Mountain man

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 10:37 am

by James Martin, MLIS’05 On May 22, 69-year-old Werner Berger, MSc(A)’63, became the oldest North American to summit Mount Everest. Then, after soaking in the hard-won view from the top of the world (“There really aren’t any words to describe it”), he flew a kite. “We had a wonderful breeze,” recalls the South Africa-born Berger, [...]

The many shades of Shatner

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 10:32 am

by James Martin, MLIS’05 Illustration, to twist a phrase, is the sincerest form of flattery. To celebrate the 76th birthday of William Shatner, BCom’52, Calgary’s UPPERCASE Gallery commissioned 76 illustrators, painters and sculptors to craft impressions of the iconic Emmy winner. The project stemmed from a cross-Canada round trip that curator Janine Vangool and her [...]

Seeing the big picture

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 10:24 am

by Michael Woloschuk The Faculty of Science made history in more ways than one this September when it kicked off Canada’s first integrated Earth System Science (ESS) program. A joint initiative of the Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences and Geography, ESS is not only a unique experiment in interdisciplinary education [...]

Cooking the books

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 10:18 am

by Andrew Mullins Looking for a career that offers intrigue, international travel and a chance to foil capers and outwit bad guys? Well, have we got an accounting job for you. Forensic accountants combine auditing and investigative skills with accounting expertise to expose illegal financial activity and fraud. And Philip Levi, BCom’70, is one of [...]

Body language

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 10:13 am

by Andrew Mullins If someone calls you Callipygian and you are not sure what to think, you may need a copy of Carnal Knowledge: A Navel Gazer’s Dictionary of Anatomy, Etymology, and Trivia. You will find the term means “having beautiful buttocks” and can act accordingly. Be flattered that you have been compared to Venus, [...]

No two solitudes here

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 10:08 am

by Martin Horn Montreal-based singer-songwriter Thomas Hellman, BA’98, MA’04, is part of a rare breed — musicians who create and perform well-crafted songs in both English and French. It’s unusual, even in a bilingual pop music mecca like Montreal, where bands with followings among both anglophones and francophones tend to specialize in either English (Arcade [...]

Looking for Lulu

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 12:53 pm

by Joel Yanofsky, BA’77, MA’81 On the final day of class last spring, students in my magazine writing course at Concordia University asked if they could take me out for a beer. They’d liked the class, they said, and would be in touch. I won’t say I rushed home to check my email, but I [...]

In memoriam Winter 2007-2008

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 12:50 pm

The 1920s RAYMOND KELLAM, BSc’28, at Etobicoke, Ont., on October 16, 2006. MAX COBLENTZ, BA’29, BCL’32, at Montreal, on June 20, 2007. The 1930s MARGUERITE (LEPAGE) FIDLER, DipSocWork’30, MA’32, at Toronto, Ont., on May 10, 2007. LAURA B. MCKERGOW, BHS’31, at Waterloo, Que., on April 1, 2007. SAMUEL SHUSTER, BSc’31, MDCM’36, at Montreal, on March [...]

Alumnotes Winter 2007-2008

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences / Macdonald Campus SONDRA SHERMAN, BSc’76, BSc(FSc)’78, is a clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Sondra, TINA KADER, MDCM’86, an endocrinologist and certified diabetes educator, and Joyce Arsenault have worked together in the Endocrinology Department/ Diabetes Centre at the Jewish [...]

Honours and Awards

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 1:09 pm

The McGill Alumni Association’s staffers are certainly a dedicated lot, but even they can’t handle the hundreds of events and activities organized each year by the MAA without a helping hand – lots of helping hands, actually. On May 24, some of the McGill graduates, friends, faculty, students and staff who have gone above and [...]