H. Arnold Steinberg

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H. Arnold Steinberg
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H. Arnold Steinberg in 2013
18th Chancellor of McGill University
In office
Personal details
Born (1933-05-12)May 12, 1933
Montreal, Quebec
Died December 11, 2015(2015-12-11) (aged 82)
Montreal, Quebec
Occupation Businessman

H. Arnold Steinberg, CM OQ (May 12, 1933 – December 11, 2015) was a Canadian businessman, philanthropist and Chancellor of McGill University.[1]

Life and career

Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1933, the son of Nathan (who was the brother of Sam Steinberg) and Annie Steinberg,[2] he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the McGill University Faculty of Management in 1954 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1957 from Harvard Business School.

In 1957, he started working at Dominion Securities Corp. Ltd. before joining his family's Steinberg Inc. in 1958. He would remain at the company until 1989 and was Chief Financial Officer.[3]

From 1996 to 2000, he was Chairman of the Board of the McGill University Health Centre. He was a member of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.[4] He was appointed Chancellor of McGill University in May 2009, effective July 1, 2009, succeeding Dick Pound.[1]

He was married to Dr. Blema Steinberg, a Professor Emeritus of McGill University. They had three children: Margot, Donna and Adam.[1] Steinberg died in Montreal on December 11, 2015 at the age of 82.[5]

Honours and awards

In 1993, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of having "supported many of Montréal's charitable and cultural institutions".[6] In 2000, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from McGill University.[1] He became an Officer of the Order of Quebec in 2013.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Arnold Steinberg named Chancellor of McGill". McGill University. Archived from the original on 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  2. ^ Peggy Curran (May 14, 2009). "Steinberg named McGill chancellor". Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012. Steinberg, who celebrated his 76th birthday Tuesday
  3. ^ Elizabeth Lumley (2004). Canadian Who's Who. University of Toronto Press. p. 1241.
  4. ^ "Members of Governing Council and Minutes of GC Meetings". Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
  5. ^ Arnold Steinberg, former McGill chancellor, dead at 82
  6. ^ "Order of Canada citation". [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Ordre national du Québec - citation
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