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Memorable Manitobans: Charles H. “Charlie” Hollenberg (1930-2003)


Born at Winnipeg on 15 September 1930, son of Abraham Hollenberg, he was educated at Norquay School, Kelvin High School (graduated 1946), and the University of Manitoba (BSc 1950, MD 1955). He taught at McGill University from 1960 to 1970 when he moved to the University of Toronto as Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor of Medicine. He also served as Physician-in-Chief of the Toronto General Hospital where he established the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre for diabetes research. In the 1990s, he founded the Cancer Care Centre and became its President and Chief Executive Officer. In recognition of his community service, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba (1983) and was inducted into the Order of Canada (1991). He died at Toronto, Ontario on 7 April 2003.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Doctors’ Building / Hollenberg Clinic (394 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 2003.

We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2017

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