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UOIT mourns Dr. Donald McGillis, honorary doctorate recipient


It is with great sadness that the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) sends its condolences to the family of Dr. Donald McGillis who passed away on February 22 at the age of 84. UOIT was pleased to present Dr. McGillis with an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2009.

UOIT recognized Dr. McGillis as an eminent and internationally-recognized 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 revolutionized the industry and set new standards for secure, reliable, efficient and environmentally-friendly power transmission across the globe.