumni of the year for 2001 by the Tyndale Theological Seminary in Toronto. Sylvia Hamilton (Former Board Member ’93-99) was recently appointed Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount St. Vincent University beginning August 1, 2001. Shirley Tillotson (Faculty) received a Canadian Historical Association CLIO award for excellence for her book, The Public at Play.
YOU REMEMBERED! We received a number of responses to last issue’s photo — 10 in total. Almost everyone agreed #1 is Ian Mackenzie (BA ’41). But the identity of #2 is still in question. The majority of respondents (five) identified him as Fred Nicholson (’57). But Bob Winters (’58) received two votes, and a maybe, as well. Thanks to all who responded — Gail Crawford (BA ’55), Mel Deacon (’55), C. Hanson Dowell (’53), Russell Hatton (BA ’56), Harold Hazen (’56) Cal McMillan (BA ’56, BST ’67, MDiv ’75) and David Millar (BA ’56). Our appreciation also goes out to David (BA ’54) and Margaret (Currie) (’55) MacDonald for pointing out that this photo was originally printed without an identifying caption in the 1954 Record. Thanks as well to Lois Miller (BAH ’65) for providing a further guess to our Summer 2000 photo and to Keith W. Mason (LTh ’51) who identified himself as the cleric in our troublesome theatrical photo from Winter 2001.
So, let’s move on ... (over)
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