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Prof. Bruce A. Reed, Humboldt Research Award

Thu, 2014-02-20 12:52

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.

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Prof. Isztar Zawadzki, Luis Federico Leloir Award for International Cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation

Mon, 2014-02-17 12:26

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.

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Prof. Fred Genesee, CPA Gold Medal Award

Tue, 2014-02-04 10:44

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.

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Prof. Ehab Abouheif and Prof. Aashish Clerk, NSERC E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships; Michael Lifshitz, NSERC André Hamer Postgraduate Prize

Mon, 2014-02-03 11:03

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.

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Prof. Derek Gray, CIC Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award 2014

Fri, 2014-01-31 16:00

Congratulations to Dr. Derek Gray, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemistry, for winning the 2014 Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada. This award is presented to an individual who, while residing in Canada, has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering. Professor Gray’s research interests have focussed on the structural polymers in wood, and in particular on cellulose and cellulose derivatives.

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VENUE CHANGED: Information session: Faculty funding opportunities in Germany from DAAD.

Thu, 2014-02-27 11:30 - 12:30
Bronfman Building : Room 645, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

This information session by John Paul Kleiner of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Toronto Information Centre will provide faculty with an overview of Germany's vibrant research landscape including details on its structure and useful tools for identifying potential collaborators. In addition, funding opportunities open to Canadian scholars through the DAAD and its partner organizations will be presented here.

Please note the room change: Bronfman Building, Room 645 (instead of Redpath Museum Auditorium).

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Register now for Mini-Science 2014: The Science of Music

Thu, 2014-01-23 (All day) - Tue, 2014-02-25 (All day)
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Find out more about Mini-Science, a unique 7-week public lecture series from McGill University’s Faculty of Science, designed to offer the public an insider's view of science.

This year's theme is The Science of Music. The series starts with an introduction on how our brains learn to play music and concludes with a look at microbes and music. In between we will learn about music in nature and why we love certain kinds of music.

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Contact: Ingrid Birker
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Information session: new Northern Field Studies program

Mon, 2014-02-03 11:30 - 12:30
Adams Building : Room 232, 3450 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E8

The primary mission of the McGill Northern Field Studies is to train future generation of northern specialists and leaders who are able to understand and address the rapidly changing northern environment in a scientifically and culturally responsible manner. Three courses will be offered (ATOC 373, GEOG 373 and EPSC 373) from May 5 to June 13, 2014.

Target audience: B.Sc. and B.Eng. students.

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Contact: Martine Dolmière
Organization: Internships & Field Studies Office, Faculty of Science
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Soup and Science

Mon, 2014-01-13 (All day) - Fri, 2014-01-17 (All day)
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
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Undergraduate science students: Learn about cutting-edge research over lunch with cool profs. Soup and Science starts at 11:30 AM each day, January 13 - 17, 2014. Come for the soup; stay for the science!

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McGill astronomers earn spot on list of 2013 Top 10 breakthroughs

Wed, 2013-12-18 18:41

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.

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