James M. Harrison
|Dr. James Merritt Harrison|
September 20, 1915|
|Died||July 6, 1990
|Institutions||Geological Survey of Canada
Canadian Federal Department of Energy, Mines and Resources
|Alma mater||University of Manitoba
|Known for||Founding the Union of Geological Sciences|
|Notable awards||Order of Canada
James Merritt Harrison, CC (September 20, 1915 – July 6, 1990) was a Canadian scientist and public servant. He was the Director of the Geological Survey of Canada from 1956 to 1964, and Assistant Deputy Minister of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources.
He was one of the founders of the Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and was its first President from 1961 to 1964. Between 1966 and 1968, he was President of the International Council for Science.
From January 1973 to March 1976, he was the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris.
In 1971, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
|Professional and academic associations|
|President of the Royal Society of Canada
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