List of McGill University people

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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]

  1. Charles Dewey Day (1864–1884) [1]
  2. James Ferrier (1884–1888) [1]
  3. Sir Donald Alexander Smith, Lord Strathcona (1889–1914) [1]
  4. Sir William Christopher Macdonald (1914–1917) [1]
  5. Sir Robert Laird Borden (1918–1920) [1]
  6. Sir Edward Wentworth Beatty (1921–1942) [1]
  7. Morris Watson Wilson (1943–1946) [1]
  8. Orville Sievwright Tyndale (1946–1952) [1]
  9. Bertie Charles Gardner (1952–1957) [1]
  10. Ray Edwin Powell (1957–1964) [1]
  11. Howard Irwin Ross (1964–1970) [1]
  12. Donald Olding Hebb (1970–1974) [1]
  13. Stuart Milner Finlayson (1975) [1]
  14. Conrad Fetherstonhaugh Harrington (1976–1984) [1]
  15. A. Jean de Grandpré (1984–1991) [1]
  16. Gretta Chambers (1991–1999) [2]
  17. Richard W. Pound (1999–2009) [3]
  18. H. Arnold Steinberg (2009–2014)
  19. Michael A. Meighen (2014–present)

List of principals[edit]

  1. George Jehoshaphat Mountain (1824–1835) [4]
  2. John Bethune (1835–1846) [4]
  3. Edmund Allen Meredith (1846–1853) [4]
  4. Sir John William Dawson (1855–1893) [4]
  5. Sir William Peterson (1895–1919) [4]
  6. Sir Auckland Campbell Geddes (1919–1920) [4]
  7. General Sir Arthur Currie (1920–1933) [4]
  8. Arthur Eustace Morgan (1935–1937) [4]
  9. Lewis Williams Douglas (1938–1939) [4]
  10. Frank Cyril James (1939–1962) [4]
  11. Harold Rocke Robertson (1962–1970) [4]
  12. Robert Edward Bell (1970–1979) [4]
  13. David Lloyd Johnston (1979–1994) [4]
  14. Bernard Shapiro (1994–2002) [4]
  15. Heather Munroe-Blum (2003-2013) [5]
  16. Suzanne Fortier (2013- )

Noted alumni and professors[edit]

Nobel Prize graduates and faculty members[edit]

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Name Affiliation at McGill Nobel Prize Year
John O'Keefe Alumnus Physiology or Medicine 2014
Ralph M. Steinman Alumnus Physiology or Medicine 2011
Willard S. Boyle Alumnus Physics 2009
Jack Szostak Alumnus Physiology or Medicine 2009
Robert Mundell Former professor Economics 1998
Rudolph Marcus Alumnus Chemistry 1992
David Hunter Hubel Alumnus Physiology or Medicine 1981
Val Logsdon Fitch Alumnus Physics 1980
Andrew Schally Alumnus Physiology or Medicine 1977
Otto Hahn Scientist Chemistry 1944
Frederick Soddy Former demonstrator Chemistry 1921
Ernest Rutherford Former professor Chemistry 1908

The count of Nobel laureates affiliated with McGill is sometimes incorrectly elevated to thirteen as Mohan Munasinghe, an alumnus of McGill, was a Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) when the IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the former Vice President of the United States Al Gore.

Academy Award graduates[edit]

Main article: Academy Awards
Name Affiliation at McGill Academy Award Year
Torill Kove Alumnus Best Animated Short Film 2006
Edward Saxon Alumnus Best Picture 1991
Jake Eberts Alumnus Best Picture 1990
John Weldon Alumnus Best Animated Short Film 1978
Beverly Shaffer Alumnus Best Live Action Short Film 1977
Burt Bacharach Alumnus Best Original Song 1969, 1981
Best Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical) 1969

Pulitzer Prize graduates[edit]

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Name Affiliation at McGill Pulitzer Prize Year
John F. Burns Alumnus International Reporting 1993, 1997
Charles Krauthammer Alumnus Commentary 1987
Leon Edel Alumnus Biography or Autobiography 1963

Academics and scholars[edit]

Business and media[edit]

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[edit]

