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Agricultural and Environmental Sciences / Macdonald Campus

Ward Smith, BSc(AgrEng)'88, MSc'90, was awarded the Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award for 2002 by the World Meteorological Organization, together with co-authors Drs. R.L. Desjardins and E. Pattey. The award recognizes an original scientific paper on the influences of meteorology in a particular field of the physical, natural or human sciences, or on the influence one of these has on meteorology. Ward received the honour in June 2002 in Geneva, Switzerland. Ward has been employed at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa since graduation and continues to be engaged in research on greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector. He lives near Almonte, Ont., with his wife, Andrea Roper, BSc'89, MSc'94, sister Marilyn, son Sidney and daughter Elsa.


H. Peter Oberlander, BArch'45, has been appointed Senior Ministerial Advisor to the Honourable Stephen Owen, MP, Secretary of State for Western Diversification, and is responsible for preparations for when Canada will host the UN World Urban Forum in 2006 in Vancouver. WUF 2006 will mark 30 years since the UN met in Vancouver to launch the UN Habitat agency and its worldwide programs.

Richard William Robson, BScArch'71, BArch'73, has moved his architectural consulting office into the fully restored and renovated heritage house owned by the Green Door Society in Duncan, B.C. As one of the founding members of the Society, Bill has spent the last three years helping to restore and preserve one of the last remaining residences in downtown Duncan. The building is being rented to like-minded individuals and not-for-profit organizations to help pay back the accrued debt load. He would like to thank his wife, Rennie, and his family for putting up with his long hours away from home volunteering on this project.


Martin Rumscheidt, BA'58, BD'61, STM'63, PhD'67, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity by Victoria University in Toronto in May 2002.

Aryeh Routtenberg, BA'61, studies brain mechanisms of memory, particularly molecular and biochemical substrates, at Northwestern University as Professor of Psychology and Neurobiology/Physiology in the Institute for Neuroscience. Much of his work relates to the groundbreaking theories of D.O. Hebb, who planted many seeds, the fruits of which are still being harvested. Aryeh has been at Northwestern for 38 years.

Judith Stein, BA'66, has had an article published entitled "He Survives Everything: A Latency-Aged Child with Play Disruption in the Face of Trauma and Early Object Loss" in the Clinical Social Work Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2. Judith is a psychotherapist in private practice in NYC where she is on the faculty of New York University's School of Social Work and Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.

Diana Bouchard, BA'68, MA'72, MSc'79, has been elected Vice-President, Publications Department, of the Instrumen-tation, Systems and Automation Society for a two-year term. Diana, a scientist at Paprican in Montreal, also serves on the ISA Executive Board. Author of many technical papers, presentations and book chapters, she received the I.H. Weldon Medal from the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association as one author of the paper "Kraft Mill Energy Management." Diana is also a member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engi-neers Computer Society, and the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry.

Gary Kiger, MA'78, was appointed Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Utah State University.

Peter Salem, BA'82, was appointed Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, an international association of family law professionals based in Madison, Wisc. Peter is also an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School.

Dan Pope, BA'83, will have his first novel, In the Cherry Tree, published by Picador USA in the autumn. He spent the past couple of years in Iowa City, teaching undergraduate creative writing and studying at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Robert J. Costain, BA'86, BA'89, completed a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Concordia University in 2002. Robert is currently webmaster of the Quebec English Schools Network RÉCIT (

Ed Arzouian, BA'87, joined the Hamilton 2003 World Cycling Championships staff as Competition Coordinator. Ed has been involved in cycling since 1975 as a competitor, organizer and writer. The Road World Cycling Championships will be staged in Hamilton, Ont., from October 6 to 12, 2003. For more information, please visit the official website,

Emer Brizzolara, BA'88, moved to the UK in 1990, where she received an MSc in Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics from the University of London. Emer started a new media agency after graduating and has been in business for four years. She has one daughter, Maisie, who is 5. Emer says she would love to hear from old McGill friends at

Brian J. Donovan, BA'90, was promoted to manage the Communications Unit for State Street Corporation in Boston, Mass. This unit monitors S.W.I.F.T. financial message traffic for the world's largest custodial bank. Since completion of his MBA at the University of Rochester in 2001, Brian has worked in State Street's Securities Services Division. He is married to Jocelyn Cameron Donovan of Winnipeg. They have two young daughters, with a third one on the way.

