Claudia Mitchell named Trudeau Fellow

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Earlier today, Claudia Mitchell, James McGill Professor in the Department of Integrated studies, was announced as one of the recipients of a prestigious Trudeau Fellowship. Mitchell’s work in girlhood studies and participatory research has included major research sites in Ethiopia, South Africa and all over Canada.

Joëlle Pineau to head new Facebook AI (FAIR) lab in Montreal

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Professor Joëlle Pineau of Computer Science is taking charge of the first Facebook Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab in Canada, the second Facebook AI lab outside of the U.S. Pineau is a leading AI researcher at McGill where she co-directs the Reasoning and Learning Lab, and will stay on staff at McGill.

New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

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A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, is a collaboration of 50 Canadian scientists from McGill, UBC, U of T, and the National Research Council of Canada.

NSERC awards over $35M to McGill scientists and engineers

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Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, announced the 2017 results of the NSERC Discovery Grants Program today in Victoria, British Columbia — a total investment of $515 million in support for fundamental research, over $35 million of which will go to McGill’s researchers in the full range of science and engineering disciplines, from biology and chemistry to advanced materials engineering and astrophysics.

Medicine welcomes new Global Health fellows

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In September, the Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship program will welcome its 2017 cohort. Shaun Cleaver and Wenhua Wang will be tackling, respectively, the impact of social policy on disabled individuals in Zambia and primary health care evaluation in China.

Engaging students in Quebec language and culture

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The Quebec Studies Program aims to enhance McGill students’ academic experience by giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in Quebec’s language, history and culture.

Masonry restoration at Macdonald Engineering Building presents unique challenges

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The Macdonald Engineering Building, rebuilt in 1907 after the original structure burned down, has been undergoing a major facelift. Although the building remains safe, both the exterior stones and the brick backing walls underneath are damaged and need to be fixed or replaced. Additionally, the roof on two of the building’s wings will be replaced.

Bard in our yard

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All the world’s a stage – including the lower field on McGill’s downtown campus, where Repercussion Theatre will stage William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on Tuesday, August 1. The free outdoor performance is a presentation of the Dept. of English’s Early Modern Conversions project.

McGill grad Julie Payette named Canada’s next Governor General

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Former astronaut and McGill grad Julie Payette (BEng86) will be Canada’s next Governor General. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (BA94) made the announcement Thursday, July 13.

The limits of multicultural universities for Indigenous peoples

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Multiculturalism is a huge part of the Canadian identity. We see it from coast to coast in the faces of our fellow citizens, a huge mosaic – not a melting pot, we proudly point out – of diversity from around the world. But why do our multiculturalism policies seem to focus on integrating European cultures and newcomers into Canadian society rather than in addressing the needs and aspirations of Indigenous peoples?