Regent's Proceedings 775
William Kynoch, Professor of Wood Technology, was born in England January 29, 1883, and therefore, having attained the age of seventy years, is entitled to retire from active service to the University of Michigan at the end of the first semester of the current academic year.
Educated at the University of Toronto, which granted him the degree B.Sc.F. in 1914 and that of Forest Engineer in 1918, Professor Kynoch was from 1914 to 1927 associated with the Forest Products Laboratories of Canada, at McGill University, and from 1920 to 1927 acted as their director. Here he began the lengthy and valuable researches upon the properties of and preservation of wood, which he has continued since his first faculty appointment at Michigan in 1927, in recent years turning his attention to the mechanical properties of tropical woods, the moisture content of wood, and the machining of wood. The results of these studies, practically valuable in the wood utilizing industries, have been published in the many papers, which Professor Kynoch has contributed to the journals of his profession. In addition, Professor Kynoch's outstanding success as a teacher is freely recognized by his colleagues and has likewise been acclaimed by the students of the School of Natural Resources.
The Regents of the University of Michigan therefore hereby officially express their deep gratitude for Professor Kynoch's highly important contributions to the success of the University's program in wood technology and to the public welfare which the program is designed to promote; they felicitate him upon his distinguished career, and they confer upon him the title Professor Emeritus of Wood Technology, inviting him to avail himself of all the courtesies customarily extended to emeritus members of the faculty.