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Bruce MacMillan Memorial Award


Bruce MacMillan Memorial Award




Engineering and Applied Science


Manufacturing Engineering


First year



Program load


General information

One award of $400 is available to an eligible student. Student must:

  • Be enrolled in full-time studies in the Manufacturing Engineering program
  • Demonstrate financial need

About the Donor

Bruce MacMillan (1945-2004) was born in Toronto, the son of George and Gladys MacMillan who founded one of Toronto’s first health food stores. Bruce was always motivated by public service in his career in government and commerce. He and his wife, Janice, founded Canada FIRST, a non-profit organization to encourage young Canadians, especially young women, to develop an interest in careers in math, science and technology. Guided by school and industry mentors, Canada FIRST high school students designed and built robots to compete in annual robotic games with other schools. More than 11,000 students, teachers, volunteers, sponsors and supporters participated in Canada First over its ten-year span. Many of the students went on to enter careers in science, technological and other fields with the inspiration they had gained from Bruce and his vision.

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