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Prof. Fred Genesee, CPA Gold Medal Award

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.

Published: 4Feb2014

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.

Published: 3Feb2014

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

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.

Published: 31Jan2014

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

Bronfman Building Room 645, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

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 too

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

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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.

Information session: new Northern Field Studies program

Adams Building Room 232, 3450 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E8, CA

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 responsi

Soup and Science

Redpath Museum 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA
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Undergraduate science students: Learn about cutting-edge research over lunch with cool profs.

McGill astronomers earn spot on list of 2013 Top 10 breakthroughs

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.

Published: 18Dec2013

Deep-sea study reveals cause of 2011 tsunami

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.

Published: 6Dec2013

Prof. Niky Kamran, 2014 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize

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.

Published: 4Dec2013