Rachel Martinez’s literary translation career started with a bang, in the form of a Governor General’s Literary Award. While trying to find her niche as a freelancer, she wrote to Éditions du Boréal offering her services. They declined, citing her lack of experience. A contract for an art catalogue for Les Presses de l’Université Laval helped her get her sea legs, and soon Boréal was knocking on her door asking whether she could translate Kevin Bazzana’s Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould. They didn’t need to knock twice.
McGill alumnus Capt. Derek Prohar receives the Medal of Military Valour and architecture professor Pieter Sijpkes and engineering professor Jorge Angeles receive a Humanities Research Grant.
Lars Firing, McGill alumnus and former mayor of Baie d'Urfé, has established graduate fellowships in engineering designed to have an impact in developing nations.
McGill University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights, thanks to a generous commitment from Gordon Echenberg and his wife, Penny. Their investment will fund a series of five conferences, held every two years, that will be a forum for informed dialogue on issues of human rights.
Our Centenary celebrations will span parts of both 2006 and 2007, allowing us to recognize the year of incorporation of Macdonald, as well as the year the first students were admitted for studies. Please visit the Centenary site often. It will be a great source of up-to-the-minute information on plans in progress. See you there!
The courses may be miniature, but the crowds attending sure aren't. Mini lectures in Medicine, Law and Music offer the Montreal community a glimpse of what goes on at McGill, and have created a buzz that is anything but small.