By Maroon & White |
Tribute and tradition shared centre stage with author Richard Ford on the evening of Friday, February 28th when the Pulitzer Prize winner delivered this year’s Cyril Byrne Lecture at Saint Mary’s University. One of the major cultural events in Halifax, the annual Cyril Byrne Lecture celebrates the life of a teacher, researcher, actor, and raconteur who passed away in 2006. During his 35-year career as a literature professor at Saint Mary’s, Dr. Byrne played a major role in establishing the University’s Atlantic Canada Studies Program and the D’Arcy McGee Chair in Irish Studies. An interdisciplinary scholar ahead of his time, he left a lasting impression on generations of students.