William Shatner (BCom’52) has a very non-science fiction frame of mind about his future. The 80-year-old former Star Trek captain clearly understands the finite nature of this mortal coil as he accepts a lifetime achievement award from Governor General David Johnston.
Herschel Victor (BCom'44), who died Friday at age 88, helped turn a family business from Montreal into a clothing colossus in North America, but always made a point of sharing his wealth. More than six decades ago, the McGill commerce grad took over Jack Victor Ltd., the private company founded in 1913 by his father, and grew it into one of the largest suit manufacturers in North America.
When William Shatner (BCom’52) gets a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canada's Governor General, he shows appreciation as only Shatner can. In this short film, the most famous space cadet in showbiz takes helm of our heritage and treats us to a memorable rendition of Canada's national anthem.
History identifies Richard Pound (BCom’62, BCL’67, LLD’09) as the feisty Canadian who went to bat for clean sport at the International Olympic Committee… But when it came to sorting out 400,000 pages of documents in his archive, the Montreal lawyer and former Canadian Olympic swimmer mixed his national sentiment with the historic skills and library skills of the University of Texas at Austin.
Internationally-recognized comedian Russell Peters was a surprise guest at Tuesday's Just For Laughs press conference held at the McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.
Cet automne, Les Affaires lancera "La Garde montante", un grand rendez-vous où nos lecteurs seront invités à dresser le portrait des moins de 40 ans qui font le Québec de demain, peu importe leur champ de compétence. En attendant, nous vous offrons un avant-goût, en vous présentant 18 jeunes leaders qui se démarquent déjà dans les universités québécoises.
In fiction, he has beat the Kobayashi Maru, defeated space tyrant Khan and travelled in time. In real life, he's won Emmies, a Golden Globe and enjoyed a television and film career spanning more than a half-century. In June, William Shatner will add one more achievement to that list when he receives an honorary degree from McGill University, his alma mater.
Beam me up to the convocation, Scotty. Captain James T. Kirk is getting an honorary degree from McGill University.
McGill University will mark the achievements of one of its most celebrated alumni, Emmy-winning actor William Shatner, with the awarding of an honorary degree at Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 2.
Both are McGill alumni with worldwide reputations who will return home to receive honorary degrees as part of Spring Convocation 2011, and both are men of varied careers and interests. One is Mortimer Zuckerman (BA’57 & BCL’61)and the other is William Shatner (BCom'52).