Brian Mulroney Webcasts

Brian Mulroney: remembering the man and his political legacy

As Canadians get set to bid farewell to The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, LLD’17, in this special episode of the McGill alumni webcast, we’ll bring an academic lens to the political legacy of Canada’s 18th Prime Minister.

Kai Thomas speaking from behind a podium Culture

An unconventional path to literary stardom

As an undergraduate, Kai Thomas, BA’16, examined old newspaper ads in the McGill Library about runaway slaves. That research helped inform In the Upper Country, his first novel, which won one of Canada’s top literary prizes last year.

Claudia Dey, Julian Sher, Mariko Tamaki, and Rosemary Sullivan Culture

Books to consider for your holiday reading

McGill graduates who have published books in recent months include Claudia Dey, Julian Sher, Mariko Tamaki, and Rosemary Sullivan.

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.

McGill students playing hockey in 1902 On Campus

Snapshots from the past

McGill is marking its 200th year, but this isn’t the first time that the University has celebrated a milestone anniversary. We take a look at what life was like for previous generations of McGillians during other significant anniversary years.

Brenda Milner is McGill's Dorothy J. Killam Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute - Hospital (Photo: Owen Egan) People

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.

Charles Taylor, Roxane Gay, and Muhammad Yunus On Campus

Bringing the world’s best minds to McGill

Since 1954, an annual lecture series at McGill has brought some of the sharpest thinkers on the planet to the University.

Thomas Neill Cream in 1874, when he was a medical student at McGill (Photo: McCord Museum) Culture

The diabolical Dr. Cream

McGill graduates have won Nobel Prizes and Oscars, but only one has ever been featured in the Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussauds' celebrated wax museum. A best-selling new book looks at the life of McGill's most infamous alum. 

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