In a March 28 address to the McGill community, Principal Suzanne Fortier, BSc’72, PhD’76, shared her thoughts on some of the University’s priorities for the years ahead. In a recent exchange with the McGill News, Principal Fortier elaborated on some of the points she made in that speech. You spoke about what you called “the [...]
Not content to be somebody else’s employee, a new generation of budding business leaders is emerging and they’re determined to make their mark on the world. by Patrick McDonagh The entrepreneurial dream is powerfully alluring. Create your own company. Define your own means of living. Make your own fortune. It’s a dream catered to by [...]
The Panama Field Studies Semester offers McGill undergraduates a unique opportunity to experience the complexity of environmental issues up-close by Hannah Hoag, MSc’99 Beth Turner’s fridge holds beer, cheese, milk, tomatoes, cucumbers – and more than 1,700 bugs. The bugs are macro-invertebrates, small spineless aquatic organisms that Turner collected from streams in Panama for a [...]
Facing culture shock, unusual food and tough academic challenges, McGill’s MasterCard Foundation Scholars have begun their journey towards becoming future leaders for Africa. by Patrick Lejtenyi, BA’97, and Neale McDevitt Someday, if everything goes according to plan, they’ll be part of a new generation of African leaders – energetic, worldly and determined to serve their [...]
Julie Payette, B.Ing. 1986, D.Sc. 2003, a longtemps été la personnalité la plus associée au secteur aérospatial au Canada; son nouveau terrain de jeu, c’est le Centre des sciences de Montréal.
Live a better life through tips gleaned from published research papers. Useful Science can show you the way (Malcolm Gladwell is a fan).
Chances are, Julie Cobb, BA’87, doesn’t match the picture in your mind of what a prison warden looks like. The straight-talking psychology grad takes her job very seriously — and loves it.
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.
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh, BA’93 Are you a fan of dystopian cyberpunk? How about hard-boiled detective fiction? Or maybe bleak political satire is more your thing. Well, with Shovel Ready, the debut novel from New York Times Magazine culture editor Adam Sternbergh, you’re in luck. All of you. Shovel Ready focuses on Spademan, a garbage [...]
According to a recent study by McGill researcher Lisa Kakinami, there seems a link between parenting practices and the risk of childhood obesity.