Fonds A2003-054 - William H. McEwen fonds

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William H. McEwen fonds

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CA UMASC A2003-054

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  • 1931-1985 (Creation)
    William H. McEwen

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12.5 cm of textual records

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William Harvard McEwen was born on February 7, 1902 in Owen Sound, Ontario. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1921 and obtained an M.Sc. the following year. He furthered his education by receiving an M.A. in 1924 and Ph.D. in 1930 from the University of Minnesota.

He taught at Regina College from 1925-1929. In 1930 he joined Mount Allison University as an assistant professor of Mathematics, and by 1933 he was a full professor and head of the department. He came to the University of Manitoba in the fall of 1946 as head of the Mathematics Department. In 1949 he was named the first Dean of Graduate Studies and he held this position until 1964. Upon his retirement, Dr. McEwen was made a Professor Emeritus in 1967.

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The fonds was donated by Dorothy Paul, the niece of W.H. McEwen in 2003.

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The fonds contains articles, speeches and course notes.

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There are restrictions on the Master of Science oral exam analysis: Box 1, Folder 5. Please consult an UMASC archivist for access to that file.

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Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs (December 2003). Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (December 2003). Finding aid converted by Justin Fuhr (July 2016). July 26, 2005 - Mss Sc 178 A.03-54 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15). Revised by N. Courrier (September 2018).

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