TV & Film

Frederick Bertley jumping with vaporous Erlenmeyer flask People

Science with ‘a funky, cool vibe’

As an immunologist, Frederic Bertley, BSc’94, PhD’00, once worked on vaccines for HIV/AIDS at Harvard. Now, he shares his passion for discovery as the head of an award-winning science museum in the U.S.

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She’s a key ingredient in Top Chef’s huge success

When Gail Simmons began working as a judge on Top Chef, she had no way of knowing that she was about to become part of an enduring cultural phenomenon.


Adam Gopnik on mastery, Steve Martin, and his mother

Adam Gopnik, BA’80, DLitt’13, discusses three recent projects – a book about mastering new skills, an audiobook about his friend Steve Martin’s career, and his own star turn in the film Tár.

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The spotlight is on Sachedina

When Omar Sachedina, BA’04, became the new chief news anchor and senior editor for CTV National News, he took on one of the most prominent roles in Canadian journalism. Under the best of circumstances, it would be a challenging job – and the circumstances were far from ideal.

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Championing the deep dive of investigative journalism

Allya Davidson, BA'09, has spent her career working on impactful documentaries for broadcasters like PBS, CTV and CBC.

Magda Grace in front of Prime Video logos People

A principal player for Prime Video

As the head of Amazon’s Prime Video for Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Magda Grace, BCL/JD’11, knows full well that Canadians have other streaming options. “We have to earn our customers’ trust, earn their eyeballs, and put out good content constantly.”

Ken Jennings and Vince Bacani Webcasts

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.

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Film shines light on racism in hockey

In Black Ice, his latest documentary, Hubert Davis, BA’00, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, explores the history and experiences of Black hockey players – the racism they have had to deal with and the contributions they have made to their sport.

Evan Goldberg sitting with Seth Rogen People

A kingpin of comedy

Working alongside his longtime friend Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, BA’05, has established himself as a Hollywood power player with a long string of hits, from films like Superbad and Pineapple Express to the current blockbuster TV series The Boys

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