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Agricultural & Environmental Sciences / Macdonald Campus

MALCOLM S. MCDONALD, BSc(Agr)'67, PhD'77, was recently appointed President of the Ontario Food Protection Association in Toronto. Malcolm is the Senior Food Microbiologist at Kraft Canada and provides food safety support for its 19 manufacturing facilities in Canada.


BETTY (GORDON) FUNKE, BA'43, BLS'47, has delved into the lives of women achievers in Oak Bay, a ten-minute drive from downtown Victoria, B.C. The research took four and a half years, and the resulting book is called Tweed Curtain Pioneers. It is available at Munro's Book Store in Victoria at

JEAN (FINDLAY) BOLGATZ, BA'53, was awarded the 2004 Mediator of the Year Award by Mediation Matters, a community dispute resolution centre serving Albany and Rensselaer Counties in New York. The centre celebrated its 25th anniversary in November 2004. Jean has been involved with the organization since it opened in 1979. She serves as a mediator at civil court in Troy, and at family court in Albany. Jean says that she looks forward to continuing to help people solve their problems.

GORDON WASSERMAN, BA'59, was appointed to a newly created position on the Board of Directors of Orchid BioSciences, Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of identity DNA testing services. Gordon is an internationally known expert in criminal justice science and technology, and is chief executive officer of the Gordon Wasserman Group LLC, a consulting firm specializing in the management of police agencies, particularly their scientific and technological support services, and in the preparation and implementation of strategic plans for newly appointed chief executives.

JULYAN (FANCOTT) REID, BA'60, retired from the federal government as Assistant Deputy Minister, HRDC, and has been appointed a Research Associate at Trinity College, University of Toronto. She is also working on disability issues with the Round Table on Return to Function/Return to Work and is Vice President of ReMan Canada, a Toronto consulting firm.

GEORGE NEWMAN, BA'67, was named the leading practitioner for corporate immigration expertise in the fifth edition of The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. George is also featured in the 2005-2006 edition of Best Lawyers in America. A principal with the Clayton, Missouri-based law firm Blumenfeld, Kaplan & Sandweiss PC, George heads the firm's immigration practice group. He merited the distinction in The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers after receiving more nominations from clients and peers for the volume than any other corporate immigration attorney in Missouri.

MORRIS ROSENBERG, BA'72, was named a Trudeau Foundation Mentor for 2005 by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. The mentors play a key role in the Foundation's mandate to establish dialogue between scholars and leaders at work in the public policy, business, arts or voluntary sectors. Mentors are assigned to work with the Trudeau Foundation's Scholars, who are outstanding doctoral candidates in the social sciences and humanities. Morris is the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada.

LU HANESSIAN, BA'84, is the host of a new show on the Discovery Health Channel, Make Room for Baby. She began her multimedia career as a writer, reporter and broadcaster in Montreal. Lu moved to New York in 1994, where she hosted a live afternoon talk show on NBC's national cable network, America's Talking. She is the mother of two boys, Nicholas, 4, and Benjamin, 1. Lu, her husband, David, and their two children live near New York City.

KENNETH A. KUWAYTI, BA'85, was named Managing Partner of the Palo Alto office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Ken has been the head of the litigation department for the Palo Alto office for the past four years. He has had experience in a wide range of commercial litigation and with a variety of industries, including computer software and hardware, Internet and biotechnology. Many of Ken's cases have involved intellectual property issues, particularly in the area of misappropriation of trade secrets and patents. He also has substantial experience in securities litigation. Ken received his JD degree from Stanford Law School. He joined Morrison & Foerster's Palo Alto office in 1989, and took a one-year leave of absence to clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada from 1990 to 1991. He became a partner in 1998.

SUZANNE PERRAULT, BA'85, is an appraiser for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. She has been involved in the Arts & Crafts field since 1986, and has been a tile appraiser for Antiques Roadshow since 1996. For more information, please see

HARVEY YELEN, BA'86, writes to say that his life has been nothing if not exciting and busy over the last couple of years. He met his wife, Jill, in January 2002, and they were married in May 2003. In January 2004, they bought their first house and in May 2004, they welcomed their first child, Harris. Harvey has been working for American Express in Manhattan as a manager in Global Corporate Services for the last year and a half. Life has been great!

