Henry F. Davis,BCL'35, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bishop's University, Jun, and delivered the convocation address.
William B. Hutchinson, MD'36, was made the namesake of the Molecular Medicine Building of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at South Lake Union Campus in Seattle. He served as the first president and director of the Center, which he founded 30 years ago in memory of his brother, Fred Hutchinson, a Seattle major-league baseball pitcher and manager who died of cancer in 1964.
Catherine Mary Chard Wisnicki, BArch'43, received an honorary doctorate from McGill. Since her retirement from teaching at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia she has developed low-cost housing for single mothers and women in need.
Peter J. Savage, BSc'48, was awarded the Order of the University of Calgary at the June convocation.
John Dobson, BCom'49, was awarded an honorary doctorate from McGill at the Fall convocation.
Arthur P. Earle, BEng'49, retired from his position as President of Aéroports de Montréal.
Dr. Constant Nucci, BA'51, helped develop a "father-friendly" maternity ward at St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal. The new unit was dedicated to Dr. Nucci who retired in July from his position as Director-General of St. Mary's.
Charles Robert Scriver, BA'51, MD'55, was named Companion of the Order of Canada. He was also the 1996 recipient of the Canadian Medical Association Medal of Service, awarded to a physician who has made "an exceptional and outstanding contribution to the advancement of health care in Canada."
Wayne Wright, BSc'52, was appointed to the dual position of Director, Supply Chain Management, and President, Waterfront Shipping Company Limited, for the Methanex Corporation, based in Vancouver.
Alex G. Balogh, BEng'54, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Strong Equipment Corporation (Strongco).
John S. Auston, BSc'57, MScA'59, was appointed President and CEO of Ashton Mining of Canada Inc.
Peter G. White, BA'60, is a new member of the Southam Board of Directors. He is also Chairman of UniMedia Inc., a division of Hollinger Inc.
Moshe Safdie, BArch'61, LLD'82, was honoured at a Negev dinner at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, at which Jewish National Fund Montreal president Irwin Beutel presented him with a citation as "one of the foremost architects and designers of this century." Dinner proceeds go toward the development of Rabin Park.
Barry Shapiro, BA'61, BCL'64, was presented with a testimonial at the Montreal Jewish Community's Professional Development seminar in July, in recognition of his fund-raising work.
Edward A. Fellows, DDS'62, Past President of the Broward Dental Research Clinic at Broward Community College and a member of its Dental Advisory Committee, was a team captain of the East Coast District Dental Society's Mass Disaster Identification Team and was involved with identifying the victims of Valujet flight 529, which crashed into the Everglades, killing all 110 people on board. He maintains a private practice in Hallandale, Florida, and teaches at the College.
Richard Pound, BCom'62, has been re-elected Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee.
Dionysia Zerbisias, BCL'62, was appointed a judge puisne of the Superior Court of the Province of Quebec. She was also appointed a judge ad hoc of the Quebec Court of Appeal, effective September 1, 1996.
C. Peter Paton, BEng'64, and his family have moved to Kingston, Ont. He assumes a new position with Strathcona Paper in Napanee.
Aftab A. Mufti, MEng'65, PhD'69, received a Canadian Achievement Award for developing applications of advanced composite materials in bridges and structures in Canada. Dr. Mufti and Dr. Leslie Jaeger, who directed Mufti's PhD studies, were principal researchers in the development of the world's first steel-free concrete bridge deck.
Dr. André Villeneuve, MSc'66, was awarded the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Medal, which honours meritorious careers. Earlier this year he was promoted to Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association for his contributions to psychiatry. He is a professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, at Laval University, Quebec and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Clinique Roy-Rousseau, Beauport, Quebec.
Dr. Mark A. Wainberg, BSc'66, Director of the McGill AIDS Centre, based at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, was named Vice-President of the International AIDS Society at the International AIDS conference in Vancouver in August.
Barry Carin, BA'67, Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade and Economic Policy, was appointed to the position of High Commissioner to the Republic of Singapore.
Daniel Hickey, MA'67, PhD'73, was co-winner of the 1995 C. Douglas Mellor Prize for academic distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy at McGill.
Carl Pines, BSc'67, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Chai-Na-Ta-Corp., the world's largest integrated ginseng company.
Arun S. Mujumdar, MEng'68, PhD'71, was awarded the Copernicus Medal by the Polish Academy of Sciences for his contributions to engineering sciences at the international level.
