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Memorable Manitobans: James Kennth “Jim” Daun (1946-2014)

Plant chemist.

Born on 30 March 1946, adopted son of Janet and Ernie Daun, he attended Sargent Park School, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, and the University of Manitoba (BSc, PhD 1975). His doctoral thesis focused on the chemistry of rapeseed, the predecessor to modern canola. He then spent 30 years working as a research scientist at the Canadian Grain Commission, playing a key role in establishing quality standards for canola. He served as President of the American Oil Chemists Society and was an active member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church. He died at Winnipeg on 4 April 2014.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 2014

We thank Kevin Rollason for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2015

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