Laycock, Samuel

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Laycock, Samuel

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Samuel Ralph Laycock, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., L.L.D., Emeritus Dean of Education, University of Saskatchewan, author and broadcaster, was born in Marmora, Ontario, in 1891. His early school education was in Ontario, followed by work in the University of Toronto, where he took his B.A., graduating as a gold medallist. With interruptions because of war service, he taught high school and then lectured at the University of Alberta. During this time, he took his M.A. at the University of Alberta. He then proceeded to the University of London, where he took his Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1927. Later that year, he became a professor of educational psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. He became Dean of Education in Saskatchewan in 1947 and retired from that office in 1953. He later taught at the University of British Columbia as a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, and his association with education in British Columbia continued until he died in 1971.


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