On September 20th McGill University was the successful organizer and host of the annual Medical Student Symposium. During this event, a "Prix de la relève en Médecine de famille" was awarded. Created in 2013, the prize is awarded to a resident or a student that revealed his leadership skills. The 2014 winner is Dr Marc André Lavallée. More info here* *article in french only
Congratulations to our physicians recipients of the 2014 College of Family physicians Honours and Awards!
Congratulations to our family physicians: - Dr Mark Yaffe: CFPC/CGS Award of disctinction in health care of the elderly and CFPC Lifetime Achievement awards in Family Medicine
School of Information Studies PhD student Afroza Sultana awarded grant for research on accessible technology for older adults
Congratulations to Afroza Sultana, McGill School of Information Studies PhD student, on her nomination as a Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND NCE) Postgraduate Scholar. As a GRAND scholar, Afroza will receive a stipend of $10,000 annually for three years to investigate the design of accessible touch-screen devices for older adults to support prolonged independent living.
Mr. Binh Le received the Outstanding Student MBE Award for his presentation at 18th International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Congratulations are in order for Mr. Binh Le for receiving the Outstanding Student MBE Award for his presentation entitled "Mg-doped InN nanowires: p-Type conduction and ambipolar behaviors". This presentation was made at the at 18th International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy which was held in Flagstaff, AZ on September 7th-12th, 2014. Mr. Le is a student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill, working under the supervision of Prof. Zetian Mi.
School of Information Studies PhD graduate Rhiannon Gainor awarded international fellowship for thesis on Competitive Intelligence
Recent McGill School of Information Studies graduate Rhiannon Gainor (PhD ’14) has been awarded a 2014 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. This prestigious honour is awarded annually to up to six recipients in an international competition by Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. This marks the second time a PhD student from the School has won the award.
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School of Information Studies Master's student Rebecca Nieto, who specializes in Archival Studies, receives international award
Rebecca Nieto, a student in the McGill School of Information Studies Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, is a 2014 recipient of the Mosaic Scholarship given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The Mosaic Scholarship provides funding to students who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
ECE grads Yining (Fiona) Yuan and Christopher Tegho win the 2014 Scotiabank Ecoliving Student Leadership Award
As the cherry on top of graduating from their B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering just weeks ago, Fioana and Christopher were honoured with a $10,000 prize as part of the 2014 Scotiabank Ecoliving competition for their work on developing an artificial intelligence-based software tool to disagregate one's electric energy consumption. This tool should enable people to become better aware of their electricity consumption and to help them adopt more sustainable energy uses and habits.
The Department of Integrated Studies in Education would like to congratulate the 2014 winners of the Department Independent Awards (the “Indies”) Amy Cole, Dominic Manuel, Lerona Lewis, Sarah Mostafa-Kamel , Rosalind Hampton, Desirée Rochat, and Manuel Salamanca Cardona. For full details, please see "The Indies."
Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant receives the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching
Dr. Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence Graduate Teaching and Supervision. The Award and a citation will be presented at Spring Convocation. The recipient receives a plaque, and his/her name is inscribed on a permanent plaque in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office.
Mr. Jamie DeMore 2014 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Congratulations to Mr. Jamie DeMore on being selected as this year’s recipientof the Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This award acknowledges outstanding contributions by members of the administrative and support staff of the University for service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
The ISS Undergraduate Training Program Research Projects Project Proposals Due: Jan 6, 2014 The ISS Team would like to invite professors from any department or faculty at the universities of McGill, INRS, Ecole Polytechnique and Sherbrooke to submit a proposal for an undergraduate student research project for our professional and tec
Desautels MBA students win 2013 Hult Prize - Boston Regional Finals with plan to solve urban hunger with diet of crickets
A team of five MBA students from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management won the Boston Regional Finals of the 2013 Hult Prize in March for their plan to develop a manufacturing plant to grow edible crickets and decrease urban hunger. The MBA students competed against 42 other schools, including Harvard, MIT, and Yale. The Hult prize is a great start -up accelerator program dedicated to supporting social entrepreneurs. Each year, students work together to develop innovative social enterprises that aim to eliminate a social isssue selected by the committee.
Desautels BCom students took three top 3 podiums at the 25th edition of the Jeux du Commerce, hosted by HEC Montreal from January 4 to 6, 2013. Over 1,200 students from 13 Eastern-Canadian universities attended this inter-university competition. In addition to competitions that applied academic knowledge to real-life situations, there were opportunities to network with students from different universities, and connect with members of the business community. Sports and social competitions were also part of the event. First Place: