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SYED MUANNID TUPUR HUSAIN, BSc (Agr)'92, completed his MSc degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1995, then went on to complete his PhD degree in molecular and cellular biology from Tulane University in 1999. He now works as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Pathology at Yale University.

MELODIE DROLET, BSc(Agr)'00, reports that she has been hired for her first job related to her field of study. She is now employed by Nexia Biotechnologies Inc. as an animal care technician, in part in charge of a goat herd. She says that since March of this year, she is the most happy ex-student!


H. PETER OBERLANDER, BArch'45, has been re-appointed a judge in Canada's Citizenship Court for the British Columbia and Yukon Circuit. This is Oberlander's fourth year as a judge, with special responsibilities for impending new federal citizenship legislation and its urban impact.

GREGORY POWE, BSc(Arch)'72, BArch'74, is employed by HNTB Architecture in Washington, D.C., as managing principal. He will be responsible for growing the firm's commercial, mixed-use development, cultural facilities, and urban design and planning client base, as well as arranging joint ventures between public and private sector clients. Active in both the Washington arts and building communities, Gregory is a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Guild, the Friends of the Kennedy Center, the American Institute of Architects, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the District of Columbia Building Industry Association, to name a few.

MARC DAEMEN, BSc(Arch)'77, BArch'78, of the Baltimore Rowing Club accomplished a remarkable feat at the recent MRA Championship Regatta, winning events in the single, double, quad, and octuple all in one day for a clean sweep of the sculling events. Marc, who works at Gaudreau Inc., one of Baltimore's oldest architectural firms, is also the intermediate and masters coach at the Baltimore Rowing Club.

GRAHAM LIVESEY, BSc(Arch)'82, BArch'84, MArch'91, was appointed Director of the Architecture Program at the University of Calgary in July 2000. He is an Associate Professor in the program, and is also a principal in the firm Down & Livesey Architects.


EVERETT BRIARD, BA'51, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at the annual convocation of The Presbyterian College in Montreal, in May 2000. Everett is now living in Ajax, Ont.

BEVERLEE (FREEDMAN) ASHMELE, BA'56, received the prestigious International Keren Hayesod/United Israel Appeal Kreutner Award for professional excellence in fundraising activities for Jewish communities worldwide. This award is the highest acknowledgement of professional fundraising achievement and was presented in Jerusalem in June 1999. Beverlee is also involved in other philanthropic causes, principally focused on health concerns.

LIONEL S. TIGER, BA'57, MA'60, has been a Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University since 1990. In 1999 he was made Humanist Laureate by the International Humanists Association and in 2000 was named a Cultural Laureate by the Landmarks Foundation of New York City. His book The Decline of Males was published in English and German in 1999. The Pursuit of Pleasure (1992) was reissued by Transaction in 2000 and The Imperial Animal, written with Robin Fox, had a third edition in 1999.

ANNE M. CHICK, BA'64, recently retired after 27 years of U.S. Federal service, 26 of them with the U.S. Marine Corps as Deputy Director, Information Systems, at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Anne received the Civilian Manager of the Year Award and was a three-time recipient of the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award. She is a graduate of the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program. Post-retirement plans include part-time teaching in professional development and information technology courses at Coastal Carolina Community College, administrative work with the Coastal Carolina Pregnancy Center, and counseling for Citadel Ministries International.

PENELOPE ELIAS-WINSHIP, BA'69, MSW'71, took up the position of Line Manager for Allerdale MIND, a mental health charity in the U.K., in October 2000, and is running a creative writing course for residents of Turning Point, a national mental health charity, in 2001. She is active in the Manic Depression Fellowship (MDF), serving on its Council of Management, and is a group coordinator of the Workington MDF in Cumbria.

LILA DAUM FREDENBURG, BA'70, is a Human Resources Librarian at Princeton University.

SCOTT SMARDON, BA'72, left Vancouver in September 2000 to take up the position of Director, Principal Gifts, and Advisor to the President at the University of Alberta. His current focus is on gifts of $1,000,000 and above, and on international initiatives on behalf of the University. He remains in contact with former classmates around the globe.

