The computer program AlphaGo‘s recent win over top Go player Lee Sedol made international headlines. Meet the two McGill grads who helped AlphaGo make history.
Allan Walsh, BA’87, is the co-managing director of Octagon, an agency that represents some of the top players in the NHL. He doesn’t mind putting a few noses out of joint if it’s in the interests of his clients.
Justin Trudeau, BA’94, will be the third McGill graduate to serve as Canada’s prime minister. What role did McGill play in preparing him for his political career?
After the collapse of oil prices, Canadians were anxious to see the contents of the most recent federal budget. Deputy Finance Minister Paul Rochon, BA’83, played a key role in putting it together.
McGill researchers recently coordinated the “I Count MTL” project, an ambitious survey of Montreal’s homeless population that involved 800 volunteers and 60 organizations.
Today, he is a provocative poster boy for a post-Bill 101 Quebec. Before that, he was a McGill cultural studies student who picked up a new nickname that stuck – Sugar Sammy.
Brian Gallant, LLM’11, the new premier of New Brunswick, has a long to-do list to attend to. At the top of the list: repairing his province’s economy and bringing civility to politics.
A year after the town’s core was reduced to ashes, three McGill students have come up with a bold business plan to help Lac Mégantic get back on its feet.
Quebec finance minister Carlos Leitao, BA’79, once ranked as the world’s second best economist, is grateful to McGill for helping him adapt to his new country.
Wade Larson, MBA’00, is the driving force behind UrtheCast Corp., a Vancouver-based company that plans to “democratize” the view from space, offering anyone with an Internet connection the chance to see Earth the way astronauts do.