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The Amazing Race

McGill is proud that some of our most gifted students come from Calgary and that this city is home to many distinguished McGill alumni. I’d like to tell you a short story that illustrates importance of leadership and the depth of the connections between McGill and Alberta.

In May of 1905, at a meeting of the McGill Graduates Society, Alexander Rutherford, soon to become premier of Alberta, met McGill professor Henry Marshall Tory. Tory was on his way back from setting up the McGill University College of British Columbia, now known as UBC.