Kerr, P. Donald

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Professor Emeritus


After William Birch left in 1967, Donald Kerr was an acting chair for the department and he was appointed permanently for the next five years. He was the third of the ten chairs in the department. He played a key role in expanding in the areas of environmental geography and starting up the geography graduate programs. He was also responsible for hiring and appointing geographers at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. Even though he served for a brief time period, he left behind an unforgettable legacy.

President, Canadian Association of Geographers (1959)

See also: Historical Atlas of Canada