McGill benefactor Richard H. Tomlinson made history

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Dr. Richard H. Tomlinson, McGill alumnus, professor emeritus of chemistry at McMaster University, founder of Gennum Corporation, and one of the most significant philanthropists in Canada, died on Sunday, January 28, at the age of 94. With this news, McGill has lost a dedicated graduate and friend whose generosity towards the University and its students stands as a remarkable legacy.

Dr. Huntington (Skip) Sheldon: A man of many McGill legacies

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Dr. Huntington (Skip) Sheldon, BA’51, LLD’96, former Strathcona Professor of Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine, passed away on December 29, 2017, at his home in Vermont, leaving an impressive heritage of achievement at McGill in teaching, research and philanthropy.

Women’s health advocate, Emerita Professor Abby Lippman (1939-2017)

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Abby Lippman, an iconoclastic and outspoken proponent of better medical care for women and for various social issues, died on December 26, 2017, of natural causes at her home in Montreal.

Law mourns former Dean

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The Faculty of Law is saddened by the passing of John W. Durnford, emeritus professor and former dean who played a vital role in the successful implementation of the first bilingual curriculum combining the common law and the civil law.

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.