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2006 Leo Derikx Award

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McGill was one of 12 university partners to receive the 2006 Leo Derikx Award, a special Synergy Award named after the former director general of research partnerships at NSERC.

McGill was one of 12 university partners to receive the 2006 Leo Derikx Award, a special Synergy Award named after the former director general of research partnerships at NSERC. Also worth $25,000, the award recognizes innovative collaborative projects at the pre-competitive stage of research and development.

Led by Professor Sue Whitesides, Director of the School of Computer Science, McGill was recognized for its partnership with the Toronto-based IBM Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS), which each year hosts up to 150 faculty members and about 60 graduate students from 50 universities around the world. SOCS professors involved in the partnership include Laurie Hendren, Monty Newborn and Clark Verbrugge. CAS projects often lead to publications, patents and prototypes, while emphasizing graduate student training.

More information is available from NSERC and the IBM CAS web site.