(Winnipeg Free Press) The University of Winnipeg is mourning the loss of its President Emeritus Dr. Henry Edmison Duckworth, who died Thursday in Winnipeg at the age of 93.  The University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre is named in his honour.   Duckworth was first enrolled as a student at U of W in 1932. Since that time, his contributions were many and his generosity to U of W was


“Dr. Duckworth is the epitome of what The University of Winnipeg
stands for - academic excellence, commitment, dedication and
generosity,” said University of Winnipeg President &
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy. “In many ways he symbolizes our
distinguished history with his nurturing of higher education and his
belief in our institution and the students we serve. He will be greatly
missed by everyone at the University.”

He graduated in 1935 and later taught physics at United College from
1938 to 1940. He was named a Fellow of United College in 1966.
Following decades of teaching and research, he returned to U of W in
1971 to assume the role of president, a position he held until 1981. In
that year, he became President Emeritus. The university honored
Duckworth with an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in 1984.

Our thoughts go out to the Duckworth family.

(Story from http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/U_of_W_mourns_passing_of_Duckworth.html)

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