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Cover: from The Three Bares, watercolour 
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12 McGill’s Peace Plan 

Israeli and Jordanian students are studying 
together in a special McGill program. Will they 
create peace in the Middle East? 

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by Jim Boothroyd 

16 McGill’s Most Expensive 

You'll be surprised at what costs the 
most at McGill. 

Compiled by Patrizia 
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27 La Résolution de Lorne Trottier, 
BEng’73, MEng’73 
Matrox est bien connue des maniaques 

de l’informatique, mais méconnue des 

par Jean-Benoitt Nadeau, BA’92 

30 The McGill Book 
Fair: a Montreal 

Join us ona yearly pilgrimage for some 
of the best book buys in the city. 

Photographs by Nicolas Morin 

34 A Conversation with Marie-Claire 
She was a pioneer before the term was even 
coined. Meet Marie-Claire Kirkland, 

BA’47, BCL’50, LLD’97. 

by Janice Paskey 


Editor’s Notebook Alumni Activities Alumnotes 

Newsbites Reviews In Memoriam 

Patrick Hayden, centre, 
(BSc'98) came to McGill 
as a Greville-Smit 
Scholar in 1994 and was 
selected in 1997 to enter 
Oxford on a Rhodes 
Scholarship; he will 
study psychology, philo- 
sophy, and physiology 
With him are McGill 
Principal Bernard 
Shapiro, BA'56 LLD'88, 
left, and Michael L 
Richards, BA‘60 BCL'63, 
past Chair of the 
Martlet Foundation 



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Since 1981, twenty McGill students have been tapped for Rhodes Scholarships. 
Fully half of these men and women came to McGill as Greville-Smith Scholars. 

Being relieved of the financial burden of attending 
university has meant a wonderful and precious freedom 
for me: freedom to devote myself to my studies, freedom to 
participate in many other exciting things happening 
around campus, freedom to pursue my own hobbies and 
interests while I've been here. —Patrick Hayden 

Cecil Rhodes’ gift to Oxford University in 1902 
established a scholarship that today represents peak 
academic achievement, attracting students from all 
over the world to meet and study in England. McGill 
University, too, benefits from a unique endowment— 
the scholarship awards provided by H. Greville Smith 
under the terms of his 1974 bequest. 

The first recipients of the Greville-Smith Scholarship 
were admitted in 1978. Since then, 121 students have 

H. Greville Smith, cgz, Ba (Oxford), was born in benefitted from this legacy, administered every year by 
Sheffield, England, in 1902 and trained as a chemist. the Martlet Foundation, a philanthropy whose object 
His outstanding business abilities brought him to is to promote excellence in academics and athletics at 
Canada in 1932 where he rose to become President McGill. Every Canadian student accepted by McGill 
of Canadian Industries Limited (CIL): he also is automatically eligible for a Greville-Smith; this year, 
involved himself energetically with hospitals and uni- _25 scholars are receiving support. With a value of 
versities including McGill, where he was a Governor $8,000, the Greville-Smiths are among McGill’s most 

and one of the founders of the McGill Associates. prestigious undergraduate awards. 

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Currie Gym room is that 

it’s left the old smelly one 

with no lineups. | was 

happily rowing there one lunch hour 
when a rather dishevelled student hopped 
on the machine next to me. He matched 
my cadence, then, looking a little the 
worse for the wear, turned to ask how long 
I planned to continue. The student told 
me he’d been up all night studying for an 
engineering exam. And what did I do? he 
inquired. “I work in development and 
alumni relations,” I replied. “Oh,” he said 
matter-of-factly, “so you’re a bureaucrat.” 

That simple word was enough to fully 
arrest my workout. A bureaucrat. There 
are many things that one aspires to be in 
life, but, safe to say, a bureaucrat does not 
figure very high on the list. It’s right 
up there with another perennial favourite: 
administrator. Mind you, on the plus side, 
this student-initiated conversation came 
as a surprise. At 35 years, nary a flicker of 
recognition ever comes my way. But 
maybe it’s the bureaucratish aura rather 
than being right off the age stratosphere. 

A word then, about bureaucrats. Indeed, 
there are a whole slew of us bureaucrats 
working in the charitable wing of McGill 
University known as Development and 
Alumni Relations. In this issue, you'll read 
that McGill raised $44 million dollars 
during the last fiscal year — it was a team 
effort between alumni, McGill professors 
and staff, and scores of volunteers and 
yes, the bureaucrats. Perhaps, then, I’m 
touchier than most when I see charities 
criticized for having “administration 
costs.” There’s no way around it. It costs 
money to raise money and fundraising 
is an extremely labour-intensive activity. 

Every donor must be made aware of the 
cause, solicited, and properly thanked and 
recognized. For small donations this might 
mean a letter or phone call, for big ones, 
a reception and a formal event. We need 
to constantly communicate, hence, a vig- 
orous publication program and continu- 
ally updated web site. Perhaps you want to 
check about a tax receipt, find an old 
friend, or discuss a bequest. Someone has 
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distance calls, pay postage, heat the build- 
ings. The necessities may be mundane, 
but necessarily so. Indeed, there are 80 of 
us bureaucrats in development and 
alumni relations. 

Without a doubt it is reasonable to expect 
a charity, like McGill, to keep admini- 
stration costs as low as possible. The total 
budget of Development and Alumni 
Relations this year is $3.8 million, which 
doesn’t include building costs, rent, lights, 
and heat. Even if those costs were another 
million dollars, the ratio of costs to 
charitable dollar raised would be within a 
respectable 10 percent range. McGill 
pays for raising money through a combina- 
tion of general operating funds, and 
through levies on annual fund donations, 
endowment fund income and on each 
unit purchased. These fees help cover the 
costs of raising money and administering 
the programs and purchases that result. 

Canadian laws give some assurance 
to donors. In order for McGill to qualify 
for charitable status with Revenue Canada, 
the University must spend no more than 
20 percent per dollar raised on admin- 
istration costs and fulfill one of four man- 
dates. McGill’s is “advancement of educa- 
tion.” (Canadians can verify that a charity 
is registered by calling 1-800-267-2384. 
Each year, each charity must submit a 
“public information return” and this is 
available, too.) Revenue Canada operates 
on the assumption that charities are 
reporting honestly and auditing is done 
randomly and when “there’s a hint that 
something is not acceptable,” according to 
one official. 

This means that Canadian charities are 
held more accountable than in some 
countries, and less accountable than in 
others such as the United States or 
Britain, for instance. (See André Picard’s 
Toronto Star article, “Checking Up on 
Charity,” Nov. 21, ‘97). However, with the 
explosion in charities in Canada, some 
75,000 to date and hundreds added each 
year, we Can expect more attention to be 
paid to this sector. You’re right to ask a lot 
of questions. Just remember that, when 
you see the tally for administration costs, 
the bureaucrats aren’t all bad. 

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cGill alumni logging on to the 

World Wide Web will definitely 

want to surf on over to the 
McGill website ( come 
April 15. That’s the launch date for “The 
McGill Treasure Hunt” which includes 
a special competition for alumni. (There 
are also games for staff and students.) 
Players must search the McGill web for 
answers to questions like, “Which McGill 
Athletics Hall of Fame inductee invented 
basketball?” Though not confirmed at 
press time, prizes should include vacation 
packages, computer equipment, cell 
phones, CDs, and gift certificates. 

Aside from the obvious benefits to prize 
winners, the University Relations Office — 
which developed the game — says the 
Treasure Hunt will generate interest in 
McGill and keep alumni up-to-date. 

atin may be for lovers, but American 

immigration authorities weren’t 

too amorous with one graduate late- 
ly. When Philippe-Louis Rochon, MA’97, 
appeared at the border to get his student 
visa (to study at the New School for Social 
Research in New York City), McGill’s 
Latin diploma tripped him up. “The officer 
asked me what it was. I told him it was a 
master’s diploma from McGill University. 
He told me he could not read Latin. I 
pointed out that “UNIVERSITAS 
McGILL” stood for McGill University. 
The guard replied: ‘This is an English 
country; come back when you have some- 
thing in English.’ I suggested that it was 
not a big logical jump to make the connec- 
tion between the Latin and the English.” 

Rochon’s explanation that magistrum 

artium stood for master of arts didn’t 
advance his cause. “As far as I know, this 
could be in arts and crafts,” the 







guard told him. Rochon says he was 
threatened with arrest and escorted by 
immigration police back across the border. 
A few days later, he showed up with 
English transcripts and obtained the nec- 
essary paperwork. Rochon notes: “The 
funny thing about all of this is if the 
United States is an English country where 
Latin is officially not accepted, then why 
do Americans put E Pluribus Unum on 
their dollar bill as a motto?” 

cGill Principal Bernard Shapiro, 
BA’56, LLD’88, delivered a 
tongue-lashing to the Quebec 
business community at the Canadian Club 
of Montreal this past January, stating that 
he was angry and frustrated over their 
silence regarding cuts to higher education. 
Sustaining the quality of edu- 
cation at Quebec universities in 
the face of the “draconian 
reduction of provincial operat- 
ing grants and the apparent 
apathy of the public” is proving 
McGill operating revenues 
have been cut by $48 million 

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‘oe NES EXERCITATIONES Q aa McGill will sustain another 
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dren” and “a general slide for all of Quebec 
society into mediocrity. 

“You, the community which stands most 
to benefit from a strong, healthy university 
system, remain strangely, unaccountably 
silent,” Shapiro told the crowd. “This 
makes me angry. 

“Each of you has a role to play in what 
will be our common success, or, alterna- 
tively, our common failure,” Shapiro said, 
after painting a grim picture of faculty 
and student recruiting difficulties if things 
continue along the current path. “If it 
takes eight to 10 years to develop univer- 
sity experts and our supply is drying up 
because we can’t afford to hire, where will 
we be in the year 2008?” 

Reaction to the speech has been mixed. 
The head of the Societé pour la promotion 
de la science et de la technologie, André 
Boutin, BEng’57, wrote to the education 
minister in support of Shapiro’s statement. 
But the president of the Montreal Board 
of Trade, André Godbout, was less enthu- 
siastic, telling La Presse that everyone 
is suffering from cutbacks and universities 
will just have to suffer as well. Nonetheless, 
Shapiro, who sits on the Board of Trade 
Executive, was congratulated by the other 
members of the Executive at their next 
meeting. Other positive responses, accord- 
ing to Shapiro, concern “putting the 
problem on the table so that people can 
understand what is at stake and think 
of what role they might play in its solution.’ 

There has been no word from Quebec 
City on the speech. “I’m sure that the 
government, although silent, got the mes 
sage,” says McGill Director of Govern- 
ment Relations Ginette Lamontagne. 


hey were the underdogs going into 

the gold medal game, ranked third 

in the regular season. If that wasn’t 
enough, a penalty left them one player 
short for close to the entire match. Despite 
this, the McGill Redmen beat the Uni- 
versity of British Columbia Thunderbirds 
5-4 in sudden death and captured their 
first soccer title in 15 years at the national 
championship, held in Halifax last semes- 
ter. The top-ranked Thunderbirds had five 
players from the Canadian Olympic team 
in their line-up and have 10 national 
titles, yet they were dominated by McGill. 

Chances for gold, however, didn’t look 

so good when Redmen defender Mare 
Labrom was thrown out of the game for 


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Gift Services at McGill process 
nearly half the year's donations 
in December and January. 
These reports are bundled 
with copies of receipts. 

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"are graduates or not. Many will also 
match donations by spouses of 
employees, by retired employees or 
their spouses, and by members of the 
board of directors. 

Michel Saint-Cyr, BEng’79, is the Vice- 
Chair of the McGill Alma Mater Fund 
and he knows how important matching 
gifts are to McGill. 

That's why he makes sure his gift is Are you eligible to make a matching gift? 
matched every year. He is Vice-President To find out, send for a copy of 
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gift program is so new, its name doesn’t 
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ve More For Free. 

Telephone Carolyn Elliot, Coordinator, 

Last year, McGill received $278,591 Corporate Matching Gifts Program, at 

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companies. This total includes only about (CarolynE@Martlet1.Lan.McGill.Ca) or 
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gifts matched,” says Saint-Cyr. She can also tell you how to start a 
program in your organization if it 
does not have one yet. 

Redmen #6, Peter Bryant 
scored the winning goal 

roe hauling 
birds mid- 
fielder five 
into play. But 

the Redmen 

& kept UBC off the 
scoreboard for the entire 
game, including two overtime peri- 
ods. The match was decided by sud- 
den death penalty shots. Redmen goalie 
Jason Forsyth dove to stop two of six 
UBC penalty shots and defender Peter 
Bryant scored the winning goal, giving 
McGill a dramatic 5-4 finish. It was 
a sweet victory for Bryant, whose goal 

was his only one all season, scored in his 
hometown with family and friends in 

“More dramatic it couldn’t be,” said 
McGill coach Pat Raimondo of the victo- 
ry. “The boys dug deep out there. It was 
the sweetest feeling in my life.” 

n “Get the Most Out of McGill” 

(Winter 1997) we identified the 

Macdonald campus Faculty Club as 
Dadja Hall. The Faculty Club is in fact 
called Tadja Hall. David Stewart 
purchased the lakefront property for 
McGill when the Macdonald campus 
needed a new faculty club. Tadja Hall is 
named after one of Stewart’s prized 
Himalayan cats. 

une Rittmeyer was one of many who 
enjoyed the McGill opera Giulio 
Cesare in Egitto last fall at Pollack 
Hall. But what enchanted Rittmeyer 
just as much as the music were students in 


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McGill Opera’s “Giulio Cesare in Egitto” 

the audience, all sitting attentively as the 
baroque opera was performed. More 
accustomed to the rambunctious and 
occasionally rude side of young people — 
“Pm used to them banging into me on the 
bus with big knapsacks,” she jokes — 
Rittmeyer was so impressed with their 
talent and polite behaviour that she 
donated $2,000 towards an emergency 
fund for McGill music students, even 
though she has no prior affiliation with 
McGill and lives off a pension. “I didn’t 
realize how much talent there is and 

the level of professionalism. People who 
go into music don’t do it for money.” 
Rittmeyer is a former legal secretary with 
the law firm, Ogilvy Renault. 

olitical science student Paul Ruel 

and the Students’ Society of McGill 

University (SSMU) have had their 
day in court and lost. Ruel and SSMU 
sued Education Minister Pauline Marois, 
the provincial attorney general, and 
McGill University over Quebec’s 
differential tuition fees 
for out-of-province stu- 
dents. While Quebec 
residents pay an average 
of $1,668 in tuition fees, 
Canadians from outside 
Quebec pay $2,868. The 
students claimed that the 
fees are discriminatory 
and violate the Quebec 
and the Canadian Charter 
of Rights and Freedoms. 

This February, Judge Pierre 

Tellier dismissed the stu- 
dents’ case. His ruling stat- 
ed that residency require- 
ments already exist for stu- 
dent loan programs and 
health insurance. The judge 
also ruled there was no dis- 

crimination on the grounds of nationality 
or ethnicity, as the students’ case claimed. 
SSMU President Tara Newell said, 
“Obviously we’re very disappointed in 
the decision. We were confident we 
would win, but Judge Tellier bought the 
government's argument.” The SSMU 
will appeal the decision. The legal battle 
has cost the SSMU $15,000. 

ollywood producer Jake Eberts, 

BEng’62, returned to McGill 

last November as a guest lecturer 
in English professor Trevor Ponech’s 
class, “Introduction to Film as Art”. 
Eberts treated the 200 student class to a 
sneak preview of his latest film, The 
Education of Little Tree. No media were 
allowed, so the screening was a true pre- 
view. The Education of Little Tree depicts 
a Cherokee boy growing up with his 
grandparents in the wilds of Tennessee, 
but it was shot primarily in Quebec. 
Discussion of the film related it to many 
of Eberts’ previous successes, which 
include Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, Driving 
Miss Daisy, Dances with Wolves, Black 
Robe, and A River Runs Through It. 

This was Eberts’ first return to a McGill 

classroom since his graduation. His 
message to aspiring film professionals? 
Write a story to teach yourself how 
it might be portrayed on screen; and fol- 
low what’s in your head and in your 
heart, not what you think will sell at the 
box office. 

Jake Eberts with students 

McGill was hit hard 
by the “Great Ice Storm of 98.” Although 
the University initially put on a brave 
face, by “Black Friday” — five days after the 
freezing rain had started to fall across 
southern Quebec — McGill had closed, the 
city subway system had stopped, schools 
and stores had shut and even bank mach- 

( ell, January was never 
supposed tobea good 

month for weather. 
/ Like most of Montreal, 

ines were inaccessible. Huge sections of 
the city went dark and lost running water. 

Montrealers began to feel the panic that 
residents of the suburbs and the South 
Shore, where power had already been off 
for four days, knew only too well. It was 
time for black-market-priced candles, 
batteries, and generators. People picked 
their way through the icy streets loaded 
down with cases of spring water. Those 
who had fireplaces or heated with natural 
gas were lucky; the rest felt the cold start 
to take over their houses, and thousands 
moved into shelters. Huge amounts 
of ice accumulated on streets and rooftops, 
and wreaked havoc on electrical towers, 
which collapsed under the weight of 
the ice, as did thousands of trees. 

The University closed from January 9 to 
18. Classes were cancelled, libraries and 
offices were shut. Staff and students dealt 
with crises at home and McGill’s power 
supply was drastically reduced to help the 
hydro system recover. The campus was left 
to facilities and security staff, who worked 



by Andrew Mullin 

tirelessly to prevent costly disasters and 
ensured emergency generators supplied 
power for sensitive research projects, 

such as the Phytotron, a facility atop the 
Stewart Biology building on Dr. Penfield 
Ave. that maintains several different 
environments and a greenhouse for exper- 
imental plants. Steve Sura, Director 

of Facilities Management, says, “My staff 
were working so much that by the end 
some of them weren’t too sure whether it 
was Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.” 

Electrical power to the University was 
reduced from 14,000 to 1,000 kilowatts 
and was used to guard against burst pipes 
and structural damage, and for key 
computer systems. One problem, accord- 
ing to Sura, was that “McGill lost power 
five days into the storm, so we couldn’t 
obtain additional generators by then.” 

Campus trees were devastated. But at 
Macdonald campus, John Watson of forest 
operations says the Morgan Arboretum 
suffered only between three and 10 per 
cent damage to trees. The sugarbush will 
be tapped “full tilt this season,” in contrast 
with other Quebec farms which suffered 
far more harm. 

While the University was officially out 
of commission, many lent whatever help 
they could. The McGill Jazz Orchestra 
packed up and entertained storm refugees 
at a St. Bruno shelter. Dean of Agricultur- 
al and Environmental Sciences Deborah 
Buszard worked with the Westmount 
Rotary Club and called on McGill con- 
tacts to help supply Quebec farmers with 

a supply of large commercial generators. 

“In the space of a few hours we had 
$200,000 to bring in generators,” says 
Buszard. “The Dickey Moore and Hewett 
equipment dealers found generators which 
were quickly delivered to the community 
by the Union des Producteurs Agricoles.” 

The ballroom in the Student Union 
Building was offered as a shelter but shut 
down later when that building lost power. 
Power stayed on further up McTavish 
Street at Thomson House (home of the 
Post-Graduate Students’ Society) where 
about 30 people stayed for four nights, 
with more using the shelter during the day. 
“We gave them free breakfast and supper, 
and provided them with a continuous 
flow of coffee,” says Operations Manager 
André Pierzchala. 

Meanwhile, when blood supplies ran 
short at Montreal’s overcrowded hospitals; 
Dean of Medicine Abraham Fuks, BSc’68) 
MD’70, and students organized a spur-of 
the-moment blood drive in the Sir Arthuf 
Currie Memorial Gymnasium. As well, 
McGill offered up its Gault Estate proper 
ty in Mont St. Hilaire where the Canadian 
military set up a communications base. 

In the aftermath, two days were added 
to the winter term, the Easter Monday 
holiday was cancelled, and the exam 
schedule was compressed. Costs to the 
University have yet to be determined, but 
Steve Sura says insurance adjusters were 
surprised damage wasn’t more extensive. 
It’s a tale of nature’s power that McGill 
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Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association to be followed by the 

Alumni Association’s Honours & Awards Banquet. 

Friday, June 12th, 1998 
TIME 5:30 pm Annual General Meeting followed by cocktails 
7:00 pm Honours & Awards Banquet 
WHERE The St. James’s Club, 1145 Union Avenue 
Cost $40 per person 
RSVP Sue Cowan at 398-3553 before April 30, 1998 to reserve tickets 

The meeting is called for the purpose of receiving reports, electing and installing officers and appointing auditors. 
Lynne Kassie, BA’72, Honorary Secretary 

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For ALUMNI GOVERNOR = Term - Five Years (commencing January 1, 1999) 
ONMcGuLvs Barrie D. Birks, BA’70 
BoaRD OF GOVERNORS Chair, McGill Alma Mater Fund/McGill Annual Fund; former member of the Governors’ Committee; 
President, Tyringham Investments 

FOR PRESIDENT erm — Two Years 
Ian V. C. McLachlin, BEng’60 
Vice-President and former Honorary Treasurer 8&¢ Director, McGill Alumni Association; former 
Chair, Homecoming Committee; Faculty Lecturer, The Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, 
McGill University 

FoR VICE-PRESIDENT Zérm — Two Years 
Sally McDougall, BSc’68, DipEd’69 
Chair, Student Relations Committee; member, Services Committee; former Honorary Treasurer, McGill Alumni 
Association; MAA rep., Committee on Scholarships & Student Aid; MAA rep., Admissions Committee 


Term — Two Years Term — Two Years 

Vicky Tumiotto, BCom’81, DipPubAcct’82 Robert B. Winsor, BEng’62 


Term — Three Years Term — Two Years 

Morna Flood-Consedine, MEd’77, DEd’85 Sandra Henrico, BSc(Home Ec)’69 
Marie-Anne Colucci, BA’77 Vincent J. Lacroix, BS¢’86, MDCM’90 
Term — Two Years (Completing R.B. Winsor’ term) Lise Drouin, BCom’77 

Nunzio Spino, BEng’73 Sylvia E. A. Piggott, BA’77, MLS’79 

Articles XI & XI of the Association’ by-laws provide for nomination by the Nominating Committee to fill vacancies 
on the Board of Directors and the Universitys Board of Governors. Additional nominations for any office must be 
forwarded to the Executive Director and signed by at least fifty members of the Association entitled to vote no later than 
twenty days prior to the Annual General Meeting. If, however, the Nominating Committee’ selections are acceptable 
to alumni, those named will take office at the Annual General Meeting. 



education students, for instance, skews upward the percentage 

] orsome, who’s not at McGill is as important as who is. 
For the past three years, McGill has surveyed first year 
students to grasp the character of the student body. 
While the education equity study is voluntary and not 
without some problems — the inclusion of continuing 

of francophone students and those with children — it does 
give an important glimpse into the mix on campus. Recommen- 
dations include recruiting non-traditional students and even 
asking scholarship students to turn down money in favour of 
more needy students. 

The latest results are from the 1996 survey (Fall 1997 wasn’t 
available). They show that the majority of the student body is 
Canadian, English-speaking, Christian, and of European 
origin. But just. 

Some 56.8 per- 
cent of the incom- Vee 
ing students were f \ 
from North Amer- [~~ \ | 
ica. Just over 50 a pee 
percent of the first- > q 
year students spoke \ 
English as a first \ 
language and were 
Christian while 55 
percent were of 
European origin. 
The other half of 
the student body 
showed great di- 
versity. (This was 
in contrast to their 
professors. “There 
is a striking dis- 
juncture between 
the composition of 
the academic staff 
and McGill stu- 
dents. There is a 
significantly high- 
er proportion of women, aboriginal peoples and visible 
minorities among students,” says the report.) 

Next to English, the most commonly spoken languages on 
campus were: French (22.6 percent), Chinese (17.8 percent), 
Arabic (10.6 percent), Spanish (9.3 percent) and Italian 
(6.9 percent). After Christianity, the next largest group of 
students, 24.1 percent, cited “None” as their religion followed 
by Jewish (9.1 percent), then Muslim at 5.7 percent. Many 
students chose not to answer the question on racial or ethnic 
origin — 17 percent — cited “No Answer.” Pending that, after 
European, the most common racial origin was East Asia 
(9.6 percent) and West Asian/Arab (5.7 percent). 

The chair of the educational equity committee, Richard 
Janda, said the committee was satisfied there was considerable 
student diversity. But it remained concerned about under- 
representation of certain groups, for instance, the “troublesome 
drop-off rate from master’s to doctoral levels” of women. 
(Women represented 57.2 percent of the bachelor degree 
students, but 47.1 percent of the master’s students and 39.7 per- 
cent of the PhDs.) 

Economic status was a concern. The vast majority of McGill 
students, 73.8 percent, don’t depend on loans or bursaries. 


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McGill students are a diverse group, 
but access to education for 

certain groups could still be improved, 
Says a new report. 

by Janice Paskey 

But the dependency varied greatly across disciplines, by coun- 
try of origin, and with ethnic background. If Religious Studies 
and Management students were at a party, the latter would 
be buying the beer. Religious Studies students had the 
greatest dependence on loans and bursaries (64.7 percent) 
while Management students were the least dependent 
(18.4 percent). 

With regard to ethnicity, students from an African back- 
ground were the most likely to depend on loans and bursaries, 
and East Asians, the least likely. In terms of country of origin, 
Eastern Europeans and Central Americans were the most 
financially dependent with Western Europeans, the least 

Within Canada, students from outside urban centres were the 
most needy. Quebec 
students from out- 
side the Montreal 
region and students 
from the Maritimes, 
Prairies, the North- 
west Territories and 
the Yukon were 
twice as likely to 

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depend on loans 
and bursaries (44.4 
percent) as those 
from British Col- 
umbia (22.2 per- 
cent). Only 1.5 per- 
cent of the incom- 
ing student body 

& AD. 

was dependent on 
welfare (this num- 
ber jumps to 2.5 per- 
cent for doctoral 
students). Most wel- 
fare recipients were 
studying arts, fol- 
lowed by continu- 
ing education. 

After reviewing the data, the educational equity committee 
offered 17 recommendations. Its members included law 
professor Richard Janda, dean of students Rosalie Jukier, con- 
tinuing education instructor Robin Eley, education professor 
James Hanrahan, admissions director Mariela Johansen, 
medicine professor Harvey Sigman, English professor Sarah 
Westphal, equity coordinator Jackie Fee-Owen and student 
Lara Leigh-Wood.) 

They recommended that McGill continue to survey the 
incoming class, and that each Faculty and School make special 
recruitment efforts for underrepresented applicants. Daycare 
and special provisions for women students should be imple- 
mented. Scholarship students should be encouraged to take the 
honour, but not the prize money, in favour of less well-off stu- 
dents. Meanwhile, the faculties of Dentistry, Education, 
Engineering, Law, Management and Medicine should attempt 
to attract students, not through financial incentives, but 
through academic incentives such as research assistantship. 

As the report winds its way through university committees, 
it acknowledges that disagreement is expected. “The zone of 
educational equity itself creates a zone of contestation, and 
rightly so.” 






ISRAEL fakyh 

Tel-Aviv < s 
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For the first time, Israeh 
and Jordanian students 
are studying side by side at 
McGillin an effort to build 
peace in the Middle East 

by Jim Boothroyd 

mal El-Sana builds bridges: 

So when the young Bedouifi 

Arab saw the distancé 

dividing her goals from 

her six brothers’ wishes 

she got to work fash? 

ioning a span. She 

explained agai 

why she wanted to leave Israel to study 

social work in Canada. 

While her brothers admired het 
motives, they remained opposed. 

El-Sana, 25, drew up a new plan 

She invited a McGill social work pro 

fessor to spend a day with her family 

So on a hot morning last May, Jif 

Torczyner, a New York-born Jew 

arrived in Lagiya, a Bedouin village if 

the Negev Desert, along with his wilé 

Jadis, and daughter, Carla. 


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Hall: Hmoud Dlimat, Mohammad Maant, 
Merav Moshe; Amal El-Sana, and Noga Porat 

Here they were greeted by El- 
Sana’s family and friends and ushered 
into a white concrete and plaster 
house. They sat on carpets and were 
offered bowls of fruit and nuts, a large 
dish of chicken and rice, smaller 
plates of hummus and eggplant. El- 
Sana’s mother presented them with 
gifts: handmade olive oil, rich 
Bedouin embroidery. 

Then, after many courtesies and 
conversations, Torczyner took part in 
a Bedouin ritual. He promised to look 
after El-Sana as his daughter in 
Canada, and the Bedouins would 
reciprocate whenever Torczyner’s 
daughter came to the Negev. 

El-Sana’s own “peace-building” 
opened the way for her to 
come to McGill. And it 
reflected her politics and 
those of the new program: 
McGill’s Middle East 
Graduate Fellowship in 
Human Rights, Social 
Development and Peace 

This past year, she and 
four other fellows have 
been attending classes to- 
gether, sharing an office, 
and learning the practice 
of social work in Canada. 
In addition to El-Sana, 
the group includes two 
male Jordanian Arab pro- 
fessors — Mohammad Maani and 
Hmoud Al-Olimat — and two female 
Israeli Jewish graduate students — 
Merav Moshe and Noga Porat. In the 
second year of the fellowship, they'll return to their home coun- 
tries and apply what they’ve learned at McGill in community 
advocacy groups in Jerusalem, in shelters for Jewish and Bedouin 
women, and in the first school of social work in the Arab world. 

Developed by the McGill Consortium for Human Rights 
Advocacy Training (MCHRAT) and Torczyner, the Middle East 
fellowship is based on the philosophy that the best hopes for 
peace in the Middle East rest in “reducing inequality and pro- 
moting civil society.” Now that the fellows are working together 
at McGill, Toreyzner thinks the program—which costs $672,000 
for two years and is funded in part by the Canadian International 
Development Agency, a Swiss foundation, and private donors — 
will sell itself. McGill waived tuition for the fellows. 

Israel and Jordan recently signed a peace treaty but the situ- 
ation is delicate. Will academic programs, like this McGill one, 
nudge peace along in the Middle East? 

Hmoud Olimat, a Jordanian fellow, thinks so. “I think it will 
help Jordan solve its internal problems. In Jordan, it’s important 
to encourage the private sector and the community to take care 
of social services — but we need trained social workers to do 
that,” Olimat says. “Health clinics and social welfare agencies 
tend to be run by the Ministry of Health, but they might be bet- 


“Jim is making this 
big deal about Israeli Jews 
and Jordanian Arabs 
working together, but I 
don’t see it that way,” Porat 
says. “I have Palestinian 
friends and Israelis can’t 
stand. Whatmatters 1s 
what people are as people.” 

— Noga Porat 

Hmoud Olimat observing at 
the Montreal Children’s Hospital 

ter organized privately and locally.” 

The son of a farmer from Zarqa, 
north of Amman, Olimat is the fifth of 
eight siblings. His father grew vegeta- 
bles and wheat, but the family farm 
suffered as the Zarqa River became 
polluted. After working on farms asa 
teenager, Olimat completed a degree 
in sociology and then a doctorate at 
Oklahoma State University. 

He is now an assistant professor of 
sociology at the University of Jordan. 
But in his McGill office, Olimat is just 
one of the students, a soft-spoken 
man dressed in flannel trousers and a 
tweed jacket. He offers a cup of 
Arabic coffee brewed on a filter 
machine. A copy of an Arabic news- 
paper, Asharq Al-Awsat, 
printed in green ink sits on 
an adjacent desk. Above 
him on a filing cabinet are 
box files of periodicals: 
Canadian Demographics, 
Homeless Youth, World 
Jewish Demographics. 

Olimat has come to 
Montreal with his wife and 
five children. His particu- 
lar interest is child welfare, 
which has led him to field- 
work at the Montreal Chil- 
dren’s Hospital. He attends 
three social work courses at 
McGill with the other fel- 
lows. A fourth course on 
life-threatening illness he takes with 
one other fellow, Mohammad Maani. 

Maani is from Amman, the son of 
a Jordanian civil servant. At home, 
he is an assistant professor of demography. In Montreal, howev- 
et, he is visiting institutions that help the elderly. So far, he has 
been to a Catholic community organization and a Jewish home 
for the elderly. 

“I think the fellowship program will encourage peace, 
because when you work among people from different cultures, 
you become more moderate,” Maani says. “And the school of 
social work we want to create (in Jordan) will have profession- 
als who will work among the Jordanian people. They'll help 
improve their quality of life. And this will bring internal peace, 
which will serve international peace.” 

Upon visiting one of the students’ seminars, the differences 
between Israeli and Jordanian political culture are evident. The 
guest lecturer is law professor Irwin Cotler, BA’61, BCL’64. The 
topic: human rights. Maani asks Cotler if there is a contradic- 
tion between collective and individual rights. He points to a 
woman’s right to have an abortion. How is this right defined? By 
the society and its religious authorities or the individual? 

Cotler cites the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 
which stipulates that any restrictions on individual rights must 
be reasonable, demonstrably justifiable, prescribed by law, and 
consistent with a free and democratic society. 




He notes that he was surprised to discover a bloc of African 
women defending female genital mutilation at an international 
conference he attended. Customs, he remarks, are often embed- 
ded in culture and tradition. Cotler is confronted. 

“You're talking and thinking like a man,” replies Noga Porat, 
one of the three Israeli fellows. She goes on to argue that col- 
lective rights that restrict women’s rights are usually based on 
patriarchal attitudes. 

Torezyner, sitting beside Cotler, then asks Porat what she 
would say to African women who support genital mutilation. “I 
would challenge them to see where their views come from,” she 
replies. “From patriarchal attitudes, or free thinking.” 

Later, the seminar breaks for lunch, vegetarian sushi with hot 
green wasabe mustard, brought by some of the students. The Jor- 
danians nibble warily at their first pieces of sushi, then take more. 

Back in the office, Porat apologizes for challenging Cotler so 
bluntly. “Sometimes I put people on the defensive. I need to work 
on this,” she says. 

Porat was raised by Orthodox Zionist parents on a kibbutz in 
the Negev Desert and near Gaza. Later, she renounced her 
Orthodox Judaism, because of “what it does to women.” She 
went on to command a unit in the Israeli army, become a femi- 
nist and worked as a housing activist in Jerusalem. It was there 
that she met Torczyner. 

“Jim is making this big deal about Israeli Jews and Jordanian 
Arabs working together, but I don’t see it that way,” Porat says. 
“T have Palestinian friends and Israelis I can’t stand. What mat- 
ters is what people are as people.” 

Asked if the fellowship will achieve its aims, she says it is one 
step in a gradual process. “It’s a serious peace-building initia- 
tive,” she explains. “When you leave peace to governments, you 
miss the point. It’s only when people become active in the pro- 
cess that governments act in their best interests. And I strongly 
believe people — Palestinians, Israelis, most people—want peace.” 

“Without a vision,” Porat says, “it’s difficult to change 
things. I believe Jim has a great vision, and I share this.” 
When she returns to Israel, she hopes to work in hous- 
ing and collaborate on a project with Amal El-Sana. 

El-Sana would like to found a women’s shelter with 
Porat in Beersheva, one that would bring together 
Jewish and Arab women. She says such a shelter, para- 

doxically, would be less open to attack. x. 

“Opponents of the shelter will not feel free to attack 
it. We can protect it by making it for both cultures: 
that’s the paradox. 

“Jewish and Bedouin women don’t have a 
place to meet today. Before I knew Jewish 
women, I had misconceptions about them. 
But working together, I know their problems. 
When we are close together, we see our simi- 
larities, we can communicate; far apart, we 
only see our differences.” 

El-Sana spent her childhood herding 

. sheep and living in houses made of wood 
and other materials that could be set up and 
dismantled for easy movement. In high 
school, however, she wasn’t afraid to 
demand change within her own communi- 
ty. She recruited her girlfriends and sisters 
and set up the Lagiya Women’s Committee 
to train other Bedouin women to read and 
write, improve health and prevent family 

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violence. She went on to doa bachelor’s of social work degree at 
Ben Gurion University in Beersheva. Here she took part in 
demonstrations and benefited from contact with like-minded 
Israelis. Since her arrival at McGill, El-Sana has visited a Jewish 
Montreal women’s shelter and sat in on meetings of a support 
group for divorced women at an Italian women’s centre. 

“] was raised in a traditional society, but I take things from 
Jewish culture which is open to other ideas, assertive. In our cul- 
ture, women and men cannot be assertive. Hmoud (Olimat) 
and Mohammad (Maani) are a bit surprised by how forward [I 
am]. I learned from the Israelis how to nudge.” 

As for the fellowship, she says, “I feel this a first step. It’s very 
hard now to make peace in the Middle East. But if we continue 
now and build in Beersheva, in Haifa, Jerusalem, Amman, this 
fellowship will help to achieve peace.” 

How? By developing personal contacts, she says. “Here I feel 
that Hmoud and Mohammad say to me, ‘Amal, you’re part of 
us.’ I feel comfortable to communicate with these two groups 
(Arabs and Jews).” 

Like El-Sana, Merav Moshe comes from Ben Gurion 
University in Beersheva. There, Moshe was director of field- 
work; at McGill, she’s doing a joint doctorate in social work and 
law. Born in Brooklyn and raised in a conservative Jewish fam- 
ily, she visited Israel at 15. After completing a degree in social 
work in New York, Moshe, at 21, chose to settle in the Negev 
town of Arad, anew development at the time. 

There, she set up a program to help young men in street gangs 
and later established a drop-in centre for teenagers. She helped 
create workshops for parents of adolescents and encouraged 
Israeli youths to form self-help groups to identify common 
needs. “The idea of the self-help group was very new in Israel: 
Israelis didn’t traditionally talk in groups,” Moshe points out. 
“But I wanted to help communities define their own needs, get 
those needs met. 

“This was a different kind of social work, and when I met 

Jim at Ben Gurion, | was impressed by his approach, 

developing partnerships among communities and 

social workers and government organizers. We were 

broadening the definition of social worker into com- 
munity advocacy and human rights work.” 

She thinks the McGill fellowship is the first of its 

kind and that it provides a microcosm of Middle East 


“On a personal level, it’s been easier for 
Israeli women to establish relationships 
among ourselves — we're still getting to 

know the Jordanians personally. We're 
finding out how to create trust. At some 
point, though, we’ll ask ourselves and the 

Jordanians how we can make a difference 
when we go back to the Middle East. I’ll 
{ give whatever I have and I’m sure that, 

reciprocally, the Jordanians will 
respond. Hmoud has already offered 

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can go back to Israel and say to my co 
me leagues at Beersheva, ‘I’ve met two 
Ss wonderful Jordanians,’ and I can work 
to spread that goodwill. 

“There’s a saying in the Torah that 
I think of often: ‘Life and death are in 
the power of the tongue.’” 

McGill is a superlative kind of organization. Little wonder 
then, that wed look for some of the priciest things on campus. 

by Patrizia Gagliardi, BA’97 


onder why those fillings don’t come a. ee 

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cheap? Try the cost of supplies, like the WY MeGILL ta on ae sme 
$16,000 dentist’s chair. McGill’s : CLGHORN Hype RD, tis 


McCall Dental Clinic has 33 of them, paid for by 
360 alumni ina special campaign to upgrade equip- 
ment and save the Faculty of Dentistry from clo- 
sure. At $16,000, you can bet on comfort. And 
computerization allows the chairs to recline 
at all angles, ensuring student dentists 
get the best inside look. An added 

perk is the wonderful feature that 

allows the rinsing water to be 

warmed up for those with a sensitiv- 
ity to cold water! 

But the $16,000 dentist’s chair 
seems a poor cousin when com- 
pared to the $250,000 Cleghorn Hyperbaric Chamber which — On the mend: the 
is used to treat injuries. It works on the principle that Montreal Canadiens 
increased pressure combined with concentrated oxygen Igor Ulanov 

decreases tissue damage and speeds up recovery periods — 
technology crucial to athletes, for instance. 
The Montreal Canadiens are using the chamber (last 
season, 10 players received treatments; one of them was Igor 
Ulanovy, who watched The Hunt for the Red October while 

mending). The hyperbaric chamber was manufactured by the 

The wait is easier in a $16,000 chair 


Perry Biomedical Corporation and leased to McGill by its chair- 
man, Kerrigan H. Turner, and his family. Other donors to the 
project included the Molson family, the Ed Ricard Fund of the 
Montreal General Hospital, the Maurice Richard Foundation, 
the Canadian Arena Company, and John and Pattie Cleghorn. 
Contrary to popular opinion, oxygen is not free. McGill 

pays the cost of running the generator necessary to 

ee produce and compress the oxygen. With a 

doctor’s referral, treatments are cov- 
ered under medicare for 
serious injuries such as 
carbon monoxide poison- 
ing, nitrogen narcosis (the 
bends), and severe burns. 
The treatments for athletes 
cost $400 fora two-hour session 
and are not covered by Quebec 
Health Insurance. 


trip to the Physical Sciences & 

Engineering Library leads to 

roy the most expensive academic 

journal on campus. Nuclear Physics was 

the priciest serial McGill bought in 1997, at $26,421 for 12 

issues each per year. Not one to flaunt its status, Nuclear 

Physics is unassuming in nature — with a table of contents list- 
ed on a plain cover. 

It is published by North-Holland Publications, a division of 
Elsevier Science, in Amsterdam. Librarian Marika Asimakop- 
ulos explains: “This journal is of the highest quality and the 
electronic version is only available to print subscribers so 

McGill has to buy it.” We contacted the Nuclear Physics people: 

to ask why it is so expensive. The editors passed this request on 
to the publisher. No word, yet. 


o we settle this question 

through tax evaluations 

or sentimental recollec- 
tions? In speaking to Mont- 
real architect Julia Gersovitz, 
BSc(Arch)’74, BArch’75, it 
appears value is highly sub- 
jective. “Valuable has a dif- 
ferent meaning than 
expensive, and it’s hard to 
know what is the most 

expensive because accu- 
rate records of older Ss 
building costs don’t ; SSS 
exist and calculating 

for inflation is a factor,” she 

explained. “Certainly, the oldest build- : Ait 
ing on campus is the Arts Building, so that 

has value. A building with rich architec- 
tural integrity is Hosmer House (it is the 
home of Physical and Occupational 
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Therapy at 3630 Drummond St.) A strong defining symbol of 
McGill is the Roddick Gates; although it is not a building, obvi- 
ously, it is a structure with value because of what it symbolizes,” 
Gersovitz said. 


ou can see McGill’s most expensive 

vehicle as it makes a cross-country @ 
tour this June and July under the | 
banner “Team Northern Sun.” The 
$100,000 solar-powered car was built by 
engineering students and will travel 
from Vancouver to St. John’s. Its two- 
horsepower engine can reach speeds of 100 
km per hour, and one lucky driver, preferably 
small and thin, drives the car. 
A more accessible vehicle is the new van for disabled stu- 
dents which cost $69,257 (purchased with alumni donations to 
the Alma Mater Fund). The van makes getting around the 

Rachel Ong 

treacherously icy McGill campus in winter ten- 
able — whose idea was it to build McGill on a 
mountainside, anyway? 
Then there’s the good old Zamboni at the 
™ = =McConnell Winter Arena. Named for the 
manufacturer, it is valued at $65,000. 


he biggest one-time donation to McGill 

University was from Sir William Macdonald. In 

1906, the tobacco baron donated land and 

buildings in order to add agriculture to McGill’s curriculum. 
Stanley Frost, Director of the McGill 
History Project, says, “Sir William own- 

ed the land, constructed the buildings 
needed (such as teaching laboratories, 
classrooms, living quarters for both staff 
and students) and then endowed the 
whole to McGill University. The exact 


McGill Archives 

Macdonald campus building 
donated by Sir William 
Macdonald (inset) 

cost of the construction 
and the value of the land 
are not known because Sir 
William was a very private 
man and he kept his papers 
private.” His original en- 
dowment is now worth about $70 million. 

When pledges are realized for the The McGill Twenty-First 
Century Fund campaign (which ran from 1993 to 1996), the 
largest single gift in recent years will be that of Richard 
Tomlinson, PhD’48, a scientist and avid marathon runner. 
Tomlinson has already demonstrated his interest in athletics 
through funding Tomlinson Hall in the Athletics Complex and 
his campaign pledge in company shares is expected to be direct- 
ed to McGill’s science and technology efforts. 

Other stand-outs in the most expensive gift category include 
the $12 million donated by the McConnell Family Foundation 
($10 million for scholarships and $2 million to the Montreal 
Neurological Institute for molecular medicine), and the per- 
sonal gift of Charles and Andrea Bronfman, who established 
the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada with a donation of 
$10.8 million. 


rofessors’ salaries are information protected by Quebec 
p= under “An Act respecting Access to documents held 
by public bodies and the Protection of personal infor- 
mation.” But public administrators’ salaries are a different story. 
The following administrators’ sala- 
ries (1997) are public information. g 
McGill’s best-paid administrators are 
Principal Bernard Shapiro, BA’56, 4 
LLD’88, ($191,000); the dean of \& 
medicine, Abraham Fuks, BSc’68, { 
MD’70 ($165,400); vice-principal ( 
(administration & finance) Phyl- \ 
lis Heaphy, BA’70, DipPubAcct’82 


($150,000); dean of the faculty of management, Wallace 
Crowston ($144,152); followed by the vice-principal academ- 
ic, Bill Chan ($136,842). 

McGill University salaries aren’t by any means opulent 
when compared to nine similar Canadian universities. VP 
Heaphy’s salary was most competitive in the 89th percentile fol- 
lowed by the Dean of Management in the 83rd. From there, 
things plummet. The Principal's salary is in the 50th percentile, 
the Dean of Medicine’s in the 29th, and the worst, VP 
Academic, in the 13th percentile. Meanwhile, McGill’s Dean 
of Students, Dean of Arts, and Dean of Science are the worst 
paid of all their colleagues at the nine other universities with 
salaries in the last percentile. 


¥ ell, its name says it all. The most expensive drink on 

campus is a “Zombie” at Thomson House where the 

graduate students shell out $8.55 for the popular 

mixed drink which includes three types of rum (light, medi- 

um, dark), lemon, lime, and grenadine, served over crushed 

ice. How much rum? Three ounces in total. At Gert’s, the 

$6.25 Zombie is made with 1 1/2 ounces of light rum, | ounce 

of dark rum, orange juice, and grenadine. Gert’s also runs a 

brisk business in the similarly priced “Long Island Ice Tea” 

made with 1/3 ounce of vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, 
lemon juice and cola. 

The Faculty Club cited its most expensive drink as the $6.75 
Cognac Martell, a 1 oz. digestif, and the most expensive bottle 
of wine as Domaine de I’Ile Margaux, a $37.50 bordeaux. No 
zombies there. 

[iinet students are 

facing the most expensive 
tuition on campus as gov- En Nance 
ernment subsidies for them 
fall by the wayside. The top 
rate is paid by international 
students in the Faculty of 
Dentistry who face an 
annual tuition bill of 
$32,000. This is a lot more 
than international medi- 
cal students who pay 
$15,500 or international 
MBAs who must chip in 
Then, there are the ie 
really big ticket pro- 
grams, the private pro- 

grams, where corporations or 
governments are expected to pick up the tab. The 
International Master’s Program in Practicing Management 

4 developed by management professor Henry Mintzberg will run 

you US$42,500 and another US$5,000 if you want the degree 
plus all travel expenses to five international campuses. All stu- 
dents are sponsored by companies, governments or develop- 
ment organizations. Program advocates point out that this pro- 
gram is cheaper than similar American programs. Few 
Canadians have managed to find sponsors to date. 


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MOST EXPENSIVE LIBRARY FINE usually more than $300, even if bought on sale. But McGill men 
are fortunate to have a good sponsor: the Bauer company pays for 
skates, helmets and uniforms — a deal worth about $25,000 per 
year. McGill pays for the rest of the equipment. 

The women obtained sponsored equip- 

ibraries are a haven of letters and words. Yet the tardy 
and careless can cause numbers to enter the picture ina 
big way. There are fines for tardiness and, of course, 
fines for lost books. iin 1 thi ded 
f ~*~ ment two years ago and this year trade 
Late fines are 50 cents a day per book. If a book has |< ‘ é f ia a5 eee big 1 
in some old equipment to buy new hel- 
been recalled the charge rises to $2 a day. Overdue mp ramet: 
tie en ; : : mets. Women’s hockey is not one of the 
reserve books cost 2 cents per minute — to a maximum of ru : : 
10 : i I seven funded women’s programs, so all 
$20.00 per day. If the reserve item is ona 7-day loan, the : : 
i = % ‘ equipment must be bought by the ath- 
charge is $2 per day. ? tip a 
: : 5 : #) lete orsponsored. But with the advent of 
But all this pales in comparison to, heaven forbid, ; fiistncieonael saeedss 
= a first national championshi 
the “Lost Book.” McGill charges the replacement cost 4} ; . ; j ia A 
eae ere ast year and increase 
plus a $50 processing fee, a $5 billing fee, a $10 binding a y ‘ 
Steer: i attention to the 
fee (if applicable) plus any accrued late fines. . 





int: it’s green and couldn’t care less 

about chlorophyll. McGill first 

obtained Astro-Turf® courtesy 
of the Olympic Installations Board when 
the 1976 Olympic field hockey competi- 
tions were held at the Percival Molson 
Stadium. In 1988, new Astro-Turf 8® was 
installed — with help of the Molson 
Family—atacost of $1 million, making it 
the most expensive piece of “athletic 
equipment” on campus. (The Athletic 
Director is quick to point out it’s cheaper 
to have Astroturf than maintain a grass 
field, and the Astroturf allows the field to 
get more use.) 

The next costliest item is the “Wilson G. 
McConnell” rowing shell, which with 
oars and coxswain speaker system is 
worth $27,000. Donated by the McCon- 
nell family in 1993, it is rowed by the 
heavyweight men’s eight. 

The most expensive athlete to outfit is 
a hockey player. Equipment costs about 
$1,300 per athlete. The men’s equipment 
manager, Earl Hawke, and women’s team 
manager, Dan Madden, must solicit dona- 
tions to offset costs. The Redmen dress 24 
players. Helmets range from $70 to $110; 
shoulder pads go for $125 for forwards to 
about $175 for defensive players. Socks 
cost $35. Team jerseys are more than 
$100 each, after the McGill crest is 
added, plus players’ names and 
numbers. Multiply that by two 
(one jersey for home and one 
for away). Wooden sticks 
range from $50 to $125, 
aluminum shafts cost 

more at $100, with 

blades adding 

$20 to $25 to Carolyn Head of 
the tally. the McGill women’s 

hockey team. 


sport, the McGill Athletics Board 
gave a special $10,000 grant to the 
Martlets for expenses. 


h, the cost of text- 

books. Well, in the 

first place, stay away 
from the sciences. The most 
expensive textbook, re- 
searched by walking the 
stacks of the bookstore, was 
Dynamics of Physical Systems by 
Robert H. Cannon, Jr. (McGraw-Hill), at 
$154.95. This is a 904-page text for course 305-41 2B 
Mechanical Engineering, “Dynamics of Systems.” Then there 
are courses which require multiple texts: English Literature, for 
example, whose multiple novel requirements can easily add up 
to this amount. 

Sometimes, professors request specific books to complement 
their lectures. If the book is unusually expensive, the Bookstore 
alerts the professor. Andrew Booth, from the textbook depart- 

ment, says, “Most professors are very con- 

textbooks and do try to find a bal- 
ance between a suitable text and 
one that isn’t priced too high.” 


e heard McGill 

had a set of dia- 

monds displayed 
in the Frank Dawson a 
Adams Building. But no ‘i a 
more. This would be a ya 
tragedy if not for a set 
of comedic misfortunes. In June 1949, McGill principal Cyril 
James visited J.H. Williamson, “one of McGill’s most interest- 

& od 


scientious about the increasing costs of 

ing (and it was believed most wealthy) gradu- 

ates with a diamond mine in Tanganyika,” 

according to Stanley Frost. Williamson gave the 

Principal some uncut diamonds to bring back. 

Unfortunately, the diamonds were 

second-rate geological specimens. 
Still, they were not immune from 
thieves, who used hydraulics to 

crash the presentation case in the 
sixties. According to the geology 
chairman at the time, Colin Stern, 
another unknown graduate donated 
more diamonds which were stored in a 
bank safe. Then, as the story goes, the 
branch moved and the diamonds were lost in the 

process. Is there anyone who knows what happened to them? 


he most expensive animal McGill owns is the Holstein 

cow which costs $15,000 a head. But this is a moderate 

price, as Holsteins can run up to $30,000 per animal, 
the same as a sporty car but less fleet of foot. The Macdonald 
Campus Cattle Teaching and Research Complex has 81 cows 
and 60 calves. Economical animals, they eat only $6 worth of 
food per day, principally corn, hay, grain and protein supple- 
ments. The milk is sold to a central distributor for $20 to $22 
per cow which helps fund the farming operation. The sophisti- 
cated milking equipment itself costs $100,000. se 

Editor’s Note: for 

security reasons we had fi 
to leave out some of a. 
McGill’s most beautiful ‘ 
treasures, including 

paintings, sculptures 

and rare books. 

We'll profile these FA 
collections without the 3 
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price tag in a future ; e 
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They’ve squeezed Dave Williams into a 
cooling suit, a skin-tight white outfit laced with a net- 
work of plastic tubing. He’s lain on his back and wriggled 
into his space suit like a four-year-old getting ready to go 
out and play in the snow. Then he’s clamped on the hel- 
met and the big clumsy gloves, and watched as they 
placed weights in little slots all over the suit. Now he’s 
immersed in six and one-half million gallons of water, pulling himself hand- 
over-hand through a full-scale mockup of the payload bay of a space shuttle 
resting on the bottom of a 40-foot-deep tank. Divers equipped with under- 
water video cameras are tracking his every move, and his words are trans- 
mitted through a cable into a control booth high above the tank as he uses 
the buoyancy of the water to simulate the weightlessness of space. 

“Ingressing the rear hatch,” he intones in the mechanical space-talk that 
passes for normal language here at the Johnson Space Center, NASA's 
sprawling headquarters on the southern outskirts of Houston. Just another 
day at the office for Canada’s newest astronaut. Not many people know 
what they will be doing at a precise moment several months in the future, 
but Dave Williams has known for at least that long exactly what will be hap- 
pening to him at 2:19 p.m. EST on April 16, 1998. He and six fellow crew 
members will be strapped into the space shuttle Columbia on top of a rock- 
et booster at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Minutes after lift-off, according to plan, 
they will be 150 nautical miles above Earth, orbiting the globe at a speed of 
17,500 miles per hour — or once every 90 minutes. They will stay there for 
16 days, performing 26 experiments as part of the Neurolab mission that will 
study the effects of zero gravity on the nervous systems of humans and ani- 
mals. Neurolab, says Williams, is designed to explore “the last two frontiers 
— outer space and inner space.” 

Williams will be the seventh Canadian in space, following in the foot- 
steps of such pioneers as Marc Garneau, Roberta Bondar and fellow McGill 
graduate Robert Thirsk, MD’82. He seems cut out for the part: with his 
straightforward manner and generous moustache, he looks as though he 
might be a Mountie if he weren’t an astronaut. In fact, he is a doctor, a spe- 
cialist in emergency medicine witha list of other skills long enough to make 
most people feel weary just hearing about them: flying, scuba diving, hik- 
ing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and skiing. 

Now, at 43, his title is mission specialist and he is a career astronaut with 
NASA, in line for other missions once Neurolab returns to Earth. Next on 
the horizon is the international space station, the permanently occupied 
orbiting laboratory that is due to be completed by 2002 as a joint project of 
the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada. 

To hear Williams tell it, as he relaxes at home in suburban Houston, he’s 
been a space nut ever since he was a kid growing up in Pointe-Claire, 
Quebec, in the 1960s. Like millions of others, he watched from afar as the 
pioneering astronauts of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs went 
from the first tentative orbits of the Earth to landing on the moon within a 
few short years. He collected space cards the way other kids snapped up 
baseball cards, and watched the Golden Hawks stunt flyers performing at 

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St. Hubert on the South Shore. But it looked like an impos- 
sible dream: “I was very excited by space. But it seemed that 
all the flying was being done by Americans and Russians. 
There didn’t seem to be any way for a Canadian kid to get 
involved.” Instead, he went for the next best thing: he took 
up scuba diving at a Pointe-Claire pool at age 13, and worked 
as a lifeguard to put himself through a science degree and 
medical school at McGill. 
Williams graduated in 1983, along the way winning the 
Wood Gold Medal for outstanding clinical skills. 
Dr. Dale Dauphinee, associate dean of medicine ee — 
at the time and now executive 
§ director of the Medical _s 
See =§=<Council of Canada, re- a 
% members that Williams 
made time in the middle of 
his medical studies to help him to 
start a CPR course for a boy scout 
troop in Westmount. He’s not sur- 
prised that his one-time student has 


: gone so far. 

ae “Dave had an incredible serenity 
wee = about him,” Dauphinee says now. 4 

fame = “He didn’t have the highest marks, 
© but he was able to balance so many 
things at once.” 

Williams went on to serve as an emer- 
gency physician at Sunnybrook Health 
Science Centre in Toronto and the West- 
mount Urgent Care Clinic in Kitchener, Ont. 
m In January 1992, he had just returned to 

fee = Sunnybrook as director of the emergency room 

: when the space bug bit again. The Canadian Space 

Agency (CSA) was recruiting its second contingent of 

™ astronauts, and Williams applied with the blessing of his 
Mee wife, Cathy Fraser, a pilot with Air Canada. When hospital 
Gee = president Tom Closson asked “How many people applied?” 
Williams answered, “Five thousand.” “All right, then,” said 
Closson, obviously relieved the long odds meant that he 
wouldn’t have to go looking for someone else to run his 
emergency room. 

openings — and Dave Williams landed one of them. “It was 
such a long shot,” he says, “but poor Tom had to go out and 
get a new director.” At the CSA in Montreal, he received 
broad training as an astronaut — in everything from flying to 
sky-diving, from space medicine and Russian to geology and 
astronomy. Then in 1995, the Agency put his name forward 

McG i kL: N 

to train as a mission specialist with NASA in Houston. In the 
world of space exploration, that was a step up to the big time. 
He and Cathy, 36, moved to Houston that March along with 
their son Evan, now three. “It was a no-brainer,” she says. “It 
was such an exciting opportunity for Dave.” A daughter, 
Olivia, arrived last September, and Cathy continues to fly 
Airbus A-320 passenger jets out of Toronto for Air Canada, 
where after 10 years she holds the rank of first officer. 

means “a longer commute to work.” Williams is typically 
understated when asked to talk about himself, but 
comes alive when he describes the science that 
he and his fellow astronauts will perform 

aboard Neurolab, the 90th space shuttle 


Part of their work may help doctors get a 
better understanding of a condition known 
as orthostatic intolerance — a disorder 
common to older people whose car- 
diovascular systems don’t provide 
enough blood to the brain when they 

stand up quickly. They can become 

faint and fall, as do many astronauts 
after they return to Earth from days 
in zero gravity. To investigate the 
problem, the astronauts will be their 
own guinea pigs. They will strap 
each other into lower-body pressure 
suits that simulate gravity; insert small 
needles into a nerve just below their 
knees to measure the signals from the 
brain to blood vessel; and use high-fre- 
quency sound waves to monitor blood flow 
to their brains. 

How does it feel? “You’ve got elec- 
trodes and wires all over your body and 
you're listening to the swoosh-swoosh of 

the blood flowing around your brain,” says 
Williams. “It’s quite an amazing experience.” In the 
end, the astronauts hope to make it easier to switch between 
space and Earth — and help doctors develop more effective 
treatments for older people who experience disorientation 
and loss of balance. 

The experiments with the most Canadian content 
involve studying eye-hand coordination in space. On Earth, 
people use gravity as a major way to orient themselves, to tell 
up from down. In space, in what scientists call micro-gravi- 
ty, they must rely more on visual clues — and the Neurolab 

crew will use a device developed in Toronto 
to test how they adapt. Called a Visuo-Motor 
Coordination Facility, it resembles a comput- 
erized box that Williams will use to track tar- 
gets using a specially designed glove. 

Back on Earth, scientists will compare how 
accurately he follows a target while being able 
tosee his hand, to how he performs witha shield 
preventing him from seeing what he’s doing. 
“When crews get into space they slow downa lot, 
and it’s not clear why that is,” explains Dr. Barry 
Fowler, an experimental psychologist at York 
University who helped to design the experi- 
ment. “We suspect it’s because they can’t depend 
any longer on the stimulus provided by gravity, 
so they slow down and rely more on visual clues. 
We want to see if they can recalibrate their sys- 
tems in space to adapt to zero-gravity.” 

A spin-off benefit for Earth- >? 
bound patients, says Fowler, or  eD 
may be a device that will ict 
let doctors test for subtle 
types of brain damage. 

Williams will also 
don a virtual reality 
helmet to find out 
more about the inter- 
play between vision, 
balance and gravity 

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in how people orient 
themselves in space. 
In one part of the exper- 
iment, the helmet will 
first show the astronauts an 

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empty white cube, then add a, 
more visual elements to test how 
their perceptions of up and down are 
changed. They will also use a spinning chair 
called an off-axis rotator to evaluate the effects of 
living in space on the balance organs in the inner- 
ear, and test the effects of melatonin on sleep pat- 
terns in space. 

And in another set of experiments, they will 
see how rats, mice, crickets, snails and two 
species of fish react to zero gravity. The rats will 
go up in Neurolab when they are just a few days 
old — at a time when they are entering a crucial 
development “window” during which they 
would normally be learning to walk on Earth. 
The astronauts will see how well the baby rats 
learn to walk without gravity to guide them; 
back on Earth, scientists will study how they re- 
adapt to walking on land. “If it 
turns out they can adapt 
and learn to walk nor- 
mally on Earth,” explains 
Williams, “then it means 
the window for develop- 
ing this complex motor 
skill is probably broader 
than we had anticipated, 
and somehow in the nervous 

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system there’s an ability to respond to the 

All those experiments, he says, may 
have benefits on Earth — especially for 
older people whose problems with bal- 

ance, sleep, loss of muscle tone and loss 

of bone density are remarkably similar 

to those experienced by astronauts 

returning from their missions. But the 

work of Neurolab is largely aimed at 

understanding how humans can live 

in space for longer and longer peri- 

ods, eventually perhaps travelling 

to other planets. Many people 

question whether sending humans on 

such missions makes sense; the enormous cost, 

they argue, outweighs the possible scientific 

But Williams has no doubt it will happen — 
one day. “People inherently have a desire to 
explore,” he says. “They're inherently curious 
and want to find out more about the environ- 
mentand the solarsystem we live in. And they’re 
curious about the question of life in other parts 

of the universe.” 

The next obvious destination is Mars — a 
two-year journey that is probably still a gener- 
ation in the future. “I’m probably too old for 
that,” he says. “But it’d be great to have a 
Canadian seven-or eight-year-old looking to fly 

to another planet.” 

Williams’s own destination, of course, is 
much closer. Space travel is never routine, he is 
quick to point out, but with 89 previous shuttle 
missions already flown, it may be starting to feel 
that way. He will take a few things along with 
him into orbit. A Welsh flag, for one — his full 
name is Dafydd Rhys Williams and his late 

father, William Williams, hailed from a small 
Welsh town called Bargoed. (As far 

as he knows, he will be 

the first Welshman in 

space.) Also going 

along will be a pin from 

a mainly-native school 

in the tiny town of Fort 

Providence, N.W.T. whose 

students will travel to the 

a . % P lift-off; a brochure from the 
eines = Golden Hawks and Snow 

Birds stunt-flying teams; 

Cathy’s Air Canada wings; 
and a medal she was awarded by the 99s, an orga- 
nization of female pilots founded in 1929 by 
Amelia Earhart. 

And from McGill will go the Wood Gold 
Medal (see photo this page) that Dave Williams 
won at medical school — an ever-present 
reminder of where he comes from. 

Andrew Phillips, BA’76, is the Washington 
Bureau Chief for Maclean’s magazine. 

“He was very much a social activist all his life.” 
“She was a most extraordinary media person.” 

These tributes to Emeritus Professor Frederick Stanley Howes, 
BSc(Eng)'24, MSc’26, and his wife, Margaret Kinney Howes, describe 
two remarkable persons who died - only months apart - in 1995. On 
McGill’s downtown campus, a commemorative tree and nearby plaques 
confirm their long and productive association with the life of the 
University. McGill’s Chancellor, Gretta Chambers, BA’47, recalls 
Margaret Howes’ distinguished career in broadcasting. 

“| started my journalistic career under Margaret Howes (at 
the CBC) and I’m still, some 30-odd years later, trying to live up to the 
lessons | learned from her in my salad days,” the Chancellor says.At the 
planting of the commemorative tree, Gretta Chambers paid this tribute to Mrs. Howes: 
“[She] made a great difference to my own life outside the realms of academe...| know 
first hand, for having been exposed to its rigor...the high standard of intellectual integri- 
ty, professional excellence and commitment to quality that she brought to [CBC Radio].” 

When Frederick Howes was named Emeritus Professor in 1964, McGills Dean of 
Engineering, Donald L. Mordell, described him as 
“a courageous research officer, effective administrator, 
great teacher, fighter for the general welfare of all 
academic staff and distinguished worker of the McGill 
Association of University Teachers and the Canadian 
Association of University Teachers.” 
“Almost single-handed,” he added, “Dr. Howes 
i: was responsible for the development in this university of 
ail 4 the option in Electrical Engineering.” 
Born in Paris, Ontario in 1896, Dr. Howes 
§. Frederick Howes served as a signaller and wireless operator in the First 
World War. He earned his doctorate from Imperial College at the University of 
London, for a thesis on what would be his lifetime research interest, acoustics. 

Dr. Howes’ role during and immediately after World War II is also notable, 
says his former colleague in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Professor 
Tomas Pavlasek, BEng’44, MEng’48, PhD’58. During the war, Dr. Howes trained 
specialized air force personnel in the use of radar. After the conflict, he was 
instrumental in setting up courses at McGill that brought electrical engineers up to 
date on technologies developed during the war. 

Frederick Howes acted as a consultant to government and industry on 
acoustical problems. In 1966 the Montreal Star published an article by Dr. Howes 
under the heading “A Sea of Noise,” in which he drew attention to the growing 
problem of noise pollution. That type of action, says Professor Pavlasek, was typical 
of Dr. Howes’ social activism. Margaret Howes conferring with a 

; : ; : : McGill student. 
Following Margaret Howes’ death, the University received two bequests. 
One is directed to the Student Bursary Fund of the Women’s Associates of McGill, 
of which she was an active member. The other bequest was made for the creation of the Fred and Margaret Howes 
Fund, “the income of which will be used by the Dean of Engineering for purposes which are not provided for in the 
operating budget.” A portion of that income is already being put to use: it has launched the Faculty of Engineering's 
Advanced Technology Fund. 

If you would like information regarding planned gifts and bequests to McGill, please contact: 
Susan Reid 

Associate Director, Planned Gifts 
McGill University 

3605 de la Montagne 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 2M 
Tel: (514) 398-3560, Fax 398-7362 

a: Susanr@martlet] 

1821 SOCIETY : A Special Report 

In conjunction with the presentation of the Annual Report on Private Giving for 1 996-97, McGills 
Planned Gifts Office is pleased to salute the members of the McGill University 1821 Society: 

Marian Abbey Adam, BSW’50 Dr. and Mrs. J-P Farant Ronald Moles, BCom'59 
Sultan and Amina Akhtar eooy-Anne Field, BN’64 Louis Muhlstock, OC LLD CGP 
john C. Antliff, BSc’51 and Mrs, Ancliff Gerald Finn, BCom'48 Dr. RS. Mumford, MDCM’43 and Mrs. Mumford 
Rita Hyma Araujo, PhD’72 John Foldvari Eelen T. (Hugill) Newton , CertNur 39 
Martin and Jo-Anne Arh, MBA’80 Robin Fowler, BA'90, MEd’96 Dr. Mary-Irene Parker, BEd(PE) 4 
arbara Bain, BSc’53, MSc’57, PhD'65 Martha Susan Fraser, BMus'72 Margery G. Paterson, BAG2, MA8 
rofessor Frances Bairstow Philip B. French, BEng'34 Merle Peden, BCom 32 A 
.R. Benny Beattie, DipEd’65 Dr. Daniel C. Funderburk, MDCM’S6 Réal-L Pelletier, MSc(Agr) 44 
Bruce H, Becker, BCom’46, CA’54 Michéle Gagnon, BSc(FSc)’71 Aileen Gilmer Pelzer, BSc50 
Pierre Béique, BCom'37 ohn A. Galbraith, PhD’59 and Audrey Galbraith Dr. Robert Z. Perkins, MDCM'47 and Marion Perkins 
Florence L. Bell, BA32 Dr. Margaret Gillett Charles Perrault, BEng'43, MEng 46 
William E. Bembridge, BSc’50 Elizabeth W, Gillies, MA’41 Dr. Gordon Eric Perrigard, MDCM'41, BA39 
. Peter Benjamin, BSc’51, MDCM’55 fadassa Goldfine Gottheil, BA'41 Mrs. Gordon Petrie, Dip(P&OT) 46 
and Sonia Benjamin, BEd’74, MEd’76 Harold H. Goodman, BCom ’32 Gordon D. Poole, BEng'32, MEng 36 
Franceen A. Berrigan, BCom’71 John B. Goudey, MEng(Chem)’49 and Dorothy E. Goudey Timothy Porteous, BA54, BCL'S7 
Michael Lawrence Bessner, BCom’48 Jacques R. Goudreau, BEng’51 Barbara B Pratt, BN'G1 
acques L. Bieler, BSc(Eng)’23 Frances Groen Michael J. Primiani, BEng’70 
he Rey, Allan Bond, $.1.M., BA’53, BD’57 Ernest Guter, BA'45, MA’47 avid Rafal, BA70 
Dr. J. Robert Bowen, MDCM’45 Dr. Harvey Guyda Jeanne Randle, MLS'73 
Shirley A. Bradford, BCom’41 Dr. Kevin L. Hargadon, BA’42, DDS'50 Audrey L. Reekie, Dip(P&OT)'47 
Valerie I. Bradshaw, BSc’71, MSc’82 obert P. Harpur, MS¢47, PhD’'49 Susan Riddell, BCom’6 
Frank Brady, QC, BCL49 Shertill Rand Harrison, BA‘62 Wayne K. Riddell, BMus'60 
Douglas G. Brock, BSc’58 od Hayes, BEng(Mech)'68 rma K. Riley, CertNur’'51 
Julie Brock, BA’81 Dr. George William Hays, MDCM’64 H.G. Rindress, BEng'48 
G. Stewart Brown Jack Hendelman, BA’35 Dr. Pierre L-J Ritchie, BA'69 
Dr. R. Neil Brown, PhD’77 Katherine A. Wise Higginson, MEd’70 Dr. Margot R. Roach, MDCM’59 
Winifred Jessie Browne IN MEMORY OF ily Pong Hirst, BN’70 John P. Rogers, BA'49 
Professor John $, L. Browne, Thomas C. Hirst, BEng’44 Ted Rooney in honour of Lee Ann Rooney, BA’83 
BA25, BSc(Med)'29, MDCM’29, PhD’32 L Col Charles E. Holdway, BEng(El)’50 and William J. Rosenbloom, BSC’29 
Freda Lang Browns, BA’S9, MEd’78 Mrs. Holdway Gavin Ross 
Arthur A. Bruneau, BA’47, BCL 49 Dr. Mabel E Howie, BSC’32, MDCM’36 Anne H. Roussell 
)r, Dawn Bryden, BSc(Agr)’59 A. William $. Hunter, BSA’32, MSc(Agr)’34, PhD'37 Dr. Frank H. Russ, MDCM’39 
W. Keith Buck, BEng’50, MSc’51 and Theresa T. Ichino, BA'70 Colin M. Russel, BA'31 
Mrs. Muriel Buck r. Patricia A. Innis, MDCM’65 Dr. Carroll A. Russell, MDCM’38 
Stuart J. Budden Dr. Ruby G. Jackson, MDCM’S0 Rudy J. Scarabelli, BEng(Civ)'47 
Dr. Michael G. Bunnemeyer, BSc’55 Dr. Kenneth B. Jacques, MDCM’37 Dr. Myron “Mike” Segal, BA’45, MDCM’49 
Dr. Janet E. Campbell, MDCM’51 Anthony Johansen, BCom ‘71 Dr. David J. Signer, DDS'63 
Chan Chandramouli, BSc(Hon)’73, MSc(Stat)76 David Phillip Jones, BA70 Sara L. Siebert, BLS'47 
Edgar H. Cohen, BA'34 Kelsey Jones <atherine L. Smalley, BA‘67 
Donald L. Cole, BSc(Agr)’55 Winnifred Fairhead Jones, BA’41 Dr, Stedman W, Smith, MDCM’40 
Dr. George A. Cole, MDCM’S7 and Dr. Nathan Keyfitz, BSc’34, LLD’84 and Mrs. Keyfitz Beverly Ann Spanier, BA‘67 
Carol A. Cole, Dip(P&OT)'54, BSc(P&OT)’55 Dr. Arthur D. Kracke, MDCM’58 Raymond Staszko 
Harvey Condy, BEng(Chem)'60 Dr. Samuel B. Labow, BSc’58, MDCM’62 Margaret Fry Strandjord, MA’42 
Dr. Raymond L. Conklin, MSc'24, MDCM’38 Dr. William Robert Vardy Laing, BSc’38, MDCM’40 Dr. Jacques Sylvain, MDCM’74 
Mary E.C. Coppin, BA’37 Hugh Lamb, BEng’40 Voula Syropoulos, LMus'62 
David Cowan, BA’23 Allen A. Lang, BSc’'53 Steven T. Tabac, BCom’63 
Alexandra Irwin Cowie, BSc’50 Dr. Morton R. Lang, BSc’45, DDS'49 Elizabeth Williamson Tayler, BSc'48 
sida Cremona, BA’65, MA’67 Dr. Carrol A. Laurin, MDCM’52 ter Terroux, BArch’65. 
The Reverend Keith B. Cronk, BA39 Dr. Mark Lazare, BSc’62, DDS’64 Miriam H. Tees, BA’44, BLS’51, MLS’75 
Dr. Albert L. Danforth, DDS'42 Walter H. Lind, BA37 Dr. Charles A. Thompson, MDCM’38 
rofessor John M. Dealy Marie Lizotte Henry J. Tosi, Jr. 
van DeRome, BEng'59 : Alan A.MacNaughton, QC, BA’26, BCL'29, LLD’92 Harry E. Trenholme, BCom’48 
Gilbert G. Desnoyers, BEng'55 : K. Mary Marsh, DipEd’42 Dr. Alan D.M. Turnbull, BSc’57, MDCM’61, MS¢’65 
Georgia Leigh (Jil) De Villafranca, MBA8I Walter A. Marsh, BCom’50 Dr. Peter P. Van det Borch, BSc(Agr)’'66 
rofessor Ronald Doig, BSc'60, MSc’61, PhD’64 Linda P. Mason, BEd(PE)’70, MEd’79 Stephen Etienne Vamos, LLD 
John P. Dolan, MA’41 Paul Robert Masson Dr. William W. Vickers, PhD’65 
Margaret A. Downey, BLS'41 Paul E McCullagh, MA'28 ennifer A.T. Wall, MA71 
Derek A. Drummond, BArch’62 Pauline McCullagh, BA‘G0 ason J. Waller, BEng’36 
-atricia Ann Dudar Barbara P. Millar, BSc’'48 Beatrice Kottler Waller, BA36 
Dr. Douglas Dykeman, MDCM’53 Frank Mills Seymour Wener, BCom’31 
Gordon L. Echenberg, BA‘61 » BCLO4 Hugh Mitchell, BCom’71 Frederick E. Whiskin, MDCM'48 
Myrna Cameron Elliott, BA'53, MA’61 Dr. Donald G. Moehring, MDCM’65 ean-Philipe Wilmshurst, BCom70 

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made a provision in their wills which will benefit the University. Society members are enhancing their 
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McGill University continues to maintain its traditional high standards. 

In today’s climate, this would be impossible without your support. 

During 1996-1997, 30,387 donors, including nearly 6,000 named in this 

report as volunteers and contributors, provided material assistance at a 

time of great challenge. 

This past year saw higher education making headlines across Canada, 
with increasingly heated debate. Everyone agrees that giving the best stu 
dents access to the best education will benefit all parts of our society. 
How can we best achieve this? Many students—and the Quebec govern- 
ment-currently advocate a freeze in tuition. McGill, like its sister univer 
sities, has already cut operating costs again and again in response to 
decreases in government funding. 

McGill’s particular situation is something of a paradox: 

* We have a rich legacy of heritage buildings, yet almost no budget to 
keep them up to date. 

* We have endowments that rank 70th in North America, yet virtually 
every dollar of income from those funds is designated to a specific 

° We receive nearly $45,000,000 a year in private support—proportion- 
ate to our size, more than any Canadian university—yet our libraries, 
our aggregate scholarship funds, and the salaries of our wonderful 
faculty are falling short of what a university of this calibre needs to 
remain competitive. 

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Canada sands of donors whose gifts could not be listed individually, and the 
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(514) 398-3576 S*. 2a, -— 
Kes McGill John Cleghorn BCom ‘62 

Chair, McGill Fund Council 

Dr. Mark B. Abelson, BSc’°66, MD’70 * Dr. 
Annalee Abelson, BA’68, MSc’71, PhD’81 
* Dr. Mounir N. Abou-Madi, DipAna’70 
Saul Abracen * Dr. B. S. Ajaikumar « Clive 
V. Allen, BA’56, BCL ‘59 + * Mrs. Stanley 
Baron, BA’51 * Cynthia Baxter, MA ‘61 « 
Pierre Belanger * Albert D. Bensadoun, 
BCom’64 * Thomas Massey Birks, BA’68 
* Barrie D. Birks, BA’70 » 
BA’70, MA’78 ¢ Dr. John Blachford, 
BEng’59, PhD’63 »« 

BCom’52 + * Joseph Blanchet * Mrs. 

Ann Birks, 

Lennox K. Black, 
Abraham Bolgatz, BA’53 * Douglas T. 
Bourke, BEng’49 ¢ Shirley A. Bradford, 
BCom’41 ¢ Charles R. (LLD’90) and Mrs. 
Andrea Bronfman * Judy Bronfman » 
Stephen R. Bronfman » 

Mrs. William C. 

¢ Morton & Bernice Brownstein 

Bronfman ¢ Brown, 
MA’33 ** 
* Prof. Robert D. Cairns * Dr. Kenneth G. 
Cambon, BA’49, MD’51 ¢ E. Bower Carty, 
BCom’39 ¢ Margaret J. Catto * Serge 
Chapleau * Brock F. Clarke, QC., BCL’42 
* John E. Cleghorn, BCom’62 * Pattie E. 
Cleghorn, CertEd’62 ¢ Louis I. Cohen, 
BEng’46 * Donald L. Cole, BSc(Agr)’55 « 
Mrs. Frederic B. Coppin, BA’37 * Marvin 
Corber * Purdy Crawford ¢ Dr. R. F. 
Patrick Cronin, MD’53, DipTropMed’60, 
MSc’60 * David M. Culver, BSc’47, 
LLD’89 « F. Peter Cundill, BCom’60 * Dr. 
Eleanor Nicholls Curwood, BA’70, PhD’94 
¢ Margaret A. Davidson, BCom’52 « 

Thomas R. M. Davis, BA’68, BCL’72, 
LLB’79 ¢ Livio De Simone, BEng’57, 
DSc’94 * Paul Desmarais Jr., BCom’77 * 

Dr. Philip Distin * John W. Dobson, 
BCom’49, LLD ‘96 ¢ Tim H. Dunn, 
BCom’40 * Jane H. (Pam) Dunn, Arts’45 
Prof. John W. Durnford, BA’49, BCL’52 « 
Edmond G. Eberts, BSc’60 * Gordon H. 
Eberts, BA’61 * John D. Eberts, BEng’62 * 
Gordon L. Echenberg, BA’61, BCL’64 » 
Alan Edwards * Mohamed El-Bashatli * 
Dr. Ronald D. Ellis, BSc’67, MD’71 ¢ Dr. 
Ralph H. Estey, BSc’51, PhD’56 »* 
Mohammed (Mo) A. Faris, BEng’59, 
MEng’62 ¢ Angelo G. Favretto, BArch’47 « 
¢ Marcia M. 
BCom 51 « 

John P. Fisher, BEng’51 ** 

Flanders ¢ A. Scott Fraser, 

o Faris, BEng’59, MEng(Ci)’62, received more than a first-class 
education at McGill. He also met his wife Yulanda, BA’60, a fel- 

| low student who lived in Royal Victoria College. So it’s not sur- 

prising that when they decided to do something special for McGill, Mr. Faris 

insisted the donation be in Yulanda’s honour. Early in 1997, after consulta- 

tions with the Dean of Engineering, John Dealy, Mr. Faris decided to donate 

$100,000 to fund a new Environmental Engineering Lab, now located on the 

fifth floor of the Macdonald Engineering Building. It will allow civil engi- 

neering researchers to investigate water quality, water purification and soil 

decontamination. This lab will also be used by the first graduate students 

enrolled in the new Master of Environmental Engineering Program. 

Construction is underway to convert a drafting room into a state-of-the art 

laboratory which will be ready for the September’98 class. Although the 

Faris’ live in Vancouver, they have renewed their connection with McGill in 

a way that will benefit generations of students. 

Peter Y. F. Fung, BSc’69 * Bram Garber » 
Nahum Gelber, QC., BA’54, BCL’57 © Dr. 
Menard M. Gertler, MD’43, MSc’46 « 
Marie Giguere, BCL’75 * Gerald Goldberg 
« Dr. Victor C. Goldbloom, BSc’44, 
MD’45, DipPed’50, DLitt'92 * Edward S. 
Goldenberg, BA’69, MA’71, BCL’74 « 
Shirley Goldenberg * Yoine J. Goldstein, 
BA’55, BCL’58 * Nancy Gordian ¢ Harold 
P. Gordon QC., BCom’58, BCL ‘64 » 
Michael John Green, BEng’62 ¢ H. John 
Greeniaus, BCom’66 + * Donald F. Greer, 
BCom’57 © Tass G. Grivakes QC., BA’54, 

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BCL’57 * Rubin Gruber, BSc’65 * Hugh 
G. Hallward, BA’51, DLitt’92 * Mrs. Hugh 
G. Hallward, BSc’52 * John M. Hallward, 
BA’50 * H. Anthony Hampson, BA’50 ** « 
Dr. Richard M. Hart, PhD’70, MBA ‘73 « 
Dr. Gerald G. Hatch, BEng’44, DSc’90 « 
Dr. David R. Holbrooke, BSc’64, MD’69 « 
Mr. and Mrs. Michal Hornstein * Dr. 
Mabel F. Howie, BSc’32, MD’36 © Dr. 
Claire Huckins, BSc’58, MSc’60, PhD ‘65 » 
Ree Gin Hum « Dr. 
Humphrey ¢ C. George Hurlburt, Arts’64 

Margaret Kunstler 

* Gail Johnson, BA’63 * Barbara Johnson 

* Prof. David L. Johnston * Joe King ¢ 
Abner Kingman, BSc’51 * The Hon. E. Leo 
Kolber, BA’49, BCL’52 * Dr. Yu-Ming 
Lam, BSc’68, DDS’72 * Mildred B. Lande, 
BA’36 * Jean Langlais * Mrs. Arthur C. F. 
Lau, BSc’62, MSc’64 » Prof. John E. Leide 
* Elaine Leopold-Sargent * Phyllis Levine 
¢ Luigi Liberatore * G Donald Love, 
BEng’50 * Paul J. Lowenstein, BA’58 ° 
Alexander MaclInnes, PhD’41 * Peter R. 
Mackell, QC., BA’48, BCL ‘51 * Donald W. 
S. Mackenzie, BCom’48 ¢ M. Joy 
Maclaren, BSc(HEC)’44 * Judith Mappin, 
BSc’50 * Peter S. Martin BA’69, BCL’73 ¢ 
George Massenburg * H. Harrison 
McCain, LLD’91 « Dr. J. Lester McCallum, 
BA’37, MD’43, DipIntMed’49 ¢ Mrs. 
William J. David C. 
Mccutcheon, BEng’6l * Murray D. 
McEwen, BSc(Agr)’53, DSc’93 * Dr. John 
P. McGovern * Dr. Margaret R. Becklake 
McGregor * lan V. C. McLachlin, BEng’60 
¢ Peter F. McNally, BLS’65, MLS’66, 
MA’77 ¢ Ronald M. G. Meade, BA’61 * 
Mrs. Donald C. Menzies, BA’41 ¢ Dr. 
Stephen A. Mills, BSc’°67, MD’71 Stephen 
T. Molson, BA’63 + * Terry Mosher * Dr. 
Eric W. Mountjoy * Dr. David S. Mulder 
MSc’65 « A. H. Graham Nesbitt, BA’58, 
BCL’63 « Dr. Doris Nunes-Collins, MD’44, 
MSc’49 © Tamar Oppenheimer, BA’46, 
LLD’94 « James S. Palmer, QC., BA’48 ° 
Charles H. Peters, BA’28, LLD’74 « 
Elizabeth Petrie * Dr. Karol Pilarczyk 
John W. Pitts, BEng’49 * K. Yvonne Playle, 
BA’44 ¢ Richard W. Pound, QC., 
BCom’62, BCL’67 * D. Miles Price, BA’59 
e Dr. Charles Macdonald Price, MD’83 ¢ 
Robert Raizenne, BCL’80 * William Ram 
¢ Cyril Reitman « Jeremy H. Reitman, 
BCL’69 ¢ Richard J. Renaud « Michael L. 
Richards, BA’60, BCL’63 * Susan Riddell, 
BCom’61 + * Katherine Robb, BSc’57 ¢ 
John P. Rogers, BA’49 ¢ John A. 
Rothschild * Lazar Sarna, BA’69, BCL’72 
¢ Seymour Schulich, BSc’61, MBA’65 * 
Stephen Allan Scott, BA’61, BCL’66 * Dr. 
Bernard J. Shapiro, BA’56, LLD’88 »* 
Donald McQueen Shaver DSc’83 °¢ Dr. 
Huntington Sheldon, BA’51, LLD°96 * 
Herbert E. Siblin, BCom’50 « Mrs. Herbert 
E. Siblin, BA’57 ¢ Vivian Smith ¢ Dr. 
Anastassios Stalikas * John C. Starr, 
BEng’38 * Mrs. William E. Stavert, BA’51 
* Mrs. H. R. Steacy, BSc’47 * Mrs. Robert 
W. Stevenson ° Gail Stoker * Dr. John O. 

Mccarney ° 

Strom-Olsen ¢ J. Robert Swidler, BCom’68 
* Lawrence K. L. Szeto, BArch’63 ¢ A. 
Scott Taylor, BEng’60 * Jacques Tetrault, 
OG. BEom 40) SBCE 52s Edward L. 
BCom’48 ¢ John OD. 
BEng’57 ¢ Richard H. 
Tomlinson, PhD’48 ¢ Eric A. Trigg, 
BCom’44 © Lorne I. Trottier, BEng’70, 
MEng’73 * Dr. Charles W. Tu, BSc’71 ° 
Kerrigan Turner * Zeev Vered, BEng’54 * 
Herschel Victor, BCom’44 * Dr. Allen S 
Wainberg, BSc’57, DDS’59 * Dr. Cicely 
Watson, BA’43 ¢ Lorne C. Webster, 
BEng’50 + * Donald S. Wells * Mrs. 
William P. Wilder, BA’51 * Lynton R. 
Wilson + ¢ Robert B. Winsor, BEng’62 ¢ 
Elizabeth A. Wirth, BA’64 * Amelia Wong 
¢ Harvey Wright ° 


Hrair Achkarian, BA’81 * Senator W. 
David Angus, BCL’62 ¢ Dr. Donald E. 
Armstrong, PhD’54 « Peter A. M. Auld, 
MD’52 « Ernest Avrith * Marc Barbeau, 
BCL’84, LLB’84 * J. Douglas Barrington, 
BCom’64 ¢ Dr. James D. Baxter, MD’47, 
MSc’52 * James W. Beckerleg, BSc’69 ¢ 
Mrs. A. V. Bensen, BA’41 ¢ Dr. Kenneth C. 
Bentley, DDS’58, MD’62 « Trevor H. 
Bishop, BA’54, BCL ‘57 « R. David Bourke, 
BArch’54 ¢ Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Brown 
* Mrs. C. Frederick Buechner, BA’54 ¢ 
Frederick S. Burbidge * Dr. John H. 
Burgess, BSc’54, MD’58 « Mary Calabrese 
¢ L. David Caplan, BCom’61 + ¢ Dr. 
Charles A. Casey, BSc’60, DDS’62 * Prof. 
Tak-Hang (Bill) Chan ¢ Warren 
Chippindale, BCom’49, LLD’95 + « Barry 
Clamen * Edward G. Cleather, BA’51 °¢ 
Stuart H. Cobbett, BA’69, BCL’72 © Prof. 
Andreas P. Contogouris ¢* Harold 
Corrigan, BCom’50 + ¢ Dr. Robert J. 
David, DDS’62 « Mrs. Edgar Davidson, 
BA’33 * A. Jean De Grandpre CC QC, 
BCL’43, LLD’81 + ¢ Armand L. C. De 
Mestral, BCL’66 © Jean-Pierre De 
Montigny, MBA’80 « Dr. Anthony R. C. 
Dobell, BSc’49, MD’51 + Penelope Ann 
Dobson ¢ Dr. Bruce Reginald Downey, 

PhD’81 ¢ James Robert Doyle, BA’72, 
BCL’76, LLB’78 * Florent Dumont ¢ Gael 
Eakin, BA’61 * Dr. Robert W. Faith, BA’53, 
DDS’58 © Gerald Feil « Alison Arbuckle 
Fisher, BA’55 * John Ford « Sheila Fraser- 
Gagnon, BCom’72 * Dr. Abraham Fuks, 
BSc’68, MD’70 ¢ John M. F. Gareau, 
BSc’52 ¢ Brahm M. Gelfand, BA’57, BCL 
‘60 ¢ Dr. Norman J. Goldberg, BSc’55, 
MD’59 « Alan Z. Golden, BCL’62 + 
Warren Martin Goodman, BCL’77, LLB’78 
¢ Dr. Elizabeth Gourdin, MD’48 * James 
A. Grant QC, BA’58, BCL’61 ¢ Bernard §, 
Gurman ¢ Dr. David G. Guthrie, BSc’43, 
MD’44 « Rolf C. Hagen ¢ Dr. Fawaz 
Halwani, PhD’91 ¢ Alex D. Hamilton, 
BEng’40 * Dr. Hugh A. Hamilton, BSc’49, 
MSc’50, PhD’53 + * Cynthia B. Hankin, 
BA’34; DipPE’35 * Charles M. Hart, 
BSc’65 * Dr. David M. Harvey, MD’55 * 
Mrs. Gerald G. Hatch, BArch’46 « Dr. Ross 
O. Hill, BS¢’46, MD’48, GradDipMed’60 * 
Allan Hilton, BCL’73, LLB’74 * Louis C. 
Ho, BEng’61 * Leonard A. Holubowich, 
BSc’67 « Mrs. T. Palmer Howard ¢ Dr. 
Doris A. Howell, MD’49 «¢ Peter W. 
Hutchins, BA’66 « Mrs. Walter J. Irving, 
BA’37 « Mrs. Neil B. Ivory, BA’S54 * Dr. 
Herbert H. Jasper, MD’43, DSc ‘71 * Dr. 
Paul K. Kavanagh, BSc’75, DDS’/9 * 
Patrick J. Keenan, BCom’54, CA’57 * Mr. 
(BSc’65) and Mrs. David W. Kerr + ¢ Dr. 
Oleg S. Kopytov, BSc’69, DDS’73 * Dr. 
Ikuko Koyama * Walter John Kulakowski, 
BSc’78 © Sheila Kussner, BA’53, LLD’90 * 
Marvyn Kussner, BCom’50 ¢ Hubert T. 
Lacroix, BCL’76, MBA’81 « Gregory R. 
Latremoille, BSc’67 ¢ Arthur C. F. Lau, 
BArch’62 * Thomas A. Lawand, BEng’5/, 
DipEng’63, MSc’68 °¢ Jack Lazare, 
BCom’56 * Raymond D. Le Moyne, BA’56 
* Dr. Kenneth K. S. Lee, DDS’66 * Dr. Earl 
Lerner, DDS’63 * Michael D. Levinson, 
BCL’64 * Dr. John M. Little, MD’61 * Dr. 
A. Brian Little, BA’48, MD’50 « Dr. Peter A. 
MacKay, BA’59, MD’63, MSc’67 * Eleanor 
A. Maclean, BSc’67, MLS’69 « Dr. Robert 
B. Malmo « Norman L. Malus, BA’5/, 
BCL’60 © Gilles R. Martin, BCom’63 * Dr. 
John C. P. McCallum, PhD’77 « Dr. Paul 
McCullagh, MA’28 * Doug McDougall, 
BA’67 * Sally K. McDougall, BSc’68, 
DipEd’69 « David L. McGillivray * 
Alexander A. McGregor, BSc’48 * Louise 
McNaughton ¢ Dr. Jonathan L. Meakins, 
BSc’62 * The Hon. Michael A. Meighen 

QC, BA’60 * Stewart W. Meldrum « Di 
Robert M. Melnikoff, BSc’54, MD’58 « S. 
Leon Mendelsohn QC, BCL’24 ** * Hazel 
Merrett, BA’31 * Dr. Rene P. Michel 
BSc’69, MD’71 * Frank Mills * Dr. Hans 
Moller * James E. Morgan, BA’37 * Dr 
Morton ¢ Prof. Helen R. 
Neilson, BHS’39, MSc’48 © Heino Nielsen 
* Hou Nishigori, LLM’66 * Dr. Nicholas 
FE. O'Connor, MD’64 « J 
O'Donnell QC, BCL’55 © Dr. Eric Ormsby 
* Prof. Michael P. Paidoussis, BEng’58 
Mindy Paskell-Mede, BCL’81, LLB’81 
Thea Pawlikowska * John J. Peacock « 
James S. Peacock, BA’76, BCL’79, LLB’80 
* Ronald E. Pearl, BCom’57 « A. 
Pelletier, BSc’72 ° 
MSc’53 * Derek A. Price * Michael Prupas, 
BA’71, BCL’76, LLB’78 © Joel H Raby, 
BCom’69 * Derek S. Ramsay, BCom’50 « 
Gordon A. Read, BEng’53 * Dr. Gregory D. 
Reid, BEd(PE)’70 ¢ William M. 
MBA’68 * Robert M. Rennie, BCom’48 « 
Wayne K. Riddell, BMus’60 * Michael 
Riddell « Robb QC, BA’51, 
BCL’54 * Thomas F. Rogers, BEng’58 
John M. M. Roland, BEng’60 * Marilyn 
Rosenbloom ¢ Dr. John T. Rulon, MD’55 



Elizabeth Petersson, 

Dr. James D. Prentice, BSc’51, 


James A. 

* Dr. Frederick Salevsky * Julian Samuel 
¢ Dr. Alastair G. Scarth, BSc’47, MD’51 « 
Dr. Charles R. Scriver, BA’51, MD’55 « 
Arthur C. Simpkins, BEng’41 * Keniston 
Warren Simpson * Joan Skinner Hanna, 
BA’35, MEd’72 * Dr. Charles E. Smith, 
DDS’70, PhD’75 ¢ James H. Smith, 
BCom’53  ¢ Dr. Michael D. Sopko, 
BEng’60, MEng’61, PhD’64 + * V. Arlene 
Sproule, BSc’53 * Tor Oscar Stangeland, 
BA’50, BCL’53 * Ray Staszko * Robert T. 
Stewart, BCom’55 * Dr. Joseph Stratford, 
BSc’45, MD’47, MSe’51, GradDipMed’54 
* Edith Strauss ¢ Prof. George P. H. Styan 
* Dorothy Sutherland * John Charles Tait 
QC, BCL’72 * David A. Tarr, BA’61 + © Dr. 
Donald Taylor, DDS’66 « Dr. Jean I. 
Tchervenkov, MD’80 «¢ Lorna Telfer, 
BA’74, BCL’77 * The Hon. Justice Daniel 
H. Tingley, BCL ‘63, BA’63 « Dr. J. M. 
Trainor, MD’55 * Michael D. Vineberg, 
BA’65, BCL’68, MA’68 « Robert S. 
Vineberg, BA’64, BCL’67 ¢ H. Edith 
Walbridge, BA’34, DipPE’35 * Dr. Barraud 
J. Watson, MD’53 ¢ M. Laird Watt, 
BCom’34, LLD’93 « Dr. Andrew W. H. 
Wong, MSc’67 * James A. Woods, BA’70, 

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BCL’73, LLB’74 * James G. Wright, BA’65 

¢ Dr. Nicholas Zervas « 



(GIFTS OF $1,500 TO $2,499) 
(Donor since deceased **) 

Dr. Leo T. Abbott, DDS’69 * Adnan Abidi, 
BEng’86 + ¢ Dr. Abdul M. 
MEng’64, PhD’71 © Ritva 

BA’72, BCL’85, LLB’85 * Mi 
Helen Ryckman 
Alexander, BHS’26 * Bruce A. Ambrose, 
BSc’70 © Robert 
BSc’72, MSc’74 * A. Bram Appel, BCom’35 
* David H. Appel, BA’62, BCL’66 * Mark 
G. Appel, BA’65 « Eric B 
BCom’52 * Ronald John Argue, LLB’73, 
BCL’74 © Dr. Jocelyne Arseneau * Effie ¢ 

Astbury, BA’38, BLS’39 * Dr. Manon 
Auger, MD’86 « Dr. Barbara E. Bain 
BSc’53, MSc’57,-PhD’65 * Arnold D 
Banfill, BCL’40, BLS’47 * Maria Rita 
Battaglia, BCL’89, LLB’89 « Mrs. H. Bauta, 
BA’56 ¢ Dr. Pierre R. Belanger, BEng’59 
Dr. John N. Bell, MD’53 © David F. Bell, 
LLB’78 * G. Drummond Birks, BCom’40 
¢ Dr. Peter M. Black, MD’70 ¢ Eldon P 
Black, BCL’49 * Dr. Martin J 
BSc’63, MD’67 * Herbert Black * Rene 
Bonenfant ¢ Dr. E. 
MSc’40, PhD’43 © James H. Brodeur, 
BEng’56 *¢ Dr. Hugh R. Brodie, BSc’49, 
MD’51 * Richard T. Brown, BEng’61 * Dr. 
Roger B. Buckland, BSc(Agr)’63, MSc’65 * 
Prof. Marta C. Bunge ¢ Prof. Deborah J. I. 
Buszard + * Dr. Lynn Butler-Kisber, 
BEd’68, MEd’72 * Dr. David G. Campbell, 
DDS’78 * Joao P. R. Campos, BA’70 * Dr 
Glenn F. Cartwright, MA(ED)’70 « Dr. 
Bruce W. Case, BSc’70, MD’72, 
DipOcHy’80, MSc’85 ¢ Timothy W. 
Casgrain, BA’69 * Maria Cattaneo * 
Gretta Chambers, BA’47 ° 
Chan, BSc(Arch)’70, BArch’71 »* Barbara 
Wei-Ting Chan, BCom’77 * Dr. M. F. 
Chen * David James Christie, BCom’64 
Dr. Sylvester H. Chuang, BSc’69, MD’73 » 
Dr. Wallace B. Chung, MD’53 © Dr 
William R. K. Church, MD’68 « Fiona M. 
Clark, MA’90 « BA’54, 

and. Mrs. 


Sultan Akhtar » 

Stewart Anderson, 



Roger Boothroyd, 

Freeman K. 

Rhoda Cohen, 

MEd’80 * Edgar H. Cohen, BA’34 * Mrs 
C. Nance BA’28 « 
Cook, BA’75 * Audrey Copping, BA’80 « 
Dr. Irwin Cotler, BA’61, BCL’64 * Dean W 

B. Crowston ¢ Dr 

Common Lindsay 

Richard L .Cruess « 
Mrs. David M. Culver, BSc’47 « George N 
M. Currie, BEng’51 + * Dr. George H. 
Dagg, DDS’75 * Vera Danyluk, BEd’86 
Jean-Claude Delorme ¢« Dr. Maurice 
Dongier * Alison E. Douglas, BA’68 * W. 
J. M. Douglas * Jacques A 
MBA’06 ¢ Prof. Derek A. Drummond, 
BArch’62 * Dr. Sydney M. Duder, BSc’42, 
MSW’70, PhD’87 * William D. Duke, 
BCom’52 * Donna N. Duncan, BLS’62, 
MLS’68 « Anne Dunlop, BSc(HEC)’52 « 
Dr. Henry B. Durost, MD’50, DipPsy’55 « 
MD’53 » 

BCom ’65, 


Dr. Douglas L. Dykeman, 
William R. S. Eakin Jr., 
DipMgmt72 * Iwan Edwards * Michael 
W. Evans, BEng’71 © Richard H. Fallon, 
BCom’49 * Barbara D. Fanning, BS@’76 
Robert F. Fanning + * Dr. and Mrs. Nabil 
Fanous * Dr. Gerald W. Farnell, PhD’57 « 
Gordon J. Feht 
Feldman, BCom’67, BCL’70 « Dr. John D. 
Fenwick, BSc’56, DDS’58 » Ilay C. Ferrier, 
BCom’48 ° Janet I 
BSc(HEC)’59, BLS’65 * The Hon. Justice 
Morris J. Fish, BA’59, BCL’62 « J. Gerald 
Fitzpatrick, BSc’43, BSc’44 © Dr. R. D. C. 
Forbes ¢ L. Yves Fortier, CC., QC., BCL’58 
e Dr. Eric D MD’65, MSc’71 * 

Prof. William F Foster * Daniel Fournier, 

BEng’55 + * Mark Joel 



BCL’78, LLB’79 + ¢ Dr. Gerassimos 
Frangatos, PhD’56 + * Dr. F. Clarke 
Fraser, MSc’41, PhD’45, MD’50 © Dr. 

Richard Sparling Fraser, BSc’69, MD’76 « 
Dr. Samuel O. Freedman, BSc’49, MD’53, 
DipIntMed’58, DSc’92 * Norah Freedman, 
BA’52, MA’55 « Dr 
DDS'55 ¢ Dr. Daniel Funderburk, MD’56 
* Joan C. Gilchrist, BA’37, BCL’48 « Mrs. 
Thomas S. Gillespie, BA’63, BA’81 * Claire 
Marielle Gohier, BCL’78, LLB’79 * The 
Hon. Alan B. Gold, OC., OQ., QC., LLD’84 
¢ Dr. David Goltzman, BSc’66, MD’68 » 
The Hon. John H. Gomery, BA’53, BCL’56 
* Dr. Irwin Gopnik * Dr. Mary F. Graham, 
MD’69 * George C. Guillon, BSc’68 * Dr. 
David N. Hamilton, BSc’68, DDS’72 * Mrs 
Pr D.MiPL oHamiltony CBA22i:42 le abr. 
Lawrence G. Hampson, BSc’47, MD’49, 
MSc’53, DipSurg’55 * Yvonne Han *¢ 
David C. Hannaford ¢* Conrad F. 
Harrington, BA’33, BCL’36, LLD’84 « 

Howard Freeze, 

Richard M. Hart, BA’65 « T. A. Harvie, 
BEng’41 ¢ Robert K. Harw ood * Michael 
A. Hasley, BA’62 * Charles G. Hayward, 
BEng’51 ¢ Julian David Heller BCL’83, 
LLB’83 * Dr. Rowland E. 
BA’?33 MD’38 °« Dr. 
DDS’77 * Christopher Steven Hoffmann, 
BSc’69, BCL’74, LLB’79 * Dr. Isadore 
Horowitz, BSc’60, MD’62, MSc’71 « Dr. 
Sandra Horowitz, BSc’72, MD’76 * Justice 
guGi(K: SHugessen, BCS acme. «J 
Lawrence Hutchison, BSe’49, MD’53, 
DipIntMed’58 ¢ Dr. Istvan Huttner, 
PhD’73 « Dr. Pill J. Hwang, DDS’69, 
DipDenvt70 ¢ Dr. Brahm B. Hyams, 
BSc’52, MD’56 * Geoffrey Fyfe Hyland, 
BEng’66 © Lorna Jean Irving, BHS'39 » 
Mr. (CA’57) and Mrs. Paul Ivanier * Dr. 
Robin S. Jackson, DDS’68 * Dr. Bruce 
Mitchell Jamison, MD’87 ¢ Dr. Ross E. 
Jenne, DDS’63 * Mariela Johansen ° 
Charles Johnson, BEng’56 « M. Carlyle 
Johnston, QC., BA’50, BCL’53 * Dr. Serge 
Pierre Jothy, PhD’76 * Dr. Rhona J. Keller, 
BSc’57, MD’61 ¢ Dr. Paul B. Kelly Jr., 
MD’61 « Eleanore B. Kennedy * George 
H. King, BEng’56 « Lloyd S. King » Dr. 
Kazuo Kinoshita * Stephen D. Kisber, 
BCom’62 ¢* Eric J. Klinkhoff, BA’72 « 
Carol Koffler * Prof. Roger Krohn ¢ Dr. 
Samuel B. Labow, BSc’58, MD’62 * David 
H. Laidley, BCom’67 * Goulding Lambert, 
BCom’64 « Barbara Lawson, MA’91 « The 
Hon. Justice Gerald E. Le Dain, BCL’49, 
LLD’85 * Mrs. W. G. Leach, BA’46 »* 
Robert G. H. Lee, BEng’47 ¢ Ernest W. 
Legris, BEng’44 + * Dr. Robert S. L. Leung, 
BSc’66, MD’70 ° Gerard A. Limoges ¢ Dr. 
A. James Lincoln, BS¢’67, MD’71 « C. 
BEng soi iceDr. 
Christopher James Linstrom, MD’82 ° 
Justice S J LoVecchio, BCom’67, BCL’70 * 
Dr. Michael A. Lovegrove, MD’75 ¢ Ian 
Lucas, MSc’49, DSc’96 « Mrs. lan Lucas, 
BSc(HEC)47, MSc’49 © Dr. David Luchs, 
MD’50 « Dr. Frederick W. Lundell, 
MD’51, DipPsych’56 * David Mackenzie, 
Qc., BA’48, BCL’51 « Dr. Allan D. 
Mackenzie, BSc’60, MD’64 * George R. 
MacLaren, BA’61 * Philip M. Malouf, 
BEng’35 ¢ Mary A. Mann, BA’41 « Dr. 
Alan M. Mann, MD’49, DipPsych’54 * Dr. 
J. Fraser Mann, MA’72, LLB’75, PhD’76 « 
John K. Marrett, BCom’91 ¢ Kathryn H. 
BAS, SBEiS4-7° “Ri James 
McCoubrey, BCom’66 * Lawrence G. 


Chee Kong Ho, 

Gordon Lindsay, 


McDougall, QC., BA39, BCL’42 ¢ Len 
Mcdougall * Alton W. 
BSc(Agr)’66 °¢ Gordon L. McGilton, QC., 
BA’53, BCL’57 « Dr. David J. Mckeagan, 
BEng’62 * Prof. Alastair T. McKinnon, 
BD’53 * Malcolm E. Mcleod, BA’61, 
BCL’64 ¢ Elizabeth B. McNab, BA’41 * 
Donald R. McRobie, BCom’34 * Joseph A. 
Medjuck, BA’65 * Arthur H. Mendel, 
BEng’44 * Dr. Martin G. Mendelssohn, 
BSc’65, MD’69 © Sheldon Merling, BA’53, 
BCL’56 © Earl Merling, BA’55, BCL’58 »* J. 
Campbell Merrett, BArch’3] ¢ Dr. Janet 
Griffin Merth, BSc’67, DDS’72 « Prof. 
Michael Milde * Daniel S. Miller, BA’58, 
BCL’61 * Michael C. dE Miller * Dr. 
Brenda A. Milner, PhD’52, DSc’91 »° 
Samuel Z. Minzberg, BA’70, BCL’73, 
LLB’79 « Dr. James W. Mitchener, BSc’53, 
MD’55 « Ernest E. Monrad ¢ John F. 
Moore, BCom’61 * Dr. Sean Moore * Dr. 
Kenneth Douglas Morehouse, DDS’88, 
BSc’90 * Elise Moser, BA’84 * Anita P. 
Mountjoy, BN’66, MSc(N)’76 * Dr. Arun 
S. Mujumdar, MEng’68, PhD’71 * Taketo 
Murata, BSc’58 + ¢ Dr. Richard A. Murphy 
¢ Dr. F. Lloyd Mussells, BA’40, MD’44 » 
Prof. Lawrence A. Mysak * Dr. Raymond 
C. W. Ng, MD’66 * George Spencer 
Niblett, BSc(Agr)’56 * Dr. Paul C. Noble, 
PhD’72 * Brenda Norris, BA’52 °* Elsie 
Norsworthy, BA’42 ¢ Sherry Olson ° 
Gabriel N. Ory, BSc’71 * Dr. Dennis 
Osmond ° Freda L. Paltiel, BSW’49 « Dr. 
Ronald Paul, MD’63 ¢ Charles F. Payan, 
BEng’37 ¢ Ivana Pelnar-Zaiko, BMus’69 » 
Ronald H. Perowne, BCom’39 * Charles 
H. Perrault, BEng’43, MEng’46 + * Ruth 
Peters * Dr. Leonard Pinsky, BSc’56, 
MD’60 * Gordon D. Poole, BEng’32, 
MEng’36 « Alfred Powis, BCom’51 + © Dr. 
Gerald J. Prudhomme ¢ Dr. Laszlo 
Puchinger, DDS’63 * W Douglas Quayle, 
BCom’55 ¢ Dr. Luis F. Quesney, PhD’77 * 
Peter N. Quinlan * Dr. James O. Ramsay ¢ 
Dr. R. Bruce Ramsey, BSc’47, MD’49 « Dr. 
Michael D. Rennert, BSc’61, DDS’63 * 
Mrs. R. J. Richardson, BSc’52 + © Prof. 
Roger Rigelhof * Ronald T. Riley, BEng’56 
¢ J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)’51 * Dr. J. 
Preston Robb, BSc’36, MD’39, MSc’46 » 
Dr. Noah Robbins, MD’69 * Dr. John M 
Robson ** « Hyman Rosenfeld * Mark M 
Rosenstein, BA’60, BCL’63 * John St C. 
Ross, BEng’55 + ¢ J. Elizabeth Rossinger, 
MSW’51 ¢ Dr. Horst Roth, PhD’65 + © Dr. 


