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Eisen, Sydney

Sydney Eisen (1929 - ) is a professor, historian, and administrator. Born in Poland, he graduated from Harbord Collegiate Institute in Toronto in 1946. He received a BA. from the University of Toronto in 1950 and a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1957. He also attended Cornell University in 1950 and the London School of Economics in 1953. Dr. Eisen went on to faculty positions at Williams College from 1955 to 1961 and the City College of New York from 1961 to 1965. In 1965, Dr. Eisen served as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and joined York University's Department of History and Division of Humanities as an Associate Professor. He was a full Professor at York from 1969 until 1993 when he became a University Professor, retiring in 1995. Dr. Eisen also served as Acting Chairman of the Division of Humanities in 1967, Chairman of the Department of History from 1970 to 1972, Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1973 to 1978, and was the founding Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies from 1989 to 1994. He has assisted in the establishment of a number of research centres including the Centre for Research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario and is also an active fellow of Vanier College. He is the author of numerous articles and books on European history and Victorian studies including "The Human Adventure: Readings in World History" (1964), and "Victorian Science and Religion: A Bibliography" (1994).

Dr. Eisen has been actively involved in Jewish day school education; he is a life member of the board of the Associated Hebrew Schools and of the Community Hebrew Academy. He was also involved in national education in the U.S.A. as President and Chairman of the Board of the National Humanities Faculty from 1976-1980. In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Eisen has been the recipient of a number of honours including a book prize established in the Faculty of Arts at York University in 1978, the Shem Tov Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto in 1988, a conference and Festschrift in 1994, the Ben Sadowski Medal (highest award for voluntary service) in 1995 and election to the York University Founder's Society in 1999. After his retirement he helped found a consulting firm, REF Consultants in Education, Inc. Sydney Eisen married Doris Kirschbaum in 1957. The couple has four children: Daniel, Robert, Sarah and Miriam.

Ellenwood, Ray

Ray Ellenwood, professor, translator and academic, was born in Edmonton and educated at the University of Alberta where he received his B.A. and M.A. in English, and at Rutgers University where he received his PhD in Comparative Literature in 1972. He became Assistant Professor in English at York University following his graduation from Rutgers and has been a Professor of English with the School of Arts and Letters at Atkinson College (renamed the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies) since 1991. Ellenwood is the author of "Egregore: A History of the Montréal Automatist Movement" and has translated ten works by Quebecois authors including work by Jacques Ferron, Claude Gauvreau and Marie-Claire Blais. He was awarded the Canada Council Translation Prize in 1982 and has served on the jury of the Governor General's Award for Translation on three occasions.

Elliott, Maurice Slater, 1937-2016

Maurice Elliott is University Orator and University Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto, Canada. Born in 1937 in London, England, he was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge University, and received his PhD from the University of Toronto. As a professor of English at York since 1966, Dr. Elliott primarily researched and taught the poetry of the Romantic period, as well as Irish writing in English. He has served York University as Master of Winter's College (1980-1987), as Chair of the Department of English (1993-1999) during which time he was awarded his University Professorship (1996), and as Chair of Senate (1998-1999), and as a member of York's Board of Governors.

Elliston, Inez

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Dr. Inez Elliston is an educator, writer, policy consultant, and leader in community volunteerism. Born in Jamaica, Elliston acquired a Bachelor of Arts from the University of London/University of the West Indies in 1961. She subsequently received a Diploma in Education in 1961 from London University, a Masters of Education from Boston University, a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto in 1972 and her PhD, also from UofT, in 1976.
Elliston was the first coordinator of the Multiculturalism and Race Relations Committee for the Scarborough Board of Education. She was responsible for implementing 14 major policy recommendations, including multicultural training for staff and improved assessment of immigrant children in the school system.

She was Coordinator of the Adult Day School and Multicultural Centre 1978-1982. From 1986 to 1990 she was the vice principle of Continuing Education, From 1994 to 1996 she was an Education Officer in the Ministry of Education and Training. Elliston played key leadership roles in the Canadian Council of multicultural and Intercultural Education (CCMIE), Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators, the Governing Council at University of Toronto, has sat on the Advisory Board and Faculty Council at OISE at the University of Toronto, and is involved in the Canadian Federation of University Women.

Elliston’s contributions to Canadian society and her local community have been acknowledged through awards including: a 15 Year Volunteer Service Award from the Ministry of Citizenship (1987), a citation for Citizenship from the Government of Canada (1989), an Outstanding Achievement Award from CCMIE (1990), and Outstanding Achievement Ward from the Jamaican Canadian Association (1996), the ACAA in 1996, and lifetime achievement awards from the Malvern Youth Club (2000), the John Hubbard Humanitarian Award (2001). She has also received public recognition of her contributions to the community from the City of Scarborough (1994) and the City of Markham (2002). She received the Order of Ontario in 2004.
An award for achievement in anti-racist and ethno-cultural equity was established in Elliston’s name by the Board of Scarborough in 1995.

Elliston is the author of Multiculturalism in Canada: issues and perspectives, Education in a changing society and Effective schooling for an increasingly diverse student population.

Elliston, Inez N., 1930-

Dr. Inez Elliston is an educator, writer, policy consultant, and leader in community volunteerism. Born in Jamaica, Elliston acquired a Bachelor of Arts from the University of London/University of the West Indies in 1961. She subsequently received a Diploma in Education in 1961 from London University, a Masters of Education from Boston University, a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto in 1972 and her PhD, also from UofT, in 1976.

Elliston was the first coordinator of the Multiculturalism and Race Relations Committee for the Scarborough Board of Education. She was responsible for implementing 14 major policy recommendations, including multicultural training for staff and improved assessment of immigrant children in the school system.

She was Coordinator of the Adult Day School and Multicultural Centre 1978-1982. From 1986 to 1990 she was the vice principle of Continuing Education, From 1994 to 1996 she was an Education Officer in the Ministry of Education and Training. Elliston played key leadership roles in the Canadian Council of multicultural and Intercultural Education (CCMIE), Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators, the Governing Council at University of Toronto, has sat on the Advisory Board and Faculty Council at OISE at the University of Toronto, and is involved in the Canadian Federation of University Women.

Elliston’s contributions to Canadian society and her local community have been acknowledged through awards including: a 15 Year Volunteer Service Award from the Ministry of Citizenship (1987), a citation for Citizenship from the Government of Canada (1989), an Outstanding Achievement Award from CCMIE (1990), and Outstanding Achievement Ward from the Jamaican Canadian Association (1996), the ACAA in 1996, and lifetime achievement awards from the Malvern Youth Club (2000), the John Hubbard Humanitarian Award (2001). She has also received public recognition of her contributions to the community from the City of Scarborough (1994) and the City of Markham (2002). She received the Order of Ontario in 2004. An award for achievement in anti-racist and ethno-cultural equity was established in Elliston’s name by the Board of Scarborough in 1995.

Elliston is the author of "Multiculturalism in Canada: issues and perspectives", "Education in a changing society" and "Effective schooling for an increasingly diverse student population".

Endicott, Giles

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Giles Endicott, a trade unionist and a member of the Canadian Food and Allied Workers Union at the time, played a significant leadership role in the early days of the Ontario wing of the Waffle party. He was one of four individuals responsible for attending New Democratic Party constituency meetings to encourage them to endorse what become known as the Waffle Manifesto that was to be brought forward at the NDP convention in Winnipeg in October 1969. Endicott became disillusioned with the Waffle on the arrival of Western radicals into the movement.

