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Robert Agnew


AGNEW, Robert Morson  (1932-1995)
Educator, Biologist

Robert (Bob) Morson Agnew was the son of William Edward Agnew and Evelyn Maud Morson.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1953 and a Master of Science degree in 1955, both from Dalhousie University.  He obtained a Ph.D. degree from Cambridge in 1959.  Agnew joined the staff at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus in 1958 for a 30 year career starting as a sessional Lecturer (1958 – 1964) then an Assistant Professor (1964 – 1969) and finally Associate Professor.  He was instrumental in designing the “Microbiology Complex” in the Laboratory Building.

Dr. Agnew served as acting Head of the Department of Biology from June 1980 to December 1980 and then Head of the Department from 1981 until 1986, he retired to Saltspring Island in 1988 and passed away in 1995.

The Dr. Robert M. Agnew Memorial Award was established in memory of the late Dr. Robert M. Agnew, who had been Head of the Biology Department prior to his retirement.

Written by Elizabeth Seitz, 2015

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88-78 - Hospital Laboratory Technician Program, 1959-1975