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JOHN EVANS

Ontario & University 1953 (1 October 1929 - 13 February 2015)

JOHN EVANS

An innovator in medicine, education and business, Dr Evans pioneered a new model of medical education as the founding Dean of McMaster University Medical School in 1965 and served as President of the University of Toronto from 1972 - 1978. Dr Evans was the first Director of the World Bank's Population, Health and Nutrition Division and also the CEO of Allelix, Canada's first biotechnology company. Other prominent positions during his career included Chair of TorStar, the first Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Chair of the Rockefeller Foundation and most recently, the founding Chair of MaRS. For a eulogy given by Ilse Treurnicht (South Africa-at-Large & Balliol 1979), please click here .