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Bernard, Joseph F.

  • JB1
  • Person
  • 1878-1972

In 1984-1985, Concordia University Archives (now Records Management and Archives) put together the Joseph F. Bernard collection to document the history of the Bernard Arctic Collection.

Born December 23, 1878, at Tignish, Prince Edward Island, Joseph F. Bernard became a trapper and trader in the Arctic Ocean. Joining his uncle Peter (Pete) Bernard, Joe Bernard arrived in Nome, Northern Alaska, in 1901. Later on with his 13-ton gasoline schooner, the Teddy Bear, he spent many years travelling in the Arctic waters, trading for furs, and collecting numerous ethnographic objects and natural history specimen. Bernard Harbour, in Nunavut, is named for Captain Joe Bernard. In the 1920s, Bernard settled in Cordova working as a commercial fisherman, then as Cordova’s harbormaster. Joseph F. Bernard died in Sitka, Alaska, on April 6, 1972. His life is largely evoked through “Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now,” (2013) by C. B. Bernard.

Between 1916 and 1920, he gathered an important collection of ethnographical and archaeological objects, mainly from the Copper Eskimos of Coronation Gulf. The assemblage is known as the Bernard Arctic Collection, Bernard Eskimo Collection, Bernard Collection, or the Bernard Inuit Collection. In 1921, he loaned his collection to Loyola College. He donated it in 1924 for a proposed College museum. The museum never materialized, and in 1947 Loyola College donated part of the collection to the Arctic Institute of North America in Montreal (the Institute moved to Calgary in 1976) and part to Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Other parts of the Collection were donated in 1991 to the Canadian Museum of Civilization and to Loyola High School in 1993; there may also be items from the Collection at the University of Washington Museum in Seattle, the Museum of the American Indian in New York, and the Museum of the University of Philadelphia.

Captain Joe Bernard’s life is evoked through the book “Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now” (Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press, 2013), by C. B. Bernard.

Magnus Isacsson

  • MI1
  • Person
  • 1948-2012

Magnus Isacsson, a Swedish-Canadian filmmaker, was born in Sweden in 1948 and moved to Canada in 1970. He studied political science at the University of Stockholm in Sweden and later in Montreal, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Université de Montreal in 1973. He also studied history and cinema at McGill University and also took classes at Concordia University in Montreal, though he did not receive a degree from either institution. He was married to Jocelyne Clarke, documentary filmmaker and founder of Productions Pléiades. They had two children, Anna and Béthièle.

Early during his career, Isacsson worked as a radio producer for Swedish Broadcasting and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC). From 1980 to 1986 he was a producer for CBC’s English and French-language networks and worked as a producer for several programs, including Le Point, The Fifth State, and Contrechamps. Isacsson became an independent filmmaker in 1986.

With a documentary filmmaking career of over 25 years, Isacsson produced, wrote and directed several documentaries about critical social and political issues. During his career, he won several awards. Notably, he was the recipient of the Golden Sheaf Award for Uranium in 1991, and his film Power won best documentary at both the Paris International Environmental Film Festival in 1997 and at the Lausanne festival in 1999. Pressure Point (1999) received the Quebec Film Critics award for Best Documentary in 2000.

Magnus Isacsson was awarded the 2004 Prix Lumières from the Quebec Directors’ Association, and in 2012, Isacsson was named member Emeritus of the association. He was also a member of the Documentary Association of Canada, the Association des Réalisateurs et Réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ), the Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (Sartec), and was a former vice-president of the Observatoire du documentaire,

Isacsson was also an educator and throughout his career taught several courses and workshops about documentary film production. He taught at Concordia University in Montreal, Whitman College, the Quebec film school and at University of Montreal, among others. He also taught audiovisual production in South Africa and Zimbabwe and he collaborated in the production of teaching material Produire en Vidéo Légère volumes 1, 2 and 3.

His last film, Granny Power (2014), was completed and released posthumously by his wife Jocelyne Clarke.

Magnus Isacsson died in August 2012.

Richardson, Boyce

  • BR1
  • Person
  • March 21, 1928-March 7, 2020

Boyce Richardson, journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker, was born in Wyndham, New Zealand, March 21, 1928. He was married for 56 years to teacher and poet Shirley (Norton) Richardson (d. 2007). They had four children. Richardson died in Montreal, Quebec, on March 7, 2020 at the age of 92.

