Fonds MG 384 - Ron Sutherland fonds

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Ron Sutherland fonds

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MG 384

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  • 1968-2008 (Creation)

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3.6 m of textual records

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A native of Scotland, Ronald George Sutherland was born May 4, 1935. He earned a B.Sc. from Strathclyde University in 1959 and a Ph.D. from St. Andrew's University in 1962. He spent time as a Fellow and Lecturer at Columbia University, the California Institute of Technology and St. Andrew's University. He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in 1967 rising to the rank of Professor in 1974. Dr. Sutherland held several administrative posts including Head of the Department of Chemistry and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science. He was named Professor Emeritus in 2002. His interests in chemical and biological weapons and environmental modification as a method of warfare dates back to the 1970s. His studies are related to the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention, the ENMOD Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). These studies (BTWC) all relate to the contributions of science and technology to the multilateral verification of the above conventions and problems relating to weapons of mass destruction. Recent work includes: allegations of use of chemical/biological weapons, national implementation of a Chemical Weapons Convention, the international organization to prohibit chemical weapons (OPCW), a handbook on all chemicals included in the CWC, the destruction of chemical weapons, the support of the Canadian CWC National Authority, and the problem of toxins.

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This fonds represents an important resource of secondary material regarding the history, composition, use, proliferation, detection and disposal of chemical and biological weapons and the agencies responsible for their control.

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