Robert L. McDougall

Robert L. McDougall

Robert L. McDougall was instrumental in the establishment of the Institute for Canadian Studies, and the introduction of the first graduate studies program at Carleton University in 1957.

After World War II, McDougall returned home from Sicily and the Netherlands where he had fought with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and promptly completed the requirements for his doctoral degree. McDougall joined the Department of English at Carleton and became highly involved in academic life. McDougall participated in university government as a member of the Senate, and academically by publishing several volumes of poetry and literary criticism.