Adam B. Coape-Arnold came to McGill’s School of Continuing Studies the day before classes started for the Fall 2013 semester in order to see what the School offered. After having studied philosophy as an undergraduate, working in artist and record label management, as well as marketing, social media and brand building for the restaurant industry, he now wanted a solid academic background in order to advance his career in marketing. However, as soon as he saw the word “Entrepreneurship” and looked at the specific courses offered, he signed up and started the very next day.
By Gary Francoeur
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Quebec’s new finance minister, Carlos Leitao, BA’79, has a way with numbers. Good thing, since he is the architect of the Liberal Party’s first budget under Premier Philippe Couillard that will be introduced later today.
But the province’s faltering economy wasn’t the only thing that propelled Leitao into the political fray.
Iconic Law professor to receive McGill Medal
By Neale McDevitt
On May 28, Roderick Macdonald was awarded in absentia the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement, one of the University’s highest honours. Macdonald received the McGill Medal as part of the Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Law, where he taught thousands of students over the course of a distinguished career that spanned more than three decades.
“Being Chancellor has been a whole new life for me,” says H. Arnold Steinberg. “Nothing compares to this.”
By James Martin
By Neale McDevitt
On April 8, at the concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the First World War, there will be lots of butterflies among the more than 100 musicians who will take part. Chances are no one will be more stoked than Moe Touizrar, the doctoral student in Music Composition who was commissioned by Alain Cazes, Director of the McGill Wind Symphony to write a special piece just for this event. “It is my first commissioned piece,” says Touizrar. “It’s pretty exciting.”
Focus shifts from pool to school after experience of a lifetime
By Jim Hynes
Valérie Grand’Maison is having a bit of a hard time adjusting to real life again. And who could blame her? Four weeks ago the McGill psychology and history senior was in London, captaining the Canadian swim team at the Paralympics and winning three medals to boot. Now she’s back home and hitting the books, heading for a finish line of another kind.