Endicott, Stephen Lyon

Stephen Endicott (1928-2019) was an educator, labour historian, and political organizer. Born in Shanghai of Canadian missionary parents James G. Endicott and Mary Austin, Endicott grew up in China before the Chinese Communist revolution that began in 1946. His family lived in Sichuan province for three generations. Home-schooled by his mother in China, Endicott graduated from Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute of Toronto in 1945, and earned his BA (1949), and MA (1966) in history from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in history from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London in 1973. During the 1960s Endicott was a secondary school teacher with the South Peel Board of Education, and began his graduate studies at the University of Toronto. He taught as a visiting scholar at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China in the 1980s. He received a Killam Senior Fellowship and other academic awards while teaching East Asian history at York University in Toronto beginning in 1972-73 as a sessional lecturer until his retirement as a Senior Scholar in 1990. His books include Diplomacy and enterprise : British China policy 1933-1937 (1975); James G. Endicott : rebel out of China (1980); Wen Yiuzhang Zhuan (the Biography of James G. Endicott) (1983); Red earth : revolution in a Sichuan village (1988); The red dragon : China 1949-1990 (1991); The United States and biological warfare : secrets from the early cold war and Korea (1999) with colleague Edward Hagerman; Bienfait : the Saskatchewan miner's unrest in '31 (2002); and Raising the workers' flag : the workers' unity league of Canada 1930-1936 (2012).

Endler, Norman S., 1931-2003.

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Norman S. Endler (1931-2003) was born on 2 May 1931 in Montreal, Quebec and educated at McGill University where he received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Psychology in 1953 and his M.Sc. in Psychology in 1954. He continued his studies at Bet Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne where he received a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1958. Endler was the youngest member of the original group of faculty hired by the newly founded York University in 1960 and was the last of this group to retire. He won numerous distinctions for his teaching and research contributions to the study of psychology and the social sciences and for his service to York University. He focussed his research in the areas of stress, anxiety and coping. In addition to authoring or co-authoring 8 monographs, 174 refereed articles, 66 book chapters, and 100 technical reports, Endler's writing about shock therapy and his own struggles with depression reached general audiences with the publication of his book "Holiday of Darkness: A Psychologist's Personal Journey Out of Depression". Over the course of his career, he supervised 29 Ph.D. and 35 M.A. candidates throughout their studies as well as serving as an administrator on several occasions for the Department of Psychology at York. When Norman Endler passed away on 7 May 2003, he was a Distinguished Research Professor (Emeritus) at York University.

Esbin, Sheldon

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Sheldon Esbin, a Toronto-born lawyer and property developer, was educated at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, where he graduated in 1964. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1966. After joining real estate law firm Spencer Romberg in 1966, Esbin and his colleague Arthur Resnick founded an adjunct mortgage lending business for the firm, which became Rompsen Investment Corporation, focusing on commercial and industrial mortgages. Esbin practised law with Spencer Romberg for 26 years before working exclusively as managing general partner of Rompsen. Esbin is a collector of Toronto-related rare books, archival materials and ephemera.

Escott, T.H.S. (Thomas Hay Sweet), 1844-1924

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  • 1844-1924

Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1844–1924) was a journalist and newspaper editor. In November 1882 Escott became editor of the Fortnightly Review, with which he had been associated since 1879.

Eucken, Prof. Rudolf Christoph

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Rudolf Christoph Eucken (German: [ˈɔʏkn̩]; 5 January 1846 – 15 September 1926) was a German philosopher, and the winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature. Eucken was born in Aurich, Kingdom of Hanover (now Lower Saxony). His father died when he was a child, and he was brought up by his mother. He was educated at Aurich, where one of his teachers was the classical philologist and philosopher Ludwig Wilhelm Maximilian Reuter (1803–1881). He studied at Göttingen University and Berlin University. In the latter place, Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg was a professor whose ethical tendencies and historical treatment of philosophy greatly attracted him. He married in 1882 and had a daughter and two sons. His son Walter Eucken became a famous founder of neoliberal thought in economics.

Rudolf Eucken died in Jena at the age of 80.

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Evans, Frederick H.

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  • 1853-1943

Frederick H. Evans was a British photographer, primarily of architectural subjects, and bookseller. He is best known for his images of English and French cathedrals.

Excalibur Publications Inc.

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  • 1964-

Excalibur is a student newspaper at York University that started in 1964 and has been autonomous since 1966.

Fairbairn, Dr. Andrew Martin

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Dr Andrew Martin Fairbairn (4 November 1838 – 1912) was a Scottish theological scholar, born near Edinburgh. From 1877 to 1886 he was principal of Airedale College, Bradford, England, a post which he gave up to become the first principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. In the transference to the University of Oxford of the existing Spring Hill College, Birmingham, he took a considerable part, and he exercised influence not only over generations of his own students (most famous of which is probably Peter Taylor Forsyth), but also over a large number of undergraduates in the university generally. He was granted the degree of M.A. by a decree of Convocation, and in 1903 received an honorary Doctor of Literature degree. He was also awarded Doctor of Divinity degrees from Edinburgh and Yale universities, and a Doctor of Laws from the University of Aberdeen. His activities were not, however, limited to his college work. He delivered the Muir lectures at Edinburgh University (1878–1882), the Gifford lectures at Aberdeen (1892–1894), the Lyman Beecher lecture at Yale (1891–1892), and the Haskell lectures in India (1898–1899). He was a member of the Royal Commission of Secondary Education in 1894–1895, and of the Royal Commission on the Endowments of the Welsh Church in 1906. In 1883 he was chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. He resigned his position at Mansfield College in the spring of 1909. He was a prolific writer on theological subjects.

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Falconer, Etta Zuber, 1933-2002

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  • 1933 - 18 September 2002

Etta Zuber Falconer (1933 – September 18, 2002) was an educator and mathematician who was one of the first African-American women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics.

Farrar, Canon Frederic William

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Frederic William Farrar (Mumbai, 7 August 1831 – Canterbury, 22 March 1903) was a cleric of the Church of England (Anglican), schoolteacher and author. Farrar was born in Bombay, India, and educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man, King's College London and Trinity College, Cambridge. At Cambridge he won the Chancellor's Gold Medal for poetry in 1852. He was for some years a master at Harrow School and, from 1871 to 1876, the headmaster of Marlborough College.

Farrar became successively a canon of Westminster and rector of St Margaret's, Westminster (the church near Big Ben), archdeacon of Westminster Abbey and the Dean of Canterbury. He was an eloquent preacher and a voluminous author, his writings including stories of school life, such as Eric, or, Little by Little and St. Winifred's about life in a boys' boarding school in late Victorian England, and two historical romances.

Farrar's religious writings included Life of Christ (1874), which had great popularity, and Life of St. Paul (1879). His works were translated into many languages, especially Life of Christ.

Farrar was a believer in universal reconciliation and thought that all people would eventually be saved, a view he promoted in a series of 1877 sermons. He originated the term "abominable fancy" for the longstanding Christian idea that the eternal punishment of the damned would entertain the saved. Farrar published Eternal Hope in 1878 and Mercy and Judgment in 1881, both of which defend Christian universalism at length.

