McCalla, Arthur Gilbert

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McCalla, Arthur Gilbert

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1906 - 1985

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Plant scientist, Administrator, 1906-1985. Dr. Arthur Gilbert McCalla was a researcher in the field of protein chemistry, and a senior administrator at the University. He was instrumental in the development and expansion of graduate studies as Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture from 1957 to 1971. During his tenure at the University he held these positions: research assistant, Associate Committee on Grain Research, National Research Council (at the University of Alberta), ca. 1932- 1940; professor, Department of Field Crops (later Plant Science), 1941-1971; Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, 1951-1959; Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, 1957-1971; and Acting Vice-President (Academic), 1969-1970. The McCalla Research Professorships were created in his honour.

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