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Biographical card of Alfred R.C. Selwyn, THE ENFORCER. The text reads as follows: Born July 26, 1824 in England. Died October 19, 1902 in Vancouver. Joined the Geological Survey of Canada at age 45. Worked at the Geological Survey for 26 years. Strengths: excellent geologist, great at climbing British Columbia’s mountains. Weakness: not a people person. Hobbies: organizing, being tidy and neat, disciplining staff. Claims to fame: moved the Geological Survey of Canada’s headquarters from Montréal to Ottawa; led the expansion of the Geological Survey into the new parts of Canada after Confederation. Star power: 2 stars
Biographical card of Alfred R.C. Selwyn: “The Enforcer”
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