Class of Engineering 1962



Our 50th reunion is quickly approaching!

We hope you can take part in the festivities October 11-14, 2012 in Montreal. Feel free to bring family and friends. The more the merrier! This will be a monumental 50th. We hope you have already saved the dates, called friends, and booked your hotel room to join the fun!

Our schedule is filled with activities, and our committee is hard at work planning special class events to complement the McGill ones. Homecoming has grown to encompass more than 70 events, ranging from the serious to the silly to the sentimental. From the rollicking Leacock Luncheon and the Beatty Lectures, which have featured Nobel Prize winners, to memorable dinners for groups celebrating special anniversaries, Homecoming offers events for every taste.

This reunion is for us

Our 40th reunion involved fundraising where we were successful in raising over $300,000. This 50th reunion is for us to enjoy and there is no specific fundraising involved. However, if anyone wishes to make a donation, McGill would be pleased to receive it. If you are so inclined just go to the online giving form >>

Get involved

If you would like to help plan your reunion, or get involved in pre-reunion events, please contact the Reunion Committee. Many volunteers are needed to make the reunion a success.

Do it now. Don't wait!

If you have not indicated your intention to attend please contact the Reunion Committee now.

Also, as part of our big reunion this year we are assembling classmate biographies. Please share your story with us as part of our class history on this important occasion. Go to the “Class Notes” tab for instructions on how to submit this information. To view the submissions received to date, click here >>

Reunion Committee

Bill Harker, our class president, has been actively working with McGill in planning this reunion. He is being assisted by:
Brian Bussey, Chemical
Gil Elliot, Electrical
Leon Fattal, Electrical
Lionel Geller, Civil
Andy Halmy, Civil
Alan Hill, Electrical
Wendell Laidley, Mechanical
Robert Smythe, Electrical
Irwin Tolensky, Electrical

The committee has been getting in touch with as many of the 254 members of our class as we have contact information for. This year, McGill’s Homecoming web pages will have a “Who’s Attending” feature that will automatically show the name of anyone who has signed up for any Homecoming event; so you’ll be able to use that to see who from our class is coming.
 
Please get in touch with one of the Contact Coordinators if you:

  • Have not heard from us
  • Know how to contact someone who is on the missing list
  • Want to contact one of the committee members
  • Are interested in getting in touch with one of your classmates
  • Wish to assist in organizing the reunion
  • Want additional information

 

Contact Coordinators

Bill Harker - wharker [at] rogers [dot] com or 416-931-4123
Robert Smythe - robert [dot] smythe [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca or 416-801-3450

Engineering ’62 Events

Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 PM - Engineering 1962 Class Reception, Main Lobby, Macdonald Engineering Building. This is your first chance to meet informally with classmates while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres. It is also an opportunity to meet McGill staff and students, learn what they are up to, and see how the classrooms that we funded two reunions ago are being utilized. The cost is $30 per person.

For more information or to register, click here >>

Friday, October 12, 2012
3:30 – 5:00 PM - Engineers, Architects and Urban Planners Reception, Trottier Building, 3630 University St.
This is an opportunity to meet McGill staff and students, learn what they are up to, and see how the classrooms that we funded two reunions ago are being utilized. There is no charge for this event.

For more information >>

Saturday, October 13, 2012
7:00 – 11:00 PM – Engineering 1962 Class Dinner with Dancing. Meet and greet with a cash bar starts at 7:00 PM with dinner at 8:00 PM. This is your opportunity to mingle with classmates, enjoy a sumptuous dinner, and re-live the McGill Engineering Balls at the Currie gymnasium. The location at the Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield Street, Salon Cartier is a four star facility (www.centremontroyal.com) and provides an excellent venue for a memorable event. Dress code is smart casual. The cost for this evening is $75 per person.

For more information or to register, click here >>

A map of the event locations >>

McGill General Homecoming Events (October 11-14, 2012)

A brochure listing the events, location, and prices will be sent to all reunion-year graduates in the summer of 2012.

Refer to http://aoc.mcgill.ca/network/homecoming/events to see all the events that McGill has planned. It will be updated continuously as further information becomes available. The site provides complete registration and payments features.

The following is a short list extracted from the dozens of events that McGill has planned, that might be of interest to you.

Friday, October 12
11:30 - Leacock Luncheon
6:30 pm - Red & White Dinner - 50th to 75th Anniversary Classes

Saturday, October 13
10 am - Beatty Memorial Lecture
1 pm - Football Game - McGill Redmen vs. Concordia Stingers
1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm - MUHC Glen Yards site Tour. This is a $2.2 billion development that will replace the Royal Victoria Hospital. More info >>

2012/11/21 – A Great Time Was Had By All at the BEng'62 50th Reunion
Our 50th reunion took place October 11 to 14, 2012 and a great time was had by all. Close to 70 classmates participated with over 100 graduates and guests in attendance at our Saturday evening Class Dinner. Our theme for this event was “This Reunion is for Us”.  You certainly made it so.

We have posted 295 photos taken at the various reunion events to the McGill Alumni Flickr Photostream. You are invited to browse through these photos. Please let us know if any errors have been made in identifying people or if we missed identifying you in any of the photos. You can send any corrections to Bob Smythe at robert [dot] smythe [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca. Please ensure you include the Folder Name and Photo Number. Thanks go to Gil Elliott for assembling these photos and to everyone for submitting them.

Additional profiles for Robert Davis, Wendell Laidley and Joseph Mangione and have been added under the Bios tab on the website. We wish to thank the 42 people who submitted profiles for their efforts. We urge everyone to look at these submissions. You will find them fascinating. If anyone would like to have a profile posted you can send it to robert [dot] smythe [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca in an email or attached Word document. You will be sent a copy for review before it is posted.

A 50th reunion is a momentous event and like all good occasions it had to come to an end. It was a great opportunity to renew acquaintances and make arrangements to keep in touch in the future. If anyone wants to contact someone but does not have the contact information please send an email to robert [dot] smythe [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca and an email will be sent to that person letting them know that you would look forward to communicating with them.

While we cannot promise that the BEng'62 50th Reunion web site will be maintained on a long term basis we would welcome news items regarding yourself, our class and McGill that you believe would be of interest to your classmates and the larger McGill Community. These can be sent to robert [dot] smythe [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

 

2012/10/16 Keeping in Contact
1. Is this the last reunion that Eng'62 will be having?
This is probably the last reunion where considerable effort to recruit attendees is made. The next reunion is in 2017 and while it is unlikely that the class will organize special events it is hoped that many will be able to attend the next reunion.

2. How do I contact a classmate who may or may not have attended the reunion?
Email or call one of the Contact Coordinators on the “Contact” page and they will forward your contact information to the party you wish to reach. It will be up to that person to get back to you.

3. How will people keep in contact after the reunion?
Hopefully, you have been able to share email addresses and phone numbers during the event, with people you wish to maintain contact with. Where this was not possible or information was lost, one of the Contact Coordinators will be pleased to assist in making these contacts. There is a possibility that a social media page will be established but no firm plans are in place.

4. Will my name and contact details be shown on the McGill Alumni web site (AOC)?
McGill has published a list of the names of people who registered to attend events at the 2012 reunion and agreed to make their names known. Contact information is not included. You can see these names by clicking here >>

5. How do I establish better communication links with the McGill Alumni community (AOC) and BEng'62 graduates?
You can sign up to become a member of the McGill Alumni Online Community here. Membership will provide you with access to the BEng class list and the ability to contact class members who are also registered. You will also receive a McGill email address for life.

If you don’t have a signup code to register for the site, you can request one here >>


2012/10/15 How was the reunion managed?
1. What was the cost of the McGill alumni hosted events?
This can be seen at http://aoc.mcgill.ca/network/homecoming/events.

2. What was the cost of Eng'62 events?
•   Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 – 9:00 PM - Engineering Class 1962 Reception was $30 per person. This price was too low and resulted in a deficit.
•   Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 – 11:00 PM - Class Dinner with dancing at Centre Mont-Royal was $75 per person

3. How were reservations made to attend the Thursday, October 11 Eng'62 Reception and/or the Saturday, October 13 Class Dinner?
Emails or calls were made to William Harker to reserve the number of tickets that were required. See the “Events” page for details.

4. How were payments made for the Thursday, October 11 Eng'62 Reception and/or the Saturday, October 13 Class Dinner?
See the “Events” page for details.

5. What happened if I paid to be part of the Thursday, October 11 Eng'62 Reception and/or the Saturday, October 13 Class Dinner and could not attend?
Full refunds were made up to October 1, 2012. After that, refunds were not available as commitments were made that had to be paid for. Any surplus funds were donated to the McGill Alumni Association.

