Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Education History

One Version of the Facts

My Life in the Ivory Tower

by (author) Henry E. Duckworth

introduction by Thomas H.B. Symons

Publisher
University of Manitoba Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2000
Category
History, Educators
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887556708
    Publish Date
    Oct 2000
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887553523
    Publish Date
    Oct 2000
    List Price
    $25.00

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Description

In his engaging memoirs, One Version of the Facts: My Life in the Ivory Tower, Dr. Henry Duckworth takes readers from his student days in Winnipeg and Chicago in the 1930s to his time as president of the University of Winnipeg (1971-1981) and chancellor of the University of Manitoba. An accomplished physicist, he wrote the first definitive text in English on mass spectroscopy, discovered the last stable isotope (platinum), and helped create important programs at universities and at the National Research Council. He also served on numerous councils for scientific and university organizations, and rubbed shoulders with Nobel Prize winners at international conferences.With humour and modesty, Henry Duckworth recalls trends, changes, and crises he witnessed throughout his long university career. He offers his observations, his opinions, his "version of the facts," providing a special insight into critical years in Canada's university education history, as well as his own specialty, atomic research.

About the authors

Henry Duckworth served as president of the University of Winnipeg and chancellor of the University of Manitoba.

Henry E. Duckworth's profile page

Thomas H.B. Symons' profile page

Other titles by Thomas H.B. Symons