HERB KATZ, MA'74, received his PhD from the University of Alberta. He is a faculty member in the Education Department of the University of Winnipeg. His main research interest is the effectiveness of early intervention programs for struggling readers, particularly in high-poverty classrooms. He is married to Debbie Reid and has three children: Jacques, Oren and Elizabeth (Maggie), all of whom are at varying stages in their university education.

KARIN DOERR, MA'78, PhD'88, teaches German at Concordia University's Department of Classics, Modern Languages & Linguistics, and women's studies at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Karin is also a research associate and member of the editorial board of the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies. Her research and academic activities reflect these three areas.

MARTHA KLIRONOMOS, BA'82, MA'87, was granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at San Francisco State University in June of 2000. She was appointed Director of the Center for Modern Greek Studies, the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair, in 1996. She spent part of her recent sabbatical in Greece, where she pursued research in politics and aesthetics in 20th century Greek literature and art criticism.

NAOMI ADELSON, BA'83, PhD'92, reports that her book, Being Alive Well: Health and the Politics of Cree Well-Being, was recently published by University of Toronto Press.

RICHARD S. GARBER, BA'83, has had an eventful year. He completed his MBA at Queen's, was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in Canada's Army Reserve, took command of his regiment (the Brockville Rifles), and accepted an Assistant Director position with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Rick would appreciate hearing from former classmates at

BRIAN TOPP, BA'83, completed a seven-year stint with the government of Saskatchewan (most recently working as Deputy Chief of Staff to former premier Roy Romanow), and is now in Toronto working with Credit Union Central of Canada. Brian is married to REBECCA ELBOURNE, BSc'89, MSc(A)'92, and the couple have two children, Simon, 5, and Alex, 3.

ROCCO GALATI, BA'84, is a constitutional and civil rights lawyer practising out of Toronto and Vancouver. He received his LLB in 1987 and LLM (Tax) in 1997 from Osgoode Hall Law School. He is co-author of The Criminal Lawyers' Guide to Immigration and Citizenship Law (Canada Law Books, 1996) and recently co-authored The Power of the Wheel: The Falun Gong Revolution (Stoddart, 2000). He is currently working on a novel while single-parenting his eight-year-old daughter and practising law.

CHANTAL M. CORMIER, BA'88, MA'92, until recently practised law in Moncton, N.B. She is currently employed as a solicitor with the Legal Services Department, Office of the Attorney General for the Province of New Brunswick in Fredericton. She can be reached by email at

COURTNEY ALEXANDRA GEORGE, BA'90, graduated from Boston College Law School in May 2001. Courtney will be joining the law firm of Cohen & Wolf, P.C. in Bridgeport, Conn., as a first year associate in their Labor & Employment Law group. Her new email address is She would love to hear from old friends!

CHARLES C. LYNN, BA'91, has been named vice-president of media relations for Appia Group, a public relations, government affairs and event management firm with offices in New York, Washington and Bologna, Italy. Charles was most recently an account supervisor at Manhattan-based PR firm R.C. Auletta & Company. During seven years in New York working for "boutique" agencies, he developed integrated marketing/communications programs for a range of clients in industries that include architecture, publishing, health care, university public affairs, consumer and business-to-business e-commerce.

ANDREW SCYNER, BA'91, MA'97, is working on partnership issues for the World Bank in Vietnam, and managing the Hanoi-based Vietnam Development Information Center (, a state-of-the-art multimedia library, bookstore and distance learning centre -- the first of its kind in that country. If old friends from McGill are passing through town, look him up!

MICHELLE (BELLAVIA) RANGHEL, BA'92, has returned to Canada with her family after living in London, England, for eight years. She is living in Hamilton, Ont., and will seek employment as an elementary school teacher. Michelle graduated from Goldsmiths' College, University of London, with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education in 1993 and taught in a London elementary school for seven years. She married Matthew Ranghel in 1997 and has a daughter named Zarastiana, who is 3 years old.

ERIC AVNER, BA'93, was named Associate Director of the Cincinnati Business Committee in September 2000. The organization, comprised of the CEOs of Cincinnati's largest corporations, works to assist the public sector in advancing regional economic development issues. For the previous four years, Eric served as the Downtown Development Officer for the city of Newport, Ky.

