Regina (Shoolman) Slatkin, BAí29, received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh on May 13. She is a distinguished art scholar, author and philanthropist, and has donated many pieces of art to SUNY, housed in the Regina Slatkin Art Collections Study Room, and to McGill.
E. Marjorie Rowley, BScí34, PhDí46, and her husband, Jack D. Sylvester, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Kingston, Ont., on June 23, 1995.
James N. Doyle, BAí37, BCLí41, and Joan Winters, BAí46, were married on July 28, 1995, in Montreal.
Tom Kierans, BEngí39, is a professional engineer in Newfoundland. His Southside Hills Development Corporation has been given the green light by St. Johnís City Council to construct the 6,000-seat civic centre. A native of Montreal, he has been an adopted Newfoundlander ever since he sold mining machinery and equipment there during the mid-1950s.
Glenn Keith Cowan, BScí40, of Victoria, will receive a 1995 Order of Canada in recognition of his efforts to maintain the unity of Canada over many years. His 1984 book, My Canada, with its French translation, Mon pays le Canada, asked 140 ìinteresting and ordinaryî Canadians what Canada means to them. Proceeds from the 25,000 copies sold have gone to the Terry Fox and Roger Doucette cancer funds.
Kerr L. White, BAí40, MDí49, is an internationally recognized health services researcher and pioneer in the fields of medicine and public health. In 1994 the Kerr L. White Institute for Health Services Research was inaugurated in Atlanta, Ga.
Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, BArchí45, received an Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects at the Annual Convention of the AIA in Atlanta on May 6. She is a former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Toronto, and was the first Canadian to be elected President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
James S. Palmer, Q.C., BAí48, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of TELUS Corporation, Canadaís third largest telecommunications company. He is a partner with the law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer in Calgary, Alta., and serves as a director of the Crown Life Insurance Company, Westcoast Energy Inc., Wainoco Oil Corporation, Bank of Canada and Amerada Hess Canada Ltd.
Charlotte Hunter Tansey, MAí48, was conferred an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters by Burlington College, Vt., on June 10, in recognition of her ìscholarship, leadership, and unselfish service over many yearsî to the Thomas More Institute for Adult Education in Montreal. She is President of the Institute.
Myer Bloom, BScí49, MScí50, Professor of Physics at the University of British Columbia, has won the $50,000 Killam Prize for Natural Sciences given by the Canada Council. After establishing his reputation as a theoretician and experimentalist of solid state nuclear magnetic resonance, during the last 15 years he has become an expert in the physical properties of biological membranes. His studies have had a major impact on our perception of the connections between physical properties of biological materials and their biological function. This has led to a new program called ìThe Science of Soft Surfaces and Interfacesî under the aegis of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research.
Freda L. Paltiel, BSWí49, is a consultant in health and social policy in Ottawa. She recently returned from Jerusalem as a visiting lecturer on Womenís Health and Development to international masterís of public health students at Hadassah/Hebrew University.
Michel ChrÈtien, MScí50, has won the $50,000 Killam Prize for Health Sciences given by the Canada Council. Director and CEO of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, he is known for major contributions in the field of peptide (protein-like) hormones. His seminal discovery is finding that active peptide hormones (insulin, ACTH) and neuropeptides (endorphins) are produced by the cleavage of large precursor molecules. This mode of synthesis has proven to be present in many organs of the body and is related to growth factors and viral proteins which play crucial roles in brain development, AIDS, cancer and atherosclerosis. He is the brother of Canadian Prime Minister Jean ChrÈtien.
Brenda Milner, PhDí52, DScí91, a neuropsychologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute, has won the Mclaughlin Medal for research in medical science. One of the pioneers and founders of modern neuropsychology, she helped create and shape the discipline.
Harry Rosen, DDSí53, is Professor and Director of Graduate Prosthodontics at McGill. In May he was awarded a Fellowship by líAcadÈmie dentaire du QuÈbec in recognition of his outstanding service to the dental profession.
George Zames, BEngí54, Professor of Electrical Engineering at McGill, has won the $50,000 Killam Prize for Engineering given by the Canada Council. One of Canadaís most prominent engineering scientists, he is recognized as the worldís leading expert in feedback control theory. Control systems enable machines to function as intendedñwithout them there could be no technology. His seminal ideas in control theory have influenced hundreds of researchers, spurred thousands of scholarly articles and books, and affected the design of countless products, from chemical reactors to high-performance aircraft. His work on input/output stability in the 1960s was considered highly theoretical ñ no one knew then that his theories would later play an important practical role in the control systems of commercial products and be taught in universities worldwide.
Arthur Cohen, BEng(Met)í55, of Copper Development Association, Inc., New York City, has been appointed Vice- President for Standardization of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Clifford Harrgrove, BScí55, MScí57, PhDí61, received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Carleton University in June. He is the Principal Research Officer of the Centre for Research in Particle Physics at Carleton.
