Professor Emerita Margaret Lock is the fourth and first female recipient of the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement.
Professor Lock is affiliated with the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Department of Anthropology at McGill University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officière de l’Ordre national du Québec and was awarded the Prix Du Québec, domaine Sciences Humaines in 1997 and in the same year the Wellcome Medal of the Royal Anthropological Society of Great Britain. In 2002, she was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize and in 2005 the Canada Council for the Arts Killam Prize. In 2005 she was also awarded a Trudeau Foundation Fellowship.
Prof. Lock, who trained over 40 graduate students and taught courses throughout her career in the Department of Anthropology and in the Faculty of Medicine, no longer teaches. At age 76, she remains busy “travelling around giving lectures of various kinds.” And she’s just putting the finishing touches on her latest book, Entanglements of Aging and Alzheimer’s, to be published by Princeton University Press, which deals with the scientific uncertainties and social ramifications associated with predictions about who among us will succumb to Alzheimer’s disease.