The QS World University Rankings, regarded as “one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures,” recently published their 2015 international rankings. McGill’s Faculty of Education shows a stunning improvement since last year’s publication, jumping up thirteen spots.
Congratulations to Dr Roland Grad for being awarded the AFMC's John Ruedy Award for innovation in Medical Education!
On April 26, in Vancouver, during the Presidential Address Awards Ceremony at the Canadian Conference in Medical Education (CCME), Dr Grad has received his AFMC John Ruedy Award for innovation in medical Education. The award is given to an individual or group who has developed innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids.
Two students from McGill’s Faculty of Education have won Lieutenant Governor’s Awards: Dayna Goldman, of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, and David Peretz-Larochelle, of the Music Education Concurrent program, were recognized by Lieutenant Governor of Québec, the Honourable Pierre Duchesne.
McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Friday, May 8, 2015 from 8am to 9am for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC has Canada’s oldest MS clinic but is always innovating - striving for progress and better treatments for patients. What’s new in MS at The Neuro
Missed the boat to go on exchange? Now's your second chance! From May 9th to June 19th, submit your application to participate in the exchange program. Details at: www.mcgill.ca/students/international/goabroad/exchange
Missed the boat to go on exchange? Now's your second chance!From May 9th to June 19th, submit your application to participate in the exchange program. Winter 2016 exchanges only and for the institutions where spaces remain. Details at: www.mcgill.ca/students/international/goabroad/exchange
McGill School of Continuing Studies student Rasha Ayouby walked out of her most recent job interview with a job offer. Because she’s currently taking a Managerial Economics course, “I was able to show that I won’t just learn from inside the company, but that I also bring knowledge and can apply it here," says Rasha. "There’s value in that, and companies know it.” Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' newletter.
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About Martha de Francisco Martha de Francisco is an artist, but an artist whose work is to make the work of other artists sound great. Lend us an ear for a moment… This classically trained pianist was born in Mexico to a Colombian family. Educated in Germany she has dedicated her professional life to becoming one of the world’s top recording engineer-producers for classical music. Quite an accomplishment, considering that music recording is an almost entirely male-dominated industry – only 5 % are women.
The Faculty is proud to announce that Professors René Provost (left, top) and Fabien Gélinas (left, bottom) were each promoted to the rank of Full Professor on April 30, 2015.
Alumna Amelia Lyon won the audition for the Principal Flute Chair in Kingston Ontario. Amelia will replace Donelda Gartshore, one of Carolyn Christie's former teachers. Amelia studied at McGill with Denis Bluteau and Carolyn Christie and is an alumna of the NYO. Born to music-loving parents in Ottawa, Ontario in 1985, Amelia has been playing the flute since the age of nine. In high school, she was an active member of the orchestra and the wind ensembles, as well as founding and participating in smaller chamber groups with other students.
With great sadness, we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Gerald Farnell at the Verdun General Hospital on April 30, 2015. The son of Alice (Turner) and Jack Farnell, Jerry was born in Toronto on August 31, 1925. He was a proud and grateful Canadian who had an abiding affection for Montreal and the province of Quebec, his home for the last 65 years of his life. After graduating from Danforth Technical High School in 1942, he served in the Canadian Army and began his studies at the University of Toronto as a member of the Army Officer Training Course. In 1950, having earned a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jerry arrived at McGill as a lecturer and PHD Graduate Student. While at McGill he served as Professor of Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering, including terms as Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department (from 1967 until 1972) and Dean of the Engineering Faculty (from 1974 until 1984). In 1991, he retired from McGill as Professor Emeritus. During his decades at McGill, Jerry gained a reputation as a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. In collaboration with colleagues and graduate students, he registered three patents, published 93 papers and earned international recognition for his research on the propagation of Acoustical Surface Waves in anisotropic materials leading to the development of radio frequency filters, now ubiquitous in mobile phones. As a Nuffield Fellow he spent 1960-61 at the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford and became a Fellow of IEEE in 1970. From 1972 to '73, he was Engineering Consultant for Thomson CSF in Cagnes sur Mer and Visiting Professor in the Laboratories d'Electrooptique at the Faculté des Sciences in Nice, France. Elected president of the Ultrasonics Society, he served from 1988-1989, received the IEEE Achievement award in 1991, the Distinguished Service Award of the Society in 1997 and the Lord Rayleigh Award in 2001. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1996. Jerry was one of the first to give a course on "semiconductors and transistor electronics" at a Canadian University.
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Design Project Poster Prizes! 1st prize: “Solar Streetlight”: Victoria Hippoman, Jake Jarnik and Alexander MacDonald; supervisor Gordon Roberts 2nd prize: “Software and Hardware Design for Robotically Controlled TMS experiments”: Ashley Simpson and James Ta; supervisor Amir Shmuel 3rd prize: “Intravehicular Communication Security Testbed”: Quang Dao, Shabbir Hussain, Ryan Singzon and Lulu Wu; supervisor Brett Meyer The winners were honoured at a small reception held on April 21st 2015.