An image of Gordon Dixon.

Gordon Dixon

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Gordon Dixon on July 24, 2016. Gordon, a very accomplished biochemist, was Associate Professor in our Department for the period 1960-63.  Gordon was most recently  Professor Emeritus of Medical Biochemistry at the University of Calgary. He served as Department Chair there for 1983-88.

“During his illustrious academic career, he was the recipient of numerous accolades and international recognition. He served as President of the Canadian Biochemical Society (1982-83); Pan-American Biochemical Society (1987-90); and was a member of the Executive of the International Union of Biochemistry (1988-94). He received the Ayerst Award (1966), the Steacie Prize (1966), the Flavelle Medal of the RSC (1980), and the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Prize (1991).

He was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society (London) in 1978. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1993 in recognition of his long and distinguished research career.” cited from the University of Calgary In Memoriam message.