Quebec schools hand out hundreds of McGill Science Awards

Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015
From left: V-P (Communications and External Relations) Olivier Marcil; Jérémie Burton, winner of the McGill Science Prize at École De La Magdeleine; Principal Nathalie Bérubé; and François Janelle, Assistant Director-General of the Commission Scolaires des Grandes-Seigneuries on the South Shore.

From left: V-P (Communications and External Relations) Olivier Marcil; Jérémie Burton, winner of the McGill Science Prize at École De La Magdeleine; Principal Nathalie Bérubé; and François Janelle, Assistant Director-General of the Commission Scolaires des Grandes-Seigneuries on the South Shore.

By McGill Reporter staff

More than 200 Quebec high schools across the province handed out McGill-sponsored science awards at graduation ceremonies earlier this year.

The annual awards recognize student achievement and promise in science and mathematics. The prize is comprised of a McGill University paperweight, to be presented at the school’s annual graduation ceremony, and a $500 tuition credit, redeemable upon registration at McGill in any undergraduate program.

“This is a great way to connect with bright Quebec students all over the province,” said Olivier Marcil, Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations), “and to remind them that one of the world’s leading universities is right here in Quebec, ready to welcome them and help them on their way to a rewarding career.

“It is such an honour to present one of these awards,” said Marcil, who has presented a number of them at various schools. “To see the promise, the bright futures of these students is really special.”

Prizes were awarded in every corner of the province, from Abitibi to Rimouski and from Lac St-Jean to the Eastern Townships. Awards were presented in 131 French-language schools and 71 English-language schools this year.

“McGill University hopes that this award will help Quebec secondary schools in their efforts to motivate students to pursue careers in science and technology,” according to the website explaining the awards. “By acknowledging outstanding students, the Award also acknowledges effective teaching.”

 

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