Silicon Valley on the St. Lawrence River?


Martha Crago, incoming VP Research and Innovation, will represent McGill on a new blue ribbon committee that has been given $ 100 million over five years to plan Quebec’s strategy in Artificial Intelligence. Crago, along with McGill Professor Doina Precup, who will act as an observer, will help to come up with the map that will consolidate Quebec as a world leader in AI.

McGill gets 15 CRCs, infrastructure funding


On Thursday, May 4, the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced $126 million in funding for 142 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at universities across Canada. Fifteen CRCs valued at $12 million went to McGill faculty.

Faculty of Engineering lauded for equity work


McGill’s Faculty of Engineering has undertaken systematic efforts to increase participation in both its student body and staff by all members of society, irrespective of gender identity, cultural or socio-economic background, race or ethnicity, religion, or any other facet of diversity.

From Montreal to Maputo

Entre Nous

Dr. Ricardo Faingold discusses his recent trip to Maputo, Mozambique where he taught staff and residents at Maputo Central Hospital how to perform radiology exams, and gave various workshops and lectures on everything from x-rays and CT scans, to MRIs and ultrasound.

Bachand named to Superior Court of Quebec


Frédéric Bachand, Ad. E. and an Associate Professor of Law at McGill, has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, district of Montreal.

BrainReach North Visits Odanak Science Fair

Notes from the field

Scott Holmes, fifth year PhD student and a member of the Integrated Program in Neuroscience’s BrainReach North program writes about the inspiring students he met at this year’s Odanak Science Fair. The Fair attracted students from 16 aboriginal communities, ranging as far North as the Quataq community in Canada’s arctic and as far South as the Kanesataka community in the Southwest of Quebec.

McGill named one of city’s top employers for 9th straight year


Generous maternal and parental leave programs, on-site daycare, a bucolic workplace setting and Summer Fridays are among the reasons why, once again, McGill has been selected as one of Montreal’s Top Employers.

Life in the fast lane


Last summer, U2 Engineering student Félix Lamy won the Infiniti Engineering Academy contest last August. He’s just finishing the first half of the prize – a six-month stint as an intern on the illustrious Renault Sport Formula One Team in Enstone, England. Lamy spoke to the Reporter about what life is like in the fast lane.

Ogundokun and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year


Basketball player Dele Ogundokun and hockey’s Melodie Daoust were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 40th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala on April 9.

McGill outsmarts Harvard in Covo Cup rugby clash


Daniel Benaroche of Montreal scored 12 points as the visiting McGill men’s rugby team rallied from an early seven-point deficit to outwit, outlast and outplay Harvard 45-12 in the Covo Cup challenge game, played in wintery conditions more befitting a game of Survivor, at Mignone Field, in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday.