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.

An end to allergies?

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:11 am

Eradicating allergies with a quick spritz of a vaccine. Does it sound like a sci-fi scenario? Associate professor of pediatrics Christine McCusker is working to make it a reality.

A fresh look at a Canadian icon

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A new art exhibition and book, both co-produced by Sarah Milroy, BA’69, are shining a spotlight on Emily Carr, one of the most influential artists that Canada has ever produced.

Recommended Reading and Listening

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11:15 am

The Carbon Bubble by Jeff Rubin, MA’82 Back in early 2014, when most of us were still grumbling about high gas prices, a prescient Jeff Rubin was forecasting a future plunge in oil prices and its deleterious impact on Canada’s economy. Turns out, he was right. A former chief economist at CIBC World Markets, Rubin [...]

An inventive mind

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm

by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 On May 12, the late Charles Drew, MDCM’33, joined a very exclusive group. During a ceremony held at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the blood bank pioneer became only the fourth McGill graduate to be inducted into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. While doing [...]

Wrong turn set her on the right path

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Don’t doubt the power of a little girl. Since first noticing the plight of the homeless as a five-year old, McGill student Hannah Taylor has helped raise more than $4 million to make their lives a little easier.