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Remembering former Dean Robert McNutt

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert (Bob) McNutt, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences. He will be remembered as a dedicated leader, researcher and professor, as well as an honoured colleague. 

Dr. McNutt received his Bachelor of Science at the University of New Brunswick and his PhD in Geochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He came to McMaster in 1965, joining the then Department of Geology. A respected isotopic geochemist, his most recent research explored the use of strontium (Sr) isotopes as a tracer in water/rock systems from surface water to brines.

Over his career at McMaster, he also served in many crucial administrative roles, including acting provost, dean of the Faculty of Science, interim dean of the DeGroote School of Business and acting dean of Humanities. He was also Principal at Erindale College, today known as the University of Toronto Mississauga, from 1995 to 2003. In 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by McMaster.

He is fondly remembered by his colleagues at the University and elsewhere. For more information on Dr. McNutt’s life, please see The Daily News. Updates about a memorial will be provided as more is known.

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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Office of the Dean of Science
McMaster University
Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Business Hours:
8:30AM - 12:00PM + 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.22616
Fax:
(905) 546-9995
Student Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca