Faculty of Engineering
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.
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.
Leading the charge for innovation in Quebec
As Quebec’s chief innovation officer, Luc Sirois, BEng’92, hopes to contribute to the province’s economic growth.
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.
Meet McGill’s Jeopardy! champion
Every year, McGill graduates impress the world with their intellectual achievements. But rarely do these triumphs take place before a live studio audience, and in plain sight of over nine million viewers across the United States and Canada.
The centenarians have their say
As McGill marked its 200th anniversary, we checked in with some of the graduates who have lived for at least half that time, to get a sense of the history they saw firsthand at the University – including war, landmark research breakthroughs and at least one snowball fight that enraged a principal.
McGill’s Moderna connection
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is one of the planet’s best hopes for prevailing against a pandemic that has affected millions around the world. Noubar Afeyan, BEng’83 (pictured), is the company's co-founder, while Hamilton Bennett, BSc(FSc)’07, is one of the principal players leading Moderna’s vaccine efforts.
The quest for a low-cost ventilator for the world
Even before COVID, “there were already a lot of people dying every year from the lack of ventilators,” says Reza Farivar, MSc’02, PhD’08. Together with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, the McGill Engine, and others, he is leading an ambitious effort to change that.
McGill summer undergraduate research projects a go despite COVID-19
It's a welcome bit of good news amid the ongoing pandemic: McGill's faculties of Arts, Engineering and Science will all go ahead with this summer's undergraduate research projects.