[From the McGill Reporter:]
Prof. Annmarie Adams, Clifford C.F. Wong Professor of Practice Howard Davies, Basem Eid Mohamed, and Manon Paquet were awarded a Special Recognition Award at the Principal’s Prizes for Engagement Through Media for the @McGill_Architecture Instagram Group. The School's Instagram account features innovative research, critical practice and community engagement.
The Principal’s Prizes for Engagement Through Media were awarded on March 15 at the Bravo Awards Gala, McGill’s annual celebration of its prize-winning researchers. This year, the Prizes for Engagement Through Media expanded from two awards, to five, emphasizing the importance of outreach and public engagement through media by the University’s researchers.
In creating the Prizes for Public Engagement last year, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier wanted to recognize efforts made by professors, post-doctoral fellows, research associates and graduate students who go beyond their studies and research to engage with the media or the public. By sharing the results of their research as well as their expertise with a broader audience, the recipients extend the reach and influence of their scholarship. In going out into the wider world they support McGill’s commitment to engage with the community.
Winners must have media presence in news articles, blogs, YouTube videos, online discussions, opinion pieces, interviews in print, radio, or television, podcasts, or other forms of public engagement, such as science outreach groups, etc. Presence and engagement on social media are also valued.