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The following is a list of chancellors, principals, and noted alumni and professors of
McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
List of chancellors [ edit ]
Charles Dewey Day (1864–1884) [1 ]
James Ferrier (1884–1888) [1 ] Sir
Donald Alexander Smith, Lord Strathcona (1889–1914) [1 ] Sir
William Christopher Macdonald (1914–1917) [1 ] Sir
Robert Laird Borden (1918–1920) [1 ] Sir
Edward Wentworth Beatty (1921–1942) [1 ]
Morris Watson Wilson (1943–1946) [1 ]
Orville Sievwright Tyndale (1946–1952) [1 ]
Bertie Charles Gardner (1952–1957) [1 ]
Ray Edwin Powell (1957–1964) [1 ]
Howard Irwin Ross (1964–1970) [1 ]
Donald Olding Hebb (1970–1974) [1 ]
Stuart Milner Finlayson (1975) [1 ]
Conrad Fetherstonhaugh Harrington (1976–1984) [1 ]
A. Jean de Grandpré (1984–1991) [1 ]
Gretta Chambers (1991–1999) [2 ]
Richard W. Pound (1999–2009) [3 ]
H. Arnold Steinberg (2009–present)
List of principals [ edit ]
George Jehoshaphat Mountain (1824–1835) [4 ]
John Bethune (1835–1846) [4 ]
Edmund Allen Meredith (1846–1853) [4 ] Sir
John William Dawson (1855–1893) [4 ] Sir
William Peterson (1895–1919) [4 ] Sir
Auckland Campbell Geddes (1919–1920) [4 ] General Sir
Arthur Currie (1920–1933) [4 ]
Arthur Eustace Morgan (1935–1937) [4 ]
Lewis Williams Douglas (1938–1939) [4 ]
Frank Cyril James (1939–1962) [4 ]
Harold Rocke Robertson (1962–1970) [4 ]
Robert Edward Bell (1970–1979) [4 ]
David Lloyd Johnston (1979–1994) [4 ]
Bernard Shapiro (1994–2002) [4 ]
Heather Munroe-Blum (2003-2013) [5 ]
Suzanne Fortier (2013- )
Noted alumni and professors [ edit ]
Nobel Prize graduates and faculty members [ edit ]
Note that the 2007
Nobel Peace Prize was shared between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-AR4) and former Vice President of the United States Al Gore. The count of Nobel laureates affiliated with McGill is sometimes elevated to twelve as Mohan Munasinghe, an alumnus of McGill, is Vice Chairman of the IPCC-AR4.
Academy Award graduates [ edit ]
Affiliation at McGill
Torill Kove Alumnus
Best Animated Short Film
Edward Saxon Alumnus
Jake Eberts Alumnus
John Weldon Alumnus
Best Animated Short Film
Beverly Shaffer Alumnus
Best Live Action Short Film
Burt Bacharach Alumnus
Best Original Song
Best Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)
Pulitzer Prize graduates [ edit ]
Academics and scholars [ edit ]
Raoul Bott — Wolf Prize in Mathematics, 2000
Selim Akl — noted unconventional computer scientist
Antony Alcock — involved in the negotiations leading up to the Belfast Agreement
Brian Alters — evolution and education
Frederick Andermann — neuroscientist
Athanasios Asimakopulos — prominent economist in the Post Keynesian tradition
Brigitte Askonas — British immunologist
Eric Berne ( psychiatry) — originator of the psychoanalytic theory of transactional analysis
Ayşe Buğra — economist
Arthur Lindo Patterson — physicist
Sir David Baulcombe, FRS — British plant scientist and geneticist. Was a post-doctoral fellow at McGill 1977-1978, now Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge.
Francis B. Brevart — renowned German medievalist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gerald Bull — former professor of mechanical engineering, expert on projectiles, designer of the Iraqi Project Babylon
Mario Bunge — physicist and philosopher
Anne Carson — thinker, writer, translator, and University of Michigan classics professor
Margaret Ridley Charlton ( medical library) — one of the founders of the Medical Library Association ( professional associations)
Thomas Chang — developed world's first artificial cell.
Thomas H. Clark (earth sciences) — mineral Thomasclarkite was named after him
R. F. Patrick Cronin — cardiologist, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill (1972–1977), and healthcare consultant
Robert W. Cox — B.A. (1946) former United Nations official and one of the leading authorities of the British school of International Political Economy; formerly a professor of political science at Columbia University and currently professor emeritus at York University
Roger Daley — meteorologist.
