Mathematician Daniel Wise elected Fellow of Royal Society

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Daniel Wise, James McGill Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is one of 50 eminent scientists who were elected as Fellows of the Royal Society and ten as new Foreign Members for their exceptional contributions to science. 

Top business startups celebrated at annual Dobson Cup gala

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On April 5, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship hosted the McGill Dobson Cup 2018 gala, during which this year’s winners were announced. Sponsored by National Bank, the lively event was the culmination of another banner year for the Dobson Cup, McGill’s flagship annual startup competition.

Hanadi Sleiman, C.J. Li awarded Killam Research Fellowships

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Chemistry professors Hanadi Sleiman and Chao-Jun Li are among the six recipients of this year’s Killam Research Fellowships. The two-year fellowships, awarded to exceptional researchers working on groundbreaking projects of broad significance, are valued at $70,000 a year.

Building a more diverse and inclusive McGill

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Provost and Vice Principal Christopher Manfredi and Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) handed out the annual Equity and Community Building Awards at a reception at Royal Victoria College on May 1.

Top undergraduate academic advisors celebrated

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Alice Cherestes, interim Director of the Freshman Program in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and Teresa Zatylny, Administrative Student Affairs Coordinator in the Faculty of Engineering, were recently presented with the Dean of Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising.

Distinguishing between healthy living and fitness fads

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At this year’s Manulife Prize ceremony, Jean-Pierre Després, Professor of Kinesiology at Université Laval and winner of the 2018 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, presented an overview of his research, emphasizing the prevailing gap between science and so-called healthy living practices.

McGill Alumni Association hands out annual awards

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More than 300 guests, including McGill Chancellor Michael Meighen, attended the annual McGill Alumni Association banquet to recognize the outstanding achievements of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University.

Catalyst Awards celebrate McGill’s sustainability leaders

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On Monday, April 3, 2018, the McGill Office of Sustainability hosted its eighth annual Catalyst Awards Gala. More than 100 people gathered at the McCord Museum to honour individuals and teams who have made lasting contributions to the sustainability of our campuses.

Markus Poschke wins Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Award

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The Bank of Canada has announced that Markus Poschke, associate professor in the Department of Economics, was selected as the recipient of this year’s Governor’s Award. Professor Poschke’s research, which focuses on inequality and economic growth, has been published in some of the top journals in macroeconomics.

Jean-Pierre Després wins Manulife Prize

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Dr. Jean-Pierre Després, a professor of Social and Preventive Medicine at Université Laval and pioneer in developing screening techniques for visceral obesity, has been named winner of the 2018 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.