CAMPUS BEAT Physics reunion marks retirement of Bob Hawkes T he physics department welcomed alumni back to campus during Homecoming Weekend celebrations this fall. The reunion was highlighted with a special event to honour long-time physics professor and alumnus Dr. Bob Hawkes (’72), pictured in the front row, fourth left, who is retiring in 2014. The weekend also saw several grads return to campus for guest presentations and alumni talks including Chris Milburn (’91) (medical doctor), Dwayne Branch (’92) (consultant), and Grant Williams (’88) (education professor), who all spoke on their careers relating to physics. Kate Braedley (’07) and Ankit Kapur (’08) also gave keynote speeches at the event. Braedley spent two years teaching with Class Afloat, an educational program carried out in the Atlantic Ocean on board a spectacular tall ship. In 2010, she was teaching on board the SV Concordia when it sank off the coast of Brazil. Kapur graduated this past spring from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During the past five years, he has provided medical relief in more than a dozen countries, including Haiti, Bahrain, and Lesotho. Physics alumni returned to campus for a reunion during Homecoming celebrations Welcome Class of ’17 M ount Allison welcomed the Class of ’17, members of Canada’s sesquicentennial class, with a busy Orientation Week this fall. Highlights included Commencement with guest speaker Kathryn Austin-Evelyn (’07), an astonishing Shinerama campaign that saw over $19,000 raised on Shine Day alone, and a Homecoming to remember. The incoming class was also presented with their very own pennants by the alumni association. See photo albums from Orientation and Homecoming on Facebook (, Members of the 2013 Mount Allison Shinerama Team raise funds on Shine Day in Moncton 6 / Fall 2013 / RECORD