Richardson began work as a journalist in New Zealand, then moved to Australia. He travelled in India, then moved to Britain, where he studied writing. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 where he worked first for The Winnipeg Free Press, before hemoved to Montreal and joined The Montreal Star in 1957. He was the Star's correspondent in London from 1960 to 1968. He became a full-time freelancer in 1971, interested in particular in First Nation issues. He wrote for National Film Board films. In these and the book Strangers Devour the Land (1976), he chronicled the assault on the hunting way of life of the Cree Indians of Quebec.

He co-won a 1961 National Newspaper Award for a series of articles on Canada and the European Economic Community. His film Cree Hunter of Mistassini won the British Society for Film and Television Arts Flaherty Award in 1974 and a Melbourne Film Festival Special Award. Other awards include a Golden Apple at the 1990 U.S. National Educational Film and Video Festival and a 1990 Red Ribbon Award at the American Film and Video Festival for Super-Companies. He was invested a Member of the Order of Canada in 2002.

Fry, Christopher

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  • Person
  • 18 December 1907 – 30 June 2005

Christopher Fry was an English poet and playwright. He was born in Bristol, England, on December 18, 1907, to Charles John Harris, a master builder and lay preacher in the Church of England, and Emma Marguerite Fry Hammond Harris. Born Arthur Hammond Harris, the playwright adopted the surname Fry for his maternal grandmother. In his late twenties he adopted the name Christopher Fry. Fry attended the Bedford Modern School, where he developed an appreciation for the theater. It is here that he wrote his first play at age 11. In 1929, after working briefly as a teacher, Fry devoted himself to the dramatic arts. In addition to acting, directing, and writing, he also ran a repertory company in Tunbridge Wells, which he founded in 1932. In 1939 Fry became the artistic director of the Oxford Playhouse.

Christopher Fry was a prolific playwright. Major theatrical works include: The Boy with a Cart (1938), The Tower (1939), A Phoenix too Frequent (1946), The Firstborn (1948), Thor, With Angels (1948), The Lady’s Not For Burning (1948), Venus Observed (1950), The Dark Is Light Enough (1954), and A Yard of Sun (1970). Adaptations include Ring around the Moon (1950) and The Lark (1955) by Jean Anouilh, Tiger at the Gates (1956), Duel of Angels (1958), and Judith (1962) by Jean Giraudoux, and Peer Gynt (1970) by Henrik Ibsen. Fry was also the screenwriter for the following movies: The Beggar’s Opera (1953), Ben-Hur (1959), The Bible: In the Beginning (1966), and Barabbas (1969).

Christopher Fry was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 1956 for his adaptation of Giraudoux’s play Tiger at the Gates. He was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1962. In the same year he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 1999 The Lady’s not for Burning was voted as one of the best plays of the twentieth century in a poll conducted by the National Theater. Fry died in Chichester, England, June 30, 2005.

Mather, Edith

  • EM1
  • Person
  • 1925-2017

Edith H. Mather is a Montreal-based photographer and a former Collections Services staff member at Concordia University Libraries. She was born in Hampstead, Quebec, in 1925. She studied Science at McGill University until 1946. In 1964, Edith Mather married poet Bryan McCarthy. They lived in Westmount, Montreal. After the birth of her son, Mather started with photography. Mather is known for her candid black and white images of Montreal, which she developed and printed in her home. Her collection was donated to the McCord Museum of Canadian History in 2012. Her photographs document the evolution of Montreal’s urban landscape. Many focus on the demolition that occurred in Saint-Henri prior to the building of the Ville-Marie Expressway. Mather published "Touches of fantasy on Montreal Streets" in 1977. Edith Mather retired from Concordia University Libraries at age 82. She was friends with Irving Layton.
Edith Mather died in Montreal in 2017.

