Descartes medallists

Jackson, Robert *

Bob Jackson had a number of notable students, but his exemplary work benefitted thousands of students whose names have never made headlines.
Bob taught at Lakehead T.I. (the forerunner of Lakehead University), Delta C.I. in Hamilton, Pickering D.H.S. and Etobicoke C.I. He was department head in Pickering and Etobicoke, and was teacher of the year in 1966 in Etobicoke high schools. His students include Peter McCreath, who became a cabinet minister in the Mulroney government, and the hockey star, Ken Dryden.
Bob was co-author of several high school textbooks, was active in O.A.T.M. & P., was Associate Managing Editor of the Ontario Mathematics Gazette, and chaired the marking of Upper School Mathematics exams for the province.
In addition to his mathematics work, Bob held a specialist certificate in physical education. In fact, he was a medallist in high school track and field in his home town of Petrolia. He received his university education at the University of Western Ontario and at the University of Chicago. He loved many sports, woodworking and gardening, and travelled to numerous parts of the world.

    Jackson, Robert *
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