Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology - Founders and Donors Recognized

Fri. May. 6, 2016

Dr Trimbee, Guptas

A plaque in honour of Dr. Chander and Dr. Daya Gupta was unveiled in the Duckworth Centre in May with President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Annette Trimbee and her husband, Kevin, and many family and friends on hand to celebrate the Guptas contribution.

The plaque honouring Dr. Henry E. Duckworth will take place in July 12th.

Three plaques are being unveiled on the main floor of the Duckworth Centre entrance to recognize Dr. David F. Anderson, Dr. Harry Duckworth (for whom the building is named), and Faculty Donors Drs. Daya and Chander Gupta. The Plaque in honour of David F. Anderson was unveiled Saturday, April 30th followed by a reception with the family.

Dr. David Anderson pioneered the athletic and academic programs that remain a vibrant part of The University of Winnipeg to this day.  He created the first student athletic scholarships, the Wesmen Classic, and was instrumental in the building of the Duckworth Centre. From 1964 until his retirement from 1990.

Dr. Anderson passed away in 2013, was pre-deceased by his wife of fifty-three years, Ann Cameron in 2009.  In honour of their Dad, son Ian Anderson and daughter, Dorothy Ross, funded an upgrade of Duckworth’s athletic facilities in the largest ever private donation to the Duckworth Centre. The gymnasium is now a fitting testament to honour the life and legacy of Dr. David F. Anderson.

The unveling and reception in honour Drs. Daya and Chander Gupta is May 6, 2016.