Hodgson, Nathalie

  • NH1
  • Person
  • 1964-

Nathalie Hodgson was born in Joliette, Québec. A graduate of Université de Montréal, she holds a BA in Études Françaises (1987), a Certificat en Archivistique (1988) and a Certificat en Gestion de l’information numérique (2007). Nathalie started her professional career at Concordia University in November 1988 as a contractual archivist to process the Alex Robertson Collection (now at Special Collections). At the end of her contract, in April 1989, she was appointed Archivist, Records Officer and was mainly responsible for developing Concordia’s first retention plan with colleague Vincent Ouellette newly hired in July 1988. Over the years, Nathalie was also responsible for developing and updating the Records Management and Archives (RMA) website. She represented the archives in many Concordia events, namely during Homecoming celebrations. Over the years, Nathalie developed an expertise in preservation, giving workshop to new archives staff to handle archival materials. She was also instrumental in developing several databases for the description of Concordia’s archival holdings.
The most recent one, inaugurated in October 2015, was the result of a joint effort between the Concordia archives ant the library’s special collections. Nathalie worked closely with special collections curator Alexandra Mills, for the creation of a shared catalogue describing Concordia’s archives and the library’s special collections. The same year, she became Lead, Historical Archives, overseeing the activities and projects of the historical archives team such as the acquisition, processing and access of institutional and private fonds. She was also instrumental in creating RMA's digital preservation strategy.
In 2019, Nathalie participated in RMA’s move in their new facilities in the Faubourg building, namely in planning the organization of the new vault and working spaces.
She was an active member of several groups and associations in the archival community, such as the Group of Archivist of the region of Montreal (GARM), the Réseau des archives du Québec (RAQ), and the Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ). She is also the author of several articles in journals such as Archives and Archivaria.

Balcer, René

  • RB1
  • Person
  • February 9, 1954-

René Balcer is an accomplished Emmy-winning director, writer and showrunner born in Montreal, QC on February 9, 1954. He attended Lower Canada College high school and Concordia University where he graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies. He married three times, in 1981 to Diane McCarter(divorced in 1988); in 1992 to Lynne Hayashi(divorced 1998); and in 1999 to Carolyn Hsu-Balcer.

Balcer began his career as a journalist covering the Yom Kippur War and worked as an editor for various Canadian publications including the Physicians Management Manuals in 1978. He was involved in several documentary films produced by the National Film Board of Canada and collaborated with notable film producers and directors include Monte Hellman, Francis Ford Coppola, Steve Tisch and Mace Neufeld in the 1980s.

Balcer has written for prominent television series including Star Trek: The Next Generation, but is best known for his work writing, directing, and showrunning the television series Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Los Angeles. He helped create the latter two.

In 2011, Balcer collaborated with the Chinese artist Xu Bing on an exhibition entitled Tobacco Project Virginia at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where his poem “Backbone” was featured.

Throughout his career, Balcer has been the recipient of several awards and certificates, including an Emmy (1997), a Peabody Award, a Writers Guild of America award, four Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers of America awards, and a Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association.

In 2004, Balcer was awarded Alumnus of the Year by Concordia University and in 2008 he received an honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) from Concordia, where he delivered the commencement address at the fall convocation.

Desbarats, Peter

  • PD1
  • Person
  • July 2, 1933-February 11, 2014

Born on July 2, 1933 in Montreal, QC, Peter Desbarats is an accomplished playwright, author, and journalist. From 1981 to 1997 he served as the Dean of Journalism at the University of Western Ontario, a former commissioner for the Somalia Inquiry from 1995 to 1997, and served as the Maclean-Hunter chair in Communications Ethics at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON from 2000-2001.

Desbarats has published several works including Canada Lost / Canada Found: The Search for a New Nation, Radio and Television News: the Roles of Public and Private Broadcasters, and Some Other Critical Issues, René: A Canadian in Search of a Country, René Lévesque ou le project inachevé, and The State of Quebec: A Journalist’s View of the Quiet Revolution.

Desbarats died February 11, 2014.

Vogel, Vic

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  • Person
  • August 3, 1935-September 16, 2019

Victor Stephan Vogel, of Hungarian and Austrian descent, known as Vic Vogel, was born in Montreal on August 3, 1935, as the child of Mathias Vogel and Emilia Zutl. His father played accordion and violin. Vic watched his older brother Frank as he studied piano (Frank later became a professional bassist) and learned to play on his own. He also taught himself to play trombone, tuba, and vibraphone as well as arranging. By the late 1950s he was playing in numerous orchestras. In 1960 he conducted his first ensemble at the Montreal night club Chez Paree. He went on tour with the orchestra Les Doubles Six de Paris in 1961 and with a CBC band in 1966.

