Faculty of Science news
New publication about the more than fifty kinds of trees that grace McGill's downtown campus. Authored by Bronwyn Chester, the publication features two self-guided walking tours in booklet form. 7$, available at the Redpath Museum or the McGill Bookstore.
By Hans Larsson Huge tractors and seeders are parked along the gravel range roads in southern Saskatchewan. Its the middle of May, the snow is gone except for a few patches left in the valleys, and farmers are getting their crops into the ground for this seasons harvest. Im doing kind of the same thing. Ive [...]
Ronald Melzack O.C. – First recipient of the Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award by the Canadian Pain Society
Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Melzack, Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology, who has been awarded the first Outstanding Pain Mentorship Award by the Canadian Pain Society (CPS). The award was presented in Quebec City, Quebec on Friday, May 29th, during the Annual Dinner associated with the CPS Annual Conference.
The ability to learn and to establish new memories is essential to our daily existence and identity; enabling us to navigate through the world. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University and University of California, Los Angeles has captured an image for the first time of a mechanism, specifically protein translation, which...
Please note that there will be 2 maintenance periods, during which electricity will be shut down in Burnside Hall: Thursday, June 18, 7 am - 8 am Friday, June 19, from 3 am - 8 am There will be no power in the building, except for emergency lights and emergency elevators. IT systems will be running on backup power; however there is a risk that essential IT services may be interrupted.
Congratulations to Professor George P.H. Styan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, who has been named an Honorary Member in the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC). Honorary Membership of the SSC is awarded to a statistical scientist of outstanding distinction who has contributed to the development of the statistical sciences in Canada.
On June 11, the EBEX stratospheric balloon telescope was launched from Ft. Sumner, New Mexico by NASA's Columbia Balloon facility.
Canada is getting out of medical isotope production, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday as the world struggles with the shutdown of an aging Canadian reactor that makes a big chunk of the global supply.
Kudos to Emma Sheard! Ms. Sheard, a Master of Science student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is the winner of the 2009 Julian Boldy award presented annually by the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada.
Vicki Kaspi, a McGill astrophysicist spoke on Parliament Hill Thursday during part of a lecture series by the Partnership Group in Science and Engineering.