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Mr. Pat Raimondo, coach of the McGill Redmen soccer squad, was named Canadian Coach of the Year for men's soccer by the Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union. Raimondo coached the Redmen to a provincial championship and a berth in the Canadian finals. Mr. Guy Anaba, a midfielder, and Mr. Gaetano Zullo, a defender with the Redmen soccer team, were named to the CIAU's first All-Canadian team for their sport. Mr. Eddy Zuppel, a goalkeeper, and Mr. Tim Mullen, a defender, were named to the second team. Ms. Amber Allen, a forward with the McGill Martlets soccer squad, was named to the CIAU's All-Canadian team. Ms. Ashley Gentry, a defender, and Ms. Sophie Labrom, a midfielder, were named to the second team. All three played key roles as the Martlets won the provincial title this year.
The McGill Martlets rugby team earned a silver medal at the recent CIAU women's national rugby championships.
Ms. Sarah Ali-Khan, a pharmacology and therapeutics student and track and field athlete, won the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence prize for academic excellence. While establishing herself as one of the top student athletes in her sport in the country, Ali-Khan has managed a 3.72 grade point average.
Ms. Kim St-Pierre, a goaltender with the McGill Martlets hockey team, won the QFAE prize for female athletic excellence in a team sport. St-Pierre led McGill to a silver medal at the national championships last year. Over the weekend, she led the Canadian national team to first place in the Four Nations Cup, a tournament featuring national teams from Canada, the U.S., Finland and Sweden.
Mr. David Bahl, a defencemen with the McGill Redmen hockey team, won the QFAE prize for male athletic excellence in a team sport. Bahl led all university defencemen in Canada in scoring last year.
Ms. Karine Legault, a psychology student and a member of Canada's Olympic swimming team, won the QFAE award for female athletic excellence performed outside the university setting. Legault finished among the top 20 in the world in both the 800m free and 400m free swimming competitions at the Sydney Games.
Mr. Randy Chevrier a member of the McGill Redmen football squad, is a finalist for the CIAU's J.P. Metras Trophy as the most outstanding lineman in Canadian university football.
Ms. Kimberly Bothi, a student in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, was the top winner in the American Society of Agricultural Engineers' K.K. Barnes Student Paper Competition. Her paper was entitled 'Advanced Remediation Technologies'. Bothi was fêted at the ASAE's international meeting.
Mr. Philip Cauton and Mr. Jonathan Lamoureux, also students in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, finished in the top three in the AGCO Student Design Competition held at the ASAE international meeting. Their project title was 'Design of a passive and universal plate orifice chlorine injector'.
Professor Vijaya Raghavan, from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, helped make that ASEA international meeting one to remember for McGill. He was elected to the position of Fellow in the ASEA . He was also recently made a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Agricultural Engineering and nominated as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Professor Murray Douglas, from the Department of Chemical Engineering, received the Jules Stachiewicz Medal "for outstanding contributions to heat transfer" in recognition of his insights into "new technologies for drying paper." The award, presented recently at the annual Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, is named after the late Jules Stachiewicz, a former McGill professor.
Ms. Mariam El-Zein, a PhD student in the Department of Occupational Health, has won the department's Dr. Premysl (Mike) Pelnar Academic Enrichment Award.
Dr. Ray Chiu, chief of cardiothoraic surgery for the McGill University Health Centre, is the new editor of the Cardiac and Vascular Regeneration Journal published by Futura in New York.