Elite athletes don’t make it to the Olympics all on their own. Meet some of the McGill grads (moms, dads and coaches) who played key roles helping to nurture some of Sochi’s stars.
When the Canadian women’s hockey team defends its gold medal at the Winter Games in Sochi, three players very familiar to McGill hockey fans will be part of the action.
Naval Reserve intelligence officer JL Savidge, BA’97, offers a rare glimpse into Canada’s efforts to stamp out Somali piracy and protect relief shipments bound for East Africa.
A group of McGill students recently earned a $1 million prize, triumphing over counterparts from 150 countries, with an unusual approach to combating world hunger.
IOC member Richard Pound, BCom’62, BCL’67, LLD’09, offers his thoughts on the selection of Olympic cities and the continuing struggle to stamp out the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports.
UN mediator Diego Osorio, BA’96, has worked in some of the world’s most volatile conflict zones. He warns against complacency. “I’ve seen how little it takes for things to turn ugly.”
Millions watched as Felix Baumgartner made his record-breaking jump of 128,000 feet. Shane Jacobs, BEng’04, helped design the suit that kept Baumgartner alive during his fall.
The Los Angeles Kings shocked hockey fans this spring when they won the Stanley Cup after barely squeezing into the playoffs. Jamie Kompon, BEd’89, was there for all the highs and the lows.
Meet three McGill graduates who put their lives on the line to keep the Taliban at bay.
Carol Anne Chenard, BSc’01, PhD’08, is making her mark on the international scene as one of the soccer world’s most respected referees.