An adventurous pair of young McGill alumni sell their worldly possessions and embark on a two-year trek across the world. They share their experience of local cultures with the News.
A roundup of alumni events around the world, including a visit from Auditor General Sheila Fraser to Ottawa Alumni's Annual General Meeting and Heather Munroe-Blum's visit to the McGill France branch.
A review of graduate Valerie Knowles' book about William C. Van Horne, the man who pushed through construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental line.
A review of graduate Colin McAdam's debut novel about two protagonists who both yearn to make their respective marks on '70s-era Ottawa.
A review of graduate Hélèna Katz's book about one of the largest manhunts in Canada, when in 1932 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police tracked the elusive Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper of Rat River, across the Northwest Territories and into the Yukon above the Arctic Circle.
A review of graduate Kathryn Hall's book that dispels the myth that a lack of sexual desire in women necessarily indicates a hormonal problem and instead focuses on how to get in touch with lost or neglected sexual feelings.
A review of graduate Althea Douglas's book about researching family trees.
Influenced by courses taken at McGill, especially Professor Charles Bayley's history class, graduate Cleo Paskal searches the world for a "Big Idea" and finds that many smaller countries are run like an extended family, which seems to have a impact on their citizens' happiness.
Dean of Engineering John Gruzleski is planning McGill's future, and may determine what the campus looks like in 50 years.
McGill cleaned up at the annual Forces Avenir for their commitment to health and social justice. Four McGill entries were presented with awards at a gala dinner in Sherbrooke.