McGill grad named Dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture

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Amale Andraos, who earned her B.Arch., from McGill in 1996, has been appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. The appointment is effective Sept. 1.

Cinq étudiantes de McGill s’illustrent au concours Chapeau, les filles!

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Cinq étudiantes de McGill ont remporté des prix dans le cadre du volet scientifique Excelle Science du dernier concours Chapeau, les filles! Elles étaient au nombre des 21 lauréates de cette catégorie qui ont reçu leur prix lors d’un gala qui s’est tenu le 9 juin dernier à l’Assemblée nationale.

McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’

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Two McGill professors have distinguished themselves with inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world’s hottest researchers. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1 per cent most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

Bold ideas take flight at McGill Dobson Cup

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One June 5, four teams were crowned victors of the 2014 McGill Dobson Cup, the annual start-up competition hosted by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Desautels Faculty of Management. The winners included a company looking to create a less invasive heart valve repair device to treat valvular disease and another aiming to build a business incubator centre in Lac-Mégantic that would offer entrepreneurial support and affordable working spaces to local enterprises.

Wendy Thomson and Nathalie Tufenkji named Women of Distinction by YWCA

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Faculty members Wendy Thomson and Nathalie Tufenkji are two of the 12 laureates of the Women of Distinction Awards as recently announced by the YWCA Montreal. Thomson was named winner in the Education category while Tufenkji won in the Science and Technology category.

McGill quartet receives Order of Quebec

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Four members of the McGill community, Lawrence Rossy, Marguerite Mendell, Dr. Barry Posner and Lucia Kowaluk, were among the 34 recipients of the Order of Quebec as announced yesterday.

Brenda Milner awarded prestigious Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

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Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is a recipient of the prestigious Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for 2014.

McGill nurses turn hope into action

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In a hospital in a remote part of Tanzania with little access to health care tools tools – not even a telephone – in an area with one of the highest HIV rates in the world, public health nurse Betty Liduke has been scrambling to support an ever-increasing population of people who were HIV positive. Specifically, she had been looking for partners to help her launch a peer-education program in her community. Today, that dream is a reality, with a little help from her friends – writer and former CBC broadcaster Royal Orr, and McGill’s Madeleine Buck of the Ingram School of Nursing and McGill Nurses for Highlands Hope. The project has just received its first major funding boost from Grand Challenges Canada.

McGill Alumni Association celebrates top volunteers and student leaders

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The McGill Alumni Association (MAA) celebrated some of its most dedicated alumni and volunteers at its annual Honours and Awards Banquet on May 8. Student leaders, graduates who have had a significant impact on alumni life and the community, and volunteers with outstanding records of service to McGill were honoured at a banquet held at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel in Montreal.

McGill honours champions of equity and diversity

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The 2nd annual McGill University Awards for Equity and Community Building were handed out on April 24. Three awards were presented, one in the student category and two in the team category, highlighting the work of students, faculty and administrative staff who are committed to advancing equity and diversity at McGill, and recognizing their efforts to foster a culture of awareness and inclusiveness.