Farrar's daughter, Maud, was the mother of World War II British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.

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Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario

The Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario was established 3 April 1918, as a result of a meeting called by several local women elementary teachers' associations wishing to form a provincial organization. The FWTAO's original mandate included the promotion of the professional and financial status of women teachers in Ontario through the fostering of local associations and campaigning for a minimum annual salary. In addition to representing the financial and everyday workplace concerns of its membership, the FWTAO's mandate was extended to include curriculum reform, employment equity, and other issues related to sexual discrimination. As a consequence of a long series of legal challenges that began in 1985, based on the gender-exclusive nature of the Association, the FWTAO amalgamated with the Ontario Public School Men Teachers' Federation (OPSMTF) in 1998 to form the new Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO).

Feilding, Lady Mary Frances Catherine

Lady Mary Frances Catherine Feilding (1823–1896) was the eldest daughter of William Basil Percy Feilding, seventh earl of Denbigh (1796–1865), and of Mary Elizabeth Kitty, eldest daughter of Thomas Reynolds Moreton, first earl of Ducie. Her mother died in 1842, when Mary was nineteen years old, and she was left in charge of the substantial household and a large number of younger brothers and sisters.
It is not clear, but it appears that she was the twin sister of the eight earl of Denbigh, Rudolph William Basil, Viscount Feilding, later 8th Earl of Denbigh (1823–1892).
Lady Mary remained unmarried and is documented in the census throughout the nineteenth century as living with various siblings.
Her most important philanthropic initiative was the establishment of the Working Ladies' Guild in January 1877, of which she acted as president. Its patron was the bishop of London and the founding committee included Jessie Boucherett, Louisa Hubbard, and Louisa Wade of the Royal School of Art-Needlework, as well as stalwarts of any such enterprise, the marchioness of Ripon, Lady Knightley, and Lady Eden. The guild was dedicated to the welfare of unmarried and widowed gentlewomen in need of employment. Its aim was to provide links between people connected with such institutions as already existed for the benefit of ladies, so as to maximize the efficiency with which

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Feldbrill, Victor, 1924-2020

Victor Feldbrill, conductor and violinist, was born on 4 April 1924 in Toronto, Ontario. He studied violin privately from 1936 to 1943 with Sigmund Steinberg, music theory with John Weinzweig in 1939 and conducting with Ettore Mazzoleni in 1942 to 1943. He was the conductor of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1942 to 1943 and first conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1943 at the invitation of Sir Ernest MacMillan. Feldbrill served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War and was stationed in London, England, where he furthered his studies in harmony and composition at the Royal College of Music and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music. Upon his return to Canada, he held the positions of concertmaster and assistant conductor (1945-1949) of the Royal Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and Opera Company and studied violin from 1946 to 1949 with Kathleen Parlow and received an artist diploma from the University of Toronto in 1949. During these years he also continued his studies in conducting at Tanglewood in the summer of 1947, and with Pierre Monteux in Maine in the summers of 1949 and 1950. He was a first violin with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1949 to 1956 and with the CBC Symphony Orchestra from 1952 to 1956, which he also guest-conducted nineteen times. He founded the Canadian Chamber Players in 1952 and conducted them for several seasons in Hart House Sunday concerts and elsewhere. During the 1950s he also conducted for Ontario School Broadcasts and National School Broadcasts and freelanced as a violinist and conductor for many other CBC radio and TV programs. He was the founding conductor of the TSO's "Light Classics" series in 1972 and created the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra in 1974. Feldbrill has traveled widely as both a conductor and violinist. In 1979, he was invited to the Tokyo National University of Art and Music (GEIDAI), the first Canadian to be so honoured, and from 1982 to 1987, was the Principal Conductor of the Geidai Philhamronic. He also taught conducting at Geidai during this period and was made Professor Emeritus in 1987. In 1984, he became the first Canadian invited to conduct the Philippine Philharmonic in Manila. He has also visited China, the former Soviet Union and many other countries as guest conductor during his career. Feldbrill has won many awards for his work. In 1964, he became the first Canadian to receive the American Concert Guild Award for his encouragement of young performers and in 1967 became the first recipient of the Canadian Music Citation by the League of Canadian Composers. He was the recipient of the Roy Thomson Hall Award in 1985 and, in 1986, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1990, he was appointed Musical Director and Principal Conductor of Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. He received an honorary degree from Brock University in 1991. Feldbrill died on 17 June 2020.

Feldman, Seth, 1948-

Seth Feldman (1948-) is a professor, writer, broadcaster and university administrator. Born in New York City, he received his B. A. from The Johns Hopkins University (1970) and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1976). He taught film courses in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario (1975-1983) and film and video studies at York University (1983-1988) before becoming Associate Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York in 1988. Feldman was appointed as Dean in 1992, a position he held until 1998. He has held a University Professorship at York University since 2001. Feldman, who is a founder and past president of the Film Studies Association of Canada, is a much-published writer on national and international cinema and television. In particular, he has edited three anthologies on the subject of Canadian cinema and has written two books on the Soviet director Dziga Vertov. In addition, he is the author and broadcaster of more than 21 radio documentaries for the CBC Radio programme “Ideas” and “Vanishing Point”. His extensive arts and media commentaries have appeared regularly on the CBC and in the Globe and Mail. From 2000 to 2001, Feldman was Chair of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University, and he has served as a Director of the Centre since 2003.

Feldman, Seth, 1948-

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Seth Feldman (1948-) is a professor, writer, broadcaster and university administrator. Born in New York City, he received his B. A. from The Johns Hopkins University (1970) and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1976). He taught film courses in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario (1975-1983) and film and video studies at York University (1983-1988) before becoming Associate Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York in 1988. Feldman was appointed as Dean in 1992, a position he held until 1998. He has held a University Professorship at York University since 2001. Feldman, who is a founder and past president of the Film Studies Association of Canada, is a much-published writer on national and international cinema and television. In particular, he has edited three anthologies on the subject of Canadian cinema and has written two books on the Soviet director Dziga Vertov. In addition, he is the author and broadcaster of more than 21 radio documentaries for the CBC Radio programme ’Ideas’ and ’Vanishing Point’. His extensive arts and media commentaries have appeared regularly on the CBC and in the Globe and Mail. From 2000 to 2001, Feldman was Chair of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University, and he has served as a Director of the Centre since 2003.

Felipe Gomes

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  • 1960-

Felipe Gomes is a entrepreneur based in London, Ontario who immigrated from Lisbon, Portugal around 1987. He opened and managed the Aroma Mediterranean restaurant and cafe and also manages an wine import business. He helped produce the documentary "Strong Hearts Steady Hands" about the Portuguese-Canadian immigrant experience.

Ferguson, Edith, 1903-

Edith Ferguson (1903- ), author and educator, was born in Canada and educated at Queen's University (Ontario) and Columbia University, obtaining the MA from the latter school in 1949. She worked with the United Nations Refugee & Relief Administration in the aftermath of World War II and this service strengthened her interest in refugee and immigrant integration into Canadian society, a field in which she wrote and studied for forty years. Ferguson was commissioned to write reports on immigrants in Canada for several bodies including the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, the Ontario Economic Council, the Social Planning Council of Metro Toronto (where she was employed in the 1960s), and the International Institute of Metropolitan Toronto. Ferguson is the author of "Immigrants in Canada" (1974 & 1978), "Immigrant integration: our obligations -- political, social and economic -- to the 1,700,000 people who have come to Ontario in the past quarter century" (1970), and "Newcomers and new learning" (1966).

