Deseased - April 10, 2000
Photo taken on one of the many student field trips to Bermuda.
I think this picture sums up Paul to all who knew him.
Photo by Dave Brown
|B.Sc.||University of Western Ontario||(1959)|
|M.Sc.||University of Wisconsin||(1961)|
|Ph.D.||University of Wisconsin||(1963)|
Friday, April 14, 2000
SCHENK, Paul Edward - Born February 29, 1937 in Stratford, Ont., he died peacefully at home on April 10, 2000, surrounded by his wife and two daughters. In 1963 he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and joined the Department of Geology at Dalhousie University. At the time of his retirement in 1997, he was a respected Carnegie Professor in the renamed Department of Earth Sciences. Paul's dedication to undergraduate teaching was legendary, and his long and distinguished research career legitimately earned him a world-wide reputation. Over the intervening years since his 1971 provocative benchmark publication entitled "Southeastern Atlantic Canada, Northwestern Africa and Continental Drift" many subsequent papers strengthened his earlier conclusions which, with characteristic courage, he constantly challenged. Even after retirement and throughout his lengthy illness with ALS, he continued to work on his academic research, preparing his final papers for publication.