Louis-Paul Dugal

Louis-Paul Dugal 

Prof. Louis-Paul Dugal died January 7, 2000 at the age of 88. The APRUM (Association of Professors Retired from the University of Montreal) recognized its merits the welcoming in 1986 as an honorary member. The late has been missing for more than thirty years a very important role in higher education in Quebec. After brilliant studies at the Pennsylvania State University, he joined at the beginning of the 40's the Department of Biology University of Montreal. There is shown an extraordinary talent both in high quality teaching of his teaching by the dynamism with which he pursued his work research. He instilled in his students an interest in the biological sciences, and has even almost managed to "seduce" and attract a distinguished colleague in biology mathematician. It had to be do!

In the mid-fifties, he accepted the invitation of the University of Ottawa take charge of its Department of Biology. Subsequently, he assumed the responsibilities of Dean of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences. Over 60 years, the University of Sherbrooke was recruited during the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine. Successively Director studies of this option and then vice-president (administration and research), he participated successfully consolidation of the institution.

Convinced of the importance given to the development of higher education, it made a point to participate in many research organizations. Its radiation he received during years, many awards and honors, including the Pariseau Medal of ACFAS, the price Montyon Academy of Sciences in Paris, a scholarship Guggenheim Foundation and several honorary doctorates. With him died one of the last survivors of the genuine pioneers in the development of science in Quebec.


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