News in brief for the week of March 21, 2011

Students save money with new printing service, another honour for Engineering professor Wagdi (Fred) Habashi, and a new Library Renovations web page.

Students save money with uPrint service

In an effort to adopt more sustainable and economical printing solutions, the uPrint service is being deployed over the next two weeks in all McGill Libraries, Residences and other public areas that have Xerox machines. uPrint is a new way for students to print, copy and scan at McGill. Features include cheaper printing costs, free scanning and print now, pay later services. For more information go to

Habashi honoured

Engineering professor Wagdi (Fred) Habashi has been named the recipient of the 2011 McCurdy Award given out by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI). The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the science and creative aspects of engineering relating to aeronautics and space research. Habashi is widely known in his field for the innovative formulation, modeling and application of finite element methods to computational fluid dynamics. His work has kept Canada ‘on the map’ in terms of worldwide CFD R&D and he has developed applied mathematics solutions to a wide range of complex aerospace problems for aircraft, rotorcraft and jet engines. In the in-flight icing area, his unique formulation has resulted in a code used worldwide throughout the aerospace industry.

The McCurdy Award was introduced in 1954 by the Institute of Aircraft Technicians, one of the groups that amalgamated to form CASI. It commemorates the contributions made by John A.D. McCurdy during the development of the aviation industry in North America.

McLennan-Redpath renos

Staff, students and faculty members can now access up-to-the-minute information on the McLennan-Redpath building complex construction on the Library’s Renovations web page. Front and centre on the main page is a highlighted News of the Day section that will relay important information and instructions. Sub-pages of interest include a Schedule and an F.A.Q. Questions and suggestions for improvements are welcome at all times. All are invited to call or write to the project management team whose coordinates are listed in the Contact Us section.

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