Class Notes

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1981, 1983

  • Judge Frank Hoskins BA’81 BEd’83 was recently appointed to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Hoskins will preside primarily in Pictou, Chief Justice Deborah Smith said in a news release welcoming him to the court. “I am confident that Justice Hoskins will prove to be a valuable addition to our court,” Smith said. “He has decades of experience, both as a lawyer and a judge, and has generously donated his time to helping teach law students and lawyers and train judges across the country. Nova Scotians are fortunate to have someone of his calibre serving on the bench.”

1991, 1997

  • Dave Woycheshin BSc’91 MSc’97 retired in March 2021 as Commander from the Canadian Armed Forces after 39 years of Regular Force service. Congratulations, Dave, and thank you for your service.


  • Matt Robinson BA’96 recently published his sixth full-length poetry collection, Tangled & Cleft (Gaspereau Press, Kentville, NS). The collection considers daily life with the lens zoomed all the way in, magnifying the finest grains of detail. Whether he’s writing about the New Year’s Day hangover, perfectly mown lawns, the ampersand on a wedding invitation, beer league hockey, or the shattering of a deceased parent’s casserole dish, Robinson susses out the seemingly innocuous web of relationships that give the domestic its complexity. Copies are available from bookstores everywhere and directly from Gaspereau Press.


  • We are so proud of our Beijing Olympic women’s hockey coaches and former hockey Huskies, Troy Ryan and Kori Cheverie BA’12, for leading their team to an Olympic gold medal!


  • “A dream come true.” Mi’kmaw historian Salina Kemp MA’20 has curated an exhibit that embraces the history and culture of Mi’kmaw people, from past to present, to inspire cultural pride. The exhibit is called “Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek” or “How Unique We Still Are.” It celebrates the relationship between the Mi’kmaq and their traditional territory of Mi’kma’ki through its people, artifacts, and artwork. “In the centre of the exhibit we have a spot where you can take a moment to reflect on what it means to be treaty people,” Kemp says, “something that will help us move closer to reconciliation.” Learn more about the exhibit here. Learn more about the exhibit in this APTN news segment.


  • Dr. Sophie Beaulé (Faculty of Arts) was recently inducted into the Ordre des Palmes académiques with the rank of Chevalier, March 28. The insignia were presented to her by the Consul General of France in the Atlantic Provinces, Mr. Johan Schitterer, on behalf of the French Minister of Education, in the presence of the Minister of La Francophonie of Nova Scotia, the Honorable Colton Leblanc.