The man who stuck around

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm

A lot of people have been congratulating me lately, patting me on the back, shaking my hand. It’s weirding me out. I don’t think I’ve done anything all that exceptional. All I’ve done is stay put—and, apparently, if you do that for 25 years, it’s sort of a big deal. You get your photo taken [...]

Alumnotes: Fall-Winter 2015

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Wayne Dickieson, BSc(Agr)’64, was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Distinction Award, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the Canadian dairy industry over many years. A former president of the Canadian Association of Animal Breeders, Wayne was inducted into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame [...]

Why research matters

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm

In a 2014 address to the McGill community, Principal Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, outlined her priorities for the University’s future. One was described as “Unleashing McGill’s Full Research Potential.” The principal recently spoke to the McGill News about the importance of university research and how McGill’s alumni and supporters have helped the cause. What is [...]

A different take on inequality

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm

U.S. president Barack Obama worries about the rise in economic inequality. So does the pope. In his new book, William Watson, BA’74, explains why he thinks they’re worrying too much.

A church leader for the 21st century

Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Mary Irwin-Gibson, BTh’79, is the first female bishop in the 165-year history of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. With her MBA training, she’s prepared to tackle the challenges facing her church.

The woman behind the world’s best whisky

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Joanna Zanin Scandella, BSc(Agr)’82, is the blender responsible for Crown Royal’s Northern Harvest Rye, which was named world whisky of the year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016.

Le fabuleux destin de Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Grâce à une force physique et à une capacité d’apprentissage remarquables, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif s’est vite fait remarquer par les recruteurs de la Ligue nationale de Football (NFL), alors qu’il évoluait au sein des Redmen. Désormais bloqueur pour les Chiefs de Kansas City, l’étudiant de McGill n’en a pas pour autant négligé ses études de médecine, [...]

Cowboy science and the origins of the universe

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

by James Martin, MLIS’05 In the beginning, maybe, was the beginning. A little less than 14 billion years ago, the theory goes, a very high density something started to rapidly expand. Things were bright, and hot, for a short time. Things got dark, and cold, for much longer. Atoms formed. Galaxies. Planets. Us. In the [...]

The gift of you

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Want to buy great gifts for your loved ones? Assistant professor of psychology Lauren Human advises you to focus on your interests, not theirs.

Cooking up the future

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Maple syrup that’s good for you? A frozen dessert that you can store at room temperature? A falafel-type mix made with insects? Salwa Karboune and her students are dreaming up tomorrow’s foods today. by Mark Abley Maple syrup has long been the sticky, sweet cornerstone to many a delightful breakfast, but it’s never been mistaken [...]