Students Remember Myer Horowitz (1932-2022)

News Staff - Thu Oct 27, 2022

Dr. Myer Horowitz, who served as President of the University of Alberta from 1979 to 1989, passed away this week at the age of 89. We offer our condolences to Dr. Horowitz's family and all who knew and loved him.

After two decades in university leadership and a tireless defense of universal early-childhood education, Dr. Horowitz became an honorary member of the Alberta Teachers' Association and an Officer of the Order of Canada. The University of Alberta community remembers him as a champion of public education and a great friend to students.

"He always took the time to connect with each new student executive team, right up to this year," said UASU President Abner Monteiro. "For decades, we've benefited from his advice on leadership and his joy in working with students. His kindness was legendary and his memory is a blessing."

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