NSERC

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship to Prof. Tomislav Friščić, to support his work in an innovative branch of chemistry that aims to develop environmentally friendly alternatives to solvent-based chemical processes.  

NSERC awards up to six of these two-year, $250,000 fellowships annually to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising scientists and engineers.

Classified as: Green Chemistry, Friščić, NSERC, chemistry, mechanochemistry, solvent, Steacie, réaction
Published on: 7 Feb 2017

McGill Newsroom

CREATE project to prepare graduates for high-skills work in surgical-devices industry

A team led by McGill University professor Jake Barralet will receive $1.65 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to provide nearly 90 students with cross-disciplinary training to prepare them for high-skill jobs in the surgical devices industry.

Classified as: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, NSERC, Collaborative Research and Training Experience, science and technology, surgical-devices industry, Jake Barralet, Greg Fergus, Science and Economic Development, Rosie Goldstein
Published on: 14 Apr 2016

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

McGill is proud to announce that five researchers have been awarded over $2.4 million in NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for 2016.

Classified as: award, NSERC, Strategic Partnership Grants
Published on: 1 Mar 2016

Yasser Gidi from the Cosa group received in February 16th the NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. He has developed a novel single-molecule platform that makes it possible to observe and study proteins that allow life-threatening viruses such as hepatitis C and HIV to reproduce, often mutating into forms that are resistant to known drug therapies. Gidi is effectively creating "movies" of individual biological machines in action, with the goal of understanding how the viruses reproduce and how they respond to drugs.

Classified as: award, NSERC, Student
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Published on: 16 Feb 2016

Victoria Kaspi, a professor and Canada research chair at McGill University, is this year's winner of the $1 million Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The award has been awarded annually since 1991 to recognize "sustained excellence and overall influence" of research conducted in Canada.

Classified as: NSERC, astrophysics, McGill Space Institute, Victoria Kaspi, Herzberg
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Published on: 16 Feb 2016

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino on receiving an NSERC Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, in partnership with Montreal-based industry partner and market leader Applied Acoustics Systems. Doctoral student David Romblom (Music Technology and Multimodal Interaction Lab) will take a leading role in this project on the development of virtual acoustics models to enhance user experience with software musical instruments.

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Classified as: Research, NSERC, grants
Published on: 13 Jan 2016

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Karyn Moffatt on receiving an NSERC Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada to further research to support technological innovation in persuasive technology and game-based physical therapy. Dr. Rita Orji, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Accessible Computing Technology Lab, will take a leading role in the project.

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Classified as: Research, NSERC, grants
Published on: 11 Jan 2016

Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders – new video inventory developed at McGill may help

Classified as: NSERC, lying, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), society and culture, health and lifestyle, sarcasm, honesty, dishonesty, social interaction, Relational Inference and Social Communicatio, RISC
Published on: 26 Nov 2015

Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are about to occur and then act to prevent them.

Classified as: mathematics, CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, health, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, physiology, NSERC, cardiac devices, defibrillators, long qt syndrome, alvin shrier, leon glass, thomas quail, arrhythmias, alternans, dynamical transitions, heart and stroke foundation of canada
Published on: 28 Sep 2015

Classified as: Green Chemistry, NSERC, chemistry, chao jun li
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Published on: 13 Jul 2015

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge as a strong candidate.

Classified as: Nanotechnology, Research, science, nanoelectronics, NSERC, transistor, Guillaume Gervais, McGill News, black phosphorus, semiconductor, electronics, Szkopek, CIFAR, FRQ
Published on: 7 Jul 2015

Everyone likes to look at young babies. But who wants to listen? Well…it turns out that other babies do.

Classified as: news, Research, NSERC, Baby, babble, Language development, Linda Polka, School of Communication Disorders
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Published on: 12 May 2015

Prof Xinyu Liu is one of 10 McGill researchers to receive a 2015 NSERC Strategic Project Grant. His proposal, entitled "Paper-based microfluidic devices intergrating inGaN/GaN semiconductor microtubes for ultrasensitive detection of disease markers," has been awarded $394,300 to investigate portable, ultrasensitive biosensors that can quickly detect disease markers.

Classified as: Research, funding, NSERC, Biosensor, Liu
Published on: 16 Feb 2015

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