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John Henry Warkentin

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John Henry Warkentin
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Born at Lowe Farm in 1928, son of Isaak J. Warkentin and Maria Warkentin (c1899-1970), he received a Bachelors degree from the University of Manitoba in 1948 and a PhD from the University of Toronto in 1961. He was an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Manitoba, engaged in research on the settlement and regional geography of Western Canada until 1963, when he became an Assistant Professor at York University. He taught at York until retirement in 1993.

He is the author of The Western Interior of Canada (1964), a volume in the Carlton University Series, and co-author with Dr. Richard I. Ruggles of the Historical Atlas of Manitoba, published in 1970 by the Manitoba Historical Society. He served on the historical committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Manitoba Settlement Patterns
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1959-60 Season

Western Canada in 1886
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1963-64 Season

Water and Adaptive Strategies in Settling the Canadian West
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 28, 1971-72 Season


Reflections of Lowe Farm, 1899-1999 by the Lowe Farm History Book Committee, page 236.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 June 2019

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