Flags to Be at Half-Mast Wednesday in Memory of Physics Prof

August 09, 2010 - Campus Bulletin

Campus flags will be at half-mast Wednesday to honour physics professor Ross Hallett, who died Aug. 6.

Prof. Hallett joined the U of G faculty in 1969. He played a leadership role in the development of "Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences," an innovative modular course that was one of the first of its kind at U of G, and also helped write the course’s textbook. His research involved a light-scattering laboratory for biophysics studies, and many graduate students worked there under his supervision.

He held numerous leadership positions, including serving as director of the Guelph-Waterloo Program for Graduate Work in Physics and as assistant vice-president (research infrastructure). Most recently, he was assistant dean (research and graduate studies) for the College of Physical and Engineering Science.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two children and three grandchildren.

A visitation will take place Aug. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home's Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a forthcoming F. Ross Hallett Scholarship in Physics.

A memo from CPES dean Tony Vannelli is posted on the college website.

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