Our Alumni

DeGroote alumna is saving the world’s most precious resource, one innovation at a time

Real Tech helps detect contaminants, reduce energy and water consumption, protect public health, and minimize pollution of our waterways.


On the cutting edge: DeGroote students learning from tech giant Dyson

In recent years, Dyson has made a habit of hiring students from DeGroote for their business insights, practical skills, and fresh thinking.


Law abiding citizen: Tanya Walker is one of Toronto’s top litigators

Alumna Tanya Walker wanted to become a successful Bay Street lawyer. She knew a DeGroote Commerce degree would help get her there.

Kevin Lockhart, McMaster Humanities Alumnus

Mac grad launches scholarships for new Integrated Business and Humanities program

Wall Street investment banker Kevin Lockhart’s $300,000 donation will establish the Kevin A. Lockhart Family Scholarship Fund.


Peerless: Trisura co-founder Robert Taylor reflects on ambitious career

Taylor, 70, earned his MBA from McMaster in 1976. “It’s amazing what happens if you have a vision,” he says.


From Ghana to DeGroote: Roger Brown on the value of enhancing student life

Brown, now a successful Relationship Manager at Scotiabank in Toronto, contributes annually to the DeGroote Experience Fund.


All hands on deck with entrepreneur Tom Jacques

Jacques, a DeGroote Commerce alumnus, founded Hickory Dickory Decks in 1987. He’s been President and CEO ever since.


Top 3 Tips for becoming executive ready

Realizing your goal of attaining an executive level position is possible. It all starts with believing in yourself.


Navigating the digital battlefield with Massoud Abbasi

A three-time McMaster alumnus, Abbasi is the US-Canada Sales and Strategy Executive at Cohere Communications, based in New York City.


Niagara EMS Deputy Chief praises DeGroote’s MHM program

The skills Rick Ferron acquired through the Master of Health Management program significantly contributed to his career advancement.


Riding the rails with Steve Sammut, head of Rocky Mountaineer

Steve Sammut earned a DeGroote MBA in 1995. Now he leads one of the world’s most luxurious and renowned rail companies, Rocky Mountaineer.


Michael Latimer is DeGroote’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

In May, the OMERS President and CEO will receive the prestigious Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award.



The Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to DeGroote alumni whose personal accomplishments, reputation, and character have enhanced the reputation of McMaster University.

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Canada is home to about 90% of our alumni, but DeGroote graduates can be found in almost 100 countries around the world.

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