McGill mathematics prof awarded Sloan Fellowship

McGill mathematics prof awarded Sloan Fellowship

Maksym Radziwill, an Assistant Professor in McGill’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Radziwill is considered one of the emerging research leaders among a new generation of analytic number theorists.

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Other News

Montreal is world’s #1 student city

Montreal is world’s #1 student city

McGill’s hometown overtakes Paris in the 2017 QS Best Student Cities ranking. Montreal’s big jump from last year’s seventh-place reflects the city’s recent economic progress, as well as a strong performance in a new category that surveyed 18,000 international students about their university life and learning experiences.

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McGill surpasses Centraide goal – again

Microsoft to grow Montreal AI ecosystem

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Around Campus

The right to be yourself

The right to be yourself

McGill is entering a new stage in its Preferred First Name Procedure (PFNP), allowing students more latitude to declare their preferred first name on record. Any student can take advantage of the PFNP, regardless of their motivation. It’s open to everyone and no explanation is required.

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McGill ready to respond to Executive Order restricting travel

Full house for launch of Black History Month

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News

Nine innovative projects backed by NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

Nine innovative projects backed by NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

$4.1 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will advance McGill research in next-generation nanomaterials, infrastructure solutions to support the Internet of Things, novel technology to detect marine toxins, and more.

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McGillians named as parliamentary secretaries, members of PM’s Youth Council

Board approves new V-P communications

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In Focus

Macdonald Campus tells its story on Founder’s Day

Macdonald Campus tells its story on Founder’s Day

Macdonald Campus celebrated Founder’s Day on February 9, highlighting the exceptional work being done by students, staff and faculty.

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McGill repeats as winner of Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Challenge

Le French side de McGill a le vent dans les voiles!

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In the Community

Conversations with Muslims: Overcoming fear of the “other”

Conversations with Muslims: Overcoming fear of the “other”

Last night close to 80 people got together at the School of Social Work to try to better understand each other in the aftermath of the horrific shooting at the Centre Cultural Islamique de Québec, a Quebec City mosque, that left six men dead and 19 injured.

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Lucy Lach named to the Board of Dans la rue

Dance and medicine come together in support of unique therapy

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Extra! Extra!

Short-term housing app wins student tech idea pitch competition

Short-term housing app wins student tech idea pitch competition

An app designed to help students source short-term accommodations scooped up first prize at the John D. Thompson Entrepreneurial Development Seminar last month.

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Put the kettle on: Reaping the benefits from a hot cup of tea

Bell Let’s Talk to support mental health resources at The Neuro

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Kudos

Tomislav Friščić awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Tomislav Friščić awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship to Prof. Tomislav Friščić, to support his work in an innovative branch of chemistry that aims to develop environmentally friendly alternatives to solvent-based chemical processes.

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QS ranks Desautels among ‘global elite’ business schools

McGill scores big at CASE District 1 Excellence Awards

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Blog

New building signs first phase of exterior signage facelift

New building signs first phase of exterior signage facelift

New font, new materials, new design. You may have noticed that building signs on McGill’s downtown campus have a new look (with those at Macdonald Campus soon to follow). Most of the signs now include only the name of the building and its address, a modern design practice observed at leading North American universities.

Read More → “It’s time to take our journalism back”

“It’s time to take our journalism back”

Award-winning journalist Anna Maria Tremonti told the audience at this year’s F.R. Scott Lecture that it’s a great time to be a journalist. “Alternative facts” and “fake news,” she says, will lead to a search for the real stories. That will revitalize and relaunch the news media.

Read More → Beatrice Yeung: McGill’s newest Rhodes Scholar

Beatrice Yeung: McGill’s newest Rhodes Scholar

Beatrice Yeung is the most recent addition to McGill’s long list of Rhodes Scholars. That brings McGill’s complement to this year’s crop of Rhodes scholars to three.

Read More → Musician, heal thyself

Musician, heal thyself

Running from Feb. 13 to 19, Musicians’ Health Awareness Week 2017 will focus on the physical and psychological pitfalls sometimes associated with being a musician, and the strategies one can employ to avoid them.

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AMUSE Floor Fellows / Negotiation update

On Feb. 6, representatives of the Union and McGill met in the presence of the Arbitrator appointed by the Ministry of Labour, to establish their positions and discuss next steps for negotiations on a first collective agreement.

Read More → Online course goes in depth on Quebec’s North

Online course goes in depth on Quebec’s North

A new MOOC, Northern Quebec: Issues, Spaces, and Cultures is being offered by the Institut Nordique du Quebec, which is a tripartite partnership between McGill, Université Laval, and l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique.

Read More → Law students, faculty step up for rights following shootings, travel ban

Law students, faculty step up for rights following shootings, travel ban

McGill Law students are rallying and harnessing support for people affected by U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Read More → McGill condemns violence against Muslims

McGill condemns violence against Muslims

The attack at a mosque in Quebec City Sunday evening resulting in the killing of six people and the wounding of many others is a shocking, tragic event. McGill University, a community that celebrates diversity in all its forms, stands in solidarity with members of the Muslim community.

Read More → Making people smile wherever they go

Making people smile wherever they go

Over the course of the next two weeks, a team of McGill Dentistry professors and students will be greeted with hugs, handshakes, tears of joy – and, of course, smiles, countless smiles – as it travels to Nicaragua to provide free dental care to hundreds of impoverished people.

Read More → Message on the Advisory Committee for the Reappointment of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Message on the Advisory Committee for the Reappointment of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor

The following is a message to the McGill community from Stuart (‘Kip’) Cobbett, Chair of the Board of Governors on the Advisory Committee for the Reappointment of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

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Athletics

McGill finishes 2nd overall at RSEQ swim championships

McGill finishes 2nd overall at RSEQ swim championships

The McGill swim team won six races and surpassed all expectations by finishing second overall in the combined women’s and men’s standings at the RSEQ championships, a three-day meet that wrapped up Sunday at the Centre PEPS on the campus of Université Laval.

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McGill grad Gillian Florence heading to Rugby Canada Hall of Fame

Excelling in the classroom and on the field of play

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Obituary

In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

McGill professor emerita Blema Steinberg has passed away following a brief illness. In addition to teaching in the Department of Political Science for more than 40 years, she was a practicing psychoanalyst and a visionary philanthropist.

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Flag at half-staff to honour Cohen, fund established in his honour

McGill Governor Emeritus Ian A. Soutar passes away

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Entre Nous

Ilya Poletaev on the genius of George Enescu

Ilya Poletaev on the genius of George Enescu

Schulich School of Music professor Ilya Poletaev has organized a four-concert celebration of the works of famed Romanian composer George Enescu.

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Davos 2017: Andrew Gonzalez on building more sustainable cities

The neuroscience of HIV

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Research

Targeting biological clock could slow progression of cancer

Targeting biological clock could slow progression of cancer

Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumour growth? Yes, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Cermakian, a professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry. The results show for the first time that directly targeting the biological clock in a cancerous tumour has an impact on its development.

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Encyclopedia highlights traditional animal foods of Indigenous Peoples

Later school start times could boost teens’ grades, health

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Four Burning Questions

Ivan Oransky on publication practices and academic fraud

Ivan Oransky on publication practices and academic fraud

On Feb. 3, Dr. Ivan Oransky will be deliver a lecture on whether academic fraud is on the rise, and the growth of post-publication peer review. The event is open to all.

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Davos 2017: Elena Bennett on hope and sustainability

Davos 2017: Graham MacDonald on global food systems

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