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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Edward Macdonald (1900-1963)

Engineer, professor.

Born at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1900, he was educated at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Technical College, received a BSc degree in Civil Engineering in 1920, then received a MSc degree from McGill University in 1922. The following year, he joined the Civil Engineer Department at the University of Manitoba and served as its department head from 1936. He was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1949 to his death, which occurred suddenly on 1 March 1963. He was buried in the Garry Memorial Park. An Engineering building at the University was named in his honour.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 1963, page 24.

Obituary, The Manitoban, 7 March 1963, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 October 2018

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