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Memorable Manitobans: Vincent William Jackson (1876-1953)

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Vincent William Jackson
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Biologist.

Born at South Grimsby, Ontario in 1876, he was educated in Ontario schools. He served on the staff of the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph until 1906, then served as director of New Zealand’s Agricultural Education Department until 1910.

He taught in Toronto and Hamilton briefly before becoming professor of biology at the Manitoba Agricultural College from 1913 until 1933, when he was appointed assistant professor of zoology at the University of Manitoba, serving until retirement in 1941. He was President of the Natural History Society of Manitoba (1923-1924). Jackson offered a series of weekly radio programs on nature until 1942. He was the author of A Manual of Vertebrates of Manitoba (1934). He was President of the Fish and Game Conservation League of Manitoba and an honorary curator at the Manitoba Museum.

He died at Hamilton, Ontario on 23 November 1953, survived by a wife and two children.

Sources:

“Professor V. W. Jackson,” Manitoba Calling, Vol. 12, No. 3, March 1948, page 8.

“Ex-Manitoba professor dies in Hamilton,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1953, page 28.

“Prof. V. W. Jackson,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1953, page 17.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 July 2022

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