Geraldine A. Kenney-Wallace

Geraldine Anne Kenney-Wallace (born March 29, 1943) is a British-Canadian academic.[2][3] She served as the president and vice-chancellor of McMaster University from 1990 to 1995. She was educated in England and later earned her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.[4] Kenney-Wallace was responsible for organizing the first ultrafast laser lab in Canada, in 1974, at the University of Toronto.[5] She was a professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Toronto and had served as Chairman of the Science Council of Canada. She is a recipient of a E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (1984), Guggenheim Fellowship (1983), and Killam Senior Research Fellowship (1979).

Geraldine A. Kenney-Wallace
5th President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University
In office
Preceded byAlvin A. Lee
Succeeded byPeter George
Personal details
Born (1943-03-29) March 29, 1943 (age 78)
London, England
Spouse(s)Stephen Charles Wallace (m.1970–2015; his death)[1]
OccupationAcademic administration
ProfessionProfessor, scientist


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  2. ^ "Reports of the President and of the Treasurer". 1983.
  3. ^ "University of Manitoba - University Governance - Geraldine Anne Kenney-Wallace, D.Sc., May 30, 1990".
  4. ^ "Saint Mary's University | Dr. Geraldine Kenney-Wallace".
  5. ^ "Geraldine Kenney-Wallace". Retrieved September 21, 2016.