Young, E. Gordon

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Born:             5 January 1897, Quebec City

Died:              24 March 1976, Halifax

Field:             Biochemistry



Young was invited by Dalhousie University in 1924 to organize the newly created Department of Biochemistry, made possible by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. He remained Head of Biochemistry at Dalhousie until 1950, when he resigned to undertake the planning and development of the Atlantic Regional Laboratory of the National Research Council of Canada; the Laboratory opened in 1952. Young served as Director of the ARL till his retirement in 1962.

Young was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was awarded honorary degrees by Acadia (D.Sc., 1957) and Dalhousie (LL.D., 1965).


Howell, D.R.S., Masson, C.R. 1976. Proc. NS Inst. Sci. Vol. 27(3/4): 182