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Justice Freedman is First Jew to Be Named Chancellor of Canadian U.

Justice Samuel Freedman, member of the Court of the Queen’s Bercki the province of Manitoba, has been named Chancellor of the University of Manitoba for a term of three years. He is the first Jew in Canada to hold such a position in any university.

The 51-year-old Justice, a native of Russia, was named on recommendation of a committee of the University Senate, the Board of Governors and six members of the University Alumni Association. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University. He is a graduate of the Winnipeg Talmud Torah, served as head of the Talmud Torah’s Maimonides College, and is a past president of the Winnipeg lodge B’nai B’rith.