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Buell, John

  • JB1
  • Person
  • 1927-2013

John Buell was born in Montreal July 31, 1927 and died on December 29, 2013. In 1952 he married Audrey Smith. They had four children: Katherine, Frank, Andrea, and Tony. John Buell attended St. Aloysius Grammar School, Catholic High School, and Loyola College from 1944-1950, graduating with a B.A. cum laude. He began teaching English at Loyola College in 1950. He obtained an M.A. (1954) and a Ph. D. (1961) in English Literature at Université de Montréal. In 1965-1966 John Buell joined the newly created Department of Communication Arts (later Communication Studies) at Loyola College and, after the 1974 merger of Loyola College with Sir George Williams University to form Concordia University, he remained at Concordia University until retiring in 1987.

John Buell began writing radio dramas around 1947 for the St. Genesius Players Guild (the Genesians) in Montreal. He wrote four novels as well as short plays and other pieces. From 1955 to 1965 he was editor of Unity, the newsletter of Montreal's Benedict Labre House. He directed plays for the Loyola College Dramatic Society. He published the following novels: The Pyx (1959), Four Days (1962), The Shrewsdale Exit (1972), Playground (1976), and A Lot To Make Up For (1990). His novels have been published in some 40 editions and seven languages. Hollywood produced a film in 1973 from his novel The Pyx. A Canadian company produced a film version of Four Days in 1998. The Shrewsdale Exit was made into a film in France in 1973 under the title L'Agression, starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Bujold, Michel

  • MB1
  • Person
  • 19XX-

Michel Bujold is hired as a security officer at the Security department in January 1987. Following the retirement of Rolland Barnabé in 1990, he became Acting Director of the Security department, becoming Director the following year. Bujold left Concordia in 1999.

Burke, Joseph C.

  • JCB1
  • Person
  • March 20, 1932 - August 3, 2018

Dr. Joseph C. Burke was born in New Albany, Ind. on March 20, 1932, and he died August 3, 2018, at his home in Albany, N. Y. He was Academic Vice-President at Loyola College, from 1970 until May 1973. Burke held a bachelor's degree in history and philosophy from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, and master's and PhD degrees in legal history from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. He left Loyola in May 1973 to become Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Plattsburg State University, New York.

Burns, Patricia

  • PB1
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Patricia Burns was born in Montreal. She graduated from St. Joseph Teachers College and Concordia University. She was a teacher for 32 years and is now retired. Patricia Burns has a passion for Irish Heritage. She is the author of The Shamrock and the Shield: an Oral History of the Irish in Montreal (1998) and of They were so young: Montrealers remember World War II (2002), published by Véhicule Press, Montreal. She is also a former director of St. Patrick's Society. She received the Liam Daly Heritage Award from the United Irish Societies of Montreal Inc. in 2006.

Buxton, William J.

  • WB1
  • Person
  • [19-] -

William Buxton was a professor at the department of Communication studies. He first graduated from the University of Alberta in 1969, before completing his MA in Philosophy at Oxford University and a MSc in Politics at London University. Buxton then obtained his doctorate from the Die Freie Universitat Berlin in 1980 and his post-doctorate from Harvard University the following year. Buxton joined Concordia’s Communication Studies department in 1990 and was promoted to full professor on June 1, 1992. He became a Fellow of the School of Community and Public Affairs and Lonergan University College shortly after. Buxton retired from Concordia University in 2017. He’s the author of more than 50 books, articles and papers.

  • While studying at the University of Alberta, Buxton Obtained the MacEachran Gold Medal in Psychology.
  • Buxton organized the Harold Innis and Intellectual Practice for the New Century: Interdisciplinary and Critical Studies conference held at Concordia in October 1994.
  • Buxton was scholar-in-residence at the Rockefeller Archive Centre, a division of Rockefeller University in the summer of 2004 to work on his research on the educational radio projects of the Rockefeller Foundation/General Education Board.
  • In 2008, Buxton was awarded a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant for his work ‘Civilizing Canada, Enacting Space, Binding Time: The Possibilist Practice of Harold Adams Innis 1920-1952’.
  • William Buxton was elected Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Committee for Quebec in 2008.

Cambay, Mary-Jacques

  • JC6
  • 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.

Cambridge, Patricia

  • PC1
  • Person
  • 1939 - [1998 ?]

Patricia Cambridge was born on November 18, 1939, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She migrated to Canada in the 60s and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Concordia University and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from McGill. Cambridge was involved in several community organizations and for several years she was the coordinator of the St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Montreal’s annual Pageant and Dance. She was also involved with Project Genesis, a community organization that assists individuals affected by social inequalities. Cambridge worked as an Urban Planner for the Quebec Human Rights Commission, the City of Châteauguay, and the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She also worked as a freelance for the Afro-Canada Citizens Enhancement Society and the Black Community Council of Quebec.

Patricia Cambridge and Alfie Roberts had a daughter and two sons.

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