JAMES C. BROWN, BA'93, is working on a PhD in philosophy at the Université de Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne. James went to Paris in '96 to do a DEA (master's-level diploma) in political science, then followed that up in '97-'98 with a DEA in philosophy at Paris I. Since 1998 he has been working on his thesis, a study of the philosophy of John Toland and his spin on the theological-political problem. He says he's quite happy, his French has never been better, and that all Betas are welcome to crash at his place should they ever get to Paris.

RACHEL (DERIAN) HAWES, BA'93, received her Master of Arts in teaching from American University in Washington, D.C., in 1999. Rachel works with youth and children at a church in Washington, where she lives with her husband, Alexander Boyd Hawes III.

JEFFREY VEIDLINGER, BA'93, has published The Moscow State Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage, an account of the history of the Soviet Union's premiere secular Jewish cultural institution from 1919 until its ultimate liquidation in 1949. Jeffrey is Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.

DAVID PRICE, BA'95, is a merchant banker at Schroders & Associates Canada. Schroders Canada manages two buy-out funds focused on buying majority stakes in profitable, private, mid-tier Canadian companies. Schroders Canada is a member of Schroder Ventures and is affiliated with UK money-management firm Schroders plc. David has lived in Montreal since May 1999.

LESLIE R. RAVESTEIN, BA'95, graduated last spring with a JD from Boston University. She now practises corporate and securities law as an associate with Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP in Los Angeles. Leslie and MICHEL INGHAM, BEng'95, are looking forward to their wedding, which will take place in Montreal this fall. Leslie can be reached via e-mail at

SHONA (KENNEDY) NEIL, BA'96, eventually figured out what she wanted to do and became general manager of a small professional theatre company. She discovered it's both a lot of work and a lot of fun. Shona also married the guy she was living with in Montreal, Hri Neil, and they live happily in Edmonton.

MONICK T. PAUL, BA'96, graduated from Columbia Law School in 2000 with a JD and a Parker Certificate in International and Comparative Law. Monick is working as an associate in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, LLP in their Los Angeles office.

DEAN ROSENTHAL, BA'96, now lives in Boston. He works with both the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Harvard University Art Museums, and has continued with a successful career of composing.

MELANIE RUTLEDGE, BA'96, is an associate editor at Toronto-based CDG Books Canada, Inc.

HEATHER SANSOM-URQUHART, BA'96, MA'99, married Bill Urquhart in Montreal in July 2000. After two successful years in publishing (sales), she is now Corporate Trainer at the Montreal head office of Van Houtte Inc. Heather is also pursuing an MBA part-time at L'École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), and writing short fiction. Heather would like to hear from any other fellow Shingler students '93-'95, or any fellow religious studies students '93-'97. She can be reached at, or at

ANTHONY WILSON, BA'96, left Montreal to attend the University of Toronto law school, graduating in May 1999. He articled with the Toronto law firm of Cassels Brock & Blackwell, after which he left Toronto to join the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter, where he currently practises corporate/securities law. He can be reached at

ERIC SCHATTEN, BA'97, is now working at JP Morgan Chase in their Structured Credit Derivatives Group. Last year he visited South Africa and the Dominican Republic. He can be reached at

NANCY GRAHAM, BA'98, works for Klutz, a publishing company in Palo Alto, Calif. She lives with RYAN DEANE, BCom'99, who works for Enron, developing and financing energy projects in California in the midst of the power shortages. They moved to San Francisco in the summer of 2000. Good amounts of West Coast free time are spent on coastal road trips, surfing, mountain biking and skiing. Nancy and Ryan can be reached at

KATE HORSLEY, BA'98, moved to Washington, D.C., after graduation and started work as a paralegal. Kate left her job this past summer to start studying law at the University of Virginia. She will be working with UVA's General Counsel's office this summer as an associate. Kate will graduate in 2003.


NEWTON C. GORDON, BSc'66, DDS'70, Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Dentists in October 2000 during their Annual Meeting and Convocation in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Newton was also awarded Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International during convocation ceremonies in Chicago at the Annual Meeting of the USA Section in October.


NATHALIE-ANNE BOJANOWSKI, BEd'91, and TERRY DIMOCK, BCom'91, MBA'93, live on Nuns' Island near Montreal with their two children, Tatjana (Class of 2018) and Bojana (Class of 2021). Nathalie-Anne is a kindergarten teacher in Pointe Claire and has published her first children's book, while Terry manages Canadian equities for TAL Global Asset Management.

