News from alumni and development

February 2012
Dean travels to New York City and San Francisco

Dean Daniel Jutras travelled to New York City and to San Francisco in January to meet with Law alumni in both cities. Law firm Paul, Weiss hosted both Dean Jutras and Professor H.P. Glenn in New York, while Susan Wells-Tunnell, BCL/LLB’96, hosted a gathering in Presidio Heights in San Francisco.

To be notified of alumni gatherings in your area, make sure we have your most up-to-date contact information by filling out our Stay in Touch form.


New Erin J.C. Arsenault fellowships

The Erin J.C. Arsenault Trust has added several new graduate and post-graduate fellowships for students pursuing studies in air and space law. Three fellowships, of up to $25,000 for LLM candidates and $35,000 for DCL students, are directed to graduate students engaged in research on the pursuit of peace and security in outer space through law, policy and global governance and are open to applicants to the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law.


Ken Dryden, LLB’73, and Anne-France Goldwater, LLB’80, on Canada Reads

CBC’s Canada Reads battle of books program, pits five Canadian books — as defended by five Canadian personalities — in a showdown series of four debates, in which one book is eliminated per debate and the remaining title is declared the tome that Canada should read.

This year, The Game, by Ken Dryden, LLB’73, was defended by actor and comedian Alan Thicke while Anne-France Goldwater, BCL’80, argued in favour of The Tiger, by John Vaillant.

The show wrapped up during the second week of February, and The Game stayed in the race right until the very end, but ultimately lost out in a narrow 3-2 vote to Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce. To listen to the debates or to watch them on video, visit http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/.

 

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