Item A-2873 - Installation - President - J.W.T. Spinks

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Installation - President - J.W.T. Spinks

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  • 30 Jan. 1960 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm

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F. Hedley Auld, University Chancellor, stands at podium during Installation ceremony of J.W.T. Spinks as University President held in Physical Education gymnasium. Written on back: "Left to right: Fr. Joseph O'Donnell, St. Thomas More; David Bonham, president, Students' Representative Council; E.C. Leslie; Rupert Ramsay; Dr. Johns, president, University of Alberta; W.P. Thompson, President Emeritus; T.C. Douglas, Premier of Saskatchewan; F.H. Auld; J.W.T. Spinks; V.E. Graham, Dean of Agriculture; J.F. Leddy, dean of Arts; Thomas H. McLeod, dean of Commerce; J.B. Kirkpatrick, dean of Education; Arthur Porter, dean of Engineering; Balfour W. Currie, dean of Graduate Studies; and Dr. Hope H. Hunt, dean of Home Economics.

Bio/historical note: John William Tranter Spinks, CC MBE SOM, (1908-1997) was born at Methwold, England. He received his Ph.D. in Science from the University of London in 1930 and that same year joined the University of Saskatchewan as assistant professor of Chemistry. In 1938 he became a full professor; head of the department of Chemistry in 1948; Dean of the College of Graduate Studies in 1949 and was installed as President of the University, which he led through a very active period of development from 1959-1975. His scientific research led to major international achievements in radiation chemistry and his work (including over 200 scientific papers) brought renown to the University and to the City of Saskatoon.

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