Deans and Directors of Household Science and Home Economics

Margaret Crowle, BSc(HEc), MSc (1988-1990)

Professor Crowle received the BSc in Home Economics and MSc in Nutrition from the University of Manitoba. She worked as a researcher, Dietitian, Extension specialist, freelance Home Economist and Sessional Lecturer in the College prior to joining the faculty in 1976. She taught in the areas of family finance and consumer studies and guided senior students in community field placements. She has over 40 papers and technical reports to her credit. An active leader with the Consumer’s Association of Canada, she received the 1982 Consumer Award of Merit from the Saskatchewan Government. Professor Crowle was appointed Dean of Home Economics in 1988 and shepherded the College and its students with care and consideration during the period prior to the closure in 1990.

Following her retirement from the University, Dean Crowle kept in touch with faculty, staff and graduates, contributing to University Homecomings and special events. She was an expert witness for Court of Queen’s Bench Saskatchewan and a bankruptcy counselor. She continued her active role with the Consumers’ Association of Canada and worked to draft legislation for new Consumer Protection and Funeral and Cremation Services Acts. She was board member with many advocacy, standards and government organizations, and served as Chair of the Postal Service Customer Council, charter member of the USA/Canada Association of Financial Counselling and Planning Education and Director of the Saskatchewan Better Business Bureau. Her outstanding contributions to the community, the province and her profession have been recognized through the Saskatchewan Centennial Leadership Award, Women’s Hall of Fame Award, Prime of Life Achievement Award and Canadian Home Economics Association Honour Award. In 2005, she moved to Sidney, BC.

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