Faculty of Science news
Need help with your science writing? Explaining your research to others can be challenging. To help you communicate your ideas to specialists and non-specialists alike, Prof. Linda Cooper offers two intensive graduate seminar courses, "Writing Science Articles 1" and "Writing Science Articles 2."
Need help with your science writing? If you're like most scientists, explaining your research to others can be challenging. To help you communicate your ideas to specialists and non-specialists alike, Prof. Linda Cooper offers two intensive graduate seminar courses, "Writing Science Articles 1" and "Writing Science Articles 2." The writing skills taught in these courses can be applied to the full manuscript, grant proposals and review articles.
Interested in improving your science writing skills? If you're an undergrad Science student and intend to take a Research Project course you may be interested in "Science Writing" (REDM 399).
Congratulations to Prof. Victoria Kaspi (Department of Physics), who has been selected to receive the 2007 Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics from the Royal Society of Canada.
Congratulations to Profs. Hong Guo (Department of Physics) and Isztar Zawadzki (Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences), who have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.
Congratulations to the Department of Physics, whose "Homer's Physics" seminar series won National First Prize in the Canadian Association of University Business Officers' annual Quality and Productivity Awards.
NSERC summer undergraduate research students and other students conducting summer research with a Faculty of Science professor are invited to a "Workshop on Writing in Science" with Prof. Linda Cooper.
Congratulations to Amanda M. Feige, Lili Gao, Crystal P. Mann, David Matthews and Finn Upham! They were named to the Scarlet Key Society in 2007 in recognition of how McGill and its students have benefited extraordinarily from their involvement.
Congratulations to Crystal Mann, a 2007 Scarlet Key awardee. Since 1925, the Scarlet Key has been awarded to over 1,500 individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership at McGill University. A Scarlet Key recipient is an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty, is committed to the McGill community, and inspires passion and creativity. Crystal is a doctoral candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences, investigating the "Contribution of mafic magma to the ongoing eruption at the Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat, West Indies" under the supervision of Dr. John Stix, and for several years she has played a major role in the student-organized Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium.
Professor Robert L. Carroll (Redpath Museum Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology) comments on a 125-million-year-old Chinese fossil lizard with rib-supported wings that allowed it to glide through the air, and its unlikely relation to modern gliding lizards. Read the article in the March 19, 2007, issue of New Scientist.
The Montreal Gazette reports that the research team led by Dr. David Burns has designed a non-invasive procedure for women using in vitro fertilization that will reduce the likelihood of multiple births. Dr. Burns is professor of chemistry and associate dean research in the Faculty of Science.
He worked with Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison and Santana before swapping rock for research. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin recently spoke to the Sunday Telegraph (UK) about the meaning of music. (Article: Rockin' Boffin Science. He worked with Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison and Santana before swapping rock for research. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin talks to Susan Dominus about the meaning of music. Sunday Telegraph, 18 March 2007.) Users connected to the McGill network may consult an electronic version of the article through Factiva on the McGill Library website.
Interest in Canada's north has never been stronger, but McGill scholars have long been active in the Arctic. Discover the nordic research interests (and personal connections!) of professors Wayne Pollard (Geography), James Savelle (Anthropology), Lyle Whyte (Natural Resource Sciences), George Wenzel (Geography) and Bruno Tremblay (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) in the current issue of the McGill Reporter.