Robert T. Stewart, BComí55, of Vancouver, was elected to the Board of Directors of Shell Canada. He is recently retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scott Paper Limited. He is a Director of a number of companies, including Royal Bank of Canada, BC Gas Inc., Inland Pacific Enterprises, CBI Industries Inc. and Trans Mountain Pipe Line Company Ltd., and Governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Hugh J. McQueen, BEngí56, received a 1995 CIM (Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum) Fellowship. He has served the Metallurgical Society as a member of the Board and as Chair of the Microstructural Science and Engineering Section from 1986. He is also a Fellow of the American Society for Metals and of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering.
Harold P. Gordon, Q.C., BComí58, BCLí64, formerly senior partner with the Montreal law firm Stikeman Elliot, is now Vice-Chairman of Hasbro Corporation in Rhode Island.
C. Philip Larson, Jr., MDí58, is a Professor of Anaesthesiology at UCLA School of Medicine and Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs & Education. UCLA is great, he reports, even without considering its 1995 national championship in menís basketball.
Margot R. Roach, MDí59, is a Professor of Medical Biophysics and Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She was married to Franklyn St. Aubyn House on December 20, 1994.
Deborah Eibel, BAí60, of Montreal, will have her fourth book of poems published this year by Third Eye Publications.
Peter McKinney, MDí60, of Chicago, was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in March in San Francisco. He was also appointed Chairman of the Membership Committee for ASAPS.
George R. Weiss, BEngí60, is a Technical Consultant in Guelph, Ont. He enjoyed the recent McGill-Intrav trip to Australia and New Zealand.
Peter N.S. Annand, BEngí61, has moved to Newport Beach, Calif., after spending 24 years in Sydney, Australia. He is now Senior Vice-President of Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., in Tustin, Calif.
Alex Awuku, BComí61, is the new President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce. He was formerly employed by the Ghana Commercial Bank and is now the Managing Director of Atlantic International Company, an engineering company in Ghana.
Joseph J. Oliver, BAí61, BCLí64, is President and Chief Executive of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He has an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1966 following legal studies at McGill and the University of Paris. He is a former executive director of the Ontario Securities Commission.
Pierre Perron, BMusí61, is a Professor of Music at Dalhousie University. He was awarded a medal by the Hungarian Government for making the Kod·ly Method of Music Education known in Canada. He was recently elected to the Board of Governors of the International Society for Music Education, representing Canada.
Marvin J. Wexler, BScí61, MDí65, MScí71, has been appointed Full Professor in the departments of Surgery and Oncology at McGillís Faculty of Medicine. He is Senior Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and formerly Head of the Division of General Surgery.
Marion L. Usher,BAí62, has been promoted to Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C, and has been elected to the Board of the Jewish Fund for Justice, whose mission is to combat poverty and the injustices which perpetuate it.
Larry Sheehan, BEng(Ci)í63, was promoted to Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve. Larry is assigned to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., involved in environment, safety and occupational health matters. In his civilian capacity, he is employed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Denver, Colo.
Janet Story, BNí63, former head of the General Hospital School of Nursing, is retired and is the Curator of the Lillian Stevenson Nursing Archives Museum in St. Johnís, Nfld. This is the only combined hospital/medical nursing archives museum in Canada.
Helen Niskala, BNí64, is an Associate Professor Emerita at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing. She received an Award of Excellence in Nursing Education from the Regis- tered Nurses Association of British Columbia on April 6, 1995.
Sylvia (Rotstein) Savdie, BAí64, CertProfFrí80, is a translator. She has been elected as President of Kadema Chapter, BíNai Brith Women of Montreal.
Paul A.R. Townsend, BCLí64, has joined the business law group of Lavery, DeBilly in Montreal.
Suzanne Handman, BScí65, est vice-prÈsidente du Conseil Canadien des Relations du Travail en Ottawa.
John Paterson, BEngí65, MEngí67, PhDí69, of Sydenham, Ont., has been promoted by Diamond Fields Resources Inc. to become Executive Vice President with responsibility for operations for the Voisey Bay project in Labrador, one of the major nickel, copper and cobalt discoveries of the last half century. A past winner of the Gold Medal of Engineering at McGill, he has been a member of the Faculty of Engineering at Queenís University since 1973. He is a recipient of the Engineering Societyís Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence.
Philip Merilees, PhDí66, has been a researcher and research manager in the meteorological community for 30 years. His PhD thesis was awarded a research prize in 1970 by the World Meteorological Organization. He was President of the Canadian Meteorological Society, Chief Scientist of the Canadian Climate Centre, then Director General of the Climate and Atmospheric Research Directorate. He lives in Richmond Hill, Ont.
Judith Stein, BAí66, graduated from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City as a certified Child and Adolescent Psychoanalyst. She presented a paper at the 15th Annual Spring Meeting, the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association, in Santa Monica, Calif., in April. She lives in New York.
