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Steve Scott (Emeritus)


Emeritus Professor

STEVE SCOTT (1941 – 2019)     

Steve will forever be remembered for his passionate commitments to science, students, teaching, collaborators, colleagues and family. He will always be remembered for the exceptional research on seafloor “black smokers”, and their sulphide products, on on-land volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits and in the field of experimental geochemistry. He gave and supported, financially and scientifically, truly incredible research opportunities for at least 13 postdoctoral fellows, 24 Ph.D. students, 20 Master’s students and 26 Bachelor’s students. 

The quality of the research published (e.g. >318 refereed journal and conference publications) and the hard working quality of his students, post-docs and research associates brought great profile to the Department of Geology/Earth Sciences and to the University of Toronto. Steve was also a passionate and greatly respected Canadian, as his many honours show.

In October 2020 it was announced that Steve will be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in a ceremony in July 2021.

The Graduate Student Scholarship/Bursary Fund in Honour of Emeritus Professor Steven D. Scott and Joan Scott was established at the University of Toronto by friends and colleagues.