To the Graduates of 1960 —
The extent of the initial assignment in your business career will necessarily be limited. The problem, then, is to break out of this restricted sphere by refusing to be satisfied by immediate chores and by seeking additional experience and responsibility Business success is an “instinctive exercise in foresight” and your economics continuation should help you to locate trends and your accounting, statistics and mathematics courses to measure them. Continue your studies in these disciplines.
Universities, however, are not founded to mould special products for the service of business and industry. If you leave McGill with ambition and a drive for material success, well and good. But it is much more important, and here in lies our insistence on compulsory continuations in the humanities that you leave with a real desire to know and to understand yourself and the conviction that abiding happiness lies in the pursuit of the Aristotelian ends of virtue and wisdom.
The best wishes of all the staff go with you.
Eric W. Kierans,
Director, School of Commerce
Commerce Undergraduate Society
Back row (l. to r.): M. MacDougall, A. Dalfen, M. Wright, R. Wise, D. Evelyn, L. Vegh, W. Tanner.
Front row: R. Dalfen, A. Junaid, H Lelovic, S. Khazzam (Pres.), S. Coplan, N Altimas.
This year has been one of the best for the C.U.S. We began the year by again winning the Bloody Mary trophy with the highest turnout Commerce has ever had, 70.2%. A great deal of credit is due to the work of Marion MacDougall.
The Balance Sheet this year also took on a new light. Under the guidance of Editor, Ladis Vegh, our bi-monthly turned out not only a much finer looking paper but also better quality news articles. A new feature of this year’s paper was the column “Allowance for Bad Jokes.” (The joke were good).
A highlight of this year’s student activity in Commerce was the reintroduction of the “Gen Night.” This affair would not have been the success it was had it not been for the vast amount of work which Art Dalfen put into the job. The quality of speakers was of the highest order and attendance was good.
Another activity run by the C.U.S. under the chairmanship of Bill Tanner were the tours to places of interest to Commerce students. These tours were run off quite admirably. A mention should be made of the increase activity of the class presidents. Their main role as a medium through which we maintain a high degree of contact with the students has shown a decided improvement over last year.
Alex Vicas, the debating chairman, once again brought the cup home for commerce, beating out all the other faculties.
Chairman Ladis Vegh brought home to Commerce for the first time, the Show Sculpture Competition Winner.
The “Lenny Myerson Trophy” in memory of Lenny was presented this year to “the person, who in the opinion of the executive, has contributed the most to the interests of the C.U.S.” The award this year was won by both Art Dalfen and Ladis Vegh.
A final vote of thanks to all those others who devoted their time for the betterment of the activities of the Commerce Undergraduate Society.