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Memorable Manitobans: Mohtaram Gharib “Moti” Shojania (1945-2021)

University professor, community activist.

Born in Iran on 17 February 1945, she immigrated to the United States at the age of three. After marriage to physician Abdol Majid Shojania, she moved to Winnipeg where she pursued graduate studies in English Literature while raising two sons, both of whom later became university professors. She also worked as a theatre and arts commentator with CBC Radio. Following completion of a PhD degree at the University of Manitoba, she taught in its Department of English and served as Dean of Studies at St. Paul's College (2012-2017). An avid supporter of the arts, she served on the boards of several arts organizations and was Chair of the Winnipeg Arts Council. She was a member and frequent liturgist at Augustine United Church. She died at Winnipeg on 19 July 2021.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 July 2021.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 July 2021

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