Spring 2005 A magazine for alumni and friends
of King’s University College at
The University of Western Ontario
Julie Deery and other
share their memories
50 years at King’s,
King’s University College Office of
Alumni Affairs | London, Ontario, 12 50 years at King’s, Volume 2:
12 King’s leaders share memories of Orientation:
The King’s Herald is published
Julie Deery, Andrew Thibodeau, Scott Kuzma
semi-annually by the King’s
University College Office of Alumni 14 Two early King’s grads who went on to
Affairs. We welcome your letters,
distinguished careers on the Bench: John Hall
suggestions or comments about
the Association and the College.
and Don Taliano
Please contact the Office of 16 The next 50: King’s visionaries look into their
London: (519) 433-3491
ext. 4565 16 18 Successful King’s grads in the food business:
Long distance: 1-800-265-4406
John Howard, Lawrence Burden, and
Fax: (519) 963-1334
21 James Sbrolla helped build a great debating
Mail: King’s University College
266 Epworth Avenue, London, ON
tradition at King’s
For additional information about King’sConnect:
the Alumni Association, please
visit our website: 4 The Editor Writes
Parents: If you are receiving mail
18 5 Alumni Events
for your son or daughter, we would
6 From the Principal’s Desk
appreciate his or her current
address. Please contact the 6 Foundation Happenings
Office of Alumni Affairs at one of
the numbers above. 8 Message from the Alumni Association President
Opinions expressed in the Herald
do not necessarily reflect those of
the editor or the University’s 22 Milestones
administration. To contact the
editor, phone (519) 433-3491 or
1-800-265-4406 Ext. 4501. 21
Editor: Anne Marie Peirce ’84,
Executive Director, King’s College
Foundation & Director, Alumni
Associate Editor: Amanda Baird,
Manager, Annual Giving &
Editorial Advisory Committee:
Joe Eydt ’97, Chair
Julie Deery ’97
Maureen Spencer Golovchenko ’77
Brenda Wood ’94
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An introduction to King’s begins the same way New book looks at age and
for most students. Orientation Week, or Frosh
Week as it was known for some of us, is an human rights
opportunity to get to know your new
surroundings, your roommates, and university Dr. David MacGregor, Chair of the
life in general. In this edition, we feature Department of Sociology, is contributing
memories from three past orientation leaders co-editor to a book on ageism human
who recall for us their experiences during rights and mandatory retirement to be
“O-week”. On our cover, Julie Deery ’97, shows published this spring by Lorimer in
off the hand-made quilt that incorporates her association with the Canadian Association
soph uniforms – what a wonderful way to keep of University Teachers. The book features
these memories close. (Julie is still involved, three additional contributors from King’s
The Editor Writes volunteering on the Alumni Association Board University College: Professors Allan Irving,
Anne Marie Peirce ’84 of Directors.) I hope that their memories call to Don Kerr, and Jean McKenzie Leiper.
mind some happy ones for you.
Fast-forwarding from orientation to careers, this edition features two very Professor scripts Moments
different career paths. Two alumni who are now judges reflect on this in Church History
achievement and the paths they took. As well, you will also see coverage of
three alumni who are working in the culinary world. While each is Father John Comiskey
positioned in a unique niche, they all share a love for food and wine. ’77 teaches Religious
They have offered up some interesting recipes that I encourage you to try. Studies 250E (the
History of the Roman
I hope that you have enjoyed our continuing series covering the 50th Catholic Church). He
Anniversary of King’s University College. In this issue, we look to the is featured in three-
future, and have asked several people close to the institution to forecast minute spots called
what they think King’s will look like 50 years into the future. From “Moments in Church
enduring values to virtual learning, they have some interesting ideas History” on Salt +
about what the next 50 years could have in store at King’s! Light Television, the Canadian Catholic
Students at King’s distinguish themselves in countless ways, and it is in this broadcaster, available on digital cable and
vein that we recount the feats of a talented team of world-class debaters. satellite. Fr. Comiskey researched and
James Sbrolla recalls the success of his team in the late 1980’s when they scripted the shorts that appear as end-of-
took to the world stage against some stiff competition. He credits King’s program fillers.
University College for providing the atmosphere in which the team could
thrive, and a home base for them to come back to. King’s student
I would like to thank you for keeping in touch with King’s. We enjoy helps Canada’s
hearing what you’ve been doing since you graduated, and are happy to
share your news in the Milestones section of this magazine. A great way to junior hockey
arrange a reunion with classmates is to attend Homecoming now and team win gold
again – we’ve always got some great fun in store. As well, I draw your
attention to the alumni events that are taking place across Ontario. Danny Syvret has been
Please see our web site for the most up-to-date list of current events busy on the ice. He is the
near you. captain of the OHL’s
London Knights and plays
Finally, this edition marks the debut of our new Alumni Association
left defense. Danny has received the OHL
President, Sophia Katsios ’94. She began her term last fall, and is very
Player of the Week award several times.
excited about her new role. Welcome, Sophia!
He was a member of the gold-medal
winning national junior hockey team in
January. Continued success to you,
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Sally Cozens recipient of Alumni Events Toronto ON – May 26
You won’t want to miss the fun! Join us at
Rose Marie Jaco Award Please join us at the following events, The Elephant and Castle at 212 King
specially designed for you to meet your Street West in Toronto on Thursday, May
The Rose Marie
fellow alumni in relaxed and friendly 26, 2005 from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. King’s
surroundings. We look forward to alumni will gather in the rear of the
welcoming you and keeping you restaurant. Snacks and cash bar available.
connected with King’s!
College School of Vineland, ON – June 17
Social Work field Ottawa, ON – April 20 Attention wine lovers! Join us for a wine
instructor who Take the opportunity to mingle with tasting, winery tour, and a gourmet lunch
demonstrates your fellow grads and friends in at Vineland Estates Winery on Friday, June
competence and excellence in his or her Ottawa on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 17. You can drive yourself to the winery or
field instruction. The 2004 recipient, Sally at the Army Ottawa Officers Mess, if travelling from London, you can reserve
Cozens (right), works at London Health 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa. seats on a special coach to take you to
Sciences Centre and the London Interfaith The guest speaker will be King’s graduate, and from Vineland from King’s. Cost is
Counselling Centre. Cozens has been Pat O’Brien ’71, M.P. London-Fanshawe. $95 per person.
working with students for many years For more information, please contact
and finds the biggest reward is the Geoff Hutton ’66 at (613)825-2247 or Homecoming 2005
consistent excellence of their work. firstname.lastname@example.org September 30 to October 2. Come home
She feels blessed and refreshed by the to King’s from Friday, September 30 to
opportunity to work with such “amazing London, ON – May 11 Sunday, October 2, 2005 and celebrate
people.” Cozens appreciates that she and Come on out to pub night at the Ceeps the 50th Anniversary of King’s. Events
her organizations benefit from the learning on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 from 5:00 - include the Alumni Reunion Dinner and
opportunity as well as the students. She 8:30 pm. Join us for good food and good the Friday Night Bash. Check out
was nominated by King’s Social Work company. Free parking for alumni. Cash www.uwo.ca/kings/alumni for more
student, Gwen Jones (left). bar. Last April more than 30 people information.
attended the Ceeps event and enjoyed
CORRECTION NOTICE: A spelling error appeared
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catching up with old friends. Don’t miss
on page 12 of the Fall 2004 edition of the tickets for events, please contact
this opportunity to join us on the patio
King’s Herald. Dr. Owen Carrigan’s name was Janet Toohey, Alumni Coordinator, at
incorrectly spelled. The Office of Alumni Affairs this May!
