A fighter for First Nations

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

James O’Reilly, BCL’63, was recently honoured by both the Bar of Montreal and the Cree Nation Government for the pioneering role he has played in aboriginal law.

Touring the world with Madonna

Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Ric’key Pageot, BMus’03, used to play cover versions of Madonna songs at weddings. These days, he performs those songs while sharing the stage with Madonna herself.

Shutting down salmonella

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Food scientist Lawrence Goodridge is leading an ambitious research effort aimed at dramatically reducing the impact of salmonella, a bacteria that costs the Canadian economy $1 billion.

The Age of Clinton: Bill, Hillary and the nineties

Posted on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

In his latest book, history professor Gil Troy examines how Bill Clinton’s presidency helped shape the nineties and how the trends of that decade affected Clinton and his wife Hillary.

Montreal’s other great hockey team

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Thanks to a rebranding and a closer association with the Montreal Canadiens, the former McGill stars who now play for the Canadiennes de Montréal hope to attract a wider range of fans to women’s hockey.

The extraordinary tale of Stalin’s daughter

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

What could it have been like to grow up with one of the most notorious figures of the 20th century as your father? Rosemary Sullivan, BA’68, found out for her award-winning book.

The man behind Canadaland

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

The Canadian media is happy enough to report on the foibles of others. They’re not quite so comfortable when Jesse Brown, BA’00, reports on theirs.

Steering eBay Canada through challenging times

Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Andrea Stairs, BA’96, the managing director of eBay Canada, is paying close attention to the changing ways in which Canadians shop.

The brothels of 19th century Montreal

Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm

In her new book, social historian Mary Anne Poutanen, BA’83, MA’86, explores the lives of prostitutes in Montreal two centuries ago.

Is suicide linked to risky behaviour?

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Research led by McGill’s Fabrice Jollant points to a potential connection between suicide vulnerability and high-risk decision-making in families.