RICHARD D. DELA CALZADA, BEd'00, lives in Toronto and is teaching grade seven math, language arts and computers at a junior middle school in the western suburbs (Humber Valley). He says it's great and he thanks the McGill Faculty of Education for preparing him for this position. He plans to marry his beautiful fiancée Katie Calder in the summer of 2002 in Montreal. Katie teaches grade 5 in an inner city school in Toronto. Richard wishes all the best to future McGill Education grads!


BOB MATYAS, BEng'71, was made a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada at the annual EIC awards ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in March. He is with Nortel Wireless and Carrier Solutions where he is involved in research and development for future wireless communications systems. Bob lives with his wife, Ann, and two sons, Ian and David, in Ottawa. He can be reached at

MARTIN OSTOJA-STARZEWSKI, MEng'80, PhD'83, was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering in February 2001.

NORMAN M. WERELEY, BEng'83, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (United Kingdom) and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. As Director of the Smart Structures Laboratory, Norman is investigating damping materials for helicopter rotor stability augmentation and other applications. He is married to JONG-ON HAHM, BSc'82, a Program Director at the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council, who is developing initiatives to enhance career opportunities for women as scientists and engineers. They can be reached at or at

MABEL VACA-MIER, MEng'85, finished a PhD in Environmental Engineering at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Mabel has been appointed Dean of Graduate Studies in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. Her husband Raymundo is a mechanical engineering professor there, and they have two girls, Mabel, Jr., 7, and Sofía, 1. They can be contacted at

KARIM MORSLI, BEng'93, went on to study management in Brussels, in Boston University's Overseas Program. He then went to work for Schlumberger Wireline for two years as a field engineer, working mainly in West Africa. In 1998, Karim left the field to work for Arthur D. Little. Today, Karim owns his own IT company (, and is focusing his activities on bridging the gap between developing and developed countries. He lives in Maryland with his wife, LAURE LACOURLY, BSc'92, and their young daughter, Katya, born in the summer of 2000. Karim can be reached at

MICHEL DONALD INGHAM, BEng'95, and LESLIE R. RAVESTEIN, BA'95, are looking forward to their wedding, which will take place in Montreal this coming fall.

PATRICK O. GELINAS, BEd'96, is living in Boulder, Colo., where he is pursuing his master's degree in kinesiology at the University of Colorado. He previously lived in Boston for four years, where he worked as an exercise physiologist for a corporate fitness company.

GEOFF HAWKER, BEng'96, MEng'00, is an Associate at McKinsey & Company in Toronto. Geoff and JENNIFER TUNG, BA'93, LLB'00, BCL'00, who is articling at the law firm of Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, are engaged and will be married in August 2001 at the McGill University Chapel.

PIERRE-LUC BISAILLON, BEng'97, will join McKinsey & Company's Toronto office after completing his MBA at the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) this April. Pierre-Luc is getting married to Debbie Hynes on July 21, 2001. Email him at

Health Sciences

JOHN D. HSU, BSc'57, MDCM'61, is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Southern California and University of California (Irvine). In 2000, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists for his contributions to their profession's education programs. He is Chief of Orthopaedics at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center and wrote an article, "Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center: A Unique Orthopaedic Resource and Teaching Institution," for a symposium on History of Orthopaedics in North America published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

BRYCE WEIR, BSc'58, MDCM'60, MSc'63, OC, has published his third book, Cerebral Vasospasm. He has just retired as Chief of Neurosurgery and Director of the Brain Research Institute at the University of Chicago, to become Interim Dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs of the University of Chicago.

FRUMI RACHEL (BOROD) BARR, BPhys Ther'68, graduated with a Master's in Business Administration from California State University (Fullerton) recently. She is currently a partner and Chief Financial Officer of a customer relationship management firm in Southern California.

ALLAN J. FOX, BSc'68, MDCM'70, has transferred to Sunnybrook Hospital at the University of Toronto after 24 years as an academic neuroradiologist at the University of Western Ontario's Health Sciences Centre. Allan, whose special interest is ischemic and hemorrhagic neurovascular disease, served as director of the neuroradiology training program at Western for 20 years and will be named a professor emeritus. In 1996, he was made a Fellow of the American College of Radiology for contributions to the specialty in Canada and the U.S. He moves to Toronto to join his wife of three years, Suanne Kelman, who is director of the broadcast stream of journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic University.

