Staff profile: David Nguyen, Senior Grants and Agreements Officer

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One of McGill’s strategic goals is to continue to grow its research funding from outside agencies, and David Nguyen is part of the team working tirelessly to realize this goal. As a Senior Grants and Agreements Officer, Nguyen works on matching McGill researchers with large-scale grants and partnerships, usually involving multiple stakeholders on all sides.

Lorsque les soins palliatifs inspirent la vie

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Vêtu de son traditionnel gilet bleu, Jean-Pierre Fournier arrive chaque mardi à l’unité de soins palliatifs de l’Hôpital Royal Victoria du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (RVH-CUSM). Depuis les 13 dernières années, l’homme de 65 ans est fidèle au service de bénévolat de l’hôpital.

Student-athletes hit stride when pressure is greatest

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Recently, the Reporter spoke to some of our top student-athletes, who excel both in the classroom and on the field of play, to find out what makes them tick.

Pipe dreams do come true

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At only 35, McGill music grad Jean-Willy Kunz gets to play one of the most interesting musical instruments in Montreal – the massive Casavant Frères pipe organ that juts out from the front wall of Maison Symphonique, where Kunz is organist-in-residence with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.

Alive thanks to teamwork and innovative research

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Serges Bériault’s life changed in 2012, when he was diagnosed with a bile duct cancer of the liver. The father of two children and active professional finishing an MBA never thought an army of specialists at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) would get him through a complex and innovative research protocol that saved his life.

Funny business

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Louise Richer needs a new dress. But it’s not to wear at her upcoming MBA convocation ceremony – it’s to receive the Order of Canada.

Meet your building directors

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Under the radar, underappreciated and indispensable: Campus wouldn’t run without McGill’s building directors – and they’re mostly volunteers

Taking the Rhodes less traveled

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A few years ago, Kazumi Fraser Hoshino-Macdonald, was flunking out of high school in Vancouver’s gritty Downtown East Side. Today, Kazumi Fraser Hoshino-Macdonald is looking forward to entering Oxford University next September as McGill’s 139th Rhodes Scholar.

Critically injured electrician makes miraculous recovery

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On May 1, 2014, Mathieu Allard fell 10 metres while working at the Ferrier Building on the downtown campus. This summer, after a grueling year of surgeries and therapy, the upbeat 29-year-old returned to work. The McGill Reporter talks to Allard about his incredible recovery and the people who helped save his life.

“Kindness rubs off,” says Eyal Baruch, lifelong volunteer

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To get into the spirit of the Centraide campaign, which kicked off earlier today, the McGill Reporter sat down with Eyal Baruch, Assistant Manager of Events, Athletics and Recreation, to explore his lifelong passion for volunteerism and his belief in the importance of supporting Centraide.