Felicia Pickard (2010) - In the News

Since receiving her Fellowship, Felicia began medical school at Memorial University in St. Johns,   Newfoundland.  She is currently in her second year of studies and close to completing her thesis for her Master’s degree.
Felicia has just been selected to receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the National Board of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for her work as a volunteer.

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Experts Meet to Plan Regional Area Network: “A new kind of country”

Fredericton, November 22, 2012 -- A meeting between networking leaders from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Sackville on November 28th will help decide on methods to interlink high-speed networks, within and between the provinces.

“We are envisioning a new national dream,” said Gary Stairs, President of Fredericton-based Stellar Learning Strategies and Vice President, i-CANADA. “Our region is leading the development of a new Canada - one suited to the 21st Century. We are going to sketch out a plan to create an equitable high-bandwidth regional community, bringing ultra-high-speed service to homes and businesses throughout the twin provinces.”

Telegraph Journal Tuesday, October 30, 2012 COMMENTARY

A COMMENTARY appeared in the Telegraph Journal on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 titled Foundation Funds Best and Brightest.  Introductory paragraphs were as follows:

The Best and the Brightest

What would Measha Brueggergosman (World Renowned Soprano), Sheree Fitch (Canadian Children’s Author and Roger Lord (World Renowned Pianist) have in common? What would the CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, a Research Astronomer at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. and a distinguished lawyer in Saint John, New Brunswick have in common?

They are all proud New Brunswickers and all are Fellows of the O’Brien Foundation. 

The O’Brien Foundation may be one of New Brunswick’s best kept secrets.  It is one of the very few sources of financial support for New Brunswick graduate students.  Each one of the personalities identified above was successful in applying for funding to assist in achieving their distinguished careers.

Between 1975 and 2012, the Foundation has granted 280 Fellowships.  The total value of the awards granted in these years was $1,382,000.00.

O’Brien Fellow Earns Banting Fellowship

lynne-gouliquerDr. Lynne Gouliquer is a first for St. Thomas University and for New Brunswick with her recent award of a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship, one of 23 in Canada, is a professional triumph for Gouliquer and recognition of the work taking place on aging at St. Thomas University.

Gouliquer is studying the resiliency of the aging population, particularly people over the age of 90, a group she refers to as the ‘elder elders.’  “I think there are many things we can learn from them. I will be doing a qualitative study, and I believe St. Thomas is a great fit for this research.”