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Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Monique Y. Leclerc, BSc(Agr)'80, was elected Vice-President of the International Society of Biometeorology at the 15th Inter-national Congress of Biometeorology and Conference in Australia. Monique, an assoc-iate professor at the Lab for Environmental Physics at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is the first female scientist to hold such a high rank in the ISB and is also the youngest scientist in the history of the organization to be appointed Vice-President. She lives in Williamson, Ga., with her family.

Rishi Basak, BSc(Agr)'96, MSc'00, started working in August as an economist for Environment Canada in Hull, at the regulatory and economic analysis branch. He is working on the economic impacts of environmental regulations and looking also at economic instruments for environmental protection.

Sophie Gagnon, BSc(Agr)'96, and Etienne Tremblay, Dip(Agr)'88, were married in July 2000, on a most beautiful summer day. Both would like to thank all those who attended and those who sent their best wishes.

Marcio Abdalla Freire Belem, PhD'98, completed the first health and environmental safety assessment protocol for genetically modified food in a tropical ecosystem in Brazil. He had to coordinate 52 scientists throughout Brazil, gathering food scientists, animal nutritionists, biochemists and agronomists to propose this protocol, which differs from those submitted to both Health Canada and the U.S.-FDA. He now works for a research and development management consultancy company in downtown Montreal, just eight blocks from McGill.


Herbert Lewis, BA'53, MA'54, is retired from Acadia University, where he taught philosophy. He lives in Wolfville, N.S., with his wife, Sara Lee Levitan Lewis, BA'58, who has been named a Member of the Order of Canada. She is co-founder and Managing Director of the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, one of North America's most acclaimed theatres for the young.

Christopher D. Hyde, BA'63, accepted a position as President of the World Wildlife Fund Foundation in Toronto after living in Montreal all his life. Prior to this position, Christopher had been Associate Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations, and Director, University Advance-ment, at Concordia University since 1989.

Brian Cooney, MA'69, PhD'72, a professor of philosophy at Centre College in Danville, Ky., is one of the first recipients of a new honour that recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarly work and contributions to the Centre College community. Brian has been a Centre faculty member since 1980. He has pursued research in the field of philosophical psychology and the mind/brain relationship. He is the editor of The Place of Mind, an anthology of readings in the philosophy of mind, and author of A Hylomorphic Theory of Mind. In his ethics classes, Brian challenges students to evaluate contemporary social issues within an ethical framework.

Bluma Litner, BA'69, was awarded the Concordia University Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2000. Bluma is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Human Science at Concordia University.

John Edwards, MA'70, PhD'74, is a professor of psychology at St. Francis Xavier University and is also editor of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. His most recent books are Multilingualism, published in 1995, and Language in Canada, published in 1998. This year, John was selected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Jennifer Sutherland, BA'71, was named Senior Development Editor in the College Division of Houghton Mifflin. She develops and edits textbooks in history and political science. She lives in Bronxville, N.Y., with her husband, Richard Wight, and their three children.

Jacob Stettin, BA'72, is the senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Yellow-Online.Com, the online yellow pages service. Prior to joining the firm, Jacob was Senior Vice-President of En Pointe Technologies, Inc., a reseller of information technology products.

Jennifer Pader, BA'75, received her Master of Divinity in 1999 from Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in New York, specializing in psychiatry in religion. She is also a candidate for the Master of Sacred Theology postgraduate degree at Union Theological Seminary. Jennifer is preparing for ordination as a Unitarian minister. She is also the founder of an ecumenical disability rights ministry about which the New York Times and other local media wrote. Jennifer is a part-time mental health worker with clinical chaplaincy training in psychiatry. Prior to entering the seminary in 1997, Jennifer had a 20-year career as an advertising executive at major Madison Avenue agencies. She lives in Greenwich Village with her husband, W. Joseph Davidson.

Keir Cutler, BA'79, wrote and performed Teaching Shakespeare, a parody which won awards for best original text from both the Montreal Fringe Festival and the Montreal English Critics Circle in the 1998-99 season. He performed his one-man show at the Centaur Theatre last January and in New York at Christmas in 1999. Keir is a graduate of Canada's National Theatre School in playwriting and he holds a PhD in theatre arts from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he ran their Studio Theatre.

