Arthur Henry Reginald Buller
|Arthur Henry Reginald Buller
August 19, 1874|
Moseley, Birmingham, England
|Died||July 3, 1944
|Institutions||University of Birmingham
University of Manitoba
|Alma mater||Mason College
The University of Birmingham
Queen's College, Taunton
University of Leipzig
|Notable awards||Royal Medal (1937)
Flavelle Medal (1929)
Fellow of the Royal Society
|Author abbrev. (botany)||Buller|
Born in Moseley, Birmingham, England, he was educated at Queen's College, Taunton. He then studied at Mason College, which later became the University of Birmingham, (BSc in 1896), the University of Leipzig (PhD), and the University of Munich. He was awarded a DSc by the University of Birmingham. He worked briefly for the Naples Zoological Station. From 1901 to 1904, he was a Lecturer in Botany at University of Birmingham. He came to Canada in 1904 and founded the Botany Department at the University of Manitoba and was the first Professor of Botany and Geology at the University of Manitoba, and served as Head of the Botany Department until his retirement in 1936.
He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1909 and became its President in 1927. In 1929, he was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Flavelle Medal and in 1937 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. He was a life member of the Mycological Society of America.
He was awarded honorary degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, University of Calcutta, University of Manitoba, and University of Pennsylvania. The Buller Building at the University of Manitoba, built in 1932, is named in his honour.
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