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).
Mathieu Darche, BCom’00, smiled when asked about his future with the Canadiens being somewhat a question mark. "It's been 10 years that I've ended a season with a question mark over my head," the 34-year-old forward said. "Obviously, I want to be back, but at this point it's not entirely in my control.
McGill students put their business analysis and presentation skills to the test once again at the finals of the Canadian L’Oreal Brandstorm Competition held on April 26, 2011. After working for almost 5 months on the challenge set forth by L’Oreal, the McGill teams finished 1st and 2nd at the finals with 3rd place going to Schulich.
A feature on Montreal Canadiens forward and McGill management grad Mathieu Darche (BCom’00).
When Mathieu Darche (BCom’00) was a boy playing road hockey with his brother outside the family home in St. Laurent, he used to pretend he was Mats Naslund and the Canadiens were facing the Boston Bruins for the Stanley Cup.
As a former McGill student once said: “The good life is one that’s artistically made.” William Shatner (BCom’52) may have been talking about his work in film when he put together these words of wisdom, but his message carries a sentiment that is true of all McGill scholars — even the engineer students.
Mathieu Darche (BCom’00) of St. Laurent, Que., scored the game-winner as Montreal defeated Boston 3-1 to take a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-seven Stanley Cup Eastern Conference quarter-final round, Saturday.
After a decade of bouncing around the minor leagues, Darche is enjoying a career season with the Canadiens, which is one reason why the Montreal chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association has nominated him for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually by the PHWA to a player who exhibits perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Labonté, a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Boisbriand, Que., will join fellow goaltender and McGill alum Kim St-Pierre of Châteauguay, Que., as well as former Martlets rearguard Catherine Ward, from Town of Mt. Royal, Que. to play at the 2011 IIHF world hockey championship tournament.