|James Alexander MacLean|
1913 - 1934 First President
Dr. MacLean was a native of southern Ontario. Educated at the University of Toronto and Columbia University, he spent his early academic career in the U.S., first at Colorado University and then as president of the University of Idaho. As president from 1900 - 1913, Dr. MacLean oversaw the university's first period of expansion.
Sidney Earle Smith
|Henry Percy Armes|
1944 - 1945 Acting/Third President
Dr. Armes was born in Nottingham, England and attended Leeds University. He came to the University of Manitoba in 1909 as senior demonstrator in the Department of Chemistry. He was appointed the Head of the Chemistry Department in 1937 and in 1939 he was chosen dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. Except for his years of overseas service in World War I, Dr. Armes maintained a continuous association with the University until his retirement in 1949.
|Albert William Trueman|
1945 - 1948 Fourth President
Dr. Trueman was educated at Mount Allison and Oxford. After leaving the U of M in 1948, he became president at the University of New Brunswick. He also had a distinguished career as a cultural administrator, first as head of the National Film Board and then as the first director of the Canada Council.
Albert Henry S. Gillson
|Hugh Hamilton Saunderson|
1954 - 1970 Sixth President
Dr. Saunderson was a student at the University of Manitoba and received his B.A. and M.A. at the University. He received his Ph.D. from McGill University. His formal association with the University began in 1932 with an appointment as lecturer in the Chemistry Department. In 1945 he became dean of Arts and Science. During his years as president, student enrollment rose from 4000 in 1954 to 13,000 by 1970. Physical expansion including several new buildings was a mark of his term.
1970 - 1976 Seventh President
A native of Winkler, Manitoba, Dr. Sirluck graduated from the U of M in 1940. After serving overseas with the Canadian army, he obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. A respected Milton scholar, he taught at the University of Chicago and was vice-president of the University of Toronto before becoming president of the University of Manitoba in 1970.
1976 - 1981 Eighth President
A native of southern Ontario, Dr. Campbell studied at the University of Toronto and at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. An agricultural economist, prior to his appointment as president, he was principal of Scarborough College, University of Toronto. He was also very active in international development, serving as an economic advisor to governments in Jordan and Kenya.
1981 - 1996 Ninth President
A native of Winnipeg, Dr. Naimark received his M.D. from the U of M, and served as head of the Department of Physiology and later as dean of the Faculty of Medicine before becoming president. He has also had a distinguished career in public service, and has been the chair of groups such as Winnipeg's North Portage Development Corporation and the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee. Currently he is Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and President Emeritus.
Emőke J. E. Szathmáry