More than Meets the Pie


When geologist Christie Rowe was interviewed at McGill’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in April of 2011, her panel of interviewers included one of the most distinguished Earth scientists in Canada, McGill’s very own Professor Anthony (Willy) Williams-Jones.

Following her interview, Rowe was invited that evening to a departmental party, which included a raffle featuring the opportunity to throw a cream pie in the face of Jones. Unbeknownst to Rowe, the department had rigged the raffle so that she was guaranteed to win. The good-natured pie-toss by Rowe (now Assistant Professor and Robert Wares Faculty Scholar in Economic Geology) into the face of Jones was captured on the following video.

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