Some Bio­graph­i­cal Sketches of In­ter­est­ing Cana­dian Sci­en­tists with Naval Links

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Com­man­der Ed­ward D. Ashe (RN) was born about 1813 at Bath, U.K. He en­tered the Royal Navy in 1830. He served as Mate of HMS Daphne in 1837. In 1842, he was ap­pointed as a Lieu­tenant RN and served at HMS. Ex­cel­lent. He served in H.M.S. Daphne in 1843 on the Pa­cific Sta­tion. He served as Fifth Lieu­tenant on board HMS. Fis­gard on the Pa­cific Sta­tion 1844-1847. He was ap­pointed as a Com­man­der RN on the re­tired list in 1865. Ashe was crip­pled in a ship­board ac­ci­dent in 1849, but was kept on the ac­tive list by tak­ing ap­point­ments ashore. He took over a new ob­ser­va­tory at Que­bec in 1850 with the du­ties of ob­serv­ing star tran­sits and car­ry­ing out the daily time-ball drop. He pub­lished widely on his as­tro­nom­i­cal re­search, one of the first Cana­di­ans to do so. He was re­tired in 1866.

Lieu­tenant Pro­fes­sor Sir Ge­orge S. Bain (RCN(R)) served in the Univer­sity Naval Train­ing Di­vi­sion while he at­tended univer­sity, and re­tired as a Lieu­tenant RCN(R). Af­ter his naval ser­vice, he was ap­pointed as a Lec­turer in Eco­nom­ics at the Univer­sity of Man­i­toba 1962-1963. He was a Res­i­dent Fel­low in In­dus­trial Re­la­tions at Nuffield Col­lege Ox­ford. He worked at the Univer­sity of Manch­ester In­sti­tute of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy and Warwick Univer­sity, where he was Chair­man of the School of In­dus­trial and Busi­ness Stud­ies be­fore be­com­ing Prin­ci­pal of the Lon­don Busi­ness School in 1989. He was Pres­i­dent and Vice-Chan­cel­lor of Queen’s Univer­sity Belfast 1998-2004 and Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus. He was knighted for his con­tri­bu­tions to the econ­omy of the United King­dom.

Sur­geon Cap­tain Charles Her­bert Best (RCN(R)) was born in 1899 in West Pem­broke Maine, U.S.A. With Fred­er­ick Bant­ing, he was the co– dis­cov­erer of In­sulin and at the time was a house­hold name known by ev­ery school child in Canada. He did not re­ceive the same level of recog­ni­tion as his col­league Sir Fred­er­ick Bant­ing (who re­ceived the No­bel Prize for Medicine), and some his­to­ri­ans feel that Best should have been awarded the No­bel Prize for his part in the dis­cov­ery of In­sulin. In 1943, Best was ap­pointed as a Sur­geon Com­man­der (RCNVR), and then as an A/Sur­geon Cap­tain (RCNVR) and served in Naval Ser­vice HQ as Di­rec­tor of Med­i­cal Re­search. He was ap­pointed as a Sur­geon Cap­tain (RCNVR) in 1945, and was de­mo­bi­lized and ap­pointed as a Sur­geon Cap­tain RCN(R). He was highly dec­o­rated later in life, in recog­ni­tion of his great achieve­ments in sci­ence. He was ap­pointed as a Com­pan­ion of the Or­der of Canada, a Com­pan­ion of Honor, and a Com­man­der of the Or­der of the Bri­tish Em­pire. He was pre­sented with the Legion of Merit (United States), the King Haakon VII Lib­er­a­tion Cross (Nor­way) and was ap­pointed as a Com­man­der of the Or­der of the Crown (Bel­gium).