Ross Traverse, BSc(Agr)í66, retired after a 30-year career as a provincial horticulturist in Newfoundland. He will focus his energies on expanding the family agriculture business.
Sal J. LoVecchio, BComí67, BCLí70, was appointed Justice of the Court of Queenís Bench for the Judicial District of Calgary, April 1995.
Arun S. Mujumdar, MEngí67, PhDí71, of Brossard, Que., was named Honorary Professor by the East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, the highest honour conferred by the university. He has lectured extensively in Shanghai, Beijing and Tieling at the invitation of the Chinese Government.
R.J. Ritchie, BScí67, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of CP Rail Systems in Montreal in March.
Alan L. Tompkins, BScí67, is Manager, Benefits & Safety, with Dare Foods Ltd. in Kitchener, Ont. He has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Food Products Accident Prevention Association of Ontario.
E. Courtney Pratt, BAí68, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Noranda Forest Inc. in Toronto. He has been a Director of Noranda Forest since 1989, and he is also President and Director of Noranda Inc. He is also a Director of Norcen Energy Resources Ltd., Falconbridge Ltd., and Consumerís Gas Company. He was the 1992 Campaign Chair for the United Way of Greater Toronto and currently chairs the Tomorrow Fund.
David Zussman, BScí68, PhDí75, is leaving the Privy Council Office to resume his teaching career at the University of Ottawaís Faculty of Administration. He will also become Executive Director of the newly formed Centre for Public Sector Management Network, developed and funded by the Public Policy Forum, and will return to public sector research with Ekos Research on the Rethinking Government Project.
Penelope Elizabeth (Ziggy) Elias-Winship, BAí69, MSWí71, lives in Workington, Cumbria, England, with her husband and four children. As a volunteer, she coordinates support groups for the Manic Depression Fellowship (MDF) and Depression Alliance (DA), she serves on the Regional Council of the MDF and is on the editorial board of the DA publication A Single Step.
Gordon Garmaise, BAí69, and his wife, Ena (Cohen) Garmaise, BAí69, are partners in the investment firm Garmaise Investment Technologies, based in Toronto.
Josh Freed, BScí70, is the winner of the 1995 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for his latest book, Fear of Frying and Other Fax of Life (VÈhicule Press, 1994).
Elizabeth (Betsy) J. Hirst, BAí70, has been named Director, Communications, of the new McGill University Hospital Centre. She is responsible for communications related to planning of the new centre as well as those related to member hospitals.
Deborah Weinstein, BAí70, and Judith (Weinstein) Lewis, BAí77, are partners and co-founders of Toronto-based Strategic Objectives Inc., a public relations firm. Strategic Objectives won the United Nations Grand Award for outstanding achievement in public relations for its work on the Body Shop Canadaís 1994 campaign, ìIn the Name of Love ñ STOP Violence Against Women.î The campaign has also won an IPRA Golden World Award, a Canadian Public Relations Society Gold Award, and an International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill for outstanding achievement.
Donald H. Bunker, BCLí71, LLMí85, DCLí88, is leaving Ogilvy Renault in Montreal after 30 years to set up an aerospace legal practice in Dubai, along with partner Michel de Martigny and daughter, Christy Bunker, BComí94. He will continue as an adjunct professor of law at the McGill Institute of Air & Space Law.
Esmond Choueke, BAí71, was named Canadian Correspondent for the National Enquirer. He is also President of Northern News Network, a firm specializing in public relations in Montreal.
James Finch, MScí71, PhDí73, taught flotation operators from Inco in Manitoba their first course in flotation metallurgy in May. He is a Professor in McGillís Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering.
Gary M. Gillman, BAí71, BCLí74, LLBí75, obtained an LLM degree in European Management and Employment Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Leicester in England. He now has his own law firm in Toronto, focusing on corporate and commercial law, competition law (including marketing and advertising law) and European and international business law.
Peter R. Martin, BScí71, MDí75, has been appointed Director of the recently established Vanderbilt Addiction Research Center in Nashville, Tenn. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Alex Davidson, BScí72, MScí77, is Vice-President, Exploration, of American Barrick Resources Corp. in Toronto.
Thomas Schnurmacher, BAí72, is the Society Editor of the Montreal Gazette and the host of ìThe Thomas Schnurmacher Talk Show,î a political phone-in talk show that airs weekdays, noon-2 p.m., on CIQC 600 Talk Radio in Montreal.
Mark Waychison, BScí72, MScí76, is President of his own consulting company, Geo-Env Plus Consulting, in Oakville, Ont.
