Derek Drummond smiling from behind a podium On Campus

Remembering Derek Drummond

One of a kind. Genuine and fun. A very special human. A steady and kind presence. A glance at the tributes flooding Derek Drummond’s Facebook page in the wake of his passing on November 17 tells you just how beloved he was in the McGill community and beyond. If you didn’t know him, you wish you […]

Lesley Fellows and Viviane Yargeau On Campus

Trailblazing deans

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.

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

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.

Éric Lachance leaning on a railing in an atrium People

Not the CEO from central casting (and he sees that as a strength)

Éric Lachance, BCom’96, might not be the sort of charismatic extrovert that we typically associate with the role of CEO, but the McGill alum who heads the Quebec energy giant Énergir insists there is more than one approach to effective leadership. He is putting that to the test as he leads his company on a greener path forward.

Martha Piper People

Finding the “nerve” to lead

Martha Piper, PhD’79, DSc’98, was the first woman to lead the University of British Columbia, serving as UBC's president from 1997 to 2006. Her new book provides a step-by-step roadmap for other women to follow, challenging them to push past fear and self-doubt.


Michael Meighen reflects on his years as chancellor

Michael Meighen, BA’60, LLD’12, is nearing the end of his term as McGill’s 19th chancellor. In an interview, he talks about his time in the role, selfie requests during convocation, and why supporting students was such an important cause for him.


A Winning Reputation

Chantal Vallée, MA’02, was a coaching sensation in the world of women’s university basketball. Now she is ready for her next challenge – as the first woman to hold the dual job of general manager and head coach in a men’s professional basketball league.

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