Michel Tremblay Culture

How Michel Tremblay became a Scottish sensation

Playwright Michel Tremblay is one of Quebec’s most revered artists, but his works have also been celebrated in Scotland, thanks to the Scots translations of his plays by Martin Bowman, BA’67, MA’69, and Bill Findlay. Those translations were recently collected in the two-volume Michel Tremblay: Plays in Scots.

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.

Alain Fournier standing in front of a mural Culture

Creating culturally appropriate architecture for the North

Award-winning architect Alain Fournier has worked on dozens of projects for Indigenous communities in the North, creating distinctive buildings and structures that reflect the communities they serve. (Cet article est disponible en français.)

Michel Chrétien sitting in front of a group of scientists Health

An influential scientist (inside and outside his lab)

Michel Chrétien, MSc’62, hasn’t just been a witness to the evolution of medical science in Quebec and Canada. He has also been a major player. (Cet article est disponible en français.)

Deep Saini posing in his office On Campus

President’s Perspective: A serious threat to our special culture

On October 13, the Quebec government announced plans to change the tuition model for students from outside the province studying at Quebec’s universities. The changes, which wouldn’t affect students who are already studying at McGill, are expected to take effect in the fall of 2024.

Luc Sirois smiling People

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.

Eric-Girard People

A minister for both the economy and English-speaking Quebecers

As Quebec’s finance minister, Eric Girard, BCom’89, already had a lot on his plate. Now, he has an additional responsibility – he’ll be trying to improve relations between his Coalition Avenir Québec government and the province’s anglophone community.


Quebec’s chief scientist headed to hall of fame

Rémi Quirion has been a widely cited neuroscientist, a key administrator for both the Faculty of Medicine and the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, and Quebec’s first chief scientist. And now he’s about to become a Canadian Medical Hall of Famer.


Quebec’s new finance minister clear on priorities

Quebec’s new finance minister Eric Girard, BCom’89, says his government’s focus on the economy and education will pay important dividends for the province’s future.

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