(519) 433-3491 or 1-800-265-4406 ext.
regrets the error.
4502 or email email@example.com.
David & Kathy Estok ’79 celebrate their 25th
anniversary of graduation with friends at the Anything goes in Stratford!
2004 Homecoming celebrations On October 23, 2004 several King’s
alumni and friends enjoyed a day at the
Stratford Festival. The group took a
backstage tour, had a private Q&A
session with two cast members, dined
on a buffet lunch, and enjoyed a
performance of Anything Goes. Special
thanks to Leanne Perreault ’82,
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Throughout this academic year, various Foundation Happenings:
departments, clubs and centres at King’s are
sponsoring an impressive array of cultural and The King’s College Foundation supports
intellectual events and lectures to showcase their the mission of King’s by raising funds for
contributions to the College as we celebrate our important College needs. Here are some
50th anniversary. These events have drawn many of the past and upcoming events it
alumni back to the campus. As they reminisce sponsors:
about their time at King’s and tour the campus
with guides from the Office of Alumni Affairs, we Great golf!
are frequently asked to help search out the paving The popular King’s University College Golf
stones with alumni names on them that were Classic took place at Forest City National
purchased a dozen years ago. Many of you will Golf Club in London on September 21,
From the Principal’s Desk remember this program from the mid-1990s. 2004. More than $14,000 was raised for
By Dr. Gerry Killan It was extremely popular; some 360 graduates, student scholarships. For more information
faculty and staff purchased the stones that now on the 2005 tournament, see page 8 or
make up a permanent part of our campus landscape. Thousands of dollars the events page at www.uwo.ca/kings/
were raised by this initiative and the funds allocated in support of foundation.
scholarships and library enhancements.
All alumni with whom I come into contact when they visit the campus
invariably speak on a common theme, that is, the lasting impression that
King’s has made in their lives, whether in the form of providing them with
the generic or particular skills needed for their careers, launching them onto
graduate work, or profoundly shaping their personal, intellectual or spiritual
development. Whatever the effect, the College seems to leave a positive mark
on each and every one of its graduates. Many of these folk who did not
participate in the paving stone program in the 1990s wonder why the College
did not continue offering the paving stones. Well, good news at last. Our
King’s College Foundation has revived the paving stone program so that our King’s Fling
grads might once again have an opportunity to leave a lasting impression of On Friday, November 19, 2004 Ringo,
their own at the College, and to mark their personal achievement here. John, George and Paul had a crowd of 300
For a gift to the Foundation of $150 (a tax receipt will be issued for the full people dancing all night! The King’s Fling
amount), you can have your own engraved paving stone placed in the area fundraising event featured The Caverners,
fronting the G. Emmett Cardinal Carter Library, Dante Lenardon Hall, and a Beatles tribute band who dazzled the
Elizabeth A. “Bessie” Labatt Hall. The stones will feature your name and guests and ensured that a good time was
graduation year, and will be clustered among those of your fellow alumni. had by all. Plans are underway for a
I hope the Foundation gets a mass response to this initiative. It would be a second annual King’s Fling event and you
striking testimony to the value of fifty years of student life at King’s if we won’t want to miss the party! Visit the
filled the area with paving stones that we now refer to as “the quad.” events page for details at www.uwo.ca/
The Alumni Association, the College and the Foundation offer a myriad of
ways for alumni to remain connected to their alma mater. To get on our Your donations helped!
mailing lists, please contact the Alumni/Foundation Office, or just keep in Thank you for supporting the Foundation’s
touch by regular visits to the King’s website: www.uwo.ca/kings. annual fundraising appeal in the fall of
Why not reconnect with King’s by purchasing a paving stone and then 2004. With your help we raised over
committing to attending one of our many events? I look forward to $50,000 to create more scholarships for
seeing you there. King’s students. The Government of
Ontario will match the donations, creating
additional scholarships for King’s students
in financial need.
continued on page 8
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Only completed nomination forms will be Closing Date for Nominations:
considered and all nomination forms will June 24, 2005
be held in confidence. Nominees from
King’s University previous years are eligible for re-
Please complete the nomination form
below and mail to:
nomination. Alumni may be nominated
College Alumni posthumously. King’s University College Alumni Office,
266 Epworth Avenue,
Award of Selection Process
A subcommittee of the King’s University
Distinction College Alumni Association Board of
Directors will review nominations. All
For more information please visit our
The King’s University College Alumni nominees will be informed of the
Award of Distinction celebrates talent, committee’s decision by August 31, 2005. Your submission for this prestigious award
achievement, commitment and The decision of the committee will be final. is sincerely appreciated.
community. Please take this opportunity
to recognize and nominate an alumnus NOMINATION FORM
who has made an outstanding
contribution to his or her community. SECTION 1: NOMINEE
Past Recipients Name ________________________________________ Company _______________________________
2004: James Scarfone ‘70
2003: Barbara Tiessen ‘86 Apt./Street ____________________________________ City ___________________________________
2002: Gary Comerford, ’73
2001: John J. Callaghan, ’67 Province _______ Postal Code ____________________ Country ________________________________
2000: John (Jack) Petch, Q.C. ’60
Telephone No. __________________________________ Fax No. ________________________________
Nominees must demonstrate a strong Email Address _________________________________________________________________________
commitment to others through I consent to my nomination for the King’s University College Alumni Award of Distinction and agree that the
contributions to his or her community or information contained in this nomination form is accurate.
society, and be recognized by peers as
having reached a high level of Nominee’s Signature _____________________________ Date __________________________________
accomplishment/expertise in his or her
field. Please state how the nominee has SECTION 1: NOMINATOR
been recognized by peers for volunteer
activity, and include any special awards Name ________________________________________ Company _______________________________
received. Describe how the nominee has
demonstrated the ability to be a role Apt./Street ____________________________________ City ___________________________________
Province _______ Postal Code ____________________ Country ________________________________
To be eligible, the nominee must be a
graduate of King’s University College, Telephone No. __________________________________ Fax No. ________________________________
London, Ontario, and consent to the
nomination. The nominee must be Email Address _________________________________________________________________________
available to attend the presentation of the
award at Homecoming on September 30, Nominator’s Signature ______________________________________________ Date ________________
SECTION III: NOMINATION PACKAGE
Please complete the nomination form and Using the criteria described (the candidate’s contribution to the community, achievement in his/her field, and
other outstanding characteristics) indicate why this candidate merits recognition (maximum of two 8.5x11 pages).
include a brief letter of support, using the Please attach resume or equivalent (outline of the nominee’s background, education, training, organizational
criteria described above. and community involvement, achievements.)
