Edgar William Richard Steacie
|Edgar William Richard Steacie|
Edgar William Richard Steacie|
December 25, 1900
August 28, 1962 61) (aged|
|Alma mater||McGill University|
Henry Marshall Tory Medal (1955)|
Fellow of the Royal Society
Born in Montreal, Quebec, the only child of Richard Steacie and Alice Kate McWood, he studied a year at the Royal Military College of Canada. In 1923, he received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Ph.D. in 1926 from McGill University.
From 1926 to 1939, Steacie taught at McGill University. In 1939, he joined the National Research Council as director of the division of chemistry. In 1950, he became vice-president (scientific) and, in 1952, president.
Awards and honours
From 1954 to 1955, he was the president of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1961, he was elected president of the International Council of Scientific Unions. He was president of the Faraday Society. He was a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He was an honorary Fellow of the Chemical Society.
In 1948, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was awarded the Henry Marshall Tory Medal in 1955. He is a member of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame.
- Marion, L.; Marion, L. (1964). "Edgar William Richard Steacie 1900-1962". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 10: 257. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1964.0016.
- Harry Emmet Gunning. "Edgar William Richard Steacie". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
- "Edgar William Richard Steacie Memorial Fund".
- The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame: The Hall, Canada Science and Technology Museum.
|Professional and academic associations|
|President of the Royal Society of Canada
| Succeeded by|
George Sherwood Hume