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Galerie d'art Optica

  • O2
  • Collectivité
  • 1972-

La Galerie d'art Optica a été officiellement fondée en janvier 1972, par William E. Ewing lorsque des pressions d'artistes l'ont convaincu du besoin urgent d'un centre de diffusion de la photographie. Initiallement nommée Galeries photographiques du Centaur, elle logeait au sein même du théâtre, dans le Vieux-Montréal. Son mandat était la diffusion de l'art contemporain.

Après des rénovations en 1974, la galerie changea son nom pour Optica. Après des débuts exclusivement consacrés à la photographie, le centre ne tarda pas à amorcer, avec l'exposition Camerart (Decembre 1974 - Janvier 1975), une ouverture vers les autres disciplines. La galerie se consacra désormais la moitié de ses activités à la photo, et l'autre à d'autres courants d'art.

Pendant la saison 1976-1977, des changements de politiques internes permettent à la galerie d'ouvrir ses portes à l'art conceptuel, aux performances, à la peinture et à la sculpture. En 1977, la galerie ajoute à son nom «un centre au service de l'art contemporain». Durant la même période, sa programmation est aussi modifiée et une section de cinéma expérimental y fait son apparition.

Le centre est dirigé par un Conseil d'administration composé de quinze membres provenant majoritairement du milieu culturel. Ceux-ci sont appelés à participer de façon active, aux projets de la galerie et à s'impliquer auprès des associations dont la galerie fait partie, c'est-à dire le Regroupement des centres d'artistes autogérés du Québec, le Regroupement d'artistes des centres alternatifs et la Société des Musées Québécois.

La Galerie est maintenant subventionnée par les conseils des Arts (du Canada, du Québec et de la Communauté urbaine de Montréal).

Teboul, Victor

  • VT1
  • Personne
  • 1945 -

Victor Teboul, écrivain, journaliste et enseignant, est né le 9 mai 1945 à Alexandrie, en Égypte. En 1956, avec ses parents et sa sœur Flora, il quitte ce pays pour la France à la suite de la guerre de Suez lorsque de nombreuses familles juives sont expulsées d’Égypte. Sa famille,
comme quelques centaines de réfugiés juifs, est hébergée au couvent de Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier dans l'Isère, avant de gagner la région parisienne où Victor Teboul fréquente de 1958 à 1962 l’école privée The English School of Paris située à Andrésy en Seine-et-Oise. Il poursuit ensuite à Paris ses études à l’École supérieure de journalisme (1962-1963).

La famille Teboul immigre au Québec en 1963. Victor s’inscrit à l’école de journalisme, Studio 5316, à Montréal. En 1965, il poursuit ses études d’abord au Sir George Williams High School, puis en 1966 à l’Université Sir George Williams (aujourd'hui Université Concordia) où il obtient un B.A. en 1969. Il s’inscrit la même année à l’Université McGill où il obtient en 1971 un diplôme de maîtrise en lettres françaises et québécoises et où il est chargé de cours de 1971 à 1973. Il est ensuite professeur invité au Collège universitaire de Hearst, affilié à l'Université Laurentienne, aux sessions d'été de 1974, 1975 et 1976 ; il y enseigne la littérature québécoise et les communications. Durant les 30 années suivantes, soit de 1977 à 2007, il enseigne la littérature au Cégep Lionel-Groulx de Sainte-Thérèse. Tout en menant sa carrière d’enseignant, il poursuit sa spécialisation en littérature québécoise à l’Université de Montréal où il complète en 1982 une thèse de doctorat sur l’hebdomadaire libéral Le Jour, fondé en 1937 par Jean-Charles Harvey. Il est également chargé de cours en histoire à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) entre 1989 et 1997.

À la fin des années 1960 et au début des années 1970, Victor Teboul est journaliste-pigiste auprès du Nouveau Samedi, de La Patrie et de la revue L'Actualité. Il collabore aussi au magazine Perspectives et au mensuel Nouveau Monde, premier magazine juif de langue française publié au Québec, dont il devient le rédacteur en chef en 1972. Il écrit également de nombreux articles dans le journal Le Devoir et également dans le quotidien anglophone The Gazette, dans lequel il signe une chronique sur l'éducation à la fin des années 1980.