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Fifty years is considered middle age for most Upcoming Foundation
individuals. Yet, when a college celebrates 50
years, it is just emerging as youthful and vibrant, Events
shaping students’ minds and fostering a capacity
and enthusiasm for learning. Fifty years ago Music Reigns, the Gala – Friday,
King’s University College was opened and has May 6. The Hilton Hotel in London
since evolved into a thriving institution. This year’s musical entertainment features
a lively Latin theme that you are sure to
The onset of the age of the Internet has enjoy! Please join us for outstanding
established a new paradigm for how King’s musical performances by a variety of
University College is connected to the world. talented singers and musicians, delicious
Via the College’s website, students past and hors d’oeuvres, and terrific live and silent
President’s Message present the world over are able to access auction items such as artwork, jewellery,
Sophia Katsios ’94 information or relive memories from their and fantastic trips. Tickets are $140.00
President, King’s University education years. On behalf of the Alumni each or tables of six for $800. Doors open
College Alumni Association Association Board members, I encourage this
at 6:30pm. Music Reigns is a joint
connection and the opportunities it presents fundraiser benefiting both King’s University
in future years. I welcome you to visit the informative and lively King’s College and Orchestra London. To
University College Alumni Association website (www.uwo.ca/kings/alumni). purchase your tickets please contact the
Also, as part of the anniversary celebrations, the Homecoming will be Orchestra London box office at (519) 679-
especially anticipated. Memories that were cherished will be rekindled and 8778 or visit www.musicreigns.ca.
remembered. The reunion dinner will honour professors who have offered
thirty years of knowledge and experience to students. The presentation of Golf Tournament 2005 –
the Alumni Award of Distinction will also be a highlight of the event. September 20
This year’s King’s University College Golf
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Past-president Maureen
Classic will be at Forest City National Golf
Spencer-Golovchenko for her hard work and devotion to this association.
Club in London on Tuesday, September
We invite you, the alumni, to come and share with us fifty years of life. I look 20, 2005. Cost is $180 per golfer
forward to meeting you at one of our many events. including cart with GPS, lunch, dinner, and
prizes. For more information contact
Please feel free to contact me through the Office of Alumni Affairs. Debbie Gibson at (519) 433-3491
ext. 4500 or see the events page at
Havelka at King’s
Thanks to the generosity of Jane Vincent-Havelka, the widow of Dr. Jaroslav
Havelka, King’s University College is a permanent home to the Havelka at King’s
Collection. This gift of 116 works of art was celebrated as part of King’s 50th
anniversary on Friday, October 22, at the Elizabeth A. “Bessie” Labatt Hall. The
Centre for Creativity, founded by Dr. Havelka in 1974, sponsored the event.
Copies of the catalogue Havelka at King’s are available for purchase at $13.00,
inclusive of GST and shipping. Please contact Shirley Bratscher (519) 433-3491
x 4504 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your request and payment to: Mrs.
Shirley Bratscher, Centre for Creativity, King’s University College, 266 Epworth
Avenue, London, ON, N6A 2M3. Cheques should be made payable to King’s University College. Jane Vincent-Havelka’s address,
delivered on the opening night (October 22, 2004), and entitled Jaroslav Havelka: Renaissance Man, is available online through
the Centre for Creativity web site (http://www.uwo.ca/kings/library/creativityhp.html).
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Welcome to the second of three anniversary
issues of the Herald in celebration of King’s
Whenever you talk to alumni about the King’s
experience, the word “community” comes up.
It doesn’t matter whether they’re ’59 or ’76 or ’04 –
every grad has felt the warm, wonderful embrace
of the King’s community. These good feelings
begin with Orientation, which sets the tone for the
next few years. In this issue we meet three leaders
who worked hard to make sure that Orientation
left a lasting impression. We also talk to five King’s
visionaries who peek 50 years into the future.
Their visions may differ, but no surprise – they all
envision a caring community that nurtures socially
and stimulates intellectually.
We also focus on the achievements of alumni.
Meet two grads who have risen to the Bench,
three who have carved out successful niches in the
food business, and one who is working to revive
King’s great tradition of debating.
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Oh, what a feeling!
King’s student leaders share their memories of Orientation
Julie Deery ’97 into a quilt by a friend’s mother.
(see cover photo).
plays the piano and sings. We were
all in tears because the week was
Julie Deery over. But it was a good feeling too,
“I wanted to make sure that every
helped because we knew that we had been
student who arrived at King’s was
organize successful at becoming friends and
welcomed with a smile and made to
three doing our job.
feel comfortable. I wanted them all to
feel that they had friends. That’s really “We had academic days for the first
important because going to university time when I was Orientation leader.
can be a scary experience. King’s is Leaders were set up all over our
in her final
like a small family, and we really tried campus, as well as on main campus.
to make that spirit come alive. I They took first year students to get
wanted every student to feel that he their books, visit their classrooms,
or she had made the right choice. meet their profs, and tour the
That’s how I felt when I first came buildings. We wanted new students to
to King’s. feel really comfortable here, and get
off to a good start academically.
College, where she was a leader for “I’ll always remember learning our
Western’s orientation. Deery taught in King’s cheer and song, and then “I collected a lot of memorabilia and
Belleville for four years, then returned performing it on UC Hill with the clippings from Orientation. It meant
to London, where she now teaches grade rest of Western looking on. It was our a lot to me, so I decided to make it
five at Princess Elizabeth Public School. moment to shine, and King’s students into a scrapbook. I like to look at it
She recently became a director of the always showed so much pride. and think about the memories and
King’s alumni association. Deery has a the people I’ve met.”
special scrapbook of all her Orientation “I also looked forward to the coffee
clippings. She also kept all her house at the end of the week with
Orientation T-shirts, which were sewed John Regan, a King’s alumnus who
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Andrew “Another memorable experience took
place at the Western Olympics in
of positions with the company, and is
now Sales Operation Analyst.
1991. I’m red-haired and freckle-
Thibodeau ’92 faced, and sometimes overdo the
“I have very fond memories of the
events on UC hill: the various
Andrew spirit. I ended up with heat
concerts, and the opening and closing
Thibodeau has exhaustion and had to be carted away
ceremonies with everyone in their
taken part in from Huron Flats in a stretcher. A
uniforms, waving their flags, and
every King’s year later when I was orientation
doing their cheers. When I go back to
orientation since leader my staff gave me a framed
King’s I like to walk up that hill just to
1989. As a picture of me in the stretcher, giving
bring back those memories. I also
student, he was the camera the devil’s horns with my
have very fond memories of the
a soph for two fingers. It’s a photo (below) I often
coffee house on the last night, with
years, and head carry with me when I’m on the road.
