Item 20.14-09 - Gershon (Jerry) Growe

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Gershon (Jerry) Growe

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CA JMABC A.1971.001-20.14-09

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  • March 13, 2014 (Creation)

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Born digital audio (1:30)

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Oral history interview with Gershon (Jerry) Growe. Jerry Growe was born 27 September 1939 in Toronto. Educated as a hematologist, he moved to Vancouver in 1969. His notable career included work with Vancouver General Hospital, Canadian Blood Services and the Hemophilia Society, and helping develop UBC's medical school. Exploring his Jewish heritage became a priority later in life, expressed in blowing the shofar, reading the Torah, involvement with Temple Sholom, participating in Jewish observances with family and friends, caring about the environment, and visiting Israel. Dr. Gershon Growe is a David Suzuki Ambassador and Medical Director of the BC/Yukon Division of Canadian Blood Services.

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Interviewer: Coralee Louko

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Interview Place: Vancouver, British Columbia

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Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

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Birthday: 1939

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