John GillJohn Gill, 1980 LLB, a lawyer, mediator, and arbitrator with the firm McCuaig Desrochers, was a key organizer for the successful 2003 FIFA U-19 Women's World Soccer Championships held in Edmonton. Gill devoted countless hours to organizing this world-class event, which drew record-setting TV audiences and crowds to the 60,000-seat Commonwealth Stadium. For all of his significant contributions to the soccer community, he was awarded the 2003 Alberta Soccer Association Award of Merit. Beyond athletics, he plays an active role within his profession and community, often taking on a leadership role, including serving as chair of Catholic Social Services and president of the Friends of the Faculty of Law Society.
Gill is a 2004 recipient of the University of Alberta Alumni Association's Award of Excellence.