Robert S. Rothwell, MD’71 * Prof. Filippo 
Sabetti * Julia Santry Jr., BSc’47 * Leonard 
Barclay Schlemm, BCom’74 * Dr. Marilyn 
E. Scott, PhD’80 °* Bohdan W, 
Semchyshyn, BEng’/7 * Peter S. Seybold, 
BEng’64 * Dr. Frank E. Shamy, BS¢54, 
DDS’56 ° Barry H. Shapiro, BA’61, BCL’64 
¢ Dr. Louis R. Sharpe, BA’58, DDS'63 « 
lan B. Shaw, BCom’39 ¢ Herbert M. 
Shayne, BCom’47 * Dr. L. Michael Sheehy, 
MD’68 « Mrs. L. Michael Sheehy, BSe’60 « 
Dr. Marianne Shey * Dr. Stedman W. 
MD’40 ¢ Dr. Frank Graham 
Sommer, MD’72 ° Dr. Theodore L. 
Sourkes, OC., BSc’39, MSc’46 ¢ C. Wilson 
Spencer, BSc(Agr)’39 + © Colin A. 
Spencer, BEng’48 ¢ Harriet Stairs, BA’‘67+ 
¢ Dr. Robert W. Stevenson, BA’49, BD'61 
¢ H. Heward Stikeman, QC, BA‘35, 
BCL’38, LLD’86 °« 
Struthers, BCL’87, LLB’87 * John J. 
Swidler, BCom’65, BCL’69 « Dr. G 
Rodney Tait, BEng’61, MEng’64, PhD’71 * 
Marika F. Teakle « Robert C. Tedford, 
BCom’63 ¢ Dr. Alan Tenenhouse, BS¢’55, 
PhD’59, MD’62 « William A .Tetley, QC, 
BA’48 ¢ Thomas B. Thompson, 
BSc(PE)’'58, MEd’78 * Yung Tseung Tong, 
BCom’75 ¢ Prof. Stephen Toope, BCL'83, 
LLB’83 ¢ Jeffrey Torchia, BCom’86 * Dr. 
Gilles Tremblay * Francois Vachon * Mrs. 
M. J. Van Loben Sels, BA’33 * Dr. Ronald 
M. Vexler, BSc’68, MD’70 « R. Vance 
Ward, BSc’51 + © C. Leslie F. Watchorm, 
BSc’65 ¢ Douglas L. Waterston, 
BSc(Agr)’45 * Mary G. Webster, BA’38 * 
Boyd E. White * Dr. V. Michael 
Whitehead, MD’59 « Bruce Whiteman * 
Dr. Sue Whitesides * Dr. Ernest Wiggins, 
PhD’46 * Dr. H. Bruce Williams, MD’55 * 
Spencer Williams ¢ Christopher J. Winn, 
BCom’66 * Mrs. Christopher J. Winn, 
BA’65 * R. Dave Winship, BEng 54, 
MEng’57 * Mr. and Mrs. Kitson Wong * 
Dr. Paul J. A. Zsombor-Murray, BEng’58, 
MEng’63, PhD’71 * Martin J. PH 
Zuckermann ¢ 


Sonia Jacqueline 

Samuel Aberman, BEng’64, BEng’65 * 

Charles N. N. Adam, BEng’69, 
DipMgmt’74, MBA’80 + Doreen B. 
Adams, BA’39 * Mrs. Jung-Ja Ahn © Dr. 
Kenneth Allan Aikin, BSc’70, MD’74 « 
Mrs. Alan Aitken, BA’34 * Mary Aitkens « 
Anthony L. MBA’76 Gary 
Alexander * Michael J. B. Alexandor, 
BA’58 « Lorna W. Allen, BA’36 * Robin R. 
Allen, BA’62 Peter A. Allen Paul 
Almond * Moses Amdursky * Bernard 
Amyot, BCL’82, LLB’83 « John D. Andrew, 
BCom’49 « Dr. Evangelos D. Androutsos, 
DDS’62 »* Prof. Jorge Angeles * Dr. Jack 
Antel * Pierre Arbour, BCom’59 « Dr. Eva 
C. Arendt-Racine, BA’41, MD’49 « Dr. 
William L. Argo, MD’40 ¢ John A. Armour 
* Milton Arnold, BCom’47 + Kelly J. 
Arrey, BEng’50 ¢ Marcel J. Arsenault, 
BSc’68 * Dr. M. Anthony Ashworth, 
BSeioit,) MD?6il Edith Aston- 
McCrimmon, Dip(P&TH)’50, 
BSc(P&OT)’60 MSc(App)’80 
Lewis Auerbach * J. 
Peggy Austin, BSc’39 * Seymour Avrith « 
Dr. Morrel Paul Bachynski, PhD’55 DSc’94 
* Dr. K. Jean Baggs, BSc’67 MD’71 * Roger 
B. Baikie, BSc’55 * Donald A. Bain « Mrs. 
John L. Baker, BSc’48 «¢ Prof. G. Blaine 
Baker ¢ Dr. Bantwal R. D. Baliga * Edward 
M. Ballon, BA’47 « Alexander G. Balogh, 
BEng’54 + * Raymond Barakett, BA’55, 
BCL’58 * Dr. Jeffrey Stewart T. Barkun, 
MD’83, MSc’94 © Dr. Bartolo M. Barone, 
MSc’62, GradDipMed’65 * Matthew W. 
Barrett ¢ Kenneth Barwick, BEng’52 ¢ Dr. 
Michael J. Barza, BSc’60, MD’64 « Dr. 
Sidney Barza, BSc’47, MD’49, DipPsyc’54 
¢ John Bates, MBA’78 « Dr. Donald W. 
Baxter, MSc’53 ¢ Anne Bieler Baxter ¢ 
Max Bayer, BCom’58 « Dr. R. Gordon 
Baynes, DDS’62 Bruce H. Becker, 
BCom’46, CA’54 * Dr. Nicole Begin-Heick, 
PhD’65 * Pierre Beique, BCom’37 « 
Edward S. Bell, BEng’54 © Mrs. Robert E. 
Bell, BA’47, BLS’53, DLitt78 * Dr. Alison 
Ann Bell, BSc’77, MD’84 © Gary F. Bell, 
BCL’89, LLB’89 Claudette Bellemare, 
BA’70, BCL’73 Prof. Pierre Beluse 
William E. Bembridge, BSc’50 + ¢ Alain 
Benedetti * Gerald Benjamin, BCom’46 ¢ 
Dr. Gary C. Bennett, MSc’67, PhD’71 « Dr. 
John N. Bennett, MD’47 « B. Robert 
Benson, QC., BCL’58 Dr. D. Danny 
Bercovitch, BA’54, MD’58 « Kevin Berger, 
BA’80 * Dr. Yves Bergevin, MD’74, MSc’83 
¢ Dr. Robert Berke, BSc’66, MD’70 « Dr. 


Brian Aune ¢ 



S iz 




he McGill rowing team is legendary for its 6 am practices at the 


Olympic Basin—also the site of the ‘76 Olympics. As the team is | 
unfunded by the University, the rowers have another heavy task to | 
bear: raising the money to pay for coaches, equipment and travel. Many | 
alumni and corporations help out with donations through the Friends of 
McGill Rowing Fund. 

Some ingenious rowers even manage to find new sources of funding, 
such as Sidney Omelon, BSc’94, MSc’98, did with her summer employer, 
Hatch and Associates in Toronto. The company donated $100 in the fall of 
1996. The next spring, the President of the McGill Rowing Club, Scott _ | 
Pritchard, BSc’98, decided to drop by athletics and check the club mailbox. _| 
| He stared in amazement at a cheque for $10,000-an unsolicited contribu- 
tion from Hatch and Associates. As it turned out, the Rowing Club was in | 
desperate need of a trailer to carry boats to regattas. In a perfect tale, the 
donation fully covered the purchase of a new trailer, which holds eight eight- | 
oared rowing shells, and 10 four-oared shells. It was in full use during the | 
| fall 1997 season. 
| Generous donors such as Hatch and Associates help 36 distinct | 

McGill Interest Groups assist students in unfunded, or underfunded, McGill 

Bhatt, MArch’75 ¢ Dr. H Richard Biewald, 
BEd(PE)’81, DDS’87 « W. lan C. Binnie, 
BA’60 * Dr. Don L. Bishop, MD’63 * Dr. 

Gilles Bertrand, MSc’53 * Mlle. Maryse 
Bertrand, BCL’80 « Philip Betcherman, 
BSc(Agr)’48, MA’50 ¢ Prof. Vikram C. 

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ome people get surprise parties on their sixtieth birthday; some get 
exotic presents. Gerry Semmelhaack did get the party, thrown by his 
wife Elizabeth, BA’93, at a Pointe Claire, Que. golf club last June. But 
he also got the satisfaction of knowing that his special day benefited McGill. 

To help celebrate, Elizabeth asked Gerry’s friends to donate to the 
McGill Parents Fund, “one of his favourite causes.” Donations from this fund 
go primarily to the University’s libraries, which all students use. 

The Semmelhaacks’ guests gave a total of nearly $1,200 to the Parents 
Fund. Most of the donors were not McGill parents, but Elizabeth says they 
were “pleased to give to McGill.” Gerry, she adds, was “thrilled” with the 
idea. “He gives whatever he can [to the Parents Fund]. He was as pleased as 
he could possibly be.” 

The Semmelhaack family’s affection for McGill is the result of posi- 
tive experiences enjoyed by the family’s three graduates: Elizabeth and sons 
Bradley, BCom’92, and Richard, BCom’96. 

Elizabeth went back to school later in life, but so enjoyed her time at 
McGill that she is contemplating beginning another degree. “The professors 
were extremely proficient. They gave me an extraordinary amount of quali- 
ty information, and they motivated me.” 

Bradley, who lives in Colorado, still keeps in very close touch with 
former professor Peter Johnson of the Faculty of Management, and uses him 
as a role model. Richard uses his commerce degree to manage the family 

farm in the Eastern Townships. His mother comments: “You can often hear 

in the way he talks that he’s using the knowledge from his degree.” 

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Douglas E. A. Black, DDS’63 * John 
Desmond Black, BA’83 * Lionel J, 
Blanshay, BA’61, BCL’64 * Dr. Michael A 
Blau, BSc’64, DDS’69 * Casper M. Bloom, 
BA’57 * David Bloom, BEng’35 © Dr, 
David M. Bloom, DipPsyc’83 * Dr. Ronald 
G. Bloomberg, BSc’66, DDS’70 * Maier L 
Blostein, BEng’54, MEng’59 ¢ Dr. George 
F. Bondar, MD’57 « Keith Boocock * Mrs, 
Douglas T. Bourke, BA’49 * Roman 
Boyko, BCom’60 ¢ G. Eric Bradford, 
BSc(Agr)’51 * Frederick Albert Braman, 
BA’72, BCL’75 ¢ Dr. F. Maurice Breed, 
MD’40 ¢ Dr. Dalius J. Briedis * Mr. 
(LLD’90) and Mrs. Charles R. Bronfman * 
Dr. Robert S. Broughton, PhD’72 © Dr, 
Robert Brouillette * Dr. Bruce P. Brown, 
BSc’69, MD’73 © David F. Brown, MUP’76 
¢ Dr. Lancelot Anthony Brown, DDS’88 * 
Michael J. Brownstein, BCom’70 * Louise 
Brule * Dr. M. Heather Bryan, BSc’52, 
MD’66 « Dr. G. Colin Buchan, MD'58 * 
Dr. Gordon Stuart Buchanan, BSc83, 
MD’87 ¢ Stuart J. Budden ¢* Dr. Mario 
Bunge * Dr. Charles Angus Burgess, 
DDS’73 ¢ Dr. Erwin L. Burke, MD’55 * 
Mrs. John Burland, BSc(HEc)’48 * Dr. 
Miguel Noel Burnier Jr. * Thomas R. 
Burpee, BCom’60 ¢ L. Grant Burton, 
BEng’63 * Dr. Richard G. Bush, MD74 * 
Dr. Edward F. G. Busse, MSc’64 * Dr. 
James A. Butler, MD’59 ©¢ Vincenza 
Calandriello * W. Hugh Cameron + * Dr. 
Claire Cameron * Dr. Colin Campbell, 
MD’53 « Dr. Craig E. Campbell, BSe’71, 
MD’75 « Andrew J. A. Campbell * Dr. RB 
Neil Capper, MD’71 * Dr. Godefroy Alain 
Cardinal, MD’86 « Dr. F. Carli « Christine 
Anne Carron, MA’74, BCL’77 © Robert S. 
Carswell, BA’60, BCL’63 « Dr. Michael T. 
Cartwright * Marcel J. M. Casavant * 
Stephen D. Casselman, BSc(Agr)’68 * Dr. 
Richard G. Cassoff, BSc’69 © Prof. Ricardo 
Castro * J. Charles Caty, BCom’63 * Paul 
Chabot, BEng’90 + * Dr. John T. Chaffey, 
MD’64 * Dr. Paula Good Chaffey, BSc’60, 
MD’64 * Hian-Siang Chan, MBA’84 ¢ Dr. 
Michael Channon, BSc(Agr) 67, 
MSc(Agr)’70 * Allan C. Chartrand, BSc’63 
* C. Stephen Cheasley, BA’59, BCL’62 * 
Ramen Chettiar * Dr. Max Edwin 
Childress, MD’40 « F. H. Bruce Chisholm, 
BEng’50 * Violet B. Chislett * Dr. Ray 
Chu-Jeng Chiu, PhD’70 « Peter Chodos, 
BCom’72 * Linda Christensen, BA’81, 
MA’88 *¢ Enzo Ciabattoni * Ann Cihelka * 

—_ i ~~ 2 -_ 

Dr. George W. Clark, MD’44 © Dr. H. 
Garth Coffin, BSc(Agr)’62 © Dr. Annette 
Ava Cohen, MD’85 * John N. Cole « Dr. 
David L. Collins, MD’54 « Dr. Everett A. 
Cooper, MD’41 © Dr. Miriam S. Cooper, 
BSc’59, PhD’66 * Marc A. Courtois « Dr. 
Mary Roche Courtright, BS¢’40, MSc’4, 
PhD’44 * Dr. Patricia Courtright, BSc’71 « 
David Mario Covo, BSc(Arch)’71, 
BArch’74 © David Cowan, BA’23 -« 
Richard J. Cowan, BA’55 + © Dr. Richard S. 
PhD’77 * Neil Hirsh Craft, 
BEng’83, MEng’87 + ¢ Harry I. Craimer, 
BCom’33 * Dr. Gordon L. Crelinsten, 
BSc’68, MD’70 « Raymond J. R. Crevier, 
BCL’60 * Jean-Paul R. Cristel, BSc(Agr)’46 
* H. Morrey Cross, BEng’43 * Michael C. 
Culver, BCom’75 * Michael Cytrynbaum, 
BA’62, BCL’65 * Jacques 
BEng’53, DipMgmt6l « 
Daitchman, BCom’68 * Marcel Daoust « 



Prof. Subal Das Gupta * Dr. Sharon Wood 
Dauphinee, B(PT)’69, BSc(PT)’72, 
MSc(App)’75 * Robert M. Davis, BEng’62 
* R. E. Gordon Davis * Dr. Arthur D. 
Dawson, BSc’52, MD’56, MSc’61 © Dr. R. 
De Mori * Dr. Nicholas B. De Takacsy, 
PhD’66 « Dr. Haile T. Debas, MD’63 « 
Delafield * Dr. Jacques F. 
BSc’63, MSc’64 « 
Desautels, BCom’64 * Andre Desmarais ¢ 
Mrs. James P. Dewar, DipNurs’39 © Dr. 
Donna M. DiMichele, MD’78 « Dr. Tassos 
Dionisopoulos, BSc’81, MD’85 » Julian A. 
Dixon, BSc’48 * Dr. Michael E. Dixon, 
BS¢c’58, MD’60, MSc’63 * Prof. Janet Gail 
Donald * Harold G. Dondenaz, BA’48 « 
Albert Douek * Dr. Alfred A. Dougan, 
MD’42 ¢ Jean E. Douville, BCom’58 « Dr. 
Keith Newton Drummond, BA’53, MD’55 


Derome, Denis L. 

¢ Dr. Dwayne Dudgeon, DDS’75 * James 
Alistair Duff * Alan T. Duguid, BSc’75 « 
Mrs. Lorne C. Dunsworth, BA’46 * Michel 
Duplessis * Dr. Claire H. Dupont * Derek 
G. H. Eadie * Dr. Ralph S. Edmison, 
DDS’43 * Jeremy Edward, BSc’78, MSc’82 
* Elizabeth G. Edwards, BA’47 * G. Keith 
Edwards + ¢ Dr. Russell L. Edwin, BSc’50, 
MD’54 ¢ Dr. David Eidelman, MD’79 « 
Prof. Adi Eisenberg * Leonard Ellen « 
Sherry Ellen ¢ Dr. Aileen Elliott, DDS’85 « 
Dr. J. Richard Emery, DDS’76, MSc’79 « 
Gary E. Ephraim, BSc’64 * Seymour 
Epstein, BEng’62 * Dorean Estey * Prof. 
Harvey A. Evans, 

Hamid Etemad ¢ Dr. 
DipPsyc’67 * Dr. Theodore 

BSe’50, MSe’51, MD’55 « Dr. Jean Pierre 
Farant * Dr. John B. Feltner, MD’37 « 
Anne Fenerty * Mary Ann Ferguson, 
BSW’72, MSW’73 °« 
Bernard J. Finestone, BCom’41 * Avram 
Fishman, BA’69, BCL’72, LLB’79 © Dr, 
David J. Flam, BSc’62, DDS’66 « Dr. 
Michael E. Flanders, BSc’66, MD’70 « 
Martin D. Fogel, BCom’63 * Dr. Jack S. C. 
Fong, BSc’64, MD’68, MSc’68 * Dr. 
Dre ‘Otto ls 
Maurice A. L. 
Forget, BCL’69 * Guy Fortin, BSc’72 
BCL’76 * Dr. Carl H. Frederiksen « Dr. 
Carolyn Ruth Freeman * Dr. Avi Friedman 
MArch’83 ¢ Dr. Stanley B. Frost, LLD’90 « 
Gladys L. Fulford, DipSW’30, MA’30 « 
William H. Fuller, BCom’56 + « Dr. 
Harold P. Gaetz, BSc’53, MD’58 © Gilles 
BEng’46, BArch’49 «Dr. 
Francisco D. Galiana, BEng’66 * Andre 
Galipeault, BCL’59 * Dr. Henry M. Gallay, 
BA’60, MD’65, DipPsyc’70 * Edith Galley 
¢ Dr. Paul F. Gareau, BSc’49, MD’53 « 
Margaret I. Garlick, BSc’34, BS¢’35 * Dr. 
John M. Gawoski, MD’78 * Dr. Coleman 
Gertler, DDS’50 * Thomas S. Gillespie, 
BA’59, BCL’63 © Prof. Jane Glenn « Prof. 
H. Patrick Glenn * Matthews Glezos, 
BCom’52 * Dr. Harry Glick, BSc’58, 
MD’62 * Dr. J. L. Goff Jr., MD’43 © Dr. Phil 
Gold, MD’61, MSc’61, PhD’65 « Dr. 
Richard B. Goldbloom, BSc’45, MD’49. 
DipPediat’54 * Dr. Ruth M. Goldbloom, 
Dip(PE)’44 * Leo Goldfarb * Mr. and Mts. 
Morris Goodman (BA’63) * Dr. Norman 
Lusby Goodwin LLB, MD’47 « Dr. 
Newton C.Gordon, BSc’66, DDS’70 « Dr. 
Michael Ian Gossack, BSc’72, DDS’77 » 
Dr. Denis Gosselin, DDS’79, MSc’84 « 
Jacques R. Goudreau, BEng’51 * John 
Gradwell ¢ Patricia Jean Grant « Dr, Roy 
A. Gravel, BSc’67, MSc’69 * Mr. and Mrs. 
R. Gray * Ronald Michael Greaves, BSc’74 
* Dr. Dante P. R. Greco, MD’65 © Prof. 
Christopher Green * Jeff Green * Carole 
R. Greiff, BA’61 
Arthur E. Grosser * Dr. Naomi Jackson 
Groves, BA’33, MA’35 ° Dr. Neri P. 
Guadagni, BA’38, MD’42, DipAna’51 
Roberto D. Gualtieri, BA’57 * Prof. R. L. 
Guthrie « Dr. Harvey Guyda * Max M. 
Haberkorn, BCL’71, LLB’72 « Dr. David L. 
Hall, BSc’69, MD’77 « Dr. John E. Hall, 
MD’52 * Dr. Susanne E. Hall, MD’66 « 
Stephen H. Halperin, BCL’75, LLB’78 « 

Alastair Fernie ° 

Patricia Ann Forbes »* 

Forchheimer, BSc’47 « 


¢ Frances Groen « Dr. 

Dr. Lyon Hamburg, BSc’84, DDS’86 « Dr. 
Emily F. Hamilton, MD’75 * Dr. Graeme 
L. Hammond, MD’62 * Chang Choon 
Hang, MBA’77 * Mrs. Angus A. Hanson, 
BSc(HEc)’46, MSc(Agr)’48 
Harrington, BCL’68 * Faramarz Hassani, 
MEng’94 « Scott A. Hastie, BEng’84 © Mr. 
and Mrs. H. Clifford Hatch * Dr. William 
Hays, MD’°64 * Patrick Keyte O. Healy, 
BCL’81 * Norman D. Hebert * Dr. Dan S. 
Helfez, MD’79 * Mrs. Ross A. Hennigar, 
BSc(HEc)’52 * Dr. Lucius T. Hill Ji. 
MD’58 ¢ Dr. J. Gilbert Hill; MD’56 « 
Thomas C. Hirst, BEng’44 ¢ Irma 
Hitschfeld * Adolf P. Y. Ho, BS¢’77 + © Dr. 
Morley F. Hodder, BA’50 « David Y. 
Hodgson, BCom’48 * John E. Hodgson, 
Prof. Peter C. Hoffman » 
Holland, BCom’49 « Dr. 
Michael Hoover * Stanley M. Hopmeyer, 
BCom’59 * Dr. W. David 
BSc(Agr)’50, DSc’76 * Mrs. Howden 
BA’39 ¢ W. 
Horsey, BCom’38 * Dr. Judy Horvath, 
DDS’95 « Kenneth S. Howard QC., BA’46, 
BCL’49 * Rogers Vandegrift Howard, 
BEng’80 ¢ Jean E. Bos 44: 
BSc(Agr)’76 + * Charles O. Hoyt * Carlos 
Huete, MSc(App)’75 * Dr. Andrew Hum, 
MEd’67 * Marjorie Hunsicker, BA’48 © C. 
BCom’60, BA’62 + » 
William G. Hutchison, BEng’62 « A. Stuart 
Hyndman, QC., BA’48, BCL’52 ° Dr. 
Patricia Innis, MD’65 * Daoud Jaber « 
John D. Jackson, BCom’56 ¢ Terry A. 
Jackson, BCom’69 + © Dr. Robert D. Japp, 
BEng’60, MEng’64, PhD’67 * Dr. Anthony 
H. Jew, MD’62 * C. Talbot G. Johnson, 
BA’41 * Dr. H. Desmond Johnson, BSc’58, 
MD’60 « Prof. Peter R. 
CertContEd’76 «~~ Prof. 

Johnson ¢ J. Stuart Johnston, BEng 39, 
BEng’40 * David Phillip Jones QC., BA’70 
* Hugh A. BCom’51 © Carl 
Jorgensen * Dr. JanJ. Jorgensen, PhD’77 
Rosalie Jukier, BCL’83, LLB’83 «© Prof. 
Daniel Jutras * Dr. Ashok Kakkar * Dr. 
Antoine Kaldany * Prof. M. R. Kamal 
Betty Ann Karrys * Prof. Nicholas Paul 
Kasirer, BCL’85, LLB’85 * Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Kass * Dr. Lauma D. Upelnieks 
Katis, MD’°57 * Mr. and Mrs. Irving Katsof 
¢ Dr. Myer Katz, BSW’50, MSW’51 « 
Harold J. Katzin, BArch’65 * Dr. Robert E. 
Kearney, BEng’68, MEng’71, PhD’76 + » 
Jeffrey Keays * Dr. Andrew Kelen, BSc’41, 

Sean J. 

BCom’67 « 
George H. 

Richard Horner, 


Grant Hunter, 



ae } page 7 

MD’43, MSc’48 « Dr. E. Bruce Kennedy, 
BEng’70, DDS’74 « Dr. James C. Kenrick, 
DDS’58 « Albert A. Kenwood, BEng’49 ¢ 
Robert J. Kerr, BSc’66 * Mrs. Peter F. 
Kerrigan, BA’46, MSW’64 ° Kathleen Ann 
Kerwin, BA’69 « Dr. Nathan Keyfitz, 
BSc’34, LLD’84 * Dr. Donald A. Killam, 
BSc’62, MD’66 « Ted Kim ° Joel L. King, 
BSc’68, BCL’71, LLB’72 * Abner Kingman, 
BSc’51 * Jack M. Kivenko, BCom’61 * 
Stanley I. Kivenko, BCom’63 * Prof. Denis 
R. Klinck © Eric Klinkhoff * Mary Calia 
Knecht ¢« Dr. Edward A. Koch, MD’57 » 
Gregory Joseph Koegl, MBA’84 * Dr. 
Emanuel Kolyvas, BSc’69, MD’73 ° Dr. 
Barbara Pead Kraft, BA’43, MD’47 « Dr. 
Donald R. Kramer, BSc’61, DDS’63 °* 
Gordon M. Kugler, BA’63, BCL’66 * 
Michael K. C. Kwong, BEng’68 * Jean 
Louis Laloy * Robert Lamarche * William 
T. Lambert, BEng’50 ¢ Dr. Phyllis 
Lambert, DLitt’86 * Mia Lande « Peter 
Landry, BEng’48, MSc’62 * John A. Lang, 
BA’37 « Nicki H. Lang, BSc’60 ° Dr. 
Charles P. Larson, MD’71, MSc’88 ¢ Dr. 
Robert Lauren ¢ Dr. Elizabeth V. Lautsch, 
MSc’51, PhD’53 « Dr. Donald G. M. 
Lawrence, MD’57 * John E. M. Lawrence 
QC., BCL’56 * Ray E. Lawson, BSc’62, 
BCL’65 © Richard F. Lawton Jr., BMus’66 
¢ Dr. Jacob Lazarovic, BS¢’71, MD’73 * 
Sydney R. Leavitt, BEng’54 »* Pierre 
Lebrun, BCom’72 ¢ Dr. Martin J. 
Lechowicz * Dr. David Loring Lee, MD’80 
¢ Dr. Jack M. Lehrer, BSc’67, DDS’71 °¢ 
Carol Ann Leitner, BSc’91 * Dr. M. 
Christine Lejtenyi, BSc’60, MD’64, MSc’71 
e Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Lenz « Paul 
Kuai Yu Leong, BCom’81 « Andre Lesage 
¢ A. O. Leslie, BA’22, BSc(Eng)’24 ° Dr. 
Russell A Leve, BSc’69, DDS’71 * Harvey 
Levenson, BCom’64, MBA’68 « Dr. Louis 
Libman, DDS’63 * Juan Lidon ¢ Dr. 
Alexander A. Lieblich, DDS’71 * Walter H. 
Lind, BA’37 ¢ James Harris Lisson, 
BCom’72 * Bruce W. Little, BEng’56 + « 
Victor Loewy, BA’71 «* Dr. Richard 
William Long, MD’76 * Robert G. Long * 
Prof. David A. Lowther * Hsueh-Ching Lu 
* Paddy W. Y. Lui, BCom’76 * Eleanore 
Wallace Luke * Dr. James Percy Lund ¢ 
Dr. Wendy A. MacDonald, BSc’66, MD’70 
¢ Dr. Malcolm H. Macdonald, MD’51 * W 
A Macdonald QC., BA’48 * Dr. Ian M. 
MacDonald, BSc’72, MSc’74, MD’79 « 

Marian E. Macfarlane, BCom’6l ° 

Jorman F. Macfarlane, BEng’49 ¢ Mrs. 
John R. Mackenzie, BSc’48 ° Helen 
P.Mackey, BA’'41 ¢ Dr. Anne-Marie 
Maclellan, BSc’72, MD’77 « Dr. Keith A. 
acmillan, BSc(Agr)’66, MSc(Agr)’68 + ° 
James A. MacMurray * Joyce MacNamara 
¢ E. Gerrard Macnutt, BEng’37 * Maysie S. 
MacSporran, BA’27, MA’30 * Louis B. 
Magil, BArch’36 * Mrs. John Maier, BA’39, 
BLS’39 «© Marlene A. Maletz, BA’77 * Dr. 

Josephine Mallek, BA’32, MD°36, MSc’37 

¢ Gerard Malo, BEng’51 « Chris Mamen, 
BEng’41 * Mrs. Chris Mamen, BSc’39 * 
Dr. Anitra Mamen, BSc’65, MD’67 ¢ Ina 
Marica * Dr. Arthur E. Marlin, BSc’68, 
MD’72 « Dr. Errol B. Marliss ¢ Prof. A. 
Marshall, MA’65 ¢ G. B. 
Maughan, BA’64 ¢ Dr. Ronald F. 
MaCatirey, DDS 78) -*, - Dri; pHenry 
Lockwood McClintock, MD’76 °* Dr. 
Wilfred W. McCutcheon, BSc(Agr)’42 ° 
David M. McEntyre, BCom’67 * N 
Margaret McEwan, BSc’48 ° Francis J. 
McGilly * Mr. and Mrs. William Mckay 
Dr. Donald E. Mckerricher, MD’50 « R. Jan 
Mckinnon « Dr. A. Peter H Mclean, 
BS¢’55, MD’57 « Dr. John F. McMullan, 
DDS’57 ¢ Dr. John Riley McNulty, MD’53 
¢ Dr. Douglas F. McPherson, MD’44 »¢ J. 
Gerald McQuade, BEng’62 ¢ Heather 
Diane McWilliams, BA’88 * Donald E. 
Meehan, LLB’75 ¢ Dr. Jeffrey William 
Meeks, DDS’83 * A. Frederick Melling, 
BCom’64 ¢ Dr. Anita C. Mendel, DDS’39 » 
Brian A. Mennie, BEng’70, MBA’80 » 
Kathleen Merken * Dr. Robert D. Midgley, 
MD’60 « Helen Mikolajewski * Alice E. 
Miller, BA’34 ¢ Dr. Klaus Minde, 
DipPsyc’65 * Mrs. J. W. E. Mingo, BSW’50 
¢ Dr. M. Saeed Mirza, MEng’62, PhD’67 » 
Dr. Arun K. Misra * Dr. Nelson S. Mitchell, 
BA’55, MD’59 « Elizabeth A. Mitchell, 
BA’71, BCL’75 ¢ Diane Mittermeyer ¢ 
France Moineau, BCom’36, BA’37, MA’43 
¢« Maureen Molot, BA’62, MA’64 ° Eric H. 
Molson * Jane Molson * Margaret Monks, 
BA’64, BLS’65, MLS’72 © Claire Morawski 
* John D. Morgan, BCom’52 * Rodney J. 
Morrell, BEng’63, BSc(Agr)’71 + * Robert 
E. Morrow QC., BCL’47 ¢ Dr. Brian C. 
Morton, BSc’64, MD’66 «* Dr. Allan 
Morton, MSc’61, DipTropMed’61, PhD’67 
* Dr. Balfour Mount ¢* Dr. Louis 
Muhlstock, OC. * Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Munro * Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murin ¢ 
Irena Sonia Murray, MArch’91 « Dr. 


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Margot Nadien ° Prof. William Neill + 
Peter Dimaratos Nesgos, BCL’79, LLB’80, 
LLM’82, DCL’84 * Owen M. Ness, 
BSc(Agr)52  ¢ Gudrun Neumann, 
BCom’81 + « Dr. Lynton Ngui-Kon-Sue, 
DDS’62 « Dr. Robert V.V. Nicholls, 
BSc’33, MSc’35, PhD’36 * RobertJ. Nixon, 
BEng’36 + * Dr. Richard J. Novick, MD’80, 
MSc’83 ¢ G. Allan O’Brien, BSc(Agr)’47 * 
Claire O’Reilly * Dr. Guy L. Odom » Dr. 
John R. Ogilvie, BSc(Agr)’54 * Michael J. 
Ogilvie, BCL’61 * Prof. Peter H. Ohlin + 
Valerie Oliver, BLS’61 * Dr. Peter Onno, 
BEng’58, MSc’62, PhD’65 ¢ Dr. J. Kenneth 
T. Ormrod, BSc’40, MD’43 + * James H. 
Orr ¢ Norma A. E. Osler, BA’44 © Rainer 
N. Paduch, BEng’76, MEng’79 ° Ralph 
Sarah W. Paltiel, BA’52, 
LLD’92 * Durga Panda ¢ Henry J. 
Pankratz * Douglas Leonard Pascal, 
BSc’63, BCL’67 * Bruno J. Pateras QC, 
BCL’57 * Margery G. Paterson, BA’62 
MA’87 * Robert C. Paterson, BCom’49 * 
Dr. Robert L. Patten, MD’62 © Robert L. 
Payne, BEng’46 * David Pegues, BA’81 * 
M. Aileen Pelzer, BSc’50 ¢ Dr. E. C. Percy, 
BSc’49, MD’51, MSc’54, DipSurg’57 ° J. 
Allan Perham, BEng’38 + * Dr. William]. 
Peter, MD’61 « C. W. Tim Peters, BA’6! * 
Antonia Peters * Dr. Arthur R. Peterson, 
MD’57 * Margaret W. Peterson, BSc’46 * 
Paul J. Petras, BSc’75 ¢* Edward O. 
Phillips, BA’53 ¢ Catherine Phillips * 
Robert I. C. Picard, BA’31, MA’32 ¢ John 
W. Pickering, BSc(Agr)’54 ¢ Paul B. 
Pitcher QC., BA’35, BCL’38 * The Hon. P. 
Michael Pitfield QC., BCL’58 * Ward C. 
Pitfield, BCom’48 « Stanley K. Plotnick, 
BCom’62 ¢* Dr. A. Robin Poole * 
Christopher Portner, BSc’67, BCL’71 * Dr. 
Elizabeth Powell, BSc’69, MSc’71, MD’75 
* Dr. Neville G. Poy, BSc’58, MD’60, 
MSc’63 * Vivienne G. Poy, BA’62 ° E 
Courtney Pratt, BA’68 + * Paul Marcus 
Pugh, BSc’67, MBA’71 « Dr. L. Kaisa 
Puhakka * Dr. Vincent Paul Pullen, MD’76 
* Mrs. Hugh J. Purdie, DIP(PE)’38 * The 
Rev. R. Purves-Smith, BA’47, MSW’66 * 
Michael Quigley, LLB’77, LLM’83 * 
Walter L. Quilty, BSc(Agr)’90 »° Dr. 
Brendan Patrick Quinn, BSc’76, MD’81 * 
Allan C. Rae, BEng’48 » Dr. G. S. Vijaya 
Raghavan * Dr. Louis Rakita, MD’49 * 
Gerald G. Ramniceanu, MBA’70 * Dt 
Richard Howard Rapoport, DDS’80 ° Dr. 
T. B. Rasmussen ¢ Dr. Charles Rawas, 

K.Palmer ° 

BSc’69, DDS’73. DipDent’74 © Prof. John 
Rea * Dr. Ann Rearden, BSc’69, MD’71. 
MSe’71 * Dr. Jacques Rebuffot « Dr 
Lionel M. Reiman, BSc’64, MD’68 » Dr. 
Remsen, MD’80 © Prof. 
Gonzalo E. Reyes * Paul Reynolds Lyon 
M. MBA’67 « 
Richmond, BCom’68 » 
Riggs, BSc(N)’64 * R. Kenneth Robertson, 
BEng’49 © Dr. William G. 

MSc’38, PhD’41 © Eric A 
BCom’67, MBA’73 * Steven R. 
BEng’59 * Dr. Charles Vaclav Rohlicek, 
MSc’81, MD’87, PhD’89 «© Dr. Janet M. 
Roscoe, BSc’67, MD’71 © Dr. Gilbert M. 
Rosenberg, MD’49, MSc’56, DipIntMed’56 
* Dr. David S. Rosenblatt, BSc’68, MD’70 
* Dr. N. Paul Rosman, BSc’55, MD’59 « 
Jack F. 

Kenneth Alan 

Rich, BSc’65, Bruce 

Wendy Laws 



Ross, BEng’39 + * The Hon. Melvin 

L. Rothman, BA’51, BCL’54 © James 
Gordon Routley, BEng’72 © Dr. Richard L. 
Rovit, MSc’61 * Dr. Nicholas Rumin, 

BEng’57, MSc’61, PhD’66 « Dr. Frank H. 
Russ, MD’39 * Dr. Paul M. Russo, BEng’65 
* Anthony W. Ryan, LLB’72 * Jacques E. 
Samson, BEng’63 * Dr. Richard Satin, 
BSc’67, MD’71 « Estrella Schiff * Dr. 
Alicia Schiffrin * Dr. Melvin D. Schloss « 
BCom’69 * Jean Paul 
Schuller * Dr. Albert J. Schutz, DDS’55 « 
Dr. Henry J. Scott, MD’41, DipSurg’51 « 
William M. Seath, BEng’52 + * Dr. Perry 
M. Segal, BSc’55, MD’59, DipPsyc’65 * Dr. 
Peter H. Segall, BSc’69, MD’73 © John 
Serrati, BA’94 ¢ Dr. Natalie Shaffer, 
BCL’75, LLB’77, MD’84 »* Dr. David S. 
Shapiro, BA’58, DDS’62 * Alan Shaver « 
Robert F. Shaw CC., BEng’33, DSc’85 
Richard A. Shaw, BSc’66 * Mrs. Nathan M. 
Sheiner, LLB’82, BCL’82, LLB’83 © Dr. 
Peter W. Shenon, MD’58 * Dr. Ishiang 
Shih, MEng’78, PhD’81 * Dr. Chun Jen 
Shih ¢ Dr. 
Morris Shohet, BEng’57 © Pieter Sijpkes, 
BSc(Arch)’71, BArch’74 * Paul B. Singer, 
BEB TAT er: Emil 
Skarbek-Borowsk * Dr. Charles J. Smith, 
MA’51 PhD’54 * Dr. F. Astor Smith, 
BSc’60, MD’64, DipPsyc’71 * Dr. Gordon 
W. Smith, BEng’58, MEng’61, PhD’67 » 
Mark Smith, BCom’82, BSc(Agr)’83 + « 
Roscoe Snodgrass * Dr. Stephen P.M. So, 
BSc’66, DDS’70 * Dr. Nahum Sonenberg 
¢ Dr. Allen H. Spanier, BSc’68, MD’72 « 
Dr. Ivan M. Spear, MD’45 «© John D. 
Spencer, BEng’48 ¢ Dr. 

Morris Schnek, 

Seymour Shlien, BSc’68 ¢ 

Skamene * Irene 

Frederick S. 



ary Brown, MA’33, made one of most extraordinary bequests 

McGill has ever received. She left more than $1 million in her 

will for the establishment of the William and Mary Brown 
Medical and Mental Health Centre. It will be located in the new Student 
Services Building to be constructed at the corner of McTavish and Dr. 
Penfield streets. (To recognize the support Mary’s husband William gave the 
project, the Centre will also bear his name). 

The donation reflects Mary Brown’s concern with treating “the whole 
person.” The Centre will provide students with both and physical and men- 
tal health care, as well as health awareness programs and workshops. 

Mary Brown’s background 
sheds some light on why. student 
health was so important to her. Mary 
was born in Woodstock, Ont., in 
1910 and grew up in a family in 
which knowledge and learning were 
highly prized: her father was a den- 

tist, her mother a high school science 

teacher and her two brothers 

became doctors. In a manner 
that was somewhat unusual for a 
woman in her day, she pursued 
higher education at length. Mary 
earned bachelors degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the 
University of Toronto before taking up her studies at McGill. 

Psychological health was one of her abiding interests. At one point, 
she worked for the province of Ontario in the provision of mental health ser- 
vices. She believed psychological well-being was easily compromised by an 
“unbalanced” life too focused on the pursuit of material goods: “Each person 
needs to live a life of balanced proportion between work, play and rest to 
have happiness for himself and his family,” she once wrote. 

Construction on the new Student Services Building is expected to 
begin in September, 1998. 

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algarian George Maxwell 

(Max) Bell, BCom’32, 

‘ was an oilman, newspa- 

per publisher, horse racer (who 
shared ownership of a horse with 
Bing Crosby), and all-around entre- 
preneur with a philanthropic bent. 
“The only time money is important 

is when you haven’t any, “ he said. 

“Once you have it, however, you must accept the responsibility to make the 

best use of it and to ensure that those who become dependent on you fora 

livelihood are not injured by your transactions.” 
Shortly before his death in 1972, he established the Max Bell 
Foundation, which provides grants to Canadians in the fields of health, 

Canadian Asian-Pacific relations, and veterinary sciences. In addition, Max 

Bell stipulated that 30 percent of the yearly grants go to McGill, one-half to 

the Faculty of Medicine and the rest to the general needs of the University. 

This loyal graduate has helped McGill more than he knows. The Max Bell 
Foundation’s grant to McGill for 1996-97 was $644,867. 

Since 1972, the Max Bell Foundation has contributed more than $14 
million to McGill, allowing the University to distribute the funds wherever 

they are needed most. The money has provided start-up funds for research 

projects, symposiums and conferences, money for a kids’ Summer Science 
Camp, the Max Bell Open Fellowships and Max Bell Fellowships in 

Northern Canadian Studies, among many other projects. In the Faculty of 

Medicine, the Foundation currently supports the Centre for Studies in 

Aging, the Centre for Clinical Immunobiology and Transplantation, and the 

Nutrition and Food Science Centre. 

Spencer, PhD’75 * Herbert O. Spindler, 
BCom’52 * Noel Spinelli * Nunzio Mario 
Spino, BEng’73 * Robert S. Sproule, 
BEng’37 + * Dr. Douglas G. Stairs 
Arthur H. Stampleman, BA‘56 + * Norman 
Michael Steinberg, BSc’71, BCL’75 * Prof. 
Blema S. Steinberg, BA’55, PhD’61 * Dr. 
Nicolas Steinmetz, BSc’59, MD’63 * Mrs. 
R. J. Stephenson, BHS’31 * Dr. Edward T. 
Stevens, MD’68 « Prof. David P. Stevens 
Dr. Ian P. Stevenson, BSc’42, MD’43 « Dr. 

Scott James Stewart, BA’70, BSc’73, 
DDS’77 « Mrs. William T. Stewart, BA’42, 
BA’43 ¢ Dr. Linda Joyce Stirk, BSc’74, 
MD’81, PhD’84 « Patrick McG. Stoker, 
BArch’51 * Mackenzie de B. Strathy, 
BCom’53 * Dr. Bitten Stripp * Mrs. Robert 
B. Stronach, BA’43, BLS’44 * Wyndham A. 
Strover, BCL’50 * Mrs. Wyndham A. 
Strover, BA’47, BCL’50 ¢ Thomas C. 
Stuart * Frances Stutt, BEd’76 * Dr. Lloyd 
Robert Sutherland, MD’73 « Dr. Terence J 

Swaine, BSc(Agr)’68, DDS’73 ° Dr. Roy, 
Swank « Dr. Edward Tabah, BSe’40, 
MD’42, DipSurg’51 * Marvin Tafler + 
Alexander H. Tait, BEng’37 * Mrs. L. H. 
Tall; -Dip(PT)'4/ apenas Howard L. 
Tanenbaum, BSc’57, MD’61 © Dr. Gloria 
Shaffer Tannenbaum, BSc’59, MSc’73, 
PhD’76 * E. Douglas Taylor, BSc’48 * 
Claude I. Taylor, OC * Mr. and Mrs. Allan 
R. Taylor * Alexandra Tcheremenska, 
BSc(OT)Y95 ¢ Miriam H. Tees, BLS'51, 
MLS’75, MA’96 e¢ Dr. Harriet $ 
Tenenhouse, BSc’61, MSc’63, PhD’72 
Dr. N. J. Themelis, BEng’56, PhD’61 * Dr. 

Jacques Thibault, DDS’80 » Dr. Robert C. 

Thom, BSc’53, MD’55 « Dr. Alan G. 
Thompson, MD’43 ¢ Dr. B Gordon 
Thompson, BSc’55, MD’59, MSc’65 * C. 
Nicholas Thornton, BEng’58 * George F. 
Tombs, BA’78 * James F. Tooley * Gilles 
G. Tremblay, BEng’50 ¢ Dr. Hilda 
Tremblett, BA’49, MD’55 ®* Josette 
Trepanier * Dr. Alan D. M. Turnbull, 
BSc’57, MD’61, MSc’65 * Dr. Roger W. 
Turnell, MD’78 * Ian N. Urquhart, BA’70 
+ © Joan VanDuzer * Dr. Pieter Richard 
Verbeek, BSc’79, MD’83 »* William Victor, 
BCom’3l ¢ Laura Victor, BA’32 ° Dr. 
Constantine Vitou, BSc’48, MD’50 » Prof. 
Donald Von Eschen « Dr. Bernhard Von 
Hoyningen Huene, BSc(Agr)’79, 
MSc(Agr)’84, PhD’94 © Dr. A. Edward 
Wall BEd(PE)’64, MA’68 « Dr. Kenneth M. 
Walley, DDS’41 ¢ Peter D. Walsh QC.,, 
BA’52, BCL’55 * C. K. Wan ° Dr. Louis E. 
Ward, MD’71 « Dr. W. Bruce Ward, 
DDS’76 « Dr. F. G. Ross Warren, PhD’48 
¢ Dr. Martin E. Weber « Seymour 
Weingarten, BA’64 * Dr. Joy Michele 
Weisbloom, MD’81 ©° Lori Renee 
Weitzman, BCL’84, LLB’85 « Dr. J. Dale 
Weldon, BA’50, MD’54 « Dr. Cynthia B. 
Weston * Dr. Basil J. P .Whalley, PhD’52 * 
William Whallon, BA’50, MA’52 ¢ Dt. 
Paul L. White, MD’49 « Peter G. White, 
BA’60 * Dr. Barbara J. Whitley, BA’40, 
DLit’92 * Philip Whittall, BEng’59 * 5: 
Boyd Whittall, BSc’50 * Michael George 
Wiener BCom’66 * Vivian F. Wightman, 
BA’43 ¢ Dr. William L. Williams, MD’69 * 
Kate Williams, DipContEd’78, 
DipContEd’90 « G_ Everett Wilson, 
BArch’34 * Dr. Robert G. Wilson, MD"5! 
¢ Dr. James A. S. Wilson * Peter Scott 
Wilson, BCom’76 « Dr. Simon Sipen 
Wing, BSc’77, MD’81 * Jeanne M. Wolle, 

vied FeUETeCereRy a cea 


MA’61 © Dr. Edward Wolstein, BSc’28, 
MD°32 © Henry Wong ¢ Andrew D. B. 
Wood, BSc’64, MA’70 » Kenneth S. 
Woodman, BMus’67 « Dr. Ivan Woods « 
Warren P. Woodworth, BCom’54 « Jean 
Wootton BA’40 * Robert Michael Wright, 
BEng’77 * Nancy K. Wright ¢ Dr. Morty A. 
Yalovsky, BSc’65, MSc’68, PhD’77 * Paul 
A. Yaphe, BA’63, BCL’66 * Lawrence P. 
Yelin, BA’66, BCL’69 * David M. W. 
Young, BA’69 « Dr. Carl E. Youngstrom, 
MD’71 © David Luen Hing Yu, BEng’74, 
MEng’75 » John D. Zacharias * Dr. Jack 
Zeltzer, BS¢’66, MD’70 © Tania Zouikin, 
BA’72 © Prof. John E. Zucchi « 

Dr. Kenneth E. Aaron, BSc’67, MD’71, 
MSc’71 * The Hon. Judge Chaiker Abbis, 
BCL'48 * John A. R. Abbott, BEng’57 « 
Victoria Abdoh * Dr. Arnold Aberman, 
BSc’65, MD’67 * Dr. Frances E. Aboud, 
MA’70, PhD’73 * Dr. Allan Abramovitch, 
MD’76 * David K. Abramowitz, BCom’57 
* Shirley Abramsky, BA’55 * Dr. Jonathan 
Abramson, BA’69 * G. Roger S, Ackman, 
BCL’63 * James Cowan Adams, BEng’75 + 
¢ Irwin Adelson, BCom’53 © David Ades « 
Howard Adler * Earl A. Agulnik * The 
Rev. Jane C. O. Aikman, BA’62, BTh’81 « 
Peter J. Aird, BCom’49 « Jan Aitken « Dr. 
James E. Alcock, BSc’63 ¢ Charles S. 
Alexander, BA’52, BCL’59 « Robin 
Alexander * Delise Alison * Martin Allaire 
¢ E. Bruce Allan, BArch’70, BSc(Arch)’70 
* S. Pamela Allan, BN’64 * Jean Guy 
Allard, BCom’56 * Greg Allen « Dr. Elliot 
Alpert * Ernest Michael Alston, BA’90 « 
Robert E. Amaron, BA’59 ¢ Dr. Rosario 
Ambayec, DDS’92 * Dr. Phoebus A. 
Anastassiadis, PhD’55 ¢ E. Maureen 
Anderson, BA’54 ¢ Dr. Gary J. Anderson, 
BSc’63, MA’66 * Dr. Nathan Reed 
Anderson, BSc’80 * Dr. Yves Marie Andre, 
DDS’73 * Joanna M. Andrews, MLS’72 « 
Dr. James Robert Anglin, MSc’91, PhD’94 
* Yu Kei Ann, BEng’66 * Peter N. S. 
Annand, BEng’6l ¢ Dr. Leonard P. 
Apedaile, BSc(Agr)’60 * Dr. Edward M. 


Apen Jr., MD’61 © Richard EF. Archibald, 
BSc(Agr)52 © William J. Armstrong, 
BSc’70 * Jose Francisco Arocha, MA’85, 
PhD’91 ¢ Dr. A. Aronoff, BSc’45, MD’49 « 
Dr. M. Elizabeth Arthur, MA’47, PhD’49 « 
Irene M. Arthurs, BSc’39 © Dr. David B. 
Ashby, BSc’67, MD’71, MSc’75 * Michael 
J. Ashby, BCom’58 « Dr. H. S. Asselstine, 
BSc’42, MD’43 + Peter Astrauskas, 
MEng’81 * Dr. Mostafa Atri * Dr. David 
Auerbach, BSc’69, DDS’71 * Peter Auger 
Clara M. Aylard, MSc’24 * Stephen Ayoub 
* Raymond G. Ayoup, BCL’61 « Dr. 
Cornelius M. Baars, MSc(App)’58, MD’64 
* Inge Baber * Rita Bacani, DipContEd’88 
* Dr. Brian N. Bachynski, MD’79 « Dr. 
Ronald A. Backus, MD’64 « Dr. Gary F. 
Bacon, MD’61 « Dr. Basil R. S. Baeta, 
BSc’70, MD’74 + Denise Baillargeon + 
Aubrey Baillie * Mrs. Donald C. Bain, 
BHS’39 © Ritchie A. Baird, BCom’70 » 
John L. Baker, BCom’47 + Neil Baker, 
BSc’69 * Bernard Baker, BEng’81 © Dr. 
David Bakish, BSc’71 * Mrs. David 
Balinsky, BA’66 * Deborah-Anne Baluch, 
BEng’89 ¢ Charles Bancroft, BSc(Agr)’36 
* Paul R. Bannerman, BA’64 « Dr. William 
J. Barakett, BSc’67, MD’71 « Hugh G. 
Barclay, BEng’57 « Ian A. Barclay, BCL’48 
+ ¢ Andre Baril, BSc’87 © Frederick G. 
Barker, BEng’39 * Dr. Harvey Barkun, 
BSc’48 * Percy C. Barlow, BEng’50 « 
Beaumont Barnabe, BSc’84 * Paul David 
Barnett, BA’84 * Sharon Barqueiro + Dr. 
Ronald Graham Barr, MD’73 « Alan P. 
Barrett, BA’57 ¢ Jean Barrette * Wallace A. 
Barrie, BEng’61 * Dr. Suzelle Barrington, 
BSc(Agr)’73, PhD’85 © Prof. Dale Bartlett 
¢ A. Joyce Barwick, BSc’46, MSc’48 © Carl 
Bernard Bastien, BA’84 * Lou Batten « Dr. 
John W. M. Baxter, BSc’67, MSc’69, MD’73 
* Robert G. H. Baxter, BA’88 * Dr. Michael 
Wolfgang Bayer, MD’86 * Dr. J. Ronald 
Bayne, BA’45, MD’47 + Ruth M. Beach, 
BLS’51 * Dr. George H. Beall, BSc’56, 
MSc’58 ¢ J. Wallace Beaton, BCom’43 « 
Dr. Nicole Beauchemin * Guy Beaumier, 
BCom’51 * John P. Beauregard, BEng’50, 
MEng’52 + * Susan Beck * D. W. Beck 
Michael F. A. Beckermann, BEng’61 « Dr. 
Raymond J. Bedard, DDS’79 « Byron E. 
Beeler, BSc(Agr)’58 + ¢ Antoinette Beguin, 
BA’44 * Marc Belisle, BA’88 * Florence M. 
L. Bell, BA’32 * Dr. Paul Belliveau, MD’74 
* Dr. Susanna Stella Belvedere, BSc’81, 
DDS’85 * Prof. Lucia Benaquisto * Dr. 

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Samuel Henri Benaroya, BSc’73, MD’75 « 
Paul H. Benjamin, BCom’71 « John Adam 
Benjamin, BCom’74 « Bruce M. Benton, 
BSc’55 * Dr. Robert J. Berckmans, BSc’70. 
MD’76 © Trina Vineberg Berenson, 
BSc(HEc)’52 * Dr. John J. M. Bergeron, 
BSc’66 * Richard Bergman * Bunnie 
Berke, BA’70 © Saul M. Berkowitz, 
BArch’39 * Sam Berliner, BA’71, BCL’74. 
LLB’76 * Max R. Bernard, BA’66, BCL’69 
* Yvette Bernier *¢ Dr. Susan L. Bernstein, 
BA’66 * J. Robert Berry, BSc(PE)’49 * M. 
Lawrence Bessner, BCom’48 © Sharon 
Bezeau, CertContEd’91 » Margaret E. 
Bickle * Marc Bieler, Dip(Agr)’58, BA’64 « 
Dr. Michel R. Bienvenu, DDS’75 « Dr. 
Dorothy Binder Bassett, BSc’74, DDS’78 
Dr. Michael D. Bindman, BSc’73, DDS’75 
* David William Binet, LLB’85 * John H. 
R. Bird, BArch’49 * Dr. Josephine N. Bird, 
BSc’49, MD’53 © Bruce J. Bishop, 
BCom’65 * Barbara Bishop * Claude C. 
Bismuth, BCom’69 * Horst Bitschofsky * 
Alain Bitton * Duncan R. Black, BEng’50 » 
Richard Black, BA’87, BCL’91 « Dr. 
Shirley Blaichman, MD’76 « Dr. Weston 
Blake Jr., MSc’53 * Dr. Howard A. 
Blanchette, BSc’65, MD’71 * Mrs. John 
Bland, BA’41 ¢ Prof. John Bland, BArch’33 
* Martin Blatt, BCom’59 « Lisa Blatt « 
Aaron Blauer, BEng’48 ¢ Dr. Ronald 
Bleday, BSc’77, MD’82 * Dr. Walter S. 
Bloom, BA’66, BCL’69 * Dr. Seymour 
Jacob Blum, BSc’70, MD’74 © Prof. Helmut 
Blume ¢ Dr. John Blundell * Leo M. 
Bluteau, BEng’50 * Peter H. Boger, 
BEng’66 + Alain Boisset * Dr. Mathilde 
Helene Boisset-Pioro, MD’89 « Dr. 
Maurice J. Boivin, MD’58 » Bert Boivin « 
Dr. Graeme Barrett Bolger, BSc’77, MD’81 
* Janet Elaine Bolton, LLB’93, BCL’93 « 
Dr. Benjamin H. Bonnlander, BSc’53, 
MD’59 © Dr. Michael Booth, MD’72 « 
Leonard M. Borer, BCom’67 * Dr. Robert 
R. Boright, BS¢e’41, MD’44, 
GradDipMed’60 * Richard J. Bornstein, 
BSc’49 ¢ Dr. David Borts, BSc’76, MD’80 « 
Emil C. Bosacki, BSc’56 * Dr. Mark M. 
Boss, BSc(Agr)’44, MD’49 © Diana C. 
Bouchard, BA’68, MA’72, MSc’79 * James 
Ernest Bouchard, MBA’79 « Richard P. M. 
Bourne, BSc’69 * Dr. Robert C. Bourne, 
BS¢e’67, MD’72 ¢ Gabrielle Bourque, 
DipSW’44 * Dr. J. Robert Bowen, MD’45 « 
Dr. Don W. Boyer, MD’56 * Colin Boyer « 
Richard Brabander + * Jim (BA’65) and 

Meriel (Beament) Bradford, BA’65 »° 
Russell C. Bradford, BSc(Agr)'46 * Judy 
Bradley-Garreffa, CertContEd’94 * Molly 
Brandman** * Ann-Louise Branscombe * 
Robin D. Brassinga * John R. Brayne, 
BEng’50 * Richard B. Brick, BCom’66 * 
Dr. David Bridger, DDS’75 * Dr. Albert W. 
Bridgewater * Dr. G. Fred Brindle, BA‘50, 
MD’52, GradDipMed’56 * 
BringolfGregory, BCom’85 + * Mrs. Karl 
R. Brinker, BA’70 © Dr. Karl Robert 
Brinker, MD’72 « Dr. Kevin Paul Brissette, 
MD’72 «¢ Pierre M. Britt, BEng’60, 
DipMemt’74 * Dr. Michael T. H. Brodeur, 
BA’52, MD’56 * Mrs. Hugh R. Brodie, 
BA’46 * C. A. Lynn Brodie, BCom’80, 
MLS’82 « Dr. Robert J. Brodrick, MD’47 ¢ 
Robert D. Bromley, BCom’55 ¢ Frances 
Bronet, BSc’77, BArch’78, BEng’/9 ° 
Aaron Brotman, BCom’59 « Marguerite J. 
Brower, BSc(HEc)’45 ¢ Dr. C. Kirkland 
Brown, BEng’56, PhD’63 ¢ Dr. Edwin J. 
Brown, MD’48 « Janet E. Brown, BLS’49 * 
Irwin Browns, BA’54 * Freda Browns, 
BA’59, MEd’78 « Gerald 
Brownstein * Dr. Maggie Bruck, MA’69, 
PhD’72 « Arthur A. Bruneau, BA’47, 
BCL’49 « Ida R. Bruneau, BA’42 ¢ Dr. 
David Brunet, BA’50, MD’52 « Mrs. G. R. 
Brunet, BSc(PE)49 * Dr. Richard D. 
Brunning, MD’59 ¢ Floranna Bryant, 
DipNurs’47 * Robert Buchanan * W. 
Keith Buck, BEng’50, MSc’51 * John H. 
Budden, BEng’37 + * Dr. Walter Bulani, 
PhD’55 ¢ Julien J. Bulcke, MEng’72 * Dr. 
J. Thomas E. Bulger, MD’77 * Kenneth R. 
Bullock, BEng’50, BEng’52 ** * G. Rapley 
Bunting, BEng’56 * Richard Burgos * The 
Rev. John E. Burke, BSc(Agr)’'54, BD°57 » 
Sheldon Burshtein, BEng’74, BCL’77, 
LLB’78 * Dr. Irving Jack Burstein, BSc’70, 
MD’74 ¢ Dr. John R. Burton, MD’65 » 
Claudio Bussandri, BEng’69, MBA’76 + 
John W. Butler, BEng60, DipMgmt’74, 
MBA’77 * Dr. Stanley Butman, BEng’60 
Janusz R. Buzek, BEng’6l, MEng’66 »° 
Henry W. Buzzell, BSc(Eng)’24 * Helen D. 
Buzzell * Dr. Philip R. Calanchini, MD’56 
* Alice D. Calder, BA’31, MA’33 * Dr. John 
M. Calhoun, PhD’38 ° Vittorio Cambone 
* James Wm. Cameron, BEng’39 ** ¢ 
Peter H. Cameron, BEng’49 * Mrs. Peter 
BSc’47 © Douglas J. 
Campbell, BEng’48 * George D. Campbell, 
BCom’49 ¢ J. Elliott Campbell, BEng’42 * 
Dr. Janet E. Campbell, MD°51 ¢ L. Ross 



H. Cameron, 

Campbell, BEng’55 + * Kathleen and A 

Lorne Campbell * John M. Cape * Conrad 
Cape * Nina Caraco Heidi Ann Caro, 
BSc(OTY83 * Lucie Caron * Dr. A Alden 
Carpenter, MD’54 * R Bruce Carrick, 
BLS’36 © Charles F. Carroll * Dr. Gail N. 
Carruthers, MD’77 * Dr. John Kingman 
Carsley, MD’77, MSc’85 ° Matthew 
Carson, BCom’82, DipPubAcct’84 ° Dr. 
John C. Carson * Mrs. Donald C. Case, 
BA’39, BCom’39 * Janet C. Casey, BA’66, 
BCL’83, LLB’84 * Emelia Casey, MLS’72 * 
Gerald Alistair G. 
Catterson, BSc’52, MD’56 * Mary Caughey 
© Tullio Cedraschi, MBA’68 ¢ Mr. and 
Mrs. James Chacharone * Dr. Hee Heung 
Chai « Dr. Thomas W. Challis, MD’51 ° 
Gordon J. Chalmers, BEng’47 * Gretta 
Chambers, BA’47 * Russell G. Chambers, 

Castleman ¢ Dr. 

BEng’50 * Daniel Champagne, BEng’/5, 
MEng’78 ¢ Dr. James C. M Chan, MD’64 * 
Ho Bong Chan, BEng’68 + Dr. Pang L. 
Chan, BSc’60, MD’62 * Siew Fang Chan, 
BSc(Archy70 * Wilkins W. L. Chan, 
BEng’68 * Dr. William K. Chan, BSc’61, 
MD’65 °¢ Jeanette Chan, BEng’84, 
DipWMgmt91, MEng’93 * Joseph Ka Lai 
Chan, BEng’90 + Alexander K. Chang ° 
Cameron Charlebois, BSc(Arch)’74, 
BArch’76 ¢ Stella Charleson, BSc’63 °* 
Mrs. Beryl I. Charlton, BEd’76 * Gerald S. 
Charness, BSc’47 * Dr. Laurel A. Chauvin- 
Kimoff, MD’79 * Mr. and Mrs. Felix Chee 
+ © Pamela Cheers, BA’79 « Kenneth S. K. 
Chen, BArch’70, BSc(Arch)’70 * Ming-Che 
Chen * Raymond M. Cherrier, BArch’73, 
MBA’86 * James Cherry, BCom’76, 
DipPubAcc’78 * Dr. Joseph Cheung, 
BSc’72 © Peter S. C. Cheung, BSc’75 * Tsz 
To Cheung, BCom’82 ¢ Dr. Daniel Cyril 
Chin, DDS’65 * Amy Chin ¢ Janny 
Chiovaro * Dr. Sidney S. Chipman, MD’28 
° Warren Chisling, BCom’83, 
DipPubAcc’84 * Susan B. Chopp, 
BMus’75 * Dr. Sung K. Chough, PhD’78 » 
Dr. James C. W. Chow, BSc’66, MD’70 » 
Edmond Chow, BEng’85 + * Mrs. Ronald 
K. H. Choy, BSe’66 * Dr. Nicolas Christou, 
MD’75, MSc’75, PhD’80 « Dr. Frank L. 
Chubb, BSc’35 ¢ Mr. and Mrs. Kalvin 
Chum + * Dr. Alice Maria Chung, MD’83 
¢ Margaret Ciot-Panzera, BA’82 « Dr. 
Roderick Arthur Clarance, BSc’72, DDS’76 
¢ Dr. Eric Norman Clark, BSc’45, PhD’51 
* John C. Clark, BEng’59 * Donald David 
Clark, BEng’84, DipEd’87 * Dr. Robert 

Clark, BSc’88, DDS’92 * Frances Clark s 
Robert F. Clarke, BA’77, MLS’83 » Patricia 
Claxton, BA’51 * Edward Brooke Claxton, 
BA’79, BCL’82 ° Alan W. Clayton, 
BCom’66 ¢ Wallace B. Cleland * Fred 
Cleman, BA’49 « Nancy Cleman, BSe’77, 
BGHSi LLB’ siren hr 
Cleto. MD’85 * Petronila Cleto * William 
L. M. Cloutier, BSc’62, DipMgmt7], } 
MBA’75. * Thomas R. Cochran, BEng’67 * 
Peter W. Cochrane, BEng’41 * Kenneth S. 

Luis Fernando 

Code * Dr. Alan James Hamilton Coffey, 
BSc’78, MD’83 ¢ Abraham H Cohen, 
BEng’62, MEng’64 + * Dr. Martin Cohen, 
BA’68, MLS’75 ¢ Dr. Robert Harold 
Cohen, BA’43, DDS’44 * Howard Cohen, 
BSc’74 * Dr. Carole Ann Cohen, MD’82 * 
Morley Cohen ¢ Albert Cohen * Ronald K. 
Cole, BSc’71 * Jonathan Cole » Arthur L. 
Coleman III, BA’77 ¢ Brian Collins * Dr. 
R. Vernon Colpitts, MD’44 * Carman R. 
Colwell, BCom’56 * Dr. Robert Francis 
Commito, MD’85 ¢ Harvey A. Condy, 
BEng’60 * Dr. Morna Flood Consedine, 
MEd’77, DEd’85 * Geoffrey C. Cook, 
BA’49 ¢ William R. Cook, BCom’52 * 
Barry H. Cooke, BEng’75 * Colin © 
Coolican, BA’64 * Dr. Gerald E. Cooper, 
BSc’48, MSc’51, PhD’53 * Lorne Cooper, 
BEng’68 * Robert N. Cooper, BSc’67 * Dr. 
David F. Copeland, BSc’68, MD’70 * May 
Copland, BSc(HEc)’56 * Earl E. Corey, 
BA’43, MA’52 © W Frederick Corkran, 
BEng’46 * Dr. Manuel Cosio * George A: 
Coslett, BEng’51 ° Dr. Stephen D. 
Costello, BSc’50, MD’54 « Charles Cote, 
BEng’87 * Mr. and Mrs. Ron Coughlin + * 
Fred Coulson, BSc(Agr)’53 + * Mrs. Darcy 
Coulson, BA’57, MSW’60, MA’92 « RJ. 
Blanche Coultis, MA’49 « Dr. Roget 
Couture, MD’57 « Dr. Daniel F. Cowan, 
MD’60 * Marie Cowan « Alexandra 
Cowie, BSc’50 * Betty Lou Cowper, BA39 
* G. lan Craig, BCom’37 ¢ John G. Craig 
e Mrs. Thomas R. Cranston, 
Dip(P&TH)’47 « Frank A. Creaghan, 
BCom’52 ° Patricia Critchlow, BSc’62 * 

John A. Crocker, BCom’65 « Peter 5: 

Crombie, BCom’65 + * Judith Esther 
Croney, BEd’84, DipEd’89 « Dr. Michael 
Francis Cronin, DDS’88 « Gloria A Crotit, 
BN’59 « R. Keith C. Crouch, BLS’50 * Dr 
Clarence R. Crowell, BA’49, MSc5l 
PhD’55 * Dr. Areta Crowell, BSc’56, 
MSc(App)’58, PhD’62 * Dr. Francis 4 
Crowley, DDS’51 * Edward J. Crowther, 

BEng’45 * Dr. Ina E. Cummings, MD’64 « 
Dr. Susan A. Cummings, MD’79 » Steven 
Cynthia Cundill + Alan S. Cunningham, 
BCom’48 * Dr. Richard A. Currie, BSc’46, 
MD°48 * Dr. Andrey V. E. Cybulsky » 
Susan Amy Hook Czarnocki, MA’89 
Timothy Morkpli Dade, BA’54, MSW’56 « 
Sylvie Dagenais Chagnon * Keith Lowell 
Daigel, BSc’88 * Ben Zion Dalfen, BA’59. 
MSW’61, CertSW’67 * Dr. Donald S. Daly 
* Mrs. J. M Anthony Danby, MA’51 « 
Claude Daoust ¢ John L. Darby, BArch’41 
* Frances Marr Darling, BA’72 © Dr. John 

Cummings * Robert E. Cundill « 

G. Davenport, MD’68 © Dr. John T. 
Davidson, BSc’64, MD’68 « Dr. David 
Davidson, MD’76 «+ Susan Kirby 

Davidson, BCom’81 + * Hywel Morley 
Davies * Dr. Jonathan Davine, MD’79 « 
Dr. Donald H. Davison, MD’57 * John H. 
Dawson, BA’56, BCL’59 « Dr. James H. 
Day, MD’59 * Thomas D. De Blois, BA’42 
* Marcelle De Freitas, BA’43 * Dr. Alvaro 
De La Fuente, BSc’82, DDS’86 « Dr. 
Dennis P. De Melto, MA’63, PhD’70 » Prof. 
Joseph L. De Stein, MEng’46 * Dr. Joan De 
Vries, MD’45 ¢ Dr. Robert Dealy, MD’75 « 
Dr. Anthony John Dean, BEng’85 * Marc 
DeAngelis * Dr. 
BSc’39, PhD’42 ** 
BEng’44 * Christa Decker * Andrew G. 

Sidney A. V. Deans, 
* Morris Deckelbaum, 

Deczky, BEng’66 * Seymour Delfiner « 
Mrs. A. Leeuwin Dempster, BSc’46, BLS’65 
* William E. Dempster, BEng’46 « Dr. M. 
Harley Dennett, BSc’51, MD’55 © Robert 
D. Des Trois Maisons, BCL’82, LLB’84 + « 
Pierre Desautels, BEng’77, MEng’80 * Dr. 
MD’90 M. 
Hugues Deschesnes * Daniel Descoteaux, 
BCom’80, DipPubAcc’82 
Deserres, BCom’37 * Michael Fernand 
Desrochers, BSc’78 Dr. 
Dhindsa * James Louis Di Giacomo, 
BA’80 + ¢ Marie Helene Di Lauro « Dr. P. 
Lino Di Lullo, BSc’74, DDS’78 « Dr. Oliver 
R. Di Pietro, BSc’78 * Theodore James 
Dickie, MEng’88 * Robert W. Dickson « 
David Henry Hayim Diestel, BEng’92 « 

Dimitrios Deschesnes, 


Rajinder S. 

Jean Dionne, BCom’75 * Arnold Distler « 
Dr. William G. Dixon, BSc’44, MD’45 ** 
Davin C. Dobbin, BEng’32 * Lewis D. 
Dobrin * D’Arcy R. Doherty, BCom’64 « 
Dr. Ronald P. Doig, BSc’60, MSc’61, 
PhD’64 * Douglas R. Dolman, BSc’63 « 
Peter Kurt Domitrovits, BMus’82 * James 
M. Donaldson, BArch’62 Dr. 


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| corporations gave $5.8 million to the University. One McGill pro- 
gram to benefit from industry donations is the mining engineering program. 

In 1988, recognition of industry needs and low enrolment in mining 
programs spurred McGill and Ecole Polytechnique to create Canada’s first 
| and only bilingual co-op program in mining engineering. Students take 
| courses at both universities and have the option of studying in both English 
and French. The 20 engineers who graduate each year are usually quickly 
hired by the mining industry. But severe government cuts to education in 
1996 threatened the program. To ensure its survival, McGill and the Ecole 
Polytechnique asked Canadian mining companies to contribute $1.7 mil- | 
| — lion towards strengthening the joint program. 

Members of industry got together and did a little mining for dollars. 
To date, companies including Cambior, Québec Cartier, INCO, Noranda, 
Agnico-Eagle Mines, Barrick Gold, Inmet, J.M. Asbestos, ICI, Hatch 
Associates, and IOC, have pledged $1.58 million over five years. The 
amount is shared equally by the two universities and goes toward main- 
taining current teaching positions. As a result of the campaign, a joint uni- 
versity-industry advisory board has been established. Says Dean of 
Engineering John Dealy, “The strong response of the Canadian mining 
industry demonstrates that the mining engineering program is meeting the 
needs of the industry and that the industry is willing to help ensure its sur- 
vival in difficult times.” McGill expects to continue to lead in the field of min- 

ing and metallurgy. 

Donnellan, MD’49 * Lawrence Donoghue, Douglas * Dr. John F. Dove, BSc’68, 
MD’72 * Melanie Dowhan, BA’77, MEd’83 
Mrs. Robert Owen Dowie, 

Dip(P&TH)'60 * Margaret Jean Downey, 

BSc(Agr)’52 * Louis Donolo Jr., BEng’58 ° 
Mrs. Ridley Doolittle, BA’43 * Robert 
Edward Dorrance, MBA’77 « Prof. Virginia 

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BEd’85, MA’88, PhD’92 + Valerie Downs, 
BA’63, BLS’64 * James N. Doyle, BA’37, 
BCL’41 * Joan Winters Doyle, BA’43, 
BA’46 © Gordon W. F. Drake, BSc’64 * Pat 
Draper, BCom’76 ¢« Dr. Louis Drouin, 
DDS’83 ¢ Dr. Denis S. Drummond, BA’57, 
MD’62 « Mrs. Denis S. Drummond, BA’56 
* Janet Drury * James Thomas Dryburgh, 
BCom’65 * Louise N. Dryver * Robert L. 
Dubeau * Dr. Francois Dubeau * Mr. and 
Mrs. Marcel Dubeau ¢ Dr. Harry I. Dubow, 
BS¢’54, MD’58 ¢ Geraldine A. Dubrule, 
BSc(PE)57 * Frank Duck, MBA’75 + ° 
Bernhard Duechting, MSc’83 * James C. 
Duffield, BSc’54 * John F. Duffy * Yolanta 
Dukszta ° Dr. Marilyn Dumaresgq, 
BSc(N)'68 * Dr. Laurence W. Dunkelman, 
BSc’79, PhD’85 + * Russell A. Dunn, 
BEng’38 * Frank Andrew Dunn, BCom’76 
+ ¢ Gary B. Dunphy ¢ Dr. Leon P. 
Duplessis, BSc’57, MD’61 ° Francoise 
Dupras * Claude P. Dupuis, MBA’66 * 
Douglas Merton Stewart Durr, BA’86 + * 
Gordon A. Dysart, BEng’51 * Dr. Frank S. 
Eadie, BSc’45, MSc’49, PhD’52 + * R 
Kenneth Eadie, BSc’42, BEng47 + * 
Arthur P. Earle, BEng’49 * Dr. David G. 
Eastman, MD’51 « Shirley Eaton ¢ Arnold 
J. Echenberg, BCom’57 * Myron J. 
Echenberg, BA’62, MA’64 * Dr. Donald 
Israel Echenberg, BSc’71, MD’76 ¢ Dr. 
Donald J. Ecobichon * Dr. George 
Economo, BA’72, MD’76 « Dr. Martin P. 
Fdelstein, BSc’65, MD’71 ° Dr. Deirdre 
Edward « Dr. Martin Eidinger, BSc’51, 
DDS’53 * Jean-Andre Elie, BCL’65 °¢ 
George D. Elliott, BA’64 * P. Nick Elliott, 
BEng’62 * Henry Elliott, DipMgmt’72 * 
David C. Ellis, BEng’56 * Dr. John A. Elson 
e Kyra Emo, BSc’53 ¢ Dr. W. King 
Engel,MD’55 * Dr. Andrew G Engel, 
BSc’53, MD’55 « Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Engle 
¢ Bruce Entus, BSc’84 ¢ Dr. Ralph F. 
Erian, BSc’76 ¢ Pekka H. Erkkila, 
BSc(Arch)’70, BArch’73 * Dr. Ronald M. 
Erlick, DDS’70 © Prof. H. Martyn Estall, 
BA’30, MA’31 ¢ Dr. Roberto L. Estrada, 
BSc’42, MD’43, DipSur’49 * Dr. C. Fred 
Everett, BSc(Agr)’48 ¢ Mrs. C. Fred 
Everett, BSc(HEc)'48 ¢ Arthur Evrensel, 
BA’81, BCL’85, LLB’85 ¢ Dr. Barry D. 
Faguy, DDS’71 * Donna K. Fairservice, 
BEng’77 © Mr. and Mrs. Allan Hung Ming 
Fan * Frank J. Farago, BEng’68 ¢ Lynne 
Roberta Farant * Gwen Fargeon Berkowitz 
¢ Mary Margaret Farrell, Dip(P&TH)’57 


Mrs. F. A. Farrow, MLS’69 « Judith 
Malcolm Farrow, BEd’71 ° Katherine 
Fasoldt, BEd’93 * John Fava, BEng’70 * 
Sherry Lande Feifer, B(PT)’72, BSc(PT)77 
* Gerald Feifer * Solly Feldman * Dr. 
Edward Arnold Fellows, DDS’62 ° Dr. 
Charlotte I. Ferencz, BSc’44, MD’45, 
DipPed’51 * Jacob Fichten, BArch’67 * 
Russel O. Fields, BEng’70 * Dr. James A. 
Finch, MSc’71, PhD’73 * Dr. Allan M. 
Finesilver, BSc’66, MD’70 * The Hon. 
Sheila Finestone, PC, BSc’47 * Mrs. Robert 
C. Finlay, BA’44 * Barbara J. Finlay, 
MLS’75 ¢ Mrs. D. Archibald Finlayson, 
BHS’35 ¢ Dr. Paul William Finnegan, 
MD’85 « M. Alison Finnemore, BA’46, 
BLS’47 ¢ Dr. Michelle M. Fiore, BSc’75, 
MD’82 « Dr. Phil Firestone, PhD’74 * Lars 
J. Firing, BEng’50, DipMgmt’55 Anne D. 
Fish, BA’56, MSW’59 « Aaron M. Fish ¢ 
Dr. John Thomas Fisher, PhD’81 °¢ 
William R. W. Fitz * Louis F. Fitzpatrick, 
BEng’43_ * Marilyn Ruth Fitzpatrick, 
MEd’86 « Leonard W. Flanz, BA’61, 
BCL’64 * George G. Flater, BEng’50 ¢ Dr. 
David M. Fleiszer, BSc’69, MD’73, MSc’79 
° Dr. Kelvin O. Fleming, MD’45 * Samuel 
Fleming, MBA’78 °¢ Dr. Barry D. Fletcher, 
MD’61 * William D. Fletcher, BEng’70 * 
Priscilla Sharry Flett, BMus’72 * Robert J. 
Flinn, BArch’62 * Dr. Joan Marie Flood, 
BS¢’78 ¢ Michael Florian, BEng’62 ° Fraga 
Foisoreanu, DipContEd’93 * Grace Fong 
¢ John D. Ford, BSc(Agr)’52, MSc’55 * Dr. 
Bernard G. Forget, MD’63 * Dr. Monique 
Jerome Forget, BA’71, PhD’77 * Robert 
John Forsey, BEng’73 * Dr. Sheila 
Florence Forsyth, PhD’84 * Dr. George L. 
Fortier, BS¢’48, MD’52 ¢ Gregory W. Foss, 
BEng’86 * George W. Foster, BEng’55 * 
Dr. John B. Fotheringham, BS¢’52, MD’54 
¢ Dominique Fourquin ¢« C. A. E. Fowler, 
BEng’44 * Malcolm D. Fowler, BEng’51 
Edward M. Fox, BCom’50 « Dr. Susan 
Barbara Fox, BSc’76, MD’80 « Mrs. Del 
Foxton * Robert J. Frampton, BSce’76 * Dr. 
Gordon Francis * Gerald Frank, BSc’45 « 
Dr. Harold Frank, MSc’63 ¢ Michael J. 
Frankel, BSc’71 * G. Frankel ¢* Vera 
Frankel * Gerald Frappier, BCom’80 + 
Dr. David C. Fraser, BSc’49, MD’51 e« 
David R. Fraser, BA’38, MA’39 + * James 
W. Fraser, BEng’47 * M. Constance 
Fraser, BSW’50, MSW’51 © Oswald L. K. 
Fraser, BSc(Agr)’48 * Dr. Margaret Ann 
Fraser, MD’86 * Richard M. Freeborough, 

BCom’65 + ° Dr. Hyman Freedman, 
BSc’61, MD°65, DipPsy’70 * Bram | 
Freedman, BA’87, BCL’91, LLB’91 ¢ Philip 
B. French, BEng’34 * Dr. Saul Frenkiel, | 
BSc’67, MD’71 * Dr. James M. Fresco * 
Joe Fridell * Irwin Fried * Jerry J, 
Friedman, BCom’53 * Dr. Orrie Max | 
Friedman, BSc’41, PhD’44 * Dr. Joseph 
Froncioni, BSc’75, MD’80 ¢ Audrey Frost, | 
DipNur’57 * Leslie L. Fryer, LLB'75 * Dr. | 
Aaron Fuchs, MD’77 * Dr. B. Lionel Funt, 
PhD’49 « Salvatore Furino, BEng’72 * Mr. | 
and Mrs. John Gabriel * Francois Gagne, | 
BEng’85 ° Prof. Alain G. Gagnon * Gaston 
Gagnon * Marie Paule Gagnon * Royce L. 
Gale Jr, BA48 ¢ Judith Gallant, 
BSc(Agr)’72, DipEd’80 * Ronald E. Gallay, 
BCom’54 ¢ John H. Galloway, BA’60 * Dr. 
Richard R. Galpin, MD’43 + Fred Gamble, 
BEng’34 + ¢ Dr. Philip C. Gampel, BSc’66, 
DDS’70 « H.L. Garber * Helen Constance 
Gardiner, BEd(HEc)’78 ° John M. 
Gardner, BEng’49 ¢ Richard K. Gardner * 
Mrs. U. Paul F. Gareau, BSc’50 ¢ Arthur F. 
Garmaise, BA’47, BCL’51 ¢ Mrs. Arthur F. 
Garmaise, BA’52, MSW’66 « G. David 
Garner, BA’6l1 ¢* Michael L. Garonce, 
BA’64, BCL’67 ¢ Dr. Rita Garulli, MD’76 * 
Dr. Pierre Antoine Gauthier, BSc72, 
MD’76 ¢* Dr. Marie Gisele Gauthier, 
MD’77 © Richard Maurice Gauthier, 
BSc’82, MBA’86 * Lucette Gauthier * Dr. 
Wallace Alan Gaye, MD’73 * Paul Gazda, 
BEng’75 * Joseph Bruce Gecius, BEng’79 
* Ruth Martha Gesser, MSc(Appl)’80 * 
Dr. Pamela K. Geyer, BSc’78 ° Elizabeth A. 
Gibb, MLS’82 ¢ Philip Gibbon, BEng’47 + 
* Mrs. Andrew E. Gibson, BA’58 * David 
Gibson + * Mr. and Mrs. Terje Gilje * 
Muriel B. Gillean, BA’36 « Dr. Peter G. 
Gillett, MD’63 * BGen C. S. Gilliatt, 
BSc(Agr)’47 * Elizabeth Gillies, MA’41 * 
Kenneth Gillis, MSc(App)’87, MBA’90 * 
Mary S. Gilmour, BN’62 * Claude Giroux, 
BCom’75 * Dr. Jack D. Glay, BS¢73, 
MD’75 * Saul Glober * Luba Gloor * Dr. 
Francis H. M. Glorieux, PhD’72 * Simon 
Glover * Chief Justice Constance R. Glube, 
BA’52 * Ida Godefroy * Robert P. Godin, 
BCL’62 * Samuel Godinsky Esq. QG 
BA’27, BCL’30 * Dr. Benjamin Goelman, 
BSc’72, MD’77 * Dr. David P. Gold, 
PhD’63 * Marc Emmett Gold, BA’72 * 
Evelyn Gold * Dr. Hy Goldberg, DDS’69 * 
Lou Goldberg * Lewis H. Goldman, BA’62 
* Dr. Harry L. Goldsmith, PhD’61 * Dr 

Rose Goldstein, BSc’75, MD’79 Dr. M. 
Goldstein * Michael J. Gollogly, BCom’8s1, 
DipPubAcc’82 + « Sally Ann Gomery, 
BCL’90, LLB’90 « 
BSc(N)’68 * Phillip William Gooch, 
BArch’67 * George D. 

BEng’36 * Dr. Cynthia Goodyer * Dr. Paul 

Shirley Gonshor, 
Rowland Goodyer * Murray Goodz, 
BArch’64 * Rick J. Goossen, LLB’85 © Dr. 
Mare Joseph Gorayeb, BSc’77, MD’81 
Harold M. Gordon, BEng’50 * Dr. Julius 
Gordon, PhD’59 * Alan Gordon » Agnes 
Gormley, BA’75 * Geoffrey W. Goss, 
BEng’70 + © Heidi Gossack-Majnemer 
Dr. William Gossage, BA’49, MD’53 « Dr. 
BSc’67, MD’71 « 
Cassandra Gottlieb, BSc(Arch)’70, 
BArch’72 * Dr. David H. Gould, BA’54. 
MD’58 « 
Grabowska * Ludwik Grabowski © Dr. 
Nelson H. H. Graburn, MA’60 © Dr. 
Douglas H. Graham, BSc’63, MD’69, 
GradDipMed’74 ¢ Robert and Denise 

Avrum I. Gotlieb, 

Marie Gounod * Olga 

Graham * Bruce Grainger * Robert Marc 
Granatstein, BA’77, BCL’81, LLB’81 © Dr. 
Rebecca Anne Grant, MBA’83 « 
Gravelle, BSc’79 ° Colin A. 
Gravenor,BA’64, BCL’67 * Donald A. 
Gray-Donald, BCom’60 * Giulio Grecchi ° 
David Green » 
BSc(Agr)’47, DipEd(PQ)’56 » 
Greenberg, BEng’6l * Dr. Gerrard C., 
Greenstone, BSc’66 MD’70 © Dr. Fred A. 
Greenwood, BSc’50, MD’54 « Harold Hill 
Greer, BLS’48 * Patrick Gregoire, BEng’95 


Roland Greenbank, 


¢ William J. Gregory, BCom’75 »* Prof. 
John Grew * Julius H. Grey, BA’70, 
BCL’71, MA’73 ¢ William J. 
BCom’55 * Bruce J. Grierson, BEng’61 + ° 
Irvin Thomas Griffith, BCom’79 + Dr. 
George M. Griffiths, DDS’69 « Elizabeth F. 
V. Griffiths, BEd’59 * John H. Grisdale 
BSc(Agr)’49 + ¢ Simpson V. Grisdale, 
BEng’36 + © Dr. John H. Grose, BSc’63, 
MSc’66, PhD’73 « Dr. 
BSc’78 * Dr. Ronald A. Grossman,BSc’57, 
DDS'59 * Dr. Knut Grotterod, BEng’49 « 
Dr. Karl Georg Grozinger, PhD’76 * Dr. 
Ernest H. Grubb, MD’48 « Dr. Peter H. 
Gruner, MD’59 « Dr. Louise Guay, MD’88 
¢ Danny Gubiani, BCom’84 « Dr. Julio F. 
Guerra * Jean Marie Guibord * Marcel 
BCL’91, LLB’91 * Maurice 
Guimont, BEng’6l ¢ Prof. Morris W. 
Gunn, MSc’59 « Peter G. Hadrill, BEng’49 
+ ¢ Jim Haiman ¢ John F. Haldimand, 


Gary Grosner, 


BCom’47 * Dr. Thomas R. Hale, BSc’47, 
MD°49, DipIntMed’54 * Mrs. Sydney Hall, 
BA’71 * Mrs. Karl Haller * Bryan Halliday, 
BEng’82 * Robert Wesley Ham, BEng’83 
Thomas M. Hamblin, BEng’65, MEng’74 « 
Roger B. Hamel, BEng’54 © Dr. Edith 
Hamel ¢ Mrs. S. L. Hamilton, BA’41 © Dr. 
Douglas Erwin Hamilton, DDS’81 © Peter 
E. Hamilton, BCL’80, LLB’80 * Stephen 
W. Hamilton, BCL’84, LLB’84 © John 

BSc(Agr)’87 © Mrs. 
Graeme L. Hammond, BA’57 « Mrs. R. E. 
Hampson Jr., BS¢’47 * W. H. D. Hanchet. 
BEng’46 * Barry Joseph Hand, BEng’78 « 
Dan S. Dr. Carl 
MD’61 * Thomas G. Harbottle, BEng’50 « 
Dr. Barbara Hardt, BSc’64, MD’85 « Dr. 
Kevin L. Hargadon, BA’42, DDS’50 « T. 
Michael Harper, BEng’61 * Robert Harper 
* Prof. D. N. Harpp « Dr. R. 
Harpur, MD’77 « Joan Harrington * Dr. 
G. B. Clifton Harris, BSc’45, MD’50 « Dr. 
Philip J. Harris, MEng’49, PhD’64 » John 
Robert Harris, BA’86, MBA’88 * Dr. James 
E. G. Harrison, DDS’51 ¢ Dr. Albert 
Harroch, DDS’88 ¢* Charles F. Hart, 
BSc’48 * Susan Lee Hartmaier, BSc’87, 
MSc’89 * Denis Harvey, BSc(Agr)’34 « Dr. 
D. Ross Harvey, BSc’67, DDS’72 * Alison 
Harvison Young, LLB’82, BCL’83, LLB’83 
* Joseph Hassell * Dr. Wade A. Hastings, 
MD’41 + L. Douglas Havens, BSc’62 » 
Lloyd S. Hawboldt, BSc(Agr)’38, MSc’46 
* Dr. Hamilton R. Hayes, MD’66 * Rod 
L. Hayes, BEng’68 * Dr. Richard Hayes 

David Hamilton, 

Hanganu ¢ Hansen, 


John Heaphy + Dr. E. Sheldon Heath, 
BSc’53, MD’57 ¢ Mrs. L. B. Heath, 
BCom’51 * Roy C. Hedberg, BEng’67 * 
Dr. Melvyn Heft, BCom’53, DDS’60 + 
Edgar A. Heinsoo, BTh’83 * Dr. Hans U. 
Heintze, PhD’73 * Dr. Stanley H. Heisler, 
BSc’68, MD’72 * Dr. Simon Marc Helfgott, 
MD’77 «+ Anita Fochs Heller, BSc’47, 
MSc’48, MA’70 © Stephen S. Heller, BA’66, 
BCL’69 * William Jacob Heller, BCom’78 
* Dr. John G. Hellstrom, BSc’50, MD’54 + 
* Klas Eric G. Hellstrom, BEng’45 
Arthur A. M. Henderson, BSc(PE)’48 
Margaret E. Henderson, BN’63 * John J. 
Heney, BCom’49 * Dr. John F. Hennessey, 
MD’53 * Roderick L. Henry * George L. 
Henthorn, BCom’49 * Arnold John Heron 
¢ Dr. Timothy Arnold Heron, BSc’81, 

MD’86 * Rose Hershey * William Hesler 
* Stephen S. Hessian, BEng’57 * Anne 

Lucie Hetu, 

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DipPubAcc’79 + John L. Hewgill, BSc’48 « 
Andrew P. Hewitson, BEng’71, MBA’90 « 
D. Ronald Hickey, BEng’50, BSc’63 « Dr. 
A. Michael Hicks, BSc(Agr)’59, MSc’62 » 
Dr. A. Ross Hill, BA’71, MD’75 « Dr. 
Andrew Beverly Hill, MD’86, MSc’92 « Dr. 

James H. B. Hilton, MD’38 © Dr. E. J. 

Hinchey, MSc’63 * Robert P. Hinds, 
MSc(Agr)’71, MBA’79 © Dr. Ingrid Maria 
Hings, BSc’77, MD’86 * Dr. George G. 
BSc’51, MD’55 * Dr. Harvey 
Hirsh, BSc’°61, DDS’65 © Kenneth Hitzig, 
BCom’52 ¢* John T, BA’66, 
MLS’68 * Bernard G. Hodge, BSc(Agr)’50 
* William S. Hodges, BEng’59 * Dr. Philip 
MD’77 « 
Hogan * Betsy G. Holland * Lynn-Marie 
Holland * Dr. David Stanley Hollett, 
MD’77 * Dr. Thomas V. Holmes Jr., 
DDS'63 * Robert W. Holmes, BEng’41 ** 
* Dr. Donald E. Holness, BSc(Agr)’61, 
MSc’63 * Dr. Eric Dana Holstein, BSc’80 « 
Dr. William Temple Hooper, BSc’44, 
MD’45 * Joanna Hoople * Margaret E. 
Hooton, MSc(N)’66 * Mrs. Stanley M. 
Hopmeyer, BA’62, MSW’64 ¢ Dr. Noriyuki 
Hori * Dr. Ruth Horn, MD’79 © Bryce 
Eldon M. Horsman, BEng’60 * Chaviva M. 



Michael Hodsman, Helene 

Hosek, BA’67 * Eric Glenn Hosking, 
MBA’89 + « J. Anthony Howard, BEng’64 
* Dr. James R. Howey, BSc’49, MD’51 ° 
Dr. Mary Patricia Howson, BSc’72, MD’77, 
MSc’84 * R. M. Howson * Dr. Serena Hu, 
MD’84 « Dr. David H. Hubel, BSc’47, 
MD’51, DSc’78 * Mrs. David H. Hubel, 
BA’50 ¢ Barry Hubert * Gordon E. 
Hubley, BSc’50 * Vivian C. Hudson, 
MBA’90 + * Henry Hum, BEng’78 + * Mrs. 
DiiG: BSc’42 © Walter A. 
Humphreys, BSc(Agr)’35 * Dr. A. W. S. 
Hunter, BSA’32, MSc(Agr)’34, PhD’37 » 
lan Bruce Hurdle, BSc’73 * Dr. Robert M. 
Hurley, MSc’68 * Farida Hussain * Ruth 
Hutchins * Dr. Aleck Hutchinson, PhD’58 
* Julien R. Hutchinson, BCom’51 © Dr. 


Paul Andrew Lam Sum Hwang, MD’74 « 
Dr. O. H. Lee Hwang, DDS’75 ** « Peter B. 
M. Hyde, BA’61 * N. E. Anne Hyde * Dr. J. 
William Ibbott, MD’54 ¢ Prof. Fumiko 
Ikawa-Smith * Janet E. Ilavsky, MLIS’90, 
CertContEd’91 * Charles Ingles * Mrs. 
Bruce Ingram ¢ James Dick 
BCom’53 * Catherine J. Irwin, BA’65 + « 
Dr. Peter A. Irwin, PhD’74 * Dr. Soichi 
Isomura, BSc’51, MD’55 « Dr. Edward J. 
Iwasiw, BSc’65, DDS’69 * Lawrence D. A. 


Jackson, BEng’53 * Gordon P. Jackson * 
Dr. Simon Jacobson, BSc’64, DDS’66 * Mr. 
and Mrs. A. Jacobson * Dr. Diana Galer 
Jaffe, BSc’76, MSc’78 + * Tibor Jando 
Marjory Janson * Barbara Japp, BSc’60 * 
Rudy V. Javosky, BArch’62 * Mrs. Charles 
H. Jefferson, BSc(HEc)’46 * George 
Andrew Jeffrey, BEng’86 * Bruce C. 
Jenkins, BCom’69 * Carmen Jensen * 
Mrs. Joseph Jetter, BHS’38 * Prof. Pierre 
Gabriel Jobin * Paul Joffe, BEng’68, 
BCL’71 ¢ Dr. David G. Johns, BSc’54, 
MD’58, PhD’63 ¢ Dr. A. L. Johnson, BA’35, 
MD’40, MSc’47 ¢ Mrs. M. Carlyle 
Johnston, BA’50, BSW’51, MSW°54 « Dr. 
Rose Johnstone, BSc’50, PhD’53 ¢ Dr. 
Celeste Johnstone * Dr. Vincent M. Jolivet, 
BEng’52 * Peter S. Jones, BSc(Agr)’51 ° 
Robert J. Jones, BEng’41 * Dr. Ronald G. 
Jones, BA’56, DDS’58 * Mrs. Woodrow A. 
Jones, BA’41 * Mark Joseph, MBA’79 * Dr. 
Harold M. Jost, MD’47 * Jean-Baptiste 
Julien * Alan Juneau, BEng’83 + * Miriam 
Kagan, BCL’90, LLB’90 + » Prof. Jacob 
Kalff « Alex Kalil * Dr. Julio Wai Ho Kan, 
PhD’83, MD’84 «¢ Gerald Frederick 
Kandestin, BCL’74 * Richard Kaplin, 
BArch’79 BSc’79 * Dr. Alan Jeffrey 
Karovitch, BSc’87, MD’91 « B. Katsof ¢« 
Dr. Isaac M. Katz, BSc’64, DDS’70 »° 
Leonard Katz, BSc’65 + ° Jindrich 
Kaufman « Dr. Conrad Charles Kavalec, 
BSc’82, MD’86 « Dr. Jean Margaret 
Kavanagh, BSc’77, DDS’82 * Mary 
Kawkabani ¢ Leon Kazanjian * Frank G. 
Kearney, BCom’66 * Barbara Keenan, 
BA’54 ¢ Dr. E. Dudley Keever, MD’53 * 
Dr. James E. Kehoe, DDS’50 * Dr. Marian 
G. Kelen, BSc’42, MD’45 « W. K. John 
Kellett, BCom’68 * Mercy P. Kellogg, 
BA’40 ** © Dr. Gerald O. Kelly, BEd’64, 
MA’68, MEd’70, LLD’94 ¢ Dr. Frances 
Oldham Kelsey, BSc’34, MSc’35 * Bruce 
Watson Kemp, BA’77, SIM’80 °* Mrs. 
David H. Kennedy, BSc’53, DipEd’70 « Dr. 
Stuart G. Kenning, MD’56 «¢ Rhian 
Margaret Kenny, BMus’89 * Stewart L. 
Kerby, BEng’57 * Leo C. H. Kerklaan » Dr. 
Skip P. S. Kerner, BSc’66, DDS’71 * David 
W. Kerr, BSc’65 + ¢ David S. Kertland, 
BSc’59 ¢ Lawrence I. Kessler, BEng’61 ¢ 
Rachelle Keyserlingk * Edward N. 
Kingsland, BEng’37 * Dr. Donald L. 
Kinley, MD’64 « Dr. Douglas G. Kinnear, 
BSc’48, MD’52 « Dr. Chrisoula Kiriazis, 
MD’88 « Dr. Edward B. Kitfield, BSc’69, 


MD’73 ° Dr. Jane Kitz, BSc’53, MD’57 + * 
Jack Klam * Stephen Klar, BCL’90, LLB’90 
¢ Dr. Steven Klempner, BSc’68, DDS’72 ¢ 
Alan J. Klinkhoff * Ann M. Knappe * Dr. 
Allan Knight, BSc’46, MD’50 + David C. 
Knowles, BA’55, MA’57 * Edmond D. 
Koch, BArch’68 * Louise I. Koen, BN’68 ° 
Irving Kofsky * Kindarto Kohar, BEng’78 
* Allan N. Kohl, BEng’68, DipMgmt’72, 
MBA’78 « Dr. Gerald M. Konanec, DDS’65 
* Prof. Paul Koosis * Gerhard P. Korber, 
BEng’66 * Dr. Morton Korn, MD’61 ° 
Gregory N. Kornek, BEng’86 * Dr. Carl R. 
Kostol, MD’51 ¢ N. Murray Kotler, 
BCom’55 * Dr. Ronald L. Kouri, BSc’57, 
DDS’59 * Thomas Matthew Kouri, 
BCom’79 « Dr. Arthur D. Kracke, MD’58 ° 
Prof. Donald L. Kramer * Dr. Jadwiga 
Karolina Krupski, PhD’93 ¢ Frank 
Kruzich, BEng’63, MEng’67 * Dr. Stanley 
J. Kubina, BEng’48, MEng’57, PhD’73 °¢ 
Dr. Robin A. Kuritzky, BSc’69, MSc’73 
Dr. Ruth I. Kurtz, BSc’65 * Marvyn S. 
Kussner, BCom’50 ¢ Dr. Sheng Liang 
Kwee, BSc’68, MD’72 * Dr. Kwabena Kyei- 
Aboagye, PhD’72, MD’78 * George A. 
Kyle, BCom’31 * Paul E. LEcuyer QC, 
BCL’55 ¢ J. A. La Valliere, BEng’51 °¢ 
Michel Labonte, BSc(Arch)’70, BArch’71 + 
¢ Dr. Marc Ladanyi, MD’84 * Louis J. 
Laflamme, BEng’47 * Dr. Richard Lafleur 
¢ Dr. Rene Lafreniere, MD’77 * Ernest J. 
Laidlaw, BEng’50 ¢ Gordon Leslie 
Laidlaw, BCom’23 * Wendell H. Laidley, 
BEng’62 ¢ Nicholas C. Lalla, BEng’63, 
MBA’80 + * Daniel M. Lalonde, BCom’76 
e Dr. Mathias M. Lam, MD’68 « Dr. 
Edmond Lamarre, MD’85 « Dr. Kenton C. 
Lambert, MD’55 ¢ Catherine H. Lambie, 
BA’78, MBA’88 * Dave Lambie, BTh’88 « 
Angella Lambrou, BA’74, MLS’76 °« 
Michael Lambrou, BEng’81 ¢ David 
Thomas Lametti, BCL’89, LLB’89 « Gilles 
Lamoureux * The Hon. Judge Harold 
Lande QC, BA’29, MA’30, BCL’33 * Mrs. 
Peter Landry, BA’50 « Gillian Lane, 
PhD’85 * Howard J. Lang, BEng’35 * Dr. 
Jonathan Howard Lang, BSc’82, DDS’86 
Rina Lang-Fisher, MEd’88 * Dr. Roger H. 
S. Langston, MD’65 « Jayl Langub, BA’80 
* David M. Lank ¢ Robert Lantos, BA’70 « 
Andre G. Laplante, BEng’67 * Dominique 
Lapointe, BCom’78 * Leo Conrad Laporte, 
BSc(Eng)’28 ** ¢ Dr. Robert Smith 
Larimer, BSc’76, MD’77 ©¢ Frances D. 
Larkin, BLS’35 ¢ Linda K. Laroche, 

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BMus’67 * Sven Yngve Larsson, MSc’85 + 
Dr. Horace D. Laryea, BSc’69, MD’73 « 
John G. Laschinger, BSc’64 * George 
Latimer, BCom’53 ¢* Dr. Nathan Laufer, 
MD’77 * Constance Lavallee-Keane * 
Arnold A. Lawless, BEng’57 + © Dr. H. 
Wyatt Laws, MD’40, BA’40, DipOphth’52 
e Robert D. F. Lawson, BEng’66 * Barbara 
L. Lawson, BSc’76 * Laurie M. Lawson, 
BCom’92 * Helen R. E. Leavitt, BA’45, 
MA’49 « N. David Leblanc, BEng’83, 
MEng’85 ¢ Dr. Mortimer Lechter, BSc’58 
¢ Dr. Peter Alexander Leckie, MD’76 * 
Denis Leclerc, BSc’80, MSc’84 * Clement 
L. K. Lee, BEng’63 * Dr. D. A. Lee, DDS'66 
* Dr. Sammy W. S. Lee, BSc’84, DDS'86 * 
Susan Lee, BCom’85 + * Mrs. Teh-Yu Lee 
* Mr. and Mrs. Jong-Dae Lee * J. Hance 
Legere, BEng’50, Dip Mgmt’55 » Stefan 
Legler * Marie Noelle Legoux * Dr. 
Geoffrey W. Lehman, BA’49, MD’53, 
DipSur’59 ¢ Marc M. P. Lehmann, 
BEng’63, MEng’65 * Peter Lei Kok San * 
Cynthia A. Leive * Dr. Pierre M. Lemay, 
MD’56 « Dr. Jules Lemay III, DDS’84 * J. 
Ross LeMesurier, BA’47 ¢ Dr. Marie 
Claude Lemieux, MD’85 « Dr. Guy Lemire 
° Dr. Carl J. Leonard, BA’39, MD’43 * 
Eddie Leschiutta, BCom’76, DipMgmt78 
* Dr. Larry B. Lessard, BEng’82 ° Dr. 
Albert Kam-Ying Leung, BSc’59, MD’63 * 
Ying Wai Leung, BEng’67 * Mrs. Peter A. 
Leus, BA’69 * Saul Levenson * Dr. David 
Z. Levine, BSc’59, MD’63 * Seymour 
Levine, BEng’47, MEng’50 « Allan Levine 
¢ Solomon Levites, BA’36 ¢ Mrs. Solomon 
Levites, BA’°36 ¢ Dr. Harvey L. Levitt, 
BSc’53, DDS’55 « Milton A. Levitt, 
BCom’60 * Irving Levitt * Dr. Mortimer 
Levy, BS¢’57, MD’61 * Mortimer Levy, 
BSc’49 ¢ Vivian M. Lewin « A. Benton 
Lewis, BCom’55 ° Dr. R. C. Lewis, MD’43, 
MSc’50 * Dr. John Myers Lewis, MD’80 * 
Jules Leopold Lewy, BA’72, BCL, 
LLB’76 * Dr. Mark Howard Libenson, 
MD’85 * Jean B. Liberty, BSc(HEc)’60 * 
Dr. Eva Libman, BA’55, MSc(App)’5/; 
PhD’76 * Dr. Michael David Libman, 
MD’85 ¢ Dr. Michael Lihter, BSc’66, 
MD’68 * Ralph Lichtman, BA’71 * Dr 
Leanore Lieblein * Dr. Margaret Sun Ming 
Lieu, BSc’75, PhD’81 ¢ Dr. Thian Siong 
Lim, BSc’66, MD’70 « Dr. Henry W. P 
Lim, BSc’71 * John Hyland Limeburnet, 
BCL’86, LLB’86 ¢ Dr. Charles A. Lin * 
Alan C. Lindsay, BA’54 * Mrs. Douglas M 

Linsay, BSc(HEc)'48 ° E. Bonat Lindsay, 
BEng’51 ¢ Dr. Ardis Brian Lindsay, MD’72 
* Dr. Thomas F. Lindsay, BSc’79, MD’83 « 
David H. Linetsky * Steven John Linton. 
BCom’79 * Dr. Randolph Jay Lipchik, 
MD’84 * Joseph S. Lipes, BEng’51 + C. 
Ralph Lipper, BA’61, BCL’64 « Dr. E. 
Edward Lister. BSc(Agr)’55, MSc’57 » 
Howard Lithwick * Dr. Bluma Litner- 
Rosenstein, BA’69 © Anissa Liu, BA’82 
Dr. Alan S. Livingstone, BSc’69, MD’71, 
MSc’/4 * Edith Anne Livingstone, BA’80 » 
Marie Lizotte * Raymond Lo + * Dr. John 
A. Lochead, BA’59, MD’63 © Dieter 
Loerick, MBA’66 * Dr. C. Donald Logan, 
PhD’49 + © Jean-Yves Lohe, BSc(Agr)’74 
Daniel Lorer * Dr. John Lough, BSc’55, 
MD'57 * Thornton B. Lounsbury, 
BEng’50, DipMgmt’55 * Dr. Robert B. 
Love, MD’70 * Edith Low-Beer ¢ Frank 
Low-Beer * Michael B. Lowe, BSc’66, 
MBA’68 + * Dr. Naomi Paltiel Lowi, 
BSc’46, MD’51, MSc’55 * Nancy Diane 
Lucas, BA’76 * Glenn Raymond Lucas, 
MBA’77 + * Erna Ludwick, MSW’62 « Mr. 
and Mrs. Arnold M. Ludwick + * Samuel 
Luks, BEng’55 * Dr. Susan B. Lundman, 
BSe’72, MA’75 * Francis E. Lynch, 
BEng’55 * John Lynch-Staunton « Dr. W. 
Donald Macaulay, MD’57 * Donald J. 
MacCandlish, BEng’50 ¢ John A. 
Macdonald, BEng’50 * Dr. Michael 
Macdonald, MD’38 * Mary MacDonald, 
BSc’65 * Mrs. D. J. Macdonnell, BSc’36 
Elizabeth Macewan, BA’48, BSW’49 « Dr. 
J. Ross MacEwan, BSc’49, BEng’52, 
PhD’57 * Robin Mackay, BA’52 « Dr. 
Charles Mackay, BSc’77, MD’81 © F. 
lorence I. Mackenzie, BN’58, MSc(N)’68 « 
K. Colin Mackenzie, BEng’56 * Mrs. H. G. 
Mackinnon, BN’65 «© Jennifer Ann 
MacKinnon, BSc’89 * Dr. Donald S. 
Maclachlan, BSc(Agr)’48, MSc’49 « Peter 
Albert MacLaurin, BCom’79 * Dr. Angus 
A. Maclean, BSc(Agr)’46, MSc(Agr)’48, 
PhD’60 ¢* Robin’ J. MacLennan, 
BSc(HEc)’62 ¢ Dr. J. Peter Macleod, 
MD’64 ¢ Dr. Duncan R. Macmillan, 
BS¢’53, MD’55  ¢ Irene Macmillan 
Fournier, DipNur’61, MSc(A)’68 * Cecil F. 
MacNeil, BEng’47 * Gwen Nicholson 
Macrae, BA’33, BA’34 ¢ J. Arthur Madill, 
BCom’42 * Dr. George Mah-Poy « Dr. Jalal 
Mahdavian * Yves R. Maheu, BEng’53 
Ian D. Mair * Valerie Miller, BA’85 ¢ Dr. 
Annette Majnemer, BSc’80, MSc’85, 

from McGill, including 

oug and Shirley Pashleigh 

met at “Mac” and have 
never forgotten their col- 
lege days. “The friendships we 
made lasted incredibly well,” says 
Doug Pashleigh BSc(Agr)’56. “It’s one of the nicest experiences we ever had,” 
adds Shirley Pashleigh BSc(HEC)’53. One of her memories involves living in 
women’s residence, where she wore Mac’s green and white striped uniform 
every day for four years. “This way you had your own clothes for evenings 
and weekends.” 

