Graham Bell elected Fellow of the Royal Society

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Graham Bell, James McGill Professor of Biology, was one of 50 new Fellows and 10 new Foreign Members, as announced by Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, on April 29.

Isabelle Daunais recevra le Prix Killam en sciences humaines

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Le 3 mai prochain, Isabelle Daunais recevra le Prix Killam en sciences humaines du Conseil des arts du Canada à l’occasion d’une cérémonie qui se tiendra à Rideau Hall, à Ottawa.

Annual Catalyst Awards in sustainability presented

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McGill honoured its leaders in sustainability on Thursday, April 14, at the sixth-annual Catalyst awards. Both groups and individuals were singled out for honours and recognized for their dedicated and often imaginative efforts to make the University a more sustainable community.

Isabelle Daunais wins 2016 Killam Prize in the Humanities

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On May 3, Isabelle Daunais, of McGill’s Département de langue et littérature françaises, will be awarded the Canada Council’s Killam Prize for the Humanities at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The Killam Prize remains one of Canada’s most prestigious awards, worth $100,000 and given annually to five researchers in the respective fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering.

McGill says Bravo to some of its best

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On March 31, Research and International Relations hosted the 11th annual Bravo gala to celebrate McGill researchers who have won prizes and awards during the previous year. In all, 77 laureates were honoured.

Tobias Rees named CIFAR Fellow

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Tobias Rees, Associate Professor of the Social Studies of Medicine in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine, whose work engages with questions of how immunity and self are conceptualized, has recently been named a Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Sarah Kimmins wins SSR New Investigator Award

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Dr. Sarah Kimmins, Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Reproduction and Development was recently named as the 2016 recipient of the Society for the Study of Reproduction’s New Investigator Award.

Chelsea Rus wins first Wirth Vocal Prize

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On Feb. 7, Chelsea Rus was named the winner of the inaugural Wirth Vocal Prize. According to the Schulich School of Music’s website, the $25,000 prize is given to “an exceptional voice student… in recognition of outstanding accomplishment as a singer and significant promise for an international career.” Pretty heady stuff for any young singer – but especially so for Rus, who had never even heard an opera until her first year of college back home in Abbotsford, B.C.

Vicky Kaspi wins top Canadian science prize

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NSERC has named Vicky Kaspi as this year’s recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, NSERC’s highest honour. Researchers Elena Bennett and Yasser Gidi were also honoured by NSERC.

25 Canada Research Chairs for McGill

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As announced today, twenty-five outstanding McGill researchers are being awarded Canada Research Chairs. McGill research projects that will benefit from the new funds include those investigating the genetics of pain and childhood disability, as well as the ecology of the Arctic and engineered quantum systems.