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Prof. Bruce Reed to be inducted as RSC Fellow

The Faculty of Science is proud to announce that Bruce Reed, a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist in the School of Computer Science, has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada, in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements. Professor Reed has made deep contributions in the areas of discrete mathematics and probabilistic combinatorics.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2009

Three McGill researchers to be inducted as RSC Fellows

McGill University is proud to announce that three of its researchers have been elected as Fellows to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), in recognition of their outstanding scientific achievements.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2009

Science events at McGill Open House: November 8, 2009

The Faculty of Science will offer many exciting events during McGill Open House.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2009

The ant man of McGill

By Mark Shainblum We make war, enslave our enemies and police the sexual behavior of others. Are we humans? No, explains McGill evolutionary biologist Ehab Abouheif, were ants. Abouheif didnt start his career in evolutionary biology with a burning desire to study ants. In fact, as a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University in Long Island, his [...]

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Published on : 23 Sep 2009

Gonzalo Cosa – co-winner of the 2009 European Society for Photobiology's Young Investigator Award

Kudos to Gonzalo Cosa, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, who has been named a co-winner of the European Society for Photobiology's (ESPs) Young Investigator Award.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2009

Impact Campus: Geo-engineering is a risky plan B

The planetary meteorological system is still too unknown for us to contemplate modifying its parameters, according to Jacques Derome, professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He warns that premature application of geo-engineering is dangerous and could lead to unforeseen impacts. - Impact Campus

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Published on : 22 Sep 2009

McGill awarded over $100 million from Knowledge Infrastructure Program

Federal-provincial initiative enables four infrastructure enhancement programs

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Published on : 14 Sep 2009

Brenda Milner wins International Balzan Prize

About $1 million for her seminal work in cognitive neurosciences

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Published on : 08 Sep 2009

CBC: McGill neuroscientist wins $1M research prize

Prof. Brenda Milner has won the International Balzan Prize for 2009. The prize is one million Swiss francs, or about $1 million Cdn, for her groundbreaking research into cognitive neuroscience and how we remember. CBC, The Gazette

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Published on : 08 Sep 2009

Problems with emails sent from web pages

Emails sent from web pop-up forms on Sept 1 and 2 were undelivered. From approximately 11:30 am Sept. 1 to 4:30 pm Sept 2, emails sent using the spam-protected email form from many McGill web pages were not delivered, due to a technical problem. See the full message for details.

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Published on : 03 Sep 2009

Wired: Human size consistency baffles scientists

Evolutionary biologist Andrew Hendry of McGill University. Hendry and Queens University biologist Ann McKellar combed through the scientific literature on body size and length in more than 200 species, from insects to fish to birds and, of course, humans. The results were published Tuesday in Public Library of Science ONE and picked up by Wired News.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2009

Le Devoir: Pollution: in my neighbourhood and in yours

A McGill study shows that air quality on the Island of Montreal is better in Montréal-Nord than in Westmount or on the Plateau Mont-Royal.

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Published on : 20 Aug 2009

Maclean's: The quest to build a dinosaur

Scientists are working to bring dinosaurs back to life and they think they’re getting close. Paleontologist and scientific advisor to Jurassic Park Jack Horner has the vision, and McGill University paleontologist Hans Larsson is working to make it happen.

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Published on : 20 Aug 2009

PLoS Genetics: Walking on water?

McGill and University of Toronto scientists discover the gene that makes water striders glide across the water.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2009