Doug notes, “We were one of the first generations that could expect 
to go to college. Our classmates included veterans who had come back from 
World War II. . . this was part of our learning. They operated on a different 
plane than we did. And we had to play football against them!” 

Doug majored in bacteriology—“that would be microbiology now,” 
and became a chemist in the distilling industry. Shirley became a hospital 
dietician. “Everybody knew they were going to get a job,” she says of her 
graduating year. 

The Pashleighs have been consistent and generous annual donors to 
McGill’s Alma Mater Fund for more than 40 years. “My wife and I enjoyed 
our time at Mac very much . . . I feel a sense of obligation,” Doug says. “ I got 
a good education—it served me well in business—and I'd like to see the col- 
lege prosper.” 

During 1996-97, 
some 20, 503 graduates 

Macdonald, made gifts 
of $3,477,043 to the 
Alma Mater Fund, 
thereby providing to 
McGill, money that 
helps McGill deliver a 
better education for stu- 
dents through scholar- 
ships, buying library 
books as well as meet- 
ing a host of other 

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PhD’90 « Irving Maklan * Tamas Makray, 
BEng’53 * George E. Malone, BEng’62, 
DipMgmt’69, MBA’70 ° Robert Malouin, 
BSc(Agr)85 ¢ Dr. Alfred S. Malowany, 
BEng’59, MEng’62, PhD’67 ¢ Evelyn 
Malowany, MSc(N)’63 * Dr. Rolf Mamen, 
BEng’66 * Sheldon E. Manary, BEng’58 + 
¢ Arthur J. Marcovitch, BA’58, BCL’61 ° 
Dr. Sorana Marcovitz, BSc’71, MD’73 »° 
Simon Margel, BEng’67 * Dr. Richard G. 
Margolese, MD’60 ° Leor Margulies, 
BCL’78, LLB’79 * Evelyn Margus, BSc’70 
¢ Paul E. Margus, BSc’70 + * George G. 
Marini, BCom’75 + ¢ Bill Mark, BEng’82, 
MEng’86 + ¢ Dr. Kenneth Markel, MD’76 
e Dr. Ronald J. Markey, DDS’69 « Dr. 
Brenda Allison Markland, BSc’81, MD’85 
* Dr. Kostas Markopoulos, DDS’87 * John 
W. Marlowe, BEng’84 * Patrick J. Mars, 
BCom’62, MBA’65 « David Mars « Dr. 
Harry H. Marsh, MD’55 * Dr. Kenneth G. 
Marshall, BA’54, MD’58 * Walter Martens, 
BEng’70, MEng’72 * John R. Martin, 
BSc’44, MD’45 * Judge J. Fraser Martin, 
BCL’64 * Dr. James Martin * Lydia 
Martone « Fraser Mason * Pauline Masse, 
CertContEd’79 * Lloyd H. Masters, 
BSc’52, BEng’56 Neil Matheson, MBA’88 
* Valentina Matsangos * Dr. Edward 
Matulevicius, BEng’64 * Dr. Michael P. 
Maxwell, Dip(Agr)’54, MA’61, PhD’66 * 
Dr. Nicholas Maxwell, BSc’80, MD’84 * 
Michele Mayer * Dr. Abe B. Mayman, 
BS¢’45, MD’47 « Dr. Bruce David Mazer, 
MD’84 ¢ Shirley McAdam, DipNurs’55 ¢ 
Alexander C. McCallum, BSc’42 « Dr. 
Charles R. Mccambridge, DDS’71 »° 
George A. McCammon, BCom’48 ° Dr. 
Richard Herbert McCarthy, MD’84 * Trina 
Vaux McCauley, BA’67 * Marjorie B. 
McClelland, MA’38 ¢ Dr. Ghyslaine 
McClure * Christine McClymont, BA’64 * 
Allan C. McColl, BCom’47 * George T. 
McColm, BA’43 * John A. McCormack, 
BEng’68, MBA’71 + * Dr. Andrew Q. 
Mccormick, MD’60 ¢ Dr. Myra J. 
Mccormick, BSc’58, MD’62 * Dr. Peter N. 
McCracken, MD’70 ¢ Adrian Grant 
Mccrea, BA’82, LLB’85, MA’86 * Patrick 
McDonough, BSc’88, MBA’90 « Sally K. 
McDougall, BSc’68, DipEd’69 * Mrs. 
Lawrence G. McDougall, BA’39, BCom’39 
* Dr. Paul D. Mcdougall, BSc’74, DDS’79 
¢ Mrs. Murray D. McEwen, DipEd’52 » 
Gordon A. McGibbon, BEng’41 ¢ J. Ian 
McGibbon, BEng’51 ¢ Elizabeth Mcgregor 


° Mrs. Peter F. McGuire, BN’66 ° Dr. 
Marguerite McIntosh, MD’76 ° Hugh R. 
McKay, BEng’69 + * Dr. Kenneth G. 
McKay, BSc’38, MSc39 °¢ Dr. Beverley 
Wm. McKee, BSc’59, MD’6l, 
GradDipMed’70 * Dr. Oliver McKee, 
BA’75 © Dr. Peter W. McKinney, MD’60 * 
Dr. Douglas A. Mckinnon, MD’61 ° David 
P. McKittrick, BEng’63 * Glenn McKnight 

W. McLaughlin ¢ Dr. Victor D. 
Mclaughlin, MD’52 * W. Gordon Mclean, 
BSc’35 * The Hon. Hugh R. McLean, 
BA’71 « Dr. James A. Mcleod, DDS’50 * 
Dr. Peter James Mcleod ¢ Dr. Theresa C. 
McLoud, MD’68 ¢ Claire McMordie ¢ 
Sydney D. McMorran, BCL’34 * Dr. J. F. 
McMullan ¢ Arthur R. McMurrich, 
BCom’39 « Prof. Douglas McNabney ¢ Dr. 
Lawrence B. Mcnally, BSc’61, MD’63 °* 
Duncan I. McNeill, BA’62, BCL’65 * James 
W. S. McOuat QC, BA’50 + © Barbara W. 
Mcpherson, Dip(PE)’34 ¢* Dr. Alan 
Lindsay Mcpherson, MD’73 ° Stanley C. 
Mcrobert, BEng’55 * Audrey McRobie, 
BA’34 ¢ Alan James McVety, BSc’66 * 
John L. McVittie, BEng’49 «¢ Dr. J. F. 
Meakins, MD’36 ¢ Dr. John P. Mehegan, 
BSc’78 ¢ Richard EE. Melanson, 
BSc(Agr)’43 * Ben Meltzer * Christian 
Menard, BEng’86 * Dr. Jack Mendelson, 
BSc’56, MD’60 * Nadine L. Mendelson » 
Thomas Meraw ° Russell George 
Merifield, BCL’70 ¢ Prof. Timothy H. 
Merrett * John G. Metrakos, BEng’55 « 
Mrs. Paul H. Meyer, BA’44 ¢ Irwin A. 
Michael, BCom’71 * Dr. George Michaels, 
BSc’82, MD’86 ¢ Dr. Alan Gregory 
Michaud, BSc’72, DDS’77 « Dr. David S. 
Miller Jr., MD’67 * Dr. Normand Miller ¢ 
Dr. J. F. Gerard. Millette, BSc(Agr)’45, 
MSc’48 * Robert Stephen Millier, BA’83 « 
Stuart Millowitz, BA’57, BCL’60 « Alan V. 
L. Mills, BCL’42 * James King Mills, BA’82 
¢ Lisa-Marie Mills * Dr. Michael J. Mindel, 
BSc’66, MD’70 * Mrs. Michael J. Mindel, 
BA’67, MA’75, MEd’81 « Prof. Henry 
Mintzberg, BEng’61 * Dr. Gabriella M. 
Miotto, MD’86 » Capt. R. E. Mitchell MC 
USN, MD’47 ¢ Hugh I. Mitchell, BCom’71 
* Dorothy K. Mizuhara, BN’51 ¢ Dr. Peter 
Mlynaryk, BSc’54, MD’56, DipIntMed’61 
Dr. Elizabeth M. Moffet, MD’71 * Jason 
Mogg, BCL’88, LLB’88 *¢ Abdullah Mohd 
Shah ¢ The Hon. Hartland de M. Molson, 
LLD’83 * Dr. Victor Moncarz * Henry 

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Carleton Monk, BCom’38 * Richard ¢. 
Monk, BCom’48 * Dr. Richard C. Monks, 
MD’68, DipPsy’74 * Thomas H. 
Montgomery QC, BA’36, BCL’39 » 
Margaret 1. Montgomery, BA’40 © Dr, 
David L. Montgomery °¢ Rosalia 
Monticciolo »° Jean-Marc Montpetit, 
BSc(Agr)’84, MSc’91 + © Dr. Craig W. 
Mook Sang, BS¢’71, DDS’75 Donald R. 
Mooney, BEng’47 * The Rev. A. BB. 
Moore, BA’27, DD’78 * Dr. Dorothy L. 
Moore, MSc’65, PhD’67 « Dr. Robert B. 
Moore, BEng’57, MSc’59, PhD’62 * Dr. 
Clifford J. Moore, DDS’71 * Mr. and Mrs. 
G. T. Haig Moreton + Bodo B. 
Morgenstern * Prof. Yves-Marie Morissette 
e Dr. Brenda Moroz * David D. Mortis, 
BCom’75 ¢ Frances Morris °* Mrs. 
Norman Morrison Jr., BSc33 * M 
Kathleen Morrison, BA’28 ¢ Mrs. J. 
Morrow, BSc’70 * Thomas S. Morse, 
BEng’36 + * John W. Mossop, BEng’55 * 
Ian G. B. Motherwell, BCom’63 * William 
H. Moulton, BEng’56 * Jose Mourelo * Dr. 
Franco A. Mucciardi, BEng’74, MEng’7//, 
PhD’81 * Mrs. W. Kenneth Muir, BA’45 * 
Mrs. Arnold G. Muirhead, BSc’26 * Dr. J. 
Fraser Muirhead, MD’54 * Dr. William H. 
Mulloy, MD’52 »* David E. Mundell, 
BEng’54 + © Barry L. Munholland, BSe71 
* Robert C. Munro, BSc’57 © Mrs. Robert 
C. Munro, BSc(PE)’56 * Robert L. Munro, 
BCom’48, BCL’51 ¢ Dr. Michael RB. 
Munzar, MD’79 « Dr. David A. Murphy, 
MD’60 * Daniel F. Murphy, BEng36 * 
David J. Murphy, BSc’66 + © Dr. James G. 
Murray, BSc’48, MD’51, GradDipMed’56 
* Kathryn Mutch © Dr. Beverly Ann 
Myers, MD’61 * Mr. and Mrs. D. Nadler * 
Dr. George Nagy, BEng’59, MEng’60 * 
Francine Nagy * Justin D. Nakatsuka * 
Dr. Mairi M. Maclean Narod, BSc’50, 
MD’54 © Robert Nathan, BA’76 * Irene 
Nattel, BA’84, MBA’86 © Jonathan Allen 
Naugle, BSc(Agr)’79, BSc(AgrEng)’80 * 
Norm Naumoff + * Mrs. I Naymatk, 
BS¢’51 * William Neath, BEng’89 * Seall 
Neely * Dr. Robert William Nevin, BA’), 
BSc’82, DDS’87 * E. Peter Newcombe QG 
BA’47 * George S. Newman, BA’67 * DI 
Sai-Sun Ng, MD’82 * Phuc Luong Nguyel 
BEng’80, MEng’88 + © Viet Hai Nguyell 
BEng’83, MEng’86 »* Dr. Khue Hull 
Nguyen, MD’87 ¢ Hai-Mien Nguyen * 
Prof. Jim Nicell * Dorothy A. Nichol, 
BSc(PE)'49 * Dr. S. Harold Nickerso? 

BSc’29, MD’33 * Mrs. Alexis Nihon IL. 
BA’70 * Dr. Minoru Niizeki, MSc’71 © Dr. 
Paul Niloff, MD’43, MSc’49, DipSur’51 
William George Nisen, MA’78 * The Hon. 
J. A. Nolan, BA’34, BCL’37 « 
Nordquist * Dr. Eric R. Norris * Edward 


Norsworthy, BEng’39 © Bessie Norych * 
Dr. Barra Francis O’Briain, BSc’82, MD’86 
* John J. O'Connor, BCL’65 * Paul 
O'Donoghue * Dr. John A. O’Neil, MD’78, 
DipPsy’83 * Stephen O’Neill * John A. 
Ogilvy QC, BA’52, BCL’55 « Dikran 
Ohannessian, BSc’76 * Rudolf R. Okker, 
BCom’71 * Blanche B. Olejnik, MBA’81 + 
Dr. Bruce M. Oliver, BSc’75, DDS’79 « 
David Wayne Oliver, BA’82, LLB’87 « 
John M. Olsburgh, BCom’48 « 
Christopher J. Olszewski, BSc’77 « 
Douglas Lawrence Onions * Man Din Or, 
MBA’84 « Dr. Richard J. Orawiec, DDS’75 
* Dr. Robert R. Orfford, BSc’69, MD’71 « 
Dr. John R. Ormond, BSc’75, DDS’79 « 
Alan Edward Orton, BSc(Arch)’76, 
BArch’77 * John C. Osler, BEng’52 
Isobel Oswald, BA’37, MA’81 © Gerald 
Roger Otley, BSc(Agr)’59 * Dr. Kamaldine 
Oudjhane * Dr. Nathalie Ouellette, MD’86 
* Dr. Eugene W. Outerbridge, BSc’55, 
MD’63 * Peter Leslie Outerbridge, BA’86 
* H. David Ovenden, BA’67 * Margaret 
Ow »¢ Kiel H. Oxley, BA’27 * Toomas 
Paasuke, BEng’64 * Dr. James Pacholka, 
BSc’82, MD’86 * Dr. Andrew M. Packer, 
MD’78, BSc’78 ¢ Kristyna Ruta Maria 
Paknys, BSc’79, MA’88 « P. K. Pal + © Dr. 
Russell A. Palmer, MD’31 * Aaron David 
Paltiel, BA’°81 * Dr. Lawrence Panasci « 
Dr. Sonilal R. Pancham, BSc’60 « Dr. 
BSc’65, MD’69 e 
Jonathan Chow Kwong Pang, BCom’74 « 
Albert Pang, BEng’89, MEng’95 + * Joseph 
Pannunzio * James Pantelidis, BSc’66, 
DipMgmt’74, MBA’77 « Dr. Apostolos 
Papageorgiou * Luc Papineau, BA’81, 
MBA’91 ¢ Dr. John Edward Pappel, 
DDS’82 * Dr. Hanna Pappius, BSc’46, 
MSc’48, PhD’52 * Louis Parent, MBA’82 « 
Robert D. Parkinson, Dip(Agr)’63 ¢ Dr. 
Kenneth B. Parrott BSc’53, MD’55, 
GradDipMed’63 * Dr. Gabrielle Pascal- 
Smith, PhD’70 * Douglas J. Pashleigh, 
BSe’52, BSc(Agr)’65 * Prof. Popat-Lal M. 
Patel * Dr. John Wm. Patrick, BA’42, 
MD’43 ¢ Richard C. Pattee, BA’68 « 
Sheilagh Pattemore * Dr. Maxwell C. 
MD’55 « Dr. Andrew R. 




Patterson, BSc’71, MD’75 © Ray Patterson 
* Prof. T. J. F. Pavlasek, BEng’44, 
MEng’48, PhD’58 « Fred Pearl + * J. Bruce 
Pearson, BCom’54 « Eileen Goldfarb 
Pelletier,BA’74 * John A. Penhale. BCL’64 
* Dr. Charles Maclean Peniston, BSc’77, 
MD’81 « 
Pennefather, BEd’88 * Irmgard Penner 
Prof. Bruce Pennycook * Dr. W Reid 
Pepin, DDS’°59 * Dr. Fraser Lyman 
Perkins, MD’74 * Mrs. Girolama M. Perna 
* W. Robert Perrin, BSc(Agr)’71 * Charles 
C. Petch, BSc’75 + * Alva Peterson, BN’49. 
MSc(N)’68 »* Irving N. Pfefer, BEng’62 + 
Dr. Johanna Thi Anh Thu Pham, BSc’80. 
DDS’84 ¢ Dr. Eric L. Phelps, BSc’43, 
MD’44 * Frank S. Philpott, BEng’61 + 
Marc Picard, BEng’47 ** © Alfred J. Pick, 
BA’36, MA’37, BCL’40 
Pikksalu * Ian Christopher Pilarczyk, 
BA’92 * Trevor D. W. Pilley, BSc’51 * Dr. 
Louise Pilote, MD’85 * Bruno Pilozzi, 
BCom’71 * Dr. Merrille F. Pinsky, BSc’59, 
GradDipMed’70 + Dr. Ronald E. Place, 
BA’34, MD°39, DipIntMed’49 + M. B. 
Planck, Dip(P&OT)’53 * Mrs. Charles R. 
Plaskett, BA’43 * Dr. Ervin Podgorsak « L. 
Henry Polkki, BEng’64, MBA’68 + « 
Douglas H. Pollock, BEng’53 ¢* Dr. C. 
Polychronakos ° 

Belle Peniston * Judith Mary 


Louise Pomeroy- 
Dempsey, BA’66 * Dr. Ronald J. Poole « 
Tamara Duda Pope, BA’86 * Dr. David R. 
Popkin, BSc(Agr)’62, MD’66 © Dr. Martin 
J. Poppo Jr., MD’61 » J. Timothy Porteous, 
BA’54, BCL’57 * Dr. Paul H. Potter, MD’59 
* Robert James Potter, BSc’77 « Timothy 
C. Powell, BA’65 ° Prof. Maria Predelli » 
Eric Pretty, BEng’92 * Stan Priolo » 
Neville Probyn, BCom’49 « Dr. Arthur 
Propst, BSc’71, MD’75, DipPsy’79 * Mark 
J. Proudfoot, BCom’76 + * Dr. Bertrand J. 
Proulx, MD’68 ¢ Ivor H. Proverbs, 
BSc(Agr)'48, MSc’50 © Dr. Eric S. Pugash, 
MD’79 * John C. Purdon, BSc(Agr)’69 « 
Winston H. Purdy, BMus’64 * Dr. William 
Crossley Purdy ¢ J. Grant Purves, BA’64, 
MA’66 * A. Blaikie Purvis, BA’'49 + Jaak 
Puusepp, BSc’66 * Victor S. Pywowarczuk, 
BSe’/9;.  MBA’8I..© (Dr. John~- R. 
Quagliarello, MD’70 + Valerie Quigley, 
BA’77 * Dr. Remi Quirion * Serena Leslie 
Raab-Goitanich, BA’82 * Michael D. 
Rabinovitch, BCom’64 * Dr. Samuel H. 
Rabinovitch, BA’29 « Dr. Fred I. Rabow, 
BSc’63, MD’67 * Alice Raby * David H. 
Race, BEng’57 * John A. Rae * Robert L. 

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Raich, BCL’75 * Prof. Prudence Rains 
Dr. Jitendra Rajdev, DDS’86 * Dr. Maria 
BSe’63, MSc(App)’65 * Dr. R. 
Alec Ramsay, BSc’58, MD’62, DipPsy’69 « 
Dr. Jennifer A. Ramsay, BSc’75, MD’82 » 
Dr. Judith Ramseyer, MSc’60, MD’62 « Dr. 
Charles G. Rand, MD’42, DipTropMed’50 
* Moss G. Randolph, BEng’39 © Sharon 


Lynne Rankin, MLS’81 * Paul W. Ransom. 
BSc’66 * Dr. Michael Rasminsky © Prof. 
Robert Rathe « 
Gerald F. G. Ratzer, MSc’66 * James D. 
BEne46:) 9) Dr: 
Raymond, MD’47 « Charles B. Raymond, 

Joseph Rasmussen ° 

Raymond, Sherwin 
BEng’71 * Madeleine Raymond ° Dr. D. 
C. Read, BSc(Agr)’51, MSc’56 « Dr, 
Giuseppe Rebellato, DDS’89 + David 
Reckziegel, MBA’87 + * Dr. William R. 
Rector, BSc(Agr)'66 * Dr. John Reddon. 
DDS'61 * Ann Findlay Redfern, BA’86 » 
Dr. Richard G. Redwood * H Maynard 
Rees Jr., BEng’49 © Colin Elliot Reesor, 
BSc(Agr)'66 * Dr. Robert S. Reeves. MD’54 
* Alexis Reford ** « Peter S. Rehak, BA’59 
* Peter B. Reid, BCom’57 « Mrs. Timothy 
E. H. Reid, BA’60 * Dr. Ben Zion Reiter, 
BSc’72, MD’77 * Dr. Robert S. Remis. 
BSc’67, MD’72 * Guy Renaud, BCom’44 « 
Mr. and Mrs. R. Renwick ¢ J. Kevin 
Reynolds, BCL’52 * Dr. R. Gerald Rice, 
MD’40 * Ann Rice * Mrs. Lyon M. Rich, 
BA’68 © David Michael Rich, BEng’83 « 
Jane Rich, BSc(FSc)’81 * Thomas F. 
Richards, BArch’6l «¢ Dr. R. 
Richardson, MA’61 * Dr. Martin David 
Richler, BSc’76, MD’84 * Dr. C. David 
Riddell, MD’81 * Mrs. Hugh Sanford 
Riley, BA’71 + ¢ H. G. Rindress, BEng’48 ° 
Eric C. Riordon, BSc’62 * Dr. Pierre L. J. 
Ritchie, BA’69 * Ross A. Ritchie, BEng’43 
* Dr. Linda Riven, MD’70 «© Charles 
Riverin, CertNorthSW’90 « Dr. Bernard 
Robaire, PhD’74 * Bert W. Robar, BEng’58 
* Mrs. Charles F. Roberts, BSc(PE)’56 
Mrs. B. A. Robertson, BSc(HEc)’48 * Mrs. 
Donald Robertson, BSc’48 * Dr. Janet A. 
Robertson, MSc’69, PhD’73 * Margaret J. 
Robertson, BA’30 ** * Derek Robertson, 
MLS’78 * Dr. Linda A. Robinson, MD’79 « 
Pierre E. Robitaille, MBA’66 © Dr. Mark G. 
Robson, MD’78 * Daine Ross Rochester, 
BCom’60—* Rock, 
CertContEd’89 * Raymond Rock * Judith 
Rodger, BA’61 + Dr. J. Terence Rogers, 
BEng’48, MEng’50, PhD’53 * Dr. Sidney I. 
Rogers, MD’45 « Elayne Myrna Rolbin, 


Vivienne Gi 

Lefi to right: Norma Johnston, Margaret Johnston and Claire Huckins 

cGill’s new Margaret and Norma Johnston Bursary honours a woman 

who never went to college as well as her daughter, Norma Johnston, 

BLS’55, MLS’61, a McGill librarian. Its donor Claire Huckins, BSc’58, 

MSc’60, PhD’65, established the bursary to help needy and deserving students and 

to mark Norma Johnston’s retirement from McGill after 41 years. “As I reflected on 

the hardships she and her mother endured,” Dr. Huckins said, “I wanted to remem- 
ber them in the right way.” 

Claire Huckins came to McGill in the 1950s to study anatomy. She lived in 
the same apartment building as Norma Johnston who was then a librarian in the 
medical library. 

Norma Johnston’s parents came to Montreal from Scotland and her father 
had a butcher shop on Ste. Catherine Street West while her mother worked as a 
lady’s maid. Tragedy struck the young family. Norma’s brother was killed by a car 
while riding his bicycle, and her father died of cancer a few years later. As Claire 
Huckins tells it, “Norma and her mother were left with very little. Through hard 
work, Norma put herself through Sir George Williams and then McGill. Mrs. 
Johnston was a tiny little Scottish lady... I never heard either of them complain.” 

We asked Professor Huckins what struck such a deep chord in her. “My dad 
was a bank teller in Boston, but we didn’t have money to save. I had my eye on 
McGill, so when a Canadian coin came in he’d exchange it for his own. He rolled 
those coins and put the rolls in a canvas bag. When I started at McGill, we came to 
the bank in Montreal with all those rolled up coins! I was embarrassed ... now, ’m 
proud.” Claire Huckins fulfilled her dream of teaching and is senior associate dean 
at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. 

Many people choose to recognize family members or friends by making a 
donation in their honour. During 1996-97, McGill received 1,082 separate In 
Honour and In Memory gifts, for a total of $221,919. 

BCom’76 °* Erwin Rollauer + 
Andre Rollinger, MBA’79 © Louis 
Rompre ¢ Dr. F. Graham Ronan. 
MD’47 ¢ Robert Barry Roop, 
BSc(Agr)' 72 * Dr. Peter Roper + 
Dr. Michael Allan Rorke, DDS’'77 
¢ Dr. Colin P. Rose, MD7I1, 
PhD’76 ¢ Hillel Warren Rosen, 
BCL’85, LLB’85 «© Arthur 
Rosenbaum, BA’58, BCL’63 * Dr. 
Arthur Rosenberg, BSc’56 © Dr, 
John W. Rosenberger, MD’60 * 
Harvey Rosenbloom, BCom’52 * 
Henry Rosenblum, BCom’77, 
DipPubAcc’80 * Henry Rosenhek, 
BCom’71 ° Dr. — Leonard 
Rosenthall, BSc’49, MD’56 * Dr. 
Robert M. Ross Jr., MD’54 © Colin 
M. D. Ross, BSc’58 * Cecily M. 
Ross, BSc’45 * Donald F. Ross, 
DipEd’54 * Donald James Ross, 
BEng’51 © Gordon M. Ross, 
BEng’55 * Mrs. William K. Ross, 
BA‘48 « Lawrence George Rossy, 
BA’65 © John Roston, BA76, 
MA’84 * Dr. Roland R. Roth * Dr. 
Gerald S. Rothman, BSc63, 
MD’67 * Susan Rouleau-Floyd, 
BSc’71 * Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, 
BSc’79, MD’83 ¢ Malcolm 1. 
Rourke, BEng’50 + © Sylvie 
Mercier Roussac * Anne Roussell 
* Ralph F. Routledge, BEng’47 * 
Dr. J. David Rowat, DDS’70 * 
Lorne A. Rowell, BEng’35 ™ * 
Henry A. Roy, BEng’70 * Marika 
Roy, BEng’6l * Richard Harty 
Roy, BCom’57 * Dr. Rima Rozelr 
Palefsky, BSc’75, PhD8l * 
Michael M. Rudberg, BEng’52 * 
Edward Ruddy + Dr. Hyman 
Rudoff, BS¢’33, PhD’37 ¢ Aarom 
H. Rudolph, BSe’44 * John David 
Rugg, BEng’70 © Dr. Ellen Runge, 
MD’65 * Dr. Lorne A. Runge, 
BSc’6l, MD’65 © Richard James 
Rusk, LLB’82, BCL’83 ¢ Colin M. 
Russel, BA’31 © Dr. Carroll 4 
Russell, MD’38 © Graeme & 
Rutledge * Dave & Thelma 
Rycroft * Dr. David Sa’ Adah, 
MD’63 * Anne Sabourin ** * 
Elisabeth Sachs, LLB’75, BCL’7/6* 
Dr. Brian M. Sacks, DDS’78 * MIs 
Yoko Saeki * Dr. Dushyant 5 

Sahai * Michel Saint-Cyr, BEng68 

+ © David R. Saltzman, BCom’70 © Morris 
Samotis, BCom’54 + © Michael Morris 
BCom’84, DipPubAcc’85 
Kalman S. Samuels, BSc’49 * Dr. Mark 
Francis Santana, BSc’83, DDS’87 « John 
H. Sargent, BA’64 * Anthony Saroli » 
Michael A. Saucy, BSc’58 « Stephen 
Richard Saunders, BEng’80 ¢ Dr. Peter 
Sauret, MD’85 * Dr. Donald C. Savage, 
BA’54 * Michael Mark Sax, BCL’74, 
LLB’75 © Dr. Patricia R. Scali, BSc’67, 
MD’71 * Anne-Marie Scerbo, Med’85, 
CertContEd’89 * Dr. Peter G. H. Schaal, 
BSc’64, MD’68 * Dr. Orland O. Schaus, 
BEng’51, MSc’52, PhD’54 « Jan Scheele, 
BSc(Agr)’62 * Lucrezia Schembre « 
Stephen Gerard Schenke, BCL’89, LLB’89 
° Tony Scherman- » Nikolai 
Schestakowich, DipEd’73, CertContEd’95 
* Dr. David Schiff, BS¢’57, MD’61 * Hans 
Schindler, BSc(Agr)’65 * John H. Schloen, 
BSc(Eng)’31, BEng’32 ** * John Schmitt « 
Dr. Erle Schneidman, BSc’84, DDS’86 « 
Jack Wiliam  Schnek, BCom’77, 
DipPubAcc’78 * Ruth Schofield-Brian, 
Dip(PE)’39 * Mrs. Peter V. Scholes, BA’48 
* Betty Schon, MSW’55 * Dr. Irving 
Schonfeld, BA’69, MD’76 * John J. 
Schreiber * Prof. Peter Schuepp * Carol 
Jackman Schuller, BA’84, MLIS’91 © Dr, 
Henry Schulte, BA’51 « Henry King 
Schultz, LLB’86 * Dr. Jack P. Schwartz, 
BA’51 * Dr. Martin Schwartz, BSc’64, 
MD’68 * Dr. Melvin Schwartz, BSc’75, 
DDS’77 * Stanley Schwartz * David G. 
Scott, BCom’32 ¢ Jon H. Scott, BA’70, 
BCL’73 ¢ Dr. Jessie Boyd Scriver, BA’15, 
MD’22, DSc’79 « Dr. Stanley K. K. Seah « 
I. Bernice Seeds, BN’47 * Dr. Mary Szwarc 
Seeman, BA’55, MD’60 « Sarah Segall, 
BSc’51 * David A. Selby, BEng’49, 
, MEng’64 ¢ Dr. Danny Seller, DDS’90, 
BSc’90 * Dean Bruce H. Sells, PhD’58 « 
Gerry Semmelhaack ° Bradley 
Semmelhaack, BCom’92 « Dr. Pierre 
Michel Senecal, MD’43, DipPubHealth’47 
e Dr. Pierre Senecal * Dennis Ronald 
Senik, MBA’79 * Dr. and Mrs. Sydney 
Sewall * Dr. Salvatore Sgro, BSc’80, 
MSc’84, DDS’86 * Manuel Shacter QC, 
. BA’44, BCL’47 © Dr. April Ann Shamy, 
_ MD’85 « Dr. James D. Shannon, BSc’68, 
MD’73 * Mrs. James D. Shannon, 
BSc(N)’70 * Elizabeth Shapiro, BSc’41, 
BA’89 « Dr. David R. P. Sharp, DDS’58 « 
Edward Sharp, BA’78 * Harold J. Sharratt, 



BEng’54, MEng’55  * Honora A, 
Shaughnessy, MLS’73, CertContEd’94 « 
Douglas T. Shaw, BEng’42 * Dr. Mervin G. 
Shaw, BSc(PE)’58 * Charline Shepard 
Shaw, BCom’79 « Dr. Margaret A. 
Shepherd, BEd’68, MD’77 © Prof. Adrien 
Sheppard, BArch’59 * Mrs. John A. 
Sheppard, BA’36 « Dr. Peter Joseph 
Sheridan, MD’84 * Joseph Sheu « Dr. 
Michael Israel Shevell, BSc’80, MD’84 « 
Dr. C. M. Shewan, BA’65 » Dr. Edwin L. Y. 
Shiau, BSc’59, MD’63 «© William C. 
Shipley, BSc(Agr)’48, MA’50 «© Vivian 
Shipley, BSc(HEc)’48, MA’69 © Dr. Arthur 
F. Shippam, BA’58, DDS’64 * Jeffrey 
Shiroky, BSc’77 ** * Bruce M. Shore, 
BSc’65, DipEd’66, MA’67 © Rabbi Wilfred 
Shuchat, BA’41 * Dr. Joel Murray A. 
Shugar, BSc’68, MD’72 « Mrs. Richard 
Shuman ¢ Dr. Abraham Shuster, BSc’67, 
DDS’71 * Lyudmila Shvartsman « Dr. 
George R. Siber, MD’70 * Dr. Margaret 
Ward Siber, MD’70 + Dr. Harvey H. 
Sigman, BA’S3, MD’57, MSc’60, DipSur’63 
* Dr. Robert Leslie Simons, BCom’71, 
PhD’84 * Dr. Ronald G. Simpson, MD’61 
* Robert J. Simpson, BEng’50 « Peter H. 
Sims QC, BCom’55 « Dr. E. 
Sinclair, BSc’66, MD’68 * Dr. Stanley 
Sinclair, BSc’63, MD’67 + David Blair 
Sinyard, BA’79, LLB’83, MBA’83 * Lynda 
Sinyor, BA’71 * George T. Skaperdas, 
BEng’36 * Lynne Skeie, DipPT’65 * Dr. G. 
Bernard Skinner, BSc’50, MD’54, 
GradDipMed’60 ° Prof. Ronald B. Sklar « 


Jerry Slan * Maureen Slater ¢ Dr. David N. 

Slone, BSc’67 * Frank Slover, BA’66 ° 
Robert J. Smardon, BCom’71 + © Heather 

J. Smeall, BCom’81 + * Mrs. Kenneth A. 

Smee, Dip(P&TH)65 ¢ Gerald G. 
Smeltzer, BSc(Agr)45 * Donald H. 
Smillie, BS°’67 * Dr. Asa Joseph Smith, 
MD’52 * Dr. Donald E. Smith, MD’50, 
DipIntMed’55 *¢ Mrs. Donald Morison 
Smith, BA’52, MA’54 « S. Douglas Smith, 
BCom’48, DipMgmt’75 « Sydney G. 
Smith, BEng’59 ¢ Bruce E. Smith, 
BSc(Agr)’71, MA’78 « Clifton Andrew 
Scott Smith, BSc(Agr)’74 * Mackay L. 
Smith * Dr. Willard Smith « Walter J. 
Smith ¢ Jacques Smith * Oliver E. Smolak, 
BSc’65 + * Robert M. Smythe, BEng’62 
Dr. Allan Sniderman ¢ Dr. Loren L. Solnit, 
BSc’82, MD’88 « Eli Solomon, BCom’55 « 
Dusty Vineberg Solomon, BA’48 ¢ Dr. 
Susan Solymoss, BSc’77, MD’81 + Mrs. 

James Herbert Soper, BA’39, BLS’40 « 
Warren Wilson Soper, BEng’80 © Gary E. 
Sousa, BCom’71 * Malcolm G. Spankie, 
BEng’50 + © Salvatore A. Sparace « Dr. 
Stephen W. Spaulding, MD’66 « Andrew 
Speirs ¢ Wilma Patricia Spence, 
MSc(N)’82 * Mary H. Spence-Sales, 
BFA’50 * Dr. Carole Spencer-Mask, BA’71 
* Eric Fraser Spindler, BA’72 * Mario 
Spino, BEng’47 * Paul Spira, BEng’56 + « 
L. Louis Spritzer, BMus’64 * Dr. Evelyn M. 
St-Onge, MSc’74, MD’78 » Dr. John E. R. 
Stainer, MSc(Agr)’69, PhD’78 » Judge Alex 
Mct Stalker QC, BA’41, BCL’44 « Mrs. 
Alexander Mct Stalker, BA’40 © Paul R. 
Stanfield, BEng’66 * Dr. Gerald W. 
Stanimir, BSc’69 * James P. Stanley, 
BEng’38 * Ellen Stansfield, BA’29, MA’31 
* Dr. Romas and Dalia Stas « Dr. 
Alexander A. Steele, MD’71 © Dr. C. 
Thomas Stefl, DDS’62 * Dr. Lawrence A. 
Stein, BSc’64, MD’68 « David A. Stein, 
BCom’59 * Estelle Steinberg, BA’33 « 
Steinberg, BCom’60 ¢ Helen 
Steinberg * Dr. Warren Steiner, MD’83, 
DipPsy’88 ¢ Dr. Robert J. 
BSc’67, MD’71 * Dr. Peter J. 
BSc’61, MD’65 « S. Allan 
BEng’62 ¢° Samuel J. Stephens, 
BSc(Agr)’55 * Dr. Thomas M. Stephens, 
BA’65 * Mrs. Thomas M. Stephens, BSc’65 
* Sharon Stephens * Jana Sterbak « 
Bernard Stern, BA’66, BCL’69 * Michael 
Stern * Morris Sternberg + * Judith 
Sternthal, BA’62 * Dr. Harry D. Stevens, 
BSc’48, MD’50, DipSur’56 * Dr. Robert F. 
Stevenson, BSc’65, MD’69 © Jane T. 
Stewart, BA’65 + * John Stewart, BCom’39 
* Laura F. Stewart, BA’34, BLS’48 « Prof. 
Pamela D. Stewart, MA’61 © Dr. Lindsay 
C. Stewart, MD’89 * Beverley T. Stewart « 
J. Anthony Stikeman, BA’67 * John C. 
Stikeman, BEng’65 + * Dr. Naemi Stilman, 
MD’81 + David Stockwood *¢ Jennifer 
Anne Stoddart, BCL’80 * Tony C. Straessle 



Jr., BCom’56 * David W. Stratas © Richard 

F. Street, BEng’69 * Campbell Stuart, 
BCL’82, LLB’82 + Howard Michael Stupp, 
BEng’78, LLB’83, BCL’83 * Mrs. Howard 
F. Sturrock, BA’49, BSW’50 « Dr. Herman 
A. Sullivan, BSc’55, MD’57, 
GradDipMed’63 « Jane B. Sullivan « R. G. 
Sultan * Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sumner « 

James William Surbey, BEng’73, LLB’76 « 

Samuel Suss, BEng’76, MEng’77 « Frank 
H. Sutcliffe, BEng’53 * Takashi Suzuki « 



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Dr. Dorothy E. Swales, BSc(Agr)’21, 
MSc’22 ¢ Mrs. _ Herbert 
BSc(HEc)’45 * Sydney Sweibel, BCL’74 
Henry W. BA’80 * 
Syropoulos, LMus’62 * Mrs. S. Szymanski 
e Steven T. Tabac, BCom’63 * Dr. Roger 
John Tabah, MD’80 * Dr. Robert J. Tacy, 
DDS’%66 ¢ Kaoru Takeuchi, MSc’88, 
PhD’92 ¢ Dr. Peta E. Tancred, BA’58 * Dr. 
Gene D. Tang, MD’59 « Dr. Christine 
Tang, MD’82 « The 
Tannenbaum, BA’53, BCL’56 * Antone 
Tarazi * Malcolm A. Taschereau, BEng’53 
* Christina E. E. Tate, BA’45 * Dr. Parr A. 
Tate, BSc’46, MSc’47 © William G. 
Tatham, BA’69 « Dr. Stafford E. Tavares, 
BEng’62, PhD’68 * Laughlin B. Taylor, 
MSc’61 * Cynthia Kathleen Taylor, BA’77 
* David F. Taylor * Douglas H. Tees, 
BCL’68 * The Rev. Frederick A. Tees, 
BCom’49, BTh’73 ¢ Peter C. Tekker, 
BEng’60, DipMgmt’67 * Frank E. Telfer, 
BSc’48 © Rita Tenenbaum, BA’62 « Peter 
R. S. Terroux, BArch’65 ¢ Dr. Henry C. 
Thacher, MD’39 « Dr. Raymond G. J. 
Theberge, PhD’84 * Robert Theriault, 
BEng’76 + * Suzanne Thibaudeau QC, 
BCL’72 ¢ Dr. Paul Thibault, BEng’72, 
PhD’78 * Dr. Jacques Emile Thibault, 
DDS’82 * Dr. Michael P. Thirlwell, BSc’62, 
MD’66 « Dr. George H. Thompson, MD’47 
¢ James E. Thompson, BEng’70 ° Dr. 
Alexander Thomson, MD’51 * Harvey A. 
Thomson, BA’64 * Elizabeth Louise 
Thomson, LLB’74, BCL’75 « Miller 
Thomson * Dr. Donald S. Thorn, MD’45 ¢ 
Elizabeth Thornington * John B. M. 
Thorpe, BA’69, MA’70 « Dr. Saul Ticktin, 
MSc’65 ¢ Dr. Nathan Tiffenberg, BSc’67, 
DDS’71 * Samuel F. Tilden, BEng’45 » 
Walter B. Tilden, BCom’50 * James A. 
Tilley, BSc’71 + * Barry A. Tissenbaum ° 
Dr. Rodger D. Titman, BSc’65 * Alexander 
Toeldte, MBA’86 * Dr. G. H. Tomlinson, 
PhD’35 * Frances Tomlinson, PhD’36 * 
Prof. Gentile Tondino * Dr. James Torosis, 
BSc’77, MD’81 * Richard Townson, BA’83, 
DipEd’88 + * Florence Tracy * Dr. 
Charles H. Trask, MD’55 ¢* Frank M. 
Trasler, BEng’48 * Dr. Daphne G. Trasler, 
BSc’48, MSc’54, PhD’58 « Dr. Lisa De 
Mena Travis * Dr. Susan E. Trecartin, 
BS¢c’68, MD’72 ¢ Dr. Brian Philip 
Trehearne, BA’79, MA’81, PhD’86 « Mr. 
¢ Mr. and Mrs. 
Mare Tremblay * Normand Trempe ° 


Sykes, Voula 

Hon. Louis 

and Mrs. Edward Tremain 


Harry E. Trenholme, BCom’48 * Dr. 
Roland Joseph Trepanier, BSc’77, PhD’90 
* Marc Trottier ¢ Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Pierre 
Trottier °© Dr. Youla  Stratigoula 
Tsantrizos, BSc’77, MSc’79, PhD’90 * 
Richard Y. S. Tse, BEng’65 * Dr. Dennis J. 
Tsipuras, BSc’63, MD°68 + Michael L. 
Tucker, BEng’53 * Dr. Michele A. Turek, 
BS¢’72, MD’77 « Carole J. Turkenik 
Waterbury, BSc’63 ¢* Dr. Carolyn 
Elizabeth Turner, MEd’82, PhD’88 ° Dr. 

John E. Udd, BEng’59, MEng’60, PhD’70 * 

Dr. Helmut W. Unruh « Dr. Peter J. Usher 

Jr., BA’62, MA’65 * Dr. Michael S. Usher, 

BA’58, MD’62, GradDipMed’67 °* Dr. 
Marion L. Usher, BA’62 * Leon Vahn, 
BCom’64 * Raymond H. Vallieres, 
BEng’51 * Hugh M. Van Alstyne, BEng’59 
¢ Mrs. Maarten Van Hengel, BA’48, 
BSW’49 ° Dr. H. Terry Van Patter, BSc’47, 
MD’49 « Dr. Carol-Ann Vasilevsky, MD’80 
e Rita Venditti * Dr. Maurice A. Vernon, 
BA’49, MD’51 « Dr. George E. Vertes, 
MD’79 « Mrs. Barbro Vice * Joseph 
Vilagos, BEng’54 ¢ Dr. Kelly G. D. Vince, 
MD’79 ¢ John William Vincent, BEng’79 ¢ 
Richard S. Vineberg, BCom’70 * Rhoda 
Vineberg, BA’65, DipEd’66 * Earle J. 
Vining, BCom’49 + * Dr. Saul Vizel, 
MD’81 * Dien Voduc + ¢ Audrey Volesky, 
BA’48 * Herbert W. Von Colditz, BEng’41 
** e Elaine Waddington, BSc’46, BLS’57, 
MLS’75 °¢ Alistair J. Wade, BEng’51 ¢ Mrs. 
Anthony Wait, BSc’62 ¢ Mrs. Keith P. 
Wake, BSc(Agr)’45 °* Robert W. 
Wakefield, BCom’36 ¢ Kimberley D. 
Wakefield, LLB’75 * John W. Wale, 
BEng’50 « Dr. O. James Walker, PhD’50 « 
M. Joan Walker, BA’53 ¢ Prof. Harold M. 
Waller * Gerald Walsh ¢ Julie Wang, 
BA’67 * Eva Wang « Dr. Linda A. Ward, 
MD’71 »* Dr. Glen Kielland Ward, Bsc’82, 
MD’86, PhD’90 ¢« Cynthia G. Wardwell, 
BA’36 * J. C. Roger Warren, BEng’56 ¢ 
R. Warren, BEng’50 ¢ John 
Wasileski, BA’75 * Ronald G. Watkins, 
BEng’54 * Garry and Nancy Watson * 
George F. Waye « Dr. John R. Wearing, 
BEng’62 + ¢ Dr. Anne Rosamond Rhoda 
Weary, DDS’84 ¢ Richard V. Webber, 
BEng’75 * Jeremy H. A. Webber, BCL’84, 
LLB’84 * George Weber, BEd(PE)’70, 
MA’74 © Leslie Monica Webster, BLS’65, 
MLS’69 * Faith E. Weidler-Saber, BA’79 
Prof. Morton Weinfeld * Mark Howard 
Weintraub, BA’84 ¢ Dr. I. W. Weintrub, 

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BSc’48, MD’52 « Dr. Bryce K. A. Weir 
BSc’58, MD’60, MSc’63 ° J. Elizabeth 
Weiss, BA’37 * Donald E. Welch, BEng’6] 
¢ Prof. Patricia Wells, Dip(P&THY56, 
B(P&TH)71, MSc(App)’80 * Dr. Joseph 
Wener, BSc39, MD’41,  MSe48, 
DipTropMed’50 ¢ Harold Wenger * Dr, 
Marvin Werbitt, BSc’67, DDS’71 © Prof, 
Annette Werk, BA’'51, MSW’67 »* James R. 
Wessel, MBA’67 + °¢ John W. G 
Westbrook, BA’48 * Dr. Abraham Wexler, 
BSc’66, DDS’70 * Rob Wheeler ¢ Dr. 
Donald T. Whelan, MD’61 * George E. A: 
Whelan QC, BA’49, BCL’52 * Mary M.], 
Feher White, BA’53 ¢° F. Wallis White, 
BEng’51 * Frank D. White, BCom’54 * 
Joan A. White, MA’72 * Margaret White * 
White ¢ Dr. Michael A 
Whitehead ¢« The Rev. Gordon 
Whitehorne, BA’38 * Kathryn Whitehurst 
° Dr. N. Blair Whittemore, MD’60 * John 
M. Wiggett, BEng’42 ¢ Mrs. Allan J. Wight, 
BCom’33 ¢ Mrs. William A. Wigle, BLS‘61 
¢ Melvin Wilansky, BCom’60 * Dr. Gary 
E. Wild, BSc’74, PhD’78, MD’83 * Dr 
Frances E. Wilkinson, BA’70 * Dr. Claude 
Willemot, MSc’63, PhD’64 * Dr. Donald 
Boyd Williams, MD’67 * Elsa Williams, 
BA’55 © Darlene Sachi Williams, 
DipContEd’88, MBA’93_ * David Harris 
Williams, BEng’86 * Dr. Robert Williams 
* Mrs. Terri Williams « Prof. Anthony E: 
Williams-Jones * Howard H. Williamson, 
BEng’36 + © Irma Cameron Williston, 
MEd’74 © Dr. Charles V. Wilson, PhD33 
* Mrs. Douglas R. Wilson, BN‘66, 
MSc(N)Y’90 © Mrs. E. Arthur Wilson, BA38 
* Maggie Wilson * Mrs. C. E. Wilsor 
Eades, BCom’45 « Dr. Peter A. S. Winn, 
BSc’74, MD’78 * Frank C. Winser, BA’1 
* Michael David Winship, BEng’80 * Paul 
Winsor, BEng’82 * Alfred G. Wirth, BA’2, 
DipMgmt’70 « Dr. Jack S. Wise, BSc), 
MD’69 « Dr. Michael Wiseman, DDS’85 * 
Yiu Kwan Wo, BEng’67 * Frank Anthony 
Wolever, BS¢’79 * Manfred Joseph Wolf, 
BCom’81, DipPubAcc’83 * Judy D. Wolle, 
BA’69 * Dr. Leonhard Scott Wolfe * Dt 
Norman Wolkove, BSc’67, MD’71 * 
Donald F. Wolvin, BCom’48 * Shu Kwong 
Wong, BEng’70 * Stephen Wong, MBA’? |] 
* Andrew K. M. Wong * Dr. Ken Woo" 

Dr. Ray M. Wood, MD’54 « Bruce J. Wood, 

BEng’71, MBA’73 + ¢ Pauline Wooster ** 

Edna Wootan, BCL’39 + Frances Bf 
Wright, BA’52 * Lawrence A. Wright fj 


BCom’48 ° Anelia Wright, 
Dip(P&TH)’57, BSc(P&OT)’58 ° John & 
Ruth Wright * Jadwiga Wygnanski, 
BLS’65, MLS’67 * Dr. Issie Wyszogrodski, 
MSc’70, PhD’72, MD’78 © Demetrios 
George Xistris, BCL’84, LLB’85 + © Dr. 
Jean-Francois Yale « Mary Yamich ¢ Mei- 
Hwei Yang, MUP’92 « Steven A, Yaphe, 
BCom’65 * Dr. John Yaremko, MD’80 « 
Dr. Jerry Young, BSc’67, MD’71, MSc’71 « 
John M. Young, BEng’71 + « C. Y. 
Yuen, BSe(Arch)’70, BArch’71 »* Arlene 
Yufe * Stanley E. Zack, BSc’65, MBA’68 « 
Michael Leonard Zahn, MEng’89 + Henry 
Y. L. Zai, BSc’68 * Harvey Zalcman, 
BCom’76, DipPubAcc’78 * Joseph Zalter, 


* L. Zarifi, BEng’52 * Dr. Gary Michael 
Zartarian, MD’83 * Dr. Diane Zavotsky, 
MD’86 ¢ Mrs. M. B. Paule Zbinden, 
BCL’61 * Irwin Zelniker, BS¢’75 * Dr. J. A. 
Bernard Zicat, BSc’81, MD’85 * Jean Paul 
Zigby, BCom’52, BCL’59 « Dr. Hans 
Heinrich Zingg, PhD’83 * Robert Henry 
Zittrer, BCom’72 * Lawrence Joel Zlatkin, 
BA’83 * 
Radoslav Zuk, BArch’56 « 

Prof. Luba Zuk, LMus’57 « 

* Michel Abouassaly, BSc(PT)’93 * Garnet 
Roy Alexander, BEng’93 * Drew Keith 
Allen, BA’90, BCL’95, LLB’95 * Nancy 
Allen, BEng’92 ¢ Jeffrey Graeme Allo, 
BCom’94 ¢ Valerie Altmann, BSc’88, 
MD’92 « Lisa Francesca Andermann, 
BA’89, MD’96 ¢ Heather Andersen, 
BCL’94, LLB’94 ¢ Ian Mark Arbuthnot, 
MBA’95 + * Stephanie Arena, BEd(PE)’94, 
MA’94 * David Jose Jerome Arlettaz, 
BEng’93 * Bessie Asimakopoulos, BA’92, 
MA’95 © Shawn Zelig Aster, MA’96 * Nigel 
Auger, MBA’94 « Filiz Avsar, BSc(PT)’94 « 
Vincent Joseph Bacani, BEng’93, MEng’95 
¢ Konstantin Balashov, BCom’93 « 
Ronald Gerald Balinsky, BCom’94 « 
Michael C. Ball, BCom’96 © Stephanie 
Barbeau, BSc’95 * Jason Michael Stewart 
BEd(PE)95 ¢ Jeffrey 

Barr, Barriga, 


ast year, Todd McDougall, 

BEng’95, made three dona- 

tions to McGill; the sum of his 
contributions landed him in the 
“McGill’s Newest Leaders” donor cir- 
cle. Although Todd was unaware of 
the donor club, it serves to honour 
graduates of the last five years who 
give $100 or more to McGill. Why 
does this relatively new grad write 
cheques to his Alma Mater? He says 
he got a lot from McGill both in and 
outside the classroom. 

As a former varsity basketball 
captain, it’s no surprise that Todd 
gave to basketball. “I remember how 
much fun I had playing the game and 

how glad I was that people had given 

ahead of me.” He also made a gift to the Scarlet Key Society to help recognize 

the leadership of this year’s graduating students. 

His third cheque was his graduating year “Class Action” gift to the 

Faculty of Engineering. “Basketball was great, the Scarlet Key was an honour, 

but engineering, that’s what ultimately has given me my job.” As supervisor 

of the Bauer Inc. lab in St.-Jérome, Que., he is still in touch with his former 

professors at McGill. “Even now, I can call and ask them questions.” 

Todd McDougall is one of 308 graduates from the last five years 

whose annual gifts to McGill during 1996-97 surpassed $100. Last year, 
McGill’s Newest Leaders gave $38,000 to McGill, a firm indication that new 
graduates see the value in supporting McGill. 

BEng’93, MEng’96 © Silvia Benedek, 
Benoit BEng’93 + « 
Brian Dereck Berg, LMus’92 ° 
Bernhardt, MSc’95 * Guillermo Carlos 
Besaccia, BA’92 © Luisa Biasutti, LLB’93 « 
Stacie Biehler, BCom’93 + © Christian 
Robert Bisaillon, BCom’93 * Marie-Claude 
Blais, BSc(P T)’93 * Dr. Sharlene Bogusz, 
MD’94 ¢ Guillaume 
MEng’94 * Christopher Stuart Boltwood, 
BA’93 * Federico Bolza, BEng’92 « 
Pierantonio Boriero, BEng’92 * Annie 

BCom’95 * Andrea 


Charles Boisset, 

Boucher, BSc(P T)'95 * Dr. Josee Bourgon, 
BS¢C’91, DDS’95 « 

loulia Bourianova, 

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MArch’96 * Adam Robie Bradley, BA’95 « 
Janet R. Brisse, MEd’93 ¢ Taras Oscar 
Broadhead, PhD’92 ¢ Lev Bukhman, 
BA’93 * Jon Malcolm Campbell, BEng’94 
* Tracy A. Cant, MBA’94 + © Elizabeth 
Rose Caporicci, BSc’94 * Julie Carter, 
LLB’96, BCL’96 * Dr. Laura Catz-Biro, 
MD’92 * Jules Chahine, BEng’97 * Sandra 
Chan, BSc(PT)94 © Shari Chankowsky, 
BA’95, BSW’96 * Jean Chen, BSc(Arch)’93 
* Zee Hua Cheung, BEng’95 + * Brown 
Chin, BEng’93 * Dr. Wendy Shiu-Wen 
Chiu, MD’94 * Rex Chong Leung, MBA’93 
* Betty Bo Toy Chow, MEd’93, BEd’95 « 

Keith M. Chuprun, BEd(P E)’94 * Donna 
Claridge, DipContEd’92 * Stephen R. 
Clarke, BA’94 * Dr. Mark Jamie Cohen, 
MD’92 « Peter Brock Collins, BMus’95 » 
Alessandro Commodari, BCom’94 * 
Jessica Contrastano, BCom’94 + * Bevil 
Richard Conway, BSc’95 * Louise Marie 
Cote, MLIS’94 * Mark Armstrong Crosbie, 
LLB’94 « Caroline Cyr, BSc(PT)92 * 
Raymond Dagenais, DipEd’94 * Dr. 
Thierry Daloze, MD’92 * Scott Robert 
Ralph Daniels, BA’93 * Suzy Daoust, 
BSc(OT)'93 * Gregory John David, 
BCL’93, LLB’93 ©¢ Patricia Dawson, 
MBA’93 « Maria De Angelis, BEd(Voc)’92 
¢ Gilles De Clerck, BCom’92 * Philippe 
De Grandpre, BA’89, BCL’93, LLB’93 ¢ 
Tahra A. De Lallo, CertContEd’92 *¢ 
Giuseppe Delle Donne, BEng’94 ¢ Dr. 
Isabelle Deslandes, MD’93 °¢ Lilia Di 
Luzio, BSc(PT)94 * Angelo Di Zazzo, 
BEng’94 * Yvonne Rosalie Dickman, 
MUrbPlan’93 * Fuad Didar, BEng’92 » 
Laura Ann Dobbs, MEd’92 « Dr. Gregory 
Clinton Dowd, MD’94 « Jennifer Drinkell, 
BCom’95 * Michele Lea Dupont, BA’93 ° 
Richard John Duquette, MBA’95 * Susan 
Nicole Elliott, BS¢’93 * Dr. Neil lan Elman, 
DDS’93 * Deborah Eperjesi, BA’92 » 
Genevieve Ruth Farago, BSc(Agr)’94 » 
Carolyn Ruth Faught, BSc’88, MD’92 ° Dr. 
Deborah Ann Ferguson, MD’92 « Patrick 
Edward Fitzgerald, MA’95 * Victoria Ann 
Ford, BA’95 * Douglas Keith Forsyth, 
MBA’93 * Howard Fox, BCom’92 »* 
Gordon Frost, BCom’92 ¢ Sarah Katherine 
Gagan, LLB’94 * Luc Gagne, BSc(Agr)’95 
* Helene Gagnon, BCL’93, LLB’93 * Serge 
Gaiotti, MEng’92 * Marc Galin, BEng’93 ¢ 
Dr. Hassan Ghaderi-Moghadam, DDS’95 * 
Dr. Cynthia Godbout, MD’94 * Francois 
Godin, MEng’95, BEng’95 * Joshua Martin 
Gold, BA’94 * Peter Goldberg, BCom’92 ¢ 
Nathan Goldberg, BA’95 ¢ Richard Golick, 
LLB’94 « Dr. William A. Gough, PhD’92 
Anthony A. Granato, BA’96 * Andrew 
Green, BEng93 ¢ Marla _ Stacey 
Greenspoon, BCom’95 ¢ Liping Guo, 
LLM’93 « Dr. Astrid Guttmann, MD’94 « 
Christopher Hansell, BCom’94 ¢ Ato T. K. 
Hanson, BCom’93 * Shannon Allen Hartt, 
BA’93 © Sabrina Hasham, MBA’95 « Line 
Hejal, BCom’95 °¢ 
CertCont Ed’92 »« 
BCom’92 * 

Christian Hindian, 


¢ Jennifer Ann Hoffman, 



BCom’93 + © Keith Ka-Fai Hui, BArch’94 * 
Andrea Frances Jakob, MSc’96 * Dmitry 
Jernakov, BCom’96 * Matthew Philip 
Johnston, BA’93 ¢ Kai Joseph Joslin- 
Blatnicky, BCom’93 * Gregory Jurczyszyn, 
BCom’92, DipPubAcc’93 + * Spiros 
Kalantzis, BEng’94 * Chacko Kannikkatt, 
CertContEd’96 * Vimal Scott Kapoor, 
BSc’94 ¢ Curtis Keith, BSc’93 * Jason 
Kiefer, BCom’93 ° Can Kien To, 
CertContEd’92 * William Peter Kilbreth, 
BA’93 * Liam Kiley, BEng’95 « Dr. Tania 
Kimia, MD’94 * Daniel Samuel Klein, 
BCom’95 * Barbara Klodniski, BA’93 * 
Kristina Knopp, BCL’92, LLB’92 * James 
Knopp, LLB’95 ¢* Martin Neill Kon, 
BCom’93 + * Dr. Alexander Alan Kon, 
MD’94 « Peter Kotsiopriftis, BEng’92, 
MEng’95 * Paul Gregory Kowal, BEng’92 
° Mordecai Kramer, MBA’93, 
DipAsiaS’93 * Neil Kravitz, LLB’96 ° 
Chris Wing Chung Kwan, BCom’92 * Wai 
Kin Ricky Kwok, BEng’95 * Lisa Kwong, 
BCom’92 + ¢ Marie Annie Cecile 
Lachance, BSc(PT)Y94 ¢ Freda Sarah 
Lackman BSc(PT)95 ¢ John G. Lafkas 
CertContEd’95 ¢ Trevor Sai-On Lam, 
BCom’94 ¢ Helene Lambert, MLIS’92 « 
Paul J. Lamontagne, BA’94 ¢ Andre 
Landry, MLIS’°95 « Dr. Michael Terry 
Lane, PhD’93 ¢ Claudine Lapointe, 
BCom’93 « Jane Louise Lareau, MLIS’93 « 
Heather Jean Lawrence, MBA’93 ¢ Kim 
Ngan Le Nguyen, DipContEd’94, 
DipPubAcc’95 * John Leonard Marc 
Leblanc, BCom’95 ¢ Benoit Leclerc, 
MBA’93 ¢ Karen A Lee, MBA’95 « Sing 
Ann Lim, MEng’94 * Yanping Lin, PhD’92 
¢ William Lloyd, BEng’94 * Eric Loken, 
BA’92 * Dr. James H. Louvaris, BSc’87, 
MD’93 © James Charlton Ma, BCom’94 « 
Karla Macdonald, BEd(VOC)’92, 
CertContEd’96 *¢ Mary Alexandra 
Maclachlan, MSc’95 ¢ Dr. Demetrius 
Malotsis, DDS’94, BSc’94 * Julie Manseau, 
BEd(PE)92 ¢ Elizabeth Amy Marcus, 
BSc(PT)'94 * Dr. Daniel Marelli, MSc’92 « 
Tommy Paul Marincic, BEng’94 ¢ Dr. 
Brent Martel, MD’92 ¢ Sarah Joan Marx, 
BEng’93, MEng’96 ¢ Roberto Matta, 
BEng94 ¢ Dr. Yasmin Mawji, BSc’89, 
MD’95 « Peter Gerald Maxwell, BCom’94 
¢ Wendy Elizabeth McAllister, BSc(PT)'94 
* Douglas James Mcconnachie, MBA’95 
Todd McDougall, BEng’95 * Darlene 
Sandra McLean, BCom’94 © Jihad 

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Megharief, BEng’94 ° Magdy Meimati, 
MBA’93, CertContEd’96 * Krista Jean 
Melville, BSc’°93 * Jean MercilleMUrbP?93 
* Steve Metaxas MBA’92 * Robert Wayne 
Minor, DipEd’95 * Mahnaz Mirza, BA‘93 
e Dr. Amir Mirzaei, DDS’94, BSc’94 « 
Gregory James Moore, BCL’94, LLB’94 « 
David James Morgan, MA’94 © Karim 
Morsli, BEng’93 * Robert Moses, BEng’92, 
MEng’95 ¢ Dr. Philippe Nasralla, BSc’88, 
DDS’92 « Dr. Roger Nassef, PhD’92 « 
Suzanne Natlacen, CertContEd’95 * Dr, 
Karen Ann Nesbitt, DDS’92 * Hanh Nga 
Nguyen, BSc(P T)’94 * Dr. Thanh Binh 
MD’95 ¢ Dr. Elena Marie 
MA’92, PhD’95 © Robert 
Domine Noyes, MA94 © Jennifer 
O'Connell, MBA’95 * Carolyn O'Connor, 
CertContEd’92 *« Tamis Melanie Oshiro, 
BA’93 * Jean Charles Ouellette, BEng’94 * 
Madeleine Pandini, BEng’93 ° Pierre 
Paoloni, BCom’94 ¢  Jinah Park, 
BEd(Voc)95 © Pierre Parkinson, 
CertContEd’91, BCom’93 * Emma Louise 
Parkinson, BA’92 ¢ Liane Patsula, 
BCom’92 * Manuel Paulien, MBA’92 + * 
Nick Pavlakos, BCom’94 * Stefano Marco 
Pavoni, BA’94 * Anne Bonita Pearce, 
BSc(PT)95 * Justin Daniel Peffer, BA’92 * 
Jeffrey Scott Percival, BA’93 * Simone 
Philogene, MA’93 + © Vito Santino Piazza, 
BCom’95 ¢ Arris Piliguian, BA’95 » Cara 
Mia Piperni, BCom’94 «¢ Jennifer Mary 
Poole, BA’92 °¢ _ Elizabeth Pope, 
CertSpEd’96 ¢ Dr. Joshua Portnoy, MD'95 
* Caroline Marie-L. Presber, LLB’95 * 
Jeremy Pripstein, MD’92 * Lauren Stacy 
Ptito, BA’92 ¢ Dr. Michael Andrew 
Purdon, MD’92 ¢ Maggie Putulik, 
DipEd’92  ¢ Derek William Rector, 
BSc(Agr)’95 * Hong Ren, PhD’93, 
MEng’97 ¢ Neil Riddell, BCom’92 * 
Franca Riso, BCom’94 * Susan Elizabeth 
Robinson, DipEd’95 * Adelina Romanelli, 
BCom’95 ¢ Dr. Katherine Dominique 
Rouleau, MD’93 ¢ Yves _ Rousseal 
CertContEd’95  * Sharron Runions, 
BSc(N)Y'93 © Dr. Simon Saito, MD’95 ¢ Dr. 
Nandini Sathi, MD’92 * Ann Malle 
Scerbo, BCom’92 * Tammy Schachtel, 
BA’96 © Chris Scholten, BCom’95 * 
Elizabeth May Semmelhaack, BA’93 ° Milé 
Sen-Roy, MLIS’996 ¢ Sonia Sev0, 
BEd(Voc)94 ° Dr. Melinda Sue 
Shadowitz, BSc’89, MD’93 « Jeanhy Shim, }} 
BA’92 * Helgi Gretar Sigurdsson, MEng’9) |] 


* Ivana Simic, BEng’93 * Michael Evan 
Siskind BA’93 * Dr. J. Patrick Skalenda. 
BSc’85, MD’93 * Dr. Martha Theresa 
PhD’93. * Michael Stanimir. 
BCom’93 * Dr. Michael A. Stein, MD’92 « 
James D. Stewart, BA’92, BEd’94 ¢ Karine 
Claudine Stone, BA’94 * Monika Svoboda- 
BA’?92, MLIS’94 « 
Valdimar Swanson, BSc(Agr)95 © Dr. 
Daniel Evan Swartz, MD’94 * Mark Szabo, 
MBA’95, DipAsiaSv’95 ° 
Szymanski, BEng’92 * Felix Wing-Fai 
Tam, BSc(PT)94 © Darren James Tangen, 
BCom’93 ¢ Scott Taylor, BA’92, BEd’96 « 
Mark Tempel, BEng’93 « Leah F. Tessler, 
MD’92 * Jennifer Thomas, BA’93 * Jack 
David Thomson, BSc(Agr)’'92 * Dr. Linda 
Thyer, MD’94 * Gregoire Tkacz, MA’95 « 
Jody Kevin Todd, MSc(App)’96 « Richard 
Toussaint, MSc’96 © Baovinh Tran-Ky, 
BSc’96 * Dr. Daria Anna Trojan, MSc’93 « 
Rosanna Lynn Truffa, BA’94 + * Manon 


Hopkins, Robert 


Andree Turcotte, BA’95 * Eric Turgeon, 
MA’87, BCL’93 © Steven Karl Uggowitzer, 
BEng’93 * Maria Vani, BA’25 « Sandra 
Vaz, BA’97 * Lisa Alexandra Vitols, BA’92 
¢ Dr. Annabel Kim Wang, BSc’88, MD’92 
* Lynda-Ann Ward, BCom’94 ¢ Dr. Paul 
Warshawsky, MD’93 ¢ William Reid 
Webb, MBA’93 © Dr. Alice Wei, BSc’91, 
MD’95 * Fiona Wilkinson, BCom’93 « 
Sharlene Wiseman, BEng’95 * Colin 
Wishart, BEng’92 * Bonnie Woo, 
BSc(PT)'94 * Gavin Andrew Work, BSc’94 
¢ Dr. Anargyros Xenocostas, BSc’83, 
MD’95 * Lei Bob Yang, MBA’93 + « 
Bernadine Fung Ming Yee, BSc(N)’92 « 

Abdu Yilmaz, BA’94 ¢ Heather Ann 
Young, BSc(OT)94 * Dr. Anthony 
Zeitouni, MSc’96 « Michael Zenaitis. 

BEng’92, MEng’94 * Dr. Camilla Cora U. 
Zimmermann, BSc’88, MD’93 «© Dr. Eric 
Zini, BSc’89, DDS’93 * Aleksandar Zivic, 
BEng’94 « 

¢ The Alva Foundation ¢« Alzheimer 

Society of Canada * Amyotrophic Lateral 

Sclerosis Society of Canada * Anako 


Foundation * Bram @ Bluma Appel 
Family Foundation * Austrian Society 
Trust Fund * Max Bell Foundation * The 
Birks Family Foundation * J. Armand 

Bombardier Foundation »* Edward 

Bronfman Family Foundation « 

Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman 
Foundation * Cancer Research Society 
Inc. * Canadian Cystic Fibrosis 
Foundation * Canadian Red Cross Society 
* The Chawkers Foundation « The Nat 


Foundation * Mitzi & Mel Dobrin Family 
Foundation * The Eaton Foundation 

Christie Foundation « 

Foundation * Davies Ward 

Foundation John Dobson 

Eldee Foundation * Evelyn Steinberg- 

Alexander Family Foundation ° 

Fondation J. Louis Levesque * Friends of 

(Gaaky Rita 
Steinberg Goldfarb Foundation * Julia & 

the Neuro « Foundation « 
Seymour Gross Foundation Inc « Hannah 
Institute for History of Medecine * Joan & 
Stroke Foundation of Canada * Heart & 

Clifford Hatch Foundation * Heart 
Stroke Foundation of Quebec ¢ Helsam 
Foundation * The Hylcan Foundation « 
Imperial Oil Charitable Foundation * JDF 

Canada-The Diabetes Research 
Foundation * Henry & Berenice 
Kaufmann Foundation + Kidney 
Foundation of Canada « Kinnear 

Foundation * The Kresge Foundation « 
The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation « Lara 
Drummond Foundation ¢ Leonard Ellen 
Family Foundation * Leukemia Research 
Fund * The Gustav Levinschi Foundation 
¢ The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation 
John B. Lynch Scholarship Foundation « 
Macdonald Stewart Foundation « J. W. 
McConnell Family Foundation * The 
Molson Foundation ¢ Montreal Breast 
Cancer Foundation * Multiple Sclerosis 
Society * Muscular Dystrophy Association 
of Canada ¢ Noranda Foundation « 
PMAC Health Research Foundation « 
Parkinson Foundation of Canada * The 
Maurice Pollack Foundation * Pulp & 
Paper Research Institute of Canada * The 
R. Howard Webster Foundation * Jean 
Rich Foundation * Rona & Irving Levitt 
Family Foundation * Simon Chang & 
Phyllis Levine Foundation ¢ Steelcase 
Canada Ltd. * The Nathan Steinberg 
Family Foundation *« Dr. and Mrs. Max 

Stern Foundation ¢ Richard & 


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Strauss Canada Foundation ¢ The 
Students of McGill University * The 

Nancy Turner Foundation « Zeller Family 

[ecolote Foundation «+ and 

Foundation « 

3M * Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. « Agnico- 
Eagle Mines * Air Canada ° Air Liquide 
Canada Inc. * Alcan Aluminium Ltd. « 
Alcon Canada Inc. ° Alliance 
Communications Corp. * Astra Pharma 
Inc. * Bank of Montreal * Bank of Nova 
Scotia * Banque Nationale du Canada 
Barrick Gold Corporation * Bauer Inc. ° 
Beavers Dental * Bell Helicopter Textron 
* Benjamin News Inc. * Biochem Pharma 
Inc. * Blake Cassels & Graydon + 
EdperBrascan Corporation * CAE Inc. « 
Caisses Populaires Desjardins * Cambior 
Inc. * Canada Life Assurance Company * 
Canada Trustco Mortgage Company * 
Canadian Marconi Company * Canadian 
National * Canadian Pacific * Canadian 
Tire Corporation Ltd. * Celanese Canada 
Inc. * Chrysler Canada Limited * Coopers 
& Lybrand * Couvoir Boire & Freres Inc. 
¢ John Deere Foundation of Canada « 
Dofasco Inc. * Dorel Industries Inc. * Du 
Pont of Canada Inc. * Falconbridge Ltd. ¢ 
Fondation Divco * Glaxo Wellcome Inc. « 
Gluskin, Sheff + Associates Inc. * Hoechst 
Marion Roussel Canada Inc. * Hoffmann 
La Roche Ltd. * Hollinger Inc. * Hydro- 
Québec * Imasco Limited * Inco Limited 
¢ Industrial-Alliance Life Ins Co. * Inmet 
Rolling Mills * INCO 
Jarislowsky Fraser & Co. Ltd. * The Jean 
Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. * Johnson & 
Johnson Corp. * J.M. Asbestos * JWI 
Group * Kaufel Group Ltd. * Kodak 
Canada Inc. * KPMG » Lafarge Canada 

¢ Ivaco 

Inc. * Levesque Beaubien Geoffrion Inc. « 
Linen Chest * Matrox Electronics Systems 
Ltd. * McCarthy Tetrault * Merck Frosst 
Canada Inc. * Metropolitan Life Insurance 
Company * Multi Wear Inc. * Nabisco « 
Nippon Steel Corporation * Nissan Casting 
Australia PTY Ltd. * Noranda Ltd. * NOVA 

Corporation Pharmaceutical / 

ontreal businessman Tony Boeckh wanted to make sure that his 
son’s memory would be honoured. Even though 22-year-old 
Graham Boeckh died of complications arising from schizophre- 
nia more than a decade ago, his memory was still very much alive with the 
Boeckh family. Boeckh and his second wife, Raymonde, established the 
Graham Boeckh Foundation with the support of Graham’s brothers, lan and 
Robert, and his mother, Janet. After making donations to organizations such 
as Sun Youth and the Salvation Army, the family found there was little known 
about the biological foundations of schizophrenia. Their conversations with 
McGill’s Dean of Medicine, Abe Fuks, BSc’68, MD’70, led to the establish- 
ment of the $1.5 million “Graham Boeckh Chair of Schizophrenic Studies” at 
McGill. “It was a difficult choice but we decided to go with basic research 
because Graham’s death was from a chemical interaction from the drugs he 
was taking.” The donors hope that the new chairholder will coordinate 
efforts with scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and the 
Douglas Hospital schizophrenia research unit. 
At McGill, donors like the Boeckhs help create a permanent source of 

funding and a lasting impact into important areas of inquiry through the 

establishment of endowed chairs. 

Graham, Raymonde and Tony Boeckh 

Ortho Biotech * Osler Hoskin & Harcourt 
* Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd. © Pall 
Corporation * Paris Glove of Canada Ltd, 
° Patel Cell & Receptor Inc. * Peerless 
Clothing Inc. * Petro-Canada ° Pfizer 
Canada Inc. * Pharmacia & Upjohn Ine « 
Phillips, Hager & North Ltd. © Pioneer 
Electronic Corporation * Power Corp, of 
Canada ° Price Waterhouse * Procter & 
Gamble Inc. * Québec Cartier * QIT-Feret 
Titane Inc. * R B C Dominion Securities 
Ltd. * Redpath Sugars * Richter Usher 
and Vineberg * RJR Macdonald Inc. * 
Mike Rosenbloom Foundation * Royal 
Bank of Canada * Saco Controls Ine. * 
Samson Belair-Deloitte ©€& Touche * 
Sceptre Investment Counsel Ltd. * 
ScotiaMcLeod Inc. * Scott Paper Limited * 
The Seagram Company Ltd. * The Semex 
Alliance * Shaw Industries Ltd. * 
SmithKline Beecham Pharma Inc. * Sun 
Life Assurance Company of Canada * 
Teijin America Inc. * The Mutual Group * 
Toronto Dominion Bank * Tory Tory 
DesLauriers & Binnington * TransCanada 
PipeLines Ltd. ¢* Weider Sports 
Equipment Company * Zittrer Siblin Emst 
& Young ° 

David Adler * Mrs Albanese * Leonard P. 
Albert, BSc’'44 ¢ W. A. Ralph Allan * J. 
Claude Allard, BCom’49 « Dr, A. Gibson 
Allen, BA’48, MD’50 « F. Moyra Allen, 
BN’48 ¢ Fariba Aminzadeh ¢ James 
Penrose Anglin, BA’33, BCL’36 * Edmond 
Archambault * Louisette Aubut * 
Jonathan Ballon * Luigi Barba ° Mr M. 
Barbieri * Giovanni Barone * Moses 
Bauman ¢ Clive Baxter °¢ Jean-Noel 
Beaudet * Roger Beaudry °¢ Juanita 
Beckerleg * Jacques Belair * Sam Berlin * 
Vera Black * Gustave Blanchet * Amanda 
Blondin-Brahmi ¢ Robert Boisvert * Paula 
Bonato, BSc’87, BA’89 * Claude Bousquet 
* Martin Boyle * Molly Brandman * 
Ursula Brodeur ¢ Elizabeth Button * | 
Joseph Callender * Duncan L. Campbell, 

BMus’95 * Mr. M. Campbell ° Maria | 

Canfalone * Anne E. Carney, BN’65 « 
Raymond Caron, BA’28, BCL’31 © Eber 
Carruthers, BEng’49 © Mrs. Khadiga 
Chaaban * Alan Chippindale * Mrs. 
Azarie Choquet ¢ Mrs. L. Choquet « Prof. 
lr. H. Clarke * Lisette Clark * Evelyn 
Berman Cohen, BSc’46 * Marlene Collaco 
* Mr. Cooper * Raymond George Cox « 
Ann Crane ¢ Lysanne Daigle * Joyce 
Daley * Lisa De Michele * Mrs. De Pfytter 
* Andre De Roy * Ginette DeBelleFeuille 
* Lysanne Decarie Daigle * Pamela M 
Dimitri Lyda 
Dimakopoulos * Brian Robert Dolhy + 

Dillingham» and 

Penny Doody ¢ Lafleche Dore « 
Constance Doucet * Bernard J. Drabble, 
BA’45 * Wayne F. Dressler * Jeannine 
Dubois * Stefan Dulka * Ghislain Dumas 
* Jacques Dupuis * Diane Dustin « Mrs. 
Eaton ¢ Gordon Edelstone, BCom’48 « 
Gail Eldon * Dr. K. A. C. Elliott ° Issie 
Engel ¢ Florence Fauteux * Alexander L. 
Feindel * Saul Fenichel * Robert Filion « 
Jean Findlay * Robert E. Findlay, BA’25 « 
Philip H. Finkel * Magda Fischer * Mrs. 
William Fleming, BHS’33 ¢ Mrs. Flicker « 
Francis Flood * George Fong + Aurelie 
Forbes-Stratford * Mary Jane Ford * Perry 
Clinton Foster * Clarence B. Fraser * Jack 
Freedman ¢ Sharai M. Freedman ° 
Christine M. A. Gagnon, MSc’90 * John 
Garby * Richard Garrity * Jean-Charles 
Gendron ¢ Elena, Paul, Frank & Clara 
Gertler * Rose Gilbert * Richard Glube 
Sandra Goldberg, BEd’78, MED’84 « 
Senator H. Carl Goldenberg, BA’28, 
MA’29, BCL’32, LLD’66 * Debra Ann 
Golden * Helen Goldhamner ¢ Shelley 
Besner Goldwax * Marcel Gomis * Dr. 
Carl A. Goresky, BSc’53, MD’55, PhD’65 « 
Peter Gosman ¢* Nancy Gosselin ° 
Andrew Graham « Dr. Bernard Graham « 
Dolores Grainger * John L. Granda, 
BCL’51 ¢ William Gratto ¢ Hilda 
Greenspoon * Carl Gregoire * Seymour 
Gross * Rosa B. Gualtieri, BA’48, BCL’51 
¢ Jean-Pierre Guernon ¢ Carol Joy 
Hackwell * Nina Hall * Dr. Errol Harding, 
BA’42, MD’49 ¢ Dr.Thomas Haughton, 
BSc’32, MD’35 « Hazel Constance Hazen 
* Helgard Heldt * Walter James 
Hendricks * Gerard C. Herbert * Betsy 
Herman ¢ Walter Hodder, BSc’48 »« 
George Hodhod « T. Palmer Howard, 
BA’31, BCL’34 * Annie Humchak * Thed- 
Klung Hum, BEng’38, MEng’39 ¢ The 

Hon. G. Miller Hyde, BA’26, BCL’29, 
LLD’88 ¢ Maria Teresa Javier, BSc’97 « 
Henry Johnson * N. Douglas Johnston, 
BCom’47 ¢* Zina Rachid Juessous » 
DrJoseph Kage, DipSocWK’42 * Sophia 
Kelly * Agnes King * Julie Koestner 
Matthew Kornfeld * Leonard Kramer « 
Abraham Krantz ¢ Clifford Kumpf * Yvon 
Lafond ¢ John Laing, BCom’33 ¢ Bruce L. 
Lamb, BEng’50 * Martin Lande * Louis 
Lapierre * Harry N. Lash, BA’47, MA’49 « 
Edgar P. Leide * Jean-Marc Lepine * Vee 
Lidon * Marian Lindeburgh + Lewis E. 
Lloyd, BSc(Agr)’48, MSc’50, PhD’52 « 
Irving London, BCom’35 « Dr. Josephus 
Luke, BA’27, MD’31 * William C. Lyne’s 
Dr. Owen Lyons * Molly Lytele * Stuart 
MacDonald ¢ Allan Maclver « Prof. 
Donald Mackey * DrJohn Macnamara « 
Evelyn Macorquodale + Reilly Madsen « 
Ralph J. Malfitano, BA’78 * Hugh Mappin 
* Stephen Marcovitch, BA’60, BCL’63 « 
Edith Marcu * Zangy Maritzer * Mr. and 
Mrs. John Marrett + Bill Maycock * Rose 
Mayka « Dr. Eleanor E. McGarry, BSc’37, 
MD’47, MSc’51 © DrR. L. MclIntosh, 
PhD’39, DSc’72 * Moira McKeown- 
Lavigueur * Douglas McMahon * Dr. 
Francis Lothian McNaughton, BA’27, 
MD’31, MSc’4l1 ° 
Gertrude Megan * Myer D. Mendelson, 
BSc’45, MD’47 * Donald C. 
BCom’39 * Robert Meola * Jacqueline 
Methot « Anita Milletti * Jeff Mills « W. 
Herbert Moore, BSc’27, MEng’32 © Yanina 
Murin-Diez, MEd’84 ¢ Gilles Murray « 
Helen Nadel * Bruce Ness, BA’83 °« S. 
Frances Norych, BCL’74, LLB’75 * George 
E. O’Brien ¢ Joseph E. O’Brien, BA’51, 
BCL’54 * Dr. Victor Ouimette, BA’65 
Rose Paquin * Paul Leo Pare, BCL’49 « 
Vincenzo Parillo * Edward Stuart Parker « 
Gertrude Paskevicius * David Patrick 
Wendy Patrick, BA’66, MLS’70 « Paul- 
Andre Payeur * Ronald Payne « Sonia 
Pearl, Dip(P & OT)’56, BA’87 « Gerard 
Pelletier * Challena Perna * Charles Perna 
* Prof. Robert H. Peters * Sylvio Petrucelli 
* Marjorie Woolley Pharr, BA’45, DIP(P & 
OT)47 * Pauline Laferte Pinard « Peter 
Pitone * Beatrice Piuze Poissant * Lily 
Plant ¢ Colin Albert Playle * Sarah 
Policoff * Joan Politzer * Philip Polonsky 
* Thomas Ernest Price, BA’07, BSc’10 * 
Lise Provencal * Marion Quayle Futton « 
Dr. Jim Quayle, MD’50 * Ronald Quilty, 

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Cecile Megan 


BSc(AGR)’85 * Jules Racette * Dr. A. 
Gerald DDS’37 * 
Ratfignon ¢ Kitty Raisen * Dale Rathler, 
BEng’90, MEng’91 * John Reford « 
Warren Ress * Yves Richard ¢ Marion 

Racey, Gordon 

Roberts * George Roitman Dorothy 
Roseman * Nita Rosenthall * Robert Ian 
Ross * Roger Roy * Minnie Rudy » 
Marjorie Gertrude Russel * Gerald Russo 
¢ Mrs. Salomon * Samuel & Ella Sax « G, 
W. Scarth « 

Emmanuele Schembre * Michael Schlaer 

Dorothy Schelling » 
* Peter Sebestyen * Edith Segal * Dr 
Irving Seltzer, BSc’54, DDS’56 « Andrew 
Sewell * Kay Sharp * Dr. Richard Shuman 
* Moe Shuter ¢ Irvin Shwed + Bernard 
Sides * Dr. Silvester, PhD’64 « 
Zelma Singer * Elsie Stern * Ruby Stern « 
Margaret (BHS’40) and Duncan Stewart « 
Desmond N. Stoker * Mrs.Tennenbaum 


Paul Thomas * Richard G. 1 hompson ¢ 
Mr. Tomov ¢ Robert L. Trerice, BSc’49 « 
K. P. Tsolainos * Michael Tucker ¢ Mrs. 
Turowetz * Charles Varney * Robert 
Venor ¢ Yvette Tailleur Vezina * Gertrude 
Vineberg * Jacques Vinet * Dr. Robert 
Vogel, MA’54, PhD’59 * Joan Ward « 
William T. Ward ¢ Eric J. Waugh + Ray 
Waxman * Jean Wighton * Dr. Thomas A. 
Wigmore, BSc’68, MD’74 »° 
Knight Wilde * John Williamson « 
William Williams * Helen Winikoff « 
Claire Winstall * Barbara Wiseman « Dr, 
Leo Yaffe, PhD’43, DSc’92 © Richard 
Zeilinger, MSW’67 « Alfred Zimmerman, 
BA’35, BCL’40 * Bessie Zunenshine 



Ryan Alexander * Anne Andermann, 
BSc’94 * Maureen Anderson, BA’54 « Mr. 
and Mrs. Erol Argun ¢ Sadie Batist 
Aronoff, DipSocWk’30 * Mrs. Joseph 
Batist * Phil Batist * Ruth Batshaw « Dr. 
Donald W. Baxter, MSc’53 * Wayne Bell ¢ 
Mrs. Lionel Borkan * Mr. and Mrs. Miles 
E. Brasch * Lenny Caplan ¢ Edgar H. 
Cohen, BA’34 ¢ Millie Cohen * Nathan 
Cohen ¢ Rick Cohen, BSc’89, PhD’97 « 
Dr. Richard and Sylvia Cruess * Joanne 

Cuhman * Mory Cutler * Dr. Allan E. 
Diner * Paul Engel * Mrs. Arthur M. 
Flanders * Marcia Flanders * Sidney 
BCom’33, DipSocWk’43 * 
Friedman ¢ Burt 


Sidney Geltzieler °¢ 

Archie Gordon * Rose Greenfield * 
Torrence I. Gurman, BSc’22 * Margaret 
and Norma Johnston, BLibSci’55, MLS’61 
BArch’31 ¢ 

Dr. Lawrence Lande *¢ Dr. 

¢ Maxwell Kalman, Bruce 
Kaufman ° 
Leblond » Jules Lehrhoff * Dr.Barry Levy 
¢ Eleanor MacLean, BSc’67, MLS’69 « Dr. 
MD’60 ° 
Martin * Sam Miller « Mr. Peter Monk, 
BCom’58 « Mrs. Joan Monk, BA’58 * Mrs. 
Rae Ostrovsky * Mr. and Mrs. M. Phillips 
¢ Mr. and Mrs. Paul Prupas ¢ Lady Jane H. 

and Mrs. Charles Philippe 

Richard Margolese, Bernie 

Putnam * Marilyn Rosenbloom * Beatrice 
Sarah Rosenthall * Gavin 
Ross * Peggy Sakow * Dr. Bernard 
Shapiro, BA’56, LLD’88 * Mrs. Bernard J. 
Shapiro, DipEd’56 * Jeremy Lorne Shell ° 
Elizabeth BEW/S,) LB’ 79: * 
Prof.Kathleen Skerrett * Olga & William 
Stanimir ° 
Bernard Stotland, BCom’57 * J. Robert 
Swidler, BCom’68 * Dr. Peta E. Tancred, 
BA’58 « Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Tarasofsky ¢ 
Christine and Hershel Victor, BCom’44 * 
Prof. Faith Wallis, BA’71, MA’74, MLS’76 
* Winsome Wason °* 

Rosenthall ¢ 


Deirdre Stoker-Reardon °¢ 

3M Canada Company * 3M Foundation » 
Abbott Fund * ADC 
Aetna Life & 
Casualty Company * AgrEvo Canada Inc. 

Telecommunications ° 

¢ Akzo Nobel Inc. * Albany International 
Corporation * Alberta Energy Company 
Ltd. * ALCAN °« 
Corporation * Alcatel Canada Wire Inc. ° 

Alcan Aluminum 

Foundation * 
American Home Products Corporation ° 

Allendale Insurance 
Amoco Canada Petroleum Company Ltd. 
¢ Armstrong World Industries Inc. * 
Arrow Electronics Inc. * Arthur Andersen 

and Company SC * Asten Canada Inc. ° 
Asten Inc. * AT & T Foundation * Avon 
Products Foundation Inc. * B C E Inc. * 
Ball Corporation * Bank of Montreal * 
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd. * BASF 
Corporation * BC Tel * BCE Capital Inc. 
* Bechtel Foundation of Canada * Becton 
Dickinson and Company ° Bell Canada * 
Bell Canada International Inc. * Benjamin 
Moore & 
BetzDearborn Foundation ¢ Bimcor Inc. 

Company Limited ° 
* Biogen Inc. * Blake Cassels & Graydon 
* The BOC Group Inc. * The Boeing 
Company * Campbell Soup Company 
Ltd. * Canada Steamship Lines Inc. * 
Canadian Tire Corporation Limited ¢ 
Celanese Canada Inc. * CGC Charitable 
Foundation « Chase Manhattan Bank, NA 
¢ Chemical Bank « Chevron Canada 
Resources * Chicago Tribune Foundation 
* Chiron Diagnostics Corporation * 
Chrysler Canada Ltd. ¢ Chubb & Son Inc. 
* Citibank * Coca-Cola Company °* 
ConAgra Foundation Inc. ¢ Consolidated 
Rail CSu 
Investments Limited * Cytec Canada Inc. 
Emerson Electric 

Corporation ° Equity 
* Dow Chemical Canada Inc. * 
Jones & Co. Inc. * 
Company * Ethyl Canada Inc. * Factory 
Mutual Engineering Division °* 
Ltd. ° Federated 
Department Stores Foundation « Fidelity 
First National Bank of 
Boston * Ford Motor Company Fund » 
Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. * G 
G E Fund ¢ 
Reinsurance Corp. * General Reinsurance 


Foundation °¢ 

E Canada Inc. ° General 
Corporation (Canada) « The Gillette 
Company ¢ GlaxoWellcome Inc. »* 
Goldman Sachs and Company * Harris 
Foundation * Hercules Incorporated » 
Hewitt Associates * Hewlett Packard 
Ltdiare Ltd? ?s-¢ 
Hongkong Bank of Canada * IBM Canada 

Ltd. * ICI Canada Inc. * Inco Limited « 

Canada Honeywell 

Ingersoll-Rand Canada Inc. * Investors 
Group Inc. * ITT Corporation ¢ ITT Flygt 
¢ ITT Hartford Group 
Foundation * J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. 
John A. Hartford Foundation Inc. * John 
Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co. * Johnson 
& Higgins Ltd. * Johnson Controls Ltd. « 
WK Kellogg Foundation * KeyCorp * 
Kodak Canada Inc. * KPMG Educational 


Foundation * Kraft Canada Inc. * Lafarge 

Inc. * Loctite Corporation » 

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Life Insurance Company + 

Macmillan Bloedel Marsh & 
McLennan Companies Inc. * McDonnell 
Jouglas Foundation ¢* Mcgraw-Hill 
Ryerson Ltd. * McKesson Foundation 
ne. * Mellon Bank Corporation * Merck 
Company Foundation ¢ Merrill Lynch & 
Company Foundation * Metropolitan Life 
nsurance Company * Mobil Foundation 

nc. «© Mobil Oil Canada Ltd. * Molson 

Companies Donations Fund * Monsanto 
Canada Inc. * Motorola Canada Ltd, + 
Motorola Foundation * Mutual of New 
York RJR Nabisco 
Foundation °¢ Ltd. » Nacan 
National Bank of 

Foundation ° 
Products Limited * 
Canada * Nesbitt Burns Inc. * New York 
Foundation * 

Times Company 

Niagara/Baie-Comeau Community 
Foundation * Northern Telecom Ltd. * 

England Telephone * Odyssey Partners 

Corporation ° 

Foundation Inc. * Otis Canada Inc. * PCL 

Construction Group Inc. * Pepsico 
Foundation Inc. * Pfizer Canada Inc. * 
Pfizer Inc. * Pharmacia & Upjohn Anima 
Health * Philip Morris Inc. * Pioneer Ht 
Bred Ltd. * Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan 
PPG Pratt & 
Whitney Canada Ltd. * Procter & Gamble 
Inc. * QIT-Fer et Titane Inc. * Raytheot 
Canada Ltd. * Rio Algom Mines Ltd. * 
¢ Sara Lee 

Inc. ° Canada Inc. * 

Rohm & Haas Canada Inc. 

Foundation ° Schering-Plougl 
Foundation Inc. * Joseph E Seagram & 
Sons Inc. * Joseph E Seagram & Sons Lid 
* Sedgwick James Inc. * Spar Aerospace 
Ltd. * The St. Paul Companies Inc. * 
Stentor Resource Centre Inc. * Stone 
Consolidated Corporation * Sun Life 
Assurance Company of Canada * Suncol 
Energy Inc. * Sunoco Inc. ° Teleflex 
TeleReal Inc. * The 
Toronto Star * Tory Tory DesLauriers & 

Foundation °¢ 

Towers Perrin Inc. 
TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. Trimark 
Financial Corporation Inc. * U. S. Lite 

Binnington ¢ 

Corporation * Ultramar Canada Inc. * 
Union Bank of Switzerland (Canada) * 
UNUM Foundation « US _ West 
Foundation * Vicks Lithograph © 
Printing Corp. * Warner-Lambert Canada 
Whitehall-Robins Inc. * WMA 
Technologies Inc. * Wyeth-Ayers! 
Canada Inc. * Xerox Canada Ltd. * The 
Xerox Foundation * Zeneca Agro * ce 

Inc. ¢ 

% of % of 
Amount Total Amount Total 
Individuals - Alumni 11,231,000.51 25% Montreal 21,477,805.80 48% 
Individuals - Non Alumni 9,055,201.74 20% Quebec Other 223541223 1% 
Corporations 5,842,431.07 13% Ontario 11,028,270.22 25% 
Foundations 11,058,595.30 25% Canada Other 2,526,468.29 5% 
Associations 5,733,017.69 13% United States 4,962,626.47 11% 
Other 1,907,629.46 4% International 4,609,292.76 10% 
Total $44,827,875.77 100% Total $44,827,875.77 100% 
% of 
Amount Total 
Buildings/Facilities 5,659,284.88 13% 
Pending/unrestricted 4,480,544.65 10% 
Equipment 1,076,702.90 2% 
Faculties 11,223,742.30 25% 
Libraries/Exhibitions 2,983,571.05 7% 
Museums 374,821.00 1% 
Chairs/Lectureships 519,184.67 1% 
A a ea Research 11,834,867.91 26% 
Schol./Fellowships/Prizes 5,157,529551 12% 
Athletics/Student Activities 994,290.55, 2% 
— Other 523,336.35 1% 
Total $44,827,875.77 100% 
SS =] 
% of 
Amount Total 
McGill Annual Fund: 
McGill Alma Mater Fund 3,654,080.48 
McGill Faculty and Staff Fund 219,198.73 
McGill Associates Fund 35,078.75 
McGill Parents Fund 313,244.48 
McGill Friends Fund 33,700.59 
McGill Special Interest Groups 119,840.37 
In Honour/In Memory 240,983.08 
Total 4,616,126.48 10% 
Capital Campaign/Major Gifts: 32,239,269.48 72% 
Planned Gifts/Bequests: 6,994,767.31 16% 
Gifts in kind: 977,712.50 2% 
Total $44,827,875.77 100% 

John E. Cleghorn, BCom’62 

Maria Battaglia, BCL’89, LLB’89 
Barrie D. Birks, BA’70 

Charles R. Bronfman, LLD’90 
Warren Chippindale, BCom’49, LLD’95 
Marvin Corber 

David M. Culver, BSc’47, LLD’89 
J. Francois de Grandpré, BCL70 
Timothy H. Dunn, BCom’40 

John P. Fisher, BEng’51** 

Claude Joubert, BCom’76 

Sheila R. Kussner, BA’53, LLD’90 
John C. Lamacraft 

Arthur C.F. Lau, BArch’62 

Linda G. Leus, BA’69 

G. Donald Love, BEng’50 

Paul Marchand, BCL’66, LLM’85 
Alexis Nihon II 

Brenda T. Norris, BA’52 

William Phillipson, BEng’95 
Michael L. Richards, BA’60, BCL’63 
Herbert E. Siblin, BCom’50 
Harriet Stairs, BA’67 

Herschel Victor, BCom’44 

Robert S. Vineberg, BA’64, BCL’67 
C. Leslie F. Watchorn, BSc’65 
Lorne C. Webster, BEng’50 
Cynthia Weston 

James G. Wright, BA’65 


Morrel P. Bachynski, PhD’55, DSc’94 
Barbara Bishop 

L. David Caplan, BCom’61 

Linda Carlson, PhD’97 

Chris Carter, BA’97 

Gretta Chambers, BA’47 

T.H. Chan 

Stuart (Kip) H. Cobbett, BA’69, BCL72 
Derek A. Drummond, BArch’62 
Robert Faith, BA’53, DDS’58 

Gordon J. Fehr, BEng’55 

Phyllis Heaphy, BA’70, DipPubAcc’82 
C. George Hurlburt 

Menard M. Gertler, MD’43, MSc’46 
David C.A. Hannaford 

Gail Johnson, BA’63 

John H. Limeburner, BCL’86, LLB’86 
Gordon Maclachlan 

Sarah Marshall, BSc(PT)’84 

Richard W. Pound, BCom’62, BCL67 
Peter Quinlan** 

James A. Robb, Q.C., BA’51, BCL’S4 
Bernard J. Shapiro, BA’56, LLD’88 
Honora Shaughnessy, MLS’73, 

Dawson H. Tilley, BCom’52 

Kate Williams, DipTrans’78, 

Barrie D. Birks, BA’70 

Christopher Broadbent, BCL’'84, LLB’84 
Morna Flood Consedine, MEd’77, 

Bram Freedman, BA’87, LLB’91, BCL91 
Christine Hiller, MLIS’87 

Sarah C. Marshall, BSc(PT)’84 
Michael L. Richards, BA’60, BCL’63 
Eric A. Rodier, BCom’67, MBA’73 
Michel Saint-Cyr, BEng(Ci)’68 

Nunzio Mario Spino, BEng(Ci)’73 

Gail Wosnitza, DipPublicAcc’80 
Jennifer Louise Wilson, BA’97 

Marina Boulos, BA’86, DipMgmt’90 

Barbara Bishop & Peter Quinlan** 

Honorary Chair: Kenneth D. Taylor 
Gerard A. Limoges 

Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou 
William Hesler, Q.C. 

Mr. & Mrs Thomas G. Heintzman 
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Lamacraft 

Professor Gordon Maclachlan 
Frances Groen 

David C.A. Hannaford 

Del Foxton 

Alexander E. Kalil 

Lynn H. Goth 

Jim Hindley 

Gordon P. Jackson 
Keith Paton 

Jane M. Polud (Skoryna) 

Julian A.C. Royle, BSc’61 
Chairman & Trustee 

Lucinda A. Kitchin 

Sir David R.M. Chapman, BCom’65 
Peter A. Cumyn, BA’62 

Victor P.M. Dahdaleh, DipMgmt75 
Charles McCrae, BCom’50 
James J. Nelson, BCom’69 

F. Ranald Noel-Paton, BA’62 

The Lord Strathcona & Mount Royal, 

Tim Taylor 

Stuart (Kip) Cobbett, BA’69, BCL72 

Dawson H. Tilley, BCom’52 

Gael Eakin, BA’61 

Dr. Ross O. Hill, BSc’46, MD’48, 

Hubert T. Lacroix, BCL’76, MBA’81 
David M. McEntyre, BCom’67 : 
Stephen T. Molson, BA’63 

J. Michael Nelson, BCL’82, LLB’82 
Michael L. Richards, BA’60, BCL'63 
Robert B. Winsor, BEng’62 

Menard M. Gertler, MD’43, MSc’46 

Anton Angelich, BSc’73 

Arthur L. Coleman III, BA’77 
Julian Dixon, BSc’48 

Margaret A. Gilliam, BSc’59 
Charles M. Hart, BSc’65 

John G. Ireland, BA’48 

Roberta Kowalishin, BCom’84 
Laurence L. Lacaillade, BA’65 

E. Scott Monrad, MD’79 

D. Miles Price, BA’59 

Julia Santry, BSc’47 

Elizabeth Skelton, BCL’78, LLB’79 
Regina Slatkin, BA’29 

John C. Starr, BEng’38 

G. Rodney Tait, BEng’61, MEng’74, 

R. Vance Ward, BSc’51 

Since deceased** 

Spyros Bourboulis 

atrox est une compagnie d’électronique mon- 
; tréalaise bien connue des maniaques de l’informa- 
tique, mais méconnue des Montréalais. C’est A se 
demander pourquoi: elle emploie pourtant 1000 
personnes, exporte 99 % de ses produits et vient de 
franchir le milliard de dollars de chiffre d’affaires — 
une croissance de 1000 % en quatre ans! Les 
meilleurs jeux vidéo, les scanneurs, les moniteurs 
de la bourse de New York dépendent d’elle. Son succés phénoménal et sa longévité — 

elle a 21 ans — en font une pépiniére de talent pour toute I’électronique québécoise. 


C’est que la discrétion est une 

vertu chezce fleuron de l’élec ‘pronique 
du Québec, caché derriére ine butte 
et un échangeur le long de [autoroute! 
métropolitaine, entre Dorv: al et 
Saint-Laurent, dans l’ouest de I’ile del 
Montréal. II sort trés peuld’ informats 
de Matrox méme si tout egt ouvert... 
lintérieur. Le siége social de Dorval, 
s’inspire de ce quiil y a de mieux a 
Silicon Valley, La Mecque, californi- 
enne de l’électronique. Le’ vaste im- 
meuble abrite un centre de retherche, 
une usine d’assemblage, une garderie, 
un gymnase comptant 200 appateils. 
Les corridors vitrés, assez large pou 


faire pousser des arbres pat endroits 
s’ouvrent sur de vastes entassements de postes de travail cloi- 
sonnés. Les techniciens chargés de la veille technologique tra- 
vaillent dans une sorte d’aquarium vitré a la vue des passants. 
Le président, Lorne Trottier, BEng’70, MEng’73, n’aime pas 
se péter les bretelles. «Je n’aurais jamais cru que ¢a irait si loin et 
si vite», dit-il au cours d’une rare entrevue, dans son bureau en 
coin ouvert, sans porte, décoré de photos de galaxies. Sur une 
patére, il y a un sarrau bleu. Pas de veston. «Le succés repose sur 
peu de choses: une bonne idée, un produit qui arrive 4 temps, du 
bon personnel. Alors je reste modeste.» C’est la devise offi- 
cieuse de Matrox. 
Certains employés de Matrox apprenaient encore a parler 

lorsque Trottier et son associé, Branko Matic, choisissent leur | 

spécialité avant de créer la compagnie en 1976: les circuits 

accélérateurs. La présentation visuelle demande énormément 

de mémoire A un ordinateur et l’affichage, surtout si l'image 

bouge, peut étre d’une lenteur désespérante. Les progrés dans les | 

circuits accélérateurs permettent un affichage plus rapide, des 
images de plus grande taille et 4 plus haute résolution. 

Dans les années 1980, Matrox — acronyme de MAtic et 
TROttier—devient fournisseur des principaux fabricants d’ordi- | 

nateurs tels Hewlett Packard, IBM, Digital Equipment, NEC. 
Ses circuits accélérateurs trés haut de gamme sont la pice | 

maitresse des moniteurs des bourses de New York et Chicago, des Y 

scanneurs de GE Medical Systems, des studios de montage des 
plus grandes chaines de télé. Ils servent autant au raffinage 
pétrolier qu’au comptage des globules rouges. En 1986, Matrox 
remporte—contre Sony! —un mirifique contrat de l’armée améri- 
caine: 223 millions de dollars pour la création d’un systéme de 
formation multimédia qui requiert, chose inouie il ya 10. ans, une 
communication instantanée entre le disque dur et l’écran. 

Matrox traverse des eaux tumultueuses en 1990-92 parce 
qu’elle vend trop cher. Dix ans plus tét, la compagnie faisait ses 
choux gras en vendant a gros prix 4 un petit nombre de clients 
qui ne regardaient pas a la dépense. Mais au début des années 
1990, les ordinateurs se vendent moins cher que jamais et leur 
usage tend a se démocratiser. 

Lorne Trottier et son associé sauveront la compagnie en 
investissant cing millions de dollars pour inventer une nouvelle 
puce a trés haut rendement qui sera le fondement de leurs nou- 
veaux circuits économiques pour le grand public. En moins d’un 
an, les ingénieurs de Matrox réussissent 4 intégrer sept puces en 
une seule puce 14 fois plus rapide, véritable sandwich miniature 
d’un centimétre carré—le pain, ce sont 17 couches de silicone, et 
la viande, les circuits en or aussi minces qu’un micron. «Nos con- 

currents croyaient qu’on était fou», se 
souvient Lorne Trottier. 

La croissance en fusée de Matrox 
repose presque entiérement sur cette 
nouvelle puce. Elle en a vendu dix 
millions installées dans ses cartes 
Mystique ét Millenium, qui font le 
bonheur des amateurs de jeux vidéo, 
Elles se vendent moins de 200 dollars 
dans les magasins d’électronique et il 
‘suffit d’ouvrir le boitier de Pordina- 
teur pour l’installer. La compagnie a 
recu des centaines de prix pour son 
produit, quia déclassé ceux de la con- 
currence. Elle détient maintenant 
130% du marché, estimé a environ 
“rois milliards de dollars. 

On a rarement vu un sous-traitant connaitre un tel succés 
dans la vente au détail. Mais méme si les trois quarts du chiffre 
d'affaires de Matrox proviennent des ventes de son nouveau cit- 
cuit pour le grand public, la compagnie a également réussi 4 
doubler ses activités traditionnelles dans le champ des accéléra- 
teurs haut de gamme. Ce secteur, qui reléve davantage de 
Branko Matic, agit comme une sorte de réservoirs d’idées pour 
les futurs produits destinés au grand public. 

