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PROFESSOR ROBERT CRANFORD PRATT

Québec & Balliol 1950 (8 October 1926 – 4 September 2016)

PROFESSOR ROBERT CRANFORD PRATT

As a Rhodes Scholar, Robert gained a DPhil in Politics which led to a long term career in academia. He worked at McGill, Makerere University (Uganda) and he was a Professor of political science at the University of Toronto for over four decades. . In 1960, at the age of 34 Robert was appointed as the first Principal of the newly founded University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania (then Tanganyika) and for four years he oversaw both the construction of the campus as well as the appointment of the new faculty. Other achievements were his appointment as Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada and being named an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition for his powerful advocacy for social justice.