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Edward Whalley, British Chemist. Leader several Arctic mountaineering expdns M C.


Whalley, Edward was born on June 20, 1925 in Darwen, England. Son of Edward and Doris (Riding) Whalley. immigrated to Canada, 1950.


Bachelor of Science, Imperial College, London, 1945; Doctor of Philosophy, D.I.C., Imperial College, London, 1949; Doctor of Science, Imperial College, London, 1964.


Lecturer, Royal Technology College, Salford, England, 1948-1950; postdoctoral fellow division chemistry, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1950-1952; research officer division chemistry, National Research Council Canada, 1952-1962; head high-pressure section, National Research Council Canada, 1962-1990. Sessional lecturer department chemical engineering U. Ottawa, 1954, department chemistry, 1967, 69. Visiting professor U. Western Ontario, 1967, Kyoto (Japan) U., 1974-1975.

Assistant research officer 1952, associate research officer, 1955, senior research officer, 1959, principal research officer, 1961.


  • Leader several Arctic mountaineering expdns M C.


Fellow Royal Society Canada (associate honorary treasurer 1969-1971, associate honorary secretary and chairman awards committee 1971-1974, editor Section III 1972-1974, honorary secretary 1974-1977, chairman development committee 1981-1982, Centennial medal 1982), Chemical Institute.Can. (chairman division physical chemistry 1971-1972, Silver Jubilee medal of the Queen 1977), Explorer's Club New York. Member Canada Association Physicists, American Physical Society, International Glaciological Society, International Association High Pressure Science and Technology (treasurer 1977-1985), International Association Properties of Steam (honorary fellow, chairman Canada national committee 1973-1983, secretary 1983-1991, member since 1991, attached staff Atomic Energy Canada Ltd. since 1985), Alpine Club Canada (chairman Ottawa section 1970-1974, chairman safety committee 1975-1980, eastern vice president 1978-1980, president 1980-1984), Alpine Club (London), American Alpine Club.


Married Isabel Elizabeth Gillespie, August 25, 1956. Children: Brian, Monica, Kevin.

Edward Whalley

Doris (Riding) Whalley

Isabel Elizabeth Gillespie

Brian Whalley

Monica Whalley

Kevin Whalley