LAUREN BRACKEN, BSc(PT)'84, and DAVID PERKINS, BCom'83, DPA'85, are living with their four children in Austin, Texas. Lauren is obtaining certification to practise physical therapy in Texas, and drives the world's largest SUV. David is the President and CEO of Metrowerks Corporation, a software development tool company that builds software for Apple, Palm SONY, Nintendo, Sega and Motorola. Motorola acquired Metrowerks in 1999 and David has continued to manage the company's rapid growth.

BRIAN D. MOTT, BSc'87, MDCM'92, married Carole Toppa in Montreal on May 26, 2001. Brian completed his residency in cardiothoracic surgery in 1999 at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y. He has just completed a two-year fellowship in cardiac surgery at the Toronto General Hospital and has accepted a private practice position in Scranton, Pa.

CLAUDINE LAMARRE, BSc'95, MDCM'97, débutera un programme de résidence en chirurgie générale en juillet 2001 à l'Université de Montréal. Elle pratiquait la médecine familiale à l'hopital Anna-Laberge depuis juillet 1999. Elle et ERIC DESMARAIS, BSc'96, MDCM'98, se marient le 12 mai 2001.


FRANCINE VAN MELLE, BA'77, LLB'80, was appointed in June of 2000 to the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario. Francine's office is in Brampton and she lives in Oakville with her husband and two children.

IAN BANDEEN, BCL'86, LLB'86, retired in October 1999 as Global Head and Managing Director, Securitization & Structured Finance at BMO Nesbitt Burns in Toronto and concentrated on restoring a Rosedale mansion to its original 1876 condition. He sits on a number of boards centred about the financing, wireless and Internet leasing businesses. He is a director of the Robarts Research Institute as well as a trustee for the S.M. Blair Family Foundation. His main priority these days is doing his John Lennon thing with his four young children and having a life!

PIERRE TAPP, BCL'87, a pratiqué le droit en cabinet privé jusqu'en 1995, et est présentement conférencier et formateur en Marketing de Réseau. Il est également Gold Manager dans Watkins Inc., une entreprise de distribution de produits de santé. Il travaille à Napierville, Qué., en compagnie de son épouse, Carole.

MARK VINET, BCL'87, is an American Civil War author and historian from Montreal. He founded the North American Historical Institute and the Canada Civil War Association, which presents lectures on Canada and the American Civil War. He is the author of a new book entitled Canada and the American Civil War: Prelude to War. Visit his web site at

DIMITRI G. MASTROCOLA, BCL'89, LLB'89, practises in the Project Development and Finance Group of Shearman & Sterling in New York City. He recently became a father with the birth of daughter Sarah Rose in February 2001. He married Rose Agozzino in Montreal in July 1996.

DIANA TORRENS, BCL, LLB'93, is working at the Court of the European Free Trade Association in Luxembourg. Life has been considerably busier (and more fun!) since the arrival of her daughter Danica in February 2000.

RACHEL E. YOUNG, BA'92, BCL'97, LLB'97, is acting as Assistant Commission Counsel for the Walkerton Inquiry in Ontario. The inquiry is investigating the contamination of the town of Walkerton's water supply in 2000.

MCSHANE JONES, BA'92, LLB'99, MBA'99, writes that his family moved to Toronto last year where he is pursuing a career in law, the kids are attending school en français, and his wife is keeping them all honest.

JENNIFER TUNG, BA'93, BCL'00, LLB'00, is living in Toronto and articling at the law firm of Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP. She expects to be called to the Ontario bar in 2002. She and GEOFF HAWKER, BEng'96, MEng'00, who is an Associate at McKinsey & Company, are engaged and will be married in August 2001 at the McGill University Chapel.

Library and Information Studies

MARY HEMMINGS, MLS'80, has been a librarian at the University of Calgary since 1989, after leaving the McGill Health Sciences Library. Since 1995, she has been a subject specialist for French, Italian, Spanish and Geography. Mary earned a master's in history in 1997 and is now enrolled in law school part-time. Doug and the kids are doing just great.


