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McGill Reporter
December 12, 2002 - Volume 35 Number 07
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Doctoral student Dorothy Williams, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, was awarded the Anne Greenup Prize at this year's Prix Québécois de la citoyenneté at the National Assembly in Quebec City. The award recognizes her fight against racism and the promotion of civic participation.

Doctoral student Simon Duchesne, biomedical engineering, received a $10,000 financial boost from the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) in November when he was awarded the CCPE-Manulife Financial Scholarship. The scholarships go to young engineers who are developing new and sustainable technology. Duchesne's research is to map the human brain's outer layer, which houses our advanced cognitive processes.

McGill's Dr. Nahum Sonenberg has been named the recipient of Canada's most prestigious cancer research award, the Robert L. Noble Prize. Sonenberg researches how changes in the way proteins are made in the cell can sometimes cause it to grow or transform into a cancer cell. His work has led to the development of new treatments, including gene therapies and new anti-cancer drugs.

Chuck McMann, head coach of the McGill Redmen football team, received the Frank Tindall Trophy as the coach of the year in Canadian university football at a luncheon Friday, becoming the first McGill coach to win the award since it was first handed out in 1969.

Kinesiology student Kelly-Rae Kenyon and engineering student Elizabeth Jamieson have each been awarded a Dorothy Nichol Scholarship, for exemplary academic achievement and contributions to extracurricular activities in athletics. Kenyon is on the McGill Martlets basketball team, and Jamieson is captain of the women's volleyball team.

Emeritus law professor Paul-André Crépeau has been awarded the Prix Léon-Gérin by the Quebec government, in recognition for lifetime achievement in the humanities and his contribution to the intellectual life of the province.

Law professor William Tetley has been named the first winner of the Professor Pedrag Stankovic Award, given by the Croatian Maritime Law Association to prominent scholars who have contributed to the comparative analysis of maritime law and its international promotion.

Law professor Yves-Marie Morissette was appointed to the Court of Appeal of Quebec on November 7, 2002, four weeks short of 25 years of service at McGill.

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