OF PAUL HEDLIN'S COMMENTS
Paul initially spoke of his
long association with Carolyn Dellah and of her integral role
in Anthropology, Methods and Honours Social Science courses and
Humanities, as well as her role in Quebec-Canada Studies and
International Studies (where she served as its first coordinator).
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He mentioned the fact that she had taught a remarkable number
of different courses (thirteen!) and how he was amazed at her
ability to be constantly revising her plan d'etude. He commented
on Carolyn's ability to be "natural, caring and non-authoritarian"
and to be "sensitive to the uniqueness and dignity of each
He went on to describe several of the field trips he had embarked
on with Carolyn and their students. Notable among the highlights
he mentioned was an experience they shared on the docks of St.
John's, Newfoundland, where they watched as fish plant workers
marched down to the docks to challenge the Spanish trawlers;
all together sang "Ode To Newfoundland." It was a very
moving moment where field trip members got to witness an event
that signaled a profound and irrevocable change in the lifestyles
of the native Newfoundlanders.
Also mentioned was a trip to New York City with Honours Social
Science students in the spring of 1998 where Carolyn "stayed
up until 1 AM making sure that each and every student made it
back safely to the hotel."
Finally, he described a colourful event in a field trip they
took to Grand Prairie in northern Alberta, where he was "careening
around snow drifts on a buffalo ranch in the back of a pickup
truck with Carolyn."