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Principals Appointed by Resolution
(1835-1935)

Principal Arthur Eustace Morgan
(1935-1937)

Principal Lewis Williams Douglas
(1937-1939)

Principal Frank Cyril James
(1939-1962)

Principal Harold Rocke Robertson
(1962-1970)

Principal Robert Edward Bell
(1970-1979)

Principal David Lloyd Johnston
(1979-1994)

Principal Bernard Shapiro
(1994-2002)

Principal David Lloyd Johnston,
1979-1994

David Johnstonís Installation was held at the Theatre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, on February 8, 1979. It was the first installation held off campus as a separate ceremony. There were approximately 1,000 invited guests, including Mayor Jean Drapeau among the 200 dignitaries on stage, and representatives of 50 North American universities. The Montreal Gazette ran a story on the installation ceremony on February 9 under the title "Pomp reigns at installation of principal."

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Please note the presence of the 1852 Charter and Seal on stage in the top row photographs.

Principal Johnston's Installation Ceremony, 1980. MUA RG 4, c.630. Principal Johnston's Installation Ceremony, 1980. MUA PR032046.
Principal Jonhston, 1981. MUA PR031398. Principal Johnston's Installation Program, 1980. MUA RG 4, c. 630.
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