Colin B. Mackay

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Colin B. Mackay
President of the University of New Brunswick
In office
Preceded byC. W. Argue (acting)
Succeeded byJames Owen Dineen
Personal details
Born(1920-07-26)July 26, 1920
Rothesay, New Brunswick
DiedNovember 27, 2003(2003-11-27) (aged 83)

Colin Bridges Mackay, OC QC (July 26, 1920 – November 27, 2003) was president of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada from 1953 to 1969.

Mackay oversaw the expansion of the university from a small college to a regional institution, including a fivefold increase in enrollment, and major construction of residences, academic and multipurpose buildings.

In 1970, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his services to education".[1]

Upon his death on November 27, 2003, at the age of 83, a bequest of $6-million was left to the Law Library at University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law and the scholarship and bursary programme at University of New Brunswick Saint John.


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