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Mike Babcock (BEd (PE) 1986)

• "Old friend helped land Babcock for Peterborough event," Peterborough Examiner, Aug 2015
• "Mike Babcock hired as Maple Leafs head coach," CBC, May 2015
• "Babcock's lucky McGill tie worked for Team Canada," Montreal Gazette, Feb 2014 
• "Alumnus Mike Babcock's 2008 Stanley Cup victory," 2008
• "Babcock renews old McGill acquaintances," Globe and Mail, Dec 2007

Ray Baillie (DipEd 1961)

• "Author, educator, CFL player and Redmen coach, was 80," May 2015

Peter Balyta (BEd (Math) 1994, PhD (Math/Tech) 2007)

• "Texas Instruments' Peter Balyta to head Education Technology division," Jutia Group, Feb 2014

Richard Blackburn (BEd 1999, MA 2011)

• "Genetics study says Canadian horse is North America's oldest breed," CBC, Apr 2015

Jennifer Brunet (BEd (Phys Ed) 2005, MA (Sport & Exercise Psych) 2007, PhD (Exercise & Health Psych) 2011

• "Researcher studying exercise in cancer patients awarded Polanyi Prize," Metro News, Nov 2014

George Burnett (BEd 1985)

• "OHL Bulldogs name Burnett head coach and GM," CBC, Apr 2015

Randy Chevrier (BEd (Phys Ed) 2000)

• "For Randy Chevrier, football runs deep," Globe & Mail, Apr 2016
 "... joins group to stop bullying," Calgary Sun, Nov 2015
• "McGill grad Randy Chevrier Wins CFL's Tom Pate Award for sportsmanship and community service," Nov 2014

Amey Doyle (BEd (Phys Ed) 2002, MA (Exercise & Sport Psych) 2005)

• "...a key fixture in Montreal women's hockey," Bleacher Report, Feb 2013

Martine Dugrenier (BEd (PE) 2010)

• "World champion wrestler to retire," CBC, May 2015

Linda Furlini (MEd 1999, PhD (EdPsych) 2005)

• "Alzheimer's exacts heavy toll from caregivers", Montreal Gazette, Jan 2007

Robert Houle (BEd 1975)

• "Robert Houle wins Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts," July 2015

Kerry Kaufman (BEd (Elem) 1995)

• "Giving Back: Kerry’s Kitchen," Wise Women, Apr 2014

Jamie Kompon (BEd (PE) 1989)

• "Kompon to coach Canada at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge," May 2015

Charline Labonté (BEd (PE) 2012, MA (Sport Psych.) 2015)

• "Je voulais rester ici," Labonté tells press," Canoe.ca, Oct 2015
• "Powerhouse Montreal Stars thrilled with Habs partnership," Montreal Gazette, Mar 2015
• "I am Charline Labonte, Olympic hockey player and proudly gay," Outsports, Jun 2014
• "An interview with…," CWHL, Jul 2012

Ray Lalonde (BEd (PE) 1986)

• "The business of selling sports," Concordian, Apr 2015
• "A Hall of Fame effort," Mar 2010

Alexander McComber (MEd 1996)

• "Alexander McComber (MEd 1996) to receive Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science," May 2015
• "Queen's recognizes exemplary careers with honorary degrees," Queen's Gazette, May 2015
• "Forging new partnerships in indigenous health care," Western News, Feb 2015

Beth McKenna (BEd/BMus 2013)

• "Musician documenting life in Montreal in jazz-rock suite," The News, Feb 2016

Harley Morenstein (BEd (K/Elem Ed)1999)

• "Don't expect any lean cuisine," Jun 2012

Matt Nichol (BEd (Sec PE/History) 1998)

• "The man NHLers trust with their bodies," Oct 2014

Kevin O’Neill (BEd (Elem) 1979)

• "EX-USC basketball coach Kevin O'Neill hired by Fox Sports," ATVN, Oct 2013
• "McGill grad O’Neill appointed coach of USC Trojans," Jun 2009

Marco Pengue (BEd (PE) 1995)

• "Griffins spread wings," Calgary Herald, May 2007

Martin Raymond (BEd 1990, MEd 1996)

• "NHL's Senators add McGill grad... to coaching staff," July 2016
• "...added to Canada's National Junior Team coaching staff," Hockey Canada, Oct 2014
• "Martin Raymond named head coach of QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs," QMJHL, Jun 2013
• "2011 Hall of Fame profile: Martin Raymond," Jul 2011

Eric San (BEd (Elem) 1996)

• "Kid Koala to bring graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall to life," CBC, May 2014

Val St. Germain (BEd (Sec Eng/History) 1997)

• "Roughriders' Val St. Germain retires," CBC, Jan 2008

Kim St-Pierre (BEd (PE-Kin) 2005)

• "Olympic Medalist in McGill Sports Hall of Fame," Jul 2014

H. Nigel Thomas (DipEd, 1976)

• "... on the verge of a breakthrough with No Safeguards," Montreal Gazette, Oct 2015
• "Courageous and Masterful Explorations of Otherness -An interview with...," Montreal Serai, Aug 2015

Heather White (BEd (K/Elem) 2011)

• "Life and love on the Rez," Jan 2015
• "Turtle Island Reads: Meet the advocates," CBC, Sep 2016

Andy Williams (BEd (PE) 1998)

• "Riffs on jazz history, and how to teach about it," Coop Média de Montréal, Nov 2014
• "Cultural crossroads: DJ Andy Williams," Hour, May 2008

Kathleen Wootton (BEd (Elem) 1985, MA (Ed. Leadership) 2002)

• "Cree leaders reflect on 2013, discuss aspirations for 2014," Nation News, Jan 2014
• "Honouring Cree women in leadership," Nation News, Dec 2013
• "Education alumnae breaks ground as the first female Deputy Chief in Mistissini," Nation News, Oct 2006