(Albert) Murray Fallis Zoology, Animals, Physiology, Metabolism

Father of Canadian parasitology

The Story

Fallis directed the departments of parasitology at the Ontario Research Foundation and the School of Hygiene at the University of Toronto. He served as a consultant for the World Health Organization and is emeritus member of many scientific societies of parasitology. He published numerous papers on protozoans, trematodes, cestodes, nematodes and arthropods and nurtured the careers of generations of graduate scientists. In 1997, the A. Murray Fallis Graduate Award in Zoology was created at U of T. in his honour.

Sources: Canadian Who's Who 1993; Zoonews Feb. 1997; Image: U of T Zoonews Nov. 1999.

The Person

Birthdate
January 2, 1907
Birthplace
Minto Township, Ontario
Title
Professor, Department of Zoology; Head of the Department of Parasitology, School of Hygiene and Director of Parasitology, Ontario Research Foundation.
Office
University of Toronto
Status
Retired
Degrees
  • BA (Biology), University of Toronto, 1932
  • PhD (Biology), University of Toronto, 1937
Awards
  • Wardle Medal, 1975
Last Updated
April 8, 2015
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