ROGER JONES, DipMgt'79, MBA'82, moved to Toronto in July 1998, after 29 years in Montreal, to work at KELK, which makes electro-optic sensors for the steel and mining industries. He was previously with the Noranda Technology Centre, Pointe Claire. Other than business, Roger helps wife Lorna with the Thornhill Newcomers Association. He also assisted the Thornhill Historical Society with the annual Festival this year, organizing the historical military reenactments. Other interests include hi-fi sound systems, home theatre, clay pigeon shooting, music and reading. Roger sends best wishes to all 1982 alumni and staff from the Continuing Education MBA program (six and a half years of evenings -- 1975 to 1982!).

MARC J. BELLIVEAU, MBA'82, joined the law firm of Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales as a partner in its Halifax office, practising in corporate, securities and intellectual property law. He is currently President of L'Association des juristes d'expression française de la Nouvelle-Ecosse.

DAVID PERKINS, BCom'83, DPA'85, and LAUREN BRACKEN, BSc(PT)'84, are living with their four children in Austin, Tex. David is President & CEO of Metrowerks Corporation, a software development tool company that builds software for Apple, Palm SONY, Nintendo, Sega and Motorola. Motorola acquired Metrowerks in September 1999 and David has continued to manage the company's rapid growth. Lauren is obtaining certification to practise physical therapy in Texas.

FRANCE BELANGER, BCom'85, has been appointed Director of the Center for Global Electronic Commerce at Virginia Tech in the U.S. Dr. Belanger has also published Evaluation and Implementation of Distance Learning and Foundations of E-Business Technologies.

ROBERT BEAUREGARD, MBA'88, joined Natcan Investment Management in 1999 as Portfolio Manager, Small Cap Equities. In addition to institutional clients, he manages the National Bank Small Cap Fund (5-star Morningstar), the NB Quebec Growth and the QSSP Fund. In 2000, his performance ranked in the top one percentile. As of December 2000, he also manages the NB New Economy Fund.

HUSSEIN K. AMAD, BCom'90, has been working with Scotiabank since graduation. He has worked in the bank's finance and international divisions and is currently Vice-President of Institutional Client Services for Scotia Cassels.

TERRY DIMOCK, BCom'91, MBA'93, manages Canadian equities for TAL Global Asset Management. Terry and his wife NATHALIE-ANNE BOJANOWSKI, BEd'91, live on Nuns' Island near Montreal with their two children, Tatjana (Class of 2018) and Bojana (Class of 2021). Nathalie is a kindergarten teacher in Pointe Claire and has published her first children's book.

CAROLINE NATIVIDAD, BCom'97, is working for a Royal Bank branch in Montreal, handling investments, loans and mortgages. Caroline completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1999 and is contemplating taking the CFA course.

RYAN DEANE, BCom'99, moved to San Francisco in the summer of 2000 and works for Enron, developing and financing energy projects in California in the midst of the power shortages. He lives with NANCY GRAHAM, BA'98, who works for Klutz, a publishing company in Palo Alto. Good amounts of West Coast free time are spent on coastal road trips, surfing, mountain biking and skiing. Ryan can be reached at


HENRY GLUCH, BMus'84, performing with the group the Tokyo Giants, has released a CD called On the Steps, recorded live at the Beaches International Jazz Festival in Toronto. Henry is also the leader of the Advocats Big Band, with whom he plays alto saxophone. His other vocation is senior counsel with the Department of Justice, practising tax litigation.

JEREMY GREENHOUSE, BMus'90, is attending William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn. He also continues to be a very busy musician, and his band, The Sweet Colleens, plays in pubs and festivals throughout the state. See He is married to RACHEL (HEDRICK) GREENHOUSE, BA'89, who is Director of Marketing and Communications for Episcopal Community Services, a social service organization in Minneapolis. Their son, Jesse, is 4 years old.

MELODY DIACHUN, BMus'94, has presented her original songs on CBC Radio and appeared on various recordings. She was the featured artist of an episode on TV's Jazzman, a ten-part series featuring Canadian jazz artists. The program airs regularly on BET on Jazz on the BET Network. Melody is currently writing songs for her premiere CD.


