Congratulations to Prof. Karine Auclair and Prof. Hanadi Sleiman for being award prestigious CRC chairs
The depatment of chemistry is proud to announce the results of the last Canada Research Chair competition, bringing home two Tier 1 awards. Prof. Karine Auclair received a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Antimicrobials and Green Enzymes (CIHR). Prof. Hanadi Sleiman saw her Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in DNA Nanoscience (NSERC) renewed.
Henry Reiswig, the former Biology professor and curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Redpath Museum, died on July 4, 2020. You can read his obituary here:
His daughter Amy says: "He died in his lab in the garage, with microscope slides on the warmer, doing what he loved: science."
McGill, as a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is looking to appoint a SDSN-Youth Campus Coordinator for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Imagine tracking your feelings during daily interactions with your romantic partner. What would you learn? That’s what approximately 100 heterosexual couples in Montreal did each day for 3 weeks during a study run by researchers from McGill University. They were interested in whether a fairly common genetic variant in the opioid system, seen in about a quarter of the population, was associated with feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships.
The Redpath Museum Society Vice President External, Erin Gibbons, has won the prestigious Vanier Scholarship.
McGill University researchers are using cutting-edge computer simulations and analytical techniques to identify and validate promising compounds in the search for a treatment for COVID-19.
Nicolas Moitessier, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, is using computer simulation software that he has developed over the past 15 years to predict the properties of molecules that have yet to be made.
In a step forward for the field of quantum mechanics, McGill University researchers have achieved a breakthrough in sensitive measurements of the wave-like properties of electrons.
According to Virginie Millien, an assistant professor at McGill and curator of zoology and paleontology at McGill's Redpath Museum, warmer temperatures preferentially benefit one of the Lyme diesease tick's most important hosts, the white-footed mouse, which has expanded its range northwards, and outcompeted other mice. The result is that Lyme disease has become a far more pressing health issue in southeastern Canada than ever before.
Here at the Redpath Museum, we are wishing you good health during this challenging time as we all learn to manage the significant challenges we’ve faced since the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, it has become clear that the world needs its museums to educate and connect us to each other.
We need help from all our Friends to deliver Redpath to you at home!
A Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from McGill University, has discovered that a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) originating from a nearby galaxy pulses at regular intervals.
The events of the past weeks have brought into sharp focus, yet again, the systemic racism and pervasive inequalities that are so deeply entrenched in our societies.
The magnitude of the worldwide public response reflects pain in the face of violence, anger and frustration in the face of persistent injustice, and recognition of the urgent and overdue need for change.
As we reflect on issues of racism in science and society, #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM, and #Strike4BlackLives, I would like to emphasize that the McGill Chemistry Department remains committed to the high principles of equality and inclusivity. We are proud of our incredibly diverse population of students, staff, and faculty who came to McGill from 6 continents and over 30 different countries.
Debbie Moskowitz wins Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology
Debbie Moskowitz of McGill University is the 2020 recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology. This award is presented to recognize CPA Members or Fellows who have given exceptional and enduring lifetime contributions to Canadian Psychology during their career.
Although non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become powerful voices in world environmental politics, little is known of the global picture of this sector. A new study shows that environmental groups are increasingly focused on advocacy in climate change politics and environmental justice. How they do their work is largely determined by regional disparities in human and financial resources.