MARK ESDON, BA'88, and LINDA (FLESSAS) ESDON, BSc'89, celebrated the birth of twin boys in November 2004.

BENOIT LÉGER, BA'88, MA'91, PhD'00, a publié aux Éditions Triptyque à Montréal la traduction française du recueil de nouvelles Various Miracles de Carol Shields sous le titre Miracles en série.

RITA (JAUGELIS) HAYDAR, BA'90, went on to earn an MSc in Communication Disorders from the University of Vermont in 1995, and an MSc in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University in 1998. She is living in beautiful Bucks County, Pa., and practicing speech-language pathology. Rita is married with two daughters, 3 and 5 years old, and would be happy to hear from her Linguistics department classmates and faculty at

JASON JOHN GREENWOOD, BA'91, is an early-childhood speech therapist at Riverside Elementary School in Danvers, Mass. After graduating from McGill, he received his master's degree in communication disorders from Emerson College in Boston, where he met David Luis Valdes, a playwright and lecturer in English at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Jason and David were married in December 2004, and will both use the surname Valdes Greenwood.

TZIONA SZAJMAN, BA'95, was installed as the first assistant rabbi at Rodeph Sholom in 30 years in November 2004. Her brand of creative Jewish education has won her fans at Rodeph Sholom, including longtime rabbi Israel Stein. Tziona's first job was as rabbinic director of education at Beth Shalom Synagogue in Oak Park, Mich., and she was chair of the Michigan Coalition for the Environment and Jewish Life.

ROBERT A. PETERSON, BA'96, BCL/ LLB'03, joined the Victoria commercial litigation boutique firm Patrick G. Guy, Law Corporation, as an associate in December 2004.

LILY PURI, BA'96, jetted off to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia to marry Pradeep Kumar Rao in November 2004. Pradeep is an art director with the international advertising firm MacLaren McCann. Lily works in recruitment at Rogers Communications Inc. The couple will continue to reside in downtown Toronto.

MAI-GEE HUM, BA'98, recently completed her Master of Science in Administration at HEC-Montreal, specializing in Management. Her thesis examined the influence of culture on conflict management practices. Mai-Gee currently works at Kumon Canada.

KENNETH TODD MONTGOMERY, MA'99, CertPRMgmt'02, proposed to Annika Pollnow of Gothenburg, Sweden, in North Hatley, Que., in September 2004. The wedding date is set for September 2006. The couple have since moved to the UK and live in the city of St. Albans north of London. Old friends can contact Todd at

JAIME LIM, BA'00, had her recommendations for improving access to health care in rural, remote and Aboriginal communities for persons with disabilities published recently in a federal report. This happened with her first federal public service position, Research Assistant at Social Development Canada. Jaime was on a four-month contract and worked collaboratively with the CPP Disability Programme Directorate at Social Development Canada (formerly HRDC) to formally submit recommendations for the second edition of the Advancing the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities report, released in December of 2004 on International Disability Day. Jaime is still pursuing her MA in Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.

SEAN BARRETT, BA'01, is a first-year associate at Fulbright and Jaworski LLP in New York.


PAULA MAILLOUX, BEd'03, a former McGill varsity hockey player, has decided to change her career path from the teaching field and instead move to the nation's capital to pursue an excellent opportunity to work in the real estate industry. She is gaining vast experience working with the "Angelo Toscano Team/Remax," one of Ottawa's top performers. She also continues to play hockey in the Women's National Hockey league. Paula can be contacted at (613) 837-0000 or visit


ROBERT LEE, BEng'47, DSc'98, was awarded the Order of Canada in December 2004. He, his wife and his children are all McGill grads, and he currently has two grandchildren attending McGill.

JAMES D. TAYLOR, BEng'66, served in Iraq with the UN's weapons inspection team in 2003. Since then, he has been conducting research in the field of weapons of mass destruction and how to formulate better arms limitation agreements.