He is a colourful musician who easily switches between playing jazz and pop and accompanying symphony orchestras. He has been musical director for a number of variety shows. At CBC radio he conducted his own bands, including the Vic Vogel Big Band, which was formed in 1968 and continued intermittently until 1978.He regularly appeared during the Montreal International Jazz Festival, occasionally accompanying American musicians. He composed and arranged the music for the opening ceremonies for the Man and his World world's fair Expo 67, the Olympic Games held in Montreal in 1976, the Canada Games in 1985, as well as for the 1981 and 1985 Grey Cup football game half-time shows. The opening theme and songs for the Olympic Games were arranged using excerpts from music by André Mathieu. His other compositions include musicals for the Théâtre des variétés, program themes for CBC-TV and CTV, and film soundtracks. He has also created arrangements for jazz soloists and symphony orchestras.

Vic Vogel died in Montreal on September 16, 2019.

Reusch, Kina

  • KR1
  • Person
  • 1940-1988

Artist Kina Reusch was born on December 13, 1940 in Montréal. She died at age 47 in 1988. She was largely self-taught, although she took classes at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art, and at Toronto's Central Technical School and the Ontario College of Art. Both parents were artists and although she had artistic interests as a child, it was not until she was 31 in 1972 that she began to do art full-time. She had numerous exhibitions and won awards and grants from the Canada Council and Quebec's Ministère des Affaires culturelles. She taught summer workshops at Beauce-Arts. In 1976, she contributed the sculptural installation Torii to the Corridart exhibition that was sponsored by the Arts and Culture Committee of the international Olympic Games held in Montreal. She was a major participant in the subsequent legal proceedings known as L'Affaire Corridart. In 1977 she became director of women artists' artist-run Powerhouse Gallery (later renamed La Centrale). Kina Reusch was best known for her abstract weavings. Her paintings, tapestries, and sculptures are in various private and corporate collections, including the Art Bank of the Canada Council and the Collection Prêt d'oeuvres d'art du Musée du Québec.

Bazar, Beatrice

  • BB1
  • Person
  • October 14, 1914-September 28, 2009

Beatrice Millman Bazar was born on October 14, 1914 in Montreal, Quebec, as the daughter of Aaron and Rose Millman. She was married to Bernard Bazar. They had two sons, Leonard and Ronald. Beatrice Bazar died on September 28, 2009 at the age of 94. Beatrice Bazar was involved in the community at the local and national level. In 1935, she helped open the first pre-kindergarten Montessori school recognized by the Quebec government. Bazar co-founded the Dominion Gallery of Art with her mother, and the Youth Division of The Canadian Jewish Congress. She served on many boards, including the United Nations Association in Canada, where she served as president, was the director of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation, was the president for the Canadian Institute for International Affairs, and the Chair of the Foundation for International Training in Third World Countries.

Bazar received several medals throughout her life including the Order of Canada, which was awarded on October 25, 1990.

Rath, Dorothy

  • DR1
  • Person
  • 1922-2011

The Canadian poet Dorothy Rath was born in Barrie, Ontario, in 1922, where she lived until her death on May 12, 2011. She was married to John Rath. She was a devoted admirer of the Canadian poet Irving Layton. In 1963, Rath wrote a letter to Layton to which Layton sent a reply, marking the beginning of a thirty year friendship. The Layton-Rath correspondence was published in An Unlikely Affair in 1980 by Mosaic Press.

Rath published two works of poetry: All My World Away: Poems, published in 1997, and The Slender Thread, published in 1973.

Francis, Wynne

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  • Person
  • September 2, 1918-August 2, 2000

Wynne Francis was born on September 2, 1918 and died on August 2, 2000 in Montreal, QC at age 81. Francis obtained her BA in English from Sir George Williams University in 1942 and an MA in English from McGill University in 1963 with a specialization in Canadian Literature. She began her career in 1942 teaching at Sir George Williams University (SGW) in the English and Humanities department. In 1967 she became a full professor in the department of English at SGW and continued teaching after the merger in 1974 between Sir George Williams University and Loyola College at Concordia University until her retirement in 1991.

