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Flags lowered for professors emeriti

Flags on campus are lowered in memory of Brian B. Hope and Kenneth C. Wilson, professors emeriti in the Department of Civil Engineering.

During his career, Dr. Hope conducted leading research into various aspects of concrete. He also built an outstanding reputation as a teacher, mentor and graduate student supervisor. He was one of the first recipients of the Golden Apple Award from Queen’s Engineering Society in 1971, and he received the outstanding teaching award again in 1992. He supervised 23 graduate students during his career, 11 of them on aspects of rebar corrosion.

A celebration of life will be held in the James Reid Reception Centre (1900 John Counter Counter Blvd.) on Wednesday, June 24 from 5-7 pm. (Please enter from the rear parking lot).

Important contributor to mining research

Dr. Wilson earned his PhD from Queen’s in 1965. After working as a technical consultant for the federal government in Ottawa and the United Nations in Cyprus, Dr. Wilson returned to Queen’s in 1971 as a faculty member. His research focused on the transportation of liquid-solid mixes, known as slurries, which are important in mining and dredging. As a pioneer in the field, he often spoke at conferences, published numerous scholarly articles, and helped develop a seminal textbook on the topic.

Dr. Wilson retired from Queen’s in 1999 but continued to consult, write and attend conferences. He published his last technical paper in 2014.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Joyce Walley Room at the Museum of Vancouver on Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 pm.