Anne Tunnessen, BA'90, and Robert Good, PhD'93, announce the birth of their second daughter, Catherine, in September 2002. Robert works in the history depart-ment at Mercer University and Anne works for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Karyn B. Zeldman, BA'91, joined the legal firm Stroock in July 2002 from Dewey Ballantine, where she was an associate in its bankruptcy and corporate reorganization group. She represents bondholder committees, individual bondholders, official creditors committees, secured and unsecured creditors, acquirors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. Karyn is also a former law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Feller, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Palmina Ioannone, BA'92, graduated with an MA in Child Studies from Concordia University in 1998. She then spent two years teaching at Vanier College and Collège Marie-Victorin, and doing consulting work in early childhood education. At the turn of the century, Palmina decided to take a two-year hiatus in Miami, Fla. She says working as a research associate for the University of Miami turned her on to research, and so she finds herself in a PhD program at the University of Toronto at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Blair Michael Sheridan, BA'92, and Tatiana Sedova are pleased to announce the birth of Patrick Andrew Sheridan at Almaty, Kazakhstan, in February. Patrick is little brother to Katie, and Blair says both are future McGill graduates!

Mark Weston, BA'92, is a chartered accountant and chartered business valuator and currently Vice President of BDO Corporate Finance Inc. Mark lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children.

Eric Avner, BA'93, was married to Adrienne Cowden in May. The ceremony was at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, Calif. They will reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rachel (Derian) Hawes, BA'93, and her husband, Alex, had a baby girl, Katherine Carson Hawes, in January. Rachel is working part-time as a church youth director in Tucson, Ariz.

Anna Michetti, BA'93, did an MPA at Queen's University in Kingston. She married Mike Luponio in 1994, had a beautiful baby boy named Oliver in 2001, and is expecting her second child. With the exception of an 18-month stint at the Canadian Space Agency as Senior Manager, Business Management, Anna has been at Bombardier Aerospace for eight years, where she is presently Manager of Strategic Planning. She can be reached at

Suzanne Slinn-Higgins Lee, BA'93, and Steven Lee were married on Waialae Beach in Hawaii. They live near Honolulu and are in the process of renovating their first home. Suzanne works as a freelance PR consultant and Steven is a pilot for Northwest Airlines.

Marina Dempster, BA'95, won a Juno Award at the 2003 Juno Awards ceremony in Ottawa. Marina is photographer, artist and creative director and won the award with a couple of others for Best Album Design.

Christina Reboulleau, BA'95, and her husband, Joseph Kairouz, MEng'96, welcomed a new addition to the family, William, who was born in January 2002. Christina says he is now an active toddler, running around and climbing on everything and that maybe one day he'll be a McGill graduate too!

Willie Macrae, BA'98, spent two years working in the ski industry in Whistler, B.C. He then returned to school to complete a Master's in Environmental Studies and Planning from York University. Willie is working as a community and regional planner for the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District in Pemberton, B.C. Willie also recently got engaged and will be married to Marie MacEwen in October in Kingston, Ont.

Michael T. Gordon, BA'99, is a member of the Canadian National Water Polo Team, the current Commonweath gold medalists. Mike is also General Manager of Alberta Water Polo. He is residing in Calgary and can be reached at

Julia Gray, BA'99, MA'01, completed her second year of the LLB/BCL programme at McGill. She is working for the Toronto office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP this summer. Julia will be spending her fall semester in Oslo and would appreciate hearing from any alumni in Norway, as she has very few contacts in that area of the world. She can be reached at

Hugo Mialon, BA'99, received an MSc in economics from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2001. He was married in December 2002 to Sue-Jeong Hwang, who received her PhD in economics from the same school in June 2002. Hugo is planning to complete his PhD in economics (game theory) by the summer.