Catherine Pawluch, MA'79, was elected Second Vice-President of the Transportation Lawyers Association for 2000-2001. Catherine is a lawyer at Morris/Rose/Ledgett LLP in Toronto. The TLA is a professional association of attorneys who represent both providers and consumers of transportation and logistics services.

Colleen A. Redding, BA'84, was promoted to associate research professor at the Cancer Prevention Research Center at the University of Rhode Island. She resides in Richmond, R.I., with her husband and two daughters.

Salha Salim Jeizan, MA'86, received her EdD in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1998.

Susan Johnston, BA'86, PhD'96, and Damon Marcel DeCoste, PhD'97, are thrilled to announce the arrival of twin girls, Margaret Rachel and Elizabeth Mary, playmates for their big sister Katherine. Susan and Marcel both hold tenure-track positions in the Department of English at the University of Regina.

Amy Kaler, BA'86, DipEd'87, MA'90, was appointed assistant professor of sociology at the University of Alberta. She completed her PhD in sociology and feminist studies at the University of Minnesota and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Population Studies Center. Her first book, on the cultural and political history of contraception in pre-independence Zimbabwe, will be published in 2001. Amy has also written numerous academic articles on fertility, contraception, gender and social change in Southern Africa. She is married to Guy Thompson, BA'87, MA'93, who will receive his PhD in history from the University of Minnesota and who is also an assistant professor at the University of Alberta.

Mary Morgan Roth, BA'86, and her daughter Bridget have settled into their new home in Princeton, N.J., with their mastiff puppy named Monster. Mary was appointed Public Affairs Director for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, a non-profit organization that provides textbooks and educational material on tape. Her job takes her all over the U.S., where she works with local and national media to spread the word about RB&D's unique accommodation for students who are blind, visually impaired or severely dyslexic.

Melanie (Clulow) Saint Cyr, BA'87, has made a career switch, from journalism to jazz. Now based in London, England, Melanie is a former writer and editor who has soaked up the musical influences of four continents, though her main love is jazz. Her principal influences are Helen Merrill, Dianne Reeves and Nancy Wilson, and she has recently studied with Sheila Jordan at Canada's Banff Centre for the Arts. Melanie's recent sampler CD of six songs was produced by British jazz luminary Ian Shaw. She plans to return to the studio to record a full-length CD early next year.

Guy Thompson, BA'87, MA'93, will receive his PhD in history from the University of Minnesota. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, where his wife,

Amy Kaler, BA'86, DipEd'87, MA'90, is an assistant professor of sociology.

Monique MacKenzie, BA'91, MUP'96, has been working as a city planner for the city of Minneapolis for the last four years. Her recent projects include drafting the city's general plan and working on light rail transit planning for the Hiawatha Corridor in Minneapolis.

Amy (McBride) Baskin, BA'93, taught English through the auspices of the Japan Exchange Teaching Program from 1993 to 1996. She now lives with her husband Jason in Portland, Ore., and continues to teach English as a second language. Amy also volunteers with non-profit organizations including "Friends of Trees," which strives to improve the Portland environment and enhance the quality of urban life through tree planting and environmental education.

Alain Londes, BA'93, joined Cambridge Technology Partners as a consultant in online customer relations management in April. He is based out of the Toronto office. His current project involves an implementation of Siebel products. At the same time, Alain is pursuing his MBA in IT (information technology) through Dalhousie University's distance-learning program.

Isabelle Christine Lopez, BA'93, started work at her new position as Assistant County Attorney for St. John's County in Florida. Her areas of practice will be land use, eminent domain and environmental law.

Jeff Gaulin, BA'94, lives in Victoria, B.C., with his wife, Alana Zanbilowicz, BA'94, and their dog Brisket.

Allyn Hunter, BA'94, has returned to school after spending a few years having a little fun. She is studying legal administration, which will lead to employment in a law firm, after which she plans to attend law school. Allyn is now in New Brunswick and plans to move to Ontario after she has completed her studies. Allyn can be reached by e-mail at:

Joseph M. Pickering, BA'94, has begun his third year of law practice at Largay Law Offices in Bangor, Me. His practice areas include civil litigation, criminal defence, bankruptcy and family law. He is licensed in both Maine and Massachusetts.

