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Brault, François

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  • Person
  • December 7, 1941-

François Brault, born in Montreal December 7, 1941, directed some 30 documentary films on liturgical art in Quebec for the National Film Board of Canada.

Brault, Mark P.

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  • Person

Mark P. Brault graduated from Loyola College in 1950. He served as stage-crew for the Loyola College Dramatic Society in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Breen, Russell

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  • Person
  • April 20, 1925-June 26, 2005

Russell Whitton Breen was born April 20, 1925 and died June 26, 2005 in Montreal. He attended Loyola High School and graduated with a B. A. in Arts from Loyola College in Montreal in 1946, where he was interested in skiing, boxing, and hockey. He went on to study theology at the Université de Montréal and the Grand Seminary. He was ordained into the priesthood by Paul-Émile Léger on June 3, 1950. He was a chaplain at McGill University for 14 years (1951-1965), and was involved in Newman Clubs. He got a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Education at Fordham University in New York (1958) and he spent four years in France, completing a Doctorate in Religious Sciences at the Université de Strasbourg. In 1968 he returned to Loyola to teach. In 1970 he became Loyola Dean of Arts, and in 1973 Dean of Arts and Science. He was involved in the merger negotiations with Sir George Williams University as a strong advocate for Loyola College. After the merger and the creation of Concordia University, he became Loyola Dean of Arts and Science, and from 1977 to 1985 he was Concordia’s Vice-Rector Academic, Arts and Science. Dr. Breen retired from Concordia University in April 1985. He was appointed Monsignor by the pope in 1981 and in 1986 he became Pastor of downtown Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Basilica, where he undertook a major renovation and revitalization of the church.

Brereton, Tina

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  • Person
  • [19--]-

Tina Brereton, née Baines, was a dancer in the first all-Canadian Black chorus line in Montreal.

Briscoe, Susan J.

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  • Person
  • 1966-2018

Susan Jeanne Briscoe (November 13, 1966 - August 30, 2018) was a Canadian writer, teacher,artist, researcher, and mother who lived and worked in Montreal and Sutton, Quebec. She graduated from Dawson College in 1989, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from McGill University in 1991. She completed her Master of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing at Concordia University in 2005. Her thesis, ​Minor Arcana​, is a poetry collection that explores real events of violence and abandonment in the family, within a framework of tarot mysticism and contemplation of the natural world. Her first book of poetry, The Crow’s Vow ​(2010)​,​ chronicles the dissolution of a marriage through observances of nature and seasonal shifts. This work was met with considerable critical acclaim and attention, including interviews and a shortlisting for the Gerald Lampert Award. Susan’s other poetry and prose have appeared in ​Maisonneuve, Event, The Antigonish Review, Matrix, ​and ​Contemporary Verse 2. ​She was the recipient of the Lina Chartrand Award in 2001, a national prize for an emerging woman poet, and was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards in 2005. Her work is anthologized in ​Desperately Seeking Susans ​(2012) and a collection released by the Sutton Writer’s Group, ​Sprung ​(2005). She lived in Vancouver, British Columbia from 1991-1993 where she worked at Powell Place - a women’s emergency shelter, and volunteered as a Rape Crisis telephone worker with the Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) Crisis Centre. Her two sons were born in Montreal in 1993 and 1997. From 1995-1998 she ran a mail-order alternative childrens’ book distribution service called Green House Books out of her home in Montreal. In 1999, she moved with her sons to Sutton, Quebec and began homeschooling. Susan was an active member of the community in Sutton; writing and editing for Le Tour, ​hosting creative writing workshops in her home, acting as an organizer for Tour des Arts, and giving poetry readings at local events. In 2010, she was granted a two week residency at the Banff Centre Wired Writing Studio to develop her work under the mentorship of Pasha Malla. Susan’s artistry was expressed in many mediums including painting, drawing ,photography, and sculpture. She completed a Certificate of Fine Arts Studio at Bishop’s University in 2007. Much of Susan’s work centers around experiences from her own life - her personal and family history, divorce, parenting, abandonment, and her youngest son’s addiction and subsequent career as a circus performer. Her commitment to feminism, environmentalism, and alternative pedagogy are passions which are displayed in her writing, her teaching approaches and her research contributions. She was an advocate for the welfare of women and children, with an emphasis on vegetarianism, breastfeeding, and holistic approaches to education and birth. Her various freelance articles and book reviews appear in publications such as ​Today’s Parent, The Record, Vegetarian Times, The Danforth Review, Books in Canada - The Canadian Review of Books, Matrix, and Kinesis. ​She was also dedicated to supporting and protecting the rights of marginalized groups - specifically the homeless, battered women and Indigenous youth. At Dawson College, where she taught from 2010-2018, Susan was involved in researching, leading, fundraising, and organizing within the First Peoples Initiative program and establishing the ​Journeys ​award.​​Diagnosed with cancer in 2017, she documented her experience and insights on her blog - ​The Death Project, ​which was created to serve as an ongoing resource for living while dying​. ​Upon her passing in 2018, she dedicated funds to the Canada Council for the Arts to establish an award for women writers who are over forty years of age and whose work supports and deals with feminist perspectives, themes, and philosophy.

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