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Emeritus Professor Donald “Digger” Gorman, 1922 – 2020


Emeritus Professor Donald ” Digger” Gorman

1922 – 2020

Professor Gorman was a highly respected mineralogist who taught in the Department of Geology (now Earth Sciences) for more than 40 years passed away on April 20, 2020. 

After his retirement in 1988, his connection to the department and his former students and colleagues remained strong.  His story was featured in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Alumni News and alumni contributors to the newsletter often told fond stories of experiences in his classes. 

Alumni and friends are invited to share their memories of Professor Gorman by sending an email to  alumni.newsletter@es.utoronto.ca for publication on this webpage: Remembering Professor Gorman (Digger)

An obituary can be read at this link:


The 2018 Alumni News (In Diggers Own Words, part 1 – page 6) can be viewed at this link :


The 2019 Alumni News (In Digger’s Own Words, part two – page 21) can be viewed at this link: