Tevie Harold Miller (1986–1990)
Tevie Harold Miller received a BA from the University of Alberta in 1949 and an LLB in 1950. His years at the University were marked by his volunteer involvement, including, in 1949, his time as Students' Union President.
Miller, a dedicated practitioner of law, received a judiciary appointment in 1974 and rose to become Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, a position he held from 1984 to 1993. He was also Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest and Yukon Territories.
During these years, Miller's involvement with the University did not slow down. He became a member of the Senate and Board of Governors; he was the thirteenth Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 1986 to 1990. The Tevie H. Miller Teaching Excellence Award, given to professors in the Faculty of Law, as well as the Eva Toban Scholarship, named after his mother and awarded to students in the Department of Design, are funded by donations made by Miller. He was also president of the Alumni Association.
In addition, Miller was active in the larger community, serving as Chairman of the Board of the Edmonton Jewish Community Council, the United Way, and the Edmonton Symphony Society. He had a lifelong love of sports and, in addition to being a director of the Edmonton Eskimos, he was involved in organizing the 1978 Commonwealth Games and the 1983 Universiade Games. Miller was one of the founders of the Edmonton Community Foundation.
The Tevie H. Miller Heritage School Program in Edmonton, a specialized school teaching those with language-learning disabilities and disorders, is named in his honour. Miller was a 1996 recipient of the University of Alberta Distinguished Alumni Award. Tevie Miller passed away in 1996 at the age of 68.