On July 29, 2004, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, announced 79 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Dr Brenda Milner was promoted to Companion, the highest honour within the Order, and was one of only two Companions named in this announcement. There can only be 165 living Companions at any given time.
The McGill community will have a contingent of nearly two dozen people at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Judo, track and field, diving, triathlon, rowing and water polo teams will include men and women affiliated with the University (graduates or students).
Karen Richardson, BA'01, is a storyteller, editor, artist and poet whose mission is to convey the African Canadian experience. She is a griot — a spoken word artist — who seeks to keep the history of the African Canadian community alive.
Edward W. Keyserlingk will receive the 2004 Medal of Honour from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) on August 18, in recognition of his work as a clinician, scholar, teacher, humanitarian and pioneer in medical ethics.
In his time with the McGill Redmen, Jean-Philippe Darche was described as having cunning awareness, and was seen as a team leader and a dominant force. While many college stars make no impact at all in professional football, Darche has gone on to become a respected pro in the National Football League.
The McGill Faculty of Management and the ICD Corporate Governance College announced on July 7, 2004, the launch of the Directors Education Program in Montreal. The program, to be offered at McGill University starting in October 2004, will be the first comprehensive program on governance in the world to be delivered in French.
The Financial Times of London survey of 100 MBA programs in the world, released today, places McGill graduates in the top five in North America for career progress – evaluated both in terms of positions held and size of the company they work for. Worldwide, they place in 16th position for their ascension of the corporate ladder. Additionally, McGill MBAs rank second in North America – and 16th worldwide – for international mobility, a consistently high score for McGill.
In the 2003 Beyond Grey Pinstripes Survey conducted by the Aspen Institute and the World Resources Institute, the McGill MBA is among 36 MBA programs selected for their contribution to social responsibility. The survey, which analyzed 100 schools from 20 countries, celebrates the achievements of MBA programs that are infusing environmental and social impact management into the classroom, activities and faculty research.
Gerald Ross, Dean of McGill's Faculty of Management, last night received the initial Excellence Award in Corporate Governance from the Federated Press. The award ceremony was part of the Montreal Directors' Summit, attended by prominent speakers, executives and board members.
For an intensive three-week summer session, McGill MBA students are joined by MBA Japan students who fly in from Tokyo. Both groups are experienced professionals who pursue their McGill MBA within two years while maintaining their full-time jobs. "The international perspective of our MBA colleagues is very enriching. Working in teams with students from different cultures may be a little uncomfortable at first, but one quickly sees the value of building this cross-cultural capacity — and global network. This is what the business world today is all about," says Joseph McCarthy, Delivery Project Executive at IBM Global Services.