Lt. Col. K. C. Laurie

Photograph of Lt. Col. K. C. Laurie

K. C. Laurie was born in London, England in 1881. His father was Major-General J. Wimburn Laurie. He was brought up on his father's estate in Oakfield, Nova Scotia and was educated as schools in Nova Scotia and England, including the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. Laurie served in the Boer War and World War I. After retiring in 1922, he moved back to Oakfield with his wife, Violet Boardman. Despite lacking experience with and knowledge about universities, Laurie was appointed to the Dalhousie Board of Governors in 1939 and served as its chair from 1943 to 1955. As a man of leisure, he was able to devote time to the board and was known for "inspecting" classes. Laurie passed away in 1965.

Photograph of Dr. Kerr, Princess Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Colonel Laurie

Lt. Col. Laurie and President Kerr with Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh during their visit to Dalhousie

Photograph of K. C. Laurie laying the cornerstone for a hockey rink

Colonel Laurie laying the cornerstone for a new hockey rink at Dalhousie

The Lives of Dalhousie University, Volume Two, 1925-1980: The Old College Transformed