Ex-Chancellor Arnold Steinberg: generous, curious, devoted


H. Arnold Steinberg, businessman, philanthropist, tireless volunteer and Chancellor Emeritus, died suddenly on Friday, Dec. 11, at the age of 82. With his passing, McGill, the McGill University Health Centre and the Montreal community lost one of their greatest servants, and a man who was happiest when he was giving back.

David Williams (1939-2015)


David Williams, Emeritus Professor of English, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.

Legendary Quebec broadcaster Michelle Tisseyre dies at 96


The Reporter first published this story in November 2006. Its subject, famed Quebec broadcaster and McGill grad Michelle Tisseyre, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at age 96. Details of a memorial service will be added once they are known.

The passing of an era: Sam Noumoff dies at 79


Longtime political science professor Sam Noumoff died on Nov. 26. James Putzel, Noumoff’s former teaching assistant and current professor of Development Studies at the London School of Economics, pays tribute to his longtime friend and mentor.

Philanthropist Azrieli dies at 92


Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier expressed sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of David J. Azrieli, an accomplished architect, successful entrepreneur, and generous philanthropist, who died Wednesday at the age of 92.

William Tetley, 1927-2014


It is with sadness that the Faculty of Law announces the death of Professor William Tetley, C.M., Q.C., LL.L., who passed away, surrounded by his family, on July 1, 2014.

Tony Blair adds tribute to Ellen Aitken


The Tony Blair Faith Foundation has added its own tribute to the late Ellen Aitken, McGill’s Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies, who died early Saturday morning. “Ellen was an outstanding academic but also a lovely, warm and generous spirited person with a huge heart as well as an exceptional mind,” former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said.

Roderick A. Macdonald (1948-2014)

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Professor Roderick A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law, passed away Friday, June 13 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 65. Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Wainwright Professor of Civil Law remembers Macdonald as “one of the most important scholars and thinkers in McGill University’s history.”

McGill benefactor Liliane Stewart dies at 85


Liliane Stewart, a noted Montreal philanthropist who, with her late husband David and the Macdonald-Stewart Foundation they led, contributed tens of millions of dollars to various arts, cultural and educational institutions in Montreal, including McGill, died Saturday at age 85. A member of McGill’s Board of Governors from two terms from January 1985 until December 1994, she was made a Governor Emerita in 1995. McGill awarded her an honorary degree in 1999, having bestowed the same honour on her husband in 1978, four years before his death. David M. Stewart was heir to the estate of Sir William Macdonald, who was an important figure in the early years of McGill.

Dr. William Feindel (1918 – 2014)


The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre regret to announce the death of William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil., one of Canada’s most distinguished neurosurgeons and The Neuro’s third director. Dr. Feindel passed away quietly at The Neuro on Sunday night following a brief illness. Our deepest sympathies go out to Dr. Feindel’s family.