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Dr. Henry Duckworth, second President of UWinnipeg


SEPTEMBER 1 1971: Dr. Henry Edmison “Harry” Duckworth, became second President of the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Duckworth expanded part-time enrollment, joint programs with Red River, graduate studies, and research funding.  His expansions included Continuing Education and the Daycare, signifying his commitment to accessibility, the community, and non-traditional branches of education.  He improved undergraduate scholarship support, he was an avid supporter of athletics, and he maintained a very personal approach to relations with faculty, staff, and students: “we continue to be known as a place where professors are concerned for their students, a reputation which we inherited from United College.”  His motto was “the city is our campus.”  He served the University until the summer of 1981.

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