Faculty of Science news
Prof. Brenda Milner has won the International Balzan Prize for 2009. The prize is one million Swiss francs, or about $1 million Cdn, for her groundbreaking research into cognitive neuroscience and how we remember. CBC, The Gazette
Emails sent from web pop-up forms on Sept 1 and 2 were undelivered. From approximately 11:30 am Sept. 1 to 4:30 pm Sept 2, emails sent using the spam-protected email form from many McGill web pages were not delivered, due to a technical problem. See the full message for details.
Evolutionary biologist Andrew Hendry of McGill University. Hendry and Queens University biologist Ann McKellar combed through the scientific literature on body size and length in more than 200 species, from insects to fish to birds and, of course, humans. The results were published Tuesday in Public Library of Science ONE and picked up by Wired News.
Scientists are working to bring dinosaurs back to life and they think they’re getting close. Paleontologist and scientific advisor to Jurassic Park Jack Horner has the vision, and McGill University paleontologist Hans Larsson is working to make it happen.
Livelihoods and trade across the Vietnam-China border By Sarah Turner “Wow, China’s big eh!?” Chi exclaims. I’m humbled as a geography professor to witness the excitement on this young Hmong woman’s face when she sees for the very first time on a map where Vietnam is and how big China – 35km from where we’re standing – [...]
By Sophine Johnsson Okay, you can come. You can bring one friend. I can’t tell you when, or where it will happen. I will be unreachable for the next month because there is no cell phone reception in the mountains. But maybe I will see you there, when it happens.” It was the most vague invitation I [...]
New publication about the more than fifty kinds of trees that grace McGill's downtown campus. Authored by Bronwyn Chester, the publication features two self-guided walking tours in booklet form. 7$, available at the Redpath Museum or the McGill Bookstore.
By Hans Larsson Huge tractors and seeders are parked along the gravel range roads in southern Saskatchewan. Its the middle of May, the snow is gone except for a few patches left in the valleys, and farmers are getting their crops into the ground for this seasons harvest. Im doing kind of the same thing. Ive [...]
Ronald Melzack O.C. – First recipient of the Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award by the Canadian Pain Society
Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Melzack, Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology, who has been awarded the first Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award by the Canadian Pain Society (CPS). The award was presented in Quebec City, Quebec on Friday, May 29th, during the Annual Dinner associated with the CPS Annual Conference.
The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University and University of California, Los Angeles has captured an image for the first time of a mechanism, specifically protein translation, which...
Please note that there will be 2 maintenance periods, during which electricity will be shut down in Burnside Hall: Thursday, June 18, 7 am - 8 am Friday, June 19, from 3 am - 8 am There will be no power in the building, except for emergency lights and emergency elevators. IT systems will be running on backup power; however there is a risk that essential IT services may be interrupted.