Faculty of Science news
Yellowknifer Julia Christensen is garnering national recognition for her study of homelessness and housing in the North. Christensen recently received one of 15 prestigious Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships. Funded through the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, the scholarship consists of up to $200,000 in grants over three to four years.
A McGill epidemiologist has been named to one of 14 new Chairs in Public Health funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and several partner agencies.
A six-storey-high telescope at the South Pole could help unravel how the Universe evolved through its mid-life period. Matt Dobbs, a young cosmologist who has gone to the ends of the Earth to understand the mid-life evolution of the universe, is part of a seven university group that built, and is now operating, the largest-ever telescope at the South Pole.
Virginie Millien, professor and curator of paleontology and zoology at the Redpath Museum, comments in The Gazette on why Montreal squirrels are grey while Toronto and Ottawa squirrels are black.
Children who were breastfed exclusively for the first three months of life or longer scored nearly six points higher on IQ tests at the age of 6 than children who weren't breastfed exclusively, McGill researchers have found.
Neighbours, friends, and former employees at the Gault reserve's Centre de la Nature celebrated the 50th anniversary of this unique and irreplaceable site.