Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill. Under the CERC Program, the University will receive up to $10 million in funding from the federal government over seven years to support Prof. Rogers and his team’s ambitious research program.
McGill has maintained its ranking of 21 in the QS World University Rankings, it was announced earlier today in London, England. This is the 11th year in a row that Quacquarelli Symonds has ranked McGill in the Top 25 of the world’s universities. McGill is Canada’s second-ranked university in this year’s QS standings, almost tied with the University of Toronto, which ranks 20th.
McGill has renewed its relationship with the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, which is responsible for the Savué Scholars program that annually brings up to14 young people from around the world to the University to broaden their horizons and encourage exchanges on a host of critical and fascinating issues.
Yesterday was a bad day to start your diet if you were on McGill’s lower campus. But, if you have any kind of a sweet tooth, it was a day for the record books as the good folks from Student Housing and Hospitality Services whipped up and served a humungous 4,400-pound brownie to the delight of thousands of hungry people.
Two McGill alums spent their summer crossing the country as part of a collaborative art project exploring Canadian identity. “Our goal is to find out who we are and what defines us through authentic stories and expressions from the diverse body of people that live in this country,” says Aquil Virani, who is collecting stories and sketches for the project with partner Rebecca Jones.
What measures 30×15 feet, tops the scale at a gut-busting 3,500 pounds and is chock full of Fair Trade goodness? Student Housing and Hospitality Services gigantic brownie, that’s what. What to sample the behemoth brownie? Bring your sweet tooth to lower campus on Aug. 26.
The Faculty of Arts and the School of Information Studies (SIS) are pleased to announce their new administrative alignment. SIS, which has been offering programs for library and information professionals at McGill for over 100 years, offers graduate-level degrees in Information Studies, and conducts interdisciplinary research in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Behaviour and Services, and Information and Knowledge Management.
A sorbet-like dessert developed by a team of 16 Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry students, has finished third in the prestigious Institute of Food Technologist Students’ Association, annual Food Product Development Competition sponsored by MARS.
Back by popular demand, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) hosts its 15th annual jazz festival. Running June 9 through June 19, the festival will feature 18 free outdoor concerts showcasing the musical talents of JGH staff members and local musicians who will provide the pleasant summer entertainment for the public and an emotional and spiritual lift for patients and staff.
Two of McGill’s up-and-coming researchers, Brett Thombs and Jonathan Davies, will be awarded the newly established Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers, a prize created in 2013 to honour McGill’s researchers in the early stages of their careers. Thombs will receive his award from Principal Fortier on May 29, during the Health Sciences convocation ceremony. Davies will be honoured at the fall convocation ceremony.