Findlater, Jane Helen

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Jane Helen Findlater (4 November 1866, Edinburgh - 20 May 1946 Comrie) was a Scottish novelist whose first book, The Green Graves of Balgowrie, started a successful literary career: for her sister Mary as well as for herself. They are known for their collaborative works of fiction as well as their own individual writing. Sometimes they are referred to as the Findlater sisters.

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Finlay, Mary Lou

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  • 1947-

Mary Lou Finlay, radio and television journalist and author, was born in Ottawa. After graduating from the University of Ottawa with a BA in English and French literature, she worked as a researcher, writer, and events planner for the Canadian War Museum from 1967 to 1970. Finlay moved into current affairs programming on television in 1970 by serving as co-host of CBOT TV’s Four for the road in Ottawa, and hosted the station’s News hour at 6 from 1974 to 1975. She relocated to Toronto in 1975, co-hosting the newsmagazine television show Take Thirty with Paul Soles for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). She hosted her own show, Finlay and company, in 1976, and worked for CTV from 1978 to 1981 as co-host of Live it up!, a program devoted to lifestyle issues and consumer affairs. Finlay returned to the CBC in 1982, co-hosting The Journal with Barbara Frum for the program’s first year, then serving as its senior documentary maker until 1988. She also pursued academic studies in journalism through a fellowship with the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, 1985-1986. Finlay’s career shifted to CBC Radio in September 1988. She hosted the news and information program, Sunday morning, until 1994, when she became host of Now the details. She joined Barbara Budd as host and interviewer on As It happens, retired from CBC Radio in 2005, and documented her experiences with the program in her book, The As it happens files (Toronto: A.A. Knopf Canada, 2008). She received an honorary LL.D. from Dalhousie University in 2005, and the Meritas-Tabaret Award from the University of Ottawa in 2006. Finlay has served on the board of directors for the Institute for Research into Public Policy since 2009, and is a Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen’s University in Kingston.

Fitzwilliam, Charles William Wentworth, 1786-1857

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  • 1786-1857

Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam was a British nobleman. He was the 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam in the peerage of England, and the 5th Earl Fitzwilliam in the peerage of Ireland Knight of the Garter (KG).

Fleisher, Patricia

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  • 1930-2009

Patricia (Pat) Fleisher (1930-2009), an artist, photographer, art critic and magazine editor/publisher, was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1951, where she was an art critic for student newspaper "The Varsity". She also studied drawing and painting at the Ontario College of Art and at Skowhegan School of Art in Maine, as well as printmaking at York University. Fleisher began exhibiting her paintings in the 1950s and 1960s.

In addition to her own art practice, Fleisher's interest in contemporary art extended to a career as a magazine editor, beginning in the 1960s with her work as editor of the newsletter of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA). In 1969, the Society of Canadian Artists founded "Art Magazine", for which Fleisher served as editor, and then managing editor, until 1982. She was publisher, editor and designer of three subsequent Canadian magazines documenting the contemporary visual art scene: "Artpost"(1983-1992), "Artfocus" (1992-2004) , and "City Art" (2004-2005). In 1996, she launched the website "", which she also edited and designed.

In the early 1980s, Fleisher began to coordinate annual group art shows, including the Toronto International Art Fair, Art Expo Toronto, the Toronto Indoor Art Show, and the Artfocus Fall Annual Artists' Show.

Fleisher's own art practice evolved in the 1970s from painting to photography, what she termed "photoart", with an emphasis on city streetscapes, manipulated dual images and reflective surfaces. She exhibited this work in small group and solo shows at venues in Canada and the United States from the 1980s to the 2000s.

Fleming, Allan

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  • 1929-1977

Allan Robb Fleming was born in Toronto on 7 May 1929 to immigrant Scottish parents, Isabella Osborne Fleming and Allan Stevenson Fleming. His mother was a nurse and teacher; his father a switchman and later a clerk for Canadian National Railways. He studied commercial art at the Western Technical School until 1945, and was hired as an illustrator immediately on graduation into the mail order catalogue illustration department of T. Eaton Company. During this time he met Nancy Barbara Chisholm, whom he was married in 1951. After leaving Eaton's in 1947, Fleming worked as a layout artist with the Art Associates Studio and later as the art director of the advertising firm Aiken McCracken. He joined another advertising firm, Art and Design Service, in 1951, and worked with clients such as Ford, Helena Rubinstein, and Kaiser-Frazer until April 1953. Fleming started his own freelance practice at this time, beginning a relationship with Steve Barootes that included the design of print material and signage for Barootes' restaurant, The Fifth Avenue. He also attended a series of Typography Workshops at Cooper & Beatty Typesetters run by Carl Dair. This instruction formalised Fleming's fascination with the letterform, and he resolved to travel to Europe and England to study with master typographers and book designers. Allan and Nancy Fleming left for England in April 1953, where Allan worked as an art director for the advertising firm John Tait and Partners. He studied in London at the St Bride Printing Library, the British Library incunabula collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum National Art Library, as well as frequenting the most important typographers and type historians of the day. He was mentored by Beatrice Warde of the Monotype Corporation, Oliver Simon, Stanley Morison and others, and began to collect what would become a comprehensive reference library of books about typography, design, and book design. In London, Allan and Nancy met their lifelong friends, the poet Richard Outram and his wife to be, the artist Barbara Howard. On their return from London to Toronto in 1955, Fleming began working informally with Cooper & Beatty as a freelance designer and became head of the Typography Department of the Ontario College of Art, where until 1961 his teaching influenced a significant number of well-known graphic and editorial designers who emerged in the 1970s. In 1957 he was appointed Creative Director of Cooper & Beatty and his design and art direction work there during the following six years, informed by the study and mentoring he had followed in London, was of such a high calibre and so prolific that it was awarded numerous awards from professional associations such as the Toronto, Montreal and New York Art Directors' Clubs, Type Director's Club of New York, American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Aspen and Silvermine Design Conferences, and the Advertising Typographers' Association of New York. Fleming was well known in the United States as a Canadian graphic designer, and respected as a peer. During his time at Cooper & Beatty, he also organised a series of landmark exhibitions of international typographic designers. From 1963 to 1968 Fleming was Creative Director of the influential MacLaren Advertising firm while maintaining a busy freelance practice. Fleming's most significant contributions were to national identity and to the visual culture of Canada in the formative period of the 1960s. His logo design for Canadian National Railway was commissioned in 1959 and launched in 1960; it is still used today. Other logo designs for government and for important Canadian institutions in this formative period for the country are: Trent University (1964), Ontario Hydro (1965), National Design Council of the Department of Industry (1965), Toronto Symphony Orchestra (1965), Hudson's Bay Company (1969), ETVO (now TVOntario, 1970), Gray Coach Lines (1971) and others. Later, in 1973-74, while working with Burton Kramer Associates, he was involved in developing the project that led to rebranding the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He worked on a number of important centennial projects during the mid 1960s, notably the award-winning book Canada: A Year of the Land for the National Film Board Still Photography Division. He was a jury member for the award of the design of Canada's centennial coinage, and worked closely with the competition's winner, Alex Colville, to create typographic elements for the commemorative coins. He designed the logo for Ontario's centennial project, the Ontario Science Centre, and a number of its early publications. He participated in the international design conference that took place at Expo '67, and was awarded the Centennial Medal by the government of Canada. In 1965, he was also awarded the Medal of the Royal Canadian Academy for "his distinguished contribution to the art of typographic design." Fleming also designed the first annual report for the Canada Council for the Arts in 1960, the street and shop signage for Upper Canada Village in 1961, lettering and silverware for Ron Thom's Massey College in 1963, a redesign of "Maclean's" magazine in 1963, electoral publications for the Liberal Party in 1965, the medal struck to commemorate the new Toronto City Hall in 1965 as well as its Hall of Memory and, for the Hudson's Bay Company anniversary celebrations in 1970, he produced a film directed by Christopher Chapman. In 1968 Fleming was commissioned by Postmaster General Eric Kierans to strike and lead a working committee on the design of Canada's postage stamps; he appointed, among others, artist Christopher Pratt and curator and arts administrator David Silcox. His "Report to the Canada Post Office on their philatelic product" became the new style guide for a renaissance in Canadian postage design that still forms the basis of stamp design in Canada. Fleming went on to art direct and design numerous stamps until his untimely demise from heart disease on 31 December 1977. He was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal just a few months before his death.

