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Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

TIMOTHY R. PARSONS, BSc(Agr)'53, MSc'55, PhD'58, oceanographer, is the first Canadian to win the prestigious Japan Prize. A professor emeritus from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Parsons was recognized for producing new holistic or natural approaches to marine conservation and management in the effort to combat dwindling fish stocks. He was awarded the medal, certificate of merit and the $700,000 cash prize at a ceremony in Tokyo in April.

CAROLE (LULHAM) DOBSON, BSc(Agr)'78, after living in Calgary for 20 years, recently moved to Vermilion, Alberta, to become Dean of Agricultural Sciences at Lakeland College. Carole says she was drawn by the college farm, which reminds her of Macdonald. In 1995 she earned a Master of Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. Her thesis was about designing an environmental management system for agricultural organizations. Carole is married to Bill Dobson, grain farmer. They have five children between them, ensuring that life is never dull. She would love to hear from any Mac grads passing through.

ROBERT J. GORDON, BSc'86, MSc'88, has been awarded the Young Engineer of the Year Award by the Canadian Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food and Biological Systems. An Associate Professor with the Department of Engineering at Nova Scotia Agricultural College, he is also Interim Department Head. His research centres on evaluating cost effective manure utilization and wastewater management, and he has actively coordinated several farm-level environmental resource management initiatives to help meet emerging regulatory pressures. In 1998, Robert was named the Outstanding Agrologist in Nova Scotia by the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists.

BORIS ROMAGUERA, BScAgr'98, spent a year in Chile working for an environmental non-governmental organization and then participated in neurological research in San Francisco. Boris has now finished his MSc in Environmental Sciences at the Université du Québec and has started working as an intern at the UN's Secretariat on Biological Diversity. He asks fellow alumni to wish him luck in promoting conservation efforts worldwide.


RAYMOND MORIYAMA, MArch'57, DSc'93, has been elected chancellor of Brock University. Dr. Moriyama is a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and an officer of the Order of Canada. He was installed as Brock's sixth chancellor in June for a three-year term.


BETTY (KOBAYASHI) ISSENMAN, BA'40, DipSW'42, recently gave the closing address at the International Conference on Arctic Clothing of Alaska, Canada and Greenland, sponsored by the British Museum. She wrote the introduction and text for Uvattinnit: Le Peuple du Grand Nord/The People of the Far North by Karim Rholem, a book of photographs of Inuit, published in 2001. In June she was appointed Research Associate at the McCord Museum of Canadian History in Montreal.

DR. BRUCE A. MCFARLANE, BA'51, MA'55, received an honorary degree from Carleton University in June. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, in recognition of an outstanding career as a teacher, leader and mentor in the discipline of sociology at Carleton.

HUNTINGTON SHELDON, BA'51, LLD'96, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. He and 14 other esteemed scientists and clinicians were honoured at an induction ceremony in May. Huntington joined the Department of Pathology at McGill in 1959, was made full professor six years later and held the Chair as Strathcona Professor of Pathology. He is now retired.

RAYMOND BAILLIE, DipEd'61, MA'66, and his wife Diana have written a book, in two volumes, Imprints: Discovering the Historic Face of English Quebec, which chronicles the contributions to Quebec by English-speaking peoples, particularly prior to World War I. Volume I will be published in October. Ray retired in 1994 after more than 30 years as a history teacher and social science department head. He and his wife raised three children and are now embarked on this new adventure, traveling throughout Quebec in pursuit of photographs and lore. Ray can be reached at

JOAN (MORRISON) SMYTH, BA'68, is living in North Vancouver, B.C., and working with her husband of 31 years, RICHARD SMYTH, BSc'68, MBA'75, in their own business. Rick is 50% owner of Sanitherm Engineering Limited, a 55-year-old firm which supplies water and wastewater treatment and process equipment worldwide ( Rick and Joan have two children, Shane, 23, who graduated from Princeton in 2000, and Tracey-Lee, 19, who is studying at the University of British Columbia.

NANCY (PATRICK) KELLETT, BA'70, MLS'73, has been named coordinator of the Education Resource Centre, a volunteer undertaking at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The centre maintains a collection of books, periodicals, videotapes and slides for use by the gallery's staff and volunteers in their delivery of education services to the public.

LARRY FELDMAN, BA'72, is an associate professor of mathematics specializing in mathematics education, mostly at the elementary school level, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Larry has a nine-year-old son. His wife is also an associate professor in the mathematics department. Larry says he remembers McGill as a great place in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

SUSAN ELIZABETH STEWART, BA'72, is an author, publisher and translator who worked for many years with the francophones of Western Canada. She studied French and English literature at McGill and translation in the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing Department. She now lives and works in Ottawa.

