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Halting deforestation: One piece of the climate mitigation puzzle

Mon, 2014-05-26 18:30 - 19:30
Centre Mont-Royal : 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec , H3A 3R8

Bilingual talk by Professor Catherine Potvin, McGill Department of Biology. All are welcome to attend this unique public lecture, which is presented as part of the international conference Genomes to/aux Biomes Montreal 2014

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For instructors: Grading written assignments: How objective can it be?

Wed, 2014-04-23 09:00 - 12:00
McLennan Library Building : Teaching and Learning Services, MS-74 (Use Service Point entrance), 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Teaching and Learning Services offers the following workshop for instructors:

In many courses, the most common document used to assess student learning is the essay or term paper. These types of assignments, however, often present evaluation nightmares for the teachers who have to grade them.

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For instructors: The research paper - Engaging students with the writing process

Thu, 2014-04-03 09:30 - 12:00
McLennan Library Building : Teaching and Learning Services, MS-74 (Use Service Point entrance), 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

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Prof. Matt Dobbs, inaugural Dunlap Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society

Tue, 2014-03-25 16:51

Congratulations to Prof. Matt Dobbs in the Department of Physics for winning the inaugural Dunlap Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society. He received this award in recognition of his international leadership on the design and implementation of systems using Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensor bolometers. The prize citation states in part:

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Grinding chemistry, greening chemistry

Fri, 2014-03-21 17:05

What if you could re-engineer chemical processes so that instead of using toxic solvents or expensive catalysts, you could incite molecules to bind simply by grinding them together? McGill Chemistry Professor Tomislav Friscic is a leader in the field of mechanochemistry. Read more about his work in "Grinding chemistry" from the Chemical Institute of Canada.

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Public lecture: Nobel Laureate Akira Suzuki

Tue, 2014-03-18 13:00
Maass Chemistry Building : Room 10, 801 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B8
Akira Suzuki

Cross-Coupling Reactions of Organoboranes: An Easy Way for Carbon-Carbon Bonding

Nobel Laureate Akira Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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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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