Three most certainly is a charm. Yesterday’s rare tripleheader, in which McGill hosted three playoff games (women’s hockey and men’s and women’s basketball), couldn’t have been any more charmed as all three McGill teams came away with important wins.
McGill researchers have been awarded two of the six 2013 Killam Fellowships. Projects led by Allan Greer, from the Department of History and Classical Studies, and David Plant, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, each were awarded $70,000 a year for two years. The Fellowships enable researchers to be released from teaching and administrative duties so that they can pursue independent research.
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum used her last appearance at the Summit on Higher Education as a wake up call to the government, saying the recent budget cuts will result in lost jobs and student services.
McGill University physicist Jack Clayton Sankey, whose research focuses on the mechanical properties of light, has been awarded a coveted Sloan Research Fellowship for 2013. Sankey joined the Department of Physics as an assistant professor in Jan. 2012. Sankey’s laboratory, known as the McGill Optomechanics Lab, aims to develop new types of optically controlled micro-electromechanical systems (or MEMS) that are capable of rapidly sensing incredibly small forces, such as the weak magnetic “tugs” from individual atomic nuclei.
McGill will be hosting three home playoff games on the same night for the first time in school history, tonight with a basketball doubleheader sandwiched around a hockey game.
Ever wonder what other professors do to keep their students engaged? Visit the Teaching Snapshots website and learn about McGill instructors’ thoughts on teaching and learning.
The Quebec government’s unprecedented funding cuts could cause one of the most difficult financial crises in McGill’s history. A new website explains our situation, including a timeline of events leading up to this point.
Where else could you get this lunch (and watch the chef prepare it, too)? – cod loin en papillote; fresh tomato, avocado and mango salsa; wild rice salad; chocolate chip and cranberry cookies.
Members of the McGill community are invited to participate in Vision 2020’s upcoming “category jam” on operations on March 13. This is a key opportunity to shape McGill’s emerging Sustainability Strategy.
Research and International Relations (RIR) is pleased to announce that Senate and the Board of Governors have endorsed McGill’s renewed Strategic Research Plan. It is now publicly available on the RIR website and should be used as required for grant applications and other programs.