Composting on campus: a big project in the works. After finishing the last bite of an apple, it’s almost second nature to toss it into the trash can before heading off to class. But what happens then? Published on Feb 7, 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Jenny Shen and Marlee Vinegar Few people know the fate of their food waste. But for many McGill students, the matter wasn’t just a concern—it was the beginnings of a significant undertaking.
McGill School Or Architecture teams up with volunteers to foster growth of Montreal's bee population. Published on Feb 18, 2014 | McGill TribuneWritten by Ilana Khin
Educational Community Living Environment looks forward to new house Published on Feb 17, 2014 | The DailyWritten by Sarina Gupta
McGill School Or Architecture teams up with volunteers to foster growth of Montreal's bee population. Published on Feb 7, 2014 | InhabitatWritten by Lori Zimmer
Dr. Kimiz Dalkir of the School of Information Studies co-leading development of Quartier de L'Innovation de Montreal's "Montreal Creativity Hub"
Dr. Kimiz Dalkir of the McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) has been selected as a leader in the development of the Quartier de l’Innovation’s “Montreal Creativity Hub.”
ISID is pleased to release the February 2014 issue of its newsletter Latitude, produced under the direction of Associate Director Sonia Laszlo. Please feel free to distribute widely! In this issue of Latitude:
MS Society of Canada and MS Scientific Research Foundation announce $3.6 million grant to understanding B cells for future MS therapies The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation announced a $3.6 million grant to investigate the role of the B cell, a type of white blood cell of the immune system, in contributing to the development and propagation of multiple sclerosis.
Violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain is the strings category winner of the 2014 McGillConcerto Competition. On Sunday, Victor performed his winning rendition of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64 and will perform with the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2014-2015 season. The award comes with the recently established Mary Feher Prize, a substantial cash award given for the first time this competition. Currently an Artist Diploma student at Schulich, Victor is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Montréal and of Yale University.
Prof. Isztar Zawadzki, Luis Federico Leloir Award for International Cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation
Congratulations to Dr. Isztar Zawadzki, FRSC, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences for receiving a 2013 Luis Federico Leloir Award from the Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Productive Innovation. This award recognizes non-Argentinian scientists who have contributed significantly to scientific, technological, and innovation cooperation with Argentina.
February 17, 2014 Subject: Leyton Addiction Research Prize Dear Colleagues, Please find attached the application form for the 2014 Leyton Addiction Research Prize.
The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology would like to congratulate Drs. Jeffrey Derevensky, Professor, and Ada Sinacore, Associate Professor, on being elected Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Fellows.
24 heures de science is an activity-filled day of science and technology for people of all ages. The 9th edition will take place on May 9 and 10, 2014. This year's theme: Entre art et science mon cœur balance! The day kicks-off at noon on Friday, and comes to a close 24 hours later. A dynamic program includes lab visits, science competitions, films, etc. Activities will explore a number of themes, including mathematics, health, astronomy, life sciences, engineering and the environment.
Milton Friedman, in his book Money Mischief, reported the well-known story of the monetary system of a small island in Micronesia. At the end of the 19th century, the inhabitants used stone wheels as a medium of exchange and as a store of wealth. The colonial government imposed "fees" on disobedient district chiefs by painting black crosses on these stone wheels, thus "confiscating" them. This induced the locals to change their ways and work harder, paving roads they were previously reluctant to pave, in order to have these marks erased and get their wealth back.
Usman W. Chohan is a consultant with the World Bank Institute in the field of Social Accountability, and is pursuing an MBA at Desautels with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He was invited to the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council site at Fatehjang to analyze their sustainability initiatives, including their highly promising Solar-powered Irrigation Systems.