Photo: Owen Egan

February 19, 2015 – When Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited McGill in 1951 as part of their first cross-Canada tour, 10,000 members of McGill’s community filled bleachers on lower campus to greet them as they arrived in a classy light blue convertible.

Greeted by Principal Suzanne Fortier and Stuart Cobbett, Chair of the McGill Board of Governors, and Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, spent the majority of her brief visit to McGill today speaking with 30 students involved in international development work in various disciplines; including, five MasterCard Scholars currently enrolled at McGill, hailing from economically disadvantaged communities in Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria, and two students from World University Service Canada, an organization which assists refugees to study at McGill.

Read more in the McGill Reporter.

February 19, 2015