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2006 McGill Sports Hall of Fame inductees announced

A former Canadian Olympian is among six new members announced on Thursday for induction to the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame.

Published on : 29 Jun 2006

Summer camp smorgasbord

A quick listing of some of the more popular summer camps for kids and teens that are hosted by McGill.

Published on : 01 Jun 2006

Sporting chance

Waneek Horn-Miller, former Olympian and the coordinator of McGill's First Peoples' House, puts a group of Aboriginal teens through the paces at our first ever High-Performance Camp. How many participants survived the grueling three-day camp?

Published on : 01 Jun 2006

McGillians warm up

A McGill contingent gears up to participate in the world's first Outgames, the biggest sporting event to hit our fair city since the 1976 Olympics.

Published on : 01 Jun 2006


Four McGillians get the nod for some prestigious awards, including Sarah Hazell, Chantelle A.M. Richmond, Karen Roberts and our very own Golden Girl, Sarah Ali-Khan.

Published on : 01 Jun 2006

Profile: Marie-Claude Després: The circus of physiotherapy

McGill Sports Medicine Clinic physiotherapist Marie-Claude Després gives us the lowdown on what it's like to tend to the boo-boos of the high-flyers and daredevils of Cirque du Soleil.

Published on : 01 Jun 2006

Profile: Martin Raymond: One for all and all for one

OK, so he's the winningest hockey coach in Redmen history and he was just named CIS Coach of the Year in March. Do you think you can get Martin Raymond to toot his own horn one little bit? Well, we tried.

Published on : 13 Apr 2006

Victorious Volleyballer

Rachèle Béliveau recently made McGill history. The coach of the women's volleyball team became the first skipper ever to steer a McGill squad to 300 career wins, cementing her status as the University's all-time winningest coach.

Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Special Screenwriter

Ricky Blitt, BA'83, wrote the screenplay for "The Ringer," a film about a man who fakes a mental disability in order to rig the Special Olympics. The movie project won the endorsement of the Special Olympics organization and has received good reviews.

Published on : 16 Feb 2006

P.O.V.: Olympic ideal

After the world's obsession with gold medal counts during the Torino Olympics, McGill BCom student Laura Ruhnke gives a refreshing firsthand account of what it was like to play for the Swiss national women's hockey team at the Games.

Published on : 16 Mar 2006

McGill's Jen Thomson named CIS volleyball rookie of the year

McGill's Jennifer Thomson, a 5-foot-7 power hitter from Rosemere, Que., has been named Canadian Interuniversity Sport rookie of the year in women's volleyball. She was one of numerous honorees announced at the Husky All-Canadian awards dinner held at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Wednesday.

Published on : 02 Mar 2006

McGill sports' golden era

Hot off the heels of McGill's successful Olympics participation, we take a look at all of our winning-streak athletes. There's plenty of brain to go with the brawn.

Published on : 02 Mar 2006

Heil triggers medal avalanche

Management student Jennifer Heil wins Canada's first medal -- a gold -- of the Turin Olympics, spurring the Canadian team to its best ever showing.

Published on : 02 Mar 2006

St-Pierre first McGill woman to win second Olympic gold

Kim St-Pierre has become the first female athlete and the second graduate from McGill University to win a pair of Olympic gold medals.

Published on : 22 Feb 2006

McGill's Jennifer Heil captures gold

Jennifer Heil, a Desautels Faculty of Management student and freestyle skier, has won Canada's first Olympic gold medal in Turin. For the 22-year-old from Spruce Grove, Alberta, it was the culmination of four years of effort.

Published on : 13 Feb 2006