McGill’s Myriam Denov awarded prestigious Trudeau Fellowship

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There are thousands of children born of war-time rape worldwide, but very little is known about their lived experiences and their relationships with their families and communities. Professor Myriam Denov, of McGill’s School of Social work, has been awarded one of Canada’s most prestigious research awards to help fill this knowledge gap. Named today as one of three recipients of 2014 Trudeau Fellowships, she hopes to shed some light on an “invisible, but resilient” population of children and youth.

RSC names new members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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The Royal Society of Canada has named the inaugural 91 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists today. The new members include McGill’s Aashish Clerk, Associate Professor of Physics and a Tier-II Canada Research Chair, and Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill’s Global Health Programs, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, and Associate Director of McGill’s International TB Centre.

Two entering students awarded major scholarship

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Anna Henley and Simona Bene Watts have been named McGill University’s 2014 Schulich Leaders, each receiving a Schulich Leader Scholarship for students entering undergraduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)

Royal Society of Canada honours four McGill researchers and scholars

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On Sept. 9, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 90 new Fellows, including four McGill researchers and scholars from the Faculties of Science and Medicine. Professors Nigel Roulet, Peter S. McPherson, Constantin Polychronakos and Daniel Wise will be inducted to the RSC on Saturday, November 22 at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City.

SSHRC grants fuel researchers to tune of $6.8 million

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Three innovative research partnerships at McGill have received significant long-term investments from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) partnership grants program, totaling more than $6.8 million. Each project will use novel approaches to advance knowledge and understanding on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance.

Alan Evans awarded major brain disorders prize

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Dr. Alan Evans, a pioneering scientist who has helped map the human brain, has been awarded the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize by the University of British Columbia. Dr. Evans is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill.

McGill students pull in top scholarships

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Fifteen McGill graduate students have won prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholarships, worth $50,000 each year for three years of study and research. In addition, two McGill post-doctoral fellows are the recipients of the Banting Fellowship, Canada’s most notable postdoctoral awards, worth $70,000 a year for up to two years of research.

McGill grad named Dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture

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Amale Andraos, who earned her B.Arch., from McGill in 1996, has been appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. The appointment is effective Sept. 1.

Cinq étudiantes de McGill s’illustrent au concours Chapeau, les filles!

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Cinq étudiantes de McGill ont remporté des prix dans le cadre du volet scientifique Excelle Science du dernier concours Chapeau, les filles! Elles étaient au nombre des 21 lauréates de cette catégorie qui ont reçu leur prix lors d’un gala qui s’est tenu le 9 juin dernier à l’Assemblée nationale.

McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’

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Two McGill professors have distinguished themselves with inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world’s hottest researchers. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1 per cent most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.