Driving back to Edmonton from Athabasca I heard that a colleague and friend - Claudette Tardiff - has been named to the Canadian Senate by the Prime Minister. How amazing.
Claudette is former Dean of the Faculte St. John at the University of Alberta and is currently Acting Vice President External at that University. We met last October with regards to the Canadian Unity Conference we are both planning and became friends at that time. We have met several times. Then she was made Acting VP, which surprised her as well as me and she hit the ground running in that job. And now Senator Tardif. Nice eh. Good luck to her I say. She is a little older than me, but you wouldnt know it.