Alumni Gallery Inductees 2017

The McMaster Alumni Association is pleased to announce the Alumni Gallery inductees for 2017. The Alumni Gallery Awards are a McMaster tradition, our way of recognizing the achievements of our outstanding alumni. Alumni Gallery Award recipients have led fascinating and accomplished lives and set high standards of achievement for McMaster’s current students, alumni and the greater community.

These distinguished McMaster graduates will be inducted into the Alumni Gallery at the McMaster Alumni Association Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The ceremony will take place in Convocation Hall, followed by dinner in the Donaldson Family Marketplace in the McMaster University Student Centre.

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HooJung Jones '99

Faculty of Business

HooJung Jones is the Project Coordinator of the Korean Veterans Association of Canada Unit 26, and co–authored “Canadians Our Heroes 1950–1953 Korean War” which was forwarded by former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. She is a strong advocate for veterans, a dedicated volunteer, a community leader, a festival and special events organizer.

Steve Long '78

Faculty of Business

Steve Long has made outstanding contributions to Canada’s music scene and to the professional growth and support of Canadian musicians and entrepreneurs. Long & McQuade has become one of Canada’s most successful, home-grown retailers with more than 60 stores across Canada. Under Steve’s leadership, Long & McQuade focuses on music, community and the customer experience. Many years ago, Steve and the company realized the importance of giving back; each of the 70 store locations actively support their communities in their unique way.

Marcy McCall MacBain '00

Faculty of Social Sciences, Kinesiology

Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain has worked extensively to improve quality and provision of health care and education in several regions including rural Liberia, Canada and the United Kingdom. As a co-founder and director of the McCall MacBain Foundation, she, along with her husband, are committed to improving the welfare of humanity through focused grants in education, health and the environment. In addition to her role at the Foundation, she is a senior research fellow at the University of Oxford where she conducts research in complementary and primary care health sciences.

Patricia Moser '80, '81

Faculty of Science, Psychology, Chemistry

Patricia is a true leader and an impassioned advocate for women. She is continually sought out by magazines and conferences for her dynamic presentations and prolific writing, including the inspiring book, 1 Piece of Advice. Patricia's newest endeavour is in Copenhagen, serving as Director, Sustainable Procurement Practice Group with the United Nations Office of Project Services.

George Soleas '83

Faculty of Science, Chemistry

George Soleas is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the LCBO. He received his B.Sc. from McMaster University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He trained in oenology at U.C. Davis and spent 11 years with the Canadian wine industry as a Director of Research and Quality Assurance for a major winery and chaired the Technical and Scientific Committee of the Canadian Wine Institute for nine years. His oenological and biochemical research has led to eight book chapters, 51 peer reviewed publications and several national and international industry and scientific presentations devoted to beverage alcohol.

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