Fonds UBCA-ARC-1016 - Donald MacKay fonds

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Donald MacKay fonds

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UBCA-ARC-1016

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  • 1882-1983, predominant 1943-1983 (Creation)
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    MacKay, Donald

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76 cm of textual records
9 photographs : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 or smaller
2 scrapbooks

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(1905-1988)

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Donald MacKay was born in Barrie, Ontario. He completed a B.A. (1929) and M.A. (1930) at Queen's University and his Ph.D. at Stanford University (1934). MacKay then taught marine studies in zoology at the University of Connecticut, Stanford University, and the University of Hawaii. He then served as assistant director of the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission (1943-1946). MacKay joined the University of British Columbia's Department of Zoology in 1946. The following year moved to the Department of Philosophy and Psychology as an assistant professor of psychology. He remained in the department until his retirement in 1970. MacKay was active in international student and International House programs on campus and sat on the Vancouver International House Board of Directors. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the International House Association in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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The fonds consists of records from International House (1955-1963) and the Board of Trustees of the International House Association (1953-1963) as well as assorted printed material generated by International House. The Collection also includes a scrapbook of early advertising memorabilia (1895-1900), a history of UBC's Department of Psychology, collected material pertaining to the Axis powers during World War II and an unidentified diary.

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