Class of 1983
Robert Carlton Scrivener, appropriately began his career in Brantford, Ontario, where Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Rising through the ranks to become Chairman of Bell Canada in 1972 and Chairman of Northern Telecom in 1976, his innovative leadership through a period of unparalleled expansion helped place Canada in the forefront of telecommunications technology.
Bob Scrivener guided the creation of Bell Northern Research, now one of the leading centres of telecommunications research and development in the world. The consequences of his determination and commitment to excellence has made Canada a successful competing force and a technological leader in international markets.