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Professor Yvan Lamonde from the Department of French Language and Literature has won the Prix Raymond Klibansky from the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, an award that goes to the best French language book dealing with the humanities. Lamonde earned the prize for his Histoire sociale des idées au Québec (1760-1896).
Dr. Yogesh Patel, director of the McGill University Health Centre's Division of Endocrinology, received the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation at its recent annual meeting, where he delivered a lecture entitled "Somatostatin Thirty Years Later: The Clinical Impact."
The McGill Martlets soccer team capped an outstanding season by earning a silver medal at the recent national championship tournament, losing 2-1 in the gold medal game to the University of Alberta. The Martlets won the Quebec title and three members of the team were named All-Canadians: striker Eva Melamed was named to the first team, while fullback Ashlee Gentry and striker Amber Allen were named to the second team.
Eva Melamed won the Chantal Navert Memorial Award from Canadian Interuniversity Sport as the country's top female university soccer player.
The McGill Martlets rugby squad also enjoyed a terrific year, winning the Quebec title and earning a bronze medal at the national championships. The Matrlets placed five players on the All-Canadian team, more than any other team. Wingers Jessica Young and Leigh Anne Barlow, fly half Stephanie Lynam, centre Julie Brisebois and 2nd Row Patricia Jaworski were all named to the all-star squad.
Professor David Harpp from the Department of Chemistry has been appointed to one of his department's two endowed Macdonald Chairs. The chairs were among those established by McGill benefactor Sir William C. Macdonald (others exist in the Faculty of Education and the Department of Physics) to ensure that McGill was able to attract the services of outstanding faculty in different disciplines.