Alana Zanbilowicz, BA'94, was called to the bar of British Columbia in February 2000. She practises law in Victoria, B.C., where she lives with her husband, Jeff Gaulin, BA'94, and their dog Brisket.

Karim E. Bitar, BA'95, graduated from the École Nationale d'Administration in Paris, France. He also won the French Debating Championship at the Assemblée Nationale. Karim works at the French TV channel Canal Plus as a project leader in charge of strategic planning and international development.

Nikola Jane (Taylor) Colhoun, BA'95, received a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia and is currently teaching geography at a high school in West Vancouver. She and her husband Rick Colhoun celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary this year.

Peter Higgins, BA'95, married Fumi Ito in June, in Toronto. He works as a web devel-oper in Atlanta, Ga.

Marc Joanisse, BA'95,completed his PhD in linguistics at the University of Southern California in July. He is now an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario.

Noelle Pepperall, BA'95, and John Hiscox, BSc'92, are engaged to be married in June 2001.

Jenni Bennett, BA'96, joined the Canadian Foreign Service in October as a political officer. She was previously working on a CIDA-sponsored technical assistance project with Russian economists. She lives in Ottawa at the moment, but looks forward to a future of travelling.

Bill Mak, BA'96, works for Cathay Pacific Airways and has been travelling extensively in Indonesia and other Asian countries for the past three years. Last summer, he chaired the 56th International Esperanto Youth Congress, an event sponsored by the Chinese government and an international youth organization based in Rotterdam. This fall, Bill started working in Malaysia as Port and District Manager, Penang. Bill says he would like to hear from fellow linguistics graduates. His e-mail is

Christophe Bonnefoy, BA'97, joined the Debt Capital Markets section at WestLB in London, England, as an executive responsible for marketing. He would love to hear from other alumni in London at:

James Buczynski, BA'97, MLIS'00, is working as a reference librarian and Physical Sciences and Engineering bibliographer at the Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami. James can be contacted by e-mail at

Damon Marcel DeCoste, PhD'97, and Susan Johnston, BA'86, PhD'96, are thrilled to announce the arrival of twin girls, Margaret Rachel and Elizabeth Mary, playmates for their big sister Katherine. Marcel and Susan both hold tenure-track positions in the Department of English at the University of Regina.

David Bassiouni Jr., BA'98, is the Man-ager of media relations in the corporate communications department of the New York City-based Winstar Communications, a broadband/wireless services company. David is responsible for managing public relations strategies in U.S. markets as well as the Western European, South American and Asian-Pacific markets. He is also working on a screenplay and graphic art initiatives within the New York City arts community. David can be contacted at

Renée Leury, BA'99, married Matthew B. Duckworth in August 1999. She is the Associate Director of Youth and Families for the Clark County YMCA in Vancouver, Wash., where she also teaches. Renée and Matthew live in Portland, Ore.

Annick Muller, BA'99, does freelance work in the entertainment industry. She has worked for Lions Gate Films as a producer's assistant, as an assistant coordinator for a film festival in Montreal, and as an actor's personal assistant. Annick is currently working as a coordinator's assistant for a U.S. film in production in Montreal.

Shaun Rein, BA'00, is at Harvard University pursuing a master's degree in Regional Studies, particularly East Asia with a focus on America-China-Japan trilateral political and economic relations. Shaun says there are two other McGillians in the program, Lindsay Beck, BA'98, and Dominic Steavu, BA'00. He adds that he misses Montreal's cheap but tasty restaurants.


Ralph Silverstone, BSc'36, DDS'40, and his wife, Ann Naran Silverstone, DipPE'36, BSc'39, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in May. He had a dental practice until 1996, when he retired. He was a favourite with his younger patients as each one had the fun of painting a plaster pin of their choice to wear following their appointment. Some continued to exercise that option well into their adult years. Following graduation from McGill, Ralph did his internship at the Montefiore Hospital in New York. This was followed by three years overseas as a dentist with the Canadian army.

