Fonds MG 96 - A.G. Wacker fonds

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A.G. Wacker fonds

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MG 96

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  • 1967-1987 (inclusive) ; 1974-1979 (predominant) (Creation)

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73.66 cm of textual records

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Arthur Gordon Wacker was born on October 10, 1933 in Jansen, Saskatchewan. He received his early education in Regina and won a scholarship to Queen's University, where he earned his B.Sc. (1955) in Electrical Engineering. He also earned a PhD from Purdue University. He worked briefly for both Northern Electric Co. Ltd. and the Schlumberger Well Survey Corporation, prior to being appointed Special Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in 1957. He earned his M.Sc. in 1962. Wacker was promoted to full Professor in 1975. His research activities have included working with the Institute for Northern Studies to improve radio communications in the North; "ground truthing," or collecting agronomic data from microwave radars; and monitoring soil and crop conditions using satellites. He died on July 25, 1989 in Saskatoon.

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This fonds contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and reports for the following committees: Computer Advisory Committee; Computer Management Committee; Computer Budget Committee; Computer Hardware Subcommittee; and Computer Selection Committee. The collection also contains two articles by Professor Wacker: "Switching Noise Studies on Powerline Courier" (1967) and "Image Representation Via Its Symmetrical Components" (1986).

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This fonds has been arranged into the following series:

  1. Computer Advisory Committee
  2. Computer Management Committee
  3. Computer Budget Subcommittee
  4. Computer Hardware Committee
  5. Computer Selection Committee
  6. Articles by A.G. Wacker

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Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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