6. Was there a particular hotel that class members were encouraged to stay at?
The Conference Committee selected the Delta Montreal Hotel, 475 President Kennedy Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1J7 as the official Eng’62 Class hotel in order to maximize the opportunity for reunion attendees to meet informally.

A reduced room rate was obtained. This rate was available for a limited number of rooms on a first come, first served basis.

Bookings were done on-line at http://www.deltamontreal.com/12giengi or by calling 514-286-1986 to book and identifying yourself as being with the McGill University Engineering Class of 1962 group.

ROOM RATES:
The current rates for Thursday, October 11 to Saturday, October 13, 2012 are detailed below:
Delta Guestrooms - Single $139.00 or Double $139.00
Premier Room - Single $159 or Double $159
Signature Club Guestrooms - Single $189.00 or Double $189.00

McGill University also negotiated special arrangements with six official hotels located in downtown Montreal within walking distance from the main campus. Guestrooms at reduced prices were available to reunion participants. They are also available to McGill graduates on an ongoing basis.

To book accommodations at these rates, McGill University must be mentioned when making reservations. These special rates are available on an ongoing basis but are subject to change. For further details, and official McGill booking links that include booking codes, click here >>


2012/10/10 – Tremendous Support for the BEng 62 50th Reunion
Our 50th reunion is almost here. At the beginning I stated that “This reunion is for us”.  You have certainly made it so. Sixty-seven classmates and more than 100 people in total have signed up for class sponsored events.

I want to thank the reunion committee for their tremendous efforts in generating interest to attend this milestone reunion. This involved locating lost classmates as well as contacting those who had over the years maintained contact with McGill. The end result was more than 150 classmates being contacted.

The real heroes are you. Where possible you have invested your time and money to attend the reunion. This shows tremendous interest in maintaining contacts with your classmates and McGill. Nearly 40 of you took the time to prepare a snapshot of your life. These profiles are posted on the McGill reunion website and will become part of our class history.

I also want to thank McGill and the dedicated reunion staff; in particular Tom McConville, Daniel Chonchol, Marion Butler and Kathy Bowman for the tremendous support that they provided in making this reunion happen.

Let us now enjoy the reunion. I look forward to meeting with you over the next few days.

Cheers,
Bill Harker


2012/10/01 – Last Call to Register for the McGill BEng'62, 50th Reunion
About a year ago a small group of Eng62 classmates began planning our reunion. We knew we had enjoyed previous reunions and thought our 50th would be special and possibly our last major reunion. This “last reunion” theme was reinforced in spades when Jack Wallace, a stalwart member of our committee for many years, suffered a fatal heart attack before the 2nd meeting of the organizing group.

In any event we continued. In January 2012 we sent an early invitation to the 107 e-mail addresses we had for our class of 250 graduates. The invitation reminded us of the good times we enjoyed in Montreal.
“We may have dispersed to all corners of the world but we still enjoy getting back together to renew friendships and check on the progress of our Alma Mater”.

We received 40 positive answers to our invitation but many of our 107 addresses were no longer current! However, we were delighted to learn we could count on a cadre of mostly retired Eng62 volunteers to search out current e-mail addresses. Thanks to them, our Reunion Committee has developed our website and e-mail address file is approaching 200. Now the word is out that this reunion may be our last but it will be one to remember.

Our alma mater has organized a full agenda for the October 11-14 Homecoming that complements the Eng 62 events.

  • McGill Homecoming – for details of the homecoming program and to register or buy tickets, go to http://aoc.mcgill.ca/network/homecoming/events .
  • Eng'62 Events
  • As of this writing, 54 classmates and 24 guests are registered for the Eng'62 Reception (6-9PM Oct 11 in the MacDonald Bldg lobby). This will give us a chance to reintroduce ourselves and compare notes on Homecoming “must see” agenda items. We have invited a number of Engineering faculty including the Dean to join us. This is an ideal opportunity to meet before going out to dinner in Montreal.
  • Our Class Dinner Dance (7-11PM Oct 13) is enjoying a high level of interest with 48 classmates and 40 guests already registered. The dinner will be held at Centre Mont Royal (2200 Mansfield, Salon Cartier, cash bar, cocktails at 7PM , buffet dinner at 8PM, smart casual dress)
  • Several “birds of a feather” informal, grass root events are planned such as brunches, pub lunches and more. It may be a sign of the times that no touch football or broomball challenge has been issued!

