Emeritus professors named Fellows
By Communications Staff
January 10, 2008
Three former Western faculty members are part of the first-ever group of Fellows elected to the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS).
Allan Hamill and Susan Weaver, both of whom served as Adjunct Faculty in the former Plant Sciences Department, and Paul Cavers, who spent 40 years as a faculty member in the Plant Science and Biology departments, were honoured with the recognition at the recent CWSS annual meeting.
Together, the three scientists supervised more than 50 graduate students, half of whom obtained PhD degrees, and several dozen undergraduate thesis students. All three have been active in publishing, with more than 200 papers published in refereed journals and a large number of contributions to books; all of this in addition to being active executive members in CWSS.
Each scientist was named a Fellow of the CWSS in recognition of outstanding contributions to weed science in Canada. All three have also worked with weed scientists in other countries, including the US, Australia, the Netherlands, Great Britain and New Zealand.
The CWSS began as primarily an advisory body to the federal government on matters pertaining to weed control, but more recently has expanded its role as the professional organization for weed scientists working in government, academia and industry.
The CWSS now has over 300 members with university scientists, including graduate students, as a large component
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