There are many
thousands of living graduates of McMaster. In their ranks are
representatives of almost every trade, business or profession. Many of
them have made names for themselves because of their accomplishments in
their vocations and avocations. Included in this alumni 'hall of fame'
are graduates whose names are household words; others are not as well
known but their lives are just as absorbing. The Alumni Gallery is a
photographic and biographical display of some of these alumni who lead
interesting lives and make outstanding contributions to society. Use the
following form to submit a nomination.
Visit the Alumni Gallery Award Recipients Archive to see past recipients of the award.
2015 Alumni Gallery Inductees
Dr. Michael Evans `93
Faculty of Health Sciences, Medicine
He is the founder of Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute in Toronto, which fuses creative techniques such as film-making and illustration with the work of clinicians and with patients, social entrepreneurs and best evidence to create “edutaining” healthcare information. He is also the house doctor for CBC weekend morning radio.
Arthur Fogel `75
Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology
A drummer from Ottawa and the son of a former Montreal Alouette, Arthur Fogel rose through the ranks of the concert promotions business in Canada to become the most successful international tour producer in the world. As CEO of Global Touring and Chairman of Global Music for LIVE NATION, he is also, arguably, the most trusted man in music. With his personal, “hands-on” approach and masterful knowledge of world touring, Fogel has overseen the most profitable mega-tours in history, building lucrative partnerships with an elite group of artists including Madonna, U2, THE POLICE, Lady Gaga, RUSH, David Bowie and more.
Colin Glassco `67
Faculty of Business, MBA
After retiring from the oil and gas business, Colin had an opportunity to travel overseas with an organization that provided bed kits for children in third world countries. The experience was a great adventure and a chance to do some good and helped inspire him to create the Colin B. Glassco Charitable Foundation for Children. The mandate of the Foundation is to seek out children’s issues in Canada and overseas and address those issues through financial and organizational assistance as well as on-site support.
Margaret Houghton `74, `75
Faculty of Humanities, English
Since 1984, Margaret has been the archivist with the Hamilton Public Library’s Local History and Archives department, formerly known as Special Collections. An ardent local historian, she gives talks to community groups on various historical subjects. She is an author of many historical books about Hamilton and is a recipient of the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction Award.
Dr. Suzanne Labarge `67
Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics
Suzanne Labarge graduated from McMaster with a BA in 1967 and went on to complete an MBA from Harvard University in 1971. She spent 14 years with Royal Bank and 10 years in senior positions with the federal government. She went back to work for RBC and retired in 2004 as the bank's vice-chairman and chief risk officer. Labarge also stayed involved with McMaster. She recently helped start the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative for research into Canada's aging population.
Andreas Souvaliotis `89
Faculty of Business, MBA
Known as one of Canada's leading serial social entrepreneurs, Andreas was once the CEO of a prominent retail agency — but then he decided to harness the immense power and reach of the marketing industry and put it to work for the good of society and the planet: He founded Green Rewards, the world's first eco-points program, fused it with the very popular AIR MILES program and ended up rewarding millions of citizens with their favourite loyalty points each time they made healthier or greener shopping choices. He has since co-founded and is now leading Social Change Rewards, a similar social venture with a global focus.