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Known as the Department of Soils until 1949, the Soil Science Department promotes good stewardship of soil resources through teaching, research and extension. It administers the Alberta Soil Survey (established 1921), the Breton Plots (1930) and the Alberta Institute of Pedology (1968) (PACCR, 1988). Lecturer 'Soils I': 1914-1919 Adolph L.F. Lehmann. Heads: 1919-1947 Frank Archibald Wyatt; 1947-1959 John Dawson Newton; 1959-1969 John A. Toogood. Chairs: 1969-1974 John A. Toogood; 1971-1972 Stephen Pawluk (Acting); 1974-1979 Stephen Pawluk; 1979-1989 William B. McGill; 1984-1985 Marvin J. Dudas (Acting); 1989- James A. Robertson.