Class of 1980
H.R. MacMillan brought scientific logging to British Columbia, originated the province’s forest management policy and created one of the world’s foremost forest industries. The company he founded was the first in British Columbia to introduce a practical reforestation program.
Born in Newmarket, Ontario, MacMillan was a forester, international merchandiser, industrialist, shipbuilder, scholar and philanthropist. He expanded into production and processing, acquiring timber and milling facilities. The successful result was a diversified company integrating the extraction and transportation of the raw product and the production of a myriad of finished forest products.