Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
LG History

Fundraising Dinner 2020

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 90

No. 90

Memorable Manitobans of 2019
of 2019

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Isabel George Hutcheson Auld (?-2016)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg, daughter of Scottish immigrants Maggie and Charles G. Hutcheson, she moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where she attended the Regina Central Collegiate and the University of Saskatchewan. She began doctoral studies at McGill University but abandoned them in 1941 to join the Rust Research Laboratory at the University of Manitoba.

She was active in the Consumers Association of Canada (Manitoba Chair), Family Services of Winnipeg, Westminster United Church (Chair), Middlechurch Home (Chair), Klinic, Mount Carmel Clinic, and the Women’s Canadian Club of Winnipeg (Chair). She also served as Chancellor of the University of Manitoba (1977-1986). She also served on the boards of Wawanesa Insurance Company, William and Catherine Booth College, Manitoba Medical Service Foundation, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, and J. W. Dafoe Foundation, and on the Manitoba Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

In recognition of her community service, she was inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1986), Order of Canada (1989), and Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame (1993), and she received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), and honorary doctorates from the University of Manitoba (1986) and University of Saskatchean. In 1943, she married W. Murray Auld and they had three children.

She died at Winnipeg on 27 March 2016.


Obituary [W. Murray Auld], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 2015.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 July 2016

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.