Fonds Fonds 96 - A.G. Wacker fonds

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A.G. Wacker fonds

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Fonds 96

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  • 1967-1987, predominant 1974-1979 (Creation)

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73.66 cm of textual records

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Arthur Gordon Wacker was born on 10 October 1933 in Jansen, Saskatchewan. He received his early education in Regina, and won a scholarship to Queen's University, where he earned his BSc (1955) in Electrical Engineering. He worked briefly for both Northern Electric Co. Ltd. and the Schlumberger Well Survey Corporation, prior to being appointed Special Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in 1957. He earned his MSc in 1962. Wacker was promoted to full professor in 1975. His research activities have included working with the Institute for Northern Studies to improve radio communications in the North; "ground truthing," or collecting agronomic data from microwave radars; and monitoring soil and crop conditions using satellites.

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This fonds contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports for the following committees: Computer Advisory Committee; Computer Management Committee; Computer Budget Committee; Computer Hardware Subcommittee; and Computer Selection Committee. The collection also contains two articles by Professor Wacker: "Switching Noise Studies on Powerline Courier" (1967) and "Image Representation Via Its Symmetrical Components" (1986).

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Related material: See also Faculty Biographies series.

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