On May 23, at the St. James Club, the McGill Alumni Association held its annual Honours & Awards Banquet, which pays tribute to outstanding volunteers who help build McGill's reputation through their hard work and dedication. This year, among those who were recognized were two of our own: Kappy Flanders and Nicholas Kasirer.
The John W. Durnford Teaching Excellence Award went to Daniel Jutras this year, in recognition of the quality of his teaching and the inspiration he brings to his students.
The Faculty is proud to announce the publication of Desmond Manderson's latest book from McGill-Queen's Press, "Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law." Linking the controversial ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and the common law legal tradition that has recently invigorated the idea of "the duty of care," Desmond Manderson argues that ethicists and lawyers struggle with the same basic questions of why we should care for others and what responsibility really demands of us, using the same language of care, neighbourhood and proximity.
The Faculty travelled to Toronto in mid-May to visit with alumni.
Seventeen people received honorary McGill University degrees during the spring 2006 convocation ceremonies. Among them were Louise Fréchette and Donovan Waters, who received Doctor of Law degrees for their lifetime contributions to law.
The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission unveiled a plaque in honour of native son John Peters Humphrey during its 2006 Human Rights Award ceremony, held on June 16 at the New Brunswick legislative assembly in Fredericton.
There will be a 60-minute period of scheduled downtime for the Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life databases on Thursday, August 17, from 3:30 AM to 4:30 AM Eastern time. During this period, the database servers will be moved to a new location within the data centre.
The Faculty offers its warmest congratulations to this year's gold medalists and fellowship winners: Aseet Dalvi (Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal); Peter Repetto (Aimé Geoffrion Gold Medal); Christine Mainville (David L. Johnston Gold Medal); and Julia Carbone (Thomas Shearer Stewart Travelling Fellowship).
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nandini Ramanujam has been appointed as executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
Pierre-Olivier Savoie has won the pan-Canadian Dispute Resolution Award in Law Studies, sponsored by the Department of Justice of Canada.