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McGill University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Founding Date:
1821

Motto:
Grandescunt aucta labore

Enrollment:
31,000

Official Website:
http://www.mcgill.ca/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Abbott
Head of State
12-Mar-1821 30-Oct-1893 Prime Minister of Canada, 1891-93
Burt Bacharach
Pianist
12-May-1929   Incomparable composer of lounge music
Georges Berthoin
Politician
17-May-1925   Trilateral Commission Euro Chair, 1973-92
Conrad Black
Business
25-Aug-1944   Rapacious newspaper mogul
Willard S. Boyle
Physicist
19-Aug-1924 7-May-2011 Digital photography
Charles Bronfman
Business
27-Jun-1931   Fifth richest person in Canada
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Business
20-Jun-1929   CEO of Seagram's until 1994
David A. B. Brown
Business
c. 1944   The Windsor Group
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Government
28-Mar-1928   National Security Advisor, 1977-81
Bay Buchanan
Government
23-Dec-1948   US Treasurer, 1981-83
John Burns
Journalist
4-Oct-1944   New York Times correspondent
Dillon Casey
Actor
29-Oct-1983   Trevor Lemonde on M.V.P.
John E. Cleghorn
Business
7-Jul-1941   CEO of Royal Bank of Canada, 1995-2001
Leonard Cohen
Singer/Songwriter
21-Sep-1934   Everybody Knows
François J. Coutu
Business
c. 1955   President, Jean Coutu Canada
Paul G. Desmarais, Jr.
Business
3-Jul-1954   Co-CEO of Power Corporation of Canada
Paul G. Desmarais
Business
4-Jan-1927   CEO, Power Corporation of Canada, 1968-96
James Donald
Actor
18-May-1917 3-Aug-1993 Third Man on the Mountain
Charles Drew
Doctor
3-Jun-1904 1-Apr-1950 First to separate blood plasma
Ken Dryden
Hockey
8-Aug-1947   NHL Hall of Famer, Canadian MP
Victor J. Dzau
Doctor
1946   CEO of Duke University Health System
Leon Edel
Author
9-Sep-1907 5-Sep-1997 Biographer of Henry James
Maria S. Eitel
Business
c. 1963   President of the Nike Foundation
Colin Ferguson
Actor
22-Jul-1972   Eureka
Val Fitch
Physicist
10-Mar-1923   Time not necessarily reversible
Jessalyn Gilsig
Actor
30-Nov-1971   Terri Schuester on Glee
H. John Greeniaus
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Nabisco, 1993-97
Otto Hahn
Chemist
8-Mar-1879 28-Jul-1968 Demonstrated fission
S. I. Hayakawa
Politician
19-Jul-1906 27-Feb-1992 Semanticist and US Senator
Jayne Heitmeyer
Actor
30-Oct-1960   Earth: Final Conflict
Laurie Holden
Actor
17-Dec-1972   Silent Hill
David H. Hubel
Scientist
27-Feb-1926   Neurophysiology of vision
Jennifer Irwin
Actor
17-Jun-1975   Linda Michaels on Still Standing
Donna Soble Kaufman
Business
1943   Canadian corporate director
Charles Krauthammer
Columnist
13-Mar-1950   Washington Post columnist
Wilfrid Laurier
Head of State
20-Nov-1841 17-Feb-1919 Canadian Prime Minister
Jack Layton
Politician
18-Jul-1950 22-Aug-2011 Leader of Canada's NDP
Rachelle Lefevre
Actor
1-Feb-1979   Dr. Kate Sykora on A Gifted Man
David Lewis
Politician
23-Jun-1909 23-May-1981 Leader of Canada's NDP, 1971-75
Rilwanu Lukman
Government
26-Aug-1938   Secretary General of OPEC, 1995-2000
Gerald Luterman
Business
c. 1943   CFO of KeySpan, 1999-2007
Miles Mander
Actor
14-May-1888 8-Feb-1946 The Three Musketeers
Rudolph A. Marcus
Chemist
21-Jul-1923   Electron-transfer reactions
Cameron Mathison
Actor
25-Aug-1969   All My Children
John McCallum
Politician
9-Apr-1950   Canadian MP, Markham--Unionville
Paul Moller
Inventor
1937   The Skycar
Eric H. Molson
Business
c. 1937   Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing
Claude Mongeau
Business
c. 1962   CFO of Canadian National Railway
Allan Moyle
Film Director
1947   Pump Up the Volume
James Naismith
Basketball
6-Nov-1861 28-Nov-1939 Inventor of Basketball
Bernard Nathanson
Activist
31-Jul-1926   Pro-life activist, former abortionist
David P. O'Brien
Business
c. 1940   Chairman, Royal Bank of Canada
Kevin O'Neill
Basketball
24-Jan-1957   Interim Head Coach, U. of Arizona
George P. Orban
Business
c. 1945   Orban Partners
William Osler
Doctor
12-Jul-1849 29-Dec-1919 Father of psychosomatic medicine
Lester Patrick
Hockey
30-Dec-1883 1-Jun-1960 NY Rangers Head Coach, 1926-39
Steven Pinker
Linguist
18-Sep-1954   The Language Instinct
Dick Pound
Attorney
22-Mar-1942   Canadian Olympic official
Sam Roberts
Singer/Songwriter
2-Oct-1974   The Inhuman Condition
John Ralston Saul
Essayist
19-Jun-1947   The Collapse of Globalism
Andrew V. Schally
Scientist
30-Nov-1926   Hypothalamic hormones (brain peptides)
Harold T. Shapiro
Educator
8-Jun-1935   President of Princeton, 1988-2000
William Shatner
Actor
22-Mar-1931   Captain Kirk on Star Trek
Louis St. Laurent
Head of State
1-Feb-1882 25-Jul-1973 Prime Minister of Canada, 1948-57
Ralph M. Steinman
Biologist
14-Jan-1943 30-Sep-2011 Dendritic cells
Jack W. Szostak
Scientist
9-Nov-1952   First artificial chromosome
Charles Taylor
Philosopher
5-Nov-1931   Sources of the Self
E. P. Taylor
Business
29-Jan-1901 14-May-1989 Brewer, Thoroughbred horse breeder
Gordon Thomson
Actor
3-Mar-1945   Adam Carrington on Dynasty
Lionel Tiger
Educator
1937   The Decline of Males
Justin Trudeau
Politician
25-Dec-1971   Leader, Liberal Party of Canada
Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Head of State
1-Dec-1937   President of Latvia, 1999-2007
Peter S. Watson
Government
1953   CEO of OPIC, 2001-05
John L. Withers II
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Albania
Michael B. Wood
Doctor
c. 1944   CEO of the Mayo Foundation, 1999-2003
Mort Zuckerman
Business
4-Jun-1937   Owner, New York Daily News

