Fonds - E.L. Watson fonds

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E.L. Watson fonds

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  • 1912-1979 (Creation)
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    Watson, Ernest L., 1917-

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96 cm of textual records

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Born in Saskatoon, Sask., Ernest Watson grew up in Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia where he earned a B.A.Sc. in 1940. After working in the private sector, he returned to UBC in 1952 as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Engineering. He earned an M.Sc. from the University of California (Davis) in 1955. Watson specialized in food processing engineering and continued to work in the department until his retirement in 1980.

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Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, printed material, and publications pertaining to Watson's professional activities and affiliations. Fonds includes materials pertaining to the Engineering Science Leads Committee of the B.C. Agricultural Sciences Co-ordinating Committee (BCSCC) on which Watson sat for the period 1967-1978. Composed of representatives of the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Agriculture Canada, and the UBC Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, the Committee advised the Minister of Agriculture and allotted research funds for research projects within the province.

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BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-131

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