On tour

From left, Roy Murray and Prince Philip talk during a 1985 tour of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. At far right is an RCMP officer on the security detail.

I was saddened to hear that Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99. He was a remarkable individual who had fond memories of Thunder Bay.

When I told him that my academic career began as a professor of engineering at Lakehead University he replied, “That’s where the two cities joined together. When I visited they had this fully little mayor (Walter Assef).”

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