George Lawson Pickard, MBE, oceanographer, educator (born 5 July 1913 in Cardiff, Wales; died 1 May 2007 in Vancouver, BC). Following military service with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, Pickard came to Canada in 1947. He was professor of physics at the University of British Columbia from 1947 to 1979 and director of the Institute of Oceanography there from 1958 to 1979. He began the studies of water properties and circulation that have provided much of our understanding of the oceanography of British Columbia's fjords and estuaries. His expertise in fjord studies later took him to study in Chile and New Zealand. As a teacher and administrator, Pickard was influential in the development of marine sciences in western Canada; his textbooks on physical oceanography received worldwide circulation.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Leblond, Paul H.. "George Lawson Pickard". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 21 November 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/george-lawson-pickard. Accessed 26 April 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Leblond, P., George Lawson Pickard (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/george-lawson-pickard
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Leblond, Paul H., "George Lawson Pickard". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 05, 2008; last modified November 21, 2016. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/george-lawson-pickard
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Paul H. Leblond, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "George Lawson Pickard", last modified November 21, 2016, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/george-lawson-pickard
George Lawson Pickard
|Article by||Paul H. Leblond|
|Published Online||February 5, 2008|
|Last Edited||November 21, 2016|
George Lawson Pickard, MBE, oceanographer, educator (born 5 July 1913 in Cardiff, Wales; died 1 May 2007 in Vancouver, BC).