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McGill Reporter
March 7, 2002 - Volume 34 Number 12
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Law professor Patrick Glenn has won one of the country's most prestigious research awards, a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts. Thirty-three recipients were selected from across Canada and will share in the $2.54 million in prize money associated with this year's fellowships. Glenn will be using his fellowship to support a research project on common law.

Biology professor Daniel Schoen had his Killam Fellowship, awarded last year, renewed for one more year. Schoen's Killam-supported work deals with deleterious mutation in plants.

Emeritus professor of psychology Ronald Melzack has earned the Canadian Psychology Association's Gold Medal Award. The prize recognizes "exceptional and enduring lifetime contributions to Canadian psychology" over the course of a career.

Shauna Forster, a master's student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named the Quebec Students Sports Federation's most valuable female volleyball player. Forster was also named as a finalist for the Mary Lyons Trophy, a prize that goes to the best female university player in her sport in Canada.

Forster and teammate Wendy Whelan were named to the QSSF's first all-star team. McGill's Elizabeth Jamieson was named to the second all-star squad while the McGill team's coach, Rachèle Beliveau, was named as QSSF's coach of the year for women's volleyball.

Domenico Marcario, a student in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was named as the QSSF's most valuable male player for basketball. Marcario led the Quebec conference in scoring and was 13th in the nation with a 19.5 points-per-game average. Marcario is a guard with the Redmen.

Marcario and teammate Denburk Reid, a point guard, were named to the QSSF's first all-star team. McGill guard Frederic Bernard was named the QSSF's best defensive player. Redmen coach Nevio Marzinotto was named as the QSSF's coach of the year for men's basketball.

Sophie Acheson, a student in the Faculty of Law, was one of 12 female university hockey players to be named to the country's All-Canadian team. Acheson led the McGill Martlets in scoring this year with 29 goals and 22 assists in 34 games. She broke six McGill records this season and became the Martlets' all-time leading points scorer with 140 points in 136 games.

The McGill Redmen swim team won its second straight Quebec university championship. McGill sprinters Ryan Tomicic and Alexandre Pichette won three gold medals each at the Quebec championship meet. The McGill Martlets finished in second place for the provincial women's title.

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