Fleming, Nancy Barbara, 1931-2008

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  • 1931-2008

Nancy Barbara Fleming was born in 1931 to Barbara Ellen and Gordon McCullough Chisholm, and spent her childhood in West Toronto Junction. She studied commercial arts at Western Technical High School, and married Allan Robb Fleming in 1951. They lived in London, England from 1953 to 1955 and visited Europe while Allan studied graphic design and worked in advertising, and Nancy worked as an office manager for a nylon stocking manufacturer. They met Canadian poet Richard Outram and his eventual wife, artist Barbara Howard, while in London, and they remained lifelong friends. Upon their return to Canada, Allan set up a freelance business and became creative director of the typesetting firm, Cooper & Beatty. Nancy became a mother and for the next 20 years brought up her three children while being an executive wife as Allan moved through senior posts at MacLaren Advertising and the University of Toronto Press. Nancy administrated Allan's busy freelance consultancy, and handled the financial management of graphic design and corporate branding projects. When Allan and Nancy separated in 1976, Nancy found work as the Toronto office co-ordinator for John Roberts, Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Secretary of State. When Roberts was not returned in the 1979 election, she accepted the post of Executive Director for the Canadian Book and Periodical Development Council, which she held until her retirement in 1999. Her extensive work in publishing advocacy and lobbying, freedom of expression, and copyright policy, as well as her defence of Canadian content in books and magazines, were exemplary and passionate. She was instrumental in organizing the Freedom of Expression Committee and Freedom to Read Week, as well as the Canadian Children's Book Centre. She made important contributions to the infrastructure and support of publishing and bookselling in Canada. Her work with the Book and Periodical Council, the Canadian Copyright Institute and Give the Gift of Literacy helped underpin initiatives such as the national Freight Plan for book shipments and the royalty payments of the League of Poets, and contributed to the survival of independent publishers in Canada. Nancy Fleming was chief executive of the Book and Periodical Council from 1979 to 1999, and a laureate of the Canadian Library Association award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada. She died in Toronto on February 24, 2008.

Flemington, Peter, 1936-

Peter Flemington, broadcasting executive, producer, documentary filmmaker, and teacher, was born in Toronto in 1936. He graduated from Mount Allison University in 1958 with a BA in psychology, and from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania with an MA in Communications in 1971.

He began his broadcasting career in radio production and presentation at the BBC in London, England in early 1960. Upon his return to Canada in late 1962, he started freelancing at the CBC and soon thereafter for Berkeley Studio, the media centre for the United Church of Canada. With Berkeley Studio, amongst other things, he helped craft the Church’s media policy and strategy, taught communication workshops to Church Moderators, produced the Church’s national television special “These Things We Share” (1981), and made the film "Covenant" (1983) about the 6th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, in Vancouver, BC.

Berkeley Studio was also the home of Religious Television Associates (RTA), an ecumenical production and consulting body. With RTA, Flemington worked from 1965-1968 as the producer for the CTV interfaith television series Spectrum. Flemington has also produced several documentary films on the theme of international development as resources for church use and television, including for the CBC television show Man Alive: “How Long Does It Take a Tree to Grow Here?” (1973), “No Way To Say No” (1973), “They’ll Tell Me When the Tread’s Gone” (1973), and "To Remember the Fallen" (1979). In the 1980s he also served as a consultant for the World Council of Churches and investigated the uses and potential of media to support rural development goals in Kenya (1981) and Ethiopia (1987).

Flemington’s interest in broadcast policy and the role of television in shaping community and public trust led him to submit numerous briefs and submissions to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in his work with RTA, and independently with lawyer Douglas Barrett. In 1982, Barrett and Flemington collaborated on an independent brief to the CRTC Hearing on Religious Broadcasting suggesting a model for a multi-faith television service in Canada, leading to the CRTC’s 1983 Call for Applications. Barrett and Flemington subsequently joined Des McCalmont and the Hon. David MacDonald to form the Rosewell Group to continue their earlier work to develop a multi-faith religious television network in Canada which ultimately led to the creation of the Canadian Interfaith Network (CIN), a 1984 application to the CRTC, and finally the successful licensing of VisionTV in November 1987, with the channel going to air on September 1st, 1988.

As co-founder and Head of Programming and Development of VisionTV, Flemington oversaw numerous successful television programs including “North-South,” “It’s About Time,” “Skylight,” “Let’s Sing Again,” “Callwood’s National Treasures, “Soulwork,” and “Spiritual Literacy: Reading The Sacred in Everyday Life.” In 1998, Flemington was honoured for his work with the Friend of WIFT Crystal Award from Women in Film and Television, and in 2000 and 2001 he accepted the Gabriel Award for “Network of the Year” on behalf of VisionTV. He retired from VisionTV in 2001.

Flower, Prof. William Henry

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Sir William Henry Flower KCB FRCS FRS (30 November 1831 – 1 July 1899) was an English comparative anatomist and surgeon. Flower became a leading authority on mammals, and especially on the primate brain. He supported Thomas Henry Huxley in an important controversy with Richard Owen about the human brain, and eventually succeeded Owen as Director of the Natural History Museum. lower was born at his father's house in Glade Valley "The Hill", Stratford-upon-Avon. His father, Edward Fordham Flower, had lived in America and was an opponent of the slave trade; the family's antecedents were Puritan. When Edward Flower returned to England, he founded a brewery in Stratford-on-Avon and married Celina Greaves. William was at first taught by his mother, and went to a boarding school in Edgbaston at 11.

In 1844 at 13 William was sent to a school in Worksop run by a German headmaster, Dr. Heldenmaier. There were ten hours daily schooling, and this included science (rare at that time). Flower was made Curator of the school museum, and for almost the rest of his life he was a museum curator of one kind or another.

William's interest in natural history appears to have been further fostered in early life by interactions with Rev. P.B. Brodie, an enthusiastic zoologist and geologist. William wrote later in life in his book, Essays on Museums, that he was pleased to create a museum as a boy with a miscellaneous collection of natural history objects, kept at first in a cardboard box, but subsequently housed in a cupboard. In 1854 Flower joined the Army Medical Service, and went out to serve in the Crimean War. He was gazetted as Assistant-Surgeon to the 63rd Regiment of Foot; and in July 1854 embarked with his regiment at Cork for Constantinople. In four months Flower's Regiment was reduced in strength by almost one half, from cold and exposure, infectious diseases and enemy action.

Flower resigned from the army in 1855 due to ill-health. In recognition of his services, he received from the hands of Queen Victoria the Crimea Medal with clasps for Alma, Inkerman, Balaclava, and Sebastopol; he received the Turkish medal later. In the spring of 1857 Flower took the diploma for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS); and joined the staff of the Middlesex Hospital as Demonstrator in Anatomy. In 1859 he was made Assistant-Surgeon at the Middlesex, Curator of the Anatomical Museum and also Lecturer on Comparative Anatomy. His 1859 lecture to the Royal United Services Institute on practical surgery for naval and military officers was the direct result of his Crimean experience. It summarised the first aid knowledge needed by all soldiers to help the wounded before a surgeon was available (see also field hospital; military medicine).

He married Georgina Rosetta, the youngest daughter of Admiral William Henry Smyth, an astronomer, and sometime Hydrographer to the Admiralty and Foreign Secretary to the Royal Society. The wedding took place on 15 April 1858 at the church of Stone, in Buckinghamshire. In 1860 London intellectual life was alive with talk of evolution. Flower had long been interested in natural history, and now he decided to move his career in that direction, probably under the influence of Thomas Henry Huxley, who was also a comparative anatomist, and Fullerian Professor at the Royal Institution at the time. Flower's first contact with Huxley came about from his early friendship with George Busk, Surgeon to the Seamen's Hospital of HMS Dreadnought (a land base near Portsmouth). Busk was an FRS, became PRCS, and a member of the X Club. Flower succeeded John Thomas Quekett as Conservator of the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England on the recommendation of Huxley and others. He started work in January 1862 and held the post for 22 years.

Flower became associated with Huxley's controversy with Richard Owen concerning the human brain. Owen had erroneously said that the human brain had structures that were not present in other mammals, and separated man off into a Sub-Class of its own instead of a genus in the primates. Huxley contradicted this in a debate at the BA meeting in 1860, and promised a demonstration in due course.

Back in London, Huxley consulted with every expert on the brain that he knew, and that included Flower. His conclusions were made public in 1860 in lectures and publications, but most of the demonstrations were done by Flower using monkey brains rather than the scarce ape brains. Over the years, Flower published papers on the brains of four species of monkey, and acted as Huxley's partner in demonstrations at subsequent BA meetings. At the 1862 meeting in Cambridge when Owen read a paper maintaining his claims, Flower stood up and said "I happen to have in my pocket a monkey's brain" — and produced the object in question! (report in the Times). Few doubted that the small object had Huxley's finger-prints on it...

Another interesting angle on Flower was his combination of religious belief with complete and unequivocal acceptance of evolution. His point of view was close to that of Asa Gray, the American botanist, who wrote a pamphlet entitled Natural Selection not inconsistent with Natural Theology. As the years passed this co-existence of ideas became ever more common with those Christians who were not wedded to literal belief in all aspects of the Bible. In 1883 Flower gave an address to the Church Congress in Reading on evolution: "The bearing of science on religion" (reprinted in his Essays on Museums).

In 1870 he became Hunterian Professor of Comparative Anatomy in succession to Huxley and commenced a series of lectures that ran for fourteen years, all on aspects of the Mammalia. The essence was published in his books of 1870 and 1891. He was President of the Zoological Society of London from 1879 to 1899. In 1882 he was awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society.

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Foesier, Jacque

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  • 1934-04-05-2016-07-12

"Foesier was born April 5, 1934, and was nineteen before beginning dance training at the Edmonton School of Ballet. At twenty-one he attended the school at the historic Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts, on full scholarship. There he studied with the likes of Ted Shawn, founder of Jacob’s Pillow, and Margaret Craske, ballet mistress for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School, who later brought Foesier to study with her at the Ballet School in New York. During his year and a half in New York, Foesier performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and trained in modern with José Limón and Betty Jones.

Foesier returned to Canada to train at Canada’s National Ballet School and to obtain his teacher’s certification. He founded the Leaside School of Dance in East York, ON, and taught at and witnessed the growth of the of the dance program at the YM-YWHA, a Jewish community centre in Montréal. Foesier was later appointed director of the Koffler Centre School of Dance in Toronto and also founded Burlington’s Children’s Theatre School of Ballet. Ever the arts advocate, Foesier acted as president of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (Ontario Branch), as founding advisor to the Ontario Arts Council, as board member to the North York Arts Council, as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Arts Policy and was the founding chair to Dance Ontario. The Dance Place in North York, ON, was created in 1988 in partnership with his late wife, Jeanne, and serves as a not-for-profit school of dance for emerging artists, teachers and choreographers alike." (Source:

Ford, Lionel George Bridges Justice

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  • 3 September 1865 - 27 March 1932

(from Wikipedia entry)

Lionel George Bridges Justice Ford (3 September 1865 – 27 March 1932) was an Anglican priest who served as Dean of York after two headmasterships at eminent English public schools.

Ford was born in Paddington, London, the son of William Augustus Ford and Katherine Mary Justice. His father had played cricket for the MCC and his brother Francis Ford played cricket for England. Ford was educated at Repton School and King's College, Cambridge where he won the Chancellor's Classical Medal and was a member of the Pitt Club. He became a school master at Eton, and was ordained a curate in the Anglican church in 1893. In 1898 and 1899 he played cricket for minor county Buckinghamshire.

Ford became headmaster of Repton School in 1901 and in 1910 moved to Harrow, where he was headmaster until 1925. in 1925 he became the Dean at York, a post he was to hold until his death on Easter Sunday seven years later. His memorial is in the restored Zouche Chapel.

He was a renowned preacher.

Ford's grandfather was George Samuel Ford, a well known bill discounter. Ford married in 1904 Mary Catherine Talbot, daughter of Edward Stuart Talbot, who was successively Bishop of Rochester, Southwark and Winchester. Their son Neville Ford became a notable cricketer for Derbyshire and another son Edward Ford was a courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

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Forer, Arthur

Arthur Forer, scientist and professor, was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating in 1957 with a B.Sc. in biology. He completed a PhD in molecular biology in 1964 at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. His PhD dissertation is entitled “Evidence for two spindle fiber components: a study of chromosome movement in living crane fly (Nephrotoma suturalis) spermatocytes, using polarization microscopy and ultraviolet microbeam”.

Forer’s career as a biologist began as an American Cancer Society research fellow at the Carlsberg Foundation Biological Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, a position he held from 1964 to 1966. He then took a position as a research fellow in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge between 1966 and 1967 before serving as the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation research fellow in the same department from 1967 to 1969. Forer returned to the United States between 1969 and 1970 to work again as a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation research fellow and Hargitt research fellow at the Department of Zoology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Forer’s teaching career began in earnest in 1970, when he took a lecturer position at Odense University in Denmark, a position he held until 1972. He arrived in Canada in 1972 and began his long career as a professor in the Department of Biology at York University, first as an associate professor (1972-1975), professor (1975-2001) and then professor emeritus (2001- ).

