John McCall MacBain with the Chancellor, Lord Patten of BarnesRhodes Trustee John McCall MacBain (Québec & Wadham 1980) has today been admitted into the Chancellor's Court of Benefactors at the University of Oxford in recognition of his outstanding philanthropy, including in support of the Rhodes Scholarships.

Mr McCall MacBain is one of the first Rhodes Scholars to be formally admitted to the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors. His support for the Rhodes Scholarships and projects at Wadham College demonstrate his commitment to giving back and looking to the future. 

Members of the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors are recognised as the University of Oxford’s most generous friends and supporters, who have strengthened and advanced the institution as an international place of enlightenment and learning. This year, eleven new members were admitted to the Chancellor's Court of Benefactors at a ceremony celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Court. Contributions were recognised by the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton, and other senior officers of the University in a full-day programme which included an official Ceremony of Admission at Convocation House.

Canadian Rhodes Scholars also celebrated with John McCall MacBain during a breakfast at Rhodes House hosted by the Chair of the Rhodes Trustees, Lord Waldegrave, who paid a warm tribute to John's generosity and leadership. This was a great opportunity to celebrate the significance of the occasion and all that John and his family have contributed to the Rhodes community.

John McCall MacBain has also recently been awarded an honorary degree from Dalhousie University, as well as an honorary degree from Brock University, both in Canada.

Please click here for more information on Supporting the Scholarships. Gifts to support the Rhodes Scholarships are contributions to 'Oxford Thinking', the Campaign for the University of Oxford.


Photo courtesy of Rob Judges.