Faculty of Science news
The new agriculture starts by taking the “junk” out of “junk DNA” By Mark Shainblum To say that Dr . Thomas Bureau has “a lab” would give you the wrong impression. Yes, there’s a classic, rather small lab in the Stewart Biology Building, full of test tubes and hi-tech microscopes and brightly coloured chemicals. There’s even an [...]
Of physics and photons On May 5, Mark Sutton, Rutherford Professor of Physics, was one of the recipients of the 2009 Arthur H. Compton Award along with Simon Mochrie (Yale University) and Gerhard Grübel (HASYLAB). The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory feted the trio “for their pioneering efforts in x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy [...]
Faculty of Science wins Gold! An entry by Michael Woloschuk, Communications Officer for the Faculty of Science, has won the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education Gold Prix d’Excellence in the ‘Best Fundraising Case Statement and Campaign Materials’ category. [more...]
Don Francis, professor and Dawson Chair in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been awarded the Peacock's Medal for outstanding contributions to the mineral sciences in Canada. [more...]
Top doctoral students awarded 11 Vanier Scholarships Up-and-coming scholars receive $50,000 a year for three years in support of their world-class research.
Congratulations to Prof. Mark Sutton who will be awarded the 2009 Arthur H. Compton Award! The award is given by the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory. It will be presented to Prof. Sutton on May 5th in recognition of an important scientific or technical accomplishment at the APS. [more...]
Eleven exceptional individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees from McGill University during this year’s spring convocation ceremonies.
By McGill Reporter Staff Staff at McGill’s Gault Nature Reserve, on Mont St-Hilaire, are assessing how much of the Reserve’s fragile ecosystems were affected by a fire that broke out on April 17th. The fire spread to over 25 hectares of the Reserve’s extreme preservation sector, on the eastern flank of the mountain, a section that is [...
Another voice, another bridge? The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is currently considering an application to distribute Al Jazeera English (AJE), the Qatar-based, 24-hour international news network, in Canada. On April 28, Media@McGill will host a panel discussion focusing on what the presence of AJE would mean for the diversity and quality of the news [...
A new study shows that allowing cleared forest to grow back can help cut down carbon dioxide emissions. "There's quite a lot of potential for the future," said Jeanine Rhemtulla, a postdoctoral fellow at McGill and lead author of a study published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced it has awarded $1,147,175 to McGill University to support seven research projects in areas as diverse as hybrid nanostructures, photonic systems, chronic pain and cancer, among others.