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Aubes 3935

  • A1
  • Corporate body
  • November 1981-March 1990

Aubes 3935 was founded in November 1981 by Annie Molin Vasseur who managed the gallery until its closure on March 25, 1990. The gallery specialized in art books, and, among other things, it organized a national (1984) and an international (1986) contest for Canadian art books. The gallery later expanded to exhibit contemporary art (painting, drawing, sculpture, installation art, etc.) by artists from Quebec, the rest of Canada, Europe, and the United States.

Benedetti, Alain

  • AB1
  • Person
  • [19-]-

Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) Alain Benedetti graduated from Loyola College in 1970. A member of the board of the Loyola Alumni Association since 1982, Benedetti served as President of the Association from 1986 to 1988. Benedetti represented the Loyola Alumni Association on the Board of Governors from 1990 to 1996 and served as representative of the community-at-large and Chair of the Board of Governors Audit Committee from 1996 to 2003. He was first elected Chair of the Board of Governors at its June 18, 2003 meeting and was re-elected at its June 17, 2004 meeting. Benedetti stepped down from his Chair role in 2005 and was then named Governor Emeritus and a lifetime member of the Corporation of Concordia University.

  • Benedetti chaired the Advisory Search Committee that would elect Claude Lajeunesse President and Vice-Chancellor in 2004 and 2005.
  • Benedetti won an IBM Thinkpad laptop at a Shuffle raffle in 2003 and donated the computer to student Maria Hunt through a raffle.
  • On November 27, 1997 Benedetti’s volunteer work was honoured at the Awards of Distinction of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration ceremony.
  • January 19, 1995 Benedetti received the Distinguished Service Award at the Concordia University Alumni Awards dinner.
  • While president of the Loyola Alumni Association, Benedetti inaugurated the Loyola Educational Grant I 1987 to provide funds to deserving Concordia students.
  • Benedetti chaired the 1996-1997 Annual Giving campaign.

Baculis, Al

  • AB4
  • Person
  • 1930-2007

Al Baculis was a Canadian clarinetist and composer. He was born in Lachine, Montreal on November 21, 1930, as Joseph George Alphonse Allan Baculis. He was the son of Lithuanian immigrants. From 1948 to 1951, he studied clarinet at McGill University, and from 1952 to 1956 he studied composition. Baculis married Margo MacKinnon in 1963. They lived in Montreal and had two children, Heather and Alan Jr.

During the 1950s, Al Baculis played with the Canadian All Stars, but also with various bands led by Buck Lacombe. In 1958, he started to do studio work for the CBC. Around the same time, Al Baculis played and composed for several NFB films. From around 1965 to 1972, he led the Al Baculis Singers, a studio group working mainly for radio and television. Also in the 1960s, he led the Al Baculis Octet. Al Baculis wrote arrangements for the Ted Elfstrom Octet and played saxophone in the Johnny Holmes Orchestra. In the mid-1960s, Baculis performed with Vic Vogel's band for Canadian soldiers in Europe and the Middle East. Al Baculis composed and arranged the theme for the closing ceremonies of the 1976 Montréal Olympics. From 1977 to 1986, Al Baculis taught arranging and composition at Vanier College, Montreal, and at McGill University, Montreal, from 1978 to 1983.

Al Baculis died on January 22, 2007 in Seminole, Florida, where he had lived since his retirement in 1993.

Cappelluto, Ana

  • AC1
  • Person

Ana Cappelluto is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre at Concordia University where she teaches Design for the Theatre. She is also the Faculty of Fine Arts' Associate Dean, Planning and Academic Facilities. Ana Cappelluto first came to Concordia Fine Arts as a young student in Design for the Theatre in 1984. Born in Rome, Italy she lived in England for many years before settling in Montreal. After completing her degree, a BFA in scenography (1987), she was hired as assistant to the props master at the Department of Theatre in 1988. In 1993 she earned her Master’s from McGill University. In the fall of that year, Ana began teaching in the theatre department where she served as Chair from 2004 to 2007. Before serving in her current position as Associate Dean, Planning and Academic Facilities, she held the position of Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies.

She is an accomplished, award-winning scenographer and an integral member of the Montreal theatre community. Her longstanding professional relationships with 7 Doigts de la main, Repercussion Theatre, Geordie Productions, Black Theatre Workshop, Porte Parole, Dulcinea Langfelder & Co, Imago Theatre and Pigeons International have established her reputation for artistic dedication and excellence. Her research, financially supported by Hexagram Research Institute, Industry Canada, Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture, and the Gouvernement du Québec Ministère de l'Industrie et du Commerce and the CANARIE initiative, focuses on the development of new scenographic tools.

