February 6, 1922 |
Clanwilliam, Manitoba, Canada
|Residence||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Fields||Canadian Television Host, Vice-President of the University of Toronto, Principal of New College (U of T), Physics Professor (U of T), Carpenter, Physics Textbook Writer, Assisting-Chemist at The Coca-Cola Company|
|Institutions||University of Toronto, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company|
|Known for||First Host of "The Nature of Things", Canadian National Tennis Player|
|Notable awards||Edison Award for Educational Video Series, University of Toronto's New College Library named "Donald G. Ivey Library"|
"In collaboration with his colleague Patterson Hume, Ivey helped to steer the direction of physics teaching in a new direction through the use of educational television programs and movies. Their movie Frames of Reference and the tv show The Nature of Things made physics accessible to a wider range of students". Ivey was Principal of New College and Vice-President of the University of Toronto. Ivey remains an important part of his family and is especially revered by his grand daughter.