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.
Prominent McGill alumnus Steve Arless, returned to his alma mater this fall as Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Medicine as part of the new, cutting-edge, Surgical Innovation Program.
Dr. Andrew Neil Beckett, a Canadian Armed Forces Major and combat surgeon brings his experience and expertise to the MUHC’s Trauma Centre.
Recently, McGill’s John Bergeron, one of Canada’s preeminent cell biologists, was invited to be a judge at the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Bergeron jump at the chance because it closed a circle over 50 years in the making. “The CWSF started my career at McGill,” says Bergeron. “In 1961, I won the Science Fair at the University of Montreal and that paid for my first year of McGill.”
McGill Medal winner, Donald Taylor looks back at a long and distinguished career championing some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.
Philip Branton knows a lot about cancer. Branton, the Gilman Cheney Professor at the Department of Oncology and Biochemistry is an internationally renowned virologist with over 40 years of cancer research experience. But, if Branton has learned anything over the course of his long, distinguished career it is that “there is still so much we just don’t understand about cancer.”
A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. Robert Platt, Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and the inaugural Albert Boehringer (1st) Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology, has long been fascinated with numbers.
One of McGill’s strategic goals is to continue to grow its research funding from outside agencies, and David Nguyen is part of the team working tirelessly to realize this goal. As a Senior Grants and Agreements Officer, Nguyen works on matching McGill researchers with large-scale grants and partnerships, usually involving multiple stakeholders on all sides.
Vêtu de son traditionnel gilet bleu, Jean-Pierre Fournier arrive chaque mardi à l’unité de soins palliatifs de l’Hôpital Royal Victoria du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (RVH-CUSM). Depuis les 13 dernières années, l’homme de 65 ans est fidèle au service de bénévolat de l’hôpital.
Recently, the Reporter spoke to some of our top student-athletes, who excel both in the classroom and on the field of play, to find out what makes them tick.