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Sue (Hicking) Shewchuk ('68)
Shewchuk ('68)
look on as
Lynden Ellis
entertains at the Shewchuk summer
home on PEI in late July. Photo taken by
Lynn Murray ('69)
Dr. Carl Ross ('69)
recently received a lead-
ership award from the National Research
Council of Canada. Carl is group leader
of the NRC Ionizing Radiation Standards
Group in Ottawa. He received the award
to recognize his role in the development
of a new technique for producing the
most commonly used medical isotope for
medical diagnostic procedures. The iso-
tope, Technetium-99m, is derived from
the decay of Molybdenum-99, which is
typically produced in nuclear reactors.
The shutdown of several reactors three
years ago led to a serious shortage of
Mo-99 and resulted in a search for
alternative supplies. Ross and his group
showed that it is practical to use electron
linear accelerators to produce Mo-99 on
a national scale. When implemented
commercially, Canada will have a stable
supply of medical isotope for its own use,
and provision for other needs outside
our borders.
Rev. Dr. Barry Pridham ('71)
was awarded
the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
Award on Oct. 6 '12 by the Governor Gen-
eral of Canada for his peace and adversity
work, inter-culturally and interfaith-wise
in and around Brantford, Brant County,
ON. In '96 he was one of the first recipients
of the YMCA Peace Medal. Barry will be a
participant in a Palestinian exposure tour
in Apr. '13, following which he will be pre-
senting a paper on best practices of inter-
faith work at the International Interfaith
Conference, Doha, Qatar, UAE.
Bob Stallworthy's ('72)
book of poetry,
Things that Matter Now, Frontenac House,
'09, is now in a second printing.
Korona (Reardon) Brophy ('76)
is the
artistic director of The Celtic Fiddlers in
Newfoundland. The group was invited to
Ireland for a 12-day performance tour with
the Festival of the Sea in Aug. '12. This
year marks the 20th anniversary since its
inception. Korona presently teaches at
Memorial University as a sessional instruc-
tor in music education.
32 / Winter 2013 / RECORD