Hugh Thomas Robertson was born on September 13, 1901, in Morrisburg, Ontario. In 1911 his family moved to Calgary. He graduated from Central Collegiate Institute in 1921 and after a year of Normal School, taught in a variety of rural locations in Alberta. He left teaching to pursue academics at the University of Saskatchewan, completing his BSc in 1928 and an MSc in 1929. After working for a year at the Dominion Plant Pathology Laboratory in Edmonton, he returned to teaching in Calgary. He served in the RCAF during World War II, after which he resumed teaching with the Calgary Board of Education until his retirement in 1962. He taught the final three years of his career at William Aberhart. Hugh Robertson spent his retirement in Osoyoos, B.C., where he died July 31, 1983. During his professional career he was active in the ATA (particularly during its formative days); published three scientific papers (all concerned with various aspects of the development of rust resistant wheat); and was involved in such provincial educational activities as Curriculum and Departmental Examination Committees.


The estate of Hugh Robertson

Where Tenable

William Aberhart High School

Field of Study

Biology, Chemistry and Physics






Open to students registered in grade 12 who are completing the requirements of a high school diploma. Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence in their grade 12 year, and must have completed Biology 30, Chemistry 30 and Physics 30.


Online application available at Applicants should check with their guidance office for more information and are encouraged to discuss their application with the Scholarship Coordinator at their high school.

Selection & Payment

School specific. Recipients will be notified by September. Payment will be made to the student.


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