Jon D. Perlus, BSc'69, DDS'73, a periodontist in Toronto, has been elected President of the Ontario Dental Association. A specialist in implantology, Jon has an extensive background in organized dentistry and was an ODA general councillor for seven years and a member of the executive council for three years. He is also a member of numerous dental associations. Jon is a Diplomate of the American Society of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a member of the Ontario Society of Periodontology. He lives in Willowdale, Ont., with his wife Donna and their three children, Miklos, Haley and Ryan.

Noah Zacharin, BSc'81, DDS'83, has released his third CD, entitled aLive. Noah also recently composed and performed the music for the television series Passages. He toured Israel in May, performing in clubs and festivals throughout the country. Information about Noah's music and writing is available at Noah still works as a dentist in Regent Park Community Health Centre in downtown Toronto.


Myer Horowitz, DipEd'52, LLD'79, received an honorary Doctor of Laws at the University of Victoria's Special Millennium Convocation in April. Myer also received an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the Brock University convocation in June.

Richard Beaudry, BEd'79, taught in Alberta and British Columbia for many years. He received his Diploma in Teacher-Librarianship from UBC in 1993. He has been a student in the Master of Library and Information Studies program at UBC since January 2000. His research involves the creation of an online cataloguing course for a U.S. consortium of universities. Richard is also a sessional instructor at UBC in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, where he teaches courses to teacher-librarians.

Stacey Short, BEd'94, has been working for the past two years as a research teacher in Monterrey, Mexico, at the American School Foundation of Monterrey. Before that, Stacey taught in Montreal, in Val d'Or, Que., and in Cornwall, Ont.


Geoffrey Yorke-Slader, BEng'45, MEng'47, married Marjorie Irene Lane at a quiet family ceremony in the Chancel of Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa, in May 2000.

Michael P. Paidoussis, BEng'58, was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in May 2000. At McGill's June convocation, he was elevated to the rank of Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Luc Stefan Mathan, BEng'85, MSc'87, moved to Europe after graduation and earned his PhD in Speech Processing from the ...cole nationale des télécommunications in Paris in 1991. In 1992, Luc joined the France Telecom Research and Development Centre in Brittany, to work on network and service management. From 1996-99, he was project supervisor at Eurescom, a European institute for collaborative projects between telcos, situated in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1999, Luc returned to France Telecom R&D to manage a team developing e-commerce services for Wanadoo, the Internet subsidiary of France Telecom. He has a wife, a daughter, Yuna, and a son, Nils.

Kathleen Roger, BEng'85, MEng'92, and Brian Daley, BCL'93, LLB'93, welcomed a daughter, Catriona Frances Michelle Daley, in March 2000, a sister for Julia.

Hisao Yatsuhashi, BSc(Arch)'86, BArch'88, and his wife Molly recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter Mika.

Lina Boulos, BEng'94, completed a Master's in Applied Sciences at the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1996. She moved to Los Angeles and works as an associate engineer at Montgomery Watson Inc., an environmental engineering company.

Marco A. Baratta, MEng'95, started his new job as a product manager with Analog Devices in Boston, Mass., in February 2000.

Health Sciences

F. Clarke Fraser, MSc'41, PhD'45, MDCM'50, Professor Emeritus of the McGill Departments of Human Genetics and Pedi-atrics, received the American Society of Human Genetics Award for Excellence in Education at the Society's Philadelphia meetings. The award was presented to him in October.

Archie L. Kerr, MDCM'49, celebrated 50 years of medical practice in Smiths Falls, Ont., in July. Friends, patients and family members joined in the celebrations to thank Archie for many years of dedication and caring service to the community. The fundraising dinner in his honour raised over $30,000 for new operating room equipment for the hospital. Archie started a medical practice in 1950 when house calls cost $3 and office visits $2. He has worked in obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery, orthopaedics and as chief of staff. His three sons went into medicine and his daughter has a Master's in Nursing Science. His 16 grandchildren look up to him and consider him a friend. Archie plans to continue his medical practice, doing what he loves and doing it well.

Paul G. Dyment, MDCM'60, has just retired from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pediatrics. He lives on the coast of Maine.

