Another date with the Academy

Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Torill Kove, MUP’89, has already won one Oscar for her short animated films and her newest work, Me and My Moulton, is in the running for another Academy Award next month.

In memoriam – Fall/Winter 2014

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:34 pm

1930s ANNA TRITT SILVER, BA’32, at Montreal, on June 19, 2014. MARGARET MCKAY SHELDON, BA’33, at Rutland, Ver., on May 19, 2014. WILLIAM MAXWELL TAIT, BA’34, MDCM’39, at Vancouver, B.C., on July 28, 1998. GEORGE GREMPLE HART, BSc’39, MDCM’41, at Lake Placid, N.Y., on May 13, 2014. B. SEYMOUR RABINOVITCH, BSc’39, PhD’42, at Seattle, Wash., [...]

Life and love on the Rez

Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 5:42 pm

A pair of McGillians play crucial roles on the TV series Mohawk Girls, a frank and funny examination of the lives of four young women in Kahnawake.

Running with the Bulls

Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 3:33 pm

As a lawyer and a sports fan who idolized Michael Jordan, Ram Padmanabhan, BA’90, landed a dream job. He is the vice president of financial and general counsel for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls.

Engineering the future of The Walrus

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 3:48 pm

The Walrus has a new editor. Jonathan Kay, BEng’92, MEng’94, is now at the helm of the publication that has earned more National Magazine Awards than any of its Canadian counterparts.

Alumnotes – Fall/Winter 2014

Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm

AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES VIKRAM SHRIVASTAVA, MSc(AgrEnvSc)’98, works for the professional services firm Dewberry and is an office manager in Dewberry’s Fairfax, Virginia office. He was recently awarded the certification of diplomate, water resources engineer (D.WRE) by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. D.WRE recipients have demonstrated strong professional ethics, a commitment to life-long [...]

Two for the Rhodes

Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:46 am

A social entrepreneur who believes that business can be a force for good and a medical student who knows his way with an épée. Meet McGill’s new Rhodes Scholars.

A class act

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

In recent weeks, there has been plenty of news about famous, well-regarded men who have been accused of doing monstrous things. It’s enough to make you wonder if there are any public figures out there who deserve our admiration. Montrealers know the answer to that question. We’ve been mourning the loss of one such remarkable [...]

A commitment to students

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Over the next few years, you’ll be hearing a lot about the McGill Commitment — the University’s pledge to create more innovative, out-of-classroom learning opportunities for its students. McGill News editor Daniel McCabe, BA’89, recently spoke to Principal Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, to find out more. How would you characterize the McGill Commitment? The McGill [...]

These fins are made for walkin’

Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:32 am

by Shannon Palus, BSc’13 Hans Larsson, BSc’94, and his research team raised fish to walk on land. The fish in question are Senegal bichirs — long eel-like fish that resemble the creatures that first walked on land 400 million years ago. Together with post-doc students Emily Standen and Trina Du, BSc’11, Larsson, McGill’s Canada Research Chair in Vertebrate [...]