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Memorable Manitobans: Morgan Wilkes Wright (1921-2008)

Psychologist.

Born at Winnipeg in 1921, he served as a navigator for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Toronto. He began his career in Regina and was the founding President of the Psychological Association of Saskatchewan. He was then recruited to teach in the newly formed Department of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba Medical School. He was the first President of the Manitoba Psychological Society. He helped to establish and became the Director of the Psychological Services Centre, a clinic for the treatment of children and adults in Winnipeg. He was the first recipient of the Clifford J. Robson Distinguished Psychologist in Manitoba Award from the Manitoba Psychological Society. He retired to British Columbia in 1988. He died in August 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 September 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2016

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