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Hilary Crusz

educator , zoologist

Hilary Crusz, Sri Lankan zoologist, educator. Member Sri Lanka Government Fauna and Flora Protection Advisory Committee, since 1965; Fellow Zoological Society London, Royal Society Arts, Sri Lanka National Academy of Sciences; member Jury International du Prix de L'Institut de la Vie, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science; Lodge: Rotary.

Background

Crusz, Hilary was born on August 30, 1920 in Galle, Sri Lanka. Son of Michael Charles and Cleta Marcellina Nora (Serpanchy) Crusz.

Education

Scholar Ceylon University College, Colombo, 1938-1942. Bachelor of Science with honors, University London, 1942, Doctor of Philosophy, London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1948.

Career

Research assistant, demonstrator in zoology, assistant lecturer, lecturer zoology University Ceylon, Colombo, 1942-1956, senior lecturer zoology, Colombo and Peradeniya, 1956-1964. Professor, head department zoology, 1964-1978. Professor, head department zoology University Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1979-1985, professor emeritus, since 1986.

Works

  • Author: Creation and Evolution, 1982. Translator: Science and Faith, 1962. General editor, editor zoology Ceylon Journal Science, Biological Sciences, 1966-1982.

    Consultant editor Biological Conservation, Great Britain, since 1973. Co-editor Systematic Parasitology, The Netherlands, 1982-1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Sri Lanka Government Fauna and Flora Protection Advisory Committee, since 1965. Fellow Zoological Society London, Royal Society Arts, Sri Lanka National Academy of Sciences. Member Jury International du Prix de L'Institut de la Vie, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

Lodge: Rotary.

Connections

Married Decima Genevieve Rabot, November 14, 1942. Children: Thomas Aquinas, Frances Euphrasia Magdon-Ismail, Robert Bellarmine, Marie Armanda Daniel.

father:
Michael Charles Crusz

mother:
Cleta Marcellina Nora (Serpanchy) Crusz

spouse:
Decima Genevieve Rabot

children:
Thomas Aquinas Crusz

Frances Euphrasia Magdon-Ismail Crusz

Robert Bellarmine Crusz

Marie Armanda Daniel Crusz