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:
Professor Nancy Adler honoured by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP)
Professor Nancy Adler has been selected by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP) as an honoree at the Legends of Diversity Dinner. The dinner will take place during the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals 2nd Annual Conference, August 6-9, 2013 in Montreal. The theme of the conference is “International Insights and Innovation.” Professor Adler will be honoured for her work’s impact on the diversity and inclusion movement across the globe.
The Resident Awards Night took place at the Thomson House on November 21st. I would like to thank the MPRA and the Department of Psychiatry for making this a special evening where we were able to honor Faculty and Resident achievements. Congratulations to the 2012 award recipients! Best regards, Karl Looper, MD, FRCPCProgram Director, Post-Graduate Education
Professor Liette Lapointe's article was selected by the Editorial Board of the 2012 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics as one of the best articles from the literature in medical informatics published in the past year. The article is entitled: "The IT productivity paradox in health: a stakeholder's perspective." Int J Med Inform 2011 Feb;80(2):102-15.