JENNIFER PADER, BA'75, after many years as an advertising executive, went back to school and got graduate degrees in psychiatry and religion from Union Theological Seminary, the divinity school of Columbia University. Jennifer now has a private practice in psychotherapy and pastoral counselling in Manhattan, and is the author of a forthcoming book on the theology of disability entitled Stigma and Stigmata. Her work has been written about in The New York Times. Next June she will be ordained as an interfaith minister at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan - all are welcome! For the last 15 years she has been married to Joe Davidson, Director of Documentation for the Depository Trust Company in New York.

VINCENZO F. DI NICOLA, BA'76, DipPsych'86, wishes a happy 25th anniversary to fellow 1976 grads in Honours Psychology. Since graduation Vincenzo has returned to Montreal and McGill twice. The first time was to do postgraduate medical training in pediatrics and psychiatry. In '98 he returned to become a professor of psychiatry at the Université de Montréal and Chief of the Child Psychiatry Service at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, as well as Consultant Psychiatrist at the Eating Disorders Unit of the Douglas Hospital and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at McGill.

JOAN WEINBERG, BA'76, has, during the past four years, become a cat lady, learned enough Hebrew to bargain, and racked up some premium clients in high-tech, biotechnology and established corporations. Joan has been representing several U.S. and European public relations firms with lots of marketing strategy and learning about the Levantine mind. Joan used to live in Sydney, then Hong Kong, now Los Angeles, and who knows how much longer there!

JOHN FAIRBANK WYETH, MA'78, after almost four years in Jakarta, Indonesia, recently moved to work in a new project related to capacity building for agricultural policy analysis in Lesotho, Southern Africa, with his wife, son and new baby daughter.

MALLARY (SACKMAN) SEGALL, BA'80, and Mark Segall are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Robert Jay Segall, in May 2001. Mallary is on maternity leave from her position as Executive Director, Montreal Branch, of the Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

CLAIRE COLLINS-BROCKMAN, BA'82, has been using the French language and her Canadian background to work in the aluminum industry for Bonnell Extrusion, which has a plant in Ste. Thérèse. Claire says she is hoping to be a benefit to the company and the Canadian employees. Claire has three children, Danielle, 11, Nathan, 9, and Dominique, 3.

KARIM H. KARIM, MA'85, PhD'97, has been awarded this year's Robinson Book Prize. The prize is presented to the author of the year's best Canadian book published in either English or French in the field of communication studies. Karim received the award for Islamic Peril: Media and Global Violence, published by Black Rose Books of Montreal. He is Assistant Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa. Karim previously worked as a news agency correspondent.

FLORENCE BORDAGE, MA'86, joined Standard Life as Manager, Technical Training, for their Canadian operations. Florence will be heading up a new training department for Customer Services, serving over 700 employees throughout Canada. She is pursuing an executive MBA. Florence can be reached at

WILLIAM HOURIGAN, BA'87, after several years of private practice, is currently serving as Counsel to the Premier of Ontario. William and his wife Mairi reside in Burlington, Ont., with their children Abby and Jack.

MIA M. BLOOM, BA'89, received her PhD in political science from Columbia University in 1999. After teaching Middle East politics at Cornell University for the last two years, she has been appointed a visiting fellow at the Center for International Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University for 2001-02. Mia continues to work on ethnic conflict, and specifically research on atrocities and state-sponsored rape as strategies of war in the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans and South Asia.

RICHARD ASHOK COUTINHO, BA'89, was called to the Bar of Ontario in February. After working in civil litigation for the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto this past summer, Richard is attending Harvard Law School for his Master of Laws degree. He may be reached at

NAOMI MORISAWA DE KOVEN, BA'90, has left Bay Street law firm McCarthy Tetrault and joined Labarge Weinstein, a business law firm in Ottawa, where she continues to provide her high-tech clients with advice in the areas of corporate finance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Naomi and her husband Alan De Koven enjoy summer walks along Mooney's Bay with their two children, Bobby and Mira, and two dogs, and look forward to winter skates on the Rideau Canal. McGill friends can contact her at

JENNIFER DE POYEN, BA'90, has been named a 2001-02 mid-career fellow of the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University. She is one of just seven arts journalists this year to receive the honour. A graduate of Stanford University's graduate journalism program, Jennifer has been theatre and dance critic at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1998.

CHLOE LAGERWEY-FUCHS, BA'92, sends hugs and kisses to all students of McGill. She hopes you enjoy your time of experimentation and learning, and that you believe in the wonder of life.

ERIC BOEHM, BA'93, married Patricia North in April and has moved from Toronto to Paris to continue his practice in information technology and intellectual property law at the firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

JUSTIN CAMMY, BA'93, and his wife Rachel Rubinstein are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Aviya Ruth Cammy, in April 2001 in Boston. Justin recently joined the Jewish Studies faculty at Smith College. He and his family moved to western Massachusetts in the summer.

DAVID A. MESSENGER, BA'93, has been appointed Assistant Professor of History at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. He completed his PhD in modern European history at the University of Toronto, where he served as co-director of the U of T's Teaching Assistants Training Program. He and his wife Maureena Walker were married in Grand Bend, Ont., in 1999.

VANESSA REID, BA'93, MArch'98, has been working in international development on fair trade coffee in Guatemala and community mobilization in Gujarat, India. She returned to Montreal to be the Executive Director of Santropol Roulant, a non-profit organization which addresses food security and social isolation among Montrealers through youth activism and intergenerational community development. Vanessa can be reached at or

CHRIS WILLIAMS, BA'93, graduated from Sheridan College's classical animation program in 1997. Chris is working in Los Angeles as a computer animator on the feature film, Spiderman.

VERA MORGADO, BA'94, worked as a political attaché and census commissioner for the Canadian government in Montreal. An MBA graduate in 1999, she worked for Seagram (London, U.K.), YP (Reading, U.K.) and HP (Stuttgart, Germany) as an information technology analyst. Vera is working in e-business and had a Bavarian summer wedding to Wolfgang Heinrich Horbaschek, whom she met in London.

HUGO CAMERON, BA'95, is an editor at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva, Switzerland, covering news at the World Trade Organization and other trade forums in the context of sustainable development. He is ripping up the Alps every winter weekend with his snowboarding posse and raging the mountain bike in the summer time. He says he misses Montreal's bars, particularly Copa and Frappe.

JULIE BACHLE-PICARD, BA'95, who graduated with honours in Hispanic studies and a minor in German, is living in Baden-Baden, Germany. She worked in a hotel, then started teaching English to adults at a language school four years ago. Her husband, whom she met in Germany, is half-German and half-Paraguayan so she uses the languages she learned on a daily basis. They've been married since September 1996 and in November 2000, their daughter Elisabeth Elena Bächle was born. Julie is on maternity leave, which can last three years in Germany!

DAMION STODOLA, BEng'95, BA'97, BCL'00, after finishing his arts degree in political science and graduating with the Desjardins Merit Scholarship (Quebec Studies) in 1997, spent the summer in Montreal studying for the New York bar exams. In September, he moved to New York City to work for Coudert Brothers, a multinational law firm. He looks forward to hearing from any old classmates and encourages them to join the alumni email directory!

ROBERT (HSUE-HSIN) TANG, BA'96, after completing an overseas assignment for a global satellite company in Beijing, China, returned to the U.S. and settled in Stamford, Connecticut. He spent last year working for i3 Mobile, a wireless Internet application provider. He then relocated to San Francisco to attend a full-time MBA program at the Hass School of Business at University of California at Berkeley.

ANDREW BENNETT, MA'97, has just finished his PhD in politics at the University of Edinburgh and defends his thesis this autumn. Andrew has accepted a position with Intergovernmental Affairs in the Privy Council Office in Ottawa as a policy analyst working on constitutional policy and strategy.

JOSE HAMRA-SASSON, MA'97, married Vanesa Srougo in September 2000 in Mexico City. Since 1998, he has been deputy director of the news department of a public TV station in Mexico City, and has participated in debates on TV and radio shows on Arab-Israeli relations.

ANDREA BACSFALUSI, BA'98, recently headed for Ibadan, Nigeria, on a two-year placement as a volunteer English teacher at Olanipekum Memorial College where she will also train her colleagues to improve their English teaching skills. In 1998-99, Andrea spent a year teaching English in Japan. Since March 2000, Andrea has also worked as a homestay coordinator at an international language school in Montreal. She was recruited by Voluntary Service Overseas Canada, an organization that sends Canadian volunteers on long-term placements to Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Pacific.

JEANNINE CATHERINE HAMILTON, BA'98, has been elected Province Director of Chapters for Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, one of the oldest fraternities for women, with a membership of nearly 190,000. Jeannine will work with collegiate chapters of Kappa Kappa Gamma and their respective alumnae Advisory and House Boards. Additionally, she will serve on the Fraternity's Associate Council and serve as planner for the biennial Province Meeting. Jeannine resides in Staten Island, N.Y.

