Congratulations to George F. MacDonald Vic 6T1, the 2014 Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
Well known for his leadership as executive director of the Canadian Museum of History, MacDonald has had an extraordinary career as an archaeologist, anthropologist and professor. He was commissioned to represent Canada in negotiations with the Smithsonian Institution in repatriating the Kwakiutl potlatch collection from its Museum of the American Indian; in 1996, he was named a member of Thematic Studies of the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada; in 2013, he was appointed to the ad hoc Canadian Committee for Memory of the World Register of UNESCO. He continues to remain involved with both academia and museum life at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., and as director emeritus at the Canadian Museum of History.
There will be a reception at the Canadian Museum of History in his honour on March 12, 2015. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register for the reception.