Anderson,Roy C.

This post was written by ali on January 10, 2009
Posted Under: World Parasitologists
Anderson,Roy C.
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Place of work: Guelph Uni,Canada
Field of study: Nematodes
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Prof. Anderson had a very productive and stellar career. He had published more than 250 papers in referred journals and the 2nd. edition of his well-received monograph “Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates: Their Development and Transmission” was published in 2000. Dr. Anderson also edited several books including the taxonomic series “CIH Keys to the Nematode Parasite of Vertebrates”. He was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards which included the Henry B. Ward Medal (American Society of Parasitologists) and the Robert A. Wardle Award (Canadian Society of Zoologists).

He was active in scientific societies (e.g. President, Canadian Society of Zoologists; President, Wildlife Disease Association), and served on numerous influential committees in the Ontario education system (e.g. Advisory Committee on Academic Planning; Academic Advisory Committee) and in U of G (e.g. Member of Senate; Chair, Committee on Academic Priorities). Dr. Anderson was Acting Dean at the founding of the College of Biological Science, and was Chair of the Department of Zoology.

Prof. Anderson taught both undergraduate and graduate courses, was research supervisor to 29 graduate students (14 MSc and 15 PhD) and numerous postdoctoral fellows, and hosted many visiting scholars/scientists. He was the inaugural recipient of the Clark P. Read Mentor Award (American Society of Parasitologists), and was appointed University Professor Emeritus after he retired. His dedication to research, to the training of young scientists, and to the University was second to none.

The College of Biological Science, U of G, is delighted to host and co-sponsor a lecture series to honour the late Professor Roy Clayton Anderson. An eminent scholar/scientist will be invited to deliver this annual lecture, and be on campus to interact with students, staff and faculty members. We define Parasitology to include all aspects of microbial, protozoan and metazoan infections in animals and plants(

Contact Patrick TK Woo (email: for more information on the lecture series

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