Descartes medallists

Auckland, Lloyd*

You wouldn’t think that 55 years after graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Lloyd Auckland would still be hitting the books–but he still loves learning mathematics.
Lloyd was raised on a farm in Elgin County and went to high school in St. Thomas. He later taught at St. Thomas C.I., Central Elgin C.I., Parkside C.I. and Arthur Voaden S.S. He was mathematics head at St. Thomas C.I., and vice-principal at both Central and Parkside.
Lloyd has served on several curriculum committees for the Ontario Ministry of Education. He was an early member of the Junior Mathematics Contest Committee, and has continued his work with the Canadian Mathematics Competition. He served as president of the O.A.T.M. in 1967-68, and as a member of the O.M.C.
Lloyd enjoys the special honour of being one of the recipients of the Descartes Medal in its inaugural year.
Despite such distinguished achievements, Lloyd says his greatest thrill in teaching has been getting to know his students and watching them develop.  He has encouraged thousands of students, not just in mathematics classes, but as a football and basketball coach and student council advisor. Lloyd was a founder of the minor baseball league in St. Thomas, has taught church school, and led cadets.
Lloyd’s vision comes, sometimes, with the aid of his binoculars. He is an enthusiastic bird watcher, and has been president of both the St. Thomas and Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists.

    Auckland, Lloyd*
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