In 2000, she completed a two-year project on the works of major Quebec costume designers that dominated the Quebec theatre landscape since the mid-1960s. The project involved researching, documenting and photographing works of costume designers from over 800 the theatrical costumes at the Montreal-based Centre national de recherche et de diffusion du costume (CNC). Established in 1994, CNC was a non-profit organization and housed one of the largest and most important private collection of theatre costumes and accessories in Canada. At the core of the CNC collection was the inherited inventory of l’Atelier de Costume B.J.L. founded in 1972 by the designers François Barbeau, Louise Jobin and François Laplante. In 1996, CNC acquired the whole costume collection of the Théâtre Populaire du Québec.

Because of the lack of financial resources, the CNC was closed and the costume collection was dismantled in 2005. A website in French, entitled “Centre national du costume – recherche et diffusion: La Collection de costumes de théâtre” was created by Ana’s research team in 2000 with the CNC collaboration. The website was part of the Canada’s Digital Collections (CDC) operated by Industry Canada. In 2004, the Industry Canada CDC Program was stopped and later on, all the websites of the program were deactivated. At the end of 2015, the web site was reactivated on Wordpress, under a new name: “Archive de costume de Montréal / Montréal Costumes Archive”. At the same time, some costume descriptions were revamped and English translations were added.

Charney, Ann

  • AC2
  • Person
  • 1940-

Ann Charney is a Montreal-based novelist, short-story writer and journalist. Ann Charney was born on April 3, 1940 in Brody/ Lwow, Poland (today Lviv, Ukraine) as the daughter of Dora Wengler Korsower and Michael Korsower.

Until the liberation of Poland by the Russians in 1945, Ann Charney’s family was forced to hide because they were Jewish. In 1950, Ann Charney and her parents immigrated to Canada. Since that time, she has lived almost continuously in Montreal, Quebec. In 1960, she married architect Melvin Charney. Together they have a daughter, Dara. In 1965, Charney received a master's degree in French literature from McGill University. She also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.

Ann Charney contributed to a number of Canadian and American periodicals as a columnist and writer of short stories. She published in Maclean’s magazine, Saturday Night, Chatelaine, the Canadian Forum, and Queen’s Quarterly, among others. She also wrote book reviews. Charney's first novel, Dobryd, was published in 1973.

Ann Charney has received grants from Canada Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres de Québec. She has received various awards, including National Magazine Awards, the Chatelaine Fiction Prize, and the Canadian Authors’ Association Prize, honouring both her fiction and non-fiction work. In April 2006, the French government decorated Ann Charney as an officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters. Ann Charney is member of the Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois and the Writer’s Union of Canada. She was involved with Blue Metropolis since its foundation. She is a member of the Blue Metropolis Foundation Honorary Board.

Dutkewych, Andrew

  • AD3
  • Person
  • 1944-

Andrew (Andy) Dutkewych was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1944. He lives in Canada.
In 1966, he graduated from Philadelphia College of Art. He received a Post Graduate Diploma from Slade School of Art (London, England) in 1968. Since then, he is working as visual artist, mainly focusing on sculpture.
Andy Dutkewych was founding member of Véhicule Art.
He teaches Sculpture at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

Graham, Aloysius

  • AG1
  • Person
  • July 17, 1916-August 20, 2012

Father Aloysius Graham, S. J. was born July 17, 1916 in St. Marys, Ontario and died in Pickering, Ontario on August 20th, 2012. He entered the Jesuits in 1933 and followed their program of studies. He also studied chemistry at the University of Toronto. He was ordained a priest on December 3, 1947 in Bogota, Colombia. He later moved to Montreal to set up the department of chemistry at Loyola College. He pronounced his final vows in the Loyola Chapel. Father Graham remained at Loyola College for his academic career, first as professor and department chair, Associate Dean of Science (1964), and finally as the Dean of Science (1968). In October 1974, he took the role of Vice-Rector and Principal of Loyola campus of the newly created Concordia University. He held this position until his departure in June 1980. He then became secretary of Concordia's Board of Governors until his retirement in June 1988.

Gold, Alan B.

  • AG1
  • Person
  • [19-] - 2005

Alan B. Gold was named Chancellor at a special meeting of the Board of Governors on February 5, 1987 with a mandate set to end on December 31, 1991 that was eventually extended into the Fall of 1992. At the time of his appointment, Gold was Chief Justice of the Quebec Superior Court.On June 12, 1987 he was installed as Chancellor at the Engineering and Computer Science Spring Convocation. In July, 1992 Gold stepped down from his role as Chief Justice and on September 30, 1992, handed down the chain of office as Chancellor, following which he became Chancellor Emeritus and an Honorary Life Member of the Concordia University Alumni Association (CUAA). Gold passed away on May 15, 2005.

  • At the June 17, 1987 Fine Arts Spring Convocation, Gold gave an address to honour Leon Bellefleur.
  • During the Oka/Kahnawake dispute in 1990, Gold was named a mediator by then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
  • At the Fall 1992 Convocation, Gold received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree (LL.D.) and gave the convocation address.
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