Matthews, B. C. (Burton Clare)

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Matthews, B. C. (Burton Clare)

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December 16, 1926 – January 2, 2004

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Burton Clare Matthews was born in Kerwood, Ontario. Matthews received a B.S.A. from the University of Toronto in 1947, a A.M. from the University of Missouri in 1948, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1952. From 1961 to 1962, he studied at Oxford University as a Nuffield Foundation Post-Doctorate Fellow. Matthews began his academic career at the Ontario Agricultural College as an assistant professor of soil science in 1952 becoming an associate professor in 1956 and a full professor in 1958. From 1962 to 1966, he was the head of the department of soil science.

In 1966, he was appointed Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Guelph. In 1970, he was appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo and was reappointed for a second six-year term in 1975. From 1982 to 1984, he was the chairman of the Ontario Council of University Affairs. From 1983 to 1988, he was President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph.

Dr. Matthews died January 2, 2004 in Waterloo.

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University of Guelph (1964-)

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University of Guelph

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Matthews, B. C. (Burton Clare)

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1983-1988

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President of the University of Guelph

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University of Waterloo

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University of Waterloo

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Matthews, B. C. (Burton Clare)

Dates of the relationship

1970-1981

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President of the University of Waterloo

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