Background on D.R. Campbell
D.R. Campbell, was a former principal of U of T Scarborough as well as a scholar, Second World War veteran, and agricultural economist. Campbell became a professor and associate dean at the University of Toronto, where he served from 1964 to 1970. Subsequently, he served as an economic advisor to Jordan in 1962, and in Kenya from 1970 to 1972. In 1972, Campbell returned to Canada to serve as principal of what was then called Scarborough College at U of T, where he led the campus until 1976. He spearheaded the creation of the first co-operative education program at U of T. He was subsequently appointed president at the University of Manitoba, where he served as president from 1976 to 1981, followed by the post in Kenya. In 1984, he became director of the international development office of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), making efforts to assist Canadian universities in establishing productive relations with universities in the developing world. He returned to Africa in 1981 as part of a project with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).