Matrox est une société fermée et elle n’est pas prés d’étre 
cotée en bourse, ce qui est peu fréquent dans ce secteur o les 
actions de compagnies prometteuses se transigent parfois a 20, 
30, 50 fois les profits. «Le moral des employés aurait tendance a 
varier avec le cours de l’action, qui n’a souvent rien a voir avec 
la situation réelle. Si le prix tombe, on perd du personnel. Cest 
ce quise passe dans Silicon Valley, sauf qu’a Montréal, je n’ai pas 
les possibilités de recrutement pour perdre qui que ce soit. La 
Bourse demande une gestion 4 court terme qui est contre-pro- 
ductive dans notre domaine car il faut investir des sommes 
importantes en recherche. Et nos sujets de recherche les plus 
prometteurs sont naturellement secrets», dit Lorne Trottier, qui 
| préfére nettement le génie et les choix de technologie aux 
_ assemblées annuelles et aux cascades de communiqués. 

Branko Matic et Lorne Trottier, les seuls actionnaires 

sont deux hommes riches, mais ils ne parlent ni de leur salaire, 
ni de leurs dividendes, ni de leur fortune personnelle, ni de leur 
résidence, ni du lieu of ils passent leurs rares vacances. Leur dis- 
crétion maniaque tranche dans une industrie ow les 
entrepreneurs sont plutét extrovertis et prompts A faire parler 
d’eux pour mousser le cour de leur action ou entretenir leur ego. 

Lorne Trottier, quia grandi 4 Montréal, est le fils d’un livreur 
de patisseries. Il tient son accent anglais de sa mére, une anglo- 
phone. Ce passionné d’électronique fabriquait ses propres 
walkies-talkies et faisait de la radio amateur 4 11 ans. «Je m’in- 
téressais & toutes les sciences et j’ai été fort décu A 13 ans quand 
j'ai compris que je devrais me spécialiser. J’ai choisi |’électron- 
ique parce que c’était mon passe-temps.» Premier de classe pen- 
dant ses études a l’école secondaire Baron Byng (maintenant 
?immeuble de Sun Youth), ila eu du mal As’adapter les trois pre- 
miéres années 4 McGill. «Comme bien des jeunes qui ont des 
difficultes quand ils passent du secondaire a l’universite sans 
transition, j'ai eu du mal a m’adapter. J’etais premier de classe au 
secondaire et j’ai trouve l’environnement academique nette- 
ment plus competitif. Sans compter les parties!» Ce qui ne l’a 
pas empéché de finir premier de classe au terme de sa cinquiéme 




année de baccalauréat en 1970. «J’ai fait ma thése de maitrise 
sur la compression de données pour la voix. C’était pas mal flyé 
al’époque! » 

Les deux associés sont a ce point discrets que Branko Matic 
ne veut méme pas se faire voir par la presse. Lorne Trottier ne 
parait bavard qu’en comparaison. C’est donc lui qui est est 
monté au front lors du référendum. II s’est attiré les foudres des 
souverainistes en affirmant que son projet d’investissement de 
300 millions de dollars serait dirigé en Floride advenant un oui 
Majoritaire, ce qui lui a valu quelques menaces sans suite. 

Son sujet de prédilection, c’est cependant la formation sci- 
entifique, préoccupation constante dans une entreprise qui 
investit plus de 10 % de son chiffre d’affaires dans la recherche 
et le développement. «Nous livrons une véritable guerre de 
recherche 4 nos concurrents», dit-il. Cela est d’autant plus vrai 
depuis la concurrence a maintenant ciblé Matrox comme la 
compagnie a battre. 

Trés reconnaissant envers l’université qui lui a octroyé une 
bourse, Lorne Trottier s’investit dans la formation des ingé- 
nieurs 4 McGill et a Polytechnique. Il vient de se joindre a un 
comité de sept industriels créé par la faculté de génie de McGill 
pour réviser le contenu des cours et leur pertinence. Dans le 
cadre de la campagne de financement du Fonds pour le 
vingt et unieme siecle. «The McGill Twenty-First 
Century Fund», il a remis au département de génie 
électrique et informatique 200 000 dollars d’équipe- 
ments informatiques pour un nouveau labora- 
toire. Ce n’était pas une premiére. Il y a sept f 
ans, il avait déja fourni 20 ordinateurs et les 4 
cartes graphiques les plus puissantes afin que 
le département puisse offrir un cours de # 
conception de puces. Les deux premiéres 
années, il a méme fourni le professeur, un 
ingénieur de Matrox, charge qui a été 
reprise par un professeur de la faculté. Sur 
les 50 éléves qui suivent ce cours, l’un des 
plus difficiles puisqu’il vise A créer un cir- 
cuit, la moitié sont embauchés chez 
Matrox. «Lorne croit profondément que 
lindustrie et l’université sont faites pour 
collaborer ensemble et qu’il doit embau- 
cher au Québec parce que Matrox est éta- 
blie ici», dit John Dealy, doyen de la faculté. 

Lennui, c’est que peu d’informaticiens 
étrangers veulent venir au Québec, pour des Y 
questions politiques, linguistiques et clima- © 
tiques, alors que de plus en plus d’ingénieurs 
québécois mettent les voiles vers Palo Alto ou 
Redwood City, 4 la recherche des salaires 
mirobolants et d’un climat ov il fait bon vivre. 
«Heureusement, le climat de recherche est heureuse- 
ment excellent au Québec. Les crédits d’impét sont iné- 
galés, il y a toutes les universités qu’on veut et le personnel est 
exceptionnellement stable. Dans notre domaine, il faut faire 



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attention aux détails et cette stabilité présente un trés gros 
avantage», dit Ed Dwyer, vice-président exécutif chez Matrox. 

Le climat fiscal du Québec est bien meilleur que son climat 
tout court. En effet, la province est l’un des gouvernements les 
plus généreux en Occident, offrant des crédits @impét sur la 
recherche supérieurs a tout ce quis’offre ailleurs. Ces congés fis- 
caux, qui s’appliquent tant aux dépenses de personnel que 
d’équipement, sont entigrement remboursables méme si l’en- 
treprise, en démarrage, ne doit pas un sou au fisc. Québec rem- 
bourse 80 % des contrats de recherche universitaire et offre 
méme un congé d’impét personnel de deux ans pour tout 
chercheur étranger qui vient s’établir au Québec. C’est ce genre 
@environnement qui explique, én partie du moins, l’essor des 
industries électroniques, aéronautiques et pharmaceutiques au 
Québec depuis 15 ans. 

Mais malgré cet environnement favorable, Matrox main- 
tiendra-t-elle son avance? Trottier refuse de jouer les optimistes. 
Depuis 1996, son chiffre d’affaires a augmenté beaucoup plus 
vite que sa capacité d’embauche. Matrox vient donc de franchir 
le Rubicon en ouvrant deux centres de recherche en Floride et 
a Toronto — elle y regroupera 300 ingénieurs d’ici trois ans — et 
peut-€tre un autre 4 Grenoble en France en 1998. «II se peut 
qu’on ait des difficultés cette année parce que le développement 
de produit a pris du retard. Alors, je n’ai pas de temps a perdre. 
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e doors don’t open until 9 am, but the 
rowd has arrived outside Redpath Hall a 
full hour early. Collars turned up, feet 
stamping, they chat and huddle against the 
first snow of the season. They come armed 
with empty cardboard boxes — and anti- 
cipation. Thousands of book deals await. 
Brices begin at just 25 cents. 

The two-day McGill Book Fair is a McGill 
ary eXe WAY Coveteccr-] memer-(ebla(oetmorocielemnal 

1971, the Book Fair is run by The Women 
Peer reayeenlenthr tay cenl| 
Alumnae Association. The cumulative 
result: a tidy endowment of nearly 

$1 million which provides $50,000 in 
scholarships for McGill students each year. 
While the event takes place over two days 
in October, collecting the books is a 

—“ ti, .  ~-  -*§ 

. Pare 

year-long effort. 

For would-be book donors, the time 
is now. All books are accepted from paper- 
backs to medical dictionaries. There are 
10 drop-off depots staffed by stalwart 
volunteers. The books are then transferred 
to the basement of Redpath Hall where P. hotographs by Nicolas Mot 
they are sorted and priced. As the crowds 
attest, the prices are the best in the city. 
In the seventies, one student is legendary 
for finding a first-edition by Mark Twain. 
The grand price? Twenty-five cents. 

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Drop off depots: 

Dollard-des-Ormeaux SandyTemple 421-0804 te 
Hampstead Jane Hood 489-8137 E: 
| Hudson Heights BarbaraSmith 458-7752 

Montreal West/ 
Cote St.Luc Marion Roy 481-6882 

Morin Heights Martha Davis 226-6129 

Outremont' Lorraine Patoine 276-8949 

Pointe Claire BarbaraMoore 695-6471 

St. Lambert Susan Woodruff 671-9897 t 
St. Laurent © Judith Laybourne 744-6340 
Sutton Jeanne Elson 243-5469 
| ; 
| T.M.R. Jean Cameron 733-8515 ' E 3 
| tak ee ie “ a \" — 
Westmount” Esther Williams 932-1723 ie ; 
| yn Bat (ay eg 


N.D.G. Mary Rogers 484-8967 



Mark your calendar for the next 

McGill Book Fair 
October 22 and 23, 1998 

For more information call: 
(514) 398-5000 

La Presse 

ou can be forgiven for some measure of confusion. 
McGill’s latest honorary degree recipient began her life as 
Marie-Claire Kirkland, then became Marie Claire Kirkland 
Casgrain upon marriage. When she ran for the Quebec legis- 
lature in 1961 
ble-barrelled family name on the ballot. So she dropped Marie 
and substituted her maiden name as her middle name. And 
nine years ago, she became Marie Claire Kirkland Strover 
when she married Wyndham Strover, BCL’50. (She was 
divorced; he, a widower.) 

But whatever name one knows her by, Marie-Claire 
Kirkland, BA’47, BCU’50, LLD’97, can claim a firm place in 
Canadian history. The first woman to plead before the 
(headed by Maurice 

the electoral officer refused to allow her dou- 

Quebec pe ate bills committee 
Duplessis), the first woman in the Quebec assembly, the first 
woman cabinet minister and first woman acting premier of 
the province. She exemplifies the feminist label “trailblazer.” 
As the only child of Dr. 
Charles Kirkland (who rep- 
resented the riding of Jacques 
Cartier in the Quebec legis- 
lature) and his homemaker 
wife, Rose Demers, she recalls 
being urged to become self- 
sufficient. “In those days, my 
father did house calls, and he 
saw how some women lived, 
often treated like slaves, just 
there to bear children. BoA ays 
“My father was a feminist. 
He’d say, ‘There should be a 
woman in Parliament —but it 
would be too h 
Dr. Kirkland introduced 
Marie-Claire to public life by 
taking her to political meet- 
ings and insisting she study 

ard on her.’ ” 

law. “In those days we used to 
listen to our parents,” she 
“My parents said if | 
studied law I would be better 
able to protect myself.” 


She came to McGill’s Faculty of Law and found the 
Quebec Civil Code an affront to women. While single women 
could give legal value to a document, married women needed 
she said 
during an interview at her Ile-Bizard home near the west end 

of the Island of Montreal. When her father died in 

1961, Kirkland, then a lawyer, won his riding as a 

/N) Liberal under Premier Jean Lesage. As the first 

“*_ (and only) woman member, the first issue was 

a hat to the National 

Assembly. She refused to “wear a hat to work”, 
and the rule fell by the wayside. 

their husband’s signature. “Seeing this revolted me,” 

whether she’d wear 

Kirkland says she didn’t feel a lot of 

pressure because people had low expecta- 
tions. She was clearly the “woman repre- 
sentative.” “When my Liberal Party col- 
leagues received inquiries from women 
constituents, they directed them to me,” 
Kirkland recalls. When cabinet posts were 
being handed out, Kirkland successfully 


Mol 50. 


by Janice Paskey 

lobbied for Transport and Communications 
rather than the expected Social Welfare. She 
wanted to improve road safety in the prov ince. 

But the women’s rights issue remained a preoc- 

Later, ee the Quebec Civil Code 

he rallied her male 

was being debated, : 
party colleagues to support a bill giving 

married women legal rights. Despite a tough 

battle through review committees (some men 
had property listed in their wives’ names for tax 

purposes), Bill 16 was passed in 1964. yy 

During her 11-year legislative career and 

three cabinet posts, Kirkland had other 
weighty SS ony ieilitien she was married to Ae 
Philippe Casgrain and had three children. When she was first 
the children were young: Lynne-Marie was 6; 
5, and Marc, 1 4. She coped by living next door to | 
her mother and hiring a full 
time nanny. 

I didn’t feel guilty be 
cause I had good help, butit 
was hard: sometimes I would 
fly back from Quebec City 
just to have dinner with they 
children and leave early the 
next morning,” she recalled: 
Daughter Lynne-Marie te 
members her mother with 

elec ted, 


Pee 9.7 

some measure of awe. “Shey 
was a powerful woman, very 
organized, a superwomany 
She’d come in for dinner on 
the way to Quebec City or 
Toronto and spent every) 
weekend with us.” Yet 
Lynne-Marie doesn’t think 
of her mother as ambitious: 
“It was partly the circum 
stances. She was urged torunl 
for her father’s riding and 
once she agreed and won she 
was responsible. If she says 
she’s going to do something she does it, by hook or crooks 

For her part, Kirkland sums up the experience: “I worked 
hard.” Her unhappy marriage ended in divorce and she left pok 
itics in 1972 to have a more stable life. In addition to Bill 16, shey 
is equally proud of the establishment of l’Institat d’Hételerie on 
St. Denis street. “I always felt that tourism could develop the 
wealth of the province,” she says, “and that Quebec’s Latin 
influence in cooking could be exploited.” 

Today, at 73, Marie-Claire Kirkland lives in New Brunswick 
and Quebec and travels widely with her second husband} 
Wyndham Strover. He was her law school classmate and friend, 
but as a divorcé he would have been declared off-limits by het 
Roman Catholic parents. It was through her yearly McGill 
fundraising letter that they stayed in touch. The pair married 
nine years ago. 

An astute observer of Quebec politics, she is disturbed by 
public sector cutbacks and by electoral fraud during the 1999 
referendum on Quebec sovereignty. “If I were only 20 yeats 

younger, I’d fight.” Few doubt that she’d be a formidable 
opponent. * 


< Shapiros féted on the Hill 
Under the patronage of Minister Herb 
Gray, BCom?52, McGill’s Principal 
Bernard Shapiro, BA’56, LLD’88, and his 
brother Harold Shapiro, BCom 56, 
LLD’88, President of Princeton University, 
were honoured at a gala dinner-dance 
on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on 

November 8. 

Back row: Harold Shapiro, BCom’56, 
LLD’88; Vivian Shapiro, BA759; 
Margaret Roth; John Roth, BEng’64, 
MEng’00, President of Nortel; Fran Ross, 
BA’68, MEd’72, Gala Chair; Mort Ross, 
BArch’64. Front row: Herb Gray, 
BCom’52; Sharon Gray, BSc’63 
Bernard Shapiro, BA’56, LLD 

Phyllis Shapiro, DipEd’56. 

Left: Dinner dance at the Hall of Honour 
on Parliament Hill. 

Congratulations on a successful first event! 
More than 50 people attended the first event hosted by the 
Netherlands branch on November 14, held at, and sponsored by, 
Coopers & Lybrand. 

Left to right: Robert Juhasz, LLB’95; Honora Shaughnessy, MLS’73; 
Marcel van Oosten, Partner, Coopers & Lybrand, Legal Services. <é 


The New York Branch hosted a successful Holiday Party 
at Quebec House in the heart of Manhattan on December 
11. Over 100 people attended the festivities, 

Left to right: Tom Baldwin, BCom 01]; Anton Angelich, 
BSc’73; Honora Shaughnessy, MLS?73; Arthur Coleman, 
BA’77, Lloyd Olson, BSc’83. 

Madeline Cathcart-Bohr, BA’71, McGill’s representative in 
Germany, set up a series of events for Alumni Association President 
Jim Robb’s visit this past September. Twenty-five McC rill graduates 

and friends of McGill from Germany and Canada enjoyed an after- 
noon in the vineyards surrounding Rudesheim. 

Left to right: Marlena Bruski and children; Johannes Bruski, 
LLM°89; Stefan Bohr; Piero Martonara, MSc’67: Heather 
Martonara; Madeline Cathcart-Bohr, BA’71; Berthold Kusserow, 
LLM’89; and Dagmar Kusserow. 

Warm November weather and much sun were the order of the day for the 
event held by the Alumni Association of Victoria, B.C. Dr. Norm 
Goodwin and Mrs. Elizabeth Holloway arranged a delicious and plentiful 
luncheon where Professor Abe Fuks brought the Victoria Alumni up-to- 
date on their alma mater, 

From left: Gerry Kelly, BEd’64; Abraham Fuks, BSc’68, MD°70: Norm 
Goodwin, MD?47; Isabel Wilson, BA?32; Ann (Wilson) Kelly, BEd’64; 

Robert Holloway, and Elizabeth Holloway, BSc’68. 

A Montreal-style buffet was the setting for Dean of 
Medicine Abraham Fuks, BSc’68, MD’70, when he spoke 
to Vancouver-area alumni about McGill and Montreal. 

Poutine was indeed served, but, alas, no smoked meat. 
The buffet drew an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd, 
and they had the Dean of Medicine on hand to come to the 
aid of any poutine-stunned arteries. 

Left to right: Robert Van Nus, BCom’82; Suresh 
Fernando, BSc’88; Abraham Fuks, BSc’68, MD’70; 
Bryan Haynes, BA’90; and Trish Duff, BA’88. 



SEP 16 - OCT 5, 1998 © CADS 6,955 

Visiting: Beijing « Xian « Dunhuang + Jiayuguan « Turpan « 
Kashgar * Urumai « Shanghai « Hong Kong 

For more information and 
reservation, please call 

Ee McGill Alumni Association 
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newest of the popular and highly acclaimed 
Alumni Campus Abroad® programs. The Alumni 
Campus Abroad® concept, simply stated, is to 
provide an educational experience in a special 
international environment that is conducive 
to learning, enjoyment and fellowship. 
Provence! The very name conjures images of 
idyllic days, beautiful scenery and passionate artistry. The artist 
Paul Cézanne, a Provencal native, wrote, [ spend every day I can in this 
landscape, with its beautiful shapes. Indeed, I cannot imagine a more pleasant way 
or place to pass the time. Artists from around the world have agreed and have 
brought their talent to Provence, giving rise to the title, Grand Land of 
Inspiration. Alumni College in Provence offers an ideal program of travel 
and study that offers the vibrant palette of Provence! 

Approximately $3,095 CAD per person from MONTREAL, 
based on double occupancy. 

For information contact: 
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Toll-Free: 1-800-567-5175 






« April 15, Chicago: All-Canadian Universities Dinner. 
Contact Trish Duff 1-800-567-5175, trishd@mart- 

April 17, Vancouver: Sun Run Pre-Race Dinner 
Contact Trish Duff 1-800-567-5175. 

April 19, Vancouver: Sun Run. Contact Trish Duff 1- 

April 21, Toronto: A theatre night has been arranged 
to see the popular musical Rent. Contact Alexya 
Heelis (416) 974-5795, 

April 24, Vancouver: Dinner at the Urban Well, Kit- 
silano, 6:30 pm. Contact Trish Duff, 1-800-567-5175, 

April 25, Washington, D.C.: All-Canadian Universi- 
ties Dinner. Contact: Trish Duff 1-800-567-5175. 

May 3, Ottawa: Artisan studio tour visiting the stu- 
dios of Maureen Marcotte and David McKenzie, and 
Michael Kinghorn. Contact Mina Dover-Cohen (613) 

May 6, Toronto: Alumni lunch at Wood Gundy. Guest 
speaker, Grant McCracken, Founding Director, 
Institute of Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario 
Museum. Contact Alexya Heelis (416) 974-5795, 

May 8, Vancouver: For the first time ever, a Leacock 
Luncheon, with guest speaker, novelist and hu- 
mourist Bill Richardson, at the Four Seasons Hotel. 
Contact Suresh Fernando (604) 737-3509. 

May 8, Quebec City: Gourmet dinner at the “Les 
Cailles” restaurant school in Charlesbourg. Contact 
Andrea Parent (418) 682-8862. 

May 14, United Kingdom: A dinner in Edinburgh with 
guest speaker Derek Drummond, Vice Principal 
(Development & Alumni Relations). Contact Trish 
Duff (514) 398-3008. 

May 29, Toronto: The annual Leacock Luncheon will 
feature guest speaker lan Brown, host of “Talking 
Books” and “This Morning” on CBC Radio One, with 
moderator Derek Drummond, Vice-Principal (Devel- 
opment & Alumni Relations). Contact Alexya Heelis 
(416) 974-5795. 

May 31, California: Visit to the J. Paul Getty Muse- 
um. Lectures will be given by museum staff mem- 
bers. Contact Trish Duff 1-800-567-5175. 

June 8, Toronto: Golf Day. Summit Golf Club. Con- 
tact Alexya Heelis (416) 974-5795. 

June 10, Toronto: Dinner and Annual Meeting. 
Guest speaker Margaret Somerville, McGill Centre 
for Medicine, Ethics and Law. Contact Alexya Heelis 
(416) 974-5795. 

RVC Reunion: A Celebration of Women at McGill. 
The Royal Victoria College is celebrating its 100th 
Anniversary next year, 1999, and into the year 2000. 
Send the McGill News your memories of living in 
RVC at or via the 
mail. For more information or to volunteer, contact 
RVC Warden Flo Tracey (514) 398-6363. 

Homecoming 1998: From September 17 to 20, 
Homecoming will mark special anniversary mile- 
stones for the graduating classes of 1988, 1973, 
1963 and 1948. Let the McGill Alumni Association 
help make this a memorable year for you and your 
classmates. Contact Anna Galati (514) 398-3554 or 
fax (514) 398-7338. 


PANAMA CITY. There were no winter boots or heavy 

the door, nor were there any bagels on hand when the 

at the Plaza Paitilla Inn, located on the shores of the Pac 

What was present was an abiding love and nostalgia fc 

Montreal. Whether it was the residence days at RVC, or 
campus, the assembled enjoyed reminiscing about McGi 

Anayansi Vizor, BSc(PT)’66, and James Stewart, BA’92, 

Catherine Potvin, Biology, and Robert Bonnell, Agricul 
BSc(Agr)’83, MSc’85, PhD’93, who were in Panama Cit 

welcome from the McGill contingent here. It’s bound to 

bring a few bagels in the carry-on luggage.— James Stewa 

on December 4, 1997. Bill Chan, Vice-Principal (Academi 
received from Hong Kong graduates over the years. Vice-Py 

days at McGill and in Montreal. 



1998 — 

Association of Panama held its inaugural meeting on December 9, 1997, 

alumni from the classes of ’36 to ’92 recalled wonderful days spent in 

McGill initiative that will see 25 McGill undergraduates study the “Neo-tropics” 
one full semester, beginning in January 1999, The students, who will study with 10 P. 
students from the Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua, will be instructed by a rotation of 

overcoats left at 

McGill Alumni 

ific Ocean. 

9 Old McGill, as 

the beauty of the 


Fred Denton, BCom’36, who was elected president of the fledgling association, organized 
the meeting after he heard there were more and more McGill graduates in Panama. Nancy 

BEd’94, were elected to serve as vice- 

presidents after more than a dozen graduates enjoyed dinner together. 
The first meeting of the new association was held to coincide with the visits of Professors 

tural and Biosystems Engineering, 

y to continue organizing an interesting 
in Panama for 

six McGill professors. Students who come to Panama City will be sure to receive a warm 

be even warmer if one of them can 
rt, BA’92, BEd’94 

Front row from left: Clarita Malca, 
BA’71, Nancy Anayansi Vizor, Fred 
Denton, BCom’36, James Stewart, 
BA?92, BEd?94, Prof. Catherine Potvin, 
Biology. Back row from left: Maria de 
Antoniadis, BPhysTher’72, Miriam R. 
de Castrellin, Sonia Heckadon, Prof. 
Robert Bonnell, BSc (Agr)’83, MSc’85, 
PhD°93, Agriculture and Biosystems 
Engineering, Luis E. Vergara Icaza, 
Luts Santanach, MEng’92. 

Over 145 graduates and guests attended the Annual H oliday Party at the H ong Kong Jockey Club 

©), highlighted the impact of the support 
incipal (Development and Alumni 

Relations) Derek Drummond’s slide show provided the opportunity for graduates to reminisce about 

From left: Barbara Chan, BCom’77; Elizabeth Law, BCom’76: Milton Leong, BSc’66, MD’70; 
Derek Drummond, BArch’62; Susie Leong, BSc’69, MSc’73; Bill Chan; I Aly Chu, BSc’72, MSc’74; 
Anne Drummond, BA’61, MA’86; and Christina Chan, BPhysTher’69, MSc’74, PhD°’79. 



ough Calls: NHL Referees and 

Linesmen Tell Their Story, 

McClelland & Stewart, 1997, 
$29.99, by Dick Irvin, BCom’53. 

By his own count, Dick Irvin has 
attended more than 2,000 National 
Hockey League games. It’s no wonder the 
Hall of Fame radio and television broad- 
caster would look for a new perspective 
from which to approach the game 
he knows so well. 

He found it by tapping into the 
memories and experiences of 25 referees 
and linesmen for Tough Calls. 

Irvin did what he does best; he turned 
on his tape recorder and encouraged 

the men in the striped 
shirts to tell their 
stories and explain 
some of their 
toughest moments 
on the ice. 
There are both 
pros and cons to 
this style. A plus is 
that it gives these 
highly visible 
but mostly silent 
men their distinct 
personalities. Many of these referees and 
linesmen are funny and insightful; all are 
passionate about their profession, in 
marked contrast to the stoicism they 
maintain on the ice. On the other hand, 
absent is an outside analysis of their work, 
an objective assessment of the tough calls 
they’ve been forced to make. Irvin is as 
astute a hockey observer as there is, and a 
little more of him would have added 
considerable weight to this new look at 
the national sport. 

A representative selection of officials 
from the 1940s to the present are 
interviewed for Irvin’s book. Not surpris- 
ingly, Red Storey, a banquet circuit 
fixture, is the most engaging raconteur. 
Most of the officials who tell there 
stories are refreshingly outspoken about 
their relationships with players and 

Though the war stories get a tad 
repetitive by the end, all in all, Tough 
Calls is an entertaining read for the 
devoted hockey fan looking for a fresh 
angle on the game. 

Tod Hoffman, BA’85, MA’88 

acob’s Ladder, Porcupine’s Quill, 1997, 

$16.95, by Joel Yanofsky, BA’77, MA’81. 

Joel Yanofsky is best known as a book 
critic for The Gazette, and he’s come out 

with acomedic novel of subtle charm. 

Jacob's Ladder is the tale of Jacob Glassman, 

suburban newsrag hack and ghostwriter. 
The novel follows Glassman as he con- 
tends with both his best friend’s desper- 
ately ovulating spouse, Angie, and the 
unrequited love of his life, Hope, as they 
pull at him from all directions. Meanwhile 
he is being stalked by his oddball neigh- 
bour, a rabbinical student who harbours a 
deep rage against him for past wrongs. 

Written as a series of journal entries and 
playing off that form throughout with 
illicitly read diaries, newspaper columns, 
and the ghostwritten analyses Jacob pens 
for an illiterate “licensed therapist,” the 
novel records Jacob’s near-hopeless life as 
he bumbles his way through two 
torturously platonic relationships from 
his dead parents’ suburban home. Along 
the way he fends off a pertinacious real 
estate agent, a distracted and newly 
transsexual editor, and a Chinese 
restaurant owner who rigs the fortune 
cookies of every woman Jacob brings in 
for dinner. All is filtered through Jacob's 
journal, and the result is an often 
hilarious look into the troubled soul of 
an ordinary Joe desperate for action. 

The only complaint is against the claims 
that the book stakes out new fictional 
territory by bringing us suburban 
Montreal (the 
novel is acom- 
edy of psycho- 
logical interi- 
ors), and that 
it is set again- 
st the back- 
drop of the 
1995 re- 
ethnic gaffe is glossed over but 

there is nothing political about the book). 

A genuinely touching story, Jacob’s 
Ladder is not a novel you might expect 
from acritic (even an astute one). 

A pleasant surprise. 

Andrew Mullins 

abrielle Roy: Une vie, Boréal, 
1997, $34.95, Francois Ricard. 
Francois Ricard, du département 
de lettres francaises 4 McGill, a consacré 
une grande partie de ses travaux ala 
biographie de Gabrielle Roy. Dans 
Gabrielle Roy: Une vie, Ricard piste cette 
auteur, qui était aussi son 
amie, jusque dans son. 
enfance manitobaine 
que le choix d’une exi- 
stence vouée a l’écri- 
ture avait poussé a 
laisser derriére elle. 
A lalecture, on survol- 
era bien entendu quel- 
ques facettes juteuses de 
la vie de l’auteur: com- 
ment elle a pu exiger de ses 
proches, souvent en usant 
de séduction, un support moral et matériel 
afin de se consacrer uniquement a la 
littérature; son rapport compliqué 4 la 
sexualité; la culpabilité trainée toute 
sa vie comme un poids a l’idée d’avoir 
abandonné les siens, mais qui le plus 
souvent se transforme en moteur 
de l’écriture; sa soif profonde de voir son 
oeuvre lui survivre. Ais la pertinence de la 
biographie de Ricard est ailleurs que dans 
ce projet plutét horizontal de plusieurs 
biographes que tentent d’expliquer 
‘oeuvre d’un auteur en retrouvant dans 
son passé les épreuves qu’il a subies ou 
e nombre de ses maitresses. Ricard lui- 
méme, d’ailleurs, dit craindre que le 
phénoméne biographique «détourne 
l’attention [du texte]». De cela, Ricard 

ne se cache pas, mais il croit en méme 
temps que certaines oeuvres appellent la 
biographie, que la vie de certains auteurs 
éclairent le parcours de l’écriture, que 

le projet de certains écrivains est intime- 
ment relié a leur vie quotidienne, et 
qu’ainsi les motifs méme de |’écriture 
puissent étre colorés par l’appel du travail; 
sa nécessite. Dans ce cas précis, je n’hésite 
pas 4 lui donner raison. Quelques rares 
monuments, quelques personnalités 
extrémement fortes, sont d’ores et déja, a 
cété de leur oeuvre, des exemples, des 
modéles de déssaisissement, des sources 

@espoir qui errent dans quelque panthéon. 
Gabrielle Roy, on la voudrait en ces 

lieux, et parfois assise, un rien paisible. 

Jean Pierre Girard 





Ice in Dark Water, Véhicule Press, 1997. 
$14.95, by David Manicom, M@’85, PhD’89. 
This is Manicom’s first collection of short sto- 
ries and it won the 1997 Prix Parizeau. These 
stories are of loss, yearning and multi-genera- 
tional family ties which reflect the author’s 
roots in rural Ontario. The title story is the tale 
of the last surviving nun ina Montreal convent. 

Cyberlaw: What You Need to Know About 
Doing Business Online, Stoddart, 1997, 
$22.95, by David Johnston, Sunny Handa, 
BCom’89, LLM’95, and Charles Morgan, 
BCL’97, LLB’97. This book is for the general 
business reader interested in how the law is 
responding to business concerns in the digital 
community. Questions such as what security 

The McGill Alumni Association in con 

is needed to do business on the net, what tech- 
nological and legal safeguards currently exist, 
who owns intellectual property and many oth- 
ers are discussed. 

The French Shore: Newfoundland’s Port-au- 
Port Peninsula, Waterous & Co., 1997, $65, by 
Louise Abbott, BA’72, foreword by E. Annie 
Proulx. This is a photographic tribute to alittle- 
known Canadian cultural minority who con- 
tinue to speak the language of their forefathers 
and pursue a lifestyle in rhythm with the land, 
the sea, and the seasons. 

Sinews of Survival: The Living Legacy of Inuit 
Clothing, UBC Press, 1997, $49.95, by Betty 
Kobayashi Issenman, BA’40, DipSW’42. 
Issenman brings together information that has 
been scattered in reports, articles, journals and 

other books. She examines the materials, tools 
and technology of Inuit clothing, the spiritual, 
artistic and social traditions, and the impor- 
tance of preserving the heritage of Inuit peo- 
ples. Includes 13 maps, 2! figures and numer- 
ous black-and-white photographs. 

Not Deaf Enough: Raising a Child Who Is Hard of 
Hearing with Hugs, Humor and Imagination, 
A.G. Bell Association, 1997, $24.95, by 
Patricia Ann Morgan Candlish, BA’71, MLS'73. 
The first book of its kind for parents and 
teachers of children with mild hearing losses. 
Candlish’s guide covers everything from 
hearing tests to teaching aids, and illustrates 
how parents can help their children become 
full members of the family, classroom, and 

junction with Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. is pleased 

to offer Islands Beyond Time: Sicily & Malta. To enhance the experience, a university professor will 

accompany the tour. 

Sicily @ Malta 
October 8 - 20, 1998 
$4185* for 13 days 

(*per person based on double occupancy) 

Single Supplement: $600 

Optional extension in Rome 

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| Welcome to a journey back through time. Visit lush paradises framed by jagged cliffs where 
Romans, Greeks and Crusaders travelled before us. Start your voyage in Sicily, with stays in 

Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo. Here you will walk in the shadow of the gigantic peak of 

| Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. 


Tour price includes: return air transportation, private motorcoach transfers, all breakfasts and 
dinners, baggage handling, gratuities, hotel taxes, service charges, guided sightseeing and 
admission fees as outlined in the itinerary. Extended stay available upon request. 

ALUMNI _ Tel: (514) 

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AuGaRs Gilet -UsReE ee 

Jim Steeves, BSc(Agr)'76, and his colleagues 
of the Commodity Markets Information Team 
were recently awarded the “Agcellence Award 
for Client Service” for 1997 by Agriculture and 
Agri-Food Canada. 

Stephan C. Briere, DipAgr’84, BSe(Agr)’89, 
MSc(Ager)’92, is at the University of Wyoming 
as a research plant pathologist. This position 
follows two and one-half years with the Walt 
Disney company where he worked as plant 
pathologist at the land pavilion at Epcot. His 
wife, Cathy Blonk, BSc’85, is currently looking 
for a dietitian position. 

Nancy Geronazzo, BSc(NutrSc)’89, is working 
in Toronto in a community health centre and 
has a part-time nutrition consulting business. 
She has ason, Demetre, born on April 16, 1995. 

Sylvie Voghel, BSc(Agr)’91, is Second Vice- 
Chair of the Certified General Accountants 
Association of Canada for 1997-98. She is also 
Vice-President, Finance and Administration, 
of Enveloppe Concept, in LaSalle, Que. 

Jad Arsan, BSc(FSc)’95, graduated from the 
University of Wisconsin-Madison with an MSc 
in food science in December 1997. He has 
joined General Mills Inc. in Minneapolis, 
Minn.., as a food scientist. 

Veronique Dahan, BSc(Agr)’95, is working for 
a pharmaceutical company. She lives in 

Kirkland, Que. 

Maryse Langevin, BSc(NutrSc)"95, is working 
for an industrial bakery. She coordinates new 
product development and is responsible for 
ISO implementation in the company. She has 
been engaged since December 1996. 

Erika Wurzinger, BSc(NutrSc)’95, is a phar- 
maceutical representative for the German com- 
pany, BYK Canada. She and her boyfriend, 
Mark, bought a house in St. Hubert, Que. 

Nancy Fineberg, BSc(Agr)'96, is working at 
Agriculture Canada as a biotechnology techni- 

Christian Tauchner, BSc(Agr)'96, is working 
at IBM Canada as an “AS/400” product spe- 
cialist. He lives in Montreal. 

Kelly Marie Elian, BSc(NutrSc)’97, is pursu- 
ing graduate studies in the dietetics field. Her 
two research projects involve nutrition and 



Wendy Farrance, BSc(N utrSc)’97, has moved 
to Calgary and is working at Carewest 
Crossbow, a long-term care facility, as a food 

services Manager 

Menes Helow EC, 1. Ul RoE 

H. Peter Oberlander, BArch’45, participated 
in the National Forum on Climate Change 
convened by the Canadian National Round 
Table on the Environment and the Economy in 
Ottawa early in 1998. His special interest is the 
impact of rapid urbanization on climate change 

and its local consequences. 

Avi Friedman, MArch’83, is director of the 
School of Architecture’s Affordable Homes 
Program at McGill. He has designed “Casa a la 
Carta,” an $18,000, 500-square-foot, two-bed- 
room house, aimed to be affordable for work- 

ing-class Mexicans. 

Nalini Johnson, MUP’92, was married on 
February 17, 1996, in Mexico City to Daniel 
Prentice. She works for the City of Chicago asa 
Coordinating Planner in the Department of 
Planning and Development. She owns her own 
consulting practice which provides English/ 
Spanish translation and public relations ser- 

vices. She also freelances for newspapers. 


Lorna Haworth-Henry, DipEd’50, MA’60, has 
retired from McGill and now lives in Kingston, 

Thomas E. Kierans, BA’61, was elected Chair- 
man of the Board of Moore Corporation Ltd., a 
global partner helping companies communi- 
cate through print and digital technologies. He 
is also President and CEO of the C.D. Howe 
Institute and Chairman of Petro Canada. 

Ron Meade, BA’61, Chairman of mutual fund 
companies Altamira Management Ltd. and 
Almiria Capital Corp. and founder of Altamira, 
has secured a new merger with TA Associates 

Inc., a Boston-based venture-capital firm. 

Robert H. Andras, BA’70, was appointed 
Senior Director of Corporate Communications 
for Petro Canada. 

Norman Spector, BA’70, is President and Pub- 
lisher of The Jerusalem Post and also writes a 
monthly column on the Middle East in The 
Globe and Mail. He was formerly Canada’s 
ambassador to Israel, Chief of Staff to the 
Prime Minister, Secretary to the Cabinet for 
Federal-Provincial Relations, and Deputy 

Minister to the Premier of British Columbia. 

Ralph Kirshner, BA’71, spoke at the Royal 
Military College of Canada on the subject ofhis 
forthcoming book, The Class of 1861: Custer, 
Adelbert Ames, and Their Friends from West Point 
(Southern IIlinois University Press). He lives 
in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Richard S. Levy, BA’72, has returned to pri- 
vate practice with Spiegel Sohmer, in 
Montreal, as head of their intellectual property 
department, specializing in trademark and 

technology law, licensing and copyrights. 

Thomas G. Middlebro’, PhD’72, retired as 
Associate Professor of English at Carleton 
University, Ottawa, on June 30, 1997. 

Simcha Jacobovici, BA’75, received a second 
Emmy Award for excellence in investigative 
journalism for the film, The Selling of Innocents. 
The film also received three other television 
awards: the Gold Plaque, Chicago Inter- 
national Film Festival; the Gold Apple, 
National Education Media Network; and the 
Silver Nymph, 1997 Monte Carlo Television 
Film Festival. 

Charles “Charlie” S. Clark, BA’76, is a writer 
for a school reform group called the Nationa 
Center for Education and the Economy, after 
seven years of writing for Congressiona 
Quarterly in Washington, and a summer on the 
editorial page at The Washington Post. He wil 

continue to freelance for the Post. 

John Fairbank Wyeth, MA’78, has moved 
from Cajamarca in northern Peru, to Jakarta, 
Indonesia, to work on an agricultural research 

Management proj ect. 

Victor M. Pereira Da Rosa, PhD’80, est pro- 
fesseur titulaire au département de sociologie 
de l'Université d’Ottawa oii il vient de recevoit 
le Prix d’excellence en enseignement 1997. En 
1988, le Gouvernement du Portugal l’a nomme 
commandeur de I’Ordre du Prince Henri le 
Navigateur. Aussi en 1988, ila été le lauréat du 
Prix pour l’excellence en enseignement de 
l'Ontario Confederation of University Faculty 


Drew Wallace, BA’80, was appointed Indivi- 
dual Distribution Vice-President of Canada 
Life, responsible for all individual insurance 
distribution channels. 

Shirley Thomson, PhD’82, LLD’89, was 
named head of the Canada Council for the 
Arts. Prior to her appointment, she was the 

National Gallery director for ten years. 

Lawnlia Grant, BA’84, has joined NBC 

SPRING 1998 

Enterprises as Manager, Business Affairs, after 
working in the music industry. Since graduating 
from McGill, she has received an LLB from the 
University of Windsor and a JD from the 
University of Detroit. She has a daughter and is 

engaged to be married. She lives in Los Angeles. 

Elizabeth Anne Cordeau, BA’86, is Public 
Affairs Manager of the Law Society of British 
Columbia News and is responsible for govern- 
ment, media and public relations activities. 
She married photographer John Douglas 

Kenny in 1996, and lives in Vancouver. 

Susan Johnston, BA’86, PhD'96, was married 
on July 20, 1996, to Marcel DeCoste. She is 
Assistant Professor in the Department of 
English at the University of Regina; Marcel is a 
sessional lecturer there. Old friends can reach 
them at or at 
(306) 352-9485. 

Heather Clancy, BA’87, was promoted to edi- 
tor of Computer Reseller News. She is also a 
columnist for Women in Technology 
International and is a recognized moderator 
and panelist on topics such as electronic soft- 
ware distribution, electronic commerce and 

computer telephc me Integration. 

Ann Marie Hoirch Roelant, BA’87, and her 
husband, Stephen, are pleased to announce the 
birth of their second child, Timothy Gerard, on 
October 18, 1996, a little brother for their first 
child, Stephen Philip. 

Gary Motton, BA’88, is ona one-year “Serving 
From the Heart” programme at Unitas, a 
Christian meditation centre in Montreal. 

Douglas Mark Prescott, BA’88, completed a 
certificate in courseware design at Sheridan 
College in 1990. He also worked as a computer- 
based training developer, primarily on military 
training projects. He has been studying law at 

the University of Saskatchewan since 1996. 

Carolyn Magnussen, BA’89, is manager of 
Information Services at Harbour Industries, a 
manufacturer of high performance wire and 
cable in Shelburne, Vt. She married Robert 

Green on September 28, 1996. 

Patrick Vien, BA’89, was appointed President 
and Chief Operating Officer of North 
American Television, Inc. and Northbridge 

Programming Inc. 

Monica Nora Freedman, BA’90, was promoted 
to Development Editor of American History 
and Political Science, McGraw-Hill Com- 
panies, Boston, Mass. She is engaged to David 

Eckman of Andover, Mass. 


Rachel Bailey, BA’91, and Sven Trenholme, 
BSc’89, DipEd’92, were married Feb. 24, 1996. 

Leonardo O’Grady, BA’91, is Director of 
Promotions & Strategic Communications at 
DDB Needham Singapore. He and his wife, 
Gwynne J. Master, have a son, Treharne, who 

was born in Milan, Italy, in 1995. 

Franco Iacono, BA’92, is legislative assistant to 
the Honourable John Manley, Minister of 
Industry. His functions deal primarily with the 
passage of government bills into legislation and 
the preparation for question period. He works 

in Ottawa and lives in Montreal. 

Ibrahim Bin Abu Bakar, PhD’93, is a universi- 
ty lecturer in Malaysia. 

JonArno Lawson, BA’93, had his first book of 
poems, Love is An Observant Traveller, pub- 
lished by Exile Editions in November 1997. 

Mira Teresa Sundara Rajan, BA’93, received 
an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School at York 
University this past summer. She is planning to 

pursue an LLM and PhD in law next year. 

Julie Zwillich, BA’93, graduated with a mas- 
ter’s degree in radio-television from San 
Francisco State University in 1996, where she 
was a staff lecturer in the broadcasting depart- 
ment. Living in Toronto with her partner, 
Craig Perfect, BA’94, she is the host of a kids’ 
television programme, “STUFE” on TV 


Kristen Boon, BA’94, MA’96, completed her 
term as a Canadian Parliamentary Intern in 
Ottawa. She is studying law at New York 
University, and plans to specialize in interna- 

tional law. 

Adam Breslin, BA’4, is studying for an MBA 
at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. 

David Potter, BA’94, is working in the London 
office of ScotiaCapital Markets as a fixed 

income trader. 

Edmund Russell, BA’94, worked for two years 
as a legal assistant at Skadden, Arps, Slate, 
Meagher & Flom LLP. He is a second-year law 

student at the University of Buffalo. 

Melanie Cassoff, BA’95, completed her mas- 
ter’s degree at the London School of Economics 
and is an analyst with the strategic consulting 

firm Marakon, in London. 
Eric A. Gélinas, BA’95, is the Regional 
Silver Platter 

Information Inc., a global information tech- 

Coordinator-Canada for 

nology company based in Massachusetts. 

Mie oN aO) sia 3B. 2S 

Anik Nolet, BA’95, will be graduat ing from the 
Faculty of Law of Université de Montréal in 
Spring 1998, 

Kerri-Lynn Strotmann, BA’95, is involved ina 
commercial revitalization project for Dorval, 
Que., called “Rues principales,” focusing on 
economic development and heritage preserva- 
tion. The project is nominated for the annual 

“Prix d’excellence du Groupe Commerce.” 

Nicolas Cantin, BA’96, former Redmen hock- 

ey defenceman, has agreed to terms with the 


Professional Hoc cey League. 

Mexico Scorpions of the Western 

Stavroula Dimitriadis, BA’6, is working for 
the Royal Bank o 

Canada. She has returned to 
McGill to pursue a graduate diploma in 


Aleksandar Hristovski, BA’96, is working for 
Bombardier de Havilland, an aircraft manufac- 
turer, in Toronto. He is responsible for major 
system packages on the new Dash 8400 aircraft 


Alex Martel, BA’96, married Ruth Elgrably 
in the McGill Chapel on October 18, 1997. 
He is dealer sales manager for EMPI Canada, 
a manufacturer of rehabilitation equipment. 
Living in Kirkland, Que., he is still active in 
the Canadian Forces Reserve as a sergeant in 
the medical corps of the Royal Canadian 

Jeffrey R. Violi, BA’96, is pursuing a master’s 
degree in urban planning at the University of 


Patricia Kathleen Dann, BA’97, is working at 
Pharmascience Inc., a pharmaceutical compa- 

ny. She is also pursuing a BEd at McGill. 

Jeffrey Shoer, BA’97, is working for industrial 
coatings manufacturers Ferox/International 
Lacquer in Montreal. He plans to continue 
building the family business using entre- 

preneurial skills learned at McGill. 

Susan Stromberg-Stein, MA’97, is a sculptor 
and participated in the “Schola Scultura” sym- 
posium held at the Old Port of Montreal in July 
1997. Her sculpture, “Life Within a Tree,” was 
subsequently purchased by Alexis Nihon 
Corporation. She was a participant in an exhi- 
bition at Conseil de la Sculpture de Québec. 
She has been chosen as the featured artist for 
the 1998 PBS WCFE-TV art auction, with a 
preview at Montreal’s McCord Museum in 
March. She has a solo exhibition from May 4 to 
28 at the Canadian Sculpture Society in 



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Allen Wainberg, BSc’57, DDS'59, has been 

elected Vice-President of the Royal College of 

Dentists of Canada. He recently served as 
Associate Professor and Director of the 
Division of Periodontology in the Faculty of 
Dentistry of McGill. 

Nathan B. Bregman, BSc’60, DDS’64, was 
awarded a mastership from the Academy of 
General Dentistry at Chicago, IIL, in August 
1997. He is a Fellow of the Academy of 
Dentistry Internationale, a Fellow of the 

Academy of General Dentistry, a member of 

the Pierre-Fauchard Academy and a member 
of the Academy of Dental Practice Admini- 


S. Murray Miller, BSc’67, DDS’69, was elect- 
ed to the board of trustees of Alpha Omega 
International Dental Fraternity. A practicing 
orthodontist with both the American and the 
Massachusetts Associations of Orthodontists, 
he and his wife, Barbara, a psychologist for the 
Concord, Mass., school system, are the parents 

of two daughters, Bridget and Amy. 

Emanuel Alvaro, DDS’87, is a third-year 
endodontic resident at Harvard University and 

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Jonathan Lack, DDS’90, receiveda certificate 
of periodontology in 1994 from the Louisiana 
State University School of Dentistry. He 
moved to Vancouver where he practiced peri- 
odontics for 3 years and was a clinical assistant 
professor at the University of British Columbia 
School of Dentistry. In 1997, he was awarded 
diplomate status by the American Board of 
Periodontology. He now practices in Ottawa 
with Cameron Jones, DDS’90. 

Lisa McGregor, DDS'95, is working in a pri- 
vate practice and is an attending staff at the 
Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. She is 
engaged to be married in June 1998 to Richard 
Sioufi, MD’92. She is Vice-President of the 
Montreal Dental Club. 


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Gita Pinto, BEd’95, travelled for eight months 
after graduation and is now a full-time grade 
one teacher. She lives in Chateauguay, Que., 
and plans to marry in August. 

Leslie Goldstein, BEd’96, is teaching full time 
(grades 4, 7, 8, 10 and 11) in Montreal private 
schools and is completing a certificate in spe- 
cial education through Continuing Education 
at McGill. 

Tonya Goss, BEd’96, and Mark Reesor, 
BSc’95, were married on July 19, 1997 in 
London, Ont. The couple now reside in 
Raleigh, N.C., where Tonya is a high-school 


Todd Marcellus, BEd’96, former Redmen 
hockey captain, plays with the New Mexico 
Scorpions of the Western Professional Hockey 


Pierre Gendron, BEd’97, the all-Canadian 
McGill Redmen hockey centre, has signed with 
the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey 


Andrea Hawkins, BEd’97, is the Senior 
Science Teacher at Queen of Angels Academy 
in Dorval, Que. She teaches chemistry, physi- 
cal science and introduction to technology. 


Henry Mintzberg, BEng’61, launched the 
International Master’s Program in Practicing 
Management (IMPM) two years ago with 
McGill and four business schools in Europe and 
Asia. The program emphasizes education for 
managers in the context of their own jobs and 
the needs of their own organizations. 

John Roth, BEng’64, MEng’66, is the new chief 

executive of Northern Telecom Ltd. 

David Goldman, BEng’65, DipMgt’70, is 
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating 
Officer, Noranda Inc. 

Walraven R. A. van Riemsdyk, BEng’65, is 
self-employed with a focus in environmental 
project management, after working 27 years 
with Shell Canada. He lives in Mississauga, 

Stephen Gurman, BEng’72, and his wife, Ann 
Thompson, are celebrating the birth of theit 
second child, Daniel James Gurman, born 
September 9, 1997. They live in Ottawa, where 
Stephen works as a consultant in the not-for 
profit development sector. 

George Stairs, BEng’72, was appointed senior 
vice-president of Putnam Investments im 


Boston and portfolio manager of the Putnam 
International Growth and Income Fund. He 
and his wife, Anne, live in Beverly, Mass., with 

their two children. 

Martine Corriveau-Gougeon, BEng’73, was 
appointed group vice-president of customer 
services of Bell Canada. She is a member of the 
Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and honorary 

chairperson of the Générations organization. 

Jan Peeters, BEng’73, is President and CEO of 
Montreal-based Fonorola Inc., a long-distance 


Richard Batty, BEng’74, is working in high- 
tech marketing, planning and consulting. He 
has been living in San Francisco since 1984 
after receiving his MBA from Harvard Business 

Howard Stern, BEng’82, remarried in April 
1994, to the former Veronica Farmer; their first 
child, Jonathan Bennett Stern, was born in 
September 1996. He is Senior Vice President 
in the Project Finance Division of Heller 

Sarah Long, BEng’83, is Vice President of 
Network Services for ServiceNet, a global net- 
sourcing company which is majority owned by 
Andersen Consulting. She lives in Concord, 

Mass., with her husband and two sons. 

Ian D. Buchanan, BEng’90, MEng’92, PhD’96, 
is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental 
Engineering group of the Department of Civil 
and Environmental Engineering at the 
University of Alberta. 

Isadora van Riemsdijk, BEng’93, is Production 
and QA/QC engineer at [VACO Rolling Mills 
in LOrignal, Ont., after working for three years 

in ceramics engineering in the United States. 

Allan Macdonald, CertContEd’89, BEng’4, is 
Director of Engineering for Fluid Air Inc., an 
OEM for the pharmaceutical industry. He lives 
in the Chicago area. 

Bruce Fagen, BEng’95, is working for a con- 
sulting engineering firm in Montreal, concen- 
trating on project engineering and hazardous 

materials management. 

Eric Glaude, BEng’95, is working as the electri- 
cal project engineer for an industrial minerals 
mining company, Luzenac America, in south- 

ern Vermont. 

Ziad Mohamed Hafed, MEng(Mining)’95, 
BEng(Elec)’97, worked on an “automatic face 
recognition” project during his last year at 
McGill. He is also a graduate student in engi- 

neering at McGill. 


Stephen Liu, BEng’95, is working as an engi- 
neer in Washington D.C. constructing the 
outer F-line subway project. He attended a 
McGill cocktail reception in October 1997 
with 80 fellow graduates of the D.C. area at the 

Canadian Embassy. 

Rodrigo Rado, BEng’95, isa spacecraft thermal 
analyst at Lockheed Martin. In June 1996, he 
received an MSc from Stanford University in 

mechanical engineering. 

Eric Chiasson, BEng’96, is working fora gener- 
al contractor, Kiewit Enterprises. In 1996, he 
was sent to New Brunswick to work on a dam 
In 1997, he was sent to Ungava Bay to work on 

two open-pit nickel mines. 

Evan MEng’96, 
MacKinnon, MEd’95, welcomed their first 
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Jason O. Hirst, BEng’96, is a second-year med- 
ical student at the University of Western 
Ontario with an interest in applying engineer- 

ing to orthopedics. 

Domenica Mastromatteo, BEng’96, is in her 
second year of a master’s program at Queen’s 
University. Her thesis project is centred on geo- 
logical interpretations using finite element 


Hong Wu, BEng’96, has been working at 

Nortel for more than a year. 

Andrea Russell, BEng’97, travelled in south- 
ern and eastern Africa and in Europe after she 

finished her studies at McGill. She is now work- 

ing as a maintenance engineer at Weldwood of 

Canada Ltd. in Hinton, Alta. 

Michael W. Scott, BEng’97, is working as a 
structural engineer in the protective coatings 
division of AEC Engineering in Richmond, 



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the Medical Services of the Massachusetts 
General Hospital and Associate Professor of 
Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has 
distinguished himself as an outstanding 
intern-ist, rheumatologist and teacher. A sym- 

posium was held in his honour in October 

Andrew Poznanski, BSc’52, MD’56, was elect- 

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from the International Skeletal Society. 

Margot R. Roach, MD’59, was awarded: the 
Woman of Distinction (Science, Health and 
Technology) by the London YMCA-YWCA in 
May 1997; the Dean’s Award of Excellence 
(Medicine, University of Western Ontario) for 
service, research and teaching in June 1997; 
and the Arthur Guyton Medal in Cardiovas- 
cular Physiology from the International 
Society of Cardiovascular Medicine and 
Science, Washington, D.C., in June 1997. 

Margaret Ewing-Stern, BA’61, MD’"65, is co- 
chair of the East Harlem Pediatric Asthma 
Working Group, which is heading the drive to 
improve asthma treatment in East Harlem. The 
Working Group’s goals are being realized 
thanks in part toa Community Access To Child 
Health (CATCH) grant, awarded by the 
American Academy of Pediatrics and funded 
by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories. The asthma 
project received one of only four CATCH 
grants awarded in the state of New York. 

Stephen Caplan, BSc’67, MD’71, has been 
appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology 
of the Jewish General Hospital. He is Associate 
hysician in Chief of the Jewish General’s 
Department of Medicine, reviewer for the 

Canadian Journal of Oncology as well as 
Associate Professor, Department of Oncology 
and Department of Medicine, at McGill. 

Samarthji Lal, DipPsych’67, Professor of 
Psychiatry at McGill, is the 1997 recipient of 
the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Distinguished 
Scientist Award for Schizophrenia Research. 
The award, in the amount of $50,000, is given 
each year by the Canadian Psychiatric 
Research Foundation to a Canadian scientist 
who has achieved international recognition for 
research into the causes, psychopathology, 
treatment and prevention of schizophrenia. He 
is Acting Director of the Centre for Research in 
Schizophrenia, Douglas Hospital, and Director 
of Research in Psychiatry at the Montreal 
General Hospital. 

Avrum I. Gotlieb, BSc’67, MD’71, is Chair of 
the Department of Laboratory Medicine and 
Pathobiology in the Faculty of Medicine at the 
University of Toronto. He is President of the 
Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and asso- 
ciate editor of the American Journal of 

Michael A. Kazakoff, BSc’70, MD’74, was 
elected chairman of the department of Family 
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Rozenberg, BCom’74, and their three sons. 

David Langleben, MD’77, was appointed 
Chief of the Division of Cardiology of the 
Jewish General Hospital. He is Associate 
Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and 
Training Program Director for Cardiology at 
McGill, and Program Director at the hospital's 
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. 

Donna Sessenwein, BN’77, is a long-term care 
manager in the continuing care division of the 
health of British 
Columbia. She facilitates home healthcare by 

Simon Fraser region 
providing case management services to com- 
munity-based clients and their families. She 
and her husband, David Lawson, BCom’7/, 
live in Coquitlam, B.C., with their three 


David Tannenbaum, MD’77, is program diree- 
tor in the Department of Family Medicine, 
University of Toronto. 

Jeremy Pripstein, MD’92, has started a faculty 
development program at the University of 
Southern California. The program involves 
attaining a master’s degree in education, with 
an emphasis on medical education. 

Carolyn Routhier, BSc(PT)’95, is working in 
private clinics in Montreal and the South 

Mitchell Sabloff, BSc’89, MSc’94, MD’95, is 
finishing internal medicine at Queen’s Univer 
sity. He will complete his hematology training 
at the University of Ottawa. 

Alexandra Tcheremenska, BSc(OT)’95, 
worked in Pennsylvania for the summer and is 
now back in Montreal. 

Sophie Thauvette, BSc(PT)95, is doing pedi- 
atric physiotherapy in a private clinic in 
Valleyfield, Que., as well as orthopedics in 
Beauharnois and St. Constant, Que. 

Jennifer Valentine, BSc(OT)’95, is an OT 
supervisor awaiting the opening of a new reha- 
bilitation building equipped with a pool. She 
lives in Searcy, Ark. 

Christine R. Wilson, PhD’95, finished her 
post-doctoral fellowship at the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison and is an associate profes 
sor of Physical Therapy at Northeastern 

Colleen Jennifer Barnes, BSc(PTh)’96, is 
working at Laurentian Hospital, awaiting 


Stacey G. Boychuk, BSc(PTh)’96, is working 
at the Montreal Neurological Hospital, special- 

izing in neurosurgical physical therapy. 

Anne-Marie Fafard, BSc(PT)’96, spent a year 
working in Calgary. She is back in Quebec and 

thinking of working in Eurc ype. 

Stephen Kantor, BSc’92, MD’96, is currently 
in second year of residency in orthopedic 
surgery at McGill. 

Shawn Jehan Khan, BSc’92, MD’96, is in his 
second year of specialization training in oph- 

thamology at McGill University teaching hos- 


Nancy Hotte, BN’97, is studying at the McGill 
Faculty of Medicine. 

Mark M. Rosenstein, BA’60, BCL’63, was 

appointed as part-time member of the 
Commission des valeurs mobiliéres du Québec. 
He is one of the founding partners of Lapointe 
Rosenstein, a Montreal law firm, where he spe- 

cializes in corporate law and business law. 

Victor Melnikoff, BCL’70, was awarded the 
Diaghilev Medal by the Russian benevolent 
cultural foundation The House of Diaghilev, 
which is based in Moscow, for helping to pro- 
mote the advancement of modern Russian bal- 

let throughout the world. 

Marie Giguére, BCL’75, was appointed 
Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, 
and General Secretary of the Montreal 
Exchange. She is responsible for the Exchange’s 
legal services as well as Member Regulation and 


Barry Stein, BCom’76, BCL’80, LLB’80, has 
helped the Jewish General Hospital in negoti- 
ating the purchase of a colon cancer ultrasound 
machine. His campaign mission near complete, 

he is back to practicing law. 

J. Stuart Russell, BA’77, BCL’81, LLB’82, was 
promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer at 
the Macquarie University School of Law in 
Sydney, Australia. 

Claude Nadeau, BA’77, LLB’85, LLM’85, was 
appointed partner of the law firm Bennett Jones 
Verchere. He practices in the area of taxation 
and lives in Montreal. 

Henri M. Bybelezer, BA’72, BCL’88, LLB’88, 
was named partner of Mendelsohn Rosentzveig 
Shacter, a Montreal law firm. He is a published 
author in the area of business law and a session- 

al lecturer in international business law at 


McGill. His areas of expertise are business and 
corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and 

information technology law. 

Maria R. Battaglia, BCL’89, LLB’89, has 
joined Mendelsohn Rosentzveig Shacter, a 
Montreal law firm, to continue her practice in 
family law and civil litigation as well as family 
mediation. She is an accredited family and mat- 
rimonial mediator, is currently Vice President 
of the Association of Family Lawyers of 
Quebec, Director of the Quebec Family 
Mediation Association, and President of 

Catholic Community Services. 

Nathalie Duguay, BCL93, LLB’93, et Serge 
Pizem, MBA’88, ont eu une petite fille, 

Gabriella, née a Paris le 25 septembre 1997, 

Melanie (Parsons) Del Rizzo, LLB’94, was 
married on August 30, 1997, in St. John’s, 
Newfoundland, to John Del Rizzo. Out of her 
law class of 48 people, 10 attended, creating an 

impromptu class reunion. 

Nick Katerinikas, BCL’94, LLB’94, is with the 
Arthur Andersen firm in Toronto. He is practic- 

ing in their international corporate tax group. 

Janet Ozembloski, BCL’95, LLB’95, is a lawyer 
in the Civil Litigation Section with the 
Department of Justice in Ottawa. 

George C. Sopel, BA’91, BCL’95, LLB’95, is 
practicing as an attorney in Boston with 

Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar in business law. 

He is engaged to Sarah Gagan, LLB’94. 
Vincent de Grandpré, LLB’96, is law clerk to 
the Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, Chief 
Justice of Canada. 


Aynsley Lenore (Bridge) McKay, MLIS’89, 
and R. Michael McKay, PhD’92, announce the 
birth of daughter Chloe Bridge McKay, on 
April 12, 1997, at University Hospital in Stony 
Brook, N.Y. The family left Long Island and 
moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, where Mike is 
Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at 

Bowling Green State University. Aynsley has 

temporarily changed career tracks from refer- 

ence librarian to mom. 

Pascal Calarco, MLIS’95, completed a two- 
year post-graduate assistantship in Integrated 
Advanced Information Management Systems 
at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at 
Yale University and is advanced technologies 
librarian at Virginia Commonwealth Univer- 
sity in Richmond. 

George A. Booth, MLIS’96, is working as ref- 
erence librarian in the Queens Borough Public 
Library, New York City. 

Suzanne Marian Girard, MLIS’96, is working 
for the New York Public Library in New York. 


Robert G. Coffey, BCom’56, retired as vice- 
chairman of KPMG in 1994 and entered the 
field of commercial banking. In 1997, he joined 
Kinghaven Capital Corporation, a private met- 

chant bank, as advisor and coach. 

Pierre Arbour, BCom’59, was named vice-pres- 
ident and director of Cité Libre. He is also presi- 
dent of Alkebec Inc., a venture capital firm, 
and the author of a recent book titled Quebec 

Inc. and the Temptation of State Capitalism. 

Roman Oryschuk, BCom’76, MBA’83, prési- 
dent de la direction de GE capital Canada 
financement d’équipement, a été fort heureux 
du tournoi de golf de l’entreprise quia pu remet- 
tre les profits de l’activité au développement 
des recherches sur les maladies infantiles de la 

Fondation de I’hépital Sainte-Justine. 

David Lawson, BCom’77, was named regional 
director of material services and logistics for the 
Simon Fraser health region of British Columbia. 
He received an international award for cost 

containment in health care in 1994. David, his 

wife Donna Sessenwein, BN’77, and their three 
children live in Coquitlam, B.C. 

C. Anthony De Benedetto, BSc’78, MBA’80, 
PhD’85, is Chair of the marketing department 
in the School of Business and Management at 
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. He was 
one of five “Great Teachers” honoured by the 
Temple community, the recipient of the 
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 
and Temple’s Marketing Department Annual 
Teaching Award. 



The proceeds from bequests play a viral role in 
developing teaching and research at McGill. 

The McGill University 1821 Society recognizes 
the generosity of those who have made a 
provision in their wills benefiting the University. 

For more information 

Susan Reid, Associate Director, Planned Gifts, 
3605 de la Montagne, 

Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2M1. 

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Gaetano Geretto, BCom’81, was appointed 
Vice-President, Actuarial, of Gerling Global 

Life Insurance Company. 

Colette Vanasse, BCom’85, is working in the 
Maritimes for the Royal Bank as Manager of 
Sales and Services, Royal Direct Call Centre. 
In her spare time, she plays the piano and visits 
her parents in Montreal. Single and loving it, 
she lives in Moncton, N.B. 

Serge Pizem, MBA’88, et Nathalie Duguay, 
BCL’93, LLB’93, ont eu une petite fille, 
Gabriella, née a Paris le 25 septembre 1997. 

Mark Taborsky, BCom’88, earned an MBA in 
finance from the University of Chicago in 
1993. He is a global trader with John W. Henry 
& Company in Boca Raton, Fla. 

Ghislain Houle, MBA’92, was appointed 
Chief, Internal Audit, of Canadian National 
Railway. He is based at CN’s headquarters in 


Louis Leclerc, BSc’90, MBA’92, lives in Tokyo 
and works at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in 

bond trading. 

André Denis, MBA’93, a été accueilli dans le 
cabinet de Bélanger Sauvé pour compléter son 

équipe de droit des affaires. 

Anupama Pinnamaneni, BCom’93, has spent 
the last four years working in Barbados. She 
moved to Ottawa in July 1997, where she is 
working as a systems analyst at AMITA 


Young S. Baik, BCom’95, completed an MSc 
at the Department of Management Sciences, 
University of Waterloo, and has joined the 
Process Innovation Team, a strategic planning 
eroup of Samsung Electronics, in Seoul, South 


Hugo Boutet, BCom’95, is starting a new busi- 
ness that will provide integrated turnkey solu- 
tions in network and information systems. 

Mahyash T. Siddiqi, BCom’95, is working as a 
senior accountant of investments and borrow- 
ings with Canada Mortgage and Housing 
Corporation and will attain her certified man- 
agement accountant designation in early 


Karen Austin, BCom’96, is working with the 
Mutual Group in Waterloo, Ont., as a pro- 

Kenneth Tupper, BCom’96, has returned to 
Oracle Corp. as a principal consultant in finan- 
cial applications after completing his McGill 
studies in finance and international business. 

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Sharon Yuval, BCom’96, is working for Com- 
puCom, a large computer firm that deals with 
clients in the government sector such as uni- 

versities and hospitals. She lives in Los Angeles. 

Imran Amed, BCom’97, is working at Braxton 
Associates, a strategy consulting practice of 
Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group in 

Leonard Cohen, MBA’97, and his wife, Sharon 
Golko, had a baby in early 1998. He is working 
as a financial writer at Canadian Bond Rating 


Benoit Leroux, BA’96, BCom’97, former 
Redmen hockey centre, has signed with the 
Louisville Riverfrogs of the East Coast Hockey 
League but is attending the training camp of the 
Kentucky Thoroughblades, their parent clubin 
the American Hockey League. 

Masaru Okubo, BA’95, MBA’97, is working at 
the investment research department of Chuo 
Trust and Banking. He lives in Japan. 


Paul Berkowitz, LMus’68, BMus’71, was pro- 
moted to full Professor of Piano at the Univer 
sity of California, Santa Barbara, where he has 


seen on the faculty since 1993. Meridian 
Records (U.K.) is releasing his new CD record- 
ing, Brahms Piano Works Vol. 1: Opp. 116, 117, 
118. His recordings of the complete Schubert 
iano sonatas in seven volumes were acclaimed 
internationally. The Sunday Times of London 

selected them as “Records of the Year,” and the 

BBC chose his recording of Schumann’s Kreis- 

leriana as the best of all available recordings. 

Aldo Mazza, BMus’79, isa member of the inter- 

nationally acclaimed percussion quartet, 
Répercussion, and currently a professor of per- 
cussion at the McGill Conservatory of Music. 
He has recorded five CDs, performed over 
2,000 concerts, and is artistic director of the 

KoSA International Percussion workshops. 

Jason Fowler, BMus’92, won 3rd place at the 
Winfield, Kansas, National Fingerpick Guitar 
Championships. Following the success of his 
debut CD, Hiss of Distance, he is planning the 
release of a second album. He and his wife, 
Beth, are expecting their first child in March. 
They live in Toronto. 

Mary-Catherine Campbell, BMus’95, DipEd’%6, 
is teaching English as a member of the JET 
(Japan Exchange and Teaching) program. She 
lives on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. 

Terrence Edwards, MMus’95, isa faculty mem- 
berat the University of Regina Conservatory of 
Music, teaching piano. He is also taking educa- 
tion classes at the University of Regina, with 
the hopes of becoming a teacher of French and 


Myléne Roberge, BMus’95, is teaching music 
at two elementary schools in Longueuil, Que. 

Eva Lund, BMus’6, is finishing her MA while 
teaching English as a second language in a New 
York City public high school and singing in 



Norman S. Endler, BSc’53, MSc’54, was 
awarded the 1997 Canadian Psychological 
Association Donald O. Hebb Award for 
Distinguished Contributions to Psychology asa 
Science in June 1997. He also presented an 
address on Stress, Anxiety and Coping: The 
Multidimensional Interaction Model. He is a 
research professor at York University. 

D. Chris Findlay, BSc’55, MSc’58, has retired 
after a 30-year career with the Geological 
Survey of Canada in Ottawa. He received an 
honorary doctorate degree from the University 

of Quebec in December 1996. He and his wife, 
Joan Hopkins, BEdCert’57, who is also retired, 
live along the banks of the St. Lawrence in 
Morrisburg, Ont. 

Ghert, BSc’60, was elected 
Chairman of the Board of Mount Sinai 

Bernard I. 

R. Grant Ingram, BSc’65, MSc’67, was 
appointed Principal of St. John’s College and 
professor in the department of Earth and Ocean 
Sciences at the University of British Columbia. 
St. John’s College-U.B.C. is a new residential 
research centre for the study of international 


André Villeneuve, MSc’66, was awarded the 
Pioneer Prize by the Centre de Recherche 
Philippe Pinel of Montreal and the American 
College of Forensic Psychiatry at their 3rd 
International Annual Congress. This prize is 
awarded in recognition of an exemplary career 
and contribution to the field of forensic psychi- 
atry. He is Professor in the Department of 
Psychiatry at Laval University, Quebec. 

Joseph R. Geraci, PhD’70, was named Senior 
Director of Biological Programs at the National 
Aquarium in Baltimore, one of the most popu- 

lar marine exhibitions in the United States. 

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Derek C.G. Muir, BSc’70, MSc’73, Phd’77, 
was awarded $150,000 in funding by the Pew 
Fellows Program in Conservation and the 
Environment, to be used to study Russian 
Arctic pollution. He is a research scientist at 
National Water 

Environment Canada’s 

Research Institute. 

Morrie Borenheim, BSc(Arch)’72, BEng’75, 
is working for IDC, a division of CH2MHill, on 
assignment in both Singapore and Suzhou, 
China, asa design/build project manager for the 

new Micro-Electronics Facilities. 

Anton Maki, Jr., BSc’75, is Director of the 
Infectious Disease consult service and the 
Microbiology laboratory in a non-profit hospi- 
tal in southwest Georgia. After graduating from 
McGill, he went on to pursue training in inter- 
nal medicine at Memorial University, and 
infectious disease and medical microbiology at 
McMaster University. He completed his 
Quebec, Canadian and U.S. certifications in all 
three specialties by 1988. He and his wife, 
Marie Szabo, BA’77, have four children and 

reside in Albany, Georgia. 

Brian A. Barsky, BSc’76, is Professor of 
Computer Science at the University of 
California at Berkeley. He earned his MSc from 
Cornell University and his PhD from the 

University of Utah. His research interests 
include computer-aided geometric design and 
modelling, interactive three-dimensional 
computer graphics, and visualization in scien- 
tific computing. He is an area editor for the 
journal CVGIP: Graphical Models and Image 


Bob Du Broy, BSc’77, is founder and general 
manager of CHRI 99.1 FM, Canada’s first com- 
mercial FM Christian music station. The sta- 
tion began its official broadcasts on Easter 

Sunday, 1997, in Ottawa. 

Allen Katz, BSc’84, was appointed as the first 
Operations Director of Cancer Care Ontario- 
Northeast Region. He has held hospital admin- 
istration and health system planning positions 
in Northeastern Ontario since completing an 
MHSc at the University of Toronto in 1987. He 
and his wife, Margie, and their two children, 
Ethan and Madeline, live in Sudbury. 

Yannick Pouliot, BSc’86, MSc’89, PhD’94, is 
Senior Director of Bioinformatics for Progeni- 
tor, Inc., in Menlo Park, Calif. Progenitor is a 
biotechnology company leveraging develop- 
mental biology and genetics to discover genes 
of therapeutic relevance to widespread diseases 
and processes such as asthma and tumour 


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Noman Ahmad, BSc’88, has been a computer 
consultant for APG in Quebec City since 1993, 
He married Josée Crane on August 16, 1997, 
He is completing his MBA part-time at 

Université Laval. 

Steven James “Jamie” Freedman, BSc’89, 
received double diplomas (MD, Tufts; PhD, 
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedica 
Sciences) at the 1997 Tufts University Spring 
Convocation, Medford, Mass. He is enrolled in 
the internal medicine residency program a 
University of California in San Francisco. He 
is married to Emily Cheren of Sudbury, Mass. 

Sven Trenholme, BSc’89, DipEd’92, an¢ 
Rachel Bailey, BA’91, were married Feb. 24, 

Jennifer Fraser, BSc’90, has moved to Houston 
to work for Enron Capital & Trade after receiv- 
ing her MBA at the University of Toronto. 

R. Michael McKay, PhD’92, and Aynsley 
Lenore (Bridge) McKay, MLIS’89, announce 
the birth of daughter Chloe Bridge McKay, on 
April 12, 1997, at University Hospital in Stony 
Brook, N.Y. The family left Long Island and 
moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, where Mikeis 
Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at 
Bowling Green State University. Aynsley has 

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temporarily changed career tracks from refer- 

ence librarian to mom. 

Véronique Auger, BSc’95, completed an MSc 
in experimental medicine at the University of 
British Columbia. She is a first-year student in 
medicine at UBC and has joined the women’s 
intramural ice hockey team. 

Mark Reesor, BSc’95, married Tonya Goss, 
BEd’96, on July 19, 1997 in London, Ont. They 
live in Raleigh, N.C., where Mark is pursuing 

his PhD. 

Patrice de Peiza, BSc’96, is pursuing a BSc in 

occupational therapy at the University of 


Aline Dimitri, BSc’96, is pursuing an MSc in 
food science at McGill and will be graduating in 
June 1998. 

Mitzi Linka Hall, BSc’96, was appointed 
Human Resource Officer in a construction 
firm. She lives in the Caribbean. 

Peter Lau, BSc’96, is studying for his MHSc at 
the University of Toronto in the area of clinical 

Azadeh Akhavan, BSc’97, is working as an 
orthodontic assistant and is applying to dental 
school for 1998-99, She lives in Maryland. 

James Bolton, BSc’97, is in his first year of med- 
ical school at the University of Western 

Vivian Chan, BSc’97, is pursuing a master’s 
degree in public policy (health policy) at the 
University of Southern California. 

Richard Chek-Yee Fong, BSc’97, is pursuing 
an MBA at the University of Windsor. 

Andre Kazanjian, BSc’97, has gone to pharma- 
cy school at the Université de Montréal. 

Yves Konigshofer, BSc’97, is doing graduate 
studies at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. 

Sean Anthony Pierre, BSc’97, is studying 
medicine at the University of Western Ontario. 
He continues tutoring students in the main 
standardized tests. He thoroughly enjoyed the 
experience of working at the McGill News. 

Joanna Kim Welford, BSc’97, is pursuing a 
master’s degree in seismology at the University 
of British Columbia, in the department of Earth 
and Ocean Sciences. 


Shan Chandrasekar, MSW’70, is a broadcast- 
erand co-owner, with his wife Jaya, of the Asian 

Television Network, Canada’s first 24-hour 
South-Asian television channel. ATN is based 
in Newmarket, Ont. 

Susan Oliver, BA’79, MSW’84, and Sandra 
Davis, BSW’93, MSW’94, are leading support 
groups for motherless daughters (for women of 
all ages who were 20 or younger when they lost 
their mothers) at McGill’s School of Social 
Work. Susan works at a suburban CLSC. 

Sandra Davis, BSW’93, MSW’94, and Susan 
Oliver, BA’79, MSW’84, are leading support 
groups for motherless daughters (for women of 
all ages who were 20 or younger when they lost 
their mothers) at McGill’s School of Social 
Work. Sandra works at a downtown hospital. 

Arthur K. Lee, BSW’95, has a main character 
role in a local film production, The Queen’s 
Cantonese Conversational Course, by Wayne 

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Colin John Grasset Molson, Arts’22, at 
Westmount, on October 29, 1997. 
Maurice Chenier Gauthier, BCom’23, at 
Montreal, in September, 1997. 

Israel Messinger, BCom’29, at Montreal, on 
October 19, 1997. 

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Isabel E. (Alexander) Gideonse, BA’30, at 
Madison, Conn., on January 3, 1998. 

Ernest Russell Cameron, BA’31, at Ottawa, 
on May 11, 1997. 

Harold Rocke Robertson, BSc’32, MD’36, 
LLD’70, former Principal of McGill, at 
Ottawa, on February 8, 1998. 

Col. Norman J.W. Smith, BEng’32, at 
Beaverton, Ont., on September 27, 1997. 
Katherine (Gordon) Mackenzie, BA’33, at 
Toronto, on September 6, 1997. 

Dr. Charles B. Petrie, MD’35, at Ottawa, on 
January 22, 1997. 

Thomas Wilson Ross, BEng’35, at 
Hawkesbury, Ont., on October 18, 1997. 

Stanley Gordon Lumsden, BA’36, MA’37, at 
Montreal, on September 11, 1997. 

Jacob Aaron Weinstein, BEng’37, at North 
York, Ont., on September 9, 1997. 

Dr. Charles M. Harlow, PhD’38, MD’41, at 
Halifax, on September 27, 1997. 

Keith D. McQuaig, BA’38, MD’43, at 
Ottawa, on July 3, 1997. 

Jean Muriel (Henry) Ratchelous, 
BHS(AgerSc)’39, at Hamilton, Ont., on 
September 12, 1997. 

Henry Hovey Rugg, BEng’39, at St. 
Catharines, Ont., on October 29, 1997. 

William Murray Telford, BSc’39, MSe’41, 
PhD’49, at Montreal, on November 19, 1997. 

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Dr. Richard Savage Birks, BSc’40, MD’42, at 
Montreal, on October 17, 1997. 

Dorothy Aileen (Roberts) Knowles, BHS’40, 
BLS’53, at Smiths Falls, Ont., on October 18, 

Enid Evelyn (Barber) Maxwell, BSc’41, at 
Ottawa, on August 9, 1997. 

Helen (Chestnut) Hutchinson, BHS’42, at 
St. Andrews, N.S., on August 17, 1997. 
Gilles Papineau-Couture, BEng’42, PhD’45, 
at Montreal, on September 9, 1997. 

Robert Orr, BSc(Agr)’43, MD’49, at New 
York, in September, 1997. 

J. Harris Walker, MD’43, at Salt Lake City, 

Utah, on August 28, 1997. 

Eleanor G. (Hanna) Cope, BA’46, at 
Westport, Ont., on June 5, 1997. 

Alistair Graeme Fraser, BA’46, at Ottawa, on 
September 1, 1997. 

Edward Hall, BSc’46, at Ottawa, on March 
15, 1997. 

Franklin Donald Grearson, BA’47, at 
Montreal, on October 14, 1997. 

Joseph Laurence Wolfson, PhD’48, at 
Ottawa, on September 18, 1997. 
Thomas Leo Craig, BEng’49, at North 
Carolina, on September 21, 1997, 

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Lomer J. D’Aigle, BSc’50, at Port Coquitlam, 
B.C., on October 15, 1997. 

J. David DeJong, MD’50, at Montreal, on 
August 20, 1997. 

Peter Eastcott, BEng’50, at Peterborough, 
Ont., on 29 November, 1997. 

H. Anthony Hampson, BA’50, at Toronto, on 
October 18, 1997. 

Hugh Thomas Kane, BEng’50, at Pointe 
Claire, on October 28, 1997. 

Claude Vernon (Bud) MacLachlan, BEng’50, 
at Ingersoll, Ont., on August 19, 1997. 

Pierre Péladeau, BCL50, at Montreal, on 
December 24, 1997. 

Charles E. Robertson, BEng’50 at Port 
Coquitlam, B.C., on October 18, 1997. 

James C. Smith, BSc(Agr)’50, at Kingston, 
Ont., on August 20, 1997. 

Ross M. Taylor, BEng’50, at Shawville, Que., 
on July 20, 1997. 

John Philip Fisher, BEng’51, at Knowlton, 
Que., on October 13, 1997. 

Selwyn Gauld Jones, BEng(Mech)’51 at 
Toronto, on October 17, 1997. 

William Eric Poole, BSc’51, at Chateauguay, 
Que., on June 19, 1997. 


Claude J. Blais, BEng’52, at St. Lambert, 
Que., on Oct yber 5, 1997. 

Jaroslav Havelka, MSc’54, at London, Ont, © 
on August 14, 1997. 

Libuse J. Tyhurst, DipPsy’54, at Vancouver, 
on September 28, 1997. 

Paul-Michel Audette, BEng’56, at Montreal} 
on October 27, 1997. : 
Brian M. Blakely, BCom’57, at Oakville, 

Ont., on October 15, 1997. ; 

Andrew L. Lippay, BEng’58, at Montreal, ony 
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Rizalina (Fenix) Rosal, BLS’60, at Toronto, 
on April 4, 1997. 

Anne C. Hewett, BEd(PE)’61, at Barrie, 

Ont., on October 22, 1997. 

Reginald Allison Greene, BSc(Agr)’66, at 
Ottawa, on November 19, 1997. 

J. Edouard Labelle, BCL’68, at Town of 
Mount Royal, Que., on September 7, 1997. 
Boris Srepel, DipEng(Civil)’69, at Montreal, 
on September 23, 1997. 

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Patrick Duncan McTaggart-Cowan, DSc 74, 
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Clifton Ruggles, BEd’77, at Montreal, on 
January 2, 1998. 

Jean Jordan Springer, BEd Cert Teacher 18; 
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James Stuart Aynsley, BA’80, BSW’81, 
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12 Treasure Trove: From Newton to Napoleon 

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10 Save the Planet 

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18 McGill, Mahler and Montreal 
What does Gustav Mahler have in common with 
McGill and Montreal? The McGill Symphony 
Orchestra is captured in splendid Mahlerian form for 
anew documentary film. 


22 Seats on Campus 

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26 McGill Alumni Association Honours 

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and Awards, 1998 

Without the help of volunteers like these, where would 

we be? A salute to this year’s honorees. 


Two medieval woodcuts, probably from the 15th century, coloured 

by hand. The woodcuts are possibly from a blockbook, a book printed 
entirely from woodcuts and usually of a religious nature. From 

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34 Alumnotes 

In Memoriam 

Photo: Nicolas Morin 

Macdonald Campus Professor Robert S. Broughton, PhD’72, with students Greg Johnston (U2, Agricultural Engineering) and Sandra Ibarra, BSc(AgrEng) 95, 
MSc'97.. Last full, Professor Broughton and 20 of his charges lent their ‘Improving spirit to extensive drainage installation work at Mac. In two of the sections they 
worked on, totalling seven hectares, subsurface drainage was installed for the first time. Maize and bean production, not previously possible, will pay for the 

improvements in five years or less. These drains can last a century or more. 

“Macdonald—and McGill-would be 
poorer in spirit without Bob Broughton” 

Professor Robert S. Broughton, PhD’72, is an expert in drainage and irrigation. 
Egypt, Pakistan and India call on him for advice. So does McGill’s Macdonald 
Campus, where he has taught since 1962. Last fall, Professor Broughton and 
20 of his students installed new drainage on six areas of the Macdonald farm 
and Morgan Arboretum. He drew up the plans; students did topographic and 
construction surveying. They also placed outlet pipes and did the erosion control 
work. A special laser-controlled plow was then brought in to lay nearly 10 km of 
plastic drainpipe. 

Planting now starts in April (photo above was taken April 8) instead of late May. 
Well-drained fields are more productive: the early start lets both roots and foliage 
develop better before full summer heat sets in. 

Bob Broughton has always had an ‘improving spirit. He and his students 
designed and supervised drainage and land improvement for part of 
the National Capital Greenbelt. Bob also designed drainage and irrigation for the 
sports facilities at Macdonald—an installation many pro stadiums would envy. 
At Mac volunteer phonathons, he doesn’t just remind his fellow grads to make 
their annual gift—he asks about jobs for his students, too! His own gift? Already 
made. (Why not send your own, today!) 

Help carry that spirit 
forward today. 


Send your gift today to the McGill 
Annual Fund, 3605 de la Montagne, 
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2M1. 

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minute ... 
that isn’t 
the real edi- 
tor, is it?... 
hmm, perhaps she hasn’t 
been well lately ... 

You're right. This is not 
the face you are used to seeing in this spot. 
Janice Paskey, editor of the McGill News 
since 1990, is at home looking after newly- 
arrived son Matthew Saku (middle-named 
for the Montreal Canadiens’ Saku Koivu, 
dubbed the Flying Finn by local hockey 
reporters). Matthew arrived in late April 
right on schedule — his mom has never 
been one to miss a deadline — and Janice 
and partner Marc are adjusting well to 
first-time parenthood. 

I know she’s learned a great deal since 
looking after a friend’s baby a few years ago. 
With some trepidation, Janice had offered 
to babysit. The next day, she told me of the 
important discovery she had made halfway 
through the evening. “Babies are like pan- 
cakes. You just keep flipping them over!” 

Because of little Matthew, I was offered 
the opportunity to look after McGill News. 
For the last eight years, I have been editor 
of the McGill Reporter, the campus news- 
paper for faculty and staff. And although 
students claim never to read it, the Reporter 
has been taken to task by student publica- 
tions frequently enough this year for us 
to conclude that they were actually reading 
it pretty carefully. 

The editorship of McGill News is a 
daunting job to take on, what with a circu- 
lation about six times greater than the 
Reporter’s and with the magazine having 
earned a slew of awards under Janice’s 
tenure. In fact, Assistant Editor Andrew 
Mullins has just learned that he won a sil- 
ver medal in the annual publications con- 
test run by the Canadian Council for the 
Advancement of Education for the article 
“A Poet’s Life” (Winter’ 97), which he co- 
wrote with his predecessor at the News, 
Patrick McDonagh. As we went to press, 
decisions were pending on a couple of 
other entries, including a submission in 
the category for Best Magazine. 

But what kept me awake nights was the 
prospect of making editorial decisions on 
behalfa group as large and diverse as 
McGill’s alumni. I had a sense of the cam- 
pus community for whom we published the 
Reporter. After all, | am member of that 
community, and I work and talk with scores 

of others in the course of a week. In the last 
few years we’ve won a few publication 
awards ourselves. But to decide what to put 
together for you— who span eight decades, 
who live in more than 100 countries and 
whose interests range from geology to femi- 
nism and from agriculture to art history — 
seemed an impossibly difficult task. 

Because I was concentrating on the dif- 
ferences among alumni, | forgot about the 
bonds we all share — whether we are on 
campus every day or haven’t been back 
since graduation. Those common bonds 
are a profound pride in McGill and the 
desire to see it continue to flourish. And 
flourish it does ~ despite budget cuts. 

As you will learn from this issue, McGill 
is offering an innovative new program in 
environmental studies which could well 
serve as a model for other universities. Our 
French article highlights the research by 
psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky into 
the causes of increasing addiction to video 
gambling among students, mostly boys. His 
research indicates that an early fascination 
with electronic games can lead to prob- 
lems with lottery machines, because young 
people don’t recognize the difference 
between games of skill and games of 
chance. Derevensky also runs a free coun- 
selling service for gamblers aged 14 to 21, 
many of whom confess to stealing from 
family and friends to support their gam- 
bling habit. McGill’s Symphony Orchestra 
is featured in a remarkable documentary 
about history and music as conductor 
Timothy Vernon prepares his charges to 
perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Read 
the article, then watch your local televi- 
sion listings. 

Our cover story on the Division of Rare 
Books and Special Collections exemplifies 
a few other things that are right with 
McGill. The treasures described are 
unique — some even priceless — yet the staff 
want to share them with as many people as 
pe »ssible, whether they re researchers, stu- 
dents or members of the public. And the 
story emphasizes the importance to McGill 
of donors, in this case people who augment 
the marvellous collections, knowing that 
whatever they entrust to the University 
will be well looked after. 

I hope you will enjoy the magazine. | 
already am. 

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This summer, as part of Festival Canada, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa \ 
host an exhibition commemorating the life and accomplishments of one j 
McGill’s most distinguished graduates and faculty members. The late John Pete 
Humphrey, BCom’25, BA’27, BCL'29, PhD’45, wrote the original drafts of why 
later became the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Half a century ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaime 
the Universal Declaration “a common standard of achievement for all peoples an 
all nations...” Apart from being the author of the first drafts of the Declaratior 
Dr. Humphrey (1905-1995) was Director of the Human Rights Division of th 
United Nations Secretariat for twenty years from its founding in 1946, 

To mark this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration b 
a Dae he United Nations, the National Arts Centre will hold special events to celebrai 
Dr. John Peters Humphrey receiving the Human this landmark in human rights. The theme of the Centre’s summer festival is "Ty 
Rights Award from then-United Nations Artist and Human Rights.” The grand opening will take place on the aftemoon: 
ee ced Javier Pérez de Cuellar une 30 in the Centre lobby. The event was organized in association with jot 
mu ae faa ps Humphrey's widow, Dr. Margaret Kunstle-Humphrey, and the McGill Unive 
be hing ‘he raxiss by Convnes of get’ Archives, the repository for thousands of speeches, writings, and photographs 
had "hae ghee  — John Humphrey’ life. 

The exhibit will display, among other items, a copy of Dr. Humphrey's fi 
handwritten and dated draft of the Declaration. Several of his drafts were disco: 
ered among a large quantity of papers he gave to McGill's Law Library upon’ 
retirement from the U.N. in 1966. 

The opening gala performances of Festival Canada will feature a joyot 
testament to the human spirit, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The National At 
Centre will dedicate these concerts, on June 30 and July 1, to Dr. Humphrey. B0! 
performances will include a reading from the Charter of Human Rights by eminet 
Canadian artists. 


When Dr. Humphrey returned 
to teaching at McGill's Faculty 
of Law following his time at 
the United Nations, he 
remained a strong and active 
advocate for human rights. He 
traveled extensively to advise 
on problems dealt with by the 
United Nations and other 
international organizations. 
He was proud to be able to say 
that there wasn’t a country in 
the world that he hadn't visited in order to further the cause of human rights. He 
even went to Ulan Bator in Outer Mongolia on U.N. business. 

At age 87, Dr. Humphrey, who still gave lectures at McGill, lobbied the Japanese government for reparation for a group 
Korean women forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese military during World War II. As of early 1998, the Korean govern 
had agreed to compensate the women and seek reimbursement from Japan. 

Dr. Humphrey received scores of honours, including the Human Rights Award from the United Nations in New York 
December 1988. Two days after that presentation, he was the guest of then-French President Francois Mitterand for celebrations 
the Palais des Nations in Paris marking the fortieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration. 

This September, Canada Post will produce a commemorative stamp honoring Dr. Humphrey. 

Dr. Humphrey had a long and close association with McGill. In 1988, McGill's Faculty of Law established the John Humphi 
Lectureship on Human Rights, and he gave the inaugural lecture. The second Lecturer was then-U.N. Secretary General Javier Pet 
de Cuéllar. 

Dr. Humphrey established an endowment to McGill that will provide for continued studies in human rights and internatio" 
law. He also named John Hobbins, Associate Director of the McGill University Libraries, his literary executor. Hobbins # 
Dr. Humphrey clearly intended for the University to be home to his historically valuable books and papers. 

A motion adopted by the University Senate following his death concluded: “McGill in its teaching and research, the advalt® 
ment of human dignity around the world and the idea of Law itself have all been well served by John Peters Humphrey.” 

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One of Dr. Humphrey’s drafts of the Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights. 

Dr. Humphrey with Eleanor Roosevelt. 

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Principal on target 

McGill News includes a newsbite with a 
misleading title, “Shapiro blasts business 
community.” It reports on Principal 
Shapiro’s speech to the Canadian Club. 

I read the speech and believe you misread 
it. The speech was superb: passionate, 
informative and compelling, drawing 
attention to the destruct ive conjunction 
of current government policies which 
have radically reduced government grants 
while freezing tuition, thus seriously 
undermining the quality of education at 
Quebec’s universities. 

It was not a blast of the business commu- 
nity but an urgent call to arms to enlist the 
business community’s support in the cause 
of changing these government policies. 
The blast was aimed at the deserving tar- 
get: perverse government policy. In the 
absence of change, all of Quebec’s univer- 
sities will be badly hurt. Thank goodness 
Principal Shapiro has the courage to speak 
up and to do so with such eloquence. 

J. Robert S. Prichard, LLD’96 

President, University of Toronto 

High-priced athletes 

mentioned in print, even if it is in the hon- 
our of expensive equipment (Spring’98). ] 
must respond to the statement that the 
most expensive player to outfit is a hockey 
player. Ifa racing shell costs $27,000 and it 
fits eight rowers and a cox, then the cost 
per athlete is $3,000. Even if we amortize 
the cost of a shell over its two-year useful- 
ness as a Varsity boat, then the cost per 
athlete drops to $1,500, still higher than 
the $1,300 hockey hauberk. 

Anthony Tremain, BA’89, BMus’94 
Toronto, Ont. 

Protest not 

receive the McGill News and I read it 
with avid interest. 

I was intrigued to note in “Salaries for 
Students” (Winter’97) that McGill 
students are actively protesting against 
tuition increases. Your readers might be 
interested to know that McGill tuition 
appears ridiculously low when compared 
to college tuition in the United States. 


For example, most state universities here 
average about $US10,000 to $US15,000 
per year; while private universities 
currently run around $US30,000 per year. 
Thus, an undergraduate education can 
cost up to $US120,000 per student. Then, 
of course, there is graduate school. 

[hat is not to say that McGill students 
should not be protesting — after all, that 
is part of the fun of being an undergraduate 

but it might be worthwhile putting 
another perspective on the situation ina 
follow-up article. 

Esther H. Steinhauer, BSc’69 
White Plains, N.Y. 

Melanie, too 

McGill Rhodes Scholars (Fall’97), I’d 
like to bring to your attention one you 
omitted: Melanie Newton, who graduated 
in German Studies in June 1996 and then 
went home to Barbados to serve as the 
youth representative on a commission to 
rewrite the ¢ onstitution, and wona 
Rhodes Scholarship in the Caribbean 
competition during the course of the year. 
She is pursuing a PhD in history at St. 
Antony’s ¢ ollege. 

Brian Lewis 
Assistant Professor, Department of History 
McGill University 

Missing 1959 

in 1960, a house fire destroyed our copy of 
the 1959 Old McGill. It was our graduation 
year and we'd love to have another copy. 
Anyone with a copy to give or to sell, 
please feel free to call collect. 

Don, BCom’59, and 
Ann (McNally) Budge, BSc’59 
Coldwater, Ont., (705) 835-3318 

Judgement overturned 

(Winter’96), Judge Daniel Tingley 
discussed a case in which he had recently 
rendered judgement, referred to as “A 
Promise Made and Accepted.” 

It is surprising that the judge discussed 
the case in terms which permitted 
the parties to be identified easily — and 

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while the case was still in appeal. 

I think your readers are entitled to be 
told that the appeal has now been heard 
and that the three judges of the Appeal 
Court unanimously reversed Judge 
Tingley’s ruling and declared that the 
Plaintiff's action was entirely unfounded. 

Jocelyne Quesnel 
Notary, Dorval, Que. 

Ed. note: In fact, Judge Tingley did 
not “discuss the case.” The quotes were 
taken directly from the case documents, 
which are on public record. 


most expensive journal was Nuclear 
Physics (Spring’98, pg. 17), then why did 
we show a photo of Particle Physics, some 
hawk-eyed readers wanted to know. 
Indeed, the Nuclear Physics journal has 
three different parts, and each part has 
more than 12 issues per year. Particle 
Physics is one of the parts of Nuclear 
Physics. The electronic version is available 
only to subscribers to the print copy, so 
McGill has to buy it. 

The 1998 McGill Book Fair dates listed on 
pg. 36 of the Spring Issue were wrong. The 
correct dates are October 21 and 22, 1998 
—the same dates listed in the Coming 
Events brochure and on the alumni web- 
site ( 

Memoriam” (Spring’98) section, Dorothy 
Aileen (Roberts) Knowles, BHS’40, 
BLS’53, was incorrectly listed as having 
died on October 18, 1997. Indeed, it was 
Dorothy (Roberts) Knowles, BA’27, 

who died on that date. She was the wife of 
former McGill Chaplain, Rev. E. Clifford 
Knowles, BA’27, MA’29, DD’56. 

McGill Report on Private Giving inserted 
in the Spring’98 issue of the McGill News, 
an error was made in the caption under the 
Boeckh photo on pg. 26. The caption 
should have read Ian, Raymonde and Tony 

Boeckh. The family generously established 
anew Graham Boeckh Chair in 
Schizophrenia Studies at McGill. The 
chairholder will be named shortly. 

cGill alumni have established 

a tradition of being remark- 

ably generous to their alma 
mater, and in recent years students 
have ste arted s showi ing the same spirit of 
support. Each graduating class now 
pledges a parting gift under the banner 
of Class Action, but other projects are 
decided through referenda in which 
students vote to allow special fee levies 
during their undergraduate years. 

In an initiative unrivalled in Canada, 
students have helped to raise $1.2 mil- 
lion for the University’s libraries after 
voting in 1996 to designate $20 a year 
per student for library improvement. 
McGill agreed to match whatever stu- 
dents raised from undesignated funds 
collected during the recent capital 
campaign. Liz Gomery, BA’98, 
Students’ Society Vice-President 
(University Affairs), handed over a 
cheque at a special ceremony in April. 
“A]l Canadian universities have been 
adversely affected by the systematic 
cuts to education in the past decade,” 
said Gomery. “Students don’t want 
to see those cuts damage such an impor- 
tant aspect of our University. Libraries 
are at the heart of knowledge and 
research at McGill.” 

his is what we call a ‘wow!’ said a grinning Vice- 
Principal Derek Drummond, BArch’62. What 
brought a broad smile to the lips of the V-P of 
Development and Alumni Relations and other 
McGill administrators was a Top Ten list — not the — 
Late Night with David Letterman variety, but a list o 
International Centres of Excellence published recently in th 
London Sunday Times. The Times article reported on a talk give 
by Dr. Robert Stevens, Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, 
agbich ag papesete concern pag was ioe ground to 

of the world’s ce which accompanied the anole McGill - 

appeared in tenth spot, behind Cambridge, ani: 

Sorbonne and Heidelberg. The top five 


institutions listed were American 
heavyweights Harvard, 

Yale, Princeton, 

Chicago and . 


Plans so far call for $750,000 to be 
spent on acquisitions. A further $100,000 
will go to creation of an “intelligent” 
classroom in the McLennan Library, 

where special classes can be conducted ed athletics complex and the new 
Student Services Building, scheduled to 
open in 1999. Ona less grand scale, 
student associations in each faculty regu- 
larly collect money to upgrade lab equip- 
ment or buy books and journals. But 
whether the gifts are large or small, what 
is impressive is the unselfishness of the 
students. Most projects are fully realized 
only after the benefactors have graduated 
— another alumni tradition. 

or where users can explore databases and 

receive instruction in using the McGill 

libraries’ electronic resources. 

equipped with 25 networked computers, Some other major projects helped by 
student contributions 
(which total more 
than $3 million in the 
last three years) are 

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Coe ; ; 3 the almost-complet- 

McGitt University LIBRARIES 


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Student largesse: Students? Society 
Vice-President Liz Gomery 
presents a big cheque. 


crack team of researchers under the leadership of Dr. David Kaplan is being 
assembled at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital to study the 

causes, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours at the newly established 
Brain Tumour Research Centre. Kaplan, one of North America’s most respected 
neuroscientists, trained in the Harvard lab of Nobel laureate Dr. Harold Varmus and 
comes to McGill from the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. He turned down 
offers from other universities to come to Montreal to establish the Centre because, he 
says, “the MNI is one of the strongest neuroscience centres in the world.” 

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new $26-million facility — which will eventual- 
ly house 100 scientists, six biotechnology research laboratories anda conference 
centre equipped with the latest in communications technology — took place in April. 
While the science will be world class, the human side has not been forgotten. 

A house has been purchased at Pine and University Streets to accommodate 
patients’ families. Says Kaplan, 
“Hotels can be expensive — when 

someone in your family is ill, you’ve 
already got a lot to deal with. The 
families will be right across the street from 
the hospital and they’ll be close to our 
doctors and social workers.” 

Although currently the subject of rela- 

tively little research, brain tumours claim 
more lives among children than any 
other disease. As the population ages, the 

here can be few more dazzling incidence of brain tumours in the elderly is ais Weep wm tT 
leaps than the one taken by the increasing. This year in North America, ree yy 
Macdonald Campus dairy herd in 80,000 new cases of primary and secondary “2 

the past year. None of that jumping over tumours will be diagnosed. : 

the moon stuff, but, according to a 

recent article in the McGill Reporter, the Below: Quebec Deputy Premier Bernard 

75 high-performance cows have shot Landry (left), MNI Director Dr. Richard 

from 2,080th spot to 9th among Murphy, Principal Bernard Shapiro, 

Quebec’s 9,000 dairy herds. Animal Chancellor Gretta Chambers and Dr. Abe 

Science professor Elliot Block, who took Fuks, Dean of Medicine. Right: model of the 

over as farm director last summer, says Brain Tumour Research Centre 

Macdonald’s milkers — who produce 
roughly 30 litres per day each vs. 21 for 
the average cow — are doing what comes 
naturally. No nasty steroids or growth 
hormones are involved, he says, just 
an extra milking per day and an 
improved diet. “We did a complete feed 
analysis and balanced the ingredients in 
their diet,” Block says. The quality of 
hay and silage was improved and more 
grains were added to supplement the 
existing corn and soy meals. What may 
have made the Holsteins so happy is 
that the diet supplements include the 
leftover grains from the distilling of rye 
whiskey — purchased from Seagram’s, no 
less — bourbon and beer. 

Whatever the reason, this remarkable 
moo-ve in the rankings should be cele- 
brated. Bartender, a couple of Brown Cows! 


f you’re coming to campus 

this summer, be prepared 

for a little dust, dirt 
and noise. Okay, a lot of dust, 
dirt and noise. Under a spe- 
cial campus renewal program, 
$22.5 million in improve- 
ments will be carried out to 
University buildings, tunnels 
and mechanical systems. 
The money comes from funds 
set aside by McGill for capital 
alterations, augmented by 
a grant from the Quebec 
government under its Plan 
d’accélération des investisse- 
ments publics. Among the 
more visible projects 
scheduled are the replace- 
ment of the conerete terraces 
outside the Arts Building, 
Burnside Hall and the 
Redpath Museum, as well as 
the re-roofing of several dozen 
buildings and repairs to 
masonry and windows. Most 
of the sprucing up will be 
finished in September, so the 
Macdonald and downtown 
campuses should be looking 
their best for this year’s 
Homecoming. If you want to 
know exactly what’s under 
construction and when, 
check the Physical 
Resources web page at 


ice-Principal (Administration and Finance) Phyllis Heaphy, BA’70, 

DipPubAc’82, advised the University Senate that she would ask the Board of 

Governors at the end of May to approve a deficit budget for 1998-99. The antici- 
pated shortfall is $5 million. Although at press time the Governors had not met, 

Principal Shapiro told senators that he thoug 

ht the Board would agree but, he added, 

ot a dollar larger and not another one next y ear.” With continuing cuts from Quebec, a 
3.4% decrease in enrolment (reducing the provincial grant by a further $2 million) and 
unanticipated expenses related to the January ice storm, a balanced budget for next year 

would be impossible to achieve “without dangerously impairing the quality of our aca- 

demic programs” according to Heaphy’s report to Senate. Running a deficit for one year 

will allow a little breathing'space to find more ways to implement cuts and to generate 

revenue. In fact, McGill has managed its finances remarkably well in recent years, 

absorbing annual cuts from the province while still reducing its accumulated deficit by 

about $15 million. At one time, the formula for ealeulating operating grants for Quebec 
universities penalized McGill and a$75-milkion deficit built up during the 1980s. The 

formula was made more equitable in L991. Now, with cuts to theuniversity system ot 

25% over the last five years, other schools are running up the red ink. “Laval is planning 

for a huge deficit,” Heaphy told Senate, adding that Université de Mentréal has an aceu- 

mulated debt roughly the same size as McGill’s. Meanwhile, ConcordiaRector Frederick 

Lowy, BA’55, MD’59, is forecasting a shortfall of about $8 million in his Umiversity’s 

1998-99 budget. 

our new inductees have been named 
to McGill’s Sports Hall of Fame. 
James Worrall, BSc’35, a track and 
waterpolo star who was the flag-bearer for 
Canada at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, 
heads the stellar list, along with the late 
George Vernot, BSc’26, a two-time 
Olympic medalist in swimming. Also 
inducted posthumously were Dr. George 
Laing, MD’15, a football and tennis star, 
and Dr. Don Young, MD’35, a bas- 
ketball and football legend. 
Worrall, an 84-year-old retired 
lawyer living in Toronto, starred on 
four championship track teams at 
McGill from 1931-35 and finished 
fourth in the quarter-mile hurdles 
at the Berlin Olympics. He served 
as president of the Canadian & 
Olympic Association from 1964- ' 
68, was a member of the Inter- 
national Olympic Committee 
from 1967-89 and was inducted 
to the Canadian Sports Hall of 
Fame in 1987. 
Vernot was the last Canadian 
swimmer to win an Olympic medal 
in the 1500m freestyle, capturing 
silver at the 1920 Antwerp Games, 
along with a bronze medal in the men’s 

400m freestyle. The captain of McGill’s 
swim team from 1922-25, Vernot also com- 

peted at the 1924 Games in Paris. 

Laing was a Quebec singles tennis cham- 
pion and also played on McGill’s 1913 and 
1915 Yates Cup championship football 
teams. In 1914 he set a McGill record 
which still stands — a 115-yard kickoff 
return for a touchdown against Queen’s= 

and was described by the Montreal 

oy Herald as “the most brilliant player in 
#®9 Canadian football today.” Dr. Laing 

died in 1963. 
Young, the third member of 
& McGill's Sports Hall of Fame to be 
born in Almonte, Ont., played 
on four championship basketball 
teams and on the 1928 Yates 
Cup football squad. A seven- 
, time all-star in football, he 

¥ played both flying wing and 
quarterback from 1928-34. 
» Young, who died in 1988, won two 
) Grey Cups with the Ottawa Rough 
Riders and was named to the Ottawa 
Sports Hall of Fame in 1970. 
Four inductees from the post-war era 

will be announced prior to McGill’s 

Hall of Fame Luncheon on September 

17. Some tickets are available at 

$40 and can be reserved by calling 
(514) 398-7002. 

Sports Hall of Fame inductee Don Young 


f we were teleported back to the 
McGill of E Cyril James, we would 
scarcely recognize it. None of the 
governing structures we take for 
granted — an active Senate and a 
representative Board of Gover- 
nors — were in place. James ran 
McGill like a medieval fiefdom,” 
says history professor Faith Wallis, 
BA’71, MA’74, MLS’76, a medie- 
valist herself, in dese ribing the 
University inherited by James’s suc- 
cessor, Harold Rocke Robertson, 
BSc’32, MD’36. “Robertson shaped 
that McGill into one that would feel 
familiar to us today.” 

The man who became McGill’s 12th 
Principal was born in 1912 in Victor ia, 
B.C., toa family where law was the pro- 
fession of choice. But Robertson chose 
medicine and McGill, where the foun- 
der of modern medicine, Sir William 
Osler, MD1872, had launched his 
famous career and deposited not only 
his personal library, but a vast intellec- 
tual legacy. In this climate, Robertson 
acquired his lifelong love of old books 
and an enduring spirit of inquiry into 
the art and science of medicine. 