Lieu­tenant–Com­man­der Har­court Les­lie Cameron (RCN(R)) was born in 1912 in West­mount, Q.C. He was ap­pointed as a Lieu­tenant (S.B.) RCN(R) (with se­nior­ity dated 18/01/1956). He was ap­pointed as an A/Lieu­tenant– Com­man­der RCN(R) (WHA) (with se­nior­ity dated 19/01/1956). He served in HMCS Sco­tian as Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer UNTD (Aca­dia Univer­sity) 1963, and was later re­leased. He grad­u­ated from Aca­dia Univer­sity in 1937. Dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, he worked with the Depart­ment of Mu­ni­tions and Sup­ply. In 1945, he grad­u­ated with an MSc from McGill Univer­sity. He was a Pro­fes­sor of Ge­ol­ogy at Aca­dia Univer­sity and Head of the Ge­ol­ogy Depart­ment in 1958. He was a pioneer in the use of Side-Look­ing Radar in mil­i­tary air­craft in an­a­lyz­ing bedrock ge­o­logic for­ma­tions to re­veal struc­tures re­lated to plate tec­ton­ics. He was an author­ity on pho­tograme­try in­volv­ing high al­ti­tude pho­to­graphs. He was also an author­ity on aerial pho­to­graph in­ter­pre­ta­tion. In 1948, he was the Di­rec­tor of the Pho­tograme­try Di­vi­sion of the Nova Sco­tia Re­search Foun­da­tion. He de­vel­oped a method of de­ter­min­ing wa­ter cur­rent speed us­ing time lapse pho­tog­ra­phy. In 1963-1965, he headed a project with NASA and with the Na­tional Re­search Coun­cil and the De­fence Re­search Board.

Or­di­nary Sea­man (Of­fi­cer Can­di­date UNTD) Robert Smith Co­dring­ton (RCNVR) served as an Or­di­nary Sea­man (UNTD Of­fi­cer Can­di­date) (RCNVR), and grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia, re­ceiv­ing a BA (1946) in Physics and an MA (1948) in Physics and Math­e­mat­ics. From 1945 un­til 1947, he was an in­struc­tor in Physics at the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia. In 1948, he re­ceived a U.S. Navy Schol­ar­ship to the Univer­sity of Notre Dame, where his PhD the­sis pub­lished in 1951 was the first de­tailed study of the mo­tion in large or­ganic mol­e­cules us­ing nu­clear mag­netic res­o­nance. In the pe­riod 1951-54, he was an As­sis­tant Re search Specialist at Rut­gers Univer­sity Physics Depart­ment, and a ju­nior mem­ber of the Ester­mann Com­mit­tee of the Of­fice of Naval Re­search

con­cerned with the de­vel­op­ment of mag­netic res­o­nance type sub­ma­rine de­tec­tors. He was also an As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing at Rut­gers. In 1954, he joined the Sch­lum­berger Cor­po­ra­tion to con­tinue work on mag­netic de­vices and built a num­ber of NMR in­stru­ments, one of which be­came the pro­to­type of an NMR An­a­lyzer widely used in the food in­dus­try. He joined Var­ian As­so­ci­ated in Palo Alto in 1962, and the fam­ily moved to Los Al­tos Hills where he spent the rest of his life. He con­tin­ued to work in the field of the NMR with Var­ian, and in 1984 be­came project man­ager for a new Var­ian ven­ture to com­bine NMR spec­troscopy and NMR imag­ing for med­i­cal di­ag­nos­tic use, cre­at­ing what we know to­day as the MRI. Af­ter re­tire­ment, he be­came an in­de­pen­dent con­sul­tant in biophysics and ra­di­ol­ogy. He has been an ad­junct pro­fes­sor of biophysics and ra­di­ol­ogy in the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Sys­tem, and a spe­cial lec­turer at uni­ver­si­ties around the world.

Naval Cadet (UNTD) Arthur E. Collin (RCN(R)) served in HMCS Prevost in 1949. He was an Oceanog­ra­pher, and was ap­pointed as a Re­search Sci­en­tist with the Fish­eries Re­search Board of Canada in 1955. He was made a Fel­low of the Arc­tic In­sti­tute of North Amer­ica in 1963. He was the Do­min­ion Hy­dro­g­ra­pher from 1967-1972 (the youngest ap­pointee to the po­si­tion at 38). He was ap­pointed as As­sis­tant Deputy Min­is­ter, Fish­eries Re­search. He was ap­pointed as As­sis­tant Deputy Min­is­ter, At­mo­spheric En­vi­ron­ment Ser­vice 1977-1980. He was ap­pointed as As­so­ciate Deputy Min­is­ter, Depart­ment of En­ergy Mines and Re­sources. He was ap­pointed as Sci­ence Ad­vi­sor to the Govern­ment of Canada and Sec­re­tary of the Min­is­ter of State for Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy 1984. He was Pres­i­dent of the Royal Cana­dian Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety in 2004.

