Established in 2009, the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement is awarded to retired members of McGill’s academic staff who are uniquely deserving in light of their exceptional contributions to their discipline, to the University and to society at large. One of the University’s highest honours, the McGill Medal has only been awarded to five people – Aberto J. Aguayo, Adi Eisenberg and Lawrence Mysak in 2010; Margaret Lock in 2012; and Roderick Macdonald in 2014).
But the ranks of that exclusive club swelled considerably, as three new members earned admittance over the course of Spring 2016 Convocation. Click on the links below to read the profiles of the newest recipients of the McGill Medal.
Donald Taylor: Fuelled by folk music and nuclear physics
John Bergeron: “Only young people make discoveries”
Philip Branton: More funding for basic science