In conversation with Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford

Four Burning Questions

In advance of MISC’s The Cities We Need conference on Feb. 19-20, Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford, talked to the Reporter about the importance of art and culture; the secret to longevity in politics; and the side of Stratford you didn’t know existed.

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches: In it for the long haul


Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches is a man on the move – in the water, on his bike, running up and down Montreal’s icy streets. He’s a man in motion who is definitely heading places. Specifically, the 21-year-old Food & Nutritional Sciences student is going to Guadeloupe, where, on Feb. 21, he will compete in his first triathlon as a professional.

Entrevue avec Nathalie Simon, mairesse de Châteauguay

Four Burning Questions

Nathalie Simon, mairesse de Châteauguay, sera l’une des participantes à la conférence Les villes qu’il nous faut, organisée par l’Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill qui se tiendra les 19 et 20 février prochains. En prévision de cet événement, la mairesse s’est entretenue avec le McGill Reporter au sujet de la vitalité de Châteauguay, ville bilingue; du travail effectué afin d’améliorer le transport entre la Rive-Sud et Montréal; et, enfin, des raisons qui l’ont poussée à quitter le journalisme pour entrer en politique.

Entre Nous with Anastassios Anastassiadis, Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair

Entre Nous

In December, leaders from Canada’s Greek community came together to donate $1.2 million to McGill to strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship and endow the University’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity. The Reporter caught up with Professor Anastassios (Tassos) Anastassiadis, the current Papachristidis Chair, to get his thoughts on what this gift means to McGill and to Modern Greek Studies in Canada.

Famed tenor Ben Heppner joins Schulich School of Music

Four Burning Questions

Ben Heppner, one of the world’s premier dramatic tenors, will join the voice faculty of the Schulich School of Music for the academic year 2015-16. “[Life on the road] may seem glamorous from the outset, but pretty darn quick you learn that it’s hard to be out there,” he says. “I want to teach students the strategies they need to have in place so that they can be both successful and happy.”

Four Burning Questions for Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga

Four Burning Questions

In advance of MISC’s The Cities We Need conference on Feb. 19-20, Bonnie Crombie is the Mayor of Mississauga,talked to the Reporter about her life in politics and what she hopes to get out of the conference.

From the halls of McGill to Mayor of Yellowknife

Four Burning Questions

McGill grad, Mark Heyck is the Mayor of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Prior to his appearance at the upcoming MISC conference, The Cities We Need, Heyck spoke to the Reporter about his journey from from the halls of McGill to the Mayor’s office; and about life in the Northwest Territories.

She likes the nightlife

Four Burning Questions

Andreina Seijas is an urban night researcher looking at what cities in Latin America and the Caribbean can do to promote their night-time economies and to create quality spaces for work and leisure after hours.

Will Straw on building better cities

Four Burning Questions

Will Straw, MISC Director, gives a preview of the upcoming MISC conference, The Cities We Need (FEb. 19-20).

From Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s to the chronicles of Kahnawake


McGill grad, Cynthia Knight is the head writer and one of the executive producers of Mohawk Girls, a new television series on APTN and OMNI that follows the lives of four twenty-something Mohawk women trying to find their place in the world.