Passing of Professor Mary E Spencer

17 Mar 2023 12:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

As President of CSPB-CSBV, it is my sad duty to inform the CSPB-SCBV community that Professor Mary E. Spencer passed away peacefully on December 18th 2022 at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre. Professor Spencer made outstanding contributions to the field of plant biology, specifically in understanding how ethylene is produced. Professor Spencer’s exceptional career was recognized by her election to the Royal Society of Canada as a Fellow in 1976 and an Order of Canada in 2001, among many other honours. She gave back to the plant biology community as an active member of the Canadian Society of Plant Biology / La Société Canadienne de Biologie Végétale in her role on several committees, as Western Regional Director, Vice-President and President. Her name and memory live on in the CSPB-SCBV Mary E. Spencer Award that was established in 2018, to recognize CSPB-SCBV members who have made outstanding contributions to plant biology research and public service to the plant biology community. A more detailed professional obituary by Professor Deep Saini will be posted in the next few months. 

Robin Cameron CSPB - SCBV President
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