Jaime Lim, BA'00, is finishing her first year at Carleton's MA Program in Public Policy and Administration, specializing in health care policy analysis. You can reach Jaime at

Matina Kokkas, BA'01, moved to Vancouver to work in a totally unrelated field -- biotech! She is now back in the poli-sci sphere, doing an MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding. Matina met her fiancé, Peter Chiras, last July and a wedding is planned for September 2003. No kids yet!


Ted Wall, BEd'64, MA'68, and Greg Reid, BA'70, were awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee award for their tireless work toward promoting physical activity for Canadians with disabilities. Both have been valuable and influential people in the creation of the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability, a national non-profit organization formed in 1989 which has 18 national partners and an affiliate in every province and territory to promote healthy and active lives for people with disabilities.

Annabelle Dryden, BEd'70, received two national awards from the Canadian Home Economics Association for 2002. One is a Leadership Award recognizing respected leadership in CHEA, and the other is an Excellence in Home Economics Teaching Award for commitment and innovation in teaching. Annabelle is an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario in the Faculty of Education.

Firoze Hassanali Somjee Rajan, MEd'90, PhD'96, was one of 12 people named by UNESCO as an "Unsung Hero of Dialogue with Civilizations" for his efforts towards peace in reaching across the divide of cultural, political and faith boundaries. Somjee is the founder of the Teaching Museum of Anthropology at the University of Nairobi and of the Community Peace Museums Foundation.

Matt Nichol, BEd'98, a former star defensive lineman with the McGill Redmen football team, was recently appointed fitness coordinator with the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs.


Gordon A. D. Reed, BEng'56, DipMBA'59, has been elected president of the Humewood House Association, for 2002-2003. It's a privately run home for ten mothers and mothers-to-be, also offering in-care programs for children up to two years of age.

Rajiv Das, BEng'80, who is the number-two-ranked Software and IT Services Sector analyst according to Greenwich Associates, a securities industry survey company, has joined Westwind Partners Inc. in the company's equities research group. Rajiv will lead Westwind's technology research initiative in both the hardware and software sectors.

Peter Sen, BEng'81, has worked for the China Qingqi Group as Executive Vice President since January 2002, and is living in Jinan, China. The China Qingqi Group is a state-owned enterprise with a subsidiary listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. It is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in China. Peter's responsibility is to help restructure the group and invite foreign investors. He says that since he moved to China he has also met an alumnus from his class, Michael Chow, BEng'81, who works for CAE in Montreal. Peter would like to meet other alumni in Jinan, whether they are tourists or finding business opportunities. Peter can be reached at

Claude Chidiac, BEng'88, MBA'94, was appointed to the post of Vice-President, Business Aircraft Programs, at Bombardier Aerospace.

Alain Achkar, MEng'95, says that with the high-tech slowdown in Ottawa, it has become harder and harder to find contracts. He is currently tutoring high school students in math, physics, chemistry and French, and university students in math, physics, electronics, C/C++ programming, statics and dynamics, and other engineering and computer science courses. Alain receives great feedback from students and parents. For more information, see

Health Sciences

Herb McGrew, MDCM'57, has had Back Roads to the California Coast, his first original book in nearly 30 years, published. Co-author is Earl Thollander. Illustrated in full colour in Thollander's inimitable style and with engaging narratives, this book depicts 15 of the state's most enchanting scenic byways, those that travel to, and along, the coast.

Eva Hammond, BN'74, was awarded the Distinguished Presidential Citation from Rotary International President Richard D. King for her year of outstanding work as president of the Rotary Club of Ottawa. Eva took her last two years of study at McGill with four small children in tow. She attributes her success in her real estate management career to the courses she took at McGill. And what of the four tiny children? Michael, BA Queen's, BCom Carleton; Stephen, MEng U of T; Chris, MSc Queen's and DDS McGill; and Deborah, BEd U of T. Eva can be reached at

Michael R. Pinsky, MDCM'74, who is presently a professor of critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, was awarded Docteur Honoris Causa by the University of Paris V at a ceremony in the Grand Amphithéatre de la Sorbonne in December 2002. The honour makes him a member of the French Academy of Medicine.

