Quebec needs to develop concrete education, research and innovation goals and strategies tied to a clear timeline that will enable it to compete and prosper in the knowledge economy, Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, told an audience at the Montreal Board of Trade today.
Neuroscience, nanoscience, AIDS and agriculture among fields of knowledge-sharing.
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Dr. Arthur Porter, Director General and CEO of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos as the new Director of the Research Institute of the MUHC.
Quebec needs a new strategy for research and development that will advance economic productivity through innovation as well as education. We must develop an industry strategy for the Montreal region in which universities, governments and industry harmonize efforts to attract talent and investment, increase economic growth and build our profile in sectors where we have distinctive advantages. Principal Heather Munroe-Blum's speech to the Montreal Board of Trade is reprinted in the Gazette.
Inspired in part by his boyhood fascination with astronomy and space exploration, Lorne Trottier bestows a $12-million gift on the faculties of science and engineering to establish a pair of endowed chairs and provide fellowships to graduate students.
Principal Heather Munroe-Blum pulled no punches in a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade in which she decried the fact that Quebec is ill-equipped to compete in the global knowledge society.
Oft-decorated atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor Lawrence Mysak endows a fellowship in the name of his mother and father.
Outspoken McGillians and eagle-eyed security agents are our newsmakers this time round.
National awards, international competitions and a pair of Gold-en inductees.