Strangway, David

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Strangway, David

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David William Strangway was born in Angola in 1934 to Missionary parents and later moved to Canada. He studied a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Toronto. NASA recruited him to work on lunar samples and later became head of the NASA geophysics department. Strangway also taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and U of T. In 1983; he became President of the University of Toronto. From 1985 to 1997, Strangway served as the tenth President of UBC. After leaving UBC, in 1998 he became the President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation and is the Founder and President of Quest University Canada in Squamish, BC.


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President of UBC between 1985-1997.

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Jeff Lee, Former UBC President David Stangway Dead at age 82, Vancouver Sun, December, 2016, accessed February 2022.

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