William Orr

Courriel:
bcregion@musiccentre.ca
Région:
Colombie-Britannique
Tâche: 
Curator of the Digital Archive
Département: 
Administration
William Orr

William Orr studied Medicine at the University of Alberta, Columbia University in New York and the University of Connecticut. He practiced surgical pathology and directed a research program on the biology of cancer metastasis, working at both McMaster University and the University of Manitoba where he was Head of the Department of Pathology.

Bill has had a long-term interest in medical education and international medical exchange and represented the University of Manitoba as medical educators at two universities in China with his wife, Dr. Lorna Grant.

Music has always played an important role in Bill’s life -- music lessons were mandatory in his family -- and he has a daughter who is a professional musician: “I see the composition of new musical ideas as representing one of the highest forms of human creativity. Through my work on the archives, it’s a great privilege to be able to document the important contribution of our composers to Canada's cultural fabric.”