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    Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

    Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

    Thanks to a major gift from J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)’51, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Community Farm Outreach Program will be able to expand its offerings.

    Discovery

    Championing the Canadian horse

    Championing the Canadian horse

    Legend has it that the Canadian horse is North America’s first equine breed. Thanks to the unusual efforts of doctoral student Richard Blackburn, BEd’99, MA’11, we now know the truth.

    Newsbites

    Wrong turn set her on the right path

    Wrong turn set her on the right path

    Don’t doubt the power of a little girl. Since first noticing the plight of the homeless as a five-year old, McGill student Hannah Taylor has helped raise more than $4 million to make their lives a little easier.

    Alumni Profiles

    Behind the scenes at <i>Jeopardy!</i>

    Behind the scenes at Jeopardy!

    Alex Trebek isn’t the only Canadian who plays a vital role on Jeopardy! Billy Wisse, BA’84, MA’94, is the head writer for the beloved and brainy game show.

    Questions & Answers

    A voice for the voiceless

    A voice for the voiceless

    As the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, McGill law professor François Crépeau, BCL’82, LLB’82, defends the world’s migrants against myths and misperceptions.

    Behind the Headlines

    The finance minister’s right-hand man

    The finance minister’s right-hand man

    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.