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Local family's "Marathon of Health" leaves Ottawa

Sun, 2011-07-24 12:00

Sunday was declared "Marathon of Health Day" in Ottawa as a local family continues their fundraising run across the continent. The Chicoine family from Wakefield reached the city on Friday and made an appearance at City Hall Sunday. Their "Marathon of Health" has taken them from a May start in Vancouver to the nation's capital to promote what they call ‘well-care" and children's fitness.

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He’s in no hurry to boldly go anywhere

Tue, 2011-07-26 12:00

Ordinarily, a cemetery is the last place you’d expect to find William Shatner. The Montreal-born former Stratford spear-carrier, whose first series role was as Ranger Bob on The Canadian Howdy Doody Show, has recently earned stars on the both the Hollywood and Toronto walks of fame, an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, McGill University, and a Governor General’s Award.

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Why James McGill is the Greatest McGillian, by Chloe Kangas (BCom’11)

Fri, 2011-07-08 12:00

A recent graduate of the Desautels Faculty of Management, Chloe Kangas, BCom'11, shares why she thinks University founder James McGill is the Greatest McGillian of all time.

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Canadian universities join global race to spark innovation

Thu, 2011-07-21 12:00

At McGill University, the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies imitated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by starting an annual business plan competition three years ago – the Dobson Cup, now worth $50,000 – as a way of “trawling for entrepreneurs” across all disciplines.

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Benefit roast honours 'irresistible' volunteer

Mon, 2011-07-18 12:00

More than 400 people attended a benefit roast honouring Marcel Côté. Richard Pound(BCom'62, BCL'67 & LLD'09), a partner at the law firm Stikeman Elliott, former chancellor of McGill University and a former vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, replaced Côté as chairman at the foundation's annual general meeting.

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Teen to begin university with many options

Wed, 2011-07-13 08:45

If he really needs to, Riverside secondary school graduate Matthew Hunter can take solace in the old truism that no one is perfect. But chances are, after finishing Grade 12 with a 99.57 per cent average, the 17-year-old scholar won't need a lot of comforting. He has chosen to study business when he attends McGill University in Montreal in September, just to keep his options open.

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Two McGill students help Haitian artists by featuring their work on unique, locally-made T-shirts

Mon, 2011-07-04 12:00

Haiti and its people left an indelible mark on Matt Brightman and Martin Weiss. Now, they're trying to do something life-changing in return. The two McGill University students have started a business, Moral Fibers, that features the work of Haitian artists on unique, limited-run T-shirts sold online at their website (www.moralfibers.co).

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McGill entrepreneurs create socially innovative startups

Tue, 2011-06-28 12:00

A T-shirt retailer that aims to help lift developing-world artists out of poverty and a not-for-profit laundry service designed as a transitional employment program for Montreal’s homeless are the top prize winners in McGill University’s 2011 Dobson Cup business-plan competition.

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Maxime Lemieux s'adresse aux financiers de demain

Wed, 2011-06-22 12:00

Travailler comme gestionnaire de portefeuille est un peu comme être un sportif professionnel. Il faut être passionné, intuitif, travailler de longues heures et s'ouvrir à tenter de nouvelles techniques afin de se dépasser. Voilà le message que Maxime Lemieux, portefeuilliste chez Fidelity Investments, transmet aux jeunes qui visent à se tailler une place dans la profession.

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2011 BCom Graduating Scholarship Recipients

Tue, 2011-06-21 12:00

Congratulations to all of our BCom scholarship recipients!

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