Up in smoke: Understanding the health hazards of wildfire pollution
As devastating wildfires continue to ravage landscapes across Canada, the fallout extends far beyond charred forests and scorched earth.
The one and only Sheila Kussner
Sheila Kussner, BA’53, LLD’90, is the driving force behind Hope & Cope and its innovative approach to supporting cancer patients, an indispensable ally in McGill’s efforts to create a Department of Oncology, and now, the subject of a new book.
Montreal’s reform-minded police chief
Fady Dagher, EMBA'12, the new director of Montreal's police force, is known for his unconventional ideas. His innovative approach was shaped, in part, by his MBA studies at McGill and HEC Montréal.
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.
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.
A kingpin of comedy
Working alongside his longtime friend Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, BA’05, has established himself as a Hollywood power player with a long string of hits, from films like Superbad and Pineapple Express to the current blockbuster TV series The Boys.
How an award-winning school in Uganda began as a McGill student project
While studying at McGill, Andrea Charbonneau and Farah Williamson created a student group to help children in a war-torn, poverty-stricken area of northern Uganda. Years later, those efforts have resulted in Wakadogo, a school that is changing young lives and earning international accolades.
Montreal’s impresario of POP
One of the hallmarks of Montreal is its vibrant indie music scene and Daniel Seligman, BA’00, has been one of its key promoters. The longtime creative director of POP Montreal shares his thoughts on the state of music in Montreal – and what it's like to hang out with Patti Smith.
Tackling New York City’s affordability crisis
New York City has the highest average rents in the U.S., and the city’s mayor Eric Adams has made access to affordable housing one of his top priorities. The woman he chose to help him fix the crisis is Jessica Katz, BA’98, the city’s chief housing officer.