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McGill Reporter
April 8, 2004 - Volume 36 Number 14
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Six undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts will pursue internship projects thanks to support from the Arsenault Family Foundation. The Peace Studies Internship Scholarships in Arts will fund internships for the summer of 2004 for Claudia Martinez Ochoa, Honours Political Science U2 (Mission of Columbia to the UN, New York); Blanka Füleki, International Development Studies U2 (UNDP, Bratislava Regional Centre for Europe and the CIS, Bratislava); Rachel Sandwell, Honours Anthropology U2 (Rejoice Urban Development Project, Chiang Mai, Thailand); Leigh Hardy, U0 (Cambridge Peace Commission, Cambridge, Massachusetts); Maya Ollek, Joint Honours Political Science and IDS U2 (United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Caracas, Venezuela); and Ina Sotirova, Honours Political Science U2 (International Center for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, Sofia, Bulgaria).

Four students from McGill University's Macdonald Campus who are about to embark on a career in agriculture are a bit wealthier after winning Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Business Planning Awards. Alexandre Loiselle took the $2,500 Grand Prize, Frédéric Aubé won $1,500 while Terence Andrew and Jean-Philippe Mercier each won $1,000. FCC helps Canadian farmers and agribusiness operators grow, diversify and prosper. The business plan competition is a nationwide program. The highest quality plans from each school are chosen for awards in the spring. They win a share of $69,000 in FCC prize money.

The Reporter received an honourable mention for Best Newsletter (3 colours or more) from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District I. CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, and development. District I encompasses six northeastern states, the Atlantic provinces and Quebec. CASE's membership includes more than 3,000 colleges, universities, and independent elementary and secondary schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and 42 other countries.

The Lloyd-Carr Harris String Quartet won the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award. The quartet is made up of winners of the Lloyd-Carr Harris Foundation scholarship, which supports string studies at McGill. This year's members are Emmanuel Vokovich, violin, Aya Ito, violin, Frédéric Lambert, viola, and Hannah Addario-Berry, cello. The award is worth $12,000.

McGill Martlet Kim St Pierre stopped all 24 shots she faced as Canada defeated the U.S. in the gold medal game of the World Women's Hockey Championship in Halifax. It was Canada's eighth straight world championship.

Congratulations to former professor Jacob (Ben) Lightman, who turns 100 on April 9. Born in Boston, Massachussetts, Lightman currently resides in Cote St-Luc.

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