Cabinet Ministers

  • Chris Alexander (BA 1989) — Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, 2013-2015; previously Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan, 2003-2005
  • 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
  • Steven Blaney (Cert Mgmt 1991) — Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2013-2015
  • Jim Carr (BA 1979) — Minister of Natural Resources, 2015-
  • Brooke Claxton (BCL) — Minister of Health, 1943-1946; Minister of National Defence, 1946-1954
  • Irwin Cotler (BA 1961, BCL 1964) — Minister of Justice and Attorney General, 2003-2006
  • Charles Doherty (BCL 1876, Hon. LLD 1913) — Minister of Justice and Attorney General, 1911-1921
  • Charles Drury (BCL) — Minister of Finance, Defence, Public Works, Industry, President of the Treasury Board
  • John McCallum (PhD 1977) — Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada since 2015; former Dean of the Faculty of Arts of McGill University
  • Catherine McKenna (LLB 1999) — Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, 2015-
  • Joe Oliver (BA 1961, BCL 1964) — Minister of Finance, 2014-2015
  • Jim Peterson (DCL) — Minister of International Trade, 2003-2006
  • Greg Rickford (BCL/LLB 2005) — Minister of Natural Resources, 2014-2015
Supreme Court Justices[edit]
  • Douglas Abbott (BCL 1918) — appointed to the Court in 1954, previously Minister of National Defence and Minister of Finance[18]
  • Ian Binnie (BA 1960) — appointed to the Supreme Court in 1998, formerly Associate Deputy Minister of Justice[17]
  • Louis-Philippe de Grandpré (BCL 1938) — appointed to the Court in 1974, formerly president of the Canadian Bar Association[19]
  • Marie Deschamps (LLM 1983) — appointed to the Court in 2002, previously a Judge on the Quebec Court of Appeal[17]
  • Morris Fish (BA 1959, BCL 1962) — appointed to the Court in 2003, previously a Judge on the Quebec Court of Appeal[17]
  • Clément Gascon (BCL 1981) — appointed to the Court in 2014, previously a Judge on the Quebec Court of Appeal
  • Désiré Girouard (BCL 1860) — appointed to the Court in 1895, previously member of Parliament[20]
  • Charles Gonthier (BCL 1951) — served on the Supreme Court 1989-2003[17]
  • Gerald Le Dain (BCL 1949) — appointed to the Court in 1984, previously a Judge on the Federal Court of Appeal[21]
  • Pierre-Basile Mignault (BCL 1878) — appointed to the Court in 1918, previously President of the Bar of Montréal[22]
  • Thibaudeau Rinfret (BCL 1900) — appointed to the Court in 1924, previously a Judge on the Superior Court of Quebec[23]
Senators[edit]
Auditors General[edit]
Others[edit]

Foreign politicians and civil servants[edit]

Heads of State[edit]
Others[edit]

Art, music, and film[edit]

Inventors[edit]

Sports[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Major Donald Craig, a Canadian commando serving with British special forces during World War II, portrayed by Rock Hudson in the 1967 war movie Tobruk. 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.
  • Dr. Walter Langkowski, a researcher from the Marvel Comics Canadian superhero series Alpha Flight; portrayed as a McGill-based biophysicist researching the gamma radiation accident which created the Hulk; his discoveries transformed him into the superhero known as Sasquatch
  • Lieutenant Alan McGregor — played by Gary Cooper, Lives Of the Bengal Lancers (1935)
  • Dr. James Wilsononcologist and best friend to main character Gregory House in the Fox Network TV drama House

Others[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Gretta Chambers, CC, OQ, LL" (PDF). Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission. 
  3. ^ "The Chancellor". McGill University. 
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  13. ^ "Charles Bronfman's Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry". University of Toronto Press. McGill Univ. 
  14. ^ "Edgar M. Bronfman's Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry". University of Toronto Press. McGill Univ., B.A. 1951 
  15. ^ "John Cleghorn's Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry". University of Toronto Press. McGill Univ. B.Com. 1962; C.A. 1964 
  16. ^ "Paul Desmarais, Jr.'s Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry". University of Toronto Press. McGill Univ. B.Comm. 1977 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m http://www.mcgill.ca/about/alumni/publicservice/
  18. ^ http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/court-cour/ju/abbott/index-eng.asp
  19. ^ http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/court-cour/ju/grandpre/index-eng.asp
  20. ^ http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/court-cour/ju/girouard/index-eng.asp
  21. ^ http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/court-cour/ju/ledain/index-eng.asp
  22. ^ http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/court-cour/ju/mignault/index-eng.asp
  23. ^ http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/court-cour/ju/rinfret/index-eng.asp
  24. ^ Block, Irwin (2011-03-04). "Former Westmount mayor dies at 87". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  25. ^ "Mayer confirmed as gallery director", The Globe and Mail, December 8, 2008.
  26. ^ Dean Rosenthal - Sequenza21/NetNewMusic Wiki
  27. ^ Matthew White (Counter-tenor) - Short Biography