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Bordan, Jack

  • JB1
  • Person
  • 1926-

Born in Montreal in 1926, Professor Jack Bordan received a B. Eng. (Engineering Physics) and M. Sc. (Physics) degrees from McGill University in 1950 and 1952 respectively. He joined Sir George Williams University in 1952 as Lecturer and became Assistant Professor in Physics in 1955. He was made Associate Professor of Engineering in 1957 and Professor of Engineering in 1962. The following year, Professor Bordan became the first Sir George Williams University Dean of Engineering, a post he held until May 31, 1969. Following John O’Brien’s appointment as Rector, Jack Bordan was made Acting Vice-Principal, Academic in August 1969. He was appointed to the position in February 1970, effective June 1. With the merger of Sir George and Loyola College to form Concordia University in 1974, Professor Bordan was appointed Vice-Rector, Academic of the new institution. He held this position until his retirement in May 1980.

Borthwick, John Douglas

  • JDB1
  • 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.

Boudreau, Walter

  • WB1
  • Person
  • October 15, 1947-

Walter Boudreau was born in Montreal October 15, 1947 to a musical family. His mother was a pianist; his father, who played alto saxophone in dance bands in Sorel, died just before Walter's birth. Walter Boudreau studied piano from age 7 to 13, then alto saxophone and later tenor saxophone. At 18 he led a jazz quartet. In 1968, with songwriter / poet Raoul Duguay, he founded the Montreal mixed-media music ensemble L'Infonie. Boudreau was the group's conductor and principal composer and arranger. He studied musical analysis at McGill University with Bruce Mather in 1968-1970, and analysis and composition with Serge Garant at Université de Montreal and with Gilles Tremblay at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 1969-1973. He had internships in Europe with Kagel, Ligeti, Stockhausen, and Xenakis, and with Boulez in Cleveland. A prolific composer, Boudreau has written for various types of musical ensembles and for Quebec films. He won first prize in the 1973 CBC National Competition for Young Composers. In 1982 he was the youngest-ever winner of the Jules-Léger Prize for his compositionOdyssée du Soleil. He has been the artistic director and conductor for the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, and is invited to conduct other orchestras.

Bourgeois, Gail

  • GB1
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Gail Bourgeois is a Canadian artist, independent curator, and writer. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in 1984 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia in 1991.
Gail Bourgeois curated from 1996 to 2004 many exhibitions, including exhibitions at La Centrale, like amour-horreur in 1999, as part of La Centrale’s 25th anniversary programme, and “Powerhouse: Who We Are Now”, at the McClure Gallery, Westmount, Quebec in 2001. This exhibition consisted of recent self-portraits by fourteen of the founding members of La Centrale gallery. gail Bourgeois also held exhibitions of her own work, collaborated in exhibitions and other projects, and participated in seminars and other professional activities. She served on the boards of various galleries and resource centers including Montreal's Powerhouse Gallery/ La Centrale. She is one of the founding members of Powerhouse Gallery/ La Centrale.

Bourne, Huntly

  • HB5
  • Person
  • [ca. 1916] - February 10, 2011

Huntly Bourne was born as son of Charles E.H. Bourne and Muriel Winnifred (Macdonald) Bourne, around 1916. He married Nancy (Anderson) Bourne in 1946. They lived in Lachine, Quebec with their three children : Stephen, Brian and Janice. Huntly Bourne died on February 10, 2011 in Lachine, Quebec.

Bowden Clipping Service

  • BCS1
  • Corporate body
  • [19--?]-

Bowden Clipping Service, based in Kitchener, Ontario, is part of the Canadian media tracking company MH Media Monitoring Limited, owned by Maclean Hunter Publishing, and since April 1994 part of Rogers Communications.
Bowden Clipping Service was used by Concordia University Libraries to find articles in French and English Canadian newspapers and magazines relating to the poet Irving Layton. The company would send the clippings via first class mail on a weekly basis. The Libraries ceased using the company’s services in May of 1993.

Boyd, Gary

  • GB2
  • Person
  • 1934-2011

Gary MacIntyre Boyd was born in Toronto on October 9, 1934 and died in Montreal on April 3, 2011. He received a B.Sc. (Physics) from Carleton University (Ottawa) in 1957, a M.Sc. (Physics) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1961, and a Ph.D in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia in 1968. He also received a Diploma in Computer Assisted Instruction Development (Education & Training Consultants, Los Angeles), in 1970.

In 1968, Dr. Boyd began his career at Sir George Williams University (SGWU) as Assistant Professor of Instructional Communications and Assistant Director (Research & Development) of the Centre for Instructional Technology (later the Concordia Audio-Visual Department). He later started teaching in the Department of Education of SGWU. In 1974, SGWU merged with Loyola College to form Concordia University. Dr. Boyd went on to teach at Concordia University until his death in 2011. He also kept his position of Assistant Director (Research & Development) in the Concordia Audio-Visual Department until the ends of the 1990s.

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