Solandt, O. M.

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-1909: Omond McKillop Solandt is born in Winnipeg on 2 September
-1920: Family moves to Toronto
-1927: Receives certificate in radiotelegraphy
-1927: Enters University of Toronto, registering at Victoria College
-1928, 1929: Radio operator, Ontario Forestry Branch (summer employment)
-1930: Observer, Ontario Provincial Air Services (summer employment)
-1931, 12 June: BA (Biological and Medical Sciences), First Class Honours, and is awarded G. A. Cox Gold Medal by Victoria College
-1932: MA, U of T. Thesis: “The duration of the recovery period, and the respiratory quotient of the excess metabolism, following strenuous muscular exercise”
-1932-1933: Research in Physiology under Professor Charles H. Best
-1933: BSc in Medicine, U of T
-1935: Attends 14th Congress of the International Physiological Society in Leningrad and Moscow
-1936, 4 June: MD, with honours, winning all the awards offered: Gold Medallist in Medicine, Ellen Mickle Fellowship, Chappell Prize in Clinical Medicine, William John Hendry Memorial Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ontario Medical Association Prize in Preventive Medicine, David Dunlap Memorial Scholarship, and the Canadian Medical Institute Prize.
-1936-1937: Begins Master of Arts programme in pathology at University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Alan N. Drury
-1938: Intern, Toronto General Hospital
-1939: On 5 January Dr. Solandt is accepted into the PhD programme at Cambridge
-1939: Member, Royal College of Physicians, London
-1939-1940: Lecturer in mammalian physiology at University of Cambridge, April 1939 – 15 May 1940 [on military leave until April 1945]
-1940-1941: Director, South-West London Blood Supply Depot at Sutton, Surrey, 16 May
-1941-1944: From March 1941 to 18 February 1944 Solandt was the first Director of the Medical Research Council’s Physiological Laboratory at the Armoured Fighting Vehicle School, Lulworth, Dorset, and (ex-officio) a member of the AFV Sub-Committee.
-1942: Armoured Fighting Vehicle Section, Army Operational Research Group (AORG), operated jointly by the British Army and the Ministry of Supply
-1943: Commissioned into the Canadian Army (General List) as a Colonel; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 19 February 1944
-1943: Deputy Superintendent of Army Operational Research Group
-1944-1945: From June 1944, Superintendent of AORG at Ibstock Place, Richmond Park, Surrey
-1945-1946: Fellow, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, April 1945 – January 1946
-1945: September – December: loaned to the Scientific Advisor to the Army Council in the War Office to go as his representative on a mission to study the effects of the atomic bomb on Japan
-1946-1947: Director-General of Defence Research, Ottawa
-1947: Awarded the Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm by the United States government
-1947-1956: Founding Chairman, Defence Research Board of Canada and Member, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Defence Council
-1956-1963: Assistant Vice-President and, in 1957, Vice-President, Research and Development, Canadian National Railways
-1958: Seconded to Department of External Affairs as a member of the Western Delegation to the Conference on Experts to Study the Possibility of Detecting Violations of a Possible Agreement on Suspension of Nuclear Tests
-1963: Elected president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society on 22 February
-1963, May: Joint announcement of his appointment as Vice-President, Research and Develop-ment for Hawker-Siddeley Canada Ltd., and Vice-President, Research and Develop-ment at de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. A month later he was elected a director of Hawker-Siddeley, a director de Havilland and later Vice-President, Research and Planning. He also was appointed Chairman of the Board of DFC Systems Ltd.
-1963-1970: Director, Electrical Reduction Company of Canada (later ERCO Chemicals) and Vice-Chairman, 1966-1970
-1965-1971: Chancellor, University of Toronto
-1966-1972: Founding Chairman, Science Council of Canada
-1966-1967: Member of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Centennial Centre
-1966-1980: Director, Huyck Corporation
-1970-1975: Director, Mitchell Plummer Ltd.
-1970-1971: Member of the Board of Governors, Upper Canada College
-1971-1976: Chairman of Ontario Government Commission of Inquiry to advise on the transmis-sion of power from Nanticoke to Pickering and from Lennox to Oshawa (the Solandt Commission)
-1971-1976: Public Governor, Toronto Stock Exchange, and chair of its CATS [Canadian Automated National Trading System] committee, 1974-1976
-1975: Senior Consultant, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto
-1975-1981: Member, Board of Advisors, Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering, St. John’s, Newfoundland
-1975-1988: Consultant to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
-1975-1977: Consultant to the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, on the establishment of the International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Lebanon, Syria and Iran
-1976-1981: Trustee, Vice-Chairman of the Board and member of the Executive Committee of ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria
-1976-1982: Founding Chairman, Science Advisory Board of the Northwest Territories
-1976-1986: Trustee and Chairman of the Executive and Finance Committee, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Mexico City
-1977-1983: Member, Board of Governors and Executive Committee, International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya
-1978: Chairman, Review Committee, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada
-1979: Member of Steering Committee of and author of report for Canadian Forestry Advisory Council
-1979-1982: Trustee and Chairman, Finance Committee, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh
-1981: Member, Quinquennial Review Committee for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), World Bank, Washington
-1982-1983: Member, Quinquennial Review Panel for International Potato Research Centre (CIP), Lima, Peru. Retained by the World Bank to direct a management review prior to the meeting of the Panel
-1982-1985: Senior Advisor to the Canada/Newfoundland Royal Commission on the Ocean Ranger Marine Disaster and Chairman of the Commission’s 1984 Conference on Safety Offshore Canada
-1983: Consultant on management to the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
-1984: Retained by the World Bank to direct a management review of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Columbia
-1985: Chairman, Program Review, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria
-1986: Retained by the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to visit their branches in Brussels, Lausanne, and Berne and to report to their headquarters in Zurich; member of its Toronto Committee
-1987: Retained by CGIAR to advise the West African Rice Development Association (WARDA), Monrovia, Liberia, in reorganizing its management structure
-1988: Participates in a management review of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines
-1993: Died May 12


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