Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2004
Professor Kenneth G. Davey is a Canadian Biologist and Professor Emeritus at York University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society. He has won three Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medals, is an Officer of the Order of Canada and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Western Ontario.
His research explores the control of development and physiology in various invertebrates, focusing mainly on the hormones and growth of insects and nematodes. He is an active peer reviewer, known worldwide for his contributions to the fields of biology, entomology, endocrinology and physiology.
After earning both a BSc and an MSc in zoology from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in insect physiology from Cambridge University, Dr. Davey became Director of the Institute of Parasitology at McGill University. In 1974 he moved to York University, becoming Chair of the Department of Biology, Dean of Science, Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Fellow of the Institute of Social Research. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and his contributions as an editor at the Canadian Journal of Zoology span 30 years.