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June 2016 Convocation Kudos and Prizes

Thu, 2016-06-16 17:29

On behalf of the Faculty of Science and on the occasion of the recent Science Convocation ceremonies (June 6, 2016), Dean of Science Bruce Lennox offers congratulations to all graduating students, who received B.Sc., B.A. & Sc., Diploma, M.Sc., or Ph.D. degrees. In addition, the Faculty of Science is very proud to recognize the recipients of the Faculty’s and University’s most prestigious awards. These include:

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Multiple honours for Prof. Shane McIntosh

Thu, 2016-05-19 13:00

A paper co-authored by Prof. Shane McIntosh with collaborators from UFRN (Brazil) and Queen’s University was awarded an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award by the 13th Int’l Conf. on Mining Software Repositories! More about the significance of these awards is available here.

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Convocation congratulations, and Principal’s Prizes for Excellence in Teaching

Tue, 2015-11-10 14:16

On behalf of the Faculty of Science and on the occasion of Science Convocation ceremonies (November 10, 2015), Dean of Science Bruce Lennox offers congratulations to all graduating students, from B.Sc. to Ph.D., and also to the following prizewinners.

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Convocation congratulations

Tue, 2015-06-02 08:23

On behalf of the Faculty of Science and on the occasion of Science Convocation ceremonies (June 2, 2015), Dean of Science Martin Grant offer congratulations to all graduating students, from bachelor's to doctoral, and also to the following prizewinners.

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Prof. Victoria Kaspi, 2015 Killam Prize for the Natural Sciences

Tue, 2015-04-14 21:46

Congratulations to Professor Victoria Kaspi in the Department of Physics, who was awarded the Killam Prize today. Valued at $100,000, this is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for academic-career achievement. Vicky Kaspi is a world-renowned astrophysicist known for her cutting-edge work on neutron stars and pulsars.

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Prof. Victoria Kaspi, Fellow of the American Physical Society

Tue, 2014-12-16 10:54

Congratulations to Professor Victoria Kaspi in the Department of Physics! She has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for advancing our understanding of the astrophysics of neutron stars by elucidating the relationship between anomalous X-ray pulsars, soft gamma-ray repeaters, and magnetars.

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Prof. Charles Gale, Humboldt Research Award

Tue, 2014-12-16 10:54

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Gale, James McGill Professor in the Department of Physics, for winning a Humboldt Research Award!

Valued at 60,000 EUR, this award is granted by Germany's Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date. The award recognizes scholars 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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Congratulations to alumnus John O'Keefe, our newest Nobel laureate!

Mon, 2014-10-06 11:53

The Faculty of Science extends congratulations to alumnus John O'Keefe who was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his contribution to the discovery of cells that constitute the brain’s ‘inner GPS,’ which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space. Dr. O’Keefe worked under the supervision of Professor Ron Melzack (Department of Psychology) and received his PhD from McGill in 1967. Read more:

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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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