William Arthur Parks, geologist, palaeontologist, teacher (b at Hamilton, Ont 11 Dec 1868; d at Toronto 3 Oct 1936). A graduate of University of Toronto (BA, 1892; PhD, 1900), he joined its staff in 1893 and became professor and head of the geology department in 1922. One of the founders and original directors of the ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, he trained many students who became professional geologists and palaeontologists. Parks was noted for his pioneer explorations in northern Ontario, his reports on Canadian building and ornamental stones, his studies on Palaeozoic invertebrate fossils, and his discoveries and descriptions of Alberta dinosaurs. A fellow of the RSC and the Royal Society of London, he was the author of some 80 scientific papers and (with A.P. Coleman) of Elementary Geology, with special reference to Canada (1922).
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- Russell, Loris S.. "William Arthur Parks". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 20 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/parks-william-arthur. Accessed 02 December 2023.
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- Russell, L. (2014). William Arthur Parks. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/parks-william-arthur
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- Russell, Loris S.. "William Arthur Parks." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published June 24, 2008; Last Edited January 20, 2014.
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- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "William Arthur Parks," by Loris S. Russell, Accessed December 02, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/parks-william-arthur
William Arthur Parks
Article by Loris S. Russell
Published Online June 24, 2008
Last Edited January 20, 2014