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McGill receives funding from the Canadian Space Agency for exoplanet studies using the James Webb Space Telescope

McGill University has received funding from the Canadian Space Agency for two separate projects dedicated to the study of exoplanets, using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The projects are slated for completion by June 2025. Both studies will be led by Professor Nicolas Cowan.

Read more here.

Published: 14 May 2024

Melting permafrost in arctic ponds: An unfolding factor for climate change

Article by: Yejin Lee, The Tribune 

"Peter Douglas, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and his team recently published a research paper on greenhouse gas emissions from tundra ponds in northern Canada, aiming to understand one of the most important environmental processes for predicting future climate shifts. 

Published: 14 Feb 2024

McGill research included in Québec Science’s top 10 best of the year

Research conducted by McGill researchers ranks among the year’s best, according to Québec Science magazine.

The magazine has published its annual top 10 list of the province’s most groundbreaking scientific discoveries, and three have ties to McGill researchers.

The three studies affiliated with McGill researchers address some of the world’s most pressing challenges: extreme climate change, treatment for cancer patients, and the quality of seawater.

Published: 11 Jan 2024

Secrets of a Hot Saturn and its Spotted Star Unlocked by McGill, Université de Montréal Astronomers

Article by: Claire Loewen, Media Relations, McGill University

"Led by researchers from the Trottier Institute for Research on Exoplanets at McGill University and the Université de Montréal (UdeM), a team of astronomers harnessed the power of the revolutionary Webb Telescope to study HAT-P-18 b.

Published: 11 Jan 2024

CTV News Interview with Dr. Don Baker

How Climate Change Affected Dinosaurs

CTV News Montreal Interview with Dr. Don Baker

" ... new evidence from McGill University suggests dinosaurs were already dying off due to climate change caused by massive volcanic eruptions.

Published: 3 Jan 2024

Geotop Podcast: Peter Douglas: Climate lessons from past civilizations

Featuring Dr. Peter Douglas 

 

Published: 21 Dec 2023

More than a meteorite: New clues about the demise of dinosaurs

More than a meteorite: New clues about the demise of dinosaurs Keila DePape, Media Relations, McGill University

Link to the full article

Published: 6 Dec 2023

Nicolas Cowan selected for prestigious Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship

World-leading exoplanet researcher recognized by NSERC for visionary science as well as commitment to public outreach and equity activities

By Junji Nishihata, Senior Communications Adviser, Office of Research and Innovation

Published: 3 Nov 2023

McGill receives $4.8 million to advance climate change science and technology

Three projects will fill knowledge gaps about the environmental and economic impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen Canada's capacity to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

Published: 25 Nov 2022

Visualizing the ancient Maya over thousands of years

Using real geochemical data from the archaeological site of Itzan, Guatemala, and computer-generated artwork, PhD candidate Benjamin Keenan has produced a video that brings ancient Mayan civilization to life. 

Read the full story in the McGill Reporter.

Published: 16 Nov 2022

Summer internship (starting May 23, 2023) with Kinross Gold Corporation, in Toronto, for a geology student entering the final year of a B.Sc. next fall 2023

Posted on September 29, 2022

Apply now at https://jobs.kinross.com/go/Student-&-New-Graduate-Jobs/1552200/

Published: 5 Oct 2022

CSEG Foundation University Scholarship for students in a program directed towards a career in geophysics [Deadline: November 1, 2022]

Deadline: November 1, 2022 for the $2000 CSEG Foundation University Scholarship (Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicist) aimed at undergraduate students enrolled

Published: 7 Sep 2022

KEGS Foundation Scholarships for students in geophysics [Deadline: April 30, 2022]

Deadline: April 30, 2022 for KEGS Foundation Scholarships (Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society) aimed at undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a program that emphasizes geophysics.   Find out more and download the application form from KEGS Foundation Scholarships.
Published: 14 Feb 2022

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

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

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