F. John Service, MDCM'62, was named by the Mayo Foundation/Mayo Medical School as the first Earl and Annette R. McDonough Professor of Medicine. John was also made an honorary member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. These honours recognize his contribution to the field of hypoglycemic disorders, in which he is acknowledged as the world's foremost authority. After leaving Canada in 1965, John joined the staff at the Mayo Clinic in the division of endocrinology.

Robert Orr, MDCM'66, joined Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., as Director of Ethics. Robert operated a family medicine practice in Brattleboro, Vt., for 18 years and was chosen "Vermont Family Doctor of the Year" in 1989. He also served on the Ethics Committee of the Vermont State Medical Society. After practising in Vermont, he pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Robert most recently served as Director of Clinical Ethics at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. In 1999, he received the Isaac Hays & John Bell Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism from the American Medical Association.

Brian Koffman, BSc'73, MDCM'75, obtained an MSEd with a specialization in Medical Education from the University of Southern California this year.

Carlo Bellabarba, BSc'88, MDCM'92, completed his orthopaedic residency at Rush University in Chicago, subsequently pursuing one-year fellowships both in orthopaedic trauma at Tampa General Hospital in Florida and in spine trauma and reconstruction at Chicago's Northwestern University. Carlo is active in research relating to the biomechanics of spinal trauma, the treatment of degenerative spinal conditions, injuries to the spine and pelvis, and post-traumatic reconstruction of femoral nonunions. He sees patients at the University of Washington Medical Center-Roosevelt Bone and Joint Center and Harborview Center, with privileges also at the Veteran's Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System.

Richard Montoro, MDCM'91, and Karine Igartua, MDCM'94, DipPsych'99, have been awarded the 1999 Prize for Inno-vation in Psychiatry given by the Quebec Psychiatric Association. In September 1999, Karine and Richard opened the McGill University Sexual Identity Centre, Canada's first and only mental health clinic for the gay, lesbian and bisexual population, dedicated to improving mental health services through research, teaching and direct clinical care. M.U.S.I.C. is located in the Department of Psychiatry at the Montreal General Hospital site of the McGill University Health Centre.

April Y. Maa, BSc'00, is at the Baylor College of Medicine pursuing her MD.


Gabriel "Gabe" Glazer, BA'53, BCL'58, who practises law in Israel, was elected President of the International Association of Practising Lawyers, headquartered in Switzerland. Gabe also serves as Chair of the International Committee on Religious Extremism and Rational Inquiry of the International Humanist and Ethical Union in London, England. He can be reached at

Amir Majid, DipA&SL'83, DCL'85, reader in public international law at London Guildhall University, has been appointed an adviser to the Minister for Disabled People at the Department of Education and Employ-ment. He will be advising on minority disability affairs in relation to the department's employment training schemes. Amir has been a part-time immigration judge since 1997 and was a member of the ministerial taskforce which advised on the legislative framework for the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995. Amir was the first blind person to practise as a barrister in the UK and is the first person in the world to achieve the dual qualification of barrister and doctor of civil law. He has worked for London Guildhall University since 1983, where he is subject leader in public international law, an area in which he has published a book and numerous articles.

Bram Freedman, BA'87, BCL'91, LLB'91, has been named Assistant Secretary-General and General Counsel at Concordia University, where he has served as Legal Counsel since 1992. As well, he serves as Chair of the Board of CLSC Métro, Vice-President of Jewish Family Services of Montreal, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Congregation Dorshei Emet.

Dianne Dutton, BCL'91, LLB'91, and her fiancé John Beach went to Paris in September, where she is completing the research for her doctoral thesis from Queen's University and Université de Paris on French literature and legal discourse.

Marie Christine Kirouack, BCL'91, is a senior partner at Le Couffe Kirouack in Montreal. The firm specializes in family law and related areas. Marie Christine has been Vice-President of the Association des avocats et avocates en droit de la famille du Québec since 1999.

Hanson Hosein, LLB'92, BCL'93, received a News and Documentary Emmy Award in September for Continuing Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for his work last year in Kosovo.

Brian Daley, BCL'93, LLB'93, and Kathleen Roger, BEng'85, MEng'92, had a daughter, Catriona Frances Michelle Daley, in March 2000, a sister for Julia.