Kip Cobbett, BA'69, BCL'72, has been appointed Managing Partner of the Stikeman Elliott, Barristers and Solicitors, London office, effective September 1996.
Peter Leney, BA'69, published "Annie Midlige, Fur Trader, A Lebanese Widow Defies the HBC" in the June/July issue of The Beaver, a magazine of Canadian history.
Mark C. Steinman, BCom'69, is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Spar Aerospace Ltd.
Nicolaas Devries, BMus'70, runs eight bands, most of them dixie, along with a few jazz and big band groups. He has written four books: Growing Up in Holland; My Life in Army, Black Watch Band and Soldiers; Music; and Wisdoms. All proceeds from sales go to music scholarships for young Canadians.
Adalbert Konrad, BEng'70, Meng'71, PhD'75, was promoted to Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, effective July 1, 1996.
Evelyn Thaw Maizen, BSc'70, DipEd'71, won the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario's Chapter Distinguished Service Award. She also teaches at St. Lawrence College and maintains a part-time private practice.
Mark Romoff, BSc'70, Minister-Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, was appointed Consul-General in Buffalo, N.Y.
Dr. Barry Dolman, BSc'71, is President of the Canadian Dental Association.
Carol Hancock, BA'71, published Nellie McClung: No Small Legacy,
an account of the religious faith that formed the basis of McClung's work in the human rights and women's suffrage movements.
Eileen Pencer, BA'71, BEd'72, MEd'80, BSW'81, was appointed President and CEO of Lower Eastside Service Centre, a 170-person, private, non-profit social service agency providing substance abuse treatment and HIV-related services in New York City. She and her husband, Joe Muskatel, BA'72, enjoy Manhattan and send their warmest greetings to McGill classmates and friends.
Howard Balloch, BA'72, MA'74, was appointed Canadian Ambassador to China.
Robert S. Broughton, PhD'72, was granted Fellow status in the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. He has been instrumental in the installation of drainage and water management systems in Egypt, Pakistan and India.
Valerie Gilchrist, B(PT)'72, BSc(PT)'73, received one of the first Master Teacher awards to be given by the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. One of her less traditional theories involves using literature in the teaching of medicine.
Irene L. Goldstone, BN'72, received the Award of Excellence in Education from the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care in April. She participated in the Agnes C. Turner Memorial Lecture celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the School of Nursing, Royal Victoria Hospital, in June, and she climbed McGill Mountain, Ellesmere Island Park Reserve, in July.
Joe Muskatel, BA'72, is a Vice-President in Derivatives Finance at Lehman Brothers, a New York City-based global investment bank.
Jack Silverstone, BA'72, BCL'76, LLB'78, will take a year's leave of absence from the Canadian Jewish Congress where he has served as the National Executive Director and General Counsel for the past 11 years. He and his wife, Ann, who studies social work at McGill, and their three children will spend the year in Ra'ananna, north of Tel Aviv, where he hopes to to do some groundwork for the February 23-March 5, 1997, CJC congress, attend conferences and write about contemporary Jewish life.
Conrad Black, MA'73, has replaced William Ardell as CEO of Southam News.
Norman C. Davidson, BSc'73, was appointed Vice-President, Information Technology, of the Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada, in Waterloo, Ont., in August.
Sarah E. Pepall, BA'73, LLB'76, is a managing partner at the Toronto law firm, McMillan Binch.
Cecily Bregman, BEd'74, MEd'76, was elected to a two year term as President of the Board of Directors of the Golden Age Association.
Mark Zarecki, BSW'74, MSW'83, is moving to Ottawa to become Director of Jewish Family Services for the Ottawa Carleton region. His wife, Gladys Benaich Zarecki, BA'79, and their three children will move with him to Ottawa.
Albert Tabah, BSc'75, MLS'80, PhD'96, has completed a PhD in library science. He teaches library studies courses at the Université de Montréal.
Dave Williams, BSc'76, MSc'83, MD'83, will be an astronaut aboard the 16-day space mission on the shuttle Columbia in 1998. The mission will investigate the effects of zero gravity on the nervous systems of animals and humans.
Jeffrey B. Steiner, BA'77, had his name added to the masthead of the New York-based national law firm, Brown Raysman Millstein LLP, now known as Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP.
