Arbitre en chef

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

La feuille de route d’Yves Fortier est imposante. L’avocat a plaidé 25 fois devant la Cour suprême du Canada. À titre de représentant du Canada à l’ONU, de 1988 à 1992, il a été aux premières loges d’événements marquants de l’histoire. Depuis une vingtaine d’années, c’est comme arbitre international qu’il laisse sa marque. par Jean-Benoît [...]

Still in touch with the times

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

by John Allemang For centuries, the humanities have trained students to ask tough questions about the world around them. Now, as policymakers push for more science and engineering grads, tough questions are being directed at the humanities themselves. Scholars insist, though, that the study of literature, history and philosophy matter now more than ever.   [...]

The elective that led to a Tony Award

Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Linda Cho, BA’95, is one of the hottest costume designers in the theatre world. She says part of the credit goes to a costume construction class she once took at McGill.

Masters of sound

Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm

What’s the best way to learn how to become a Grammy-winning producer or engineer? By studying in a program where many of your teachers are Grammy-winning producers or engineers. by Bernard Perusse, BCL’76, LLB’77 As the McGill Symphony Orchestra tackled a particularly spirited melodic sequence from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on a Wednesday morning in Pollack [...]

A child’s-eye view of the Charter

Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Move over Captain Underpants. McGill grad Dustin Milligan, BCL/LLB’10, has published a unique series of children’s books that take their inspiration from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Ambitious novel nets grad a Giller

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Sean Michaels, BA’04, wasn’t always a big fan of the theremin, viewing the instrument as “a sci-fi soundtrack cliché.” His change of heart led to a remarkable novel and the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Posters offer insights into “The Patriotism of Death”

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm

A unique collection of First World War propaganda posters from the McGill Libraries play a major role in an upcoming exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Bringing movie magic to Montreal

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

A veteran of the Harry Potter film franchise, Chloë Grysole, BA’98, is the general manager for visual effects powerhouse Cinesite’s new Montreal branch.

In the running for the Giller

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Three McGill graduates are among the finalists for the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Find out what they admire the most about their respective books’ protagonists and who their favourite professors were.

Bell gift supports mental health resources for students

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

McGill’s Mental Health Services Clinic is developing a new online tool that will help students assess their symptoms. The site will also steer them to the help they need.