Remembering Meyer Brownstone (1922 – 2019)

April 5, 2019

The department of Political Science is remembering former Associate Chair Professor Meyer Brownstone who passed away on April 3rd aged 96. One of the architects of Canada’s first public health insurance system, he was awarded the prestigious Pearson Prize Medal in 1987 by the United Nations Association in Canada.

His many positions included Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs (Saskatchewan, 1960), U.N. Advisor to the Government of Jamaica (1962), Supervisor of Research for the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism (Ottawa, 1964), Professor and Director of Political Economy (University of Toronto), U.N. Advisor to the Government of Tanzania (1969), Professor of Environmental Studies (York University), Advisor for the reorganization of the Winnipeg government (1971-72) and Chair of Oxfam Canada between 1975 and 1992.

You can read about this champion of social justice and peace around the world by clicking on the following link: CBC Article