Fonds P0115 - Robert Pallen fonds

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Robert Pallen fonds

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  • 1969-1977 (Creation)
    Pallen, Robert

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5 cm of textual records
28 audio reels
9 audio cassettes

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Robert H. Pallen was born in 1930. He was married to Anne, and they had children. He died in Montreal in 2003. Pallen graduated in Chemistry from Sir George Williams University in 1952. He pursured graduate studies and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario.

He joined Loyola of Montreal as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. After Loyola College merged with Sir George Williams University to form Concordia University in 1974, he was Associate Professor of chemistry at Concordia University from 1975 to 1989 and then Associate Professor, chemistry and biochemistry, from 1990 to his retirement in 1996.

He held many administrative positions. He was secretary of the Loyola Science Faculty Council 1972-1973. From 1973-1979 he was Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science (Loyola). From 1977-1985 he was Associate Dean of Division III, Faculty of Arts and Science. From 1985 to 1996 he was Associate Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Following retirement he pursued his interest in music, registering as a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts. He was active in the Concordia University Pensioners' Association.

In 1983 he institute the annual Expo-Science, a collaboration between Concordia University and the Pointe Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall.

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The fonds provides information on environmental studies and Loyola Science Faculty Council administration and activities.
The fonds includes documents accumulated by Robert Pallen as secretary of the Loyola Science Faculty Council, course files and course readings for environmental studies courses given in the 1970s, recordings of lectures by visitors to the environmental studies courses, and brochures on studies in science and human affairs.

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These documents were donated to the Concordia University Archives by Robert Pallen in 1996.


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