1981 - present

poem by Andrew Pyper
I'll never come back here again, Second Prize, Old McGill Poetry Contest, Old McGill yearbook, 1989

MA'92: Andrew Pyper

Andrew Pyper is an award-winning novelist whose best-selling books include Lost GirlsThe Wildfire SeasonThe Demonologist and The Guardians. Pyper received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English Literature from McGill before earning a law degree from the University of Toronto. He received the Arthur Ellis Award for best first novel for Lost Girls.

Terms of authority: the case of Paul de Man's name

Master of Arts
Department of English

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Evan Solomon
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MA'92: Evan Solomon

Evan Solomon is a journalist, radio host, and political commentator and columnist. He earned a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from McGill in 1992 with a thesis on the religious implications of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. He previously hosted the television show Power & Politics and the CBC radio program The House. He is currently a columnist for Maclean's magazine and host of the radio talk show Everything is Political and the CBC television news program Question Time.

The cinematic experience and popular religion: understanding the religious implications of a cult film

Master of Arts
Faculty of Religious Studies

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Jonathan Kay
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MEng'94: Jonathan Kay

Jonathan Kay, a Canadian journalist, studied engineering at McGill earning a BEng and a MEng in metallurgical engineering with a thesis about heat pipe injection lances. He then went on to receive a law degree from Yale Law School before becoming a founding member of the National Post editorial board in 1998. He is currently the editor-in-chief of The Walrus.

A computational and experimental investigation of a heat pipe injection lance

Master of Engineering
Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

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Jennifer Baichwal
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MA'96: Jennifer Baichwal

An award-winning documentary filmmaker of such films as Manufactured Landscapes and WatermarkJennifer Baichwal studied philosophy and theology at McGill University earning a Master of Arts degree in 1994 with a thesis on theologian and ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr. 

Reinhold Niebuhr, sin and contextuality : a re-evaluation of the feminist critique

Master of Arts
Faculty of Religious Studies

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Mohammed Ashour
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MSc'11, MBA'14: Mohammed Ashour

Mohammed Ashour is the co-founder and CEO of Aspire Food Group, an agriculture technology company revolutionizing insect farming for applications in food, biomedicine, and agriculture materials.

Ashour completed his MSc in neuroscience at McGill in 2011, and his MBA in 2014. Aspire was founded in 2013 after Ashour led a team of five MBA students from McGill to defeat 10,000 teams globally to win the prestigious Hult Prize.

A role for UNC5 homologues in axon guidance and branching in the mammalian central nervous system

Master of Science
Integrated Program in Neuroscience

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