Professor Edith Aston-McCrimmon, from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, has won the 1999 Prix d'excellence de l'Ordre professionnel des physiothérapeutes du Québec. In awarding her the prize, the selection committee stated, "le profil professionnel de Mme McCrimmon, mettant en évidence son rôle de pionnière et d'innovatrice, représentait le projet de toute une vie professionnelle."
Director of Libraries Frances Groen has been elected president of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.
Professor Michael Paidoussis, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' 1999 Fluids Engineering Award. This award is conferred annually on individuals who have made outstanding contributions over a period of years to the engineering profession and, in particular, to the field of fluids engineering through research, practice or teaching.
Dr. Fred Andermann, the director of the Montreal Neurological Institute's Epilepsy Clinic Office, has received the Penfield Award of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy for Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Epileptology. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences in Edmonton.
Professor Brenda Milner, from the Department of Neuropsychology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, was awarded an honorary doctor of science this summer by McMaster University. Milner played a pioneering role in developing a more detailed understanding of how information is processed and represented in the brain.
Dean of Education Ratna Ghosh was awarded the Order of the University of Calgary, a prize given to outstanding graduates of the school. Ghosh was recognized for her research in multicultural education, feminist pedagogy and international education, for her important role in the creation of the U of C-based Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, and for her work as the U of C's official alumni contact in Montreal.
Mr. Daniel Chonchol, a communications officer with Development and Alumni Relations, earned two silver medals in the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education's annual Prix d'Excellence competition. Chonchol won the awards in the most improved newsletter/newspaper category (for the McGill Parents Newsletter) and best departmental web site category (for the "Alumni & friends" portion of The McGill Gateway). Mr. Eric Smith, web communications and media associate in the University Relations Office, shares the latter prize with Chonchol.
Mr. Ray Satterthwaite, director of the McGill Annual Fund, Ms. Vivian Lewin, a communications officer with Development and Alumni Relations, and the staff of the McGill Annual Fund also won a silver medal from the CCAE this summer in the category of best program development. The team earned the prize for the organization of the McGill Alma Mater Fund's 50th anniversary program.