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Dr. Harvey P. Weingarten
President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Harvey P. Weingarten became the seventh president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary on September 1, 2001. The University of Calgary, a $500 million operation, is Calgary's fourth largest employer with about 4,000 employees and more than 30,000 students registered in degree programmes.

A distinguished scholar and researcher in the fields of psychology and medicine, Dr. Weingarten came to the University of Calgary from McMaster University, where he served as provost and vice-president (academic) from 1996 to 2001. He is renowned throughout Canada's higher education institutions for his leadership, scholarship, and commitment to post-secondary education.

A native of Montreal, Dr. Weingarten holds a BSc from McGill University, and a MS, M.Phil., and PhD from Yale University. He joined McMaster University as a member of the faculty in 1979, and went on to become chair of that university's Department of Psychology in 1989, full professor in 1990, and dean of McMaster University's Faculty of Science in 1995.

Dr. Weingarten's research topics include psychological and biological controls of eating and eating disorders. His work has been widely published and supported by a series of grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Medical Research Council of Canada (now the Canada Institutes of Health Research).

Dr. Weingarten is a dedicated and distinguished undergraduate teacher and, from 1984-97, he was the primary supervisor of 19 graduate students who graduated with M.Sc. and PhD degrees.

He has served on the Boards of The Canadian Centre for Creative Technology (Shad Valley), The McMaster Museum of Art, The Industry-Education Council, The Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, and The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.

He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, the Board of Directors of the Calgary Canadian and Chinese Economic and Cultural Foundation, the Board of the Miller Thompson Foundation, and the Board of Directors for Calgary Technologies Inc. Dr. Weingarten is also the Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association for 2002-2003.

His recreational pursuits include working and watching television. Dr. Weingarten and his partner, Barbara Markman, have two daughters.

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