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Richard W. Pound est nommé président du conseil d'administration de la Fondation du Grand Montréal

Thu, 2011-06-16 12:00

La Fondation du Grand Montréal (FGM) est heureuse d'annoncer la nomination de Richard W. Pound (BCom'62, BCL'67, LLB'09) à titre de président de son conseil d'administration. Lors de l'assemblée générale du 15 juin, étaient également nominés à titre de membre du conseil d'administration, Tim Brodhead, Norman E. Hébert Jr., Peter McAuslan et Michael Novak.

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T-Shirt Retailer Wins 2011 Dobson Cup

Tue, 2011-06-14 08:30

The Dobson Cup is an annual opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas and not-for-profit startups. It is hosted by the Dobson Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Participants whose concepts demonstrate the most innovation, viability and growth potential are awarded over $15,000 in prize money.

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Shatner's salute to The Captains

Mon, 2011-06-13 12:00

Shatner (BCom'52) recently received an honorary doctorate from McGill University. Last month he was recognized at the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. And last year, he was honoured at the Banff World Media Festival. "What isn't well known is that Montreal made a terrible mistake on my birth certificate," he says with a chuckle on the phone from Los Angeles.

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Capt. Kirk now Dr. Shatner

Fri, 2011-06-03 06:30

Iconic actor William Shatner (BCom’52) beamed down long enough Thursday to get an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, McGill University - and luckily no Klingons showed up to spoil the fun. True to form, Shatner then announced at a news conference he now wants to be addressed as "Dr. William Shatner."

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A lesson from India: Necessity is the mother of frugal innovation

Tue, 2011-05-31 05:30

Innovation seems to be a prime directive at almost any firm we run into, regardless of industry. How do you get more of it? In these tough times the answer is no longer to throw money at it. What we increasingly need is frugal innovation, what the Indians call jugaad - an idea whose time has come. – Article by Karl Moore, Daniel Novak, and Veronica Dasovich

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The Greatest McGillian of all time: 190 years in the making

Tue, 2011-05-31 05:15

As McGill gears up to launch events celebrating its 190th anniversary, it is asking the world to cast a vote (or several) for the “Greatest McGillian” who ever lived. Will it be a poet, a scientist, a politician, a philosopher, an actor –or someone else?

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Shatner living life to the fullest

Sun, 2011-05-22 12:00

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.

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Philanthropist led men’s apparel firm

Tue, 2011-05-17 05:30

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.

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William Shatner Sings O Canada

Mon, 2011-05-16 07:30

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.

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Dick Pound's 400,000-page archive to go digital

Tue, 2011-05-10 12:00

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.

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