Author: Sheldon Payne

Noreen Golfman

Dr. Noreen Golfman is provost and vice-president (academic) of Memorial University. She served as dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial from June 2008 to September 2014, when she was appointed provost and vice-president (academic) pro tempore. Under Dr. Golfman’s leadership, the School of Graduate Studies experienced tremendous growth. In the last decade, […]

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Peter Halley

Peter Halley is the artistic director of the renowned Spirit of Newfoundland and Labrador acting and musical group. While producing and executing plays, musicals, and shows since January of 1997, Peter Halley has also been involved in many artistic endeavors across Canada and has helped to grow the local artistic scene in Newfoundland & Labrador […]

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Rogers Grimes

Well known and respected former Premier (L), President of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Teachers Union, teacher, and educator. His role as Premier (2001-2003) was accentuated with his move to make government accountable and transparent through overhauling the Freedom of Information Act. He was responsible for lowering university tuition, renegotiate the equalization formula with Ottawa and reopen […]

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Dr. Paul Snelgrove

  Network Director, NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network II, Associate Director of Ocean Frontier Institute, University Research Professor Depart. of Ocean Sciences and Biology Dept. at Memorial University, he is a graduate of Memorial university, McGill University and Wood’s Hole/MIT. The world-renowned researcher and lecturer on the marine species of the earth’s oceans.

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Adam Goby

Pres. and CEO of SULIS Subsea Corporation. His passion for research into Marine Robotics and Optics have taken him around the world and on work with James Cameron (Titanic fame) on the famous DeepSea Challenge Project. His underwater camera, the Z 70, has proven indispensable for its clarity and precision in extreme depths helping to […]

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Dr. Andrew Furey

Dr. Andrew Furey – Newfoundland born and educated works as the Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon at Eastern Health, Associate Professor at Memorial Medical school, Founder, President and CEO of Team Broken Earth, and recipient of numerous awards such as MUN Alumnus of the Year 2012, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for […]

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Amy House

Comedienne, actress, director, producer and writer. Her award-winning plays and reputation precede her wherever she performs. Her many years spent serving as President of the NL branch of ACTRA, The Status of the Artistic Committee NL, The Board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatre (PACT) and past 14 years as the Artistic Animateur of […]

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Ed Hollett

Ed Hollett is a public relations and public policy professional with more than 25 years experience in both the public and the private sector. Ed studied political science, history and policy development at Memorial University and as a civilian graduate student at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston. Since January 2005, Ed has been […]

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Dr. Wade Locke

Professor and Head of the Faculty of Economics with Memorial University. He has written and advised on the economic state of our natural resources and assisted all levels of government as well as private industry. Few have more knowledge on Newfoundland's resource-based industry.

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Arthur O’Brien

  Award winning musician, singer and writer. He has played throughout Newfoundland, Canada and the United States to rave reviews. A soloist as well as a founder of the Folk/Irish band The Navigators his incredible voice and mastery on both guitar and fiddle places him among one our most notable talents.

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