McGill researcher Dr. John Bergeron was awarded the Research Canada Leadership Award on Nov. 17, at a gala hosted by Rx&D’s Health Research Foundation in partnership with Prix Galien Canada and Research Canada.
Dr. Samuel David, a researcher from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has received the 2015 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research. Dr. David won the prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of world leading spinal cord research conducted in Canada.
Two McGill researchers have been recognized for their efforts in ongoing fight against cancer. As announced earlier today, the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) has honoured four researchers with its annual awards. Morag Park has earned the CCRA’s award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research while Nahum Sonenberg won the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award.
Dr. Mark Wainberg, a ground-breaking AIDS researcher and social activist whose work has helped save millions of lives worldwide, is one of six luminaries who have been selected for induction in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
The Royal Society of Canada has announced 48 new members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists today, including six McGill scholars. The new members include professors Mathieu Blanchette, Myriam Denov, Matt Dobbs, Erin Hurley, Russell Jones and Hans Larsson. McGill had more new inductees than any other university in the country.
Widely considered one of the world’s most prominent young theorists focusing on the physics of engineered quantum systems, Professor Aashish Clerk was awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics from the Royal Society of Canada earlier today.
Brian Current, who graduated from McGill in 1996 with a Bachelors of Music (majoring in Composition), has been named the winner of the inaugural Azrieli Commissioning Competition. The $50,000 prize is awarded to a Canadian composer for a new work of orchestral Jewish Music of 15 to 25 minutes duration.
Today the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 87 new Fellows, including 14 McGill researchers and scholars from five faculties and schools. In addition, McGill’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Suzanne Fortier, was named a Specially Elected Fellow. This new cohort joins the more than 150 McGill-affiliated Fellows inducted since 1966.
Professor Charles Taylor, one of the world’s most celebrated living philosophers, has been awarded the prestigious $1.5 million John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity granted by the Library of Congress. Emeritus professor Taylor (BA ‘52), will share the distinction with German philosopher and socio-political theorist Jürgen Habermas.