Hélène V. Gagnon, BCL'93, LLB'93, has been appointed Director of Corporate Affairs, Quebec, at Noranda Inc. She is responsible for managing Noranda's government and media relations in Quebec, as well as maintaining and developing close liaisons with various business and industry associations. Hélène holds a Master's degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics in the U.K. Most recently, she practised environmental and natural resources law at a major law firm in Montreal. She is currently the President of the Regroupements des jeunes gens d'affaires du Québec and is on the Board of Governors of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce.

Mélanie de Souza, BCL'97, LLB'97, and Benoit Morel, BCom'90, BCL'94, LLB'94, MBA'99, were married in August 2000. Mélanie works at the law firm Heenan Blaikie in Montreal while Benoit is at Desjardins Ducharme, also in Montreal.

Elisabeth S. Preston, LLB'98, moved from McCarthy Tetrault to a position with an Ottawa-based high-tech firm. She is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for InBusiness Solutions Inc. and its subsidiaries. Elisabeth and her husband, Oliver Abergel, BCL'98, LLB'98, and their blue dog Miles, Merlin the Mink Meister and Bart the Horse have just bought a log home in rural Dunrobin, Ont. They can be contacted at


Murray W. Hayes, BCom'49, was inducted into the McGill Sports Hall of Fame in September 1998. As a McGill student, Murray was a four-time Redmen football all-star, and also competed in hockey, golf and intermediate basketball.

Ian Cook, BCom'70, has expanded his management consulting firm, Fulcrum Associates Inc., to the U.S. With offices in Virginia and Toronto, they offer training programs, public speaking, consulting and executive coaching services in leadership, teambuilding and individual effectiveness.

Peter McMurtry, BCom'74, is an investment counselor in Kingston, Ont., working for RT Investment Counsel, a member of Royal Bank Financial Group. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst dealing principally with high net worth clients. Peter is married and has two daughters, aged 13 and 10. He can be reached by e-mail at

Alan Cooper, BCom'84, moved his Certi-fied Public Accountant firm to his hometown of Sunapee, N.H., in April 2000. He has owned a condominium in Montreal since 1990 and he says he still visits his favourite city regularly.

Michael Samotis, BCom'84, DPA'85, a chartered accountant, has earned the Award of Excellence for outstanding academic achievement in the Canadian Securities Course. Michael is a financial adviser with the Legal Capital Group.

Donna Simcoe, BCom'84, DPA'85, is married to Eric M. Grief, BSc'87, and they have a daughter. She and her family live in Thornhill, Ont.

J. Terrance Brennan, MBA'85, has returned to Montreal to take up the position of Director of Administrative Services at Dawson College after 22 years at Champlain Regional College, most recently in the position of Director of Human Resources and Secretary General, in Sherbrooke, Que. Terry lives in Brossard with his partner.

David MacGregor, BCom'86, was pro-moted to CFA, Senior Managing Director at Midwest Research, one of America's leading providers of investment research for financial institutions. Midwest Research is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Stéphane Carrier, BCom'90, has been living in London, England, for almost four years. He has just joined the financial derivatives group at American investment bank Salomon Brothers.

Nadege (Ravaux) Conger, MBA'90, has lived and worked in France, Canada and the U.S. She is married to a former McGill faculty member, Jay A. Conger. They live in California and in London with their daughter Zoe. Nadege recently lauched a web site for sabbatical homes at

Benoit Morel, BCom'90, BCL'94, LLB'94, MBA'99, married Mélanie de Souza, BCL'97, LLB'97, in August 2000. Benoit is at the law firm Desjardins Ducharme in Montreal while Mélanie works at Heenan Blaikie, also in Montreal.

Martin Kon, BCom'93, has been named principal and partner in the London, England, office of Mercer Management Consulting. Martin is a member of the Communications, Information & Entertainment Group, where he has been advising the leading telecommunications companies, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers in developing and implementing convergent media and consumer broadband business designs. Anyone passing through London who fancies meeting up for a pint should e-mail Martin at

Andrea Eley, CertAcc'95, BCom'95, MBA'00, moved to Dusseldorf, Germany, where she works at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Associate in Business Advisory Services/Transaction Services.

Navaid Mansuri, BCom'95, obtained his CA designation in 1998. He recently joined Canbras Communications Corp. in Montreal as a senior manager. He is married with one daughter.