Francis’ legacy is maintained and her name honoured with the annual Wynne Francis Award for Graduate Study in Canadian Poetry.

Thornton, Russell

  • RT1
  • Person
  • 1959-

Born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1959, Russell Thornton is a Canadian poet whose works have appeared in prominent Canadian literary magazines. Thornton has lived in several places including Montreal, Greece, and Wales, before returning to North Vancouver, where he currently lives. He studied under Irving Layton.

Thornton is the author of several books of poetry including With Our Bodies We Write the Name of Light (1994), The Accurate Earth (1997), The Fifth Window (2000), A Tunisian Notebook (2002), House Built of Rain (2003), which was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Price, and the Human Shore (2006). Thornton has been the recipient of numerous poetry prizes including first prize for the League of Canadian Poets National Contest in 2000.

Kreipans Wilson, Veneranda

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  • Person
  • 1938-2019

Veneranda Kreipans Wilson was born in Daugavpils, Latvia, on March 29, 1938. Her family fled from Latvia to Germany in 1944, and settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1948. Veneranda Kreipans attended Concordia University in the 1970s where she studied under Irving Layton and Wynne Francis. Wilson wrote her Master thesis in English literature on Irving Layton's poetry : “Love and Loathing: The Role of Woman in Irving Layton's Vision.” Wilson became good friends with Layton after she graduated and Layton was a frequent visitor at her parent’s house. Veneranda Kreipans married in 1970 and had a daughter. She worked from 1971 until her retirement in 2005 as an English and Drama teacher in senior high school in Dorval, Montreal. Veneranda Kreipans Wilson died on July 5th, 2019, in Montreal.

Wagschal, Marion

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  • Person
  • 1943-

Canadian painter Marion Wagschal was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1943, as the daughter of Jewish refugees from Germany. The family immigrated to Canada in 1951. Wagschal received her graduate degree from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University), Montreal, in 1975, and went on to become a professor at the university in the Faculty of Fine Arts’ Painting and Drawing Department, where she taught for thirty-seven years before retiring in 2008.

Wagschal’s works have been displayed on international and national platforms and her works are featured in private and public collections throughout the world, including the Musée d’art contemporaire in Montreal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the Musée de Joliette, the Musée des Beaux Arts du Québec, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, ON).

Smith, Carolyn

  • CS1
  • Person
  • [19--?]-

Carolyn Smith was a bookstore owner and an acquaintance of Irving Layton. Smith frequently held poetry readings during the 1960s and 1970s at her bookstore, The Book Cellar on St. James Street in Hamilton and at the First Unitarian Church, also located in Hamilton. Among those who gave readings at the poetry events was Irving Layton.

Layton, Irving

  • IL1
  • Person
  • March 12, 1912-January 4, 2006

Irving Layton, (born Israel Pincu Lazarovitch), a Canadian poet, was born in Tirgu Neamt, Romania on March 12, 1912. He died in Montreal, Quebec on January 4, 2006 at the age of 93. Layton and his family immigrated to Montreal in 1913. Layton attended Alexandra Elementary School and graduated from Baron Byng High School. The poet obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1939 from MacDonald College (presently MacDonald Campus part of McGill University) and in 1946 he enrolled at McGill University where he received a Master’s in Political Science. Layton joined the Canadian army during the Second World War and received an honourable discharge in 1943.

The poet began to teach English, History, and Political Science at the Herzilah High School in 1949 and continued to teach throughout his life. He taught modern English and American poetry at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University), from 1949-1965, was a tenured professor at York University from 1970-1978, was poet in residence at the University of Guelph (1969-1970), and writer in residence at the University of Toronto (1981). In 1988, Layton became the writer in residence at Concordia University.

During the 1940s and 1950s Layton contributed to and edited many prominent Canadian poetry magazines including First Statement, along with his friend and poet Louis Dudek, and the Northern Review, which included editors such as A.M. Klein, Patrick Anderson, F.R. Scott and P.K. Page.

