Historic Sites of Manitoba: Margaret Newton Plaque (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg)

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.

Margaret Newton commemorative plaque beside the former Dominion Rust Research Laboratory

Margaret Newton commemorative plaque beside the former Dominion Rust Research Laboratory (November 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Margaret Newton commemorative plaque

Margaret Newton commemorative plaque (January 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.80930, W97.12977
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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


We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2021

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