Jeremy Clark, BEngí73, is a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology at Seneca College, Toronto. After many years in the telecommunications industry both in Canada and on foreign assignments in Africa and Indonesia, he is presently teaching telecommunications, specializing in the wireless and data communications areas. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc Denhez, BCLí73, an Ottawa lawyer specializing in heritage issues, was honoured with an Ontario 1995 Outstanding Achievement Award for extraordinary voluntary service. Among other positions he has held, he is President of HODI (Heritage Ottawa Development Inc.) and past president of the McGill Society of Ottawa. His most recent book is The Canadian Home (Dundurn Press, 1994), a social history of Canadian housing.
David B. MacFarlane, BScí73, a physicist and research scientist at McGill, has won the Rutherford Memorial Medal ñ Physics, for outstanding research in physics. He has made contributions to studies on the interaction and symmetry properties of the charm and bottom quark. His work focuses on the breakdown of symmetry between matter and anti-matter.
Virginia Morell, MAí73, is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine whose work has also appeared in Discover, The New York Times Magazine, Outside and other publications. She has just finished her first book, Ancestral Passions: The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankindís Beginnings (Simon & Shuster, 1995). She lives in Ashland, Ore.
Sonia Benjamin, BEdí74, MEdí76, is a licensed Realtor with Elaine Allen and Associates in the Houston, Tex., area. She and her husband, Peter Benjamin, BScí51, MDí55, are active members of the Houston Chapter of the McGill Alumni Association.
Antonio Discepola, BA74, BCLí77, is a Judge at the Municipal Court of Montreal.
Josephine Pajaczkowski, MScí74, taught at Chikuni Girlsí School in Chisekesi, Zambia, as a volunteer teacher from April to August 1995.
Mike Schofield, BSc(Agr)í74, after 18 years with Betz Canada in Kanata, Ont., is the new Senior Industry Specialist-Northern Europe, for Betz PaperChem in Sigtuna, Sweden. He and his wife, Sharon (Connolly) Schofield, will remain in Sweden for three to four years.
David Berger, BCLí75, has been named Canadaís new Ambassador to Israel. He is the former Liberal member of parliament in the riding of St. Henri-Westmount, Que.
Chet Idziszek, MSc(App)í75, is the Chairman, President and CEO of Adrian Resources in Vancouver. He was honoured this year by the Prospectors and Developers Association for his contribution in finding and developing gold deposits in northern British Columbia as well as in Panama.
Mordechai Nisan, PhDí75, has been teaching Middle East Studies for 20 years at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg School for Overseas Students. He lectures widely throughout Israel and writes on political topics. His recent books are Minorities in the Middle East and Toward a New Israel.
Michael Ettinger, BCLí76, LLBí77, is President of the Ettinger Law Firm, P.C., in Albany, N.Y. His practice is in trusts, estates and elder law.
Suzanne Fortier, PhDí76, was named Vice-Principal (Research) at Queenís University in Kingston, July 1, 1995.
Hilda T. Hacikyaner, BEdí76, is an elementary school teacher with the PSBGM, and lives in the Town of Mount Royal, Que.
Mike Lombardi, BScí76, has been elected Principal of the firm Tillinghast, Towers Perrin in Toronto. He provides consulting services to the life insurance industry, with a primary focus on life company strategic planning, financial reporting, and mergers and acquisitions.
Marie Alice LíHeureux, BSc(Arch)í77, BArchí78, MArchí92, has been awarded the Social Science Research Council Graduate Training Fellowship of the Joint Committee on the Soviet Union and its Successor States for the 1995-96 academic year. She is pursuing a PhD at the University of California at Berkeley in Architecture and is a member of the Post-Soviet Area Studies Program. She is specializing in housing in the Baltics and Russia and has been awarded a 1995 Foreign Language Area Studies Summer Fellowship to study Estonian.
Firoz A. Rasul, MBAí77, President and CEO of Ballard Power Systems in Vancouver, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Royal Bank Capital Corporation.
Syd Stepner, BAí77, is an Investment Adviser with LÈvesque Beaubien Geoffrion in Montreal.
Ronald Corber, DDSí78, a dentist, has qualified for his specialty certificate in Endodontics in British Columbia. He completed two years of study at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he was awarded the Louis Grossman Prize. He is married to Beverley Silver, BCLí78, LLBí79, and they have three sons. They have returned to Vancouver where he will join a specialty practise.
Gary Kiger, MAí78, earned a PhD at the University of Colorado and is now Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at Utah State University (USU) in Logan. He is co-principal investigator on a U.S. federally funded five-year study of work and family roles. He co-authored the book Common Bonds: Anti-bias Teaching in a Diverse Society, with his wife, Deborah Byrnes, who is a Professor and Director of the Women & Gender Research Institute at USU. They have a four-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, who is an avid ìpowder-houndî skier.
Marc J. Stern, DipPubAcctí78, has joined LÈvesque Beaubien Geoffrion in Montreal as an Investment Adviser. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Taxation at McGill.
Roupen Berberian, BComí79, has been appointed Controller of Aurosa National Life Assurance Company in Santa Monica, Calif.
