News in brief for the week of January 9, 2012

Wainberg, Levitin made AAAS fellows; Meaney, Schulich named to Order of Canada, Carman Miller wins C.P. Stacey book prize and McGill's shuttle buses go wireless.

Duo named AAAS Fellows

Daniel Levitin from the Department of Psychology and Mark Wainberg, Director of the McGill AIDS Centre, were recently named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honour that is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Levitin was cited for his role as a world leader in the psychology and neuroscience of music, and for his remarkable job communicating the science of music to lay audiences through his best-selling books; and Wainberg for his contributions to HIV drug development and for his efforts to make HIV drug access a reality for all.

Order of Canada nods for McGill prof and benefactor

On Dec. 31, Governor-General David Johnston announced 66 new appointments to the Order of Canada.

McGill’s Michael Meaney was included among the recipients (Member) for his contributions to neuroscience, notably through his research on the effect of early adversity on neural development. Philanthropist and McGill donor Seymour Schulich will be made an Officer of the Order for his transformational philanthropy in support of Canada’s education and health care institutions.

McGill shuttle buses go wireless

Free wireless connectivity is now available on McGill’s inter-campus shuttle buses. Passengers can now make the most of their time spent riding between campuses emailing, surfing or connecting to Library resources. The connection is encrypted and secure. In order to set up a wireless network connection, please visit and see the service description for additional details.

 Miller wins book prize

Carman Miller, a professor in the Deptartment of History and Classical Studies, has been awarded the C.P. Stacey Award for the Best Book on Canadian Military History for A Knight in Politics: A Biography of Sir Frederick Borden (McGill-Queen’s University Press). In their citation, the judges lauded Miller’s work as “a major contribution to the fields of Canadian military, political and social history.”