JULIEN RIEL-SALVATORE, BA'99, obtained his MA in anthropology at Arizona State University doing research on paleolithic burials and the cultural relationship of Neanderthals and modern humans, and is now pursuing doctoral studies at ASU in archaeology. An article on his research will be published in Current Anthropology. Julien was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral fellowship to conduct a field project entitled A Critical Reevaluation of Middle and Upper Paleolithic Technological Choices in the Adriatic Basin, the basis of his doctoral dissertation. Julien is also a graduate field researcher in a project to document the origins of agriculture in Mediterranean Spain.

TOBY HEAPS, BA'00, is the managing editor of the Mutual Fund Review and does the CBC Radio market updates from time to time.

CAROLINE LAW, BA'00, is the marketing manager of BC Saw and Tools in Toronto.


KIM BARBEAU, BEd'82, lives in New Hampshire, where for 14 years she has been head coach of the Plymouth State College ski teams. The men's and women's teams were second and third in the nation last year with the Individual Women's National Champion. Kim coached at the World Championships in St. Anton, Austria, in February 2001 and is teaching physical education at Waterville Valley Elementary School and Plymouth State College. Kim can be contacted at or at

OLGA PATRIZI POLCARI, BEd'93, married Nicola Polcari in May 2000. She has worked at the Students' Society of McGill University as the office manager since 1998. Olga would like to reunite with others from the graduating Class of '92. Contact Olga at

DON STARNES, BEd'94, is an RCMP Officer working in Summerside, P.E.I.

GERALD ZAVORSKY, BEd'95, MA'97, completed a PhD at the University of British Columbia in experimental medicine earlier this year. His PhD thesis was on red cell velocity through the lung as a mechanism of hypoxemia during severe exercise. He has accepted a faculty position at Concordia University in Montreal in the Department of Exercise Science.


JULES E. KADISH, BEng'44, has co-authored, with THOMAS W. R. EAST, MSc'53, PhD'55, Satellite Communications Fundamentals, published by Artech House. He reports that it is selling well.

BHARAT B. DHAR, MEng'66, PhD'70, joined Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, where he gradually rose to the level of Professor and Head of the Department and subsequently took over as Director of the Central Mining Research Institute. Bharat is now working as Director of Research at the Association of Indian Universities, the Apex body for higher education in India, one of the functions of which is giving equivalence to foreign degrees.

ARUN S. MUJUMDAR, MEng'68, PhD'71, was elected Honorary Fellow of the Indian Institution of Chemical Engineers. He was also named a Distinguished Professor by his alma mater, the University Department of Chemical Technology of University of Mumbai, India. He is now Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore after serving on the Department of Chemical Engineering faculty at McGill for over 25 years. He can be reached at

ROBERT SEARLE, BEng'79, has been named General Manager of the Prepac company, a manufacturer of liquid packaging systems, located in a suburb of Paris, France. Prepac is a subsidiary of DuPont Canada. Robert relocated to Paris from Kirkland, Que.

PAT FIORE, BEng'82, MEng'85, became President of QIT-Fer et Titane in July 2001.

AMY PINCHUK, MEng'85, PhD'88, is working in Montreal at her company InField Scientific Inc., which specializes in electromagnetic interference and analysis. She recently published two engineering activity books for children aged nine and up entitled Make Amazing Toy and Game Gadgets and Make Cool Gadgets for Your Room. Amy lives just west of Montreal with her husband Mark and four children, Matthew, Rachel, Paul and Daniel.

SAMI AL-SOUFI, MEng'90, left Parsons-De Leuw Cather and joined CTE Engineers, a unit of AECOM, as a senior Project Engineer in charge of bridge design projects in the State of Virginia. Sami and his wife Fatima reside in McLean, Virginia, and can be reached at

RICHARD SURPRENANT, BEng'91, is still working with Shell, but has been reassigned from the Montreal East refinery to the main offices in Amsterdam, where he is involved in a new worldwide energy efficiency group. Richard and his wife Laure, along with eight-month-old daughter Andrea, left in late August. Richard's email address is in the Alumni and friends email directory (

CRAIG C. MILLER, BEng'93, received his MBA from Harvard Business School and moves to San Francisco this fall to join JP Morgan in their investment banking ranks. Newlyweds Craig and Dana Miller look forward to settling down, for the time being, in San Francisco. You can reach Craig at

HONG WU, BEng'96, finally escaped the boredom of being in North America and settled in London, England, in August 2000. He says he is still working for Nortel Networks and enjoying the London scene.

PIERRE LINH RAOUL, BEng'99, after two stints working as a development engineer in Montreal, decided to go back to Europe. Pierre would like to thank McGill for the knowledge and experience it has given him. He says all he learned at McGill and in Canada will certainly help him in his future career in France.

