[From the RAIC website, 30 January 2020:]
The RAIC [Royal Architectural Institute of Canada] is honoured to award the Gold Medal—the highest distinction the Institute can bestow in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture—to visionary architect Blanche Lemco van Ginkel [B.Arch. '45, D.Sc. honoris causa '14].
A team of five undergraduate (U3) Architecture students from McGill has won top prize in the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) 25th Interuniversity Charrette. Olivier Therrien, Nathalie Marj, Nour Achrafie, Diana Nigmatullina, and Alice Lemay were judged first place in a field of almost 40 submissions from schools of architecture across Canada. This year’s theme was The City Around the Corner.
Julia Gersovitz and Andrew King have each been appointed as Professor of Practice at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University. The Provost, Christopher Manfredi, confirmed both appointments as of September 1, 2019.
Prof. Vikram Bhatt is one of nine McGill researchers and scholars out of a total of 93 new Fellows inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Established in 1883, the RSC consists of over 2,000 Fellows who have been selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities. The 2019 Fellows and Members will be welcomed into the RSC this November, in Ottawa, during the RSC’s Celebration of Excellence and Engagement.
Desiree Valadares (M.Arch. 2015), a post-professional graduate of the School, has won the J.B.C. Watkins Award: Architecture, offered by the Canada Council to a Canadian architectural student wishing to pursue postgraduate studies outside Canada. Valadares is landscape architect with degrees from the University of Guelph (MLA) and McGill University (M.Arch.). She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Architectural History program at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design.
Distinguished McGill alumni have been named to the College of Fellows of the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada). They will be inducted at the College of Fellows Convocation ceremony on October 29 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto during the annual RAIC Festival of Architecture which takes place October 26 to 30. Alumni named to the College include: Michel Broz (B.Arch.
M.Arch. (professional) student Alexandre Rossignol is the 2019 recipient of the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) Foundation’s CaGBC Scholarship.
The Board of Governors of McGill University has approved the promotion of Prof. Ipek Türeli to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective June 1, 2019. Prof. Türeli was initially appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture on 1 January 2012.
The Board of Governors of McGill University has approved the promotion of Prof. David Theodore to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective June 1, 2019. Prof. Theodore was initially appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture on 1 August 2014.
The churches of Emeritus Professor Radoslav Zuk are the subject of an exhibition in Vienna from May 21 to 25 -- “New Interpretation of a Thousand Year Old Tradition: Ukrainian Churches in Canada, USA and Ukraine” – at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Bauforschung und Denkmalpflege (Institute of History of Art, Building Archaeology and Restoration) at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology). Please see the attached exhibition and program posters.
Ph.D. student Cigdem Talu has been awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Doctoral Scholarship (Canada Graduate Scholarships - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) for “The Flâneuse and the Metropolis: Urban Atmospheres in Late-Victorian London” (advisor: Prof. Martin Bressani) for three years at $35,000 per year. Ph.D. student Laura O’Brien has been awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for “Vice, Virtue and (In)Visibility: Single Women and Benevolent Institutions in Montreal, 1887 – 1905” (advisor: Prof. Annmarie Adams) for two years at $20,000 per year.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada has awarded a three-year Insight Grant for $78,676 to Prof. Annmarie Adams for her research project entitled “Encountering Maude Abbott.”