John Regan playing the piano. That
soph in his final
has become a unique King’s tradition,
which really brings our emotions to
continued to be involved, helping to
train orientation leaders. Since 1998 he “Many first year students are away
has delivered a motivational speech to from home for the first time, and are
the King’s frosh on the Monday of nervous and don’t know what to
Orientation. Through his business, expect. It’s reassuring to have friendly
Andy Impact Presentations, he speaks faces around you, and controlled
“Orientation makes King’s feel like
to schools and conferences across events to help you make new friends
home for first year students. When a
Canada and the United States. and have fun. It’s also invaluable for
place feels like home you are more
practical reasons. First year students
“I didn’t have the best orientation likely to get excited about class, attend
meet their professors, see their
week as a frosh, but I realized that was events, and figure out ways to get
classrooms, and learn how to find
no-one’s fault but my own. I was involved and give back. If orientation
their way around campus.
living 45 minutes away by bus, and I week gives you just one new friend,
had a lot of things pulling me away that will open you to many more new “The biggest change was the move to
from King’s. I saw a poster recruiting friends and experiences.” alcohol-free events, and one of our
for the next year’s orientation, and I challenges was coming up with new
thought why don’t I do orientation
again but this time help frosh like me Scott Kuzma ’99 ideas. We started a tradition at King’s
called “Carnival”. This consisted of
have a better experience at King’s. different events: karaoke in the
The moment I walked into that room cafeteria, a movie, live music outside
and asked for an application, I and various games going on in the
instantly had 85 new friends from all parking lot. It was a big success, and
over the province, and King’s became continues to be successful.
home to me.
“I learned to work in a team with
“I remember Jacob, a 6’8” gentleman about 70 to 80 other Orientation
from Sudan, sitting on the floor of the leaders, striving towards a common
King’s cafeteria with his shinerama goal. It was tiring for everyone, but
box emptied out before him, stacking we grew together as a team. It’s a huge
up coins. Jacob had come to King’s Scott Kuzma with fellow King’s Alumni, Carrie responsibility, but in sharing it with
Guthrie (left) and Nikki Lawless.
because he wanted to go into the others I learned a great deal. I took
seminary. When he arrived here, he away a lot of pride for King’s and
In Scott Kuzma’s second and third
had nowhere to live, so a number of Western, as well as many leadership
years, he was a soph and assistant head
us put him up until he found a place. skills. These are skills that I’ve used a
soph for Orientation. As Students’
When I saw him sitting on the floor lot in my job with Ford.”
Council President in his final year, he
with his stacks of coins, surrounded
was also very involved. After
by new friends in a new country,
graduating in economics, Kuzma was
I remember thinking that this is
hired by Ford Motor Company of
what university is all about: a way to
Canada, moving from Calgary to
bring together people from all over
Ottawa to Toronto. He’s held a number
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A King’s education teaches students how to listen
carefully, think critically, and communicate effectively –
skills needed by every good judge. Many King’s grads
have gone on to illustrious careers on the bench. Meet
two of the first: John Hall ’59 and Donald Taliano ’61
Hall grew up in Huron County just
north of London, and arrived at King’s
in 1956, the year after it officially
opened. “I enjoyed the atmosphere of a
small college in a Catholic
environment, where you got to know
Black, where he practiced as criminal
and civil counsel, both at a trial and
appeal level. Along the way he was
president of the Vancouver Bar
Association and the Catholic Charities
of the Diocese of Vancouver.
everybody,” he says. “It was a very
As criminal counsel, he also continued
comfortable place to be.”
to work as a Special Prosecutor. One
Hall studied business in his first year, case that put him in the national
and then switched to arts. It was a time spotlight was the prosecution of
when large companies recruited on Clifford Olson, the serial killer who
campus, and freshly minted graduates murdered 11 youths. “Legally, it wasn’t
had their pick of jobs. Hall joined an a difficult case, but dealing with the
insurance company in Toronto, but media was a challenge,” he says.
after a year still wasn’t sure what he
wanted to do with his life.
A friend of his had gone to Western’s “The experiences I had,
brand new law school, and Hall
decided to try it too. Here he met and the people I met at
Dean Ivan Rand, one of Canada’s great
A lucky choice judges. King’s, helped me as a
When John Hall enrolled at Christ After graduating from Western Law in thinker in the law.”
the King College, he never 1963, Hall chose to go out west,
deciding upon Vancouver. After
imagined he was embarking on a spending time in both a large and In 1989 Hall underwent a difficult but
career path that would lead to the small firm, he tried his hand at successful treatment for cancer, an
British Columbia Court of Appeal, prosecuting. He enjoyed the experience that he describes as a
the highest court in the province. experience, which gave him the chance “wakeup call.” Although he had been
to really get to know other Vancouver enjoying his practice, he decided it was
“I hadn’t the remotest idea of going lawyers. After a few years, however, he time for a change and accepted a
into the law,” he says. settled with the firm of Dumoulin, position as a trial judge of the Supreme
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Court of British Columbia. In 1996 he of Appeal is that it sits as a panel of been almost 50 years, Hall
was elevated to the Court of Appeal of three, so you have others to talk with. acknowledges the lasting influence of
British Columbia. When you’re a trial judge, you’re on outstanding teachers such as Father
your own.” Wemple, Father Laroque, and Dr.
Hall says that the broad nature of his
Havelka. “The experiences I had, and
practice helped prepare him for the Hall has continued to watch the
the people I met at King’s, helped me
challenges of his current role, which he changes at King’s from afar,
as a thinker in the law,” he says. “The
enjoys immensely. “As a judge you particularly through the eyes of his
law turned out to be a lucky choice for
sometimes have difficult decisions,” he younger daughter, Tara, who graduated
me. It’s something I love doing.”
says. “The fortunate thing in the Court from the College in 1996. Although it’s
hour. Father Wemple, however, was not where he joined the firm of Chown
convinced. Cairns, and gradually began to
specialize in family law and civil
Taliano majored in English, drawn to
litigation. When his mentor and great
the subject by the inspirational
friend, Mac Chown, died in the early
teaching by Father Maguire. “We had
80’s, Taliano accepted an appointment
terrific professors,” he says. “It was a
to the bench.
very, very stimulating time for me.”
After graduating, he thought about Being a judge has both challenges and
pursuing English, but decided to try rewards, says Taliano. “Sometimes
law instead. people will get themselves into terrible
predicaments. It’s particularly
In the first month at Western Law, he
rewarding to provide solutions and
came across two Canadian cases that
struck a personal chord. Taliano had
worked in his father’s grocery store in
St. Catharines as a youth. Two
“Within the first three
customers, Harry Reece and Florence
Ricker, often came in late on Saturday
weeks of law school
nights, usually drunk and arguing. One
day they simply disappeared. In his I had a fascinating
Planting seeds first year criminal law course Taliano
learned that Reece had killed Ricker in glimpse into the case
If it wasn’t for the beer strike in the a drunken rage. The trial became
late summer of 1958, Don Taliano Canada’s leading case on drunkenness law. These were people
as a defence to first degree murder.
might not have ended up a judge of I knew.”