SHAWN WORSTER, BEng'73, recently left his position as the Executive Director of >the North East Solid Waste Committee to join HDR Engineering, Inc. in their Boston office. HDR is an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering company with 3,500 employees. Shawn is in their environmental and resource management practice group. He would love to hear from old friends at or

FREDERIC F. LEYMARIE, MEng'90, is initiating a new graduate program (MSc, Computing Dept.) at the University of London, called Arts Computing. It brings Fine Arts majors to the sphere of digital worlds, introducing them to the study of human perception and cognitive models while providing them with sound skills and tools in software engineering. Frederic's own research is centred on 3-D shape understanding and its application to fields such as data visualization, sculpture, archaeology and biomimetic constructs. He was co-founder of the SHAPE lab at Brown University, an initiative that explores the interplay between the digital realm and archaeology. If you are in London and wish to learn about activities where Arts and Sciences mingle, or taste the pleasures of a traditional pub and talk of the good ol' days at McGill, email Frederic at

MARTIN MADDEN, Jr., BEng'94, has joined the amateur scouting staff of the Carolina Hurricanes. He will primarily scout the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, identifying and assessing young talent for the Hurricanes. Martin has spent the past seven seasons with the New York Rangers organization, the past four as a full-time member of the amateur scouting staff. Prior to joining the Rangers, Martin scouted for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. As well as his degree from McGill, he also holds a master's from the Université de Montréal.

CHRISTINE JIA AHN, BEng'95, just got tired of all that great weather and good food after a few years in Barcelona. Logically, she turned to London. Alas, they just don't understand Christine's sense of loss for the Expos there. She is Head of Strategy in the media division of a major telephone company, and says that if any of her fellow Uncivilised football team should find themselves on this side of the pond, to give her a bell at

WARREN DUNN, BEng'95, is proud to announce the birth of his son, André Nicolas, in January 2004, and the completion of his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa in October 2004.

SAKAMON DEVAHASTIN, MEng'97, PhD'01, has been awarded the 2003 Young Technologist Award from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology, under the patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand. The award was presented for his work on low-pressure superheated steam drying. He is currently Assistant Professor of Food Engineering at KMUTT in Bangkok, Thailand, and also Assistant Editor of Drying Technology, an international journal which has been edited by his former supervisor at McGill, A.S. MUJUMDAR, MEng'68, PhD'71, who is currently with NUS in Singapore.

FERHAN BULCA, PhD'98, was elected President of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Southern Ontario Chapter. In this role, he is committed to promoting the chapter as a focal point for the dissemination of systems engineering body of knowledge in Southern Ontario. More information on the chapter may be found at Ferhan would be delighted to hear from alumni who may be interested in participating in the activities of the chapter.

ANAS HAMOUI, MEng'98, completed a PhD degree in electrical engineering at the University of Toronto in June 2004. In September 2004, Anas joined the faculty at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill, where he teaches courses on microelectronic circuits. He also conducts research on high-speed mixed-signal (analog/digital) integrated circuits for broadband communications. Anas currently supervises two PhD students and two Master's students at the Microelectronics and Computer Systems Laboratory at McGill.

Health Sciences

CAPT. ROBERT E. MITCHELL, MDCM'47, has been honoured by the U.S. Navy with the establishment in May 2004 of the Robert E. Mitchell Foundation for Support of Prisoners of War Center. He was also honoured by the Society of U.S. Navy Flight Surgeons with the establishment in May 1998 of the Robert E. Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award, and by the U.S. Navy with the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Repatriated Prisoners of War Studies, which was established in January 1998.

HAILE DEBAS, MDCM'63, was honoured with the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education by the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is the dean emeritus of the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and is also the executive director of UCSF Global Health Sciences, which applies UCSF expertise in basic, clinical, social and policy sciences to the challenge of reducing the burden of disease in the world's most vulnerable populations. Haile is widely recognized for contributions to the fields of physiology, biochemistry and gastrointestinal research.

