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Jewish Students Gain Honors at Mcgill

May 29, 1929
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When the Jewish students of McGill University receive their degrees at Convocation on Wednesday morning, they will also carry away some of the highest honors obtainable at the university, particularly in the faculty of arts. Of the four hundred and forty-three degrees to be conferred by McGill University this year, approximately thirty per cent will be conferred on Jewish students. In the faculty of arts, Jewish students won ten of the twenty-three medals and scholarships available. The students who distinguished themselves are: Rachel Chait, Shakespeare gold medal for English language and literature; Gertrude Lerner, the Governor-General’s gold medal for modern languages; Samuel Gold, the Anne Molson gold medal for mathematics and natural philosophy; Ida Cecil Greaves, the Montreal Manufacturers’ Graduate Fellowship for economics and political science; Harold Bernard Lande, the Allen Oliver gold medal and graduate fellowship in economics and political science; John Jacob Wasserman, the Asher Pierce Prize for Hebrew; Rhoda Malca Lande, special certificate for distinction in the general course; Rose Mary Zaltsman, special certificate for distinction in the general course; Peter Solomon Wise, the Lieutenant-Governor’s silver medal for the best average throughout the course in commercial law, accountancy, mathematics and business organization; and Charles Hyman, Spanish Consul’s silver medal for Spanish.

In other faculties the following Jewish students distinguished themselves: Faculty of Law, Joseph Dainow, Elizabeth Torrance gold medal for highest standing in the final examination and the Adolphe Mailhot Memorial Prize; Jack Ralph Bogante, the Junior Bar Association prize for civil procedure, and honorable mention in the Legal Research honors. Faculty of Applied Science, William Jacob Rosenbloom, honors in chemical engineering; Faculty of Dentistry, Harold L. Greaves, final year prize for the second rank standing in the final year; Faculty of Music, Vera Weinfield, Lieutenant-Governor’s silver medal for the highest standing in the senior year; School for Graduate Nurses, Marion Sarah Myers, Dr. Helen R. Y. Reid’s prize for the highest standing in administration in schools of nursing.

Wilfrid Gallay, B.A., M.Sc., a Jewish student at McGill University, has been awarded a scholarship by the Canadian National Research Council for the year 1929-1930. Mr. Gallay has a fine academic record, and during the 1927-1928 term he was a demonstrator in chemistry at McGill and won the bursary of $750 by the National Research Council for the year 1928-1929.

Louis Fitch. K. C., prominent Montreal lawyer who took an active part in the Jewish School Question in Montreal and who is also vice-president of the Zionist Organization of Canada, has been named as a member of the Executive appointed by the Hon. R. B. Bennett, leader of the Opposition at Ottawa, for the reorganization of the Conservative party in Canada.

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