Ms. Lisen Moore, coach of the Martlets basketball team, was named Coach of the Year by the QUBL. Under her guidance, the Martlets were ranked the fourth best team in the country during the regular season.
Ms. Rachele Beliveau, coach of the McGill Martlets volleyball team, has been named Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Canadian Inter-University Athletics Union. Beliveau guided the Martlets to an 11-and-5 record this year--the team's best performance ever.
Professor George Kubes, of the Department of Chemical Engineering, received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of service in the Pulp Manufacture Division of the American Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry.
Adjunct Professor George Kubanek, of the Department of Chemical Engineering, earned the Noranda Award for Individual Achievement in Teaching.
Ms. Julie Ann Nesrallah, a master's student in the Faculty of Music, was recently profiled in a Montreal Gazette feature called "The ones to watch" about promising young Montreal artists. Nesrallah, a mezzo-soprano, has performed with Opera McGill and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and was recently praised by the Ottawa Citizen for her "warm, agile lyric-mezzo voice."
Mr. Pierre Gendron, a student in the Department of Physical Education, was selected to play on a team of Canadian university all-star hockey players. This squad competed against an American all-star club in the first World University Hockey Championship series in Detroit and won.
Mr. Ataolah Nayebzadeh, a master's student in the Department of Occupational Health, is the first recipient of his department's new Dr. Premysl "Mike" Pelnar Academic Enrichment Award. The award is the result of an anonymous $10,000 donation to the department in 1994 to mark the 80th birthday of Dr. Pelnar. Pelnar had a long and distinguished career as a member of the department. Nayebzadeh, selected on the basis of commitment to occupational health, academic excellence, openmindedness and eagerness to learn, earned $500 towards his studies.
Professor Ian Butler, of the Department of Chemistry, has been named the 1997 winner of the Gerhard Herzberg Award for outstanding achievements in spectroscopy by the Spectroscopy Society of Canada. The award will be presented at the International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy to be held at McGill this summer.
Professor Bruce G. Trigger, of the Department of Anthropology, was the invited lecturer at Boston University's 1997 Context and Human Society Lecture Series in February. He presented three lectures exploring the relationship between archaeology and philosophy.