A Harvard professorship in Canadian Studies was announced yesterday as the first step toward a full program of Canadian Studies.
At the same time, Claude Bissell, president of the University of Toronto, was named visiting professor of Canadian Studies for next year.
Canadian and U.S. corporations, plus a few individual donors, contributed the $600,000 endowment necessary for the new professorship. A committee of Canadian and American businessmen, including David Rockefeller '36, president of the Chase Manhattan Bank and chairman of the Board of Overseers of Harvard, organized the collection.
Bissell, according to President Pusey, is "one of the small but growing band of scholars who have studied and taught both in Canada and the United States and knows both countries well." Before going to Toronto, he taught at Cornell and was president of Carleton College.