Bon Jovi internship: They give logistics and PR a good name

Notes from the field

When I got the call telling me that as a student of McGill’s School of Continuing Studies I was being given the opportunity to participate in a one-day internship with Bon Jovi on their Montreal tour stop, I was absolutely floored. In each city they visit, the group allows students from a local university to spend the day with their team, learning real life lessons to complement their classroom studies. On May 4, eight other students from the Public Relations program and I shadowed the tour’s event management and customer relations teams, and were given carte blanche to ask questions and participate in the day’s activities.

India has many things to teach us about business and sustainability

Notes from the field

“One, two, three, RUN!” yelled someone, and 10 of us rushed across the street to catch our bus. The rest remained on the other side, too afraid to never make it alive. We were 30 BCom and MBA students from McGill on a trip to India with professor Karl Moore, for reasons both academic and charitable.

Student on ice reports from paradise on Earth

Notes from the field

Laura Drudi, a third-year medical student was part of the Students on Ice expedition to Antarctica February 14-26. Read her first-person account of the experience here.

In search of Jaghmin

Notes from the field

PhD candidate Sally P. Ragep’s research centers on a scholar named Mahmud ibn Muhammad ibn `Umar al-Jaghmini, wrote one of the most important works of Islamic science, a ubiquitous elementary astronomical text called the Epitome of Astronomy. She went all the way to Turkmenistan to attend a conference and present a paper on him.

YAHAnet: A show of hands

Notes from the field

By John Murray
What can a pair of hands express?
A clenched fist. Two fingers interlocking. Thumbs and forefingers forming a heart.

Northern Biodiversity Program: Insects shed light on ecological change

Notes from the field

By Crystal Ernst June 16 – The small twin-propeller plane bursts through the clouds and begins its final descent. As we approach the gravel landing strip in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, the northern community that will be my summer home, I catch my first-ever glimpse of the arctic tundra. From the air, the land below seems barren: […]

Politics and democracy in West Africa

Notes from the field

By Dan Lafrenière Hot and dusty is an apt description of the bustling metropolis of Lomé, the parched capital of Togo on West Africa’s Atlantic coast. In late February, I found myself stepping off the plane, onto the sizzling runway tarmac and into the hot tropical night, about to embark on a new African adventure […]

A bittersweet return to Haiti

Notes from the field

Two weeks after the cataclysmic earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, I returned to the city of Cap-Haïtien in the northern part of the country, where I recently completed fourteen months of ethnographic fieldwork on international humanitarianism and medical aid. It was a bittersweet return.

Recycling in the shadows of Mount Stinkeroo

Notes from the field

By Sibeal McCourt The very first thing you notice about Barbados is the heat. That Caribbean sun is hot. Really, swelteringly, hot. Every-piece-of-clothing-is-sticking-to-you hot!

One hundred days in space

Notes from the field

McGill grad Robert Thirsk (MD’82) is the first Canadian astronaut to take part in a long duration mission. By mission’s end, Thirsk will have lived on board the International Space Station for six months. By Robert Thirsk I haven’t driven a car in three months, and yet I’ve traveled 70 million kilometers. I’ve watched 16 […]