Fall 2023

Lesley Fellows and Viviane Yargeau

Two Faculties recently made McGill history with the appointments of their first female deans. Vivianne Yargeau (Engineering) and Lesley Fellows, BSc’90, MDCM’96, MedResident’01 (Medicine and Health Sciences) talk about their careers and the work they hope to do in their new roles.

Olivier Niggli arms crossed


Levelling the playing field

As its director-general, Olivier Niggli, MBA’06, leads the World Anti-Doping Agency’s efforts to promote fair play and punish cheating at international sports events.

À la une

Chercheur prolifique

Michel Chrétien (M. Sc. 1962) a été témoin de l’évolution de la science médicale au Québec et au Canada. Il en a aussi été un acteur majeur. (This story is also available in English.)

From President’s Perspective: A serious threat to our special culture

“This is a university where a student from Trois-Rivières can share a classroom with students from Toronto, Tokyo, Turin, and Truro, Nova Scotia, and those interactions will help shape the way they all see the world.”

President Deep Saini in front of McCall MacBain Arts building

Deep Saini
Principal's Perspective

Illustrated shelf of historical books Culture

How historical fiction became a literary juggernaut

Historical fiction, once dismissed as a second-rate genre, is now the dominant force in American literature and a magnet for top literary prizes. In a new book, McGill’s Alexander Manshel examines how that happened.

Illustration of people balanced on the scales of justice Society

A different way of looking at justice

Alberta judge Anna Loparco, BCL/LLB‘02, MBA’03, and New York attorney Erika Sasson, BCL/LLB’06, are each leading initiatives that reimagine the way courts deal with criminal cases – by incorporating the principles of restorative justice.

Frederick Bertley jumping with vaporous Erlenmeyer flask People

Science with ‘a funky, cool vibe’

As an immunologist, Frederic Bertley, BSc’94, PhD’00, once worked on vaccines for HIV/AIDS at Harvard. Now, he shares his passion for discovery as the head of an award-winning science museum in the U.S.

David Gaucher showcasing Wholly Veggie products People

Making it fun to eat your veggies

If your idea of eating vegetables is restricted to canned peas and boiled cabbage, David Gaucher, BEng’06, would like a word. He is the co-founder of Wholly Veggie, and his company’s frozen vegetarian fare puts an emphasis on flavour.

Aron Lee gazing wistfully Society

Reflecting on a year without the internet

For a full 12 months, McGill faculty lecturer Aron Lee Rosenberg, MA’19, PhD’23, avoided smartphones, social media and email. His new book raises questions about how we interact with the internet

Illustration of a town at night with windows filled with parents holding babies. Culture

A lullaby for the world

Jacques J.M.Shore, LLB’80, is a celebrated lawyer (he helped Amazon enter the Canadian marketplace), but his true passion is writing books for children. His latest work has found a new audience – in Ukraine.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Fall 2023
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