Hope C. Cushman, BCLí79, LLBí80, has been named Corporate Secretary for Ford of Canada in Toronto.
Neil Finkelstein, LLBí79, is a lawyer in Toronto. He has been re-elected to a second term as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Aldo Mazza, BMusí79, is a percussionist and has been very involved in the Canadian music industry, working with such major Quebec artists as Celine Dion, AndrÈ Gagnon, Aldo Nova (Bon Jovi) and the SMCQ (SocietÈ de Musique Contemporaine du QuÈbec). He married Jolan Kovacs, BMusí93, MAí96, on July 1, 1995, in Ottawa.The bride and groom provided the music.
Bret Mattes, MScí80, has been appointed Vice-President (Petroleum) with BHP Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of Australiaís largest company. This follows five years of working for BHP in Melbourne, Australia, and the former USSR. He will be based in Tokyo with his partner and three daughters.
Nathan M. Stubina, BEng(Met)í80, MEngí83, is Manager of Technical Services with Falc onbridge International S.A. in Brussels, Belgium. He recently moved to Brussels from Kristiansand, Norway, with his wife, Maureen, and their daughter, Hannah.
Michael Winship, BEngí80, is the new President of Lassie Red Lake Gold Mines Ltd. He will continue to be the Manager of Placer Dome Canadaís gold mine in Balmerton, Ont. His career has taken him to Kimberly, B.C., Yellowknife, Toronto, Vancouver, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania and Russia.
Annmarie Adams, BAí81, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Architecture at McGill. She is the first tenured woman professor of architecture in the School of Architectureís 99-year history.
Marcarena Barker, BAí81, is a Canadian Military Logistics Officer. She recently returned to Ottawa after four years as the Budget Finance Officer at the NATO School of Communications and Information Systems in Latina, Italy.
Dwight Duncan, BAí81, was elected to the Ontario Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Windsor- Walkerville in the June ë95 provincial election. A member of the Ontario Liberal Party, he had previously served terms as a City Councillor in Windsor.
Warren Newman, BCLí81, LLBí81, has been appointed Senior Counsel and Special Adviser to the Associate Deputy Minister, Public Law, at the Department of Justice in Ottawa. His responsibilities include coordination of legal advice in relation to the Canadian unity issue. He lives in Chelsea, Que., with his wife, Julie, and their twin daughters, Veronique and Emilie.
Robert L. LabbÈ, BCLí82, LLBí83, heads the LabbÈ Law Firm, a boutique firm specializing in mortgage banking and real estate finance in Newport Beach, Calif.
Jonathan M. Lourie, BScí82, has been named partner of the Edwards & Angell law firm in Boston.
Ron Maty, BEngí82, is married to Taslia Drtina, BAí82, and they have two children, Shauna and Pierce. They reside in Littleton, Colo., and Ron works for United Airlines as a pilot and as a flight simulator test pilot.
A. Grant McCrea, BAí82, LLBí85, MAí86, has joined the New York law firm Dewey Ballantine as a partner. He clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and earned an LL.L from the University of Ottawa.
Suzanne Rita Byrnes, BMusí83, MMusí91, was appointed to the editorial board of the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education in Kansas City. She was also appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Music Therapy. She was married last May to William Fredrickson. She is currently conducting the Kansas City Childrenís Choir and teaching at the University of Missouri, Kansas Cityís Berkley Child & Family Development Centre.
Ellen Daly Downey, BAí83, is a full-time mother. She and her husband own a software systems design company in rural Lancaster County, Penn.
Philippe Gros, PhDí83, Associate Professor of Biochemistry at McGill and a Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC)- funded scientist, was named the first recipient of the ìMichael Smith Award for Excellence,î worth $50,000. Dr. Gros has cloned two genes: the mdr gene, which is responsible for resistance to multiple anti-cancer drugs, and the bcg gene, which appears to control natural resistance to a variety of infections, including tuberculosis. The discovery holds out the promise of finding new ways to counter such diseases and the possibility of making use of sophisticated gene therapy.
Michael Hopper, BComí83, is Vice-President and General Manager of HK Powter Business Forms in Montreal.
Anne R. Rooney, BAí83, practices law in Vancouver where she is married to a Swiss architect and has two children. She obtained her law degree from the University of British Columbia, and after articling for two years, she took post graduate studies at the London School of Economics.
Stuart Walton, MBAí83, is General Partner with Reindeer Capital Fund in San Francisco, Calif., which is dedicated to aggressive growth stock and whose five-year track record exceeds 95 percent annually. The company is named after his great-grandfather, William ìReindeerî Walton, who in 1920 organized a trek of 3,000 reindeer across the Arctic Circle to save thousands of starving Natives and Inuit in Northern Quebec.
Michael Brian Wasser, BAí83, MAí86, received his PhD in History from Columbia University in New York City in May.