Forer has been a member of the American Society for Cell Biology and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Forrester, Gladys

Gladys Forrester (1914-1998) was a dancer, teacher and choreographer who began her dance studies in New York in the late 1930's. She was an Advanced Member of Royal Academy of Dancing, England and a graduate of the Chicago Association of Dancing Masters. She joined the Winnipeg Royal Ballet in 1943 and danced with the Volkoff Canadian Ballet, Toronto Festival Dancers and performed in the movie, The Red Shoes. In addition, Forrester was a World Highland Champion and also coached others. Forrester taught at the Canadian School of Ballet and was director of the Gladys Forrester School. She also choreographed much of the early work for CBC Television. In recognition of her lifetime achievements, Forrester was honoured with the Presidents Award by the Royal Academy of Dancing in 1998.

Forsyth, Rob

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Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Austin and Ethyl Forsyth, script writer Robert William Forsyth (10 September 1949 -- 13 September 1999) studied arts and psychology at York University from 1967 to 1971.

Rob Forsyth began working in television in the nineteen seventies, writing scripts for episodes of CTV and CBC crime dramas such as "Sidestreet" and "Night Heat". In the 1980s and 1990s, Forsyth wrote for such television series as "Beyond Reality", "The Campbells", "Cold Case", "Due South", "Emily of New Moon", "E.N.G.", "North of 60" and "Outer Limits". Forsyth also wrote and developed a number of made-for-television movies and mini-series, including "John Ware", "Murder Most Likely" "Race For The Bomb", "Vanderberg" and "The Winnings of Frankie Walls".

Forsyth is perhaps best known for his script adaptation of M.T. Kelly's novel "A Dream Like Mine", which was made into the controversial independent film "Clearcut", staring Michael Hogan and Graham Greene. He also wrote the scripts for the films "Conquest" (1998), "Murder Most Likely" (1999), "Marine Life" (2000) and "Dr. Lucille" (2000).

Forsyth received several awards for his writing, including best writer in 1998 for his work on "North of 60". In 2000 and 2001 he received two posthumous awards for "Dr. Lucille", one The Margaret Collier Award, the other from The Writer's Guild of Canada. He died of cancer 13 September 1999.

Foster, Sir Michael

(from Wikipedia entry)
Sir Michael Foster, KCB, DCL, MD (8 March 1836 – 29 January 1907) was an English physiologist.

He was born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, and educated at University College School, London. After graduating in medicine in 1859, he began to practise in his native town, but in 1867 he returned to London as teacher of practical physiology at University College London, where two years afterwards he became professor. In 1870 he was appointed by Trinity College, Cambridge, to its praelectorship in physiology, and thirteen years later he became the first occupant of the newly created chair of physiology in the university, holding it till 1903. One of his most famous students at Cambridge was Charles Scott Sherrington who went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1932.

He excelled as a teacher and administrator, and had a very large share in the organization and development of the Cambridge biological school. From 1881 to 1903 he was one of the secretaries of the Royal Society, and in that capacity exercised a wide influence on the study of biology in Britain. In 1899 he was created K.C.B., and served as president of the British Association at its meeting at Dover.

In the 1900 General Election, he was elected to represent the University of London in parliament. Though returned as a Unionist, his political action was not to be dictated by party considerations, and he gravitated towards Liberalism; but he played no prominent part in parliament and at the election of 1906 was defeated.

He was joint editor with E. Ray Lankester of The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley. His chief writings were a Textbook of Physiology (1876), which became a standard work, and Lectures on the History of Physiology during the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries (1901), which consisted of lectures delivered at the Cooper Medical College, San Francisco, in 1900. He died suddenly in London.

Foster was also the binomial author of at least one plant species, Iris lineata Foster ex Regel (or A.Regel), which was originally described and published in Gartenflora (1887), and later cited in Curtis's Botanical Magazine (1888).

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Fothergill, Robert A.

Professor Fothergill is a playwright, critic and theatre historian. His drama "Detaining Mr. Trotsky", about the internment of Leon Trotsky in a prison camp in Nova Scotia in April 1917 (Canadian Stage Company, Toronto, 1987), won a Chalmers Award and several Dora nominations. "Public Lies" (Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, 1993), also nominated for a Chalmers Award, addresses issues of truth, propaganda and media manipulation by dramatizing episodes in the Canadian career of John Grierson, documentary film pioneer and founder of the NFB. "Borderline", set in a refugee camp on the border of Rwanda and Tanzania, won second prize in the 1999 Herman Voaden Canadian Playwriting contest and was professionally workshopped under the direction of Bill Glassco. It was mounted at Toronto's SummerWorks theatre festival in 2004. Rob Fothergill's most recent play is "The Dershowitz Protocol", an examination of the ethics of torture in the context of the current 'war against terror'. "The Dershowitz Protocol" was presented at the SummerWorks festival in 2003 and received its U.S. premiere at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre in Rochester, New York, in June 2006. Other writings include "Private Chronicles" (Oxford 1974), a critical study of English diaries, and a chapter on Radio and TV Drama in Volume 4 of the "Literary History of Canada" (University of Toronto Press, 1990). Teaching dramatic literature and criticism, Professor Fothergill was a long-time member of the English Department at York University's Atkinson College before joining the Department of Theatre in the Faculty of Fine Arts 1994. He served as Chair of the Theatre Department from 1994 to 1999.

Founders College

  • Corporate body
  • 1965-

Founders was the first college established on the main campus of York University, opening in September 1965. The College is affiliated with the Faculty of Arts with special attention paid to the disciplines of Anthropology, French Studies, History, Psychology and Women 's Studies. In addition, the college offers a number of course in the college tutorial programme and is part of the Inter-College Curriculum programme. The college contains the Arthur Haberman Art Gallery, the Nellie Langford Rowell Library and the Office of the University Advisor on the Status of Women. It has a residence building made up of seven houses, each named after a member of the Group of Seven.

Founders College Senior Common Room

  • Corporate body
  • 1966-

The Founders College Senior Common Room opened on the Keele Street campus in 1966. This establishment was renamed the York University College Faculty Common Room in 1968.

Founders College. Master

  • Corporate body
  • 1965-

The Master is the senior administrative officer of the College, and sits on the several councils and committees that make up the governance of the college (College Council, the Fellows, Council of Masters, Inter-College Curriculum Committee). In addition, the Master is responsible for the residential life of the College together with the Residence Tutor and Dons and the Residence Council. In the period covered by these records the following men served as Master: John J. Conway (1970-1975) and Hugh Parry (1970-1975).

Founders College. Student Council

  • Corporate body

The Student Council of Founders College is the main voice of students in the College and for Founders students within the York Federation of Students and in the Senate of the university. In addition to its governing function, the Council is responsible for the student pub, the Cock and Bull, and social and athletic activities at the College.

Fowke, Edith, 1913-1996

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The Ontario Folklore Archives was established by Edith Fowke (1913-1996), professor of English at York University and an avid folklorist. She began the collection with student contributions in her Canadian folklore course in 1972.

Fowler, George Herbert

(from Wikipedia entry)

George Herbert Fowler (4 September 1861, Lincoln – 15 August 1940, Aspley Guise) was an English zoologist, historian and archivist.

