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Making the case for Canada in Washington

As Canada's ambassador to the U.S., Kirsten Hillman, BCL'93, LLB'93, has been playing a vital role in keeping Canada's most important relationship on track during a particularly chaotic period.


Tracking the spread of SARS CoV-2 in the U.S.

Duncan MacCannell, BSc’98, heads a national consortium in the U.S. that will use the combined genomics expertise of federal agencies, state labs, universities and medical science firms to trace the spread of SARS-CoV-2.


Bringing Halloween magic to the streets of New York

The eerie creatures that annually set the tone for New York's beloved Village Halloween Parade have been created by Sophia Michahelles, BA’98, and her collaborators for more than two decades.

Byron Tau and Tim Mak standing in front of the capital building Society

Nothing fake about it

A turbulent White House. An antagonistic president. An ongoing investigation into Russia’s attempts to influence the2016 election. And, of course, those never-ending incendiary tweets. Meet theMcGill alumni in hot pursuit of some of the most important stories coming outof Washington.


An “inconceivable” moment in history

When U.S. authorities sparked a huge public outcry by separating children from parents who had crossed the border into the U.S. illegally, BJ Jensen, BCL/LLB'11, soon found himself in the thick of the action.


Helping to run the world’s biggest library

As the principal deputy librarian for the Library of Congress, Mark Sweeney, BA’84, plays a senior role in overseeing an institution with one-of-a-kind treasures used by everyone from Members of Congress to high school students to Lin-Manuel Miranda.


The hottest beat in Washington

With tensions at an all-time between a U.S. president and law enforcement officials, and the Mueller investigation picking up speed, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post national security reporter Devlin Barrett, BA’95, has no shortage of things to write about.


Around the National Parks in 1,095 Days

Mikah Meyer, MMus’11, is on a road trip that will land him in the record books. He is on a quest to become the youngest person to visit all 417 National Park Service sites in the U.S. and he is doing it in one continuous trip.


A business trip like no other

Indi Feustel, BSc’88, and her sons Ari, BA’17, and Aden, know that the young men’s dad won’t be able to attend Aden’s McGill convocation ceremony this spring. They also know that he has a solid excuse for not being there – he’ll be on the International Space Station.

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