Highlights from the University yearbooks Old McGill during Ramsay Traquair's (RT) tenure as Director of the School of Architecture give a sense of his involvement with the University:
Illustrating these events and milestones are selected snapshots of the Architectural Society. Ramsay Traquair was one of its most active members and it was during this time that it was the most dynamic society in the university. The Society hosted a fancy Dress Ball and promoted healthy self-expression, as seen from some caricatures and satire from the architectural students. The foreshadowing of the present School of Architecture to be located in the Macdonald-Harrington Building is clearly visible in the group picture taken in 1938 with Traquair in front with his trademark winter fur coat.