A joint McGill-Concordia effort has won a $50,000 federal grant to bring its innovative row-house design to the International Solar Decathlon in China next year. TeamMTL’s design takes aim at the growing affordable-urban-housing crisis, successfully marrying energy efficiency and sustainability with comfort and affordability.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Omar Farahat as Assistant Professor. Dr. Farahat completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2016, after which he worked as a Research Fellow at Yale Law School. Prior to that, he obtained a dual law degree from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cairo University in 2004, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2007, and an interdisciplinary M.A. in the humanities from New York University in 2010. He has practiced law in Cairo, New York, and Paris.
Dr. Catherine Guastavino, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, has received a 2016 SSHRC Insight Development Grant in collaboration with Ville de Montreal and Dumoulin Acoustics. Doctoral student Daniel Steele from the Multimodal Interaction Lab takes a leading role in the project. Visit sounds-in-the-city.org for more information.
McGill University's Faculty of Education is glad to announce that Professor Lindsay Duncan, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, has received recognition as a William Dawson Scholar. This esteemed internal recognition is conferred by the university upon "a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his or her field, similar to that of a CRC Tier 2 chair holder," and is effective from May 1, 2017.
Congratulations to Carlos Telleria, on his grant from the U.S. Rivkin Center, a partner of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, internationally recognized for its pioneering research. The Rivkin funds are designated to support innovative, investigator-initiated projects at the forefront of ovarian cancer research.
Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Baglole – featured in this week’s McGill Reporter as one of three Canadians receiving a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Innovation in Understanding Interstitial Lung Disease (BUILD) program, to support her research on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. To read more about it, see: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2017/04/build-grant-breathes-life...
To all Finance users, The month of March 2017 is closed. You may pick up your Minerva Financial Statements by logging into Minerva via https://horizon.mcgill.ca/minerva. This link will bring you directly to the Finance (Fund) Administration Menu >> Financial Statements menu option.
There is a phishing email circulating to McGill users, which tries to capitalize on our recent request for all users to reset their McGill Passwords. The email says "Your owa outlook Pass-word will expire...", and asks users to CLICK HERE, and enter their username and password to keep it active.
Desautels Professor Ken Lester was interviewed on BNN about the commodification of marijuana post-legalization. He discussed product choice, the question of how branding might be constrained by the impending legislation, and the tricky taxation line that the governments will have to trace in order to not send consumers back to the black market.
In an interview on Fox Business Network, Aspire CEO Mohammed Ashour (MBA'14) makes the case for eating bugs as a way to meet the world’s growing protein requirements. His company, the Aspire Group, runs a cricket farm in Texas and a palm weevil larvae operation in Ghana, both aimed at creating a sustainable insect-based food industry. Mr. Ashour says that both insects are “extremely nutritious, and have a high amount of protein, iron and other micro-nutrients; and utilize an extraordinarily low amount of resources to produce.”
Professors Alain Breuleux, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), and Bronwen Low, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), have received Connection Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.
NFL Director of Football Development Samantha Rapoport (BEd 2004) on "growing the game and following your passion"
Samantha Rapoport, alumna of the Faculty of Education's B.Ed. program in Physical Education, was recently interviewed by USA Today as part of a series featuring some of the most influential female athletes, coaches and celebrities in the sports world.