Carrie Derick — first woman to become a professor in Canada (in botany at McGill)
Arti Dhand — associate professor at the University of Toronto, Department for the Study of Religion [6 ]
Charles R. Drew — physician and professor
Hamid Etemad — professor of international business and renowned business guru and researcher
Ismail al-Faruqi ( philosophy and religion) — renowned Muslim philosopher and comparative religion scholar
Ariel Fenster (Chemistry) — Chemistry professor who has appeared on the Discovery Channel TV show "What's that all about?"
Donald Olding Hebb ( psychology) — father of cognitive psychobiology, pioneer in artificial intelligence, developed concept of Hebbian learning
James E. Gill (BSc 1921) — Geology professor who introduced the Master's of Applied Science in Mineral Exploration program and established an analytical laboratory for the application of geochemistry to mineral exploration
Gilbert Girdwood — professor of chemistry and radiologist
John Harnad — physicist; CAP/CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Stevan Harnad — Canada Research Chair, Cognitive Sciences; open access activist
S. I. Hayakawa — linguist, U.S. senator, former president of San Francisco State University
John Hemming (explorer)
Herbert Jasper -- neuroscientist
Julian Jaynes — psychologist, author of The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
George Karpati -- neuroscientist
Roger Keesing — celebrated anthropologist
Israel Kleiner, mathematician, was awarded with the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award (twice), the George Pólya Award and the Lester Randolph Ford Award.
Raymond Klibansky — philosopher
Harold Laski -- political theorist
Daniel Levitin -- cognitive psychologist
John S. Meyer — physician
Colin MacLeod — Canadian-American geneticist discovered DNA breakthroughs
Joseph Boyd Martin — former Dean of the Harvard Medical School and former Dean and Chancellor at the University of California, San Francisco, former chair of [7 ] neurology and neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute
James Mallory — for many years Canada's leading constitutional scholar
Ronald Melzack ( medicine) — developed the McGill Pain Questionnaire
Armand de Mestral — professor of international law
Brenda Milner — provided the first clear demonstration of the existence of multiple memory systems in the brain with patient H.M.
Henry Mintzberg — internationally renowned business guru
Albert Moll (Canadian psychiatrist) — professor of psychiatry, pioneer of psychiatric day treatment
E.R. Ward Neale, geologist, professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland [8 ]
Percy Erskine Nobbs — former professor of architecture and designer of many buildings in Montreal, especially at McGill, and in Alberta, British Columbia, and South Africa
James Olds — neuroscientist and psychologist, co-discovered the reward center of the brain, considered one of the founders of modern neuroscience
Santa J. Ono — immunologist, 28th President The University of Cincinnati discovered NFX1 RING Finger motif, showed HMGA2 truncation drives mesenchymal tumor development
William Osler ( medicine) — graduate in medicine (1872) and then McGill professor, he was a medical pioneer, developed the modern form of a doctor's bedside manner. Later one of the four founders of the Johns Hopkins Medical School at Johns Hopkins University
Bhikhu Parekh, Baron Parekh — celebrated political philosopher, currently at the London School of Economics
Wilder Penfield ( neurosurgery) — neurosurgery pioneer, first director of the renowned Montreal Neurological Institute and Montreal Neurological Hospital, which are affiliated with McGill University
Steven Pinker ( cognitive psychology) — author of "The Blank Slate", "How the Mind Works".
Susan Pinker (psychologist) — author of " The Sexual Paradox"
Judah Hirsch Quastel ( biochemistry) — pioneer in neurochemistry and soil metabolism; Director of the McGill University-Montreal General Hospital Research Institute
Fazlur Rahman ( Islamic studies)
James R. Reid, president, College of Montana (1889-1893) and Montana State University (1894-1904) [9 ]
Richard Birdsall Rogers — civil engineer and designer of the Peterborough Lift Lock
Witold Rybczynski — Scottish-born McGill-trained architect and internationally known writer and critic
Philip Carl Salzman, anthropologist
Joseph A. Schwarcz — chemist, science popularizer, science journalist
Harold Shapiro, former president of Princeton University and former president of the University of Michigan
Bernard Shapiro ( education) — Ethics Commissioner of Canada, former Principal of McGill and Deputy Education Minister of Ontario. Twin brother of Harold.
