Fields, W. Gordon

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Fields, W. Gordon

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1912-1986

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Gordon Fields attended Victoria College from 1929-30, and 1934-35, and graduated from UBC with a BA in 1938. He received an MA in 1949, and a PhD from Stanford University in California. Fields joined the Victoria College Biology Department in 1941, and served as the Chair from 1951-1971. He was a member of the Victoria College Building Committee (1957-63) and the UVic Campus Planning Committee (1963-67), and involved in the planning and construction of UVic's Elliott Building. He was a noted Invertebrate Zoologist, and was Canada's leading authority on squid. He retired in 1978, and died at the age of 74 on 26 January 1986.

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