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Betty Havens fonds

Media Type: 
Textual record
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
MSS 238
STEM Field: 
Gerontology
Description: 
Accession A.06-02 of the fonds consists of seven series. They include biographical and academic material, correspondence, articles, conferences, grants, committees, and Aging in Manitoba Study. Accession A.07-61 of the fonds consists of twelve series. They include biographical material, correspondence, education, publications and presented papers, conferences, grant proposals, committees, Aging in Manitoba, research material, a photograph collection, awards, and a 3.5 inch floppy disk. An award plaque accompanies the awards series.
Biography/Administrative History: 
Betty Havens was born October 9, 1936. She obtained a B.A. from Milwaukee-Downer College in 1958 and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin in 1965. From 1972 to 1982, she served in the position of Research Director with Manitoba Health. She initiated the Manitoba Longitudinal Study of Aging in 1971 that is still being used by researchers today. From 1982 until 1994, Havens acted as Provincial Gerontologist for Manitoba Health. From 1990 until 1994, she was Assistant Deputy Minister for Manitoba Health. In 1992, Havens was Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. From 1992 until her death in 2005, Havens was Research Associate for the Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, University of Manitoba. Concurrently, she was Professional Associate, Centre on Aging. In 1994, Havens became Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, a position she held until her death in 2005. Havens wrote numerous articles throughout her career and was the recipient of several awards and distinctions including the YWCA Professional Woman of the Year [...]
Date(s): 
1961-2005
Extent: 
8.5 m of textual records and other material
Province: 
MB
Hosting Institution: 
University of Manitoba
Collection Contact: 
archives@umanitoba.ca 
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