DAVID MCKEOWN, MDCM'79, was named Toronto's new Medical Officer of Health, replacing Dr. Sheela Basrur, who was appointed provincial Medical Officer of Health in January 2004. David assumed his new role in September 2004. He was most recently the Medical Officer of Health in the Region of Peel, and he also served as Medical Officer of Health in the Borough of East York immediately prior to amalgamation. David is a specialist in community medicine, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

CLIFF POSEL, BSc'89, MDCM'93, is living in Toronto with his wife, CBONNIE (MAGED) POSEL, DPA'95, daughter Amy (born March 7, 2002) and son Joshua (born February 4, 2004). Cliff has recently been appointed Head of General Psychiatry at Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science Centre, where his main focus is Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Cliff is also a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

R. MICHAEL MCKAY, PhD'92, has received a 2005 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship, which will enable him to continue his work on aquatic biosensors at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Kiel University in Germany. Michael is an associate professor of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University, and is working with Dr. George Bullerjahn, a BGSU biology professor specializing in microbial physiology. Together, they are developing new technology to better assess nutrient availability in aquatic ecosystems. While in Germany, Michael will focus on the development of diatom bioreporter organisms, one of the most important plankton groups with respect to global production.


MORDEN C. LAZARUS, BA'62, BCL'65, was elected President of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys (IAGA) at its 2005 IAGA Gaming Law Conference. IAGA has its head office in Las Vegas, Nev., and is comprised of over 600 members throughout the world. He was also appointed as Chair of the Gaming Law Committee of the American Bar Association for the year 2004-2005.

RICHARD W. POUND, BCom'62, BCL'67, was awarded an honorary LLD by the University of Western Ontario in June 2004, and was also named the Chubb Fellow for 2004 at Timothy Dwight College of Yale University and delivered the Chubb Lecture in September. Additionally, he began his second five-year term as Chancellor of McGill in 2004.

DUKE E. POLLARD, LLM'67, was selected to the Caribbean Court of Justice in November 2004, and the court is scheduled to be launched in 2005. In addition to his degree from McGill, Duke has his BA from the University College of the West Indies, LLB from London University, and a second LLM from New York University. He has written extensively on various aspects of international law and has participated in the drafting of many important CARICOM instruments, including the original and revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and many of the agreements and protocols that pertain to the Caribbean Court of Justice.

GARY D. D. MORRISON, BCL'76, LLB'78, was appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Shriners Hospital for Children (Canada). Established in Montreal in 1925, the hospital provides medical care to children with orthopedic conditions and metabolic or genetic bone diseases, with a patient population located both in Canada and in the Northeastern U.S. Gary is a partner in the litigation sector of Heenan Blaikie LLP.

ALISON HARVISON YOUNG, BCL'83, LLB'83, has been appointed a judge on the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. She has been Queen's law dean and professor since 1998. She was also chair of the Ontario Law Deans. Previously, Alison was an associate professor at McGill and taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is a member of the International Society of Family Law, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. Her teaching and research have been in the areas of administrative, comparative and family law, and have recently included legal and regulatory aspects of new reproductive technologies.

MARK LUZ, BA'95, LLB'01, BCL'01, is now living in New York with his wife, Alison Grant, and baby daughter, Alexandra, after 3 years of living in Moscow, Russia. Mark practices international arbitration at the global law firm White & Case.

DAVID NACHFOLGER, BCL/LLB'04, has been appointed as the youngest ever executive director of the European Union of Jewish Students based in Brussels. It is an umbrella organization representing youth from over 35 countries in Europe. They held a meeting in January at McGill, which included a keynote speech by Irwin Cotler.

Library and Information Studies

PAUL TREMBLAY, MLIS'97, and YOUNSHIN KIM, MLIS'97, live in New York with their daughter, Emily Kim Tremblay. Younshin is now Assistant Head of the New Americans program at the Queens Borough Public Library. Paul is Reference Librarian/ Coordinator of Off-Sites Services for the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University.


IAN C. WATSON, BCom'56, married Lila Kitching in June 2004 in the Morgan Memorial Chapel, Queen's University. They continue to reside in Kingston and are very involved in community activities. Ian obtained his diploma in Industrial Relations from Queen's in 1958 and his MBA from Queen's in 1963. Most of his career was with the federal government.

