Faculty of Science news
Montreal Gazette: Robert Wares is giving back to his industry, his alma mater and, indirectly, to his academic mentor Williams-Jones, who is McGill's lone economic geology professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences.
Globe and Mail: Margaret Wente writes that this year's crop of Rhodes scholars shows this country is indeed a meritocracy. Focusing on two students including McGill PhD student Nithum Swain: "The Rhodes Scholarship isn't only about intellectual excellence. It's about leadership and public service. And what strikes you most about this generation of gifted twentysomethings is their desire to make th
McGill University is delighted to announce a new donation of $4.1 million in support of outstanding students and junior faculty members in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Faculty of Science. The generous gift builds on the success of Campaign McGill, which recently surpassed the $500-million mark on the way to its $750-million goal.
A new study recommends the Federal Government should help Inuit pay for the increasing costs of climate change. It says Arctic climate change is already costing Canada’s Inuit more money, noting the costs of adapting are falling on Inuit families least able to shoulder them.
An ancient pygmy sea cow isn't the kind of thing you find every day. More like every 45 million years. So when Karen Samonds, curator at McGill University's Redpath Museum and a paleontologist, discovered fossilized teeth and bits of skull embedded in sandstone and limestone rocks in the island nation off the east coast of
McGill's Ronald Melzack, a scientist who helps explain pain, has won the University of Louisville's Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Melzack said he was “absolutely astonished” to learn he had won the award, which comes with a $200,000 prize and will be given at U of L in April.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)has recognized 47 of its members for their contributions to computing and computer science that have contributed fundamental knowledge to the field and generated a broad range of innovations in industry, commerce, entertainment, and education.
By Neale McDevitt It may not have the highest profile among McGill laboratories, but the WOW Lab has to be the most fun. Where else do researchers spend their days flying kites, bouncing laser beams through cubes of Jello, and making running toy trains levitate using superconductors and magnets? Fun and games aside - although fun and [...]
Melzack takes Grawemeyer Award Ronald Melzack, Professor Emeritus of psychology at McGill University, has won the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for his research that broadened the understanding of how we experience pain. Melzacks studies have led to innovative treatments for people who feel chronic, incessant pain. Patients now are taught to manage [...]
McGill programs play crucial role in local schools By Jim Hynes In a university absolutely brimming with community engagement initiatives of one kind or another, one faculty stands out for the length and breadth of its programs reach. In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, nearly 17,000 people took part in McGill Science outreach programs. That number includes visitors [...]
Laurie Hendren, School of Computer Science professor and Faculty of Science Associate Dean (Academic), has been made a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery for her contributions to program analysis of procedural, object-oriented and aspect-oriented programming languages.
Just two years after launching the public phase of its ambitious Campaign McGill: History in the Making, the University has surpassed the $500-million point, with the Faculty of Science chalking up more than $50 million in gifts and pledges.