Richard Pound: McGill University and the Olympic Games


Peel 3660 Atrium, Nahum Gelber Law Library, 3660 Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The James McGill Society presents

The Annual Maysie MacSporran Lecture

McGill University and the Olympic Games

by Richard Pound

George Hodgson BA’1916, Philip Edwards MDCM’1936, and Jennifer Heil, BCom’2013 are among the McGill students and graduates who have won Olympic medals.

Scores of others have participated in the games. McGill served as a venue during the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Richard Pound, BCom’62, BCL’67, LLD’09 former Board Chairman and Chancellor of McGill competed in the 1960 Rome Olympics.

He is founder of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and is a member of the International Olympic Committee.

JAMES McGILL SOCIETY: One Hundred and Sixty-Third Meeting

Monday, November 25, 2013

RECEPTION:   5:00 pm in the atrium of the Nahum Gelber Law Library (3660 Peel Street)

PRESENTATION:   5:30 pm in Moot Court, Chancellor Day Hall (3644 Peel Street)

For more information, please contact:

Susan Button
Telephone:  (514) 398-7249
susan [dot] button [at] mcgill [dot] ca

All are welcome

The Maysie MacSporran Annual Lecture

Born into an established Montreal family, Maysie MacSporran (1903-2000) was educated at McGill University.  In 1930, assisted by a scholarship from the Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal, she received an M.A. in History for her ground-breaking study of James McGill. 

For many years she taught at a local private school, Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s, eventually becoming its Head Mistress.  A long-time member of the James McGill Society, attending its functions and asking pertinent questions well into her nineties, Miss MacSporran was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in 1993.  In addition to establishing such things as a series of Fellowships in the Faculty of Medicine, her gifts to the University permitted the Society to institute, in 2001, the Maysie MacSporran Annual Lecture, thereby ensuring that her memory will continue into perpetuity. 

Maysie MacSporran was a well-known and respected figure, with a wide circle of friends, who will long be cherished for her forthright and friendly manner, and generosity of spirit.