When applying to universities, MacRae chose Mount Allison for a number of reasons, including one admission counsellor’s honest advice.
“(When I was applying to universities) Mount Allison was the only school that told me to choose the school that is best for you,” he says. “I like the small, tight-knit community Mount Allison offers and I’ve been given lots of opportunities I don't think I would get at other schools.”
MacRae is a member of Leadership Mount Allison, the University’s signature leadership program, a student councilor with MASU (Mount Allison Students Union), and Global Brigades. He travelled to Honduras in February as a member of the Global Brigades microfinance brigade, assisting rural communities by working closely with members of their respective community banks (cajas).
In Stratford PEI, MacRae volunteered as a youth soccer coach, and participated in several high school activities including student council, basketball, and rugby. He is also a co-founder of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish youth group.