Le fabuleux destin de Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Grâce à une force physique et à une capacité d’apprentissage remarquables, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif s’est vite fait remarquer par les recruteurs de la Ligue nationale de Football (NFL), alors qu’il évoluait au sein des Redmen. Désormais bloqueur pour les Chiefs de Kansas City, l’étudiant de McGill n’en a pas pour autant négligé ses études de médecine, [...]

Cowboy science and the origins of the universe

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

by James Martin, MLIS’05 In the beginning, maybe, was the beginning. A little less than 14 billion years ago, the theory goes, a very high density something started to rapidly expand. Things were bright, and hot, for a short time. Things got dark, and cold, for much longer. Atoms formed. Galaxies. Planets. Us. In the [...]

Cooking up the future

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Maple syrup that’s good for you? A frozen dessert that you can store at room temperature? A falafel-type mix made with insects? Salwa Karboune and her students are dreaming up tomorrow’s foods today. by Mark Abley Maple syrup has long been the sticky, sweet cornerstone to many a delightful breakfast, but it’s never been mistaken [...]

City builders

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 4:48 pm

by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 photography (unless otherwise indicated) by Claudio Calligaris Since it was founded in 1896, the McGill School of Architecture has trained generations of architects who, collectively, have had an enormous influence on the way Montreal looks. These graduates have played major roles in everything from building some of the city’s landmark churches [...]

Physician with a mission

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Joanne Liu has treated patients in the most dangerous parts of the globe as a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor. Now, as MSF’s international president, she is holding the world’s leaders to account for the way they handle medical crises. by Jonathan Montpetit, BA’03 The body of a six-year-old Syrian refugee is on the cover of [...]

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.   [...]