At first glance, Cole Bricker (U2 Arts) and Sarah Balakrishnan (U3 Arts) seem like typical McGill undergrads. They’re friendly and intelligent, if a bit stressed out with term papers and exam preparations. However, there is something atypical about them: the pair recently took first place at the North American British Parliamentary Championships and are preparing to compete at the World Championships in India.
Author Anne Applebaum has won the 2013 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill University for her book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956. Applebaum’s account of the rise of the Iron Curtain in post-World War II Europe was chosen from amongst 116 submissions.
Saleema Nawaz, an Administrative Coordinator in the Department of Philosophy, has won Quebec Writers’ Federation top prize in fiction for her debut novel, Bone and Bread (House of Anansi Press). The award was handed out during the Quebec Writers’ Federation annual gala Tuesday night at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a 22-year-old medical senior from McGill has become the second player in Quebec university football history to capture two major conference awards in the same season. The league’s award nominees, sponsored by the accounting firm of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, were announced Tuesday by the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec in a press conference held in Montreal.
Two renowned McGill cancer researchers are among the 13 winners of the 2013 Prix du Québec as announced on Oct. 28. Dr. Phil Gold, a pioneer in cancer research, will be awarded the Wilder-Penfield Prize for his work in the revolutionary discovery of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). Prof. Michel L. Tremblay, who was Director of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill for 12 years, will receive the Armand-Frappier Prize.
McGill Principal Emerita Heather Munroe-Blum will be honored Sunday, Nov. 3, by the University of Ottawa when it confers upon her an honorary degree.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, an offensive lineman on the Redmen football team, has added another honour to his impressive, ever-growing resumé. As announced today, the fourth-year medical student was named to the CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadian for the 2012-13 season.
Sixteen McGill graduate students are the recipients of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, as announced earlier this week. The University also welcomes four Banting fellowship recipients, who are among the top postdoctoral researchers nationally and internationally.
Professor Nahum Sonenberg, a James McGill Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre, is the 2013 recipient of the Royal Society of Canada’s McLaughlin Medal.
on Smith, Scientific Director of BioFuelNet and James McGill Professor, has been named a recipient of a Canada’s Clean50 Award. The award honours 50 exceptional Canadian leaders from all sectors who have made the greatest contributions to sustainable development and clean capitalism.