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					king’s herald
Spring 2005                      A magazine for alumni and friends
                                     of King’s University College at
                                  The University of Western Ontario

  A good
   Julie Deery and other
   orientation leaders
   share their memories
   50 years at King’s,
   Volume 2

                                      king’s herald
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
Alumni Affairs:
                                                      crystal balls
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
ext. 4565
Fax: (519) 963-1334
                                                      Doug Fry
E-mail: kcalumni@uwo.ca
                                                21    James Sbrolla helped build a great debating
Mail: King’s University College
266 Epworth Avenue, London, ON
                                                      tradition at King’s
N6A 2M3
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
E-mail: ampeirce@uwo.ca
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
Cover photo: John Tamblyn
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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
                          Jaco Award
                                                     surroundings. We look forward to                      alumni will gather in the rear of the
                          recognizes the
                                                     welcoming you and keeping you                         restaurant. Snacks and cash bar available.
                          King’s University
                                                     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.                 geoff.hutton@sympatico.ca                             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
                                                                                                           For more information or to purchase
                                                     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 kcalumni@uwo.ca.

                                                           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,
                                                                                                             Director at
                                                                                                             Festival, for
                                                                                                             making the
                                                                                                             group feel
                                                                                                             so welcome.

                                                                                                                                       Spring 2005 | page 5

                               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
                                                                                                         London, Ontario
                                                                                                         N6A 2M3
Distinction                                    College Alumni Association Board of
                                               Directors will review nominations. All
                                                                                                         For more information please visit our
                                                                                                         website: www.uwo.ca/kings/alumni
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
Nomination Process
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.)

                                                                                                                                              Spring 2005 | page 7

                             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 sbratsch@uwo.ca 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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Please return to: King’s University College, The Office of Alumni Affairs, 266 Epworth Avenue, London, ON N6A 2M3
Fax: (519) 963-1334 | Email: kcalumni@uwo.ca | Web: www.uwo.ca/kings/alumni
Please note the editors reserve the right to edit submissions. The deadline for inclusion in the next issue is July 29, 2005.

                                                                                                                                      Spring 2005 | page 9
The King’s Herald | page 10
50 years
   at King’s

   Welcome to the second of three anniversary
   issues of the Herald in celebration of King’s
   Golden Jubilee.

   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.

                                                 Spring 2005 | page 11
                                                                                           Orientation 1959

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
                               and was
                                               important because going to university       time when I was Orientation leader.
                               head soph
                                               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.
                               year. After
                                               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
                               King’s, she
                                               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,
                        year. After
                                                                                            which really brings our emotions to
                        graduation, he
                                                                                            the forefront.
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
the world.

                                                                                                                      Spring 2005 | page 13
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.”

                                                                                                                Spring 2005 | page 15
   The next
                                                   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
                                                   Students’ Council
                                                   “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
                                                                                         communicate effectively.
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
   Port Jam
   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)

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   2/3      cup of granulated sugar
   HEAT butter in a large frying pan until brown and no
   longer sizzles.
   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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   Scoop Warm jam over the top of the pastry casing and           the handy form on page 9
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Highly debatable
                                          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
football band.
                                               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 rena.pittao@cibc.ca or           Grief Story’ with the supervision of Dr. Jack
homemaker.                                     sbortolussi.mba2004@ivey.ca.                 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 orgill@yahoo.com .        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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