Alumni Association of Boston

Feel free to contact us at any time: boston [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca


Welcome to the Alumni Association of Boston website!
Connecting over 2,500 alumni in the Greater Boston Area.

Visit the links above to learn more about the McGill Alumni Association of Boston, see photos from past activities, view upcoming events, meet our branch team and much more.

Branch Board:
President: Stuart Paap, BCom'97
Vice President: Ditte Brook Sayers, BA’06
Past President: Laurence Gagnon, Cert PR Mgmt’07
Treasurer:  Juliann Chmielecki, BSc’06

Member at Large:
Lindsay Cook, BA’75
Christopher Ranjitkar, BCom’06
Phelps Turner, BA’03, BCL/LLB’07
Linda Lieberman, BSc’96

Join your fellow alumni at one of the events organized by the McGill Alumni Association (MAA). From museum visits to pub nights to walking tours and more – the MAA offers a wide variety of activities to graduates and friends of McGill.

Click to see the events currently scheduled for your area >>

What a good looking group!

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words. That's why we're excited to introduce our new image gallery, a fantastic way to see what our branch has been up to. Below you will notice a collection of photos from our recent events. Click on the thumbnail to see the full image.

Want even more photos? You can also visit the McGill Alumni Association of Boston's photostream on Flickr.

Calling all book lovers!
Join us for McGill Reads in Boston, the McGill Alumni Association's Boston-area book club. We are an informal group that meets every seven weeks in the home of one of our members to read and compare notes about books set in Montreal.

Information will always be available on our events page, but please boston [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca (let us know) if you're interested in participating.

Past Selections
Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner
Juliet in August
by Diane Warren
Under the Dragon's Tail (Detective Murdoch, #2)
by Maureen Jennings
A Complicated Kindness
by Miriam Toews
Kit's Law: A Novel
by Donna Morrissey
The Stone Angel
by Margaret Laurence
The Robber Bride
by Margaret Atwood
The Tenderness of Wolves
by Stef Penney
Crow Lake
by Mary Lawson
Cockroach: A Novel
by Rawi Hage
The Stone Diaries
by Carol Shields
Green Grass, Running Water
by Thomas King
The Iguana
by Theriault Denis
by Colin McAdam
Last Night in Montreal
by Emily St. John Mandel
The Jade Peony
by Wayson Choy
Late Nights on Air
by Elizabeth Hay
The Edge
by Dick Francis
Fault Lines
by Nancy Huston
Go Figure
by Rejean Ducharme
Fall on Your Knees
by Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz
by Mordecai Richler
The Favorite Game
by Leonard Cohen
Alias Grace
by Margaret Atwood
Someone Knows My Name: A Novel
by Lawrence Hill
Mercy Among the Children: A Novel
by David Adams Richards
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
by Stephen Leacock
Black Bird
by Michel Basilières
Mercury Under My Tongue
by Sylvain Trudel
The Birth House
by Ami McKay
by Margaret Atwood
by Ann Charney
La grosse femme est enceinte (Chroniques du Plateau Mont-Royal, #1)
by Michel Tremblay
Necessary Betrayals: A Novel
by Guillaume Vigneault
Bonheur d'occasion
by Gabrielle Roy
Two Solitudes
by Hugh MacLennan
Lullabies for Little Criminals
by Heather O'Neill
Deja Dead
by Kathy Reichs
Solomon Gursky was Here
by Mordechai Richler

Dear Alumni and Friends,

It’s hard to believe that another year is already well under way. I don’t know about you, but I find time seems to be moving faster than ever! I hope you were all able to get together with loved ones to celebrate the holidays.
This year will be a busy one for our alma mater. McGill is preparing to bid farewell to Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, who will be concluding her second five-year term as Principal and Vice-Chancellor in June. She is going out on a high note, having been chosen to receive the Chief Executive Leadership Award by the Washington-based Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The award, recognizing her distinguished service to McGill and her wider contributions to post-secondary education, was presented in January at a CASE conference here in Boston.

Thanks to the generosity of more than 91,000 donors so far, McGill is on track to exceed its Making History fundraising campaign target. This is great news, of course, but with unexpected government cuts to Quebec universities and a continuing tuition freeze, it will be critical to maintain the campaign’s momentum going forward.

There are lots of advantages to membership in the McGill Alumni Association (and as a graduate, you are automatically a member), including the opportunity to participate in a special travel program. Trips are open to your family and friends and the Alumni Association has put together a spectacular package of travel destinations for 2013. There’s a trip for every taste, whether you’re up for a tour of South American vineyards or a Baltic cruise featuring lectures by Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walensa. If armchair travel is more your style, it’s always fun to browse through the program brochure and to check out the blogs and photos from McGill travellers.

The Alumni Online Community is a great source for news of graduates and the University. Don’t forget the McGill News magazine website which offers award-winning writing and news stories. Because of postage and printing costs, the magazine is now published only twice a year, but the content of the online edition is regularly refreshed. You can also follow the News on Twitter at @McGillNewsMag.

Our local branch of the McGill Alumni Association offers a variety of events and learning opportunities, and we hope you will join us. See the next few pages for upcoming activities. If you have ideas for events that you would like to see, please don’t hesitate to let us know about them. If you’d like to be part of the branch executive, or just try volunteering at a single event, send us an email to advise of your interest.
With warm McGill regards,
Laurence Gagnon, Cert PR Mgmt'07
President, McGill Alumni Association of Boston
boston [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca