Songwriting finalist, Debaters shine, and more honours

kudos-cDale Boyle, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education, was named a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC). The finalists were chosen out of approximately 15,000 entrants and winners will be announced later this month. The ISC judging panel includes a number of industry professionals and recording artists including Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, Rob Thomas, Kings of Leon, Journey, Tom Waits, Jerry Lee Lewis, and John Mayall.

Debaters shine at Nationals

The team of Sophie MacIntyre and Vinay Kumar Mysore of the McGill Debating Union won the Canadian debating championships held at the University of Alberta. McGill’s Sean Stefanik also won the top speaker award, while Tim Abdulla was named top novice speaker.

Franco honoured

Eduardo Franco has been awarded ASCCP Lifetime Achievement Award. Established in 2008 by the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, this award recognizes the contributions of individuals to the field of colposcopy and the screening and managment of lower genital tract disease. The ASCCP sited Franco’s work as being instrumental in highlighting the importance of prevention programs for HPV-associated diseases such as cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination.

Shore shines

The Faculty of Education’s Bruce Shore was recently named one of 67 new fellows of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Fellows are selected in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. These Fellows will be inducted on Saturday, May 1, during AERA’s 91st Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

lanza recognized

Professor alcides lanza, Director Emeritus of the Electronic Music Studio at the Schulich School of Music has been recognized by Concordia University with the establishment of the “alcides Award in Electroacoustics”. This was the initiative of Concordia Professor Kevin Austin, who in 1971 was the first composition and electronic music student working with alcides lanza at the then McGill Faculty of Music.