Carleton saddened by passing of former University President

Former Carleton President Michael K. Oliver passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 29 at the age of 79. Dr. Oliver was President and Vice-Chancellor, and a Professor of Political Science at Carleton University from 1972-78. Before Carleton, he was a Vice-Principal (Academic) at McGill University (1967-1972). He was a Visiting Fellow at Laval (1958), Sussex (1984), and the Australian National University in Canberra (1989) and also spent four years (1984-88) at the University of Papua, New Guinea.

Among his many accomplishments, Oliver was founding Federal President of the New Democratic Party (1961-63), Research Director for the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism (1964-67), Chairman of the Board of Canada World Youth and the World University Service of Canada, President of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, founding President, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, President, International Council on Social Welfare Canada, and National President of the United Nations Association in Canada (1993-96). Oliver was also inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada in October, 2002.

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