the Superior Court of Ontario. Another case involved an Italian
immigrant who discovered that his One of the drawbacks of being a judge
A talented drummer, Taliano decided wife in Italy had been unfaithful. When is the need to keep some distance from
after high school that he would rather she joined him in Canada, she the community, so the ability to judge
earn $90 a week in a band than go to admitted her infidelity and he killed is not compromised. This is difficult
university. But when the beer strike put her. When he looked at the case, for Taliano, who was involved as both a
a temporary hold on his gigs, he agreed Taliano realized he was reading about trustee of the Catholic School Board
to give King’s a try, fully intending to another of his father’s customers. The and a municipal councillor when he
go back to his band. “King’s just fit like defence of provocation went to the practiced law.
a glove,” he says. The strike ended after Supreme Court, where a slight
Still, Taliano finds ways to give back.
three weeks, but Taliano was hooked. majority ruled against it. “Within the
He enjoys working with 15 wheelchair
first three weeks of law school I had a
Taliano says he enjoyed everything tennis players, one of whom is aspiring
fascinating glimpse into the case law,”
about King’s, with the exception of the to make the Canadian Olympic team.
says Taliano. “These were people I
curfew. He and a fellow student wrote “Contributing to the community was a
a strong letter to the College strong theme at King’s,” he says. “For
newspaper arguing that they should be After graduating from Western Law, me the seed was planted there, and it
entrusted to come home at a decent Taliano returned to St. Catharines, certainly took root.”
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Des Dutrizac, ’69, Academic Dean
“We have students living In Japan,
Australia, and the Middle East who are
studying thanatology with us online.
It’s likely that some of our new
programs will end up in a similar
A Golden Jubilee is a wonderful occasion format. I’m concerned about losing the
to celebrate the past. It’s also an social aspects of education, but people
opportunity to look into the future. are finding new and innovative ways to
build interactivity into online learning.
We asked some visionaries to look into
their crystal balls to see what King’s “Our capacity for gathering infor-
might look like 50 years from now. mation is increasing exponentially.
Who knows – in 50 years we might be
able to get implants with all the
database information we need. But
how will we think about all this
information, and deal with the tensions
resulting from competing interests?
To do this we will have to look back to
the really meaningful experiences of
great universities in the past, where an
entire class was devoted to a single
thought or idea.
“In 50 years the virtual classroom
might be more virtual than we think.
For example, you could be in a seminar
around a table with 15 people, who are
just holograms from all over the world.
This will raise some interesting
questions about the qualities of being
“Despite the move to globalization,
people will always need a connection to
something local. Will the family be
important in 50 years? I certainly think
so. We are all sentimental about the
town we grew up in, the school we
went to, and the friends we made.
Those values may be challenged, but
they won’t change. King’s will always be
an anchor - a place to engage the forces
of change and creativity, to balance the
tensions between global and local. We
need to value our Catholic intellectual
tradition, and at the same time be
completely open to change and the
possibilities of globalization.”
Dave Sheedy, President of the King’s
“I’d love to come back in 2050 and see
a student centre at King’s – a place with
a physical fitness facility where
students can work out, and also get
together on a social basis.
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“In the future I think a lot more subject areas: information and media In 50 years I doubt that I will still be on
education will be outside the classroom studies, social justice and peace studies, the board of the Alumni Association,
and more experiential, applying the childhood and family relations. These but I will continue to stay as involved
knowledge we’ve learned. We’re seeing new programs are part of a dynamic as I can. I love the connection and
more exchanges at King’s, a trend that I process, which both reflects and creates warmth that I’ve had at King’s.”
think will also continue. In the future I current thinking.
Sauro Camiletti, Associate
think travelling will become a bigger
“About 25 years ago we coined the Academic Dean
part of one’s education.
phrase “person-centred” and imported “In the early 70s, companies often had
“I’m very concerned about the decrease it into our philosophy and approach at a computer programmer on staff. But
of public funding for universities, a King’s. What will person-centred mean when Microsoft started developing
reason I was involved in the Rae review. 25 or 50 years from now? Will our global products like Excel, company
What I don’t want to see in the future concept of what it means to be human programmers disappeared. In 50 years,
is buildings with corporate logos change? The bottom line in getting a the same thing might happen with
plastered all over the place, or students university education is to be excited education. A few centres in North
sitting in the Coca Cola classroom about ideas, to be passionate about America might develop an exceptional
watching commercials during breaks. learning. Since time immemorial, that’s Soc 20 course, for example, which will
been the essence of it.” be picked up by everyone else.
“A lot of things will change, but I hope
Research-intensive courses will always
that the future doesn’t take away the Sophia Katsios, ’94, President of the
require a high level of personal
traditions that are here right now, like King’s Alumni Association
guidance and mentorship, but centers
the community spirit, inclusiveness, “King’s will change the way it relates to
of excellence could change the way
Catholic values, small classes, and great its alumni over the next 50 years, but it
education is delivered.
relationships between faculty, will always be a welcoming institution.
administration, and students. We will continue to identify the needs “A hundred years ago everyone needed
of our alumni and find new ways to to know how to make bread. The first
“Each generation of students is
serve them. Fundraising will continue people who drove cars needed to
becoming more health conscious and
to be important, but we also want to understand how the car worked. What
socially involved. I think in the future
build on memories and points of we need to know 50 years from now
the student voice will become more
connection. will be different than what we know
important in tackling global and local
today. The constant, though, will be the
issues. Who else can speak for us? It’s “One of my personal goals, and that of
need for human interaction, critical
our future.” the Alumni Association, is to build on
thinking, a strong ethical base. This
our London base and bring London
Jim Zucchero, ’82, Academic Counsellor will be the role for King’s – developing
grads closer together. We will continue
“It’s hard to predict the ways that the human experience.
to develop new chapters and expand
education will change, but technology
our existing ones in Ottawa, Hamilton, “Universities may be less job oriented
will be a big part of that change. For
and Toronto. in the future than they have been in the
example, we’ve just introduced an
past. No one really knows what the job
online service for students that allows “Technology will enable us to stay in
will be in four years, or how many
them to work through various closer touch with alumni. In 25 years
times a person will change careers. The
combinations of academic modules for Homecoming will be bigger than it is
goal of King’s will always be to develop
their degree. That’s a great service, but now. It will have expanded to two
an individual who is flexible
what makes King’s so special is the nights of the weekend. Alumni from
intellectually, can adapt to different
quality of the human relations we’ve different countries will have a chance
circumstances, think critically, and
been able to foster here. The challenge to reconnect with friends and
for us is to retain the calibre of those professors through the Internet and
relationships, which have made King’s videoconferencing. “In 50 years we’re still going to say
what it is. there’s real value in the connections
“Despite all the changes over the past
between students and professors. How
“Looking at what’s been happening 50 years, King’s has always kept its nice
it’s going to happen I don’t know, but
with academic programs and warm feeling. The small classes, the
some intimacy in education will be
projecting forward, I think we’ll see connection between the students and
necessary because people will still be
over the next 50 years many more the professors, and the Catholic spirit
human. We may be teaching different
interdisciplinary programs. A hundred will always be part of the College.
courses, but King’s will still have the
years ago there was no discipline of That’s what makes it King’s.
mission of creating a better individual.”
psychology - it was philosophy. Now
we’re seeing the evolution of new
Spring 2005 | page 17
King’s has always been a good eatin’ school, and many of its graduates
have gone on to careers in the food business. Meet three of them...
and try their favorite recipes!
the Soul Howard saw an opportunity where Howard says King’s professor Dante
few others did. “I felt that there would Lenardon was an important mentor
be a fairly dramatic increase in and role model. “He’s an individual of
people’s interest in food and wine as integrity, passion, empathy and
the population aged,” he says now. “It intellect – the most humble man I’ve
was also clear to me that the Niagara ever met, yet also the most
PHOTO BY STUDIO SOURCE PHOTOGRAPHY. AS SEEN IN STIR MAGAZINE
region had the capability to produce intellectual. When you see that as a
world-class wines. But more people young person, it gives you a level of
told me I was nuts than congratulated aspiration, and it makes you think that
me when I told them I’d bought a you might have some capacity to have
winery!” an impact if you work really hard.’
