I just returned from an evening work-out at the gym to a few emails awaiting my attention, unfortunately, one of the messages was from the CAGlist and sadly informed me that Dr. Harold Foster has passed away. Dr. Foster was one of my favorite Profs from the University of Victoria (BC, Canada) during my years there (1990-1993) providing some fantastic and informative lectures in medical geography and the Geography of Japan (Foster entrenched in myself and many other students, the importance of selenium).
Dr. Foster has served as a consultant to numerous organizations, including the United Nations, NATO and the governments of Canada, Ontario, and British Columbia. He is a member of The New York Academy of Sciences, The Royal Geographical Society and The Royal Society of Literature. He was also a member of the Science Advisory Panel for the Healthy Water Association, and a member of the boards of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and the Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation.
Dr Foster was born in Tunstall, Yorkshire, England where he was educated at the Hull Grammar School and University College London. While at university, he specialized in Geology and Geography, earning a B.Sc. in 1964 and a Ph.D. in 1968. He was a faculty member in the Department of Geography, University of Victoria, from 1967 to 2008.
A celebration of his life will take place on the afternoon of October 27th at the University Club on the University of Victoria campus. Contact the Department of Geography for further details (firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-721-7327)