• Arnold Naimark
    Dean Emeritus, President Emeritus
    University of Manitoba

Arnold Naimark was born on August 24, 1933 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended St. John's High School, located in the North District of the Winnipeg School Division.

From 1953 to 1957, he attended the University of Manitoba's medical school, graduating as a Doctor of Medicine and with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine.

Naimark began his career at the University of Manitoba in 1963 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology, as well as Associate Director of the Cardio-Respiratory Unit at the Winnipeg General Hospital (now the Health Sciences Centre). He assumed the position of Head of the Department of Physiology in 1966, and held this position until 1971, when he became Dean of Medicine.

 
M.D., B.Sc. (Medicine), 1957
 
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As Dean of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Naimark was an important figure in setting up the Department of Family Medicine, giving new life to the Department of Community Health Sciences, and was involved in the creation of the Northern Medical Unit.

From 1981 to 1996, Naimark became the ninth President and Vice-Chancellor of University of Manitoba. In 1996, he became the Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Medicine.

Among Naimark's many honours are Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1987), Officer of the Order of Canada (1991), Order of Manitoba (2003), and was inducted into Canada's Medical Hall of Fame in 2013.

 
President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Manitoba, 1981-1996
Honourary LL.D., University of Toronto, 1997
 
 
 

Photo Collection


M.D., B.Sc. (Medicine), 1957

M.D., B.Sc. (Medicine), 1957

"The Manager," Faculty of Medicine's Men's Hockey Team

Medical Student Council, 1957

Medical Student Council, 1957

Canadian Officers' Training Corps, 1953

Canadian Officers' Training Corps, 1953

Paris, France, 1953

Paris, France, 1953

Hannover, Germany, 1953

Hannover, Germany, 1953

University of California, San Francisco, 1961

University of California, San Francisco, 1961

Hammersmith Hospital,  London, England, 1963

Hammersmith Hospital, London, England, 1963

Hammersmith Hospital,  London, England, 1963

Hammersmith Hospital, London, England, 1963

Head, Department of Physiology, 1966-1971

Head, Department of Physiology, 1966-1971

Joe Doupe Memorial Symposium, 1967

Joe Doupe Memorial Symposium, 1967

Opening of the Basic Medical Sciences Building, 1977

Opening of the Basic Medical Sciences Building, 1977

With Mother Teresa, 1982

With Mother Teresa, 1982

With Andrei Sakharov

With Andrei Sakharov

With The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

With The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

With Her Majesty The Queen, 1984

With Her Majesty The Queen, 1984

With Her Majesty The Queen, 1984

With Her Majesty The Queen, 1984

Portrait, 1996

Portrait, 1996

Citizen of the Year, 1993

Citizen of the Year, 1993

Honorary LL.D., University of Toronto, 1997

Honorary LL.D., University of Toronto, 1997

With Dr. Henry Friesen

With Dr. Henry Friesen

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, 2013

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, 2013

Arnold Naimark

Arnold Naimark

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