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.

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.

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.

Making noise about the ‘silent crime’

Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:37 am

When violence hits home, Sarah Flatto, BA’09, is there to help victims and survivors of abuse find life-changing support.