Don't you just hate it when somebody interrupts your workday to pour you a glass of champagne? That was authorities librarian Barbara Finlay's plight earlier this month when members of the University's Faculty and Staff Annual Fund Committee burst in on her to offer a piece of startling news -- a new student prize is being named after her.
All staff members who made a donation to McGill recently were eligible for a draw for the honour. The Barbara Finlay Prize for Exceptional Academic Merit, worth between $250 and $500, will be presented to a different student each year starting this fall. Finlay gets to choose which academic department to support with the prize. That's Finlay in the middle of the photo, surrounded by committee members James Ramsay (co-chair), Carol Marley, Elisabeth Gidengil, Wendy Corn (the coordinator of the Faculty and Staff Fund) and Robyn Wiltshire (co-chair).
PHOTO: OWEN EGAN