McGill moved a step closer to establishing a policy against sexual violence following a discussion at Senate’s meeting of Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Today, the jury for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, the world’s most lucrative award for historical non-fiction writing, announced this year’s short list. The winning author, to be announced on Nov. 17, will take home $75,000 (US).
The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada recently announced the recipients of its latest round of Insight, Insight Development, and Partnership Grants, which include 70 projects led by McGill researchers. In total, 157 McGill-affiliated researchers will be supported by these grants.
Longtime McGill supporter and alumnus Graham Sommer, M.D., C.M.’72, has pledged $1 million to the university to fund a Canada-wide competition for young composers, providing an exciting forum for the creation of new musical works. The competition will be launched in 2017 to coincide with Canada’s 150th and Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.
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.