John Hubert Craigie

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John Hubert Craigie
Born (1887-12-08)December 8, 1887
Died February 26, 1989(1989-02-26) (aged 101)
Fields Plant pathology
Known for Research and development of rust resistant cereals
Notable awards Flavelle Medal (1942)
Order of Canada

John Hubert Craigie, OC FRS FRSC[1] (December 8, 1887 – February 26, 1989) was a Canadian plant pathologist. He is known for his "research and development of rust resistant cereals which have been of vital significance to Canada as a cereal producing nation".[2]

Biography[edit]

Born in Merigomish, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Craigie studied at Harvard University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Manitoba. He was a founding member of the Dominion Rust Research Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1925. In 1930, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. In 1926, he published "Discovery of the Function of the Pycnia of the Rust Fungi".[3] From 1928 to 1945, he was in charge of the plant pathology section of the lab. From 1945 to 1952, he was the Dominion Botanist for the Department of Agriculture.[4]

Honours[edit]

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1967. In 1952, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society.[1] He was awarded honorary degrees from the University of British Columbia (1946), the University of Saskatchewan (1948), Dalhousie University (1951), and the University of Manitoba (1959). He was a charter member of the Canadian Phytopathological Society.[4] In 1942, he was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Flavelle Medal. In 1930, he was awarded the International Society for Plant Pathology's Jakob Eriksson Prize.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sackston, W. E. (1994). "John Hubert Craigie. 8 December 1887-26 February 1989". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 39: 130–126. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1994.0008.  edit
  2. ^ "Order of Canada citation". 
  3. ^ Craigie, J. H. (1927). "Discovery of the Function of the Pycnia of the Rust Fungi". Nature 120 (3030): 765. doi:10.1038/120765a0.  edit
  4. ^ a b J. W. Martens (1987). "John Hubert Craigie: Our Centenarian Pathologist". Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 9: 416–417. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Jakob Eriksson Prize". 

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