Comme écrivain, Victor Teboul publie en 1977 Mythe et images du Juif au Québec (Éditions Lagrave), un essai qui provoqua un débat public puisqu’il remettait en question la représentation des Juifs et d'Israël dans la littérature québécoise et les médias. En 1984, il publie sa thèse de doctorat sous le titre : Le Jour : Émergence du libéralisme moderne au Québec (HMH Hurtubise). Plus tard, en 1999, il publie son premier roman Que Dieu vous garde de l'homme silencieux quand il se met soudain à parler (Les Intouchables), où est décrite l’intégration d’un jeune Juif sépharade dans la société québécoise. Suivront par la suite d’autres romans et essais tels que La lente découverte de l’étrangeté (Les Intouchables, 2002), et Les Juifs du Québec : in Canada we trust : réflexion sur l’identité québécoise (L’ABC de l’édition, 2016). De 1981 à 1986, Victor Teboul dirige la revue Jonathan, publication mensuelle qu'il a fondée au sein du Comité Canada-Israël, organisme dont il est le directeur régional. Cette revue visait à faire connaître le pluralisme de la communauté juive et de la société israélienne. Dans le cadre de ses fonctions de conseiller en communications au ministère des Communautés culturelles et de l’Immigration du Québec, poste qu’il occupe de 1989 à 1991, il réalise la publication «Une femme, un vote» parue à l’occasion du 50e anniversaire de l’obtention du droit de vote par les femmes québécoises.

En 1979 et 1980, Victor Teboul participe activement à la conception et réalisation d’une série d’émissions sur la communauté juive intitulée « En tant que Juifs » diffusées dans le cadre du programme « Planète » de Radio-Québec dont il est l’animateur et le recherchiste. En décembre 1981, il réalise une entrevue diffusée en mai 1982 à la radio de Radio-Canada, avec René Lévesque, alors premier ministre du Québec, portant sur les rapports entre Juifs et Québécois. L’entrevue fait partie d’une série de 14 émissions sur la Communauté juive du Québec, dont Victor Teboul est l’auteur, qui a été diffusée sur la chaîne culturelle de la radio de Radio-Canada en 1982. L’intégralité de l’entrevue avec René Lévesque est publiée en 2001 dans René Lévesque et la communauté juive (Les Intouchables). Victor Teboul est également l'auteur d’autres séries radiophoniques diffusées sur la chaîne culturelle de Radio-Canada, notamment d’une série sur le 40e anniversaire de l’État d’Israël, diffusée en 1988, et d’une autre sur la diversité intitulée «Le Québec au Pluriel» diffusée en 1989. Il est enfin l’auteur d’une série de 8 émissions radiophoniques sur le libéralisme au Québec, diffusée à la radio de Radio-Canada en 1988, inspiré de son ouvrage Le Jour : Émergence du libéralisme moderne au Québec.

De 1983 à 1987, il est membre du Conseil supérieur de l’éducation et de 1987 à 1989 du Conseil de presse. En 2005 et 2008, il est membre du jury des Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général du Canada pour la catégorie Essai ainsi que du Jury du Conseil des arts pour l'attribution des bourses d'écrivains dans la même catégorie.

Victor Teboul est le directeur du webzine Tolerance.ca qu’il a fondé en 2002 pour promouvoir un discours critique sur la tolérance et de diversité.

Loyola College. Office of the Vice-President, Administration

  • LCOVPA1
  • Collectivité
  • 1968 - 1974

The position of Vice-President, Administration at Loyola was established in 1968, along with the position of Vice-President, Academic. Under the authority of the President, the Vice-President, Administration was responsible for overseeing activities pertaining to financial control, data processing, personnel, purchasing, physical resources and ancillary services, as well as non-academic organization, policy and planning. Albert James Ferrari was appointed Vice-President, Administration after being the first Loyola Comptroller from 1961 to 1968. He stayed in office until the merger of Loyola with Sir George Williams University in 1974 to form Concordia University.

Loyola College. Public Relations and Information Office

  • LCPRIO1
  • Collectivité
  • 1968 - 1974

The growth of Loyola in the 1950’s created demands for the development of effective internal and external communications for the College community. Publicity and public relations functions were first initiated by the Office of the President with part-time employees and the use of external agencies and consultants. In the fall of 1963, these functions started to be carried out by the newly established Office of Development (Stirling Dorrance, director). With the hiring of full-time public relations officers, an office emerged by the end of the decade, and it served the College’s various information, publicity and public relations needs on a continuing and systematic basis. In May 1968, the Public Relations Office – first called Public Information Office -, under the direction of Nora Cassidy Frood, was separated from the Office of Development and started reporting to the Office of the President.

In June the Events Coordination Centre under the Public Relations Office was created and Les Price was hired as Events Coordinator. The aim of this centre was to centralize the requests for physical facilities and services and provide a central source of organization about Loyola events and activities.

