The McGill community will have a contingent of nearly two dozen people at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Judo, track and field, diving, triathlon, rowing and water polo teams will include men and women affiliated with the University (graduates or students).
Former hockey great and new cabinet member Ken Dryden, LLB'73, is joined by Irwin Cotler, BA'61, BCL'64, John McCallum, PhD'77, Albina Guarnieri, BA'74, MA'77 (Minister of Veterans Affairs), Jim Peterson, DCL'70 (Minister of International Trade), and Jacques Saada, Dip(Trans)'78 (Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Quebec and Minister Responsible for the Francophonie).
Jovino Santos Neto, BSc(Agr)'77, has played with some of the biggest names in Latin jazz, has produced countless albums, and has blended old world charm with new melodic beats.
Dr Avijit Chaudhuri, a professor in neuroscience at McGill, is working on an artificial eye that will allow the blind to view images; he wants to use a video device to bypass the normal eye-to-brain circuit.