On March 14, McGill hosted "Bravo", its annual celebration of excellence in research and scholarship. The McGill community honoured 22 winners of major national and international prizes and awards during the previous year.
The Department of Art History and Communications Studies' Dr. Charmaine Nelson won the "Women of Distinction Award" by Montreal's Women's Y Foundation for her research on the representation of black people in Western art. Dr. Nelson has published several books on this subject, including Ebony Roots, Northern Soil: Perspectives on Blackness in Canada (2010), Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Art (2010), and The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America (2007).
You can watch Dr. Nelson and the other prizewinners speak about their research in this video.