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Burt Matthews

About the Interviewee: 
Head Dept. of Soil Science, OAC – 1962-66. VP Academic Univ. of Guelph 1966-70. Pres. Univ. of Waterloo 1970-81. Pres. Univ. of Guelph 1984-88

Burt Matthews came to the OAC at the age of 16 from Kerwood in Middlesex Co. in 1943, and graduated in 1947. He won the Wildman trophy for football in his senior year. Burt had a distinguished career: as a soil scientist and head of the Soil Science Department at Guelph (1962-1966); as Vice-President academic of the University of Guelph (1966-1970); as President of the University of Waterloo (1970-1981); and as President of the University of Guelph (1983-1988).

The interview touches on all aspects of his career including his role in fundraising at the UofG and the conversion of the sheep barn to Alumni House.

Grad Year: 
College : 
Interview Date: 
D. Murray Brown
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340103