Frederick H. Lowy

Honorary Chair
Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
Former Director
Sauvé Scholars Foundation

lowyDr. Frederick H. Lowy served as Interim Executive Director of the Sauvé Scholars Program (2007-2008) following the tragic death of the Founding Executive Director, James Wright. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2008. Over the following four years, his guidance steered the Foundation’s programming and activities in essential ways.

Since formally resigning from the Board of Directors in 2012, Dr. Lowy has remained a trusted advisor to the Foundation. He retains the title of Honorary Chair of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation.

An experienced educator and academic administrator, Dr. Lowy was President and vice-chancellor of Concordia University from 1995 to 2005. In January 2011, Concordia University once again called upon Dr. Lowy’s talents, appointing him Interim President. He has also served as Senior Advisor to the President of the Trudeau Foundation.

Born in Großpetersdorf, Austria, Fred Lowy moved to Montreal at age 13 and attended the legendary Baron Byng High School. Following medical school at McGill University and a period as a family doctor, Dr. Lowy started his career in psychiatry in the United States of America.  He later became Chief of Psychiatry at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. He worked a professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry from 1974 to 1995, where he served as department chair. He was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and founded the Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto before returning to Montreal in 1995. Frederick H. Lowy was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000.

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