Halifax writer Silver Donald Cameron, BA’60, MA, PhD, DCL, DLitt, was named to the Order of Canada on June 29 for his contributions as a journalist, writer, educator, consultant and dedicated community activist. Silver began his career in journalism over four decades
ago and has written 16 books. He is currently host and executive producer of thegreeninterview.com, where he conducts interviews with prominent voices in the global environmental movement.
After teaching first- and second-year level Spanish and French for 35 years and raising four children, Jane Mary Saborio (née Butcher), BA’64, is now pursuing her true passion and avocation as a professional impressionist visual artist. She has transferred her years of language teaching skills to water colour and acrylic studio classes, workshops and demos, and volunteer art classes for some of the poorest Mexican children in the colonias surrounding Mazatlan, where she has spent most winters since taking early retirement at 60. Over the past 20 years she has pursued her love of travel with her partner, Ken, pursued photography and art and participated in solo and group exhibitions, receiving many accolades. Her two books, Brushed with Color and Brushed with Color #2: Limited Palette/Flat Brush Technique, are both registered in the National Library in Ottawa.
In June, artist Lynn Kenneth Pecknold, BEd’66, exhibited 45 current works at Place des Arts Gallery in Coquitlam, BC. Lynn has studied under a number of well-known artists and former professors including Gordon Smith and Bob Steele. He went on to show at the Mary Frazee and Avelles galleries in Vancouver, and the Mauntauk Club and Eg Gallery in New York, where he also attended the Pratt Institute. In 1969, he became a full-time art educator, acquiring over 35 years of teaching experience. He currently resides on Vancouver Island with his wife, Sandra. For more information, visit: www.lynnkennethpecknold.com
Commander (RCN Rtd) Thomas W Gossen, BSc’68, was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on August 19 for service to Crown and Country. The medal was presented by Hon. Julia Monro, MPP York-Simcoe Riding in Ontario.