Stephen Alexander Smith, legal scholar and writer
Charles Taylor ( philosophy) — renowned writer, versatile philosopher, and political theorist, 2007 winner of the Templeton Prize
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, current president of Rockefeller University, Rhodes scholar.
Dale C. Thomson -- Vice-Principal (1973–1976) and Professor of Political Science (1973–1994)
Lionel Tiger — best-selling author and Darwin Prof of Anthropology at Rutgers University
Bruce Trigger -- Anthropologist
Immanuel Wallerstein - former professor of Sociology (1971–1976) and renowned political scientist, known for the [10 ] World Systems Theory
Franklin White - scholar-practitioner; former President, Canadian Public Health Association; 1997 Medal of Honor from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).
Lydia White — Linguist
Reuven Brenner -- Renowned economist and current faculty member
Tom Velk -- monetary economics and public policy professor
Jacob Viner -- influential professor and early leader of the Chicago school of economics
Business and media [ edit ]
Vinod Agarwal — Founder and former chairman of LogicVision ($100 million NASDAQ traded company: LGVN)
Conrad Black — imprisoned press baron and media tycoon in the Anglo-Canadian tradition of Lord Beaverbrook and Lord Thomson of Fleet, owner of 650 dailies/weeklies around the world [11 ]
Cale Brillinger — staff writer for Sankei Shimbun daily newspaper based out of Tokyo.
Edgar Bronfman, Sr. — former CEO of Seagram Distillers. [12 ]
Charles Bronfman — Order of Canada recipient, Philanthropist, former Co-Chairman of Seagram Distillers. [13 ]
Marc Chouinard — president and chief operation officer of The Bay
John Cleghorn — former chairman of the Royal Bank of Canada, the largest bank in Canada. Currently chairman of SNC-Lavalin group. [14 ]
Paul Desmarais, Jr. — Chairman of Power Corp. [15 ]
Darren Entwistle — president and chief executive officer of Telus
Adam Gopnik — staff writer for The New Yorker magazine
Donna Hayes — first female CEO of Harlequin Publishing who is pushing Harlequin to publish the world's best women's fiction
Benjamin Joffe-Walt — writer, CNN Africa Print Journalist of the Year
Parker Mason — Communications Coordinator | CNW GROUP.
Mark Phillips — CBS News London bureau correspondent since 1982, formerly CBC News London correspondent
Matthew Rosenberg — foreign correspondent at The New York Times, formerly of The Wall Street Journal.
Allan Scott — writer-producer of more than 20 feature films, including " Don't Look Now," recently voted the best British film of all time, he also wrote " Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," the smash hit in Australia, London's West End, and now New York's Broadway; as chairman of Macallan-Glenlivet, he turned Macallan into a world-leading malt whisky
Seymour Schulich ( investments) — benefactor to the Schulich School of Music at McGill and Schulich School of Business, York University
Savik Shuster — TV journalist working for Ukrainian television
Helga Stephenson, interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
James C. Thackray — former president and CEO of Bell Canada
Lorne Trottier — founder of Matrox Electronic Systems
Les Vadasz — founding member of Intel Corporation
John Roth — former CEO of Nortel Networks
Jade Raymond — videogame producer at Ubisoft and co-host of G4TV's Electronic Playground Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of
Dick Irvin, Jr. — Canadian sports broadcaster and author; second longest serving member of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada (after Bob Cole).
Zain Verjee — co-anchor of CNN International's European morning program World Report (CNN).
Moses Znaimer — co-founder and former President and Executive Producer of CityTV and Chairman/Executive Producer of the Access Media Group
Mort Zuckerman — CEO of Atlantic Monthly Corporation and publisher of U.S. News & World Report
Jean Coutu Canadian businessman and billionaire, founder and CEO of Jean Coutu Group
Politics and government [ edit ]
Canadian politicians and civil servants [ edit ]
McGill Alumni have held and continue to hold many positions at the Federal and Provincial levels in Canadian politics:
Governor-General of Canada [ edit ]
Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers [ edit ]
Sir John Abbott (BCL 1854) — Third Prime Minister of Canada and first to be born in Canada. [16 ] Sir
Wilfrid Laurier (BCL 1864) — Seventh Prime Minister of Canada [16 ]
Warren Allmand (BCL 1952) — served variously as Solicitor General, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs between 1972 and 1979.
