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Mr. Donald McGillis (1928-2013)

Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Donald McGillis enjoyed an eminent and internationally-recognized career as a professional engineer, leader and innovator of new technologies in the field of engineering and, in particular, electric energy systems. During his 37-year career at Hydro Quebec, he pioneered a number of world firsts in power systems technology that have revolutionized the industry and set new standards for secure, reliable, efficient and environmentally-friendly power transmission across the globe. He was especially noted for creating the 735-kilovolt power line, acclaimed in 1987 as one of Canada's ten most outstanding engineering achievements of the 20th century.

Donald McGillis passed away in February 2013 at the age of 84.