Mr. Stanborough was a student at the College from 1978 to 1981. He had a brilliant academic career, winning the Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal for Proficiency in the Sciences, and the Headmaster's Medal with a final average in excess of 90%. In his case it was several percentage points above 90%! However he did not spend all his time in the classroom or at his books; he was heavily involved in extracurricular activities and there was never a blank space in any of his College reports. In his final year, for example, Mr. Stanborough was a College Prefect, Cadet Commanding Officer, a debater, had one of the leads in the annual musical and was the hooker for 1st Rugby.
Following St. Andrew's, Mr. Stanborough enrolled at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. At RMC he played varsity rugby and was a member of the varsity judo team. He continued his participation in debating and was elected to the position of President of the RMC Debating Society, debating in the Canadian and World Student Debating Championships. In his final year at RMC he held the position of Deputy Wing Commander.
Mr. Stanborough entered RMC with the intention of studying Engineering but at the end of his first year he switched to History, receiving his Bachelor of Arts (Honours History) in 1985. The academic promise he demonstrated at St. Andrew's College continued at RMC. In 1983 he won the Governor General's Silver Medal for the highest academic standing in Second Year. In 1985 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship which took him to Oxford University where he studied for two years and was awarded his Master of Letters (Modern History).
After his return to Canada in 1987, Mr. Stanborough became a Platoon Commander with The Royal Canadian Regiment with the rank of Lieutenant. While attached to the RCR his training assignments included postings to Denmark and Norway. In 1989-90 Mr Stanborough was one of Canada's famous peacekeepers stationed in Cyprus. After being posted back to Canada he served as a Staff Officer with the rank of Captain at Canadian Army Headquarters.
In 1992 he saw a career change,
joining McKinsey & Company, a multi-national consulting company.
From the 1997 Annual Inspection Program