A school for spies and saboteurs

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:06 am

CBC’s Second World War drama X Company is one of winter’s most hotly anticipated new TV shows. Co-creator Stephanie Morgenstern, BA’88, describes how the show came to be.

The professor provocateur

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Iconoclastic management professor Henry Mintzberg, BEng’61, has always raised thorny questions about corporate culture. In his latest book, he is questioning the excesses of capitalism itself.

Exploring civil disobedience on the Internet

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm

McGill doctoral student Molly Sauter‘s new book examines the use of denial-of-service actions as a form of political activism

A tale of two James McGills

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

The recent debut of the much-anticipated TV series Better Call Saul revealed a surprise — particularly to McGill graduates. Saul once went by a different name, one that’s very familiar to McGillians.

How rethinking the food chain can thwart Ebola

Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Ebola is one of many zoonoses — diseases that can move from one species to another. McGill’s Colin Chapman says banning bushmeat can help limit the spread of Ebola.

Another date with the Academy

Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Torill Kove, MUP’89, has already won one Oscar for her short animated films and her newest work, Me and My Moulton, is in the running for another Academy Award next month.

In memoriam – Fall/Winter 2014

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:34 pm

1930s ANNA TRITT SILVER, BA’32, at Montreal, on June 19, 2014. MARGARET MCKAY SHELDON, BA’33, at Rutland, Ver., on May 19, 2014. WILLIAM MAXWELL TAIT, BA’34, MDCM’39, at Vancouver, B.C., on July 28, 1998. GEORGE GREMPLE HART, BSc’39, MDCM’41, at Lake Placid, N.Y., on May 13, 2014. B. SEYMOUR RABINOVITCH, BSc’39, PhD’42, at Seattle, Wash., [...]

Life and love on the Rez

Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 5:42 pm

A pair of McGillians play crucial roles on the TV series Mohawk Girls, a frank and funny examination of the lives of four young women in Kahnawake.

Running with the Bulls

Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 3:33 pm

As a lawyer and a sports fan who idolized Michael Jordan, Ram Padmanabhan, BA’90, landed a dream job. He is the vice president of financial and general counsel for the NBA’s Chicago Bulls.

Engineering the future of The Walrus

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 3:48 pm

The Walrus has a new editor. Jonathan Kay, BEng’92, MEng’94, is now at the helm of the publication that has earned more National Magazine Awards than any of its Canadian counterparts.