While our pro hockey teams stumble, our finest skips lead their rinks to victory at home and around the world
Feb 27, 2015
The report from the Women’s Sports Foundation found that women and girls suffer more concussions at higher rates than boys and men
Feb 23, 2015
Increasingly, smart, educated citizens are opting out of the 24-hour doomsday news cycle – and it’s creating a country with its eyes closed
Feb 20, 2015
The underwhelming exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History leaves out much of the complex birth story of this symbolic emblem
Feb 13, 2015
Stores of all types are selling the single-serving coffee pods, but few recognize the ‘monster’ environmental problem they pose
Feb 06, 2015
Construction of ‘brutalist’ monument to Victims of Communism has residents up in arms: ‘It’s just focusing on evil’
Jan 30, 2015
Canada’s Greatest Neighbourhood is an inner-city Calgary gem known as Inglewood, according to a national planners’ group
Jan 23, 2015
Both teams recently replaced their coaches in the hopes of changing their fortunes, but they might as well have changed their underwear for all the good it has done
Jan 21, 2015
Director of the NHL Players’ Association says hockey’s approach to concussions has shifted for the better during his tenure
Jan 16, 2015
Researchers were able to produce an overall cost of brain injuries: $117,191,045
Jan 16, 2015
Roy MacGregor was born in the small village of Whitney, Ont., in 1948. Before joining The Globe and Mail in 2002, he worked for the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, Maclean's magazine (three separate times), the Toronto Star and The Canadian Magazine. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including two National Newspaper Awards, several National Magazine Awards and twice the ACTRA Award as the best television drama writer in the country.
He is also the author of nearly 40 books, 23 of them in the internationally-successful Screech Owls Mystery series for young readers. His adult books include A Life In the Bush, which won the Rutstrum Award as the best book on the wilderness published in North America between 1995-2000. His previous book, Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey, was nominated for the Governor-General's Award in 1996. He has also written two novels, Canoe Lake and The Last Season.
His latest book is Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People.
In 2005 he was named an officer in the Order of Canada.
MacGregor lives in Kanata, Ont., with Ellen. They have four children.