Fink, Howard

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Fink, Howard

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  • H. R. Fink

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      Howard Fink started teaching at Sir George Williams University as an Assistant Professor in English on May 1st, 1964. Fink, Roy Kiyooka and Stanton Hoffman created the Sir George Williams Poetry Reading Series in the Fall of 1966, helped by Wynne Francis and Irving Layton.
      Fink was promoted to Associate Professor on September 1, 1969. He was instrumental in the organization of the Face to Face national conference on contemporary English-Canadian theatre that took place at Concordia University in February and March 1975. Fink had worked on rescuing CBC radio drama scripts from the 1930s to 1970 for four years when they were officially transferred to Concordia at a ceremony held on December 7, 1976. The Radio Drama Project would grow up and blossom into the opening of the Centre for Broadcasting Studies in 1981. Fink was promoted to Full Professor in 1985 and was Acting Chair of the English department in 1993. He was granted the Distinguished Professor Emeritus title upon his early retirement in June 1997. Fink would later become the Centre for Broadcasting Studies’ head of archives. He wrote and co-authored many articles and publications on the history of radio broadcasting of theater and drama. Fink passed away on January 21, 2023.

      • Howard Fink was the faculty advisor of the Literary Society of Sir George Williams University in 1967.
      • He was one of the founding members of the Association for the Study of Canadian Radio and Television (ASCRT). The association was created after the Learned Society convention held in Fredericton, in 1977. Their first annual Congress was held at Concordia in October 1978.
      • Fink was the Canadian editor of the international literary publication Stand in 1982.
      • Fink’s collaboration with Philip Rouyer, head of Institute for Theatre Research resulted in an agreement with the University of Bordeaux in 1985, encouraging interchanges of students, professors and researchers in the fields of theater, communications and press studies.


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      Concordia University. Department of English ([196-?]-)

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          News Release, October 3, 1966
          The Postgrad, Poetry readings, April 1967, p.13
          The Georgian, Co-curricular Programming, September 26, 1967
          News Release, April 22, 1969
          News Release, February 24, 1975
          FYI, CBC Radio Drama Scripts Rescued by SGW Professor, December 2, 1976, p.1
          The Thursday Report, Fink Saves Air Drama, October 5, 1978, p.5
          The Thursday Report, Ici Radio-Canada, November 12, 1981, p.2
          The Thursday Report, What radio drama meant for culture, October 21, 1982, p.8
          The Thursday Report, Short story competition, November 25, 1982, p.7
          The Thursday Report, Accord signed with Bordeaux University, June 6, 1985, p.16
          The Thursday Report, Playing on air waves, September 25, 1986, p.3
          Concordia’s Thursday Report, Centre moves into new library, December 3, 1992, p.9
          Undergraduate Calendar 1993-1994
          Concordia’s Thursday Report, Faculty Promotions, June 5, 1997, p.12
          Concordia’s Thursday Report, Long-service and early retirement reception, May 28, 1998, p.7
          Concordia’s Thursday Report, BBC audio news broadcasts from 1969 to 1986 ready for researchers, March 27, 2003, p.7

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