INWON LEE, BCom'93, has been working at Public Works and Government Services Canada, after having obtained a master's degree from the University of Ottawa. Inwon is married with two great sons, Philip and Joseph.

JAMES KAFIEH, CertAcc'95, MBA'98, has moved from Pennsylvania to California to better serve his clients.

BONNIE (MAGED) POSEL, DPA'96, is living in Toronto with her husband, CLIFF POSEL, BSc'89, MDCM'93, daughter Amy (born March 7, 2002) and son Joshua (born February 4, 2004). After obtaining her CA designation, she completed the CICA In-Depth Tax Course, Levels I, II and III. She recently returned from maternity leave to her position of Senior Manager in taxation at KPMG LLP.

MAIA SEADEN, BCom'04, is volunteering with the Rwanda National Youth Council, an organization working to address the pressing issues facing Rwandan youth such as low levels of education, high unemployment, and soaring rates of HIV/AIDS. She is one of 14 Canadian university graduates participating in the International Youth Leadership Program at the Coady International Institute located at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. With financial support from the Government of Canada, this program gives recent graduates the chance to work for six months with community development organizations in countries such as Rwanda, Botswana, India, South Africa and Kenya. Maia says that her internship in Rwanda has been an eye-opening and life-changing experience.


WANDA KALUZNY, BMus'76, MA'85, was honoured in the Trailblazer category of the 2004 Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 Awards, presented by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) in November 2004. The Top 100 awards program identifies and celebrates the most exceptional and influential women in Canada. Wanda began her conducting career at the age of 11, when she assumed the position of organist and choir director at Holy Cross Parish in Montreal. At the age of 20, she founded the Montreal Chamber Orchestra (MCO), making her the youngest and only woman to conduct a mainstream orchestra in Canada. Her goal was to create an orchestra with a unique performance philosophy. Under Wanda's leadership, the MCO, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, has earned a reputation for excellence and achieved international recognition.

EARL MACDONALD, BMus'92, is director of jazz studies at the University of Connecticut. He is dedicated to music education, participating as a clinician, guest conductor and teacher at summer camps in addition to his position at UConn. From 1998-2000, Earl was musical director, pianist and arranger for the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau Band. He was responsible for programming and rehearsing this world-renowned ensemble. In 2002, Earl won the Sammy Nestico Award for outstanding big band arranging. Earl is currently a member of the prestigious BMI Jazz Composers' Workshop in New York City. His compositions are featured on the recent UConn Jazz featuring Earl MacDonald CD, recorded by the University of Connecticut Jazz Ensembles. A CD, Echoes in the Night, featuring his new sextet, the Earl MacDonald 6, was released in January. See

KEVIN KOMISARUK, BMus'94, MMus'96, DMus'03, has released a new CD, his second with the ATMA Classique label. The disc features works by German composer Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654) and was produced on the organ at Knox College Chapel, University of Toronto. The organ used for the recording was built by Wolff & Associés (builders of the organ in Redpath Hall), and is the only organ in Canada tuned in historic meantone temperament.

MIKA PUTTERMAN, BMus'97, recently moved back to Montreal after living and studying in Europe for the past seven years. Active in the music community in both Canada and Europe, she decided to start her own concert series at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours featuring her instrument, the historical wooden flute. Autour de la flûte is a new series that features the wooden flute from the 17th to the 19th century. With the flute as the core instrument, concerts feature varying ensemble configurations, allowing listeners to discover the range, colour and versatility of this beautiful instrument. The first concert was presented in November of 2004.

STEVE BELLAMY, MMus'98, returned to Montreal in 2001 and since then has worked as a freelance recording engineer and music producer. In 2002 he began the Maplewood Media Production Company to specialize in jazz and classical music recording, and has been fortunate to work with many great Canadian artists on labels such as Analekta, Justin Time, and Effendi. Artists Steve has worked with recently include Anton Kuerti, Isabelle Bayrakdarian, Karl Jannuska, John Stetch, François Bourassa, Joel Miller, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, James Ehnes, Alain Lefevre and Jean Beaudet. Several of his recordings have won or been nominated for Juno and Felix awards.

