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Dr. Terrance Rummery

Dr. Terrance E. Rummery (inducted 2009)


Dr. Rummery is honoured for his leadership in Atomic Energy Canada, especially in the area of atomic waste management.

Dr. Rummery’s academic achievements began in 1957 with a First Place in General Proficiency, Grade 13, at Brockville Collegiate. They continued with an Honours B.Sc. in Engineering Chemistry, Queen’s University, 1961; a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Queen’s University, 1966; a National Research Council Overseas Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University College, London, UK, 1966-7, and culminated in an Honorary Doctorate awarded by Queen’s University in 1993.

As President of Atomic Energy Canada (Research), Dr. Rummery lead the program to develop the safe disposal of used nuclear fuel. For his work he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Queen’s University in 1993. A year later he was the recipient of the W.B. Lewis Medal presented by the Canadian Nuclear Society for contributions to nuclear science and engineering. His other accomplishments include Chairman of the Board for the Chemical Institute of Canada, 1998, and Fellowships in the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Canadian Nuclear Society.

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