Six McGill researchers awarded more than $59M by CFI and Quebec


New labs and equipment through the CFI’s Innovation Fund will help six transformative McGill research projects to collaborate, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.

Centre for Intelligent Machines: Over 30 years of AI research


Drone air vehicles, a swimming robot, an app that helps the blind see, an artificial pancreas, a wheelchair that drives itself. These are some examples of the AI and robotic research being done at CIM. McGill has a huge and deep knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics going back to the early 1980s. With 20 professors and 150 graduate students, the Centre for Intelligent Machines draws students and faculty from around the world to McGill.

Daoust going for the gold at PyeongChang Olympics


McGill alumna and former captain of the Martlets, Mélodie Daoust is off to the Olympics for the second time with Canada’s National Women’s Hockey team. Daoust was the youngest member of the squad that brought home gold for Canada at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The Canadian women’s hockey team has won gold four consecutive times. Hopes are high for a fifth win for Canada.

McGill website highlights advocacy efforts to #SupportTheReport


Released in April 2017, the Naylor Report outlines the urgent need for the refunding and revitalization of Canada’s research ecosystem. McGill has been raising awareness through various initiatives, highlighted in a recently launched website called Funding for Discovery Research.

Mentorship program key to Redmen success on and off the ice


The McGill Redmen mentorship program teams first-year players with veterans to help the freshmen adjust to full-time course loads and the rigorous scheduling demands of playing varsity hockey.

MNI forms promising Open Science partnership with Takeda


A unique industry-academia partnership will increase the rate at which promising drug compounds can be tested as potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure that affects 200,000 people worldwide.

Finding her voice: Anna-Sophie Neher wins Wirth Vocal Prize


On Dec. 2, Soprano Anna-Sophie Neher capped a very busy and successful fall by winning the 2017 Wirth Vocal Prize at Pollack Hall. On top of the Wirth win, Neher has recently won the Prix Étoiles Stingray from l’Opéra de Montréal, third prize at the Canadian Opera Centre Stage Competition and first prize in the voice category at the OSM Manulife Competition.

Jean Béliveau Awards highlight Martlet Foundation honourees


Four recipients of the prestigious Jean Béliveau Award were among 11 scholarships handed out recently to McGill student-athletes at the Martlet Foundation’s annual general meeting held recently at the Ritz-Carleton Hotel.

Caroline Palmer receives 2017 NSERC CREATE program funding


Caroline Palmer of McGill’s Department of Psychology has received a $1.65 million research grant, to be distributed over six years, from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) for her research and training program, “Complex Dynamics: Accelerating discoveries in brain and behavior.”

Moe Touizrar: Sound and meaning

Four Burning Questions

As he tells it, composer Moe Touizrar (Ph.D. 2019) aims to communicate real-world experiences and human emotions through his music. His latest work (composed as a result of winning the 2015-2016 Andrew Svoboda Prize in Orchestral Composition) uses a full orchestra to communicate the experience of watching a sunset and sunrise. We spoke to Touizrar in a recent email exchange to learn more about the piece before its premiere by the McGill Symphony Orchestra this Friday.