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McGill Reporter
March 6, 2003 - Volume 35 Number 11
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"True leadership is found in the ability to share enthusiasm and create vision, wanting something doesn't mean much without hard work, discipline, perseverance, energy and a sense of humor and that reaching beyond myself has been both the easiest and the hardest thing that I have ever had to do." -- Excerpt from Emily Poupart's Rhodes Scholarship application.

Perseverance aside, the third time was indeed a charm for McGill political science grad Emily Poupart. Now a University of Victoria student, she is this year's recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship awarded by Quebec. Poupart had previously applied while at McGill, became a finalist for the scholarship in 2000, and then with nothing to lose applied again in 2001. She applied for the third time while registered for an MA in conflict analysis and dispute resolution at the University of Victoria.

While at McGill, Poupart was on the Dean's Honour List and the Principal's Athletic Academic Honour Roll 1999-2001. She volunteered at the Office for Students with Disabilities and was on the McGill Executive Committee. A former ski instructor and triathlete, she began rowing while at McGill and has two gold and a silver medal as a member of the Canadian team at the 2002 Commonwealth Regatta in England.

Emily plans to pursue a PhD program in developmental studies after completing her master's in dispute resolution.

Professors Avi Friedman and Louis Pretty, from the School of Architecture, have won the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's Collaborative Practice Award for the project "Retooling the Heart of the City -- Cornwall, Ontario," the outcome of a Housing Studio project. In the project they proposed a new master plan for downtown Cornwall, Ontario.

Daria Gaiazova, first year business management student, captured the gold medal in the women's 7.5-kilometre classical cross-country sky race in a time of 26 minutes 30 seconds at the Canada Winter Games in New Brunswick held on February 23.

Music student Lindsay Michael has been selected as one of the first four interns to receive the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internships. The internships were established to offer training and broadcast opportunities to eligible final-year students in four participating universities across the country.

The Golden Key International Honour Society chapter at McGill was awarded the prize for the outstanding public service project among all Canadian chapters at the Golden Key 4th Annual Canadian Conference held in Ottawa last month.

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