Irwin Cotler (BA 1961) — Justice Minister of Canada from 2003 to 2006.
Supreme Court Justices [ edit ]
Charles Gonthier (BCL 1951) — Served on the Supreme Court from 1989 to 2003. [16 ]
Ian Binnie (BA 1960) — Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1998, formerly Associate Deputy Minister of Justice [16 ]
Marie Deschamps (LLM 1983) — Appointed to the Court in 2002, previously a Judge on the Quebec Court of Appeal. [16 ]
Morris Fish (BA 1959, BCL 1962) — Appointed to the Court in 2003, previously a Judge on the Quebec Court of Appeal. [16 ]
Gerald Le Dain (BCL 1949) — Appointed to the Court in 1984, previously a Judge on the Federal Court of Appeal. 
Louis-Philippe de Grandpré (BCL 1938) — Appointed to the Court in 1974, formerly president of the Canadian Bar Association. 
Douglas Abbott (BCL 1918) — Appointed to the Court in 1954, previously Minister of National Defence and Minister of Finance. 
Thibaudeau Rinfret (BCL 1900) — Appointed to the Court in 1924, previously a Judge on the Superior Court of Quebec. 
Pierre-Basile Mignault (BCL 1878) — Appointed to the Court in 1918, previously President of the Bar of Montréal. 
Désiré Girouard (BCL 1860) Appointed to the Court in 1895, previously member of Parliament. 
Senators [ edit ]
Auditors General [ edit ]
Foreign politicians and civil servants [ edit ]
Heads of State [ edit ]
Art, music, and film [ edit ]
Will Aitken — novelist and film critic
Patrick Allen — English actor and businessman, most famous for narrating the controversial Protect and Survive public information films for the British government as well as several Shakespearian roles
Yanic Bercier — drummer for Canadian death metal band Quo Vadis
Michael Andre — poet and editor
Robert William Service - Poet and writer of the Yukon Gold Rush
Hadji Bakara — "Sound manipulator" and secondary keyboardist for Wolf Parade
Samantha Bee — correspondent, The Daily Show
Win Butler — musician, co-founder of Arcade Fire
Peter Butterfield — concert tenor and conductor
Anne Carson — poet and professor of classics
Regine Chassagne — musician, co-founder of Arcade Fire
Leonard Cohen — poet, author, songwriter, singer, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
Sheldon Cohen, animator and illustrator of The Hockey Sweater
Chuck Comeau — drummer and songwriter for Canadian band Simple Plan Robert Cooper — president of TriStar Films
Hume Cronyn — actor, The Seventh Cross, . Studied theatre, left for Broadway without completing his degree. Cocoon
Hubert Davis — BA '00 and Oscar nominee for best documentary short subject
Christopher Downs — actor and Entertainer in and Taiwan China, known there as 夏克立
William Henry Drummond — Irish-born Canadian poet
Louis Dudek — poet
Arthur Erickson — architect (Robson Square, Vancouver; Canadian Chancery, Washington DC; Roy Thomson Hall; Museum of Anthropology, UBC; Simon Fraser University; Museum of Glass, Tacoma; California Plaza, San Diego Convention Center)
Mary Fahl — singer and actress
Colin Ferguson — actor, Eureka
Karl Fischer, architect practicing in Montreal and New York City
Fredrik Garvik — screenwriter
Jessalyn Gilsig — actress, , Boston Public , NYPD Blue , Nip/Tuck Glee
Evan Goldberg — co-writer of , Superbad Pineapple Express
Jonathan Goldstein — author and radio producer, host of WireTap on CBC Radio One
Chilly Gonzales — Grammy-nominated musician
Linda Griffiths — playwright, actress
Aaron Harris — Percussionist/Drummer, of Islands (band), Montreal-based indie rock group
Gavin Heffernan — director ( Expiration)
Jennifer Irwin — actress, Still Standing
Heather Juergensen — actress, co-screenwriter Kissing Jessica Stein
Mia Kirshner — actress, The L Word
Veronika Krausas— composer
Christian Lander — author of the Stuff White People Like blog
Irving Layton— Canadian poet
Robert Lantos— Film producer
Daniel Levitin— Writer (" This Is Your Brain On Music"); Musician
Stephen Leacock — humorist and economist
Rachelle Lefevre — actress, , Big Wolf on Campus Twilight
John McCrae — surgeon, poet, author of famous Canadian poem " In Flanders' Fields"
Kate and Anna McGarrigle — musicians and folk-singers
Hugh MacLennan — Canadian writer ( Two Solitudes, Barometer Rising)
Miles Mander — early film actor, director and novelist.