Lieu­tenant (L) (A/R) Peter Al­lan Forsyth (RCN(R)) was born in Prince Al­bert, Saskatchewan in 1922. He served in the RCNVR with the RN Fleet Air Arm dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. Af­ter his naval ser­vice, he worked for the De­fence Re­search board of Canada as Su­per­in­ten­dent of the Ra­dio Physics Lab­o­ra­tory. He served as a Pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Saskatchewan. He served as at the Di­rec­tor of the cen­tre for Ra­dio Sci­ence at the Univer­sity of Western On­tario. He served as the Di­rec­tor of the Space Sci­ence Co­or­di­na­tion Of­fice at the Na­tional Re­search Coun­cil in Ot­tawa.

Lieu­tenant David Phillip Jack­son (RCN(R)) was liv­ing in Toronto at the time of his re­cruit­ment into the Navy. Af­ter ob­tain­ing his PhD in En­gi­neer­ing Physics from the Univer­sity of Toronto in 1968, he joined Atomic En­ergy of Canada Ltd. as a sci­en­tist at Chalk River Lab­o­ra­to­ries do­ing re­search in par­ti­cle solid in­ter­ac­tions phe­nom­ena in­clud­ing plasma-wall in­ter­ac­tions. He has held a num­ber of univer­sity and vis­it­ing sci­en­tist po­si­tions, in­clud­ing a year as vis­it­ing sci­en­tist at the Max Planck In­sti­tute in Ger­many. From 1987-1997, he was Di­rec­tor of Canada’s na­tional fu­sion pro­gram. He has rep­re­sented Canada on a num­ber of se­nior in­ter­na­tional com­mit­tees, in­clud­ing the In­ter­na­tional Fu­sion Re­search Coun­cil of the In­ter­na­tional Atomic En­ergy Agency, of which he served as chair from 1993 to 1998, and continues to rep­re­sent Canada on the In­ter­na­tional En­ergy Agency’s Fu­sion Power Co­or­di­nat­ing Com­mit­tee. He is a past Pres­i­dent of the Cana­dian Nu­clear So­ci­ety, and was a Di­rec­tor of the Cana­dian Nu­clear As­so­ci­a­tion. He is cur­rently Ad­junct Pro­fes­sor of En­gi­neer­ing Physics at McMaster Univer­sity, and con­sults on nu­clear and en­ergy topics through his com­pany.

Sub–Lieu­tenant Thomas Bernar­dus Hen­ri­cus Kuiper (RCN(R)) was born in Mon­treal. He served in the Univer­sity Naval Train­ing Di­vi­sion, re­tir­ing in 1967 as a Sub-Lieu­tenant RCN(R). Af­ter his naval ser­vice, he worked as a Re­search Sci­en­tist at the Cal­tech Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory in Cal­i­for­nia. He worked with the NASA Deep Space Net­work Sun­set as Astron­omy Man­ager. He is a ra­dio as­tronomer with ex­pe­ri­ence in spec­tral line stud­ies of atoms and mol­e­cules in in­ter­stel­lar clouds and cir­cum­stel­lar en­velopes, in low fre­quency ra­dio stud­ies of the sun, and in in­ter­fer­om­e­try and aper­ture syn­the­sis. His cur­rent (2013) re­search con­cen­trates on pre­cur­sors to star for­ma­tion. He ob­tained a PhD in astron­omy from the Univer­sity of Mary­land. He joined the Jet Propul­sion Lab­o­ra­tory (JPL) staff in 1975, af­ter two-year ten­ure as a Na­tional Re­search Coun­cil Res­i­dent Re­search As­so­ciate. He was a found­ing mem­ber of the JPL study team that orig­i­nated the con­cept of the Large De­ploy­able Re­flec­tor (Gulkis, Kuiper and Swan­son 1978). He was also a mem­ber of the first team to con­duct a mil­lime­ter wave spec­tral line in­ves­ti­ga­tion with the NASA G.P. Kuiper Air­borne Ob­ser­va­tory, and sub­se­quently a prin­ci­pal in­ves­ti­ga­tor in that pro­gram.

Elec­tri­cal Sub–Lieu­tenant (Anti–Sub­ma­rine) Jack Lam­bourne Locke (RCNVR) was born in 1921 in Brant­ford, On­tario. He was ap­pointed as an Elec­tri­cal Sub-Lieu­tenant (An­ti­Sub­ma­rine) (RCNVR) in 1942. In 1946, af­ter his naval ser­vice, he at­tended the Univer­sity of Toronto. He worked as an As­tro­physi­cist at the Do­min­ion Ob­ser­va­tory in Ot­tawa in 1949, and was ap­pointed as the Chief of the Stel­lar Physics Di­vi­sion in 1959. He was the Of­fi­cer-in-Charge of the Do­min­ion Ra­dio As­tro­phys­i­cal Ob­ser­va­tory at Pen­tic­ton, Bri­tish Columbia. In 1966, he was a Ra­dio As­tronomer in the Ra­dio & Elec­tri­cal En-

gi­neer­ing Di­vi­sion at the Na­tional Re­search Coun­cil. He was the As­so­ciate Di­rec­tor of the Di­vi­sion in 1970. He was the first Di­rec­tor of the Herzberg In­sti­tute of As­tro­physics 1975-1985.

