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Memorable Manitobans: Marsha Pearlman Hanen (1936-2019)

University professor, administrator.

Born at Calgary, Alberta in 1936, daughter of Rowena and Ben Pearlman, she studied at Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, and Brandeis University. In 1966, she began teaching philosophy at the University of Calgary and became Dean of the Faculty of General Studies. In 1989, she became President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg (1989-1999) and also served on the Advisory Board for The Winnipeg Foundation (1993-1999). In recognition of her community service, she was inducted into the Order of Canada (1998), received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University, was a Honourary Life Member of the Victoria Symphony Society, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). She died at Victoria, British Columbia on 13 April 2019 and was interred in the Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria. She was selected posthumously as a Manitoba Women Trailblazer.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 2019.

In Memorium: Marsha Hanen, University of Calgary.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 1 February 2021

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