Graduating at the top of his medical 
class, he wenton to trainasa surgeon in 
Montreal and Edinburgh, and his ser- 
vice during World War II with the 2nd 
Canadian Surgical Unit left him fasci- 
nated with the causes and treatment of 
infection in wounds. His writings and 
research on this subject won him the 
Lister Prize from the University of 
Edinburgh. Te pee ae 

After the war, he moved to Vancou- 
vér to help found the University of 
British Columbia medical school. In 
1959, he came back to McGill to chair 
the University’s Department of Surgery 
and take up the post of surgeon-in-chief at the Montreal 
General Hospital. Former students remember Robertson’s bed- 
side teaching as extraordinary. 

“He had a way of looking directly at every person he encoun- 
tered, and treating them with total respect,” recalls Dr, Fred 
Wiegand, BA’56, MD’60, MSc’64. “Some doctors could really 
make a student feel small. But when one of Dr. Robertson’s stu- 
dents asked a question that was less than intelligent, he always 
answered it ina way that left you retainingsome dignity. I tell you, 
you were so grateful you were ready to be the man’s slave for life!” 

At the General, he recruited several basic scientists to aug- 
ment research activity, developed the Trauma Team — based on 
a model acquired during his military days —and established one 
of the first intensive care units in Canada. During the same peri- 
od, he served as director of McGill’s Graduates’ Society and 
took on the job of chair of the Alma Mater Fund. 

In 1962, Robertson left his distinguished surgical career to 
become Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill. Albert 

by Vivian Lewin 

As Principal from 1962-70, 
Dr. H. Rocke Robertson skil- 
fully led the University through 
an era of enormous expansion 
and tumultuous social cha NGZe. 
February in 

Ottawa at the age of 86. 

Tunis, BA’48, was editor of the McGill 
News during Robertson’s tenure and 
recalls David Thomson, then dean of 
graduate studies and research, quipping 
that Robertson had exchanged making 
“decisive incisions” for making “inci- 
sive dec isions.” 

His first challenge was to orchestrate 
the funding needed for McGill’s 
unprecedented expansion. Until 1963, 
McGill had conducted itselfasa private 
university, but now the “Quiet Revolu- 
tion” was under way and Quebec, which 
was for the first time contributing sig- 
nificantly to McGill’s building program 
and its operating budget, still expected 
the University to use its own funds first, 
Robertson battled with the province 
over its policy of “rattrapage,” whereby 
most government funding went to fran- 
cophone universities to enable them to 
“catch up” to McGill and the other 
English-language institutions. 

Robertson’s eight-year tenure: saw 
McGill gain many of the physical and 
administrative structures it had lacked. 
Even so, it barely kept up with the pace 
of change. The student body increased 
by 70 per cent as baby boomers swelled 
enrolment, and the full-time teaching 
staff more than doubled. McGill acquir- 
ed a Faculty of Management, and the 
physical plant quadrupled With the con- 
struction of 16 new buildings. Student 
representatives, meanwhile, clamoured 
for changes to the way McGill was gov- 
erned. Eventually, they were invited to 
sit on the Board of Governors, Senate 
and many key subcommittees. 

But these changes didn’t come 
peacefully and when McGill, after sev- 
eral years of deficit financing, raised 
tuition $100 a year in 1966-67 — from 

$535, already the highest in Canada — 
McGill students, like their counterparts all over North 
America, rebelled with bomb threats, sit-ins and mass demon- 
strations. ) 

Robertson seemed to possess the right blend of toughness 
and patience. According to Professor Wallis, “Repression was 
not his style. He was proud, calm, almost Olympian. He was 
legitimately averse to over-reacting, and so preserved the digni- 
ty of the University.” Adds Wallis, “I think McGill would have 
suffered greater turmoil had he not been at the helm.” 

A lover of books and an enthusiastic collector, he played a 
major part in building the facilities of the Faculty of Medicine’s 
Osler Library, whose rare book room now bears his name. He 
presented the library with a princely gift from his personal col- 
lection — a set of the renowned 18th century Encyclopédie by 
Diderot and d’Alembertin, its original bindings still intact. 

Robertson is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beatrice 
Rosalyn Arnold, who created the medicinal herb garden near 
the Melntyre Medical Sciences Building, and their four chil- 


eople look at their garbage different- 

ly now, seeing every bottle and 

crushed carton in a planetary con- 

text,” writes Don DeLillo in his 

recent novel, Underworld. Environ- 
mental concerns are no longer the sole domain of 
“radical” environmentalists, green parties on the 
political fringe, activist organizations like Green- 
peace, or for that matter, the scientific researchers 
who labour away in obscurity. Indeed, the environ- 
ment has very much taken its place on the world 
political stage, as evidenced, for example, by last 
December’s international agreement on global 
warming in Japan, or by the ongoing and very public 
woes Canada (among other countries) is having with 
the fisheries and forestry industries. Phrases and con- 
cepts like “renewable resources,” “waste manage- 
ment” and “sustainability” have become common 
parlance, usually carrying undertones of urgency and 
even planetary distress. 

But while many of their parents are still adjusting 
to rinsing out cans and jars, and bundling newspapers 
for the recycling pick-up, students arriving at univer- 
sities these days are well-schooled in the basics of the 
environment and the state of the planet — and its 
ongoing devastation by its human population. As 
more and more of these environment-conscious 
young people embark upon post-secondary educa- 
tion, they are looking for environmental programs 
that meet their goals and concerns, and universities 
are beginning to adapt. 

This September will see the launch of the McGill 
School of Environment (MSE). A few years ago, a 
group of professors began discussing the integration 
of McGill’s offerings in environmental studies. 
Courses in environmental science had long been 
available at McGill, but they were scattered across 
departments and faculties with no unifying program 
or degree. According to Nigel Roulet, Director of the 
Centre for Climate and Global Change Research, 
who also headed the executive committee preparing 

the launch of the MSE, “Even though the strength in 
environmental studies was there at McGill, it wasn’t 
recognized by other universities and students.” 

The MSE should change that perception. The 
result of an unusual alliance between the faculties of 
Arts, Science, and Agricultural and Environmental 
Sciences, the program has been designed with an 
innovative and multidisciplinary bent. 

“Synthesis is critical in understanding environ- 
mental issues,” says Roulet. “The environment is by 
its very nature a transdisciplinary subject: there are 
social, cultural, economic and scientific aspects to 
every environmental issue.” 

That is why the school’s creators have taken the 
multidisciplinary path. Professors from three facul- 
ties will be teaching students under one environ- 
mental banner, and courses are designed specifically 
for the school itself. The multidisciplinary approach, 
however, is more than a range of disciplines making 
up the curriculum: students in science courses will 
also be examining the cultural concerns of their sub- 
ject — for instance, environmental ethics — and stu- 
dents in arts and social science courses will lookat the 
science behind their studies. Guest lecturers from dif 
ferent disciplines will be a common part of the pro- 
eram. And there will be more to come, as other fac- 
ulties like law and engineering, with important envi 
ronmental offerings of their own, are expected to join 
the MSE down the road. 

A cooperative effort like the MSE, which will 
include up to 100 faculty members with varying lev- 
els of involvement, is an important step in McGill's 
future, says Dean of Arts Carman Miller. “Initially 
there was understandable apprehension,” Miller 
says, “but we brought in a facilitator and work- 

shopped the idea, and came out with a plan of what 
we wanted. It was a good example of inter-faculty 

cooperation, and all of us now know something we 
didn’t know about the other faculties.” Miller 
believes the result can serve as a model for the 
University. “McGill has immense resources, and ifwe 

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can tap them we can have richer programs, rather than com- _ students will be able to study for a semester (though to do so, 

peting programs.” they will have to contend with culture shock, higher tuition, 
Of like mind is Dean of Agricultural and Environmental and very big spiders, says Jim Fyles). Plans are under way fora 

Sciences Deborah Buszard, out at McGill’s “greencampus”—the — similar MSE field program in Kenya, and as the MSE matures, 

Macdonald campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. “It’s not often you more locations will be added around the globe. 

get to do something radical and new in the University, so this is Students will graduate with either a BA or a BSc, and the 

very exciting.” And, she stresses, the inter-faculty, multidiscipline | School is also offering a minor and a diploma. Though no grad- 

ary program is “the only way to look at environmental issues.” uate program will be offered initially (there is talk of one for the 

The backbone of the MSE program will comprise four core _ future, says Fyles), students will be poised to move on to gradu- 
courses, which all MSE students will take in their first year. ate studies in areas like biology and natural resources, environ- 
These core courses are designed mental management, or in humanities programs focusing on 
tointroduce studentstothecen- development issues. “It depends on the individual student and 
tral concepts of environmental 4 / z individual program,” Fyles points out. “For instance, the 
issues. They will include: the *¢ i health and environment domain might 
Global Environment, where *f lead someone into ecotoxicology.” 
students will examine envi- ' As for what the job market will 

ronmental issues at the global look like for MSE grads, Fyles says 

scale, such as global warming that, traditionally, governments 
and the greenhouse effect; 7% 
Society and the Environ- 

ment, a look at the cultur: 
and economic aspects o 
the environment; the f 
Evolving Earth, the study 

of the physical and biological 
diversity of the planet; and Know- 
ledge, Ethics and the Environment, 
which will examine how different 
and often conflicting cultures, ethi- 
cal and legal systems, and world views 
affect the environment. 

“We want to give the program 
breadth without sacrificing depth,” 
says Professor Jim Fyles of the 
Department of Natural Resource 
Sciences at Macdonald Campus 
and the interim director of MSE. 
“That’s why we have the core 
courses, plus the domains.” 

“Domains” are another MSE 

have been the largest employer of 
environmental experts, in areas like 
pollution control, Parks Canada, 

f provincial ministries and envi- 
ronmental consultants. “But 
the job market is changing 
fast,” he says, and entirely new 
job categories are being creat- 
ed. Citing the example of a 
new species of auditors — 
environmental analysts in- 
stead of the more familiar 
number crunchers — Fyles 
says, “Companies are now 
looking to receive certifi- 
cation that their opera- 
tions are environmental- 

ly sound. This is a job that 
never existed until five years ago.” 
Likewise, disasters such as the 
Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska 

in 1989 got the attention of 

innovation. After students com- t insurance companies. “They’re 
plete the four core courses they i now looking at environmental 
ae risks the way they look at other 

will pick an area of environmen- 

tal specialization — a domain. } 
Nigel Roulet points out that 
the domains fall more “around 
a particular subject area or en- 

vironmental problem than any one 

A risks,” Fyles says, and those compa- 
)__ nies need to hire people with the 
expertise to conduct environmen- 
tal assessments. 

With such new job opportunities 

discipline.” So students might focus on areas such as and an already high level of environ- 

environment and development, land resource man- te mental concern among the student 
agement, or biodiversity and conservation, as op- body, the MSE will likely prove very 
posed to one discipline like anthropology orbiology. Students at work popular. “We're dealing with the first generation of 
The MSE program will also have a fieldwork in a students who no longer think of the environment as 
component, and depending on their specialization, field studies distant,” says Roulet, “but who — because of school- 
MSE students will be using field stations at Mont St. course ing, television and various things — are a much more 
Hilaire, the Morgan Arboretum on the Macdonald in Geography environmentally enlightened group. We’re expect- 
Campus, the McGill Subarctic Research Station in ing to be oversubscribed.” 
Schefferville, Que., the Bellairs Research Institute photos courtesy Fyles agrees. “There’s remarkable interest from 
in Barbados and the McGill High Arctic Research of students within McGill, but word has got out as 
Station on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut. In addi- Peter Barry well, and we're hearing from a lot of students out- 
tion, McGill has linked up with the Smithsonian side the University. And we haven’t even started 
Tropical Research Institute in Panama, where some recruiting yet.” 

The Chief Curator of Rare 
Books and Special Collections 
wants her department to 

lose its status as one 

of McGill’s best-kept secrets 

by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 

major move is on the list of life’s 
traumatic experiences. So is 
the arrival of a new boss 
especially one with a lot of 
ideas for change. So it was 
not surprising that when 
Irena Murray, MArch’91, 
became the head of the 
Rare Books and Special 
Collections Division 
of McGill’s Lib- 
raries in 1996, the staff was a little wary of the archi- 
tecture buff with the intense blue eyes. Murray soon 
made it clear that she thought the division should 
have both anew home and a new attitude. 

The focus had always been on preserving the col- 
lections—many items of which are centuries-old and 
rather fragile. For her part, Murray wanted to throw 
open the doors. “Nobody wants to preside over a 
dead collection. When I first started, | would look 
around me and think of that line from Casablanca, 
‘Round up the usual suspects.’ | wanted to see some 
new faces in here.” 

Making that possible has required consolidating 
the collections and moving everything to a more 
suitable location. Situated in the dim and sombre 

bowels of the McLennan Library, the division’ 
damp quarters were far from an ideal home— 235 pre- 
cious books were damaged during a 1995 flood. 
Marshalling her considerable lobbying skills; 
Murray secured new space for the division. The 
move, which in the end played a pivotal role in the 

new director winning over her staff, took place last 
summer. Asking them to handle much of the plan- 
ning for the move, Murray also gave her staffa lotot 
responsibility for figuring out where everything 
should go. 

“They were wonderful, and the experience really 
brought us together. That was when we started {0 
feel like a team,” says Murray, who also convinced 

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Roman emperor drawn and engraved by Lou 
Francois Mariage of Paris. 

Page from a 16th century Persian manuscript. 7 
miniature is called “A Gathering of Poets.” 

Print bought at a local auction for $7 showing the i 
castle built for Montreal’s 1887 Winter Carnival. 

Portrait of John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe (174 

her co-workers that increased accessibility and a 
dedication to preservation didn’t have to be mutual- 
ly exclusive. 

Reopened last fall, Rare Books and Special 
Collections now enjoys bright and airy quarters on 
the library’s fourth floor. The enlarged reading room 
is more closely linked to the division’s holdings, 
which were previously located on a separate floor. 
Now a visitor need only take a short stroll — in the 
company of a curator —to have a look at some of the 
division’s most exceptional holdings. Students zip- 
ping up the stairs in the McLennan Library are like- 
ly to pause once they reach the fourth floor. On the 
landing behind a glass wall is astunning Columbian 

From top right: 

Punch, from a set of glove puppets, English, ca. 1850. 
First World War poster designed by Montreal artist : 
Hal Ross Perrigard, based on Whistler’s famous paint- 
ing of his mother. 

View of Montreal ca. 1842 by artist John Coke Smyth, 
drawing master to Canadian Governor-General Lord 
Durham, from his work “Sketches in the Canadas.” 

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Irena Murray 

in front of a 


printing press 

printing press (Columbian refers to a particular size 
of type) which stands as an inducement to come 
inside and visit the division’s other treasures. 
nd what treasures! The division’s collections 
are among the most impressive and eclectic in the 

Together with McGill’s Osler Library of Medical 
History, the division boasts the largest collection of 
incunabula — books published before 1501 — in 
Canada. A remarkable collection of 171 hand-craft- 
ed puppets from Europe, Asia and the Americas 
attracts puppet enthusiasts from around the world. 
Other gems include letters composed by influential 
18th century philosopher David Hume, correspon- 
dence from many of that century’s leading Canadian 
fur merchants (including our own James McGill), 
Napoleonic prints depicting the French leader's 
exploits, a 1,700-volume cookbook collection, a 
wide selection of cowboy fiction, some of the first 
maps created of Canadian territory, initial drafts of 
Stephen Leacock’s fiction and a tiny wooden pago- 
da from 770 AD containing one of the earliest 
examples of Chinese printing in the world. 

“I wanted the new location to mark a fresh start 
for us,” says Murray. And so it has. A sparsely attend- 
ed poetry reading series was spruced up by Murr 


a —— pre . 






and her staff, who moved the evening event to the 
lunch-hour, supplied sandwiches and did a little 
advertising. “Now it’s standing room only,” says 
Murray of the series, which helps showcase the divi- 
sion’s extensive holdings of Canadian poetry. 

Other events were carefully orchestrated to shed 
images of must and dust and to make the collections 

come alive for new audiences. The recent publica- 

tion of a book about the division's Joe Fishstein co 

lection of Yiddish poetry, edited by Jewish Studie: 
bibliographer Goldie Sigal, led to a series of lectures 
and an exhibition detailing how Fishstein, a modest- 
ly educated New York City garment worker, slowly 
assembled his own dazzling library of Yiddish works. 

Top scholars of Yiddish literature as well as residents 
visiting froma local seniors’ home lapped up the tale. 

Another recent exhibition focused on the 
Palmer Cox collection. The Quebec-born children’s 

author wrote and illustrated the adventures of the 
Brownies, fairies who finished household and farm 
chores while families slept. The pint-sized charac- 
ters were wildly popular and became a marketing 
sensation in the 1920s and ’30s, appearing in ads for 
everything from ice cream, maple syrup and soft 
drinks to carpeting, coffee and “sick stomach” reme- 
dies. Kodak’s Brownie camera was named for them. 
The collection features original artwork by Cox, and 
the exhibition attracted first-time visitors from the 
artist’s native Eastern Townships. 

“Each event brings new people who’ve never 
seen here before. It has a domino effect,” says 
Murray. A library that makes itself useful to the com- 
nunity will be sustained by the community in turn, 
she believes. “With the Fishstein talks, we had peo- 
sle coming up to us later, talking about their own 
collections of Yiddish literature. There might always 

be another Mr. Fishstein out there.” 
But Murray says collectors of rare books and arti- 

facts can be difficult to cultivate. “You can’t really go 
‘fishing’ for them because you often don’t know who 
they are. Who could have guessed that Mr. Fishstein 

From top left: 

Rare volume of the Jesuit Relations, 1638. These regu 
lar reports sent back to Europe by priests described 
their progress in converting native people to 
Christianity, and contain much historical information 
on life in New France. 

Draft manuscript of “Queen Mab” by Percy Bysshe 
Shelley, with the poet’s annotations. 

would have amassed such an amazing collection? A 
management professor, the late William Pugsley 
(BCom’34), ended up giving us a collection of pre- 
cious maps dating back to the discovery of Canada. 
It turns out he was an officer in the Canadian navy 
with a passion for maps, but none of us would have 
thought of him as a collector. 

“Donors are a special breed,” adds Murray. “Their 
decision to give their collections to one institution 
instead of another is predicated on their own inti 
ition as to who would give their treasure a good home. 
They want someone who can take proper care of theit 
Jonations and make them useful. No one wants 

their donation to be locked away ina corner and for 
gotten. I’ve seen this played out over and overagain. 

She speaks from experience. Before taking onhet 
current job, Murray headed McGill’s Blackader 
Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art. While 
there, she found herself competing with Harvatd 
University for a precious collection — famed archi- 
ect Moshe Safdie was looking for a home for his at 
chives. Safdie, BArch’61, LLD’82, the mastermind 
behind Montreal’s Habitat, a modular housing com 
plex built for Expo’67, the Montreal Museum of Fine 
Arts extension, the National Gallery in Ottawa, and 
the Vancouver Public Library, opted for his alma mater 
Certainly, loyalty played a role in his decision, 

but he was impressed by the special care Murray and 
her staff gave to the collections in Blackader 
Lauterman. Safdie was also persuaded by Murray 
that his archives would receive greater attention at 
McGill — Harvard already had so much of every 
thing, there was a greater danger of items, evel 
remarkable items, getting lost in the shuffle. 
Murray was true to her promise. She edited 2 
much-praised and award-winning book about the 
Safdie archives and is busy preparing an exhibition 
on McGill's Safdie collection, slated to begin in 
2001, for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 

“Tt’s never one factor alone,” Murray says of donors 

decisions. “It’s always more complex than that.” 

Piece of Egyptian papyrus, probably a fragment from 
Book of the Dead. The books were placed in tombs 
graves to serve as “passports” to the afterlife. 

First edition of the famous detective novel publis! 
in London in 1892. 

This tiny wooden pagoda contained the scroll sho 
behind it. Dating from 770 AD, the scroll is the ea! 
est known example of printing from wood blocks, 3 
is one of an edition of a million copies of Chin’ 
Buddhist texts ordered by Japanese Empress Shot 

for distribution in Japan. 

From top right: 
Eaton’s Catalogue cover, Spring of 1930. 

Map of North America by Dutch cartographer Hon- 
dius ca. 1639. Much of the continent remained to be 
explored, evident from the fact that several of the 
Great Lakes are missing as is the Mississippi River, and 
California appears as an island. From the collection 
donated by Professor William Pugsley in 1971. 

Rare Books and Special Collections is open to 
anyone, Murray stresses. “Nobody needs an appoint- 
ment. We're open from nine to five. You just walk in 
and tell us what you want to see.” Murray and her 
staff might be welcoming, but not careless. You’re 
cordially invited to check out the division’s hold- 
ings, to be sure, but you have to abide by the rules of 
the place. Most personal belongings have to be 

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15th century. 

parked a fair distance away from any books or prints. 
Pens and markers are verboten — if you want to jot 
down some information, you'll have to use a pencil 
supplied by the division. Laptops are fine, but you 
need permission to make photocopies. And don’t 
even think about bringing food in. 

Murray’s team is employing decidedly modern 
means to further promote the accessibility of the irre- 
placeable materials in their collections — they’re 
turning to the web. Murray and digital collections 
librarian David McKnight head a project whereby 
many of the McGill Libraries’ unique texts and prints 

Illustration by poet and artist William Blake from a 
facsimile of Europe, a Prophecy, originally published in 
1794. The facsimile edition was published in London 
by Trianon Press in 1969. 

Letter from Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to the Montreal 
publisher Samuel Dawson dated 1894. One of a vast 
holding of “autograph” letters, the division of Rare 
Books and Special Collections is often asked to con- 

tribute to editions of correspondence to and from 
i) s people. 

editions of children’s books. 

will be scanned and placed on a website. One of the 
first items to be digitized is a collection of author and 
McGill professor Hugh MacLennan’ letters, which 
supply arresting insights into what made the beloved 
writer of Barometer Rising and Two Solitudes tick. 
The website will also eventually include two unpub- 
lished novels by MacLennan, making them available 
to the public for the first time. “That’s a bit of a coup 
for us,” relates McKnight. 

Murray is proud of what has been 
achieved so far and has high praise for the 
support and expertise provided by her 
staff. But there’s no time for resting on any 
laurels, as the division’s collections con- 
tinue to grow. McGill recently received 
the complete archives of Tundra Books, 
founded by May Cutler, BA’45, MA’51, 
for many years considered the best chil- 
dren’s book publisher in Canada. The 
Canadian Olympic Association, which 
recently closed its documentation centre, 
donated its archival material on the his- 
tory of the modern Olympics. The mate- 
rial includes some historically fascinating 
documents connected to Berlin’s 1936 
Olympics, when Nazi Germany went on 
an all-out propaganda offensive. 

“The number of phone calls we’ve 
been receiving about this collection is 
nothing short of phenomenal,” says Murray. “I think 
this place is one of the greatest public relations 
departments a university can have,” she adds. “It’s 
one thing to tell people that our libraries have over 
5 million items—that’s an abstract notion. When we 
tell people that we have a first edition of a book by 
Isaac Newton that includes his hand-written anno- 
tations in the margins, that makes the magic of what 
we have here come alive.” 

Can't visit in person? Tour the holdings in Rare 
Books and Special Collections on the web at *. 

par Sylvain Comeau 

ne nouvelle drogue fait tous les jours de nouveaux adeptes chez les étudi- 

ants nord-américains de niveau secondaire et collégial et celle-ci ne s’in- 

jecte, ne se fume ni ne s’avale. Méme si on la qualifie souvent «d’invisi- 

ble », la dépendance aux jeux de hasard et d’argent est, pour un nombre 

grandissant d’étudiants, aussi prenante — et destructrice — que le crack. 

Le Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, professeur de psychopédagogie et de counselling, essaie 

didentifier les causes de ce phénomeéne et la fagon de l’aborder. Avec l’aide d’un groupe 

d’étudiants de Zieme et 3ieme cycle, Derevensky dirige 24 études différentes sur le 
phénoméne du jeu chez les jeunes. Les résultats sont alarmants. 

«De quatre a huit pour cent des adolescents aux Etats-Unis et au Canada éprouvent 

un grave probléme de jeu, a tel point qu’on considére leur état pathologique. De dix a 
quinze pour cent d’autres risquent d’étre aussi fortement atteints. Les cotits que cela 
entraine pour la société sont prodigieux.» 

Derevensky a mené une enquéte sur le jeu compulsif pendant prés de cing ans. Ses 
recherches, en majeure partie financées par Loto-Québec depuis 1994, sont en fait la 

Jeffrey Derevensky 
veut savoir 
pourquot les jeunes — 
certains nayant 
méme pas atteint la 
puberté —en 
deviennent dépen- 
dants sur les jeux 

de hasard 

Continuité inusitée de techerches Précédentes qui portaient sur 
le jeu chez les enfants, 

«Une de nos études les plus anciennes a réyélé que ceux et 
celles qui utilisent fréquemment les jeux vidéo sont beaucoup 
plus portés 4 Pratiquer les jeux de hasard et d’argent que ceux qui 
ne jouent pas aux jeux vidéo. Cette Etude nous a fait découvrir 
que les jeux vidéo entrainent un transfert d’apprentissage etune 

illusion de contrdle qui, par la Suite, sont appliqués aux activités 
liées au jeu.» 

Selon Derevensky, ce transfert d’apprentissage est inoppor- 
tun et dangereux. «Plus on joue avec les jeux vidéo, plus on 
devient meilleur. En réalité, les événements qui semblent sur- 
venir de maniate sj aléatoire a l’écran ne sont en rien dus ay 
hasard. Ils obéissent A des régles et c’est pour cette raison que les 
joueurs s’améliorent @une fois a autre. 

«Ces mémes joueurs croient, a tort, qu’ils pourront jouer de 
mieux en mieux avec les machines 4 sous et les appareils de 
loterie vidéo, par exemple. Cela les encourage a continuer,» 

De nombreuses publications traitant de ce Phénoméne, tout 
comme les recherches de Derevensky, Ont €tabli que la plupart 
des joueurs pathologiques ont commencé a jouer avant l’Age de 
quinze ans. Certains n’avaient méme que neuf ou dix ans. 
Devant ce fait, une question surgit : comment expliquer que le 
nombre de jeunes joueurs soit si élevé aujourd’hui et que 
Plusieurs d’entre €ux soient incapables de se contréler ? 

La raison Principale est l’accés au jeu. «Les jeunes 
@aujourd’hui,» commente le chercheur, «sont les pre- 
miers d’une génération Pour qui l’accés au jeu est si aisé. 
Auparavant, les Premieres sorties dans un bar constitu- 
aient le rite de Passage le plus tépandu. Bien des jeunes 
préférent maintenant aller au casino.» Le Casino de Montréal, 
inauguré en 1993, 4 été agrandi deux fois depuis lors et est main- 
tenant ouvert jour et nuit. Pendant cette période, des appareils 
de loterie vidéo, qualifiés de «crack des joueurs », ONt été instal- 
lés dans Presque tous les bars de la ville. 

Derevensky dit que le risque de devenir un joueur 
pathologique est deux fois plus élevé chez les adolescents et chez 
les jeunes adultes que chez les personnes plus agées. 

«Les adolescents, plus Particuliérement les garcons, sont 
davantage séduits par les activités comportant un risque que les 
adultes. Voila Pourquoi trés peu d’adultes font du saut en 
bungee. Aussi, tant et aussi longtemps que les jeunes consi- 
dérent le jeu comme une entreprise excitante et tisquée, ils y 
sont attirés.» 

Mais qu’est-ce qui les Pousse a toujours revenir au jeu? Selon 
Rina Gupta, étudiante ay doctorat en pédopsychologie 
appliquée et coordonnatrice des recherches du Dr. Derevensky, 
les premiares expériences sur le béhaviorisme effectuées par B. 
E Skinner expliquent en partie ce fait. 

«Les premiéres recherches sur les rats ont permis de con- 
stater que l’animal appuie sans arrét sur le levier qui ne distribue 
qu’occasionnellement de la nourriture comme récompense. Les 
psychologues appellent cela le «renforcement intermittent», 
Par contre, le rat qui obtient de la nourriture chaque fois qu'il 
appuie sur le levier est moins enclin a répéter ce geste puisqu’il 
peut recevoir sa récompense n’importe quand. » 

Léquipe de Derevensky a observé que ce méme méca- 
nisme psychologique s’applique au comportement du joueur. 

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«Les joueurs ne Maintiendraient Pas ce comportement s’jls 
perdaient tout le temps,» affirme Rina Gupta. «C'est parce 
qu’ils savent qu’ils finiront bien Par gagner qu’ils continuent a 
jouer. Par exemple, bien des utilisateurs d’appareils de lotetie 
vidéo ont tendance a persister si la machine n’a rien donné 
depuis longtemps: ils se disent que cette f is sera la bonne.» 

Parallélement 4 Ses activités de chercheur, Derevensky offre 
des séances gratuites de consultation aun nombre croissant de 
jeunes joueurs dont l’age varie de quatorze 4 vingt et un ans. Le 
chercheur ne leur demande Pas d'argent parce que, dit-il, les 
joueurs compulsifs n’en ont jamais. 

David (prénom fictif) a 19 ans et il étudie au cégep. Lorsqu’il 
décrit ce qu'il éprouve en jouant, on croirait entendre un 

«Rien au monde ne me procure autant de Plaisir que le jeu,» 
Taconte-t-il dans une entrevue avec Derevensky enregistrée sur 
vidéo. «Le sexe n’est pas aussi excitant. J’ai essayé la Marijuana 
et je ne l’ai pas aimée. Honnétement, i] n'existe rien d’aussj 

David, qui aime jouer au vingt-et-un avec des mises élevées 
etalaroulette au Casino de Montréal, a Pay€ cher cette passion, 
En effet, il estime avoir perdu 100 000 ¢. Peut-étre encore plus, 
depuis qu’il a « mmencé a jouer. Une Partie de cet argent ne lui 
appartenait méme pas. David s’est Procuré de l’argent en men- 

diant, en e€mpruntant ou en volant, si bien qu’aujourd’hui, 

il est fortement endetté et j] continue a jouer malgré tout, 
«J'ai perdu de l’argent qui ne m’appartenait Pas. J'ai 
emprunté a des amis 4 un taux d’intérét éleyé et je les ai 
remboursés. ]’ai mis €n gage tout ce que je possédais : un 
Equipement stéréo valant des milliers de dollars, un 
téléviseur, un Magnétoscope et un caméscope. J’ai demandé 
beaucoup d’argent A mes parents. J’ai fait des chéques sans pro- 
vision. C’est infernal. » 

A travers ses séances de consultation, Derevensky essaie 
d'aider des personnes comme David 4 trouver un substitut au 
jeu. «Ils sont avertis qu’ils ne trouveront probablement jamais 
tien d’aussj Passionnant que le jeu. Ils pourront toutefois 
développer un intérét pour une activité qui se révélera une 
agréable solution de rechange.» 

En plus de les aider a former des groupes @’entraide, 
Derevensky invite ses Patients a suivre une psychothérapie pour 
traiter leurs problames personnels. Ces problémes, souvent 
causés ou amplifiés par le jeu, les forcent aussi a jouer davantage. 

«Bien des gens jouent pour fuir leurs problémes. Nous 
essayons plutét de les y confronter, » 

Alarmés par les Proportions grandissantes que revét le jeu 
compulsif, le chercheur €t son €quipe vont plus loin. Entre 
autres initiatives, ils sont a la recherche de financement afin de 
réaliser deux vidéos (l’un s’adressant aux enfants et l’autre aux 
adolescents) qu’ils Prévoient présenter dans les écoles pour met- 
tre en garde contre les dangers dy jeu. Des groupes de personnes 
des services sociaux américains et canadiens ont aussi recu de la 
formation portant sur les interventions auprés des joueurs. 

«Tout porte a croire que le nombre de Personnes ayant un 
insiste Derevensky, «Nous ne 


probléme de jeu augmente, » 
voulons pas interdire le jeu. Nous voulons seulement indiquer 
que, pour une minorité @'individus, il s’agit 1A d’un probléme 
trés perturbant.» 

What does turn- 

Gustav Mahler 
have in common 
with McGill 
Montreal? The 
McGill Symphony 
Orchestra is 
captured in splen- 
did Mahlerian 
form for a 

new documentary 


Andrew Mullins 

ot so long ago, the music of Gustav Mahler 
(1860-1911) could be counted on to elicit 
two distinct reactions: mad devotion 
among the Mahlerians, and incompre- 
hension among those who wondered how 
anyone could sit through those gargantuan symphonies. 
The composer’s Eighth Symphony is known as the 
Symphony of a Thousand, and its first performance includ- 
ed achorus of 850 singers. Some characterized Mahler as an 
example of the 19th century gone wrong, a product of the 
fin de siécle when everything was big, overblown and 
hurtling towards mammoth disasters like the Titanic or the 
Great War. But perhaps even more than modern composers 
like Igor Stravinsky, Béla Barték, or atonal composer 
Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Mahler is a composer for the 

20th century, with all of its anxiety, its expansiveness, its 

schizoid loss of spirituality and longing for redemption. 

Devout Mahlerians know this well. In the 
past few decades, they have been spreading 
the word, and the public has gradually 
acquired a deep appreciation for the 
composer who said of his own neglected 
work, “In 50 years, they will play my 
symphonies at orchestral concerts as 
they now play Beethoven.” More and 
more, Mahler is indeed the composer 
of choice for large symphonic con- 
certs. But given the immensity of his 
works, and the difficulties inherent in 
their performance, it is rather unusu- 
al to find a student orchestra taking to 
the stage with the Resurrection sym- 
phony or — as caught in a new docu- 
mentary entitled McGill, Mahler and 
Montreal — the wonderful Symphony No. 

5. The McGill Symphony Orchestra, 

under the expert and passionate direction of 

maestro Timothy Vernon, have been taking on 

the Mahler cycle for the past 10 years, and along 
the way they are garnering no small amount of praise 
from audiences and critics alike. 

Vancouver-based film producer Robert Chesterman is one 
of the converted. “I had been working ona film ofa performance 
of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio with Timothy in Vancou- 
ver, and he began to tell me about what he was doing with the 
orchestra in Montreal.” Vernon, who is also the artistic director 
of the Pacific Opera in Victoria, B.C., invited Chesterman to 
come to Montreal and hear the McGill Symphony perform 
Mahler. Chesterman agreed, partly because he thoughta visit to 
Montreal was past due. He had not seen the city since landing 
in a snowstorm in 1957 upon immigrating from England. 

“I was expecting a student orchestra, really,” says 
Chesterman, with all the trepidation that phrase usually 
implies. “But the standards were so high, and the quality of the 
performance so high, | decided I had to do something. I really 
felt people needed to be alerted. Nobody outside of Montreal 
knows that that quality exists.” 

It was certainly not a case of aneophyte being charmed by a 
large orchestra playing unfamiliar music. Chesterman is a vet- 
eran of CBC radio, where he worked for 28 years producing clas- 
sical music programs. He has a lifelong love of Mahler, and a 
deep knowledge of the man and his work, and brought that 
knowledge to a radio series devoted to the composer. He has 
even worked with the legendary Otto Klemperer, one of the first 
generation of conductors to bring Mahler’s music into the 
orchestral hall and out of obscurity. 

Over two years, Chesterman conducted research for the 
filming of a documentary that would chronicle the rehearsal 
and performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 by the student 
orchestra, visiting Montreal to scout locations and meeting the 
people who would work on the film. The former Dean of Music 
at McGill, John Grew, was very enthusiastic about getting the 
documentary made and was instrumental in raising the neces- 
sary funds. (Grew has a cameo in the film, playing from a turn- 
of-the-century hymnal on the pipe organ in Redpath Hall.) 
“We wanted to do it ina professional way,” Chesterman says, “so 
financing was key.” 

With all the players in place, from film and sound crews to 
student musicians and conductor Vernon, Chesterman began 


filming in February 1997, wrapped up in 
April, and finished editing the documen- 
tary last October. The result is a moving 
look at Montreal and Gustav Mahler's 
Austria in the early 1900s, McGill in 
the past and the present day, anda dra- 
matic and inspiring portrait of the stu- 
dents and teachers in the orchestral 
program of the Faculty of Music as 
they take on one of the century's 

most problematic composers. 

Timothy Vernon conducting the McGill Symphony Orchestra 
in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 at St. Jean 
Baptiste Church in Montreal. Inset: Portrait of Gustav Mahler. 

Mahler himself saw the Fifth Symphony as a problem: “The 
symphony is accursed,” he wrote, “nobody understands it.” 
Timothy Vernon says this is in part because the Fifth “is a depat- 
ture for Mahler from his first four symphonies, which are of a 
family. It is very different in its structure, and in its advances and 
experiments with musical form. The Scherzo alone is gargantu- 
an and hugely difficult to perform.” 

“Can students do justice to such a great work?” composer and 
McGill music professor John Rea asks in the film. “The answer is 
yes.” La Presse music critic Claude Gingras emphatically agrees. 
“There is an enthusiasm not found in some professional orches- 
tras,” he says. “The performance is top notch, nothing amateut. 

Chesterman suggests two reasons for this quality of perfor 
mance, aside from the talents of the students themselves. One 
is Timothy Vernon, who lived in Vienna for ten years and stud- 
ied there with Hans Swarowsky, a famous teacher of conductors 

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whose past students include Zubin Mehta and Claudio Abbado. 
Vernon has cultivated a deep knowledge and love of the music, 
and it shows in the film. The second, Chesterman says, is that 
“the individual sections of the orchestra are coached by incred- 
ibly high-level instructors, wonderful teachers. Different sec- 
tions come with a degree of preparation that you wouldn’t get in 
an ordinary orchestra.” 

One of those instructors, Denise Lupien, is seen in the film 
rehearsing the string orchestra for the transcendent Adagietto of 
Mahler's Fifth, amovement written asa profound expression of love 

for the composer’s wife, Alma Schindler, and made famous in North 

America by Leonard Bernstein when he conducted it at the funer- 
al of President John E Kennedy. “When they first came to me and 
said you have to teach them this,” Lupien says, “I thought, oh my.... 
It’s very demanding technically. Mahler went to the limit. There is 
somuch atmosphere, colour and texture, it’s like time has stopped.” 

“Mahler has a prophetic aspect to his writing,” says Vernon, 
“in that he understood and delineated a big issue in this centu- 
ry, the undermining of the traditional world view on many lev- 
els, particularly the undermining of faith, and the difficulty of 
faith in the face of an increasingly scientific world. There is a 
sense of nostalgia in his music — in George Steiner’s wonderful 
phrase, a ‘nostalgia for the absolute’ — and he gave powerful 
voice to this fundamental fracture in the 20th century.” 

Lupien points out that Mahler’s music may be the very thing 
for young musicians, since he presents questions of anxiety, life, 
death and the future in his music, and young people are asking 
these questions every day. “Even more so these days. They see 
life more realistically, perhaps in a darker fashion.” 

For student concertmaster Jonathan Crow, BMus’98, per- 
forming Mahler isa chance to stretch out beyond more standard 

SUMMER 1998 



orchestral fare. “Mahler is definitely a test of endurance,” says 
Crow, who started with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as 
associate principal second violin in May. “It’s very exciting 
music with big contrasts. The individual parts are harder to per- 
form, putting it all together is harder, and studying with Timothy 
Vernon, who knows the repertoire as well as anyone in the 
world, we get a chance to learn how it really should be played.” 

Producer and director Chesterman is himself well acquaint- 
ed with music and youth, having made numerous music docu- 
mentaries, one of which was a study of musical prodigies enti- 
tled Which Way to Carnegie Hall?, winner of aGold Medal at the 
New York Film Festival in 1988. (The McGill Symphony 
Orchestra have found their own way to Carnegie Hall more 
than once, and made a live recording there of Korngold’s 
Symphony in F Sharp Minor in 1990.) Chesterman followed up 
with a sequel that examined the young musicians after they had 
moved into adulthood. 

As for Montreal, Chesterman wanted to convey something 
of the city to people who had never seen it, and for lifelong 
Montrealers it can come as something of a pleasant surprise to 
see the city through the eyes of newcomers: the architecture of 
the cityscape comes alive as we are treated to shots of the 
McGill campus, Sherbrooke Street photographed by William 
Notman at the turn of the century, Notre Dame Cathedral, art 
galleries in converted monasteries, and the tiny neighbour- 
hoods that are scattered throughout the city, their lampposts 
and rooftops festooned with snow. Something of the cultural 
uniqueness of Montreal is captured in the film, too, as we watch 
young francophones studying music at an anglophone universi- 
ty talk about the difficulties and joys of performing Mahler, or 
Dutch emigré and theatrical agent Menno Plukker — who man- 
aged Quebec wunderkind Robert Lepage — flip back and forth 
between English and French as he discusses life in Montreal 
from his home just behind the music faculty on Aylmer Street, 
where the strains of practising students charm him each day. 

“Most of what people outside Montreal see of the city is pol- 
itics these days,” says Chesterman, who was weary of that vision. 
Instead, he wanted to convey how he sees Montreal in part as 
the “artistic hub of the nation. 

“I wanted to make something that looks up, instead of down. 
So much depresses people these days, it’s nice to see something 
positive that looks toward the future.” 

Indeed. As for the future of the McGill Symphony Orches- 
tra, they have released a compact disc of their performance of 
Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, have recently performed the Adagio 
from the unfinished 10th Symphony and the symphonic-scaled 
Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) at St. Jean Baptiste 
Church in Montreal. Vernon says he has “a dream of perform- 
ing the Eighth Symphony someday” — the so-called Symphony 
of a Thousand, with its expanded orchestra and huge chorus — 
“and inviting alumni to contribute in the performance.” 

The orchestra’s performance of Symphony No. 5 was also 
shot in its entirety as a companion film to the documentary by 
British director Barrie Gavin, one of the top classical perfor- 
mance directors in the world, and will be airing on both English 
and French CBC television. McGill, Mahler and Montreal and 
the full-length performance film were broadcast on the Bravo! 
television network in May. The documentary will air as well on 
CFCF-12 in Montreal and on the Knowledge Network in 
British Columbia at a later date, and has just been released on 
videocassette from the National Film Board. Mahlerians, 
Montrealers and McGill alike should be well pleased. * 


Need a place 
to study, snooze, 
stand, slouch, 

slack off or 

just plain sit? 

Grab a seat 
and we'll show 
you some of 
the best and 
worst around 


by Angelie Kim, BA’98 


Winter and Spring exams just wouldn’t be the same without the long lineups leading into the 
Sir Arthur Currie Gym, the coughs and sniffles echoing off the walls, and, of course, the famil- 
iar feel of the cold, hard exam chair. You’d never guess that this seat of torture is the same chair 
used at parties! Valued at $30, the exam chair is rented from Party Time Rentals by McGill for 
about $1 per day. With orders of approximately 1,000 chairs for each exam period, Special 
Events seem to be happy with their choice of chairs, having used them for years. What with its 
utilitarian grey colour, the Samsonite metal folding chair is sure to liven up any party ... orexam. 


Asa student who has sat through four years of lectures in decrepit and deteriorat- 
ing seats, it must be said that students deserve better for their bottoms. When the [iM 
seat is cracked and your sweater keeps catching on the metal remainder of z 
what was once was an armrest, you know it’s time for a new chair. a 
Taking notes on the puny surface they call a tablette is next to \ 
impossible, while “getting to know your neighbour” takes on hist | 

new meaning as you literally rub shoulders with the person 

next to you. Happily, McGill is finally able to begin doing some- 

thing about this sad sit-uation. A $22-million project to improve 

the University’s infrastructure (funded 70 percent by the Ministry 

of Education, 30 percent by McGill), will see more than $1 million 

going toward classroom improvements. 

And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom” 

An example of the new seats McGill is introducing into classrooms can be found in the newly 
constructed M.H. Wong Building. Moving away from uncomfortable, immovable chairs with 
attached side tablettes, the snappy new “7000 Series model” from Ducharme Seating 
International consists of a desk with an attached swivel seat ona post. At an approximate cost 

200 per seat and table, however, it may be some time before McGill can entirely phase out 
the old furniture. 

A sight to make eyes sore, Students’ Society President Tara Newell’s bright royal blue 
upholstered swivel chair is like a flash from the past, a garish relic of the disco era. 
According to Newell, the presidential throne was most likely “inherited from the 
Universi tbage piles in the days when the Society was an organ of the McGill admin- 
istration.” Despite advanced age and a questionable pedigree, it does have one bonus: it 
comes with a matching y rose. 

Newell and her blue chair received considerable attention on campus recently. An editori- 
al she wrote for the student press was accompanied by a nude photo of the full-bodied 
President arranged artfully in her chair. Her reason? To make a point about gender inequity 
and assumptions based on body image. 



Want to please the boss? McGill's Physical Resources certainly did by picking out and pur- 
chasing a chair that’s guaranteed to ease any sore spots Principal Shapiro may have. McGill’s 
CEO, who’s in his office answering e-mail shortly after dawn each day, does havea bad back and 
itwas not helped by the uncushioned wooden seat he inherited. To help ease another sore point 
—the budget squeeze — Physical Planner Brian Karasick says this high-backed seat of high office 
was a floor model which McGill purchased for less than a third of its original price when the 

showroom closed down. 


Thanks to the recent re-angling and re-distribution of its seats, the Arts Building’s Moyse Hall, 
which can accommodate up to 306 people, is now a comfortable place to watch any play or 
musical. With the new seating arrangement, aisles are bigger, there’s more leg room and youno 
longer have to lean around the heads in front of you to see the actors on stage. Although these 
standard theatre seats were installed circa 1965, replacing them at the estimated cost of $350 
each was deemed too stiffa price to pay. However, three people were hired last summer to resew 
those seat covers in desperate need of repair; now the chairs no longer have stuffing peeking 
through tears in the dark upholstery. 


The Faculty of Music sports its own concert hall, named 
after donor Maurice Pollack, which seats 600 people. 
Built in 1973 by the firm Bland, Lemoyne and Shine, 
Pollack Hall was a much-needed gift, as the Music Faculty 
had been using Redpath Hall as its auditorium since the 
1950s. Pollack Hall’s 25-year-old cushioned seats have 
seen better days, but as long as the performers play to a full 
house, they, at least, won’t be subjected to the sight of the 
worn, orange-upholstered chairs. 

Redpath Hall is still an ideal smaller venue to hear music because of its excellent acoustics, 
Instead of fixed seating as in Pollack Hall, Redpath provides up to 350 individual arm chaits 
that can be arranged as desired, or stacked and stored behind curtains when not required. 
Weathered wooden chairs with red vinyl seats and backs match the elegant ambience of the 
Hall with its stained glass windows, wood paneled walls and 40-foot ceiling. 


Within the beautiful and old Arts building is the ugly and old lounge for English students. Chaits 
covered in cheap vinyl in shades of brown and orange date back perhaps 20 years and are well 
used by students who hang out in the lounge between and after classes. The room is a common 
area for eating lunch, snoozing on its dusty couches, socializing, reading, studying and holding 
meetings. The English lounge is in dire need of a facelift, but if rumours are to be believed, 
DESA (Department of English Students’ Association) has a little surgery in mind already. 


In direct contrast to the decrepit English lounge is the Religious Studies faculty lounge in the 
William and Henry Birks Building, which was redone about ten years ago. What with its posh 
furnishings and elegant décor, professors can close their eyes and imagine themselves in the 
drawing room of a stately home. Although snoozers may be unwelcome, the lounge’s genteel 
atmosphere simply begs for tea and crumpets. 


Nothing beats sitting in a chair that has a split in its vinyl seat with foam sticking out. Squitm 
too much and you may end up with some of that foam on the seat of your pants when you walk 
away. McLennan’s chairs, along with the rest of the building, are in need of repair. The major 
ity of the chairs students sit on are the original ones purchased when the library was built back 
in the late 1960s. To be fair, the library has made some new chair purchases within the past cou- 
ple of years for the computer terminals in the reference area. However, aware of tight budgets, 
most students would agree that the library’s top priority should be to fix the leaking roof rather 
than buy new chairs. 

“Tis as cheap sitting as standing” — Jonathan Swift 


“Here we will sit, and let the sounds of Music 

creep in our ears ... 

Sitting, standing, socializing, smoking — the 13 concrete steps at the base of the Arts Building 
are perfect for doing it all. However, even though the Arts steps are free for anyone to sit on, 
students found there are usually independent film fans and can recite a Leonard Cohen poem 
on command. An exaggeration perhaps, but nevertheless, the Arts steps are primarily where 
the “artsy” students sit. 


There is no cheaper seat than that of Mother Nature. Sitting on the 
grass next to the Three Bares... resting against a tree while studying... 
stretching out your legs and simply dozing... 

McGill’s greens are perhaps the best seats in the house. During the 
balmy summer months, they attract office workers from neighbouring 
high-rises who loosen ties, kick off shoes and enjoy picnic lunches on 
the grass. 


Searching for a chair that’s not only one-of-a-kind but also costs next 
to nothing? Look no further than our very own School of 
Architecture, where teams of first-year students are challenged to design and buildachair made 
only from a couple of 60” x 81” sheets of two-ply cardboard. Project guidelines state that the 
chair must be “comfortable, light, stable and strong — it will be occupied by large persons; it 
should also be easily assembled and disassembled and efficiently packaged for transportation 
and storage.” The project encourages students to be at their most creative, while introducing 
them to design methodology in a hands-on environment. Tried, tested and true, these chairs 
are not only amazing to look at, but some are actually very comfortable to sit on! 


This year, McGill’s Molson Stadium, which has a seating 
capacity of 17,000, will be host to the Alouettes, Montreal’s 
CFL football team. This is good news for the University, 
since some $300,000 in repairs were done in preparation for 
the Alouettes’ arrival, and McGill will get national expo- 
sure during televised games. Despite the sprucing up of the 
facilities, don’t expect anything too fancy. Spectators still 
sit on simple wooden planks, most of which were installed 
inthe 1970s. Oh, and you may not hear the name of the sta- 
dium mentioned too often on TV —the Alouettes, after all, 
are sponsored by Labatt. 


Fans have been leaping out of their seats for over 40 years at 
the McConnell Winter Stadium, cheering not only at 
hockey games but at all ice events. Built in 1957, the arena 
still sports its original seats. The 1,600 wooden fold-down 
seats with backs, mostly seats for two, cover three sides of 
the rink — all painted bright red in a show of true McGill 

y show McGill's appreciation for long and loyal service, staff and faculty who have worked 
at the University for 25 years are honoured with a gift of their choice, ranging from prints of 
the campus to a clock. But the most popular item among Quarter Century Club members is a 
chair. Not just any chair, this special gift is a wooden captain’s chair, painted black and high- 
lighted with the McGill crest. Worth about $250, the chair comes with a brass plate inscribed 
with the staff member’s name. 



” — William Shakespeare 




... It is these volunteers who make 
the events happen, who help 

raise funds to support our Alma 
Mater, and who recruit great 
students to the University. 

I join with all of the McGill 
Alumni Association in 
thanking them...” 

Honora Shaughnessy, MLS'73 
Executive Director, 

McGill Alumni Association 




f you’re looking for amodel of what a friend to 

McGill might be, you need go no further than 

Arthur Lau. Often working behind the scenes; 

Arthur has been building important partner 

ships for McGill for 36 years, in particular with 
our friends in Hong Kong. His efforts on behalf of 
McGill have been nothing short of tremendous, and 
he was instrumental in both the fundraising for and 
the design of the M.H. Wong Building used by the 
Faculty of Engineering. 

He has a private architectural practice, and in 
1969 won a competition to develop the downtown 
core of Hamilton, Ontario. His firm has gone on to 
plan and design many other buildings in Quebec, 
Ontario and Alberta. 

His schedule of community work, both for McGill 
and the Chinese community of Montreal, is so hectic 
one wonders whether he has time to sleep. He is a past 
president of the Board of Governors of the Montreal 
Chinese Hospital, where he is a member of the Board 
of Directors, and he is the founding President of the 
Federation of Chinese-Canadian Professionals 
(Quebec). At McGill, Arthur serves on the Board of 

Governors, the Senate Committee on Physical Development, the Board of 
Directors for the McGill University Health Centre, the Architectural Advisory 
Committee and the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Dentistry. He was instrumen- 
tal in preserving the Faculty of Dentistry when it was threatened with closure a few 
years ago. He has been on more than ten other McGill advisory committees since 
1994 alone, including the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Research and Graduate 
Studies and The Twenty-First Century Fund Campaign. Arthur and his wife, 
Crystal S.C. Soo, BSc’62, MSc’64, have two children, both McGill graduates: Doris 
Kit Yu Lau, BSc’89, BEd’91, and Benjamin H.K. Lau, MD’93. 



his award is presented to a volunteer who has 

demonstrated outstanding service to the McGill 

Alma Mater Fund. Dr. Rita Shane has served as a 

longstanding volunteer at both McGill and Sir 

George Williams University, now Concordia 
University. She received her BA from Sir George in 1937 and 
was the only woman in her graduating class. After completing 
her medical degree at McGill, she interned at the Children’s 
Memorial Hospital, now the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and 
completed her training at the Jewish General Hospital. In 1946, 
she married Dr. Arnold H. Katz, MD’40, upon his return from 
service in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in World 
War II. After a temporary retirement following the birth of her 
son, Rita became Medical Director of a rehabilitation centre for 
addictions. She has been on the Board of Directors of the 
Association of Alumni at Concordia University for many years, 
and received their Award of Merit in 1992. 

Rita is one of the longest-serving class agents in McGill’s his- 
tory. The keeper of a spectacular collection of hats, she is a reg- 
ular volunteer for phonathons, where she has been known to 
don a Robin Hood-style cap when placing her phone calls. 




reated to honour former principal David L, 

Johnston, this award is presented toa McGill fac- 

ulty or staff member who has done exemplary 

work on behalf of the McGill Alma Mater Fund. 

Gordon Maclachlan has been a professor of 
botany and biology at McGill since 1962, and was Dean of the 
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and Vice-Principal 
(Research) from 1980 to 1990. In 1990, McGill established the 
Gordon Maclachlan Award for the best PhD thesis in biologi- 
cal sciences and in 1991, Gordon was awarded an Honorary 
Life Membership by the Alumni Association. In 1992, he was 
given the Walter Hitschfeld Prize by the Canadian Association 
of University Research Administrators. Gordon has been a 
guiding light in research and teaching, particularly among 
young researchers. His willingness to seek encouragement for 
projects large and small prompted him to become Chair of the 
Faculty and Staff Fund, and he’s always there with a smile to 
remind his colleagues of the importance of keeping up support 
for new initiatives. 


This award is presented to alumni who have rendered outstanding 

... our jobs are so 
very much more 
rewarding for their 
commitment and 



ob Midgley earned his MD 

from McGill in 1960 and 

was awarded the Keenan 

Memorial Prize in Clinical 

Surgery. After doing his resi- 
dency in plastic surgery at the Montreal 
Children’s Hospital, Bob went on staff at 
the Royal Victoria Hospital, was direc- 
tor of plastic surgery at St. Mary’s Hos- 
pital, and an associate professor of 
surgery at McGill. In 1976, Bob and his 
wife Elizabeth moved to Charlottetown, 
where they soon met many Island 
McGill graduates. Bob became presi- 
dent of the local alumni chapter in the 
mid-’80s. “This was a great opportunity 
for Elizabeth and me to host many pleas- 
ant McGill evenings,” says Bob, “and 
for McGill Islanders to meet such 
notable people as David Johnston, 
Derek Drummond, Deborah Buszard, 
Gavin Ross — and on one occasion the 
McGill hockey team!” In PEI, Bob has 
been on the staff of the Queen Elizabeth 
Hospital since 1976 and was Chief of 
Staff from 1982-84. He is an avid sailor, 
and he and Elizabeth are two of the 
friendliest and most hospitable McGill 
alumni you'll find. 


native of Winnipeg, Dan 
Tingley was an active 
student at McGill who 
played football while suc- 
ceeding at his legal stud- 
ies. He gained an appreciation for the 
importance of extracurricular involve- 
ment on campus — an idea he later pro- 
moted as a criterion in evaluating stu- 
dents for admission — and was a driving 
force in the push for greater alumni 
involvement in student recruitment. In 
his role asa McGill alumnus, Dan served 
as a Graduate Governor on the Board of 
Governors (1992-1996), Chair of the 
Reunion Class Committee of the 
McGill Alma Mater Fund (1989-1990), 
Director and Honorary Secretary of the 
McGill Graduates’ Society (1989- 
1991). The Distinguished Service 
Award is given for exceptional contribu- 
tions to the McGill community and Dan 
has given selflessly of his time and good- 
natured advice over the years. 
Formerly a partner with Lafleur 
Brown in Montreal, Tingley was 
appointed Puisne Judge of the Superior 
Court of the Province of Quebec in 
1992. Judge Tingley lives in Westmount 
with his wife, Sara Thornton Tingley, 
and has three children, Nicholas, 

Chella, BA’91, and Charles, BA’95. 

z service to the Alumnt Association and McGill. 



Honorary Life Memberships are presented to non-graduates who have demonstrated a long-term commitment of 
outstanding service to the Alumni Association and to the Uni versity. 

t. Elizabeth (Ross) Midgley and husband Robert ob Dubeau’s contributions 
Midgley have been hosting McGill alumni in to athletics and to McGill 
their Charlottetown home for years, both Island wouldn’tfit in the space avail- 
graduates and those “from away.” Elizabeth able. Bob has been Director of 
received her MD from the University of Western Athletics since 1976. He 

Ontario in 1964, and interned at the Montreal General joined McGill in 1968 as director of 
Hospital, where she met future husband Bob. Uponcompleting intramural sports and was later program 
her residency, she joined the hospital staff, and was a lecturer in director of the athletics department. In 
medicine at McGill from 1974-76. Elizabeth is Head of  themid’70s, Bobservedas the directorof 
Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlotte- sports services on the Olympic Organiz- 
town, and is also the Medical Director of the Red Cross Blood ing Committee as Montreal prepared to 
Transfusion Service, PEI Centre. host the 1976 Summer Games, and he 
If you pass through Charlottetown and see the McGill flag has been a member of the Canadian 
flying outside a beautiful house Olympic Association since then. Not 
‘ on the waterfront, that’s the content merely to organize and direct athletics, Bob has also 
EF Lc : ® Midgley residence. accumulated many of his own trophies over the years, from 
a ete Quebec badminton championships in the 1950s to more recent 
successes as club champion of the Royal Montreal and Owl’s 

3 DavipD C. HANNAFORD Head Golf Clubs. Bob has been a member of the McGill 
Student Services Committee since 1987, and is on the Board of 

avid C. Hannaford is | Governors and Executive Committee at Dawson College. Over 

Chair of the McGill _ the past 18 years, he has been a pivotal player in the $32-million 

ci al Associates, an orga- redevelopment of the sports complex, and it is in large part due 
| nization of non-grad- _ to his relentless efforts that the new complex is something of 
— i uate business people which alumni and McGill can be proud. 



in Montreal who support McGill 
by funding numerous projects 
each year, such as the capacity to ANNE H. ROUSSELL 
hook up to Russian television for 

the Russian Studies program and, nne H. Roussell has been the Director of 
as a special gift to The McGill Twenty-First Century Fund, the Development and Alumni Relations Services at 
statue of James McGill on campus. David’s experience with McGill since 1995, and is the Executive Director 
trust companies, securities companies and banks has brought of McGill’s new Recruitment and Liaison Office. 
him into contact with all aspects of the financial community. Anne came to McGill in 1974. She has worked as 

He isaco-founder of ACUMEN Financial Planning/Consilium the project manager for a major McGill research initiative by 
Financial Planning Group, is a former national director of the _ the Department of Epidemiology, and as manager in the 
Canadian Association of Financial Planners, and writes for Admissions and Recruiting Office. She has further served the 
magazines like Your Money and Money Saver. David has also University as division chair of The McGill Twenty-First Cen- 
kept himself busy 
as President of the 
University Club of 
Montreal, and of 
the Irish Protestant 
Benevolent Society, 
and is a devoted 
family man. He is on 
the McGill Friends 
of the Library Presi- 
dent’s Committee 
and brings an intu- 
itive, thoughtful ap- 
proach to his work as 
a McGill volunteer. 

tury Fund and as a member of the University Senate. Outside of 
McGill, she is the Vice-President of the YWCA Foundation of 
Montreal. Anne’s work in Recruitment and Liaison has taken 
her to every Canadian province, most parts of the United 
States, and to Europe and Asia. One of the joys of her work, she 
says, is that in doing recruiting and devel- 
opment together she can involve alumni 
in the recruiting efforts, allowing them to 
“replace themselves.” Most recently, she 
has directed the switch to a new database 
system — named James, after McGill’s 
founder —for keeping track of alumni and 
friends at Development and Alumni 
Relations, a $1.5-million project requir- 

ing extraordinary patience and stamina. 




his award is presented to the Branch President who has served with out- 

standing enthusiasm and leadership. In every way, Heidi Allardyce is fully 
deserving. Formerly a specialist in compensation with the Steinberg and 
Domtar companies, Heidi moved to Atlanta with her husband, Gary 
Allardyce, BEng’74, in 1988. In 1996, she volunteered to take over the 
Atlanta branch, which had been dormant for 12 years. In a matter of 24 months, she 
staged seven popular events: among them a Canadian Thanksgiving dinner; the Agatha 
Murder Mystery night; attendance at an Anne Murray concert; and a pre-Olympic 
reception with Richard Pound. When Heidi attended the last Alumni Branch Leaders’ 
weekend, she took advantage of an introduction to Principal Bernard Shapiro to ask if 
he would speak to Atlanta alumni. Few can turn Heidi down, including McGill's 
Principal who, true to his word, visited Georgia last year. Dean of Medicine Abe Fuks 
followed this spring. Both McGill and Georgia alumni have benefited from her energy. 
Heidi and Gary live in Roswell and have two daughters, Kimberly and Melissa. 



n November 8, 1997, over 300 McGill alumni and friends entered the 

Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill for an evening to remember. The 

Ottawa Gala Dinner Dance was organized to recognize the achievements 

of Principal Bernard Shapiro, BA’56, LLD’88, and his brother Harold 

Shapiro, BCom’56, LLD’88, President of Princeton University. Under the 
patronage of Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray, BCom’52, the event was an enchanting 
success. Candlelight from the more than 30 guest tables lent a charming air of mystery to 
the elegant Hall and the corridors rang with music. Derek Drummond, BArch’62, Vices 
Principal, Development and Alumni Relations, provided the introductions, which were 
followed by speeches from the Shapiros, Mr. Gray and John Roth, President and CEO of 
Nortel. All had a wonderful time. The Alumni Association would like to extend a hearty 
bravo to the organizing committee of the Event of the Year: Frances Fleming-Ross, 
BA’68, MEd’72 (Chair), Doris Bradbury, BA’71 (President, Ottawa Branch), W. James 
Reilly, BA’60, Betsy Rigal, BA’54, and Robert N.C. Tennant, BA’71. 


he New York Branch of the Alumni Association, 

headed by President Anton Angelich, BSe’73, 

continued this year to offer its constituents a wide 

variety of events. New Yorkers were treated to the 

annual holiday party, which attracted over 150 par- 
ticipants. The branch hosted the McGill Jazz Orchestra while it 
was in New York, and an informal Skating Party was held in 
Central Park, with alumni reminiscing about McGill and 
Montreal over coffee and hot chocolate afterwards. Events 
organized for the spring included a Walking Tour of Harlem, a 
visit to Urban Glass, a glass-blowing studio, followed by lunch 
at a Yemeni restaurant, and a city beautification day, where 
McGill alumni and friends cleaned up a little corner of the city 
and planted azaleas and small trees. Anton and his group of 
organizers provide interesting, original and elegant events for 
McGill New Yorkers, and his informal leadership style has 
encouraged more and more alumni to get involved in branch 
activities. The group has an infectious enthusiasm and a true 
dedication to McGill. 





ishi Elisabeth Aubin, BA’98 (far left), isa politi- 
cal science and history student at McGill. She is 
the 1998 Chair of Class Action, and this year she 
spearheaded a campaign that raised over $65,000 
for McGill faculty projects and managed a team 
of over 200 student volunteers. As a volunteer herself, she has 
gone out of her way to get involved at all levels of student life 
and has been the First Year Orientation Program Coordinator 
for the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU), the 
Director of the Management Undergraduate Society AIDS 
Benefit Fashion Show, and the SSMU Culturefest Coordinator. 
In 1997, she was awarded the SSMU Award for Student 
Excellence, Dedication and Distinction, and was given the 
Award for School Spirit and Commitment by the Women’s 
Philanthropic Organization — Alpha Omicron Pi. 

atarzyna Szybiak, BA’98 (second from left), isa stu- 
dent in anthropology and international develop- 
ment studies. Kat has been involved in the Student 
Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) since 
1995, and has been its Vice-President, University 
Affairs, and Vice-President, Services, over the past two years. 
She was Coordinator of the Summer Send-off Program in 
1997, organizing 20 send-off receptions for incoming students 
worldwide. In the same year, she was the Exam Care Package 
Coordinator, and in 1997-98, she inaugurated SOAR’s Mentor 
Program. She was awarded the SSMU Activity of the Year 
Award in 1997 for the January Frosh Program. Her commit- 
ment to McGill and the McGill Alumni Association has truly 
set a benchmark for future students. 




aryn Tomlinson, BEng’98 (second from right), is an 

electrical engineering student. She is the President 

of the Engineering Undergraduate Society and one 

of the top student volunteers at McGill. She was 

the student coordinator of over 2,000 volunteers 
for McGill’s 175th Anniversary Open House, and she recruited 
student volunteers for Homecoming 1997 and for the opening 
of the M.H. Wong Building. She is the Chair of POWE 
(Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering), has 
hosted an industry conference for the Faculty of Engineering, 
and participates in high school recruiting visits. She was given 
the Award for Most Outstanding Dedication by the Engineer- 
ing Undergraduate Society in 1997, and the Award for 
Combined Academic and Extra-Curricular Achievement by 
the Faculty of Engineering in 1996. 


ndrea Wichtler, BA’98 (far right), is a political 

science student. She has been a member of the 

Student Organization for Alumni Relations 

(SOAR) since 1994, and is SOAR’s 1998 Presi- 

dent, overseeing its expansion this year to six 
programs of its own and participation in more than 20 alumni 
events. She has served as a member of the Alumni Association 
Board of Directors, as Class Action Chair for Political Science, 
as a blood drive coordinator for the Students’ Society of McGill 
University (SSMU), andas the Society’s Frosh Coordinator, for 
which she won the SSMU Activity of the Year Award. She isa 
recipient of the McGill Scarlet Key Award, and this year 
received the SSMU Volunteer of the Year Award. She is one of 
McGill’s outstanding student volunteers, within both the 
Alumni Association and the University as a whole. 

he Maclean’s Guide to Canadian 

Universities 98, Maclean-Hunter 

Publishing, $12.95. Edited by Ann 
Dowsett Johnston. 

For Sports Illustrated, it’s the swimsuit 
issue, for Esquire, the Dubious Distinction 
Awards, and here in Canada, the best- 
selling newstand issue for Maclean’s maga- 
zine is the Annual Ranking of Canadian 
Universities published every November. 

What this says about 
MM the Canadian psyche 
is less clear perhaps 
than the tremendous 
appetite for infor- 
mation about 
the sometimes 
obscure world 
of Canadian 
higher education, 
with its vastly 
varying environ- 
ments, fees and 
admissions standards. 

Further entrenching its market position, 
Maclean’s has published The Maclean’s 
Guide to Canadian Universities 98 which 
reprints the fall rankings (McGill is third 
in its category), profiles every Canadian 
university, and has a special section on law 
schools offering common law programs. 

A note in the Guide says this section was 
added in response to pressure to provide 
information on professional programs. 
Why law? Because, according to the 
Guide, “As a profession it sits at the inter- 
section of countless interests in our 
society. As a degree, it is almost unparal- 
leled in its flexibility, whether as a passport 
to power and privilege, or the ticket to 
lobby for societal change.” 

The Guide is a herculean effort to 
compare institutions which often resist 
the exercise, complain about the 
methodology and occasionally accuse 
each other of downright fabrication of 
statistics. The editor, Ann Dowsett 
Johnston, argues that Maclean’s issued 
250 challenges to the data universities 
provided for this issue, but despite 
heroic attempts to standardize informa- 
tion, readers will want to use the statis- 
tics with some caution and decide 
what’s important to them. 

Undoubtedly, Maclean’s is holding 
sway with students. The Director of 
McGill’s Recruitment and Liaison Office, 
Anne Roussell, says when she travels 
to student fairs, the top-ranked Canadian 


universities are handing out photocopies 
of the Maclean’s rankings. Inevitably, 
she gets the question “Why is McGill 

“T tell them that choosing a university 
is an individual choice that can’t be 
wholly determined by rankings. McGill 
offers a distinct learning environment, 
which may be more attractive for some 
students than others.” 

Overall, the Maclean’s Guide to Canadian 
Universities 98 is the best overview of the 
nation’s universities currently in print. 
At $12.95, it isa worthwhile investment 
for students and parents. 

Janice Paskey 

ediscovering McGill’s Heritage: 

A Collection of Pen Drawings, 

McGill Development Office, 1997, 
$32.95, by Joan Edward, BA’42, with text 
by Anastasia Onyszchuk. Preface by 
David M. Covo, BSc(Arch)’71, 
BArch’74, Director, McGill School 
of Architecture. 

As | am directly involved with preserv- 
ing rare drawings of McGill University 
buildings, the majority designed by 
prestigious Montreal architects, this new 
publication naturally caught my eye. | first 
leafed through it in the McGill Bookstore 
and was duly impressed by the delicately 
rendered drawings of 28 selected buildings 
and two monuments on the McGill 
campus. Joan Edward depicts McGill’s 
architectural splendour paying extreme 
attention to detail. The pen drawings vary 
from sweeping, elegant perspectives of the 
buildings, to lavish interior details and 
sculptural curiosities. The accompanying 
text, written by Anastasia Onyszchuk 
and interspersed with amusing anecdotes, 
is historically informative and pleasant to 

read. It briefly but vividly 
: describes the 
origins of the 
buildings, and 
the generous 

to McGill who 

played key roles 

in purveying 
Montreal’s gracious 
now a valuable 
heritage to a city’s 
glorious past. 

The drawings illustrate that a significant 
percentage of the buildings on the campus 

were former homes of affluent Montrealers 
who literally transformed the city into 
the metropolis it became at the turn 

of the century. Through their formidable - 
even by today’s standards — endowments 
and donations, McGill acquired a 

unique legacy of exquisite architectural 
treasures unparalleled on campuses 
across Canada. Anastasia Onyszchuk 
remarked that the creation of 
Rediscovering McGill’s Heritage was 

an “exhilarating adventure into 
Montreal’s past.” It certainly is just 

that —a heartfelt tribute to McGill 

and the rediscovery of its architectural | 


Daniella Rohan, 

BSc(Arch)’89, BArch’90, MUP’94 
Assistant Curator, 

Canadian Architecture Collection, 
Redpath Library 

esorts of the Raj: Hill Stations 

of India, Mapin Publishing Put. 

Ltd., 1998, $85, by Vikram Bhatt, 

Vikram Bhatt’s 
Resorts of the Raj: 
Hill Stations of 
India is a sumptu- 
ous treat for the 
eyes. The heart of 
the book is the 
McGill professor of 
architecture’s exqui- 
site photographs of 
the hill stations to 
which the British 
rulers of India resorted 
for much of the year. 

The accompanying text implicitly 
makes a case for the architecture of the 
stations as part of the heritage of India, 
deserving of preservation. This is despite 
the ironic fact that they were originally 
seen as salubrious enclaves of British- 
ness, “homes away from home” for health- 
seekers and the homesick wishing 

to escape the heat and bustle of the Indian 
plain. Bhatt even seems to suggest that 
the architecture of the stations was bettet 
integrated to its environment than some 
of the more haphazard development 
which succeeded it. 

Bhatt’s text is charming, written with 
a light touch. The author does not, 
perhaps, probe too deeply beneath the 
surface of British rule, but he does give a 
good sense of the personal lives of the 

= gun station® of ind 



British, particularly women. Colourful 
details suggest some striking inequalities, 
not to mention the sheer labour power 
required to maintain such establishments. 
In the days before railways, it took 

850 elephants and camels, hundreds of 
horses and bullock carts and | 2,000 
people to take Lord Auckland and his 
entourage on a tour of northern India, 
which culminated in a seven-month stay 
at Simla —all worth it, apparently, for 
the cool of the hills. Agreeably urbane 
and a fount of information, Bhatt is 

an enjoyable guide to the architectural 
legacy of the Raj. 

Elizabeth Elbourne 

McGill Professor of I listory 

The Caged Tiger, Empyreal Press, 1997, 
$14, by Louis Dudek, BA’39. The latest 
book of poetry from Dudek, professor emer- 
itus of English at McGill and eminent 
Canadian poet. 

You’ve made 

the grades. 
Now it’s 
payback t 





The End of Obesity, G&G Publishing, 
1998, $19.95, by Samuel N. Grief, 
MD’89, and Sophie Ares-Grief, BSc’91. 
The latest information on health, nutri- 
tion and obesity is presented in the form 
of a dialogue between the authors. New 
techniques for conquering obesity and 
new concepts on how to approach food 

are described. 

Jews of Montreal and Their Judaisms, 
1997, $19.95, by 
An ethnographic 

Aaron Communications, 
Mackay L. Smith. 
overview of Montreal’s Jewish communi- 
ty and a collection of personal vignettes. 

Noam Chomsky: Une Voix Discordante, 
Editions Odile Jacob, 1998, par Robert E 
MA’87, PhD’92, traduit par 
Geneviéve Joublin. Cette biographie 

intellectuelle, issue d’une longue corre- 
spondance de l’auteur avec lui et des 
témoignages de contemporains, le fait 
apparaitre comme un mélange déton- 
nant d’élitisme universitaire et d’anar- 
chisme libertaire. 

E xile 

Love Is an Observant Traveller, 

Editions, 1997, $14.95, by Jon 

Exhilaration, amazement, relief. You’ve ¢ graduated, 
Congratulations! Ford wants to recognize your achievement by 
making it easier for you to purchase or lease a new vehicle. 

To help you get your future into gear right now, you can choose: 

Lawson, BA’93. A collection of poetry 
divided into three sections by subject or 
mood, followed by a fourth section of the 

author’s one-line observations. 

Slaying the NIMBY Dragon, Transaction 
Publishers, 1998, US$34.95, by Herbert 
Inhaber, BSc’62. The author discusses the 
NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) syndrome 
and the problem of finding sites for undesir- 
able facilities, such as prisons and garbage 
landfills. He discusses new approaches to 

overcoming NIMBY. 

Simply Mediterranean Cooking, Robert 
Rose Inc., 1998, $19.95, Byron Ayanoglu, 
BA’67, and Algis 
recipes to transport the essence of Medi- 

Kemezys. Simple 
terranean cooking to North American 

Surviving Death: Eternal Conscious- 
ness and the Self-Perpetuating Universe, 
Sterling House, 1998, $19.95, Dr. J. Robert 
Adams, BA’49, MD’54, MSc’69. Written 
by a medical doctor and scientific inves- 
tigator, the book examines how our exis- 
tence does not end with death 


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Melvin Barclay, BSc(Agr)’64, of Perth- 
Andover, N.B., was named a Fellow of the 
Agricultural Institute of Canada at its annu- 
al conference held last August. This title is 
awarded for professional distinction worthy 
of national recognition, the highest honour 
given by the organization. 

Martin Silverstone, BSc(Agr)’77, is Editor 
of both Canadian Wildlife magazine and 
Wild, a magazine for children. The maga- 
zines are sponsored by the Canadian 

Wildlife Federation of Ottawa. 
Rod T. MacLean, BSc(AgrEng)’87, has 

worked as a soil and water engineer for the 
past 10 years in Saskatchewan, New Bruns- 
wick, Pakistan and now Alberta, where he is 
Manager of the Planning Section/ Irrigation 
Branch of the Alberta government, dealing 
with the feasibility, planning and geographic 
information system of soil and water issues in 
southern Alberta. He and his wife, Pamela, 
have two children: Sarah, 3, and Steven, 15 
months. He encourages alumni from the 
1985-87 agricultural engineering class to 
contact him at 

Stephan Laliberté, BSc(Agr)’88, is Sales 
Manager of Eastern Ontario, Quebec and 
Maritimes Region for Cyanamid Canada, a 
pharmaceutical company. He was awarded 
American Cyanamid Company’s top sales 
award, the 1997 Circle of Excellence. He is 
married, has two children, and lives in 

Blainville, Que. 
Suzanne Carriere, BSc’87, MSc(Agr)’91, 

began working as a biologist in Ecosystem 
Management in the spring of 1997 for the 
government of the Northwest Territories, 
and is living in Yellowknife. 



The proceeds from bequests play a vital role in 
developing teaching and research at McGill. 

The McGill University 1821 Society recognizes 
the generosity of those who have made a 
provision in their wills benefiting the University. 
For more information: 

Susan Reid, Associate Director, Planned Gifts, 
3605 de la Montagne, 

Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2M1. 

Tel. (514) 398-3560 


Colin G. D’Silva, PhD(Agr)’95, began 
working in May asascientist in the Research 
& Clinical Development and Professional 
& Regulatory Service of Procter & Gamble 
at their Asia/Pacific headquarters in Rokko 
Island, Japan. 

Ulanda Hynes, BSc(Nutr)’97, has been a 
community nutritionist for Grenfell 
Regional Health Services in St. Anthony, 
Nfld., since May 1997. 


H. Peter Oberlander, BArch’45, was 
appointed a citizenship judge in British 
Columbia by Lucienne Robillard, the feder- 
al Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. 

Karen L. Eldridge, BSc(Arch)’88, is 
Assistant Director of the MathCounts 
Foundation in Alexandria, Va., a national 
math coaching and competition program 
that promotes seventh- and eighth-grade 
math achievement. Previously, she spent 
three years as marketing director for a 
Georgetown architecture firm. Architec- 
ture has now become her avocation, rather 
than her vocation. 


Joan Edward, BA’42, published a collection 
of pen drawings of McGill’s heritage build- 
ings, entitled Rediscovering McGill’s 
Heritage, December 1997. Anastasia 
Onyszchuk, wife of Mario Onyszchuk, 
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at McGill, 
wrote the accompanying text. (See the 
review on page 32.) 

George W. Bancroft, BA’51, received a 
Distinguished Educator Award from the 
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of 
the University of Toronto. 

George Ellenbogen, BA’55, has become 
the first anglophone Canadian to have a 
book published in France in a bilingual edi- 
tion. The Canadian Embassy in Paris offi- 
cially launched La porte aux rhinos/The 
Rhino Gate Poems in January. A launching 
also took place in Boston in April. 
Ellenbogen is the author of two earlier 
books and his poetry has appeared in jour- 
nals including the New Boston Review, The 
Canadian Forum and the Partisan Review. 
He has taught at Bentley College near 
Boston since 1965 and makes regular visits 
back to his native Montreal. 

Deborah Eibel, BA’60, has two forthcoming 
poetry books, A Poet’s Notebook and Purple 
Passages, to be published by Third Eye. 

Leonard Angel, BA’66, has had his philo- 
sophical novel, The Book of Miriam, pub- 
lished by Mosaic Press. 

Marianne Bluger, BA’67, has a new book of 
haiku poetry, Tamarack & Clearcut, pub- 
lished by Carleton University Press. 

Elaine Kalman Naves, BA’67, writes a 
books column for the Montreal Gazette. She 
is the author of Journey to Vaja, a memoir of 
her Hungarian-Jewish family that was short- 
listed for the 1997 QSPELL Prize for Non- 
Fiction. She was the winner of the 1997 
$10,000 Canadian Literary Award for 
Personal Essay for her story “Hair.” 

Cecily Lawson-Smith, BA’69, retired from 
her post as Director of Public Relations at 
the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, 
and now works asa consultant in public rela- 

Peter Leney, BA’69, had his article, 
“Oskelaneo: Perilous Adventures of a 
Northern Quebec Name,” published in the 
December 1997 issue of Onomastica 
Canadiana, the journal of the Canadian 
Society for the Study of Names. 

Barbara (Larkin) Sulzenko-Laurie, BA’69, 
is responsible for policy and communica- 
tions at the College of Nurses of Ontario, the 
body responsible for regulating the nursing 
profession. For a number of years, she was a 
political aide and public servant. She has 
two boys, aged 13 and 15. 

Bernard Giroux, BA’70, was appointed 
Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand 
with concurrent accreditation to the Lao 
People’s Democratic Republic. He is mar 
ried to Marjolaine Martin. 

Richard Lande, BA’71, was appointed pres- 
ident of the Polyethylene Processors 
Purchasing Council. His office is in Milton, 

Aurore Ouellet, MA’73, an artist who 
works under the name Clavet-Fournier, was 
featured at an exhibition in April and May 
at the Centre d’exposition de Mont-Lauriet 
in Quebec. The pieces exhibited were 
selected from her work over the last ten yeats 
and use wood and found objects which have 
been shaped by nature. 

Eric G. Broque, BA’75, is a planner/manag’ 
er in higher education and has been working 
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at Stanford University for the past two years 
followinga six-year stint at the University of 
California at Berkeley. He says he pines for a 
return to Vermont where he lived before 

moving to the west coast. 

Charles Clark, BA’76, is a senior writer for 
the National Center on Education and the 
Economy in Washington, D.C., a school 
reform group that advocates national edu- 
cation standards. He worked for seven years 
at Congressional Quarterly and was a guest 
editorial writer for the Washington Post last 

Renata E. Wielgosz, BA’77, joined the 
Canadian Foreign Service in 1982, and 
completed a PhD in 1985. She is currently 
posted as a counsellor with the Permanent 

Mission of Canada to the Organization of 

American States in Washington, D.C. 

Marie Poirier, BA’79, a traduit The 
Reconquest of Montreal de Marc Levine. La 
francaise, La 
Montréal, a été publiée en novembre 1997 
par VLB éditeur. 

Max Adrien, BA’80, MA’82, is on a two- 
year leave from his position as department 
head of French the 
Vancouver School Board, and is teaching 
French at the University of Dalat, Vietnam, 

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Ariel Delouya, BA’84, and Sarah Meyer, 
BA’85, welcomed the arrival of twin boys, 
Daniel and Noah, on July 23, 1997, at 
Ottawa. Sarah has returned to work at the 
Workers’ Compensation Board of Ontario. 
Ariel is Deputy Director of the International 
Economic Relations and Summit Division 
of the Department of Foreign Affairs and 
International Trade. 

Marina Boulos-Winton, BA’86, DipMgmt’90, 
is Director of Major Gifts with the United 
Way of New York City. She oversees the 
solicitation of donations of $10,000 and 
more, and is also responsible for major gifts 
for a five-year, $50-million campaign called 
“Caring Adults & Safe Places.” This cam- 
paign is a response to the April 1997 
President’s Summit for America’s Future. 

Denis Kotsoros, BA’86, was appointed as 
the first full-time Manager of Marketing and 
Promotions in the Department of Athletics 
at McGill. He has worked as a marketing 
consultant in the private sector for about 

eight years. 

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Eric Stépan-Rivard, BA’87, is married and 

has three children, two boys and a girl. An 

(International Division) since 1992, he has 

employee of Laboratories 
been working in Saudi Arabia since January 
1997. He is responsible for all human 
resource functions for the Middle East 


Rosemary (Battista) Griffith, BA’89, 
DipEd’90, is an elementary classroom teach- 
er and was married in August 1997. She lives 
in Brampton, Ont. 

Evelyn Hannon, BA’89, is Publisher of 
Journeywoman Online Magazine, an Internet 
travel magazine for women travellers. She is 
also consultant to the Department of 
Foreign Affairs and International Trade 
Canada on women and travel. She has writ- 
tena publication for them entitled Her Own 
Way: Practical Tips and Advice for the 
Canadian Woman Traveller. Her website is: 

Julia Loktev, BA’91, received the award for 
best director ofa documentary film at Robert 
Redford’s 1998 Sundance Film Festival for 
her film Moment of Impact. 

Patricia Richmond, BA’91, and John 
Whalen, BSc’91, were married in 1993, 
They are currently living in Santa Monica, 
Calif. Starting in September 1998, John will 
be an Assistant Professor in the Psychology 
Department at the University of Delaware. 
Patricia will continue working on her doc- 
torate in art history. 

Stuart H. Lacey, BA’93, has relocated to 
Sarasota, Fla., and is working in real estate 
development, management and brokerage. 

Samantha Palmisano, BA’93, received a 
master’s degree in architecture from the 
University of Maryland in December 1997, 
and is working for Treacy & Eagleburger 
Architects in Washington, D.C. She and her 
husband, Gregory Shron, BSc(Arch)’94, 
BArch’95, live in Bethesda, Md. 

Siobhain Montserrat Bly, BA’95, married 
James Andrew Calkin, MMus’96, on 
January 3, 1998, in Kingston, Ont. 

Taissa Bushnell, BA’95, has been teaching 
English in Prague since September 1997 and 
plans to stay until June 1998. 

Nora (Pyesmany) Kennedy, BA’95, is work- 
ing in alumni affairs and development at the 
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College 
in Toronto. After graduation, she spent a 


year with the Council for Advancement and 
Support of Education in Washington, D.C., 
advising and working with student advance- 
ment groups. She was married last summer 
in Halifax to Charles Kennedy. 

Amira Meir, PhD’95, is a lecturer at Beit 
Berl College and at the Kerem Institute for 
Humanistic-Jewish Education. 

Michael Rice, BA’95, is completing the 
one-year bachelor of education program at 
Queen’s University specializing in Grade 9 
to OAC, in history and native studies. He 
won a Senator Frank Carrel Scholarship val- 
ued at $800 from Queen's. 

Nigel DeSouza, BA’96, is one of four 
Canadian students who won a Canadian 
Cambridge Scholarship Award based on his 
academic achievement, extracurricular 
activities, and potential contribution to 
Canadian life after the completion of studies 
at Cambridge. He is a master’s student at 
University of Victoria and plans to continue 
his work in social philosophy at Cambridge. 
He hopes to produce a PhD thesis on the 
notions of philosopher Johann Gottfried 

Keith P.J. Donahue, BA’96, has been work- 
ing for Harris Corporation, a $US4-billion 
telecommunications and electronics com- 
pany, since January 1996. He moved from 
Montreal to London in December 1997 as 
Market Manager for East, Central and 
Western Europe. 

Sara Grose, BA’%6, will be married to David 

Brookler in July in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Casey Martin, BA’6, is enrolled in a post- 
graduate computer programming course and 
is also working on his first novel. 

Melanie Newton, BA’96, was awarded a 
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Students’ Society of 
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Doctor of Philosophy program. 

Monick Paul, BA’96, is a first-year student 

-at Columbia School of Law in New York 


Jessica Pearl, BA’96, was awarded a master’s 
degree in East European Studies by the 
University of London. She is a lecturer in 
the English department at the University of 

Benjamin Rinehart, BA’96, is public affairs 
and government liaison officer for Inter- 
Church Refugee and Immigrant Ministries 
of Church World Services in Chicago. 


Peter Brothman, DDS’68, is in clinical 
endodontic practice in Bala Cynwyd, Penn. 
He is President of the Albert Einstein 
Medical Center Endodontic Alumni Soci- 
ety, President of the Academy of Stomato- 
logy, and a clinical instructor at the Depart- 
ment of Endodontics at the Albert Einstein 
Medical Center in Philadelphia. He is a past 
assistant clinical professor at the University 
of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. 

Clifford Simon, BSc’83, DDS’87, spent four 
years practising general dentistry in Native 
communities in northern Quebec, then 
completed a post-graduate degree at Temple 
University in Pennsylvania. He practices 
orthodontics in the Toronto area. 


Heather (van Dassen) Burton, nee Anber, 
BEd’75, graduated from the Master of 
Divinity program at Emmanuel College, 
University of Toronto, and was ordained by 
the United Church of Canada. She is cur- 
rently serving two congregations near 
Collingwood, Ont. 

Monica A. Wanner, BEd’83, and Michael 
W. Moran, BCom’75, DipPA’78, are pleased 
to announce the birth of their daughter 
Kimberley Lauren last June in Brampton, 
Ont. Monica is Manager, 
Relations, at Nacan Products Limited in 


Brampton, a division of ICI, and Michael is 
Manager, Real Estate Services, at Canadian 
Tire Corporation in Toronto. 

Sandra Szalipski, BEd’89, is teaching 

French in County Durham, England, where 
she has returned with her husband after 

teaching English as a second language in 
Japan, touring the Far East, including the 
Great Wall of China, teaching in Saudi 
Arabia, and travelling across the Middle 
East and Europe. 

Dana Safran, BEd’94, returned to Montreal 
after a year abroad teaching at an interna- 
tional school in Italy. She teaches kinder- 
garten with the Laurenval School Board. 

Patrick O. Gélinas, BEd’96, is an exercise 
physiologist working for Fitcorp, a Boston- 
based corporate fitness provider. 

Jennifer Elizabeth Kent, BEd’97, started a 
three-year Master of Science in Speech- 
Language Pathology at Dalhousie Univer 
sity in September 1997. 

Vicky Robertson, BEd’97, is teaching 
Grades 4, 5 and 6 in a small village seven 
kilometres from her hometown of La 
Tabatiére, Que. Her 15-month-old daugh- 
er, Alicia, is doing well. 

Susannah Trout, BEd’97, is currently work- 
ing as a teacher in a bilingual school in 
Mexico, a job she credits the McGill Career 
and Placement Service for helping her find. 
She reports that she is having a great time in 


Emile A. Daoust, BEng(Civil)’56, has 

retired after 31 years as owner and general 
director of Emile A. Daoust Consulting 
Engineers in Chicoutimi, Que. He also 
worked for five years with the Atikamekw 
Nation’s Council in La Tuque, Que., to 
implement engineering services for the 
band councils in Manawan, Opitciwan and 
Wemotaci, Que. He is still an engineering 
taking it easy im 
Chicoutimi for the first time in his life. 

Donald J. (Don) Norris, BEng(Chem)’70, 

began an assignment in October 1997 with 

consultant but is 

Exxon Chemical’s Baton Rouge operation 
as Basic Chemicals Plant Technology 
Section Leader. In January, he was promoted 
to Research Associate. He and his wife, 
Vikki, are enjoying their time in the Cajun 
country of Louisiana. 

Bruce Brady, BEng(Mining)’72, a consult 
ing mining engineer, has moved to Toronto. 
He continues to travel extensively regarding 
feasibility studies, qualifying reports, due 
diligence reviews, operations reviews, and 
other mining assignments. 


Howard Melamed, BEng(Civil)’80, is 
President of Montfort Construction, a con- 
struction management and real estate devel- 
opment company located in the Fort 
Lauderdale area of southeast Florida. 

Nasser Ahmad, BEng(Chem)’82, is Chem- 
ical Engineer/Primary Patent Examiner 
with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 
Department of Commerce, Washington, 
D.C., in the Chemical Engineering and 
Materials Engineering Division. He and his 
wife, Tauhida, have a 10-year-old son, 


Kathleen Roger, BEng(Elec)’85, MEng 
(Mining)’92, and Brian Daley, LLB’93, 
BCL93, had a daughter, Julia Aimée Leona 

Daley, on November 4, 1997. 
Neil A. Duncan, BEng(Mech)’86, PhD’97, 

is Assistant Professor of Structures and 
Bioengineering at the University of Calgary. 
He spent the past three years at the 
University of California at San Francisco in 
Orthopaedic Surgery as Research Associate/ 
Post-Doctoral Fellow. He was awarded the 
NSERC Doctoral Prize for his dissertation in 
mechanical engineering on scoliosis. He 
lives in Calgary with his wife, Julia 
Atkinson, BA’86, and their two children, 
Alasdair and Cameron. 

Colombo Bolognesi, BEng(Elec)’87, is 
Associate Professor of Physics and Engineer- 
ing at Simon Fraser University where he is 
researching the fabrication of high-speed 
transistors. His wife, Chantal, gave birth to 
their first daughter, Gina Mia, in Burnaby, 

B.C., on June 19, 1997. 

Pierre Arsenault, BEng(Mech)’88, was 
appointed Vice President, Sales and Mar- 
keting, for the Neighbourhood Vehicles 
Division of Bombardier Inc. He and his fam- 
ily are moving to Melbourne, Fla., where the 
operations will be located. He received his 
MBA from Harvard Business School in 

Norman Pokutylowicz, BEng(Met)’91, 
MEng(Mining)’94, has been working as a 
research scientist with Exxon Corporate 
Research in their advanced materials sec- 
tion in Annandale, N.J., since November 
1997. He is also close to finishing a PhD at 
McGill under the supervision of Professor 
Steve Yue. 

David Shearon, BEng(Civil)’92, has joined 
Bentley Systems, Inc. in Mississauga, Ont., 
as GeoEngineering Product Specialist. 

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Claire Serdula, BEng’94, completed a 
Master’s degree in Mechanical/Environ- 
mental Engineering at the University of 
Toronto in January 1997 and is presently 
working for Conor Pacific Environmental 
Technologies Inc. in Calgary. 

Art Liem, BEng(Civil)’95, was elected to 
the Board of Directors of the International 
Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering 
(ISPE), Central Canada, and is currently a 
Project Engineer for Technical Operations 
and Pharmaceutical Sciences with British 
drug manufacturer Glaxo Wellcome. He 
will make a presentation on project manage- 
ment in pharmaceutical engineering to the 
ISPE general assembly in September. Art 
lives in Toronto’s Riverdale area, serves on 
the board of the Factory Theatre, is a 
Leadership Donor and volunteer for the 
United Way of both Greater Toronto and 
Peel, and volunteers for numerous social ser- 
vices and environmental organizations. 

Patrick James Merrin, BEng(Chem)’95, 
Process Engineer, worked at Hudson Bay 
Mining and Smelting in Flin Flon, Man., 
until December 1997. He has been trans- 
ferred to the coal division of Anglo 
American in South Africa as Senior Plant 

Metallurgist for the next two to three years. 
He can be reached at 

Scott Hebert, BEng(Mech)’96, is a Flight 
Systems Engineer for the Helicopter 
Aerodynamics Group at CAE Electronics 
Ltd. in St. Laurent, Que. He is married to 
Debbie Sarik, BCom’95. 

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Louis Rakita, MD’49, was honoured by the 
MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, 
Ohio, in February 1998, with the dedication 
of the Rakita Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. 
He has been on staff at the MetroHealth 
Medical Genter for many years. 

Henry W. Lim, MD, BSc’71, assumed the 
position of Chairman, Department of 
Dermatology, the Clarence S. 
Livingood Chair in Dermatology, Henry 
Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich., start- 
ing July 1, 1997. He was the Chief of Staff of 
New York VA Medical Center and Professor 
of Dermatology at New York University 
School of Medicine immediately prior to 
joining Henry Ford Health System. 

Valerie Shannon, BSc(N)’70, received the 


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Infirmiéres et Infirmiers du Québec, the 
highest honour given to one of its members, 
in recognition of outstanding achievement 
in relation to practice, education, leadership 
and research. She was also given the 1997 
Quebec Inter-Professional Council’s Award 
of Merit for demonstrating collaboration 
amongst professional groups. She is Director 
of Nursing at the Montreal General 

Michael A. Kazakoff, BSc’70, MD’74, was 
elected Chairman of the Department of 
Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital, in 
Middletown, Conn. In addition to being 
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at 
the University of Connecticut and a clinical 
instructor at Yale University, he has also 
been the Associate Director of the Family 
Practice Residency Program at Middlesex 
Hospital since 1990. He is past President of 
the Connecticut Academy of Family 
Physicians. He resides in West Hartford 
with his wife, Patricia Rozenberg, 
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tion undertaken by one hospital to meet 
today’s challenges. She heads her own 
healthcare consulting firm in Mississauga, 

Adele Ferrante, BSc(N)’83, MSc(A)’89, 
was appointed Director of Nursing at Santa 
Cabrini Hospital, Montreal, in June 1996. 
She formerly held the position of Head 
Nurse, Orthopaedics, Jewish General 

Steven Rossy, MD’84, is working as a free- 
lance medical writer on disease and treat- 
ment for scientific articles, educational 
materials and websites. 

Louise Pilote, MD’85, was awarded the 
McDonald Award from the Heart and 
Stroke Foundation of Canada. She recently 
obtained a PhD in epidemiology from the 
University of California at Berkeley. She is 
an internist and epidemiologist at the 
Montreal General Hospital. She and her 
husband, Mark J. Eisenberg, have a 16- 
month-old daughter. 

Debra Anne Goldstein, BSc’84, MD’88, is 
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the 

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the Ocular AIDS Service and Associate 
Director of the Uveitis Service. On 
September 21, 1997, she married David 
Philip Cohen, BSc’84, Assistant Professor 
at the University of Chicago, Department of 
Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a repro- 
ductive endocrinologist doing both basic 
research and clinical work. He recently 
received the Society for Gynecologic 

Investigation Bridge Grant. 

Nathalie C. Zeitouni, BSc’88, MD’92, pur- 
sued a dermatological surgery fellowship at 
the University of Alabama at Birmingham 
after completing her dermatology residency, 
She practises at Roswell Park Cancer 
Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., and is also 
Assistant Professor and Director of 
Dermatological Surgery Teaching at State 
University of New York at Buffalo. 

Erika Burger, BSc(PT)’95, worked as a 
physiotherapist in Lafayette, La., during 
1996, and then travelled through the South 
Pacific, New Zealand, Australia and South- 
east Asia in 1997. 

Maryse Beauregard, BSc(OT)’96, is work- 
ing for Lifelines Rehabilitation Services in 
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Laferriére, BSc(OT)96, who is also work- 
ing for Lifelines. 

Jonathan Lim, MD’97, married Convee Tsai 
on January 3, 1998, in California. He is cur- 
rently in his first year of residency in general 
surgery in New York. 

Manuel Shacter, QC, BA’44, BCL’47, was 

appointed toa three-year term as a member 
of the Conseil de la Magistrature du Québec. 

He is a founding partner of the law firm of 

Mendelsohn Rosentzveig Shacter, a 
Batonnier of the Bar of Montreal, and a for- 

mer lecturer in the Faculty of Law at McGill. 

Lewis Klar, BA’67, BCL’70, LLM’73, was 
appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law at the 
University of Alberta for a five-year term. 

He isa widely published author in the area of 

tort law. 

Paul Dubois, BCL’73, was appointed Am- 
bassador to the Republic of Austria with 
concurrent accreditation as Ambassador 
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in Europe and as Ambassador and Perma- 
nent Representative to the International 
Organizations in Vienna. He is married to 
Mechthild Dubois-Utters and they have 

two sons. 

Elizabeth Skelton, BCL’78, LLB’79, has 
retired as the New York partner of Stikeman 
Elliott and has moved to Cambridge, Mass. 

Warren J. Newman, LLB’81, BCL’81, 
BA’97, formerly Senior Counsel, Depart- 
ment of Justice of Canada, was appointed 
General Counsel and Senior Coordinator of 
Canadian Unity the 
Department of Justice of Canada. He is one 

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of the lawyers representing the Attorney 
General of Canada before the Supreme 
Court in the Quebec Secession Reference. 

Brian Daley, LLB’93, BCL’93, and Kathleen 
Roger, BEng’85, MEng’92, had a daughter, 
Julia Aimée Leona Daley, on November 4, 

Bryan C. Haynes, BA’90, LLB’93, has 

joined the corporate/commercial depart- 
ment of the law firm Bennett Jones Verchere 
in Calgary. Previously, he practised corpo- 
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Tania Chugani, BCom’91, LLB’95, BCL95, 
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Jay Sinha, LLB’95, BCL’95, obtaineda grad- 
uate diploma in Ecotoxicology from 
Concordia University, after which he 
worked for the Quebec Environmental Law 
Centre and the NAFTA Commission for 
Environmental Cooperation and spent six 
weeks learning Spanish in Guatemala. He is 
currently articling with McCarthy Tétrault 
in Toronto. 

Milton James “MJ” Fernandes, BCL’96, 
LLB’96, coached this year’s McGill team in 
the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot 
Court Competition. The McGill team won 
the Canadian National Championship in 
February and went on to represent Canada 
at the international rounds of the competi- 
tion in Washington, D.C., where they were 
quarterfinalists. There were a total of 276 
law faculties from 47 nations competing in 
the 1998 Jessup. 

Sarah Lugtig, LLB’96, MSW’96, is Director 
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Challenges Program of Canada (Programme 

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She articled with Justice LHeureux-Dubé at 
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land from August 1997 to May 1998. 

Craig Shepherd, LLB’96, has joined the 
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Alpana Garg, LLB’97, BCL97, is articling 
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Andreas Kadletz, LLM’97, was awarded a 
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Rachel E. Young, BA’92, LLB’97, BCL 97, 
worked at the Toronto law firm McCarthy 
Tétrault during the summer of 1997. She is 
clerking at the Court of Appeal for Ontario 
for the 1997-98 articling year. 

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Zahra M. (Janmohamed) Baird, BEd’95, 
MLIS’97, is Children’s Librarian at the 
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matried Timothy Adam Baird, BA’96, 
MLIS’98, on October 23, 1997. She was 
awarded the 1997 Continental Copy/ 
NMRT Professional Development Award 
by the New Members’ Round Table of the 
New York Library Association. 


Frank Kearney, BCom’66, is Director of 
Ivey Publishing, Richard Ivey School of 
Business, at the University of Western 
Ontario in London, and will be developing 
and expanding the market for case teaching 
materials. He is former Vice-President, 
Finance, of Blackburn Media Group. He and 
his wife, Sara, have two children, Mark and 

Colin Russel, BEng’62, MBA’71, was 
appointed Consul General in Hong Kong. 
He is married to Linden Russel and they 
have three children. 

Michael W. Moran, BCom’75, DipPA’78, 
and Monica A. Wanner, BEd’83, are 
pleased to announce the birth of their 
daughter Kimberley Lauren last June in 
Brampton, Ont. Monica is Manager, 

Employee Relations at Nacan Products 
Limited in Brampton, a division of ICI, 
and Michael is Manager, Real Estate 
Services at Canadian Tire Corporation in 

Dale MacCandlish Weil, BSc’77, MBA’79, 
is Vice President General Manager, Quebec 
Refrigerated Products Division, Parmalat 
Canada, which operates under the principal 
brands of Lactantia, Sealtest and Beatrice. 
She is also on the boards of the Dairy 
Industry Council of Quebec and the 
Association of Quebec Dairies and is 
President of the Quebec Chapter of the Kids 
Help Phone Foundation. 

Gaetano Geretto, BCom’81, was appointed 
Vice President, Actuarial, of Gerling Global 
Life Reinsurance Company in Toronto. He 
was Chair of the 42nd Annual Canadian 
Reinsurance Conference in Toronto on 

April 23, 1998. 
Maria Gonzalez, BCom’81, MBA’85, was 

appointed Vice President, Strategic 
Initiatives, Corporate Planning at the Bank 
of Montreal in Toronto. 

Anthony Guglielmin, BA’82, MBA’S4, for 
mer Treasurer at B.C. Hydro, has been 

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Corporate Treasurer of Finning Interna- 
tional Inc. in Vancouver since May 1, 1998. 
He and his wife, Denise, are thrilled to 
announce the arrival of their first child, 
daughter Laura Marie, born December 24, 

Graham Tulett, BEng(Mech)’82, I JipMemt’86, 
MBA’90, has resigned from VIA Rail 
Canada Inc. after almost 16 years and is now 
the Superintendent, Pri yperty Management, 
at the Toronto Transit Commission. His sec- 
ond child is expected this fall. 

Ninon Valade, BCom’87, has received a 
1997 Foreign Service Officer Award. The 
awards are presented by the Professional 
Association of Foreign Service Officers to 
provide recognition by peers for exceptional 
achievement by an individual officer, 

Sylvain A. Roy, MBA’88, Vice-President, 
Finance, at Bell Canada, was named to the 
Board of the Fondation Sport-Etudes, a 
post-secondary institution helping young 
athletes to compete at an international level 
while pursuing academic goals. 

David Smith, MBA’89, is Director of 

Consumer Marketing at Share Wave, astart- 
up company in Sacramento, Calif. 

Kiron D. Bondale, MBA’91, and his wife 
have had their first 
January 22, 1998. 

son, Akshay, born 

Paola Tiziana Gallo, BCom’93, moved to 
Ottawa in January 1993 to work in the com- 

puter consulting field. She is a Business 

Systems Analyst for Newbridge Canada. 
She married Sergio Nuzzi, BCom’94, on 
June 29, 1996, in Montreal. 

Debbie Sarik, BCom’95, is a buyer with 
Unisource Canada in St. Laurent, Que. She 
married Scott Hebert, BEng’96, in October 

Jason Kielau, BCom’96, is Marketing 
Manager for LEAL International Ltd., an 
international health, safety and environ- 
mental management consulting firm in 
Calgary, Alta. 

John Moffatt, BA’72, BMus’75, performed 

violin with a string quartet from Vienna in 
the first classical concert ever held in 
Bhutan. He performed in April at the 
NOMUS chamber music festival in Novi 
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tours with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra 
(VCO) to Japan, Denmark and Majorca, he 
will give master classes in Gerona, Spain. In 
October, he will tour the U.S. and Canada 
with the VCO and the Vienna Boys’ Choir, 
which includes his son, Michael, 10. 

Evan Jones, BMus’93, is a candidate for 
both the DMA in cello and the PhD in 
music theory at the Eastman School of 
Music, where he also obtained master’s 
degrees in both areas. He teaches cello at 
Colgate University and is a cello and theory 
Teaching Assistant at Eastman. He was the 
winner of an SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship 
in 1997, the Edward Peck Curtis Award for 
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 
1996, a Sproull Fellowship in 1995, and an 
Eastman T.A. prize. He is co-editor of 
Intégral (a peer-reviewed music theory jour- 
nal), String Music Catalogue Manager for 
World-Wide Music, and Principal Cello and 
Personnel Manager for the Orchestra of the 
Southern Finger Lakes. He gave the world 
premiere of a solo-cello piece by Robert 
Morris, an Eastman faculty member, in 
Rochester, N.Y. On August 2, 1997, he mar- 
tied Marnie Kim (Ferguson) Jones, 
BMus’94, ArtDip’96. 


July 12, Victoria: Barbecue on the terrace of 
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Maurier Stadium. $38 per person. A light 
meal will be served. Contact (514) 398- 

= October, Montreal: “Space Mission” with 
| Canadian astronaut Dr. Dafydd Williams, 

BSc’76, MSc'83, MD’83, who will speak 
about his mission aboard the space shuttle 
Columbia and present the McGill Society of 
Montreal with a McGill item he took into 
space.Watch for the Fall Coming Events for 
further information. Contact (514) 398-5000. 

« Homecoming 1998: From September 17 to 
20, Homecoming will mark special anniver- 
sary milestones for the graduating classes 
of 1988, 1973, 1963 and 1948. Some Home- 
coming Events to mark in your calendar: 

» September 17: Sports Hall of Fame Luncheon, 
11:30 am; McGill Leaders’ Reception, 5:30 pm 

» September 18: 29th Annual Leacock Lun- 
cheon, 12:00 pm; Principal's Dinner (Class of 
'48), 7:00 pm; Chancellor's Dinner (Class of 
‘43 and earlier), 6:30 pm; 10th Anniversary 
Dinner and Martinis, 7:30 pm; 25th Anniver- 
sary Reception, 5:30 pm; 35th Anniversary 
Reception, 5:30 pm 

= September 19: Cyber Café, 9:00 am; 
Alumnae Reception, 10:30 am; Shrine Bowl 
Football game, 1:30 pm; Sir William Mac- 
donald Luncheon (Macdonald Campus), 
11:30 am; Gathering of the Clan Barbecue 
(Macdonald Campus), 6:00 pm 

=» September 20: Walking Tour of Old Mon- 
treal, 10:15 am; Closing Brunch, 11:30 am. 

Contact Anna Galati (514) 398-3554, fax 
(514) 398-7338, or email 


Ben Glossop, BMus’94, MMus’97, is 
Principal Bassoon of the Ottawa Symphony 

Orchestra, Bassoonist with the Bel Canto 
Woodwind Quintet, and Second Bassoon of 
the Hull Chamber Orchestra. He and his wife, 
Joanne Tait, BMus’94, live in Aylmer, Que. 

Marnie Kim (Ferguson) Jones, BMus’94, 
ArtDip’96, is completing a master’s degree 
in cello at the Eastman School of Music in 
the studio of 
Supervisor of the Atonal Aural Skills 

School in Rochester, N.Y., as part of a pio- 

Steven Doane. She is 

neering community outreach project spon- 
sored by Eastman and Kodak. She is active as 
a chamber musician and orchestral player in 
Clinton, Corning, Elmira, Hamilton, New 
York, and Williamsport, Penn. On August 2 
1997, she married Evan Jones, BMus’93. 

Taras Kulish, BMus’95, received a master’s- 
level opera diploma from the University of 
Toronto. He is singing with the Vancouver 
Opera Young Artists Ensemble. This con- 
tract ends in June 1998, at which time he 
will be a free agent. In the summer of 1996, 
he sang at the Tanglewood Festival in the 
50th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s 
opera Peter Grimes under conductor Seiji 
Ozawa. In the summer of 1997, he sang at 
the Aspen Music Festival where he per- 
formed the roles of Leporello in Don 
Giovanni and Nick Bottom in A Midsummer 
Night's Dream. His performances were posi- 
tively reviewed in the Denver Post and Opera 
News magazine. 

