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.

Uncovering the many faces of Anonymous

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

In her new book, McGill professor Gabriella Coleman takes readers behind the Guy Fawkes mask to explore the intricacies and motivations of the notorious Anonymous hacker group.

The man NHLers trust with their bodies

Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Sportsnet calls Matt Nichol, BEd’98, “hockey’s best trainer” and his clients include NHL stars like Tyler Seguin. Pretty impressive for a guy who “felt like a fraud” when he began working in hockey.

Tasty trends: Why some foods sizzle and others fizzle

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Why are we crazy about cupcakes, but blasé about fondues? In his latest book, author David Sax, BA’02, examines food trends.

A promising new approach to Alzheimer’s

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm

The cure for Alzheimer’s disease has been maddeningly elusive. But a recent discovery by McGill researcher Judes Poirier points to a new strategy with huge potential.

Fuelling student projects through crowdfunding

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:19 pm

McGill’s new Seeds of Change initiative will use crowdfunding techniques to support a wide range of student-focused projects.

Why face-to-face beats Facebook

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

It isn’t enough to reach out to people through your iPad screen, says author Susan Pinker, BA’79. Interacting with others in person offers a host of benefits — a longer life among them.

“Where are the hidden cameras?” How culture affects mental illness

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Ian Gold, BA’84, MA’87, and Joel Gold, MDCM’95, explore a peculiar delusion that causes people to believe that they’re the stars of a reality TV show.