The winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced on Nov. 17, at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains by Thomas W. Laqueur took home the top prize of $75,000 (US).
Concrete blocks are commonly used in basement and foundation walls. Unfortunately, producing a key ingredient of these blocks – cement – generates lots of carbon-dioxide emissions. But what if you could make blocks in a way that soaks up CO2, instead of releasing it into the atmosphere? That’s the idea behind Carbicrete, a Montreal-based company founded in July by a team of McGill University graduates.
It’s now an even dozen. For the 12th year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill as the top medical-doctoral university in Canada.
Two inspirational McGill alumni – Bertrand Cesvet, of the award-winning creative agency Sid Lee, and Joanne Liu, of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders – will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s fall convocation ceremonies.
More than 40 graduate students from the Faculty of Engineering presented their research results via poster presentations at the fourth annual McGill Engineering Research Showcase (MERS) on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Members of the McGill, Montreal and Indigenous communities gathered Thursday, Sept. 22, on lower campus for the official launch of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education.
Douglas Arnold, un chercheur de l’INM, a obtenu une subvention de 6,1 millions de dollars pour mener une étude sur la sclérose en plaques progressive.
A project led by Dr. Douglas Arnold, a researcher at the MNI, has been awarded $6.1 million to study progressive multiple sclerosis.
McGill has welcomed the Government of Quebec’s announcement Tuesday, Sept. 6, of an investment to develop a McGill Faculty of Medicine satellite medical campus in the Outaouais region.
McGill has been successful in the national competition for a massive amount of research funding under the federal government’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund, which will provide the University with an $84-million grant over seven years to support an ambitious effort in neuroscience to advance understanding of the human brain and ease the burden of neurological and mental-health disorders.