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Frank Hechter

Fellow of The University of Winnipeg


Frank Hechter

The Fellowship in The University of Winnipeg is conferred to those who have served the University with distinction on a volunteer basis. No more is this distinction true than in the remarkable volunteer contributions of former Board of Regents chairperson Frank Hechter.

An orthodontist, Hechter has been engaged professionally with his peers since 1971, particularly in the areas of continuing education and research matters. A strong leader during his tenure as Board chair (1998-2000), Hechter’s service goes far beyond his remarkable contributions in the health care field. Hechter served the University as a Board member from 1993-2003 and was part of search committees at various times for the University President and Chancellor positions.

A family man and sports enthusiast, Hechter has volunteered from the grassroots levels (AAA hockey and AA baseball) to the elite-levels of amateur sports (Pan-American Games committees and the 2009 Royal Bank Junior A Hockey Championships bid committee). His lengthy list of volunteer activities also includes various roles with the Manitoba Lung Association, the Provincial Tuberculosis Steering Committee and the United Way.