Sur­geon Cap­tain Wal­ter Camp­bell MacKen­zie (RCN (R)) was born in 1909. He was Pres­i­dent in 1963 of the Royal Col­lege of Physi­cians and Surgeons of Canada. He was a pro­fes­sor and chair­man of the Depart­ment of Surgery at the Univer­sity of Al­berta’s Fac­ulty of Medicine. From 1959 to 1973, he was Dean of the Fac­ulty of Medicine. In 1949, he was a found­ing di­rec­tor and share­holder of the Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos. In 1970, he was made an Of­fi­cer of the Or­der of Canada "for his con­tri­bu­tion to surgery and med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion". The Wal­ter C. Macken­zie Health Sci­ences Cen­tre in Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta is named in his honor.

Sub-Lieu­tenant Arthur Wil­liam May (RCN(R)) was born in St. John’s, New­found­land. He served in the Univer­sity Naval Train­ing Di­vi­sion, re­tir­ing in 1958 as a Sub-Lieu­tenant RCN(R). He was the Pres­i­dent of the Nat­u­ral Sci­ences and En­gi­neer­ing Re­search Coun­cil of Canada 1986-1990. He was the Pres­i­dent of Me­mo­rial Univer­sity (New­found­land) 1990-1999. He was the first Chair­man of the North­west At­lantic Fish­eries Or­ga­ni­za­tion (NAFO), the first Cana­dian Com­mis­sioner of the Canada/U.S. Pa­cific Sal­mon Com­mis­sion, and the Cana­dian rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the NATO Sci­ence Com­mit­tee.

Lieu­tenant-Com­man­der James Ross McFar­lane (RCN) was born in Win­nipeg, Man­i­toba. Af­ter his naval ser­vice, he had a distin­guished ca­reer in En­gi­neer­ing. He joined In­ter­na­tional Hy­dro­dy­nam­ics as Vice-Pres­i­dent of En­gi­neer­ing and Op­er­a­tions. In 1974, he be­came Pres­i­dent and Founder of In­ter­na­tional Sub­ma­rine En­gi­neer­ing Ltd. He earned a BSc in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing from UNB in 1960, and a MSC in Naval Ar­chi­tec­ture and Ma­rine En­gi­neer­ing from MIT. He was a re­cip­i­ent of the Ernest C. Man­ning Award for In­no­va­tion 1987, the Pro­fes­sional En­gi­neers of Bri­tish Columbia Mer­i­to­ri­ous Achieve­ment Award 1987, the Bri­tish Columbia Sci­ence and En­gi­neer­ing Gold Medal in 1989, the Ju­lian C. Smith Medal in 1990, and the An­gus Medal in 1995.

Elec­tri­cal Lieu­tenant-Com­man­der Andrew McKel­lar (RCNVR) was born in 1910 in Van­cou­ver, B.C. He worked as an As­tronomer at the Do­min­ion As­tro­phys­i­cal Ob­ser­va­tory in Vic­to­ria from 1935-1939 and 1945-1960. He was con­sid­ered to have been one of Canada’s great­est as­tronomers. In 1940, he be­gan us­ing spec­troscopy to de­ter­mine the com­po­si­tion of comets and demon­strated that so­lar rays mod­ify their spec­tra. In 1940, he was the first to de­tect the pres­ence of mat­ter in in­ter­stel­lar space when he iden­ti­fied the spec­trum of the or­ganic com­pounds cyanogen ("CN") and methyne ("CH"). In 1941, he de­ter­mined the tem­per­a­ture of the cyanogen mol­e­cules and de­duced that the in­ter­stel­lar medium in which they are found is very cold, ap­prox­i­mately –271°C. In 1948, he was the first to pro­vide proof of the ex­is­tence of the car­bon-ni­tro­gen cy­cle within cold car­bon stars. The CN cy­cle, which had been pre­dicted 10 years ear­lier, is a chain of ther­monu­clear re­ac­tions in which car­bon and ni­tro­gen com­bine to re­lease enor­mous amounts of en­ergy. Ac­cord­ing to the the­ory, it is this en­ergy that sus­tains cold car­bon stars. Dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, he served as an Elec­tri­cal Lieu­tenant-Com­man­der (RCNVR), and in 1944 was placed on in­def­i­nite leave to pur­sue his as­tro­nom­i­cal re­search. In 1962, the Do­min­ion As­tro­phys­i­cal Ob­ser­va­tory in Vic­to­ria named their 1.2-me­tre te­le­scope in his honor. The te­le­scope is used to mea­sure the speed of stars and to de­ter­mine their chemical com­po­si­tions.

