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.

Reviews roundup

Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm

The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis, BA’96 In The Betrayers, a recent finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, David Bezmozgis nimbly explores themes of culpability and forgiveness. Is an evil act less evil if it is motivated, in part, by a noble desire?  Is an act of principle compromised if it does damage to those who [...]

Ambitious novel nets grad a Giller

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Sean Michaels, BA’04, wasn’t always a big fan of the theremin, viewing the instrument as “a sci-fi soundtrack cliché.” His change of heart led to a remarkable novel and the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

In the running for the Giller

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Three McGill graduates are among the finalists for the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Find out what they admire the most about their respective books’ protagonists and who their favourite professors were.

Tasty trends: Why some foods sizzle and others fizzle

Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Why are we crazy about cupcakes, but blasé about fondues? In his latest book, author David Sax, BA’02, examines food trends.

Why face-to-face beats Facebook

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

It isn’t enough to reach out to people through your iPad screen, says author Susan Pinker, BA’79. Interacting with others in person offers a host of benefits — a longer life among them.

The Main is her muse

Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10:59 am

Best-selling author Heather O’Neill, BA’94, has a new novel out. Once again, the colourful characters that populated St. Laurent Boulevard in the nineties figure prominently.