Little more than a decade after he In the recipe box
bought it, Vineland won Winery of
the Year honours in an international “Mr. H” steak
John Howard, ’71, former owner, competition in Italy, and Howard New York Steak
was named Entrepreneur of the Year Garlic salt
Vineland Estates Winery
in Niagara. Montreal steak seasoning
As you turn onto the main drive of Mustard
Vineland Estates, the tower of its The secret of his success? In addition Balsamic vinegar
elegant stone winery building is to vision, he puts it down to focusing From a butcher, obtain New York strip steaks between
etched against the dramatic backdrop on world-class quality, and putting an inch and a half to two inches thick, with as much
of the fat removed as possible.
of the Niagara Escarpment. Acres of together a team of talented people
ADD a minimal amount of garlic salt and Montreal
golden vines stretch in every direction, who shared his passion. “The fourth steak seasoning to both sides of the steaks.
and Lake Ontario winks blue in the element is always luck,” he adds. PUT a liberal amount of French’s mustard (not Dijon
distance. With one of Niagara’s finest or anything exotic) on both sides and around the
restaurants on site, Vineland is a A serial entrepreneur more excited by perimeters of the steaks.
mecca for those who love great food the challenge of building a business ADD a touch more garlic salt to both sides.
and wine. than operating it, Howard sold the ADD Montreal steak seasoning with a very light dash
t of balsamic vinegar to both sides.
business in March 2004. For the past HEAT your barbeque or grill as high as possible to
But it wasn’t always like this. When year, he has been pondering his next sear the steaks, and cook to desired doneness.
John Howard first saw it 12 years ago, move while pursuing his passion for SERVE with a great cabernet sauvignon, or cabernet
sauvignon with a light merlot blend, aged a minimum
it was “a barn with a gravel road.” fly-fishing, and renovating his castle- of three to four years.
Already a successful entrepreneur, like Niagara home.
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Lawrence In the recipe box
Burden, ’76, Curried Chick Pea Soup
Owner, Kiss with tomatoes, ginger and cilantro
the Cook, 8 cups vegetable stock
2 tbsp vegetable oil
London, 1 yellow onion, finely diced
2 tsp salt
Ontario 2 bay leaves
What was a 8 cloves garlic
3 tbsp minced ginger
nice Jewish 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
boy doing at King’s College in the 1 red pepper
6 ripe tomatoes
mid-1970s? 1 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp coriander seed
Getting in touch with his Jewish roots, 1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garam masala
as it turns out. Lawrence Burden, a 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
London native, chose King’s College 1/8 tsp turmeric
3 cups (720ml) chick peas
because he wanted a more intimate 1/4 cup prepared chutney
university experience. He started 1/2 Can coconut milk
Doug Fry, ’98, Manager of Training
taking Religious Studies courses from 1/2 Bunch cilantro, minced and Sales Operations, Kraft Canada
HEAT the oil in a soup pot and add onion, 1 tsp. Salt A recent TV ad depicts two students
Professor Jim Schmeiser, who and bay leaves. Saute until the onions are soft and
encouraged him to understand his golden. Meanwhile, place the garlic, ginger, jalapenos, moving into a university dorm.
pepper and tomatoes in a food processor and pulse They are sternly admonished that
own religious and cultural until vegetables form a rough puree. Set aside.
background better. Burden ended up NEXT, grind the cumin and coriander seeds. Add these
cooking equipment is forbidden,
pursuing Jewish Studies at McGill and all remaining spices to the sauteed onions and so they turn up the thermostat and
continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes. Add the
University, then spending a year at the vegetable puree and another teaspoon of salt and
cook their beloved Kraft Dinner atop
Hebrew University in Israel. simmer until small blobs of oil pool on the surface. Add the radiator.
the chick peas and stock and bring to a simmer. Cook
In the meantime, his father had set up several minutes, then add the chutney and coconut The ad plays on the tradition of
milk. Using a potato masher, gently mash the chickpeas
a wholesale beauty supply business in against the bottom of the pot to break them up slightly university students living on the
London and encouraged Burden to and thicken the soup. Simmer and season to taste with inexpensive macaroni and cheese
salt and cracked pepper. Add chopped cilantro just
join him. After more than two decades before serving. mixture. In a few short years, Doug
of success, the company was From the Rebar Modern Food Cookbook Fry, BA ’98, went from eating KD as a
Audrey Alsterberg and Wanda Urbanowicz
purchased by a U.S. firm, and one of This restaurant is in Victoria B.C.
King’s student to selling it as a senior
Burden’s former clients, Lynda manager with Kraft Canada’s
Boniface, suggested that they start a Foodservice division.
helping to raise money for worthy
kitchen store together. Kiss the Cook causes, and being an active member of Fry grew up in B.C., where his mother
opened in October 2000, with Burden the Richmond Row Merchants’ is Member of Parliament for
focused on the business back end. A Association, a group of businesses that Vancouver Centre, and his father is a
retail kitchen shop, Kiss the Cook also market themselves together. leading vascular surgeon. He chose
offers select gourmet foods and
King’s because he felt it was time to
cooking lessons by some of the area’s Burden says King’s gave him a great
make his own way in the world.
top chefs. Two years ago, Boniface was basis for personal and business
“I absolutely loved it,” he says. “I didn’t
diagnosed with cancer and died a success. “It provided me with a
know a soul when I came to London,
short time later. wonderful foundation and nurtured
and almost immediately I had a sort of
whatever was inside me.”
Although he admits the learning second family.” He served on Students’
curve was steep, Burden is enjoying Council as Vice President Finance,
all aspects of the business. “I love it President, Speaker and Grad Class
because of the people,” he says. “I know it sounds silly, President, and on Resident’s Council.
