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The Quebec government has again conferred its highest honour on McGill University researchers. On Nov. 8, Professor Patrick Glenn, Dr. George Karpati and Professor Lawrence A. Mysak each received the Prix du Québec in recognition of their contribution to the province's social and scientific advancement.
Professor Glenn, a comparative law expert in the Faculty of Law, won the Léon Gérin Prize in Social Sciences. His recent research has focused on contemporary legal systems' interdependence, private international law and civil procedure.
An internationally recognized muscular dystrophy expert, Dr. Karpati was honoured with the Wilder Penfield Prize in Biomedical Sciences. He is director of the Neuromuscular Research Group at McGill's Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) and a leading specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders.
Professor Mysak won the Marie Victorin Prize in Natural Science and Engineering. He is director of the Earth System Modelling Group in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, which aims to better understand long-term climate change.
Yvan Guindon, a researcher in bio-organic chemistry at the University of Montreal's Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and an adjunct professor at McGill, was also honoured.
The Prix du Québec is presented annually to distinguished scientists for extraordinary contributions to their field.
Winners receive $30,000 and a silver medal created by a Quebec artist.