Alan F. Barker, MBA'80,was named Vice-President of the Communications Systems division of the Canadian Marconi Company, where he has been since 1980.
Dr. Lucien Abenhaim, MSc'81, is Director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology at the Jewish General and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University. He researches primary pulmonary hypertension and its links to appetite-suppressant drugs.
Gaetano Di Guglielmo, DipPubAcct'81, was admitted to partnership in the accounting firm Miller Hersch. He recently received his Trustee Licence.
Marc Poulin, MBA'81, started his own consulting firm this spring, specializing in e-mail and the internet. In July, he passed the certification exam for Microsoft Exchange Servers.
Yves Beaucage, BEd'82, BA'84, coaches the Concordia Stingers hockey team in the Ontario University Athletic Association.
David McGovern, BA'82, has been appointed Director of Rail Policy with Transport Canada.
Myra Plotnick, BSc'82, DipOccHygiene'85, MSc'87, was appointed Assistant to the CEO of Monsanto Company. She is Director of Environment, Health and Safety of Monsanto Company.
Bob Thirsk, MD'82, was a payload specialist on the 1996 16-day Life and Microgravity Spacelab mission of the space shuttle Columbia. During the mission he conducted human physiology experiments concerning musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurological and regulatory systems, as well as human behaviour and performance. He has served on several space medicine, space station and mission planning working groups, and researches space medical problems for the CSA. He is also an adjunct professor of the University of Victoria.
Michael Churchill-Smith, MD'83, is Chief of the Montreal General Hospital's Department of Emergency Medicine. He is involved in a project to establish a hospital-based helicopter service to patients located outside metropolitan Montreal.
Avi Friedman, MArch'83, is director of the affordable homes program at McGill's School of Architecture. He designed the "Next Home," a full-scale prototype constructed on the McGill lower campus. The Next Home responds to the needs of previously marginalized home buyers such as single-parent families, childless couples, and single people.
Robert E. Seguin, BCom'83, was appointed Vice-President of Yorkton Securities Inc. in July. He previously worked with Midland Walwyn Capital in Geneva, where he was responsible for institutional coverage of French and Italian accounts.
George Burnett, BEd'85, is a coach with the Binghamton Rangers of the American Hockey League.
Edwin A. Carlson, BSc'85, graduated from the UCLA School of Law and works as an environmental lawyer at the Los Angeles office of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm McKenna & Cuneo. He is married to Anne Schwartz, BSc'82, MSc'85, a post-doctoral fellow at the UCLA Cancer Center. They have two children, Sophie and Dyllon.
Sven Larsson, MSc'85, is a senior production seismologist. He and his wife and two sons moved to Sarawak, Malaysia, in July for an assignment with Shell Sarawak. They are looking forward to the wildlife, tropical food and warm climate of Borneo, having spent the last six years in Aberdeen and London.
Mike Babcock, BEd'86, of the WHL's Spokane Chiefs and former McGill all-star defenceman, was appointed Head Coach of the Canadian national junior team.
Lorne Cassoff, MEd'86, is involved with his father's almost 40-year old company, Active Realty, which specializes in the sale of small businesses and franchises.
Doug Hylton, BA'86, DipTrans'89, is Executive Director of TriStar Pictures.
Kate Korley Sutton-Jones, BEd'88, is a teacher in London, England.
John K. Stavrianos, BA'88, MA'92, studies and teaches at the University of Athens. His PhD thesis is entitled "The Residual Effects of Indeterminacy in the Language of Wallace Stevens."
Serge Grenier, BEng'89, MEng'92, is Technical Manager of the Perma Group's Thermal Spraying program. He expects to complete his PhD thesis on the plasma deposition of TiN films in 1996.
George Kim, BEng'89, PhD'95, is Marketing Manager of the Perma Group's Thermal Spraying program. He has researched materials sciences and coatings for seven years and has completed a PhD thesis on physical vapour deposition.
John Laatunen, BA'89, was accepted into the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi National Education Honour Society at SUNY Potsdam. He attained a Master of Science in Teaching degree in Secondary Social Studies.
Rosanna d'Orazio, BA'89, is a drug abuse prevention educator with the Jérôme-LeRoyer School Board and a drug rehab counsellor at Pavillon Foster. She will contribute a presentation entitled "Substance Abuse Education" at Youth Violence and the School, an international conference on school violence and methods of prevention.
