Soward, Frederick H.

Identity area

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Soward, Frederick H.

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Fred Soward

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



Frederick H. Soward was born in Minden, Ontario and educated at the University of Toronto (BA, 1921) and Oxford University (BLitt, 1922). In 1922, he joined Mack Eastman and Walter N. Sage in the Department of History at UBCʹs Fairview campus. Sowardʹs career at the university spanned some forty‐two years. Soward developed a keen interest in studying foreign relations and international affairs. This expertise was recognized by the Department of External Affairs, which called him to Ottawa in 1941 to serve as a special assistant for three years. Upon his return to UBC, Soward was appointed as director of the International Studies program. During his career at UBC, Soward served as head of the Department of History (1953‐1963) and Associate Dean and later Dean of Graduate Studies (1962‐1964). He retired from the university in 1964 and received honorary degrees from Carleton University (1962) and UBC (1964). Sowardʹs contribution to promoting the understanding of international affairs went beyond the university classrooms through his lectures across the province and particularly his annual review of world events at the Vancouver Institute Lectures.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Head of the Department of History (1953-63).

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier


Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places