Wall of Fame
Created in 2002, the Wall of Fame Award is presented to Brandon University alumni who have made significant achievements in their career on a provincial, national, or international level bringing honour and prestige to our University.
Nomination form (includes terms and nomination procedures): Wall of Fame
A complete nomination package must be submitted to the Alumni Relations Office by 4:30 pm on April 1 of each year.
Past Wall of Fame Award Recipients:
- Premier of Saskatchewan, 1944-1961
- First Leader of the National New Democratic Party 1961-1971
- Companion of the Order of Canada, 1981
- Largely responsible for central banking, employment insurance and universal medicare in Canada
- Known as “the Father of Medicare”
- Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North Central 1942-1958 (CCF) and 1962-1984 (NDP)
- Appointed Honorary Table Officer to the House of Commons, 1984
- Instrumental in the formation of the New Democratic Party out of the CCF in 1961
- Largely responsible for introduction of the Canada Pension Plan
- Received Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), Brandon University, 1967
- Chancellor of Brandon University 1970-1990
- Appointed to Queen’s Privy Council, 1979
- Officer of the Order of Canada, 1984
- Solicitor, Dept. of National Revenue, Tax Division 1955-1959
- Associate and Partner, Fenerty and Company Calgary 1959-1978
- Appointed to Queen’s Privy Council, 1976
- Formed Bell, Felesky, Flynn Tax Law Firm; Calgary 1978, Edmonton 1979
- Affiliate, University of Ottawa School of Law
- Chancellor of Brandon University 1990-1996
- Appointed Judge, Tax Court of Canada 1991
- Assistant Professor, College of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan 1969-1971
- Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Manitoba 1974-1990
- Associate Dean and MBA Program Director, Faculty of Management, University of Manitoba 1988-1990
- Governing Council, University of Swaziland 1992-1996
- President and Vice-Chancellor, Brandon University 1990-2000
- Teacher in rural Manitoba, Brandon and South Africa, 1929-1949
- Principal, Fleming School 1949-1959
- Assistant Superintendent, Brandon School Division, 1967-1968
- Brandon College/Brandon University Professor, 1956-1975
- Received Centennial Medal, 1967
- Received J.M. Brown Award, 1974 for contributions to education in Manitoba
- Known as “an exemplary educator”
- Investigative Reporter for CTV Television’s flagshipW5
- CTV Bureau Chief in Montreal, Washington and London
- NBC News Correspondent in London, Frankfurt, and Warsaw Bureaus
- NBC Chief Congressional Correspondent
- Ten years with NBC both in Washington and abroad
- Anchored CBC Televsion’s morning program in Halifax
- CBC News Washington Correspondent
- Received Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), Brandon University, 2004
- One of television’s most experienced journalists”
- Member of Parliament (Brandon-Souris) for twelve consecutive elections 1951 – 1982 (Dean of the House of Commons), P.C., D.F.C., M.A., LL.D.
- Representative for the Official Opposition to the United Nations 1953-1955
- Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs
- Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources
- Acting Minister of Mines & Technical Surveys
- Chairman of the Political Committee NATO Atlantic Congress 1959
- First Chairman of the Special Committee on the Disabled & Handicapped
- Chairman of the Resources For Tomorrow Conference
- Founder of the National Prayer Breakfast
- His motto: “Has Served, Is Serving and Will Serve”
- Rhodes Scholar, 1969
- Canada’s Consul General in Berlin, 1992 – 1997
- Dean, Canadian Foreign Service Institute, 1998 -2004
- Author of The Berlin Assignment(2006) andBorderless Deceit(2007)
- University of Saskatchewan, M.Sc. 1969; University of Oxford, D.Phil. 1974
- Coach & Educator
- BU Hockey & Football Captain
- BU Hockey Head Coach
- Mentor Coach, Hockey Manitoba
- Head Coach, Canadian National Team
- Only Canadian Coach to win three World Championships
- National Hockey League Coach, 16 years
- Most wins as Heach Coach of Los Angeles Kings
- Father of open-heart surgery.
- Introduced the concept and technique of hypothermia for open heart surgery.
- Co-developed the first electronic cardiac pacemaker for clinical use in 1950.
- Influential in developing the first formal cardiac surgery training programme in Canada in 1956.
- Authored over 120 publications on his hypothermia for open-heart surgery and pacemaker research.
- Received the Gairdner Award for Medical Science in 1959.
- Received the Honorary Doctor of Sciences, Brandon University 1967
- Made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1981.
- Inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 1997.
- M.D. University of Toronto, 1938
- MD (Manitoba) 1961, FRCPC 1967
- Neurologist, Montreal General Hospital, 1969-2007
- Teacher, McGill University, 1969-2007
- Researcher (nervous system repair), 1969-2000
- Director, Division of Neurology, Montreal General Hospital, 1990-2004
- Officer, Canadian Neurological Society, 1982-1989
- Officer, Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation, 2004-2012
- Advocate for persons with neurological disabilities
- Award of Merit, Montreal General Hospital, 2007
- Professor Emeritus, McGill University, 2007
- Born in Brandon, MB in 1942
- For almost 40 years, he was a television news and documentary reporter for the CBC’s National News
- During his world-wide assignments, including time as a foreign correspondence based in London, England, he specialized in military history
- His stories included the 50th & 60th anniversaries of the D-Day landings; the Liberation of Holland; Leningrad; the Little Bighorn; the Falkland Islands; the US Civil War; the 1982 Siege of Beirut; the Rhodesian War; Northern Ireland and Narvik, Norway
- Wrote a book about Canada in the Korean War, entitled Triumph at Kapyong, about the first battle by Canada’s first troops sent into conflict in Korea.
- Dan’s father is a Brandon College graduate, Class of 1948.
- Department of Foreign Service 1975-1993, specializing in threat analysis and serving in Yugoslavia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Ottawa
- Assignments included events such as the Cold War, civil wars, insurrections, dictatorships, the decline of Communism, the development of democracies, human rights, terrorism, and nuclear weapons
- Senior Analyst for South Asia in the Intelligence Secretariat of the Privy Council Office, 1993-2008
- Authored and published short histories of all of Canada’s provinces and three collections of Canadian folk music
- Professor of History, 1969-1975
- M.A. University of Manitoba, 1966; Ph.D. University of London, England, 1970; published by Duke University Press
- MD University of Manitoba, 1968; FRCSC 1974; FCCP 1979;
- Research Fellow, Stanford University, 1971-1976.
- Cardiovascular Surgeon, Victoria General Hospital,
Halifax, NS, 1976-1981.
- Service Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery/Cardiovascular and
Thoracic Surgeon, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB,
- Associate Staff, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Department
of Surgery, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, MB, 1981-1991.
- Chief of Cardiac Surgery Program/Chief of Clinical Perfusion
Department, New Brunswick Heart Centre, 1991-2007.
- Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University,
- Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Manitoba, 1981-1991.
- Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dalhousie University, 1991-2007
- Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, 2010-2014.
- B. Paedagogy 1956; B.Ed. University of Manitoba, 1958.
- School Principal, 35 years; President, Manitoba Association
of Principals; Director, Canadian Association of Principals.
- One of the “Founding Fathers” of the Manitoba High School
- VP Canadian Olympic Association; President & Chairman,
Hockey Canada; President, Hockey Manitoba; Chairman,
- Honored member: Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame; Manitoba
Baseball Hall of Fame; BU Bobcat Hockey Hall of Fame;
BU Sports Wall of Fame.
- Recipient of the Canada 125 Medal and the Queen Elizabeth
50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal for service to
community, province and country.
- Appointed to the Order of Canada, February 2015.