Sixteen McGill researchers have been included on the Highly Cited Researchers™ (HCRs) list, as published by Clarivate. To be included in the prestigious list, researchers must rank in the top 1 per cent worldwide for their fields and publications in the Web of Science index. In being named to this list, these investigators join a cohort of 6,849 individuals around the world who have been recognized for their academic contributions.

Published on: 15 Nov 2023

On November 3, the McGill Physics Hackathon kicked off its eighth annual event. Over the course of 24 hours, spread over three days, participants formed teams and took over the Rutherford Physics Building in a friendly computer programming competition. The goal? Use any programming language to demonstrate a concept or phenomenon in the physical sciences. At the end of the weekend, projects were judged based on their technical execution, ability to clearly communicate what was accomplished, and aesthetics.

Published on: 15 Nov 2023

From December 2022 to May 2023, a group comprising seven Faculty of Science instructors from six different departments met monthly to discuss ways of making their courses more inclusive. The Inclusive Teaching Initiative is part of the Faculty’s response to the McGill Provost’s Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism (ABR) 2020-2025 and the Strategic Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan 2020-2025.

Published on: 6 Nov 2023

A recent article in Le Devoir highlighted FSCI 198, a three-credit course for undergraduates focused on building skills for individual and collective actions to address climate change:

Devant les changements climatiques et leurs effets de plus en plus visibles, nombreux sont les jeunes paralysés par l’écoanxiété. À McGill, un cours veut susciter l’espoir et outiller les étudiants pour faire face aux changements climatiques.

Published on: 2 Nov 2023

Reposted from the Teaching for Learning blog from McGill’s Teaching and Learning Services.

BY MARGO ECHENBERG

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between well-being, wellness, and mental health? Or how students’ learning and well-being are linked? Have you considered what the connections might be among assessment, student performance, and heightened emotions?

Published on: 2 Nov 2023

The latest article by Made by McGill explores the mission, diversity, and impact of McGill’s many science outreach initiatives. The collective efforts of outreach groups and departments not only expand the scope of the University itself, but also engage members of the public with accessible science. This fosters a sense of curiosity and opens a new world of possibilities to all.

Learn more about these science outreach initiatives.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Office for Science and Society
Published on: 27 Oct 2023

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.

Published on: 12 Oct 2023

Paul Wiseman, Professor of Physics and Chemistry at McGill, has been named the 2024 Fellow of the Biophysical Society of Canada for his major contributions to the development of new quantitative microscopy tools to reveal hidden properties of biomolecules.

Classified as: Paul Wiseman, Biophysical Society of Canada
Published on: 5 Oct 2023

To celebrate Science Literacy Week, the Office of Science Outreach released a free lesson plan for elementary school teachers. The lesson, titled “Travelling seeds” explores how seeds are dispersed. The activities and discussions center inquiry-based learning, to encourage nature discovery through hands-on experiences and observations.

The lesson was shared with science consultants across English and French school boards in the Greater Montreal area and has already received over 40 downloads.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Science Literacy Week
Published on: 4 Oct 2023

A team of researchers in Canada and India has developed a novel method to image the whole mouse heart wall at a spatial resolution that is three orders of magnitude finer than that seen till now, revealing entirely new, previously unknown cardiac fiber systems within it.

Classified as: Kaleem Siddiqi, computer vision, cardiac imaging
Published on: 4 Oct 2023

First year med student Madeline Yaaka is on track to become Nunavik’s first Inuk physician. We caught up with her while she was visiting her hometown of Kangiqsujuaq just before UGME orientation. She shares her hopes and fears for med school and beyond, as well as her perspectives on Indigenous health and education. 

 

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Published on: 28 Sep 2023

Alongside ALL IN 2023 happening in Montreal, global video game leader Ubisoft, Mila - Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, the world’s largest academic deep learning (DL) research institute, and McGill University are proud to announce the creation of Ubisoft-Mila's new research Chair, Scaling Game Worlds with Responsible AI. This five-year Chair will be led by McGill’s Associate Professor, Dr. Derek Nowrouzezahrai, and will explore the ethical use of AI in the large-scale game development content creation pipeline.

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Published on: 28 Sep 2023

On September 23rd, the Office of Science Outreach, STEMM Diversity @ McGill and TSI Outreach hosted interactive family workshops for Science Literacy Week. Over 150 people participated, learning about tree growth, the diversity of science and scientists, the survival of extremophiles and more!

Classified as: Science Literacy Week, STEM Outreach, Trottier Space Institute
Published on: 27 Sep 2023

Professor Natalya Gomez of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has been selected to receive the American Geophysical Union’s 2023 James B. Macelwane Medal, awarded annually to three to five early career scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to Earth and space science.

Classified as: Macelwane Medal, EPS, Earth and Planetary Sciences, natalya gomez
Published on: 13 Sep 2023

If you’ve been meaning to visit McGill’s Redpath Museum, now is the time.

The historical building will undergo major renovations to bring it up to modern standards thanks to Ministry of Education grants, operating and accessibility funds, and the support of generous donors. The public can visit until the end of this year but will find doors closed at the start of 2024 when the work to pack and safely store the collections will begin. The construction part of the renovations will begin once that is completed, likely in the summer.

Classified as: Musée Redpath, Redpath Museum
Published on: 13 Sep 2023

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