Math prof wins number theory prize

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Every three years, the AMS Cole Prize in Number Theory recognizes a mathematician for an outstanding paper. The latest recipient is Henri Darmon, professor in McGill’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Work of the Dead wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

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The winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced on Nov. 17, at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains by Thomas W. Laqueur took home the top prize of $75,000 (US).

FMSQ honours Dr. Donatella Tampieri

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The Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists has chosen Dr. Donatella Tampieri of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital as one of three recipients of its 2016 Prix d’excellence en innovations des soins de santé. The award recognizes Dr. Tampieri’s exceptional career in providing quality healthcare that is accessible, efficient, and safe.

Humphries named McGill Northern Research Chair

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Today at a press conference in Quebec City, the Institut Nordique du Quebec announced three Northern Research Chairs, including Murray Humphries of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences. Humphries will hold a three-year Chair in Northern Research – Wildlife Conservation and Traditional Food Security.

Outstanding staff members honoured

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Each year as part of Fall Convocation, the Principal pays tribute to the dedication and exemplary work of exceptional McGill employees by bestowing upon four staff members and one team the Principal’s Awards for Administrative and Support Staff. Here are this year’s winners.

Charles Taylor captures another major prize

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Celebrated McGill philosopher Charles Taylor has been named the first winner of the $1-million Berggruen Prize. Taylor (BA52). now a professor emeritus, is considered one of the world’s foremost philosophers and has collected several major academic prizes in recent years.

UBC honours McGill health researchers

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McGill’s Michael Meaney and Ernesto Schiffrin, two of Canada’s leading researchers in brain health and heart health, have been singled out by the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for their accomplishments, and for their potential to make further contributions in their fields.

John A. Hall receives Innis-Gérin Medal

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Prof. John A. Hall of the Department of Sociology has been awarded the Innis-Gérin Medal for for enriching social sciences literature.

Former Dean of Law to be next head of Cambridge

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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.

Vijaya Raghavan elected President of RSC’s Academy of Science

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The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) recently announced the results from elections to choose new Presidents of its three Academies as well as a new President of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Vijaya Raghavan, James McGill professor in the Dept. of Bioresource Engineering, was elected President of the RSC’s Academy of Science.