Health Sciences

EDWARD C. PERCY, BSc'49, MDCM'51, MSc'54, has retired from the the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. During his medical career in Canada, he was co-founder and first president of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine, director of both the Commonwealth and Pan-American Games, president of the Canadian Olympic Association and director of the International Association of Olympic Medical Officers. He was also a physician for several professional sports teams in Montreal and for McGill's Department of Athletics for 20 years.

HENRY F. MIZGALA, MDCM'57, received the Annual Achievement Award in October 2000 presented by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the cardiovascular field within Canada.

TOM RUSK, BSc'58, MDCM'62, and his wife JUDITH LAURIA, DipOT'58, moved to Winterport, Maine, to be near their grandchildren. Tom has accepted the post of Chief of Adult Psychiatry at Community Health & Counseling Services in Bangor, Maine.

PETER J. STEPHENS, BSc'61, MDCM'65, retired from the practice of general and forensic pathology in March 2001 and relocated to western North Carolina.

AVRUM I. GOTLIEB, BSc'67, MD'71, assumed the Presidency of the American Society for Investigative Pathology in July, the first Canadian to lead the 1,800-member academic society. He has served the society in many capacities, including member of council, chair of the program committee, chair of the education committee and member of the finance and the diversity committees.

PETER G. BERNAD, BSc'70, MDCM'74, was promoted to the rank of Clinical Professor of Neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for the year 2001-02.

SENDER HERSCHORN, BSc'70, MDCM'72, was appointed Professor and Chair of the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, as of July 1, 2001.

HELEN (BURKINSHAW) RUSSELL, BN'70, enjoys watching her Montreal Alouette grandson (Tim Fleiszer, #34) play pro football on the McGill gridiron at Molson Stadium and tunes in radio coverage when games aren't televised.

DONALD LAPORTA, BSc'73, MDCM'77, has been appointed Chief of Adult Critical Care at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. From 1984-1999 he was Associate Director, Medico-surgical Intensive Care Unit at the JGH. Since 1999, he has served as Acting Chief of the unit.

VIVEK GOEL, MDCM'84, was appointed Vice-Provost, Faculty, at the University of Toronto for a five-year term commencing July 2001. He can be reached at

GEORGE CURNEW, MDCM'86, graduated from anesthesia at the Université de Montréal in 1990. He is working at Centre Hospitalier Angrignon in Verdun.

DENISE LAI, BSc(P&OT)'92, and husband Jiffy Wong became proud first-time parents to twin daughters, Adriana Meagan and Amanda Chloe, in February 2001. Denise would like to hear from fellow classmates at

ERIK DE AGOSTINIS, BScN'96, and MARIE-SOL CLERMONT, BScN'98, were happy to return home to Montreal this summer after traveling and working as nurses in Switzerland, Australia, and the U.S. for the past three years. They are looking forward to rejoining the strong MUHC nursing community and the rich Quebec culture. Their marriage is planned for the summer of 2002!


HOWARD J. KAUFMAN, BCL'67, retired from Xerox Canada Inc. as Vice-President, Legal & External Affairs, and Secretary in December 2000 after 24 years with the company. He has now joined the national law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin as Counsel.

GREGORY TARDI, BA'70, BCL'74, is living the political science and law graduate's dream career. Last May, he became a member of the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel in the House of Commons. In addition to dealing with a wide range of legal issues relating to the functioning of the House, he is specializing in matters of parliamentary privilege, conflict of interest and defamation. In the spring 2002 term, he will again teach a course on political law entitled "Policies, Politics and the Legislative Process" at McGill's Faculty of Law.

D. DINO MAZZONE JR., BCL'92, LLB'92, is entering his ninth year of law practice at Lapointe Rosenstein, specializing primarily in mergers and acquisitions and franchise/distribution. Dino is also in his third year as radio host of CJAD AM 800's "Law of Our Land" legal segment heard every Sunday morning in Montreal on The Dave Fisher Show.

LISA SHEMIE, BCL'94, LLB'94, has joined the New York branch of IntesaBci S.P.A. Following the May merger of Banca Commerciale Italiana with Gruppo Intesa, IntesaBci is currently Italy's largest bank and one of Europe's largest international banks. Lisa is IntesaBci-New York's in-house legal counsel supporting its Structured Finance Group, which comprises groups in various fields of investment banking, including project finance, aircraft and transportation finance, loan syndications, leveraged acquisitions and export finance. She can be reached at

HUGO CYR, BCL'97, LLB'97, is returning to Montreal where he will be a Boulton Fellow at McGill's Faculty of Law.

