McGill’s Macdonald campus receives $1 M gift for community engagement centre

May 28, 2015

McGill University’s Macdonald campus has received $1 M from alumnus J William (Bill) Ritchie for the Macdonald Farm Community Engagement Centre. The Macdonald campus is home to McGill’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The new $2.5 M Engagement Centre will include the Lorna and William Ritchie Education Hall, a 140-seat lecture hall that will host educational programs for children and the community. The Engagement Centre project will include the renovation of an existing stone barn and will feature a variety of displays explaining where our food comes from and the stages of food production. Ritchie, a former stockbroker who graduated from McGill in 1951, said that his four years there were the best of his life. Montreal Gazette