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Memorable Manitobans: John Martin Stewart (1936-2012)

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John M. Stewart
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University professor.

Born in Scotland on 15 August 1936, his teen years were spent in Jamaica then he came to Canada with his family. He attended McMaster University at Hamilton, Ontario where he obtained BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees. After being granted a NATO fellowship, he did postdoctoral studies on peat bogs at the Macaulay Institute at Aberdeen, Scotland. He returned to Canada and taught biology at McMaster University. In 1969, he came to the University of Manitoba and taught in the Botany Department where he continued his research on peat bogs and wild rice, and later served as Department Head from 1988 to 1993. He died at Winnipeg on 1 December 2012.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 2012.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 December 2012

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