David Harpp officially began his tenure as Tomlinson Chair in University Science Teaching on February 1. But as anyone who knows the long-standing chemistry prof will tell you, he’s been preparing for this his whole professional life.
At 19 years old, U0 Science undergrad Miranda Wang already has a CV that would make most of us jealous.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. To commemorate the Day and the rich history of women at McGill, Ingrid Birker, Science Outreach Administrator of the Redpath Museum Public Education Program, has written the following profile of Alice Johannsen, pioneering educator and conservationist.
When asked to define the role of urban planners, Raphaël Fischler smiles softly. “It’s a complex métier,” he says. And why is that? “Because cities are themselves extremely complex places.” Fischler is the Director of McGill’s School of Urban Planning, which marked the 65th anniversary of the launch of the first-ever Urban Planning program both at McGill and in Canada with a day of events on Nov. 8.
McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies is celebrating its 6oth anniversary. Founded in 1952, the Institute has grown to become one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres devoted to the religion and civilization of Islam.
For Alex Duckworth, McGill student and member of the Canadian Halfpipe Snowboard Team, the dream is taking part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014 – a big enough challenge in its own right. But following the snow, in other words, travelling to places she can train and compete for as many months of the year as possible, is no easy feat either.
In advance of the McGill Conference on Global Food Security, Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Margaret Gilliam Faculty Scholar in Food Security and the first Director of the McGill Institute for Global Food Security, discusses the changing face of global food security in which you can find malnutrition and obesity in the same place.
Astronaut and McGill alum Julie Payette (B.Eng ’86) will be returning to her alma mater this weekend as a speaker at the first Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium taking place on Oct. 12-13 at the Redpath Museum. Part of McGill Homecoming 2012, the event is being held to commemorate and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Carrie Matilda Derick being appointed Canada’s first female professor.
Valérie Grand’Maison is having a bit of a hard time adjusting to real life again. And who could blame her? Four weeks ago the McGill psychology and history senior was in London, captaining the Canadian swim team at the Paralympics and winning three medals to boot. Now she’s back home and hitting the books, heading for a finish line of another kind.
Yesterday it was announced that two McGill students were among the winners if the 2012 Undergraduate Awards (UA) – an international academic awards program that identifies top students across the globe through their innovative undergraduate research. Hanting Por won in the Teacher Education category for his essay entitled “Bring School Math/Science Back to Real Life,” and Sophie Splawinski took top spot in the Agricultural & Environmental Sciences category with her paper “The role of anticyclones in replenishing surface cold air and modulating severe freezing rain event duration.”