Four McGill researchers have been added to the ranks of the Ordre national du Québec, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of Quebec society.
A new record, "The Colour's Coming Back," is being launched at Montreal's Mansfield Athletic Club on June 9. The CD, a Canadian first, features original songs written by McGill University alumni to inspire people affected by cancer.
Escape the heat of the city with writer Bronwyn Chester. The Montreal journalist will lead "A Leafy Legacy," a tour of the grand old trees of McGill. Shade-seekers will learn the history of the verdant landscape that makes the campus an oasis of green amid the bustle of downtown.
SSHRC is distributing $81.6 million among 77 Canadian universities and colleges for 981 projects. McGill will receive $5.4 million in new SSHRC funding to support 56 research projects, ranging from the study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Imperial China.
Bradley Vines has become the first recipient from a Canadian university, specifically McGill, to receive research funding from the GRAMMY Foundation Grants Program. The $40,000 (U.S.) award will allow Vines, who recently completed his doctoral degree in psychology at McGill University, to explore how people respond to visual aspects of a musical performance.
A former ballerina, several leading businessmen and a biologist are receiving honorary degrees from McGill University this spring. They are among 14 society leaders whose contributions are being recognized by McGill, from May 27 to June 3, during the University's spring convocation. About 5,960 students will also be graduating from McGill's 21 faculties and professional schools.
Poultry consumption is on the rise and Canadians can dine with easy hearts — they enjoy some of the safest and highest quality products available. To help ensure that this level of excellence is maintained, McGill University and Université de Montréal have embarked on an interuniversity research project. The two institutions today inaugurated the Centre for Poultry Research, a two-site complex dedicated to producing healthy and superior poultry.
Heather Munroe-Blum elected vice-president of CREPUQ.
The largest study ever conducted on the environment, the result of four years of collaboration between 1,360 natural and social scientists from 95 countries, was presented at McGill University and warns that harm to our ecosystems over the last 50 years will put the well-being of future generations at risk if current patterns of biodiversity loss continue.
McGill University hosts African, Asian and South American partners at conference from May 18-25 to promote urban agriculture.