VP (Research and International Relations) news
The world-renowned Fulbright program is an educational movement based on the principle of scholarly exchange between the United States and various countries from around the world. This year, a McGill student has been awarded a Fulbright to do research in the U.S., while the University will play host to four distinguished American scholars in the 2011-2012 academic year.
Thanks to a 4 year - $4 million grant from NSERC, the first Discovery Frontiers grant ever awarded, scientists from ten Canadian universities will now be able to collaborate with one another and with organizations from around the world to create a reference for the arctic land system. Geography professor Nigel Roulet will pursue his research into dissolved organic carbon in the Arctic waters.
Check out the video made by some of McGill's top scientists, students, lab techs and dedicated volunteers at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre, who turned on the music - and danced for a great cause! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg1yw8D3glE Every hit raises money to advance cancer research at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.
CFI has announced the winners of the most recent awards given out under the Leaders of Opportunity Fund. Among those who have received an award are biology professors Sarah Woolley and Jon Sakata. They are hoping to gain some insight into the neural basis of human communication disorders by studying how songbirds, such as zebra and Bengalese finches, learn how to sing.