Spring 2023

President Deep Saini in front of McCall MacBain Arts building

Deep Saini, McGill's new principal, discusses his approach to decision-making, why he came to McGill, and what it’s like to return to Montreal, the city where his children grew up.

Aspire Food Group co-founders Mohammed Ashour and Gabe Mott (Photo: Aspire Food Group)

Society

Why the future of farming might be … bugs?

In 2013, five McGill MBA students won the $1 million Hult Prize with a unique idea for addressing world hunger – insect protein. A decade later, that victory has led to a pair of businesses that want us to think about crickets and palm larvae in a whole new way.

Montreal police chief Fady Dagher with Montreal mayor Valérie Plante (Photo: Dominick Gravel/La Presse)

À la une

L’effet Dagher

Le nouveau directeur du SPVM, Fady Dagher, EMBA 2012, est connu pour ses idées novatrices sur le maintien de l’ordre. Sa façon de voir les services policiers a en partie pris forme à l’époque de ses études dans un programme conjoint de McGill et de HEC Montréal. (This article is available in English.)

From Managing in a multi-generational workplace

“If you’re a good capitalist, shut up and listen to younger people because they see the world differently and that is valuable.”

Karl Moore sitting with Gabrielle Hartshorne-Mehl

Karl Moore
Professor

Pearl Eliadis (right) is the coach for a team of students from the Max Bell School of Public Policy taking part in its Policy Lab (Photo: Christinne Muschi) On Campus

The assignment? Solving a real-world problem

When the students at the Max Bell School of Public Policy take part in its Policy Lab, they know they’ll be tackling a challenge with real-life stakes.

An illustration of the DART spacecraft approaching the asteroid Dimorphos (Image: NASA) People

On the front lines of a historic space test

Earth-threatening asteroids have been the subjects of films like Armageddon and Don’t Look Up. Julie Bellerose, BEng’03, played a major role in a NASA project that proved that menacing asteroids can be knocked off course.

Magda Grace in front of Prime Video logos People

A principal player for Prime Video

As the head of Amazon’s Prime Video for Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Magda Grace, BCL/JD’11, knows full well that Canadians have other streaming options. “We have to earn our customers’ trust, earn their eyeballs, and put out good content constantly.”

Anika Sawni, pouring a Grüvi People

Having a Grüvi time without alcohol

At a time when health experts are urging people to dramatically cut down on their alcohol consumption, Anika Sawni, BA&Sc’19, the co-founder of Grüvi, is inviting consumers to give her company's award-winning non-alcoholic beers, wines and sangria a try.

Allya-Davidson in front of CBC News/The Fifth Estate logo People

Championing the deep dive of investigative journalism

Allya Davidson, BA'09, has spent her career working on impactful documentaries for broadcasters like PBS, CTV and CBC.

Culture

Sharing her community’s stories

Vancouver’s Chinatown played an important role in Melissa Karmen Lee’s youth. Now, decades later, the neighbourhood is still an integral part of her life as the soon-to-be home of the institution she leads. Lee, BA’03, is the CEO of the new Chinese Canadian Museum.

In Memoriam: Spring 2023
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