Axworthy Donates Records, Photographs to U of W

Lloyd Axworthy Archives
Archives technician Daniel Matthes with Dr. Lloyd Axworthy. (CORY ARONEC PHOTO)

Outgoing University of Winnipeg president and vice-chancellor Lloyd Axworthy is leaving some items of his legacy behind.

Axworthy has donated records and photographs to the university, spanning his career as a politician, his recent work at the U of W and abroad.

Axworthy will retire at the end of this month and will take on the role as first chancellor at St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo in the fall.

“These records have significant research value because of Dr. Axworthy’s rich contributions to Canadian politics and international relations,” said Gabrielle Prefontaine, dean of the University of Winnipeg Library. “As well, because of Dr. Axworthy’s decades-long history of service to UWinnipeg, this donation has a deeper, more symbolic significance. We are thrilled that he chose to donate his papers to us.”

The Lloyd Axworthy archives collection includes pictures of many dignitaries and personalities he met during his career, including Fidel Castro, Bill Clinton and Queen Elizabeth II. It also includes his personal notebooks, notes from speeches delivered the world over, and early drafts of his 2003 bestselling book Navigating a New World: Canada’s Global Future.