The Public Relations Office maintained regular contact with all media (press, radio, TV) – both local and national – through regular press releases about academic, social and cultural events on campus. It also maintained direct contact with Faculty, Administration, Students and Alumni mainly through internal information bulletins, and with publications like Loyola in Action which ran only a few years (1967-1969) and The Happening, which started as a calendar of events in 1967 and became a bigger publication in 1971 with stories regarding the Loyola Community. It lasted until 1974. The Public Relations Office was involved in the planning of special Loyola events, such as convocations, official openings of buildings, receptions for cultural or social activities on campus. The office was also responsible for the production of publications for internal and external use, such as the internal telephone directory, special events programs and the President’s Report. In September 1970, as a result of an administrative reorganization, the Public Relations Office moved back under the responsibility of the Office of Development Office, and changed its name to Information Services. In 1971, Angela Burke became the new Public Relations Director and the office was then called Public Relations and Information Office, a name it kept until the merger of Loyola College with Sir George Williams University in 1974. It then became the Concordia Public Relations Office at Loyola Campus for the following years.

Véhicule Press

  • VP1
  • Collectivité
  • 1973-

Véhicule Press began in 1973 on the premises of Véhicule Art Inc. (Montreal), one of Canada's first artist-run galleries. The large space occupied by both the gallery and the press at 61 St. Catherine St. West was once the Café Montmarte, the renowned jazz club of the 1930s.

Guy Lavoie, Annie Nayer, Marshalore, and Vivian Jemelka-White established Véhicule Press. For printing purposes, they began using equipment inherited from Kenny Hertz's defunct Ingluvin Publications and an ATF Chief 20 printing press originally purchased by artist Tom Dean to print Beaux-Arts magazine. In 1973, Véhicule Press submitted their first Local Initiatives Project (LIP) grant.

In 1975 the press became Coopérative d'Imprimerie Véhicule - Quebec's only cooperatively-owned printing and publishing company. Coopérative d'Imprimerie Véhicule was officially incorporated in 1976. Members of the coop included Guy Lavoie, Simon Dardick, Marshalore, Léo Vanasse, Vivian White, and Willy Wood. Véhicule Press was the publishing imprint of the coop. In the same year, an editorial board was formed to allow the Press to apply for Canada Council grants. The editorial board was composed of poets Andre Farkas, Artie Gold, and Ken Norris. Véhicule Press was accepted into the lock Grant Programme of the Canada Council in 1979. The editorial board was dissolved int eh same year.

In late spring 1977, Véhicule Press moved to 1000 Clark St. in the heart of Chinatown, and in 1980 it moved to an industrial space located on Ontario St. East. In spring 1981, the coop was dissolved and Simon Dardick (who had joined the press in the summer of 1973) and Nancy Marrelli continued Véhicule Press from Roy St. East in the Plateau area of Montreal.

Véhicule Press publishes poetry, fiction, essays, translations, and social history. Simon Dardick and Nancy Marrelli are the publishers and general editors of Véhicule Press; Patrick Goddard is Administrative Assistant; and Maya Assouad is Marketing and Promotions Manager.

Poet Michael Harris was the founding editor of the Véhicule Press Signal Poetry Series, established in 1981. The collaboration has resulted in over 50 books by 35 authors. Additionally, Michael Harris was the editor of The Signal Anthology: Contemporary Canadian Poetry (Signal, 1993). Poet, critic, and essayist Carmine Starnino became the editor of Signal Editions in January 200. 123 titles have been published in the Signal Poetry Series since 1981.Carmine Starnino is the editor of The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry (Signal, 2005).

Author Andrew Steinmetz is the founding editor of Véhicule's fiction imprint, Esplanade Books, established in 2003. Steinmetz was succeeded by author Dimitri Nasrallah, who has worked as the editor of the series since 2013.

Author Brian Busby is the editor of Ricochet Books, a series consisting of vintage noir mysteries, many of them set in Montreal.

Author Derek Webster became a Senior Editor of the press in 2018.

Covers for Signal and Esplanade Books are designed by David Drummond of Salamander Hill Design. John W. Stewart began designing covers for the press in the 1970s. At present, Stewart designs the Véhicule catalogue cover and occasional non-fiction.

Percival, Hugh

  • HP1
  • Personne
  • February 14, 1896 - April 19, 1992

Hugh Percival Illsley was born in Montreal February 14, 1896. He married Lilias Shepherd in 1940. They had twin daughters. Lilias Shepherd Illsley died 1978. Hugh Percival Illsley died April 19, 1992.

