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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Leith (1906-1999)

Geologist.

Born on 24 January 1906, he was associated with the University of Manitoba for over 70 years, first as a student, graduating with a BSc (1928) and an MSc (1929). He joined its faculty in 1935 after postgraduate work at Yale University where he was involved in the first paleontological studies of the Ordivician rocks of Newfoundland. He taught introductory geology, paleontology and stratigraphy, earning the Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award for excellence in teaching in 1972. He retired in 1971 and was made a Professor Emeritus. He was a founding member of the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. He died on 8 September 1999.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 1999, page 51.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2014

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