Wrong turn set her on the right path

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Don’t doubt the power of a little girl. Since first noticing the plight of the homeless as a five-year old, McGill student Hannah Taylor has helped raise more than $4 million to make their lives a little easier.

Championing the Canadian horse

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Legend has it that the Canadian horse is North America’s first equine breed. Thanks to the unusual efforts of doctoral student Richard Blackburn, BEd’99, MA’11, we now know the truth.

Behind the scenes at Jeopardy!

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Alex Trebek isn’t the only Canadian who plays a vital role on Jeopardy! Billy Wisse, BA’84, MA’94, is the head writer for the beloved and brainy game show.

This backpack could be a life changer

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

McGill student Salima Visram ‘s innovative Soular Backpack could help improve the educational prospects of students who don’t have easy access to electricity.

A rising star in Quebec film

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Movie producer Nancy Grant, BA’06, might be every bit as daring as her frequent partner-in-crime, director Xavier Dolan. Their most recent film, Mommy, has propelled Grant into the spotlight

New probe hunts down elusive cancer cells in brain

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Even the best neurosurgeons have difficulty finding cancer cells hiding in healthy tissue. A new probe co-developed by McGill’s Kevin Petrecca could be a game changer.

Can this “dragon” help bring back the Expos?

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Mitch Garber, BA’86, has accomplished a lot by being “good,” in many things but not “great” in any one thing. He is unguarded on every subject but one — resurrecting the Montreal Expos.

Fashion house’s esthetic rooted in nomadic youth

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Jamil Juma, BSc(AgrEng)’02, calls China home and has lived in Kenya, Kazakhstan and Congo. All that travelling has influenced JUMA, the fashion line he runs with his sister, Alia.

Let me prescribe you a video game for that

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:51 am

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a leading cause of blindness for adults and notoriously difficult to treat. A McGill research team, working with Ubisoft, has developed a promising new therapy, a video game.

A tour of tasty treats

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm

What Mélissa Simard, BA’08, knows about Montreal would make your mouth water. Take part in one of her ‘Round Table Tours for some insights into the city’s savoury nooks and crannies.