Professor Patrick Glenn, from the Faculty of Law, has been awarded the Grand Prize of the International Academy of Comparative Law for his manuscript Legal Traditions of the World. Glenn recently received the prize from Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in England. The work will be published in book form later this year.
Professor Patrick Healy, from the Faculty of Law, has been appointed to a special inquiry committee by the Canadian Judicial Council. The council was asked by federal Justice Minister Anne McLellan to create the inquiry to examine the case of Quebec Superior Court judge Robert Flahiff. Flahiff was recently convicted of laundering drug money. Such inquiries are often set up before a federally appointed judge is fired.
Dr. William Feindel, from the Department of Neurosurgery, has won the American Epilepsy Society's 1998 Penry Award for Excellence in Epilepsy Care. Among his contributions, the award cites his discovery, with Wilder Penfield and Herbert Jasper in the 1950s, of the role of the amygdala in epileptic automatism and amnesia.
Ms. Anne Mullin, a student in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, won the TSN Award, presented by The Sports Network, as the Canadian university volleyball player who best combines academic and athletic achievements with community service. Mullin earned the Levitt scholarship for research in oncology and a Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Award in therapeutics for a recent paper she published in The McGill Journal of Medicine. She volunteered for McGill Walksafe and the Santropol Roulante meals on wheels program. The Martlets' captain, she was the 12th best blocker in Canada this season.
Mr. Gilles Arfeuille, a master's student in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, has won the ARCUS Award for Arctic Research Excellence in the Physical Sciences. The prize, for outstanding research papers dealing with the Arctic, is open to students from around the world. Arfeuille's advisor and collaborator is Professor Lawrence Mysak.
The Faculty of Management was named in a list of the planet's top 50 business schools, recently compiled by The Financial Times. McGill was ranked 35th in the world and second in Canada.
Ms. Jennifer de Leeuw, a basketball player with the McGill Martlets, was named to the Quebec University Basketball League first all-star team for her fine play this season.
Mr. Matt Watson and Mr. Kirk Reid, from the Redmen basketball squad, were both named to the QUBL's second all-star team.
The Montreal Children's Hospital, a McGill teaching hospital, was awarded the Citation for Citizenship by the federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Lucienne Robillard. The MCH was recognized for its Multiculturalism Program, its Multicultural Clinic and its Transcultural Psychiatry Clinic. These programs tailor health services to meet the needs of various cultures.
Professor Robin Drew, from the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, was appointed president of the Canadian Ceramic Society. Drew's term is for one year and he plans to build closer links to other societies such as the American Ceramic Society and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
Mr. Graham Smart, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Studies, received the ADEREQ Prix de la meilleure thèse doctorat en éducation for his thesis An Ethnographic Study of Knowledge-Making in a Central Bank: The Interplay of Writing and Economic Modelling. His thesis supervisor was Professor Emeritus Patrick Dias.