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Date of Birth: 1944
Graduation: 1962

Harvey Secter

Harvey Secter graduated from Kelvin High School in 1962, after which he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba in 1967. After this he directed the growth of his family's retail business, Ricki's Canada Limited, to a multi-divisional national operation of over 150 stores.
In 1988 Secter returned to the University of Manitoba. He graduated from the Faculty of Law with the Gold Medal in Law in 1992, and after this he went on to receive a Master of Law from Harvard Law School. He remained at Harvard as an instructor of the Program on Negotiation, where he assisted in teaching courses in mediation and negotiation.
From 1995 to 1999 Harvey Secter also acted as instructor at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, and in 1999 he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law at the university. On January 1, 2010, he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Manitoba.
Harvey Secter is also an active philanthropist and volunteer. He is the past President of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, and is a current member of the Premier's Economic Advisory Council, the Board of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, the United Way advisory Committee, and the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.