Gail Yenta-Beck, MDCM'78, is director of the Office for Women in Medicine at the Canadian Medical Association. She was chosen by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson as a recipient of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, awarded as an acknowledgement of exemplary community efforts and achievements that have contributed to Canada. Gail practises child psychiatry in Ottawa, Montreal and Hamilton.

Richard J. Novick, MDCM'80, MSc'83, is Professor and Chair of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Western Ontario, as well as city-wide Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the London Health Sciences Centre. Richard has published widely on the learning curve and results of innovative cardiac surgical procedures, such as beating heart coronary artery bypass grafting. Richard is the project leader of a $17.2-million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Innovation Trust and Ontario Research Development Challenge Fund. He resides outside London with his wife, Theresa Cmikiewicz, BScN'77, MSc'86, and their two sons, Jason and Daniel.


Lionel Lustgarten, BSc'52, BCL'64, LLM'72, Milton Winston, BA'51, BCL'54, LLM'72, and Nick Papatheodorakos, BA'92, have published the second edition of Essentials of Quebec Business Law by Bensar Commerce Corporation. This text is widely used in colleges and universities in Quebec for introductory law courses in business programs offered in English. The new edition has been revised to reflect the many changes in the law since the book first appeared in 1996.

Max R. Bernard, BA'66, BCL'69, a partner in the Montreal office of Heenan Blaikie LLP, has been inducted as a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Max specializes in commercial litigation, securities brokerage and banking. The American College of Trial Lawyers is an international association of lawyers recognized by their peers as the best in their province or state for their exceptional professional qualities and impeccable ethics. This induction conveys the quest for excellence that has been Max's hallmark during a career of more than three decades.

Mary Mullens, LLB'85, has been appointed Vice President and General Counsel of the Ontario New Home Warranty Program. Mary is responsible for all legal services, including management of internal lawyers and retaining outside counsel. Mary has extensive experience in law, real estate development and construction financing. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987, and was a partner with the Toronto law firm Torys. Mary has lectured on real estate topics and co-authored a textbook on agreements of purchase and sale.

Bram Freedman, BA'87, BCL'91, LLB'91, left his position of 11 years as Assistant Secretary-General and General Counsel at Concordia University in Montreal to become Director of Administration and Strategic Initiatives with Federation Combined Jewish Appeal in Montreal. As one of four senior directors, Bram is responsible for overseeing the administrative infrastructure of the Federation as well as coordinating certain strategic initiatives. CJA is basically the Jewish fundraising and social services infrastructure of Montreal and is one of the largest such federations in North America. Bram, his wife, Sara, and their children, Noah, David, Zoe and Joshua, are thrilled about the new challenge.

Murray Mollard, LLB'90, is the Executive Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association in Vancouver, B.C.

Marc Petrick, BCL'94, LLB'94, was made a partner at the law firm of Desmarais Keenan LLP in Sudbury, Ont., in the practice of civil litigation.

Alexander Bayer, LLM'98, a member of the Ohio and the German Bars, joined the firm of Preu Bohlig & Partner in Munich, Germany. He practises in the corporate/ commercial technology field, dealing primarily with intellectual property, information technology, copyright and competition law matters. His doctoral thesis, "Der Patentanwalt: Stellung und Funktion im Rechtssystem" (The Patent Attorney: Role and Function Within the Legal System), was published in 2002 by Carl-Heymanns Verlag in Cologne.

Library and Information Studies

Isabelle Crépeau, MLIS'98, worked as the reference and research librarian for the information services department of SECOR Conseil. From 1999 to 2001 she worked at BiblioMondo, a vendor for library automation systems. While there, she implemented a documentation service for editing and publishing user manuals. Since May 2002, Isabelle has been employed as the Assistant Acquisition Librarian at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. She has published articles in journals of Quebec library associations. Isabelle is presently studying German at the Goethe Institut.


John Jackson, BCom'56, is the new High Sheriff of West Yorkshire in the UK. The High Sheriff remains the Sovereign's representative in the county for all matters relating to the judiciary and the maintenance of law and order. Among other appointments, John is a former president of both Leeds Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Leeds Junior Chamber of Commerce. He is currently part-time independent chairman of Whiteley Willows Ltd., and a director of Harrogate-based Nidd Vale Motors Ltd. John is married with four daughters.