Alison Mah-Poy, BMus’97, plays in the sec- 
ond violin section of the Winnipeg 
Symphony Orchestra. 

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John Bidwell, BA’86, is Senior Art Director 
for QLTD in Ann Arbor, Mich. He served in 

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in Mali from 1989 to 1991 where he met Kris 
Holloway, from Granville, Ohio. They were 
married upon their return to the United 
States and now have two children: Aidan 
Eric, 3, and Liam Keita, 8. John can be 
reached at 

Jennifer Morehouse, BA’95, has a success- 
ful career in the theatre/film/television arts 
industry. She is married to a McGill PhD 
religious studies student, has two children 
and was awaiting the arrival of a third in 
April 1998. 


Ann Naran Silverstone, MSPE’36, BSc’39, 
was nominated for the Helen Prize, an inter- 
national award to celebrate the accomplish- 
ments of women. The award is sponsored by 
the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. 

Norman Endler, BSc’53, MSc’54, is 
Distinguished Research Professor of the 
Department of Psychology at York 
University. On November 21, 1997, he was 
presented with the Royal Society of 
Canada’s Innis-Gérin medal for distin- 
guished and sustained contributions to the 
social sciences. Earlier last year, he received 
the Donald O. Hebb award for distinguished 
contributions to psychology asa science, the 
highest honour of the Canadian Psycholog- 
ical Association. 

Dick Koppenaal, PhD(Psych)’59, resigns 
on September 1, 1998, as Dean of the 
Gallatin School of Individualised Study at 
New York University. An NYU faculty 
member for 34 years, he has also served as the 
Dean of the College of Arts and Science. 

David Wright, BSc’66, was appointed 
Ambassador and Permanent Representative 




of Canada to the North Atlantic Council. 
He is married to Ilze Skuja and has a son. 

Dianne (Wellstead) Aves, BSc’67, is back 
in touch to say that she has been living in 
Kitchener since 1971. She and her husband 
David Aves have a daughter, Sarah. 

Penny (Drury) Ballem, BSc’71, a medical 
doctor, was awarded the Marian Powell 
Award by the B.C. Women’s Foundation 
Board for her leadership, dedication and 
commitment to the advocacy of women’s 

Jennifer Giroux Wyman-Clemons, BSc’81, 
is an allergist and clinical immunologist. 
She and her husband Jeff Clemons now 
have two children, Samuel and Joshua, and 
the family will be living in Germany until 

Peter Neilley, BSc’82, earned his master’s 
degree in science and then his PhD from the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 
1990. He works for the National Center for 
Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. 

Robert Mark Zaichick, BSc’87, completed 
dental school at the University of Toronto 
in June 1993. He moved to Belleville, Ont., 
in September 1993 and married Tania 
Vaughan in 1995. Their first child, Abby 
Beatrice, was born in December 1995. He 
opened his first private dental practice 
last June. 


Xavier Bonnin, BSc’88, successfully de- 
fended his PhD thesis, “Investigation of 
scrape-off layer up-down asymmetries in 
diverted plasmas in TEXT-Uperade,” from 
the University of Texas at Austin and is now 
Postdoctoral Associate at the 
Science and Fusion Center at MIT. 


Jamie Kneen, BSc’88, recently returned 
from a two-year stint with CUSO working 

on a community-based environmental 
assessment with the Bribri people in the 
Talamanca indigenous territory of south- 
eastern Costa Rica. She is currently studying 
the environmental effects of mining in 
Canada and internationally, and works with 
the Dene in northern Saskatchewan on land 
and resource management, and on environ- 
mental monitoring and assessment related 

to expanding uranium mining. 

Nancy Claire Smith, MSc(A)’89, is an 
audiologist and works for the Nova Scotia 
Hearing & Speech Clinic in New Glasgow. 

Robert Coplan, BSc’90, received tenure at 
Carleton University in Ottawa as a professor 

of psychology. 

Johnson Mak, BSc’91, PhD’96, is working 
as a medical researcher in Melbourne, 
Australia. He is studying the replication 
kinetic of a particular strain of HIV-1, which 
does not appear to cause AIDS in humans. 

John Whalen, BSc’91, and Patricia Rich- 
mond, BA’91, were married in 1993. They 
are currently living in Santa Monica, Calif. 
Starting in September 1998, John will be an 
Assistant Professor in the Psychology 
Department at the University of Delaware. 
Patricia will continue working on her doc- 
torate in art history. 

Simon W.M. John, PhD’92, Assistant 
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical 
Institute at the Jackson Laboratory, received 
the 1997 Ruth Salta Junior Investigator 
Award by the 
American Health Assistance Foundation 

Achievement given 
for his outstanding contribution to glauco- 
ma research. His research focuses on under- 
standing the genetic basis of glaucoma. 

John Sheu, BSc’93, received a Doctor of 

Chiropractic in Toronto. He now resides 
and practises in Vancouver. 

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Dale Clayton, BSc’95, completed a second 
bachelor of science in biopsychology at the 
University of New Brunswick. He is com- 
pleting a master’s degree in health science in 
Community Health & Epidemiology at the 
University of Toronto. 

Sandra Demaries, BSc’95, MSc’97, is in 
medical school at the University of Toronto, 
working towards a joint MD/PhD degree. 

Hyunmin Lee, BSc’95, is working for Eicon 
Technology in Montreal as a quality assur- 
ance analyst. 

Jishnu Mukerji, MSc’95, is Research 
Product Manager with Inter Medico in 
Toronto. He moved back to Canada after 
spending two years in San Francisco, where 
he was in charge of the Technical Service 
Department at Zymed Laboratories. He can 
be reached at 

Jonathan Toker, BSc’96, is conducting 
research for a PhD in chemistry under Dr. 
Julius Rebek at the Scripps Research 
Institute in La Jolla, Calif. He received both 
FCAR and Scripps fellowships. 

Valerie Bender, BSc’97, is working for 
Talisman Energy, an oil and gas exploration 
company, in Calgary. 


Sharon Stern, BSW’79, praduated from the 
University of Ottawa with a Master’s in 
Social Work degree, and is working in the 
psychiatry department of the Ottawa 
General Hospital. 

Chong Key Got, BSW’80, is Managing 
Director, Ford Cars Dealer, in Hong Kong 
and China. After working in a social work 
setting for about six years, he completed one 
year of the MBA program at McGill. 

Richard Wainwright, BEd’91, BSW’93, is 
engaged to Gillian Perran of Kamloops, B.C. 
He was appointed Regional Manager for the 
Provincial Head Injury Program, which pro- 
vides essential health care services to those 
with acquired head injuries in the Thompson/ 
Okanagan/ Kootenays region of B.C. 

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E. A. Lovett, LLB’16, at Montre 
in 1997. 



Mary (Gibbs) Maclaren, BSc’19, 

at Ottawa. 

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Adela (Stewart) Eaton, BA’22, at 

Montreal on February 7, 1998. 
Dorothy (Teed) Bennett Soros, 
MA’23, at Ottawa on January 7, 

Maxwell Overlock Phelps, 
BSc’25, MD’29, at Duncaster, 
Conn., on December 9, 1997. 

Ernest B. Jubien, BSc(Eng)’26, at 

Montreal on January 8, 1998. 

J. Leon Edel, BA’27, MA’28, 

DLitt’63, at Honolulu, Hawaii, in 


Thomas O. Evans, BSc’27(Eng), 

at Saint John, N.B., in 1998. 

Rev. E. Clifford Knowles, 
BA’27,MA’29,DD’56 (United 

Theological College), former 

McGill chaplain, at Smiths Falls 

Ont., on April 10, 1998. 

Alan Ross, MD’27, at Montreal 
on January 30, 1998. 

Doris Gertrude (Marshall) 

Crites, DipPE’28, at Scarborough, 

Ont., on February 24, 1998. 
William E. Archibald, 

BSc(Eng)’29, at Ottawa on March 

10, 1998. 
Cedric H. Rothschild, BA’29, a 
Cote Saint Luc in 1998. 


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James A. Brown, Jr., BSc(Eng)’30 

at Toronto in December 1997. 

Donald Bruce Cann, 


BA(AgrSc)’31, MSe(Agr)’40, in 
Nova Scotia on December 2, 1997. 

Cyril C. O’Brien, LMus’31, at 
Clandonald, Alta., in 1998. 

Lillian (Wexler) Payton, BA’31, 
at Chatham, N.J., on November 

16, 1997. 

Edouard Lavallée, MSc’32, at 
Laval, Que., in 1997. 

Rachmiel Levine, BA’32, MD’36, 
DSc’87, at Boston on February 22, 



Edward Douglas, MD’33, at Sara- 

sota, Fla., on November 14, 199 

Jean E. Gooderham, BA’33, at 
Toronto on January 28, 1998. 



Samuel A. Gitterman, BArch’35, 
at Ottawa in 1998. 

W. Gordon McLean, BSc’35, at 
Toronto in September 1997. 

The Hon J. Brendan O’Connor, 
BCL35, at Montreal on February 
3, 1998. 

William Scott, BCom’36, at 
Beebe, Que., on August 23, 1997. 
Harold E. Yeo, MD’37, on Prince 
Edward Island on July 24, 1997. 
Herbert E. Barnett, BA’38, at 
Prescott, Ont., on September 7, 

Allan FE. Duffus, BArch’38, at 
Waverley, N.S., on October 16, 

George H. Griffiths, MEng’38, at 
Lachine, Que., in 1997. 

Ross A. Lewis, BA’38, MD’42, at 
London, Ont., on January 31, 1998. 
James Marshall, PhD’38, at 
Summerland, B.C., on December 
30, 1996. 

John A. Walker, BSc’38, at St. 
Adele, Que., on January 29, 1998. 
Joseph Ain, BEng’39, at Boca 
Raton, Fla., on January 7, 1998. 

Teanese  wol.e-S uApsOees 

Mervyn A. Rogers, DDS’40, at 
Montreal on January 29, 1998. 

Catherine Skinner Spielman, 
BA’40, at Montreal on February 
23, 1998. 

Herbert Stern, BSc’40, MSc’42, 
PhD’45, DSc’75, at La Jolla, Calif., 
in 1998. 

James J.T. Keay, BA’41, at 
Kirkland, Que., on February 18, 

Arne Kristian Mathisen, MD’41, 
at Vancouver on March 6, 1998. 
L.A. McClintock, BA’41, BCL’44, 
on December 31, 1997. 

Laurence E. Copleston, BSc’42, 
at Mississauga, Ont., on July 25, 

Florence (Boyce) McGilton, 
BA’43, at Beaconsfield, Que., in 
March 1998. 

Hyman B. Brock, BEng’46, at 
Montreal on November 6, 1997. 
Marion Elizabeth Arthur, MA’47, 
PhD’49, at Mississauga, Ont., on 
November 14, 1997. 

Paul Gagnon, BEng’47, at St. 
Lambert, Que., on November 21, 


Robert E. Morrow, BCL47, at 
Montreal on March 7, 1998. 
Lawrence Pilkington, BSc’47, at 
New Westminster, B.C., on 
December 17, 1997. 

Mary J. (Irvine) Wilson, BLS’47, 
at Ottawa. 

Jean-Jacques Boulais, BEng’48, at 
Hull, Que., in 1997. 

Felice (Arsenault) Chappuis, 
BSc(PE)’48, in France. 

Major E. Guy Duverger, 
BCom’48, on June 13, 1997. 
Frank William Field, BCom’48, 
at Burlington, Ont., on February 
23, 1998. 

Edward Julian Denenfeld, 
BEng’49, at Oakville, Ont., on 
August 20, 1997. 

Robin R.B. Murray, BLS’49, at 
Almond, N.Y., in 1997. 

W.D. Ross, DipPsy’49, in March 

J. Alberta (Bennet) Snowdon, 
BA’49, at Edinburgh, Scotland, on 
February 1, 1998. 

Jet cheat 3 Tatras Yo 9 ie 
Kenneth E.J. Conroy, BEng’50, at 
White Rock, B.C., on March 4, 

Jack W. Drover, BEng’50, at 
Victoria on March 15, 1997. 
James A. Edger, BEng’50, at 
Sherwood Park, Alta., on 
November 15, 1997. 

Gerard J. Gagnon, BEng’50, at 
Montreal on December 4, 1997. 
Clarke R. Kemp, BSc(PE)’50, at 
Pointe Claire, Que., on June 24, 

Dorothy R. Begg, MSW’51, at 
Vancouver on November 23, 1997. 
John C. Stephenson, BA’51, 
BCL55, at Lafayette, Calif., on 
February 10, 1998. 

Tauno Allan Maki, BEng’52, at 
Kingston, Ont., on August 12, 

Murray B. Spiegel, QC, BCL53, 
at Montreal on October 30, 1997. 
Irwin Lewis, BSc’54, MD’58, at 
Birmingham, Ala., on December 
28, 1997. 

Gene V. Primono, DDS’54, at 
Albany, N.Y., on December 22, 

Paul Michel Audette, BEng’56, at 
Montreal on October 27, 1997. 

Janine L. Stachenko, MSc’56, 
PhD’58, in France on June 6, 

Neil Goring, BSc(Agr)’57, 
DDS’62, at Maple Ridge, B.C., in 
November 1997. 

Sir Philip Grant-Suttie, 
DipAgr’59, in Scotland on 
ovember 8, 1997. 


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John Robert Barron, 
BSc(Agr)’61, MSc’62, at Kanata, 
Ont., in 1997. 
George A. Leigh, BCL61, 
DipMgmt’71, at Toronto in 1997. 
Margery Paterson, BA’62, MA‘'87, 
at Montreal on February 19, 1998. 
R. Pierre Marquis, 
BArch(Eng)’63, at Montebello, 
Que., on November 13, 1997. 
Noel Victor Arthur Vaucrosson, 
BArch’63, MArch’67, in Trinidad 
on March 25, 1996. 
Zoya (Solod) Pochaivsky, 
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Stillwater, Okla., on November 7, 
David McClure, MSc’65, at 
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Nancy (Lyne) Kennedy, BA’66, 
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Joan Fraser, BA’65 (Chairman) 

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Richard Latendresse, BA’85 
Victoria Lees, PhD’77 
Judy Mappin, BSc’50 
Paul Mayer, LLB/BCL’83 
Ann McCall, BA’64 
John M. Scott, BA’53 
Mona Sharkawy 
Antoinette von Hahn, 
BA’87, MBA’96 

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Honora Shaughnessy, MLS’73 
Kate Williams, DipTrans’78 

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17 Getting Up to Speed 

A department rich in history, 

turn to the future as outdated 

a spanking new, full-service sports complex. 

by Diana Grier Ayton 

20 Under the Microscope: Researchers 

in the Media 

What happens when you make a discovery so compelling 

the international media beat 

question to some prominent McGill professors. 

by Ellyn Kerr, BSc 


8 Reconstructive Surgery: 
The New Face of the MUHC 

While the new superhospital is scheduled to open in 2004, 

the McGill University Health Centre is 
A look at health care in the new millenn 
by Mullins 


up and running. 


14 The Very Popular Scientist 

Evolutionary psychologist, MIT whiz kic 
graduate Steven Pinker on olive pitters, 
and the way our minds evolved. 


Mary Soderstrom 

Athletics has taken a sharp 

facilities are replaced by 

a path to your door? We put the 


26 Les Matchs de sa vie 

Marc Mounicot, ancien capitaine des Redmen, gagnant du trophée D.S. Forbes accordé 

au meilleur athléte masculin, 

soccer feminin 4 McGill. 

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29 Admission Accomplished 

Forms, fees, essays, resumés, letters, interviews 

admission to 

McGill can be tough — but offers significant rewards. 

A recent survivor tells his tale. 


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3 Editor’s Notebook 
5 Letters 

6 Newsbites 


32 Reviews 
34 Alumni Activities 

38 Alumnotes 

47 In Memoriam 
48 Epilogue 

chats with Jenn Clamen, BA’99, a McGill psychology major and a 
supervisor of the McGill Student Phonathon. Jenn hopes to 
pursue a career in forensic psychology. 

Don McRobie, BCom’34, a former chair of the McGill Alma Mater Fund, 

An Enduring Spirit 

has grown for 50 years—the McGill Alma Mater Fund. 

“Working for McGill is a reward in itself,” notes Don 
McRobie, BCom’34, “and a way to say Thank you for 
what we received.” A donor to McGill even before the 
AMF was established, he chaired the Alma Mater Fund 
in 1967-68, was President of The Graduates’ Society of 
McGill University from 1968 to 1969, and is now a 
Governor Emeritus of the University. Graduates like him 
have helped the Alma Mater Fund give more to McGill. 

Student aid is one important use for these funds—aid 
like the bursary that made it possible for Jenn Clamen, 
BA‘99, to stay in Psychology at McGill when out-of- 

province tuition rates rose last year. “I already had a job 
and the $1200 increase was scary. I needed the help—and 
I really appreciated it.” 

In the 50 years since the Alma Mater Fund was founded, 
McGill graduates have contributed more than 
$65,000,000—and the priceless gift 
of a McGill education—to the stu- 
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be surprised — 
pleasantly we 
hope — by the 
arrival of this 
issue of the McGill News. 
Possibly it’s the first 
they’ve received in some 
time. Our practice is to mail the News to 

graduates of the last two years and to recent 
donors. But when we publish a story that 
we think may be of interest to a particular 
group of alumni, we expand the mailing 
list to include them. For instance, this 
issue has a story by Andrew Mullins on the 
new McGill University Health Centre, 

so copies are being sent to graduates of 
Medicine and Nursing. 

Despite the stated policy, some fresh 
alumni may feel they were overlooked be- 
cause they graduated last year but are only 
now receiving their first issue. Rest assured, 
the will is strong, but the technology 
remains a little weak. It takes time to upload 
information on all graduating students to 
the Development and Alumni Relations 
database, which spits out our mailing 
labels. Regardless of when it starts arriving, 
however, new graduates should receive 
the magazine for a two-year period. 

Following the Summer issue, we received 
reports from you of occasional glitches in 
the mailing labels, such as a previous 
resident’s name showing at your address. 
These bugs are primarily related to the 
introduction of a new software system used 
for the first time in our June mailing. If 
you continue to have problems, or wish to 
report a change of address at any time, 
you can contact the Records Office directly 
at (514) 398-3548 or send an e-mail to 

Travel is broadening, they say, but I’m 
pretty sure it’s not meant in the way that I 
experienced it on a recent trip to Australia. 
I spent two weeks touring in and around 
Perth, enthusiastically tasting the region’s 
wonderful food and wine. The spaces 
between meals were punctuated by breaks 
for cappuccino, which is offered at every 
gas station in the state of Western Australia, 
as far as I can tell. At the end of my holi- 
day, when I settled into my seat on the 
plane for the long trip home, I discovered 
that Qantas had inexplicably moved the 
armrests closer together. 

And somewhere during that homeward 
journey, I’m sure I entered the twilight 


zone rather than just crossing the 
International Date Line. I departed Perth 
shortly after midnight on June 11. Earlier 
in the evening my hosts and I had watched 

the evening news which included high- 
lights of the two opening games of the 
World Cup in France (Scotland vs. Brazil 
and I can’t remember who else). We then 
went out fora leisurely dinner and had 
time to chat awhile at the airport before 
my flight. 

After flying across Australia during the 
night, I changed planes in Sydney and 
spent the day heading north for a planned 
24-hour stopover in Honolulu. The dates 
were indeed marked on my ticket, but 
after flying all that time it was still a little 
strange to arrive in Hawaii on June 10- 
the day before I left Perth. 

What really made me crazy, though, 
occurred when I flicked on the TV in my 
hotel room to hear the news. One item was 
a report from France saying the weather 
looked perfect for the two opening games 
of the World Cup (Scotland vs. Brazil 
and whoever) that would be played in a few 
hours. I actually sat down and tried to 
figure it all out. When my brain started 
aching, I gave up and went to bed. If] had 
just known how to contact a bookie, | 
might have paid for my whole trip! 

Homecoming ’98 organizers hope a lot 
of you will soon be travelling. If you’re 
coming back to McGill, you'll not only be 
able to see old friends, you can be among 
the first to visit the new Nahum Gelber 
Law Library, which officially opens on 
September 17. The preview in this issue of 
the athletics facilities might also encour- 
age you to request the free weekend pass 
allowing alumni to use the sports complex. 

This year’s Homecoming offers events 
that promise to both inform and entertain 
you and your classmates. In fact, with 
the various brunches, lunches, cocktail 
receptions and special dinners, you may 
find coming back to campus a decidedly 
broadening experience. 

For those who will be here only in spirit, 
look for Homecoming highlights in the 
next McGill News. The Winter issue will 
be mailed to every graduate for whom we 
have an address, so we can share the 
occasion with alumni around the world — 
and surprise a whole new crop of readers. 

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Sporting lives 

I was delighted to see the write-up on the 
Soccer Redmen and the picture of my 
son Peter in the McGill News (Spring’98). 
To fill out the story a bit: Peter hails from 
a proud McGill athletic tradition. His 
grandfather, Hayden Bryant, DDS’41, was 
a champion high jumper for McGill in 
the late 30s. I played hockey and a little 
football in the ’60s. Jackie, Peter’s younger 
sister, missed the excitement in Halifax 
because she was at Laval with the Martlets, 
who were pursuing their quest for the 
women’s soccer title. 

Chris Bryant, BA’65 

Hammonds Plains, N.S. 

Letter from a late lord 

The article in the latest issue of the 

McGill News concerning the treasures in 
the Division of Rare Books and Special 
Collections is very interesting and welcome 
news, since these treasures will now 

be more readily available to researchers. 

While I always knew that McGill had 
some great rarities in its collections, | 
never knew before that they had a letter 
from the “great beyond.” I refer to the 
letter described on page 15 as having been 
written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in 
1894. This must have been written from 
another world since the gentleman in 
question died in 1892. 

Actually, looking at the illustration on 
the same page, the second-to-last digit in 
the date looks suspiciously like an “8,” so 
perhaps it is from this world after all. 

Fred EK Angus, BEng’59 
Montreal, Que. 

Ed note: We congratulate Fred Angus on his 
remarkable eyesight and wish ours had been as 
acute. The letter is indeed dated 1884, 

and therefore was in no sense ghost-written. 
Mr. Angus also notes that the items in 

the Division will be “more readily available to 
researchers.” True, certainly, but we remind 
readers that staff would welcome anyone 
interested in viewing the collections. 

Blotting our escutcheon 

I’m sorry to see the McGill News perpetu- 
ating an all-too-common mistake by 
referring to McGill’s “crest” (Summer’98, 
page 25). McGill has no crest. McGill has 
arms (and let’s forgo the usual tired jokes), 

MCG hk, NEWS: + PAL 

which, like the arms of most universities, 

do not include a crest. If you want an 
example of academic heraldry that does 
incorporate a crest, check out the arms of 
the University of Toronto. 

Nigel H. Richardson, BA’5 1, MA’54 

via e-mail 

Ed note: Thanks to Nigel Richardson for the 
lesson. It is the shield, or escutcheon, which 
bears the University’s coat of arms. The 

crest is any figure appearing above the shield — 
a tree in the case of the University of 
Toronto. Readers should also be grateful to 
Mr. Richardson for firmly nipping in the 

bud the urge to make a bad joke, one we might 
otherwise have found irresistible. 

Ah, bureaucracy ... 

The story in your Spring’98 issue about the 
U.S. border guard who would not accept 
a McGill diploma written in Latin strikes a 
familiar chord. 

After earning a BA and an MSc from 
McGill and a PhD from Columbia, 

I decided to settle in New York City and 
applied for U.S. citizenship. Told to prove 
I had graduated from high school and 

not having available a diploma from my 
Winnipeg high school, I thought I would 
overwhelm the immigration official 

by returning the next day with all three 
university degrees. 

I was taken aback when he sneered, 
“This stuff does not prove that you gradu- 
ated from high school.” So I was sent to 
another room where I was given a written 
test. I passed, fortunately, and was 
eventually rewarded with a U.S. passport, 
which I now safeguard along with my 
three (unrecognized) diplomas. 

Alfred B. Udow, BA’39, MSc’40 
Great Neck, N.Y. 

Mastering degrees 

The Summer’98 issue of the McGill News 
contained much of interest, as usual, for my 
wife Lois, BSc(Agr)’40, and me, MSc’40. 
It also contained an error. On page 34 
there are items of news about graduates of 
the Faculty of Agricultural and Environ- 
mental Sciences. One of them is listed as 
Suzanne Carriére, BSc’87, MSc(Agr)’91. 
The MSc is a research degree. The quite 
different MSc(Agr) degree was established 
a few years ago primarily for the benefit of 


esate tie abs: aR” “3S 

government employees, graduates in agri- 
culture with many years of experience in 
advisory/administrative positions who 
could not take the time required to com- 
plete the research requirements of the 
MSc degree. They followed special courses 
given at Macdonald Campus over a series 
of summers. 

Another graduate listed is Colin G. 
D’Silva, PhD(Agr)’95. Although such a 
degree is conferred in some European 
countries, I have not encountered it in 
North America. 

It is unfortunate that the alumni journal 
should have slipped from the path of 
righteousness in such a way. 

W.E. Sackston, MSc’40 

Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology 

Ed note: Ms. Carriére has the real deal, as does 
Colin D’ Silva. The extra designation “Agr” 
comes from the University’s database, which 
shows the area of concentration, and should 
not have been included as part of the degree. 

Yearning for a yearbook? 

I read the letter from Don and Ann Budge 
in the last issue and was able to replace 
their lost 1959 edition of Old McGill. The 
Students’ Society of McGill University 
has plenty of back copies available for sale. 
Yearbooks from 1899-1990 are $20, 1991- 
93 are $30 and 1994-present are $35, plus 
shipping, handling and taxes. Interested 
alumni may contact me at the University 
Centre, 3480 McTavish St., Montreal, 
Que. H3A 1X9, (514) 398-6809 or e-mail 

Olga Patrizi, BEd’93 
Office and Services Manager, SSMU 


In the last issue, a line was inadvertently 
cut from the obituary honouring former 
principal Dr. Rocke Robertson. The final 
sentence should have read: “Robertson 
is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beatrice 
Rosalyn Arnold, who created the medi- 
cinal herb garden near the McIntyre 
Medical Sciences Building, and their four 
children, Tam, Ian, Bea and Stuart, 
plus nine grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren.” We sincerely regret the 
omission. The photo of Dr. Robertson was 
provided by McGill Archives (Ref: 
PLOO1740) and was originally taken by 
Brian Smith. 


Fine feathered 

cGill graduate Philip Currie, MSc’75, PhD’81, 

made the cover of Time magazine this summer for 
his discovery of fossils of two new species of dinosaur in 
China. The unearthing of Protarchaeopteryx and Caudipteryx 
by Currie and his associates from China and New York is 
said to effectively prove the evolutionary connection 
between birds and dinosaurs. 

Currie’s dinosaurs have long necks and legs, stubby arms, 
feathers adorning a long tail, and likely resembled turkeys 
when they roamed the Earth approximately 145 million 
years ago. Protarchaeopteryx may be a relative of the 70- 
million-year-old Velociraptor, the nasty, flesh-eating dinosaur 
that stalked paleontologists and children in the film Jurassic 
Park. The second specimen, Caudipteryx, may be even more 
important, as it had feathers not only on its tail but on its 
arms as well, suggesting wings. Currie told Time of his initial 
reaction to the fossils he was shown in Beijing. “My jaw 
dropped. Not only was it a complete specimen the size of a 
turkey, but it also had structures along the back that were 
feather-like. It wasn’t mineralized. It wasn’t fungus. It was real.” 

Robert Carroll, professor of zoology at McGill, curator of 
vertebrate paleontology at the Redpath Museum, and 
Currie’s PhD supervisor, says the specimens “are probably 
early cretaceous— though that’s a matter of some debate — 
which actually places them after the first bird.” Despite this, 
says Carroll, “it’s very strong evidence that amongst that 
group of dinosaurs arose the birds.” 

Carroll says he and his former student have been working 
together for some time on a project which examines the links 
between paleozoic and modern amphibians. 

Until recently, Currie was probably most famous as the cura- 
tor of dinosaurs and one of the founders of the Royal Tyrrell 
Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, Alta., an area 
riddled with dinosaur bones. He is also said to be the model 
for the paleontologist played by Sam Neill in Jurrassic Park. 

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magine hanging out ona 
I movie set with the likes of 
John Cleese, Frasier’s David 
Hyde Pierce, Stockard 
Channing and Nathan Lane. 
That’s how Alice Lehrer, 
BA‘68, spent her summer. You 
might think it an unlikely 
place to find Lehrer, a 50- 
something occupational 
therapist — until you see her, 
that is. The Montreal wife and 
mother bears a remarkable 
resemblance to Bette Midler, 
star of the movie Isn’t She 
Great, which wrapped up 
filming here in August. Lehrer’s 
looks won her the job of stand- 
in for the Divine Miss M. 

“I laughed a lot, but it was 
also pretty gruelling,” says 
Lehrer, who regularly put in 
14-hour days. “It was 
fascinating to see first hand 
what’s involved in making 
amovie. The set is like 
an enclosed world, a 
whole society with its 
own hierarchy and its 
own vocabulary.” 

Part of her chores 
included stunt 
driving. “Some of 
it was very 


tricky. I used to race on the ski 
team at McGill, and I think 
that’s where I learned to take 
sharp corners.” Lehrer also 
had to spend a whole night 
standing in a pond on 
St. Helen’s Island while scenes 
were shot over and over of 
Midler’s character and her 
husband having a fight in the 
water. “Show business is 
not all glamour,” she laughs. 
Lehrer says her likeness to 
Midler goes beyond looks. 
“We're the same age. She is 
very much like me, only more 
expressive and outgoing. 
One day, we even arrived on 
the set wearing identical sweat 
suits. People found ita 
little uncanny.” 



Gifts keep 
on giving 

' he Development 
Office reports that 
since the official close of 
The McGill Twenty-First 
Century Fund campaign in 
May 1996, the total has 
continued to climb. Some 
donors increased their 
contributions and others 
finalized gifts that were 
incomplete at the time. 
The final tally is now 
$206,624,000, making 
McGill’s campaign the most 
successful privately-funded 
university campaign in 
Canadian history. Another 
remarkable result is the 
rate of realization on 
pledges — or the percentage 
of donors who actually 
live up to their promise to 
give. That rate stands at an 

t’s not every day that a 
McGill graduate gets 
launched into space, but it’s 
certainly becoming more 

common. On the heels of Dave 

Williams’s shuttle mission last 
April, Julie Payette, BEng’86, 
received word in July that she 
will be the next Canadian 
astronaut to lift off from the 
Kennedy Space Center in 
Florida. Payette will climb 
aboard the space shuttle 
Atlantis in May 1999, part of 
the crew who will be assem- 
bling a crane for the Russian 
cargo section of NASA’s 
International Space Station. 
Payette will also be unloading 
and testing equipment for the 
Russian living quarters, and 
will be the first astronaut to 
sleep in the service module. 

astonishing 99.25%, 

Many of these gifts are 
already at work. For 
example, campaign funding 
has helped put into place 18 
new department chairs, 72 
scholarships, bursaries 
and awards, 84 direct-funded 
fellowships, two institutes, 
four major buildings and 22 
laboratories, units or 
research projects. 

he gloves were definitely off at the 

annual meeting of the Canadian 
Interuniversity Athletic Union in June. 
The fight, over approval for athletic 
scholarships for first-year students, ended 
in what might turn out to bea split 
decision. Schools in western Canada were 
so upset when the motion was defeated 
that they threatened to start their own 

Opposition came mostly from Ontario 
schools, which voted as a bloc to defeat the 
proposal. Bob Dubeau, who represented 
McGill at the CIAU meeting, thinks the 


conducted dozens such life sciences experime 
shuttle Columbia, and will remain on active flight status as a Canadian astronaut. 

responsibility. We don’t have any margin for error.” 

exploration of space and will be visible from Earth. 
When she’s not preparing for space flight, Payette is a multilingual engineer and pilot, who in her 
spare time has sung with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orche 
Meanwhile, Dave Williams, BSc’76, MSc’83, MDCM’83, has been named head of the Space and 
Life Sciences Directorate at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Directorate 
NASA that studies the capabilities and limitations of humans living and working in space. Williams 

“L was floored. I had to sit down,” said the 34-year-old Montreal native about the call from NASA. 
“Pm not thinking about the actual launch. I’m thinking of whether I can deliver. It’s a tremendous 

The space station will be an orbiting laboratory the size of a football field that will enable long-term 

stra Choir and competed in triathlons. 

nts on the Neurolab mission in April aboard the space 


reason is mainly financial. “Ontario 
universities don’t have the funds. They’re 
worried about a program like this becoming 
a burden.” 

Quebec universities aren’t exactly flush, 
but, with the exception of Concordia, they 
voted for the proposal. That reflects their 
concern with recruiting, says Dubeau, who 
is Director of Athletics at McGill. “We're 
losing more and more of Quebec’s and 
Canada’s best athletes to the U.S. It’s 
becoming extremely difficult to attract 
these students to schools in this country.” 

Canadian universities, except in 
Ontario, do offer athletic awards after first 

year, but astudent must sit out a whole year 


if he or she wishes to change schools. 
Dubeau thinks approval will come before 

too long. He recognizes that extra money 

would have to be found, but says it could 

be done. “I think we 

could raise pretty 

significant dollars 

for a well-managed, 


Photos: Courtesy NASA and Canadian Space Agency 

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talented athletes who 
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TO OPEN IN 2004, 




by Andrew Mullins 

ver the next six years, McGill will complete one 
of the biggest and most revolutionary projects to come along in its 
177-year history: the creation of an ultramodern “superhospital.” 
The project will involve the controversial closing and merger of its 
main teaching hospitals into one large health care centre, the rise 
of a new research institute, and no small amount of revamping in 
medical education. It will bring together federal, provincial and 
municipal government bodies, will cost up to a billion dollars, and 
will change the lives of thousands of health care professionals and 
many more thousands of Montrealers who will begin using the 
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) early in the next cen- 
tury. The very idea of the project has induced anxiety, fear and 
anger in some, and has others bursting with anticipation. 

Four years ago, the first reports of a planned billion-dollar super- 
hospital in Montreal—which would see the merger of the Montreal 
General, Royal Victoria, Montreal Chest, Montreal Children’s, 
and Montreal Neurological hospitals, and a much stronger associ- 
ation with the McGill Faculty of Medicine — started furious debate 
in the city. Laments went up for the impending loss of historic com- 
munity symbols like the Royal Vic, and in certain representations 
the project conjured images of a bureaucratic nightmare of a place, 
where patients might be lost in labyrinthine corridors or were to be 


processed on assembly lines in the name of deficit reduction. 

It is an image MUHC directors have had to contend with fora 
while and are quick to try to dispel. An early name change from 
McGill University Hospital Centre to Health Centre was aseman- 
tic refinement, perhaps a better reflection of what the MUHCwill 
actually be when the ribbon is finally cut on the new hospital early 
in the new millennium. And while they have yet to namea site or 
propose an architectural model, according to MUHC directors the 
kinder, gentler health centre will not be a high-rise, corporate- 
looking complex, but a human-scaled health town made up of low- 
rise, campus-like pavilions. 

In fact, superhospital may be a misnomer. “Who needs 20 sto- 
reys?” says Dean of Medicine, Dr. Abraham Fuks, BSe’68, 
MDCM’70. “We need an institution that’s large in vision, large in 
quality, but not large in physical plant.” 

Part of the reason size doesn’t matter for the MUHC is the 
changing face of health care and the modern hospital. One of the 
current catch phrases on the lips of Quebec health care officials is 
ambulatory care, or virage ambulatoire, an approach to health care 
that aims to reduce hospital visits and stays — and their associated 
costs—and which includes all types of services that are provided on 
an out-patient basis. 

“There’s less dependence on in-patient care,” says the new 
MUHC Director, Dr. Hugh Scott, discussing emerging hospital 
practices, “and there’s been a major shift towards an ambulatory 
focus.” The result for the MUHC will be a significant decrease in 
beds and patient stays. 

“The modality of delivering care has changed,” agrees Fuks. 
“Twenty years ago, for cataract surgery you were in hospital for four 
weeks; ten years ago, for four days; now, four hours. Women are not 
in hospital for seven days after giving birth anymore; men are not 
in hospital for six weeks after having a heart attack.” What this 
means to Fuks and the MUHC is clear: “You don’t need the beds.” 

The modern hospital is instead part of a network of health care 
institutions and practices, no longer the focal point it has been 
since the early days of the 19th century. Joining it along this net- 
work are clinics, rehabilitation centres, chronic care centres, and 
primary care from GPs. It’s what Fuks calls a “series of continuities,” 
running alonga spectrum from primary to quaternary care and very 
much in line with the health care outlook held by the provincial 
government in Quebec. The roots of this new hospital and its phi- 
losophy of ambulatory care go back over a decade. 


In 1992, McGill began taking a hard look at the future of its 
major teaching hospitals. “There had already been an initiative a 
long ago as 1986 to look at the possibility of bringing together the 
Royal Vic and the Montreal General,” says Scott. “Both were 
requiring fewer and fewer beds: in the early 1970s, each of them 



alone had more beds than both of them combined at this time. So 
once the examination got going about amalgamating the Vic and 
the General, then the possibility of adding in the Neuro and the 
Children’s and making what has now become known as a super- 
hospital was a natural progression.” 

From the University’s point of view, it was becoming “impossible 
to effectively staff all of the teaching hospitals if they were working 
independent of each other,” says Principal Bernard Shapiro. The 
perspective of the hospitals and the government wasa bit different, 
Shapiro explains, their focus being “How do you sustain quality in 
the face of diminishing resources?” The MUHC project was a ra- 
tionalization “not so much to save money as to preserve quality.” 

Lastly, there was the question of the existing — and aging — hos- 
pitals themselves. They were deemed impractical, inaccessible, 
outdated in design, and in such disrepair that to renovate — just 
meeting fire standards and correcting immediate deficiencies —car- 
ried an estimated price tag of $436 million, not including any of the 
redevelopment or redistribution of hospital services which will be 
central to the MUHC. 

“We don’t have a single facility that was planned after antibi- 
otics became a medical reality” [in the early 1940s], says Arnold 
Steinberg, BCom’54, who was named Chair of the MUHC Unified 


“Leaving these 
properties and 
Jong to 
a totally new 
site allows us to 
plan literally 
from the 
Brouna up.” 

Dr. Hugh Scott, 
Executive Director, MUHC 

Photo: Owen Egan 

Board of Directors in August 1997, and who has been involved in 
the planning of the MUHC since 1992. 

Likewise, Fuks points out that many of the hospital locations 
don’t lend themselves to modern health care and the virage ambu- 
latoire either, particularly the General and Royal Vic, set atop steep 
inclines on Mount Royal. “Do you know what it means fora patient 
to go to the Vic in the wintertime? If a patient can get up that hill 
to the Vic cardiac clinic in the winter, he doesn’t have to be there. 
Ifa patient — heaven forbid — with an orthopaedic injury is coming 
back to the clinic on crutches and ina cast, they’re risking break- 
ing the other leg when they have to hoof it up to the General from 
the bus stop.” 

The idea for building the new health centre “came as a result of 
a two-year study with representatives from the hospitals and the 
University, the public at large and the hospital employees,” says 
Steinberg. “They came to the conclusion that A) the hospitals 
should merge regardless of whether we built the new facility and B) 
the likelihood is that we could be much more efficient and in the 
long term pay for the new facility by starting with a new facility as 
opposed to the five sites that we’re currently operating with.” 

“Leaving these historic properties and going to a totally new site 
allows us to plan literally from the ground up,” says Scott. 

Dr. Abraham Fuks, Dean of Medicine 


Scott has been charged with bringing the MUHC onto that new 
site and into the next century. He was named Executive Director 
of the MUHC in December 1997, and moved back to Montreal 
this past June. There are few whose experience could match the 
cardiologist’s credentials for running the MUHC project: he 
taught in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill in the 1970s and again 
in the 80s as Associate Dean of post-graduate medical education; 
he founded McGill’s Centre for Medical Education; and he was 
chief physician at the Sherbrooke University Hospital in the late 
’70s and early ’80s. In 1986, he became principal and vice-chan- 
cellor of Bishop’s University and took that university through cam- 
pus restoration, major fundraising campaigns, and established it as 
asymbol of community pride. Just before joining the MUHC, Scott 
was the executive director of the Royal College of Physicians and 
Surgeons of Canada. He’s known for his ability to get big jobs done 
and is as politically astute as they come when handling diverse and 
potentially touchy stakeholders. 

“He’s had administrative experience, professional experience, 
and he has ideas about how it is one might proceed in a very, very 


difficult environment,” says Shapiro. 
“And I think he also has very great per- 
sonal qualities: when you're trying to 
bring this kind of thing off, you have tobe 
the kind of person who not only knows 
how to get disparate groups to work 
together, but likes doing it, thinks that’s 
fun, interesting, challenging. Otherwise, 
what you would have is an endless series 
of civil wars. There are not many who 
could have brought off [as Scott did 
recently] the appointment of single 
MUHC heads of all departments ex- 
cept for surgery and radiology. There’s 
now one Chief of Medicine, not four, 
Someone who has a combination of 
knowledge, intelligence, determination, 
but knows what it’s like to deal with peo- 
ple, seems to me a good recommendation 
for the job.” 

And while the concept of the new 
hospital seems to be less controversial 
these days— particularly in light of hospi- 
tal closings in Montreal and cuts over the 
past few years which have left health care 
workers and patients alike feeling bat- 
tered — Scott will still very much need to 
bring those people skills into play. Turf 
wars hampered the attempted merger of 
the General and the Vic in 1986, and 
some departments are a little nervous 
about their place in the new system. 
There has, however, been an overall turnaround in the opinions of 
doctors and health care workers, many of whom were vocal oppo- 
nents of the project when word of the superhospital first broke in 
1994 amidst widespread public outcry. 

“There was a good reason for that outcry,” Shapiro says sympa- 
thetically. “Change is difficult, it just is. You have to mourn what 
passes, as well as look forward to what is coming. These hospitals 
represent generations of community investment and work. Whole 

Photo: Courtesy McGill Reporter 

communities developed around each of these physical spaces that 
have meaning to people and their lives and their imaginings of the 
future. So you don’t just write that off by saying ‘Let’s get more effi- 
cient, guys.” At the same time, he notes, “People are beginning, | 
think, to get over that and understand what the possibilities might 
be, and understand also that if we’re going to provide for the future 
of this community, it’s going to have to change, otherwise there's 
going to be no future.” 

Arnold Steinberg concurs. “There’s now an extraordinary 
amount of support for the merger within the MUHC, and I would 
say the biggest criticism that exists is why aren’t we moving more 

Still, critics of the Health Centre remain. Annmarie Adams, a 
McGill professor of architecture, believes a superhospital is just not 
right for Montreal at this time. “Like many Montrealers,” says 
Adams, “I am worried that an enormous building, located at some 
distance from the downtown area, will lead to a further erosion of 
patient care,” voicing perhaps the greatest anxiety in the commu- 
nity. Rumours that the proposed hospital site is on the western edge 
of the city limits have done nothing to assuage that anxiety. Adams 
also cites articles in the New England Journal of Medicine arguing 
that superhospitals such as Edmonton’s 868-bed Mackenzie Health 




Sciences Centre “have difficulty preserving a balance between human scale 
and community scale” and make visitors feel “small and unimportant.” 
And Adams adds, “The idea of a superhospital for Montreal is not a new a 

one. During the 1880s, the Montreal General had outgrown its premises and 

was in need of surgical facilities, following the development of antiseptic 

surgery.” But the governors eventually decided amalgamation was not 

advisable, and “in my view, it’s not any more advisable today than it was 100 

years ago.” 


Despite this lingering anxiety, the merger itself has 
very much begun: the MUHC has already established 
a unified board of directors, single department heads, 


The Montreal General Hospital 

and single departments of finance, communica- 
tions, supplies and human resources. Planning 
committees are working out the myriad details of 
what the McGill University Health Centre 
will look like once it is actually constructed 
and what kind of care it will be providing. It 
certainly won’t be that much feared colos- 
sus, but it will still be home to approxi- 
mately 1,000 doctors and 11,000 

Royal Victoria Hospital 

Montreal Chest Hospital 

(already merged with the Royal Vic) 
Montreal Children’s Hospital 
Montreal Neurological Hospital 
COST: $800 million - $1 billion 

Province to contribute $250 million as 
per a merger agreement signed by the 
Minister of Health in 1997 

Federal government will be asked for 
$200 million towards construction of the 

MUHC Research Institute 

Capital campaign to begin late 1998, 
targeted at $200 million 

“We'll want a building which as an entity 

can be modified,” says Scott, “which is one of the 
very real constraints that we’re into right now. We 
want a much more modular setup that can be 
reconfigured.” The hospital will also 
incorporate state-of-the-art, 
high-tech equipment, both diag- 
nostic and therapeutic, and will 
explore the possibility of using 
robots and automation for transport 
of charts, specimens and the like, 
which takes up so much time and labour 
today. A new information system will be 
“focussed around patients,” says Scott. “It 

Balance of funding through a mortgage 
repaid from operational savings 

won't just be their chart as we know it, but Design to begin mid-1999 
will store data about any one of us who’s ever Construction to begin mid-2000 
interacted with the place. It will be a crucial 
part of this operation.” 

Dean Fuks outlines some of the technologies he 
envisions for the MUHC: telemedicine facilities for 
showing medical students operations that are 

Centre to begin operations in 2004 
LOCATION: A closely guarded 

secret, but rumours include: 

Site of the proposed new Expos’ baseball 
stadium, at Peel and Notre Dame Streets 

CP Rail’s Glen Yards in Notre Dame de 

Grace, near Vendéme metro station 
Meadowbrook Golf Course in Céte St. Luc 
STAFF: 1,000 doctors, 11,000 employees 

In-patient cases will decrease by 10% 

taking place down the hall, as well as 
broadcasting MUHC conferences 
and bringing in information 

from the outside; continuing 
leading-edge procedures in 
areas like transplantation, onco- 
logical care, reproductive biology, 
reconstructive surgery and special- 
ized neurosurgery. Fuks stresses that 
the high-tech aspect of the hospital 
will indeed involve machines, but that it Four of the crease by 35% 
is equally and even more importantly MUHC hospitals, 
conceptual. Revolutionary scientific know- from the top: the Royal 
ledge and understanding is where the real — Victoria, the Montreal General, 
and human - high technology comes into the Montreal Neurological, 
play. “I see high tech in genetics pervading and the Montreal Children’s 
the entire hospital: DNA-based diagnostic 

Average length of hospital stay will de- 

Day surgery cases will increase by 40% 

Ambulatory service visits will increase 
by 30% 



“Change 1s difficult, it 

qust 1s. You have to mourn 
what passes, as well 

as look forward to what 

These hospitals 
of community 
and work.” 

Principal Bernard Shapiro 

techniques, gene therapy.... People 
are a little worried about DNA sam- 
ples and things like that — but I think 
this stuff will revolutionize medicine.” 

The MUHC also expects that its tripartite mission of teaching, 
research and health care will be more seamless, with research 
conducted down the hall from the wards and “a lot more synergy 
inside the system,” says Shapiro. 

“T think we have to reorganize how we function as a team with- 
in the institution and focus on multidisciplinary care,” says Scott. 
“There will be an organizational renaissance in addition to a new 

Research, which has been an integral part of the past MUHC 
network, will also take on a new face, with a central research insti- 
tute under one director (the recently appointed Dr. Emil 
Skamene). Says Scott, “When you put together the research asso- 
ciated with the five institutions now, plus the faculty at McGill, 
this will be by far the biggest [medical research institute in 
Canada]. Walking around the McGill hospitals, | think it’s extra- 
ordinary what’s being achieved with people just stuck here and 
there, wherever a few extra square feet can be found. 

“What we hope to do is pull together the strengths of the five 
research institutes and put these into one organization which will 
be mutually supportive without being stifling. Now that’s a bit of a 
trick. The era of the independent swashbuckling researcher is 
probably gone. And just as the giving of clinical care as part of a 
team activity is going to be important, | think that research teams 
will be important.” 

The centre of much of that research, McGill’s Faculty of 
Medicine, was originally slated to move to the new hospital site, 


but will now be staying on campus, though some individual 
departments may still move. “A planning group was set up to look 
at what the impact on McGill would be if the faculty moved,” says 
Dean Fuks. “They decided if we left completely, it would have a 
major deleterious effect on the thousands of students who take 
their training in the Faculty of Medicine. We teach several thou- 
sand science students in subjects like biochemistry, microbiology, 
physiology, pharmacology and so on, graduate and undergraduate 
students, who need to be on campus.” 

Fuks will nonetheless make sure the 
faculty has a presence on the hospital 
site itself, and expects every aspect of 
the hospital to be rigged for teaching — 
in conference rooms, research labs, and 
at the bedside, “keeping the patient the 
focal point of our teaching,” he insists. 
“Tt will be easier for students because the 
environment will be more adapted to 
students than our current hospitals are 
able to be. They'll learn more and have 
a good time learning it.” They will also 
be moving into the community in their 
studies, since the ambulatory focus of 
the MUHC will require familiarity with 
all aspects of the health care network, 
from primary care physicians to walk-in 
clinics to chronic care facilities. 

What kinds of care the centre will 
provide is still in the planning stage, 
though it will range across the spectrum. 
“Some of this is fairly easy,” says Scott. 
“We want to be at the leading edge of the 
so-called tertiary/quaternary care. Sowe 
wish to continue doing transplantation 
surgery, heart surgery, major medical ill- 
nesses. Where it gets tougher is when 
you go further down the care chain and ask how much primary care 
do we wish to have. We know we want to have an emergency room 
and trauma. Do we wish to be following people for common chron- 
ic illnesses? Will anybody have their appendix taken out there! 
How many hernia operations will be done there? Important things 
to do, but certainly things that can be done at many other places. 
Those questions have to be answered.” 

This doesn’t mean we'll all be finding ourselves dumped in the 
streets after a hospital visit. Central to the MUHC philosophy, 
planners say, is a focus on providing a healing environment, partly 
through an approach to care which takes the emotional and social 
needs of patients into account, and partly through design, which 
will include private areas for family visits and discussion with doc- 
tors, atriums, open courtyards and gardens. “Our expectation is 
that this will be the kind of site where we can put in things like bicy- 
cle paths,” says Scott, “and there will be attention paid to the land- 
scaping: it will be a pleasing place to visit, quite aside from trying to 
get health care. We hope that it will be a healthy part of the city in 

Photo: Owen Egan 


Getting things off the ground will still be a job fraught with a 
variety of perils for Scott and his colleagues. The MUHC deficit 
stands at $45 million (based on an operating budget of $400 mil- 
lion) and may reach $65 to $70 million by the end of this fiscal year. 


H. Arnold Steinberg, 
Chair, MUHC Unified 

Board of Directors 

The project itself is estimated to cost at least $800 million, with 
funding coming from provincial and federal government support, 
private fundraising — a major c ampaign is expected to begin later 
this year — and from savings that will accrue by consolidating the 
existing system onto a single site. Then there are the logistical dif- 
ficulties of merging and moving all the different medical depart- 
ments to the new centre, not to mention ensuring that the heritage 
sites they’re leaving will be properly maintained or developed. 
Groups like Heritage Montreal and Friends of the Mountain will be 
watching closely, and Scott says he expects to work with them to 
find an appropriate solution to the problem. 

But the proposal for turning some of the buildings like the Royal 
Vic —a classic example of Scottish baronial architecture based on 
the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh — into luxury condominiums and 
apartments leaves some onlookers cold. “Since the land and build- 
ings were either donated expressly for public use or acquired and 
constructed with public monies, I’m against it,” says Annmarie 
Adams, “particularly since there’s no demonstrable need for luxu- 
ry housing downtown.” 

To: All McGill Graduates 

The term of Mrs. Gretta Chambers’ appointment as Chancellor of 
McGill University will end on April 30, 1999. A Committee to Advise on 

the Nomination of a Chancellor has been struck. 

I write on behalf of the Committee to invite your advice and 
opinion in this matter. 

Please forward any comments you may have about the chancellorship as well 
as any nominations for the position not later than October 15, 1998 to: 

Victoria Lees, Secretary-General 

McGill University 

Room 608, James Administration Building 

845 Sherbrooke Street West 

Montreal, Qc H3A 215 

‘Telephone: (514) 398-3948, Fax: (514) 398-4758 

Replies will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. 
Yours faithfully, 


herp ro = 
Richard W. Pound 

Chair of the Board of Governors and 

Chair, Committee to Advise on the Nomination of a Chancellor 


Finally, there are the difficulties inherent in adopting a more 
ambulatory focus as well. Since the virage ambulatoire has become 
common parlance in Montreal, reviews of the system are generally 
poor. Access to alternate care facilities is irregular, people don’t 
necessarily know where or when to go, and the majority still end up 
in emergency rooms for minor complaints. With the MUHC and 
its ambulatory approach more dependent on the network of clin- 
ics, community practices, chronic care facilities, and “storefront” 
health care, creating better links to such centres and studying the 
network itself will be vital. “We have to do research,” Fuks con- 
cedes. “Why do patients use certain elements of the health care 

network more than others, and how can we improve the quality?” 


Wherever the Health Centre ends up, Montreal real estate spec- 
ulators are counting on it to raise property values. When word 
broke in a Saturday newspaper that the MUHC had signed an offer 
for the land, Principal Shapiro’s home telephone rang all day. A 
few callers even said they were willing to pay him to reveal the 
location. Asked how many bribe offers came in, he answers with a 
smile, “More than I would like to have received.” It’s just added a 
little novelty to a project that is exciting enough for Shapiro, who 
has made it one of the University’s top priorities. 

For Dean Fuks, the MUHC project is “the most important pro- 
ject for the faculty, the University, and its hospitals since the 
war. I liken this project to the kind you used to see in the old days 
when a bunch of men in top hats pulled out a sterling shovel and 
dug a hole fora museum, a university, the railway, the Vic.” 

“It’s also a very important part of the renaissance of Montreal,” 
Hugh Scott observes. “We think this is a Montreal project, we 
think it will be of major importance to the continuing evolution of 
this rather remarkable city. The reported death of Montreal was 
somewhat premature.” 


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Steven Pinker 



ri Gabe i See 
OnerstV On 

pitter with him tonight. The shiny 
device, with levers that look a bit like 

The standing-room-only crowd 
at the Jewish Public Library in 
Montreal doesn’t know he has it. 
They’ve come expecting an 
interesting talk from a local boy 
who made good, someone who at 
the age of 43 is in the forefront of 
linguistic psychology, a professor 
in the Department of Brain and 
Cognitive Sciences at the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology 
and the director of MIT’s 
McDonnell-Pew Center for Cog- 
nitive Neuroscience. Only those 
who've dipped into his 600-page 
best seller How the Mind Works, or caught his snappy articles in the 
New York Times Magazine or the New Yorker know just what to expect. 

Pinker makes his way up the side of the hall to the front, stop- 
ping to shake a hand, say a word, smile, laugh. He’s tall, slim, and 
tonight he’s wearing dark trousers, dark jacket, a white shirt, a char- 
treuse tie with a white window-pane plaid... and cowboy boots. 
His curly, graying dark hair is nearly shoulder-length. His blue eyes 
twinkle, and he grins a lot. 

A McGill graduate (BA honours in psychology 1976) with a 
PhD from Harvard, he was publishing articles on psycholinguistics 
in academic journals before he finished his doctorate, and putting 
out complete tomes before he was 30. At the moment he is the lat- 
est intellectual superstar, with much of the buzz on the Internet, as 
befits a man who uses computer analogies when talking about the 
brain. Doa search and you'll find websites discussing his more con- 
troversial ideas along with radio interviews from the BBC, profiles 
from Wired magazine and a blurb at the on-line bookstore 


those on a corkscrew, is something 
that his mother found in an antique 
shop in Florida. It also is a graphic 
example of the way Pinker and 
other evolutionary psychologists 
are currently thinking about how 
our minds function. calling him “fast 
and funny enough to host 
Saturday Night Live in its gold- 
en age.” Tonight, armed with 
olive-pitter and camp songs, 
he’s about to wow a home-town 

Evolutionary psychologists 
like Pinker have been called 
Darwinist extremists by their 
critics. To be sure, few today 
question Darwin’s basic premi- 
ses: creatures with traits which 
give them an adaptive advan- 
tage leave more young than 
those who don’t. If these traits are passed on genetically, their 
young will be more successful at reproduction, too. Eventually 
these useful traits will be found throughout the population. The 
survival of the fittest, the 19th century called it. “Nature red in 
tooth and claw,” Tennyson wrote. Ah yes, evolution: how we got 
from swinging in trees to walking upright, the man (or woman) in 
the street would say. 

However the phenomenon is defined, there’s little argument 
that our opposable thumbs and upright posture have been engi- 
neered by natural selection. Creatures who had them were more 
successful than those who didn’t. Most scientists would also 
include our big brains among those genetically determined adap- 
tive advantages. The difference of opinion comes when Pinker 
and his colleagues apply the idea of natural selection to the mind, 
to, as Pinker puts it, “a special thing the brain does which makes us 
see, think, feel, choose and act. That special thing is information 
processing, or computation.” 


Photos: Owen Egan, Photo illustration: ICC 

But what makes 
our brains different 
from those of other ani- 
mals? Brain tissue and 
neurons look pretty much 
the same whether they’re 
from birds, spiders, lions or 
chimpanzees. Don’t we just have 
more? Pinker suggests that the organization of “the mammoth 
tangle of spaghetti of the brain” is the key. Books are just combi- 
nations of the same few dozen characters, he points out. The con- 
tent of a book lies in the pattern of ink marks and is apparent only 
when the piece is read. “Similarly, the content of brain activity lies 
in the patterns of connections and patterns of activity among the 
neurons,” and Pinker contends these patterns may be genetically 
determined. “Human thought and behaviour, no matter how sub- 
tle and flexible, could be the product of a very complicated pro- 
gram, and that program may have been our endowment from 
natural selection.” 

Pinker calls these patterns of neural organization “mental 
organs,” not that they resemble other organs such as the heart or 
the lungs. Rather, he says, “they are coherent circuits, which may 
not take physically nice shapes, just as a program ina computer may 
be fragmented across discontinuous regions of disk or memory.” 

Atthis point, few evolutionary psychologists are researching the 
actual physical organization of the mental organs they postulate. 
It’s not that “prodding brain tissue is irrelevant to understanding 
the mind, only that it is not enough,” Pinker writes. So evolution- 
ary psychologists study behaviour that is universal, or nearly so, in 
our species — things like talking baby talk to infants, sharing food 
and liking flowers. Then they try to understand it in light of how 
the behaviour might have helped us survive during those hundreds 


of thousands of years we were hunters and gatherers. Pinpointing 
the actual circuits in the nervous system which give rise to particu- 
lar behaviour is something they leave to others. 

The idea that natural selection is responsible for how we act is a 
red flag to some scientists, however. For example, Harvard paleon- 
tologist Stephen Jay Gould thinks what Pinker and his colleagues 
are talking about amounts to no more than accidents of evolution. 
Other critics say that the attention evolutionary psychologists give 
to behavioural differences between men and women is sexist. 

The study of relations between the sexes is indeed a very fertile 
field for evolutionary psychologists. Pinker wrote about them 
recently in “Boys Will Be Boys: An evolutionary explanation for 
Presidents behaving badly” in the New Yorker: “A prehistoric man 
who slept with 50 women could have sired 50 children, and would 
have been more likely to have descendants who inherited his 


tastes. A woman who slept with 50 men would have had no more 
descendants than a woman who slept with one. Thus, men should 
seek quantity in sexual partners; women, quality,” Pinker wrote. 
“Indeed, in all societies known to ethnography it is the males who 
seduce, proposition, hire prostitutes and accumulate spouses.... 

‘But only in special circumstances are sexual partners freely 
available.... That’s why homely rock stars and octogenarian oil 
barons can marry supermodels, and why powerful male politicians 
may face temptations that most of their constituents do not.” 

Yet to all appearances Pinker is more SNAG (Sensitive New 
Age Guy) than male chauvinist. “Discrimination against individ- 
uals on the basis of their race, sex or ethnicity is wrong,” he says flat- 
ly in How the Mind Works. He adds, “A denial of human nature, no 
less than emphasis on it, can be warped to serve harmful ends. We 
should expose whatever ends are harmful and whatever ideas are 
false, and not confuse the two.” 

His own search for true ideas 
began with the way children 
acquire language — any language. “I 
was always interested in psycholo- 
gy, and the study of grammar and 
language was just a special case,” he 
says. “Evolution came in because | 
was always interested in the innate 
language mechanisms that made 
language acquisition possible, and 
evolution is the source of innate 

While at McGill, Pinker says he 
was strongly influenced by his fel- 
low students, who were “equally 
passionate about psychology and 
cognitive science.” Among his fac- 
ulty influences were Al Bregman, 
who when Pinker was there was 
“the department’s only full-time cognitive psychologist,” and Jock 
Millenson, “the department’s token Skinnerian and resident bad 
boy.” Pinker adds, “Jock was ahead of his time in using a minicom- 
puter to control his experiments (this was 1975), and when he and 
his technician vanished at the beginning of the summer, it fell on 
me to figure out how the lab worked and 1 soon became the resident 
programmer and electrician.” 

Work in Dalbir Bindra’s neuroscience lab programming com- 
puters and inserting electrodes into rats’ brains was also important. 
“Tt quickly taught me that neuroscience was not for me —] ama 
klutz, and knew that I had better stay away from any field in which 
success would depend on manual dexterity.” 

Be that as it may, in front of the audience at the Jewish Public 
Library, Pinker does a bit of sleight-of-hand. From somewhere he 
pulls out his mother’s olive-pitter. He holds it up for the crowd to see. 

“What is it?” he asks. “To figure it out, you’ve got to do a little 
reverse engineering. You notice the rings and the lever and you 
think, well, maybe it’s supposed to take seeds out of something. So 
you try cherries but they’re too small. Then you try olives, and all 
of asudden you know why canned olives have a little X on the end: 
that’s where this little blade cuts them.” 

Murmurs from the crowd. Obviously more than one person has 
wondered about those X’s. 

“This is what Sony engineers do when Panasonic comes out with 
something new, and vice versa,” Pinker goes on. “They buy the 
device, and then they take it apart to figure out how it works. What 
I’m suggesting is that to understand the mind, we need to do some 


reverse software engineering on it.” 

A sweet tooth is a case in point, Pinker says, after going downa 
list of questions evolutionary psychologists are asking, including: 
Why do we like sweet things? Why is the thought of eating worms 
disgusting? Why do fools fall in love? 

Sweet foods are high in energy but were in short supply during 
our hunter-gatherer days, he points out. People who ate them prob- 
ably were healthier and had healthier children, so it paid, geneti- 
cally, to want to eat them. Hence delight in sweet things is practi- 
cally universal among humans and sweet-sensing taste buds are 
right there on the tips of our tongues. 

When he’s talking about worms, Pinker makes a face, and then, 
to the surprise of his audience, breaks into a rendition of “Great 
green gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts.” Disgust is a universal 
human emotion, he goes on, “signaled with its own facial expres- 

sion and codified everywhere in 
It arises from the 
“omnivore’s dilemma,” the fact 

food taboos.” 

that we can eat almost anything. 
But some things are toxic or might 
be contaminated, so we have to 
learn what they are. An innate 
capacity to be disgusted would 
make it easier to learn — through 
kids’ songs about gopher guts as 
well as religous laws — what is gen- 
erally not safe to eat. Dying of food 
poisoning at a young age is a good 
way to leave few descendants. 

To leave any descendants at all, 
we have to have a relationship 
with somebody of the other sex. 
Strictly speaking, you don’t need 
love to do that, but Pinker says 
that all cultures recognize the folly 
that is love, even those where marriages are arranged. “In some 
respects love is a marketplace: people try to end up with the 
smartest, richest, healthiest person who will have them. And if you 
look at couples, you’ll see that usually they are pretty well matched, 
the Tens marry the Tens, and the Nines marry the Nines. But the 
amazing thing is, you can’t will yourself to fall in love. 

“Why? Well, if you do some reverse engineering on the idea, you 
see that love is the kind of commitment problem economists talk 
about. This person before you may be the best person you can 
attract now, but next year you might be able to attract someone bet- 
ter. In that case any rational person would find it necessary to break 
the agreements he or she has made. 

“But when we're in love, we're not rational. Our hearts pound and 
we sweat and our bodies broadcast that we’re under control of the in- 
voluntary part of our nervous system. The very irrationality of love 
makes it less likely that we’ll make a rational decision down the line 
to leave our lover — and we signal that’s the case, which makes us 
that much more attractive a partner for the other person.” That 
increases the chances that our genes, including those that give us 
the mental organization allowing us to love irrationally, get passed 
on. And passing on genes is what natural selection is all about. 

Attheend of his talk, Pinker answers questions for a half hour, 
and is rewarded with thunderous applause. Then he slips away for 
a late supper with his family — mother, father, wife, brother and sis- 
ter, as well as various aunts, uncles and cousins. A group of pleas 
ant, intelligent people by the looks of them. Good genes, all the 
way around. %€ 

Photo: Owen Egan 

by Diana 

Grier Ayton 








he sounds of saws and hammers have stopped for 
the moment as workers building new squash 
courts take a lunch break. One is stretched out 
dozing on a pile of plywood sheets. But construc- 
tion has been more or less constant at the 
Department of Athletics since the early ’90s as 
McGill turns its antiquated sports facilities into a 
sleek and service-oriented community asset. 

Athletics has a long history at McGill, which 
established organized teams and programs as far 
back as 1860, and whose students and alumni 
changed the course of anumber of sports. In 1874, 
McGill was invited to play football against 
Harvard. The McGill team played a game based 
on rugby, which allowed running and tackling, 
while Harvard’s game was more like soccer, with 
the ball advanced mainly by kicking. The teams 
agreed to play twice, once under Harvard's rules, 
once under McGill’s. The Harvard players 
enjoyed the rugby-style game so much that the 
team adopted the McGill rules. Before long, 
American colleges all along the Eastern seaboard 
were playing the “new” game. 

Hockey also evolved from sports brought to 
Canada by immigrants. Named for the word 
“hoquet,” ancient French for shepherd’s crook, 
referring to the players’ hooked stick, the game 



had been played in North America since the early 
1800s. It was always a big, brawling outdoor game, 
sometimes with as many as 200 players on the ice 
at once. In 1873, James Creighton, a McGill stu- 
dent, attempted to bring order out of chaos by set- 
ting down rules. Two years later, the world’s first 
indoor game was played at the Victoria Skating 
Rink in Montreal, with each nine-man team cap- 
tained by a McGill student. A further innovation 
credited to the McGill version of hockey was the 
introduction of a flat, circular piece of wood, sim- 
ilar to the puck used today, to replace a hard-to- 
control round ball. 

Students weren’t the only inventive ones when 
it came to sports. James Naismith, BA1887, him- 
self a keen athlete, was teaching at a school in 
Massachusetts when its dean of physical educa- 
tion issued a challenge. Sports programs in schools 
everywhere, consisting mainly of dull exercise 
drills, were having difficulty attracting students. 
An easy-to-learn game that could be played 
indoors was what was needed. After a few weeks of 
thought, Naismith nailed a couple of peach bas- 
kets to the balcony railing at each end of the 
school gym, devised 13 simple rules for play, and 
the sport of “basketball” was born. It was an imme- 
diate success. 

Hietorical photoe: McGill News 

McGill offered athletics 
programs to women shortly 
after admitting them to the 
University in 1884, a time 

when there was debate about whether women 
should even participate in sports. Royal Victoria 
College, built for women students in 1899, con- 
tained a fully equipped gymnasium, so for several 
decades women at McGill had much better facili- 
ties than men. 

It was the death in World War I of Percival 
Molson, BA’01, one of the most outstanding 
McGill athletes of any era, that helped push con- 
struction of a sports stadium on campus. Molson, 
who played on a Stanley Cup hockey team at the 
age of 16, also excelled at track, racquet sports and 
football as an undergraduate at McGill, and for 
three consecutive years, he was named the 
University’s best all-round athlete, a feat un- 
matched since. 

He was wounded soseverely in 1916 that it took 
him a year to recover. Awarded the Military Cross 
for gallantry, he insisted on returning to action 
and was killed at Vimy Ridge. In his will, he left 
$75,000 for construction of a stadium on land do- 
nated by Sir William Macdonald. The remainder 
of the money came from McGill’s first public fund- 
raising campaign. In October 1919, the Percival 
Molson Memorial Stadium was officially dedicated. 

The threat of another war hastened completion 
of the next addition to the University’s sports 
facilities. Male students had been complaining 

about the lack of a gymnasium since the late 
1800s. Finally, in 1931, Principal Sir Arthur 
Currie told the Graduates’ Society to get the job 
done. Plans were drawn up and a committee of 
alumni raised $190,000 — including revenue from 

the sale of McGill cigarettes — which, combined 
with a gift from Lady Strathcona, covered the 
$295,000 cost of the gymnasium. The Graduates 
Society hired a contractor in June 1939 and gave 
him eight months to complete construction, asa 
facility was now urgently needed to train soldiers. 
The gymnasium and armoury was named for 
Currie, who died in 1933. 

The World War II-era facilities stood up fairly 
well over the years until the pursuit of individual 
fitness became such a hot trend. By the end of the 
1980s, a survey showed that more than 70% of 
McGill’s 20,000 students participated in some 
form of sport. The pressure on out-of-date facili- 
ties built for a student body of 4,500 had became 
intolerable. Planning was already under way for a 
multi-million dollar sports complex to be built in 
four stages. Director of Athletics Bob Dubeau says 
the project has been “my primary objective” since 
coming to McGill 22 years ago. “We knew we were 
going to have to spend many millions of dollars in 
bringing dilapidated facilities up to par. That's 
been the most important thing and it’s still the 
most important thing.” 

Dubeau hasn’t been alone in his dedication. 
Students voted in a 1982 referendum fora fee levy 
which would go into a building fund. Since then, 
they have twice voted to extend the pledge, so by 
2002, students will have contributed a total of 
$8,000,000. The administration agreed to diverta 
portion of proceeds from two capital campaigns to 
support the new complex, and benefactors like the 
Molson and Tomlinson families and Seagram Ltd: 
have made major gifts. 

The complex, now expected to cost $32 mil- 
lion, is about two-thirds finished and another $8 
million to $10 million is required to complete all 


liff Skars' 

Photos: Owen Egan, ¢ 


oO yk 

au. The new facili- 
lude a 25-metre, eight-lane swimmir g 
1 fieldhouse with a banked running track, 
four courts adaptable for basketball, volleyball or 
tennis and seating for up to 2,000 people; the 
ntre, which, with four 
research labs, is one of the largest units of its kind 
in Canada; the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic, 
affiliated with the Montreal General Hospital; 
eider Varsity Weight Room. Among the 
ce and gymnastics 
studios, a golf range, a rock-climbing wall, and 
comfortable locker rooms and lounges. 
But all this will not be just for the 20-something 
elite athlete. Denis Kotsoros, BA’86, marketing 
ger for the department, says 
aresource for the entire com- 

ises, according to D 

Seagram Sports Scienc 

and tl 

projects to be built next are dé 

and promotions ma 
the sports comple: 
munity. “The ivory tower has a door and one door 
leads to athletics. Membership is open to every- 
one. We want these facilities to be city-centred 
rather than McGill-centred.” 

A tour during th 
munity members taking advantage of the pro- 
grams. The McGill Sports Day Camp, begun 15 
years ago, guides 500 kids a week through activi- 

summer shows a lot of com- 

ging from horseback riding to fencing. Phil 
intal, BEd’80, who runs the camp with Marla 


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Gold, BEd’79, and Perry Karnofsky, BEd’94, says it 
fills several important functions. “The first is that 
the facilities are well used during quiet periods, the 
second is that the University provides a quality 
service to the community, and the third is that 
training and job opportunities are available for 
100 students.” In one of the new gyms, Martlets 
coach Lisen Moore supervises an intensive b: 
ketball skills program for girls aged 14 to 16. “We 
deliberately keep it small, no more than 24 girls, so 
that each one gets individual attention,” says 
Moore. Most of the girls in the program that week 
are francophone, so training is conducted in 
French. A hockey school for boys and girls aged 9- 
16 is offered in August. 

Although during the academic year the sports 
complex serves 700 McGill teams and clubs, 
Kotsoros says there are quiet times and programs 
that will appeal to people of any age, whatever 
their athletic ability. “We offer tremendous vari- 
ety, all our staff are certified instructors, and we 
have special rates for staff and for alumni and their 

So if you want to learn to tango or play tennis, 
bench press your own weight or get expert treat- 
ment for a hurt hamstring, call the Department of 
Athletics at 398-7000. % 

Above, left: Happy 
day campers splash in 
the new pool. 

Above right and below: 
The fully equipped Fitness 
Centre will be open 

from 7 am to 11 pm. 

Left: The Montreal 
Alouettes of the 
Canadian Football 
League now play their 
home games at 
Molson Stadium to 
sell-out crowds. 





by Ellyn Kerr 
BSc?94, MSc’98 

Imagine that for simply doing your daily work, you attracted the attention of the New York 
Times, Maelean’s, Time magazine and the New Yorker. Picture being invited to appear on the 
Discovery Channel, CTV News and the BBC World Service. 

What's what happened to McGill biologist Siegfried Hekimi, who, along with a team of 
@raduate students in his lab, has discovered genes linked to aging. Given the greying of the 
Baby boomers and the public’s intense interest in medical advances, his work shot to the 
forefront of media coverage. 

It all started with a worm so tiny that a chain of ten joined head to end would still mea- 
sure less than the width of a finger. The daunting nomenclature of Caenorhabditis elegans 
belies its minuscule proportions and short, uneventful life. Essentially, C. elegans (as it’s 
abbreviated in scientific parlance) moves, digests, reproduces and dies. 

Geneticists like Hekimi, however, have reason to love the transparent roundworm. 
Because of its transparency, the growth of C. elegans from embryonic stages can be easily 
traced at acellular level using a microscope. Individual animals exist either as males or self- 
fertilizing hermaphrodites; hermaphroditic worms make it easy to propagate a particular 
genetic make-up that you want to study. Finally, the two-week life span of the worm means 
you can play with its genes and quickly see the results of those manipulations. 

“They talk to me, at different levels,” Hekimi says. “I speak metaphorically, of course. 
With the naked eye, you can see only movement, you can only know when it has moved. 
But you look under binoculars, under the microscope, then at the electron microscope level, 
and each time you see more and more into the organism.” 

In May 1996, Hekimi and graduate student Bernard Lakowski published in the presti- 
gious academic journal Science their discovery of four genes in C. elegans which act together 
to determine life span. When mutated, these genes caused a manifold increase in longevity. 

Hekimi and Lakowski named three of the genes clk-1, clk-2 and clk-3, or “clock genes,” 
because they seemed to act like a physiological body clock. Using these genes, they slowed 
down the speed of biological functions, and extended the worms’ lives. 

Then in February 1997, Hekimi and members of his research team co-published findings, 
again in Science, that the clk-1 gene of C. elegans has a counterpart in humans. Exactly how 
the genes function remains to be determined. But the idea of a human clock gene riveted 
the media’s attention. 

Articles about both discoveries appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, 
Philadelphia Inquirer and Los Angeles Times on the same day each breakthrough was published 
in Science. After the first newspaper stories came feature articles and mentions in magazines. 
Radio and television profiles followed. Hekimi gave no fewer than 29 interviews to major 
media outlets as word of the isolation of the “aging gene” made his name a media buzzword. 

When asked how all this attention has changed his professional life, Hekimi’s answer is 
succinct: “Not very much.” Such extensive media coverage brings a degree of fame, but, says 
Hekimi, “the notion that there’s some glamour to being a good scientist is misconstrued.” 

MCGILL 1998 


Photo: Owen Egan 




Even tf a scientist dislikes 
the intrusion of media 
upon time designated for 
research, public interest 
in medical affairs 

makes reporters persistent. 
Eventually, Hekimi 

says, one learns 

to negotiate a new role 

as a public figure. 

What the media fail to report, of course, is that behind 
every major scientific discovery are literally thousands of 
work hours, many of them to repeat experiments that 
have frustratingly gone awry or that have produced 
unclear data. Add to the repetitive nature of the work a 
requirement for spending long hours on your feet, 
putting in frequent late nights and handling radioactive 
materials and biohazardous chemicals, and even a non- 
scientist will begin to realize that science in daily prac- 
tice may not be so glamorous. As Hekimi concedes, “It is 
often very boring.” 

To see projects through, researchers must above all 

“We'd run ina circle, and the idea was to stop last. My 
idea was simply that you command the muscles to keep running and you should win. I never 
could understand =I had real conceptual trouble — how anybody would stop running.” 

As for monetary reward, it’s rare that a scientific discovery made at an academic institu- 
tion brings a researcher personal financial gain. What does occur~as it has in Hekimi’s case 
— is industry support for the research project itself. Running a laboratory can cost tens of 
thousands of dollars annually, more than could be provided by a university’s budget alone. 
Professors usually submit grant applications to funding agencies like the Natural Sciences 
and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) or the Medical Research Council (MRC). 
Grants are competitively awarded, but in the current climate of budget cuts for universities 
and funding agencies alike, research money is harder to procure. Media coverage is unlike- 
ly to sway these funding agencies. Biotechnology, however, is a booming industry, and pri- 
vate funding sources can have much deeper pockets than NSERC and MRC. 

“It isnot because of exposure in the press that one gets funding. It is because these pro- 
jects are published in good scientific journals that one then gets interviewed by the press. 
The difference is that after media exposure, [outside interests] will come to you. You don’t 
have to go to them to seek funding.” 

So, with an influx of new funds, Hekimi is starting a biotechnology company supported 
by “other commercial interests.” The company is called Chronogen, aname he chose both 
for its association with his research goal to elucidate the genetic mechanisms of aging and 
for its ready comprehension by scientist and lay person alike. A physical site for Chronogen 
is part of a long-term plan, but for now, research continues in Hekimi’s McGill laboratory. 
Even after Chronogen is established, the rules for its operation will in large part be deter- 
mined by the University’s policy for spin-off companies. McGill is deemed to have an inter- 
est in any enterprise based on work carried out at the University. 



Photo: Claudio Calligaris 

he Montreal Neurological 

hit the headlines when he 
and his colleagues 
discovered that some people 
have a predisposition 
to perfect pitch. Their brains learn 
and process music differently, according 
to Zatorre, who plays the organ and 
says he is among the 97% of musicians 

without this unique ability. 

| usually enjoy media contacts, though it does take up 
time in some instances, such as when someone wants 
to do some filming. | also enjoy good science writing as 
aleisure activity, so 1 am very conscious that such writ- 
ing takes the cooperation and involvement of other 

It’s always gratifying to think that someone else may 
be interested in one’s work, and it’s therefore encourag- 
ing to be able to talk about it to others and have it dis- 
seminated. As far as | can tell, however, there is no rela- 
tion at all between media interest and funding. Some of 
the work that I’ve done on music perception, for exam- 
ple, seems to be of considerable interest to the media— 
and presumably to the public who read, listen to and — 
view what the media produce — but this work has not 
been easy to get funded. The research questions I pursue — 
are based on scientific issues and curiosity. 5 


A positive spin-off from doing interviews is that 
other investigators or groups may hear of what one is 
doing, and they may get in touch. This has happened to 
me on a few occasions, when people in other fields of 
science who might not have known of my work con- 
tacted me after having read something about me ina 
newspaper or heard a radio interview. This has resulted 
in good contacts and exposure. 

Journalists, just like scientists (or anyone else for that 
matter), vary from being very well-informed and intel- 
ligent to being hopelessly bad at what they do. So the 
ones who don’t have a clue about science and/or are 
poor at conducting interviews or have poor writing 
skills predictably turn out terrible pieces. 

There are also some media people who may be pet- 
fectly intelligent, but in fact are not at all interested in 
what one is doing per se, and merely need some filler for 
a program, or just want to meet a deadline regardless of 
content. These people are usually quite insistent and 
demanding. This situation also results in some terrible, 
totally superficial and even wrong stuff. 



Media attention has also affected Hekimi’s work in 
more subtle ways. For one, the duty of public relations has 
been added to his job description. At a time when budget 
cuts are not uncommon, and are even expected, the 

necessity of popularizing science is readily acknowledged by researchers. Even if a scientist 
dislikes the intrusion of media upon time designated for research, public interest in medical 
affairs makes reporters persistent. Eventually, Hekimi says, one learns to negotiate a new 

role as a public figure. 

“There was a long stream of interviews and I got better and better — though I think I was 
never really very bad — at putting things into an everyday context, so that people with no 
scientific background could understand.” 

Beyondaroleas translator of the jargon native to genetics, Hekimi became adept at some 
technical elements of successful broadcast interviews. 

“There was one interview with CTV —I know how I talk, with a range in volume and | 
gesture. | know how the microphone must be placed to pick up my voice. But these techni- 
cians did not pay attention, and in the end they had to subtitle me so I could be understood!” 




Hekimi has also been developing a critical eye for science journalism. He checks news 

sites on the Internet, and doesn’t like much of what he finds. 

“The way most journalists attempt to make a story accessible is utterly vulgar, by making 
it like street talk. It’s terrible. It’s ugly.” Hekimi’s brow furrows as he derides the frequent 
oversimplification of science in the media. “The classic [report] is that someone found a 
gene for something. Scientists talk in terms of linkages, genes being associated with a certain 
trait. But it is reported as the gene for homosexuality, the gene for asocial behaviours, the 

gene for anything you want. 

“That is normal, that the journalist hasa hard time to explain whata discovery does mean 
and doesn’t mean, because it’s not easy for us to explain to them either. But on top of that, 
what are never presented are corrections, errata. It’s remarkable how often claims are with- 

r. Margaret Somerville 
of McGill’s Centre for 
Medicine, Ethics and 

Law is a familiar 

source for reporters 
covering the ethical side 
of new issues like cloning 
and old ones like euthanasia. She 
estimates she has “several hundred” 
media contacts a year. Her views 

on what she acknowledges has become 

a “major commitment”? 

It is a necessary function of a university — and in some 
cases it can even be an obligation — to inform the pub- 
lic. Often this can be best fulfilled through the media — 
indeed, it may be the only way in which it can be ful- 
filled. Perhaps, in some instances, it can even be regard- 
ed as a form of teaching in a very broad sense of this 

I believe that we are in the process of developing a 
new societal paradigm — the shared “story” which con- 
sists of fundamental values, principles, attitudes, myths 
and beliefs that we all buy into in order to form society. 
The media provide the public square — the forum — 
within which the major societal issues at the end of the 
twentieth century, many of which fall within the area of 
medicine, ethics and law, are being debated. 

There may still be some lingering attitudes among 
academics that it trivializes and vulgarizes, in a bad 
sense, our knowledge and academic status to partici- 
pate in the media and that the public is not educated or 
well informed enough to take part in our discussions. | 
believe this is not only wrong, but dangerous. 



I believe my media exposure has been largely respon- 
sible for many of the invitations I have received to 
speak at conferences and other similar professional 
gatherings. It has often put me in contact with issues 
and arguments I felt needed to be addressed in both 
greater depth and a more academic mannner, and | 
have used these issues as a starting point for many of my 
academic publications. 

Perhaps the most dramatic positive experience I had 
was when a columnist in The Globe and Mail wrote a 
very laudatory article about the then-new McGill 
Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law. This column 
appeared on the morning of a meeting of the board of 
directors of a major Canadian foundation to which we 
had applied for funds. Each director founda copy of the 
article at their place at the table. We were awarded over 
$500,000 in research funds. 

I do receive negative feedback from some of my 
media appearances. The most frequent comment | 
hear is “I can’t stand that woman,” and CBC once told 
me they received a letter of complaint in which a view- 
er said that if he ever saw me on television again he 
would throw a brick through his TV! I try to learn from 
these comments — whether my manner, choice of lan- 
guage, attitude, etc., might have been barriers to peo- 
ple being open to hearing the information and analysis 
I was presenting. 


Photo: Owen Egan 

High-profile media status should not compromise academic 
standards. I publish extensively in academic venues. 
However, I have learned to use any media status I have gained 
as a support system for my academic endeavours. 

My work falls squarely in the category of applied research. 
Constructing innovative housing is a difficult challenge, 
given a conservative homebuilding industry. The media have 
helped me to bring new concepts to a wider audience. A front- 
page article in the New York Times or Los Angeles Times or an 
appearance on CBC’s The National draws international atten- 
tion to my work. Among the interested audience are buildets 
who have been willing to construct these housing concepts 
which has generated a domino effect: develop concepts and 
build projects, more media coverage, more research and devel- 
opment grants, more concepts. 

The reputation of a university in the mind of the general 
public is created through the popular media. Future students 
and their parents do not read refereed articles in academic 
journals. Newspaper and TV reports about a discovery made 
at McGill can reach millions overnight. In an environment 
where many universities are competing for excellent students, 
media coverage of this nature is a huge bonus. In times of bud- 
get cuts, it should be seen as a form of free advertising. 


The media have become an ally in my quest to have more 
affordable housing built in North America. Articles about our 
work have generated invitations to address numerous acade- 
mic, government and trade organizations, providing me with 
opportunities to convey a message and to attract students to 
my School and University. Approaching an industry or gov- 
ernment representative who is familiar with my work through 
the popular media has facilitated the process of obtaining 
financial support with no strings attached. 

I do not recall any negative experiences with the media, 
perhaps because housing does not provoke negative responses 
odels of the Grow Home (in 1990) — orbecause the journalists always understand that my life work 
is devoted toa common good: affordable housing. Frequently, 
however, I get distracted by telephone calls. An interview ina 
large national or international outlet leads to dozens of tele- 
phone calls or e-mail messages the following day, despite the 
fact that no telephone numbers or e-mail addresses were given 
out. This is part of being known, I suppose. 

drawn, especially when the claims are more substantial. But reporters are not interested in 
that, because people are only interested in the positive news.” 

Hekimi himself has been careful to downplay the significance of his results. Although the 
media seemed eager to attribute human aging to a few, perhaps treatable, genes, Hekimi has 
stressed in interviews that the precise function of the human equivalent to the clk-1 gene is 
still unknown, and that an increase in human longevity is not likely to result soon from his 

But he acknowledges reasons for the media frenzy. 

“Maybe it’s because aging is something which touches the public in a weird sort of way: 
Everybody’s going to die, right?” 

Ultimately, his drive for scientific knowledge —like his determination in the fourth grade 
running contest — may stem from his inability to comprehend giving up. 

“If one doesn’t believe in a metaphysical life after death, one becomes then obliged to 
| learn as much as one can about the natural world,” insists Hekimi. “It would be a shame to 

| : . , 
: die stupid.” 


Me¢G1 LL 


Homecoming 1998 will mark special 
anniversary milestones for the gra- 
duating classes of 1988, 1973, 1963, 1948, 
1943 and earlier anniversary classes, 
with Reunion Class parties for graduates 
of any year ending in 3 or 8. Some 
Homecoming highlights: 

September 17: Sports Hall of Fame 
Luncheon to honour the prowess and 
leadership of McGill's athletes, with 
sportscaster Dick Irvin, BCom‘53, as 
emcee, 11:30am. 

September 18: 29th Annual Leacock 
Luncheon with guest speaker Josh 
Freed, BSc’70, humourist, author and 
Montreal Gazette columnist, noon; 
10th Anniversary Dinner, a casual evening 
hosted by the Young Alumni of Montreal, 
7:00 pm; 25th Anniversary Reception, 
5:30 pm; 35th Anniversary Reception, 
5:30 pm; Chancellor's Dinner, 6:30 pm; 
Principal's Dinner, 7 pm. 

September 19: CyberCafé, Surf the Net 
while enjoying a morning snack, 9:30 am; 
Campus Tour, 9:30 am; Alumnae Recep- 
tion, 10:30 am; Lunch et Livres, members 
of the McGill community talk about their 
latest contributions to the literary scene, 
with authors Vikram Bhatt, Blema 
Steinberg and Edward Phillips, 11:30 am; 
Graduates Pre-Game Party, everyone 
welcome, 11:30 am; Shrine Bow! football 
game, McGill Redmen vs. Concordia 
Stingers in a fight for local bragging 
rights, 1:30 pm. 

September 19 (Macdonald Campus): 
Registration and Information, 8 am; The 
Fascinating World of Taste and Smell, an 
exploration of our senses with a panel of 
experts on food science, 9:30 am; Open 
House, Macdonald Stewart Building, 
10 am; The Sir William Macdonald 
Luncheon and Annual General Meeting, 
with guest speaker Dr. Phyllis Shapiro, 
11:30 am; Alumni Rugby Game, 2:30 pm; 
Tour of the Farm, 2:30 pm; Ecomuseum 
Tour, 2:30 pm; Dean’s Reception, 4:30 pm; 
Gathering of the Clan BBQ, with good 
food and lively music, a wonderful way 
to complete Homecoming, 6 pm. 

September 20: Walking Tour of Old 
Montreal, 10:15 am; Closing Brunch, at 
Gibby’s Restaurant, the perfect place to 
bid farewell to friends and classmates, 
11:30 am. 

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Cainer U RY 

Photo : Gary Rush 

n comportement calme 

et réfléchi cache a peine la 

passion de Marc Mounicot, 

MSc’98, pour le soccer et les voyages. 

Cet ancien capitaine des Redmen et récent diplémé de 

McGill assistait 8 des matchs de la Coupe mondiale en 

France («une ambiance extraordinaire!») quand il a été 

nommé entraineur de |’équipe de soccer féminin 4 
McGill a la fin juin, pour remplacer Sylvie Béliveau. 

De retour 4 Montréal depuis seulement une semaine, 
Mounicot aura 4 peine eu le temps de voir son nouveau 
bureau au gymnase Sir Arthur Currie avant de reprendre 
laroute. Cette fois-ci il accompagne une équipe de jeunes 
québécois a la coupe U.S.A. Sa passion pour les voyages 
la déja amené A découvrir |’Amérique centrale, 
Amérique du sud, l’Asie, I’Europe, la Polynésie et les 
Antilles. D’ici quatre ans, & la prochaine Coupe mondi- 
ale il espére unir ses deux passions: le soccer et la culture 
japonaise et coréenne. 

En novembre 1997, agé de 34 ans, Mounicot aidait les 

Redmen a remporter le championnat national canadi- 

en universitaire pour la premiére fois depuis 1982. Il 

a terminé sa carriére de joueur en 1997-1998 en gag 

nant le trophée D.S. Forbes, accordé au meilleur 
athléte masculin de McGill. 

Selon son entraineur, Pat Raimondo, 

Mounicot est allé au-dela des attentes. «[] nous 

a sorti de la province avec deux buts contre 

UQAM, dit-il. Ensuite il a joué les matchs finaux au 

niveau national souffrant d’une blessure abdominale, 

nous montrant son cété tenace.» 


Mounicot, qui avait 31 ans quand il s’est joint aux 
Redmen, n’a eu aucun probléme a intégrer une €quipe de 
joueurs plus jeunes que lui, au dire de Raimondo. «Les gars 
le respectent et sa joie de vivre lui permettait de temps en 
temps de s’amuser avec eux comme s’il avait 17, 18 ans.» 
Au championnat national, explique Raimondo, «il était 
notre leader sur le terrain et les gars se tournaient vers lui 
pour nous sortir des moments difficiles pendant les matchs.» 

Natif de Cenon en France, Mounicot s’est rendu au 
Canada aprés avoir terminé en 1985 un baccalauréat en 
sciences spécialisées en éducation physique de 
l'Université de Bordeaux. L’année suivante, il s’est joint 
al’équipe de l’Université de Sherbrooke et a joué avec le 
Supra de Montréal de la ligue américaine de soccer pro- 
fessionnel en 1987. 

Il a traversé |’Atlantique afin de découvrir un nouveau 
continent, une autre culture et un défi au niveau du soc- 
cer. Il constate qu’a Montréal le soccer est moins bien 
connu qu’en Europe et que la majorité des jouers de soccer 
sont issus de communautés ethniques. 

Selon Mounicot, il faut développer davantage la qual- 
ité des entraineurs, des joueurs et faire découvrir ce sport 
aux gens qui ne le connaissent pas bien. Depuis dix ans 
cependant, il y a eu des changements. «Maintenant de 
plus en plus les Québécois ont tendance A = 
vouloir pratiquer ce sport, dit Mounicot. 
Auniveau des coats, ce sport est beaucoup 
moins onéreux que certains autres A, 
sports populaires. On a juste besoin 
d'un ballon, d’une paire de chaus- 
sures et d’un terrain.» 



PyA iL a 


par Héléna Katz, BA’87 

Il entraine l’équipe du Collége Stanislas, et l’Equipe 
québécoise masculine des moins de 14 ans. En 1997, 
Mounicot méne l’équipe provinciale des moins de 15 ans 
aune médaille d’argent au championnat canadien. 

Il s’inscrit A McGill en 1995, afin de terminer sa 
maitrise en psychologie sportive et de partager son expéri- 
ence avec |’équipe de soccer des Redmen. C’est avec 
Raimondo que Mounicot a partagé en 1994-1995 les 
responsabilité d’entraineur de l’Equipe Québec Sélect, les 
meilleurs joueurs de la province 4gés de 15 ans. 

«Je voulais améliorer ma connaissance de l’anglais, 
avoue Mounicot. J’ai été attiré 4 McGill par la tradition et 
par ’histoire de cette université.» 

Cet homme qui aime les défis termine sa thése de 130 
pages en anglais, une langue qu’il ne parle que depuis son 
arrivée au Canada il y a une dizaine d’années. «Mon 
directeur de thése, toujours par défi, m’avait demandé de 
lécrire en anglais, explique Mounicot. II pensait que ¢a 
pourrait étre une expérience enrichissante pour moi.» 

II dit avoir vécu une bonne expérience. «Ma chance a 
été de me retrouver dans un programme de maitrise ov il 
n’y avait pas beaucoup d’étudiants, ce quim’a permis dene 
pas me noyer dans la masse et de bénéficier de l’aide des 

professeurs et de certains de mes co-étudiants,» 


Pour ce sportif, les études et le ter- 

rain de soccer ne sont jamais bien 

*% loin ’une del’autre, mais il dit tou- 

jours choisir les études. «J’ai 

préféré privilégier la téte plutét 
que les jambes,» explique-t-il. 

Mais il pense toujours a sa passion. Il 
écrit sa thése sur la relation entre les 
superstitions et l’anxiété compéti- 
ers. tive chez les joueurs de soccer de 
haut niveau. 

«Oui, j’ai certains rituels, 
admet-il. Mais les superstitions ne 
se disent pas» répond-il en souri- 
ant. «Ca reste personnel.» 

: 3 t 1 Une affaire moins personnelle 
eople id Redn oach Pa lo s 1t his est lasuspension de trois mois dontil 
ity hel h the Mc o the championshiy a écopé lors d’un match d’été avant 
layed jational finals injur d shows his tot de with- de se joindre aux Redmen. «J’avais eu 
complaining.” un accrochage avec un arbitre de 

Mounicot, who came to Canada ten years ago, enrolled at McGil touche lors d’un match, dit-il. D’uncoté 

) pursue a master’s degree in psychology although he spoke j'ai manqué de respect a un officiel, et 

little English. “I was drawn t >Gill because of the pour ce geste 1a je n’ai pas d’excuse. Mais 

j’estime que d’un autre coté l’officiel a man- 

qué de respect envers les joueurs par ses déci- 

sions, par ses actions, par ses commentaires, 

explique-t-il. Un de mes gros défauts c’est de ne pas 
pouvoir supporter la médiocrité.» 

Il dit n’avoir aucune crainte de perdre le contréle en 
tant qu’entraineur 4 McGill car il est alors trés calme, 
mais aussi trés exigeant. «Le Marc Mounicot joueut 
et le Marc Mounicot entraineur sont deux pet- 
sonnes différentes,» explique-t-il. 

Il estime qu’un bon entraineur est 
passionné par son activité, il est un 
bon psychologue, il tient un capital 

d’expertise trés élevé, sans cesse ala 
recherche d’éléments nouveaux 
par rapport A son sport, et ferme au 
niveau de ses idées, de plus il doit 
étre une personne capable d’in- 
fluencer d’une maniére positive 
ses athlétes. 

«Ma philosophie c’est de pet- 
mettre aux athlétes d’atteindre leur 
potentiel de facon individuelle et 
collective, tout en développant un jeu 
efficace tourné vers ’offensive qui saura 
plaire aux gens qui viennent les voir jouer,” 

Raimondo fait confiance 4 son ancien joueut. 
«Jaime bien penser qu’en 1998 nous rapporterons les 
deux championnats nationaux ala méme école et pour- 
rons hisser les deux banniéres,» dit-il. 


Photo : Claudio Calligaris 


4 ) at we 

Photos: Owen Egan 

A ccompl shed. 

he Roddick Gates are always _by Christopher Keenan, BCL 02, LLB’02 

open, but getting into 

March has always been something of a paradox. It is a month 

McGill can sometimes be which officially welcomes spring, brings luck to the Irish, but also 
HY reminds people to “Beware the Ides of March.” It begins with the 
tough, requiring both birthdate of Mars, the Roman god of war. It is only fitting, or per- 

eet: We haps ironic, that McGill University would set March Ist as its 
the competitive Spirit and the deadline for applications from CEGEP students seeking admission 
to an undergraduate program. As some students can attest, the 

stamina of an Olympic admissions process can bea battle, and by the time February arrives 

< (faster than usual in ’98 thanks to the ice storm) the March 1st 

athlete. A recent SUYVIVOY dreadline has taken on all the ominous overtones of a Friday 
ie he the 13th. 

of the admissions process A general application to one of McGill’s undergraduate pro- 

; grams can be a very simple process. CEGEP students are asked to 

shares his tale. Pe fill out three forms, provide a photocopy of their official high 

school transcript, a student copy of their CEGEP transcript, anda 
$60 cheque or money order. No sweat. However, many of the 

MICK LAL INE WSs # Ria Lal 1998 29 

undergraduate programs have additional, faculty-specific require- 
ments. For example, architecture/pre-architecture requires a 
bound, 8.5" x 11" portfolio with at least ten good-quality photo- 
copies or photographs demonstrating the applicant’s creative abil- 
ity. The Faculty of Education requires a language proficiency test 
and/or interview, Physical and Occupational Therapy asks for a let- 
ter attesting to 50 hours of volunteer or paid therapeutic work ina 
health care facility, and the list goes on. 

The process still seems simple enough, until one finds out that 
McGill’s professional faculties handle their own admissions sepa- 
rately, with their own very specific and elaborate entrance require- 
ments. McGill’s law faculty, the oldest in Canada, requires students 
to submit both a general application form and a separate informa- 
tion document, to perform a language skills self-assessment test, to 
submit a personal statement, a resumé, a copy of their CEGEP tran- 
script, and two letters of recommendation. 

Tired yet? You might be after learning that scholarships are 
awarded by yet a different office. Applying for a scholarship 
requires a special resumé, a 200-word literary critique, a 500-word 
essay about the candidate’s future, a photocopy of their CEGEP 
transcript and two reference letters. Those requiring additional 
financial assistance will be happy to learn that it, too, requires 
another form and substantiating documents. 

The whole process can be quite intricate and it makes me won- 
der whether it is actually an unofficial IQ test the University uses 
as an admissions gauge. If students can navigate through the paper- 
work, raise the necessary funds, and deliver each form to the right 
place by the right time, then McGill can safely conclude the stu- 
dents are bright and resourceful. 

But simply filling out the forms correctly and having good 
grades is no longer a guarantee of acceptance. The application 
guidelines clearly state that “admission is competitive, and stu- 
dents who present the minimum requirements are not necessarily 
guaranteed acceptance.” In fact, for a growing number of reasons, 
many good students aren’t accepted into their program of choice. 

One of the major reasons is the high entering grades needed for 
McGill’s more competitive programs, which hover around 80% 
for the Faculties of Science and Management. In September 
1997, the ratio of applications to 
registrations was approximately 
4:1 for Science and 6:1 for 
Management, figures which doubt- 
less include students who were 
accepted but opted for another 
program or university. 

Another reason the admissions 
process is so competitive has to do 
with much broader trends in edu- 
cation. The 1996 Canadian 
Census revealed that the number 
of university graduates has nearly 
doubled since 1981. During the 
same period, the full-time atten- 
dance rate for young adults aged 20 
to 24 also more than doubled, from 
19% to 39%. While enrolment at 
McGill has tapered off in the last 
few years, the number of students 
enrolled full-time is markedly 



ake a good first impression,” 

Keenan was advised, 

“ . . 
because most interview 

decisions, consciously 

or unconsciously, 

are made in the first 

four minutes.” 

higher now than it was in the early ’80s. This phenomenon is per- 
haps fostered by Montreal's high unemployment rate, which at 
9.3% may be prompting some would-be workers to attend McGill 
in order to improve their long-term job prospects. And while quan- 
tity is a factor, so is the quality of entering students. Since the 
1950s, the number of students entering McGill with previous uni- 
versity education has risen by more than 230%. 

Admission to McGill’s law faculty is even more competitive 
than general undergraduate programs. McGill’s Common Law pro- 
gram has the highest median entering grade for general admission 
students, for the class as a whole, and in general percentage 
(82.3%), among Canada’s 16 common law schools. 

Why are so many students seeking admission to a faculty whose 
graduates are frequently the butt of bad jokes? If a thousand lawyers 
at the bottom of the sea is considered ..._ stop me if you’ve heard 
this one .... a good start (ba-dum-ching!), why did applications to 
the faculty rise so dramatically through the 1970s and ’80s? The 
pervasive influence of American culture, fueled by the likes of 
novelist John Grisham and TV’s L.A. Law, may have helped to 
create another perception. Dean of Law Stephen Toope, BCL’83, 
LLB’83, explains that “law became a more attractive, glamorous 
profession during the 1980s and at the same time, people began to 
realize that a legal education provided good intellectual training 
for other careers.” 

Toope also credits the establishment of the faculty’s National 
Programme in 1968, which offers a degree in Civil Law and 
Common Law concurrently in a four-year program, with elevating 
the faculty from a local level to a national and international level. 

Was it easier to be accepted before 1968? Former Dean of Law 
and current professor Yves-Marie Morissette believes it was. He 
has met many lawyers and judges who graduated from the program 
in the 1940s, 50s and ’60s, and most like to joke that “back then, 
they would take everybody who applied.” According to Morissette, 
“Older lawyers equate the legal education they received in the 50s 
with counting to 12; today’s lawyers liken their training to nuclear 
physics. | think both are exaggerating slightly.” 

Since the number of CEGEP applicants admitted into profes- 
sional faculties at McGill is very small, many of these faculties con- 
duct interviews for short-listed 
applicants. The frantic dash for 
documents in February translates 
into a frenzied storm of specula- 
tion, which usually degenerates 
into stereotypical caricatures of 
different professionals. Law intet- 
view? Wear dark colours, don’t 
smile. Med school? Wear glasses, 
look intellectual. 

Should students really spend 
their time analyzing or worrying! 
“Not at all,” counsels Marie- 
Claude Prémont, a law professor 
who has been a member of the fac- 
ulty’s Admissions Committee fot 
the past three years. “The intet- 
viewer is looking to confirm that 
what is in the applicant's file is in 
fact borne out by the individual. 
The committee realizes that stu- 


dents are nervous and tries to 
make the process informal. 
Questions are not designed to 
throw candidates off, but rather, 
to allow candidates to demon- 
strate how they can think.” 

In short, students have noth- 
ing to worry about if they didn’t 
lie in their application, are not 
overly formal, and can think 
under pressure (I know ... easier 
said than done). 

When I was granted an inter- 
view, | went straight to the 
experts for advice. Vadney 
Haynes, MEd’78, a psychology 
teacher and psychotherapist, 
stresses the importance of the 
so-called “primacy effect” in 
any interview. “Make a good 
first impression,” he cautions, 
“because most interview deci- 
sions, consciously or uncon- 
sciously, are made in the first 
four minutes.” 

Bryan Doubt, a theatre direc- 
tor/teacher who has conducted 
numerous interviews and pre- 
pared students for interviews at 
elite institutions like the 
National Theatre School, also 
conducts mock academic inter- 
views for International Bacca- 
laureate students at Champlain 
College. The advice he offers is 
deceptively simple. 

“Relax, breathe, and don’t 
take anything personally. There 
are a number of reasons why an 
interview doesn’t go well or why 
someone is refused and a lot of 
those reasons are beyond an 
applicant’s control, something 
even as simple as the chemistry 
between interviewer and inter- 
viewee.” Doubt advises students 
to learn from their interviews, 
because they will be faced with 
similar encounters many times 
throughout their lives. 

Why is McGill so selective in 
its admissions procedures? Well, 
it could be trying to maintain its 
international reputation as 
Canada’s Ivy League school. It is 
also possible that the University 
is looking to admit the next 
Stephen Leacock, or Wilder 
Penfield, or Ernest Rutherford, 


Pavillon Bumside 

rely to be considered for 

admission with a scholarship, 

Keenan submitted “a total 

of $120, two resumés, 

five transcripts, six forms, 

four reference letters, and 

2,681 words of essays.” ... William Shatner. 

Or, administrators may be 
familiar with a study by Eliot 
Aronson and Judson Mills 
(1959), which showed that peo- 
ple who go through an unpleas- 
ant initiation to become part of 
a group like the group better 
than those who pay a smaller 
price in terms of time and effort. 
A bit of a stretch, perhaps, but 
it is a recurring theme at the 
University, dating as far back as 
1932, when Sir Arthur Currie, 
Principal from 1920 to 1935, 
welcomed students with the fol- 
lowing: “There are here riches 
untold for all who diligently 
seek, but they cannot be won 
without effort; and the greater 
the effort, the greater will be our 

Great effort may be required 
even before being admitted to 
the University. Merely to be 
considered for admission to the 
Faculties of Management and 
Law, with a request fora scholar- 
ship, I had to send a total of 
$120, two resumés, five tran- 
scripts, six forms, four reference 
letters, and 2,681 words of 

The recompense Currie refers 
to explains why any sane student 
would brave the gauntlet of fees, 
forms, essays, letters, interviews, 
etc., to gain acceptance into 
McGill. For some, the reward 
may be monetary. In Montreal, 
for example, a university gradu- 
ate out-earns someone without a 
degree by an average of $16,366. 
There are those for whom the 
satisfaction lies in the pursuit of 
knowledge, something for which 
Faust gave up his soul. But ulti- 
mately, perhaps the greatest 
reward of getting into McGill 
University is an intangible — the 
international respect the insti- 
tution has earned since its incep- 
tion in 1821. 

“A McGill University de- 
gree,” asserts Dean Toope, “is a 
passport to the world. It is a 
degree that is recognized every- 
where as a sign of academic 


utobiography of Red: A Novel in 
Verse, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998, 
$29.95, by Anne Carson. 

Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red 
should shake up the tight little universe 
of contemporary poetry. Her noyel is a very 
modern epic in supple, energetic verse. It 
blasts off from Greek and South American 
tradition and recounts the early years of as 
poignant a monster as any teenager ever was. 

Carson, a Professor of Classics at McGill 
and at Berkeley, has won important awards 
for her previous essays and poetry. Those 
include a volume 
with the impri- 
Gr matur of James 
Laughlin of New 
Directions, who 
founded that 

legendary pub- 

lishing house 

with the 
blessing of 
Ezra Pound — 
seca) another epic 
poet rooted 
in the clas- 
sics. In Autobiography 
of Red, Carson starts with a famous, 
mostly lost epic poem by the Greek lyricist 
Stesichoros. Interpolating from those shards, 
she builds the story of Geryon. In the origi- 
nal, Geryon was a red, multi-limbed, winged 
creature killed by Herakles for his famous 
red cattle. Both are teenagers in 
Autobiography. Geryon has wings; Herakles 
is still a killer. 

They were two superior eels 

at the bottom of the tank and they 
recognized each other like italics. 

Geryon was going into the Bus Depot 

one Friday night about three a.m. to get 
change to call home. Herakles stepped off 

the bus from New Mexico and Geryon 

came fast around the corner of the platform 
and there it was one of those moments 

that is the opposite of blindness. 

The resulting love tale-cum-road movie 

is handled with a philosopher’s intense play- 
fulness. In Inferno, Dante gave the name 
Geryon to a monster who conveyed him into 
the depths. Here, it’s Herakles whose home- 
town is Hades; Geryon is an intense learner, 
not a betrayer. He’s also a photographer. 

His brothers and sisters in every age are those 
lonely teens for whom art, past and present, 
offers a redeeming vision of beauty and truth. 
Autobiography holds elegiac touches but 


maintains an epic momentum. Carson’s 
verse is full of dactyls without any sing-song 
and with more than an echo of the four- 
syllable, three-stress foot called the epitrite. 
Her lines propel the reader and the story 
forward to South America. Here, Geryon 
finds himself in a high region of Peru where, 
legend has it, humans who were thrown 

into the volcano occasionally returned trans- 
formed — immortal, winged and wise. 

