Last summer, U2 Engineering student Félix Lamy won the Infiniti Engineering Academy contest last August. He’s just finishing the first half of the prize – a six-month stint as an intern on the illustrious Renault Sport Formula One Team in Enstone, England. Lamy spoke to the Reporter about what life is like in the fast lane.
In the 1950s, Canadian inventor George Klein built the first electric wheelchair – considered one of the greatest inventions in the history of Canadian science and engineering. Now Computer Engineering professor Joëlle Pineau is working on advancing Klein’s work with the next generation of user-friendly wheelchairs.
McGill will present Montreal-born conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with an honorary degree. The University’s highest honour will be presented to Maestro Nézet-Séguin on May 14, at 3 p.m., at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.
Basketball player Dele Ogundokun and hockey’s Melodie Daoust were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 40th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala on April 9.
Daniel Benaroche of Montreal scored 12 points as the visiting McGill men’s rugby team rallied from an early seven-point deficit to outwit, outlast and outplay Harvard 45-12 in the Covo Cup challenge game, played in wintery conditions more befitting a game of Survivor, at Mignone Field, in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday.
The Weston Brain Institute awards over $30 million nationally for high-risk, high-reward translational research projects to help speed up the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. The Institute will help fund the work of five McGill researchers.
Despite outshooting their opponent 41-26, the McGill Martlets were beaten 2-1 by the Alberta Pandas for the U SPORTS national championship on Sunday.
Mother Nature may have played a cruel, late winter trick on Montreal and McGill, forcing the University to cancel classes for the first time since the ice storm of 1998. But that didn’t stop McGill alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents from banding together online to support McGill24, the University’s second annual day of giving, which on Wednesday, March 15, raised a record-breaking $1.39 million on the strength of nearly 3,500 gifts.
Alex Kiss-Rusk registered a reverse “double-double” as the McGill women’s basketball team captured the Bronze Baby Trophy for their first-ever national championship with a 66-55 victory over Laval, Sunday. Somewhere James Naismith is smiling.
In 1912, when the McGill Board of Governors appointed Carrie Derick as the Professor of Comparative Morphology and Genetics, she became the first woman in Canada to be appointed as a full professor. But most people know little about the life and work of Canada’s first woman geneticist, who was also a botanist, gardener, suffragette, social reformer and founder of McGill’s Genetics Department.