Principal Suzanne Fortier showed up late for the Board of Governors meeting Monday afternoon, but she had a good excuse. She had just raced from Meech Lake to Montreal, after participating in the inaugural meeting of federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, of which she is a newly minted member.The other McGillian on the Council is Economics Professor Christopher Ragan.
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research has run an artificial intelligence and machine research program called Learning in Machines and Brains since 2004. Among its newest contributors is McGill School of Computer Science Professor Joelle Pineau, who was named a CIFAR Fellow in April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.