The author, who studies volcanoes as well as 
the classics, has endowed her hero with 
profound reticence and acute feeling. We are 
left hankering for more. In Carson’s words, 
we “want to see you use those wings.” 

Vivian Lewin 

rossing the Gulf, Oolichan Books, 
1998, $15.95, by Keith Harrison, 

People in transition populate Crossing the 
Gulf, Keith Harrison’s appropriately titled 
collection of ten short stories. The tran- 
sitions are both physical (cars, boats and 
airports appear frequently) as well as psycho- 
logical. How to cope with impending 
death? Ancient longings? Diminished love? 
Fortunately, although the situations 
are, broadly speaking, familiar fodder for the 
genre, the stories themselves are unique: 
Harrison’s attention to place, his deft hand 
with characters, and his distinctly sympa- 
thetic authorial voice set these works apart 
from the pack. 

Take, for instance, 
“Nanaimo, France.” In an 
attempt to acclimatize 
himself for a vacation in 
France, Ken, the story’s 
main character, recre- 
ates Parisian life in the 
Vancouver Island pulp- 
mill town of Nanaimo, 
rising and working 
according to Parisian 
time and custom. 

The story becomes 

not so much about 

Ken’s preparation for 

his trip as an exploration of the cre- 

ative process, making gold from lead, Paris 
from pulp: the City of Lights becomes an 
imaginative state that flourishes in the midst 
of the mundane. 

The most compelling story in the collec- 
tion is the novella-length “Colour Bodies” 
(from chromo soma), the unlikely account of 
a clone acquiring sentience and identity. 
In a dystopian world ruled by a genetically 

defined elite, one of the “spare parts” is 
abducted and given life. The story is good 
science fiction, extrapolating from the 
oft-ignored ethical quandaries haunting the 
Human Genome Project. However, its 
primary appeal, like that of the other stories 
in the collection, lies in Harrison’s ability to 
create characters who respond to challenges 
in ways that, while not always successful 

or even admirable, are recognizably human 
in their complexity and ambiguity. Thus 

we can’t help but be engaged by them, even 
if on occasion we don’t particularly like 
them. And that, above all, is the sign of a 
good story-teller at work. 

Patrick McDonagh 

laygrounds, Justin Time Records, 1998, 
$19.95, by Joel Miller, BMus’93. 

McGill News readers may remember us 
telling them of the Joel Miller Quintet, 
winners of the 1997 du Maurier Grand Jazz 
Award, last Fall. The award is given each 
year at the Montreal Jazz Festival toa 
Canadian group, and one of the perks is a 
recording contract with Justin Time Records. 
In a city where jazz musicians are treated 
like divine messengers 12 days out of the year 
and would likely do better as squeegee kids 
the rest of the time, the Grand Jazz Award is 
an important means of promoting new 
Canadian talent, and Miller is the real thing. 
The resulting CD, Playgrounds, expands 
on Miller’s quintet format for many of 

the tunes, though regular sidemen 

Tilden Webb, MMus’97, Kevin 
Coady, BMus’94, Joe Sullivan 
and Brian Hurley are still on 
board. Instrumentation is a tad 
unusual in places, something Miller 
obviously takes some delight in: 
pianist Webb has dragged a Fender 
Rhodes electric piano out of the "70s 
closet for a few tunes, viola is not 
your standard jazz axe, and a couple of 
violins are thrown in for good measure. 
What could be a rag-tag setup, how- 
ever, comes off smooth and fresh, thanks 
to Miller’s thoughtful arrangements 
and the players’ willingness to follow him. 
Trumpet player and McGill instructor 
Sullivan in particular is a joy to listen to, a 
warm and melodic player, compelling with- 
out unnecessary flash. 

Indeed, while Miller’s own tenor and 
soprano sax playing never falters, it’s 
his compositions and arrangements —all the 
songs on this CD are his own — that shine 




here. Miller’s 
influences range 
from folk flat- 
picking legend 
Doc Watson 
to sax giant 
Shorter and 
The ballad 
“Through Winter 
Together,” with textures that 


occasionally recall Gil Evans’s work 

with Miles Davis, also manages to dabble in 
Steve Reich-like minimalism froma string 
trio backup. Other more standard tunes like 
“Cobra” (a lot more fun than the stand-up 
rollercoaster at the La Ronde amusement 
park to which it refers) and “Party” allow the 
players to stretch beyond the arrangements 
and simply blow over the dead-on rhythm 
section of Coady, Hurley and Webb. Miller is 
rather brave, though, to place the large 
ensemble piece “Stoner” — replete with fuzz 
guitar, synthesizer, aforementioned Rhodes, 
and goofy group “rap” — as the opening 
track. It doesn’t set the tone for what is an 
otherwise fine listening experience. 

Andrew Mullins 


Keep your promise this year! Without a doubt, the 
best way to learn and improve your French is to speak 
and write it all day — every day. 
Our Special Intensive French (SIF) Program is a 9-week, full-time 
program that gets results! 
Our lecturers have a world-class reputation for excellence in teaching 
French as a second language. 
Our SIF classes are small and we pay attention to your individual needs. 
Our teaching method, both inside and outside of the classroom, 
encourages students to function in French in everyday situations. 
Fall session: September 21st to November 20th, 1998 
Winter session: January 18th to March 19th, 1999 
Spring session: April 19th to June 11th, 1999 
Fees: $1300 Canadian citizen/permanent residents 
$1700 International students 

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The McGill Alumni Association in conjunction with Georgia Hardy Tours Inc. is pleased to offer 

Italy: The Classical Renaissance. 

Retrace the path of 2,000 years of civilization in style. From the 
bluffs of Sorrento, through the seven hills of Rome, the 

q renaissance of Florence to the canals of Venice - a cavalcade of 

will learn about and appreciate one of the world’s preferred travel 
destinations in the most comfortable and agreeable way. 

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beauty, splendour, good food and charm that you will never 
| forget. This wonderfully paced programme will ensure that you 

To enhance the experience, a university professor will accompany the tour. 

Upcoming trip: 
Turkey: The Cradle of Civilization 
September 22 - October 7, 1999 
$5,595.00* for 17 days 

(*per person based on double occupancy) 
: (514) 398-7338 Single Supplement: $850.00 

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McGill graduates continue to make their 
presence felt overseas. European alumni of 
McGill’s Institute of Air and Space 

Law held a legal workshop at the UN 
Office for Outer Space Affairs on June 4-6, 
timed to coincide with the opening of 

the 41st session of the UN Committee on 
the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space 
(COPUOUS). An evening reception 
hosted by Tamar Oppenheimer was a 

Thanks to the generous $440,000 

gift from Lorne Webster and the Webster 
Foundation, the McGill Sports Centre 
opened seven new air-conditioned 
international squash courts at a ceremony 
on June 10. Webster was a squash standout 
while a student at McGill, winning 

the singles championship at the Montreal 
Racket Club in 1958, 1964 and 1965. 
The opening of The Webster Courts will 
allow McGill to hold more tournaments 
and attract accomplished, squash-playing 
students to the University. 

Below, from left: Lorne Webster, BEng’50, 
with Peter Landry, BEng’48, MSc’62. 


From left to right: Peter Nikolai Ehlers, LLM?88; Marie Helen Pichler, LLM’86; 
Mechthild Dubois-Utters; Paul Dubois, BCL’73, Canadian Ambassador to Austria; 
Nicholas M. Matte, OC, OC, FRSC, Director Emeritus, Institute of Air and 

Space Law, McGill University; Tamar Oppenheimer, OC, BA?46, LLD?94, former Assistant 
Secretary-General, United Nations Secretariat; Nandasiri Jasentuliyana, LLMs, 
Director, Office for Outer Space Affairs, and Deputy to the Director-General, 
United Nations Office at Vienna. 

If you've got a good 
thing, take it on the 
road. The Leacock 
Luncheon is now a 
regular happening in 
Toronto and Vancouver, “\ 
as well as a sell-out 

event at Homecoming. 

The McGill Annual Fund had another 
record year with its regional phonathons. 
Thanks to the spirited involvement 

of countless volunteers, McGill was able 
to raise more than $280,000 at phona- 
thons in Montreal, Toronto and 
Vancouver. The donations will go to 
student scholarships, library purchases 
and the upgrading of computer equip- 
ment at the University. 

Pictured above at the Toronto Regional 
Phonathon, March 2-4, from left to right: 
Robin Fowler, BA’?90, MEd’96, Phonathon 
Co-Chair; Russell Kissoon, BA?95, 
Phonathon Co-Chair; Alexya Heelis, BA’96, 
Development and Alumni Relations 
Associate (Ontario Region); Duncan Glenn, 
BScAgr’53, volunteer caller. 

Leacock Luncheon moderator Derek 
Drummond, BArch’62, is flanked by 
Harold Spence-Sales, Professor Emeritus 
of the School of Architecture, and 

Mary Spence-Sales, BEA’50, at the west 
coast edition in May. 


McGill held its bi-annual Alumni 
Leaders’ Weekend June 11-13. The three 
days of presentations, workshops and 
tours also included the Alumni 
Association’s Annual General Meeting 
and the Honours and Awards Banquet, 
both held at the St. James’s Club 

From left to right: Representing SOAR 
(the Student Organization for Alumni 
Relations) were Chantal Da Silva, BA?97; 
Katarzyna Szybiak, BA’98; Stefan 
Krzeczunowicz, BA’97: Nishi Aubi n, 
BA°97; Andrea Wichtler, BA?98. 
Katarzyna, Nishi and Andrea all received 
Student Leadership Awards. 

From left to right: 
Steven Richards, 
BA?84, Washington, 
D.C. branch; 
Katarzyna Szybiak, 
BA?98, of SOAR; 
Claire Fouquet, 
MSc92, Southern The Honourable Mr. Justice Daniel H. Tingley 
California branch. (right), BA’63, BCL’63, seemed delighted to receive 
a Distinguished Service Award from outgoing 
McGill Alumni Association president Jim Robb, 
BA’51, BCL’54, presented for his contributions 

to the MAA and the University. 

Below, from left: Sally McDougall, BSc’68, 
DipEd’69, Alumni Association vice-president, 
with Lucie Arsenault, BCom’83, Quebec 

City branch, and Darren Paproski, MBA’89, 
branch leader in Taiwan. 

Cecily Lawson- 
Smith, BA’69, 
Chair of the 
Alumni Leaders’ 
Weekend, takes a 
break with John 
Drummond, BA?72, 
from the Calgary 


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« September 20, Vancouver: McGill vs. Concordia softball game. 
Contact Suresh Fernando, (604) 737-3509. 

September 24, Toronto: Pub Night at Peel Pub, 276 King Street West, 
6:30 pm. $5 per person. Contact Alexya Heelis, (416) 974-5795. 

September 29 & October 27, Denver: Pub Night at the Rock Bottom 
Restaurant and Brewery, 7 pm. Contact Richard and Deborah 
Duke (303) 733-4168. 

October 3, Montreal: “Out of This World,” The McGill Society of 
Montreal presents Astronaut Dr. Dafydd Williams, BSc’76, MSc’83, 
MDCM'’83, who will discuss his recent space mission, complete with 
a slide presentation and an actual space suit guranteed to awe adults 
and children alike. Contact Cathy Bowman, 398-6888. 

October 21 & 22, Montreal: Annual McGill Book Fair. Between 9 am 
and 9 pm, thousands of books in French and English for readers, stu- 
dents and collectors will be on sale for as little as 25¢. All proceeds 
benefit the McGill Women’s Alumnae Association and McGill Women 
Associates Scholarship funds. Donations of books willbe accepted at 
Redpath Hall and other depots until Tuesday, September 29. Contact 

October 29, London, England: Alumni Reception. Contact Trish Duff, 
(514) 398-3008, 

November 2, Amsterdam: Alumni/Recruiting Reception. Contact Trish 
Duff, (514) 398-3008, 

November 3, Brussels: Alumni/Recruiting Reception. Contact Trish 
Duff, (514) 398-3008, 

November 4, Toronto: Gala Dinner to celebrate the 150th Anniversary 
of the Faculty of Law, Royal York Hotel. Contact the Ontario Regional 
Office, (416) 974-5792. 

November 28, Toronto: Vanier Cup football game, with pre-game party 
at the Acme Bar and Grill, starting at 11:30 am, tickets $21, reg. $28, 
RSVP by October 30. Contact Alexya Heelis, (416) 974-5795. 

December 9, Toronto: Holiday Party at Amsterdam Brewing 
Company, 600 King Street West, 5:30 pm to 9 pm. $15, including first 
drink and finger food, with live music from Jason Fowler, BMus’92. 
Contact Alexya Heelis, (416) 974-5795. 

1998 Robert Vogel Lecture Series: The series will feature Dr. Hugh 
Scott, Exective Director of the McGill University Health Centre, 
November 3; Dr. Joe Schwarcz, chemistry professor and Gazette 
columnist, November 10; Dr. Deborah Buszard, Dean of the Faculty 
of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, November 17; and 
Professor Richard Lawton, Dean of the Faculty of Music, November 
24. Contact Kathy Bowman, 398-6888, 

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planning forthe year and wantto include you in the fun. Letthem know 
your name, address, phone number, fax, e-mail and year of 
graduation. Contact Jacey Kaps, (954) 370-7832, or Larry J. 
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Robert W. Fisher, BSc(Agr)’48, PhD’51, spent 
30 years working as a research scientist for 
Agriculture Canada in London and Vineland, 
Ont. An amateur mineralogist, he was instru- 
mental in forming the Niagara Peninsula 
Geological Society and the Canadian Micro 
Mineral Association, which celebrated its 35th 
anniversary this year. Robert and friend Garry 
Glenn co-authored a book of ink drawings, 
Micro Minerals of Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, used 
by micro mineralogists to identify specimens 
from this location. He will be inducted into the 
Micro Mineral Hall of Fame this month in 
Baltimore. He is also an amateur mycologist 
and has studied scientifically 800 mushroom 
species in the Niagara region. He is an artist who 
has painted in northern Ontario for 35 years. 
From Sept. 13 to Oct. 25, he will have a 60-piece 
retrospective exhibit at Rodman Hall Arts 
Centre in St. Catharines, Ont. 

Nadine Cauchon, BSc(Agr)’92, is married and 
has been working in swine production, teach- 
ing and now in translation. She is running her 
own translation business, specializing in the 
translation of agriculture-related texts from 
English into French. She can be contacted by e- 
mail at 


Betty (Kobayashi) Issenman, BA’40, DipSW’42, 
is the recipient of the 1998 Millia Davenport 
Publication Award of the Costume Society of 
America for her book Sinews of Survival: The 
Living Legacy of Inuit Clothing, published in 
September 1997 by UBC Press in association 
with Etudes/Inuit/Studies of Université Laval. 
In June she was honoured by the McCord 
Museum of Canadian History for 20 years of 
service. She continues to be associated with the 
McCord’s Department of Ethnology and 

Eva Kushner, BA’48, MA’50, PhD’56, has 
received an honorary doctorate from the Uni- 
versity of Szeged, Hungary. She is also President 
of the International Federation for Modern 
Languages and Literatures, and the Discipline 
representative for French studies of the Renais- 
sance Society of America. She was recently 
named an Officer of the Order of Canada. 

Gordon Smith, BA’62, left the federal govern- 
ment in 1997 where he had been Deputy 
Minister of Foreign Affairs for the preceding 
three years. He isnow Director of the Centre for 
Global Studies at the University of Victoria 
(where he resides) and a Senior Fellow at the 
Liu Centre at UBC. The Prime Minister has 
appointed him Chairman of the International 


U M —_N: Open 

Development Research Centre and he is also 
President of Gordon Smith International, 
which provides investment and risk manage- 
ment advice. Unfortunately, says Mr. Smith, 
his move takes him further away from Montreal 
and makes attendance at McGill Board of 
Governors meetings more difficult. 

André Liebich, BA’68, has completed a new 
book entitled Les Minorités nationales en Europe 
centrale et orientale (Geneva: Georg Pubs., 1997). 

Mary Silas, BA’58, MA’68, has been lecturing 
in universities for the past 30 years and is a 
recipient of the Award for Excellence in 
Teaching, Concordia University Faculty of 
Engineering and Computer Science. Three of 
her seven children are McGill graduates. 

John Knops, BA’69, is working for the 
Government of Yukon as their Risk and 
Insurance Management Officer. In his spare 
time, he writes plays and has completed six to 
date. He is currently working on a production 
in Whitehorse for Fall 1998. 

Roger Walter Nye, BA’69, was married to 
Judith Ellen Gorham in 1985. They have one 
child, David Gerard. 

Sari Shernofsky, BA’69, a public relations con- 
sultant, has recently completed a book on 
Calgary with former premier Peter Lougheed. 

Kazuo Hayakawa, BA’71, recently returned to 
Canada after an absence of 27 years. He now 
lives in Vancouver with his wife and three chil- 
dren. He is in the process of looking for an inter- 
esting job in the area, in the field of interna- 
tional management, banking industry or strate- 
gic planning. 

Jonathan Cohen, BA’80, has been ordained by 
the Reconstruction Rabbinical College (RRC) 
in Pennsylvania and received a Master’s degree 
in Hebrew Letters. After leaving McGill, 
Jonathan became a technical writer and trans- 
lator and produced a weekly radio program on 
cross-cultural themes. While at RRC, he served 
as rabbi for the Bristol (Pennsylvania) Jewish 
Center, at Congregation Jol Ami in Boca 
Raton, Fla., and taught in RRC’s adult educa- 
tion program “Jewish, Alive and American.” 

James L. Di Giacomo, BA’80, recently joined 
ABN AMRO Bank Canada as Group Vice- 
President of Corporate Finance. He lives in 
Toronto with wife Hilary and two daughters, 
Elizabeth and Jayne. He would like to hear 
from other 1980 alums via e-mail at 

Peter Pitts, BA’81, is director of marketing and 
strategic planning at the marketing firm 
Montgomery Zukerman Davis Inc. He is also an 
adjunct professor at Butler University, a regular 
contributor to The Indianapolis Star/ News and 
Issues in Business, and is syndicated through 
Knight-Ridder News Service. He is also co- 

author of a new book, Become Strategic or Die, 
and has just been named to Indianapolis Business 

Journal’s “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes 

individuals for significant achievements. Peter 
and his wife Jane Mogel reside with their two 
children in Indianapolis. 

Kerry McArthur, BA’84, wrote the script for 
Memoirs Of a Western Newspaperman, a short 
film which recalls the infamous Chief Buffalo 
Child Long Lance, as seen through the eyes of 
legendary Calgary reporter Fred Kennedy. 

Mark Wolfe, BA’84, received a 1998 Rosie 
award from the Alberta Motion Picture 
Industries Association for Best Short Film for 
his production of Memoirs Of a Western 
Newspaperman, written by his wife, Kerry 
McArthur. The film also competed against 
North of 60 and The Genius for best director, edi- 
tor, DOP and sound categories. 

Denise (Ciebien) Strong, BA’89, graduated 
from Seattle University Law School in 1994, 
and taught labour relations law at the Univer 
sity of Maryland before becoming a prosecutor, 
Assistant Attorney General. Denise and her 
husband Jeff have started a family and are mov- 
ing to Logan, Utah, where Jeff will be a physi- 
cian with Intermountain Healthcare after com- 
pleting his tour of duty in the U.S. Army. 
Denise plans to teach law to undergraduates 
again and raise their son. 

Ian Brodie, BA’90, earned a PhD in political 
science at the University of Calgary in February 
and was appointed assistant professor of political 
science, University of Western Ontario, in August. 

Brian J. Donovan, BA’90, was appointed Branch 
Manager, Mercury Finance, in Rochester, N.Y. 

Angela Chapman, BA’91, and her husband, 
Mohammed Fikri, have moved to London, 
Ont., with their two boys, Johar and Nathan. 
Angela is Manager, Annual Giving Programs, 
with the Richard Ivey School of Business. 

Isaac Cohen, MD, BA’91, is in the third year of 
his medical residency in physical rehabilitation 
at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New 
York City. 

Matthew P. Johnston, BA’93, is living in Hong 
Kong, where he is a Senior Consultant with 
Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group. Over 
the past several years, his work has taken him to 
Montreal, Chicago, South Africa and Hong 
Kong where he has advised clients on a variety 
of strategic, financial and operational issues. 

Paul D. Swanson, MA’93, graduated from the 
University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 1996. 
After articling at Bell Canada in Toronto, Paul 
married his long-time love, Victoria Ferguson, 
and enrolled in the 1997 Bar Admission 
Course. In February, he was called to the Bar of 
the Law Society of Upper Canada and on the 
same day was promoted to the position of 


“counsel” at Bell Canada. Paul isalways happy to 
hear from colleagues and invites friends from his 
days at McGill to give him a call whenever in 
Toronto, ortoe-mail himat 

Thomas Kourtessis, CertProfEng’91, MA’94, 
was recently elected a Lecturer at the 
Democritus University of Thrace, Department 
of Physical Education and Sport Science, 
Komotini, Greece. 

Jonathan Avrum Goldberg, MA’95, is the 
recipient of a 1998 Celanese Canada Inter- 
national Fellowship for his proposed two-com- 
ponent international program. The first com- 
ponent involves five months of intensive 
Hebrew and Arabic language study and histor- 
ical instruction at the Hebrew University of 
Jerusalem Ulplan Program. The second in- 
volves ethnographic and historical research, 
investigating the ways in which Israelis and 
Palestinians have worked coc peratively to fos- 
ter peace and coexistence between the two 
peoples. Jonathan is a second-year doctoral 
candidate in sociology at McGill. 

Michelle B. Koontz, BA’95, received a Juris 
Doctor degree from the Dickinson School of 
Law of the Pennsylvania State University at 
commencement ceremonies held on June 6. 

Natalie Lacireno-Paquet, BA’95, received her 
Master of Arts in Public Policy from George 
Washington University, in Washington, D.C., 
in May, and begins work on her PhD this 



To honour the memory of someone ‘you care about, 

consider making a gift to McGill. 


We te, 
Send McGill the name of the person you wish to remember — 

this will be inscribed on a special greeting card — and the name and 
address to which the card should be sent. 

Your “In Memory” gift will advance McGill’s educational mission. 
If you wish, you may elect to support student aid, libraries, or medical 
research. Send your cheque or money order payable to 
“McGill University” to the address below; enclose your name, 
address, and information about the gift. 

Mail to the Coordinator for “In Memory Gifts? McGill l /niversity, 
3605 de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2M1, telephone (514) 398-3579, 
or e-mail BarbaraD @Martlet1.Lan. McGill. Ca 


month. She also works as a survey associate/ 

research analyst at Mathematica Policy 
Research Inc., a Washington firm. 

Karen Rauch, BA’95, has completed an MA in 
Art History at Tufts University. 

Wilson Ricarte, BA’95, is working as a Quality 
Assurance Coordinator for the gas patch indus- 
try in Calgary, Alta., and has been certified as 
an Internal Auditor. He will be conducting 
internal audits for Enerflex Corporation’s 
numerous divisions and branches throughout 
Western Canada, Australia and Europe. He is 
scheduled to conduct internal audits in 
Scotland and the Netherlands in the fall. For 
those who want to contact him, he can be 
reached via e-mail at 

Rosalie Sarasua, BA’94, MA’95, has a two- 

year-old daughter named Alysha. 

Jenni Lynn Bennett, BA’96, just completed her 
MA in Central/East European and Russian- 
Area Studies at Carleton University. She is 
now working at Foreign Affairs for the Nuclear 
Nonproliferation and Disarmament Imple- 
mentation Agency and will be going to Moscow 
Information Office for six months. Jennican be 
reached via e-mail at 

in September to work at the 

Karin L. Frazer, BA’96, is working on a second 
BA in Actuarial Mathematics, having previ- 
ously obtained one in English Literature at 

Concordia University. She completed her first 
co-op work term this summer at Guardian 
Insurance in Toronto. 

Trista Hollweck, BA’96, is working as an assis- 
tant English teacher in a small farming town in 
Hokkaido, Japan. Future plans involve an 
Asian, European and American tour and a 
return to studies in Canada. 

Michael Lugassy, BA’96, is the Chief In- 
formation Officer of Hebrew College in 
Brookline, Mass. He has just completed a 
graduate program in Information Systems at 
Harvard and will be starting an MBA in the fall. 

Niobe Thompson, BA’96, has been awarded a 
Commonwealth Scholarship for the 1997- 
1998 academic year to study towards an MA in 
Russian Studies at the School of Slavonic & 
East European Studies, University of London. 

Allan L.D. Castle, PhD’97, has served as 
Assistant Director of UBC’s Institute of 
International Relations since 1996. He was 
recently appointed Director, Proceeds of Crime 
Research Program with the UN- affiliated 
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform 
in Vancouver. 

Jacques Khalip, BA’97, completed his MA in 
English at the end of the summer. In September, 

he will be enrolled in the doctoral program in 
English at Duke University in Durham, North 




Gavin Ross 


The Executive Director of the McGill 
Alumni Association (McGill 
Graduates’ Society) retired in 1996. 

In lieu of the usual retirement gift, 

Gavin asked that a fund be established 

to support students in need of financial 

assistance. Friends and colleagues 

have contributed generously to this 

endowment and others wishing to 

add to the fund are invited to contri- 

bute by contacting: 

Development and Alumni Relations 
Gift Services, Rabinovitch House 
‘fo Larry Lang, 3640 de la Montagne 
Montreal, Quebec H3G 2A8 
Phone 398-3584 


DEON eal eS.aieRey 

Dr. David Topazian, DDS’54, has been award- 
ed an honorary doctor of science degree by 
Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y. He is 
president and CEO of Project MedSend, a 
ministry team that provides financial support 
to medical missionaries. A native of Rye, N-Y., 
David spent 30 years (1962-92) as associate 
clinical professor of surgery at Yale University 
Medical School and 26 years (1961-87) as a 
practising oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Since 
1968 he has been involved in more than 30 
medical, educational and construction mission 
projects in 26 countries. 

Marvin H. Steinberg, BSC’70, DDS’72, is 
President of the Quebec Association of 
Orthodontists and in April was honoured by 
Alpha Omega — Mount Royal Dental Society 
and Israel Bonds. He was awarded the City of 
Peace Award as Man of the Year— presented for 
outstanding leadership in both the dental pro- 
fession and the community. He has also been 
honoured as a Fellow of the International 
College of Dentists in Toronto, Ont. Dr. 
Steinberg is also a life member of the Beth Zion 
Men’s Club, a member of the Board of Directors 
of ORT Montreal, and a guest lecturer at 
McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry. 

Michel Matouk, DDS’95, is now pursuing a 
one-year internship in General Surgery in 

Hartford, Conn., after obtaining his MD from 
the University of Connecticut. He will gradu- 
ate from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
program there in the year 2000. 

ED GyGeA Tt tO N 

Janice M. Calnan, MEd’78, recently returned 
to Canada after ten years in Michigan to be 
close to daughters in Ottawa and Montreal. She 
has done pioneering work in leadership devel- 
opment and spent two years in the Deming 
Study Group with W. Edwards Deming him- 
self, grandfather of Total Quality Management. 
Her clients include many Fortune 500 and 100 

Mirela Saim, PhD’91, currently affiliated with 
McGill University’s Faculty of Religious 
Studies, has been named member of the newly 
formed International Association for the Study 
of Controversies (IASC). 

James Stewart, BA’92, BEd’94, after teaching 
for two years at the International School of 
Panama, will be teaching English and Physical 
Education at the Sterling Hall School in 
Toronto beginning in September 1998. 

Karen McCallum, BEd’97, has completed her 
first year of teaching at Holland Elementary 
School in Quebec City and will commence 

her second year there with a new Grade | class 

this fall. 


George R. Weiss, BEng’60, was re-elected 
Chairman of the ISO Technical Committee on 
testing of paper, board and pulps for another 
three-year term at the recent meeting of that 
committee in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Robert Silas, BEng’67, has been designing 
industrial steel structures for the past 30 years. 
He is spending his retirement on long motorcy- 

cle tours. 

R. Glenn Fair, BEng’69, recently joined Air 
Liquide American Corporation at its corporate 
headquarters in Houston, Texas, as Business 
Manager, CO, Operations. 

Mark Mittleman, BEng’70, has recently been 
appointed Marketing Manager, Plate and 
Structural Products, for Algoma Steel Inc., 
Canada’s third largest steel mill. Mark is locat- 
ed at Algoma’s primary sales office in Toronto 
and can be reached at 
Mark and his wife recently survived the mar- 
riage of their oldest daughter, Josie. 

Arun S. Mujumdar, MEng’68, PhD’71, a 
member of faculty in the Department of 
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Engineering to recognize contributions in the 
field of heat transfer, including design, 
research, manufacturing and teaching. It will 
be presented at the 48th Canadian Society for 
Chemical Engineering Conference taking 
place in London, Ont., in October. 

Paul Hession, MUP’73, has been appointed 
Chief Information Officer at the National 
Archives of Canada to lead the enterprise-wide 
implementation of records management 
automation as part of the realization of the 
“Wired City” of the next millennium. 


Brian Savidant, BEng 
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73, has been appointed 

Oil Limited’s refinery in Sarnia, Ont. 

Ralph Bischoff, BEng’77, Treasurer of the 
McGill Alumni Association of Vancouver, has 
faced his last morning traffic jam in Vancouver 
and moved to idyllic Salt Spring Island to join 
his wife Lynn in operating “Anchor Point,” a 
bed and breakfast inn. He will continue private 
consulting in environmental engineering 
when not busy shuttling visitors to and from the 
ferry terminal. 

Vincent Emile Hilaire, BEng’78, is a Senior 

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Bernard Fried, BEng’80, is the CFO of Bechtel 
Enterprises in San Francisco. 

Benny Wong, BEng’81, is work ing at DS Fitel, 
Monitor Products Group. 

Bill Kaldis, BEng’83, is the Vice-President of 
Production at Kraft Canada. 

Michael Gazier, BEng’86, was promoted to 
Senior Advisor and Manager, Carrier Data 
Networks, Nortel, working on next generation 
data and voice network architectures and 
implementation. He is still into mountain bik- 
ing, canoeing, sculpting, guitar playing, and 
spending time with good friends. 

Kim Simmonds, BEng’87, was recently promo- 
ted to System Manager, Fibre Optic Systems, at 
CN Rail, where she has worked for the last 11 
years. She is completing her first year of an 
Executive MBA at Concordia University in 
Montreal. She is married and has two children, 

ages four and six. 

Robert Gazdag, BEng’93, has graduated 
with an LLB from the University of Western 

Albert Pang, BEng’89, MEng’95, has moved 
from Ottawa to Frankfurt, Germany, due to a 
company transfer (Nortel), 

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Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics at 
McGill, has been honoured by members of the 
Teratology Society, who recently created the 
Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award. 

Frederick Lowy, BA’55, MDCM’59, Rector 
and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University 
in Montreal, received an Honorary Doctor of 
Laws from the University of Toronto on June 
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John A. Liebert, MDCM’63, is a neuropsychi- 
atrist who started doing locum tenens psychia- 
try in 1995. He recently opened Expert Clinical 
Systems Inc. in Arizona. 

Phil Gold, BSc’57, MSc’61, MDCM’61, 
PhD’65, is in the process of completing the Sir 
Arthur Sims Commonwealth Travelling 
Professorship for 1998. He has been to England, 
Scotland, and South Africa (Johannesburg, 
Pretoria, Cape Town, and Stellenbosch). He 
completed his travels during July and August 
with teaching stints in New Zealand, Australia, 
and Singapore. 

Robert R. Orford, BSc’69, MDCM’71, has 
been elected Officer of the American College 
of Occupational and Environmental Medi- 
cine’s (ACOEM) He yuse of Delegates. Robert is 
board certified in occupational medicine, gen- 
eral preventative medicine and public health, 
aerospace medicine, and internal medicine. 
After joining the organization in 1977, he 
earned the designation of ACOEM Fellow in 
1992. He is also past president of the North 
Central Occupational Medical Association, 
one of ACOEM’s component societies. 

Leonard George Bendikas, BSc’70, 
MDCM’74, has been in private practice as an 
ophthalmologist since 1978 in a suburb of 
Chicago. He is married to Sylvia, a speech 
pathologist, and has three daughters. 

Leslie Citrome, MDCM’83, is working at the 
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric 
Research located in Orangeburg, N.Y., and is 
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at 
New York University. 

Norman Sabin, BSc’82, MDCM’87, is the orig- 
inator and coordinator of the Prehospital Care 
(EMS) rotations for both the Royal College 
and Family Medicine Emergency Medicine 
programs at McGill. He is an Emergency 
Physician at the Jewish General | lospital and 
works part-time for Urgences Santé. 

Anne Silas, BSc(NutrSc)'90, is a resident radi- 
ologist in Vancouver. 

Karen Lynne Pinsky, MDCM’91, is a Medical 
Director of the CHOP Connection at the 
Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Penn. 

Dominique Perron, BSc(OT)'94, travaille 
maintenant comme ergothérapeute et chef de 
département pour une organisation en santé 
communautaire et en soins de longue durée. 

Helen Brindalos, BScN’96, had been working 
full-time at the Jewish General Hospital on 
various replacements. In September ’97, she 
began her one-year, intensive Master’s degree in 
Health Administration at Université de Montréal, 
which was completed this past summer. 


Gregory Tardi, BA’70, BCL’74, is the founding 

president of the Political Law Development 
Initiative Inc., an Ottawa-based, non-profit 
oganization dedicated to teaching, research 
and writing about the linkages among law, pub- 
lic administration and politics, and to examin- 
ing the influence of law in the conduct of pub- 
lic affairs. 

Lawrence Herman, BCL’75, LLB’76, continu- 
ing in his role as Assistant General Counsel, 
Ontario and Western Canada divisions of 
National Bank of Canada based in Toronto, has 
just completed all requirements for the Master 
of Laws degree (LLM) at Osgoode Hall Law 
School, York University, in Alternative 
Dispute Resolution. His thesis examined the 
resolution of small business customer disputes 
with banks through the intervention of a bank- 
ing Ombudsman. 

Frank L.M. Van de Craen, DCL’78, is 
Belgium’s Deputy Head of Mission for 
Venezuela and the Caribbean. He is based in 
Caracas, Venezuela. 

Dougal Wm. Clark, BCL’86, LLB’86, is Senior 
Counsel at the Bank of Montreal Law Depart- 
ment and is happily married to Margaret Stuart 
of Dublin via Philadelphia. He says they are 
doing their part to fan the flames of the Toronto 
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Franco Pacetti, BCL’89, LLB’89, formerly an 
attorney with Ogilvy Renault in Montreal, has 
joined Vatra-Cintec Inc., an environmental 
engineering and construction firm, as Vice- 
President for Latin America and has relocated 
to Venezuela with his family. 

Mark H. Segal, BCom’85, LLB’89, is currently 
Tour Director with the Run Teen Travel 
Program in New York, an organization which 
coordinates summer adventure travel programs 
for teenagers. 

Douglas Yip, BEng’81, MBA’85, BCL’89, 
LLB’89, was recently elected to serve a four- 
year term as school commissioner in Brossard, 
Que., on the Riverside School Board. He is a 
partner with the Montreal law firm of Sweibel 
Novek, President of the Federation of Chinese 
Canadian Professionals (Quebec), and 
Vice-President of the Chinese Neigh- 
bourhood Society. 

Hessam Kalantar, BA’91, BCL’96, LLB’96, 
completed his Articles of Clerkship with the 
Toronto firm of Borden & Elliot and has joined 
the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis as a cor- 

porate attorney. 

Anne-Marie Labbé, BCL96, LLB’96, a recu en 
juin dernier un dipléme de deuxiéme cycle en 
journalisme international de l’Université Laval 
et de I’Ecole supérieure de journalisme de Lille 
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Robert Craig, MLS’81, was working at Food for 
Thought bookstore in Ottawa which, unfortu- 
nately, closed down, and is now working at 
Books Canada where he is Warehouse Manager. 


Bernard J. Finestone, BCom’41, was promoted 
to the rank of Colonel in the Canadian Army 
on November 7, 1997, and appointed 
Honorary Colonel of the British Columbia 
Dragoons. In April 1998, he was elected 
President of the Canadian Club of the Desert, 
Cathedral City, California. 

Richard M. Wise, BCom’62, FCA, is Co-Chair 
of the International Advanced Business 
Conference of the Canadian 
Institute of Chartered Business Valuators and 
the American Society of Appraisers, to be held 
in Montreal on September 24 and 25, 1998. 


Gerry Frappier, BCom’80, has been named 
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of Le Réseau des Sports, the French-language 
sports channel. 

Gudrun Neumann, BCom’81, has been hired 
by American Century Investments, a mutual 
fund and retirement plan company based in 
Kansas City, as vice-president and director of 
corporate services for their information tech- 
nology department. 

Guy Auger, BCom’86, has moved to the 
United Kingdom, after spending nine years in 
France, to take a position as European Director 
of Finance for Dell Computer Europe. 

Heather (Cherniak) Segal, BCom’88, is a 
communications consultant teaching and 
developing communication skills of business 
professionals and executives. 

Satish (Mickey) Jawa, BEng’81, DipMgmt’85, 
MBA’89, has been President & CEO of Sati- 
Star Corporation — a management consulting 
firm with offices in Montreal, Toronto, 
Pittsburgh and London, England. He is relo- 
cating to Toronto with his wife, Janet 
Burrows (CertMgmt’88), and his two daugh- 
ters Tanya and Tasha. 

Richard Polisuk, BCom’89, is an Advisory 
Systems Developer for CIBC in the Electronic 
Banking Division. He lives in Toronto with his 
wife, Alena, and their daughter Ariella. 

Stephane Carrier, BCom’90, has been in 
England since early 1997 and has joined a 
French bank, Societé Générale, as Director, 
UK Derivatives Marketing. 

Stewart Kasner, BCom’91, graduated cum 
laude from St. Thomas University School of 
Law, earning a Juris Doctor in May 1997. He 
graduated in August 1998 from the University 
of Florida College of Law with an LLM, 
Master’s in Taxation. 

Greg Silas, BCom’91, DPA’92, his brother 
Mike Silas, and his colleague Frank Di Tella, 
BCom’91, DPA’93, are co-owners of the 
Typhoon Lounge on Monkland Avenue in 

Kariann Aarup, BA’91, MBA’93, has moved 
back to Montreal after five years out west, and 
is going into her second year of PhD studies in 
Management at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes 
Commerciales de Montréal. 

Robert J. David, BEng’90, MBA’93, is com- 
pleting a PhD in Organizational Theory at 
Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He 
also teaches a class called “Management and 
Organizations” to engineering students. 

William Flavelle, DipMgmt’93, is living in 
Commerce, Georgia, where he is working as a 
project engineer. 

Paul Fodor, BCom’95, is working for the cor- 
porate headquarters of the Walt Disney 


Company, responsible for process re-engineer- 
ing projects. 

Alan Stewart Andrée, BCom’96, recently 
completed his Master of Arts in Economics at 
the University of Victoria and was recruited by 
the Bank of Canada as an economist. 

Milton B. Jiang, BA’93, CertMgmt’96, 
CertCBIS’96, is an Application Developer for 

Enterprise Business Solutions, a division of 

Science Applications International Corpo- 

ration (SAIC) in Wakefield, Mass. 

Jennifer Toole, BCom’92, MBA’96, married 
William Wu, PhD’98, in August and moved to 
Boston, where she is an account supervisor with 
a direct marketing agency specializing in loyal- 
ty programs. 

Jennifer Theodonis, BCom’97, is a Business 
Analyst with IBM Canada in Toronto. 


David Davis, LMus’75, was the guest clinician 
for the Diocese of Bermuda’s Choral Workshop 
in March 1998, training 38 children for the 
event. Since then, he has conducted three 
more workshops on children’s choirs. He is con- 
ductor of the Hamilton Children’s Choir, in 
Hamilton, Ont., as well as director of music for 
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Ont., and conductor of the Ars Antiqua 
Chamber Choir. He released a CD with the 
Hamilton Children’s Choir in December 1997, 
entitled “A Wreath of Carols.” The Hamilton 
Children’s Choir has toured the Maritimes and 
performed in France. In the summer of 1999, 
they will be touring Britain. 


Dianne Aves, BSc’67, has been living in 
Kitchener since 1971. She is married to David 
and has a 16-year-old daughter, Sarah. 

Morton Mendelson, BSc’70, is a member of 
McGill’s Psychology Department and was 
recently appointed Associate Dean of the 
Faculty of Science. He is married to Beverley 
Katz Mendelson, BA’70, who teaches psychol- 
ogy at Vanier College and does research at 
Concordia University. They have three chil 
dren —Simon, 17, Asher, 13, and Dana, 10. 

Kaung-Yin Chong, MSc’73, is working for an 
import and export trading company; he hopes 
to have contact with McGill graduates in the 
same line of business. He may be reached at: 

Michelle Daines, BSc’78, was elected City 
Councillor in Montreal in 1994 and served as 
Deputy Mayor in 1995. She is director of 
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In 1997 and 1998, McGill University honoured the memory and 
generosity of Mary Laura Chalk Rowles (1904-1996), BA25, MSc’26, PhD’28 and 

of students. 

The Rowleses both came to McGill as physics teachers. 

Laura Rowles was the first woman to obtain a PhD in physics from McGill. She subsequently spent 
a year in England doing research with Nobel laureate O. W. Richardson on thermoelectron emission. 

Upon returning to Montreal, she joined the Macdonald College (as it was then called) Physics staff. 
Her future husband was “already head of his department, and it seemed ordained that we were to be 
together again,” she wrote in the collection of autobiographical essays by women associated with 
McGill, Our Own Agendas (McGill-Queen’s University Press, Eds. Margaret Gillett and Ann Beer). 

“Bill” Rowles had grown up on a small farm in Manitoba. Before coming to McGill, he had 
graduated with distinction in physics from the University of Saskatchewan. During his McGill years, 
his research was focused mainly on spectroscopy and soil physics. 

Five years after their June 1931 marriage, Laura wrote in Our Own Agendas, “McGill decreed that, 
because of the state of the economy, no wives could hold positions in their husbands’ departments. So 
I lost my job and thereafter was employed only intermittently ‘as needed.” 

As Bill Rowles continued to teach at Macdonald for some four decades, Laura shared her husband's 


dances, both as patrons and also as paying participants because we both like to dance.” 

many feel about Bill and Laura Rowles: 

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The generosity of the Rowleses continues to be felt at McGill. 

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her husband, Professor Emeritus William Rowles (1899-1989), MSc’26, PhD’28. “Mom” and “Pop” Rowles were 
an integral part of life at Macdonald for more than five decades, serving as surrogate parents to generations 

Photo, above, 
The Student 
Services Building 
on Macdonald 
Campus was 
Rowles House in 
recognition of 
Bill and Laura 
Rowles’s vast 
contributions to 
student life over 
several decades. 

involvement in community activities both on and off campus. “My husband and I became a team in every way.” 

The couple lived in an apartment on campus. Being childless they were “free to take part in many of the 
students’ activities, and we made friends with many of them. We spent countless nights at student formal 

Joy Harvie Maclaren, BSc(HKc)’44 and herself a generous supporter of Macdonald, summed up what 

“For many in my class, coming to Macdonald was the first time living away from home. Laura and Bill 
Rowles helped make Macdonald a home away from home. They nurtured our minds and lifted our spirits. 
They cared for us all as family.” The Class of “44 in fact later adopted the couple as honorary members. 

In 1995, the student services building on Macdonald Campus was renamed Rowles House in honour of 

During their lifetime, they endowed the William Rowles Bursary. And Laura Rowles’s will provided for 
the endowment of two graduate fellowships to be known as the Chalk-Rowles Fellowships in Physics; of the 
William and Laura Rowles Endowment Fund, which provides income for the Dean of the Faculty of 
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to use for faculty priorities; and of an annual visiting lectureship 

as well as a mutual funds representative with 
Triglobal Capital Management. She was instru- 
mental in many provincial and federal legisla- 
tive reforms on child support issues in family 
law and is past president of the Focus 
Association for the Recovery of Child Support. 
She is a member of the board of the McGill 
Alumnae Society and can be contacted at or 

Jennifer Giroux Wyman, BSc’81, married Jeff 
Clemons and they have two children, named 
Samuel and Joshua. She is living in Germany 
until 1999, 

Thomas L. Millette, MSc’83, was granted 
tenure and promoted to associate professor of 
Geography and Geology at Mount Holyoke 
College in Massachusetts. He joined the 
College faculty in 1992 and is the director of 
Mount Holyoke’s Geoprocessing Laboratory. 

Nelly Khouzam, MSc’86, is assistant professor 
of Computer Science at Bishop’s University. 

Walter Heger, BSc’84, MSc’87, is currently an 
Advisory Software Engineer with IBM Watson 
Research Center in Hawthorne, N.Y. Walter 
is developing Internet media technologies for 
e-commerce as seen at: 

Jamie Kneen, BSc’88, recently returned froma 
two-year stint as a CUSO cooperant, working 
on a project of community-based environmen- 

tal assessment and capacity-building with the 
Bribri People, in southeastern Costa Rica. He is 
working is on the environmental effects of min- 
ing in Canada and internationally, as well as 
with the Hatchet Lake Dene Nation in north- 
ern Saskatchewan on land and resource use and 
management, and environmental monitoring 
and assessment primarily related to the expand- 
ing uranium mining industry. 

Aimé Fournier, BA’86, BSc’89, received his 
PhD in Physics from Yale in May. Since 
September 1997 he has been a Research 
Associate in the University of Maryland 
Department of Meteorology, and a collabora- 
tive National 
Atmospheric Research. 

visitor at the Center for 

Robert J. Daoust, BSc’93, has completed an 
MS in Biological Sciences (Ecology) at Florida 
International University in Miami, where he 
conducted research on the implications of 
phosphorus enrichment on wetland plant com- 
munity structure in Everglades National Park. 
In August, he started a PhD in Biological 
Sciences at the University of South Carolina. 

Patricia Silas, MSc’94, was funded by NSERC 
throughout her graduate studies, and her 
thesis in Nonlinear Dynamics made the 
Dean’s List. She is a co-owner of the Typhoon 
Lounge in Montreal. 

Timothy S. Wu, BSc’95, received a Juris 

Doctor (JD) degree from Harvard University 
Law School at their spring convocation. In 
August, Mr. Wu began a one-year judicial clerk- 
ship in Chicago with Chief Judge Richard A. 
Posner of the Seventh Circuit Cx nurt of Appeals. 

Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, BA’94, MSc’96, is 
in the second year of her PhD studies at 
McGill’s Department of Epidemiology and Bio- 
statistics. She married Jochen Esquilant in 1994. 

Johnson Mak, BSc’91, PhD’96, is a medical 
researcher. He performs medical research on 
the process of HIV-1 viral assembly and charac- 
terizes the replication kinetic of a particular 
strain of HIV-1, which does not appear to cause 
AIDS in humans. 

John Nip, BSc’88, PhD’96, is a special Fellow of 
the Leukemia Society of America. 

Dimitrios Michmizos, BSc’97, is pursuing a 
PhD in Experimental Neurology at Aristo- 
telian University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He 
recently received the prestigious Hellenic 
Government Foundation Scholarship. 

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Jacques L. Bieler, BSc’23, at Westmount, 
Que., on December 10, 1997. 

Bernard L. Cohen, BA’24, BCL27, at 

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Roy Stewart Bell, BSc(Agr)’26, at 
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Isabel (Barclay) Dobell, BA’31, at 
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William V. Victor, BCom’31, at 
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Reginald M. Anderson, BA’32, 
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Margaret Alma (Jeffrey) Christie, BA’32, 
at Victoria, on March 10, 1998. 

Harold Edwards Devitt, BArch’33, at 
Oakville, Ont., on June 17, 1998. 

Edwin Alexander Stuart, MDCM’33, at 
Halifax, N.S., on May 21, 1998. 

Mary Macgillivray, BLS’34, at St. 
Lambert, Que., on January 10, 1998. 

H. Ranulph Hudston, BSc(Agr)’35, at 
Saint John, N.B., on May 31, 1998. 

Simpson V. Grisdale, BEng’36, at Ottawa, 
on April 18, 1998. 

George Ian Craig, BCom’37, at Victoria, 
on May 26, 1998. 

Sidney J. Becker, BEng’38, at Vancouver, 
on February 12, 1998. 

Milton L. Cullen, MDCM’38, at 
Philadelphia, on July 3, 1998. 

J. Richard Murray, BA’38, BCL’41, at 
Boothbay Harbor, Me., on May 2, 1998. 

George Bennett Pope, BArch’38, at 
Wolfville, N.S., on October 26, 1997. 

Kathleen E. (Graham) Weir, BA’38, at 
Montreal, on October 28, 1997. 

Rose Marie (Deslauriers) Desy, BHS’39, 
at St. Nicolas, Que., on October 16, 1997. 

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Roland Thomas Lamb, BSc’39, DDS’39, 
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at Kingston, Ont., on June 1, 1998. 

James Hans S. Geggie, MDCM’40, at 
Ottawa, on April 7, 1998. 

Lois (Hamblett, Goodwin) Golding, 
LMus’40, at Sequim, Wash., on April 16, 

Julian C. Jaynes, BA’41, at 
Charlottetown, on November 2 1, 1997. 

William Hobson, BEng’43, at Lachine, 
Que., on March 3, 1998. 

Hamish W. McIntosh, MDCM’43, 
MSc’50, DipTropMed’50, at Vancouver, 
on May 29, 1998. 

Ronald S. Wilson, BEng’43, at Montreal, 
on June 16, 1998. 

John Milton Bell, MSc’45, DSc’86, at 
Saskatoon, Sask., on April 12, 1998. 

Hyman P. Hershman, BEng’45, at 
Westmount, Que., on March 19, 1998. 

Richard Joseph Joy, BEng’45, at Ottawa, 
on June 26, 1998. 

Harold Ames, MDCM’47, at Beaverton, 
Ont., on March 9, 1998. 

Julius D. Metrakos, BSc’47, MSc’49, 

PhD’51, at Montreal, on January 21, 1998. 

Myra (Lazare) Samuels, BA’47, at 
Richmond, B.C., in May 1998. 

Kenneth George Watson Smith, BSc’47, 
at Toronto, on May 24, 1998. 
Jean-Pierre Bastien, BCom’48, at 
Montreal, on March 18, 1998. 

Charles Edgar Butterworth, BCom’48, at 
Ottawa, on February 3, 1998. 

William H. Chandler, BCom’48, at 
Ottawa, on February 13, 1998. 

John Richardson, BCom’48, at Kingston, 
Ont., on June 12, 1998. 

Gillian W. Marler, BA’49, at Montreal, on 
February 3, 1998. 

J. Douglas Wilson, BSc(Agr)’49, at 
Barrie, Ont., on March 19, 1998. 

John Hunter Wright, BEng’49, at 
Houston, Tex., on January 2, 1997. 

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BA’50, BCL’53, at Montreal, in May 1998. 

H. Anthony Hampson, BA’SO, at 
Toronto, on October 18, 1997. 

Douglas H. Horner, BSc’50, at Pointe 
Claire, Que., on July 6, 1998. 

Arnold Armstrong Lowery, BA’50, at 
Montreal, on June 23, 1998. 

Florence Ann (Griffith) Nixon, 
BSc(PE)’50, at Montreal, on June 6, 1998. 

Elva (Pool) Jackson, BN’51, at 
Hampshire, England, on February 9, 1998. 
Svenn Orvig, MSc’51, PhD’54, former 
McGill Dean of Science, Emeritus 
Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic 
Sciences, at Kingston, Ont., on May 28, 

Norma (England) Calder, MDCM’53, at 
Vancouver, on April 21, 1997. 

Bruno Cyr, BCL’53, at Montreal, in June 

Thomas FE. Corcoran, DDS’58, at 
Syracuse, N.Y., on November 8, 1997. 
Zbigniew Lipowski, DipPsych’59, former 
McGill Professor of Psychiatry, at Toronto, 
on December 30, 1997. 

Henry Witelson, BSc’59, MDCM’63, at 
Hamilton, Ont., in 1997. 

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Peter Z. Szarka, DDS’64, at Victoria, 
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On the Art of Being a Citizen 

by Derek Drummond, BArch’62 

Our North American cities are in trouble and they need your help. 
Over the past 25 years there has been a marked deterioration in the 
quality of urban life for most citizens —a deterioration directly relat- 
ed to the personal choices people have been making. In order to 
restore to our cities and neighbourhoods the quality of life and civ- 
ilized behaviour we once enjoyed, we must rediscover the art of cit- 
izenship. It will not be easy. 

In my working life — if I can use that expression to describe the 
life of a professor — communication has been revolutionized. The 
availability of television, videos 
and the Internet has enabled the 
major sources of entertainment to 
move into the privacy of the home. 

Face-to-face communication 
has been replaced by use of the 
Internet, e-mail, fax and cell 
phones. These sophisticated 
devices have slowly but surely led 
to an increase in people’s ability 
to lead an insular, often anti- 
social, existence. This has con- 
tributed to devaluation, in the 
minds of many citizens, of the 
importance of their community 
and of their neighbourhood rela- 
tionships. In turn, this has been a 
major contributor to the deterio- 
ration of the quality of life in the city’s public spaces, so much so 
that many citizens try to avoid them if at all possible. 

More recently, we have witnessed a proliferation of residential, 
commercial and retail building projects that disengage themselves 
from the public realm by creating exclusive and protected envi- 
ronments. Developers today are marketing security and a lifestyle 
that is free from undesirables. They are making available at an 
alarming rate walled or gated communities and upscale downtown 
shopping centres with their own security forces that ensure a non- 
threatening environment. 

You may be astonished to learn that in North America the total 
number of private guards now exceeds the number of police offi- 
cers. The number of homeowner associations that control every- 
thing including the colour and style of the houses — not to men- 
tion the homeowners — has increased from 500 in 1962 to well over 
150,000 today. If this Balkanizing of our urban environment — the 
institutionalization of the gang concept of “turf” — is allowed to 
continue, the eventual outcome will be a total breakdown in civi- 
lized behaviour. 

Already we are seeing evidence of a disturbing amount of anti- 
social behaviour. Take, for example, what is happening on our 
streets and highways — road rage. Increasingly, drivers are treating 
their automobiles as urban assault vehicles — a movable extension 
of the private fortress they call home, lowering their windows only 
briefly to communicate, usually in the form of an obscene gesture. 

In extreme cases, they shoot at other motorists. Soon we will see 


signs on the highway warning: “Beware of erratic driving on this 
highway — the driver might be reloading.” 

Somehow your generation must take an active role in puttinga 
stop to this anti-social behaviour. You must act to rekindle the art 
of citizenship, to break down barriers and to reinstate the concept 
of caring communities. 

One relatively easy way to do so is to promote the increased use 
of the public realm for informal social interaction — to encourage 
civilized, friendly behaviour in our streets, squares, parks and come 
munity buildings. This is not easy for North Americans; it just 
doesn’t come naturally to us. To 
ask a stranger for the time isa cti- 
sis for many. The simple request 
seems to have to be preceded by 
copious apologies and followed 
by profuse thanks. We need help 
—a third party or an unusual 
event to break down these social 

Take a situation where you 
approach someone of the oppo- 
site sex as you walk along the 
sidewalk. You would like to 
engage him or her in conversa- 
tion. Under normal circumstan- 
ces, it would be considered rude 
and aggressive behaviour. If, 

Photo: Owen Egan 

however, the person is walking a 
dog, it’s perfectly acceptable to stop the dog and engage it in con- 
versation — then work your way up the leash. 

Unusual events also provide us the crutch we need to overcome 
social inhibitions. Last January, most of us in this hall experienced 
the ice storm and witnessed first hand the behaviour-altering 
effects it had on neighbours and the entire community. The ques 
tion for you, of course, is how do you create ice storms or similar sit- 
uations that will encourage these friendly and important encoun- 
ters. First you must be convinced, and convince others, of the ben- 
efits of these informal social interactions taking place in a series of 
lively, stimulating and democratic public places. 

The benefits are many, but the éssential ones are that they devel- 
opaspirit of tolerance for others and serve as an antidote for loneli- 
ness—the curse that affects so many citizens, particularly the elder 
ly, many of whom are today virtual prisoners in their own homes. 

By rejecting society’s relentless pursuit of privacy and non- 
threatening, exclusive environments and promoting instead the 
art of civilized behaviour, youcan make animportant contribution 
to the quality of life in your chosen community. 

Don’t accept the status quo. It’s not acceptable, and without 
change the future of our cities-is bleak. Your generation can bring» 
about change and a renewed interest in the art of citizenship. Speak 
out, pat those dogs, cast your pebble on still waters, make ripples, 
make waves. Make a difference: 

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B" IT NEEDED A CAMPUS. James McGill's legacy 
created an English-language university on the 
slopes of Mount Royal. Leading citizens of Montreal, 
including Peter Redpath, Lord Strathcona and 
William Macdonald, responded to his initiative. 
From their private funds they founded the chairs and 
built the buildings that became the McGill of today. 

McGill’s reputation is now truly world class. Yet its 
physical facilities, where so much research and teach- 
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but renovation to meet today’s needs. The University 
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10 AWord with the Principal 

Principal Bernard Shapiro shares some thoughts 
on McGill’s present and future. 

VOLUME 78 * N° 4* WINTER 1998-99 

by Diana Grier Ayton 

Diana Grier Ayton 

12 The Reel Deal 

What's a nice guy like this doing in show business? 

Andrew Mullins 

Film producer Jake Eberts receives an honorary degree. 

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ADVISORY BOARD par Pierre Théroux 
Joan Fraser, BA’65 (Chairman) 

21 Fighting for the Right 

Paul Austin ? 
Deborah Buszard On the anniversary of the Universal = 5 
Ratna Ghosh Declaration of Human Rights, we look at = ~ 

Richard Latendresse, BA’85 

McGill graduates and faculty who have 
Victoria Lees, PhD’77 

Judy Mappin, BSc'S0 helped defend the downtrodden. : 
Paul Mayer, LLB/BCL’83 by Héléna Katz, BA‘94 
Ann McCall, BA’64 
John M. Scott, BA’S3 27 Rebuilding for the Future A- 3 
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but one in need of repair. 

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lan McLachlin, BEng’60 f 
Honora Shaughnessy, MLS'73 a Happy Anniversary 

Kate Williams, DipTrans’78 The McGill Alma Mater Fund turns 50 and welcomes a new Chair. 

DESIGN AND TYPOGRAPHY by Andrew Mullins and Jennifer Towell 
McGill ICC 

32 The Year of Living Differently 

A McGill doctoral student recalls a trip to Indonesia — 

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Cover photo: Jake Eberts, BEng’62, DLitt’98, backstage at 
Place des Arts in Montreal, after receiving an honorary degree 
at Fall convocation. Photo by Claudio Calligaris. 

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P= his issue’s handsome 
and distinguished 
cover person, Jake 

Eberts, BEng’62, was pho- 
tographed backstage after 
receiving an honorary 
degree from McGill in 
October. Both the setting and the subject 
are very appropriate. As a film producer — 
and a most successful one — his work takes 
place behind the scenes, and as the person 
to embody our international theme (this is 
our “worldwide” edition, sent to all gradu- 
ates and recent donors), Jake is an ideal 
choice. He lives in France, maintains his 
company’s office in England, conducts 
some of his business in the U.S. and takes 
family holidays in his native Quebec, where 
his latest movie was shot. 

Depending on the printer gods and 
where you live, you should receive this issue 
around December 10 ~ a significant inter- 
national anniversary and the inspiration for 
one of our articles. On that day in 1948, the 
United Nations General Assembly unani- 
mously adopted the Universal Declaration 
of Human Rights. McGill graduate (of four 
different faculties) and law professor John 
Humphrey wrote the first draft of that 
remarkable document. As a result of child- 
hood trauma — he lost an arm at the age of 
six due to injuries suffered in a fire and was 
orphaned at 11 — Humphrey learned com- 
passion for the underdog, and his own strug- 
gles led toa lifelong crusade for the rights of 
the oppressed. 

Another article tells of another 50‘ 
anniversary — that of the Alma Mater 
Fund. The Fund broke records for money 
collected in its founding year — little won- 
der with the likes of alumnus and business- 
man E.P. Taylor behind it. Taylor helped 
launch the Fund, bringing to bear his busi- 
ness savvy, considerable organizing skills 
(he had been responsible for the purchase 
and distribution of munitions and supplies 
during World War II) and his personal 

Homecoming, too, is about anniver- 
saries. This year, visitors from as far away as 
Australia and Nigeria were here to renew 
friendships and join the fun. One new event 
proved an instant hit. At “Lunch et Livres,” 
guests dined at the recently opened café on 
the second floor of the Bookstore and got to 
meet some McGill authors. The Leacock 
Luncheon, long a Homecoming highlight, 
was, as ever, a hoot. Vice-Principal and oxy- 
moron (a humorous administrator) Derek 
Drummond hosted the event, which he 




billed as “politically incorrect, unilingual, 
irreverent and irrelevant.” 

Reminding his audience that “he who 
laughs last thinks slowest,” and repeating 
Mark Twain’s observation that “sacred cows 
make the best hamburger,” he poked fun at 
the Queen, her family, most politicians and 
everyone at the head table. He then served 
up guest speaker Josh Freed, author, 
Montreal Gazette columnist and former 
Daily-ite, who said he was a little surprised 
to be there, since “most Montreal school 
reunions take place in Toronto.” 

This year was also a milestone for the 

Faculty of Law (150 years), the Faculty of 

Religious Studies (50), the Centre for 
Research and Teaching on Women (10), 
and the Hong Kong branch of the Alumni 
Association, whose members invited 
Principal Shapiro to join them in 
November as they celebrated 20 years of 
existence. For those who won’t get the 
chance to talk with him in person, the 
Principal shares some thoughts on new 
directions for McGill in this issue. His 
office recently published a short document 
tracing the strategic planning process at 
the University over the last few years. 
Interested readers can find it on the web at 

With the new year just a few weeks away, 
the McGill News gets set to mark its own 
anniversary. The magazine’s first edition — 
with Stephen Leacock as head of the 
Editorial Committee — was published in 
1919. Like the current issue, it was mailed to 
all graduates and featured an article about 
an honorary degree recipient — the 25-year- 
old Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII ). 

Some of the content is especially 
poignant, with lists of war dead and of fac- 
ulty and students who succumbed to the 
influenza epidemic. Among the news items 
was the announcement that Dentistry had 
been “raised to the dignity ofa Faculty,” and 
there was a tribute to Sir William Peterson, 
principal for 24 years, who was retiring after 
being “stricken with apoplexy and paraly- 
sis” at a fundraising event. 

But the war was finally over, there was a 
sense of optimism on campus, and editor 
Eric Leslie, BSc’16, LLD’61, wrote that the 
Editorial Committee hoped “this wonderful 
publication will find a warm welcome anda 
ready appreciation in the hearts of those to 
whom it directs its appeal.” Happily, 80 
years later, both Mr. Leslie and the News are 
still around. 

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Healthy interest 

It was interesting to read the article on the 
proposed McGill University Health 
Centre in the Fall’98 issue. I hope that the 

site will be in or near downtown Montre: il. 

It would be a shame to see this new fac ility 
contribute to flight from the city to the 
suburbs. It was stated that a 20- -storey 
building was not desired. I would rather 
see a 20-storey hospital downtown than a 
three-storey campus in some bland 
suburban setting. 

Another concern is the reuse of the old 
hospital properties. The fate of the 
Montreal General and Montreal 
Children’s is of little concern to me, given 
their stark post-war design. However, the 
Montreal Neuro and especially the Royal 
Victoria Hospital are irreplaceable 
examples of turn-of-the-century and early 
20" century Montreal architecture. 
Hopefully McGill can reuse the facilities 
of these two institutions for academic and 
residential purposes. They hav e always 
been essentially “on campus” anyway. 

Thomas W. McCarthy, MBA’76 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Ed note: The official announcement of the 
MUHC site was made in November. 

For details, see the Newsbites section which 

Establishing credit 

It is a pleasure to hear that the new 
athletic facilities are becoming a reality at 
McGill. I read the last issue of McGill 
News carefully and was pleased to see 
mention made of the students’ 
contribution to the project. 

In the early 1980s, a few dedicated 
students, led by Lori Henritzy, BSc’82, 
MDCM’88, successfully organized the 
original referendum to increase the 
student body fees to jump start the much 
needed development of new athletic 
facilities. At the time, little more than 
idealism, a “can-do” attitude and a lot of 
legwork made the referendum a success. 
We hoped that if the student body 
dedicated some funds toward the project, 
the University and other benefactors 
would join in the effort. This was seen as 
“seed money,” which was to be a 
substantial part of the expense of a new 

This dream becoming a reality caps off 
my experience of McGill, where a small 


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band of students can lead the way toa 
major project. Perhaps Lori deserves some 
recognition for beginning the stream of 
more than 25% of the funding of this 
complex. She loved sports and wanted to 
see this dream realized. I doubt she would 
volunteer this information about the role 
she played in the funding of these 

Glen Kielland Ward, 
BSc’82, MDCM’86, PhD’90 
White Rock, B.C. 

I have just finished reading the summer 
edition of the McGill News and was 
pleased to see that the Students’ Society of 
McGill University was recognized for its 
large contribution to the libraries. 
However, I was quite disappointed to find 
that the person who did most of the work 
to spearhead that project, Steven Erdelyi, 
was not mentioned at all. 

Steven was extremely committed to 
McGill during the time that he spent 
there, and I had the privilege of working 
with him on more than one occasion. He 
the credit for the Library 
Improvement Fund. 

Angela Dalfen, BA’97 

via e-mail 

deserves much of 

Brownie points 

While I am happy that Phyllis Buchanan’s 
Palmer Cox material has made its way toa 
public collection in Canada, the 
paragraph on Cox in “Treasure Trove: 
from Newton to Napoleon” (Summer’98) 
contains several inaccuracies. 

The Brownies were not a marketing 
sensation in the 1920s and ’30s, but rather 
in the 1880s and ’90s. Cox began to 
develop what we now refer to as licensing 
in 1885. As his Brownie books became 
popular, he was able, with the help of new 
copyright laws, to protect and profit from 
his creations. Authors from that time 
forward had another form of income. 

To distinguish between Cox’s activities 
and today’s free-wheeling licensing 
mania, it should be remembered that he 
was one of the few children’s authors who 
was both popular and critically accepted. 
Acceptance was necessary before any 
possibilities could be found in advertising 
or as a brand. 

Cox’s Brownies were imitated more 
often than he licensed them. Cox did not 
give permission for a Brownie brand soda, 


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maple syrup or ice cream. A figural carpet 
(not carpeting) was produced in the mid- 

1890s and Brownie paper dolls (with Cox’s 
copyright) could be found inside packages 
of Lion Coffee during the same period. 
However, several other coffee companies 
produced unauthorized doll inserts for 
their brands. The Brownie camera was 
named for the Brownies, but no proof of 
permission has ever been found. 

Finally, we must be careful in desc tibing 
. They are Brownies 
(who are male) and in Cox’s mind fairies 
are female. A folklorist would 
acknowledge that Brownies constitute 
part of the fairy world, but they are not 

Brownies as fairies 

Wayne Morgan 
Grimsby, Ont. 

Ed note: Mr. Morgan contributed an essay to 
the catalogue prepared for the e xhibition, 

“The Brownie World of Palmer Cox, 
mounted by McGill’s Division of Rare Books 
and Special Collections last year. 

Help is at hand 

The otherwise excellent article on 
“Researchers in the Media” in the Fall’98 
issue seems incomplete without at least a 
mention of the assistance available from 
the University Relations Office. We offer 
media training, publish tips for handling 
interviews and respond to hundreds of 
media requests, both on the phone and on 
the Web, throughout the year. While part 
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can also protect those who feel 
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University Relations Office is ready, 
willing and able to offer a hand. 

Kate Williams, DipTrans’78 
Director, University Relations Office 


Due to an unfortunate mix-up, we reported the 
death of Mary (Irvine) Wilson, BLS’47, in 
our Summer’ 98 issue. We are delighted to 
learn that she is in fact alive and well in 
Ottawa. We regret the error and the distress it 
has caused Ms. Wilson, her family and friends. 

Owen Egan 

n September 17, Quebec Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault, Premier jf 

Lucien Bouchard, benefactor Nahum Gelber, BA’54, BCL57, and 

representatives from the legal community were all on hand for the opening 
of the new Nahum Gelber Law Library at the corner of Peel Street and Dr. Penfield 
Avenue. Designed by Montreal architect Dan Hanganu, the $11.5-million building 
replaces a law library that was considered one of the worst in the country — poorly 

ventilated, absurdly cramped, and far too noisy. 

The new facility — much more befitting the venerable faculty, 
which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year — was paid for by 
alumni, law firms and friends of the faculty, with no government 
funding. “We're thrilled that so many people supported us,” said 

Dean of Law Stephen Toope. 

“I want to highlight the generosity of McGill’s alumni,” Premier 
Bouchard told the crowd gathered for the official opening, making 

special mention of Gelber, who wielded a giant library access card for 

the ceremonial opening of the library doors. 

The building is linked by a glass atrium to Chancellor Day Hall, 
where the faculty is located. A giant, triangular window on the third 
floor looks out onto Dr. Penfield Avenue and the Montreal skyline, 

while the entrance features 
a large spiral staircase and 
striking sculpture by artist 
Barry Flanagan. A motto 
taken from Euripides is 
carved into the side of the 
building: “To leave no 
stone unturned.” All study 
areas are wired for laptop 
computers and connected 
to the Internet, and many 
of the rooms in the 
building are named for 
individuals and law firms 
who contributed to the 
project. Students, too, 
were deeply involved, 
influencing the library’s 
design through a 
committee that had the 
Dean’s sympathetic ear. 
Among their requests was 
lots of table space for the 
array of legal tomes with 
which they are wont to 
surround themselves. 

Students, faculty and administrators alike are thrilled with the new 
building. The next step, according to law librarian Robert Clarke, is 
to improve the library’s collections, which have also lagged behind 

the faculty’s national reputation. 



he McGill University Health Centre has 

announced the site for the planned Montreal 

“superhospital,” which will merge the Royal 
Victoria, Montreal General, Children’s and 
Neurological hospitals. The location — the subject of 
speculation for over a year — will be Glen Yard, a 43- 
acre plot of land on the borders of Montreal and 
Westmount. After a year of negotiations, the 
MUHC has bought the site from CP Rail for $23 
million. CP had been using Glen Yard for railcar 

“Tt is a large enough site to allow for flexibility in 
design,” said architect Philip Webster, Chairman of 
the MUHC’s site selection work group, “and is in an 
area conducive to the creation of a healing 
environment.” MUHC leaders were visibly pleased 
during the press conference held in early November, 
a week after word of the deal had leaked out in the 
Montreal Gazette. 

Still, the announcement did lend some new 
controversies to an already controversial project. 
Some critics consider the location outside of the 
downtown core, which may prove inconvenient for 
seniors and others who have to travel to the west 
end of the city for care, and others claim it is too far 
from the University. Westmount residents are also 
wary of the site because of the increased traffic, noise 
and disturbances it could bring, and Westmount 
mayor Peter Trent said there could be “very strong 

Finally, there is the site itself, which will need a 
major clean-up to deal with all of the residual 
pollutants like diesel fuel from the railcars that have 
been stored there for years. CP will be responsible for 
the clean-up and claims it should not pose much of a 

Construction of the new health centre is expected 
to be complete by 2004. 



he image of the on-line magazine 
conjures up something wired, wacky and 
“out there,” with a young, Much Music- 
type editor to match. So how did 50-plus Arts 
graduate Evelyn Hannon, BA’89, come to found 
Journeywoman, a prize-winning publication which 
is issued in electronic format only? 
“People always ask that question, especially 
when they find out I’m 
approaching 60. And it’s not 
because I’m technically 
brilliant — my daughters 
always call me digitally 
deficient.” Hannon 
says she started the 
travel magazine “after I 
strapped on a backpack 
for the first time at the 

age of 42 and found there 
were no manuals for women 
travelling alone.” 
A copious note-taker during her trips, Hannon 
started Journeywoman in 1994 as a small paper 
publication issued three times a year. As she 

hysical Education 

graduate Samir 

Chahine left McGill in 
a hurry last spring. He’d just 
hada phone call telling him 
he’d been drafted by the 
Edmonton Eskimos of the 
Canadian Football League. 
Here was the possibility of 


fulfilling his childhood dream 
of playing professional 
football, and the young man 
went west so fast that he left a 
few things behind — his 
degree, for instance. 

A three-time All-Canadian 
offensive guard as a McGill 
Redman and a medal- 

began hearing from readers around the world, 
she decided the web could help her reach the 
huge potential market and provide the 
interactivity which has become a hallmark of the 
magazine. In a style Hannon describes as “quiet 
but funky,” Journeywoman offers what the glossy 
travel magazines don’t — information on 
surviving after dark, dressing appropriately 
according to local custom and culture, travelling 
when pregnant and finding restaurants and 
hotels friendly to women on their own. There’s 
lots of first-hand reporting, features on packing 
and travel-related love stories, and lists of travel 
tips, including where to find the best Black 
Forest cake in Peru and how to get access to 
e-mail in Germany. 

Hannon’s publication has won a suitcase full of 
awards since going online in two years ago. 
Named a recipient of a 1998 Apex Award for 
Publication Excellence (for the third time), 
Journeywoman was praised for the “original and 
helpful content” with its “unique friendliness and 
practicality.” A Cyber Excellence Award was 
given for its “terrific pages” and “great design” and 
its site has been named everything from “hot” to 
“cool” to “elite.” Even if you never plan to leave 
home, Journeywoman is fun to visit. Check it out 

Rebecca Catching 

winning shot-putter, 
Chahine earned a spot with 
the Eskimos over the summer. 
When his team came to 
Montreal this fall for a 
weekend game against the 
Alouettes at McGill’s Molson 
Stadium, the rookie asked his 
coach for permission to stay 
an extra day. He was at the 
Admissions and Registrar’s 
Office first thing Monday 
morning to take care of the 
unfinished paperwork. Then, 
with his framed diploma 
tucked under his arm, he had 
one more important errand. 
Before returning to 
Edmonton, he flew to 
Toronto to present the 
diploma to his proud mother. 

a ee 

cGill graduates 

turn up in some 

of the strangest 
places. Soap opera fans may 
want to flip the channel to 
ABC's All My Children, 
where they will catch 
hunky Cameron Mathison, 
BEng’93, starring as sexy 
con man Ryan Lavery. The 
former McGill basketball 
captain has been steaming 
up afternoon TV since 
January, stealing hearts and 
breaking up marriages (on 
screen only, we are told). 
Mathison caught the acting 
bug after a few years of 
modelling for the likes of 
Versace, Armani and Hugo 
Boss, and has played roles 
in F/X: The Series, The 
Defenders, and the movie 
54, about the infamous 
New York disco. Now that 
he’s a soap star, Mathison 
has an official fan website,, 
and sets female pulses a- 
flutter wherever he makes 
public appearances. “It’s 
weird,” he told the Ottawa 
Citizen, “because a lot of 
the women sort of lose 
control and scream and 
cry and stuff.” 

Ah, yes. A Civil 

Engineering degree can 
do that... 


any graduates have been on 

the receiving end of a hearty 

handshake from silver-haired 
whirlwind David Johnston at branch 
events as he conducted McGill’s 
business around the world. He travelled 
tirelessly for the University during his 
15-year tenure as Principal, anda 
McGill News article at the time he 
stepped down in 1994 recalled a typical 
departure from Montreal, with 
Johnston “tying a McGill tie while 
gripping the steering wheel with his 
knees in a dash to get to the airport.” 

He’ll be leaving Montreal and McGill 

for good next year as he takes on the 
presidency of the University of 
Waterloo, an appointment announced 
in October. “I never expected to do 
more than one term at McGill, much 
less three,” he says. “And once I 
returned to being a law professor, I 
never expected to go back to university 
administration. I wanted to be sure that 
I could still contribute through 
teaching and writing.” 


he MJM is a glossy journal of peer-reviewed 
research articles contributed by scientists 
from around the world. So what’s the big 
deal? Well, the McGill Journal of Medicine, now in its 
fourth year of publication, is written, edited and pro- 
duced entirely by students and happens to be 
the only one of its kind in the English-speak- 

ing world. 

The idea of founding editor Jonathan 
Lim, the journal grew out of his interest in 
finding a summer project following his 
first year of medical studies. He decided 
that a journal would provide a showcase 
for the high quality research being done 
by fellow students. He recruited an 
editorial team who quickly put 
together “a two-inch thick binder 
full of ideas.” Sponsors were soon in. 
place, along with some willing manage- 
ment students who helped on the business end. The 

So for several years he concentrated 
on being an academic, producing his 
sixth book and politely refusing the 
offers that came from schools in both 
the U.S. and Canada. Last year, when a 
consultant asked if there was anything 
that would change his mind, he finally 
thought there might be. “I said I felt my 
talents would be suited to a challenge 
involving innovation and a willingness 
to take risks. Waterloo is only 40 years 
old and has been quite innovative. Its 
strengths are in science and 
technology, and I have become very 
interested in how we integrate that 
into the human condition.” 

Johnston says he and his wife Sharon 
will leave “with many a tear. Montreal 
is home and we'll miss our many friends 
here at McGill. We're also leaving 
behind our five daughters — that’s quite 
a legacy.” All the children — and their 
parents — have attended McGill and 
among them have earned everything 
from asummer school certificate to a 
PhD. Johnston laughs, “With the staff 


tuition discount, I can’t imagine 
another family in Canada that’s hada 
higher quality education at a lower 
price than ours!” 

He says he'll never forget those visits 
with alumni and the warm welcome he 
always received. “If I missed a single 
branch, I’m not aware of it. don’t 
think there’s a capital anywhere in the 
world where I can’t find a friend to call 
on or share a meal with.” 

team invested in training in desktop publishing, 
organized some faculty-run workshops on editing and 
put out a call for articles. 

The response was slow at first, so the editors simply 
pushed back the deadline. Finally, things began to 
come together and the first issue appeared in the 
spring of 1995, arriving from the printer just as the 
champagne corks popped at the launch party. 

Since then, the MJM has garnered great reviews 
and broadened the scope of its articles, which include 
a feature on the interrelationship between humani- 
ties and medicine and a section which offers several 
articles focusing on a particular medical specialty. 

A review in the New England Journal of Medicine 
said “McGill's students deserve high praise for a thor- 
oughly professional entry into the world of medical 
publishing,” and the Journal of the American Medical 
Association says “MJM may prove to be an important 
forum for those who will be the leaders in medical 
science during the 21st century.” 



: Re 
Raphael Garofalo, DD: 

raised $2,000 for equipment for student clin 

3, made his mark on McGill before graduating this year. 
As volunteer chair of Class Action in the Faculty of Dentistry, he spearhe 
Every class member of Dentistry 1998 took part. 

aded a drive that 

Stephanie Taylor, BCL’99, LLB’99, will chair the 1999 Class Action campaign. 

A Grateful Spirit 

McGILL sTUDENTS KNow that graduates before them 
have given a lot to the University. That’s one reason 
students on both campuses participate in Class Action. 

Class Action is the graduating-cl 
Class Action began in 1989, graduating students have 
opened their wallets to give more than $650,000 to 
improve things for those who will follow them. Their 
generosity can be seen in computer labs, student areas 
and libraries. Student aid recipients also have tangible 
proof that someone cared about their education. 

“It meant a lot to my classmates to make a gift,” Raphael 

says. “Whatever the amount, we wanted to give some- 
thing back to an institution that gave us so much” 


gift to McGill. Since 

For 10 years now, Class Action has introduced students 
to the Alma Mater Fund, cornerstone of McGill’s proud 
tradition of annual support. 

In the 50 years since the Alma Mater Fund was founded, 
McGill graduates have contributed more than 
$65,000,000—and the priceless gift 
of a McGill education—to the stu- 
dents of today and tomorrow. 

9 mcGll, 


FORWARD TODAY. Send your gift 
now to the McGill Annual Fund, 
3605 de la Montagne, Montreal, 
Quebec 3G 2M1 


For McGill to continue to serve an exciting role in higher edu- 
cation, we need to remain the best game in town and the only inter- 
national game in town. By “town,” I don't mean Montreal, I mean 
the broader environment. The only way to achieve that is by hav- 
ing a much more complex and more sophisticated set of relation- 
ships with all kinds of knowledge-rich enterprises — including uni- 
versities — outside McGill. 

This idea is not new. After all, McGill has participated in inter- 
national networks for over a century and we’ve had international 
students for just as long. What is new is that the stakes are higher 
and the standards are higher. These linkages will have to be much 
more elaborate if we’re going to be at the frontiers of knowledge. 
You have to participate in international networks for that knowl- 
edge to be developed. 

That has led me to focus on what the other agencies or enter- 
prises are with whom we might have a useful and interesting rela- 
tionship. Remember, as society becomes increasingly knowledge- 
intensive and as knowledge becomes a more important factor of 
production, we are in competition for the most sophisticated 
knowledge workers, who should be the members of our faculty. 
There are lots of other places that want those same people, not just 
universities. If we’re going to participate in that competition — let 
alone win it — we’ve got to have a much more permeable boundary 
between ourselves and these other knowledge-rich enterprises, 
whether in the public or private sector. 

One way to do that is to provide more occasions for interaction 
or exchange across those boundaries. That’s one way of thinking 
about it. The second way of thinking about it is that we wish to have 
a very large number of international students at McGill. We 


the PRINC 

already have, by far, the largest pro- 
portion of international students in 
Canada, but it’s not high enough. If 
we're going to attract more, we have 
to be present in the international mar- 
ketplace. Our researchers, our alumni, our recruiters, our faculty 
have to be out there so that McGill becomes a visible presence in 
as many international contexts as is possible given our limited 
resources, limited time and limited everything else. 

The presence of students from other countries and cultures enot- 
mously enriches the learning environment for everybody, irrespec- 
tive of who you are. That’s true for students from Quebec, from 
other parts of Canada and for other international students. That 
alone would seem sufficient grounds for increasing their numbers. 

The international networks we will need in the future — not sim- 
ply for recruiting students, but to enable the research enterprise 
to be as exciting and as useful as it can be — are partly created by 
having the students here now. It’s easier to establish contact with 
someone in Central Africa who is an alumnus than with someone 
who isn’t. That’s not a very sophisticated idea. But sustaining those 
networks over time is a sophisticated idea, because doing so is vely 
time-consuming and very resource-intensive. People frequently 
underestimate how much effort it takes to sustain something. 
Starting isn’t so hard — there are always a couple of champions 
around who are interested in a particular program or idea and they 
make it happen. How do you make it happen when you're not 
around? Or when the people who start things move on, as theyall 
do? None of us are here forever. Sustaining them over time takes 
an enormous institutional effort, but that’s the price that must be 
paid to sustain yourself as an international institution. And what 
other role is there for McGill? It’s always been part of our history: 



To focus on being a locally salient institution wouldn’t be very sen- 
sible. There are plenty of universities in Quebec. What would we 
be needed for? 


Tight budgets lead people to look further and further afield for 
sources of revenue. And that’s bound to bring in things that you 
hadn’t thought were suitable or partnerships that hadn’t even 
occurred to you in the first place. You’re doing exactly what any 
other enterprise would do when it needed input in order to provide 
its output. It might be bad, but it might not be. It might be one of 
the best things that ever happens to you. It’s a question of holding 
on to your values and priorities as you open yourself up to other peo- 
ple and other ways of doing things. 

There is always a risk, for example — whether you are cooperat- 
ing with another university or a private sector firm — that as com- 
promises inevitably emerge, you will lose your main objective. The 
challenge is always to make arrangements in which objectives 
wider than your own are being served but in which your central val- 
ues and your objectives are being realized at the same time. All 
research-intensive universities will in the end have much more 
active interfaces with enterprises outside themselves — 
whether they’re universities or not— than has been true 
in the past. 


We have to remind ourselves — and everybody else — 
that McGill is a publicly funded institution, paid for 
primarily by the taxpayers of Quebec, and that about half 
of our students are from Quebec. Therefore, we must be 
responsive to the environment which supports us. 

I’m very interested in what francophones call “les 
racinements” or the “rootedness” of McGill in Quebec. 
We want our alumnito be active, productive citizens in 
their societies, and we have to be one, too. Quebec is 
the most important single society in which we exist. I have no 
interest whatsoever in McGill as a francophone institution 
because there are lots of other francophone institutions around 
McGill, but we need to be related to them inan interesting and pro- 
ductive way. 

When J agreed to be the president of CREPUQ [Conférence des 
recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec] fora two-year 
period, I knew that there would be times when the majority view in 
CREPUQ would be quite different from mine as the principal of 
McGill. And although sometimes I convince them about my point 
of view, at other times I have to carry the flag for the common point 
of view. But I’ve never felt under any obligation to do anything that 
would be contrary to McGill’s interest — I'd rather resign. My first 
obligation is to the University that employs me. 

One strength that a university like McGill has is that it is a rela- 
tively comprehensive institution, which puts you in a position of 
being able to imagine participating almost no matter what comes 
up. It also helps in the current uncertain political/constitutional 
environment, which has hada kind of a perverse effect: that is that 
people in Montreal are more prepared to cope with serious change 
because it’s around them all the time, it’s around them in the city, 
it’s around them in the province. 

However exhausted people are by the endless questions that go 
on and on without being resolved, they are nevertheless psycho- 
logically prepared for many kinds of changes that other people 
have to work themselves up to. The linguistic tensions can be 


aggravating, but they also sensitize people to the differences 
between people and perhaps give them a more open outlook. We 
have a sort of ready-made international context on the street. 


[Principal Shapiro participated in a provincial government delegation 
which visited the U.S. this summer. His decision to do so earned him 
some angry letters from alumni. ] 

Complications can easily develop in an anglophone/franco- 
phone environment. When | accompanied Premier Bouchard on 
this trip, many people took that asa sign that I was in favour of sep- 
aratism. I believe that in a democratic society, whoever is elected 
is everybody's premier, not just those who elected him. And when 
the Premier calls with an invitation, you don’t say no just because 
you don’t happen to approve of his politics. 

From my point of view, it was an opportunity for two things. One 
was to improve my network within Quebec — | was going to spend 
the week with all kinds of people I don’t normally see and certain- 
ly not in such intimate circumstances. Second, I was going to have 
a chance to project not only Quebec universities, but also McGill, 
on an audience that I don’t normally see. What could be better? 

I now have much more access to the provincial 
government network than I had before. I know 
the people and they answer my calls immediately. 
I’ve also hadat least seven or eight visits from peo- 

Owen Egan 

ple I met to discuss possible support for McGill 
research by their corporations. 

It was a positive experience and I would do it 
again. The minus is that some of our alumni are 
outraged and they write and tell me about that. So 
nothing is perfect. 


There is what I would call a passive role and an 
active role for alumni. The passive role, I think, is 
that of being model citizens. If people see graduates of McGill as 
productive, contributing citizens in their society, that’s an impor- 
tant thing for McGill. That creates an image of the University 
that’s very positive and, | think, of considerable value. 

There are a whole variety of active roles, and what I’m always 
concerned about is not to limit those to financial support. 
Certainly it’s important for alumni to provide for someone else’s 
future as others provided for theirs, but that’s not the only active 
role. Anything our alumni can do to make sure that really highly 
qualified students think of McGill as an option is very, very help- 
ful. Alumni can act also as contact points for us in other places in 
the world — to give us an entrée into a place which might be diffi- 
cult otherwise. Or even make us aware of a place that would be glad 
to hear from us, but which we don’t know about. 

While there are all kinds of interesting things alumni can con- 
tribute to the future benefit of McGill, there ought to be things that 
we do for them. We shouldn’t stop trying to contribute to the lives 
of our alumni when they leave the University. It’s only two-way 
streets that work in the end, and so we’ve got to want to engage our 
alumni. To some extent, we can ask for that engagement on the 
basis of what we’ve already provided in terms of their education, 
but we ought to try and make that a continuous stream and not just 
from time to time. Can we imagine a program that would provide 
alumni with learning opportunities either here, if they come to 
visit, or where they are? The answer is yes. The issue is can we deliv- 
er what might be useful. 


the reel 


all and slim, with curly hair and an easy 
smile, Jake Eberts doesn’t look the part of a 
big-time movie producer. The stereotype says 

|“ ‘ 3 
he should be loud and obnoxious with a pen- 

chant for drugs and other forms of fast-lane living, 
but Eberts is soft-spoken, even-tempered and has 
been happily married to the same woman for 30 
years. If he has an addiction, it might be to tennis. 

Eberts has had a hand in making some of the 
most profitable and critically acclaimed movies of 
the last 20 years — Gandhi, Chariots of Fire, A River 
Runs Through It, Dances With Wolves, The Killing 
Fields and Driving Miss Daisy, to name a few. The 
films he’s helped develop and finance have earned 
64 Oscar nominations and 27 Academy Awards. 
Robert Redford returns his phone calls. 

Just as the man doesn’t fit the mould, neither do 
his films. When asked to describe a typical Jake 
Eberts movie, the producer responds, “I can tell 
you what kinds of movies I wouldn’t make — the big 
summer blockbusters. Godzilla, Armageddon, 
Something About Mary. I have no interest in mak- 
ing those sorts of films.” 

His speciality is something else altogether — 
thoughtful movies that manage to make money. 

What's a nice guy 

like Jake Eberts, 

BEng (Chem)'62, 
DLitt'98, doing in 
the cutthroat world 
of movie making? 

Flourishing, that's what. 

“= \\ 


MCGILL NEWS 1998-99 | 



“He has a quite remarkable instinct for what 
can command an audience. He has very rarely got- 
ten it wrong,” says Sir Richard Attenborough, the 
Oscar-winning director who has collaborated 
with Eberts on three films — Gandhi, Cry Freedom 
and the soon-to-be released Grey Owl. 

“Most people in our industry are either brilliant 
financially and almost cretinous artistically,” says 
Attenborough, “or they are wonderfully exciting 
and innovative artistically with absolutely no 
business sense whatsoever. Someone like Jake, a 
talented businessman and a producer with a won- 
derful artistic sense, is really quite rare.” 

That unusual combination of taste and savvy 
has won him international tespect — and led him 
back to McGill in October fora special event. The 
University awarded him an honorary degree for 
his contribution to the arts. 

“It’s a terrific thrill,” says Eberts. “When I was 
first told about it, I thought somebody was pulling 
my leg.” McGill has played a spe- 

with the job — spending time in remote regions of 
France, Italy and Spain — but it soon turned into a 
boring routine and he saw little hope of advanc- 
ing. So he went back to school, this time to 
Harvard foran MBA. 

That degree eventually led to a job on Wall 
Street, and from there Eberts moved to Oppen- 
heimer and Co., a New York investment bank 
that was expanding its European offices. He was 
hired by the bank’s London office. 

“In some respects, it was a great place to work,” 
says Eberts of Oppenheimer. “They encouraged 
the people there to take on imaginative projects, 
things that were out of the ordinary.” 

The problem was, not all of those projects 
panned out. Too many of them—some managed by 
Eberts —floundered. Although he was respected in 
the company and was promoted to managing 
director of the London office, by the mid-’70s 
Eberts was in serious financial trouble. Interest 

rates in Britain went through the 

cial role in his family’s life, he adds. ia : 

His grandfather, a one-time chief gi 

surgeon at the Montreal General have to make 
movies that | 
believe in. 
There is no joy 
in it otherwise.” 

Hospital, was a McGill graduate. 
So were his father, his uncle and all 
of his siblings. His daughter 
Lindsey is slated to begin studying 
art history at McGill next year and 
his son Alexander is arecent alum- 
nus, as are a number of his nieces 
and nephews. 

Movie making wasn’t. on 

roof during this period and Eberts 
found he couldn’t meet his mort- 
gage payments. He had to sell his 
house. He owed tens of thousands 
of dollars. Oppenheimer was 
struggling. It was a low point in 
his life. Coming from a large and 
accomplished family (four broth- 
ers and asister), he felt he was the 
Eberts sibling who didn’t amount 
to much. 

Then Dimitri de Gunzberg 

Eberts’s mind when he began his 
undergraduate studies at McGill. 

He liked films well enough, but preferred sports 
and nature walks. 

“I can’t say that I had any great passion for engi- 
neering,” Eberts admits. He opted for chemical 
engineering because he thought the degree would 
help him land a good job. 

Today he’s more respectful of the education he 
received. “What engineering offers,” says Eberts, 
“is training in how to solve problems — that’s what 
engineering is all about. With movies, there are 
always problems. With a big budget film, it’s prac- 
tically guaranteed that you'll be dealing with adis- 
aster or two. But that’s what I like about the job. 
Solving problems gives me a kick.” 

Despite a stutter that made him bashful at times 
(he is listed on the “Famous People Who Stutter” 
web site along with Charles Darwin and Marilyn 
Monroe), Eberts made his mark on student life. He 
became involved with McGill’s Blood Drive and 
the Winter Carnival, was named president of the 
Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and was elected vice- 
president of the Engineering Undergraduate 

After graduating, he went to work for the 
French firm Air Liquide where he helped design 
and later build gas liquefaction plants in Europe. 
Eberts enjoyed the travel opportunities associated 


entered his life. A fellow invest- 

ment banker, de Gunzberg was 
looking for a partner for an unusual project. He 
wanted help in raising money to make an animat- 
ed film of Watership Down, an acclaimed novel 
about the adventures of a group of rabbits who 
search for a home when their land is seized by 
developers. Eberts had a weakness for unusual pro- 
jects. Together with de Gunzberg and the movie’s 
producer, Martin Rosen, Eberts carefully stitched 
together the assortment of investors that made the 
film possible. The movie garnered rave reviews 
and turned a solid profit. Eberts was struck bya 
realization ~after years of not really being happy as 
either an engineer or an investment banker, he 
was having fun. A lot of fun. 

There were missteps after Watership Down. A 
film called Zulu Dawn tanked at the box office, 
teaching Eberts an important lesson — never to 
risk his own money ona movie. Still, he was get- 
ting a feel for the movie business and making 
valuable contacts. His name was becoming 
known in the film community. One day, Richard 
Attenborough looked him up. 

“PI never forget the day I met Jake,” says 
Attenborough. “He had a tiny upstairs office in 
north London. | went in and brought him the 
Gandhi script. He read it immediately. The next 
day, he invited me back. 

Claudio Calligaris 

Jake Eberts receives his 
honorary degree from 
Mariela Johansen, 

Registrar and Director of 
Admissions (left), and 
Chancellor Gretta Chambers, 


Eberts with Pierce Brosnan 

(left), star of the forthcoming 
film Grey Owl. 

Photo courtesy Tempest Entertainment 

“He thought the script was deeply moving, but 
told me that none of the big companies were going 
to make the film. I said, ‘You don’t have to tell me, 
Jake. I’ve been trying for 20 years to persuade them 
to do it and nobody is interested.”” A movie about 
askinny Indian pacifist just didn’t have the look of 
a box office winner. 

But Eberts believed in the project. “He put 
together the financing absolutely brilliantly,” 
remembers Attenborough, and in the process, cre- 
ated a movie company called Goldcrest Films. 
Gandhi ended up doing a lot better than the studio 
bosses ever imagined possible, winning eight 
Oscars in 1983, including the award for Best Film. 
The year before, another 
Goldcrest movie, Chariots 
Of Fire, had won four 
Oscars and was also named 
Best Film. Eberts, who’d 
felt like a failure a few years 
earlier, was now one of the 
most sought after men in 
the movie industry. 

Films like Local Hero, 
The Dresser and The Killing 
Fields soon followed, firmly 
establishing Goldcrest’s 
reputation for making 
intelligent, challenging 
films that could turn a prof- 
it. But with success, the 
company grew larger — too 
large for Eberts’s liking. 
His partners had expanded 
Goldcrest into areas that 
he wasn’t comfortable with 
— the television industry, 

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for instance. The pleasures associated with mak 
ing movies had been overtaken by the grinding 
responsibilities involved with running a large 
business. After receiving an offer from another 
company -—one that would allow Eberts to focus on 
filmmaking — he left the Goldcrest in 1984. 

A couple of years later, Eberts was back at 
Goldcrest, this time on a rescue mission. His suc 
cessors didn’t have his Midas touch for picking 
winning scripts. The company was on the ropes 
awaiting the release of three big-budget films 
that Eberts had little enthusiasm for — Absolute 
Beginners, The Mission and Revolution. The 
Mission, starring Robert de Niro and Jeremy Irons, 
was a worthwhile project but with limited appeal. 
The other two movies were out-and-out disasters. 

First out of the gate was Absolute Beginners. 
Eberts recognized the film for what it was —a dis- 
jointed mess that was over-hyped to boot. He put 
on his best poker face and told the trade papers he 
thought it was going to do well. 

“I hate selling something | don’t believe in,” 
says Eberts. “But what choice did I have? I hada 
payroll to meet. There were 50 people on staff 
whose livelihoods depended on what I did.” 

He helped Goldcrest survive — albeit in a much 
reduced capacity. Specializing in distribution, 
Goldcrest will probably never be a major 
moviemaker again. As for Eberts, he struck out on 
his own, once more forming a tiny company to 
develop and produce films. 

Ask him to select the movie that’s dearest to his 
heart and Eberts says he just can’t. It’s like asking a 
mother to choose her favourite child. He quickly 
talks up the merits of seven or eight of them. Ifhe 
can’t identify a single favourite film, he’s quick to 
name the worst movie he’s ever made. 

Scenes from the 
1991 film Black Robe. 

Photos courtesy Alliance Communications 

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“Super Mario Brothers, unquestionably. It took 
me years to get over that — I was disgusted with 
myself. This was a case where I took ona project | 
didn’t really care for because | thought we could 
make money with it. It was a hot property and | 
thought it would sell. It flopped. More important, 
it just wasn’t a good movie — the 

the film industry than there are in any other busi- 
ness. Not at the independent production level, 
mind you. All the nonsense tends to go on at the 
major studios. They see nothing wrong with lying 
— it’s all part of the business to them. But there are 
absolutely terrific people in this industry, too. 

And there are enough of them 

screenplay was poor, the directing 
was poor. 

“I learned a lesson from that 
experience. | have to make 
movies that I believe in. There is 
no joy in it otherwise.” 

Eberts learned other 
lessons along the way. In a book | 
he co-wrote about his Goldcrest 
experience, My Indecision is Final, 
Eberts related how the movie 



industry wore him out in the 
1980s. “I never stopped thinking 
about the business: twenty-four 
hours a day, seven days a week — | 
couldn’t hold an intelligent con- 
versation with my kids.” 

He has a better handle on the 

Bib here are 

probably more 
| truly awful 
people in the 

| film industry | 
‘then there are 
in any other 

| business.” 

around for me to make films 

In the wake of two recent 
| Oscar nominations for Atom 
Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter, 
Eberts says he’s impressed by how 
far the movie industry has come 
in this country. 

“Tt’s how 
Canadian film has progressed. 

amazing to see 
There is a lot going for the movie 
industry here —terrific actors, tal- 
ented directors, outstanding film 
crews, beautiful locations. The 
Canadian dollar helps, too. If 
there is one weakness, I would 
say that Canada doesn’t have 
enough good writers. But that’s 

pressures now. “You just learn how 
to discipline yourself. You realize 
you've got to have a life. That’s part of the reason I 
moved to Paris. In London, I was too accessible. 
Everybody knew me.” 

Eberts argues that much of his success stems 
from the fact that he isn’t based in Hollywood. He 
lives in Paris, his office is in London and he and his 
family spend part of each summer at a home in the 
Eastern Townships. 

“People in Hollywood talk to each other all day 
long and then they go out for dinner with each 
other at night. They have no experience of what 
life is like outside the film industry. The egos are 
huge, but in the end, they usually make bad 
movies. If I lived there, I would have been sucked 
into that world.” 

So did Robert Altman get it right in The Player, 
when he portrayed Hollywood as a land of grin- 
ning back-stabbers? 

“Oh, it’s much worse than that ,” Eberts laughs. 
“There are probably more truly awful people in 

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true of Los Angeles as well.” 

Eberts is doing his part to nur- 
ture young writers — directors, actors and other 
artists, too. He chairs a fund in London that spon- 
sors work by new scriptwriters, raises money for 
the Piggery Theatre in North Hatley, Quebec, and 
is a trustee of Robert Redford’s Sundance 
Institute, which is widely credited with playing a 
key role in supporting young filmmakers. 

Eberts has also been back to McGill on several 
occasions to show his films and share his experi- 
ences with cultural studies students. 

Other causes he’s supported include the fight 
against muscular dystrophy and diabetes and con- 
servation efforts involving the St. Lawrence 
River. His interest in the environment played a 
role in his decision to get involved in 
Attenborough’s Grey Oul, a film that stars Pierce 
Brosnan as the real-life Archie Belaney, a British 
naturalist who achieved international fame, all 
the while masquerading as a Canadian aboriginal. 

As a producer, Eberts looks after buying the 

Some of the Eberts clan 

gathered at a pre-convocation 
reception (left to right): 

wife Fiona, son Alexander, BA’97. 
sister-in-law Patti Eberts, 
daughter Lindsay, Jake Eberts. 
brother Lindsay, BCom’66, 
brother Jeremy, BA’77, niece 
Shaunagh Stikeman, BA’02. 
sister Beth Stikeman, BA’68. 

MLS’90, brother Gordon, BA’61 

Claudio Calligaris 

rights to a property (often a book), finds a director, 
raises money for the movie, figures out how the 
film will be distributed and markets the picture. 
Together with the director, he decides on the 
script and the lead actors. Over the years Eberts 
has worked with directors like Terry Gilliam 
(Baron Munchausen) and Terry Jones (Wind in the 
Willows) who have a reputation for being difficult. 
But Eberts says he’s never had 
a problem with temperamen- 
tal directors. 
(™ | y “They tend to care more. | 
\ almost seek them out. It’s fine 
\ I as long as you’re both commit- 
a ted to making the same 
movie,” says Eberts. “The trick 
is to get everything settled before the cameras start 
filming. Do we see the story the same way? Do we 
both want the movie to go in the same direction? 
If not, then you shake hands and you walk away.” 
So what attracts Jake Eberts’s attention to a pos- 
sible film? 

I like true stories. Almost all the films I’ve 
helped make have been based on real events — 
even Dances With Wolves wasn’t completely made 
up. Much of it was based on facts. I don’t read nov- 
els. can’t relate to pure fabrication.” 

There’s another factor. “Two weeks after 

they’ve seen one of our films, 1 want people to 

still be thinking about it. |don’t want these movies 
to just be about killing two hours.” 

Next up for Eberts is Bagger Vance, a golf film to 
be directed and co-produced by his friend Redford 
(the two worked together on A River Runs Through 
It). Eberts is also producing Chicken Run, a “pris- 
oner of war” film featuring a cast of animated poul- 
try. Nick Park, the Oscar-winning creator of 
Wallace and Gromit, is co-directing. 

Despite the success his films have enjoyed with 
Oscar voters, Eberts doesn’t have an Academy 
Award of his own. Producers win Oscars if the 
movie garners a prize for Best Picture, but the films 
that Eberts has officially produced haven't cap- 
tured that particular prize yet. 

He came close once. Attenborough tried to 
convince Eberts to accept official credit for pro- 
ducing Gandhi, but he refused, saying that his 
company ought to get the credit instead. It wasa 
selfless impulse that cost Eberts an Oscar. 

“To be honest, it doesn’t bother me at all. I'm 
just ecstatic that my films have won so many 

awards,” Eberts insists. 

Maybe so. But before Jake Eberts is done mak- 
ing movies, it seems a safe bet that one of those 
golden statuettes will be adorning his mantel. * 

Daniel McCabe is editor of the McGill Reporter, the 
campus newspaper for faculty and staff. 

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a mondialisation des 
marches serait-elle 
dorénavant synonyme de 
globalisation universitaire? 
Ensemble, Japonais, Canadi- 
ens, Américains, Européens 
et Sud-Américains en font 
actuellement la preuve 
apres avoir recemment 
amorce un programme de 
MBA offert par l'Université 
McGill... en plein coeur de 
Tokyo. Gambate kudasai! 

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Photos par Normand Blouin, Agence Stock Photo 

«La diversité des cultures et des connaissances professionnelles en fait une 
expérience d'enseignement particuliérement enrichissante,» lance 
Michelle Buck, professeure en comportement organisationnel, de la faculté 
de gestion. 

Depuis juillet dernier, environ quarante étudiants ont entamé le pro- 
gramme de MBA de McGill 4 Tokyo. Le MBA Japon se veut le premier pro- 
gramme de dipléme canadien offert au pays du soleil levant, voire méme le 
premier programme étranger offert en collaboration avec une université 

Le programme, identique a celui offert A Montréal et d'une durée de 
deux ans, est congu pour permettre aux étudiants d'obtenir leur MBA, 
option affaires internationales, tout en travaillant a temps plein. Les 
cours, offerts pendant la fin de semaine, sont dispensés en anglais par des 
professeurs de la faculté de gestion de McGill, sur le campus de Yotsuya de 
l'Université de Sophia. 

Selon Wallace B. Crowston, doyen de la faculté de gestion, le programme 
MBA Japon de McGill fait partie d'une vision stratégique développée de 
concert avec le conseil consultatif international de la faculté, présidé par 
Paul Desmarais jr, et cadre parfaitement avec l'orientation internationale de 
la faculté de gestion. 

David Saunders 


«Nous aimerions offrir le programme 
dans d'autres pays du monde, notamment en 
Europe et en Amérique Latine, ow les étu- 
diants pourraient ainsi avoir la chance de 
poursuivre et compléter leurs études 
advenant, par exemple, un déménage- 
ment.» Mondialisation oblige! 
| Les 43 étudiants de cette année, dont 
15 femmes, ont en moyenne 29 ans et 

comptent six ans d'expérience en milieu de 
travail. Le tiers d'entre eux sont Japonais, 
alors qu'on retrouve 40% de Canadiens, 
parmi lesquels des gens venus enseigner 
l'anglais et qui envisagent de revenir au pays 
| avec un tel dipl6me sous le bras. Les autres 
étudiants proviennent de la communauté 
| internationale. 
«En un sens, il y a certaines similitudes 
avec le programme enseigné a Montréal qui 
| accueille aussi des étudiants de plusieurs 
nationalités. Au Japon, toutefois, les 
expériences de travail sont plus diverses 
puisqu'on retrouve des Japonais et des 
|| étrangers qui travaillent autant pour des compagnies 
nationales qu'internationales. Sans oublier 
l'environnement oriental,» souligne 

Michelle Buck. 

L'enseignante originaire de 
Chicago y a complété deux 
séjours au cours de l'été. Elle 
partageait l'enseignement, de 
méme que l'appartement loué 
par l'université McGill pour 
faciliter la présence des pro- 
fesseurs qui doivents'y rendre 
au cours de l'année, avec un 
collégue venu pour sa part par- 
ler de finance. 

Si le contenu des cours est 
resté inchangé, il n'a donc pas été 
adapté 4 une nouvelle clientéle. 
Mme Buck constate toutefois, qu'en 
certaines occasions il lui a fallu tenir 
compte des différences culturelles, et ainsi 
mettre en perspective certains concepts élaborés 
| Michelle Buck dans les livres d'enseignement. D'autant plus qu'un cours 
portant sur le comportement organisationnel, comparative- 
| ment A un autre sur la comptabilité ou les statistiques par 
| exemple, fait davantage appel a des notions subjectives 
| plutdt que mathématiques. 

«Assurément certains éléments importants du cours 
| n'ont pas la méme résonance pour tous. Les Japonais, qui 
| vivent dans une société plus collective que les occidentaux, 
| pourraient conséquemment donc en avoir des interpréta- 

tions ouméme des expériences différentes. Il faut étre davan- 
tage conscient de ces divergences qui, du méme souffle, per- 
mettent justement de faire évoluer les idées.» 

Ainsi, aux questions portant sur le travail d'équipe, la 

conformité aux normes, la motivation, le consensus ou 
encore les changements organisationnels, les réponses 


risquent donc de se distinguer selon le pays 
ou la culture d'origine. Curieusement, fait- 
elle observer, le choc des idées n'était pas le 
lot exclusif des gaijin envers les Japonais 
ou vice versa. I] n'était pas rare, en effet, 
de voir les débats opposer plutét un 
Irlandais et un Brésilien, par exemple, ou 
encore un Américain et un Canadien. 

Mais cela ne viendrait-il pas simplement 
confirmer la réputation des étudiants 
japonais d'absorber ce qu'on leur enseigne, 
au lieu de commenter ou de questionner! 
«Les étudiants japonais prennent une part 
aussi active aux discussions, et c'est 
d'ailleurs ce A quoi ils s'attendent en s'in- 
scrivant au programme de McGill,» con- 
state Michelle Buck. 

