Dorian Smith

(1966 – 2000)

Dorian Smith obtained a RSc. degree in geology from University College London (1959) and an M.Sc. degree ( geochronology/clay mineralogy) from the University of Alberta (1960). His Ph.D., in the field of high temperature metamorphism, was obtained from Cambridge (1963). He then taught mineralogy at Oxford University for three years, prior to being appointed Assistant Professor at Alberta in 1966,

Smith was appointed Curator of the University Mineral Collection in 1976 and also Curator of the Meteorite Collection in 1981.