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The Sigma Xi Committee on Grants-in-Aid of Research has awarded a $900 (US) grant to chemistry graduate student Rami Hourani in support of his research project entitled: "Synthesis and applications multifunctional dendrimers containing silicon (Si) and tin (Sn)." This highly competitive granting program honours only approximately twenty percent of applicants.
McGill student Simeon McKay has been selected for the Émigré Memorial German Internship program, which consists of a two-month internship in the German parliament. Of the 28 applications, from Canadian and American institutions, only five students were selected for the positions. McKay's internship will commence next year.
McGill is again a recipient of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) Quality & Productivity Awards program. The 2005 Regional Award goes to former University Relations Office director, Kate Williams, Recreation and Fitness manager Jill Barker, and tireless Management Forum and Centraide volunteer and VP (Administration) manager Lydia Martone for their Staff Fitness Program. And they all agree that Jenny Addesa, VP Communi-cations financial administrator, gave the project the trigger it needed to come to light.
Dr. Margaret Becklake, professor emeritus in the Departments of Medicine, and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, was named the 2005 Montreal Woman of Distinction in the Science and Health category by the Women's Y at a gala event on April 26.