The Guelph Institute of Development Studies mourns passing of Dr. William Winegard
We were all very saddened to hear the news that former University of Guelph president Dr. William Winegard has passed away. Bill was an enthusiastic supporter of international development studies here on campus, having founded scholarships and fellowships that continue to have an impact in the lives of students, faculty and staff. He was an internationalist in the truest sense of the word. His most direct impact on the International Development Studies program was through a lecture series, named after him, which brought in Canadian speakers over 13 years from the field of international development, including speakers from the NGO sector, government, media and academia. His goal was to stimulate interaction among faculty, students and international leaders on the need for official development assistance and Canada's role in this.
He shall be missed.