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Memorable Manitobans: John Wiseman Steele (1934-2018)


Born at Motherwell, Scotland on 27 May 1934, he attended Knowetop School and Dalziel High School. After receiving BSc (1955) and PhD (1958) degrees from the University of Glasgow, he came to the University of Manitoba where he became a Lecturer in Pharmacy, rising to Assistant Professor (1959), Associate Professor (1963), and Professor (1968). He served as Dean of Pharmacy (1981-1992). He retired in 1996 and, three years later, published History of the Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Manitoba, 1899-1999. He was actively involved with the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association, Medical Research Council of Canada, Manitoba Research Council, Grace General Hospital, and St. Stephen's-Broadway Foundation. He died at Winnipeg on 16 July 2018.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 August 2018

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