Alumni Profiles

Beyond the Books: Navigating the PhD Journey Together

Graduating PhD students, Esraa and Ahmed, reflect on their academic journey and having a family while completing their PhDs.

Meet DeGroote School of Business Valedictorian Marcus Marchese

Marcus Marchese will deliver the valedictory address at the DeGroote School of Business Convocation ceremony on June 14.

Meet DeGroote School of Business Valedictorian Avneet Kaur Bhasin

Avneet Kaur Bhasin will deliver the valedictory address at the DeGroote School of Business Convocation ceremony on June 14.

DeGroote Alumni Inducted Into 2024 McMaster Alumni Gallery

Nick Javor BEng ’80, MBA '81 and Naveet Nanwa BCom '10, MBA '14 join the over 450 McMaster alumni named to the Alumni Gallery.

Meet the Honorary Degree Recipients of Spring 2024

This year’s honorary degree recipients offer inspiration for a new generation of McMaster graduates.

Finding Her People: Jane Peverett’s Journey From McMaster to the Boardroom

Jane Peverett (BCom ’80) is the 2024 recipient of the Wayne C. Fox Distinguished Alumni Award.

The Future of Sustainable Practices: Paving the Way to a Greener Future

Sustainability experts explore the future of sustainability practices and how to create an environmentally-conscious society.

Life After Mac: Real Stories of Alumni Finding Their Way—Hussein

Bachelor of Commerce ‘20 alumnus Hussein Karimjee shares his personal journey and the path he has taken since graduating from DeGroote.
McMaster World Congress team

Navigating the World of Money Management: McMaster World Congress Focuses on Financial Literacy

McMaster World Congress, Canada’s longest running student-run business conference, celebrates 45 years with a focus on financial literacy.
John Whelen poses with David Farrar and Khaled Hassanein

New Gift Fosters Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship at McMaster

John Whelen (MBA '88) and his wife, Stormie Stewart, establish a new innovation fellowship to support McMaster graduate students.

Transforming Halton Region Into a Digital-First Municipality

Senior IT expert Gino Alborino (EMBA ’23) is innovating service delivery for residents in one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities.
Paul Douglas 2023 honorary doctorate recipient

Be True to Yourself: Paul Douglas Shares Advice and Lessons Learned

DeGroote 2023 honorary doctorate recipient Paul Douglas (BCom ‘76, MBA ‘78) shares his words of wisdom.

Distinguished Alumni

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.
  • Dino Trevisani BCom '87 | 2018 Recipient
  • Michael G. DeGroote McMaster Honourary Degree 1992 | 2017 Recipient
  • Michael Latimer BCom '76 | 2016 Recipient
  • Gino Scapillati BCom '81 | 2015 Recipient
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Our Global Network

Canada is home to about 90% of our alumni, but DeGroote graduates can be found in almost 100 countries around the world. DeGroote Around the Globe (2013)