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Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Man K. Yau has been awarded the President's Prize of the Canadian Metereological and Oceanographic Society. The society's highest prize went to Yau for his research on the physics of clouds and how they affect large scale systems like hurricanes.
McGill graduate Jonathan Taylor's doctoral thesis earned him the Pierre Robillard award from the Statistical Society of Canada, for the best doctoral thesis defended at a Canadian university in 2001. Taylor, now an assistant professor at Stanford, wrote his thesis "Euler Character-istics of Gaussian Fields on Manifolds" under the supervision of professor Keith Worsely.
Professor Hosahalli Rama-swamy, department of food sciences, received the John Clark Award from the Canadian Society for Engineering in Agriculture, Food, and Biological Systems. Ramaswamy was honoured for his significant contributions to fundamental and applied research on thermal processing for quality optimization and enhancing safety of processed foods.
Congratulations to the four winners of the first Principal's Recognition Awards for Admin-istrative and Support Staff. Recognized in the Management category are Judy Pharo, faculty student advisor, student affairs and records in the Faculty of Engineering, and Maureen Caron, Student Affairs Officer, Biochemistry. In the Clerk, Technical, and Library category the honourees were Mary Gauthier, secretary in undergraduate Psychology, and Joseph Mui, and electronics technician in Electric and Computer Engineering.
Michael Bristol, author of three seminal books on Shakespeare, has been awarded the Distinguished Research Award in the Faculty of Arts. The Greenshields Professor of English is renowned for his innovative approaches and remarkable ability to open up Shakespearean studies in new ways in this crowded and competitive field.
McGill medical student Alexandre Henri-Bhargava was the winner of the American Academy of Neurology's Roland P. MacKay Award in Historical Aspects. Henri-Bhargava's essay was entitled "Wilder Penfield and the Montreal Neurological Institute: Heralding the Modern Age of Neurology and Neurosurgery."