Sunday, July 14, 2024

Letter From the Editor

Christmas 2022

Many of you are soon finished for the holiday season, rushing to get those last-minute presents (unless you’re a true procrastinator and are only just starting! HA! Good luck!), planning out food and drink for your family gatherings, or most importantly, whether or not you have enough stretchy pants to get you through to 2023!

There are so many things to be grateful for; however, we also must remember those who aren’t as fortunate or who don’t enjoy the holidays as it reminds them of loss or loneliness. While each of us can’t solve all the world’s problems, we can certainly do some small things to make one of two people’s holidays a little brighter – whether anonymously, openly or discreetly.  

At CNA, it’s been so nice to see staff and students gather to make their campuses festive and try to generate a little fun for everyone – exams are here and everyone is looking forward to a break.

We are hearing more heart-warming experiences and stories every day and made me think of all the great staff and alumni featured in our holiday e-edition of Currents.

What’s the holidays without a little baking? We have two recipes from PPD campus Chef Nick Hender. We are also excited to profile a new employee – Mary Lewis, Associate Dean of the Television and Film program. Chelsea Heighton, Librarian at Burin campus, talks about information literacy and distinguishing the facts. There are submissions from Dean Davida Smith and Textile Crafts & Apparel Design instructor Susan Furneaux. We also hear from alumni and visual artist, Tyler Natyshen.

We hope you enjoying reading these stories and celebrating our talented grads and staff. I also want to wish you a wonderful winter break. I hope you get to spend it with family and friends, while also finding some time to rest and relax.

I look forward to bringing you more Currents in the new year. If you have any ideas or would like to submit something, please feel free to contact me at

Happy Holidays!

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Ryanne McIsaac
Ryanne McIsaac
Ryanne is Editor of CNA Currents. Born and raised in Stephenville, NL, Ryanne moved back to Newfoundland after spending 16 years in Calgary, Alberta. Ryanne has a Journalism Diploma from College of the North Atlantic and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cape Breton University. She worked for many years as a reporter and freelance writer. She is happy to be back in her hometown and working for CNA.


  1. Merry Christmas Ryanne….hope you have a wonderful holiday…..glad you are a part of our big family at CNA…..all the best to Zane as well for a Happy New Year! 🙂
    Susan xxoo


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