William C. (Bill) Winegard

About the Interviewee: 
Pres. U of Guelph 1968- 1976. MP for Guelph 1984-1993. Canada 's first Federal Minister of Science
Dr. Bill Winegard was the second president of the University of Guelph, serving from 1967 to 1975. Prior to coming to Guelph, he was Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the U of T, his alma mater. He guided the new University through a period of major expansion, establishing the base from which the University developed into a leading institution. It was also a time of social unrest.    
In the interview, Dr. Winegard talks of the trials and rewards of his tenure as President. Following retirement, he became the Progressive Conservative MP for Guelph-Wellington and served as the first federal Minister of Science from 1988 to 1993.
College : 
Interview Date: 
Monday, November 16, 1998
D. Murray Brown
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340112