Impact of Annual Giving 2015

paradigm shiftAt 25%, women’s enrolment at McGill’s Faculty of Engineering ranks near the top of Canadian engineering schools, but efforts are underway to encourage even larger numbers of women to consider engineering as a career. POWE (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering) plays a major role in this effort.


Impact of Annual Giving 2015

peer to peer pic 3 cropThe activities of the McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC) help international students like Marc Chelala make the most of their time in the Faculty, providing avenues for meeting friends and sharing knowledge. One of Marc’s most cherished activities has been his work with the Engineering Peer Tutoring Service, where he was manager in 2014-15.


Impact of Annual Giving 2015

global engineering picThe McGill chapter of Engineers Without Borders is encouraging students to see that there’s more to engineering than just building things. The group of 50 movers and shakers is bringing social responsibility to the heart of the McGill community.


Impact of Annual Giving 2014

Gersovitz Photo140714-160120-9175A wise person once said that philanthropy is a fancy word for building community. At the McGill Faculty of Engineering this spirit of community enables past graduates to serve as benefactors for today’s students. And if anyone should know, it’s Julia Gersovitz, BArch’75, the daughter, wife, mother, mentor and business partner of McGill grads.


Impact of Annual Giving 2014

6-Main Cameron Photo-July 22-14-9hDave Cameron is emblematic of a new entrepreneurial culture that is taking root at the Faculty of Engineering. The award-winning architecture student is about to graduate with the best academic training our Faculty can provide.


Impact of Annual Giving 2014

Stori screenSTORI is an 11-person software start-up that is developing an app described as the “first platform to share live-tracked experiences.”
A cross between Google Maps, a GPS path-tracker and a Facebook blog, the STORI app will enable users to share first-person, live-tracked accounts from sources as varied as journalists in war-torn Syria to friends’ summer holidays at the Grand Canyon or Monument Valley.


Impact of Annual Giving 2014

Routley 3Building construction and systems engineering techniques that alumnus Gordon Routley studied at McGill later helped him earn a degree in fire engineering from the University of Maryland.


Impact of Annual Giving – 2013

Chemical Engineering alumna Lynn Byrd, BEng’92, has been a loyal McGill Alma Mater Fund donor for 20 years. She currently manages a portfolio of power plants that spans Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the regulated markets in the United States. Her employer, GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc., is a major player in this continent’s energy markets. The firm also generously matches her annual gifts to McGill.Byrd alone


Impact of Annual Giving – 2013

The Alma Mater Fund at the Faculty of Engineering helps support many student initiatives and clubs. The following profile of one of our Faculty’s 2,986 undergraduate students shows how her life has been enriched through her involvement in student-run activities.
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Impact of Annual Giving – 2013

Galagusz cropAlumni donations fund programs and services that aren’t covered by government operating grants. Because of this added support, our students’ educations are more comprehensive and meaningful. The following story highlights how the Alma Mater Fund impacted the life of one recent graduate, Ashley Galagusz.