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.
The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, December 18, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system may be unavailable during this period.
uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.
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.
The 5th Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture entitled "Neuronal Plasticity and Genomic Diversity" will be given by Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics of The Salk Institute, USA. This annual lecture honours Dr. Albert Aguayo, founder and former Director of the Centre for the Research in Neuroscience at McGill University.
A reception will follow.
This year’s Dorothy J. Killam Lecturer is Dr. Nora D. Volkow who is the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health. Dr. Volkow’s work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. She will deliver the Dorothy J Killam lecture on Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre.
A reception will follow in the Foyer.
Congratulations to the Faculty of Science's two most recent winners of the Principal’s Prizes for Excellence in Teaching! At Fall Convocation on November 25, 2013, Prof. Ariel Fenster, Department of Chemistry, received this prize in the Faculty Lecturer category, as did Prof. Kenneth J. Ragan, William C. Macdonald Chair in Physics, in the Full Professor Category.
The Faculty of Science congratulates the following four new Canada Research Chairs:
Minerva, Banner and uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) will be unavailable from Friday, December 27th 7am to Saturday December 28th 7pm, in order to implement the Bi-Weekly Payroll changes.
Congratulations to K. Peter Russell, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics! He was recently named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to algebraic geometry, for mentoring the next generation of mathematicians, and for professional leadership at the highest levels."
Congratulations to Professor Catherine Potvin (Department of Biology) and to our Principal, Dr. Suzanne Fortier! They were recently named as Women Pioneers by Status of Women Canada on the occasion of Women's History Month.
Visit their website for profiles on Professor Potvin, Dr. Fortier, and 27 other distinguished Canadian women.