A plaque on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba, erected in 1996 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, commemorates plant pathologist Margaret Newton, whose ground-breaking research on the rusts of wheat improve our understanding of this threat to the agricultural production of the Canadian prairies.
Memorable Manitobans: Margaret Newton (1887-1971)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dominion Rust Research Laboratory (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg)
Commemorating Margaret Newton
Manitoba History, Number 59, October 2008
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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 May 2021
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