Kresse Wesling, BA’00, is the co-founder of Elvis & Kresse, a line of accessories made from old fire hoses. The company’s belts and bags attract attention for being both stylish and environmentally friendly.
Olympic moguls medalist Jennifer Heil, BCom’13, has raised $1 million in support of efforts to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift them out of poverty.
Soaring melodies, lyrics with cosmic implications and a sock-puppet Einstein. Meet Tim Blais, BSc’11, the McGill graduate student who has become a YouTube sensation.
Broadcaster Bob Babinski, BA’86, recently received a crash course in developing TV shows, launching two new programs for City TV’s Montreal station within six months
McGill nursing student Chloe Wilde, BSc’11, recently triumphed in a reality show competition to become MuchMusic’s newest on-air personality.
by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 Once Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, begins her new job as McGill’s 17th principal in September, it won’t take long for her to become a very familiar figure on campus, predicts her friend Julie Payette, BEng’86, DSc’03. “She’ll be going everywhere. She’ll want to know about everything. There is absolutely nothing that [...]
by Lucas Wisenthal, BA’03 Cancer care in Quebec is about to get a lot better—and McGill and its affiliate hospitals are a big reason why. In May, the University announced the establishment of the Rossy Cancer Network, an initiative set to put it and its partner institutions on par with heavyweights like Boston’s Dana-Farber, New [...]
by Patrick McDonagh When Meg Tilly received the “Best Actress in a Continuing Dramatic Series” Canadian Screen Award in March for her role in Bomb Girls, she promptly thanked Michael Prupas, CEO of Muse Entertainment and producer of the TV series. Like Tilly, the McGill community is also sending Prupas a hearty “merci” – in [...]
by Sara Espinal Henao, BA’13 “No matter where you are in Montreal, you should be able to see art,” says Emmanuelle Hébert, MA’07, the co-founder of MU, a non -profit organization that supports street art in the city. In French, the word “Mue” means “rejuvenation through the shedding of an old skin.” That is precisely [...]
by Linda Sutherland One of the biggest forensic mysteries in history was finally solved, with help from the family of McGill graduate, Joy Ibsen (née Brown), BA’52. Earlier this year, microscopic strands of DNA taken from Joy’s son Michael were used to prove that a skeleton discovered last year in the British city of Leicester [...]