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)
Nationality Canadian
Known for Research and development of rust resistant cereals
Awards Flavelle Medal (1942)
Order of Canada
Scientific career
Fields Plant pathology

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]


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]


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]


  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: 130–145. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1994.0008. 
  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. 
  4. ^ a b J. W. Martens (1987). "John Hubert Craigie: Our Centenarian Pathologist" (PDF). Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 9: 416–417. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Jakob Eriksson Prize". 

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