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kenneth E. Boulding
Economist
18-Jan-1910 18-Mar-1993 The Image: Knowledge of Life in Society
Gerald Bull
Inventor
8-Mar-1928 22-Mar-1990 Supergun builder
John William Dawson
Geologist
30-Oct-1820 20-Nov-1899 Air Breathers of the Coal Period
Johannes Holtfreter
Zoologist
9-Jan-1901 13-Nov-1992 Chemotaxis
David L. Johnston
Educator
c. 1942   President, University of Waterloo
Leszek Kolakowski
Philosopher
23-Oct-1927 17-Jul-2009 Polish refugee philosopher
Jeffrey T. Kuhner
Radio Personality
1-Sep-1969   Conservative pundit
Stephen Leacock
Author
30-Dec-1869 28-Mar-1944 Literary Lapses
Hugh MacLennan
Novelist
20-Mar-1907 7-Nov-1990 Barometer Rising
John Macleod
Scientist
6-Sep-1876 16-Mar-1935 Helped discover insulin
Joseph B. Martin
Doctor
1938   Dean, Harvard Medical School, 1997-2007
John McCallum
Politician
9-Apr-1950   Canadian MP, Markham--Unionville
William Osler
Doctor
12-Jul-1849 29-Dec-1919 Father of psychosomatic medicine
Ernest Rutherford
Physicist
30-Aug-1871 19-Oct-1937 Father of nuclear physics
Frederick Soddy
Chemist
2-Sep-1877 22-Sep-1956 Isotopes
Charles Taylor
Philosopher
5-Nov-1931   Sources of the Self
Immanuel Wallerstein
Sociologist
28-Sep-1930   The Modern World System

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Abbott
Head of State
12-Mar-1821 30-Oct-1893 Prime Minister of Canada, 1891-93
John E. Cleghorn
Business
7-Jul-1941   CEO of Royal Bank of Canada, 1995-2001
Purdy Crawford
Business
7-Nov-1931   CEO of Imasco Limited, 1985-95
Lewis W. Douglas
Politician
2-Jul-1894 7-Mar-1974 US Ambassador to the UK, 1947-50
David L. Johnston
Educator
c. 1942   President, University of Waterloo
Brian M. Levitt
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Imasco Limited, 1995-2000
Dick Pound
Attorney
22-Mar-1942   Canadian Olympic official
Anne Tyler
Author
25-Oct-1941   The Accidental Tourist


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