Leonard Hilary Shebeski fonds, 1914-
MSS 58, PC 77
65 cm of textual records. -- 30 photographs
Leonard Hilary Shebeski was born in Aubigny, Manitoba, in 1914.
He attended the University of Manitoba where he received his BSc
in Agriculture in 1941 and his MSc in 1946. He did further graduate
work at the University of Minnesota before joining the Field Husbandry
department of the University of Saskatchewan with the rank of assistant
professor. He returned to Manitoba in 1953 as head of the Plant
Science department. In 1965 he was named Dean of the Faculty of
Agriculture and Home Economics, a post he held until his retirement
in 1979. Probably best known for his work with "Triticale", a grain
hybrid, he began his research while in the Department of Plant Science.
In 1957 he became a member of the National Research Council and
was also a member of the Science Council of Canada from 1966 to
1970. Shebeski won world-wide recognition for his achievements,
including his appointment as a foreign member of the Soviet Union
Academy of Agricultural Science in 1967. In 1972 he was awarded
an honourary doctorate by the Agricultural University of Warsaw.
Donated by Professor Shebeski, 1988
The collection contains material covering the years from 1946
to 1988. Included are such items as minutes of various committees,
correspondence, research proposals, annual reports, and research
reports. His work as Dean is best documented in the records of the
Faculty of Agriculture.
Open to all researchers
No further accruals are expected