Good decisions cannot be made without good information. In the West Island of Montreal, a lot of decisions are being made about development — but until now, they've been made without a lot of information. Geography professor Thom Meredith has assembled a team that has created an environmental atlas of the area, that covers everything from land use to bird habitats.
Linghua Kong's thesis project is on new product development, something the mechanical engineering doctoral student already knows much about. Kong has already won awards for a cost effective electric wheelchair that will increase mobility for people who rely on these machines.
The Grow Home and its successor the Next Home, both conceived by McGill Architecture Professor Avi Friedman, are affordable housing solutions that are gaining in popularity around the world.
Chemistry professor Scott Bohle has helped solve a medical mystery – how exactly anti-malaria drugs work. The breakthrough could help develop better treatments for a disease that infects 300-million people a year.
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.