DUPRÉ, J. Stefan, O. C., O.Ont., Ph.D., D.Sc.Soc., LL.D., D.U., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Toronto.November 3, 1936 ~ December 6, 2012
Died with his family at his side. He leaves his adored wife Anne Willson Dupré and their beloved children; daughter Sam (Daphne) Barrett and her husband Brock Barrett, and son Maurice Robert Dupré.
After receiving a B.A. from the University of Ottawa in 1955 and Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in 1958, he served on the Harvard faculty until 1963 when he joined the Department of Political Economy at the University of Toronto, subsequently chairing this Department from 1970 until 1974. He continued to teach in that Department and its offshoot, Political Science, until 1996 when he became President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, a position he held until 2000. He authored or co-authored numerous books and articles on subjects ranging from federal, provincial and local finance to science and technology policy.
Throughout his career, he served the governments of this country in multiple capacities. In Ottawa, he was a member of the National Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. At Queen's Park, he was the founding chair of the Ontario Council on University Affairs and subsequently chaired the Ontario Task Force on Financial Institutions and the Royal Commission on Asbestos. He was also an official advisor to the Alberta and the British Columbia Ministries of Advanced Education.
A past President of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, he was a recipient of the Institute's Vanier Medal, an Officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Order of Ontario. He held honorary degrees from Laval, McMaster, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto. His greatest career satisfaction came from the stimulation he derived during more than three decades teaching thousands of University of Toronto undergraduates in first or second year lecture courses. His greatest reward was the fond recollections voiced by his alumni.
Funeral Mass to be celebrated at St. Basil's Catholic Church, 50 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at Massey College.
Donations in his memory may be made to the University of Toronto naming, if you wish, the Department of Political Science, or Massey College.
Monday December 10, 2012
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