R. K. Gordon joined the University staff in 1913, having graduated
from Toronto and Oxford Universities. In 1936 he was appointed
head of the Department of English and from 1943-1945 he acted as
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. The Royal Society of
Canada elected him a fellow in 1936. Dr. Gordon published widely
in his field of English literature, his great love being Chaucer.
He retired from the University in 1950.
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