Theodora Alexakis, BEng'90, MEng'92, is Marketing Manager of the Perma Group's Equipment Engineering program in Montreal.
Kasey Fukada, BA'90, received an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He will work with RBC Dominion Securities, Inc. in Toronto.
Bryan C.G. Haynes, BA'90, LLB'93, practises corporate and commercial law at Lawson, Lundell, Lawson, and McIntosh in Vancouver. He and his wife, Claire Boudreau, have one child, Stephanie Claire Marie, born June 22, 1996.
Martin Raymond, BEd'90, MA'96, was appointed Head Coach of the McGill Redmen hockey team for the 1996-97 season.
Bryan Larkin, BCom'91, is a coach with the Swindon Wildcats of the British Ice Hockey League.
Platon Manoliadis, BEng'91, MEng'96, is Production Manager of the Perma Group's Equipment Engineering program. He has designed plasma systems for the Perma Group's facilities as well as for commercial sale.
Jamie Reeve, BEd'91, is an assistant coach with the WHL's Swift Current Broncos.
James Stewart, BA'92, BEd'94, teaches technology in a global society and history at the International School of Panama.
David Arlettaz, BEng(Chem)'93, did two years of graduate work in Paris and is now an analyst in telecommunications for a French bank in Hong Kong.
Jaidip Chatterjee, MSc'93, is doing graduate work in biochemistry at McGill.
Monica Creery, LLB'93, is an associate (litigation) at Osler, Hoskin, and Harcourt in Toronto.
Scott Robert Ralph Daniels, BA'93, attained a master's degree from Queen's University and is a strategy consultant at Monitor Company.
Jennifer Evans, BA'93, is completing the second year of a PhD program in history at the State University of New York and is planning an autumn 1997 trip to Germany to do research.
Tamara Frishling, BCom'93, MSc'96, has completed a masters degree in speech-language pathology. A week after graduating, she married Michael Weinerman, BCom'91.
Gayle L. Goldin, BA'93, married Jeff Levy last December and moved to Boston in the spring, where she is working on a master's degree in urban policy at Tufts University.
Maury LaFoy, BMus'93, lives in Toronto and plays with jazz bands as well as with various groups including "Fall Down Go Boom" and the Arlene Bishop Band.
Heather Lawrence, MBA'93, joined the Federal Treaty Office as a negotiator responsible for the negotiation of treaties with First Nations in northwestern British Columbia.
Eric Légaré, BEng(Chem)'93, spent three months working and and touring in Paris. He now lives in Houston, Texas.
Marie-Claude Lessard, BSc(PT)'93, is a travelling therapist in North and South Carolina.
Shannan Levere, BCom'93, spent two months this summer in Australia and is now attending the University of Western Ontario's MBA program.
Davelle Morrison, BCom'93, works in the corporate sponsorships department of the Toronto International Film Festival.
J. Andrew Potter, BA'93, is completing a PhD in philosophy at the University of Toronto.
Evan Terry, BA'93, is a computer consultant in Troy, Mich.
Dr. Charles Weijer, BA'93, MSc'95, is a bioethicist at Mount Sinai Hospital of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.
Julie Bayle, BA'94, completed an MA in management in a grande école in France. She was an advertising intern in Boston with Hill Holliday Inc. in the fall of 1996.
Mitchell Belman, BA'94, is in the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson University in Toronto. He will graduate in April 1997.
Jessica Contrastano, BCom'94, works in marketing for Avon.
Corey J. Cook, BA'94, is attending the Master in Management program at the Conlon School of Economics at the London Business School. He has taken a 12-month leave from corporate finance practice at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Angelo Dizazzo, BEng'94, works for Revay and Associates Ltd., an engineering consulting company that specializes in claims resolution and project planning and management.
Patricia Fernandez, BEng'94, works for Ericsson Telecom. She has travelled to Ireland and Sweden.
Debbie Gardos, BSc'94, spent three weeks in Israel this summer. She works and teaches skating in Montreal.
Jeff Jubenville, MMus'94, moved to Boston where he is church organist at King's Chapel. He is also studying at the Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of James David Christie.
David Morgenstern, BA'94, lives in Singapore where he works as Asia Regional Manager for an international engineering firm.
Tracy Pratt, BMus'94, has two children, Ben, aged 1 1/2, and Jonathan, aged nine months. She and her husband are moving to Vancouver, where her husband will go back to school. She will continue to teach music and piano.
