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Gibson, William C.
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Born in Ottawa, William Carleton Gibson graduated from British Columbia's first Commerce class (1933). He earned degrees from McGill (M.Sc. 1936 and MDCM 1941) and Oxford University (Ph.D. 1938). He specialized in Neurology and Psychiatry, which he taught at the University of Sidney and California before coming to UBC in 1950. Gibson was a researcher and clinical Associate Professor when the medical school opened and soon became Director of the Kinsmen Laboratory for Neurological Research. In the 1950s, he was a member of the UBC Senate and President of the Faculty Association. From 1960 to 1978, he served as a professor and Head of the History of Medicine and Science. In addition, Gibson was active in local politics and wrote several articles and books, including Wesbrook and His University (1973).