The paradox of Pakistan

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Even seasoned diplomats can be frustrated in their efforts to understand Pakistan. McGill professor T.V. Paul‘s new book offers a fresh perspective on one of the world’s most strategically important countries.

Making “waste not” a way of life

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Bernice Ting is a proud Macdonald Campus student. The feeling is more than mutual. The energetic environmentalist is one of this year’s winners of the Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Awards.

“Dog catcher” has pooches’ best interests at heart

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Wild dogs on First Nations reserves in Alberta have a champion in award-winning veterinarian Judith Samson-French, BSc(Agr)’81.

A side project that could save lives

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

McGill professor Colin Chapman is an anthropologist, not a medical expert, but his extracurricular efforts are having a major impact on the health of people who live near Uganda’s Kibale National Park.

Changing lives with music

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Music educator Dantes Rameau, BMus’05, recently found himself in exclusive company when he was named to Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list along with Barack Obama, Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey.

Grounding video games in good science

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Scientists Sebastian Alvarado, PhD’13, and Maral Tajerian, MSc’08, PhD’13, are the founders of Thwacke! The company advises video game makers on the scientific elements of their storylines.

The year that broke Expos’ fans’ hearts

Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm

If you’re a Montreal Expos fan, says author Bill Young, BA’61, thoughts of the magical, but short-lived 1994 baseball season provide plenty of memories – some of them joyful and some of them painful.

Once a Savoyard, always a Savoyard

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Never doubt the timeless charms of a good Gilbert and Sullivan musical. The McGill Savoy Society marks its 50th anniversary this month with a production of The Mikado.

Bloomberg Manulife Prize winner is trans fat’s arch enemy

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Harvard University nutrition expert Walter Willett played a pivotal role in sounding the alarm about trans fats. Now, he’s raising questions about milk.

This grad isn’t a dropout (he just plays one on TV)

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm

With two university degrees under his belt, actor Dillon Casey, BSc’05, is a far cry from the troubled character he plays on the new TV drama Remedy.