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Queen’s remembers Mabel Corlett

Members of the Queen’s community are remembering Mabel Corlett who passed away on April 14. She was 80.

In 1960, Dr. Corlett became the first woman to obtain a B.Sc. in geology from Queen’s University. After obtaining her Master’s and PhD at the University of Chicago, she returned to Queen’s to teach mineralogy. In doing so, she also became the first female professor in the department, where she would teach for 17 years.

Flags on campus were lowered in her memory on Saturday, May 11.

An obituary is available online.