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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

April 2024

As we welcome the long-anticipated arrival of Spring, it brings me great pleasure to share some exciting news about Currents. We are shifting gears, your inspiring stories are no longer published quarterly, but shared as they happen in real time. Here’s a look at some of the Currents highlights published since our last edition!

We have empowering stories from our students, including Robert Swain who showed off his skills at the Skills Canada Competition, and Chidinma Okafor who found a fellow Nigerian from her home area right here in NL. We also have a unique story about inventor Allie Lynch, a CNA student who created Lickety Splint, an emergency splint that can be applied in a fraction of the time required for other options on the market. Our latest Alumni Spotlight is Jamie Goosney, part owner and General Manager at Aguathuna Drafting and Consulting (ADC) Engineering.

Equity, diversity and inclusivity are important values here at CNA, in “Why am I different?” we dive into the importance of embracing individuality and celebrating the unique qualities that make each of us special from author and current student, Frank Ryan.

In a touching tribute, we learn about our very own Joe Young and the Quilt of Valour, honoring our veterans and expressing gratitude for their service and sacrifice. It’s a poignant reminder of the importance of recognizing and honoring those who have served our country.

Nominations for the 2024 Alumni Acclaim Awards are now open. Throughout April, we invite you to learn more about last year’s deserving recipients. This week we celebrate the Young Alumni Award winner, Rachel Winsor, who is an exemplary contributor to her community. Be sure to check CNA Currents throughout this month for profiles of all four recipients of these prestigious awards.

Additionally, we hear from employee Brent Slade, and Aleksandra Stafanovic-Chafe from NLWIC whose contributions to our college community are invaluable.

And last but certainly not least, we have a delicious recipe from Commercial Cooking Instructor D’Arcy Butler.

As always, I invite you to explore the diverse array of articles Currents – and check back in the weeks ahead for even more. I hope you find them as informative and inspiring as I did.

If you have something you would like to share, please feel free to reach out to me at

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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.


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