M.A. "Tony" Whitehead

2013 Evan Ferguson Award

Dr. Tony Whitehead, Professor Emeritus inWhitehead_Anthony chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Sigma Xi Evan Ferguson Award for Service to the Society. Dr. Whitehead’s dedication to Sigma Xi, both on the chapter and international levels, has been exemplary over his nearly five decades of service to the Society. He is also a favorite among the staff of Sigma Xi—well-liked for his willingness to engage and strategize for Sigma Xi’s bright future.

Dr. Whitehead received his Ph.D. from the University of London, Queen Mary College in 1960, following the completion of his baccalaureate degree from the same institution. From 1960-1961, he worked as a post-doctoral and Fulbright fellow at the University of Cinncinnati before landing at McGill University in Montreal.

Dr. Whitehead has served as President several times over the last decade within his local McGill-Montreal chapter of Sigma Xi and was recently named the Honorary Life President of this chapter for his years of dedicated service. Internationally, Dr. Whitehead has served in many roles, including as a member of the Board of Directors, as Director of the Canadian and International Constituency Group and as a member of the Committee on Nominations from 2007-2010. He has also been noted as the driving force behind the great success of the 2004 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting in Montreal.

Beginning in 2008, Sigma Xi presents the Evan Ferguson Award annually in recognition of outstanding service to the Society and its mission. The recipient will be recognized with a plaque and a lifetime subscription toAmerican Scientist magazine.