McGill’s annual Bravo gala is a time to celebrate the best of the best in McGill’s research community by recognizing those researchers who have been awarded major provincial, national and international prizes.
This year, Professor Russell Hepple, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was among those recognized. The Montreal General Hospital Foundation awarded him the 2014 Nesbitt McMaster Award for Excellence in Medicine and Surgery.
Professor Catherine Potvin, a Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, has convened colleagues from 30 Canadian universities to join her in a collective initiative called Sustainable Canada Dialogues. The resulting group, that mobilizes over 60 researchers from every province, has built a consensus around a plan of sustainability solutions to help Canada successfully achieve transition to a low-carbon society. Potvin spoke with the McGill Reporter about what government officials and ordinary citizens can do to mitigate climate change.
The Faculty of Education has relaunched the Research Exchange Forum events to promote faculty-wide research sharing. These regular events, open to all, are intended to support the transdisciplinary research culture within the Faculty, and to provide an informal hub where faculty and graduate students’ ongoing research can be discussed.
A newly published study headed by Ross E. Andersen’s team at his Health and Fitness Promotion Laboratory, housed in McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, highlights the need for physical activity for those who have undergone the increasingly popular practice of bariatric surgery.