Throughout his career, Layton would publish many collections of poetry and short essays including: The Gucci Bag, The Improved Binoculars, Final Reckoning, Red Carpet for the Sun, The Covenant, The Cold Green Element, For My Neighbours in Hell, For My Brother Jesus, Balls for a One-Armed Juggler, Collected Poems, The Whole Bloody Bird, A Wild Peculiar Joy,
The Tightrope Dancer, The Laughing Rooster, and The Shattered Plinths. In 1985, the author published his memoir Waiting for the Messiah.

Layton was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature in 1982 and 1983.

Warren, Jean-Philippe

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  • Person
  • 1970-

Dr. Jean-Philippe Warren studied at Laval University, University of Montreal, and Concordia University. He is professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. He lives in Montreal.
Jean-Philippe Warren published over 200 papers, articles, and books on a wide variety of subjects related to Quebec society, it's social changes and political movements. For his book "Honoré Beaugrand : La plume et l’épée" (Montreal, Boréal, 2015), he won the Governor General’s Award for French-language non-fiction.

Tinguely, Vincent

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  • Person
  • 1959-

Vincent Tinguely is a writer and performance poet currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2005, he self-published a novella titled Final Trainwreck of a Lost-Mind Summer. In 2006 he published a chapbook titled Parc Ave. Poems. Tinguely has also written extensively on spoken word and literary events and co-hosted a two radio shows on CKUT 90.3, Victorious & Invincible and Kitchen Kitchen Bang Bang.

Stanton, Victoria

  • VS2
  • Person
  • 1970-

Victoria Stanton is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator. She studied Creative Arts at Dawson College, Montreal, until 1989, and continued thereafter at Concordia University, where she graduated in 1995 with a bachelor of Fine Arts.She works as part-time professor in Fibers and Materials Practices at Concordia University. Stanton has performed and exhibited at various spaces and events at the local, national, and international levels. Time, transaction, transition, the in-between, and liminal spaces are central to her time-based work. In the spring of 2007, Victoria Stanton founded, together with Sylvie Tourangeau and Anne Bérubé, the Montreal-based performance art trio TouVA Collective, that has been researching the practice of performance through multiple frameworks and approaches. Stanton is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 Prix Powerhouse. She has held numerous residencies, including at McGill University, DARE-DARE, and Artexte. "Impure, Reinventing the Word: The Theory, Practice and Oral History of Spoken Word in Montreal" (conundrum press, 2001), co-authored with Vincent Tinguely, was her first book.
Victoria Stanton lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Harvey, Franklyn

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  • Person
  • 14 février 1943 - 16 mai 2016

Franklyn Harvey, né à St. Andrews, Grenade, le 14 février 1943, était un activiste, philosophe politique, universitaire, auteur et ingénieur. Il a fréquenté l'Université de Londres, où il a obtenu un baccalauréat ès sciences en génie en 1964. Plus tard, Harvey a déménagé à Montréal, Québec, où il a étudié à l'Université McGill. Il y a obtenu une maîtrise en sciences de l’environnement en 1968. Pendant ses études à Montréal, Harvey faisait partie du cercle d'étude C.L.R. James et du Caribbean Conference Committee. Il a assisté à l'influent Congrès des écrivains noirs à Montréal en 1968. Après avoir terminé ses études, Franklyn Harvey a déménagé à Trinidad, où il était un membre fondateur du mouvement New Beginning. De plus, il faisait partie de la direction grenadienne du Movement for the Assemblies of People (MAP) et du Joint Endeavour for Welfare, Education and Liberation (JEWEL), qui jumelaient en 1973 sous le nom de New Jewel Movement, un parti d'avant-garde marxiste-léniniste à Grenade. Fait significatif, Harvey était le principal auteur du Manifeste du mouvement New Jewel. Harvey est retourné au Canada en 1974 et s'est établi à Toronto. Il est devenu l'éditeur de Caribbean Dialogue et de Caribbean Connection. Il était membre du Groupe de travail latino-américain, une organisation de recherche et de solidarité établie à Toronto, et directeur de Paticiplan, un réseau de consultants indépendants et de praticiens du changement au Canada et dans les Caraïbes,qui a travaillé avec des ONG du monde entier. Franklyn Harvey est décédé à Ottawa le 16 mai 2016.

