For the love of dogs

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Best-known for her celebrated books about the history of human relationships, Elizabeth Abbott, MA’66, PhD’71, turns to a new subject close to her heart – the shared world of dogs and humans

A Parliamentarian to be proud of

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:11 am

After serving for 16 years as a model of cross-party cooperation in an age of bitter partisanship, former justice minister Irwin Cotler, BA’61, BCL’64, bids farewell to Parliament Hill.

Promoting the great outdoors

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm

McGill students Justin Fisch and Minh-Tâm Thompson have been travelling across Canada this summer, spreading the word about the country’s natural splendour as Parks Canada youth ambassadors.

Flummoxed in the food aisles

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:46 pm

When you pick up a grocery item, do you know how healthy it is? Psychology professor Thomas Shultz compared food labels to see which ones best helped consumers make wise nutritional choices.

An eye out for danger

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

As the prime minister’s national security adviser, Richard Fadden, BA’72, is the man that Stephen Harper trusts with keeping him up to speed about the threats that Canada might face.

A hospital for the 21st century

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 2:44 pm

After years of careful planning and the largest hospital move in Canadian history, the MUHC Glen site is fully operational. Health-care in Montreal will never be the same. by Patrick McDonagh Doubled over from painful contractions, the last thing on Marie Brilleaud’s mind when she arrived at the hospital was the fact that she was [...]

Reinventing chemistry

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm

A new branch of science aims to do away with the toxic waste that’s associated with industrial manufacturing. Some of the brightest lights in this green chemistry movement are pursuing their research at McGill. by Mark Witten Tomislav Friščić wants to be a catalyst for reinventing chemistry. That’s the ambition that propels the projects in [...]

Meet the candidates

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:38 pm

by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 Canada’s next federal election is scheduled for mid-October, but most pundits would agree that the campaigning actually began months ago. According to opinion polls, this could end up being one of the most unpredictable elections in the country’s history. Some recent polls projected a virtual three-way tie between the main political [...]

Bâtisseur d’image

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Son grand-père fut pianiste de jazz au tournant des années 1900. Son père s’adonnait à la peinture dans ses temps libres. Il n’est donc pas étonnant que Bertrand Cesvet, pourtant formé en économie et en gestion à McGill, ait rejoint il y a près de 20 ans la boîte de publicité qui a depuis contribué [...]

A $100 million boost for research

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:34 am

Thanks to the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Quebec government and other funding sources, McGill researchers will soon have access to highly sophisticated (and very expensive) research tools.