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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

AGM 2019
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Annual
General
Meeting

Spring Field Trip 2019
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Spring
Field Trip

Summer Field Trip 2019
MHS
Summer
Field Trip

Fall Field Trip 2019
MHS
Fall
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Richard Irwin “Dick” Ruggles (1923-2008)

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Richard I. Ruggles
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Historical geographer.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 27 June 1923, he received a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto (1945), MA from Syracuse University (1947), and PhD from the London School of Economics (1958). He taught at the University of British Columbia from 1953 to 1960 before moving to Queen’s University where, in 1960, he founded the Department of Geography. He retired in 1988. His areas of expertise included Canadian historical geography, Soviet and Russian economic and political geography, cartography, and urban geography and planning. In 1970, he co-authored with John Warkentin the Historical Atlas of Manitoba, published by the Manitoba Historical Society. He died at Duncan, British Columbia on 9 January 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Queen’s University.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 September 2015

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