Rear–Ad­mi­ral Si­mon New­comb (USN) was born in 1835 in Wal­lace, Nova Sco­tia. His an­ces­tors had set­tled in Canada in 1761. The son of a school teacher, he grew up in sev­eral vil­lages in the Mar­itimes. In 1852, he moved to the United States and grad­u­ated from Har­vard Univer­sity (Lawrence Sci­en­tific School) with a BSc in Math­e­mat­ics. In 1854-56, he was en­gaged as a teacher in Mary­land. He was an as­tronomer, math­e­ma­ti­cian and econ­o­mist. In 1857, he worked as a com­puter of the U.S. Navy’s Nau­ti­cal Almanac Of­fice in Wash­ing­ton. He re­ceived Hon­orary De­grees from seven­teen of the world’s best uni­ver­si­ties. He wrote "The Rem­i­nis­cences of an As­tronomer" in 1903. In 1861, he was ap­pointed as Pro­fes­sor of Math­e­mat­ics at the United States Navy and as­signed to duty at the Naval Ob­ser­va­tory in Wash­ing­ton. He was ap­pointed, late in life, as a Rear-Ad­mi­ral, USN. He served as Pro­fes­sor of Math­e­mat­ics in the U.S. Navy, and re­tired as RearAd­mi­ral. He was also ap­pointed as Pro­fes­sor of Math­e­mat­ics

and Astron­omy at the John Hop­kins Univer­sity. He served as the edi­tor of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Math­e­mat­ics, and was the first pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety. He re­ceived the Gold Medal of the Royal As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety and the Co­p­ley Medal of the Royal So­ci­ety, as well as the Schu­bert Prize of the Im­pe­rial Academy of Sci­ences of Rus­sia. He wrote over 540 books and pa­pers. His most im­por­tant work was in de­vel­op­ing ta­bles of as­tro­nom­i­cal con­stants. His ta­bles of data con­cern­ing the move­ments of the Sun, Mer­cury, Uranus, and Nep­tune played a big part in the de­vel­op­ment of a uni­ver­sal sys­tem of as­tro­nom­i­cal stan­dards. He was as­signed to duty at the United States naval ob­ser­va­tory in Wash­ing­ton. There he ne­go­ti­ated the con­tract for the 26-inch equa­to­rial te­le­scope au­tho­rized by Congress, su­per­vised its con­struc­tion, and planned the tower and dome in which it is mounted. In 1871, he was ap­pointed sec­re­tary of the com­mis­sion that was cre­ated by congress for the pur­poses of ob­serv­ing the tran­sit of Venus on 9 De­cem­ber 1874, which or­ga­nized the ex­pe­di­tions that were sent out by the United States govern­ment. He vis­ited the Saskatchewan re­gion in 1860 to ob­serve an eclipse of the sun and in 1870-71 was sent to Gi­bral­tar for a sim­i­lar pur­pose. In 1882, he ob­served the tran­sit of Venus at the Cape of Good Hope. Mean­while, in 1877, he be­came se­nior pro­fes­sor of math­e­mat­ics in the United States Navy, with the rel­a­tive rank of cap­tain, and was in charge of the of­fice of the "Amer­i­can Ephe­meris and Nau­ti­cal Almanac". A large corps of civil­ian as­sis­tants in Wash­ing­ton and else­where, as well as of­fi­cers of the navy who were de­tailed to that of­fice, worked un­der his di­rec­tion. In ad­di­tion to these du­ties, in 1884 he be­came pro­fes­sor of math­e­mat­ics and astron­omy in Johns Hop­kins, where he had charge of the grad­u­ate stu­dents in astron­omy. Pro­fes­sor New­comb was in­ti­mately as­so­ci­ated with the equip­ment of the Lick ob­ser­va­tory of Cal­i­for­nia, and ex­am­ined the glass of the great te­le­scope and its mount­ing be­fore its ac­cep­tance by the trustees. In 1945, the AGS-14 USS Si­mon New­comb was named for him by the US Navy. In Wal­lace, Nova Sco­tia, there is a mon­u­ment to his mem­ory. He is buried in Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery in Wash­ing­ton. His stone in sec­tion 1 of the Ceme­tery reads, "Pro­fes­sor of Math­e­mat­ics, United States Navy, 1835-1909. The heav­ens de­clare this glory of God, and the fir­ma­ment showeth his hand­i­work".

