Madeleine Fritz, Pioneer Scientist


Madeleine Fritz, Pioneer Scientist


  • 1933 - 1968
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    Professor Madeleine Fritz
  • three people outdoors with excavation tools
    Dr. Fritz, on the left, with Tony Marella and Elvira Hamilton, at Coral Rapids on the Abitibi River in 1954

There were many firsts for Dr. Fritz.. She joined the Palaeontology department in 1927, having completed her doctorate (the first woman to receive a PhD in Geology at U of T) under Dr. Parks. She loved teaching and was a prolific writer. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (the second woman to receive the honour).