Don R. Wiles

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Don R. Wiles

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  • Donald R. Wiles

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1925-2022

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Donald Roy Wiles (1925-2022), amateur linguist and retired chemistry professor, was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada in August 1925 to Neil Douglas Wiles (1899-1983) and Hilda M. (Vaughan) Wiles (1896-1986). Educated in Amherst, NS, then Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick he earned a Bachelor of Science degree 1946, and Bachelor of Education degree 1947. In summer of 1946 he travelled to Martin’s Point, Lunenburg County, NS to study the German language and customs practiced by the elders of that community. After earning his Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States in 1953, he worked at the University of British Columbia 1955-1959, then joined the Chemistry Department faculty at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario from 1959 until his retirement in September 1990. He continued teaching occasional courses in chemistry until just before his death on July 13, 2022 in Almonte, ON.

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Created 2022-09-16 Karen White

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“Donald R. Wiles: Chemist-at-large” profile page at Carleton University’s website carleton.ca/donwiles/ accessed April 21 and 22, 2020.
“Wiles, Donald Roy” obituary in Ottawa Citizen website accessed on September 6, 2022 ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/donald-wiles-1085700769

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