Three new recipients of the McGill Medal

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Established in 2009, the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement is awarded to retired members of McGill’s academic staff who are uniquely deserving in light of their exceptional contributions to their discipline, to the University and to society at large. Now, there are three new members to this exclusive club.

John Bergeron: “Only young people make discoveries”


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.”

John Bergeron wins Research Canada Leadership Award


McGill researcher Dr. John Bergeron was awarded the Research Canada Leadership Award on Nov. 17, at a gala hosted by Rx&D’s Health Research Foundation in partnership with Prix Galien Canada and Research Canada.