Robert Fletcher Shaw and Expo 67

McGill alumnus Robert Fletcher Shaw, BEng’33, played an essential role in launching Expo 67, a World’s Fair widely regarded as a shaping point in Montreal’s history. 

As Deputy Commissioner of the exposition, Shaw oversaw the architectural and construction efforts that accompanied Expo 67, leaving a lasting legacy on the city. Immediately afterwards, he returned to McGill to serve as Vice-Principal of Administration. Shaw epitomizes the many ways in which McGill and Montreal’s histories are intertwined.