Alumni Activities Spring/Summer 2011

Alumni Activities


Hello to His Excellency

(l to r) Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers, BA’47, DLitt’01, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, Governor General David Johnston, LLD’00, Chancellor Emeritus Richard Pound, BCom’62, BCL’67, LLD’09, and former MISC co-chairs Charles Bronfman, LLD’90, and Alex Paterson, BCL’56, LLD’94. (Photo: Owen Egan)

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s annual conference focused on Canada-U.S. relations this year and attracted several big names, including Quebec premier Jean Charest and former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney. Receiving the warmest welcome, though, was former McGill principal David Johnston, who participated in the MISC conference as Canada’s brand-new governor general.

Happy Birthday, Bruce

(l to r): Bissera Anderson, BSc(Arch)’70, BArch’71, Christina Anderson, BSc’03, Bruce Anderson, BArch’64, and Diana Anderson, BSc(Arch)’02, MArch’04.

Bruce Anderson, a former director of the School of Architecture who taught at McGill from 1966 to 2003, received a very special present from his family and friends on his 70th birthday. The new Bruce Anderson Travel Award in Architecture, created in his honour, will support the efforts of master’s students in the professional architecture program who travel abroad for the purpose of completing their final design projects.

Kudos for Kappy

(l to r) Elizabeth Mazurek, Wendy Schilling, BEd’99, Trish Duff, BA’88, Leisha LeCouvie, Kappy Flanders, LLD’09, Debbie Levy, BA’89, Honora Shaughnessy, MLS’73, and Lindsay Cook, BA’75.

One of McGill’s most dedicated volunteers, Kappy Flanders, was presented with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Distinguished Friend of Education Award at CASE District 1’s annual conference in Boston in January. The founder and co-chair of McGill’s Council on Palliative Care, Flanders has also been the driving force behind the University’s highly successful Mini-Med lecture series and its spinoffs, including Mini-Law, Mini-Music and Mini-Science.

Scarlet Key Sensations

Principal Munroe-Blum and Students Society president Zach Newburgh share a moment with some of the most recent Scarlet Key recipients: (l to r) Cathal Rooney-Cespedes, BA’11, Newburgh, Lev Bukhman, BA’93 (a Scarlet Key recipient in 1993), Principal Munroe-Blum, Matthew Chesser, BA’11, arts student Brendan Steven and arts student Kevin Brendan Pidgeon. (Photo: Nicolas Morin)

The newest members of McGill’s Scarlet Key Society were fêted at a reception in March. Scarlet Key recipients are selected for the outstanding contributions they have made to the McGill community through their extracurricular activities.

Macdonald Professor of Chemistry David Harpp received a special Scarlet Key Award in recognition of his longstanding commitment to students at McGill. The winner of several teaching awards, Harpp also oversees the University’s convocation activities as McGill’s university marshal. He is seen here with Principal Munroe-Blum and (at right) Scarlet Key Society president Joshua Vorstenbosch, BSc’04. (Photo: Nicolas Morin)

Scarlet Key recipient Doaa Farid, BSc(NutSc)’10, with Yasser Farid

New Delhi Get-Together

(l to r) Vice-Principal Goldstein, BSc’75, MDCM’79, McGill parent Sunandini Kapur, Ranjana Kaul, LLM’05, and Sanat Kaul, GradCertAirSpaceLaw’04.

Principal Munroe-Blum and Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) Rose Goldstein were both in attendance at a sold-out cocktail event in New Delhi in February for friends and graduates of the University.

Extra! Extra! Daily turns 100!

(Photo: NFB/McGill University Archives)

All former McGill Daily contributors are invited to attend a very important staff meeting, one that will never be repeated. The McGill Daily 100th Anniversary Reunion will be held in Montreal on October 14 and 15, 2011.

This is your chance to reconnect with former colleagues and reminisce about your days at McGill and the Daily.

The centennial reunion will be held during Homecoming 2011, so the campus will be teeming with visitors and events—there’ll be something for everyone. We are tentatively planning a cocktail party in the Student Union Building on Friday, October 14. On Saturday, we’re arranging a dinner at a downtown hotel, where everyone can enjoy good food, great company and special entertainment.

Look for the McGill Dailyites Group on Facebook to learn more details as they become available.

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