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Students coming from high school often arrive with specific – and mistaken – expectations of the mathematics classroom. In Rustum Choksi’s courses he emphasizes a pedagogical paradigm shift, whereby mathematics is not about memorization nor symbolic manipulations and calculations but rather a beautiful and diverse discipline which is often a means to understanding our complex world.
Former McGill student Russell T. Shinohara has been named the recipient of the 2023 Mortimer Spiegelman Award for "his important contributions to biostatistics and imaging, as well as his proven track record of leadership and mentorship."
Dr. Shinohara was an undergraduate and master's student in the McGill Department of Mathematics and Statistics and completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. He is now a Professor of Biostatistics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Read the article, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal:
Matt Bowen, a doctoral student in mathematics at McGill University, has been awarded the 2023 Carl Herz Prize by the Institut des sciences mathématiques for his preprint Monochromatic products and sums in 2-colorings of ℕ, a new proof of the special case of Hindman’s conjecture when there are two colours.
The McCall MacBain Foundation has announced the thirty students from 10 countries who will form its first cohort of global scholars at McGill University, arriving in September 2023. Among them are four students who will be pursuing degrees in the Faculty of Science.
Although approaching professors to discuss research opportunities might seem daunting for undergraduate students, there’s an ingredient for success: soup!
Antoine Labelle has been named the recipient of the 2023 William Moser Memorial Prize, an award given to McGill students who achieve outstanding results in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.
Congratulations to Professor Christian Genest on being awarded the 2023 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize! The CRM-Fields-PIMS prize is the premier Canadian award for research achievements in the mathematical sciences.
McGill undergraduates have a unique opportunity to expand their climate science literacy and acquire tools for taking action to reduce the impacts of the unfolding climate crisis.
Registration is now open to students in every program for FSCI 198: Climate Crisis and Climate Actions, a new undergraduate course featuring a team of multi-disciplinary instructors who will present diverse perspectives on the scientific and social dimensions of climate change.
The Faculty of Science’s new Computational and Data Systems Initiative will help researchers unlock the power of data-intensive research methods
If you follow science news, you will almost certainly have encountered the term ‘modelling’. From understanding climate change, to predicting the course of a pandemic, to developing the pharmaceuticals to fight one, scientists seem to have a ‘model’ for everything. But have you ever wondered just what the term means and how scientists go about creating models?
The art show organizers are calling on all members of the McGill community to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.
The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021.