Charles Taylor awarded $1.5M Kluge Prize

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Professor Charles Taylor, one of the world’s most celebrated living philosophers, has been awarded the prestigious $1.5 million John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity granted by the Library of Congress. Emeritus professor Taylor (BA ‘52), will share the distinction with German philosopher and socio-political theorist Jürgen Habermas.

Dori Yeats wrestles her way to Pan Am gold

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Dori Yeats, a 21-year-old civil engineering freshman, made the move from the artistry of competitive gymnastics to the grind of freestyle wrestling at age 14. The move has proven a good one as, on Friday, Yeats won Pan Am Games gold.

McGill teams take top honours at prestigious food competition

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Two teams of students from McGill’s Food Sciences program captured first prizes Monday night at the prestigious International Food Technologists annual competition, held this year in Chicago.

The Smart Palate cooks up winning recipe

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The Smart Palate, a cookbook that is raising funds for cancer research at McGill’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, has won a pair of prestigious prizes at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015, in Yantai, China.

12 McGillians named in Order of Canada list

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A dozen McGillians, including renowned alumni and generous contributors, were named last week when Governor General David Johnson (a former Principal of McGill) announced the annual Canada Day list of citizens named to or promoted within the Order of Canada.

Tremblay named to Ordre National du Québec

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Michel L. Tremblay, a James McGill Professor and former Director of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre, has been named a Knight (Chevalier) of the Ordre National du Québec, along with his namesake, playwright Michel Tremblay, who was promoted to Grand Officer of the Order.

Mechanical engineering student wins CEMF scholarship

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Da-Eun Kim, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student at McGill has been selected as one of five recipients of a 2015 CEMF Undergraduate Women in Engineering Scholarship.

Desautels celebrates 50 years of MBA impact

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After 2,000 votes, a trio of distinguished alumni took home the title of Top MBA Impact Maker at the MBA 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on May 23: Seymour Schulich, MBA’65, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author; Bertrand Cesvet, MBA’88, Executive Chairman and Senior Partner, Sid Lee; and the 2013 Hult Prize team.

McGill health sciences research stars honoured at Parliament Hill event

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Five of McGill’s most distinguished researchers were honoured yesterday on Parliament Hill for their contributions to health sciences research in Canada and internationally at an event hosted by the Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose. Professors Alan Evans, Brigitte Kieffer, Nahum Sonenberg and, in absentia, Brenda Milner and Michael Meaney were presented with certificates of merit for their pioneering and cutting edge work in basic biology, brain imaging, psychiatry, and learning and memory.

McGill trio honoured by YWCA as Women of Distinction

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Faculty members Martha de Francisco, Dr. Susan J. Bartlett and Brigitte Vachon have been named three of the 13 laureates of the Women of Distinction Awards as announced on May 5, by the YWCA Montreal. De Francisco was the winner in the Arts and Culture category, while Bartlett won in Education and Vachon won in the Science and Technology category.