De méme, afin justement de favoriser 
les échanges et de profiter des diverses 
expériences de travail de chacun, «les étu- 
diants japonais sont invités a réaliser leur 
travail d'équipe avec leurs collégues 
étrangers, dans la mesure du possible,» 

précise Wallace Crowston. La formation des équipes, pout 
des étudiants qui vivent aux quatre coins de l'immense 
agglomération urbaine, voire méme 4 l'extérieur de la 
capitale nippone, est, en effet, plus souvent dictée par la 
proximité du domicile de chacun ou par la possibilité dese 


Pourquoi avoir choisi le Japon? En fait, le pays des Toyota, 
Sony et Mitsubishi était loin de constituer le premier choix 
de David Saunders, directeur du 
programme MBA Japon, qui avait 
auparavant parcouru l'Asie en 
mission de reconnaissance. 

Mais Hong Kong, par exemple, 
a rapidement été rayé de la liste 
lorsqu'il a constaté que l'ancienne 
colonie britannique accueillait 
déja une cinquantaine d'univer- 
sités. Puis, pour diverses autres 
raisons, la Corée, la Malaisie 
et Singapour furent également 

Finalement, aprés des rencon- 
tres avec le conseiller responsable 
des dossiers de l'éducation et de la 
culture, 4 l'ambassade canadi- 
enne, le Japon fut alors pris en 
considération : pourquoi, en effet, 
ne pas offrir sur place un pro- 
gramme de MBA aux Japonais qui 
sont envoyés en Amérique du 
Nord par leurs employeurs en vue 
de l'obtenir? 

D'anciens diplémés de McGill, 
d'origine japonaise, ont rapide- 
ment mis un bémol au projet : le 
MBA n'est souvent qu'un prétexte 

pour permettre 4 ces employés 


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de culture 
organisationnelle étrangére. Un plan B fut alors adopté : 
miser sur la présence d'expatriés, jumelé 

d'aller d'abord et avant tout prendre un bain 

au prestige de 
l'Université McGill, pour leur donner l'occasion de s'in- 
scrite a un programme de MBA, offert en anglais. Tout en 
ciblant les entreprises japonaises qui n'ont pas les ressources 
financiéres pour envoyer des employés outre-mer. 

Voila, McGill pouvait se lancer a l'aventure. 
collaboration avec une prestigieuse université 

Et ce, en 
fondée au début du siécle par une communauté religieuse. 
Pour l'instant «la collaboration se limite A l'utilisation de 
locaux, mais nous espérons que les professeurs des deux uni- 
versités pourront profiter de cette occasion pour fraterniser 
et échanger,» souligne Wallace Crowston. 

Or, justement, avec lacrise financiére et économique qui 
secoue présentement l'Asie, en particulier le Japon, l'im- 
plantation d'un programme d'enseignement nord-améri- 
cain de MBA tomberait-il A point? Les entreprises nippones 
seront-elles tentées d'y envoyer leurs employés cueillir un 
peu du savoir-faire occidental? «Le programme pourrait en 
effet profiter de cette situation méme si, bien sir, il n'est pas 
orienté en ce sens.» 

Ah oui! Les étudiants canadiens ou québécois intéressés 
a suivre le programme de MBA au Japon, comme deux d'en- 
tre eux l'ont déja signifié, devraient y penser deux fois avant 
de s’y engager : les frais de scolarité s'élévent annuellement 
4 deux millions de yen. Ce qui se traduit par une facture 
d'environ 22 000 $. Mince consolation : les sushi et les cig- 
arettes sont les rares produits vendus moins chers qu'a 


Pierre Théroux est journaliste 4 Montréal. 

Wallace Crowston 








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That's a fundamental 
rule in any business enterprise. McGill’s first ven- 
ture in Japan required some careful research, but 
finding out exactly what the customer wanted is paying off. 
A few years ago, the Faculty of Management was looking 
fora country inAsia where McGill might offer its MBA pro- 
gram. Japan was not on the list, says Professor David 
Saunders, associate dean for the faculty’s master’s pro- 
grams, because “| thought Japan was just too expensive.” 
McGill would have to charge so much it might prove diffi- 
cult to attract students. 

After finding that Hong Kong already had around 50 
foreign universities offering degrees in business adminis- 
tration (“Why on earth would we go in knowing we had 
50 competitors on day one?”), and also eliminating 
Singapore, Korea and Malaysia, Saunders and Dean 
Wallace Crowston decided to take another look at Japan. 
After all, if Japanese companies sent employees abroad 
to study for MBAs, wouldn’t they be happy to save money 
by having a prestigious North American program avail- 
able in Japan? 

The McGill team consulted Canadian embassy person- 
nel and alumni in Tokyo, and learned a number of things. 
One was that companies sent employees abroad as much 
to learn about the culture as to study business, and that 
they were willing to pay top dollar if they were being 
offered something they considered important. Another 
was that Canadians and other expatriates working in Japan 
would likely welcome the Opportunity to earn a McGill 
MBA by studying part time. 

Based on this advice, Plan B was born,and in July, McGill 
began offering a two-year MBA program in collaboration 
with Sophia University at its downtown Tokyo campus.The 
courses, taught in English by McGill professors and identi- 
cal to those offered in Montreal, are given on weekends. 
So far, 43 students are enrolled in the program. One-third 
are Japanese, about 40% are Canadian and the rest are 
from countries all over the world. 

Professor Michelle Buck, who teaches organizational 
behaviour, says that because of cultural differences among 
her students, not all of the concepts discussed “have the 
same resonance for everyone. For example, the Japanese 
live ina more collective society than we do in the West and 
might therefore have completely different ideas and expe- 
riences.” But notall differences are East vs. West. Buck says 
there is just as likely to be spirited classroom debate 
between students from Canada and the U.S. 

The Faculty of Management is very pleased with the 
response to McGill's arrival inTokyo. Crowston says estab- 
lishing the program in Japan is part of an international 
strategy encouraged by the faculty's advisory board. “We 
would like to offer the program in other countries of the 
world, notably in Europe and in Latin America.” 

Soon McGill may be open for business at a university 
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Fifty years ago, the United Nations passed the Universal Declaration 
of Human Rights, originally drafted by law professor John Humphrey. 
Other McGill faculty and alumni have fought to improve human rights 
both at home and abroad, supporting those seeking religious freedom, 

political dissidents, women, workers and the poor. 


Jack Goldsmith 


t started innocently enough 

in June 1988 with associate law librarian 

Louise Robertson looking through a 

library filing cabinet for John Humphrey’s 

notes for a Roman Law course he had taught at 
McGill some 40 years earlier. 

Humphrey, BCom’25, BA’27, BCL29, PhD’45, 
LLD’76, thought he had donated the notes to the 
library, along with documents 
from his tenure as the first direc- 
tor of the United Nations 
Division of Human Rights from 
1946 to 1966. He had taught at 
McGill for ten years before taking 
up the UN post in New York, and 
returned to the University to 
resume teaching well into his 80s. 

Robertson never did find 
the course notes, but acting law 
librarian John Hobbins’s interest 
was piqued by the Humphrey 
files. Sifting through them in his 
office, he found himself looking 
at the first drafts of the Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights. 

Library staff already knew 
about the first handwritten draft and the six sub- 
sequent typewritten revisions that had notes 
scrawled in the margins. They had even been 
placed in acid-free envelopes. But Hobbins was 


about to find out why this historically important 
material had received so little attention. While 
researching an article about how the declaration 
had changed from its first draft to the final version, 
he was surprised to learn that French human rights 
advocate and 1968 Nobel Peace Prize winner 
René Cassin was credited with writing the first 
draft of the UN Declaration. 

“The scope of my article shifted from how the 
draft changed over two years to who wrote the first 
draft of the declaration,” recalls Hobbins, now 
associate director of libraries. Humphrey’s claims 
that he had written the first draft were apparently 
not even accepted within his own faculty. 

Using original UN documents, Hobbins was 
eventually able to prove that Cassin’s revision of 
the declaration was actually based on Humphrey’s 
draft. “If you went back to the original sources, it 
was clear,” Hobbins says, “but nobody ever both- 
ered. They just assumed it was Cassin’s work.” 

The idea for the universal declaration stemmed 
from Nazi Germany’s monstrous abuses and abro- 
gation of human rights during World War II. The 
task of drafting it was placed in the hands of the 
newly formed United Nations and Humphrey, 
director of its Division of Human Rights. Using 
existing constitutions and bills of rights from 
around the globe, he decided which elements 
needed to be included in a universal version. After 
a number of revisions, the General Assembly of 


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Everyone has 

the right to life, 
liberty and 
security of person 


the United Nations adopted the universal decla- 
ration on December 10, 1948. 

In 1963, long after his role in drafting “the 
Magna Carta of all mankind,” as colleague 
Eleanor Roosevelt referred to the declaration, 
Humphrey put forward the idea of having a 
United Nations High Commissioner for Human 
Rights, a position finally created in 1993. 

After returning to teach at McGill in 1966, 
Humphrey became the first president of the 
national section of Amnesty International in 
Canada and was one of the founders of the 
Canadian Human Rights Foundation. In 1988, 
the McGill Faculty of Law established the “John 
Humphrey Lectureship on Human Rights” which 

Humphrey himself inaugurated, and in the same 
year he received the United Nations Award for 
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Human 

Even well into his 80s, Humphrey continued to 
defend victims of human rights abuses, lobbying 
the Japanese government on behalf of Korean 
women who had been used as sex slaves — the so- 
called military comfort women — by Japanese sol- 
diers during World War II. He died on March 14, 
1995, just shy of his 90th birthday. 

Humphrey’s role in shaping human rights has 
been commemorated in a number ways, including 
a Canadian postage stamp, a Heritage Minute tele- 
vision spot anda special exhibit this summerat the 
National Arts Centre in Ottawa. 

In the fall of 1939, women in Quebec were about six months away from winning 

the right to vote when Madeleine Parent, BA’40, a member of the French 

Department’s women students’ association, invited suffragette Thérése Casgrain 

to speak to the students and faculty. 

Parent was unapologetic about having dis- 
pleased her male department head, nor did she 
have any regrets about the resulting boycott of the 
speech by many people. “I wanted to be free to do 
what I thought needed to be done on campus,” 
she says. 

It was a 1940s lecture on civil liberties that she 
attended and a meeting with Leah Roback, a 
union activist 15 years her senior, that made 
Parent realize that she had found her calling. By 
1942, Parent had joined the small ranks of women 
union organizers (where she would stay until her 
retirement 41 years later). The following year, she 
became an organizer for the United Textile 
Workers of America with her husband Kent 
Rowley, and led the Dominion Textile strike of 
1946 in Quebec, for which she and Rowley were 
convicted of seditious conspiracy by the anti- 
labour Duplessis government (the charges were 
ultimately overturned in 1954). Parent was fired 
by the UTWA in 1952 under false charges of being 
a communist, and subsequently started the 
Canadian Textile and Chemical Union, and later, 
in 1969, the Confederation of Canadian Unions. 

The presence of women union organizers was a 
challenge to the men who tolerated pay inequity, 
recalls the elegantly dressed Parent as she sits in her 
Outremont apartment. Some men in her own 
union felt threatened, she says, by her fight for 
women’s right to be paid the same wage as men per- 
forming the same jobs. But her days of fighting for 
student rights had prepared her well for the chal- 
lenge. “I wasn’t intimidated by that kind of thing 
because my training had been on campus,” she says. 

Parent had her work cut out for her. While 

workers had few rights, life for women was even 
more difficult as they coped with 50-hour weeks in 
the cotton mills and their responsibilities at home. 
“They had an inferior position at work and had to 
obey their husbands at home,” she says. “That's 
how they would earn their place in heaven.” 

It was rewarding for Parent to see workers, espe- 
cially women, gain the confidence to assemble 
and stand up for their rights. During the particu- 
larly difficult strike at Dominion Textile’s 
Valleyfield cotton mill in 1946, the wives, moth- 
ers and daughters of the 3,300 workers joined the 
men on the picket line. When police used tear gas 
to try to disperse the crowd of 5,000 strikers and 
their families, the women fought back. “The vol- 
ley of tear gas by the police was met witha volley 
of stones in response,” Parent recalls. Meanwhile, 
she was camped out all day in front of the offices of 
the deputy minister of labour, waiting to speak 
with him. “I knew all the exits,” she remembers 
with asmile. 

The battles of the past are being replayed with 
the move towards globalization and the proposed 
Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), 
observes Parent. As countries are handing ovet 
more and more powers to corporations, “govern- 
ments are failing in their commitments to people 
in the areas of human rights and in the gains we'd 
made and thought we’d secured,” she says. 

But one lesson Parent says she learned long ago 
is that defeat isn’t final. “So long as they lived and 
breathed, people could pick themselves up and 
fight again for their rights.” It’s something that 
opponents of the floundering MAL are realizing as 
they fight the signing of the global agreement. 




McGill Archives 


Born in Quebec City in 1899, 
Scott studied at Bishop’s College 
in Lennoxville, and was a Rhodes 
scholar at Oxford before graduat ing from McGill’s 
Faculty of Law in 1927. A contemporary of John 
Humphrey, Scott began teaching at McGill’s 
Faculty of Law in 1928. 

Four years later, he co-founded the Le: igue for 
Social Reconstruction, a socialist organization 
whose formation was prompted by the miseries of 
the Great Depression and closely linked with the 
Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), 
forerunner to the NDP. In 1933, Scott hel ped draft 
the CCF’s “radical” platform that called fora min- 
imum. wage, unemployment insurance, workers’ 
compensation and government-run health 

Indeed, Scott’s caustic writings against the 
Canadian establishment and criticism of the prac- 
tices of corporations led by men who were on the 
McGill Board of Governors proved to be a source 
of consternation for the McGill administration. 
Scott was senior enough to survive a purge in the 
early ’40s by Chancellor Edward Be: atty of radical 
faculty supporting the CCE, when concern for 
McGill’s reputation as a hotbed of socialism was 
high and the leftist reputation viewed as a threat 
to important private donations. When Scott 
served as the CCF’s national chairman from 1942 
to 1950, he again won no friends in the McGill 
administration, who refused to appoint him Dean 
of Law until 1961, when his CCF activities had 
pretty much subsided after the Federation had 
been transformed into the New Democratic Party. 

A civil libertarian, Scott used the courts to 
overturn the “Padlock Act,” a law that authoritar- 



Poet, professor, constitutional lawyer and civil libertarian, ER. Scott, 
BCV27, LLD’67, was a Renaissance 
express Outrage at injustice and his courtroom skills to win landmark 
human rights cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. 

man who used his poetry to 

ian Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis intro- 
duced in 1937, giving police the right to padlock 
buildings used by suspected communists as meet- 
ing places. The 1957 victory marked Scott’s first 
Supreme Court triumph. 

Scott’s next major battle would again pit him 
against the autocratic premier. In 1946, Duplessis 
had ordered that the liquor licence of Montreal 
Frank Roncarelli be revoked. 
Roncarelli had posted bail for some 300 Jehovah's 


Witnesses arrested for peddling literature and 
preaching withouta licence and who were accused 
of sedition. Without the revenue that a liquor 
licence brought in, Roncarelli — not a Jehovah’s 
Witness himself — had been forced out of business 
within a year. 

When the matter came before the Supreme 
Court in 1959, Scott successfully defended 
Jehovah’s Witnesses’ tight to religious freedom in 
Quebec. He argued that Roncarelli had been sen- 
tenced to “economic death” for exercising his 
legal right to post bail — and the Supreme Court 
agreed, awarding over $40,000 in damages against 
Duplessis and handing Scott his most celebrated 

The two-time Governor General’s Award win- 
ner for literature once said, “I see law, in asense, as 
the expression of the feeling and aspirations of a 
people. It has akind of creative quality to it. It’s the 
long, written epic poem of the nation.” 

In later years, Scott was an ardent nationalist, 
working hard to preserve the Canadian 
Confederation. McGill’s ER. Scott Chair in 
Public and Constitutional Law was named for the 
civil libertarian in 1988, three years after his death 
at age 85, 

“You can’t have democracy without human tights,” says 
Warren Allmand, BCL’57, president of the Montreal- 

based International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development. 

“Some people think that having an election with majority rule is enough, but the 

other part of it is to respect minority rights and human rights in general.” 

Allmand was appointed by Prime Minister 
Chrétien to the Centre in February 1997, after 
retiring from a 3 1-year career as Liberal Member of 
Parliament for the Montreal riding of Notre-Dame- 
de-Grace. He began his political career in 1965 and 
joined the cabinet of Pierre Trudeau in 1972. 

In his successive appointments as Solicitor 
General, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern 
Development and Minister of Consumer and 

NEWS WINTER 1998-99 

Allmand implemented mea- 
sures to strengthen gun control, established an 
ombudsman for the correctional system and 
brought women into the Royal Canadian Mounted 

Corporate Affairs, 

But his proudest moment, he says, was his role in 
abolishing capital punishment in Canada in 1976. 
A five-year partial ban that made the death penal- 
ty applicable only in cases of police or prison guard 

Francis Reginald (ER. 


No one shall be 
Subjected to 

torture or to cruel, 
inhuman or 
degrading treatment 
or punishment 


Peter Kadelbach 

No one shall be 
subjected to 
arbitrary arrest, 
detention or exile 


Claudio Calligaris 


murders had been in place for three years. It was the 
second consecutive five-year ban since 1968. 

“ tried to get a total ban in 1973 (when the first 
partial ban ended) but I couldn’t, because it didn’t 
have enough support, even in my own party,” he 
recalls. So a further partial ban was introduced and 
Allmand found himself going to cabinet for 
approval to have each death sentence commuted to 
life in prison. 

As Solicitor General, he introduced the bill to 
abolish the death penalty and saw it passed in the 
House of Commons on July 14, 1976. “Bastille 
Day,” he says, chuckling at the symbolism. “What s 
when the debate just happened to end.” 

After lobbying efforts among MPs from different 
parties, church groups, authors (including Pierre 
Berton and Margaret Atwood) and the public, six 
MPs helped tip the free vote in favour of abolition. 

Allmand says changing political winds spurred 
him to resign from Parliament in February 1997. “In 
the years under Trudeau we were building things: 
medicare, multiculturalism, unemployment insur- 
ance,” he says. “In recent years, the thrust of gov- 
ernment has been to cut things back.” 

Becoming president of the International Centre 
for Human Rights and Democratic Development 
has allowed Allmand to continue his human rights 
work. The nonprofit, nonpartisan centre was estab- 
lished in 1988 by an Act of Parliament and official- 
ly inaugurated in 1990. 

Allmand directs a staff of 26 in the Centre’s daily 
activities. Principally funded by the federal govern- 
ment, it works with citizens’ groups, international 
organizations and governments in 13 countries to 

promote and defend human rights and encourage 
the development of democratic societies. It also 
gives funding to some groups, such as Pakistan’s 
nongovernmental human rights commission. 

Despite problems in Latin America, human 
rights and democracy are improving there, 
Allmand observes. “Ten years ago there were more 
dictatorships than democracies. Now there are 
more democracies than dictators,” he says. 

Meanwhile, the situation has become grimmer 
in Asiaand Africa, particularly in places where reli- 
gious fundamentalists are taking over. “One of the 
earmarks of fundamentalism is its intolerance 
towards others,” he says. Examples Allmand cites 
are the government of Pakistan’s declaration that 
religious courts will interpret the country’s consti- 
tution, and the recently imposed ban in Afghanistan 
on women’s right to work and attend school. 

Seeing the erosion of human rights that have 
been fought for and won can be discouraging. But 
the face of optimism can be seen in a middle-aged 
Pakistani woman, Shahnaz Bukhari, whose 
Progressive Women’s Association operates out of 
her house, educating Muslim women about their 
rights, sensitizing judges to women’s issues and 
raising money for lawyers to defend women in 
court. Allmand visited her in August, and the 
International Centre for Human Rights and 
Democratic Development is providing her with 

“She’s a very courageous woman, because some 
of the people in Pakistan think she’s interfering 
with the customs and practices of the country,” 
Allmand says. 

“Hi, it’s Shree,” comes the gentle voice through the telephone. Beneath the 

warmth lies the fighting spirit of a woman who has been working for women’s 

rights for more than 30 years. 

Biochemist Shree Mulay, MSc’66, PhD’69, 
director of the McGill Centre for Research and 
Teaching on Women since 1996, is also associate 
professor in McGill’s Department of Experimental 
Medicine, assistant director of the Royal Victoria 
Hospital’s Endocrinology and Clinical Biology 
Laboratories and associate fellow of the Centre for 
Developing Area Studies. 

Mulay’s strong commitment to feminism has led 
to her writing and speaking about reproductive 
health issues, such as the testing of anti-fertility 
vaccines on women, making scientific information 
about health issues more accessible to women, and 
making them aware that informed consent in med- 
ical procedures and tests is a basic right. 

Her work has brought her many distinguished 
appointments and awards. In 1994, Mulay served as 
a government advisor on the Canadian delegation 
at the United Nations International Conference 
on Population and Development in Cairo. In 1997, 
the Fédération des femmes du Québec awarded her 
the Prix Idola Saint-Jean for distinguished service 

to women’s causes and the YWCA presented her 
with a Woman of Distinction Award this year. 

Accolades aside, the work Mulay has found 
most meaningful has been establishing the South 
Asian Women’s Community Centre in Montreal. 
“It means women who have been physically and 
mentally abused can go to heal themselves and get 
away from what has been happening to them,” she 
says. Mulay, who came to Canada from India in 
1965, helped start the Centre in 1981 to assist 
immigrant women who frequently experience 
feelings of isolation. 

“In Quebec, not only are they faced with anew 
environment, but they also have to confront a 
whole new language, which leads to an inability to 
go out and seek the necessary help,” she explains. 

While the Centre’s informal surveys initially 
revealed that the women wanted to have English 
and French classes, the need for information and 
referral services began to increase as more and more 
refugees started arriving from South Asia. 
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increasingly aware of spousal abuse within the com- 
munity, as more and more women began stepping 
forward to say that they were being battered. T day, 
the Centre serves about 3,000 of the Montreal 
South Asian community’s 30,000 members. 

For the past two years, Mulay has been visiting 
South Asia twice a year. Her interest in bettering 
the lives of women has led her to work on a health 
project in Bangladesh. 

While Western nongovernmental organizations 
have been promoting the use and distribution of 
contraceptives, Mulay has found that improved 
family health care—and not lower birthrates — is the 
answer to cutting the mortality rates among women 
and children. Although she finds the human tights 
situation depressing, Mulay says seeing women in 
third world countries beginning to organize is one 
of the bright spots. 

“Bad things continue to happen to women 
because of fundamentalism (both Hindu and 
Muslim), but it brings out the fighting spirit in 

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women,” she says. “They are getting organized and 
working in collectives much more than before.” 

Watching younger women become involved in 
the feminist movement is also a sign of positive 
change. “They have acquired the self-assurance to 
see themselves as equals and so demand to be treat- 
ed as equals,” Mulay observes. 

A “wonderful support system,” made up of her 
colleagues and fellow women’s tights advocates, 
and her work at the Royal Victoria Hospital help 
Mulay keep up the battle for women’s rights. “My 
lab is a wonderful retreat,” she says. “When I spend 
time doing experiments at the bench I’m able to 
focus on something very small and in my control, so 
it’s relaxing.” 

Gardening also provides a welcome respite. “] 
spend my weekends digging up weeds and when I’m 
mad I dig up more weeds,” she chuckles. It all helps 
to keep up that fighting spirit which she says lives in 
each of us. 

The seeds of McGill professor Irwin Cotler’s commitment 

\ to human rights were planted at an early age by his father 

and grew in a family home visited by David Lewis, who later became leader of the 

NDP, civil libertarian ER. Scott, and Canadian poet A.M. Klein. 

Scott, who taught constitutional law to both 
Cotler and his father, “symbolized someone who 
had been in the trenches and was a model of what 
human rights law is about,” Cotler recalls. 

Now it is Cotler, BA’61, BCL’64, who is a 
model to others. A law professor at McGill since 
1973, he has blazed his own trail as an interna- 
tional human rights lawyer. He has acted as legal 
counsel to political prisoners like Nelson 
Mandela, Andrei Sakharov and Natan 
Sharansky. He has testified as an expert witness 
on human rights before government committees 
in Canada, the United States, Russia, Sweden, 
Norway and Israel, and he is chair of 
InterAmicus, the McGill-based International 
Human Rights Advocacy Centre. 

In the 1980s, Cotler was very active in the anti- 
apartheid movement, rallying international sup- 
port for the imprisoned Mandela, who was not yet 
the symbol of apartheid injustice and figure of 
adulation that he later became (even Amnesty 
International did not yet recognize himas a polit- 
ical prisoner, claiming he advocated violence). 
On Cotler’s first visit to South Africa in 1981, he 
gave a talk at the University of Witwatersrand 
titled “If Sharansky why not Mandela?” in which 
he called for an international campaign for 
Mandela’s release, and was promptly arrested by 
South African police for daring to speak of the 
man who would become an international hero. 

Cotler was later a key figure in mobilizing univer- 
sities around the world into divestment cam- 
paigns (the “mobilization of shame”), providing 
support to the anti-apartheid movement within 


South Africa itself, and developing a new consti- 
tution for a post-apartheid society. 

Born in 1940, Cotler grew up in the shadow of 
the Holocaust, which taught him his first human 
rights lesson. “The Holocaust didn’t begin in the 
gas chamber,” he says. “It started with words.” 
Nazism almost succeeded, he says, because of the 
ideology of hate, the teaching of contempt and 
the demonizing of the “other.” The recent mas- 
sacres in Bosnia and Rwanda show that it’s a les- 
son that the world is still learning. 

Despite the proliferation of international 
human rights treaties and covenants, the com- 
mitment to human rights is ebbing — if not being 
abandoned completely, Cotler says. Glasnost in 
Russia brought freedom for hundreds of millions 
of people, but it also unleashed xenophobia and 
racism, he points out. Many of the 190 countries 
that have ratified the International Convention 
on Children’s Rights are themselves violators, as 
children die of hunger, are injured by war or work 
in slavery or prostitution. 

Nevertheless, he cautions against cynicism. 
“To be cynical is to remain indifferent,” he says. 
“Nazism almost succeeded partly because of indif- 
ference, because of a conspiracy of silence.” 

Cotler’s work for human rights is “a privilege 
rather than an obligation. Being involved with 
people who put their lives on the line has provid- 
ed me with energy, inspiration and commitment 
to stay the course.” 

It’s a path he hopes his three children, aged 11 
to 19 and whom he describes as “a humbling pres- 
ence in his life,” will join him on eventually, 


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Everyone has 
the right to freedom 
of peaceful assembly 

and association 

Héléna Katz is a Montreal 
freelance writer and journalist. 


‘ver since her childhood in Morocco’ Sephardic 
Jewish community, Marie Bibas, BA'78, DipEd’79, 

MEd’85, dreamed of vast horizons of the mind, 

Marie, whose family left Morocco for Canada when 
she was 12, fervently believes that 

education makes a difference 

in the world. Now teaching 
French Immersion in a private 

Jewish school in Montreal, she 

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world’s intellectual treasures.” 

When she was younger, Marie 
hoped to study in a universal setting that transcend- 
ed divergences in culture, religion or language. She 
found such a setting at McGill. “Professors and 
fellow students accepted me as one of them,” she 
recalls. “The background I came from didn't make 
any difference.” Marie says “the passion, the positive 
energy and the knowledge McGill gave me are now 

a part of me.” 

Marie has made a provision in her will for the 

University. She has designated the funds for loan 

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With the advent of an initiative to generate 

f : being islands in extremely dense urban 
support for Campus renovations and improve- centres. The closest analogy might be 
Columbia, because of the density of 
the urban fabric around the college, yet 

the buildings themselves are all crowd- 

ments, we invited graduates from three different eras to 

ed together with very little natural 
landscape left. McGill, while it is old 
and surrounded by the city, preserves 
‘the still and quiet air of delightful 
studies’,” Gersovitz says, quoting a 
McGill is quick to laud the achievements of its phrase carved on the outside wall of the Redpath 
graduates and the stellar qualities of its profes- Library. 

sors. But the campus itself can be a significant Gael Eakin, BA’61,amember of McGill’s Board 
part of the McGill experience. Those physical of Governors, says the question of encroaching on 
settings — a green island in downtown Montreal, _ the lower campus green space has come before the 
a dozen venerable houses in the old Square Mile, _ Board repeatedly over the years. “They could have 
and a broad cluster of fields and buildings in Ste- put new McGill buildings on the land facing 
Anne-de-Bellevue — leave a strong impression Sherbrooke, but they wanted to leave the campus 
on the visitor and loom large in the memory of 
every graduate. 

falk about the places that hold special memories for them. 

open to the city, keep it from getting closed in on 
itself. That was a decision they had to make over 
New and old, McGill’s buildings comprise a and over again.” 
unique architectural treasure. “Very few urban For Lawrence Dobby, BEng’73, a trip down- 
campuses are as coherent as McGill’s,” observes _ town to visit the campus brings back memories of 
Julia Gersovitz, BArch’75, who teaches in the _ studies which, if not delightful, were certainly 
School of Architecture at McGill and whose firm intense. “I like the old buildings,” says Dobby 
specializes in the restoration of historic buildings. as we stand at the entrance to the five-storey 
“Princeton and Yale grew upat the sametimeas Macdonald Engineering Building, built in 1909 at 
their cities grew; they don’t have that sense of _ the edge of the lower campus. “Look at these oak 



long hours at the Macdonald 
Engineering Building. 

doors. Made to last — and they have, too. This is 

where I came every morning on the 7:30 train 

I kept a strict schedule. On Saturdays | came to 
the library and studied from 9 to 4.” On the day we 
meet, workmen are restoring the original lobby 
and installing an overhead sprinkler system in 
the building, which last saw major renovations 
in 1926. 

“The oldest buildings are extraordinarily well 
built,” says Gersovitz. “I’m talking about those 
constructed from the middle of the 19th century 
up to the First World War. Even though they have 
taken an amazing beating, they have been holding 
up. But their time is coming.” 

According to a report from the University’s 
Office of Physical Resources, McGill has 33 build 
ings — 6 at Macdonald and 27 on the downtown 
campus — which qualify as heritage properties and 
therefore require special treatment. They also pre- 
sent special problems. For example, any exterior 
improvements require extra approvals -- first from 
McGill’s Architectural Advisory Sub-Committee 
and then from the Comité consultatif de Montréal 
sur les biens culturels, a municipal agency respon 
sible for preserving the city’s heritage 

‘Ye can’t afford to maintain these buildings, 
and we can’t afford to replace them,” says Chuck 
Adler, BEng’71, MUP’74, Director of the 
University Planning Office. It’s Adler’s job to 
ensure that, based on academic needs, adequate 
and properly equipped physical facilities are 


McGill has 33 buildings’--6 at Macdonald and 27 on 
the downtown campus - which qualify as heritage 

properties and therefore require special treatment. 

“Any repairs on these buildings have to be 
done properly. You have to use the proper matert 
al, which can be very expensive. You cant slap an 
asphalt roof onto the Redpath Museum or go to 

Réno-Dépot and get a new balcony.’ 

Adler says last winter's ice storm 
“accelerated the collapse of aging 
roofs that were weak already. Water 
just poured in the middle of Wilson 
Hall, ruining one of the rooms.” 

Italsoled to asupply-and-demand 
problem. “If other people in town are 
replacing heritage roofs, the cost 
goes up. There are only so many 
companies equipped to do it. And 
especially in older buildings, esti- 
mates don’t mean much. Until you 
open it up, you don’t know what you 
might need.” 

It isn’t just heritage properties 
that need work. “We talk about 
masonry and roofs,” says Radu Juster, McGill's 
capital alterations manager, “but the main cost is 
replacing mechanical and electrical systems. One 
reason the heritage buildings have lasted this long 
is because they don’t have as many moving parts. 
The buildings McGill put up in the 1960s and "70s 
are coming to the end of their natural life cycle.” 

Claudio Calligaris 

McGill Governor Gael Eakin finds a place 
in the sun near the Arts Building. 

Burnside Hall is a relatively new (1969) 12- 
storey tower on the southeast corner of the main 
campus Close to the Roddick Gates. Surrounding 
the building are wide concrete terraces which 
cover classrooms and some of the University’s 
computing facilities located in the basement. 
Those ceilings have been leaking for years. “We 
had actually built waterways to carry the water 
away from the computers,” Adler says. “The com 
puting centre houses Quebec’s major gateway 
the Web — and also does our payroll!” Juster adds: 

This summer the Burnside terrace and two oth 
ers covering parts of the Leacock Building and the 
McLennan Library were replaced. In fact, the yel- 
low tape marking off construction zones blos] 
somed all over campus as work was carried out om 
the most urgent projects. “We spent $22.4 million 

including a $14 million capital grant from 
Quebec,” says Adler. 

What’s next? “We have a long list,” he says: 


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“We entered 1998 with about $180 million of 
work looming over our heads. When you talk 
about the outer shell — roofs, windows, masonry — 
it’s all connected. And we look at safety. On the 
Macdonald campus, the buildings are not in bad 
shape. There, we need road work and a new emer- 
gency water system.” 

The big job this year, according to Adler, is the 
McIntyre Medical Building, the circular 16-storey 
landmark on Pine Avenue, built in 1967. Water 
problems there had become critical. “The 
researchers couldn’t do their research. The rain 
was pouring onto their bench tops. Now we're 
redoing the whole ‘skin’ of the building.” 

But McGill has no reserve funds set aside for 
plant renewal. Quebec’s regular annual capital 
grants — money doled out for repairs and new equip- 
ment and based on a formula applied evenly to all 
universities — are admittedly only about half what 
the province calculates is needed. Last year, McGill 
received about $11 million, and the University 
administration worries about the ballooning bud- 
get item known as “deferred maintenance.” 

So does Gersovitz. “I’m very sympathetic to the 
managers who have been given very few resources 
to work with. But deferred maintenance is an oxy- 
moron. Maintenance means ‘ongoing,’ while de- 
ferred means ‘not happening.’ An endowment for 
these buildings is obviously part of the solution.” 

And it’s also part of the University’s plans. The 
new McGill Heritage Fund has been established 
to provide support for maintenance and renova- 
tion. Projects will be selected based on priorities 
identified in the University’s annual surveys of 
needed repairs. 

In Gael Eakin’s time, many of the buildings 
now causing problems hadn’t been built. The 
campus itself was more compact. “We went from 
the Arts building to the Student Union [now the 
McCord Museum] and from the Arts building to 
the library. All the large first-year classes were in 
Moyse Hall—the only room big enough to hold us. 
I had biology in what is now the Administration 
Building and zoology in that nice old hall in the 
Redpath Museum. Between every class we would 
come out and stand in front of the Arts Building, 
hopefully in the sun. That’s where you might get 

your date for Saturday night.” 

McGill’s students were drawn mainly from the 
Montreal area, Eakin says, and life centred around 
activities on campus. “We went to McGill because 
our parents said so — it was expected. We were the 
last of the generations that did that. We all lived at 
home so we tried to spend the whole day here.” 

Sitting on the steps of the 
Redpath Museum — one of his 
favourite spots at McGill — Luc 
Joli-Coeur, BA’87, MUP’90, 
analyzes the importance of the 
campus to his more recent expe- 
rience as a student. 

“When I arrived at McGill | 
didn’t know anybody. I studied 
at Brébeuf and all my class- 
mates went on to Université de 
Montréal. I got to know people 
through activities like the ski club 
and McGill Daily Francais. | think 
the campus helped people get 
involved. It’s easier to organize 
these things because of the 
indoor/outdoor space. In 
Leacock, for instance, the 

Luc Joli-Coeur “in the flow of action” 
on the Redpath Museum steps. 

hallway space is also a 
meeting space. When you go to the McLennan 
Library, you want to siton the terrace. There are lots 
of places to hang out, read your notes, and if some- 
body you know comes by you can talk.” 

“UQAM [Université du Québec A Montréal] 
has a whole lot of daytime students, but the way 
the university is organized, it’s hard to meet people 
because there’s no place to sit around and see peo- 
ple walk by. These spots have to be in the flow of 
action. I bet a couple of hundred people have 
walked by just while we’ve been sitting here.” 

Adds Joli-Coeur, “That’s part of McGill — also 
part of what a university is — students exchanging 
what they know. Education isn’t just from profes- 
sor to student. You have to preserve the basic fab- 
ric of the semi-public spaces where people can 
meet, sit around — just enjoy life on campus.” %€ 

Vivian Lewin is a Communications Officer for 
Development and Alumni Relations. 

A view of the cherished 

green space of lower campus 

looking from east to west. 




e” Vominations and applications are invited for the position of Dean of the 

Faculty of Law of McGill University. The appointment, effective 1 June 

1999, is normally for a five-year term and may be renewed. 

The Faculty of Law was established in 1848. Today, at its 
sesquicentennial, it offers a liberal education in both the civil law and the 
common law traditions. The Faculty has just announced a new 
undergraduate curriculum emphasizing the intellectual foundations of 
western private law traditions and highlighting the theoretical 
dimensions of both transnational and local legal vernaculars. It will then 
be the only law faculty teaching both the civil law and the common law, 
in both English and French, in an integrated programme leading to the 
award of both a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a Bachelor of Law 
(LLB) degree. 

Programmes of graduate study are offered within the Institute of Air and 
Space Law (established in 1951) and the Institute of Comparative Law 
(established in 1965) leading to the degrees of Master of Civil Law 
(MCL), Master of Law (LLM) and Doctor of Civil Law (DCL). The 
Institutes are the loci of two research centres: the Centre of Air and 
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The Faculty of Law has a permanent teaching staff of 36, plus term 
appointees, visitors and part-time lecturers. There are approximately 500 
undergraduate and 185 resident graduate students, as well as several 
post-doctoral fellows. The student body is drawn from across Canada, 

the United States and many other jurisdictions. 

The Dean is responsible to the Vice-Principal (Academic) for the 
supervision and administration of the academic programs, budgets, and 
all activities of the Faculty. Candidates should have appropriate scholarly 
and administrative experience; ability to function in both French and 

English is required. 
McGill is committed to equity in employment. 

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this 
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permanent residents. 

Nominations and applications will be more useful if accompanied bya 
detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, and should be 
submitted by 15 December 1998 to: 

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ifty years ago, post-war McGill was run- 

ning at a deficit. Tuition fees had recently been 

taised, but still only covered about one-third of 

the total cost of educating the University's stu- 
dents, whose numbers had swelled by over 150% to 8,200 
as young veterans resumed their studies. In the McGill 
News of Autumn 1948, wealthy industrialist and busi- 
nessman E.P. Taylor, BSc’22, who with fellow graduates 
created the Alma Mater Fund, captured the sense of 
urgency as he described the need for this new “living 

“At the present time,” wrote Taylor, “the University is 
simply not making ends meet.... The basic and continu- 
ing cause is today’s generally higher level of costs.” 

Taylor noted that while tuition fees had been raised, 
“None of us wants to see them go still higher. Of course, 
they still don’t come close to paying the cost of the stu- 
dent’s education... It was the same in your day. The major 
share of our McGill education was paid for by the contri- 
butions of others. Now we have the opportunity of giving 
similar help to the students of today — and tomorrow.” 

Earlier that summer, Taylor and other volunteers 
managed to visit 30 of the 41 branches of the 
Graduates’ Society in Canada and the U.S. to 
explain the new annual giving program to 
branch executives. They were able to spread 
the word so far and so fast thanks to Taylor’s 
favorite mode of travel. “He uses aGruman 
Mallard amphibious plane to drop down 
when and where the graduates please,” 
wrote Fund secretary E Lyle Pattee. 

In those early years, it was not unusual to 
find mention of annual campaign kick-off events, 
phonathons and cheque presentations in the pages of 
the Gazette and the Montreal Star. The Fund took root 
and grew through periods in which McGill faced finan- 
cial crises, capital expansion, student activism and 
political turmoil. When Principal FE Cyril James 
addressed an Alma Mater Fund dinner in 1962, he out- 
lined a major development plan for the University, 
including new buildings, which would double the size of 
the campus (whose size would double again by the early 
1970s), and an increase in enrolment, which by 1970 
would reach almost 17,000. Given the salary, equip- 
ment and research needs that the expansion entailed, 
James told graduates, “I would like to hope that the Fund 
will continue to grow as a vital — the vital — factor in 
accelerating McGill’s development.” 

Still, the questions E.P. Taylor raised 50 years ago are 
all too familiar for those running a university today: how 
can one ensure the university’s academic salaries are 
competitive? What additional public funding can be 
found? All the fat has been trimmed —how can one make 
deeper cuts without jeopardizing the quality of a univer- 
sity education? McGill’s current operating deficit 





stands at around $3 million (with total operating rev- 
enue for 1997-98 at just over $472 million), its accumu- 
lated deficit stands at just under $58 million, while the 
provincial government continues to cut funding and 
refuses to allow tuition increases. 

As its 50" anniversary is celebrated, the Alma Mater 
Fund will continue to help ensure that McGill offers 
a quality education. This year, the Fund welcomes a 
new chair, Marie Giguere, BCL75, who takes over 
from Barrie Birks, BA’70. Giguére is Executive Vice- 
President, Corporate Affairs at the Montreal Exchange 
and comes highly recommended for her work on the 
McGill Board of Governors, as well as her fundraising 
efforts on behalf of the Faculty of Law. While she is the 
first woman and first francophone chair of the Fund, 
she doesn’t see that as a big deal. “I hadn’t noticed,” 
she says, “although I hope I will not be the last in either 

Taking time to help McGill while one already has a 
demanding job is not unusual — volunteers have always 
been the strength of the Alma Mater Fund. Giguére is 
happy to get involved because of “McGill’s efforts in pro- 

moting a sense of belonging and its commitment to 
diversity, as well as my belief that universities 
4 are crucial to Montreal’s development.” 

As for the motivations of those who 
donate their money, outgoing chair 
Barrie Birks echoes E.P. Taylor’s words: 
“McGill graduates benefited from an 

> education that they realize was supported 

a by something other than just their fees, and 

they want to help others benefit from that 

same experience. There’s a personal advantage 

to it as well. Your degree is only as good as your institu- 

tion is today, and its reputation can only be helped by 
private support.” 

In its first year, the Fund seta record for all universities 
in North America with total contributions of $132,230. 
Fifty years later, the amount raised was $4.49 million, 
providing support for scholarships, libraries, athletic 
facilities and faculty development projects. It paid for 
the $69,000 van for disabled students, and the purchase 
of 20 computers for the Career Centre, “so students can 
come in, do their CVs, and do job searches online,” 
says Birks. 

The primary goal of the Fund remains unchanged 
from 1948: to enlist graduate support for immediate, day- 
to-day needs. In the mid-’70s, then Principal R.E. Bell 
summed up the Alma Mater Fund with these still appro- 
priate words: “Government support is the basic source of 
our strength. Private support is the real source of our 
distinction.” %€ 


Jennifer Towell is an Annual Fund Officer for Development 
and Alumni Relations. 

New Fund chair 
Marie Giguére 

The Alma 

Mater Fund, 
established in 



50 years 

of graduate 



Photo: Pat Anderson 

The Year of Livin 


octoral candidate Mike Wood spent two 

i semesters studying and conducting research in 
8 Indonesia, returning before the bloody riots 
last spring which brought about the downfall of President 
Suharto. Indonesia is once again in the news as further 

Mike Wood with Elin Weinstein, BA'97, in Yogyakarta, 

dove bs Po res 2 Nm 
their home base in Indonesia 

violence has erupted on the streets of 
Jakarta. Despite all the recent media 
coverage, Canadians still know little 
about Indonesia or its people. Wood 
says what he learned during his visit to 
this “land of superlatives” has left him 
eager to return. 

The road to Candi Ceto, a Hindu temple some 700 
years old, wound through mist-covered tea fields, over 
cold mountain streams and past terrifying precipices. We 
were crawling by car up the side of Mt. Luwu in central 
Java, Indonesia’s largest island. The temple itself, aseries 
of terraces hewn from rough dark stone, was almost com- 
pletely enshrouded in a damp morning fog. It was cold 
and silent; few visitors braved the thousand-metre drop 

to visit the monument. I doubt I 
would ever do soagain. 

Our friend and guide, Agus, had expressed no surprise 
about our plan to travel to this remote location. Neither 
he nor the guidebooks had warned of the hairpin turns, 
limited visibility, frightening glimpses of the valley 
below or the mixture of panic and resignation which 
arises when you are in a perilous situation that you can 
do nothing about. 

Yet I certainly understand why, centuries ago, people 
were drawn to this spot and went to the unimaginable 
trouble of building a temple on top of the mountain. 

re was a spiritual quality to this place, so cut off from 
the normal rhythms of everyday life. Indeed, Candi 
Ceto is still believed to be the abode of supernatural 
powers and remains a place of pilgrimage. ] 
various religious persuasions and practitioners of local 
mysticism come here to pray and to m 
times for d 

tate, some- 

didate at the McGill 
Institute of Islamic Studies, I had 
the good fortune to be in 

. Javanese of 

Indonesia from September 1996 until June 1997 on a 
fellowship funded by the Canadian International 
Developent Agency. I spent most of my time in 
Yogyakarta (universally referred to as Yogya and pro- 
nounced Jo-JAH), a city which vies for the title of “cen- 
tre of Javanese culture.” Before leavir 
about Indonesia, spoken to Indonesian friends at 
McGill about their home islands, cities and villages, 
even watched the film The Year of Living Dangerously, 
and I thought I was well informed about current politi- 
cal and economic developments. Nevertheless, I w: 
quite prepared for how confusing — yet exh 

life in a different culture 

could be. 

Canada, I’d read 

ay "this place, so cut off 


“from the normal rhythms 
of everyday life.” 


mm ~ 

Photo: Pat Anderson 


The red brick 
remains of a 
14th century 
Hindu temple 

Below: A view 
of the lush 
surrounding the 
Solo River 

in central Java 

Unlike many people, I could locate 
Indonesia on a map, although like 
many people I had to be told that 
Yogyakarta is not a suburb of the 
Indonesian capital, Jakarta, but is in 
fact eight hours away by train. The 
tropical Southeast Asian archipelago 
of Indonesia is a land of superlatives. 
Composed of 14,000 islands, it has the 
world’s largest Muslim population, estimated at 170 mil- 
lion. In fact, while Indonesia guarantees freedom of reli- 
gion, it doesn’t offer freedom from religion; it is illegal to 
be an atheist. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most dense- 
ly populated country (with 200 million inhabitants), 
features the world’s hottest cuisine (Sumatra’s padang 
cooking), was the site of the world’s loudest explosion 
(the volcano of Krakatoa exploded off the coast of 
Sumatra in 1883, a bang heard as far away as Burma and 
Australia) and may be the largest single nation of which 
most Canadians are profoundly ignorant. 

Although people have immigrated to Canada from 
all over the world, bringing their customs, languages, 
music and food, very few Indonesians have settled in 
Canada. Visiting students 
may be the largest enclave 
and they’re expatriates, 
doing in Canada what I was 
planning to do in Indonesia, 
and that included going 
home. Few Canadians have 
been exposed to the melodi- 
ous tones of the Indonesian 
language, sampled rendang 
(Sumatran spiced beef 
cooked in coconut milk) or 
heard the ethereal sounds of 
gamelan music. Indonesia’s 
ancient monuments, the 
Buddhist and Hindu temples 
of Borobodhur and Pram- 
banan, do not fire the popu- 
lar imagination in the same 
way as the Taj Mahal or the 

Nation building and shared history 

Vhad come to Indonesia for several reasons. First, 
wanted to learn the national language, bahasa ludonesia, 
a beautiful tongue which has much in common with 
Malay. In fact, except for the preponderance of Dutch 
words in the former and English words in the latter, they 
are basically the same language whose differences reflect 
separate colonial histories. Indonesians proudly tell you 

that theirs is the easiest language in the 
world to learn. It uses neither tenses 
nor genders; plurals are simply a matter 
of repeating a word twice. Thus, the 
plural of kucing (cat) is kucing-kucing. 
The alphabet is Latin, so I could read 
signs right away, and in a very short 
time | found that | could carry on sim- 
ple conversations. 

Second, I had a specific research project to conduct, 
which dealt with how “the past” is used today for nation- 
building purposes. Most, if not all, countries use percep- 
tions of history for political purposes. In newly inde- 
pendent or developing countries, where governments 
and cultural elites may command only tenuous loyalty 
from citizens, history is often used to create shared per- 
ceptions of what it means to be a citizen and to impress 
on the citizenry that they have a shared past, a unified 
present and a hopeful future. 

Using the past in this manner is especially important 
in countries where there is a wide diversity of languages 
and cultures, since citizens of a multi-ethnic nation may 
not share much of a history at all, beyond the common 
experience of European colonialism and the struggle for 
independence. In Indonesia, around 140 million people 
speak Javanese, while some of the languages of Irian 
Jaya, in the country’s far eastern regions, have only afew 
thousand speakers. Altogether, there are several hun- 
dred languages spoken in Indonesia. While the majority 
of Indonesians are Muslim, there are also sizable num- 
bers of Hindus (concentrated in the island of Bali), 
Christians (especially in the eastern islands), as well as 
numerous followers of indigenous religious systems. 

I was in Indonesia to examine the process of how a 
government creates a shared history. Part of my research 
consisted of interviewing historians, archaeologists and 
professors from several universities about their training, 
their funding and their areas of interest. 

I read about official government policy towards the 
past and towards tourism, an industry that often 
involves “selling” the past to attract foreign capital. | was 
interested in what historical events the Indonesian gov- 
ernment chose to raise monuments to and what objects 
were chosen for display in museums. I visited secular and 
religious shrines, museums and monuments in Java and 
Bali, such as the pilgrimage sites around Surabaya con 
nected with the wali songo, the semi-legendary saints 
who are said to have brought Islam to Java, the picture: 
perfect “sea temples” of Bali and the “nationalistic 
theme park,” Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, several hun- 
dred acres of displays celebrating Indonesia, built by 
Madame Tien Suharto outside Jakarta after a trip 

I sought out information on what vision of the past is 

MCGILL 1998-99 


Photo: Michael Wood 


The name Canada in 1evitably produces a positive response, 

although the cries of "Ben Johnson" have been replaced by “Bre-X,” 

first as a sign of easy wealth and later 

presented to Indonesian students and what textbooks 
they read. I was particularly interested in whether the 
past presented to the Indonesian nation had a tem poral 
or ideological emphasis. Were particular time periods 
identified as part of an Indonesian “golden age”? Are 
there alternative “official histories” popular with groups, 
such as those seeking a more Islamic destiny for 
Indonesia, outside the political mainstream? 

Life in a kampung 

While studying the culture and history of the country, 
I was also learning about everyday life in a kampung, an 
Indonesian neighbourhood. Traditional lly, Indonesian 
kampungs were walled affairs often housing extended 
families whose members practised the same trade. 
Examples of such walled quarters can still be found in the 
vicinity of the palace of the Sultan of Yogyakarta and are 
home to the families of his hereditary servants. But for 
good or ill, Indonesia has recently undergone a great deal 
of modernization and some Indonesian neighbour- 
hoods, with driveways and front lawns, can hardly be 
described as traditional kampungs. Ours fell somewhere 
in between the ultra-modern suburb and the intimate 
lamplit world of narrow winding streets which had filled 
my over-romanticized view of what life would be like in 
the ancient Javanese city of Yogyakarta. Along with fel- 
low McGill graduate Elin Weinstein, BA’97, I lived for 
much of the time inakampung on the edge of town in an 
area of low houses bordering on rice paddies. Livestock 
(cows, goats and, before religious festivals, lambs) were 
kept nearby and wandering chickens were a constant 
traffic hazard. Local residents were not poor, but cer- 
tainly could not be considered middle class, although 
there were some impressively large houses nearby. 

Our neighbours seemed to be more observant 
Muslims than the residents of other areas of town, since 
many local women wore the jilbab head scarf and there 
were four or five mosques within earshot — one in fact 
was next door. During the 1997 general election the area 
was conspicuous in its support for the PPP, the more 
Muslim-oriented of Indonesia’s legal political parties. 

Bathing facilities in our small, four-room house were 
traditional, consisting of twin mandis, basins which 
one would fill with cold water and then pour over 
oneself with a cup or dipper. This method of show- 
ering was very refreshing after a day-long con- 
frontation with the traffic of Yogya but was not a 
very pleasant experience in the chill of the early 
morning. Cooking facilities were similarly basic. A 
simple propane range was more than adequate to 
cook our naive attempts at Indonesian curries. But 
eating out was usually cheaper, either at a roadside 
stall, or warung, which served Indonesian dishes 


.as asymbol of folly 

and “backpacker fare,” including the ubiquitous banana 
pancakes for breakfast or, when we were really cultural- 
ly disoriented, the local KFC or McDonald’s. We would 
also get takeout from Bungo Palo, an amaz ing eating 
establishment at the end of our street offering spicy ren- 
dang wrapped in banana leaves for e easy transport. 

If our house was not equipped with all the latest con- 
veniences it was both spacious and bright, with its own 
courtyard and even a large television. Thus, we not only 
got our fix of subtitled X-Files, Star Trek: The Next 
Generation and Beverly Hills 90210, but we also got to 

catch President Suharto’s latest pronouncements and 
came to understand the class and regional distinctions of 
local programming. For example, the more dramatic 
Indonesian soap operas tended to be set in Jakarta 
among the emerging middle class — a world of Japanese 
cars, shopping malls and nightclubs — while the more 
comedic local offerings tended to 
focus on life in a traditional rural 
kampung and on the misdeeds bf & 7 el 
of the village gossip. But who 5 ya he a 
needs television when : 
you have cicak? These 
small, extremely appeal- 
ing lizards scurry about the 
walls of many an Indo- 
nesian household, provid- 
ing free entertainment 
(their name comes from the 

This figure 
stands guard at 
the steps of 

one of Bali's 

thousands of 


delicate hissing noise they 
make) while keeping the mos- 
quitoes at bay. 
Living in this 
area was a unique 
Opportunity to 
get to know 
Javanese life. | 
was happy to 
find that we 
blended into 
the neigh- 

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We socialized with our neighbours, which inclu- 
ded students and our landlord Sayudi, and with the shop 
owners across the street, who introduced us to Fanta 
Hijau or green Fanta — definitely an acquired taste — 
which blends the flavours of bubble gum and mint to cre- 
ate what some considered a truly refreshing soft drink. | 
was able to converse in Indonesian (to my knowledge no 
one in the neighbourhood spoke English) and was glad 
to be able to avoid the jarring gulf between Indonesians 
and foreigners one so often encounters in Jakarta. 

In fact, Indonesians are very 
open to foreign visitors. Barring 
one or two minor incidents, | 
never really had an uncomfort- 
able encounter with the many 
Indonesians | met and talked to. 
Confusing, yes, frustrating, 
sometimes, but I never encoun- 
tered hostility. Indonesia defi- 
nitely operates at a different 
pace; our obsession with sched- 
ules, timetables and budgets 
seems out of place in the heat of 
the tropics. Indonesians place 
greater importance on getting to 
know those who have made the 
effort to visit their islands (of 
which they are intensely 
proud). At the same time, Indonesians possess a remark- 
able “can-do” attitude. If one wants to go to an obscure 
archaeological site, there is no need to rent a car — and 
deal with the bureaucratic monster. You need only talk 
toa hotel clerk, or go toa bar or restaurant and state your 
intentions. Soon enough someone will come up to you 
and the negotiating will begin for a car and driver. If no 
one in the immediate area can fulfil your request, some- 
one will be found. 

Despite Team Canada trips and an impressive 
Canadian business presence, as a country we really don’t 
have a high profile among Indonesians. Probably as 
many of them can locate Canada ona map as vice versa, 
but the name Canada inevitably produces a positive 
response, although the cries of “Ben Johnson” have been 
replaced by “Bre-X,” first as a sign of easy wealth and 
later, as we were leaving, as a symbol of folly. 

Culture shock and upheaval 

Because I had spent time abroad before on archaeo- 
logical digs in Central America and the Middle East, | 
had arrogantly assumed that 1 was immune from the 
well-documented disorder of culture shock. I forgot that 
previously I had been insulated from the particulars 
of local life by being part of a larger 
group of travellers, all 

sharing a common purpose and, more importantly, a 
common routine. In Indonesia, I found out that there 
was a great deal of difference between visiting a place, 
surrounded with the protective identity of a tourist, and 
living in a place, where you must cope with the frustra- 
tions of daily life and such minutiae as how to pay your 

electrical bill and where to buy a band-aid. 
Opportunities to learn how other people actually live 
provide the surprise of discovery but also a yearning for 
the familiar. By the date of my departure, I was anxious 
to get home and had begun to 

plan which of my favourite $ 
Montreal restaurants I would hit = 
first. But soon after arriving back Fe 
: ~ dl ro} 
in Canada, | really started to miss 2 
the place. I talked about Indo- 
nesia constantly, much to the 
annoyance of those who had 
never been there. My academic Left: 
pursuits began to focus almost ““” , 
; ; s . Ahilltop view 
exclusively on Southeast Asia “”” 
of downtown 
and I planned ways to return. | 
was hooked. : 

Although it has only been a 
short time, much has changed in 
Indonesia since I was there. 
Canadians were shocked by the 
violent images from May 1998 of 
a Jakarta on fire and a government about to collapse. At 
least 1,000 demonstrators were killed. The rupiah has 
been drastically devalued from 1,700 to the dollar when 
I left to 8,000 to the dollar just over a year later. Banks 
and businesses have closed. Suharto, “the smiling gener- 
al,” is gone amid charges of corruption, greed and nepo- 
tism. Indonesia faces new violence and an uncertain 
political and economic future. Nevertheless, the 
Indonesia I encountered worked its magic on me and | 
am anxious to get back. I know that many of the things I 
was most taken by may no longer be evident: many of the 
things that disturbed me (like poverty, the inertia of 
bureaucracy and traffic congestion) may be worse. No 
matter, I’ve changed too — was changed by my 
experience there. Now I can’t wait to 
rediscover this strange place half a 
globe away, and I am very 
curious to see how I will 
react to this new 
Indonesia as it deals 
with the daunting 
ahead. %€ 

Below: The 
“sea temple” 
of Tanah Lot 
on the island 
of Bali 

Photo: Elin Weinstein 


“,.. the Indonesia 
| encountered worked its 
magic on me 
and | am anxious to 
get back.” 

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the Wilds of Strategic Management, 
Free Press, 1998, $38, by Henry Mintzberg, 
BEng’61, Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel, 
BSc’76, PhD’90. 

ess of a safari, this tour put me in mind of 
Frank Capra’s film Mr. Smith Goes to 
Washington. The plot has the upright, honest 
James Stewart character campaigning 
against corruption and hypocrisy in the capi- 
tal. This book shares a similar campaigning 
zeal. Mr. Mintzberg and his co-authors, 
Bruce Ahlstrand and 
McGill alumnus 
Joseph Lampel, go to 
Boston, the capital 
of the strategy busi- 

ness, to bag big 
game business 
schools (Harvard), 
gurus (Michael 
Porter) and con- 
sultants (Boston 
Group). The 
( bad guys in the 
plot are the 
| faceless managers who shape 
firms’ destinies while sitting in hermetically 
H)| sealed corporate offices. The good guys, 
i according to the authors, are the “right- 
minded people who simply wish to serve the 
| organization despite its leadership” and the 
“foot-soldiers on the firing line.” It’s heart- 
warming stuff and its people-first message 
coincides with the empowerment fad cur- 
rently sweeping through North American 

| organizations. 

Safari’s itinerary is not so much strategy as 
the strategy process: the way people in orga- 
nizations decide what to do. Asa result, the 
tour is somewhat truncated. The core ques- 
tion in the strategy field is why firms’ eco- 
nomic performances differ. And this is as 
much to do with what they do as the way 
that they do it. But there is little here about 
the outcome of the strategy process — namely, 
strategy content or the actual goals, business 
practices and actions undertaken by a firm. If 
you want to understand the logic of corpo- 
rate diversification, the reasons for downsiz- 
ing or the theory behind compensating 
senior executives with generous stock option 
packages, you won't find it here. 

Mintzberg is Canada’s most respected 

management scholar and his 25-year career 
has seen several original contributions to our 
understanding of organizations. In a field full 


of the self-important, his style is refreshingly 
offbeat and iconoclastic. So it is ironic that 
Mintzberg has emerged as Canada’s only 

internationally renowned management guru. 
Now in the guru business you have to sell 
books, and one way of doing this is knocking 
the competition. And that’s what the 
authors do. The book categorizes the strategy 
field into ten schools of thought, then 
knocks them down. All except one. The 
tenth school, called Configuration, is largely 
the work of McGill scholars. Indeed 
Australian academic Lex Donaldson once 
described their approach as 
“McGillomania.” Not surprisingly, 
Mintzberg will brook little criticism of his 
colleagues’ work. One fault he does allow is 
that Configuration’s main theories may have 
no practical use. In some businesses having a 
useless idea may be fatal, but in the manage- 
ment theory market it hardly matters. 


Associate Professor of Management 

Concordia University 

Florida Bound: The Essential Guide for 
Canadian Snowbirds, Macmillan Canada, 
1998, $19.95, by Andrew Cumming, BA’90. 

his is the time of the year when butter- 

flies, birds, whales — and a significant 
chunk of retired Canadians — pack up and 
head south. If they’re smart, the human 
migrants will have a copy of Andrew 
Cumming’s Florida Bound with them. 

According to govern- 
ment statistics, the num- 
ber of Canadians who 
winter in Florida— known 
as snowbirds — is more 
than 400,000, with 
about 130,000 of those 
owning a second home 
there. But seasonal 
Florida residency isn’t 
just a matter of stuff- 
ing the car and point- 
ing it south. Florida 
Bound lives up to its 
title of “essential 
guide,” advising travellers 
on what to do before leaving (have a com- 
plete physical and get a doctor's report, con- 
vert currency to U.S. dollars — it’s cheaper in 
Canada), how to get there (1-75 has the most 
truck traffic, don’t fly or drive at night), and, 
once there, how to cope with any eventuality 
from car-jacking to hurricanes to the death 
of a loved one. 


Cumming, a lawyer who isa member of 
the bar in both Ontario and Florida, special- 
izes in cross-border tax, estate planning and 
immigration law, so there is lots of solid 
information on the legal and financial impli- 
cations of being a part-time U.S. resident. It 
may come as a shock, for example, to learn 
that the Internal Revenue Service and 
Revenue Canada agreed in 1995 to cooper- 
ate in exchanging information. Canadians 
who rent out their Florida properties and 
who fail to report the income may be faced 
with significant tax penalties. The author 
also takes readers through the tricky task of 
arranging the right health insurance. 

But the fun side of Florida is not neglect- 
ed. Cumming provides guides, schedules, 
web sites and phone numbers for cultural 
events, shopping malls, festivals and golf and 
tennis tournaments. All the information in 
the book is well organized, easy to under- 
stand and presented in a breezy style. With 
Florida Bound in hand, a snowbird’s biggest 
worry might be coping with sunburn. Come 
to think of it, that’s covered, too. 


Margaret Atwood: A Biography, 
ECW Press, 1998, $24.95, by Nathalie Cooke. 

argaret Atwood’s response to the two 
unauthorized biographies of her on 
bookstore shelves this fall has been a terse 
“T’m not dead yet.” True, but in Atwood’s 
case, would-be CanLit biographers must 
have been champing at the bit for years now. 
While she’s still young as biography subjects 
go (59), Atwood surely appears ripe 
for the literary bio treatment when 
you survey that luminous writing — 
a substantial body of work by any 
measure (15 books of poetry, 14 
books of fiction, for starters) — not to 
mention a career winding up its 
fourth decade, filled with famous 
friends, international awards and cul- 
tural controversies. She is such an icon 
of Canadian literature — the icon, or in 
Robert Fulford’s words, the “standard 
bearer” — that resistance to the biographi- 
cal call must have been difficult indeed. 
Nathalie Cooke, a McGill professor of 
English, has acquiesced with a splendid offer- 
ing for Atwood students and general readers 
alike, taking on the whole life, from young 
Margaret in the woods of the Canadian 
North to Alias Grace. (Rosemary Sullivan's 
current biography, The Red Shoes, limits itself 
to Atwood’s youth and early success up © 

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Lady Oracle.) Cooke has Atwood refute the 
myth of the suffering artist straight off, and 
Atwood emerges as a model of sanity, cre- 
ativity, humour 
and humanitari- 
anism, so much 
so that she may 


be a little disap- 

pointed by the 
lack of skele- 
tons in her 

§ biographical 
closet, unless 

a fondness 
for tarot 

cards quali- 


dirty secret. 

We follow Atwood through her 
years at Victoria College, University of 
Toronto, under the tutelage of poet Jay 
MacPherson and iiber-critic Northrop Frye, 
whose theories of myth and literary arche- 
type have always been considered a primary 
influence on her writing — an influence 
Cooke cautiously disputes. Then on to 
Harvard and the thrill of Atwood’s first 
Governor General’s award, for The Circle 
Game. Henceforth, it is a career in meteoric 
ascension, from her involvement in the 
fabled House of Anansi Press during the 
1960s and ’70s; to the early novels and the 
national tempest of her landmark critical 
work on Canadian literature, Survival; on 
through the ’80s, when books like The 
Handmaid's Tale and Cat’s Eye made her an 
international celebrity. 

“Implicit in any writer’s biography is the 
comparison between life and art,” writes 
Cooke, a comparison that perhaps dogs 
writers with extraordinary public profiles 
such as Atwood more than others. Is 
Atwood like her fictional heroines, many of 
whom are Toronto-based writers and 
artists? Atwood has always discouraged 
such comparisons and Cooke feels they 
ultimately short-sell the writer and her 

Throughout the book, we’re reminded of 
how terribly funny and mischievous 
Atwood can be, despite the seriousness of 
most of her themes. Reviewing her own 
collection of essays, Second Words, in the 
Globe and Mail, Atwood juxtaposes the 
image of herself as a “motherly, cookie-bak- 
ing, pussycat-loving comedienne” with the 
“threatening succubus and man-devouring 
squid,” taking on silly critics who had 
labelled her a “feminist harridan” for years 
and cutting them off at the knees. Indeed 




the satire that lurks at the edge — and at 
times, the heart — of much of her work is a 
key to the “strongly didactic impulse” Cooke 
sees in her writing. 

Promoting and defending Canadian cul- 
ture, furthering the rights of women, fighting 
for the environment — serious business, these 
Atwoodian agendas — her battles are usually 

fF enerediviener d 

Trudeau's Shadow: The Life and Legacy 
of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Random House, 
1998, $34.95, edited by Andrew Cohen, BA’77, 
and J.L. Granatstein. 

he Northern Magus returns, this time ina 

fine collection of essays by Trudeaumaniacs 
and some less enthusiastic reviewers. 
Richard Gwyn, Bob Rae, Andrew Coyne, 
Rick Salutin, Linda McQuaig and many 
more offer perspectives on Trudeau as politi- 
cian, philosopher, outdoorsman, sex symbol 
and elder statesman. Edited by Globe and 
Mail Washington correspondent Andrew 
Cohen and Canadian historian Jack 

Brian Moore: The Chameleon Novelist, 
Doubleday, 1998, $34.95, by Denis Sampson, 

biography of one of the more elusive 

contemporary masters. Samson chroni- 
cles Moore’s childhood in Belfast, his life in 
Montreal during the 1960s, and later years 
in the U.S. The book features extensive dis- 
cussion of Moore’s works, and material 
drawn from interviews with the writer and 
his family, his diaries, notes and letters 
provides fascinating insight into his literary 

Health, Family, Learning, & Collaborative 
Nursing, McGill University School of Nursing, 
1997, $60, edited by Laurie N. Gottlieb, BN’69, 
MSc(A)'74, PhD’85, and Héléne Ezer, BSc(N)’68, 

ritings on the McGill philosophy and 

perspective on nursing, collected from 20 
years of teaching and practice at the 
University and its hospitals. The book pro- 
vides nurses with a blueprint for education 
and a framework for practice. 


fought with razor wit, style and deadly accu- 
racy. Pointing out absurdity is a marvelous 
instructional tool. Cooke’s book will no 
doubt jump straight onto bibliographical 
lists as a primary resource, but will be equally 
fascinating for the everyday enthusiast of 
Canadian literature. 


Staying Human During Residency 
Training, University of Toronto Press, 1998, $15, 
by Allan D. Peterkin, DipPsych’92. 

comprehensive guide for medical stu- 

dents, interns and residents, packed with 
tips on coping with stress, sleep deprivation, 
finances, ethical and legal problems, and 
many other concerns for hospital residents. 
Peterkin is a psychiatrist at Mount Sinai 
Hospital in Toronto and a health columnist 
for the Toronto Star. 

Breaking Up Solvent: AWoman’s Guide 
to Financial Security, Detselig Enterprises Ltd., 
1998, $17.95, by Suzanne Kingsmill, BSc’78, and 
Stephen Stuart. 

his book is about Kate, who quit her job to 

raise kids and who found when her mar- 
riage dissolved that she was financially 
unprepared to handle it. With the coaching 
of Maggie, cleaning woman and financial 
expert extraordinaire, she learns all the 
things she should have known long before 
saying “I do.” 

The Red Shoes: Margaret Atwood 
Starting Out, Harper Collins, 1998, $32, by 
Rosemary Sullivan, BA’68. 

ullivan, a poet and also biographer of 

Atwood colleague Gwendolyn MacEwen, 
examines Atwood’s formative years, into 
the 1970s and the writer’s first successes. 
The book takes as its central image the bal- 
lerina from the famous film, The Red Shoes, 
a woman forced to choose between pursuing 
her art and love, ultimately choosing sui- 
cide. It was a film that haunted the young 
Atwood, and Sullivan’s book illustrates 
how Atwood’s distinguished career and 
happy family life have been a complete 
repudiation of the film’s message. 


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Owen Egan 

recTrT rl Ota 

friends and family came 
from far and wide for this year’s Homecoming, held 
September | 7-20.Thirty-three alumni showed up from 
the Macdonald Agriculture and Home Economics Class of ’48, 
which took the Honour Shield at Mac for the greatest number of 
class members in attendance and made a donation of $25,000 
towards the Lewis E. Lloyd Bursary Fund. 

Festivities began in a jovial mood on Thursday, with the Sports 
Hall of Fame Luncheon hosted by former principal David 
Johnston and master of ceremonies Dick Irvin, BCom’53. Friday, 
things got decidedly more uproarious at the 29th Leacock 
Luncheon with court jester Derek Drummond — who doubles as 
Vice-Principal (Development and Alumni Relations) — warming 
up the crowd before bowing to this year’s lecturer, noted 
humorist Josh Freed, BSc’70. Defender of the faith when it comes 
to all things Montreal, Freed gave returning alumni a crash course 
in how to survive contemporary Quebec. Freed also recalled a 
particular political action in the late 60s, ‘a huge rally called 
McGill Francais, where thousands of socially progressive English- 
speaking students marched through the city streets in favour of 
more French for McGill and more French for Montreal. 
Congratulations — you did it!” 

Dr. Bob Broughton, 
PhD’72, of the Department 
of Agricultural and 
Biosystems Engineering, 
and Lloyd Stephens- 
Newsham, PhD’48, at 
Saturday’s Gathering of 
the Clan BBQ. 

Cliff Skarstedt 


At the Chancellor’s dinner honouring the Class of 43, choir 
director Mary-Jane Puiu, BMus’81!,made such a good-natured 
plea for the cash-strapped McGill Choral Society that Dr.Walter 
Percival, MD’43A, stood up, plucked a $50 bill from his wallet and 
donated it on the spot. Dr. Herbert Jasper, MD’43B, DSc’71, 
toasted the class and included some gracious words and a salute 
to outgoing Chancellor, Gretta Chambers, BA’47. 

There were many more activities: receptions and lectures, 
walking tours of Old Montreal, and farm and eco-tours out at 
Macdonald Campus. In all, 55 class reunions were held across the 
two campuses.The first-ever “Lunch et Livres” was a resounding 
success, with McGill authors Edward Phillips, Vikram Bhatt and 
Blema Steinberg reading from their most recent books at the 
new café in the Bookstore. The Shrine Bowl on Saturday drew 
5,000 fans for the game against the Concordia Stingers, with 
McGill prevailing in the defensive match-up, 9-4. 

The closing brunch at Gibby’s on Sunday signalled the end of 
another fine reunion, with thanks due to Homecoming Chairs 
Morna Flood Consedine, DipEd’7!,MEd’77, DEd’85, and Suzelle 
Barrington, BSc(AgrEng)’73, PhD’85, as well as Alumni Relations 
staff and the hundreds of volunteers who ensured that all went 
smoothly. McGill News paparazzi were out capturing the 
highlights,and here are just a few memorable moments. 

McGill Redmen 

Olivier Lefebvre (left) , 
BEng’99, and 

Jean Philippe Darche 
(right), BSc’97, are 
presented with the 
Montreal Shrine Bowl 
by Richard Waring, 
Potentate of the Karnak 
Temple Shriners. 

‘Owen Egan 

Homecoming participants take a 
walking tour of Old Montreal 
on Sunday before the weekend’s 

closing brunch. 


-OMING 1998 

(Left to right) Audrey Spencer and Colin Spencer, BEng’ 48, 
are greeted by Principal Bernard Shapiro, BA’56, LLD'88. 
and Phyllis Shapiro, DipEd’56, at the Principal’s Dinner for 
the 50th Anniversary Class. 

Nicolas Morin 

Professor Vikram Bhatt, MArch’75, discusses his 
latest book, Resorts of the Raj, part of the “Lunch et Livres” 
event in the new café at the McGill Bookstore. 

Nicolas Morin 

Owen Egan 

Moderator Derek Drummond, BArch’62, Josh Freed , BSc’70, 
and Dick Pound, BCom’62, BCL’67, share a chuckle at the 
head table during the 29th Annual Leacock Luncheon. 

(Left to right) J. Albert Legrand, BSc(Agr)’48, 
Jim Laurie, BSc(Agr)’48, Maureen Lloyd and 
Kit (Thelma Kennedy) Everett, BSc(HEc)’48, with 
the Class of ‘48 donation to the Lewis E. Lloyd 
Bursary Fund. 

More than 5,000 
turned out at Percival 
Molson Stadium to 
watch the Redmen’s 9-4 

Homecoming game 


pee Srentyfire Tiousand— 
if Frank Upton, BSc(Agr)’48, and his 
wife Adele explore the Ecomuseum at 
the Macdonald Campus. 


MCGILL NEWS - WINTER 1998-99 41 

victory on a picture- 
Q perfect afternoon. 

Helen Cohen Rimmer 


Nicolas Morin 

Dr. Herbert Jasper, MDCM’43B, DSc’71, 
gave the Class toast and saluted 

outgoing Chancellor, Gretta Chambers, 

at the Chancellor’s Dinner. 

Nicolas Morin 

Mary-Jane Puiu, BMus’81, 
directs the McGill Choral Society 
at the Chancellor’s dinner at the 
Ritz-Carlton Hotel. 

Martin Silverstone, BSc(Agr)’77, shows 
the kids how it’s done at the Alumni Rugby 
Game. The stalwart alumni defeated the 
current men’s team, 27-25. 

Cliff Skarstedt 


Let the McGill Alumni Association help 

make this a memorable reunion for you 

and your classmates. Homecoming ’99 
will mark special anniversary milestones 
for the graduating classes ofall years 
ending in 9 and 4. 
Contact: Anna Galati (514) 398-3554, 
or fax (514) 398-7338. 
Patrick Stephenson, BSc(Agr)’95, MSc’95, and daughters 
Debbie (foreground) and Ingrid say hello to a recent arrival at the 
Macdonald Farm Centre. 
42 MCGILL NEWS + WINTER” 192)0am 

ian MWicLacnill 

BEng’60, has suc- 
ceeded James Robb, 
BA’51, BCL’54, as 
head of the McGill 
Alumni Association. 
Asa full-time faculty 
member (he teaches 

courses in entrepre- 
neurship in the Faculty of Management), 
McLachlin is a departure from recent 
MAA presidents, but he plans to follow 
their lead in at least one important 

“The job of president has become a 
much more hands-on position,” says 
McLachlin. “The Alumni Association is 
being asked to do more for the University, 
so the Board has evolved into a more active 
group of volunteers. McGill graduates 
have a lot to bring to the proverbial party, 
and they can make a real contribution to 
recruiting efforts, for example. 

“As well, two members of our Board sit on 
the committee to select a new Chancellor 

and I was on the committee which recom- 
mended the renewal of Principal Shapiro's 
term. We're representing alumni in groups 
like this all over the campus.” 

Most of McLachlin’s career has been 
spent in investment banking, setting up 
financing for small and medium-size busi- 
nesses. His work, primarily with Dominion 
Securities, has taken the native Montrealer 
to postings in Calgary, Vancouver and 
Toronto. He returned to Montreal in 1989 
to become an entrepreneur himself. 

McLachlin says he always hada knack for 
understanding financial statements “from a 
practical point of view” and for explaining 
them to others. “When I tell people I used to 
work with that I’m teaching now, they’re 
not surprised. They say, ‘Well you did that at 
Dominion Securities.” 

He occasionally runs impromptu semi- 
nars on financial statements for manage- 

ment students. “Sometimes 100 students 
will show up on a Friday afternoon. I show 
them what the statements really mean and 
how the financial information fits together. 
Perhaps that comes from my engineering 

McLachlin says that’s also been part of 
his contribution to the MAA Board. “We 
look at the job of the Association from a 
financial point of view and try to make sure 
that we are budgeting carefully and then 
operating according to that budget. That’s 
especially important with tighter fiscal 

Other priorities for his two-year term? 
“McGill’s student body has become so 
diverse and I don’t think that’s reflected yet 
in our Board profile. As well, we're trying to 
encourage graduates to get involved at a 
much younger age. We're looking for stu- 
dent leaders to become class agents. I’ve 
had some of them in my classes and they’re 
just dynamite kids.” &« 


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SUSAN ANN BRYSON, BSc(HEc)’65, plans to 
retire from her job as an Ontario Government 
Policy Advisor in November 1999, Upon retir- 
ing, Susan will move to a house in Quebec’s 

Eastern Townships. 


retired in the fall of 1997 after several years of 

practising physiotherapy and/or veterinary 
medicine and surgery in Ontario and Nova 
Scotia. He now runs at a low and slow pace in 
Nova Scotia. 

MIKE SCHOFIELD, BSc(Agr)’74, after three- 
and-a-half years in Sweden as European 
Technology Manager for BetzDearborn, is mov- 
ing to the Jacksonville, Fla., office where he will 
assume the position of Global Technology 
Expert, responsible for the application of 
BetzDearborn’s chemical technology to the 
pulp industry worldwide. Mike and his wife 
Sharon (née Connolly), a former Macdonald 
College staff member, are looking forward to a 
warm Florida winter. 

TERRY CAUNTER, BSc(Agr)’79, is working 
for Health Canada at the Pest Management 
Regulatory Agency where he is involved with 
the registration of pesticides. He attended 
graduate school at the University of Ottawa 
where he earned his Master’s in Environ- 
mental Toxicology. He has been in the Ottawa 
region for the last 15 years, where he lives 
with his wife Diane Gagnon and their three 

VINCENT PHILION, BSc(Agr)’92, MSc’95, 
aprés six ans comme associé de recherche avec 
Agriculture Canada a St-Jean, a décroché un 
poste de chercheur en phytopathologie au cen- 
tre de recherche en production végétale de St- 
Hyacinthe (Ministére de l’Agriculture, des 
pécheries et de l’alimentation du Québec). II 
est également devenu membre de l’ordre des 


H. PETER OBERLANDER, BArch’45, received 

an honorary doctorate from the University of 

British Columbia at its recent convocation in 
recognition of the 45" anniversary of UBC 
granting its first Master’s degree in Community 
and Regional Planning. Dr. Oberlander deliv- 
ered the Convocation address reflecting UBC’s 
pioneering role in architecture and urban plan- 

ning education. 




MARC DAEMEN, BSc(Arch)’77, BArch’78, 
won gold and bronze medals in rowing at the 
Nike World Masters Games in Portland, Ore., 
in August 1998. The races were held overa dis- 
tance of 1,000 metres on Vancouver Lake in 
the state of Washington. Marc also competed 
in the World Championships of Rowing for 
Masters in Munich in September. 

BArch’85, has been in Europe since 1986, 
where he obtained a graduate degree in 
Computer Assisted Design (Marseille III, 
X.1.A.O., Arch), followed by work in software 
design and sales in Marseilles, Paris and 
Brussels. Since 1994 he has been working in 
Switzerland for Autodesk Europe/Middle 
East/Africa, initially in marketing and now in 
sales development. 

BArch’90, is an architect at Frank O. Gehry & 
Associates, Inc., in Santa Monica, Calif. She is 
also a member of the production team for the 
construction of the Disney Concert Hall to be 
built in downtown Los Angeles. 

LAURA E. DENT, MArch’93, is pursuing her 
PhD in urban planning in the School of 
Urban Planning at the University of 
Waterloo. Her husband, JOHN S. ZELEK, 
PhD’96, isan Assistant Professor at the School 
of Engineering at the University of Guelph. 

BARBARA (CLEMENTS) Moore, BA’48, has 
been awarded the Mérite Municipal 1998 by 
the Minister of Municipal Affairs of Quebec. 
Nominated by Westmount as the citizen who 
had made the most outstanding volunteer con- 
tribution to the community in the past year, 
Barbara won for the Montreal region. 
Presentation of the award took place in Quebec 

City in June. 

JILL (SHARPE) GIBONEY, BA’74, is acomput- 
er network administrator for a school district 
in Southern California. Her husband is a man- 
ager of training at a software company near 
Santa Barbara. They have two children, aged 
16 and 12. 

JOAN WEINBERG, BA’76, is a marketing and 
communications consultant in Tel Aviv. Her 
clients include the Weizmann Institute of 
Science, where she is English publications edi- 
tor, the Israel Export Institute, and the Israel 
Center for Disease Control. She is also a con- 
tributor to The Jerusalem Post. She earned an 
MA from USC’s Annenberg School of 
Communications and Journalism in 1985 and 



holds teaching credentials from UCLA. She 
also served on the McGill Alumni Board of 

Southern California for two years. 

director at the 75-partner law firm Reinhold 

Tel Aviv. 

3A’77, is an executive 

Cohn and Partners, in 

book, Change and Development: Issues of 
Theory, Method and Application. He is an 

associate professor o 

1as recently published a 

psychology at Weber 
State University in Odgen, Utah, where he 
lives with his family. Eric can be reached at 

JACK LESLIE HAYES, BA’79, was promoted in 
January 1998 to Director, Human Resources 
for Chubb Security Canada after spending 
five years as Manager, National Training and 
Communications. He is married to ANNE- 
MARIE GRAVEL, BA’78, and they have two 


JOSEPH C. MICHELOTTI, BA’79, became a 
member of the National Network of Estate 
Planning Attorneys in 1997. He is a principal 
in an Illinois firm which specializes in estate 

slanning law. 

PETER C. HERMAN, BA’81, is an associate 
professor of English at San Diego State 
Jniversity. His anthology, Opening the Borders: 
Renaissance Studies and the New Inclusivism, is 

forthcoming from the University of Delaware 


MARTHA MATSON, BA’81, is a founding part- 
ner of Matson Britton Architects, now in its 
ninth year, and designs residential as well as 
commercial projects. Martha has two daugh- 
ters, Nora and Mae. 

SCOTT BERTSCHY, BA’82, has been Director 
of Development at Detroit Country Day 
School in Birmingham, Mich.., for ten years. 

has completed her MBA at Wilfrid Laurier 
University in Waterloo, Ont. She lives in 
Toronto where she continues to work in the 
Internet industry. Her website is at 

RALPH JEAN, BA’85, is working as Deputy 
Chief of Party/Administrator of the Haiti Food 
Security Project for Chemonics International, 
a Washington, D.C., consulting firm. The pro- 
ject is funded by the United States Agency for 
International Development. 

Mary ANN LEVINE, BA’85, has joined the 
anthropology department of Franklin & 
Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., as an assis- 

tant professor. She attended the University of 



Massachusetts at Amherst, where she received 
her PhD in 1996. She has taught at the 
University of Massachusetts, Tufts University 

and Ithaca College. 

Nora CUMMINS, BA’89, graduated with an 
MD from the John A. Burns School of 
Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii, in May 1998. 
She is now a resident in Internal Medicine in 


GEORGES MEGYERI, BA’89, is working in 
Budapest as the Fleet Sales Manager for Opel 
Southeast Europe. The European brand name 
of General Motors, this company is the market- 
ing and sales organization responsible for nine 
countries in Eastern Europe. 

JOHN C. LEFEBVRE, BA’90, has taken a faculty 
position at Ohio University after having com- 
pleted his doctorate in clinical psychology at 
Duke University in North Carolina. 

ALISON POLLOCK, BA’90, received her MA in 
developmental and educational psychology 
from Boston College in 1994 and married 
William Pollock on October 18, 1997. Alison is 
working at the Joslin Diabetes Center in 
Boston on a cognitive behavioural study. 

LYNN ANDREA GARIEPY, BA’91, has returned 
to Montreal from Seoul, South Korea, after 
teaching there for three years as a professor at a 
women’s university. 

GREG ALTON, BA’92, is attending the 
Woodrow Wilson School at 
University after resigning from the Canadian 


Foreign Service in 1997 and working in Moscow. 

ADAM DODEK, BA'92, has returned to 
Canada after a six-year sojourn that took him 
south of the border, across the ocean to Israel, 
and then out to sunny California. He is pursu- 
ing his SJD at the University of Toronto's 
Faculty of Law. 

AUDRAE ERICKSON, MA’93, has joined 
the American Farm Bureau Federation as 
a director of governmental relations responsi- 
ble for trade policy, negotiations and dispute 
settlement issues. She most recently served as 
the director for agricultural affairs at the 
U.S. Trade Representative’s office while on 
loan from the Department of Agriculture’s 
Economic Research Service, where she began 
working in 1993. She was also the U.S. dele- 
gation lead on sanitary and phytosanitary 
negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the 
Americas and the North American Free Trade 

HOLLY FORSYTHE, BA’93, completed an 
MA at the University of Toronto in 1994. 


Neen eel 

She is now in the PhD program there in the 
department of English and is working at a 
software company’s marketing department. 
She is sharing a house with Jonathan Brittain, 
who also lived on the sixth floor of Molson 
Hall in 1989-90. 

been appointed a full-time lecturer at Nagano 
University as of April 1999. He and his two 
daughters, Serina and Hannah, live in Nagano 
Ken, Japan, where Stewart cultivates rice and 

vegetables organically. 

birth to a baby girl, Chloe, in May, 1998. 
Isabelle is now working for the Florida 
Department of Transportation doing eminent 
domain litigation. 

MARC ST-PIERRE, MA’93, a été nommé coor- 
donnateur des services de |’enseignement a 
|’ Association des Institutions d’Enseignement 
Secondaire au mois d’aoit 1998. Cette associa- 
ton regroupe les écoles secondaires privées du 


DAVID HARMAN, BA’94, is a naval officer 
and works as a Bridge Watchkeeper on HMCS 
Charlottetown. He recently returned from a 
five-and-a-half-month deployment with 



NATO's Standing Naval Force Atlantic, a 
tour which ranged from the Arctic Circle to 

South America. 

DANILO D1 VINCENZO, BA’95, étudie en vue 
d’effectuer ses examens du Barreau du Québec. 
Il effectuera son stage en mai 1999 au cabinet 
Byers Casgrain de Montréal. II travaille aussi 
comme moniteur de frangais au collége 

received her Teaching English as a Second 
Language certificate in 1996. She married Kerry 
Herchuk on August 15, 1998, in Surrey, B.C. 

PETER HIGGINS, BA’95, began an Applied 
Information Technology course at ITI in 
Toronto this past August. 

MATTHEW POSNO, BA’95, has graduated 
from York University’s Schulich School of 
Business MBA program. 

MARK A. FERDINAND, BA’96, is in his final 
year of Law at the Université de Montréal. He 
worked for the Voluntary Service Overseas 
(VSO) in Ottawa last summer. After his 
May 1999 wedding to Andrea Matyas, he 
plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Public 
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MICHAEL KLUK, BA’96, is a speech-language 
pathologist in Ohio. 

SUSAN Roop, BA’96, was married in June at 
the McGill Chapel to a fellow psychology grad- 
uate, MARC ENNERS, BA’96. The newlyweds 
both live and work in Japan. 

DEANNE ROURKE, BA’96, works for the 
Department of Foreign Affairs. 

JAVIER SCHIFFRIN, BA’96, is in his second year 
at the Columbia Law School in New York City. 

MICHAEL CULLEN, BA’97, is currently pursu- 
ing a Master’s degree in City and Regional 
Planning at Clemson University in South 

ANDREW HWANG, BA’97, is asecond-year law 
student at Brooklyn Law School in New York. 

ANDREW KEVIN KAPLAN, BA’97, is leaving 
the Cognitive Science PhD program at Johns 
Hopkins and starting in the Linguistics PhD 
program at Yale University. He will be marrying 
NILI SOLOMON in the new year. 

NILI SOLOMON, BA’97, started her PhD in 
anthropology at Yale University in September 
1998. She will be marrying ANDREW KAPLAN 
on January 2, 1999, in Toronto. 


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NICHOLAS WHYATT, BA’97, is halfway 
through a two-year training course with a Los 
Angeles-based investment management firm. 
He changes “occupation” and global location 
every four months. Nicholas would like to be in 
touch with any other McGill alumni presently 
living in Los Angeles. He can be reached at 

THEMIS KATSIANOS, MA’98, recently moved 
to Philadelphia to take up the position of DSP 
engineer with G-VOX Inc., a music hard- 
ware/software company. 

SOOJIN YU, BA’98, is pursuing a Master’s of 
Philosophy in sociology at the University of 
Oxford under the supervision of Professor 
Diego Gambetta. His dissertation will study 
the causal mechanisms of societal well-being 
differentials among European and North 
American immigrant-receiving countries, 
with special emphasis on immigration laws 
and policy making. 

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DAVE DONALDSON, BEd’72, was appointed 
Associate Dean, Tourism, Hospitality and 
Business Programs, at Vancouver Community 
College. He received the Excellence in 
Education Award from the Canadian Food 
Services Executives Association’s Greater 
Vancouver Branch earlier this year. 

LINDA Ross, BEd’72, MA’85, and PHIL Ross, 
BSe’72, MSc’75, moved to Golden, Colo., in 
December 1997. Phil was appointed Professor 
and Director of the Environmental Science 
and Engineering Division at the Colorado 
School of Mines. Linda is an educational 
consultant and is also involved in community 
projects on literacy and acquiring lands for 

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ing on her thesis for an MA in Canadian histo- 
ry at Carleton University. She is employed as a 
Flight Data Analyst with NavCanada in 
Ottawa until January 1999, when she will 
devote herself to her thesis full-time. 

J.A. ROLAND FAUCHER, MEng’42, was pre- 
sented with an award by the president of 
Bechtel Inc., San Francisco, who lauded his 
“extensive technical knowledge and experi- 
ence in mineral processing (which) have con- 
tributed significantly to the success of many 
Bechtel jobs.” Mr. Faucher was also cited for his 
active participation on numerous professional 
and technical committees which has earned 
him wide recognition from his peers in the engi- 
neering community. 

PETER ONNO, BEng’58, MSc’62, PhD’65, 
moved to Nova Scotia in May 1998. 

GEORGES ARCHER, MEng’66, a été nommé 
Vice-président senior a l’Assemblée annuelle 
générale de la Société canadienne de génie 
civile. Georges est aussi associé principal chez 
Archer ingénieurs-conseils, une société qu’il a 
fondée en 1984, aprés avoir été associé princi- 
pal chez Archer, Seaden & Associates pendant 
12 ans. 

URMAS SOOMET, BEng’?2, was appointed 
Chair of the Board of Trustees of Hamilton 
Health Sciences Corporation. Urmas is also a 
Corporate Secretary for Dofasco, Inc. of 
Hamilton and a Director of Dofasco USA, Inc. 


He is a member of the McMaster University 
Board of Governors and a Director of the 
Canadian Corporate Shareholder Services 


JACK SCULLION, BEng’74, has owned and 
operated a sailboat repair service for the last 13 
years after retiring from overseas engineering 

management work. 

Tim HOULIHAN, MUP’76, has relocated him- 
self and his business from Newfoundland, 
where he had been living on the edge of the 
North Atlantic at Pouch Cove, to Victoria, 
B.C., where he will continue his professional 
practice in urban and regional planning and 
project management. 

TOM SAUDER, BEng’82, has been appointed to 
the position of Director, Technical Services, at 
André’s Wines Ltd. Tom is still playing soccer 

and is also coaching competitive youth teams. 

L. PATRICK KELLY, BEng’86, a two-time 
Olympian, is now in charge of the Lake Placid 
figure skating program in New York. He also 
owns a skating company, Peak Edge Perfor- 
mance Inc., and is married to an Olympic figure 

JEAN TAILLON, BEng’86, isa Sales and Project 
Manager for Valmet Corp. in Finland, a paper 
machinery supplier. He works in the Winders 
unit and his job has taken him to China, 
Indonesia, and India. Now mainly covering 
French paper mills, he enjoys the Finnish lakes 
and the saunas of Helsinki with his wife and two 
kids, Sébastien and Charlotte. 

HANS SCHRAMA, BEng’90, is currently a 
process-environmental manager. Samantha 
Maria Schrama, Hans’ second child, was born 
in September 1998. His first child, Brandon, 
turned 4 in November. 

MIKE SAFONIUK, BEng’89, MEng’92, was 
married to Margaret Wright on July 17, 1998, in 
Vancouver, B.C. He expects to finish his PhD 


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thesis at the University of British Columbia in 
December 1998. 

PAOLO TROLIO, BEng’93, began anine-month 
contract as a production engineer last August 
in Merida, Mexico, with Falco Electronics, an 
American-based company dealing with trans- 
formers. Future plans include marriage in 


TAE OH, BEng’94, is working for a software 
company called CIM Vision International in 
Windsor, Ont., where he is a software devel- 
oper. He and his wife Cheryl had twins, 
Nathalie Kristen and Nathan Michael, on 

October 8, 1998. 

and Bob Sutherland are proud to announce 
the birth of their son, Tommy, born May 18. 
Betty moved to Timmins, Ont., in 1994 to work 
for Falconbridge Ltd., Kidd Metallurgical 
Division. She met Bob at work and they were 
married in August 1996. 

Marco A. BARATTA, MEng’95, completed 
his MBA at Cornell University’s Johnson 
School and is now in product marketing at 
Cirrus Logic in Austin, Texas. 

ated last June with his Master’s degree 
in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, where 
he is now pursuing a doctoral degree. His 
Master’s thesis was entitled “Microdynamics 
and Thermal Snap of Deployable Space 

ANDREW OGILVIE, BEng’95, recently com- 
pleted his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering 
at the University of Toronto in the field of 
robotics. He has begun working at Spar 
Aerospace in the Operations, Controls and 
Analysis Department. 

BENOIT JANVIER, BEng’96, was married to 
KELLY CHRISTIE, BSc(PT)’96, in Magog, 
Que., in August. Kelly is working at Hépital 

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to Montreal in April 1998, and has since begun 
working at Nortel for Systems Engineering. He 
spent the last two years in Ottawa working asa 
Parliamentary Internet/Intranet site adminis 
trator for the House of Commons. 

JOHN S. ZELEK, PhD’96, spent a year after 
graduating as a visiting assistant professor in 
the Computer Science and Engineering 
Department at Wright State University in 
Dayton, Ohio, and the next year at Brock 
University in St. Catharines, Ont. He beganas 
an Assistant Professor at the School of 
Engineering at the University of Guelph in 
April 1998. His wife, LAURA E. DENT, 
MArch’93, is pursuing her PhD in urban plan- 
ning in the School of Urban Planning at the 
University of Waterloo. 

ANNE GILDENHUYS, BEng’98, has signed 
a professional contract to play for Avenit 
Berburg, a Division I basketball team in 
Luxembourg. She finished her McGill sports 
career with a tremendous season in which she 
was voted the Quebec University Basketball 
League’s Player of the Year. 

MEng’98, has been working with IBM for more 
than a year in the financial software field. 

R.G.E. MURRAY, MDCM’43, was appointed 
an Officer of the Order of Canada. The invest 
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JOHN E. HALL, MDCM’52, was recently hon- 
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medical school’s senior faculty. 

MARGOT R. ROACH, MDCM’59, became 
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Medicine at the University of Western Ontario 
in June 1998. She retired from clinical work in 

May 1998. 

JOHN D. Hsu, BSc’57, MDCM’61, a Clinical 
Professor, Orthopaedics, at the University of 
Southern California and Clinical Professor, 
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Irvine, was appointed by the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services, Washington, 
D.C., to the Injury Research Grant Review 
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FRANKLIN WHITE, MDCM’69, will take up 
the post of Chair, Community Health 
Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, in 
September. Since his term as Professor and 
Head of Community Health and Epidemi- 
ology at Dalhousie University (1982-89), 
Dr. White served as Director of the Caribbean 
Epidemiology Centre in Port of Spain, 
Trinidad, relocating in 1995 to Washington, 
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and control. In 1997, Dr. White received the 
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ment, awarded by the Pan American Health 
Organization, Regional Office for the Amer- 
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the Medical Director of the newly opened 
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moved from Toronto’s Hospital for Sick 
Children to the Children’s Memorial Hospital 
in Chicago, where he was appointed Director of 

Transplant Surgery. 

been appointed Chair of the Department of 
Psychology at Atkinson College of York 
University for a three-year term commencing 

August 1998. 
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University, Department of Anesthesiology, and 
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Nashville, Tenn., with her husband James 
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KEN REDEKOP, BSc’83, has been working fora 
year as an assistant professor at the Institution 
for Medical Technology Assessment and the 
Department of Health Care Policy and 
Management at the University of Rotterdam. 

MDCM’83, has moved from the Astronaut 
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her PhD in behavioural neurosciences (neu- 

ropsychology) from the Boston University 
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retraining in clinical psychology in Atlanta, 
Ga., where she lives with her husband, ortho- 
pedic surgeon Dr. David Covall, and their two 


FIONA PRABHU, BSc’88, completed 
dency training in Family Practice 

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ment of Family and Community Medicine at 
the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center of 
Lubbock, Texas. 

BENOIT TREMBLAY, BSc’90, was married on 
September 14, 1998, to Claire Williams, a jour- 
nalist from Sydney, Australia. Benoit is a post- 
doctoral student in the Department of 

Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. 

ANDREW ZIGMAN, MDCM'93, is chief resi- 
dent in General Surgery at the University of 
California San Diego Medical Center. He 
married Aviva Jacoby, MD, in August 1997, 
and is returning to Montreal in 1999 for a 
fellowship in pediatric surgery at H6pital 

KELLY CHRISTIE, BSc(PT)’96, was married to 
BENOIT JANVIER, BEng’96, in Magog, Que., 
in August. Kelly is working at Hépital Sainte- 
Justine in Montreal. Benoit is completing his 
Master’s in Chemical Engineering at McGill. 

MDCM’96, is now a third-year resident in the 
Community Medicine Program at the 
Montreal General Hospital. He is also in the 

second year of the MSc Epidemiology degree 

at McGill. 

WENDY WHELAN, BSc(PT)’98, became the 
first McGill volleyball player to earn AIL 

Canadian status in addition toa roster spot with 
Team Canada this past summer. A three-time 
member of the Principal's student-athlete hon- 
our roll as an undergraduate, Wendy was select- 
ed as the top female student-athlete in Quebec 
and represented QSSF at the CIAU-Royal 
Bank Top Ten Academic All-Canadian gala in 
Toronto in October. She: plans to return to 
McGill in the winter semester to begin a 

Master’s degree. 


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entertained in Europe and once played person- 

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JEAN-PAUL HUBERT, BCL’66, has been 
appointed Canadian Ambassador to the 
Argentine Republic, with concurrent accredi- 
tation to the Republic of Paraguay. In Ottawa, 
he has held a number of positions including 
Senior Advisor for the Commonwealth, 
Francophonie Summits and Inter-American 
Affairs (1993-1994), and later served as the 
Prime Minister’s personal representative for the 
Francophonie. He is married to Florence 

Péloquin and they have five children. 

recently appointed the General Counsel, 
Broadcasting, with the Canadian Radio-televi- 
sion and Telecommunications Commission 

JEFFREY EDWARDS, BCL’86, LLB’86, practises 
law at the Montreal firm, Tutino Potechin De 
Pauw. He recently obtained his doctorate in law 
from Université Laval, and his thesis was pub- 
lished by Wilson & Lafleur Ltd, Jeffrey has since 
been appointed as a sessional 
McGill’s Faculty of Law. 

lecturer at 

JOSHUA A. FIREMAN, BCL’94, LLB’94, is a 
solicitor with Canadian Pacific Limited. He 
married THAMASON SCHEIGETZ, BCom’94, in 
March 1998 in Montreal. The couple now 

reside in Calgary. 

NAN WANG, LLB’94, BCL’94, has joined the 
PRC practice group of the American law firm of 
O'Melveny & Myers in Hong Kong, specializ- 
ing in direct foreign investment. He formerly 
practised corporate and commercial law with 
the Canadian law firm of Stikeman, Elliot in 
Hong Kong for over two years. He was recently 
elected to the Executive Committees of the 
McGill Alumni Society in Hong Kong and the 
Hong Kong Chamber Music Society. He can be 

contacted Vla e-mail at 

ADAM N. ATLAS, BA’93, BCL’97, LLB’97, 
was called to the bar of the State of New York 
in May 1998, and is currently artic ing with 
Stikeman, Elliot in Montreal. 

IAN C. PILARCZYK, BA’92, LLM’97, was 
awarded the prize for Best Legal Thesis in 
Quebec by the Association des Professeurs de 
droit du Québec, as well as the Osgoode 
Society Book 

is working on 

Prize, for his Master’s thesis. He 
ris doctoral thesis at McGill on 
the legal response towards family violence in 
19' century Montreal. He enjoys the irony of 

being an American teaching a course on 

Canadian legal history. 

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DAVID WHITE, LLB’98, BCL'98, is articling 
at the firm of Davies, Ward & Beck in 


and co-writer Dr. Patricia Dewdney were the 
1998 recipients of the Reference Service Press 
Award, presented by the Reference and User 
Services Association of the American Library 
Association. The $1,000 award is given to the 
author of the most outstanding article pub- 
lished in the association’s quarterly journal 
during the preceding two volume years. 
Gillian is also an associate professor in the 
Graduate Program in Library and Information. 
Science at the University of Western 
Ontario. The award-winning article is enti- 
tled “Oranges and Peaches: Understanding 
Communication Accidents in the Reference 


SYLVIA PIGGOTT, BA’77, MLS’79, has been 
appointed Deputy Division Chief in the 
Administration Department of the Inter- 
national Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. 
She is responsible for the delivery of research 
services to the Washington staff of the IMF and 

the World Bank and to the field offices of the 

two institutions. 

the Earth Sciences Librarian at Syracuse 


JOHN TENNANT, BCom’63, has been 
appointed Canada’s Consul General in 
Detroit, Mich. He has served most of his 
career in missions abroad, beginning with 
Melbourne and continuing on to Port of 
Spain, Guatemala, Lagos and Tokyo, where he 
has been Minister (Economic/Commercial) 
since 1994. He is married to Barbara Campbell 
and they have two children. 

Gerry I. KENDALL, BCom’68, recently hada 
book published by St. Lucie Press called 
Securing the Future, Strategies for Exponential 
Growth Using the Theory of Constraints. 

and her husband Paul gave birth to their first 
child, daughter Malindi, in April 1998. The 
Kindrachuks have left their Vancouver home, 
where Agnes worked as Senior Manager of 
Credit Risk with the Hong Kong Bank of 
Canada, to relocate in Hong Kong, where Paul 

will work for the HSBC Group. 

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Queen’s vs. McGill - “Montreal Autumn Colours” 
(Painting by Montreal landscape artist Morris T: rainor) 

Own a piece of McGill football history! Limited 200 series edition, signed and numbered 
art quality coloured prints, for only $150. 
Proceeds go to the McGill Redmen Football program. 

Contact Joe Marchildon for puchase information at 
(514) 398-7003 (phone) or (514) 398-4901 (fax). 


Meo lL L NEw s 

PETER FEIBERT, DipGeoSc’86, MBA’88, after 
having twins (a boy anda girl) 21 months ago, 
is trying to reconcile his job in information sys- 
tems, a parallel career in photography and 
keeping his house/family afloat. He hopes he 

can manage. 

LISA WENLIN KUO, BCom’83, is taking a one- 
year sabbatical from work to obtain an LLM in 
Taxation at NYU. She will be returning to work 
in California in August 1999. 

been the Regional Manager at MD Manage- 
ment Ltd. since March 1996. 

KENDRICK C. FONG, BCom’91, has just relo- 
cated to San Francisco from Washington, D.C., 
and is now practising with the law firm of 
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. 

Luc PERRON, BCom’91, is having fun in 
London, England, and would like to hear from 
fellow grads who find themselves in the area. 
He can be contacted at 

CLAIRE FOUQUET, MSc’92, was elected 
President of the Southern California Alumni 
Association Branch. She may be contacted at 

joined Dain Rauscher Incorporated as an 
investment executive in its Denver office. A 
fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, he 
previously worked as an institutional equity 
trader at Thomson Kernaghan & Co. for three 
years. His new position will see him assist indi- 
vidual and corporate clients in selecting app!0- 
priate investments as well as helping clients 
develop retirement plans and money manage 
ment programs. 

responsible for the development of the interna- 
tional market with GAP International, a man- 
agement consulting firm dedicated to organiza 
tional transformation of businesses. She would 
like to hear from other BCom’88 or MBA92 

NEIL WEBER, BCom’93, has completed his 
MBA at the University of Western Ontario and 
is working in Debt Capital Markets at CIBC 
Wood Gundy in Toronto. 

is the Crude Oil Movements Coordinator for 
the Bow River Pipeline at Koch Industries 
International. She married JOSHUA FIREMAN: 
BCL94, LLB’94, on March 7, 1998, in Montreal: 

The couple now reside in Calgary. 

COREY MINDEL, BCom’94, is the owner and 
operator of a maintenance service company: 

WINTER 1998-9? 

JONATHAN MOGIL, BCom’94, is working as a 
Research Analyst at RBC Dominion Securities 
in Calgary. He covers Income Trusts and 
Limited Partnerships. 

LIsA WATTERS, BSW’95, accepted a position 
in May 1998 with the Miramichi Regional 
Hospital, Addiction Services Department, in 
New Brunswick. She also married Jim Watters 
on July 31, 1998. 

ALAN STEWART ANDREE, BCom’96, recent- 
ly completed his Master’s of Arts in Economics 
at the University of Victoria and was recruited 

by the Bank of Canada as an economist. 

appointed in September 1998 to the Trade 
Commissioner Service, Department of Foreign 
Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa. 
Mark is currently assigned to Export Services, 
Small and Medium Enterprises. 

MATEO AYALA, MBA’97, is a Market 
Development Coordinator for EFA Software 
Services, and has just moved to Calgary after 
spending most of the last year working in South 


Daimler-Benz in France and is currently 
involved in five three-month projects by 

Daimler in Finance/Controlling worldwide. 

AMIR REHMAN, BCom’98, is working with 
KPMG Montreal as an audit trainee and has 
enrolled in the McGill Chartered Account- 

ancy program. 

M I 

ROBERT SILVERMAN, LMus’60, BMus’64, a 
Vancouver pianist, is the first winner of the 
Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career 
Achievement Award for Keyboard Artistry. 
The $10,000 award was established to recog- 
nize career achievement in keyboard artistry, 
singing and photography by Norman Walford, 
the former Executive Director of the Ontario 
Arts Council, and his partner Paul de Hueck, 
Production Manager for arts programming at 
CBC television. Silverman was recognized for 
his “high level of artistry, his moving interpre- 
tations over a wide range of music of all peri- 
ods and his commitment and contribution to 

music in Canada.” 

MARY BETH FENLAW, BMus’94, received 
an MBA in Arts Administration in 1996 
from SUNY Binghamton, and is now working 
at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln 




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Alumni Association 


Call for Nominations 

The awards are: 

The Association's most prestigious award 
is presented to a graduate who, by his 
or her own efforts, has enhanced the 
reputation and prestige of McGill 
University through a lifetime contribution 
of exceptional leadership and service to 
the University, Association and community. 
The recipient is decided by vote of the 
Board of Directors on recommendation of 
the Honours & Awards Committee. Active 
officers of the McGill Alumni Association 
are ineligible for this award. 

Awarded to an alumnus who has ren- 
dered outstanding service and long-term 
commitment to the Association and/or to 
the University. 

All recommendations require the 
approval of the Honours & Awards 
Committee and are submitted to the 
Board of Directors for final approval. 

Awarded to a non-graduate who has 
demonstrated a long-term commitment of 
outstanding service to the Association and 
to the University. 


Awarded to a volunteer who has demon- 
strated outstanding voluntary service to the 
McGill Alma Mater Fund. 


All graduates and members of the McGill community are invited to nominate 
candidates for the Alumni Recognition Awards, sponsored by the McGill 
Alumni Association. These awards were conceived to honour the valuable 
contributions of alumni, students, friends, and staff of McGill University. 

Award recipients will b