Emerging researchers feted during Convocation

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Since 2013, McGill has awarded exceptional early-career researchers with the Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers during Convocation. This year, three of the University’s outstanding researchers were so honoured.

Allan Downey: Using lacrosse to teach, inspire and heal

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People often say sports can forge character. But for Allan Downey of the Nak’azdli First Nation and a newly hired academic associate in Indigenous Studies at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, it goes even deeper than that. “Lacrosse was my gateway,” he says. “It was my bridge to an education. It’s unbelievable to me the places I’ve been, the people I’ve met and the communities I’ve been welcomed to all because of this game, because of this stick.”