Title and statement of responsibility area
C.J. Mackenzie fonds
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1910-1938 (inclusive) ; 1920-1930 (predominant) (Creation)
Physical description area
76.2 cm of textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Chalmers Jack Mackenzie, the first Dean of the University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering, rose to national and international prominence as the man who guided Canada's atomic research during World War II. Mackenzie, who came to be known as the dean of Canadian scientists and was once described as "contributing more to the advancement of science and learning, and to the welfare of Canada through science, than any other living Canadian," was born July 10, 1888 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He graduated in engineering from Dalhousie University in 1909, and first joined the University of Saskatchewan in 1912 as a sessional lecturer in civil engineering. He earned his MSc. in Engineering from Harvard in 1915. During World War I, he served with the 54th Battalion CEF. Mackenzie returned to the University of Saskatchewan as a Professor; in 1921, when the School of Engineering became a College, he was appointed Dean. Mackenzie left the University of Saskatchewan in 1939 to join the National Research Council (NRC). He stepped down as president of the NRC in 1952, accepting the post of president of the newly formed Atomic Energy of Canada, where he stayed for one year. In 1963, he was appointed Special Advisor to the Government of Canada on the organization of government scientific activities. Mackenzie was awarded 20 honorary degrees from Canada, the United States, Europe, and Africa. In 1975, the College of Engineering established the C.J. Mackenzie Chair in his honour. Dr. Mackenzie died on February 26, 1984 at the age of 95.
Scope and content
This fonds contains several files relating to early town planning in Western Canada, including Calgary, Camrose, Lacombe, Magrath, and Wainright, Alberta; Churchill, Manitoba; and Kindersley, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, and Yorkton, Saskatchewan. It also includes a miscellaneous file of speeches and addresses, correspondence regarding Mackenzie's military career, and a file on the Canadian Institute of International Affairs.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds is organized into the following two series:
I. Personal records.
II. Records related to town planning.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Restrictions are under review.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.
Finding aid available: file level with descriptions.
Standard number area
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Scott, F.R. (Subject)
- Earl Grey (Subject)