A fighter for First Nations

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

James O’Reilly, BCL’63, was recently honoured by both the Bar of Montreal and the Cree Nation Government for the pioneering role he has played in aboriginal law.

The man behind Canadaland

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

The Canadian media is happy enough to report on the foibles of others. They’re not quite so comfortable when Jesse Brown, BA’00, reports on theirs.

Steering eBay Canada through challenging times

Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Andrea Stairs, BA’96, the managing director of eBay Canada, is paying close attention to the changing ways in which Canadians shop.

Frank, funny and unapologetically feminist

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Elizabeth Plank, BA’10, is a rising star thanks to her ability to reach a generation that isn’t supposed to want to think about anything serious online.

A Parliamentarian to be proud of

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:11 am

After serving for 16 years as a model of cross-party cooperation in an age of bitter partisanship, former justice minister Irwin Cotler, BA’61, BCL’64, bids farewell to Parliament Hill.

An eye out for danger

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

As the prime minister’s national security adviser, Richard Fadden, BA’72, is the man that Stephen Harper trusts with keeping him up to speed about the threats that Canada might face.

There’s something funny about Virginie

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm

by Brendan Kelly, BA’85 It’s safe to say that no other franco Québécois comic followed the same route into the stand-up biz as Virginie Fortin, BA’08. She was recently a finalist for Discovery of the Year at the Gala les Oliviers, Quebec’s annual comedy awards. Fortin was a cast member on SNL Québec, the local [...]

Behind the scenes at Jeopardy!

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Alex Trebek isn’t the only Canadian who plays a vital role on Jeopardy! Billy Wisse, BA’84, MA’94, is the head writer for the beloved and brainy game show.

Can this “dragon” help bring back the Expos?

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Mitch Garber, BA’86, has accomplished a lot by being “good,” in many things but not “great” in any one thing. He is unguarded on every subject but one — resurrecting the Montreal Expos.

Fashion house’s esthetic rooted in nomadic youth

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Jamil Juma, BSc(AgrEng)’02, calls China home and has lived in Kenya, Kazakhstan and Congo. All that travelling has influenced JUMA, the fashion line he runs with his sister, Alia.