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Archives of the Agricultural Experience: Leonard H. Shebeski


Leonard H. Shebeski

Biographical Sketch

Leonard Shebeski was born in Aubigny, Manitoba in 1914. He attended the University of Manitoba where he received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in 1941 and a Masters of Science degree 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. In 1977, Shebeski was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada. In 1979, he retired from the University of Manitoba and was appointed Dean Emeritus for the Faculty of Agriculture in 1981.

Scope and Content

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.


Collection Reference: MSS 58, PC 77
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1988
Collection Contents: 2.1 m. of textual records, 30 photographs
Access Conditions: None


Leonard H. Shebeski fonds

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