Flags to Be at Half-Mast in Memory of Faculty Member

January 31, 2013 - Campus Bulletin

Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast Feb. 4 in memory of O.P. Dwivedi, University professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science, who passed away Jan. 29.

Dwivedi served as chair of the department from 1979 to 1990. After retiring in 2003, he continued to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses at U of G and served as a Hindu priest on campus. His many honours included being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the Order of Canada and, most recently, a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. He also established a school, clinics and an eye hospital in India.

A memorial service will be held in War Memorial Hall Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. The family has requested that donations be made to the D.D. Foundation, the foundation the family established in 1993 to support poor people in India.

Donations and condolences may be sent to gilbertmacintyreandson.com.

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