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October 7, 2005

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McGill researchers honoured for excellence

Source: University Relations Office (URO) [newswire]
October 07, 2005

Two McGill researchers have received the 2005 Prix de la recherche of Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir). François Ricard (Prix André-Laurendeau – Humanities) and Lawrence Mysak (Prix Michel-Jurdant – Environmental Sciences) were honoured at a gala ceremony Thursday evening.

"We are delighted Professors Ricard and Mysak are being recognized for their excellence in research," said McGill's Interim Vice-Principal (Research) Jacques Hurtubise. "McGill is also proud of our partnership with Acfas to host the 2006 Congrès de l'Acfas next May."
François Ricard, Department of French Language and Literature and James McGill Chair in Quebec Literature and Modern Fiction

François Ricard's numerous contributions to Quebec's literary history place him among the top historians of contemporary Canadian society. His biography on Canadian writer Gabrielle Roy won acclaim for its remarkable research, detail and significance to both Quebec and Canada's literary history.
Lawrence Mysak, Canada Steamship Lines Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Director of the Earth System Modelling Group

Professor Mysak is internationally renowned for his environmental research and for his work on interactions between the atmosphere and sea ice, in particular. He has helped generate an increased interest in the study of the Arctic climate system and has recently constructed a model for studying the long-term effects of climate changes.

The 2005 prizes were announced Thursday at a gala marking the 61st anniversary of the Prix Acfas, held at the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Quebec. The newest awards bring McGill's total number of Acfas prizes to 20. For more information, see the Acfas website.

For more than 80 years, the Association francophone pour le savoir has pursued a truly noble mission: to promote scientific activity, to stimulate research and to disseminate knowledge. The organization, based in Quebec but with members and links throughout Canada and the world, has been an active player in the scientific community through a number of activities, including its annual congress, a bimonthly magazine and the awarding of prizes for outstanding contributions to research.
About McGill University

McGill University is Canada's leading research-intensive university and has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. Founded in 1821, McGill has 21 faculties and professional schools which offer more than 300 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. McGill attracts renowned professors and researchers from around the world and top students from more than 150 countries, creating one of the most dynamic and diverse education environments in North America. There are approximately 23,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 graduate students. It is one of two Canadian members of the American Association of Universities. McGill's two campuses are located in Montreal, Canada.
Kirsten Martin
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)



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