By Bonnie Folkins
FREE, Everyone welcome. In Auditorium.
By Denis Brault, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas.
Earth Day Workshop: Creepy crawlies around us
April 13, 11h30 (in english) and/et 13 avril à 13h (en francais)
Zoom into the fascinating world of insects! With the help of a GUEPE naturalist, discover this often misunderstood universe. Expore the difference between vertebrates, invertebrates and insects.
This 24 heures de science event helps us to discover a variety of stories about the plants that grow on the mountain and learn about the strong connection between native people and local flora. The forest on Mount Royal has been known by humans since prehistoric times. Wood was used for construction and tools, many plants were collected for food and others for medicinal uses.
Join the members of the McGill Astronomy club and the members of the Redpath Museum club for an evening of geology and star gazing. Event starts in the Redpath Museum Auditorium with an introduction to the fascinating science of earth and the heavens. Followed by a walk up Mont Royal for star gazing. Weather permitting. Free, everyone welcome. No reservation necessary.
Congratulations to Prof. Bruce A. Reed, FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Graph Theory in the School of Computer Science for receiving a prestigious Humboldt Research Award. This award recognizes researchers at the peak of their careers whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline, and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.
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.
On Feb. 8, McGill hosted the first-ever inter-university Iron Chef competition, where teams of one staff and three students from UMASS, the University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa and McGill cooked their hearts out to impress celebrity judges Jonathan Garnier of La Guilde culinaire, Juliette Brun of Juliette & Chocolat and Dr.Joe Schwarcz of McGill.
Congratulations to Prof. Fred Genesee (Department of Psychology) for winning the 2014 Gold Medal Award from the Canadian Psychological Association. This award recognizes distinguished and enduring lifetime contributions to Canadian Psychology, and is fitting, as Professor Genesee's research on immersion education, bilingualism, and language acquisition has had enormous impact on science and public policy over the course of several decades.
Prof. Ehab Abouheif and Prof. Aashish Clerk, NSERC E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships; Michael Lifshitz, NSERC André Hamer Postgraduate Prize
Three McGill researchers among the recipients of NSERC national prizes
Two McGill researchers—Prof. Ehab Abouheif, of the Department of Biology, and Prof. Aashish Clerk, Department of Physics—have been named as 2014 recipients of E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships, awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC). In addition, doctoral candidate Michael Lifshitz, working in the cognitive neuroscience lab of Prof. Amir Raz, has won NSERC’s 2013 André Hamer Postgraduate Prize.