Jack Gelineau, BCom’49, was once the NHL’s top rookie, but walked away from hockey after only a few seasons. A Redmen alum recounts how he met the former star under surprising circumstances years later.
One of McGill’s most fabled lecture halls, Leacock 132 has played host to some of the most remarkable minds of our times, including Nobel laureates, Booker Prize winners and Oscar recipients.
Montreal tree expert Bronwyn Chester, BSW’81 has a particular fondness for the arboreal splendor offered by McGill’s campuses. Here are some of her special faves.
by Cleo Paskal, BA’90 Oh, I’ve heard the rumours going around. So let me set the record straight. Sure I’m always on the move, travelling to obscure corners of the world, but contrary to popular belief, I am not an illicit tulip bulb smuggler. Or a spy. Or even a trafficker in genetically engineered DNA [...]
Just think, I could be living in Kingston!” said my daughter, as we walked the lively streets of Montreal under a shining full moon.
By Hélèna Katz, BA’87 I had just returned home from walking the dog when I heard a rustling sound too loud to be a squirrel. I turned to see a big black bear, 15 feet away, staring at us. If there’s one thing I never had to worry about when I called Montreal my home, [...]
by Andrew Steinmetz, BA’89 Sometime in 1992, I went to Bordeaux to lead my first creative writing workshop. By Bordeaux, I don’t mean the wine region in France but the medium-security prison for men on the northeast tip of the island of Montreal. That Bordeaux. My previous writing workshop experience was limited. Five years earlier, [...]
by Megan Williams, BA’88 The other day, my 13-year-old daughter was lurching about the house like a bull in the ring, emitting heavy sighs and trapped glances. “I’ve got a science test tomorrow,” she finally moaned, “and I’ll fail if I don’t skip hip hop to study.” I’m not a particularly strict parent. I don’t [...]
by Bruce Gravel, BED’79 TZIGANE When I attended McGill decades ago, all of 18 and flush with the heady freedoms of new adulthood, I craved unique experiences. Already a scuba diver, I reasoned that if I enjoyed swimming underwater, then surely I’d enjoy soaring above water. So I joined the McGill Skydiving Club. I paid [...]
by Joel Yanofsky, BA’77, MA’81 On the final day of class last spring, students in my magazine writing course at Concordia University asked if they could take me out for a beer. They’d liked the class, they said, and would be in touch. I won’t say I rushed home to check my email, but I [...]