Cameron Mathison — actor, All My Children
Marc Mayer — art curator and director of the National Gallery of Canada [19 ]
Casey McKinnon — actress
Sophia Michahelles, pageant puppet designer and co-artistic director, Processional Arts Workshop
Raymond Moriyama — architect (Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto; Canadian Embassy, Tokyo; Ontario Science Centre; Toronto Reference Library; Canadian War Museum; Saudi Arabian National Museum, Riyadh)
Suniti Namjoshi, writer.
Donald Patriquin, composer and organist
Mauro Pezzente — bassist and co-founder of Godspeed You! Black Emperor
John Rogers — writer/producer, Leverage
Sam Roberts — musician
Rebecca Rosenblum — writer, Winner of the 2007 Metcalf-Rooke Award
Dean Rosenthal — composer [20 ]
Moshe Safdie — architect (National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Library, Salt Lake City Public Library, Musee de la Civilisation, Habitat '67)
Kid Koala real name Eric San, turntablist and musician.
Robert Edison Sandiford — short story writer and essayist
John Ralston Saul — Governor-General's-Award-winning philosophical author
Mark Shainblum — Author and comic book creator
William Shatner — lead actor in and Star Trek Boston Legal, played Captain James T. Kirk
Jaspreet Singh — author, Seventeen Tomatoes
Sonja Skarstedt — poet and illustrator
Evan Solomon -- Journalist and co-host of CBC News
Ruth Taylor — poet
J. Torres — comic book writer
Jessica Trisko; — 2007 Miss Earth titleholder
Ken Vandermark — Jazz saxophonist and MacArthur Foundation Genius Award winner.
Rufus Wainwright — (briefly attended — dropped out upon record deal) Canadian recording artist, musician.
William Weintraub — Author, journalist and filmmaker ( Why Rock the Boat?)
Robert Stanley Weir — author (in 1908) of the English words to "O, Canada"
Matthew White (countertenor) [21 ]
Jan Wong — Globe and Mail columnist ("Lunch with Jan Wong" series), and author of several notable books, including award-winning Red China Blues and Jan Wong's China.
Royal Wood — singer/songwriter
Claire Boucher — musician and visual artist under stage name Grimes
Breckon Young- Songwriter for Katy Perry Eric Turner- Singer/songwriter for the band Street Fighting Boys
Inventors [ edit ]
Bernard Belleau — inventor of Lamivudine, a drug used in the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis B infection
Willard Boyle, inventor of the Charge-coupled device (CCD) William Chalmers — first in the Western Hemisphere to investigate methacrylate plastics
Thomas Chang — creator of first artificial cell
James Creighton — Law, 1880, generally considered to be the originator of North American ice hockey rules
Charles R. Drew — MDCM '33, black American medical pioneer, track star who led McGill to five intercollegiate titles, and, as medical advisor for the Blood for Britain program of World War II, the father of blood banks
Alan Emtage — inventor of Archie, the grandfather of search engines Colonel Dr.
Cluny MacPherson — MD 1901, inventor of the MacPherson respirator gas mask during World War I.
James Naismith — BA 1887, inventor of basketball, legendary University of Kansas coach after whom 6 NCAA college basketball awards are named
Paul Moller — inventor of the Moller Skycar, a VTOL aircraft
Mike Babcock — head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, 2008 Stanley Cup champions
Russ Blinco — Montreal Maroons centre who was voted NHL Rookie-of-the-Year in 1935
Guy Boucher — head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning
Jack Gelineau — Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender who won Calder Trophy as NHL Rookie-of-the-Year in 1950
Betty Archdale — former captain (1934/5) English women's cricket team
George Burnett — former head coach for the Edmonton Oilers
Doug Carpenter — former head coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils
Ken Dryden — LLB '74; a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender from the Montreal Canadiens. Also served as President of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Phil Edwards — MD '36, one of Canada's most decorated Olympians with 5 bronze medals
Jennifer Heil — 2006 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle skiing. ( BComm)
George Hodgson — BEng, 1916, Canadian Olympic men's swim team (1912 and 1920), McGill's first athlete to win an Olympic gold medal and the first Canadian to win two Olympic gold medals (Stockholm, 1916)
Jackrabbit Johannsen; legendary Norwegian-Canadian who is credited with introducing cross-country skiing to North America and in retirement lived at McGill's Mont-Saint-Hilaire Gault Nature Reserve
Charline Labonté — 2006 Olympic gold medalist in Women's Ice Hockey ( BEd - Physical Education)
Kevin O'Neill, former head coach of the Toronto Raptors, current head coach of the USC Trojans
George Jost — member of the Red Birds Ski Club, North America's oldest downhill ski club, founded in 1928 at McGill, and first non-European to win the International University Ski Championship (in 1933)
Frank Patrick — BA 1908, wrote much of the NHL rule book Hon.
