Physics World cites work by South Pole Telescope team
Scientists in McGill’s Astrophysics group have been honoured in Physics World magazine’s list of top 10 breakthroughs in physics for 2013.
Safer Spaces Workshop: Understanding Discrimination: frameworks and first steps for implementing equity in professional practice
Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will expose the participant to a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination. During this session, participants will examine ways that unconscious or unintended bias can work its way into everyday interactions; they will analyze culture and identity to understand how bias forms, and how it impacts relationships; and they will work through practical scenarios to develop language, responses, and strategies for addressing inequality and subtle bias in the office and classroom settings.
Increasingly, students are listening to their course lectures on their laptops, far from campus. The emergence of MOOCs (massive open online courses) looks to be a game-changer. What does this all mean for the future of university teaching? Read article in McGill News.
Drilling in Japan Trench by international scientific team finds unusually thin, slippery geological fault
The devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists had expected in that zone.
Congratulations to Prof. Niky Kamran (Department of Mathematics and Statistics) for receiving the 2014 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize, Canada's premier prize in mathematics. Professor Kamran's achievements lie in the areas of analysis and differential geometry. The prize citation highlights both his work on the topic of exterior differential systems and his contributions to the mathematical analysis of the Einstein equations of general relativity.
The 5th Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture entitled "Neuronal Plasticity and Genomic Diversity" will be given by Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics of The Salk Institute, USA. This annual lecture honours Dr. Albert Aguayo, founder and former Director of the Centre for the Research in Neuroscience at McGill University.
A reception will follow.
This year’s Dorothy J. Killam Lecturer is Dr. Nora D. Volkow who is the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health. Dr. Volkow’s work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. She will deliver the Dorothy J Killam lecture on Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre.
A reception will follow in the Foyer.
Read article on the McGill Reporter on how not even a five-week construction strike could stop the transformation of empty storage into high-tech hub.
Congratulations to the Faculty of Science's two most recent winners of the Principal’s Prizes for Excellence in Teaching! At Fall Convocation on November 25, 2013, Prof. Ariel Fenster, Department of Chemistry, received this prize in the Faculty Lecturer category, as did Prof. Kenneth J. Ragan, William C. Macdonald Chair in Physics, in the Full Professor Category.
Winners of the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Prof. Kenneth Ragan - Faculty of Science
Prof. Raphaël Fischler - Faculty of Engineering
Prof. Michael Rabbat - Faculty of Engineering
Dr. Ariel Fenster - Faculty of Science
Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning
Dr. Ann Wechsler - Faculty of Medicine