In defence of psychiatry

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 3:25 pm

In his new best-selling book How Can I Help?, David Goldbloom, MDCM’81, DipPsych’85, offers an inside look at the world of psychiatry and tries to puncture a few myths along the way.

A different take on inequality

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm

U.S. president Barack Obama worries about the rise in economic inequality. So does the pope. In his new book, William Watson, BA’74, explains why he thinks they’re worrying too much.

The Age of Clinton: Bill, Hillary and the nineties

Posted on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

In his latest book, history professor Gil Troy examines how Bill Clinton’s presidency helped shape the nineties and how the trends of that decade affected Clinton and his wife Hillary.

The extraordinary tale of Stalin’s daughter

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

What could it have been like to grow up with one of the most notorious figures of the 20th century as your father? Rosemary Sullivan, BA’68, found out for her award-winning book.

Murder on his mind

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 11:52 am

As a lawyer, Peter Kirby, BCL’83, LLB’85, is one of Canada’s top international trade specialists. As a crime fiction writer, he specializes in examining some of Montreal’s darker corners.

For the love of dogs

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Best-known for her celebrated books about the history of human relationships, Elizabeth Abbott, MA’66, PhD’71, turns to a new subject close to her heart – the shared world of dogs and humans

A fresh look at a Canadian icon

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A new art exhibition and book, both co-produced by Sarah Milroy, BA’69, are shining a spotlight on Emily Carr, one of the most influential artists that Canada has ever produced.

Recommended Reading and Listening

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11:15 am

The Carbon Bubble by Jeff Rubin, MA’82 Back in early 2014, when most of us were still grumbling about high gas prices, a prescient Jeff Rubin was forecasting a future plunge in oil prices and its deleterious impact on Canada’s economy. Turns out, he was right. A former chief economist at CIBC World Markets, Rubin [...]

The professor provocateur

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Iconoclastic management professor Henry Mintzberg, BEng’61, has always raised thorny questions about corporate culture. In his latest book, he is questioning the excesses of capitalism itself.

Venturing beyond the Bud Light

Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Mirella Amato, BMus’98, is Canada’s first and only Master Cicerone. That makes her the woman to turn to if you want to get adventurous with your beer.