McGill scores big at CASE District 1 Excellence Awards

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Recently, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District 1 announced the winners of its 2017 Awards of Excellence, and McGill was a big winner.

Kaspi, Fish and Trottier head McGillians in Order of Canada list

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Astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi, retired Supreme Court Justice Morris Fish and philanthropist Lorne Trottier were among the seven McGill alumni appointed to, or promoted within, the Order of Canada. Governor General David Johnston made the announcement on December 30, 2016.

Thomas Robinson wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize

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Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine and pioneer in using novel motivational techniques to combat childhood obesity, has been named the winner of the 2016 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

Mélodie Daoust named province’s top female athlete

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Mélodie Daoust of the McGill women’s hockey was named female athlete of the year in the team sports category and was one of 15 McGill students to receive an athletic financial award before more than 650 guests at the recent Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence gala.

Claudia Mitchell wins SSHRC Gold Medal

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The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is recognizing the impact of Claudia Mitchell’s quarter-century of SSHRC-funded research and other achievements by awarding her the SSHRC Gold Medal, the agency’s highest honour.

On the Rhodes again…

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Two McGill students have captured 2017 Rhodes Scholarships this year, bringing to 141 the number of McGill Rhodes Scholars since the awards were created in 1902.

Math prof wins number theory prize

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Every three years, the AMS Cole Prize in Number Theory recognizes a mathematician for an outstanding paper. The latest recipient is Henri Darmon, professor in McGill’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The Work of the Dead wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

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The winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced on Nov. 17, at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains by Thomas W. Laqueur took home the top prize of $75,000 (US).

FMSQ honours Dr. Donatella Tampieri

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The Quebec Federation of Medical Specialists has chosen Dr. Donatella Tampieri of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital as one of three recipients of its 2016 Prix d’excellence en innovations des soins de santé. The award recognizes Dr. Tampieri’s exceptional career in providing quality healthcare that is accessible, efficient, and safe.

Humphries named McGill Northern Research Chair

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Today at a press conference in Quebec City, the Institut Nordique du Quebec announced three Northern Research Chairs, including Murray Humphries of the Department of Natural Resource Sciences. Humphries will hold a three-year Chair in Northern Research – Wildlife Conservation and Traditional Food Security.