Fonds P0083 - Clarence S. Bayne fonds

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Clarence S. Bayne fonds

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  • 1973-1991 (Creation)
    Bayne, Clarence S.

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50 cm of textual records

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Clarence S. Bayne joined Sir George Williams University in 1966 as a lecturer in statistics after completing his Master and PhD at McGill University. From 1967 to 1969, he was a Lecturer in quantitative methods; in 1969 he was appointed Assistant Professor of quantitative methods. Following the merger of Sir George Williams and Loyola College to form Concordia University in 1974, he was appointed Associate Professor of quantitative methods. In 1987, he was made Associate Professor of decision sciences and management information systems. He received his Full Professor title in June 2001. He was the Director of the Diploma in Administration/Diploma in Sport Administration (DIA/DSA) program from 1991 to 2006 and served on many university committees, task forces and councils. Bayne’s research focuses on forecasting and sampling theory. He has been an advocate for the Black community in Montreal.

  • Bayne sat on the committee to investigate the charges against Perry Anderson in December 1968. The biology professor had been charged with racism by the then-Principal of Sir George Williams University, D. B. Clarke. Bayne would resign publicly from the committee on January 22, 1969, citing the lack of guidelines and procedures of the committee and expressing concerns regarding the overall role of the University towards the Black community.
  • Bayne was instrumental in the foundation of Montreal’s Black Theatre Workshop in 1969. He has been president and executive director of the company created to offer opportunities to black actors.
  • Bayne was the founder and executive director of the National Black Coalition of Canada Research Institute during a leave from teaching in 1972.
  • In 1987, Bayne worked on the creation of the Foundation for Minority Arts and Culture.
  • Bayne was the 1992 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award for his work on developing Black performing arts and culture in Montreal.
  • In February 1996, the City of Montreal presented a community service award to Bayne.
  • Bayne received the Montreal Association of Black Business and Professional Award in 1998.
  • Bayne chaired a session on Multiple Identities and Social Values at the Canadian Cultural Research Network (CCRN) colloquium in Edmonton, held in May 2000.
  • Bayne was admitted to the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honour Society at its ceremony held November 1, 2000.
  • Bayne received the Quebec Board of Black Educator’s Award in 2000.

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The fonds provides information on Clarence Bayne's teaching career and on the Black community of Montreal.

The fonds consists of course notes and other materials from classes he offered in the 1970s and 1980s, a draft copy of the statistics text book he prepared in collaboration with colleagues from Concordia University, and a copy of a paper, Problems Facing the Black Community of Montréal, given in 1991 by Clarence Bayne on behalf of the Black Theatre Workshop of Montreal, the Black Community Council of Quebec, and the Black Studies Centre, to the administration of the City of Montreal.

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These documents were donated to the Concordia University Archives by Clarence Bayne in 1992.


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