To register for the Eng'62 reception and/or Dinner Dance, fill out the Registration Form below and follow the email and payment instructions. For more info go to
 http://aoc.mcgill.ca/network/homecoming/reunions/engineering-1962

In the words of Dean Mordell writing in our section of OLD MCGILL 1962, we would be “entering life in particularly troubled times” in “what is going to be a most frightening and challenging world”. The Dean foresaw our role to be the developers of “the bridge built by Engineers for mankind”.

In the words of Tony Close, our 50th reunion is “a chance for all of us to compare notes on how we did building that bridge”. This Reunion, supported by the “bios” on our website is your opportunity to find out what adventures our colleagues have been up to during all these years and to see how the McGill we knew so well has changed for the latest crop of Engineers taking our places.

The 50th reunion will be an important milestone in our lives. You are cordially invited to submit your “bio” as per the website and to attend all or a part of the reunion. I thank you if you have already signed up -- if you haven’t, there is still time, but this is “Last Call”. Contact me or any organizing committee classmate if you need assistance.

Regards, Bill Harker


2012/09/29 – Access to the Engineering 1962 Class Reception
Normal access to the reception in the lobby of the Macdonald Engineering building is via the external and internal stairs at the front of the Macdonald Engineering building. Any attendees with mobility issues should enter via the McConnell Engineering Building. Prior to or on arrival in the McConnell lobby please call Nick Ryan at 438.868.0032. Nick will meet you in the McConnell lobby and accompany you to the Macdonald lobby. If any problems are encountered you can also call Tom McConville at 514.243.2951.


2012/09/28 – Venue Change for Engineering 1962 Class Reception
The venue for the Engineering 1962 Class Reception on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM has been changed to the main lobby of the Macdonald Engineering Building from the Trottier Building. You will find the front of the Macdonald Building covered with scaffolding. We will be able to enter the Macdonald building via the front entrance providing the Engineering'62 Civils arrive early enough to certify that the passage under the scaffolding is safe. This change is a result of concern by the McGill administration about the consumption of alcohol in the classrooms that we funded two reunions ago. It appears that they do not want engineering students exposed to alcoholic beverages.

For more information or to register, click here >>
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2012/09/21 – Early visit to McGill Campus by Ross Crain
Ross Crain BEng 62 Elect is unable to attend the reunion due to prior commitments. He was however able to visit the McGill Campus on Friday, September 21, 2012 accompanied by Bob Smythe. Ross toured the campus and explored the Trottier, McConnell and Macdonald buildings.

Ross is a railway fan so he scheduled a visit to the Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum in Saint-Constant, Quebec. He was given a guided tour by Steve Cheasley McGill B.C.L 62 who is president of the museum. www.exporail.org/en/


2012/09/19 – BEng 62 Electrical Club Tic-Tac-Toe “Computer” Memories
The BEng 62 Electrical Club designed and built an advanced Tic-Tac-Toe “computer” for display at the 1962 Plumbers Ball. George Doig recalled that he and Ross Crain borrowed crossbar and stepping switches from Bell to build the "computer". These “state of the art” components were grossly overloaded and all the contacts arced beyond repair. If someone has retained the design drawings and knows where to find electromechanical telephony switches we might be able to build a replacement.


2012/09/04 – Newspaper Clippings of the McGill 1962 Convocation Found
An extensive collection of news clippings for articles covering the McGill 1962 Convocation was found by Bob Smythe in his files. They provide interesting reading about the graduation happenings 50 years ago. It is noteworthy that a convocation generated so much press coverage.  Today convocations are hardly mentioned. Maybe education was more valued back then. Click on the following link to access the clippings: McGill 1962 Convocation Newspaper Clippings.pdf


2012/08/31 - Pub Crawl Starting at Noon on Saturday October 13th
Bill Harker and Roman Korol invite you to join them for an informal lunch and a chat over a beer at noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at the microbrewery Les 3 Brasseurs, 1356 St. Catherine St. W. (SE Corner Crescent St.). There are no tickets to buy, reservations to make or forms to fill out. If you are interested, just come along and join your Eng62 classmates. Click on the following link for further information: 2012-08-31 News Pub Crawl.pdf


2012/07/17 - A gift from one generation to another
1962 was a landmark year for Canada. The country launched its first satellite, the Trans-Canada Highway was opened and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Chicago Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup.

