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.
Big data requires bigger computers. We’re capturing such vast amounts of detailed data about the human brain that our processing technology can’t keep up. A new federal investment in a Canada-wide network of brain imaging centres will help turn a sea of detailed genetic data, high-resolution brain imaging and psychological interviews into new treatments for brain diseases and mental disorders.
Today, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 80 new members to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, seven of which are McGill scholars. Honorees hail from a broad range of faculties: Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, and Medicine.
Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), has appointed Prof. Nancy Ross of the Department of Geography as Associate Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, with a three-year mandate that began on Sept. 1.
Earlier today, Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, announced it is donating $2 million to McGill to be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.
McGill ranks first in Canada and 37th globally in the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement, which identifies institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality scientific research publications over the past four years.
When it comes to the July festival scene, Montreal is all about jazz, comedy, fireworks…and entrepreneurship? The McGill Reporter checks in on the sixth edition of Startupfest, which attracted hundreds of entrepreneurs eager to hone their ideas and rub shoulders with startup royalty from companies such as Reddit, Shopify and Oculus.
It will be a busy and interesting year ahead for those involved in Indigenous issues and events. Two major developments are on the horizon, in addition to McGill’s regular activities that focus on Indigenous experiences and developing connections with Indigenous communities.
McGill’s newly created Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation is a job title that does double-duty, both defining the position’s purview and describing its mandate. Having assumed the role on June 13, Angelique Mannella is tasked not only with overseeing McGill’s innovation agenda, she herself will be innovating.