Stephen Toope (BCL’83, LLB’83) has been nominated the first non-British vice-chancellor in the University of Cambridge’s 807-year history. Toope was the Dean of McGill’s Faculty of Law from 1994 to 1999.
McGill researchers have garnered two of this year’s five Trudeau Fellows. Catherine Potvin of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Adelle Blackett of the Faculty of Law will each receive a total of $225,000 over the next three years to support innovative projects designed to address challenges facing both Canadian and global populations
Today, the Royal Society of Canada announced the induction of 89 new Fellows, ten of which are McGill researchers and scholars. They join the more than 160 McGill-affiliated Fellows inducted to the Society since 1966.
McGill professors Corinne Maurice and Kieran O’Donnell have been appointed to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program, a new initiative that helps outstanding early-career researchers develop the leadership and communication skills, and network connections, they’ll need to solve some of our most pressing problems.
Thirteen members of the McGill community got an early start to Canada Day celebrations when they were among the 113 people named to or promoted within the Order of Canada on June 30.
As Government of Quebec honours go, none is more prestigious than being appointed to the National Order of Quebec. On June 22, seven of McGill’s finest were admitted to this exclusive club.
It was a big week for McGill at the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education’s national conference in Saskatoon, where the University won eight Prix d’Excellence awards, tied with the University of Alberta for most in the country. That total included five gold medals, along with three silvers. This followed news the previous day that University Advancement has won a CASE Platinum Award for its Feed the Lead program in the category of Best Practices in Advancement Services.
Evidence suggests that when ambitious young researchers win accolades early in their career, they are more likely to receive increasingly prestigious prizes and awards as their work progresses. It was with this finding in mind that Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier founded the Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers in 2013.
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.