Tomislav Friščić awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship to Prof. Tomislav Friščić, to support his work in an innovative branch of chemistry that aims to develop environmentally friendly alternatives to solvent-based chemical processes.

QS ranks Desautels among ‘global elite’ business schools

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McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management has earned top marks in the annual QS Global 250 Business Schools Report, putting the Faculty in the same category as institutions such as Harvard Business School and London Business School.

McGill scores big at CASE District 1 Excellence Awards

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Recently, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District 1 announced the winners of its 2017 Awards of Excellence, and McGill was a big winner.

Kaspi, Fish and Trottier head McGillians in Order of Canada list

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Astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi, retired Supreme Court Justice Morris Fish and philanthropist Lorne Trottier were among the seven McGill alumni appointed to, or promoted within, the Order of Canada. Governor General David Johnston made the announcement on December 30, 2016.

Thomas Robinson wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize

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Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine and pioneer in using novel motivational techniques to combat childhood obesity, has been named the winner of the 2016 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

Mélodie Daoust named province’s top female athlete

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Mélodie Daoust of the McGill women’s hockey was named female athlete of the year in the team sports category and was one of 15 McGill students to receive an athletic financial award before more than 650 guests at the recent Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence gala.

Cindy Blackstock wins Human Rights Award

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The Law Society of Upper Canada has named Cindy Blackstock, from the School of Social Work, as one of the winners of the 2016 Human Rights Award. Established in 2013, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of human rights and/or the promotion of the rule of law provincially, nationally or internationally.

Claudia Mitchell wins SSHRC Gold Medal

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The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is recognizing the impact of Claudia Mitchell’s quarter-century of SSHRC-funded research and other achievements by awarding her the SSHRC Gold Medal, the agency’s highest honour.

On the Rhodes again…

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Two McGill students have captured 2017 Rhodes Scholarships this year, bringing to 141 the number of McGill Rhodes Scholars since the awards were created in 1902.

Math prof wins number theory prize

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Every three years, the AMS Cole Prize in Number Theory recognizes a mathematician for an outstanding paper. The latest recipient is Henri Darmon, professor in McGill’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics.