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Anthony (Tony) Naldrett, University Professor Emeritus, has passed away at age 86


Esteemed Emeritus University Professor Anthony J. (Tony) Naldrett passed away on June 21, in England.  

Tony joined the faculty at the Department of Geology in 1967 as an Assistant Professor conducting research on nickel deposits. He was appointed full Professor in 1972 and the prestigious position of University Professor at University of Toronto in 1984. He was a world renowned scientist with an incredible legacy of scientific discovery and the training of other scientists.

Read a tribute from Emeritus Professor Ed Spooner on behalf of the Department of Earth Sciences here:


The endowed Emeritus University Professor A.J. (Tony) Naldrett Graduate Scholarship was created in his honour to support deserving graduate students in their doctoral research.  Memorial donations can be made on our “Giving” page.

Tributes and memories can be sent to alumni.newsletter@es.utoronto.ca and will be published here.