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On November 8, 2018 we gathered together to celebrate the life of Philip A. Distin.


Professor Distin served our department for 30 years (1972-2002) by offering courses and conducting research in the area of hydrometallurgy and corrosion of metals. First and foremost Phil was a teacher, committed to his students’ learning through class room and laboratory instruction or one-to-one research supervision.

This was the first annual reception in his honour and was made possible thanks to a generous donation from one of his former students, other Alumni and members of the community.

Phil prized his time at McGill and in hosting this annual event, we recognize his many contributions to our community as a teacher, a colleague and an overall nice guy.