Howard Charles Clark
Howard Charles Clark, chemist, university administrator (b at Auckland, NZ 4 Sept 1929). Educated at University of Auckland and Cambridge, he came to BC in 1957 and rapidly established a reputation for original work in organo-metallic, co-ordination and fluorine chemistry. From 1965 he continued this research as professor of inorganic chemistry at Western, receiving the Noranda Award of the Chemical Institute of Canada, the ScD degree from Cambridge and fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada. He served as head of Western's chemistry department 1967-76, then moved to University of Guelph as VP Academic and professor of chemistry. In 1986 he became president of Dalhousie University, Halifax, a position he held until his retirement in 1995. The recipient of two honorary degrees (University of Victoria, 1989 and University of Guelph, 1992) he was director of the Corporate Higher Education Forum (1990-95) and a member of the National Advisory Board of Science and Technology (1991-94).