At a gala ceremony in September 2004, McGill researchers took home four of the six research prizes awarded by l’Acfas (l’Association francophone pour le savoir).
Alain Beaudet, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery (McGill/Montreal Neurological Institute) and President of the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, won the Prix Adrien-Pouliot, for scientific cooperation with France. Beaudet’s research on neuropeptide function in the brain offers potential new drug treatments for degenerative diseases and pain.
Adi Eisenberg, Otto Maass Professor of Chemistry, won the Prix Urgel-Archambault, given for research in the physical sciences, mathematics and engineering. Professor Eisenberg conducts studies in the field of polymer science, research that touches areas in both science and engineering.
John Hall, James McGill Chair of Sociology and outgoing dean of the Faculty of Arts, took home the Prix Marcel-Vincent, for research in the social sciences. His research on capitalism, nationalism and the civil society has made an international contribution.
Yvan Lamonde, Professor of French Language and Literature, was awarded the Prix André-Laurendeau for research in the humanities. His research interests include the intellectual history of Quebec, early publishing in Montreal, and the role of women in the book industry in Quebec.