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TABARET, Joseph Henry, Canadian educator, born in Saint-Marcellin, department of L'Isere, France, 10 April, 1828; died in Ottawa, 28 February, 1886. He studied theology, was ordained a priest at Marseilles, came to Canada as a missionary of the Oblates in 1851, and in 1853 established a school at Ottawa, which, under his superintendence, has developed into the University of Ottawa. He was president of this institution at his death, and had been at its head, both as a school and college, since its foundation, except in 1866-'7, when, as provincial of Oblates of North America, he visited the Oblate missions in Canada and the United States. In 1854 the governor-general nominated him a member of the senate of Toronto university. He was a member of the council of public instruction of Ontario. In 1862 he was made vicar-general of Ottawa, and in 1879 he received the degree of D. D. from the pope. He introduced a comprehensive system of study into Ottawa university.
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