Harper, Dorothy

  • DH6
  • Person
  • April 1921-December 2003

Dorothy Evelyn Harper was born on April 3, 1921 in Victoria, British Columbia. She moved to Ottawa, Ontario, when she was a teenager, and later lived and worked in Montreal, Quebec. In September 1947, Harper married Allan Gordon (Gord) Craig while he was in the Royal Canadian Air Force. They had two children, in 1953 and 1955 respectively.

In the 1960s, Harper started her own business, Dorothy E. Craig Imports, which imported women's clothing and shoes, among other items, from Hong Kong.

Harper passed away in December 2003.

Monty, Paul

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  • Person
  • [19--] -

Paul Monty is a graduate of Communication Arts at Sir George Williams University (1966-1970). From 1971 to 1988, Monty worked as a Programming Analyst and Policy Office for the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). From 1988 to 2004, he was the Senior Regulatory Affairs Officer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). During his career in broadcasting policy, Monty collected all major regulatory policies and decisions made by the CRTC.

Borthwick, John Douglas

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  • Person
  • 1832-1912

John Douglas Borthwick was born in Glencourse, Scotland, in 1832. He arrived in Canada around 1850, first settling in Upper-Canada and later moving to Montreal. In 1866, Borthwick became ordained in the Church of England and served as a Minister at St. Mary's Church in Hochelaga. He later became a Chaplain at the Montreal prison.

Borthwick authored numerous texts, including but not limited to, Montreal, Its History (1875), History of Montreal and Commercial Registrar for 1885 (1885), History and Biographical Gazetteer of Montreal (1892), History of Montreal, Including the Streets of Montreal (1897), Authentic History of the Eight Prisons of Montreal (1907) and History of the Diocese of Montreal, 1850-1910 (1911).

Borthwick died in Montreal on January 14, 1912.

Cambay, Mary-Jacques

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  • Person
  • [19--] -

Mary-Jacques Cambay worked to document the history of stained glass in Quebec churches, traveling across the province to photograph and otherwise document stained-glass windows and other works.

Hayward, Lawrence

  • LH3
  • Person
  • 1930-2015

Lawrence Hayward was born on November 10, 1930, in Midland, Ontario. Hayward was a massage therapist, artist, writer, and art collector, and he wrote numerous biographies on Canadian sculptors. His work on Canadian sculptors began in 1963, when he was asked to write biographies of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle. By 1965, Hayward had collected documentation on 65 sculptors. He died in January 2015 in Kingston, Ontario.

Rudnyckyj, Jaroslav Bohdan

  • JR6
  • Person
  • November 28, 1910 - October 19, 1995

Jaroslav Bohdan Rudnyckyj was born on November 28, 1910 in Peremyshl, Ukraine (now Poland). He was married to Maryna Rudnytska.
Rudnyckyj graduated in Slavic studies from Lviv University in 1937. He became research associate of the Ukrainian Scientific Institute in Berlin (1938–40). Later he taught at the Ukrainian Free University in Prague and Munich, at Prague University (1941–45) and Heidelberg University (1947–48). After his immigration to Canada in 1949, Rudnyckyi became head of the department of Slavic studies at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, where he stayed until his retirement in 1977. From 1955 to 1970, he served as president of the Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Rudnyckyj was member of the Canadian Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, which operated from 1963 to 1971. Furthermore, he was president of various associations, as the Canadian Linguistic Association (1958–60), the Canadian Association of Slavists (1959), and more. He was founding editor of Slavistica (1948), Onomastica (1951), Ukrainica Canadiana (1953–73), Ukrainica Occidentalia (1956–66), and Slovo na storozhi (1964–89). His numerous articles on Ukrainian language, onomastics, folklore, and literature have appeared in various periodicals, and many of his works have been separately published. After his retirement in 1977, Rudnyckyj moved to Montreal, Quebec. In 1992, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Rudnyckyj died in Montreal on October 19, 1995.

Root, Juan

  • JR5
  • Person
  • 1914 - 19-?
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