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Alumni activities

Dean of Education hits Hogtown

McGill alumni.

Education and Graduate School of Library and Information Studies alumni were introduced to Dr. Roger Slee, new Dean of the Faculty of Education, at a reception at Toronto's First Canadian Place Gallery. Dean Slee is seen here with Edith Louie, BEd'96.

Young Alumni climb the walls

McGill alumni.

The winter blahs drove 30 Toronto alumni up the walls on a Saturday morning in January during an indoor rock- climbing course.

From left: Stuart Lithwick, BSc'00, Caroline Burns, BCom'99, Sara Hug, BA'03, Michelle Wan, BMus'98.

European adventure

McGill alumni.

Alumni Association President Morna Flood Consedine, MEd'77, DEd'85, accompanied graduates and friends of McGill to the Italian Lake District, one of the trips offered through the Alumni and Friends Travel Program. The group stayed in historic Baveno, located on Lake Maggiore.

Jersey in Geneva

The McGill Redmen hockey team toured Europe in January, thanks in part to support from Friends of McGill Hockey. At a stop in Geneva, Coach Martin Raymond (left) presented a team-autographed Redmen jersey to the Honourable Don Stephenson, Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Office of the UN and the World Trade Organization.

McGill alumni.

All tied up

McGill alumni.

Donald Johnston, BCL'58, BA'60, LLD'03, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, presented the Minister of Justice of Jordan, and former McGill student, Salah Eddine Bashir, with a McGill tie at a Dead Sea resort. The two were meeting as part of an initiative on good governance in the Middle East and North Africa. Johnston enlisted Bashir's help to deliver a second tie to Egypt's new Prime Minister, McGill grad Ahmed Nazif, PhD'83.

Calgary welcomes Preston

Preston Manning was the quick-witted lecturer for the 2004 Calgary edition of the Leacock Luncheon.

McGill alumni.

From left: Miranda Erickson, BCom'95, President, McGill Alumni Association of Southern Alberta, Sandra and Preston Manning, and Ian Kilgour, Senior Vice President, Shell Canada Limited.

D-Day anniversary

McGill alumni.

Gael Eakin, BA'61 (fourth from left), and McGill history professor Desmond Morton (fifth from right) hosted a tour to Normandy last May to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Allied troops' D-Day landing. The group is shown here at the Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery.

Sydney gathering

Alumni gathered in Sydney, Australia, to hear Dr. Alan Tenenhouse of the Faculty of Medicine speak about medical research at McGill. The get-together took place in the law offices of Blake Dawson Waldron overlooking Sydney Harbour in January.

McGill alumni.

Armstrong impresses Oakville

McGill alumni.
Documentary filmmaker, teacher, author, human rights activist and McGill grad Sally Armstrong, BEd'66, DLitt'02, spoke to grads in Oakville in the fall. Here Amstrong is flanked by mother-daughter duo Hilary Kennan, BA'04, and Vicky Kennan, BCom'70.

Hanging out at Homecoming

McGill alumni.

Some members of the BSc(PhysEd) Class of '49 relaxed with Principal Heather Munroe-Blum during Homecoming 2004.

From left: Eleanor "Bunny" (MacDonald) Groves, Anne (Wasylyk) Koivu, Heather Munroe-Blum, Elizabeth "Betty" (Evans) Colborne, and Shirley (Matheson) Cross.

McGill meets Berlin

McGill alumni.

McGill graduates and friends from all over Germany came together for a mini-reunion in Berlin in September 2004, with Margaret (Thomson) Cathcart, BA'39, MEd'73, even flying in from Toronto for the occasion.

From left (front): Sven Deimann, LLM'98, Jana Jacobs, Bernhard Duchting, MSc'83, Catherine Jourdan, MBA'99.
Back row: Daniel Hosseus, BA'91, Ulrike Beckmann, DipEpid&Bio'99, Michael Lewis, DipEpid&Bio'94, Margaret Cathcart, BA'39, MEd'73, Andrew Wood, BSc'64, Felix Braun, LLM'02, Ingrid Wood, Madeline Bohr, BA'71, Sara Kurbjuhn, Alexandra Ruehmling, Esther Ruehmling, BEd'77, Albrecht Kurbjuhn, BA'79, Ansgar Kurtenbach, MBA'99.

MSE in Toronto

McGill alumni.

From left: Donald Reid, BA'49, and his wife, Isabel Reid, with Lili Kwan, BCom'97, and Richard Jhang, BCom'97.

Director of the McGill School of Environment Nigel Roulet spoke to a group of McGill alumni at the offices of RBC Investments, organized by John Kellett, BCom'68.

Canadians in New York

The Annual Canadian Universities Alumni Reception was held in New York last fall, organized by the Canadian Club of New York.

McGill alumni.

From left: Jason Chrein, BCom'87, unknown guest, McGill Alumni Association Executive Director Honora Shaughnessy, MLS'73, McGill Development Officer Tahra De Lallo, DipManApp'92, Ron LeVine, BSc'69, and New York Branch President Lloyd Olsson, BSc'83.

Natural disasters

McGill alumni.

From left: James Reilly, BA'60, Judge Mina Dover Cohen, BA'44, Arthur Graham, LLB'78, and Victor Rabinovitch.

McGill grads experienced the spectacle of tornadoes, floods, erupting volcanoes and hurricanes in the nation's capital thanks to a screening of Forces of Nature at the IMAX theatre in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in October, hosted by Victor Rabinovitch, BA'68, President and CEO of the museum.

Brunch and gallery tour

Over 60 alumni came out for a Sunday brunch and walking tour in the trendy Yorkville district of Toronto. Stops included Sotheby's Canada; Hollinger York Gallery, where alumni were introduced to some of Canada's best contemporary artists; and Karakashian Rug Gallery, where alumni learned about antique Persian rugs.
McGill alumni.

Debbie Douglas, BA'87, and Olga Feider, BSc'87, before setting off on the tour.

Antarctica Ahoy

McGill alumni.

Back row: Eric Rennert, BSc'59, MDCM'63, Elizabeth Rennert, BA'60, John Ross, BEng'55, Marilyn Ross, Wendy Peters.
Front row: Les Currie, BSc'66, MSc'68, Susan Currie, Gordon Peters, BCom'64, Sidney Maddison.

These graduates participating in the Alumni Travel program prepared for a return to their ship in a Zodiac after some penguin-watching in Antarctica this past January.

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