Founding dean Wright honoured at special event

Monday, September 26, 2022

The University of Waterloo celebrated the life and legacy of Douglas Tyndall Wright, the founding dean of Waterloo Engineering, with a special event on Sept. 23.

Wright, who served as the first dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1958 to 1966 and as Waterloo’s third president and vice-chancellor from 1981 to 1993, passed away on May 21, 2020.

Douglas Wright

Douglas Wright was the founding dean of Waterloo Engineering.

In collaboration with the Wright family, Waterloo honoured the legacy of Wright, his achievements and how he shaped the University’s future at a special Celebration of Life event. 

The special event featured remarks and tributes from Dean of Engineering Mary Wells, President and Vice-Chancellor Vivek Goel and other University leaders, former colleagues and students, and distinguished community leaders.

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