The Broadbent Institute, Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality and sustainability, has honoured faculty members Cindy Blackstock and Daniel Weinstock.
McGill’s Vicky Kaspi, renowned international astrophysicist and a leading expert on neutron stars, is one of two recipients of the 2017 Prix d’excellence of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies. Gilbert Laporte from HEC Montréal is the other winner.
On April 3, the McGill Office of Sustainability hosted its seventh annual Catalyst Awards Gala to celebrate individuals and teams who have made lasting contributions to the sustainability of the University.
Congratulations to Professor Ehab Abouheif, recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. The evolutionary developmental biologist’s lab successfully revived genetic potential which had lay dormant in ants for millions of years. Guggenheim Fellowships recognize individuals “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”
The winter storm that walloped Montreal on the evening of March 14 didn’t dampen the sunny mood at McGill’s annual Bravo gala. Upwards of 200 people braved the weather to celebrate the incredible work, unparalleled dedication and impressive accomplishments of McGill’s leading researchers.
At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.
A team of McGill undergrads won “Best Main Course” and placed third overall at the annual Inter-University Iron Chef Competition at New College at the University of Toronto this past weekend. The University of Massachusetts Amherst took first and host U of T came in second.
Maksym Radziwill, an Assistant Professor in McGill’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Radziwill is considered one of the emerging research leaders among a new generation of analytic number theorists.
$4.1 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will advance McGill research in next-generation nanomaterials, infrastructure solutions to support the Internet of Things, novel technology to detect marine toxins, and more.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship to Prof. Tomislav Friščić, to support his work in an innovative branch of chemistry that aims to develop environmentally friendly alternatives to solvent-based chemical processes.