Philip Han, BCom'96, has joined Thomas Weisel Partners as part of the European Private Equity team based in London, England.

Knut O. Nesse, MBA'96, moved to Bonn, Germany, in September 1999 to take his position as Consul and Commercial Councillor for the Norwegian Trade Council.

Imran Amed, BCom'97, has begun his pursuit of his MBA at Harvard Business School in Boston after consulting across Europe and North America for the past three years. Imran will be a member of the Class of 2002.

Lori Pantel, BCom'97, left Prism Consul-ting International in July 1999 to join two Prism partners and an associate in starting their own firm, called CMC Consulting Group, based in Washington, D.C. Lori left CMC last summer to attend Harvard Business School.

Gwladys Flageul, BCom'98, moved to Paris where she works for Coca-Cola Enter-prises as Direct Marketing Project Manager.

Matthew Humes, BCom'98, works for Electronic Data Systems as a manufacturing consultant and programmer at the General Motors Plant in Boisbriand, Que. Matthew says he would love to hear from classmates at

Doreen Iskander, BCom'98, left Cossette Communications in Toronto, where she was an Account Executive, to pursue the position of Senior Account Executive for Leo Burnett in Paris, France. Doreen can be contacted by e-mail at

Nathalie Kristo, BCom'98, left Procter & Gamble Canada, where she was an Assistant Brand Manager, to pursue the position of Brand Manager at L'Oréal in Paris, France. Nathalie can be contacted by e-mail at

Trung Thanh (Peter) Nguyen, BCom'99, has launched, a virtual knowledge-sharing community for management students and graduates of McGill.


Pierre Perron, BMus'61, professor of music at Dalhousie University, has been invited to bring a choir to Carnegie Hall in January 2001 to sing Mozart's Requiem in a commemorative concert for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Dalhousie University Chorus is the only Canadian choir to be invited and will be joined by six American choirs.

Gordon J. Callon, BMus'69, MMA'71, published Songs with Theorbo (ca. 1650-1663), a continuation of his ongoing research in 17th-century English vocal music. Gordon also published Nicholas Lanier: The Complete Works in 1994. He is preparing an edition of the complete vocal music of William Lawes (1602-1645), which Gordon hopes is bound for publication and also for performance and recording by Metronome Records in Cornwall, England. The performers will include Paul Agnew (tenor) and Christopher Wilson (lute and theorbo), with two other singers and a baroque harp.

Jonathan G. Bayley, BMus'75, received his PhD in Music Education from Ohio State University in August 2000, and joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, as an assistant pro-fessor of Music Education. During the month of July, he was the flute instructor for the summer music workshop, "MUSICAMROSE," sponsored by Music Alberta.

Karolina Pek, BMus'93, is a music educator at Shanghai American School, where she has been the School of Music's Department Head since 1998. Karolina also hosts exchanges with other international schools. She is co-founder and choral director of Phoenix, is a dancer and co-founder of the Flamenco dance troupe La Luna del Flamenco, and is a dancer in the Shanghai Dance Project. She also writes for the publication Shanghai Talk.

Yoko Hirota, DMus'99, was appointed Assistant Professor of Piano at Huntington University, federated with Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont. She began teaching in September 2000.

Religious Studies

Rev. Isabel Black, BTh'94, moved from Quyon, Que., to Wilmot United Church in Fredericton, N.B.


Ann Naran Silverstone, DipPE'36, BSc'39, and her husband, Ralph Silverstone, BSc'36, DDS'40, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in May. Ann runs her store, "Little Shop," which is known across Montreal as the source of many interesting treasures including antiques, old laces, fabrics, jewelry and the special haunt of most film crews looking for costumes and accessories. When not in her shop, Ann is out searching for new goods.

B. Seymour Rabinovitch, BSc'39, PhD'42, Professor Emeritus in Chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle, had a new graduate student Common Room named in his honour at a dedication ceremony in Seattle in April. In May, he attended the launch of his new book, Contemporary Silver, which took place at a reception at the Canadian High Commission in London, England. He also became one of 50 honorees from around the world when he was inducted at Goldsmith's Hall, London, as an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, the 700-year-old guild that supervises the silversmithing craft and runs the Assay Office in London.

