An Inspiring Event in Science Engagement

May 15th and 16th, Falling Walls Engage Hub Canada hosted 30 science outreach practitioners, from across the country, for a bilingual event titled “The Power of the Pitch: A Funding and Skills-building Workshop for Canadian Science Engagers”.

Published: 8 Jun 2023

Alanna Watt awarded Leo Yaffe Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Alanna Watt, Department of Biology, for being awarded the 2023 Leo Yaffe Award for Excellence in Teaching! 

Published: 6 Jun 2023

Exploring Space and Science in Chisasibi

The outreach branch of McGill’s Trottier Space Institute and Branches joined forces to offer a new science program called Outbound Explore.

Published: 2 Jun 2023

Ph.D. Student Matt Bowen awarded 2023 Carl Herz Prize

Matt Bowen, a doctoral student in mathematics at McGill University, has been awarded the 2023 Carl Herz Prize by the Institut des sciences mathématiques for his preprint Monochromatic products and sums in 2-colorings of ℕ, a new proof of the special case of Hindman’s conjecture when there are two colours.

Published: 31 May 2023

Jamie Kirkpatrick awarded 2023 W.W. Hutchison Medal

Jamie Kirkpatrick, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been awarded the 2023 W.W. Hutchison Medal from the Geological Association of Canada. The medal is awarded annually for recent exceptional advances in Canadian earth science research.

Published: 31 May 2023

“Everyone wins” in this education research with a TEACH Mentor

By Adele Lopes 

It’s a sunny afternoon at the Office of Science Education office, and I’ve just sat down with Dr. Jasmin Chahal and Alex Wang to talk about the education research they undertook when they teamed up to assess how self-reflection and pre-lab activities affect students’ confidence levels and success in a Microbiology and Immunology 384 Lab course. So, how did this project get started? 

Published: 25 May 2023

Graham Bell’s Exit Seminar

Just shy of 100 faculty, students, and friends packed the Redpath Auditorium on May 12th to celebrate the retirement of Graham Bell, James McGill Professor in the Department of Biology at McGill. For the occasion, Bell delivered a “final “seminar to the audience, which included his wife and three sons, surveying his career as an evolutionary biologist.

Published: 25 May 2023

McGill and Royal Norwegian Embassy Co-Host Arctic Frontiers Conference

On May 12, McGill University co-hosted the last day of the Arctic Frontiers Summit alongside the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Arctic Frontiers. Over 60 participants, comprising representatives from the governments of Canada, Norway, and Quebec, as well as McGill faculty, researchers, and students gathered in the McGill Faculty Club Ballroom to discuss science, policy, infrastructure, and business in the Arctic.

Published: 25 May 2023

McGill Takes Part in 24 Hours of Science

24 Hours of Science—Quebec’s biggest science and technology festival—took place May 5 and 6. McGill’s many science outreach programs joined in on the annual event again this year, with the Chemistry, Physics, Trottier Space Institute, Earth and Planetary Sciences, STEMM Diversity, Science Outreach, and Gault Nature Reserve teams contributing to the fun.

Published: 16 May 2023

Researchers Develop Nanosponges Using ‘Hairy’ Nanocellulose As Sustainable Alternative For Drug Delivery

Chemists from McGill University have discovered the possibility of creating biopolymer-based “nanosponges” using milled softwood pulp, a sustainable and less toxic alternative to current drug delivery systems. Although the structures developed by the researchers are too big for anti-cancer drug delivery by injection or oral intake, they could potentially be used in dressing wounds, for medical implants, and to capture unwanted materials in wastewater.

Published: 11 May 2023

Hanadi Sleiman elected Fellow of the Royal Society

McGill Chemistry professor recognized for her development of new approaches to DNA nanotechnology

Hanadi Sleiman, Professor of Chemistry at McGill and Canada Research Chair in DNA Nanoscience, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society for her ground-breaking work producing DNA nanostructures for precision drug delivery.

Published: 10 May 2023

2023 Spring Convocation Honorary Doctorate recipients announced

Meet the 2023 Spring Convocation Honorary Doctorate recipients for the Faculty of Science ceremonies!

Daniel Simberloff, Doctor of Science, honoris causa. A.B. (Harvard College), Ph.D. (Harvard University) 

Published: 2 May 2023

Redpath Museum Celebrates Earth Day

March 21 might be the first official day of spring, but Earth Day, a month later, can feel like the beginning of the warmer seasons – at least in Montreal. The Redpath Museum, which recently reopened to the public, commemorated Earth Day this year through a series of themed activities over several days.

Published: 1 May 2023

Meet the 2023 Faculty of Science cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars

The McCall MacBain Foundation has announced the thirty students from 10 countries who will form its first cohort of global scholars at McGill University, arriving in September 2023. Among them are four students who will be pursuing degrees in the Faculty of Science.

Published: 26 Apr 2023

Le professeur Andrew Gonzalez (Biology) dans Le Devoir

On le sait désormais : la préservation de l’environnement ne s’arrête pas à la simple réduction des émissions de carbone dans l’atmosphère. Grâce, notamment, à la tenue de la Conférence de l’ONU sur la biodiversité (COP15) à Montréal en décembre 2022, l’importance de la protection de la biodiversité est aujourd’hui bien présente dans l’actualité. Pour des chercheurs comme Andrew Gonzalez, professeur de biologie à l’Université McGill, il était plus que temps.

Published: 26 Apr 2023


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