Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

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Corporate body

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

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Dates of existence

1842-

History

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Science was founded in 1987 but it dates as far back as 1842 when Dalhousie’s first science professor of natural science, James MacIntosh began teaching chemistry. The first dedicated professor of chemistry, George Lawson, was appointed in 1863. The Faculty of Science was formally established in 1877, and turned into the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science in 1891/92. The geology program was established in 1879. The University’s organizational structure changed again in 1906 when the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Pure Science were merged into the Faculty of Arts and Science, while the Department of Applied Science became the Faculty of Engineering.

Dalhousie has offered graduate programs in science since the 1900s. James Forrest was the first to receive a postgraduate degree at Dalhousie, earning a Master of Arts with his thesis "The Science of Chemistry, Its History and Progress,” and the first Master of Science degree was awarded in 1904 to W.H. Ross. During this period, deans included James MacGregor (1891) and Ebenezer MacKay (1902), who was also the first honours graduate in Chemistry from Dalhousie in 1886. In 1956, the departments of Bacteriology, Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, and Physiology were combined into the Division of Biological Sciences, which began offering a PhD program. Dalhousie built the Institute of Oceanography in 1951, and the Oceanography department was officially founded in 1971.

Dalhousie’s current Faculty of Science was founded in 1987, after consideration from a Presidential Advisory Committee on the Structure of the Faculty of Arts and Science consisting of R.J. Smith (Chair) (humanities), D. Braybrooke (social sciences), B.K. Hall (life sciences) and C. Field (physical sciences). The Faculty was split into three faculties (Arts and Social Sciences, Science, and Education), and each department was allowed to choose where it wished to belong. Donald D. Betts became the first dean of the Faculty of Science in 1988.

In 1988, the Faculty of Science had 233 regular staff, with at least fifty percent working full time. In the 1988/89 academic year, the Faculty’s Academic Plan began to provide advanced major options in almost all BSc areas. In the same year, a PhD program in Clinical Psychology was approved, and Dr. Nahomi Fujiki became the first woman to graduate with a PhD in Physics. The Dalhousie University Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching was created in 1990, and was first awarded to Dr. Patrick N. Stewart of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computing Science.

As of 2017, Dalhousie’s Faculty of Science includes eleven departments and academic units: Biology; Chemistry; Earth Sciences; Economics; the Environmental Science, Marine Affairs, and Medical Sciences programs; Mathematics and Statistics; Oceanography; Physics and Atmospheric Science; and Psychology and Neuroscience. The Faculty also has a large number of facilities, including an Aquatron Laboratory, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research Resource (NMR-3), a greenhouse and an herbarium.

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Hill, Ian

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Hill, Ian is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

2015-2016

Description of relationship

Ian Hill was acting Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2015-2016

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Taylor, Keith

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Taylor, Keith is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

2003-2008

Description of relationship

Keith Taylor was Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2003-2008

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Moore, Chris

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Moore, Chris is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

2001-2009

Description of relationship

Chris Moore became Dean of the Faculty of Science in 2009. He was previously the acting Dean from 2001-2003.

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Myers, Ransom Aldrich Jr. (1953-2007)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Myers, Ransom Aldrich Jr. is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1997-2007

Description of relationship

Dr. Ransom A. Myers was a renowned marine biologist and conservationist. He was the first Dalhousie Killam Chair in Ocean Studies, and ran a research laboratory focusing on the effects of industrialised fishing

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Kimmins, Warwick Charles (d. August 5, 2007)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Kimmins, Warwick Charles is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1990-2000

Description of relationship

Warwick Kimmins was Dean of the Faculty of Science from 1990-2000

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Betts, Donald (1929-2012)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Betts, Donald is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1980-1994

Description of relationship

Donald D. Betts was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science from 1980-1988, and the first Dean of the Faculty of Science from 1988-1990.

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Freedman, Bill (1950-2015)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Freedman, Bill is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1979-2015

Description of relationship

Bill Freedman was an an environmental scientist based at Dalhousie from 1979 to 2015. He was Chair of the Biology Department from 2000 to 2007.

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Kwak, Jan (1942-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Kwak, Jan is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1970-

Description of relationship

Jan Kwak is a professor of chemistry in the Faculty of Science

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Maclean, Guy (1939-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Maclean, Guy is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1969-1975

Description of relationship

Guy Maclean was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science from 1969-1975

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James, Henry

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

James, Henry is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1968 -1969

Description of relationship

Henry James was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science from 1968 -1969

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Cooke, Herbert Basil Sutton (October 17, 1915 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Cooke, Herbert Basil Sutton is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1963-1968

Description of relationship

H.B.S. Cooke was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science from 1963-1968

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Archibald, William J. (October 30, 1912 - May 29, 2001)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Archibald, William J. is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1955-1960

Description of relationship

William J. Archibald was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science from 1955-1960

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Guptill, Ernest Wilmot (1919-1976)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Guptill, Ernest Wilmot is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1947-1968

Description of relationship

Guptill was a professor of physics from 1947-1957 and head of the physics department from 1958-1968.

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Nickerson, C.B.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Nickerson, C.B. is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1936-1940

Description of relationship

C.B. Nickerson was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science from 1936-1940

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Pelluet, Dixie (1896-1990)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Pelluet, Dixie is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1931-1964

Description of relationship

Dixie Pelluet Hayes was a professor of Biology at Dalhousie from 1931 to 1964.

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Henderson, George Hugh (1892 - 1954)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Henderson, George Hugh is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1924 - 1954

Description of relationship

George Hugh Henderson was a professor of mathematical physics at King's College (Dalhousie).

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Johnstone, John Hamilton Lane ([ca. 1890-1973])

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Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Johnstone, John Hamilton Lane is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1919-1949

Description of relationship

J. H. L. Johnstone began teaching physics in 1919, became a full professor of physics in 1926, and was the head of the physics department from the end of WWII until 1949.

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Macneill, Murray (1877-1951)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Macneill, Murray is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1907-1942

Description of relationship

Murray Macneill was a mathematics professor at Dalhousie who later became Arts and Science registrar, and in 1920, university registrar

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Lawson, George (1827–1895)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Lawson, George is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1863

Description of relationship

George Lawson was the first dedicated professor of chemistry at Dalhousie, appointed in 1863. He was one of the first two chemistry professors in Canada

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Mills, Eric L. (1936-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Mills, Eric L. is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Eric Mills teaches in the Faculty of Science at Dalhousie Univeristy.

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Laurence, George, C., 1905-1987

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Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Laurence, George, C., 1905-1987 is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

George C. Laurence was a nuclear physicist who worked with the Canadian delegation to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission and received his BSc (1925) and MSc (1927) in physics from Dalhousie.

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Sullivan, Kathryn D.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Sullivan, Kathryn D. is the associate of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Kathryn D. Sullivan recieved her PhD in geology from Dalhousie and later became the first American woman to walk in space.

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Boudreau, Bernard Paul (1953-)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1988-2014

Description of relationship

Bernie Boudreau was a professor in the Department of Oceanography

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Leffek, Kenneth Thomas

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1961-

Description of relationship

Kenneth Leffek was a professor in the Department of Chemistry

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Dalhousie University (1818-)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Dalhousie University includes the Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1897-

Description of relationship

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science. is a school of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

1863-

Description of relationship

The Department of Physics and Atmospheric Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science.

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. Department of Biology.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. Department of Biology. is a school of Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

The Department of Biology is part of the Faculty of Science.

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd Edition.

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Authority record written by Nicole Dalrymple in August 2017.
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