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McGill Reporter
November 8, 2001 - Volume 34 Number 05
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Chancellor Richard Pound has received the Lester B. "Mike" Pearson Award from the Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union. The prize is presented annually to a Canadian who, having participated in interuniversity athletics, has by his/her personal accomplishments exemplified the ideals and purposes of interuniversity athletics and amateur sport. Pound was a record-breaking swimmer and Olympic competitor in his student days. As a vice-president of the International Olympics Committee, Pound negotiated television and marketing contracts for the Olympics and investigated wrongdoing by fellow IOC members. He currently chairs the board of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Professor Anne Carson from the Classics Program is a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. Carson is in the running for her book, Men in the Off Hours. The Governor General's Literary Award is Canada's most prestigious writing prize.

Professor François Ricard from the Department of French Language and Literature has received a Grand Médaille de la francophonie from the Académie française. Ricard's books, on topics ranging from author Gabrielle Roy's life to baby boomers, have drawn critical praise and earned awards.

Dr. Robin Cohen from the Departments of Oncology and Medicine has received the Dorothy J. Lamont Scientist Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the National Cancer Institute of Canada. The prize recognizes outstanding young investigators doing research in the area of cancer control. Working with colleagues at McGill and throughout the country, Cohen developed the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire, which is used internationally to measure the subjective well-being of people living with a life-threatening illness. She created a similar measure for the family caretakers of such patients.

Natasha Hussain, a PhD student in the lab of neurobiology professor Peter McPherson, has been awarded the First Annual Norton B. Gilula Award from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). This is a travel award for an undergraduate and graduate student to present their research at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the ASCB. Hussain received the award for her research into the molecular mechanisms of endocytosis.

Professor Avi Friedman from the School of Architecture was recognized with the Best Presentation Award at the Canadian Institute of Planners annual meeting. His paper described collaborative work in the rehabilitation of Villages neighbourhood in Cornwall, Ontario.

Professor Rachel Mayberry, director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been awarded the Speech and Hearing Foundation Trust of Massachusetts 2001-2002 Lectureship. The lectureship is awarded for nationally recognized research contributing to the habilitation and rehabilitation of children and adults with hearing and speech disorders.

The McGill Martlets rugby team recently became provincial champions and earned a bronze medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union championships held in Ottawa this past weekend. Five members of the team were named to the All-Canadian team -- Jessica Young, Stephanie Lynam, Julie Brisebois, Leigh-Anne Barlow and Patricia Jaworski.

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