John Galbraith, 1846-1914

John Galbraith, 1846-1914

First Dean of Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

In 1878 Galbraith became the first professor of engineering (civil) at the School of Practical Science whre he worked from its foundation and through its merger with the University of Toronto in 1906.  At the time of the merger he became the first dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.  Galbraith was a major figure in the development of engineering education and was known for promoting the importance of a societal context for the study of engineering.

The Galbraith Building is named after him.

Engineering and Applied Science
John Galbraith, 1846-1914