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September 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Hecht

Dr. Alfred Hecht

Professor Emeritus and Associate Director Viessmann European Research Centre

Contact Information
Phone: 1.519.884-0710 ext.2447

Office Location: 232 King Street Room 100

Languages Spoken


Academic Background

Associate Director of Viessmann European Research Centre

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

Academic credentials are the following:

  • Dr. (H.C.) Free University of Berlin, 2000,
  • PhD, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1972 (major Geography, minor Economics)
  • MA, University of Manitoba, 1968 (major Geography, minor Statistics)
  • B.Sc., United College, University of Manitoba, 1965 (Physics, Calculus, Chemistry)

Research Interests

Covers the broad areas of Regional Development, Urban, and Economics mainly in Canada, Europe, Russia and Paraguay. A second interest deals with ethnic and religious groups in Canada and with virtual geographic education perspectives in Canadian and German (


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