He began studies at McGill University School of Architecture in 1914. At the same time, he joined the Canadian Officers Training Corps at McGill. He left studies to fight in World War I as a machine gunner, then as observer and then pilot for the Royal Flight Corps. On his return to Canada in 1919, he was offered his first architectural job, with the firm Ross and MacDonald. He moved to John S. Archibald Architects in the 1930s. The firm changed names several times: in 1934, the architectural firm of Archibald, Illsley and Templeton was created. Illsley later began his own firm, H. P. Illsley, which eventually bought the Archibald firm. Among his architectural projects were the Montreal Forum, the Masonic temple on Sherbrooke St. in Montreal, Manoir Richelieu, and the Post Office building at University Ave. and Cathcart St. in Montreal. He retired in 1976.

Throughout his career, Illsley maintained involvement with the military. Poor health prevented him from serving as a pilot in World War II, but he helped organize the first air cadet squadron to be formed in Canada under the Air Cadet League. Illsley was the Commanding Officer. With over 300 members, the Squadron trained in Westmount High School, using the Royal Montreal Regiment Armoury for drill and recreation purposes. Illsley designed their first uniform. He tried to get money from Air Marshall Leckie for glider training for the squadron members, but was unsuccessful because Leckie wanted only power flight.

Source: Oral History-Montreal Studies Project -- Hugh Percival Illsley / Transcript

Honeyman, A. James Murray

  • AJMH1
  • Personne
  • 1908-1965

A.J.M. Honeyman joined Sir George Williams University in 1947 as a part-time lecturer in biology. He was appointed a full-time lecturer in 1948, and promoted to assistant professor in 1949, to associate professor in 1951, and to professor in 1954. He retired from the university in 1965.

Clark, Gerald

  • GC1
  • Personne
  • 1918 - 2005

Gerald Clark was born in Montreal in 1918. He died in 2005. He was married and had a daughter, Bette. In 1939 he graduated from McGill University, where he had been editor of the college daily.

In 1940 he began his newspaper career working for The Standard of Montreal as a parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa. In 1943 he went overseas as a war correspondent and covered the Allied invasion of Normandy (D-Day) and the entry of Paris by the Free French. He was one of the 15 correspondents representing the world's press at the signing of the German surrender in Reims. Later he covered the Nuremberg and Pétain trials. A series of articles on the Soviet Union, accompanied by his own photographs, won a National Newspaper Award (1953). Gerald Clark took photographs on many of his trips, which served to illustrate his articles. For two years he was The Montreal Star's correspondent in New York, covering the United Nations. As the Star's Chief Foreign Correspondent, 1955-1960, he was based in London and traveled widely in Europe and the Iron Curtain countries. He was a frequent contributor to Weekend magazine. In 1954 he made a lecture tour of Canada under the auspices of Weekend, describing his experiences in Russia. He became the editor of the Montreal Star, retaining the post until 1979 when the paper ceased publication. He contributed many articles to the Reader's Digest.

Among many other travels, in 1955 he joined the Hon. Lester B. Pearson, then Minister of External Affairs, on a round-the-world flight which included Asia, Russia, the Middle East, and Europe. In 1956 he covered the NATO Foreign Ministers' Conference in Paris and the Poznan riots in Poland. He also visited Budapest and Prague and wrote a series on Hungary and Czechoslovakia. In 1957 he reported from Brussels, Algiers and Cairo. In 1958 he traveled to Red China; he was one of only two Western correspondents reporting on Communist China from the inside. His dispatches ran in newspapers in Canada and the United States, including The New York Times. Upon his return, he wrote Impatient Giant: Red China Today. It was translated into Danish and German. He won an Emmy and a Sylvania award as the co-author of the hour-long CBC documentary The Face of Red China.

His other books were The Coming Explosion in Latin America (1964); Canada: The Uneasy Neighbour: A Lucid Account of the Political Manoeuvers and the Social and Economic Pressures Which Shape Canada's Future (1965); Montreal: The New Cité in English and French editions (1982); and For Good Measure: The Sam Steinberg Story (1986). His memoir No Mud on the Back Seat: Memoirs of a Reporter was published in 1995 by Robert Davies Publishing.

Grescoe, Taras

  • TG1
  • Personne
  • 1966 -

Taras Grescoe was born in 1966 in Toronto, but grew up in Vancouver. His parents, Paul and Audrey Grescoe, are journalists who traveled across Canada while he was growing up. Grescoe received a B.A. in English from the University of British Columbia. In the early 1990s, he lived in Paris for four years, working as an English teacher and writing travel stories for English and Canadian newspapers. He lives in Montreal. His articles have appeared in The Times of London, the New York Times, Saveur, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, The Chicago Tribune Magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler, and other periodicals.

