Graham A.C. Bell, James McGill Professor of Biology, was among one hundred-sixty four influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge on Saturday, Oct. 11.
On Sunday night, Byungchan (Chan) Lee was announced as the winner of the 2014 Golden Violin Prize, awarded each year to a current student at the Schulich School of Music for their exceptional talent and contribution to musical and cultural life at the School. Lee was one of the runners up in last year’s competition.
Michael Meaney has been selected as the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Laureate in recognition of his groundbreaking achievements in the biology of child development. A jury of experts selected Prof. Meaney for his pioneering, cutting edge research on the biological mechanisms by which parental behaviour affects brain development and lifelong function.
John McCrae, McGill lecturer and author of the iconic poem “In Flanders Fields,” is to be posthumously inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF), as announced on Oct. 7.
Prof. Claudia Mitchell, Department of Integrated Studies in Education and Prof. John Galaty, from the Anthropology Department have each been awarded a grant under the International Partnership for Sustainable Societies, a $10 million initiative funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Professor Philippe Gros has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for important research of sustained excellence in medical science.Established in 1978, the McLaughlin Medal is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards recognizing contributions in the health sciences. Prof. Gros s being recognized for groundbreaking work in genetics.
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.
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.
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)
On Sept. 9, the Arthritis Society announced the commitment of $3.4 million in funding for arthritis research across Canada this year. Four McGill researchers received Arthritis Society grants, including Dr. Shawn Robbins, Dr. Hélène Beaudry, Dr. Hugues Petitjean and Dr. Jessica Widdifield.