Remembering Dr. Jim MacMillan
Dr. James (Jim) A. MacMillan, retired professor and former head in the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, passed away on March 2, 2022.
Jim joined the University of Manitoba in 1968 after completing his PhD at Ames, Iowa. In the late 1970s, he left to join University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and later the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) where he stayed until 1985 when he returned to UM to take on the role of department head (1985-1997). He retired in 2006.
Jim taught and researched in several areas throughout his career with a major focus on economic development and finance. He was especially well known for his work and research in regional economic development. He had a significant influence in this area through graduate students and research analysis of the shared federal-provincial programs such as the Agricultural and Rural Development Act (ARDA) and the Fund for Rural Economic Development (FRED).
The flag at the University of Manitoba was lowered to honour him on March 10, 2022.