Emőke Szathmáry

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Emőke Jolán Erzsébet Szathmáry
Born (1944-01-25) January 25, 1944 (age 73)
Residence Winnipeg, MB
Citizenship Canada
Fields physical anthropology
human genetics
Institutions Professor, Dept Med Genetics and Biochem, Univ Man, Winnipeg, 1996-
Prof, Dept Antrop, Univ Man, Winnipeg, 1996-
Pres & Vice Chancellor, Univ Man, Winnipeg, 1996-2008
prof biology, McMaster Univ, Hamilton, 1994-1996
prof antrop, McMaster Univ, Hamilton, 1994-1996
provost & vpres, McMaster Univ, Hamilton, 1994-1996
hon prof, Dept Zool, Univ Western Ont, London, 1989-1994
prof, Dept Antrop, Univ Western Ont, London, 1989-1994
dean, Fac Social Sci, Univ Western Ont, London, 1989-1994
assoc mem, Dept Biol, McMaster Univ, Hamilton, 1985-1988
chmn, Dept Antrop, McMaster Univ, Hamilton, 1985-1988
prof antrop, McMaster Univ, Hamilton, 1983-1988
assoc prof antrop, McMaster Univ, Hamilton, 1978-1983
asst prof antrop, McMaster Univ, Hamilton, 1975-1978
asst prof antrop, Univ Trent, Peterborough, 1974-1975
chair, Council Western Canada University Press 2007-2008
co-chmn, Adv Comm Diabetes, Man Min Health 2000-2003
exec Comm & bd Assoc Univ & Colls Canada 2000-200

JW Dafoe Found 1996-2008
Assoc Univ & Coll Canada 2007-2008
Manitoba Museum Found 1997-2006
Can Genet Dis Netwrk, 2003-2007
Prime Min Adv Com Sci & Tech 2005-2007
Ed-in-Chief Am J Physl Anthropol 1995-2001; Ybk Physl Anthropol 1987-1991
exec Comm Am Assoc Physl Anthropol 1987-1991, 1995-2001
Hum Biol Council, 1985-1989
pres Hum Biol Council, 1990- 1992
Can Assoc Physl Anthropol 1975-1979
Alma mater University of Toronto, BA anthrop 1968, PhD anthrop 1974
Known for genetics of the indigenous peoples of North America, focusing on the causes of type-2 diabetes, the genetic relationships within and between North American and Asian peoples, and the microevolution of subarctic and arctic populations. Her field research involved Ottawa, Ojibwa and Dogrib peoples in Ontario and the Northwest Territories.[1]
Notable awards LL.D.: Univ Toronto, 2001, York Univ, 2008 & McMaster Univ, 2008
D.Sc.(h.c.) , Univ Western Ont, 2003
D.Litt. S, Univ St Michael's Coll, 2004
Franz Boas Distinguished Achievement Award, Hum Biol Assoc, 2007
Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100, Women's Executive Network, 2004
Order of Canada, Canada, 2003
Distinguished Lecturer, Amer Anthropol Assoc, 1998
Fellow of the AAAS, 1995
Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America, 1989
Spouse Dr George A Reilly (m. 1974)

Emőke J.E. Szathmáry, CM OM FRSC (born January 25, 1944 in Hungary) was the 10th President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manitoba, 1996–2008. Dr. Szathmary was trained as a physical anthropologist, specializing in the study of human genetics.

Dr. Szathmáry’s first administrative post was as chairman of the department of anthropology at McMaster University, a position she left to become Dean of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Western Ontario. She left this position to serve as Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario before going to her position at the University of Manitoba. Szathmáry was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2003. In 2004, she was named one of Canada's top 100 most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network and the Richard Ivey School of Business. In 2005, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She was named also as a Distinguished Lecturer by the American Anthropological Association, which is the highest recognition given by the anthropological discipline for a lifetime of exemplary scholarship.

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  1. ^ "AHSC - NTF Emöke Szathmáry". Canada's Academic health sciences centres (AHSCs). Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Emőke J.E. Szathmáry biography". International Institute for Sustainable Development. Archived from the original on 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2011-12-07. mőke J.E. Szathmáry served 12 years as the president of the University of Manitoba (1996-2008). As president emeritus and professor, she is continuing her academic appointments in the Department of Anthropology as well as in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics. Szathmáry has published over 80 articles and reviews, and she has co-edited three books. She is an elected Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America (1989), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1995) and the Royal Society of Canada (2005). She was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2003. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Emoke Szathmary". American Men & Women of Science: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Detroit: Gale. 2008. Gale Document Number: GALE|K3099143771. Retrieved 2011-12-07.  Gale Biography In Context.
  4. ^ a b c d e "University of Manitoba: Private Company Information". Business Week. Bloomberg. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Power Corporation of Canada - Board of Directors". Power Corporation of Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  6. ^ "Annual Report, 2010" (PDF). Great-West Lifeco, Inc. p. 118. Retrieved 2011-12-07. Directors and Officers as of December 31, 2010 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Arnold Naimark
President of the University of Manitoba
Succeeded by
David Barnard