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Service Award 1963: A. Vibert Douglas

A. Vibert Douglas, M.B.E., Ph.D., LL.D., nominated by the Kingston centre. Dr. Douglas was a driving force in the Montreal Centre until her departure from McGill to become Dean of Women and later Professor of Astronomy at Queen's University. Shortly thereafter, in 1943 and 1944, she became the first woman to hold the office of National President of the R.A.S.C. Through her efforts, the Kingston Centre of the Society was founded in 1960. Few individuals have served their profession as well as Dr. Douglas, as a distinguished author and as an outstanding lecturer on astronomical topics. Her enthusiasm, her encouragement to students, her concern for the welfare of individuals in this and other lands are endearing qualities. Her services to our Society are recognized by this award.

Reference: JRASC Vol. 57, p.124

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