McGill launches Canada Award to offset tuition increase for Canadian undergraduate students

McGill University is launching a $3,000 Canada Award to offset tuition increases for Canadian undergraduate students from outside Quebec in certain disciplines. Approximately 80% of new Canadian students from outside Quebec coming to McGill will be eligible for the new award.

Details of the award, including the programs eligible for the award, will be available on McGill's Undergraduate Admissions website by December 22, 2023.

Published: 20 Dec 2023

Interview with Physics Professor Victoria Kaspi in Nature

In a new interview with Nature, Physics Professor and Shaw laureate Victoria Kaspi reflects on the inaugural Hong Kong Laureate Forum and how researchers can foster communication across different generations of scientists. 

What was the most common question students asked at panel discussions?

Published: 18 Dec 2023

Fighting disinformation in Quebec

Until now, most disinformation research, datasets, and tools to protect users like bot detectors, have only included English-language social media. This lack of linguistic diversity leaves Francophone internet users in Quebec and beyond more vulnerable to disinformation as the phenomenon becomes increasingly pervasive in online spaces. 

Published: 15 Dec 2023

Stuck in traffic: Researchers identify cellular traffic jams in a rare disease

Researchers zero in on spinocerebellar ataxia type 6, a disease that disrupts brain function

Published: 12 Dec 2023

What skin piercings can teach us about environmental change

In a new study from McGill University, researchers bring science into an unexpected setting: a tattoo parlor. In this first characterization of the human piercing microbiome, the uniquely human cultural practice of piercing serves as a model system to help us better understand how biological communities (re)assemble after catastrophic environmental disturbances.

Published: 5 Dec 2023

A first look inside Li-ion batteries

What if you could charge your electric vehicle in the same amount of time it takes to fill a tank of gas?  

Published: 28 Nov 2023

Rustum Choksi: Winner, Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Full Professor)

Students coming from high school often arrive with specific – and mistaken – expectations of the mathematics classroom. In Rustum Choksi’s courses he emphasizes a pedagogical paradigm shift, whereby mathematics is not about memorization nor symbolic manipulations and calculations but rather a beautiful and diverse discipline which is often a means to understanding our complex world.

Published: 20 Nov 2023

Martin Grant earns Morty Yalovsky Lifetime Achievement Award

Early in his career in physics, Martin Grant thought he had it all figured out.

“When I started, I said to myself ‘well, this is good. Nobody’s going to tell me what to do,” said Grant, Emeritus James McGill Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Science. “I’ve got the world’s greatest postdoc – me – and I’ll be able to do all the projects that I want to do pretty much by myself.”

Published: 20 Nov 2023

The Hackathon returns to McGill campus

On November 3-5th, the McGill Physics Hackathon held its eighth annual event in person at the Rutherford Physics Building. The event attracted around 150 hackers, from CEGEP and undergraduate backgrounds, who joined forces to produce spectacular projects.

Congratulations to all those who participated!

Published: 20 Nov 2023

Q&A with Jason Hessels, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Transient Astrophysics

In a ceremony today at Simon Fraser University, the Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services, announced that Professor Jason Hessels has been named the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Transient Astrophysics at McGill University.

Published: 16 Nov 2023

McGill receives three Canada Excellence Research Chairs

The results of the 2022 Canada Excellence Research Chairs competition were announced this morning at Simon Fraser University by the Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Ted Hewitt, President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and Chair of the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat Steering Committee.

Published: 16 Nov 2023

Sixteen McGill researchers among the world’s most cited

Sixteen McGill researchers have been included on the Highly Cited Researchers™ (HCRs) list, as published by Clarivate. To be included in the prestigious list, researchers must rank in the top 1 per cent worldwide for their fields and publications in the Web of Science index.

Published: 15 Nov 2023

McGill Physics Hackathon attracts students from high schools, CEGEPs, and universities

On November 3, the McGill Physics Hackathon kicked off its eighth annual event. Over the course of 24 hours, spread over three days, participants formed teams and took over the Rutherford Physics Building in a friendly computer programming competition. The goal? Use any programming language to demonstrate a concept or phenomenon in the physical sciences.

Published: 15 Nov 2023

Lessons learned from the inaugural Inclusive Teaching Initiative

From December 2022 to May 2023, a group comprising seven Faculty of Science instructors from six different departments met monthly to discuss ways of making their courses more inclusive.

Published: 6 Nov 2023

FSCI 198: Climate Crisis and Climate Actions featured in Le Devoir

A recent article in Le Devoir highlighted FSCI 198, a three-credit course for undergraduates focused on building skills for individual and collective actions to address climate change:

Devant les changements climatiques et leurs effets de plus en plus visibles, nombreux sont les jeunes paralysés par l’écoanxiété. À McGill, un cours veut susciter l’espoir et outiller les étudiants pour faire face aux changements climatiques.

Published: 2 Nov 2023


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