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AI by the students, for the students

23 Apr 2019

The end of every academic year brings around many recurring activities. Exams are one such example, and final project presentations are another classic year-end hoop for students to jump through....

From paper robots to miniature wind tunnels, annual engineering emporium showcases student creativity

23 Apr 2019

If ever, on a cold spring afternoon, you should find yourself quietly despairing for the future of humankind, make a point of visiting the Faculty of Engineering Design Day. The annual event which...

Student entrepreneurs learn life and business lessons

31 Jan 2019

In business, as in life, the Golden Rule applies. This was the central message of alumnus and entrepreneur Rory Altman (BEng ’92), who spoke at the 6th Annual John Thompson Entrepreneurial...

Engineering students share their passion for STEM

24 Jan 2019

As society becomes increasingly integrated with technology, the need to educate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) becomes ever more paramount. However, Canada lags...

Landmark gift to McGill’s Faculty of Engineering deepens support for doctoral students and graduate research

16 Jan 2019

A landmark $15-million gift from McGill alumnus Les Vadasz, a founding member of Intel Corporation, and his wife Judy Vadasz, will enhance the prestigious doctoral fellowship program that bears...

Why wait for grad school?

19 Dec 2018

Poke your head into a McGill research lab – particularly in the summer – and you might walk away thinking that some of those graduate students look awfully young. There is a reason for that. They...

Imitating nature to build a more sustainable world

28 Nov 2018

What could be greener than solar panels? They generate renewable energy, a key to fighting climate change. Yet the components that go into them often include toxic or non-sustainable materials....

McGill and Ubisoft join forces to create believable virtual characters

28 Nov 2018

The often quoted idiom “seeing is believing” is put to the test in virtual gaming worlds, where despite recent advances, 3D graphics applications still fail to reflect the physics of motion,...

McGill Alumnus Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Energy

14 Nov 2018

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, M.Eng. 16’ in Materials Engineering from McGill, currently a Ph.D. student in the Erickson Lab at Cornell, is named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List in Energy – Class of 2019, for...

A science fair fit for a king, or a Prime Minister

14 Nov 2018

School science fairs, it must be admitted, are nothing new. Typically, a group of young students stand in front of posters or beakers, explaining their projects to nervous parents or equally...

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