Arnold Naimark

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Arnold Naimark
9th President of the University of Manitoba
In office
Preceded by Ralph Campbell
Succeeded by Emőke Szathmáry
Personal details
Born (1933-08-24) August 24, 1933 (age 83)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater University of Manitoba

Arnold Naimark, OC OM FRSC (born August 24, 1933) is a Canadian physician, academic, and former President of the University of Manitoba.


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a B.Sc.Med. degree in 1957, a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1957, and a Master of Science degree in 1959 from the University of Manitoba.

In 1963, he joined the faculty of the University of Manitoba as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Physiology. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1965 and Professor in 1967. He was Acting Head of the Faculty from 1966 to 1967 and Head from 1967 to 1971. He was Dean of Faculty of Medicine from 1971 to 1981. From 1981 to 1996, he was the President and Vice-Chancellor.

In 1996, he was appointed Director, Centre for the Advancement of Medicine.

In 1991, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "as one of Canada's most distinguished university presidents and an education administrator of international repute".[1] In 2003, he was awarded the Order of Manitoba. In 1987, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has received honorary degrees from Mount Allison University and University of Toronto. In 2013, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.[2]

The Naimark Fellow Award in his honour recognizes professional excellence among Canada's health services leaders, and is awarded annually by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement.[3]


  1. ^ Order of Canada citation
  2. ^ "Dr. Arnold Naimark". Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. 2013. 
  3. ^ "Naimark Team Award". Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement.