Kenneth R. McMillan, BSc’61, MSc’65

Ken McMillan, a recipient of two degrees from UBC in science, passed away amongst family on January 27, 2019. Ken was a microbiologist, food scientist, consultant, and entrepreneur. He obtained his PhD in microbiology in 1971 from the University of New England, Australia. Originally from Trinidad, Ken immigrated to Canada to attend UBC. Ken worked for General Foods in Cobourg, Ontario, and Toronto during the 1970s and 1980s, and then moved to Kellogg’s where he led a very successful career as the vice‑president for quality and research for Kellogg’s Canada. When Kellogg’s Canada shut down its locations, Ken moved on to run a location of the Academy of Math and Science and, later, the Bookmark Learning Centre. He also consulted at the Guelph Food Technology Centre, which enabled him to travel the world while helping businesses ensure food quality and food safety. His travels took him to Japan, Egypt, Europe, Jamaica, and Malaysia, among other locations. Ken was a family‑oriented, caring man who was very dedicated to his grandkids. He was an advisor and mentor to his children. He will be forever loved and greatly missed.

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