Denis Desautels, BCom'64, was appointed Chairman of the Board for the Laurentian Bank of Canada. He has served as Executive Director of the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa since October 2001. Denis was also Auditor General of Canada for a full decade.

Karin Balchunas, BCom'86, and Stanley Balchunas, BCom'77, have opened up a bed and breakfast in Mont Tremblant, five minutes from the base of the mountain. The Petit Train du Nord linear park cycling path runs directly in front of the B & B. You can reach them at

Alex Gallacher, MBA'89, had a recent career move from TD Securities to CIBC as Senior Director, Human Resources, in Toronto. Alex and his wife, Lynne, have a second child, Andrew David Gallacher, born in October 2002, joining their daughter, Lauren Mary, who celebrated her second birthday in January.

Sarah Barron, BCom'94, works as a senior account manager implementing customer relationship management software for STS Systems of Montreal. Sarah recently tied the knot with Pierantonio Boriero, BEng'92, in a beautiful ceremony at the McGill Chapel. Since graduating from McGill, Sarah has actively pursued her passion for adventure by travelling to Asia, the South Pacific and South America. She can be reached at

Richard G. McCreary, MBA'97, joined CIBC World Markets' Global Mining Group as Executive Director. CIBC World Markets is a full-service investment bank, active throughout North America and with a range of capabilities in Europe and Asia. CIBC World Markets works with companies and institutions to help them raise capital, grow and invest. Rick can be reached at

Eric Lefebvre, BCom'00, and Solange Garceau, BCom'95, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Myriam, in March.


Sydney Vrana, LMus'83, BMus'86, teaches music and has played for the past 14 years in a professional trio. Sydney plays the guitar and performs with flute and cello. He says he has slowed down on performing and touring in order to raise his family and to concentrate more on school teaching. Sydney hopes to hear from alumni friends and can be reached at Please check the website,

Daniel Costello, BMus'91, has been appointed co-principal horn of the Anhaltische Philharmonie in Dessau, Germany.

David Kutz, MMus'93, has been appointed tuba player of the Netherlands Radio Symphony under the direction of Eri Klas and Hans Vonk. After McGill, he attended Northwestern University under the tutelage of Rex Martin. David has taught tuba/euphonium at several institutions, including the University of Prince Edward Island, University of New Brunswick, Northeastern, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. David was a soloist with numerous ensembles and appeared as a guest artist at the 2000 ITEC in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was recently awarded his Doctor of Music from Northwestern on completion of his research into the pedagogy of the late Chicago Symphony tubist Arnold Jacobs. This research will soon be released as a book. David can be reached at

Christi Meyers, BMus'93, moved to Victoria, B.C., in September 2001 to assume a one-year position as assistant concertmaster of the Victoria Symphony, and in the fall of 2002 she won a position in the first violin section. She and her husband, John Fletcher, an Internet cartographer, welcomed their first child in late May.


Brien Laing, BSc'49, retired in 1988. He resumed his education and has obtained three degrees in American history with concentration on African-American history.

Frank M. Guttman, BSc'52, MA'02, studied medicine at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. After training in adult and pediatric surgery, he practised and did research in cryobiology and organ transplantation at the Jewish General Hospital and at Ste. Justine's Hospital for Children. In 1981 he became head of the division of pediatric surgery at the Montreal Children's Hospital and Professor of Surgery at McGill. He retired in 1996 to devote himself to a prime interest, the history of Quebec.

Henry R. Shibata, MSc'66, a professor of surgery and oncology at McGill in the Faculty of Medicine, has been awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure: Gold Rays with Rosette by the government of Japan. This honour is in recognition of his efforts in fostering academic relationships in medicine between Canada and Japan and for meritorious service to the Japanese community of Montreal. Henry was co-founder of the Montreal Academy Club, dedicated to aiding young Japanese students, clinicians and researchers to further their studies, mainly at McGill in medicine. He has been the permanent president of this organization for the past 15 years.

