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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Kuiper (1919-2011)

Engineer.

Born in Holland in 1919, he studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Delft. In 1947, he earned an MSc degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Boston and, in 1950, he emigrated to Canada where he spent eight years designing the Red River Floodway.

He was appointed a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba in 1958, where he taught hydraulics and water resources engineering until retirement in 1986. In 1998, in recognition of his contributions in the fields of water resources and flood management in Manitoba, he was inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt and given an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba.

He died at Winnipeg on 1 November 2011.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 2011, page C9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 November 2011

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