“I know it sounds silly, but when but when someone comes When he graduated, he spent eight
someone comes in for a saucepan, in for a saucepan, it months as a Liaison Officer, visiting
it makes me feel good that I can makes me feel good that high schools to encourage students to
educate them and make it a pleasant I can educate them and attend King’s.
experience.” make it a pleasant In November 1999, he joined Kraft
Burden fends off competition from experience.” Canada in Vancouver. At first he saw it
big box stores by finding unique items – Lawrence Burden as a temporary position that would
and giving exceptional service. He give him valuable sales experience, but
stays in touch with the community by gradually he became fascinated >>
Spring 2005 | page 19
by the work and the company. By
2003, he won Kraft’s top sales award.
“The key to making it in this business
is not selling for the sake of selling,” he
says. “It’s actually working with your
customers to grow their businesses.”
Fry returned to Ontario to take on a
head office position in late 2003. In his
new job he trains sales staff and
monitors their individual
development. “In the food business,
you’re continually working to come up
with new ideas to keep you at the
forefront of innovation,” he says.
“Kraft is probably one of the top
companies for investing in research
and tracking trends. It’s just a great
company to work for.”
In the recipe box
Brie in Phyllo Pastry topped with Red Onion
2 sheets of Phyllo pastry cut to size
(depending on the size of the Brie wheel)
1 medium size Brie wheel.
1 large fresh baguette
SLICE the top layer off of the brie wheel.
WRAP in Phyllo pastry with enough pastry left to build a
flower shaped top (middle of top)
BRUSH flower shaped centre, on the top of the Brie
Parcel, with egg to hold it together.
Place in Fridge until ready to bake.
SLICE Fresh baguet diagonally, about one inch in
thickness, should make about 20 slices per baguet.
Place under broiler until lightly toasted.
Red Onion Port Jam: (makes 3 cups)
1/4 pound of butter
1 1/2 pounds medium white onions, peeled and
1 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons of chicken base powder
3/8 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons of grenadine syrup
1 cup of red wine or port or Maderra
(or a combination of them all)
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
HEAT butter in a large frying pan until brown and no
ADD onions, salt, pepper & sugar.
STIR well, cover and lower heat.
SIMMER, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes, then add
vinegar & grenadine/port wine mixture.
COOK for 30 minutes more uncovered on low heat till all Share your news in the
ingredients come together.
(goal is to be a slightly thick jam)
COOK Brie pastry for 5 minutes at a medium heat, or
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until the Brie is soft, but intact within the pastry casing.
Scoop Warm jam over the top of the pastry casing and the handy form on page 9
serve with toasted baguette chips.
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As a team they went to the World I picked up from Campbell I’m using
Championships two more times, once today in my coaching and mentoring
in Glasgow, Scotland, and the other in on public speaking.”
Princeton, New Jersey, each time
After King’s, Sbrolla completed the
placing among the top tier. Their
Management Studies Program at
greatest triumph was in Kiev, where
Wilfrid Laurier, where he continued
they won the East/West Debating
to debate, finishing 5th in the World
Challenge, competing against 40 teams
Championships. After working his
from the U.S. and Soviet Republic. The
way up in The Delson Group, an
competition, which has only been held
James Sbrolla ’90 wants once, took place under the watchful
environmental business that grew
rapidly and then was purchased, he
eyes of the KGB, just before the fall of
to keep alive the great the Berlin Wall. The topics for debate
travelled the world, visiting 60
countries on six continents. Along
debating tradition at King’s were the reunification of Germany and
the way, he consulted on industry
the demilitarization of the north. “It
opportunities for Canadian businesses
was another world,” says Sbrolla. “At
hen James Sbrolla overseas and wrote a magazine
the social functions we were asked by
came to King’s at column on hazardous materials
Russian debaters, “How can you say
age 19, he never management. He now runs
those things with the KGB listening?”
dreamed that Environmental Business Consultants,
within months he Other King’s debaters also stood out and is a partner in an equity fund
would be during the early 90s, when the club called Growth Equity Partners.
competing in the World Debating thrived with 30 to 40 members. For
Championships in Australia. He and example, the team of James Rocky and
his partner Steve Deighton qualified Todd Roberts competed successfully in
after being named the top rookie team the ’91 World Championships, and
in their very first tournament, and Rocky won the World Championship
then placing sixth in the Canadian of Public Speaking in the same year.
championships. “I remember sitting
Sbrolla says that the support they
on a beach in December sipping a
received from King’s was a big reason
Pina Coloda,” says Sbrolla. “Steve
why they were able to compete so
and I gave a toast: “Here’s to King’s
successfully. It was also a great place to
College and debating. We’ve got to
come back to after their tournaments King’s 1990 debating team
keep this up.”
away. “King’s gave us a real home,” he Sbrolla still keeps in touch with his
Keep it up they did. Together they says. “When you’re on the road a lot, former debating club members, who
proved a formidable team, helping it’s nice to have an intimate college are planning to keep alive King’s great
King’s build an international atmosphere to come back to.” debating tradition. “We’d like to put
reputation in debating. together some type of endowment to
The small and intellectually
King’s had a debating club in the 60s. challenging classes at King’s also helped see debating continue,” he says. “We
After it became inactive, King’s Sbrolla hone his craft. A student in the want to give back, because you can’t
students who wanted to debate joined ACS program, he remembers taking put a price on the tremendous things
Western’s club. Deighton, who went down arguments that he felt could be that we got out of both debating and
on to be USC President, decided to put to good use in debates. He King’s College.”
start a debating club at King’s so he particularly credits Professor If you are a former member of the debating
would have a greater chance to McGregor’s first year sociology class club who would like to support the future of
compete. It was founded in 1987, and and John Campbell’s Speech 143. debating at King’s, please contact Anne
Sbrolla was the first to join up. “Many of the tools and techniques Marie Peirce, Director of Alumni Affairs.
Spring 2005 | page 21
James Christopher Peppler ’60 retired Darlene Lamont Austen ’79 is a training Patrick O’Neill ’86 has been married for
from provincial (British Columbia) manager in a small London (England) ten years to his dearest Christina. They
government service at the end of August borough, responsible for the education have three boys: Liam, Thomas and Colin.
2003. At that time, he was the Director of and training of new and qualified social
James Walker ’86 was married on October
branch responsibilities for public library workers. She lectures at a local university
2, 2004. James is the President of The
services in BC. In September 2004, James on domestic violence and its impact on
Global Family of Pet Food Stores with a
and his wife Lynne moved back to Prince children. She also leads a strategic forum
chain of over 60 stores in 5 provinces.
George, BC on the banks of the beautiful in a number of neighboring boroughs to
Nechako River. co-coordinate efforts to improve the Laura Lewis ’87 finished her PhD at Smith
quality and numbers of community College in Clinical Social Work in 2003.
James E. Tangney ’62 took an early
placements for social work students. She accepted a post-doctoral research
retirement from the Ontario Public Service
fellowship with the department of Family
and is in his final year of training as a Trudy Pavia ’80 teaches for the Waterloo
Medicine at the University of Western
Gestalt psychotherapist. He also trains Catholic District School Board in
Ontario and she also lectures as an
volunteers for the Toronto Distress Centres. Kitchener. She is married to Joe Pavia and
adjunct faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University
In his spare time, James plays a drum for has two children – Oliver, 14, and
in the Masters of Social Work program.
the Argonotes, the Toronto Argonauts Johanna, 10.
