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Office 365 Spring Photo Contest - winners announced

The votes are in! Congratulations to the winners and all participants.

The 3 photos that received the highest ratings were:

McTavish Street facing toward the mountain, submitted by Deepak Sridhar Redpath building evening, submitted by Steven Vieira McTavish street looking toward downtown, also submitted by Deepak Sridhar

These 7 photos receive honorable mentions:

Published: 26 Jun 2018

Grinding enzymes to break down cellulose

Cellulose, one of the three major components of plants, is showing great promise as a renewable source for many convenience products. It is made of glucose, a molecule which can be fermented by microorganisms into virtually any desired small molecule of interest. More especially it can be converted to ethanol to make sustainable biofuels.

Published: 13 Jun 2018

Watching energy flow in solids with ultrafast electron bursts

The way individual atoms and molecules move in materials has important consequences on properties such as electrical conductivity, heat capacity and acoustics.  Even in solids, atoms are always moving back and forth about some average position, and this motion occurs through specific wave-like modes called phonons....

Published: 12 Jun 2018

Hanadi Sleiman, C.J. Li awarded Killam Research Fellowships

McGill chemistry professors Hanadi Sleiman and Chao-Jun Li are among the six recipients of this year’s Killam Research Fellowships. The two-year fellowships, awarded to exceptional researchers working on groundbreaking projects of broad significance, are valued at $70,000 a year.   Prof....
Published: 8 May 2018

Office 365 Portal Photo Contest - Spring 2018

Do you have great shots of McGill campus-life? We're looking for new photos to feature on the Office 365 portal login page.

The Office 365 portal ( here, is where thousands of McGill people sign in daily to access email via Outlook on the web, OneDrive file storage, Yammer, Video @ McGill, Microsoft Forms, and other free services for McGill students, faculty and staff. 

Published: 1 May 2018

Safety concerns over tungsten


Published: 17 Apr 2018

Linking Localized Corrosion of Stainless Steel to Titanium

McGill University researchers have discovered the consequence of adding titanium and other stabilizing agents to high performing stainless steel on the material’s localized corrosion mechanism.

In a study published in npj Materials Degradation, the researchers describe a suite of electrochemical techniques used to characterize the material’s corrosion properties both on the macro and micro scale. 

Published: 3 Apr 2018

Congratulations to the ChemPhoto Exhibition!

The first edition of the ChemPhoto: McGill Department of Chemistry Photo Exhibition took place in February and March 2018. The winners were selected by popular vote  (total votes: 266) and are:

Published: 31 Mar 2018

McGill Chemistry Graduate Emily Cranston gave the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture at ACS New Orleans 2018

Two Kavli Lectures are held at every ACS national meeting as the result of collaboration between ACS and The Kavli Foundation, an internationally recognized philanthropic organization known for its support of basic scientific innovation in astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics.

Published: 31 Mar 2018

Congratulations to Alexandra Gellé on winning first place in the #RSCNano category of The Royal Society of Chemistry Twitter Conference 2018

The Royal Society of Chemistry Twitter Poster Conferences are the biggest chemistry conferences ever organized as they are held entirely over Twitter. Chemists are invited to join this online conference by tweeting they poster, allowing people all over the word to share they research and engage with the scientific research community, without having to travel!

Published: 30 Mar 2018

A near-universal way to measure enzyme inhibition

Researchers at McGill University have invented a new technique for measuring how quickly drugs interact with their molecular targets. The discovery provides scientists with a new way to investigate the effectiveness of drug candidates that might otherwise have been overlooked.

Published: 1 Mar 2018

Congratulations to Hanadi Sleiman and CJ Li for securing major Canadian Society for Chemistry awards

In 2018, Hanadi Sleiman will receive the R.U. Lemieux Award and CJ Li the Alfred Bader Award.

These awards will be presented to them during the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition which is taking place in Edmonton from May 27-31, 2018.   

Published: 16 Feb 2018

ChemPhoto: McGill Department of Chemistry Photo Exhibition

The McGill Chemistry Outreach is proud to launch the first “ChemPhoto”, a photo exhibition of chemistry to coincide with Nuit Blanche on March 3 2018. The chemistry-themed photo exhibition is open to students and staff in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase the beauty of science and to foster interest in chemistry to the general public.

Published: 15 Feb 2018

Congratulations to Richard Lincoln for receiving the 2017 Gerhard Closs Award from the Inter-American Photochemical Society

Richard Lincoln in the Cosa group received the 2017 Gerhard Closs Award from the Inter-American Photochemical Society in Florida in the New Year, where he gave an award lecture entitled “Lighting and Enlightening the Chemistry of the Cell”. This award was set in remembrance of Professor Gerhard L....

Published: 5 Feb 2018

A greener way to make ketones

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new, more environmentally friendly way to make ketones, an important chemical ingredient in pharmaceuticals.  While ketones are found in a wide range of useful chemicals, they are commonly prepared through energy-intensive, multi-step technologies that create significant chemical waste.  In an article published online last month in Nature Chemistry, the McGill scientists demonstrate how carbon monoxide, a widely available by-product ...

Published: 26 Jan 2018