The McGill Baja Racing team took top honours in its category at the Rochester World Challenge, the third and final event of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) annual competition series. The event took place June 6-9 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. It marked the first time the team had come away from an SAE competition with a victory.
McGill Chancellor H. Arnold Steinberg will have something in common with Principal Heather Munroe-Blum following a Quebec City ceremony Thursday, when he will add an Ordre National du Québec lapel pin to the Order of Canada pin he already wears.
Dr. Michel Tremblay has been awarded the 2012 Robert L. Noble Prize by the Canadian Cancer Society for outstanding achievements in cancer research.
Dr. Michael Pollak has been awarded the 2012 O. Harold Warwick Prize by the Canadian Cancer Society. Pollak was recognized for having had a major impact on cancer control in Canada through his research in understanding the risk of cancer as a function of metabolism.
Tewodros Eguale, who recently earned his PhD from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at McGill, was named one of two winners of the 2012-2013 CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award.
Derek Gray, Professor Emeritus in McGill’s Department of Chemistry, has been named the winner of the 2013 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, awarded by Sweden’s Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for scientific achievements that contribute to knowledge in fields of importance to the forest industry.
Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier, Director of Student Health at McGill, will be honoured by Head & Hands for his 30 year association with the non-profit organization that has been offering medical, social, and legal services to Montreal youth since 1970.
Mark Wainberg, Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre, has been honoured by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) as one of the five recipients of the CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Awards.
The Montreal community organization The Yellow Door has chosen McGill’s Chaplaincy Services as this year’s recipient of its Award of Recognition of Excellence in Community Service. Rev. Neil Whitehouse, Interim Director, McGill Chaplaincy Services, will be on hand to receive the award at the Yellow Door’s annual Volunteer Gala on Friday, April 12, at the Salon Thalia.