Raspberry-scented scratch-and-sniff jeans? Going the unconventional route has been the key to success for Naked & Famous jeans founder Brandon Svarc, BCom’04.
Heidi Hollinger, BA’90, visits the world’s great port cities and shares her adventures with TV viewers in both of Canada’s official languages on Ports d’attache and Waterfront Cities of the World.
Jean-Pierre Blais, BCL’84, LLB’84, the new chair of the CRTC, vows that Canada’s communications companies will be under pressure to prove that their activities serve the public interest.
Life is rough and frequently dangerous for homeless youth. Montreal’s Dans la rue, led by Aki Tchitacov, BA’82, offers a ray of hope for those in desperate straits.
Ziya Tong, MA’99, co-host of the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, loves exploring the weird and wonderful world of science for her TV viewers.
by Mark Reynolds Even after you strip away the jingoism and the sponsorships and—heaven forfend—the Spice Girls, the Olympic ideal of humanity coming together in sport remains as appealing as it was when the modern Games began in 1896. Lindsay Glassco, BA’87, wants everyone in withdrawal from the highs of the London Olympics to know [...]
Jon Asher, CertPRMgmt’07, says the death metal bands he helps promote are often misunderstood. Opera can be pretty violent too, you know.
Her McGill master’s thesis explored how coaches build winning teams. Chantal Vallée, MA’02, has followed that blueprint to two consecutive national championships.
by Wendy Helfenbaum Once a month, 40 influential Montrealers meet behind closed doors to exchange inside information that will affect many local businesses. Nope, it’s not the city’s executive committee, but rather the concierges at Montreal’s poshest hotels. They share secrets of the trade – which florist didn’t deliver? Which limo driver didn’t show up? [...]
by Sheldon Gordon When Morris Rosenberg, BA’72, was appointed Canada’s deputy minister of foreign affairs in 2010, Embassy, the Ottawa-based newspaper that covers foreign policy, wondered about “his apparent lack of international experience.” True, the Montreal-born lawyer was the first non-diplomat ever to be put in charge of the foreign service officers at Ottawa’s Lester [...]