Suzanne Handman, BSc'65, was appointed Judge of the Quebec Labour Tribunal by the Quebec government in May 2000. Suzanne's legal career has been in the field of labour relations. She served as Vice-Chair of the Canada Labour Relations Board, now the Canada Industrial Relations Board, in Ottawa. Prior to her appointment to the Board in 1994, Suzanne was a partner at the firm of Trudel, Nadeau & Associates in Montreal, where she practised Labour and Administrative law. She has returned to Montreal to assume her new duties.

Alec Gabe, BSc'68, obtained an MSc in pharmacokinetics/toxicology from Columbia University. He received applied forensic training at Indiana University in Bloomington. He works as a forensic expert across Canada in areas of toxicology with the firm Pharmatec Forensics. He was married in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1987 and has two boys. Alec lives in Aurora, Ont.

Jeffrey H. Brooks, BSc'70, married Barbara Tolloczko, a faculty member in McGill's Department of Biology, in July. The happy couple spent two glorious weeks trekking on Baffin Island. Jeffrey says things just don't get better than that.

Michael Zuker, BSc'70, has taken a fac-ulty position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti-tute in Troy, N.Y. For more information, see:

Robert Hutchins, BSc'78, is a retinal surgeon. He and his wife, Deborah (Dasent) Hutchins, BSc'81, have two children and live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ralph M. Siegel, BSc'79, PhD'84, was awarded tenure as an associate professor at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers, at the State University of New Jersey in Newark.

Deborah (Dasent) Hutchins, BSc'81, is a consultant in toxicology and environmental health. She and her husband, Robert Hutchins, BSc'78, have two children and live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Michael Angelis, BSc'87, completed his fellowship in Transplant Surgery at the University of Miami and has been appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, with Tufts University School of Medicine at New England Medical Center. Michael's son Harrison is seven and his daughter Emily turned one. Both are enjoying living in Boston.

Eric M. Grief, BSc'87, is a family medicine specialist in Toronto. He is married to Donna Simcoe, BCom'84, DPA'85, and they have a daughter. Eric and his family live in Thornhill, Ontario.

Sophia Nadur, BSc'88, was transferred from Trinidad to Puerto Rico as Sprite/Dasani Brand Manager for Central America and the Caribbean with the Coca-Cola Company. She works hard on business development within diverse markets and, as well, finds time to enjoy the interesting humanity, flora and fauna in this tropical region. Sophia can be reached at

Allan F. Apfeld, BSc'90, worked in the biotechnology industry for the past ten years and was recently hired by American Labora-tory Products Company to launch their products in the Canadian market and to head the Canadian Sales and Marketing team.

John Hiscox, BSc'92, and Noelle Pepperall, BA'95, are engaged to be married in June 2001.

Tom Schopflocher, BSc'92, works for Deutsche Bank in New York City.

Jonathan Ross Sargent, BSc'94, received his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Southern California in 1999. Jonathan now works for GE Silicones in Waterford, N.Y., as a product chemist.

Derek Teoh, BSc'94, took a completely different direction from his field of study at McGill and graduated in June from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a Diploma in Illustration. Derek has embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator and currently does work for YTV. He was also selected as a winner in the student illustration contest in Applied Arts magazine.

Anna Clapp, BSc'96, moved to Reno, Nev., where she worked for a local geosciences consulting firm. She began attending the University of California (Davis) in September to pursue an MBA.

Hélène Gagné, BSc'96, graduated last spring with an MD from Queen's University and is presently pursuing a residency in obstetrics and gynaecology in Ottawa.

Rafael Jose Ramirez, BSc'96, finished an MScA in Biomedical Engineering at Université de Montréal in 1999. Rafael is now pursuing his PhD in Physiology at the University of Toronto.

Dan Holena, BSc'97, spent the last three summers as a wrangler on dude ranches in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana. In September 1998, Dan entered Stony Brook University Medical School in New York, where he still studies. He is also studying and practising the art of jujitsu.

Naureen Choudhry, BSc'99, moved to New Jersey, where she works for a biotech firm, Osteotech, and where she is also doing an MBA.

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