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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Jackson “Jack” Perkins (1930-2019)

Professor, administrator.

Born at London, Ontario on 6 July 1930, he received BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia and a doctorate in Biochemistry from Iowa State University. He worked for Agriculture Canada at Lethbridge, Alberta before joining the academic staff of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1963. Over the next 14 years, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics, and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. In 1977, he became President of Brandon University, serving in the position until 1983. During his presidency, he was instrumental in creating the Brandon University Foundation. He remained at the University until retirement in 1998. He died at Brandon on 26 July 2019 and was buried in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 August 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 August 2019

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