His first book, Sacré Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Québec (Macfarlane Walter & Ross 2000), a detailed analysis of Quebec Society, won the Quebec Writer's Federation Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction and the Edna Staebler Award for Non-fiction. His second book, The End of Elsewhere:Travels Among the Tourists (McClelland & Stewart 2003) is an exploration of global tourism. In 2006, he published his third book, The Devil's Picnic: Around the World in Pursuit of Forbidden Fruit(HarperCollins) which is about prohibited foods and substances around the world. A vegetarian, Grescoe published Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood (Harper Collins Canada) in 2008.

Finney, H. A.

  • HAF1
  • Personne
  • 1886-1966

H. A. Finney taught accounting in the 1930s in the Department of Accountancy of Concordia University founding institution Sir George Williams University. He was the author of two books on accounting: Solutions to Problems and Answers to Questions in Principles of Accounting, Vol. 1, Intermediate (1934) and Answers to Questions and Solutions to Problems in Introduction to Principles of Accounting (Revised edition) (1936). Both books were published by Prentice-Hall, Inc. of New York.

Loyola College. Dramatic Society

  • LCDS1
  • Collectivité
  • 1926-1972

The Loyola College Dramatic Society was formed in 1926. It became known as Loyola Drama, and presented numerous productions over the years. In 1970 there were management difficulties, and Loyola Drama joined with Loyola Music, adopting the name Loyola Musical Theatre Society. After a difficult year 1971-1972, the Loyola Musical Theatre Society was dismantled in the summer of 1972. Other college dramatic companies followed.

Thompson, Claude Willett

  • CWT1
  • Personne
  • 1888-1973

Claude Willett Thompson was born in Durham, England in 1888. He died in Daytona Beach, Florida February 20, 1973. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University. He moved to Canada in 1911. He fought in World War I. On returning to Canada, he entered the teaching profession at the Old High School for Boys in Quebec City. In 1923 he transferred to the High School of Quebec as senior master in the boys' section. In 1932, he moved to Ottawa and became housemaster at Ashbury College. Claude W. Thompson came to Sir George Williams College in 1933, and during a 25-year career on the full-time staff taught English literature and humanities, first as instructor in English and history, and after 1934 as professor of English. He was appointed senior professor of humanities in 1937. He was appointed assistant dean in 1952. He was the first chair of the English Department. After his retirement he continued to teach part-time for several years. Among other books, he wrote Humanism in Action, published in 1950. He played a major role in developing the Canadiana Collection of the Sir George Williams Library.

Krantz, Frederick

  • FK2
  • Personne

Frederick Krantz joined Sir George Williams University in 1969 as assistant professor of history. He was appointed associate professor of history in 1973.

Sir George Williams Family

  • SGWF1
  • Famille
  • 1821-

George Williams was born in 1821 in the County of Somerset, England. He founded the movement known worldwide as the YMCA (the Young Men's Christian Association) in 1844.

The Montreal branch of the YMCA was formed in 1851, the first in North America. In 1873 the YMCA inaugurated evening courses in vocational and general education. The undertaking was first known as the Educational Program, and later the Montreal YMCA Schools. In 1926, it changed its name to Sir George Williams College in honour of the founder of the YMCA movement. S.G.W. was one of the founding institutions of Concordia University.

McGarry, James J.

  • MJJ1
  • Personne
  • 1899-1987

James J. McGarry was born in Renfrew, Ontario, in November 1899. Son of a lawyer who later became treasurer of the province of Ontario, he attended Loyola High School and Concordia University founding institution Loyola College. A fine athlete, he played on the college football and hockey teams. After completing his education, he entered the Jesuit Order. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1933. Returning to St. Paul's College in 1936, he taught history of philosophy and ethics and served as prefect of studies from 1938 to 1941. He taught at Loyola High School for a year, and then as chaplain was commissioned a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force for the duration of World War II. After the war he returned to St. Paul's College. In 1959 he was assigned to teach philosophy at Saint Mary's University, Halifax. He retired from teaching in 1967. In his last years he continued to show a keen interest in politics and sports. He died at the Jesuit infirmary in Pickering, Ontario, in April 1987.

