Professor Emeritus Willard Finlay Allen, who served as CAUT president in 1969–1970, and enjoyed a distinguished academic career in chemistry and administration at the University of Alberta for 36 years, died July 25. He was 88. Born May 15, 1924, Allen grew up in Ontario and received a BSc from the University of Western Ontario and went on to earn his MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. He joined the UofA in 1948 during the hectic post-war years, becoming a ‘one-person chemistry department’ at the then university’s Calgary campus before ending up permanently in Edmonton in 1958, and retiring in 1984. His achievements during that time include serving as assistant director of the Calgary campus and appointment as associate vice-president academic in 1971.