A hospital for the 21st century

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 2:44 pm

After years of careful planning and the largest hospital move in Canadian history, the MUHC Glen site is fully operational. Health-care in Montreal will never be the same. by Patrick McDonagh Doubled over from painful contractions, the last thing on Marie Brilleaud’s mind when she arrived at the hospital was the fact that she was [...]

Reinventing chemistry

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm

A new branch of science aims to do away with the toxic waste that’s associated with industrial manufacturing. Some of the brightest lights in this green chemistry movement are pursuing their research at McGill. by Mark Witten Tomislav Friščić wants to be a catalyst for reinventing chemistry. That’s the ambition that propels the projects in [...]

Meet the candidates

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:38 pm

by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 Canada’s next federal election is scheduled for mid-October, but most pundits would agree that the campaigning actually began months ago. According to opinion polls, this could end up being one of the most unpredictable elections in the country’s history. Some recent polls projected a virtual three-way tie between the main political [...]

Bâtisseur d’image

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Son grand-père fut pianiste de jazz au tournant des années 1900. Son père s’adonnait à la peinture dans ses temps libres. Il n’est donc pas étonnant que Bertrand Cesvet, pourtant formé en économie et en gestion à McGill, ait rejoint il y a près de 20 ans la boîte de publicité qui a depuis contribué [...]

To professor, with love

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Who was your favourite teacher at McGill, the one who had the greatest impact on your life? We put the question to some of our accomplished alumni. Here’s what they had to say. Brenda Milner stands out as one of my many great McGill University professors.  I recall her fascinating lectures on neuropathology.  To young [...]

Still in touch with the times?

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

by John Allemang For centuries, the humanities have trained students to ask tough questions about the world around them. Now, as policymakers push for more science and engineering grads, tough questions are being directed at the humanities themselves. Scholars insist, though, that the study of literature, history and philosophy matters now more than ever.   [...]

Masters of sound

Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm

What’s the best way to learn how to become a Grammy-winning producer or engineer? By studying in a program where many of your teachers are Grammy-winning producers or engineers. by Bernard Perusse, BCL’76, LLB’77 As the McGill Symphony Orchestra tackled a particularly spirited melodic sequence from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on a Wednesday morning in Pollack [...]

Arbitre en chef

Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm

La feuille de route d’Yves Fortier est imposante. L’avocat a plaidé 25 fois devant la Cour suprême du Canada. À titre de représentant du Canada à l’ONU, de 1988 à 1992, il a été aux premières loges d’événements marquants de l’histoire. Depuis une vingtaine d’années, c’est comme arbitre international qu’il laisse sa marque. par Jean-Benoît [...]

Feeling entrepreneurial

Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Not content to be somebody else’s employee, a new generation of budding business leaders is emerging and they’re determined to make their mark on the world. by Patrick McDonagh The entrepreneurial dream is powerfully alluring. Create your own company. Define your own means of living. Make your own fortune. It’s a dream catered to by [...]

Out of the classroom and into the rainforest

Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

The Panama Field Studies Semester offers McGill undergraduates a unique opportunity to experience the complexity of environmental issues up-close by Hannah Hoag, MSc’99 Beth Turner’s fridge holds beer, cheese, milk, tomatoes, cucumbers – and more than 1,700 bugs. The bugs are macro-invertebrates, small spineless aquatic organisms that Turner collected from streams in Panama for a [...]