Fonds UBCA-ARC-1502 - Lawrence Lowe fonds

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Lawrence Lowe fonds

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44 cm of textual records.

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Dr. Lawrence E. Lowe (March 29, 1933, June 17, 2016) was a faculty member in the Department of Soil Science in the UBC Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (now Land and Food Systems). Born in Toronto and educated in England, Lowe attended Oxford University (B.A. 1954, M.A. 1958). He went on to graduate work at Macdonald College, McGill University (M.Sc. 1960, Ph.D. 1963). He joined UBC as an assistant professor in 1966, after soil survey and soil research work in Alberta. A specialist in the field of soil chemistry, Lowe's research focused on soil organic matter. He was promoted to associate professor in 1970 and professor in 1975. As Associate Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences from 1985 to 1991, Lowe held responsibilities for student counselling, admissions, records, curriculum matters, and teaching. He retired as professor emeritus in 1994.

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Fonds consists of academic and personal works of Dr. Lawrence Lowe, by himself or in collaboration with others. Also included are a collection of genealogical materials pertaining to the Burpee and Lowe branches of his family along with a copy of Lowe’s 1994 curriculum vitae.

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Initially acquired from Dr. Lowe in June 1994. An additional accrual was received in 2016.


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