Sports & Athletics
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 […]
Levelling the playing field
As its director-general, Olivier Niggli, MBA’06, leads the World Anti-Doping Agency’s efforts to promote fair play and punish cheating at international sports events.
A Conversations starter
Charles Bronfman, LLD’90, played an instrumental role in the creation of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He recently visited McGill to announce a new initiative that will be led by MISC – Conversations, sponsored by Charles Bronfman, a high-profile discussion series that will be launched next year.
Championing Canada’s Paralympians
As the CEO of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Karen O’Neill, MA’84, was busy preparing for the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. She and her team have had to plan for the complications of the pandemic, while ensuring that Canada’s Paralympians get the spotlight they deserve.
Ice dance champion is Beijing bound
Lilah Fear is taking a break from her psychology classes at McGill to compete in the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. The four-time national ice dance champion from Britain trained in Montreal (and received mentoring from Tessa Virtue) in preparation for her Olympic debut.
The most passionate McGill sports fan of them all
As McGill's longtime sports information officer, Earl Zukerman, BA’80, has watched McGillians win Olympic medals, Stanley Cups and the Super Bowl. He is almost as iconic as the athletes and sports teams he has supported for decades.
The Super Bowl champ who tackled the coronavirus
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, MDCM’18, was celebrating a Super Bowl victory in February. Back then, he thought he would be playing in the NFL right now, looking for a second championship. But COVID-19 forced him to make a wrenching decision.
One of the all-time greats
As a youngster, Kim St-Pierre, BEd'04, endured taunts as the only girl playing in a boys' hockey league. Three Olympic gold medals and five world championships later, St-Pierre has been selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame.