Fonds Fonds 95 - O.R. Skinner fonds

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O.R. Skinner fonds

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Fonds 95

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  • 1928-1990, predominant 1970-1988 (Creation)

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5.2 m textual records

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Orville Ray Skinner was born in Oshawa, Ontario on 25 October 1927. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1950, and continued with postgraduate work at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, earning an MSc. in mathematics and Ph.D. in physics, in June and September of 1952 respectively. He taught briefly at the University of New York and worked at the National Research Council in Ottawa prior to joining the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan in 1954 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He was appointed Assistant Professor in 1956 and by 1968, had risen to the rank of Full Professor. Dr. Skinner's special fields of research were gravitation and relativity. He published many articles and wrote two standard texts, "Mechanics" and "Relativity." Perhaps his greatest contribution to the University and Physics was his outstanding ability as a teacher. He was recognized by the U of S in 1987 with the Master Teacher Award. Dr. Skinner died on 2 December 1988.

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This fonds contains correspondence with colleagues, students and friends, subject files including information on the role of scientists in public affairs and education, nuclear energy, labour relations, various University of Saskatchewan committees and the Department of Physics, lecture and research notes, articles, reports and work that was in progress at the time of Dr. Skinner's death. There is also a substantial section of reference material.

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Restricted - review April 2001. $3Box 2, file I.36.

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Related material: See also Faculty Biographies and Faculty Publications series.

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