Bartha M. Knoppers joins pantheon of Great Montrealers

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On Nov. 20, Bartha M. Knoppers, was one of five local luminaries honoured during the annual Great Montrealers reception. Since 1978, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has recognized the outstanding achievements of luminaries in economic, cultural, scientific and social life who have contributed to Monreal’s development and reputation.

McGill celebrates top teachers

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“McGill is a research-intensive university, but we are also student-centered and these prizes recognize the important contributions that individuals make by bringing their research to students and having their students learn from these experiences,” Provost Anthony C. Masi said at the Oct. 29 Convocation ceremonies prior to presenting the annual Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching. “These prizes celebrate those among us who are exceptional in the demonstration of the qualities of outstanding pedagogical practice. The winners honoured here today embody the best in teaching, supervising, advising and mentoring.”

Extraordinary employees feted at Convocation

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As part of the Convocation ceremonies on Oct. 29, the annual Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff were handed out.

McGill’s Lasko, Meaney among Prix du Québec winners

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Two renowned McGill researchers were among the 14 winners of the 2014 Prix du Québec handed out on Nov. 4. Professor Michael Meaney, acclaimed for his achievements in the biology of child development, was awarded the Wilder-Penfield prize. Professor Paul Lasko, a celebrated developmental biologist, received the Armand-Frappier award. The Prix du Québec is considered the most prestigious award attributed by the Government of Québec in cultural and scientific fields.

Trocmé wins SSHRC Impact Connection Award

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Nico Trocmé, Director of School of Social Work, has won a $50,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Connection Award for his 25 years as a leading advocate for youth. The award recognizes his outstanding record of effective engagement with — and beyond — the research community.

Graham A.C. Bell inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Graham A.C. Bell, James McGill Professor of Biology, was among one hundred-sixty four influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Plucky comeback performance gives Chan Lee Golden Violin Prize

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On Sunday night, Byungchan (Chan) Lee was announced as the winner of the 2014 Golden Violin Prize, awarded each year to a current student at the Schulich School of Music for their exceptional talent and contribution to musical and cultural life at the School. Lee was one of the runners up in last year’s competition.

Michael Meaney awarded 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

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Michael Meaney has been selected as the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Laureate in recognition of his groundbreaking achievements in the biology of child development. A jury of experts selected Prof. Meaney for his pioneering, cutting edge research on the biological mechanisms by which parental behaviour affects brain development and lifelong function.

John McCrae, poet and pathologist, inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

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John McCrae, McGill lecturer and author of the iconic poem “In Flanders Fields,” is to be posthumously inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF), as announced on Oct. 7.

Two McGill researchers receive IPaSS grants

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Prof. Claudia Mitchell, Department of Integrated Studies in Education and Prof. John Galaty, from the Anthropology Department have each been awarded a grant under the International Partnership for Sustainable Societies, a $10 million initiative funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.