DEANNA D.B. MATZANKE, BCL'98, LLB'98, is Legal Counsel in the Employment Law Group at Scotiabank in Toronto where she conducts sexual harassment investigations and manages human rights complaints and other employment related legal issues. She is a Project Manager for the Canadian Lawyer's Association for Inter-national human rights on a two-year project in the Dominican Republic to educate the judiciary, police, health care personnel, lawyers, social workers and women leaders about new criminal code amendments dealing with violence against women. Deanna is also an appointee to the Status of Women Advisory Committee for the City of Toronto.

LEORA ASTER-FREIHEIT, LLB'00, was recently married to ADAM FREIHEIT, BA'93, and became the sister-in-law of JESSICA FREIHEIT, BA'96. Leora is currently articling in Toronto at the Federal Department of Justice. Her e-mail address is


BRIAN RICHARDS, BCom'81, has worked primarily in data communications software for CNCP Telecommunications, Westinghouse Canada, Northrop Grumman Canada and now SITA. He lives in Burlington, Ontario, with his wife and two kids. He can be reached at

ROBERT E. SEGUIN, BCom'83, joined the InvestComm Group Inc. in Montreal in August as Investor Relations Consultant. Previously Robert was involved in developing a Montreal presence for Toronto-based investment dealers. After obtaining his MBA from Bocconi University in Milan in 1986, he worked in Europe with international financial institutions.

WILLIAM (BILL) BANKS, MBA'84, has recently been promoted to VP Business Development at Fairway Canadian Express, a Canadian trucking company based in Toronto. Bill and his wife, ALISON HARRIS, BCom'81, MBA'84, continue to reside in Dollard des Ormeaux, Que., and have three sons. Alison is also involved in transportation as owner of Focus Logistics Inc. Anyone interested in a career in transportation should contact them at They would enjoy hearing from fellow alumni.

ALEX GALLACHER, MBA'89, and wife Lynne had a daughter, Lauren Mary, in January 2001. Alex also moved to TD Securities in Toronto as VP and Director, Human Resources, after four years with Bank of Montreal and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Alex is wrapping up over eight years of national board participation with the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) chairing Campus WorkLink, a service for job seekers, employers and career centres created as an alliance between CACEE and Industry Canada. He can be reached at

CHRIS FORBELL, BCom'93, graduated from the MBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in April and spent the month of May travelling through Thailand, Singapore and Bali, Indonesia. Chris recently accepted a position with Westcoast Power Inc., in Toronto, as a Planning and Evaluations Analyst.

ANDREW GREGORY, MBA'94, is co-founder and VP, Marketing and Business Develop-ment, for Exponentia Communications Corporation. Exponentia is a communications company that enables real-time interactivity and efficient media distribution to very large, concurrent audiences over any device through its proprietary media communications platform. Andrew is happily married to MYRNA KHAN, MBA'94, who is manager of Travel and Expense Solutions for Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Their joint personal email is

NICK PAVLAKOS, BCom'94, has been living and working in Boston, Mass., for almost three years now. He works in the higher education practice for KPMG Consulting and specializes in the implementation of information systems at colleges and universities. He recently received a promotion to manager.

INNA ZALTZ, BCom'94, graduated from Harvard Business School in June with an MBA and has begun working for Morgan Stanley in New York City.

NIPUN SHARMA, BCom'97, left Salomon Smith Barney in New York City to join Venture Cap/New York. He has since worked for a start-up company in California and then moved to London, England, to work on mergers and acquisition in Europe.

BENJAMIN TREHET, BCom'98, left Credit Lyonnais Americas, where he worked in the Correspondent Banking Group. He joined HSBC Republic as an account officer in inter-national private banking and will pursue an MBA in the fall.

MICHAEL KANEVA, BCom'99, after working for Canadian National in human resources since September '98, has been given the title of Manager, Human Resources Communications. Michael is an active participant with Youth Employment Services and will begin MBA studies this year. He can be reached at


PIERRE PERRON, BMus'61, took his Dalhousie University Chorus to sing the Mozart Requiem in Carnegie Hall in January 2001. He was invited to return to Carnegie in June 2002 to conduct Scott Macmillan's Celtic Mass For The Sea, a Canadian work for choir and orchestra. Interested choristers who would like to join the choir may reach him at or 902-425-5205.

ROBERT J. KELDER, BMus'65, was in Montreal in June to publish, present and promote his translation of Werner Greub's research report How the Grail Sites Were Found: Wolfram von Eschenbach and the Reality of The Grail and establish a branch of his Willehalm Institute for Grail Research, situated in Amsterdam, Netherlands. More information can be obtained by contacting Robert at

EVAN JONES, BMus'93, and his wife KIM FERGUSON, BMus'94, ADip'96, are the proud parents of Carson Avery Jones, born in July 2000. In August 2001, the Joneses (both cellists) moved to Tallahassee, Florida, where Evan accepted an assistant professorship in the School of Music at Florida State University. Since graduating from McGill, Kim has completed a master's degree at the Eastman School of Music, attained tenure in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and taught many private students. Evan has nearly completed four graduate degrees at the Eastman School and has taught both at Eastman and at the University of Rochester.


SYDNEY ROSS, BSc'36, emeritus professor of chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 6, 2001, his 86th birthday. He is cited for his distinguished career in science and his role in developing the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation. Sydney taught at RPI for 32 years plus 10 years active retirement, during which time he published extensively and supervised 35 doctoral dissertations. In 1977 he created the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation to commemorate the great Scots scientist. A lecture series at RPI was founded in Sydney's honour by his former graduate students.

DAVID C. HOGG, MSc'50, PhD'53, had a distinguished career as a physicist, first at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and subsequently at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has numerous awards for his work and is listed in Who's Who in America. After retirement, David turned to music, which had been a strong part of his life since childhood. He has written numerous choral and piano compositions as well as vocal solos. He resides in Boulder with his wife of 54 years.

RONALD MELZACK, BSc'50, MSc'51, PhD'54, who pioneered the study of pain, is a winner of a 2001 Killam Prize, Canada's most distinguished annual awards for outstanding career achievement in the natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. Dr. Melzack's research revealed the neural areas and pharmacological mechanisms involved in pain and resulted in a widely accepted model that has given rise to important research on every dimension of pain and has earned him national and international recognition.

THOMAS W.R. EAST, MSc'53, PhD'55, has co-authored, with Jules E. Kadish, BEng'44, Satellite Communications Fundamentals, published by Artech House. Tom was a member of the Stormy Weather Research Group at McGill, then worked for 28 years at Raytheon Canada Limited in Waterloo, Ont. He and his wife Isabel are honorary members of the Bruce Trail Association in Ontario. They can be reached at

HERSHEY WARSHAWSKY, MSc'61, PhD'66, became a world authority on calcified tissue and tooth enamel and was honoured by his colleagues with an honorary fellowship in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and an honorary degree from the Royal Dental College in Denmark. Dr. Warshawksy is the only McGill professor to have won both the Leo Yaffe and Osler Teaching Awards for outstanding teaching in the faculties of Science and Medicine respectively. He is a member of numerous professional societies, has served on McGill's Board of Governors and was President of the McGill Association of University Teachers. He was also one of the leaders in the development of the new medical curriculum at McGill, launched in 1994.

PETER KEVAN, BSc'65, in partnership with his wife Sherrene, has produced Dawn Chorus I, a CD encyclopedia of about 130 Eastern North American bird images and sounds, with range information coupled to standard bird guides. Novel technology allows for selections of birds to be downloaded to a hand-held device in preparation for a personally customized day of birding. The system allows ornithologists to learn to identify birds by sight and sound. More information can be found at

DON SMILLIE, BSc'67, became Vice-President in the Calgary office of the consulting firm Cap Gemini Ernst & Young last year when Ernst & Young Consulting Services (in which he was a partner) merged with Cap Gemini, a publicly traded company headquartered in Paris, France. He and wife Ruth are now empty-nesters and continue to enjoy outdoor life in the Rockies.

RICHARD SMYTH, BSC'68, MBA'75, is a 50% partner/owner of Sanitherm Engineering Limited. This 55-year-old firm is located in North Vancouver and is in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Sanitherm has installations worldwide and designs, manufactures, installs and operates package wastewater treatment plants. Rick has been married for 31 years to JOAN (MORRISON) SMYTH, BA'68, and they have two children. Son Shane, 23, gradu-ated from Princeton University in 2000 and works for the Boston Consulting Group in Toronto. Daughter Tracey-Lee is in her third year at UBC. Joan works with Rick at Sanitherm in IT and Marketing.

MICHEL E. KABAY, BSc'70, has accepted a position as Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. Michel has been working in industry as a computer scientist for 20 years and is pleased to be back in academia. He will be teaching a wide range of courses in computer systems, including his special areas of concen-tration in information security, information warfare and ethics. He lives in Plainfield, Vt., with his neurologist wife, DEBORAH BLACK, MDCM'79, MSc'87, and invites email from old friends at

GEORGE D. LAWSON, BSc'75, BEng'78, has been named Area Manager, Steel Quality at LTV Steel in Cleveland, Ohio. He was awarded the American Iron and Steel Institute Medal for 2000 for the paper Opening the Black Box: PIV and MFC Measurements in a Continuous Caster Mold. The research examined how steelmaking defects are generated and addresses key casting issues that cause steel flow instability and thus affect steel quality. George is a past Chairman of ASM International (American Society for Materials), Northern Ontario Chapter.

