Two members of the McGill community were among the winners of the prestigious Prix du Québec, presented at the National Assembly on November 18: Frederick Andermann (Prix Wilder-Penfield for biomedical research) and Lorne Trottier (Prix Lionel-Boulet for leadership in scientific advancement).
Two McGill students have won 2003 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards for their research in aerospace science and engineering. Katrina Brandstadt, a materials engineering graduate student, and Nancy Martineau, a doctoral student in geomorphology, are two of three Canadian winners.
Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow, and acorns don't get much smaller than the materials that will built at the Tools for Nanoscience Facility, opened November 10 in the Rutherford and Wong buildings.
Joelle Schmitz is a Fulbright Scholar who recently arrived at McGill to study interprovincial and international trade. She's the 26th Fulbright scholar to study here.
Scientists from McGill University and the University of California have discovered a way to reverse breast cancer in lab mice, paving the way for drugs that could eradicate the disease.
Internationally renowned McGill philosopher Charles Taylor was awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Gold Medal for Achievement in Research, the Council's highest honour, in Ottawa on Thursday night. For more information, please see the SSHRC website.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library has new databases, including the Alternative Press Index, a subject index to over 250 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
Graduate students in the Social Sciences and Humanities received new money from the federal government. Masters students will be funded from this level for the first time.
Nahum Sonenberg's work in translation control mechanisms -- the means by which our genes make proteins -- has taken him in interesting and unexpected directions, from cancer, to obesity to virology.