Concordia University. Pensioners' Association

  • CUPA1
  • Collectivité
  • 1987

The first trace of the Concordia University Pensioners' Association (CUPA) is a letter sent in August 1987 to retired Concordia employees informing them that efforts were being made to form a Concordia pensioners' association. The first meeting of what was to become the association took place on November 17, 1987. The draft constitution was accepted unanimously at a meeting on May 4, 1988. The objectives of the association are to promote the welfare of all persons drawing a pension from Concordia University; to ensure that their needs and concerns are brought to the attention of the University through such bodies as the benefits committee of the board of governors; to ensure that members are kept informed about University decisions which affect them, as well as the general evolution of the University; to provide a channel whereby the expertise of members may be made available to the University for consulting or volunteer work, and to provide a milieu for social contact among the members.

Valaskakis, Gail

  • GV1
  • Personne
  • 1939-2007

Gail Gutrie Valaskakis joined Loyola College in 1967 as a lecturer in the Department of Communication Arts. In 1969, she was appointed assistant professor, Communication Arts. Loyola College merged with Sir George Williams University to form Concordia University in 1974. In 1980, Gail Valaskakis was promoted to Associate Professor of Communication Studies in Concordia University, and in 1989 to the rank of full Professor. In 1992 she was named dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. Outside the University. Dr. Valaskakis retired from Concordia University in 1998.

Pallen, Robert

  • RP1
  • Personne
  • 1930-2003

Robert H. Pallen was born in 1930. He was married to Anne, and they had children. He died in Montreal in 2003. Pallen graduated in Chemistry from Sir George Williams University in 1952. He pursured graduate studies and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario.

He joined Loyola of Montreal as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. After Loyola College merged with Sir George Williams University to form Concordia University in 1974, he was Associate Professor of chemistry at Concordia University from 1975 to 1989 and then Associate Professor, chemistry and biochemistry, from 1990 to his retirement in 1996.

He held many administrative positions. He was secretary of the Loyola Science Faculty Council 1972-1973. From 1973-1979 he was Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science (Loyola). From 1977-1985 he was Associate Dean of Division III, Faculty of Arts and Science. From 1985 to 1996 he was Associate Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Following retirement he pursued his interest in music, registering as a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts. He was active in the Concordia University Pensioners' Association.

In 1983 he institute the annual Expo-Science, a collaboration between Concordia University and the Pointe Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall.

Stewart, Bill

  • BS1
  • Personne
  • February 28, 1914 - December 3, 2004

William Archibald (Bill) Stewart, OBE (1914-2004) was born in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, February 28, 1914. He died in St. Lambert, Quebec, December 3, 2004. His father, Charles A. Stewart (d. 1960), a descendant of Scots who settled in Prince Edward Island in 1770, worked for the Temiscouata Railway Co.; he became president of the railway in 1940. His mother was A. Laura Walsh Stewart (d. 1982, age 94). Bill was the second eldest child, with five brothers and two sisters: E. Vaughan, Charles (m. Rolande Viel), Ruth (m. D. Ernie Burritt of Canadian Press), Anne T. (m. Bertrand Potvin), James Robert (d. 1995), Alan (m. Denise ?), and R. Lloyd (d. 1987). In 1946 Bill Stewart married Katherine Elizabeth (Kay) Young (b. Winnipeg, 1920, d. 2013). Kay and Bill Stewart had five children: Dugald (m. Ginette, children: Jonathan, Carine), Landon, Susan, John (had Charles-Antoine with Murielle Allain), and Janet (m. Marcelo ? , daughter Arlen).

Bill went to school in French at the Christian Brothers' Collège St-Patrice near Rivière-du-Loup. He began undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa, but had to return home because the Depression diminished family resources. He ran the family farm and studied art by correspondence in 1932-1933. He continued to be active in visual art for a number of years thereafter, creating portraits, caricatures, and cartoons. Some are signed JF, a pseudonym he adopted when his artwork appeared in newspapers.

In 1933 he contributed articles to Canadian Press as a correspondent in Rivière-du-Loup. In 1934 he became a CP staff member in the Halifax bureau. He was to work in various positions with CP until retirement in 1979. In 1935-1936 he worked successively in Charlottetown , P.E.I. and Sydney, N.S., and St. John, N.B. In 1936 he was transferred to Montreal, then to CP's Toronto bureau. In 1937-1939 he was a correspondent in Quebec City. He served on the Montreal bureau editorial staff in 1940.

In 1941 CP stationed him in London to report on Canadian military personnel training there for the 1942 invasion of Dieppe. After a few weeks in North Africa in 1943, he covered Canadian action in the 1943 Sicily and Italian campaigns. In January 1944 he reported on action in northwest Europe. His eyewitness account of the Normandy D-Day invasion was among the first to reach the outside world.

