EURUS is pleased to congratulate Carl McMillan, who has been awarded the 2022 Founders Award!

Dr. McMillan discovered his passion for Russian Studies through years of travel and study abroad – a devotion that would lead him to Carleton in 1968, where he would become one of the first directors of what is now known as the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS). Dr. McMillan would serve as Director for two terms before retiring in 1998. Fifty-five years later, his commitment to Carleton remains steadfast. His contributions have led to the establishment and funding of both the Pushkin Endowment Fund and the McMillan Chair in Russian Studies, that support teaching and research excellence within EURUS. His selfless dedication to the Institute and its students has inspired many, leaving behind a legacy of collaboration in research and teaching that endures. Dr. McMillan has a BA and MA in International Relations from Yale University and a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins.

Dr. McMillan’s tireless support of the Institute has fostered generations of research, teaching, and student success. We are pleased to celebrate with him as he receives this well-deserved distinction.

The Founders Award, Carleton’s highest non-academic honour, recognizes and pays tribute to individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Carleton through their dedication, generosity and commitment to the values of the university. The Founders Award will be presented to Carl at this year’s in person Spring Convocation on Tuesday, June 21 at 2:30 pm.