Bob McNutt

Bob McNutt

BSc. in Geology U of New Brunswick, PhD in Geochemistry M.I.T, Dean Faculty of Science McMaster, Principal U of Toronto Mississauga, Exec Dir Canadian Research Data Centre Network

Bob McNutt, after graduating with a BSc. in Geology from the University of New Brunswick in 1959 and a PhD in Geochemisty from M.I.T. in 1965, joined McMaster University where he worked for the next 30 years, serving at different times as Chair of the Department of Geology, and Dean of the Faculty of Science. In 1995 he was appointed Principal of the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM). On his retirement in 2003, he returned to McMaster where he held several acting senior administrative positions from 2005- 2103. Nationally, he served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network from 2010-2016 (a network of 29 university sites across Canada that gives researchers access to Statistics Canada micro-data).  His research in geology focused on long-lived radioactive isotopic systems applied to studying the earth’s evolution over time, and the study of groundwater chemistry as it applied to radioactive waste disposal. During his student years he worked for five summers in the petroleum industry in western Canada, including the sedimentary basin that hosts the large Bakkan oil field in North Dakota where “fracking” is the method of production. He received a Honorary Doctor of Science degree from McMaster in 2014.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Fracking: its Character and Consequences Full Day March 10, 2016

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