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Date of Birth: 1904
Hugh Hamilton Saunderson
In 1924, Hugh H. Saunderson received the gold medal from the University of Manitoba. After completing his PhD, he returned to the university as a chemistry professor. Later, he became the university’s Dean of Arts and Sciences (1945) and eventually the university’s sixth president (1954). He was the first U of M graduate to lead the university. In 1970, he was honoured with an induction into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt and he was awarded the Manitoba Centennial Medal. Saunderson street on the University of Manitoba’s campus commemorates the former president.