The McGill Reporter is happy to announce that the numbers of applicants for the Principal's Prize for Emerging Researchers grew significantly this year. The jury was impressed by the number of early-career researchers who see sharing their knowledge with the media and the public as being an important and natural complement to their academic work.
Thursday, April 22nd marks Earth Day 2021! Celebrated for the first time on April 22, 1970 - Today, more than a billion people in 193 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year. Over the years, Earth Day has become the world’s largest environmental movement. Take a bit a time in April to celebrate Earth Day and find ways that you can further support Sustainability at McGill and in your daily life.
Since fast radio bursts (FRBs) were first discovered over a decade ago, scientists have puzzled over what could be generating these intense flashes of radio waves from outside of our galaxy. In a gradual process of elimination, the field of possible explanations has narrowed as new pieces of information are gathered about FRBs – how long they last, the frequencies of the radio waves detected, and so on.
In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in the galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told. McGill University astronomers were part of this global effort.
Victoria Glynn, the public program representative from GARM (Graduate Association of the Redpath Museum), has won the prestigious Vanier Scholarship.
Dr. Tina Montreuil, of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, was recently interviewed in the McGill Tribune on the symptoms of social anxiety in early adolescence.
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
Karissa Leduc, ECP, Wins the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship from the American Psychological Foundation
Karissa Leduc, a PhD candidate in the Human Development Program supervised by Dr. Victoria Talwar, has won the competitive Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship from the American Psychological Foundation.
This prestigious fellowship is awarded to promising young scholars to pursue innovative research in the area of child psychology.
McGill Education Updates – Spring 2021: News About the Faculty's Strategic Initiatives and Priorities
McGill Education's Spring updates for alumni and friends of the Faculty helps to keep you informed of the great things we're doing, with news about the Faculty’s strategic initiatives and priorities, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis.
To subscribe to our e-newsletter contact Associate Director of Development, Rayna Goldman (rayna.goldman [at] mcgill.ca).
KPE's Dr. Gordon Bloom was featured on TSN's "Yes Guy" (Episode 18 that aired on March 27th, starting at 15:30 timestamp) talking about today's issues in sports psychology. Aside from navigating the challenges of "sports life", professional athletes have the same personal life issues that most of us do, plus the added vulnerabilities of their job performance being scrutinized by journalists and everyday critics online.
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The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, which includes researchers from McGill University, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has revealed this week a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarized light. This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarization, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the edge of a black hole.
BIOL 201 students baked protein-shaped cookies so good even Chef Bruno Feldeisen from The Great Canadian Baking Show couldn't resist.Read more
Two students from the Department of Integrated Studies in Education were selected for the Pathy Foundation Fellowship which provides community-focused experiential learning opportunities for exceptional young leaders to become active and effective change-makers. Eleven McGill fellows will join peers from St.
The snow may be melting, but it is leaving pollution behind in the form of micro- and nano-plastics according to a McGill study that was recently published in Environmental Pollution. The pollution is largely due to the relatively soluble plastics found in antifreeze products (polyethylene glycols) that can become airborne and picked up by the snow.