Helen Roumeliotis, Cert(Prof)English'94, completed an MA in industrial relations and social movements at Concordia University and will begin work towards a PhD at Manchester University in England next September. In the meantime she is living in Greece and staying involved with the Club of Canadians in Athens.
Henry Rytwinski, MBA'94, lives in Poland where he works with the Mass Privatization program. He was married last year and he and his wife plan to remain in Poland for some time.
Alexa Samuels, BA'94, received a master's degree in Latin American studies from Tulane University. She spent the summer travelling in western USA and Canada.
John Serrati, BA'94, is working on a doctoral degree at the University of St. Andrew's in Scotland. He has published two articles on Roman history.
Jennifer Smith, BCom'94, took a year off and is now in her second year of law school at the University of British Columbia.
Brenda Welsh, BSc'94, is attending medical school in New Zealand. She will work in Toronto during New Zealand's summer holidays, which last from November to January.
Kelly Algier, BCom'95, works for Diners en Route as a financial analyst in corporate finance. She lives in Montreal.
Ofer Avital, MD'95, is beginning his second year of a family medicine residency at St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal.
Isabelle Beaulac, DipEd'95, taught ESL in Korea and Taiwan, and travelled to Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India and Bangladesh last year. She now teaches French as a second language at Bais Yaakov school in Outremont. In her free time, she paints.
Marilyn Bouchard, BSc(PT)'95, works at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Ted Cho, BA'95, works in equity research at Smith Barney in New York.
Rick Evans, BA'95, works with the Peace Corps in the West African savannah.
Kate Gibbs, BA'95, is an editorial assistant with the Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington, D.C.
Marcia James, BEd'95, is a master's candidate in the Department of Sociology in Education at the University of Toronto.
Alexandre Joyeux, BSc(Agr)'95, moved to Edmonton and has begun work on an MSc in plant genetics. He is studying disease resistance in canola with Dr. Allen Good, and in collaboration with Dr. Marc Fortin.
Paul Lalonde, BCom'95, was an associate manager in the Employee Benefits division for London Life. He was promoted and has moved to Quebec City.
Francine Lorezca, BA'95, is Elementary Education Coordinator for White Tiger Street Defence, a security consulting firm for women and children. She developed "Operation Kid-Smart," an abduction prevention program for children. She also teaches female high school and college students how to defend themselves.
Melody McGrath, BMus'95, spent the first five months of 1996 in Galway, Ireland, where she played first flute in the Galway Concert Orchestra. She also played traditional Irish music in the local pubs
David Mendelsohn, BA'95, is enrolled in the Master of Architecture program at Washington University in St. Louis.
Vu Mai Uyen Ngo, BSc(PT)'95, works in Hawley, a small town in Pennsylvania.
Naomi Rubin, BSc(PT)'95, works in neuro pediatric rehab in St. John's, Newfoundland. She enjoys hiking and travelling on "the rock"!
Hoi Yan Shum, BSc'95, works at Phoenix International Life Sciences Inc. and is engaged to David Genet, BEng'95.
Brenda Simpson, BEd'95, worked for a year at Kateri in Kahnawake, Que., and is now back at McGill studying for an MEd.
Peggy Slama, BEng'95, works for Ainley and Associates Ltd. in Collingwood, Ont.
Mary Ann Thomas, BSc'95, is studying medicine at McGill.
Alison Way, BSc'95, is completing an MSc in chemistry at Queen's University in Kingston.
Scott Wight, BEng'95, is a sales engineer for Canadair Bombardier. He provides technical support for the Challenger and Global Express business jets.
Charlene Xavier, BEng'95, is working for MinnovEx Technologies Inc. in Toronto. She lives in Mississauga.
Laurie Yuen, BEng'95, is engaged to Mark Lison, BEng'95.
Sara Grose, BA'96, travelled to Germany and Poland in the spring. She works at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan as Employee Educator for front desk and reservations agents.
Diane LeBlanc, BSW'96, was the host, in June, of a formal awareness-raising event in Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The event was a public exhibition of the late Robert Pope's paintings of sickness and healing. As the wife of the Governor-General, LeBlanc's primary concerns are native issues, cancer support, children's health, and in particular, palliative care.
Ryan Urzada, BCom'96, is an investment executive with Scotia-McLeod Inc. in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.