Three McGill discoveries make Québec Science’s Best of 2015 list

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Québec Science magazine has selected its 10 Discoveries of the Year, three of which were led by McGill researchers. Including on the prestigious annual list for 2015 are McGill-led projects on pain, allergy prevention and how to pack more transistors on a chip. Find out which of our researchers made the grade.

Lora Giangregorio wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize

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McGill, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, has announced that Dr. Lora Giangregorio, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, is the winner of the 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

John Bergeron wins Research Canada Leadership Award

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McGill researcher Dr. John Bergeron was awarded the Research Canada Leadership Award on Nov. 17, at a gala hosted by Rx&D’s Health Research Foundation in partnership with Prix Galien Canada and Research Canada.

Samuel David wins prestigious Barbara Turnbull Award

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Dr. Samuel David, a researcher from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has received the 2015 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research. Dr. David won the prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of world leading spinal cord research conducted in Canada.

Park and Sonenberg honoured by CCRA

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Two McGill researchers have been recognized for their efforts in ongoing fight against cancer. As announced earlier today, the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) has honoured four researchers with its annual awards. Morag Park has earned the CCRA’s award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research while Nahum Sonenberg won the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award.

Mark Wainberg to enter Medical Hall of Fame

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Dr. Mark Wainberg, a ground-breaking AIDS researcher and social activist whose work has helped save millions of lives worldwide, is one of six luminaries who have been selected for induction in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Royal Society of Canada elects six McGill scholars to The College

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The Royal Society of Canada has announced 48 new members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists today, including six McGill scholars. The new members include professors Mathieu Blanchette, Myriam Denov, Matt Dobbs, Erin Hurley, Russell Jones and Hans Larsson. McGill had more new inductees than any other university in the country.

Aashish Clerk awarded Rutherford Medal in Physics by RSC

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Widely considered one of the world’s most prominent young theorists focusing on the physics of engineered quantum systems, Professor Aashish Clerk was awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics from the Royal Society of Canada earlier today.

Schulich alum takes prestigious music award

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Brian Current, who graduated from McGill in 1996 with a Bachelors of Music (majoring in Composition), has been named the winner of the inaugural Azrieli Commissioning Competition. The $50,000 prize is awarded to a Canadian composer for a new work of orchestral Jewish Music of 15 to 25 minutes duration.

RSC honours 14 McGill researchers and scholars

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Today the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 87 new Fellows, including 14 McGill researchers and scholars from five faculties and schools. In addition, McGill’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Suzanne Fortier, was named a Specially Elected Fellow. This new cohort joins the more than 150 McGill-affiliated Fellows inducted since 1966.