She and her husband Wayne Sharp have
Catherine Hanenberg ’83 graduated from two children, Rachel, 7, and Robert, 4.
Heather Carter ’73 was recently the University of Guelph in February 2004
James Howe ’89 is the Co-ordinator of
appointed Study Administrator for the with a MSc, specializing in Couple and
Communications and Issue Marketing with
International Study of Unruptured Family Therapy and is opening a private
the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. He
Intracranial Aneurysms (ISUIA). practice. She lives with three musicians:
and Marie-Helene live in the Riverdale
husband Jim Hanenberg and two
Maryanne O’Hara ’74 celebrated her 30th section of Toronto.
wonderful sons, Scott, 17, and Eric, 15.
anniversary as an Income Support
Mark Palmer ’90 is a Major Gifts Officer
Specialist with the provincial government Jon Shaw ’84 has been employed at the
with Sunnybrook & Women’s Foundation,
in June 2004. Bruce Nuclear Power Development for 16
working on its $300 million campaign. He
years. He was recently promoted to
Beth E. French ’76 and her husband have formerly worked for The Learning
Supervising Nuclear Operator. Jon and his
attended the UWO Senior Alumni lectures Partnership, Toronto Kiwanis Boys and
wife Lisa celebrate their 22nd anniversary
for two years. They have been married for Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of
this October. Their eldest daughter attends
57 years and enjoy traveling, church Canada, Cambridge Memorial Hospital,
Fanshawe College and their other
groups and just being alive! and St. Joseph’s Community Health
daughter and son attend high school in
Centre. He has been an in-school mentor
Beth Lozon ’77 celebrated 25 years of Kincardine.
and Big Brother in Burlington, Hamilton
teaching as Chaplain of Mount St. Joseph
Colleen Whitham ’85 has been employed and Wentworth. He is an avid Ultimate
College in Sault Ste. Marie. She keeps in
in Mental Health Counselling at the Brant Frisbee player and works with both the
touch with many King’s alumni.
Community Healthcare System in Hamilton Ultimate Club and Toronto
Nancy Dillon ’78 teaches students with Brantford for 17 years. She married for the Ultimate Club.
special needs in a Toronto high school. first time two years ago and is living
Julien Hammond ’92 completed a MDiv at
happily ever after with her husband Len.
Newman Theological College (Edmonton)
Peter Collins ’86 has been employed in and a ThM in Jewish Studies from the
elementary education since 1988. He University of St. Michael’s College,Toronto.
previously worked for the London District He is the Ecumenical Officer and Director
Catholic School Board and presently of Pastoral Services in the Archdiocese of
works for the Toronto Catholic District Edmonton.
School Board. Peter briefly taught English
in South Korea in 1996.
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Lisa Krol ’92 (nee Disher) received her Stefan Bortolussi Jason Peetsma ’01 graduated last fall
MEd in Special Education from the ’98 and Rena Pittao with a Masters in International Relations
University of Saskatchewan in Fall 2004. ’96 were married in and Global Politics from the University of
Her thesis work is breaking new ground in June 2004 in Windsor. He is the Field Director for
the study of learning disabilities among London. Five of the Brendan Wood International in Toronto and
ESL students. She currently works with eight bridal lives along the Toronto harbourfront with
ESL students at the U of S. attendants were his yellow lab, Joey.
King’s grads: Jamie
Natalie Howe ’93 and her husband Rob Lauren Barr ’02 is completing her MA in
Algate ’00, Frank
moved from London, England to sociology at UWO. She is also a teaching
Franciosa ’00, Sarah
Switzerland in November 2004. They can assistant at King’s and still loves being
Turfey (nee Lawless) ’97, Nadine Mueller
be reached at Bruggerweg 16, 8037, here!
’96 and former King’s student Adam
Zurich, Switzerland. Bortolussi. Stefan and Rena reside in Yoshiko Suzuki ’02 returned to Japan
Jennifer Scott-Van Rassel ’93 married Toronto where Rena is Manager of Staffing after four years in Canada. While in
Peter Van Rassel in 1998. Their first child, at CIBC Wood Gundy and Stefan is Canada she achieved a certificate of
Andrew, was born in September 2001 and Associate Category Manager in the Bereavement and Grief Studies at King’s
Emily was born in 2003. Jennifer worked automotive division of Canadian Tire and a Master of Theological Studies at
for Bell Canada for ten years in customer Corporation. They would be happy to hear Huron. She is writing a book entitled ‘My
sales and service and is now a from you at firstname.lastname@example.org or Grief Story’ with the supervision of Dr. Jack
homemaker. email@example.com. Morgan.
Monica Hinton ’94 received her Master of Douglas Fry ’98 has worked for Kraft Neil Osiowy ’03 was ordained a priest on
Social Work degree with a clinical practice Foods for over four years, in Vancouver, May 21, 2004. He currently serves as
specialization. Her qualitative research B.C. He was promoted to the Canadian Associate Pastor of St. Anne and St.
thesis was presented at the ACSW Head Office in Toronto as the Manager of Martin de Porres Roman Catholic parishes
conference in Alberta. Sales Operations, Training and in Regina, SK.
Development for the Canadian
Kelly Margani (nee Parubocki) ’94 and Foodservice Division. In February ’04 he
her husband Frank had their first baby – a was awarded the Kraft Foods Sales Award In Memorium
boy named Luca – on January 8, 2004. of Excellence for top sales in Canada. The King’s University College Alumni Office
Robert Orgill ’94 followed his heart and (see story, page 19) staff and the Alumni Association members
moved to Calgary in 2003 where he works Brian Bileski ’99 was awarded a Silver extend condolences to the families and
as an account manager for an energy firm. Medal Galaxie award from the Canadian friends of the following individuals:
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Cable Television Association for a Nancy Edith Gibbons White ’80 and ’85
Gary Long ’95 is the Executive Assistant documentary he co-produced. It aired on passed away in August 2004 at the age
to Gary Schellenberger M.P. (Perth- Raptors NBA TV and is called ‘In Search of of 46.
Wellington). Lebron James’ - a documentary following
the NBA rookie of the year during a Kevin Hayes ’82 passed away on October
Michael Mills ’96 and his wife Jennifer weekend in his senior year of high school. 19, 2004 after a long battle with cancer.
are pleased to announce the birth of their It is the second documentary that Brian
first child, Jacob, on August 21, 2004 in Michael Glenn Chaisson ’93 passed away
has worked on to be submitted for a
Halifax, Nova Scotia. on January 12, 2005.
television award. Brian is a producer for
Raptors NBA TV and Leafs TV and resides
J.Edward Moore ’97 and his family
in the Toronto Beaches.
welcomed their third child into the world.
Vincent was born October 16, 2004. Older Cyril P. Bagin ’00 participated in the
sister Audrey is three and Paul is 15 Summer School of Slovak Language and
months. Culture, Comenius University in Bratislava
and was selected as a representative for a
formal audience with the President of
Slovakia in August ‘04.
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