The Pioneer

Henry Marshall Tory (1864-1947) received his doctorate in mathematics and science from McGill University.

Throughout his career, Tory was influential in Canadian Academics. He was active in the establishment of McGill College, which later became the University of British Columbia. In 1908, Tory became the founding President of the University of Alberta.

It was during the First World War that Tory organised and administrated Khaki University, established to serve Canadian Soldiers stationed overseas. Tory was also instrumental in the founding of the Albert Research Council, and later became President of the National Research Council. He was elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was named as President from 1939-1940. In 1942, Tory was named Chairman of the Board of Governors and took the unpaid post of the first President of Carleton College.

Don’t be afraid of knowledge. Keep your hearts clean and your heads high. Let duty to God and country occupy first place in your thoughts, an honorable and useful future awaits you.