It was also a milestone for McGill’s graduating class of engineers, whose convocation marked the beginning of diverse and illustrious careers that would take them to cities across Canada and around the world.

In 2002, forty years after they received their diplomas, the Class of ’62 marked the occasion through a singular act of philanthropy: raising $308,000 to help future generations of McGill students. The generous gift was used to outfit rooms in the Trottier Building and provide scholarships to deserving undergraduates.

The Class of ‘62 may not have realized the full impact of their gift ten years ago, but a grateful McGill will give them the opportunity to find out when they return to campus in October to celebrate their 50th reunion.

 “Without them, the University wouldn’t be the McGill of today,” says Professor Haibo Zeng from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

One example of the impact of the Class of ‘62’s gift is Room 2110 in the Trottier Building: a multi-purpose facility that was refurbished with funds from their donation. The modern, well-equipped space acts as an incubator for engineers of the future by housing a wide variety of lectures, seminars, meetings and competitions.

 “It’s a wonderful room to teach in,” says Professor Carl Tropper from the Department of Computer Science. “Lots of light and all of the high-tech features we need to convey complex ideas to our students.”

It’s not just individual professors that benefit from this flexible space. McGill’s Engineers Without Borders have used the room to map out improvements to the health and wellbeing of people in developing countries, the Formula Hybrid Team meets in Room 2110 to develop green vehicles and the McGill Autonomous Robotics Team has used the space to dream up innovative machines that can function without human direction.

The gift from the Class of ’62 even has benefits that reach far beyond the Faculty of Engineering. Room 2110 has hosted dentistry conferences, psychology tests, film production gatherings, the McGill Debating Union and even homeopathic seminars.

To Michael Avedisian, a lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering, Room 2110 is a physical embodiment of the values of the students who helped create it.

“This classroom serves as a laboratory for new ideas and an environment where we can share knowledge, experience and wisdom, consistent with the vision of the Engineering Class of ’62,” he says.

Milica Popovich, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, agrees.


2012/06/14 -  Class of ’62 supports scholarship winners

The fundraising initiative that was part of our 40th reunion involved furnishing three classrooms in the Trottier Engineering building. Sufficient funds remained, and have been added to, in the past decade to allow for the ongoing funding of undergraduate scholarships. These are typically awarded annually to two engineering students. The very impressive winners periodically write to us to express their appreciation and their education goals.

Prior to Homecoming, we’ll be adding details about the classrooms and scholarship winners, and photos!


2012/05/14 Engineering '62 Demonstrates Great Interest in 50th Reunion
Over 50 Eng'62 graduates have already indicated that they will be coming to the 2012 reunion. It is expected that over 100 will attend.


2012/04/14 Engineering '62 Banquet location selected for Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Centre Mont-Royal at 2200 Mansfield St. has been chosen as the location of our gala dinner celebration in the Salon Cartier. In addition to a spacious dining area this facility has an elegant glazed foyer where we can gather before the meal.

Your classmates want to hear about you

You are invited to submit information about yourself that you would like to share, to be incorporated into this class notes section and become part of our class history.  Even if you don’t attend the reunion you can contribute to this section.

It will be great for us all to have a little background information  as we prepare to meet and greet; particularly for people we have not seen for many years.

To view the submisssions received to date, click here >>

The following are a few topics for your consideration:

  1. Memories about your time at McGill
  2. People from our class that you have kept in touch with, and classmates you would like to reconnect with at the reunion
  3. Where you have been in the past 50 years and where you are now
  4. Information on your career and current interests
  5. A bit about your family, travels and hobbies
  6. Any other information that you would you like to share


Feel free to write about any or all of the topics. . Submissions received to date range from a single page to over 30. Additional photographs  would also be most welcome, particularly photos of you, family, classmates and McGill staff from our McGill days until now. Please identify each person in your photographs if possible.  Submissions can be sent by email as a Word document attachment or incorporated in the body of the email. Photos are to be in JPG format if possible.

Text and photos will be consolidated into an individual PDF document for each submission. . Do not worry about carefully formatting the text in your submission. We will take care of the details.  The PDF document will be sent to McGill for posting on the McGill BEng62 website. You will be copied on the email when your bio is submitted to McGill. Just let us know if any corrections might be needed and they will be made.

