Fonds MG 58 - G.A. McMurray fonds

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G.A. McMurray fonds

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MG 58

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  • 1949-1981 (inclusive) ; 1957-1978 (predominant) (Creation)

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4.20 m of textual records

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Gordon Aylmer McMurray was born in Lennoxville, Quebec, on 19 October 1913. He received both his BA (1933) and MA (1935) from Bishop's University, and taught high school at various locations in Quebec. During World War II Dr. McMurray served with the RCAF. Following the war, he continued his postgraduate studies at McGill, earning a Ph.D. in 1949. He joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan in 1949 as Assistant Professor, and became Head of the Department in 1950, a position which he held until 1970. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1956. He also served on the grants committees for both the NRC and the Canada Council, was named President of the Canadian Psychological Association in 1963 and was elected a Fellow of the CPA in 1968. Dr. McMurray died on August 16, 2003 in Quebec.

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This fonds contains information concerning various professional associations, including the American, Canadian, and Saskatchewan Psychological Associations; Government departments and agencies, such as the Defense Research Board, the Women's Bureau, and the National Research Council; and the Royal Commission on Health Services. There are also several files of lecture and research notes (including work done with Dr. Jaques), personal correspondence, and departmental material, including reports, curriculum, recruitment, and promotion; as well as two of Dr. McMurray's abstracts: "Theories of Pain and Congenital Universal Insensitivity to Pain" and "The Background of Thought and Language."

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