J. Willis Ambrose

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John Willis Ambrose Ph.D. (1911–1974) was the first President of the Geological Association of Canada in 1947.

Early life[edit]

Ambrose grew up in southwestern Alberta.

Education[edit]

Ambrose obtained a B.A. from Stanford University in 1932 and a Ph.D. form Yale University in 1935.

Career[edit]

Ambrose spent his career exploring geology in Canada. Between 1945 and 1948, he lived in Toronto, but was a Special Lecturer at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. In 1948, he moved to Kingston and joined Queen's full-time. He served as head of their geology department from 1962 until 1968. Ambrose retired in 1973.

Legacy[edit]

The Geological Association of Canada honours Ambrose annually by awarding the Ambrose Medal to an individual for sustained dedicated service to the Canadian earth science community.

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