On the evening December 5, 2013, dozens of people from the Faculty of Law community, along with family, friends and staff from other McGill faculties, gathered to bid adieu to Marie-Hélène Di Lauro, the Faculty’s long-serving Human Resources Advisor and Faculty Administrator.
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.
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.
Calls for papers: 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance - 29-31 May 2014
The Committee is inviting submission of papers that, among other things, will discuss and critically analyze the current socio-political, strategic and legal challenges to the achievement of good global space governance and, as well, propose viable policy options and regulatory mechanisms that will help ensure that present generations of humanity can continue their exploration and use of outer space without seriously compromising the possibility for future generations to do the same.
2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance
The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) of the Faculty of Law at McGill University intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s) during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Deadline to apply: 14 February 2014.
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.
This university year, the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is hosting the Speaker Series on Economic Justice. This series aims to foster critical reflections and facilitate interdisciplinary conversations amongst scholars interested in/working on issues related to economic justice.
The Faculty of Science congratulates the following four new Canada Research Chairs:
On October 29, 2013, the Faculty of Law held a reception in the Common Room to honour the memory of Alex Konigsberg QC, BCL’63, and to also mark the launch of the Alex Konigsberg Management & Law Bursary.
The Faculty of Law was privileged to welcome Mr. Konigsberg’s widow, Vivian Konigsberg, and many members of his family. Several of his friends, colleagues and former McGill Law classmates also attended.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to be part of a new interdisciplinary research initiative, the first of its kind to be devoted to the study of Montreal.