Sydney David Pierce — BA '22, BCL '25, LLD '56, 1924 Olympic swimmer and former Canadian ambassador to many countries
Richard "Dick" Pound — former Olympic swimmer, former IOC vice president, chancellor of McGill, current chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),
Kim St-Pierre — BEd, 2005, Canadian Olympic women's hockey team (2002 and 2006), McGill's first female athlete to become an Olympic gold medallist (Salt Lake City, 2002)
Frank "Shag" Shaughnessy — first professional football coach hired by a Canadian university, he revolutionized Canadian college football by introducing the forward pass in 1921 in a game against Syracuse University and lobbied for a decade until the forward pass was adopted by the Canadian Rugby Football Union in 1931
Jack Wright — MDCM '28, eleven-year veteran of Canadian Davis Cup team in 1920s and 1930s
David Zilberman (born 1982), Canadian Olympic heavyweight wrestler
Ravin Moorthy (born 1976), President Cricket Canada
R. Tait McKenzie — pioneer in college physical education, noted sculptor and physician
Fictional characters [ edit ]
Dr. James Wilson — oncologist at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in Fox Network TV drama . House
Dr. Walter Langkowski, a fictional researcher from the Marvel Comics Canadian superhero series Alpha Flight. Langkowski was portrayed as McGill-based biophysicist researching the gamma radiation accident which created the Hulk. His discoveries transformed him into the superhero known as Sasquatch. Major Donald Craig, a Canadian commando serving with British special forces during World War II, portrayed by
Rock Hudson in the 1967 war movie . Though the film was loosely based on real events, it's not clear whether or not Hudson's character was based on a real person. Most likely he was a pastiche character, given a Canadian background as cover for Hudson's inability to emulate a British accent. Tobruk
Lieutenant Alan McGregor, played by Gary Cooper, Lives Of the Bengal Lancers (1935)
Annie MacDonald Langstaff — in 1914 became McGill's and Quebec's first female law graduate but was not admitted to the Quebec bar until 2006 (posthumously); the Quebec bar did not admit women until 1941, at which time Langstaff felt she was too old to join
Elizabeth C. Monk — BA'19, BCL'23, LLD'75, first woman admitted to the Quebec bar in 1942
Norman Bethune — as "Bai Qiu'en", subject of essay In Memory of Norman Bethune (Jinian Bai Qiu'en) by Mao Zedong; medical professor. He became the Red Army’s Medical Chief and trained thousands of Chinese as medics and doctors, he died in 1939 (from blood poisoning) during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Frank E. Buck, horticulturalist.
Lawrence Moore Cosgrave — Canadian signer of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender
Thomas Neill Cream — Glasgow-born serial killer of the 1800s, thought by some to have been Jack the Ripper
John Peters Humphrey — author of the first draft of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Nancy Morris — First Female Rabbi in Scotland
Julie Payette — astronaut
Jonathan Gordon-Chow — Canadian hockey player with the Tehran Tigers in the MEHL.
Xavier Martin — socialite
Zohaib Asad Syed — First student in the world to have achieved 28 A's in International O/GCSE level [22 ]
Robert Rabinovitch — President and CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Francis Scrimger. Victoria Cross winner, (1915). BA (1901), MDCM (1905). Later Professor of Surgery and Chief of Surgery at the Children's Memorial Hospital.
Harmeet Singh Sooden — Peace activist once held captive in Iraq
Robert Thirsk — astronaut
Dafydd Williams — astronaut
Charles Goren — world champion bridge player and bestselling author
Autumn Phillips — wife of Peter Phillips, who is 11th in line for the British throne
André Robert — father of the Canadian numerical weather prediction models
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