Peter Dotsikas, BAí84, is a Crown Attorney in Toronto, married to Anne Langford, BAí87, who is a television producer. They are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Katharine (Kate) Grace, named for the musical Kiss Me Kate, where her parents met while starring in a high school production.
Kimberly Druckman, BAí84, is a Director of Education for the Centre for A.D.D. in Vancouver.
Marc Ladanyi, MDí84, is Assistant Attending Pathologist and head of the the Laboratory of Diagnostic Molecular Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He received the Benjamin Castleman Award for the best paper published in human pathology in 1994 by a pathologist under 40 at the annual meeting of the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology in Toronto, where he also chaired the pathobiology session. The paper, entitled ìFusion of the EWS and TW1 genes in the desmoplastic small round cell tumor,î appeared in the journal Cancer Research.
Ralph Quirino, BAí84, is Manager of Repertoire at Columbia House Canada in Toronto. He also wrote and directed Only in My Dreams, a play about UFO sightings. It was performed in Newmarket, Ont., in March and received five of seven ìOPUSî Awards from the Newmarket Festival of One-Act Plays.
Maria Valdis, BScí84, PhDí90, is a medical resident at McGill.
Marianne Ainley, PhDí85, has been appointed Chair and Full Professor of Womenís Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. She had been the Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University.
Mabel Vaca-Mier, MEngí85, is Professor at the Metropolitan University in Mexico City. She is working with the Panamerican Health Organization on a project on health- risk assessment due to hazardous substances exposure on the Mexican-American border. She recently won a scholarship from the Government of Canada and spent the summer in Montreal and Ottawa doing research in hazardous waste management.
John Valiulis, BEngí85, is an engineer on a one-year temporary assignment, working throughout Scandinavia as a Loss Prevention Consultant for Factory Mutual International, and living in Stockholm, Sweden.
Linda Gauthier, CertProfTransí86, has established BG Communications International in Montreal, a multilingual translation firm offering service in 25 languages.
Perry Koziris, BEdí86, MAí91, and his wife, Antonia, announce the birth of Ioannis John Wesley, May 23, 1995. They are back living in Montreal while he completes his doctoral dissertation at the Pennsylvania State University in Exercise Physiology. He became the National Strength & Conditioning Associationís Director for Quebec in April.
David S. MacGregor, BComí86, is Senior Research Analyst for Roulston & Company Inc., an investment management firm, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jean-FranÁois Manzoni, MBAí86, has been Assistant Professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, since July 1992. He completed his DBA from Harvard in 1993, and has twice won ìTeacher of the Yearî award in INSEADís MBA program.
Robert Barsky, MAí87, PhDí92, will become an Assistant Professor in the English Department of the University of Western Ontario starting in 1996. His book, Noam Chomsky and his Milieus, will be published this year by ECW Press.
Kenneth M. Cohen, BAí87, received his MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Detroit and is currently writing his PhD dissertation. He is a psychotherapist at Cornell University, N.Y., and teaches classes on Human Development at Ithaca College. His first book, The Lives of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals: Children to Adults, was published this summer by Harcourt Brace.
Andrew Dinsmore, BEngí87, is pursuing an MBA at the University of Chicago.
Craig Downing, BEng(Elec)í87, is General Director/Owner of New World Solutions, S.A. de C.V., in Monterrey, Mexico. He is running a computer software distribution business selling software for quality control and high-tech applications, and taking advantage of mountain ranges for hiking and biking. He offers to show alumni the sights or help them do business in Mexico.
Harold Heft, BAí87, has been awarded the Carl F. and Margaret Klinck Scholarship for the outstanding PhD thesis on Canadian literature from the University of Western Ontarioís Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Raphael Thomas Justewicz, BSc(Arch)í87, BArchí88, has been an architect with Richard Meier & Partners in New York City for two years, and is now studying at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture degree.
Peter Shatz, BScí87, DDSí92, is completing a specialty residency in Periodontics at Louisiana State University, New Orleans. His wife, Gail Granik-Shatz, BAí90, and family are extremely proud.
Ilana P. Spector , BAí87, received an MA and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University, N.Y., and pre-and post-doctoral fellowships from Dartmouth Medical School, N.H., and Rutgers Medical School, N.J. She has a private practice in Montreal, seeing patients for problems involving anxiety management, sexual health, behavioural medicine issues and behaviour therapy. She is the Director of the Social Anxiety program at Montrealís Douglas Hospital Community Psychiatry Centre and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill. She married Mike Cohen on August 10.
Eli Chiprout, BEngí88, completed his PhD at Carleton University and is a Research Staff Member of IBMís T.J. Watson research centre in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., investigating high-speed integrated circuits. He lives with his wife, Carol, and his newborn daughter,Talia, in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
Jennifer Schengili, BScí88, completed a degree in Veterinary Medicine in Belgium and will return to Montreal for an internship in Equine Medicine. After leaving McGill, she travelled through China and taught English in Japan.
