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McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement for 2016

The presentation of the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement was given to Dr. Philip Branton at today's Spring Convocation. This award acknowledges retired members of McGill University's academic staff who are uniquely deserving in light of their exceptional contributions to their discipline, to the University and to society at large.  Phil is an internationally renowned scientist that has dedicated much of the last two decades of his career to the betterment of cancer research in Canada, all while promoting its accomplishment at the international stage.  Not only has he been a leader at McGill, he has undeniably put his stamp on the course of cancer research at the national level. Congratulations to Phil who is most deserving! [2016 June 6].



Vanier Scholarship Winner 

Congratulations to Shawn McGuirk, from Dr. Julie St-Pierre’s lab, on being one of the top 11 Ph.D. McGill recipients of the 2015 Vanier Scholarships at McGill. This scholarship is administered by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. This prestigious award aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies and leadership skills. This award is a major accomplishment and Shawn McGuirk is to be congratulated for his excellent work on Impact of PGC-1 on the development of therapeutic resistance in breast cancer (Granting Agency: CIHR). See Vanier Scholars 2015  [2015 Dec. 11]