Making “waste not” a way of life

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Bernice Ting is a proud Macdonald Campus student. The feeling is more than mutual. The energetic environmentalist is one of this year’s winners of the Gretta Chambers Student Leadership Awards.

Grounding video games in good science

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Scientists Sebastian Alvarado, PhD’13, and Maral Tajerian, MSc’08, PhD’13, are the founders of Thwacke! The company advises video game makers on the scientific elements of their storylines.

Once a Savoyard, always a Savoyard

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Never doubt the timeless charms of a good Gilbert and Sullivan musical. The McGill Savoy Society marks its 50th anniversary this month with a production of The Mikado.

Master of puppets

Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Shadow puppeteer Jeffrey Achtem, BSc’00, has dazzled audiences and critics around the world with his eclectic, hand-crafted creations and his unique tales of flying ninjas and opera-singing mice.

How to win a Stanley Cup

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:26 am

Assistant coach Jamie Kompon, BEd’89, has been part of two NHL championships in a row. The 2012 and 2013 Stanley Cup champs were very different teams in some respects, but they both persevered when it counted the most.

From firefighting to fashion

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

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.

It’s official: Suzanne Fortier installed as McGill’s new principal

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

by Neale McDevitt Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, had just left the Arts Building as part of the academic procession heading to Redpath Hall where she would be installed as McGill’s 17th principal, when a young man shouted out, “Congratulations!” “Merci!” she called back with a wave and a broad smile, unable to contain her obvious joy [...]

Giving girls an equal chance at education

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

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.

The physics of Freddie Mercury

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm

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.

The man behind Montreal’s youngest TV station

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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