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Roland Rusk McLaughlin

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Roland Rusk McLaughlin

Roland R. McLaughlin
Portrait of Roland R. McLaughlin


In office
1954-1966

Preceded by
Succeeded by

Born 1901
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Died 1973
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Nationality Canadian
Discipline Chemical Engineering
Fields Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Education B.A.Sc., 1922
M.A.Sc.
Ph.D., 1926
Alma mater University of Toronto

Roland Rusk McLaughlin (1901-1973) was a chemical engineer, Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering (from 1946-1960) and the sixth Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (from 1954-1966).


Early Life and Education[edit]

Roland Rusk McLaughlin was born on March 16, 1901 to John James and Maude McLaughlin.[1] He graduated from Chemical Engineering at the School of Practical Science in 1922, and obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1926. He married Marjorie Jean McLay on September 16, 1925.

He was appointed as a lecturer in 1930 at the Faculty, and assistant professor in 1931, one of the earliest to hold a Ph.D at the School.[2]

Dean of Engineering[edit]

McLaughlin was appointed Dean in 1954, following the retirement of K.F. Tupper. He had developed a strong reputation as the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, and had been a productive researcher at the Faculty for well over 20 years.[3] His appointment continued a trend towards a research focus at the Faculty beginning in the interwar years.[2]

McLaughlin retired after 12 years as Dean, in 1966. After retirement he briefly served on the University's planning committee.[4]

Honours and Awards[edit]

  • Honourary Doctor of Science, University of Windsor (1961)[5]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.paulturner.ca/McLaughlin/McLaughlin/mclaughlin-dossiers.htm
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard White, The Skule Story, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000).
  3. Martin L. Friedland, The University of Toronto: A History, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002).
  4. Robin S. Harris & Ian Montagnes, eds., Cold Iron and Lady Godiva: Engineering Education at Toronto 1920-1972, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972).
  5. http://www.uwindsor.ca/secretariat/sites/uwindsor.ca.secretariat/files/hondeg.54-alpha.pdf