Carol Sharpe, BAí88, is starting a new company named SharpImage in Montreal, selling corporate gifts and promotional items.
Ruth White, BSWí88, MSWí91, is a first-year PhD student in Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley. She is also pursuing a masterís in public health, specializing in maternal and child health with an international focus. She is also working as a research assistant at two university-affiliated research centres, assisting in the development of adolescent pregnancy prevention.
Robert Chipman, LLBí89, is practising law in Bridgewater, N.S., with Nova Scotia Legal Aid, dealing with criminal and family law cases. The government-funded Nova Scotia Legal Aid provides legal services to the poor. He is also one of the regional representatives on the Bar Council of the Nova Scotia Barristersí Society.
John A. Fallows, MBAí89, and Heidi Mason, MBAí89, were married June 3 in Oakville, Ont. They now reside in Montreal.
Steven James Freedman, BScí89, successfully defended his thesis and was granted a PhD in Protein Biochemistry in May from the Sackler Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Boston. He now is at Tufts University School of Medicine in Medford, Mass., where he is enrolled on a full scholarship in the combined MD-PhD program.
Alex Gallacher, MBAí89, has joined Rent-A-Centre in Toronto as Director of Human Resources for Canada. He had been with Mintz & Partners, Chartered Accountants, since 1990.
Evelyn Hannon, BAí89, is Editor/Publisher for Journey Woman, a magazine for women travellers. She won an APEX ë95 award for publication excellence in the category of small magazines.
Duncan N.R. Jackman, BAí89, was elected to the Board of Directors of Economic Investment Trust Limited. He is an Investment Analyst with Cassels Blaikie Investment Management in Toronto. He is also a Director of Dominion and Anglo Investment Corporation Limited, Canadian & Foreign Securities Co. Limited, and the Debenture and Securities Corporation of Canada.
Mary Mathewson, BEngí89, is a buyer of raw materials for Dofasco in Hamilton, Ont. She is taking a one-year leave of absence to pursue volunteer work in Nepal and India. She will be teaching English and doing agricultural work and building construction.
Jim Pascual, BEngí89, and Sandy Davison, BSWí94, were married September 3, 1994, and had their first child, Jasmine Natasha Pascual, on June 21, 1995.
Tammy Strohl, BAí89, has been admitted to the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. She is an Associate for Pinter Shapiro & Wilbers and lives in Naples, Fla.
Anne Archambault, BScí90, completed a masterís in environmental studies at York University and is working as a Heritage Communicator for Banff National Park.
Colin M. Bower, BAí90, is a Financial Risk Analyst in Washington, D.C.
Anita B. Cocchia, MLISí90, is a Librarian/Analyst working for the Electronic Library Network. She is living in Vancouver and bought her first home next to Granville Island.
Stephanie L. Cogan, BScí90, is a first-year resident in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Penn., in June.
Ian Freedman, BComí90, completed an LLB at the University of Toronto and is clerk to Madam Justice LíHeureux-DubÈ of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. He will join the law firm Stikeman Elliot as an associate in Toronto.
Monica Freedman, BAí90, earned an MA in Mass Communications from Emerson College, Boston, in 1992, then joined the College Division of McGraw-Hill publishers in Boston. In April she was promoted to Assistant Editor of American History and Political Science.
Gail Granik-Shatz, BAí90, received an MSc (Education), with Honors, from Loyola University in New Orleans, La., in May. She and her husband, Peter Shatz, BScí87, moved to Atlanta, Ga., in June.
Cathy Hodder, BEdí90, is a Mennonite Central Committee representative in Kinshasa, Zaire. She has not been affected so far by the Ebola virus, and she reports that in Kitwit, where the outbreak occurred, life ìgoes on as normal with the exception of the hospital, which is virtually deserted. Considering medical staff were hardest hit by the virus, this is understandable.î
Ari J. Levy, BAí90, LLBí90, BCLí90, MBAí90, is married to Marlene (Kirstenberg) Levy, BSc(OT)í87. They are living in Willowdale, Ont., with their daughter, Adina.
Melissa Meeker, BAí90, is a Project Associate for the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C. She received her masterís in Russian & East European studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
Tayu Neogy, BAí90, is Director of an after-school program for children in New York City. She previously lived in Greece and plans to return to school for a masterís in education.
Jay Marc Brooker, BScí91, a physician, received his MD from the University of Massachusetts in June and is doing his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Kathleen Carter-Stein, BAí91, graduated from Suffolk Law School in Boston in May. She has accepted an offer with McLane, Raulerson & Middleton in the litigation department in Manchester, N.H. She will marry Michael Marquis of Hudson, N.H., in October ë95.
Stephen DeKuyper, BAí91, is a Property Consultant living in Hong Kong.
Lynn Andrea Gariepy, BAí91, a teacher, is off to Seoul, South Korea, to work as an ESL Professor at Ewha Womenís University for one year.
