CAROLYN DELLAH, TEACHER OF EXCELLENCE
A Poem by Shirley Pettifer, May 5/99

This is for Carolyn, one of Vanier's best,
To have you among us, we are surely blessed:
Your spirit, your humour, your get-up-and-go,
Your predictable tendency to rarely say no.

When asked for a favour or extra teaching time,
Or work on a committee, you put your nose to the grind.
You do it with cheer, good-will, lots of heart.
We can count on you to do more than your part.

For Open House, Welcome and Information Day,
You invented a game for our guests to play.
So that they would see Social Science is fun,
And relevant to their careers in the long run.

When Honours students to New York wished to travel,
The intricacies of fund-raising, you helped to unravel.
You're a woman for all seasons in anthropology,
Whether it's cultural,ethnographic or archaeology.

And as far as Research Methods and IP go,
Social Science salutes you; we doff our chapeau.
You're a pleasure to work with, an inspiration,
To colleagues, to friends, to the next generation.

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