Faculty of Engineering news
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.
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.
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.
Fifteen young PhD students received $2.7 million worth of scholarships from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation on May 20, 2009. Amongst the recipients is David Theodore, until recently a research associate and third-year studio design teacher at the School, and currently a Ph.D. student at Harvard undertaking a double doctorate in Architecture and Urban Planning.
Eleven exceptional individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees from McGill University during this year’s spring convocation ceremonies.
Six students from the School of Architecture (Justin Boulanger, Ann Rodgers, Jessica Dan, Hamza Alhbian, David Dworkind and Andrew Hruby) have won three of the top five awards for creating new home designs in devastated areas of New Orleans. The original concepts were judged on originality, innovation and sustainability, among other criteria, in the Billes Architecture Student Design Competition.