Andrew Godfrey, BAí91, is a Flight Attendant with Air Transat in Toronto. He will be married to Jenny DaCosta in September.
Curtis Still, BEng(Mech)í91, is working as an Engineering Coordinator at Manaras Inc. in Ville St. Laurent, a company which designs and manufactures industrial garage door and gate operators.
Jacques-Robert Arel, CertAcctí92, received the Fernand- Cloutier Award from the Ordre des comptables en management accrÈditÈs du QuÈbec in April, for the best performance in the professional program, which must be completed to become a CMA (Chartered Management Accountant). He is an Analyst with Spar Aerospace Ltd. in Montreal.
Eric Block, BAí92, will begin his law degree at Christ Church College at Oxford University, England, in October.
Heather Clark, MDí92, announces the birth of her daughter, Laura, on April 13, 1995. After a six-month maternity leave, she will be starting a two-year fellowship in general internal medicine in Ottawa.
Gail Dangoor, BScí92, received her MD from the University of Calgary. She is currently doing her residency in family medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.
Tamara L. Frederick, BAí92, graduated with a masterís in international business from the Sorbonne, Paris, in July. She lived in Paris for the past year and is now in Newport Beach, Calif. She also has an MBA.
Jennifer Krasnoff, MDí92, is resident in dermatology at Yale New Haven Hospital, Conn.
Howard Magonet, BSWí92, MSWí94, is Coordinator of Youth Services for Pavillon Foster, an out-patient substance abuse treatment centre for adolescents. He also runs a private practice for young adults in Montreal.
Ian C. Pilarczyk, BAí92, received a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, cum laude, and was designated an ìEdward Hennesseyî Scholar. He was also selected to be a Permanent Class President for setting up a fundraising program modelled on McGillís ìClass Actionî program. He returned to McGill in September to do a masterís degree at the Institute of Comparative Law.
Edward Rees, BAí92, is a Researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, England, and will begin his PhD studies at the University of London in October.
Susana Sitja Rubio, BAí92, is an economist working as a Researcher at Inter-American Dialogue, a policy ìthink tankî in Washington, D.C. She received an MA in economics from Queenís.
Blair M. Sheridan, BAí92, received an MA from Carleton University Institute of Central/East European and Russian- Area studies in June. He will be returning to Russia, where he spent six months in 1994 on a research exchange.
Kenneth D. Simpson, BAí92, received an MSc in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics in 1993. After studying French at UniversitÈ Laval for one year, he accepted a position as Management Consultant with Deloitte & Touche in Ottawa.
Lewis Tepper, BAí92, received his JD from New York University Law School in 1995 and he is working for the firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in Manhattan.
Staci Joelle Werbin, BAí92, is Director, Residential Accounts, for DAPHCA Real Estate Services Inc. in Westmount, Que. She manages repossessed homes for banks and trust companies.
Leslie Clark, BEdí93, is a grade one teacher in Listuguj, Que. She has a daughter, Kailee.
Anthea Jackson, BMusí93, spent eight months in London, England, and has returned to school for her masterís in chamber music at the University of Ottawa.
StÈphane Jose, BMusí93, is a freelance musician and multimedia programmer. He is completing a masterís degree in communications at UniversitÈ du QuÈbec ý MontrÈal. He is working for the Unesco Chairs in Communication Network (ORBICOM) where he maintains an information server on the Internet. He continues to play music and is putting together an album of original compositions for the band Alliance.
Paulina Josephine Pekova, BMusí93, graduated from the University of British Columbia Music Education program and is starting her second year of teaching in Surrey, B.C. She was the recipient of the Dan Wright Scholarship for instrumental music education.
Lawrence Plub, BAí93, is working toward a PhD in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Sean R. Thomas, MDí93, is a Resident Physician in Psychiatry at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center. He completed a rotating internship at Riverside General Hospital, Calif., in June 1994, and he resides in Riverside where he purchased his first home (with a few orange trees).
Julie Hagedorn, BAí94, is pursuing a masterís in German at Penn State University.
David Morgenstern, BAí94, is a consultant in Beijing for foreign companies entering the Chinese market. He specializes in engineering, building materials and manufacturing.
Kathleen Parewick, MUPí94, was appointed Town Manager of the Town of Springdale, Nfld. She is the first professional planner to become the Chief Executive Officer in a Newfoundland municipality.
Seung Chol (Sunny) Shin, BEngí94, is a Junior ASIC Design Engineer with Matrox Graphics Inc. in Montreal, working on the next generation of Matrox MGA ASICs.
Christopher Tomalty, BScí94, is at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Boston, in the first year of a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
MAí95, completed her masterís in Development Anthropology and is
pursuing her PhD at McGill. She has written two illustrated childrenís
books, La Flautista/The Flute Player, in Spanish and English, published
by Orchard Books, and Flood Fish, published by Crown Books.