Descartes medallists

McKnight, John *

Jack McKnight’s life was full of diverse interests and responsibilities, both within the mathematics profession and outside of it.
Jack grew up in Toronto and attended Winchester P.S., Jarvis C.I., and the University of Toronto.
He taught and was department head at Scarborough C.I., but interrupted his teaching career to serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941-45.
From 1965-1972, Jack was the Mathematics Coordinator for the Borough of Scarborough. He was also involved with O.M.C.A., was an O.E.A. Life Member, and helped organize an N.C.T.M. convention in Toronto.
Jack was an ardent canoeist who ran an outdoor education program in Scarborough, and wrote a course on canoeing. He also loved model trains and singing in his church choir.

    McKnight, John *
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