In 1944, Stewart was the first Canadian correspondent accredited to the Southeast Asia Command; he was based in the Philippines where a Canadian force of army, air force and navy personnel was preparing to take part in an invasion of Japan, a plan that was abandoned when two atomic bombs were used against Japan in August 1945. Following the surrender of Japan, Stewart interviewed Canadians who had been taken prisoner by the Japanese in Hong Kong in 1941. Some of his dispatches from the Pacific war were signed with the pseudonym George Hawkes. In 1946-1947 he was CP's Far East correspondent, based in Australia.

In 1947 he became Quebec City bureau chief (1948-1952). He was a member of the Quebec Parliamentary Press Gallery. In 1952-1974 he was Montreal bureau chief. In 1951 he was instrumental in establishing CP's French service La Presse Canadienne, which he headed at its inception. (He was also involved in CP's radio service, Broadcast News, which offered service in English and French starting in 1945.) In 1954, he accompanied Canadian Prime Minister Louis St-Laurent on a world tour. He presided over coverage of Quebec's Quiet Revolution and the FLQ October Crisis of 1970.

He helped his friend Roger Lemelin developed scripts for the English-language version of La Famille Plouffe/The Plouffe Family, a popular series shown on the CBC 1954-1959.

From 1975 to 1979 he was a CP general executive, based in Montreal.

After retirement he continued writing, often on Quebec subjects, until the year he died, when he filed a story on the 60th anniversary of D-Day. He also did freelance translation. He was a member of the Canadian War Correspondents Association and served on its board of directors until his death.

Throughout his life he maintained an active correspondence with family members, friends, and colleagues, retaining a copy of many of the letters he sent.

In 1948 he was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his wartime reporting. He was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 1986. He was listed in Canadian Who's Who.

Babarik, Paul

  • PB2
  • Personne

Paul Babarik was born on June 30, 1929 in Oshawa and died in Montreal on December 27, 2019. He studied psychology at the University of Toronto and at the University of Chicago, from which he earned his PhD. He worked in behavioural psychology in Washington before returning to Canada due to opposition to the Vietnam War. He joined Loyola College in 1970 as an associate professor of psychology, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. Between 1975 and 1978 he studied the Canadian roots of community psychology and the Canadian psychologist William Line (1897-1964).

Clarke, Douglass B.

  • DBC1
  • Personne
  • 1907-1979

Douglass Burns Clarke was born in Montreal on October 13, 1907. He married Dorothy Adams and had two children, Barbara and Frederick. D.B. Clarke died in 1979. He graduated from Sir George Williams College as a member of the Guinea Pig Graduating Class of 1937, so-called because it was the first graduating class the College produced. In 1932, he joined the teaching staff of the College as a lecturer, and he accepted a full-time position in English and Fine Arts after his graduation. He loved theatre and from 1932 to 1941 he was a director of the Playmakers Workshop of Sir George Williams College. He founded the Georgiantics musical revue. In 1942 he became the production manager for the Lakeshore Summer Theatre and was involved with the Montreal Repertory Theatre, among others. He was appointed acting registrar of Sir George Williams in 1943, and in 1946 he was appointed registrar. In 1956 he was appointed vice-principal and stayed on as registrar until 1962. From 1967 to 1968 he was vice-principal academic. In 1968 he was appointed acting principal and vice-chancellor. He retired in 1969. He wrote a history of Sir George Williams in the period following that covered by Henry F. Hall in The Georgian Spirit: The Story of Sir George Williams University. Douglass Clarke's work, published in 1976 was entitled Decades of Decisions: Sir George Williams University, 1952-53 to 1972-73. He influenced the university to welcome the arts and increased its importance in the cultural life of Montreal. The D.B. Clarke Theatre in the Hall Building is named in his memory.

Thomas More Institute

  • TMI1
  • Collectivité
  • 1946-

Montreal's Thomas More Institute was founded in 1946, with 90 students enrolled in six courses. Its aim is to provide opportunities for lifelong learning and liberal education for adults. More than 350 of its students have earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts: 271 from 1948 to 1974 within the context of an association with the Université de Montréal, and 95 since 1975 by virtue of an affiliation with Bishop's University.

Eric O'Connor, S.J., a teacher at Concordia University founding institution Loyola College from 1934-1936 and 1942-1980, was one of the founders of the Thomas More Institute.

The Institute is named after Thomas More (1478-1535), one of the great humanist scholars of the Renaissance. He contributed significantly to that critical shift from the medieval to the modern world by articulating and promoting, for men and women alike, a new concept of education based upon the priority of open inquiry and critical thought. In his view, learning occurs as individuals relate the formulations of the past to questions that point toward the future. The Thomas More Institute reflects this philosophy of education with a strong emphasis on lifelong adult learning.

