Offering comfort to the disorganized and distracted

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Having trouble staying focused amid all the emails and tweets? In his new book, psychology professor Daniel Levitin offers advice on how to attain The Organized Mind. 

Meet the MAA’s new president

Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Alan Desnoyers, BCom’85, answers questions about himself, his presidency and his vision for the future of the McGill Alumni Association.

Out of the closet and onto the ice

Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Charline Labonté, BEd’12, comes out publicly and talks about her life as a gay athlete.

Fact-checking with Dr. Joe

Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 10:56 am

In his latest book, Joe Schwarcz, BSc’69, PhD’74, the director of McGill’s Office for Science & Society, takes on the shaky claims and media hype surrounding everything from organic food to fad diets.

The one and only Honora

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm

For many McGill graduates, Honora Shaughnessy, MLS’73, is almost as emblematic of the University as the Roddick Gates. The longtime senior executive director for alumni relations will soon be retiring.

Where is Canada’s Breaking Bad?

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Many believe that this is a new golden age for television, with shows like Mad Men, Game of Thrones and House of Cards attracting cult-like devotion. Can Canada be a player in an era of high-quality TV?

The crisis in Ukraine: Is the Cold War back?

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm

The eyes of the world are focused on Ukraine, as tensions between Russia and the West reach levels not seen in decades. Assistant professor of political science Maria Popova sheds light on the crisis for us.

Language lovers tackle the Story of Spanish

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Following their best-selling books about France and the French language, the husband-and-wife team of Jean-Benoît Nadeau, BA’92, and Julie Barlow, BA’91, explore the origins of Spanish.

Rethinking Canada’s place in the world

Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Joe Clark believes that Canada is moving in the wrong direction in terms of how it engages with the international community. The former prime minister recently discussed his concerns with the McGill News.

What’s so funny about being Jewish?

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

From Groucho to Woody Allen to Seinfeld, many of our funniest, most skillful comedians have been Jewish. Harvard professor Ruth Wisse, BA’57, PhD’69, explores Jewish humour in her newest book.