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McGill's Electric Snowmobile Wins during the Clean Snowmobile Challenge

McGill University of Montreal, Canada won the Zero Emissions, or electric, category of the challenge last weekend at Michigan Technological University's Keweenaw Research Center. Published on March 13, 2014 | SF Gateby Dan Roblee

Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Alumnus Lorne Trottier donates $15M to McGill for science, engineering

High-tech entrepreneur’s gift will create two institutes and funds a symposium...     MONTREAL — Philanthropist Lorne Trottier wants people to have a greater appreciation of science and engineering so he is donating $15 million to McGill University to help strengthen research and support outreach and public policy in those areas. The high-tech entrepreneur and alumnus will also help fund a public symposium on sustainable engineering in society in collaboration with the Université de Montréal’s École Polytechnique.

Published on : 07 Nov 2012

Prestigious new Schulich Leader Scholarships bring top students to McGill University

Two students who are heading to McGill University this autumn are among the 40 inaugural recipients of the Schulich Leader Scholarships program, which sets out to foster future Canadian leaders who are entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at 20 selected universities. When 16-year-old Julie Wong from Vancouver learned she had won a Schulich Leader Scholarship, her

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Published on : 03 Jul 2012

$29 million from NSERC to support McGill researchers

Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

From campus to consumer: rewarding ideas with winning potential

A $2-million endowed gift from graduate William Seath, BEng’52, will now allow McGill’s Faculty of Engineering to place greater emphasis on the “development” aspect of research and development, and take far-reaching initiatives to foster deeper knowledge, encourage entrepreneurial start-ups, increase industry partnerships, and advance the Quebec and Canadian economies.

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Published on : 23 Mar 2012

Hold the salt: coastal drinking water more vulnerable to water use than climate change

Human activity is likely a greater threat to coastal groundwater used for drinking water supplies than rising sea levels from climate change, according to a study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University in Montreal.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2012

New sensor glove may help stroke patients recover mobility

McGill Mechanical Engineering undergrads develop tool that helps stroke patients learn as they play and cuts down on hospital visits too!

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Published on : 08 Apr 2011

New sensor glove may help stroke patients recover mobility

People who have strokes are often left with moderate to severe physical impairments. Now, thanks to a glove developed at McGill, stroke patients may be able to recover hand motion by playing video games.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2011

Dr. Wagdi Habashi wins prestigious award from Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Dr. Wagdi (Fred) Habashi has just been named the recipient of the 2011 McCurdy Award given out by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI). The award is given to recognize outstanding achievement in the science and creative aspects of engineering relating to aeronautics and space research.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

Creative sustainability project earns McGill students top prize in national competition

Greenhouse envisioned by Chemical Engineering students picked out of 132 projects

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Published on : 16 Mar 2011

Making city streets safer for cycling

McGill Civil Engineering Professor Luis Miranda-Moreno is trying to make Montreal safer for cyclists than it is now.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2011

McGill asked to reinvent the wheel

Engineering professors and students working on new lunar rover

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Published on : 30 Nov 2010

Of Health Care and Earthquakes

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is funding nine new Strategic Research Networks that support the research priority areas identified in the Government of Canada’s Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy. Two of these initiatives are based at McGill: the Healthcare Support through Information Technology Enhancements (hSITE) and the Canadian Seismic Research Network.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2010