John Robert Evans
|9th President of the University of Toronto|
|Preceded by||Claude Bissell|
|Succeeded by||James Milton Ham|
|Born||October 1, 1929|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto
University of Oxford
After graduating from the University of Toronto Schools, he received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1952 and was a Rhodes Scholar. He received his Doctoral degree specializing in internal medicine and cardiology at Oxford University in 1955.
He was the founding dean of the Faculty of Medicine (now the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences) and then vice-president of Health Services at McMaster University from 1965 to 1972. From 1972 to 1978 he was President of the University of Toronto. From 1979 to 1983, he served as founding Director of the Population, Health and Nutrition Department of the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
He was the first Canadian to be elected chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1987 to 1995.
He is chairman of Allelix Biopharmaceuticals Inc., Torstar Corporation, Alcan Aluminum Ltd. (1995–2002), the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Charitable Foundation. He is chairman and helped create the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.
- 2005 – He was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
- 2000 – He was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
- 1991 – He was made a member of the Order of Ontario.
- 1978 – He was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
- Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry
- ROSEDALE (1978/10/16) (By-Election)
- Archives of Hamilton Health Sciences
|Dean and vice-president
of the Faculty of Health Sciences,