Henry Marshall Tory played an instrumental role in integrating Canadian universities into the country’s social and economic fabric. Not only did he lay the foundations for the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia, but he was also a driving force behind the inception of Carleton University. Tory took it upon himself to do everything from creating frameworks for academic programs to operating the plow.

His work on establishing what would become Carleton University began in 1942.

Today, his contributions are commemorated by a building bearing his name. The Tory building faces the library from across the quad and is home to two of the founder’s priorities, academic development and research resources. Read about Tory’s life and his achievements for Carleton by historian Mark Bourrie.


Thursday, January 5, 2017 in
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