Madeleine Alberta Fritz, palaeontologist (b at Saint John 3 Nov 1896; d at Toronto 20 Aug 1990). She was educated at McGill and the University of Toronto and, while a student of William Arthur PARKS (and later as associate director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Palaeontology), was a leader in the North American study of Ordovician bryozoa. For many years a professor of geology at U of T, she was the second woman in Canada to be elected a fellow in the Royal Society of Canada. Her studies on the PALAEONTOLOGY and stratigraphy of Toronto and vicinity stand as a definitive work.