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Jeffrey McKenzie elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America

Jeffrey McKenzie, Chair of McGill's Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA). In its citation, the GSA noted:

Published: 14 Jul 2021

OSE First-Year Student Panel

By Catherine Wang

Published: 8 Jul 2021

Virtual Eurêka Festival launches!

The 2021 Eurêka Festival launched on June 30th, 2021, and McGill Outreach is participating! L'Archipel Virtuel is the first digital edition of the festival.

Published: 6 Jul 2021

Faecal records show Maya population affected by climate change

A McGill-led study has shown that the size of the Maya population in the lowland city of Itzan (in present-day Guatemala) varied over time in response to climate change. The findings, published recently in Quaternary Science Reviews, show that both droughts and very wet periods led to important population declines.

Published: 30 Jun 2021

Celebrating Science Odyssey with Some SMORES

The SMORES (Students at McGill Outreach in Earth Sciences) club joined in on the 2021 Science odyssey campaign with a series of exciting one hour online workshops for kids, captivating over 65 participants. 

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Published: 22 Jun 2021

New program helps students get the most out of first year

Launched by the Faculty of Science in Fall 2020, SciLearn is a new way of helping incoming students make the transition to university study.

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Published: 9 Jun 2021

Clues from soured milk reveal how gold veins form

For decades scientists have been puzzled by the formation of rare hyper-enriched gold deposits in places like Ballarat in Australia, Serra Palada in Brazil, and Red Lake in Ontario. While such deposits typically form over tens to hundreds of thousands of years, these “ultrahigh-grade” deposits can form in years, month, or even days. So how do they form so quickly?

Published: 21 May 2021

Hidden magma pools pose volcanic eruption risks we can’t yet detect

New research co-authored by McGill Earth and Planetary Science professor John Stix challenges conventional views about scientists' ability to reliably predict volcanic eruptions.

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Published: 11 May 2021

Undergraduate Geoscience Summer Student position: deadline, May 9.

Tundra Oil & Gas Limited is seeking a Geoscience Summer Student for a four-month position – May 20, 2021 to September 3, 2021. This will be a remote position reporting to their Calgary, AB office.

Published: 6 May 2021

“The show must go on!”: Undergraduate Poster Showcase brings students to the virtual stage

McGill Science student Catherine Wang attended the Faculty of Science’s Undergraduate Poster Showcase to support her peers. Here, she shares her impressions of the event.

Published: 21 Apr 2021

Family Science Day: What is neuroscience? History of neuroscience at McGill

As part of McGill’s Bicentennial and 24h de science, join BrainReach on a virtual tour of the brain and its fascinating neurons followed by a brief history of neuroscience. Young minds will discover how scientists at McGill set on a journey to understand the human brain.

 

Topic: What is neuroscience? History of neuroscience at McGill

Published: 6 Apr 2021

KEGS Foundation Scholarships for students in geophysics [Deadline: April 15, 2021]

Deadline: April 15, 2021 for KEGS Foundation Scholarships (Canadian Geophysical Exploration Society) aimed at undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a program that emphasizes geophysics.   Find out more and download the application form from KEGS Foun
Published: 6 Apr 2021

Celebrity chef Bruno Feldeisen guest stars in baking-themed biology class at McGill

BIOL 201 students baked protein-shaped cookies so good even Chef Bruno Feldeisen from The Great Canadian Baking Show couldn't resist.

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Published: 24 Mar 2021

The Undergraduate Poster Showcase 2021: The show must go on!

Office of Science Education Communications Assistant Brent Jamsa sat down with four students to discuss their upcoming presentations at the second annual Undergraduate Poster Showcase. This year, the highly-anticipated event will be hosted on March 16, 6-8 PM EST via Zoom. Register here to attend: https://mcgill.ca/x/odx.

Published: 9 Mar 2021

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