The A.E. MacRae Award in Creative Leadership

Established by Alex E. MacRae, BSC 1914, LLD 1954.

My father, Alex E. MacRae, believed that creative, responsible leadership that worked for the welfare of the community was of great importance. He practiced what he preached; he was on the Board at Queen's for some 40 years and received an LLD from Queen's and had leadership roles in the Y.M.C.A., The Professional Engineering Society, etc.

Alex E. MacRae founded a patent firm in Ottawa. He was dismayed by the increasing litigation and ugly disputes in society, and was very successful in bringing people together to solve disputes in a mutually acceptable way, and hence minimizing costly court cases.

All five of his children graduated from Queen's as well as some grandchildren and great grandchildren.