FREDERICK ANDERMANN, BSc'52, was awarded the 2000 William Lennox Award of the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Andermann is an internationally recognized neurologist devoted to caring for patients with epilepsy, studying the disorder and training clinicians and scientists. He is Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and of Pediatrics at McGill University, runs the Epilepsy Service at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, and is active in epilepsy care at the Montreal Children's Hospital.

KEVIN NG, BSc'70, MSc'72, PhD'75, and BAO NGUYEN, PhD'93, were the recipients of the 2000 Practice Prize from the Canadian Operational Research Society for their study, "Modeling Canadian Search and Rescue Operations." Kevin is a senior defence scientist at the National Defence headquarters in Ottawa and also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa. Bao is a defence scientist, currently working for NORAD and U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs.

MICHAEL ATTAS, BSc'73, MSc'75, PhD'83, after 17 years as a radiochemist and instrument developer with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, recently became a research officer at the National Research Council's lab in Winnipeg. The Institute for Biodiagnostics develops new instruments and techniques for examining the body non-invasively and diagnosing its state of health. Michael is also part of an interdisciplinary team based at the University of Winnipeg which received a Canada Foundation for Innovation grant to set up a facility for analysis of art materials and objects.

DIANA GALER JAFFE, BSc'76, MSc'78, has been appointed Vice President, Regulatory Affairs/Safety and Metabolism, Veterinary Medicine at Pfizer Global Research & Development. While based in Groton, Conn., Diana has global responsibility for the registration of Pfizer's veterinary drugs and vaccines. She and her husband, Don Jaffe, have been married for more than 15 years and have two children, Erin, 13, and Daniel, 10. The family lives in Madison, Conn.

JONG-ON HAHM, BSc'82, is a Program Director at the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council, where she is developing initiatives to enhance career opportunities for women scientists and engineers. She is married to NORMAN M. WERELEY, BEng'83, an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. They can be reached at wereley@ or

RAVI SHARMA, BSc'86, practises law in New York, specializing in liquor licensing, real estate, business litigation, entertainment law and criminal defence. In addition, Ravi continues to produce music, including last year's online double CD electronica compilation benefiting Amnesty International, Freedom Theory 505. Available at or

REBECCA ELBOURNE, BSc'89, MSc(A)'92, is married to BRIAN TOPP, BA'83, and the couple have two children, Simon, 5, and Alex, 3. The family now lives in Toronto.

JENNIFER FRASER, BSc'90, is living in Houston, Tex., and is a director at Enron Global Markets, where they trade crude oil, coal, emissions, weather derivatives, LNG, and several other very interesting commodities. Jennifer runs the market fundamentals team, a group of 35 analysts in Houston and London. She says if anyone is in Houston, please drop by!

LAURE LACOURLY, BSc'92, lives in Maryland with her husband KARIM MORSLI, BEng'93, and their young daughter, Katya, born in the summer of 2000. They can be reached by email at

BAO NGUYEN, PhD'93, and KEVIN NG, BSc'70, MSc'72, PhD'75, received the 2000 Practice Prize from the Canadian Operational Research Society for their study, "Modeling Canadian Search and Rescue Operations." Bao is a defence scientist, currently working for NORAD and U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs. Kevin is a senior scientist at National Defence headquarters in Ottawa and also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa.

JEFF KWONG, BSc'97, will be completing medical school at the University of Toronto this year and starting the Family Medicine portion of his Community Medicine residency training in Toronto in July.

NEAL EVAN CAMINSKY, BSc'98, has been working for the past four years as a product specialist in the technical marketing video group at Matrox Electronics Inc. He also recently founded a multimedia, web, graphic design, and video post-production company, Red Dream Studios. Neal is working as chief editor on a film entitled 681-0638, about the diverse individuals who use a pay phone on a typical day in New York City.

MARCIA BEATRIZ CAVALCANTE, MSc'98, moved back to Curitiba, Brazil, in 1999 and started working as a Technology Manager for Siemens, responsible for technology transfer from universities, laboratories and incubators. She also participates in technology assessments and technology strategic planning for the entire company. Marcia was married last September to an electronics engineer who is a manager for HP software engineering projects in Brazil.

ANGIE WAN, BSc'98, finished her second degree in administrative studies at York University last year. She is working as a merchandise business associate at Sears Canada. She will be studying law at Osgoode Hall starting in September. Angie would love to hear from any McGill alumni studying at Osgoode. You can reach her at

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