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Memorable Manitobans: Theodore Peter Schaefer (1933-2007)

University professor.

Born at Gnadenthal in 1933, he took training in chemistry at the University of Manitoba. Following completion of a Masters degree, he went to Oxford University on a Shell scholarship and, taking time off from his studies to play on the ice hockey team, subsequently received his D. Phil. He then returned to Winnipeg to accept a faculty position in the Chemistry Department at the University of Manitoba. During his 40-year career at the University, he had an active research program in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. He earned numerous scientific awards and honours, including a Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, the annual teaching award from the Graduate Students Association (1980), an honorary DSc from the University of Winnipeg (1982), and an appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada (2003). He retired in 1997 and died at Winnipeg on 15 September 2007.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 August 2016

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