$107.5 million for eight innovative research projects led by McGill

On March 13th at the Université de Montréal, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced the results of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Innovation Fund (IF) 2023 competition.

Published: 14 Mar 2024

Seventeen McGill researchers announced as Canada Research Chairs

Seventeen outstanding McGill researchers were appointed on March 13th as new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC), one of Canada’s most prestigious academic honours. The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health,  at the Université de Montréal.

Published: 14 Mar 2024

Support science for everyone on March 13!

One element that makes McGill24 so special is the energy that our students bring to the event. They use this day to raise funds for student-run projects and initiatives, and this year the Faculty of Science has the largest ever number of crowdfunding projects.

Published: 12 Mar 2024

Ed Doolittle and Panel on March 14th

Published: 5 Mar 2024

Asha Basu and Antoine Labelle – Winners of the 2023 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition


Asha Basu and Antoine Labelle were ranked in the top 100 receiving the accolade of Honorable Mention in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a preeminent mathematics competition for undergraduate students in the United States and Canada.

Published: 29 Feb 2024

Postdoc Dr. Rand Eid wins a REDI Early Career Transition Award

Congratulations to Dr. Rand Eid, a postdoc in Dr. Rosemary Bagot's lab, on winning the CIHR Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition Award! The REDI award is a new career transition award that funds researchers through the end of their postdoc and on into starting their own labs.

Published: 29 Feb 2024

Courtney Y. Paquette receives 2024 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

It is a great pleasure to announce that our colleague Courtney Paquette has been named a 2024 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computer Science.

Machine learning relies heavily on probabilistic optimization algorithms.

While machine learning papers are written at a staggering rate, there is much less foundational mathematical work that addresses the success of machine learning.

Published: 27 Feb 2024

Energy poverty in Canada

As many as one in five Canadian households can be considered to be in energy poverty, according to researchers from McGill University. Energy poverty occurs when households cannot afford or access the levels of energy necessary to meet their daily needs, live decent lives, and maintain healthy indoor temperatures all year round. More Canadians potentially suffer from energy poverty than from food insecurity.

Published: 20 Feb 2024

Uncertainty in measuring biodiversity change could hinder progress towards global targets for nature

More than ever before, there is a growing interest in dedicating resources to stop the loss of biodiversity, as recently exemplified by the

Published: 16 Feb 2024

New understanding of avian eggshell attachment

Athletes often suffer injuries to ligaments in their knees, particularly to the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. While surgery to replace these torn ligaments is becoming increasingly common around the world it often needs to be repeated.

Published: 13 Feb 2024

New and renewed McGill CIFAR AI chairs turn focus on neglected research topics

Professor David Ifeoluwa Adelani (School of Computer Science) is McGill’s newest Chair, as Professors Joelle Pineau and Reihaneh Rabbany have their appointments renewed

Published: 13 Feb 2024

Surprising new evidence on happiness and wealth

Global polls typically show that people in industrialized countries where incomes are relatively high report greater levels of satisfaction with life than those in low-income countries.

But now the first large-scale survey to look at happiness in small, non-industrialized communities living close to nature paints quite a different picture.

Looking at happiness in non-industrialized settings

Published: 8 Feb 2024

Ryan O’Loughlin (Université Laval)

Title: Symmetric Tensor Products: An Operator Theory Approach

Published: 2 Feb 2024

TA Award (Fall 2023)


Dear Students and Fellow Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award winners for the Fall 2023 term.

Congratulations to Gabriel Crudele (MATH 356), Shereen Elaidi (MATH 133), Christopher Karpinski (MATH 235), and Aaron Shalev (MATH 242).

Published: 22 Jan 2024

M87* One Year Later: Proof of a persistent black hole shadow

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, including Professor Daryl Haggard at McGill University, has released new images of M87*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy Messier 87, using data from observations taken in April 2018.

Published: 19 Jan 2024


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