In Other News

May 2020

Adapting to the “New Normal”

Under the current situation of physical distancing, McGill is connecting with students and alumni alike through virtual means. Teaching, PhD defences, seminars, meetings and dissemination of information are now all being held online.

Alumni Webcasts

Guidance from global health experts. Advice from astronauts. This weekly webcast series features McGill specialists who will address your concerns and answer your burning questions. Learn what experts think on how COVID-19 is influencing health, the economy and research. Learn more…

Virtual Fair for Newly Admitted Students: May 16th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

“Meet McGill” is the first ever university-wide virtual education fair for newly admitted students. Meet bright, creative students and staff and discover why McGill is the perfect place to follow your passions. Students will have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with McGill students, staff, alumni and faculty advisors, and learn about McGill’s programs, course registration, student services, residences, athletics, internships and so much more!

Students will be able to register through a dedicated landing page. The Fair can also be accessed by visitors using their internet connection and mobile or desktop device from anywhere in the world. Similar to a traditional fair or open house, there will be a variety of booths available for visitors to browse in order to access information and converse with members of the McGill community. Mac alumna Chloe Anderson, BSc(FSc)’15, MSc’17, will be part of the Virtual Fair that will provide incoming students with specific information about their program, interests and campus opportunities. Learn more…

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada have launched an online employment portal to provide links to resources for job seekers who are interested in working on farms, in distribution, food processing, and other related occupations.

Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media

Photo courtesy McGill University

The winner of the 2020 prize for Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows was Morgan Crowley, a PhD candidate in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences. By developing techniques to monitor forest fires in real time from space, her research has helped stakeholders such as the Canadian Forest Service manage thousands of acres of Canadian forests better.

The jury was also very impressed by how active Crowley is in encouraging and promoting the work of other women in STEM through the popular Ladies of Landsat Twitter account and through her leadership of the Macdonald campus group for Women in Science.

“As a PhD student in science, sometimes I worry that when I interact with the public or stakeholders, it isn’t considered a contribution to science because it could be seen as taking away from my research,” said Crowley. “However, with this award, I know that what we do does matter, because we have the support of McGill, our home institution.”

[Morgan also participated in the Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative webcasts].

A remarkable eye for McGill moments: Photographer Owen Egan shares his 30+ years of photos of McGill. Among others, he shares photos of David Bird.

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