Please send your information to one of the Contact Coordinators
Bill Harker - wharker [at] rogers [dot] com   
Robert Smythe - robert [dot] smythe [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

NOTE: That in submitting information you are providing McGill University permission to publish this information on the McGill Alumni Online Community. You may have your information removed at any time by sending a request to one of the Contact Coordinators.

Our Graduation Photos

You can see everyone as they were 50 years ago by clicking here >>

 

Classmate Submissions

We are just starting to receive submissions. If you have not yet submitted your information please get it to us as soon as possible. We will be posting your submissions soon.

1. Is this the last reunion that Eng'62 will be having?
This is probably the last reunion where considerable effort to recruit attendees is made. The next reunion is in 2017 and while it is unlikely that the class will organize special events it is hoped that many will be able to attend the next reunion.

2. What is the cost of the McGill alumni hosted events?
This has not been identified yet. Updates to the McGill alumni web site still need to be made to include additional information on these events. Check aoc.mcgill.ca/network/homecoming from time to time for updates.

3. How do I pay for McGill sponsored events?
The McGill Alumni Association has established online reservation and payment processes where you can reserve your spot and pay by credit card. You can access a complete list of events, with links to registration pages, here >>

4. What is the cost of Eng'62 events?
•    Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 – 9:00 PM - Engineering Class 1962 Reception is $30 per person
•    Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 – 11:00 PM - Class Dinner with dancing at Centre Mont-Royal is $75 per person

5. How do I make reservations to attend the Thursday, October 11 Eng'62 Reception and/or the Saturday, October 13 Class Dinner?
Email or call William Harker to reserve the number of tickets that you require. See the “Events” page for details.

6. How will I pay for the Thursday, October 11 Eng'62 Reception and/or the Saturday, October 13 Class Dinner?
See the “Events” page for details.

7. What happens if I have paid to be part of the Thursday, October 11 Eng'62 Reception and/or the Saturday, October 13 Class Dinner and cannot attend?
Full refunds will be available up to October 1, 2012. After that refunds will not be available as commitments have been made that must be paid for. Any surplus funds that may remain will be donated to the McGill Alumni Association.

8. Is there a particular hotel that class members are being encouraged to stay at?
The Conference Committee has selected the Delta Montreal Hotel, 475 President Kennedy Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1J7 as the official Eng’62 Class hotel in order to maximize the opportunity for reunion attendees to meet informally.

A reduced room rate has been obtained. This rate is available for a limited number of rooms on a first come, first served basis so ensure that you book your room soon.

Book on-line at http://www.deltamontreal.com/12giengi or call 514-286-1986 to book and identify yourself as being with the McGill University Engineering Class of 1962 group.

ROOM RATES:
The current rates for Thursday, October 11 to Saturday, October 13, 2012 are detailed below:
Delta Guestrooms - Single $139.00 or Double $139.00
Premier Room - Single $159 or Double $159
Signature Club Guestrooms - Single $189.00 or Double $189.00

McGill University has also negotiated special arrangements with six official hotels located in downtown Montreal within walking distance from the main campus. Guestrooms at reduced prices are available to reunion participants.

To book your accommodation at these rates, please mention McGill University when making reservations. The rates shown are subject to change. For further details, and official McGill booking links that include booking codes, click here >>

9. How do I contact a classmate who may or may not be attending the reunion?
Email or call one of the Contact Coordinators on the “Contact” page and they will forward your contact information to the party you wish to reach. It will be up to that person to get back to you.

10. How will people keep in contact during the reunion?
It is recommended that you establish contact prior to the event. This way you can share email addresses and mobile phone numbers. One of the Contact Coordinators will be pleased to assist in making these contacts. There is a possibility that a social media page will be established but no firm plans are in place.

11. Will my name and contact details be shown on the McGill Alumni web site (AOC)?
McGill plans to publish a list of the names of the people who have registered to attend any of the events at the 2012 reunion. Contact information will not be published. You can opt out of having your name listed.

12. How do I establish better communication links with the McGill Alumni community (AOC) and BEng 62 graduates?

You can sign up for the McGill Alumni Online Community here. Membership will provide you with access to the BEng class list and the ability to contact class members who are also registered. You will also receive a McGill email address for life.

If you don’t have a signup code to register for the site, you can request one here >>

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 class has been up to. Below you will notice a collection of photos from our recent reunion. Click on the thumbnail to see the full image.

Want even more photos? You can also visit the Engineering Class of 1962's photostream on Flickr.