Dr. John Ernest Alexander Crake was professor of classics at Mount Allison University from 1946 to 1976.

Seven years before his death in 1983 he founded the Crake Institute which began a program of support for projects which reflected his concern for the Humanities (particularly classics), scholarship, Mount Allison, and the Anglican Church. The J.E.A. Crake Foundation Inc. continues and builds upon the work undertaken by the Institute.

Dr. Crake was born in Toronto in 1911, and attended university there, as well as at Oxford and Johns Hopkins. He taught at Dartmouth College and at Trinity College School before joining the Canadian Intelligence Corps, serving from 1942 until 1946. Following the war he joined the faculty of Mount Allison as Josiah Wood Professor of Classics and head of the classics department, serving in this capacity for the next 30 years.

Dr. Crake taught Latin, Greek, and Roman history, and served as a faculty member on the Board of Regents and as secretary of Senate. He was a valued member and president of the Classical Association of Canada, and a member of the editorial committee of its journal, Phoenix. He was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Sackville, where he served for many years as warden, treasurer, and lay reader.

The J.E.A. Crake Foundation Inc. is a private charitable foundation which has as a primary goal the provision of support for those engaged in study, teaching, and scholarship in the Humanities particularly but not exclusively, at Mount Allison University.

For more information about grant application guidelines and procedures, visit the J.E.A. Crake Foundation website.