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Memorable Manitobans: Colin Campbell Ferguson (1921-1991)

Surgeon, educator.

Born in Winnipeg, he was educated at Ravenscourt School and the University of Manitoba Medical School (1944). He served in the Canadian navy as surgeon-lieutenant commander. He did graduate work in surgery at McGill University, then held appointments at the Children’s Medical Center, Boston, and as Fellow in Surgery at Harvard University. He was appointed head of Surgery at the University of Manitoba in 1953, serving until 1969. He remained professor of surgery until 1986. He was active on the boards of Saint John’s Ravenscourt and Balmoral Hall schools. He published extensively in pediatric surgery and vascular surgery, and was the author of One Hundred Years of Surgery, 1883-1983: Professors of Surgery, University of Manitoba (1983). He received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 May 2011

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