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.

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.

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.

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.