Sub-Lieu­tenant Edmond M. Reeves (RCN(R)) was born in Lon­don, On­tario in 1934. He was an as­tronomer in civil­ian life. He did his un­der­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate work at the Univer­sity of Western On­tario. He was leader of so­lar space re­search projects at Har­vard Col­lege Ob­ser­va­tory (HCO), and the Har­vard-Smith­so­nian Cen­ter for As­tro­physics; he was ap­pointed Se­nior Re­search As­so­ciate at HCO, and in 1973 he re­ceived a joint ap­point­ment as Physi­cist at the Smith­so­nian As­tro­phys­i­cal Ob­ser­va­tory when the Cen­tre for As­tro­physics was ini­ti­ated un­der Ge­orge Field. Dur­ing his seven­teen years at the Ob­ser­va­tory, he led a large and vi­brant group of en­gi­neers and sci­en­tists in the So­lar Satel­lite Project, de­vel­op­ing a

se­ries of space mis­sions to ex­plore the ex­treme ul­travi­o­let emis­sion from the sun. In 1978, he joined the High Al­ti­tude Ob­ser­va­tory in Boul­der, Colorado, where he was Head of Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Sup­port be­fore mov­ing to NASA Head­quar­ters in 1982. There he be­came Di­rec­tor of the Flight Sys­tems Of­fice in the Of­fice of Life and Mi­cro­grav­ity Sci­ences and Ap­pli­ca­tions, with re­spon­si­bil­ity for in­te­grated plan­ning and sci­ence op­er­a­tions for re­search us­ing the Space­lab and Mir mis­sions.

Sub-Lieu­tenant Kenneth Roy Rozee (RCN(R)) was born in Halifax, Nova Sco­tia in 1931. He served in the Univer­sity Naval Train­ing Di­vi­sion re­tir­ing as a sub­lieu­tenant RCN (R). He taught vi­rol­ogy as a Pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Toronto and at Dal­housie Univer­sity. He com­pleted a re­search fel­low­ship at Warwick Univer­sity, U.K., a Kil­lam Fel­low­ship at Cal­gary Univer­sity, and a fel­low­ship in Pub­lic Health Ad­min­is­tra­tion at Har­vard Univer­sity. For many years, he was Pro­fes­sor and Head of the Depart­ment of Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy at Dal­housie and the Di­rec­tor of Med­i­cal Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy at the then Patho­log­i­cal In­sti­tute in the Vic­to­ria Gen­eral Hospi­tal. Fol­low­ing these ap­point­ments, Dr. Rozee be­came Di­rec­tor of the Bureau of Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy, Lab­o­ra­tory Cen­tre for Dis­ease Con­trol Depart­ment of Health in Ot­tawa. He also con­trib­uted to the de­sign of the In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre for In­fec­tious Dis­eases in Win­nipeg, Man­i­toba. Re­turn­ing to Halifax, he was the found­ing CEO/COO of the Cen­tre for Clin­i­cal Re­search at the Vic­to­ria Gen­eral Hospi­tal as it be­came part of the de­vel­op­ing Queen El­iz­a­beth II Health Sci­ence Cen­tre. In re­tire­ment, he was ap­pointed the honor of Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus in the Depart­ment of Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy and Im­munol­ogy at Dal­housie Univer­sity. He was the found­ing Chair­man of the Cana­dian Col­lege of Mi­cro­bi­ol­o­gists in 1974, and in later years served as Reg­is­trar and was awarded their Distin­guished Ser­vice Award in 2004. He was Pres­i­dent and served on the Board of the Cana­dian As­so­ci­a­tion for Clin­i­cal Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy and In­fec­tious Dis­eases. He was fre­quently a chair­man and mem­ber of many Med­i­cal Re­search Coun­cils, as well as Na­tional Health Re­search and De­fense Re­search Board re­search ad­vi­sory com­mit­tees.

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