$200 Million Goal
John Cleghorn salutes volunteers
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A small army of volunteers, an abundance of faith and goodwill, and one great cause helped propel McGill's Twenty-First Century Fund over the top. Led by John Cleghorn, BCom'62, Chair of the Royal Bank of Canada, McGill made a powerful and eloquent case for support. The first two phases of the fundraising program completed, Cleghorn's team can direct their attention to meeting their remaining goals.
Back row: Hugh G. Hallward, BA'51, Chair, University Leadership Division; R. James McCoubrey, BCom'66, Chair, Regional Division; Derek A. Drummond, BArch'62, Chair, Campus Community Division; Purdy Crawford, Chair, Primary Division; Herbert E. Siblin, BCom'50, Chair, Major Division
Front row: Richard W. Pound, BCom'62, BCL'67, Chair, Board of Governors; John E. Cleghorn, BCom'62, Campaign Chair; Bernard J. Shapiro, BA'56, LLD'88, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University
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Gail L. Johnson, BA'63, Chair, Faculty Advisory Board Division
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|Irene Bloemraad, BA'95, MA'96, tells donors how a Greville Smith Scholarship attracted her to McGill and how the Dr. and Mrs. Max Stern Fellowship allowed her to finish her master's degree with full concentration. She is now a doctoral student in sociology at Harvard studying ethnic immigration issues
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Principal Bernard Shapiro, Herbert Black, and former Principal David Johnston, who began the campaign
Athletic endeavours: The new Fieldhouse houses an indoor track and tennis courts, varsity training room and medical clinic
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Achieved: $50.49 million
Some donors believe that a healthy mind is best supported by a healthy body. The $28 million athletics complex includes the Seagram Sports Science Centre, Tomlinson Hall, the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic, the Weider Varsity Weight Room, the Winsor Varsity Clinic, and the John and Pattie Cleghorn Hyperbaric Treatment and Research Unit.
Priority: Teaching and Research
Achieved: $79.80 million
From the study of pain to understanding human genetics, 16 new endowed chairs were established including the E.P. Taylor Chair in Pain held by Dr. Ronald Melzack, BSc'50, MSc'51, PhD'54; the Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Chair in Cancer Research; the Alva Chair in Human Genetics held by Dr. Charles Scriver, BA'51, MD'55; the Abner Kingman Chair in Liberal Arts; the Imasco Chair in MIS in honour of Paul Paré, BCL'49; and most recently, the Cleghorn Chair in Management Studies, occupied by Henry Mintzberg, BEng'61.
The Charles R. Bronfman family has breathed new life into Canadian studies at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada with an $11.775 million commitment.
Research at Macdonald Campus is flourishing with a modern research greenhouse which received support from the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, Mrs. David M. Stewart, Mr. G. Stewart Brown, Pfizer Canada Inc., Pioneer Hi-Bred Ltd., the R. Howard Webster Foundation and Macdonald faculty and staff. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada provided state-of-the-art research equipment.
Achieved: $11.98 million
The Campaign also enabled McGill to purchase new books and manuscripts, as well as to upgrade the University Libraries' computer technology. The Humanities and Social Sciences Library and the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library share a $3 million campaign gift from the R. Howard Webster Foundation. Meanwhile, Seymour Schulich, BSc'61, MBA'65, donated $1,000,000, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, $500,000, and Sun Life Assurance, $300,000, for collections.
Priority: Equipment and Renewed Space
Achieved: $9.76 million
A $305,000 (U.S.) commitment from the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation will expand the chemistry computing laboratory in the Faculty of Science. The Moyse Hall Costume Workshop underwent major renovations, thanks to a $200,000 gift from Mrs. W.P. (Billie) Wilder, BA'51.
The Faculty of Engineering's amphitheatres in the McConnell Building will get modern acoustic and audio-visual equipment and new seating, thanks to $500,000 from the Noranda Foundation. The contribution was made in honour of Alfred Powis, BCom'51, Noranda Inc. Chair.
| Priority: New Construction
Achieved: $29.33 million
Major contributors to the new $11 million Law Library include Mr. Nahum Gelber, Q.C., BA'54, BCL'57, Senator Alan A. MacNaughton, Q.C., BA'26, BCL'29, LLD'92, the Mitzi and Mel Dobrin Family Foundation, the Helsam Foundation, McCarthy Tétrault, the Gelmont Foundation, and the Law Students' Association.
The design for the proposed $29.5 million Music Pavilion won The Canadian Architect magazine's 1994 Award of Excellence. The Campaign raised $6 million towards the project.
John Dealy, Dean of Engineering, in front of the new M.H. Wong Building
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Achieved: $19.81 million
For a full campaign report, contact Daniel Chonchol at (514) 398-2897 (phone), (514) 398-7362 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org (email). A limited number of copies are available.