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Former UW president and vice-chancellor passes away

Douglas Tyndall Wright was also the founder of the university's engineering program
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Photo from The University of Waterloo.

University of Waterloo is honouring the memory of their former president and vice-chancellor who recently passed away.

Douglas Tyndall Wright passed away this week at the age of 92.

According to the University of Waterloo's website, Wright was a structural engineer who joined the school in 1958 as the first Chairman of Civil Engineering. 

During his time at Waterloo, Wright became the first Dean of Engineering before becoming president and vice-chancellor of the university.

According to the university, Wright helped shape Waterloo's curriculum and develop the largest School of Engineering in Canada

In a Tweet from the University of Waterloo, they encouraged residents to learn more about Wright through their documentary, Beyond Tradition.

A link to the video can be found below:






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