Horowitz, Myer

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27 Dec. 1932 -


Dr. Myer Horowitz was the ninth President of the University of Alberta and served from 1979 to 1989. Dr. Horowitz was born in Montreal, Quebec. He attended the School for Teachers at McGill University and obtained at Bachelors of Arts at Sir George Williams College in 1956. He earned a Masters of Education at the University of Alberta in 1959 and a Doctor of Education from Stanford University in 1965.

Before his position as Chair of the University of Alberta's Department of Elementary Education in 1969, Horowitz taught at McGill University as a professor in the Faculty of Education for eight years. Horowitz would also serve as Dean of the Faculty of Education from 1972-1975 and as Vice-President (Academic) from 1975 to 1979 at the University of Alberta before becoming President.

In 1989 he became Professor Emeritus of Education and President Emeritus in 1999 at the University of Alberta. In 1998 he moved to Victoria, British Columbia and became the adjunct professor of Education at the University of Victoria.

He was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1990 and received seven more honorary doctorate degrees. The University of Alberta campus features The Myer Horowitiz Theatre in his honour.


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