The Québec Science jury has spoken: three of the 10 Discoveries of the Year selected by the magazine were led by McGill-affiliated researchers.
Governor General David Johnston named a number of leading McGillians to the Order of Canada on Friday, Dec. 26. Among the 16 McGillians named are Chancellor Michael Meighen and Chancellor Emeritus Dick Pound.
A McGill-led project was among the two funded under the inaugural call for the Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network’s (TVN) Strategic Impact Grant Program. The funded projects are collaborative by design, requiring that researchers work together with other like-minded researchers with projects in similar areas to achieve greater impact.
McGill, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, announced that David J.A. Jenkins, University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Toronto, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Director of the Risk Factor Modification Centre and Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, is the winner of the 2014 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.
For the fourth year in a row, McGill’s Budget Book has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), for its effectiveness not just as a financial plan, but also as a communications vehicle, policy document and operations guide.
Anthropology professor Eduardo Kohn has been awarded the 2014 Bateson Prize for his book, How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human (University of California Press).
Political Science Professor T.V. Paul has been elected the 56th president (2016-17) of the International Studies Association (ISA), a respected and widely known scholarly association in the field of international studies. Paul, the James McGill Professor of International Relations, and a leading scholar of international security, nuclear proliferation and South Asia, is the third Canadian professor elected to this coveted position in its 56-year history.
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, announced a $1.2 million investment in 11 new global health innovations at the 15th La Francophonie Summit in Dakar, Senegal, on Saturday, Nov. 29. Two McGill research projects will benefit from the funding, led respectively by Faculty of Medicine professor Dan Deckelbaum and Professor Scott Bohle, Department of Chemistry.
Joanna Klimczak, a student in International Management, and Benjamin Mappin-Kasirer, a student in the Faculty of Medicine, have been awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. These two scholars bring to 138 the number of McGillians who have won the legendary Rhodes Scholarship.