Dr. Lloyd Dosdall - The Passing of a Truly Great Professor and Researcher



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Dr. Lloyd Dosdall the day we met in 2010

With great sadness I found out this morning that Dr. Lloyd Dosdall has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

See Dr. Dosdall’s bio on the University of Alberta’s website

I remember back in July 2010 when I first met Dr. Lloyd Dosdall. It was at the Farming Smarter site on the east side of Lethbridge. He knew me as “the young guy with the camera” and I knew him as “the really smart bug guy.”  As we discussed the video that we were about to film Dr. Dosdall admitted to me that extension work was changing.  He congratulated me on allowing people like him to communicate to growers through video on demand.  He said that it was making information more accessible and making his research more effective.

When we finished shooting the two videos he was so concerned about how well he did and whether we should do a re-shoot.  Here was a guy that had to make the 5 hour drive home immediately afterwards and was more concerned about the quality of the piece and whether I was happy.  To me this is the kind of guy that Dr. Dosdall was.  He was so considerate and accommodating.

Here is the video Lloyd and I shot that day in July 2010. 

To me, Dr. Dosdall was a soft-spoken very intelligent entomologist who had time for anyone in the industry.    His work in the area of beneficial insects was his flagship to be remembered by canola growers as long as there is canola in Western Canada.

— Alberta Canola (@AlbertaCanola) June 12, 2014

In 2010 Dr. Dosdall was awarded the very prestigious ASTech award.  The video below  summarizes his career that was shown at the award ceremony.

If you cannot see the above embedded video, CLICK HERE to see this great dedication to the career of Dr. Lloyd Dosdall.

Today we lost one of the great guys.  Please take sometime today to think about how Dr. Dosdall impacted your perception of insects, your canola crop and your life in general as a friend.

Thank you for being you Dr. Dosdall.

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