Winston Purdy (1941 – 2017): Long-time “voice of McGill” silenced

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Winston Purdy, a professor of Voice at the Schulich School of Music since 1973, passed away on Nov. 14. He was 76. On top of his distinguished career as a vocal soloist and pedagogue, Purdy was well known and respected throughout the McGill community for his role in singing the University Anthem, Hail, Alma Mater, at the beginning of almost every Convocation ceremony since 1999.

Gregory Baum (1923-2017): “Preserving and advancing the humanization of society”

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Gregory Baum, professor of Religious Studies, author, and iconoclast, died at the age of 94 on October, 18, 2017. Baum continued to develop his work on the intersection of society and theology until the very end of his life.

Michael Pitfield, Senator and Pierre Trudeau confidant  (1937-2017)

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Michael Pitfield (BCL’58), a former Senator and Clerk of the Privy Council, has died at the age of 80. Pitfield was a longtime civil servant who played a key role in the repatriation of the Constitution in 1982. He died of Parkinson’s Disease on Oct. 19, at the age of 80.

A heartfelt tribute to Terry Wheeler, researcher, teacher, scientist

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Christopher Buddle, Dean of Students, reflects on the life of Prof. Terry Wheeler, who died of cancer this summer at age 57.

Peta Tancred’s important contribution to feminist scholarship

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Professor Peta Tancred died on August 15, 2017, after an engaged and active life in academia and in retirement, including a significant contribution to understanding the careers of women in architecture. Professor Annmarie Adams remembers her former colleague, co-author and friend.

Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers, 1927-2017

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McGill’s first female Chancellor, Gretta Chambers, who served in that role from 1991 to 1999, died Saturday, September 9, at St. Mary’s Hospital, at age 90.

Tributes pour in for “extraordinarily kind” McGill grad killed in attack

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In the wake of the deadly attack in Burkina Faso, Tammy Chen, BEd’07, is being remembered for her kindness and passion for teaching – and her deep commitment to helping others.

Prof. Eleanor Stubley (1960-2017)

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The McGill and Montreal music communities are mourning the loss of a beloved member. Schulich School of Music professor Eleanor Stubley has died at age 57. Professor Stubley conducted ensembles around the world, and was the longstanding musical director of Montreal’s Yellow Door Choir, which raised money and awareness for local social justice organizations.

Former McGillian and NHL administrator Bryan Murray dies at 74

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Bryan Murray, a longtime National Hockey League coach and executive, passed away on Saturday. Murray was a student-athlete at Macdonald College campus in the 1960s and went on to develop his coaching and administrative skills by guiding the Macdonald Aggies football team and the Macdonald Clansmen hockey squad while serving four years as Director of Athletics.

Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Giller Prize, dead at 87

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Canadian literature has lost one of its most beloved champions. Jack Rabinovitch died on Sunday in Toronto, as a result of injuries suffered in a fall at his home earlier this week. He was 87.