JODI PROZNICK, BMus'98, and the Jodi Proznick Quartet, featuring McGill alumni JESSE CAHILL, BMus'99, MIKE RUD, BMus'92, MMus'98, and Tilden Webb, is the winner of the 2004 Galaxie Rising Star of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Jodi and Tilden were married in August 2004.

SIMON-PHILIPPE ALLARD, BMus'00, obtained his master's degree in violin performance from the Université de Montréal in May 2003. In December 2003, while completing a DESS at the same institution, he won the Assistant Principal Second Violin position in Symphony Nova Scotia, Halifax. After spending the summer of 2004 as concertmaster of Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, Simon-Philippe officially joined the orchestra in Halifax in September.


RONALD MELZACK, BSc'50, MSc'51, PhD'54, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in May 2004, in recognition of his pioneering research on pain mechanisms. Now Professor Emeritus of Psychology at McGill, during his career he helped develop the gate control theory of pain, examined the neural and pharmacological mechanisms relating to the inhibition of pain-signaling nerve impulses, and introduced the McGill Pain Questionnaire, the most widely used measuring tool for research on pain in human subjects.

EDWARD RYMANOWSKI, BSc'54, DDS'56, retired after a successful practice to Marbella, Spain, then a small fishing village. He volunteered his services there and whenever needed worldwide. A Spanish delegation awarded Edward a "Peace and Friendship" award at a luncheon in New York City, presided over by the husband of Countess Gunilla Bismark, granddaughter of the Chancellor. Recently, he came out of retirement to own and direct a Dental Centre for the Health Department, treating Medicaid and Child Health Plus patients from Albany to the Canadian border.

BENG ONG, MSc'74, PhD'77, was named by Scientific American to its prestigious annual list recognizing outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year - the 2004 Scientific American 50. Beng is a Xerox Corporation research fellow and manager of advanced materials and organic electronics, and his aspiration is to replace costly silicon technology with inexpensive printed plastic circuits for creating a new generation of ubiquitous flexible electronics. He is among Xerox's most prolific researchers, with 120 U.S. patents and numerous foreign equivalent patents to his credit.

CHARLES VINCENT, MSc'80, PhD'83, just completed his term as President of the Entomological Society of Canada. A book he co-edited, published under the title Biopesticides d'origine végétal (Lavoisier Tech & Doc, Paris) was recently published in Spanish as Biopesticidas de origen vegetal (Mundi-Prensa, Madrid, 2004). The English version, Biopesticides of Plant Origin, is currently in press at Intercept, Andover, UK.

JOHN DAICOPOULOS, BSc'88, along with his wife Marlène and their son Nicholas, are moving to Australia. After 14 years of teaching physics, it's time for a change. John will be teaching physics at St. Joseph's college in Mildura, Victoria, and learning to live and love the Murray Outback. They can be reached at

RODGER SADLER, BSc'91, has been working in New York City as a patent litigator since graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998. Rodger, his wife, Andrea, and their daughters, Siobhan and Isabelle, live in Pelham, New York, a small town just north of New York City. They would love to hear from any of Rodger's McGill friends.

JONATHAN TAYLOR, BSc'97, PhD'01, is an assistant professor of statistics at Stanford University, and was selected as a 2004-05 Terman Fellow. The Terman Fellowship program was established in 1994 with a gift from William R. Hewlett and David Packard. Awards are given to promising young scientists and engineers in the schools of Engineering, Medicine, Earth Sciences and Humanities and Sciences. Jonathan's work uses geometric methods to study the behaviour of smooth Gaussian processes and their connection to classical areas of differential and integral geometry, notably the volume of tubes. His results have practical applications to statistical analysis, mixture models and mapping the brain in medical imaging problems.

ALISON ORGANEK, BSc'01, completed a four-week aerospace medicine training session at NASA thanks to a $6,000 grant from the Canadian Space Agency to cover travel and living expenses. Alison took part in the Aerospace Medicine Clerkship Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex. This program focuses on the clinical, operational and research aspects of space medicine. She was also involved in a research project on current issues in space medicine. Alison is completing her last year of a medical degree at the University of Toronto.

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