WINNIPEG (Jul. 5)
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.