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Past Advisory Committee Members

Myron Echenberg, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, McGill University
Myron Echenberg is Professor Emeritus of History at McGill University, where he taught African History and the History of Health and Disease for four decades. He has published widely in his field, and his most recent works are: Plague Ports: The Global Urban Impact of Bubonic Plague, 1894-1901 (New York University Press, 2007), and Death in Africa: A History of Cholera Pandemics from 1815 to the Present (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2011).


Professor Elizabeth Elbourne (2008-2010)
An Associate Professor in the Department of History at McGill University specializing in the history of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain and the British Empire with particular interest in South Africa. In 2002 she published Blood Ground: Colonialism, Mission and the Contest for Christianity in the Cape Colony and Britain, 1799-1853 (McGill-Queen's University Press). For this work she won the Wallace K. Ferguson prize from the Canadian Historical Association and the Joel Gregory Prize from the Canadian African Studies Association.


Elizabeth Gomery

Vice-President, Gift Planning - The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation
A graduate of McGill Law (B.C.L and LL.B) and Political Science, Elizabeth is the Vice-President, Gift Planning of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the McCord Museum Foundation, Director of Development of McGill’s Faculty of Arts and also practiced civil and commercial litigation. She sits on the Board of the Girls Action Foundation and has been involved on the Boards of the Women’s Y Foundation and the Ville-Marie Oncology Foundation. She is a member of the Scarlet Key Honour Society and is often asked to speak on philanthropy and business development. 


Professor Emeritus Desmond Morton (2008-2010)
A graduate of the Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean, the Royal Military College of Canada, Oxford University and the London School of Economics, spent ten years in the Canadian Army (1954-64) (retired as captain). Former principal, Erindale College, the Mississauga campus of the University of Toronto (1986-1994); founding director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (1994-2001); Professor of History, McGill University (1998-2006) and Hiram Mills Chair (2002), he is currently an emeritus professor and author of 40 books on Canadian political, military and industrial relations history, and frequent columnist and radio commentator.