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 Science College
Queen's College, Taunton
University of Leipzig
|Notable awards||Flavelle Medal, Fellow of the Royal Society|
|Author abbreviation (botany)||Buller|
Born in Moseley, Birmingham, England, he received a Bachelor of Science from Queen's College, Taunton in 1896. He then completed this with a Doctor of Philosophy in botany from the University of Leipzig in 1899. He also trained at the Marine Biological Station in Naples. From 1901 to 1904, he was a Lecturer in Botany at University of Birmingham. He came to Canada in 1904 and founded the Botanty 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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