2017 Spring Hon docs announced

2017 Spring Hon docs announced

Each year McGill confers honorary degrees to highly talented and engaged individuals who serve as an inspiration for our community of students, professors, researchers and staff. This year’s honorees include two Nobel Prize laureates, two former prime ministers of Canada, the first woman to chair the board of a major Canadian bank, and the first non-British vice-chancellor of Cambridge University.

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Around Campus

Engineers learn to launch innovative products, not rockets

Engineers learn to launch innovative products, not rockets

While the Faculty of Engineering prides itself on being able to prepare students to accomplish such complex tasks as putting rockets into space, launching a product or service idea into the market can be equally as challenging. But EngInE, the Faculty’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub is encouraging technological entrepreneurship for students and professors through education, funding, mentorship and networking events.

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Dobson Cup 2017 winners announced

Vimy Ridge: From sacrifice, “the birth of a nation”

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News

Smart wheelchair gives users more autonomy

Smart wheelchair gives users more autonomy

In the 1950s, Canadian inventor George Klein built the first electric wheelchair – considered one of the greatest inventions in the history of Canadian science and engineering. Now Computer Engineering professor Joëlle Pineau is working on advancing Klein’s work with the next generation of user-friendly wheelchairs.

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin to get honorary doctorate

McGill researchers receive over $7M to fight brain diseases of aging

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Other News

Using Artificial Intelligence to combat sexism in the literary world

Using Artificial Intelligence to combat sexism in the literary world

Do women only write about family? Do men only write about war? Just Review is a new advocacy project that uses Artificial Intelligence to uncover and combat sexism in the literary world.

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Feds pledge $50K for student-designed net-zero energy housing

Beethoven course and concert series explores the man, music and myth

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Kudos

Broadbent Institute honours two faculty members

Broadbent Institute honours two faculty members

The Broadbent Institute, Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality and sustainability, has honoured faculty members Cindy Blackstock and Daniel Weinstock.

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Kaspi awarded FRQNT’s 2017 Prix d’excellence

Catalyst Awards celebrate sustainability leaders

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Extra! Extra!

McGill project wins digging into Data Challenge

McGill project wins digging into Data Challenge

Professor Morgan Sonderegger of the Department of Linguistics, is part of an international team that has recently been awarded $897,000 in funding through the Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Challenge, to develop and apply user-friendly software for large-scale speech analysis, investigating how English speech has changed over time and space, and across dialects.

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McGill duo shortlisted for annual Donner Prize

Nearly $3.8M for Mac’s Farm Management and Technology program

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Athletics

Ogundokun and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

Ogundokun and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

Basketball player Dele Ogundokun and hockey’s Melodie Daoust were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 40th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala on April 9.

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McGill outsmarts Harvard in Covo Cup rugby clash

Overtime heartbreak for hockey Martlets

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In the Community

Jim Lund Dental Clinic to continue serving City’s vulnerable citizens

Jim Lund Dental Clinic to continue serving City’s vulnerable citizens

For people on a tight budget dental care is often one of the first things to go by the board as the fees for dental hygiene and maintenance can seem too high. This is why so many people are smiling at the news that the Jim Lund Clinic – Montreal’s first permanent, free dental care clinic – will continue serving the community following the renewal of the innovative partnership between the Faculty of Dentistry and the Welcome Hall Mission

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Celebrating McGill’s role in the community

Reaching out to instil a love of science

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Blog

May 3: Women in academia panel

May 3: Women in academia panel

On May 3, Research and Innovation will host In Her Own Words, a panel discussion with four inspiring and accomplished women in academia. The conversation will focus on the unique career paths of women in research.

Read More → Emerging Leaders for sustainable community development

Emerging Leaders for sustainable community development

The Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University and Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues, is offering an innovative program which promotes relationship building and sustainable development between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through leadership collaboration and development.

Read More → McGill named one of city’s top employers for 9th straight year

McGill named one of city’s top employers for 9th straight year

Generous maternal and parental leave programs, on-site daycare, a bucolic workplace setting and Summer Fridays are among the reasons why, once again, McGill has been selected as one of Montreal’s Top Employers.

Read More → Bright future for self-charging batteries

Bright future for self-charging batteries

New technology developed by Hydro-Québec and McGill could one day make battery chargers obsolete.

Read More → Weinstein earns CCAE’s Outstanding Achievement Award

Weinstein earns CCAE’s Outstanding Achievement Award

The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) has bestowed its most prestigious accolade – the Outstanding Achievement Award – on Marc Weinstein, McGill’s Vice-Principal of University Advancement.

Read More → When children see war as better than peace

When children see war as better than peace

For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.

Read More → From atmospheric chemistry to Academy Award?

From atmospheric chemistry to Academy Award?

Bryan Lee, an M.Sc. student in the Ariya atmospheric and interfacial chemistry research group, has won first prize in NSERC’s Science, Action! Video contest. The contest challenges graduate students in all areas of science and Engineering to produce 60-second videos that explain interesting research in everyday language.

Read More → Power to the people

Power to the people

Without electricity not much gets done these days. That’s why McGill’s best Artificial Intelligence brains are making the electrical grid smarter and more responsive, to avoid outages and accommodate increasing input into the grid from solar and wind power.

Read More → Staying healthy during exams

Staying healthy during exams

Starting today, volunteers from Healthy McGill will be handing out exam care kits containing pens and pencils, chocolate, condoms, ear plugs, bookmarks, tea, key chains, highlighters – and a note of support from a recent McGill grad. The kits will be available in the passageway between the McLennan and Redpath Libraries, on April 12 and April 20, from noon on.

Read More → Disabled employees and their allies event

Disabled employees and their allies event

The objective of this event is to bring together McGill employees with disabilities and their allies to initiate a discussion around issues affecting employees with disabilities at McGill.

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Profile

Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane

Last summer, U2 Engineering student Félix Lamy won the Infiniti Engineering Academy contest last August. He’s just finishing the first half of the prize – a six-month stint as an intern on the illustrious Renault Sport Formula One Team in Enstone, England. Lamy spoke to the Reporter about what life is like in the fast lane.

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Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

Leading medical device entrepreneur joins Dept. of Surgery

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In Focus

Surviving residency

Surviving residency

Dr. Phil Vourtzoumis is currently completing his third year of residency in General Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre. As a senior resident, he has different day-to-day tasks that range from seeing patients in the ward and teaching medical students who are getting acquainted with the hospital dynamic, to performing surgeries in the operating room.

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On the genetics trail

Spaghetti Nights Family Workshops: Giving parents a helping hand

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Research

BUILD grant breathes life into lung disease research

BUILD grant breathes life into lung disease research

Supported by funding from Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd, Carolyn Baglole hopes to unravel the mystery of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal lung disease that affects some 15,000 Canadians.

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Improving memory with magnets

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

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Acfas

Le Congrès de l’Acfas à McGill, la grande fête du savoir, a besoin de vous!

Le Congrès de l’Acfas à McGill, la grande fête du savoir, a besoin de vous!

Les organisateurs sont à la recherche de quelque 150 bénévoles désireux de fournir leur aide.

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Acfas wants you

Register for the Acfas Congress today

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Obituary

AIDS pioneer Mark Wainberg dies in Florida

AIDS pioneer Mark Wainberg dies in Florida

McGill, the Jewish General Hospital and the global AIDS community lost one of their leading advocates and researchers Tuesday, when Dr. Mark A. Wainberg drowned while on vacation. Wainberg’s research and collaborations on AIDS and HIV, including the initial identification of the 3TC antiretroviral drug, have saved millions of lives around the world.

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In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

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

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