John Bertram Stirling
(1888 – 1988) was one of Canada
's leading engineers
and businessmen in the first half of the 20th century.
He was born in Dundas, Ontario
and educated at Queen's University
(BA 1909, BSc 1911, LLD 1951), where, among other things, he was a founding member of the Queen's Bands
. He served with the Canadian Engineers in France
during World War I
. He was an internationally renowned engineer
, and became president of the Montreal-based EGM Cape and Company Ltd.
He served terms as president of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Montreal
Board of Trade, the Canadian Construction Association, and other business organizations.
He was elected as Chancellor
of Queen's in 1964. He served in this position until 1974, when he retired at the age of 86. He received the Order of Canada
in 1969. Stirling Hall at Queen's, the physics
building, is named in his memory. Read More