ELLY TREPMAN, BSc'77, has been appointed Associate Professor of Surgery in the section of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Manitoba, specializing in foot and ankle surgery.

JIM FRASER, BSc'79, is manager of Process and Device Engineering at ST Microelectronics in Ottawa. ST purchased the Nortel Networks silicon wafer fabrication facility last year. Jim and his wife Carol Alette share a passion for outdoor recreation, travel and music.

ELIZABETH LOWENGER, BSc'83, MSc'86, recently started working as a Regional Coordi-nator for Canadian MedicAlert Foundation in its Montreal office. MedicAlert offers medical identification products to warn health care providers of any condition or allergy in the event of an emergency. Elizabeth lives in Lasalle, Que.

TAMSEN VALOIR (AKA VAN GENECHTEN), BSc'83, moved south (way south) and obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology from Rice University in Houston, Tex. After doing a post-doc and teaching, she went to law school at the University of Houston for another degree. Still not quite through, she also obtained a Master's of Intellectual Property Law. Tamsen is a practising patent attorney at Jenkens & Gilchrist in Houston. She married Trey Boudreau, a software writer, and they have two boys, 4 years old and 5 months. They live on a farm in Alvin, Tex., where they raise horses, geese, chickens and other assorted life forms.

ROBERT FREDERICKSON, BSc'87, PhD'94, joined Nature magazine in London, U.K., fol-lowing graduation. In 1996, Robert moved to the New York offices of Nature America as Research Editor for Nature Biotechnology magazine. In late 2000, Robert was appointed editor of the web portal for the biological sciences,, located in Berkeley, Calif.

FRANK TOMASELLI, BSc'87, has been promoted to Marketing Manager, Americas, for the Wire & Cable business of PolyOne Corpo-ration. Frank and his wife Shelley recently relocated to Ohio and welcomed their first child in June.

SOPHIA NADUR, BSc'88, recently accepted a Brand Manager job with Mars Confectionery in the UK. Sophia moved from Puerto Rico to London where she enjoys a better balance of work and personal time. Old McGill friends may write her at

STEPHANIE WRAGG, BSc'88, MSc'91, following the completion of post-doctoral work at the University of Oxford in the U.K., is currently living in Augusta, Georgia, with CHRISTOPHER M. BURNS, BSc'89. Stephanie is pursuing post-doctoral work at the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, while Christopher is assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia.

PETER CHOI, BSc'94, is working for CGI (Ottawa) as an Enterprise Resource Planning Technical Manager. At CGI, Peter is on contract to the Department of National Defence as their senior PeopleSoft administrator and was instrumental in the upgrade of their human resource management system. In his spare time, Peter is also an Ottawa Pathway Patroller, HOPE Beach Volleyball referee and first-aid/security patrol volunteer in Montreal's annual Tour de l'Ile bicycle event.

MICHAEL INZLICHT, BSc'94, was awarded a PhD in Social Psychology in 2001 by Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. His work focused on the effects of discrimination and stereotyping on the targets of these stereotypes, and has garnered international press in such media outlets as National Public Radio (U.S.), The Globe and Mail, The Christian Science Monitor and The Chicago Tribune. In September, he joins New York University as a post-doctoral fellow. Mickey would love to hear from classmates at

JOHN LEANDER PO, BSc'94, MSc'96, was awarded the Amadeo Bondi Fellowship Award from Medical College of Pennsylvania/ Hahnemann University School of Medicine. This award is given annually to two full-time PhD students recognized for their excellence in research. John is in his fifth year in the MD/PhD program at MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine. His research involves the understanding of age-associated changes in the influenza virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte responses in mice.

HUZAIFA I. ADAMALI, BSc'95, MSc'96, is living in Dublin and has enjoyed the last four years tremendously. Huzaifa says the Celtic tiger is roaring there.

MARK REESOR, BSc'95, recently completed his PhD in Statistics at the University of Waterloo. He has accepted a job as an economist with the Bank of Canada in Ottawa. His wife, TONYA GOSS REESOR, BEd'96, has taken a leave of absence from her job as a secondary school teacher with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

GEORGE THANASSOULIS, BSc'97, received his medical degree from the University of Toronto on June 15. He began residency training this summer in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto.

LESLEY BUCKLEY, BSc'99, received a master's degree in medical physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She began her PhD research at the National Research Council in Ottawa in September.

ALEXANDRE GREGORIEFF, MSc'99, is pursuing his PhD at University Hospital of Utrecht, Holland. Alexandre can be reached by email at

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