- 1949-1983 (Creation)
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Donald Forster was a Professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto, Vice President and Provost, and President-Elect at the time of his death in 1983.
He studied political science and economics at the University of Toronto (BA 1956 UC), where he later joined the faculty as a lecturer in political economy, after completing an MA at Harvard in 1958. He assumed increasingly important administrative roles at the University, culminating in his service as Vice-President and Provost of U of T from 1972 to 1975. Thereafter he served as President and Vice-Provost of the University of Guelph from 1975-1983.
In 1983, he was elected President of the University of Toronto, but sadly died of a heart attack just 23 days before he was due to take office. In addition to his contributions to higher education, he was a member of the Economic Council of Canada and served as an advisor to several governments in the developing world.
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Fonds consists of records documenting the career and activities of Donald Forster, Professor in the Department of Political Economy, VIce-President and Provost, and President-elect at the the time of his death in 1983.
- B1983-0040: Correspondence, personal papers, lecture notes and essays, examinations and subject files. (44 boxes, 1949-1975)
- B1984-0019: Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings of the Governing Council and selected committees, President's Executive and President's Planning Groups. (3 boxes, 1980-1983)
- B2006-0005: Two photographs: Dr. Forster with President Bissell as well as a group shot showing Forster with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, Mrs Pearson, Prof. Jeanneret, Hon. Jack Pickersgill and Mrs Pickergill. (2 items, [196-])
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- Forster, Donald Frederick (Creator)