Nine innovative projects backed by NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

News

$4.1 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will advance McGill research in next-generation nanomaterials, infrastructure solutions to support the Internet of Things, novel technology to detect marine toxins, and more.

McGill finishes 2nd overall at RSEQ swim championships

Athletics

The McGill swim team won six races and surpassed all expectations by finishing second overall in the combined women’s and men’s standings at the RSEQ championships, a three-day meet that wrapped up Sunday at the Centre PEPS on the campus of Université Laval.

McGill grad Gillian Florence heading to Rugby Canada Hall of Fame

Athletics

Gillian Florence, a McGill graduate and stellar national team player, is among seven inaugural inductees selected for the Rugby Canada Hall of Fame.

McGillians named as parliamentary secretaries, members of PM’s Youth Council

News

Ottawa just got a little redder, McGill red that is. Last week, four members of the McGill community were appointed parliamentary secretaries and two current students were named to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.

Ivan Oransky on publication practices and academic fraud

Four Burning Questions

On Feb. 3, Dr. Ivan Oransky will be deliver a lecture on whether academic fraud is on the rise, and the growth of post-publication peer review. The event is open to all.

Ilya Poletaev on the genius of George Enescu

Entre Nous

Schulich School of Music professor Ilya Poletaev has organized a four-concert celebration of the works of famed Romanian composer George Enescu.

Davos 2017: Elena Bennett on hope and sustainability

Four Burning Questions

In advance of her World Economic Forum lecture, Elena Bennet spoke to the Reporter about complexity in decision making; the wide range of sustainability-related initiatives at McGill and in her own research; and how she stays hopeful in a world that at times seems rather bleak.

Davos 2017: Andrew Gonzalez on building more sustainable cities

Entre Nous

In advance of his presentation at the World Economic Forum, Andrew Gonzalez, talks to the Reporter about the ways in which dense urban areas have caused a serious disconnect between ecosystems – a disconnect that can have a negative impact on people’s wellbeing.

Board approves new V-P communications

News

Louis Arseneault has been appointed the new Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations). Arseneault is the former Vice-President – Talent Attraction, Promotion and Communications of Montréal International, a non-profit economic development agency. His five-year term begins February 1, 2017.

Davos 2017: Graham MacDonald on global food systems

Four Burning Questions

In advance of his presentation at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, the Reporter spoke to Graham MacDonald from the Department of Geography about the state of global food systems.