Source: Thomas More Institute Web site (www.thomasmore.qc.ca)

Loyola College. Loyola Students' Association

  • LSA1
  • Collectivité
  • 1967-1979

The first association of students at Loyola College was the Committee of Student Representatives, formed in 1943. It changed its name to the Student Administrative Council (SAC) in 1960. The Loyola of Montreal Students' Association (LMSA) seems to have been a new form of the SAC, dating from ca. 1967. In 1972, the LMSA changed its name to Loyola Students' Association (LSA).

Loyola College merged with Sir George Willliams University in 1974 to form Concordia University. The Loyola Students' Association continued operation until the creation of the Concordia University Students' Association, which took over the activities of all the day- and evening-student associations of Sir George and Loyola in 1979.

YMCA of Montreal

  • YMCA1
  • Collectivité
  • 1851-

The first YMCA-the Young Men's Christian Association-was founded in London, England in 1844 by George Williams, age 23. It was a religious (Evangelical Protestant) movement for young men who had left their families and migrated from outlying areas to jobs in London. Its goal was their character development. It provided fellowship and opportunities for constructive use of leisure time.

At the world's fair that took place in London in 1851, YMCA pamphlets were distributed to visitors from all over the world, including a number of Montrealers who judged that it would fulfill a need in their city.

An inaugural meeting of the Montreal YMCA took place at St. Helen Street Baptist Church in November 1851. The Montreal YMCA can claim to be the first in North America, although YMCAs started up in Boston, New York, Toronto, and other North American cities about the same time.

The North American YMCAs formed a confederation in 1854. The World Alliance of YMCAs was formed in 1855.

In 1853, the Montreal YMCA hired its first paid employee, Samuel Massey. He worked as a missionary to young men in Montreal. As an adjunct to its religious mission, in the 1850s the Montreal YMCA created a social centre in rented quarters where young men could gather. It included a library and reading room. The Y began offering lectures, an employment service, and charitable relief to the indigent.

The first Montreal YMCA building was erected in 1873 on Victoria Square.

That year, the first evening educational courses were held, in French and shorthand. Services were added for younger boys and immigrants. Sports were added in the late 1880s. War work-services to military personnel-was first undertaken during the Boer War. Foreign service-outreach to other countries-became important early in the twentieth century.

Expansion was rapid, and in 1892 the Montreal YMCA created new quarters on Dominion Square, where the Sun Life building now stands. In the Dominion Square Y building there were meeting rooms, a reading room and a library, club and class rooms, an auditorium, a gymnasium, locker and shower rooms, a swimming pool, a bowling alley, and a dining room.

In 1894, a boys' summer camp was opened in the Laurentians north of Montreal. Outdoor programs have been part of the Association's programming ever since.

In 1912, the Central/Downtown Branch of the Montreal Association moved to new quarters on Drummond Street. That year, the Association opened the Westmount Branch and the North Branch (now YMCA du Parc). Other branches and various satellite units have existed at various times throughout the Metropolitan Montreal region.

In 1931 the Downtown Branch was remodeled and a 500-room residential annex was added to provide low-cost accommodation and meals for men. The residence would later serve as accommodation for refugees. (In 2001 as part of a major renovation of the YMCA Centre-ville, the downtown residence was demolished. The Y opened refugee accommodation in the former Reddy Memorial Hospital on Tupper Street.)

The Montreal YMCA has offered many programs, including physical and aquatics programs and social programs. The educational programs grew to become one of Concordia University founding institutions, Sir George Williams College/University. In the 1970s a shift in government policy in Quebec meant increased emphasis on community recreational programs, and the YMCA provided input and management services for these programs. Community development programs, including immigrant, crime prevention, and offender rehabilitation programs, were added.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Metropolitan Montreal Association included the YMCA Centre-ville, the du Parc YMCA, the Guy-Favreau YMCA, the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve YMCA, the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce YMCA, the Pointe Saint-Charles YMCA, the Saint-Laurent YMCA, the West Island YMCA, the Westmount YMCA, Kamp Kanawana, the YMCA residence for refugee claimants, and the YMCA International Language school and the YMCA Foundation and Metropolitan services offices which were located in the same building as the YMCA Centre-ville.

Noël, Jean

  • JN2
  • Personne
  • 1940-

Jean Noël est né à Montréal. Il est l'un des artistes de l'événement Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke en 1976.

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