Today the jury for the world’s most lucrative award for historical non-fiction writing announced this year’s finalist list. There are now three potential winners in the running for the $75,000 US 2015 Cundill Prize.
The six books vying for the 2015 Cundill Prize in historical literature were announced Tuesday, Sept. 22, by Prof. Hudson Meadwell, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts. The Cundill Prize is the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book, featuring a grand prize of US$75,000.
What can we do to revitalize our neighborhoods while propelling Montreal forward as an international hub of innovation? The Quartier de l’innovation (QI) is the answer. The idea for this creative ecosystem to foster innovation was born in 2009 (formalized in 2013) as a response to the challenges of a rapidly changing, dynamic world
One of the most rapidly advancing areas of science, the use of new materials to solve big industry problems was the subject of wide-ranging discussions over several days recently between two of Canada’s science leaders, Canada Excellence Research Chairs Steven Bryant and Robin Rogers.
New method could improve atmospheric forecasts over months, decades, and could explain “pause” in global warming.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.
A Canadian research team has made a significant discovery on how HIV escapes the body’s antiviral responses. The team uncovered how an HIV viral protein known as Vpu tricks the immune system by using its own regulatory process to evade the host’s first line of defense.
In a bid to boost Montreal’s reputation as a major centre devoted to knowledge and creativity, the City of Montreal announced Sunday it will provide $600,000 over the next three years to the Société du Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal, while the Quebec government is kicking in an additional $200,000 in 2015-16.
Professor Hans Larsson has been appointed Director of the Redpath Museum for a five-year term that began on June 1. Larsson took over for Professor David M. Green, who has been at the helm of the Museum for the past decade.
As this academic year comes to a close, so, too, do the preliminary stages of a massive feasibility study that will point the way to the libraries of the future that should serve the University’s academic mission for the next 50 years or more.The study has narrowed down some options as to how the University can bring its libraries up to current standards – and beyond.