Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.15

May 6, 2004


Letters to the Editor


Trip down memory lane

In your issue of April 8, there was an article re the Garnet Key. I read this article with great interest, since in April 1969 I was made an honorary member of the Garnet Key.

At the time I was chairman of the then UCSL of SGWU (Sir George Williams University). [There were] financial difficulties due to government cutbacks concerning all activities of the students, [including] the Key. However, we managed to come up with sufficient monies.

I wear my pin with pride, and am often asked by friends and others what the Key represents. I am proud to explain that the Key comprises elite, nominated students, whose task is to advance the name of Concordia University in all its aspects.

Keep up the good work, and congratulations to all new recipients.

- Frederick W. Bedford, Professor Emeritus, Concordia University Mathematics Department, Avonmore, Ont.

P.S. You will notice at the top [of my letter] the letters A.M.D.G. These were always put in the upper left corner of all assignments and exams at Loyola in the early ’30s. It stands for “to the greater glory of God.” In Latin, it is “Ad majorem dei gratia.” However, some of us called it “Aunt Mary Drinks Gin.” Some older alumni might remember.