Charles Richard (Dick) Harington

Paleontology, paleobiology

Greatly increased our knowledge of the mammals that lived in the Canadian North during the last ice age.

"Only by looking at the many facets of a subject can you hope to see it in proper perspective, and if the evidence from different disciplines does not jibe, then you can question your results and pare closer to the truth."

Birthdate
May 22, 1933

Birthplace
Calgary, Alberta

Residence
Gloucester, Ontario

Family Members

    Title
    Curator Emeritus of Quaternary Zoology

    Office
    Canadian Museum of Nature

    Status
    Semi-retired

    Degrees
    • BA, (Philosophy) University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1954
    • BSc, (Geography and Zoology) University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1957
    • MSc, (Geography and Zoology) McGill University, Montreal, 1961
    • PhD, (Vertebrate Paleontology) University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1977

    Awards
    • Canadian Association of Geographers Prize, 1957
    • Massey Medal (Royal Canadian Geographical Society), 1987
    • Meritorious Service Award (Yukon Government), 1998
    • Officer of the Order of Canada, 2001

    Last Updated
    July 5, 2011

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