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McGill professor Samarthji Lal is the recipient of the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Distinguished Scientist Award for his research on schizophrenia.
McGill researchers present their findings on brain patterns seen in deaf people using sign language and in hearing people. This important research, which aims at mapping the specific regions of the brain involved in language processing, will be presented at an upcoming neurosciences conference in the United States.
McGill University psychology professor Rhonda Amsel is the recipient of the 1997 Canadian Professor of the Year award. This prize is awarded yearly by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.
The Jack Cole Chair in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology is bestowed on Dr V. Michael Whitehead, director of hematology and coordinator of oncology at the Montreal Children's Hospital.
Members of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will pronounce themselves on issues related to agriculture and food supply in a one-day symposium, "Perspectives on the world food supply."
McGill University will confer honorary degrees on eight eminent leaders in their fields at its Spring convocations in several ceremonies from May 27-June 10, 1997.