Mark Poznansky, BSc'67, PhD'70, is one of 25 recipients of the Order of Ontario for 2002. He was named for his contributions to medical research and biotechnology in his ten years as president and scientific director at the Robarts Research Institute. Mark also received a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal for outstanding community services.

Barry Dolman, BSc'71, a past president of the Canadian Dental Association, was named International Trustee of the Pierre Fauchard Academy during the 143rd Congress of the American Dental Association in New Orleans. The Pierre Fauchard Academy is a global organization of dentists chosen by their peers to recognize exceptional contributions to the dental profession. It has members in 119 regions around the world. The PFA promotes dental education through its support of the publication Dental Abstracts and, through its foundation, funds various international projects and in Canada provides annual scholarships at each dental faculty.

Sheldon H. Jacobson, BSc'81, MSc'83, is a professor and Director of the Simulation and Optimization Laboratory in the Depart-ment of Mechanical and Industrial Engineer-ing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2002, he was awarded the Aviation Security Research Award by Aviation Security International and was named a Willett Faculty Scholar in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. Most recently, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded Sheldon a Guggenheim Fellowship to further his studies in the area of aviation security. A synopsis of his professional activities can be found at

Nicholas Racz, BSc'85, is director of the award-winning feature film The Burial Society, which recently opened in theatres in Toronto and Vancouver. The film, his first, received the $12,000 City-TV Award at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival, and will be appearing at film festivals around the world. Nicholas is also a TV commercial director. His award-winning commercial for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) premiered on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Nicholas lives in Vancouver and Los Angeles. He says he has no interesting children.

Robert Cowan, BSc'90, recently joined Dalhousie University as its associate legal counsel. Robert, his wife, Carolyn, and their three children, Scott, Kristen and Hayley, reside in Halifax, N.S.

Bao Nguyen, PhD'93, has received the Deputy Minister Commendation Award from the Department of National Defence for his study on NORAD's FPS-117 long- range radar beacons. He is currently a scientist working for NORAD in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bao can be reached by email at

Peter Choi, BSc'94, was recently promoted to Senior Consultant at CGI. As the enterprise resource planning technical manager and the training coordinator for CGI's Centre of Excellence for ERP, Peter is involved with the architecture and integration of large scale applications and systems. He is on assignment at the Department of National Defence/ Canadian Forces. He is a volunteer on answering technical questions about applications from PeopleSoft and Oracle. He has authored the PeopleSoft Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on

Katina Michelis, BSc'95, MSc'98, and Ted Garanzotis, BEng'96, MEng'98, have been married since July 1999 and are living in Ottawa. Katina has been working as a business services consultant for Xerox Canada since June 1999 and Ted is working as an optical systems engineer at Ceyba Networks. Both enjoy Ottawa but definitely miss Montreal and McGill. They can be reached at or They say they hope all their McGill friends and professors are doing great!

Nicholas Barnes, BSc'99, moved back to Montreal to work as an investment banker at Rothschild. He was previously with Bear Stearns & Co. in New York. Nicholas is married to Jennifer Lapkovsky, BSc'99.

Anna Mialon, BSc'02, is pursuing a Master's in Mathematical Finance at Columbia University in New York.

Social Work

Karen K. (Kaufman) Milstein, MSW'65, led a group of three psychologists to Israel in December 2002, where they conducted a three-day training session for therapists on energy-based psychological methods for dealing with trauma and post traumatic stress disorder. Energy psychology helps to resolve difficult traumas without retraumatizing the individual. Approximately 130 therapists, medical personnel, rabbis and teachers from around the country participated. As a result, the Israelis are implementing this work in a variety of settings, and are forming a non-profit organization to be known as Energy Psychology Israel to offer ongoing training.

Marla Pinsky, BSW'97, MSW'02, works at the CLSC René Cassin in Cote St. Luc, Que., in the Caregiver Support Centre as the Coordinator of the In Home Stimulation Program. Prior to this position, she worked as a social worker and coordinator of the Subsidized Transportation and Medication Programs at Jewish Support Services for the Elderly. As well, Marla was a social worker and project coordinator for the Community Mental Health Support Program at the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors.

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