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Memorable Manitobans: Sidney Standil (1926-2016)

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Sidney Standil
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Physicist, educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 19 October 1926, son of David Standil and Anne Silverstein, he was raised at Wadena, Saskatchewan. He received BSc and MSc degrees from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) then was appointed a lecturer in Physics at the University of Manitoba, in 1949, going on to earn a PhD in nuclear and cosmic ray physics at the institution. He served on the University’s Board of Governors and was Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (1973-1979). He died at Winnipeg on 8 July 2016 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration [David Standil], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 2016.

We thank Fred Standil for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2016

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