Fowler was educated at Marlborough College, Eton College and Keble College, Oxford. From 1887 to 1889 he was assistant to E. Ray Lankester at University College, London. In 1890 he was interim director of the recently founded Plymouth laboratory of the Marine Biological Association. In 1891 he returned to teaching zoology at UCL. Fowler and R. Norris Wolfenden founded the Challenger Society for Marine Science in 1903. Fowler retired from UCL in 1909.

In retirement Fowler lived at Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire, and his interests turned to local history. He established the Bedfordshire Historical Record Society in 1912 and the Bedfordshire Record Office in 1913, continuing to serve as chairman of the county records committee until 1940. During World War I he worked in hydrographic and naval intelligence, preparing charts for use by submarines. In 1923 he published The Care of County Muniments, which remained for many years the only manual in English relating to the care of local archives. He was also active in the establishment of the British Records Association in 1932.

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Fowler, R.M., 1906-1980

Robert MacLaren Fowler (1906-1980), barrister and corporate director, served as a member of staff on the Rowell-Sirois Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations, 1937-1939. He practised law in Toronto and Ottawa (McCarthy & McCarthy; Gowling, Henderson), served as president of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry (1945-1972), and chaired the Executive Committee of the C.D. Howe Institute.

Fox, Dr. R Fortescue

(from obituary published in Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association 56 (1940) : xlii-xliii.)

R. Fortescue Fox, M.D., FRCP, London, 1858-1940
House physician for Sir Andrew Clark. Interest in climatology, balneology. Suffered from tuberculosis. Worked as a ships surgeon on a voyage to China. worked as a physician at the Strathpeffer Spa in Scotland.
First editor of "The Archives of Medical Hydrology" and author of "Principles and PRactice of Medical Hydrology" and "Physical Remedies for Disabled Soldiers", "Causation and Treatment of Chronic Rheumatism". Leader in founding of the Red Cross Clinic for Rheumatism in London.

Fraser, Bishop James

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James Fraser (18 August 1818 – 22 October 1885) was a reforming Anglican bishop of Manchester, England. An able Church administrator and policy leader, he was active in developing the Church's approach to education and in practical politics and industrial relations. Though his views were ecumenical and he was respected within a wide variety of religions, against his own instincts he allowed himself to become involved in some unpleasant litigation under the Public Worship Regulation Act 1874. Born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire, Fraser's father was an unsuccessful merchant who left his wife and seven children in penury when he died in 1832. Fraser was brought up by his grandfather in Bilston, Staffordshire, then at various schools, including Bridgnorth Grammar School. He finished his education at Shrewsbury School and then Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1839. His limited funds and the continual competition for bursaries entailed a scholastic life only relieved by his passion for athletics. He loved horses and hunting but found it difficult to finance the lifestyle.

Elected a fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, in 1840, he worked tutoring and in the library before taking deacon's orders in 1846 and giving up his passion for hunting. After some parochial work in Oxford, he was ordained a priest in 1847 before becoming rector of Cholderton, Wiltshire. He continued his educational work as a tutor and as occasional examiner.

In 1858, he served on the Royal Commission on education and in 1860 became rector of Ufton Nervet, Berkshire, soon establishing a reputation as an able church manager. He travelled to the USA and Canada in 1865 on a commission to examine education there and his insightful report enhanced his reputation as a social analyst and leader of church opinion. Though he was offered the post of Bishop of Calcutta he turned it down. In 1867 he was appointed by the Home Secretary to a commission on child labour in agriculture and further enhanced his reputation in policy development. In 1880, he married Agnes Ellen Frances Duncan shortly after the death of his mother who had shared his home. He died suddenly at the bishop's palace following complications from a chill.

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Freeman, Brian, 1946-2009

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Brian Tracy Freeman, writer and television executive, was born in Rossland, British Columbia, on 2 May 1946 to Lewis Freeman and Eva Tracy. He attended the Centre for Communication Studies at Simon Fraser University, where he studied English, philosophy and theatre, before his 1969 appointment as a dramaturge and associate director of English theatre at the newly created National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Freeman was the founder and co-producer of GNATCAN, a 1973 mock theatre convention and festival of two-minute plays, and from 1974 to 1980, he was associated with the Theatre Second Floor in Toronto as a member of its board of directors, writer and actor. Between 1975 and 1985, Freeman worked as a freelance critic and arts journalist, publishing reviews and articles in "The Toronto star", "Maclean's", "The village voice", "Flare" and "Performing arts in Canada", as well as his own bi-weekly publication, "Toronto theatre review", between 1981 and 1983. During this period, he also wrote screenplays and film treatments for television and radio. By the early 1980s, Freeman had begun work as a consultant for television and film, writing script reports for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the Ontario Film Development Corporation, Universal Canada and other production companies. He became a development officer for the Ontario Film Development Corporation in 1988. In 1994, Freeman joined the CBC as an executive in charge of creative production and later became creative head of special projects, drama. At the CBC, he was a production executive for many films and television mini-series in the 1990s and 2000s, including "Giant mine" (1996), "Rupert's land" (1998), "One heart broken into song" (1999), "External affairs" (1999), "The five senses" (1999), "Rollercoaster" (1999), "Saint Jude" (2000), "Scorn" (2000), "Long life, happiness and prosperity" (2002), "Random passage" (2002), "The last chapter" (2002), "The Halifax explosion" (2003), "Waking up Wally: the Walter Gretzky story" (2005), "Above and beyond" (2006), and "Steel toes" (2006). Brian Freeman died in Toronto on 6 January 2009.

Freeman, Robert, 1933-

  • Person

Robert Charles Freeman (1933- ), was a student at Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB 1974), and a student in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University. He was active in student affairs, participating in constitutional discussions and constitution-drafting, for the Council of the York Student Federation, the Environmental Studies Student Association, in the period, 1972-1974. He was also associated with the York University Tenant Association.

Friedlander, Mira, 1944-2000.

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Mira Friedlander was a theatre critic and writer. She was born in Jaffna, Israel in 1944 and graduated from York University with a B.A. in Theatre History and Criticism in 1975. As a regular contributor, features writer or critic, she wrote for numerous publications including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Financial Post, Seniors, Performing Arts in Canada, Canadian Theatre Review, Scene Changes and American Variety. She championed Canadian theatre drawing attention, notably, to the work 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Friedlander was the winner of the Canadian Theatre Critics' Association's Nathan Cohen Award twice and served as the Association's president for 1998-1999, in addition to being a member of numerous theatre or arts organizations. She also reported for CBC Radio. Friedlander was filmed for the Barbra Ames' documentary, 'Wars: Dispatches From the Front' during Friedlander's treatment for breast cancer. She died on 10 May 2000 in Toronto, Canada.

Friedman, Otto

Otto Friedman (1905-1978), born and educated in Prague, emigrated to England in the 1930s where he served the Czechoslovak government-in-exile during the German occupation of his native country. He taught in English universities (London, Oxford, Reading) following graduation from the London School of Economics in 1947 and he worked as a management consultant in London prior to moving to Canada in 1968. In Canada he taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto, 1968-1971. In the latter year he joined the faculty of York University as a visiting professor in the Division of Social Science and the Faculty of Environmental Studies where he remained until his death in 1978. Friedman was the author of several books, articles, and lectures in the fields of sociology, organizational theory and practise, and psychology, and produced Czech translations of several works of Freud. His own titles included 'The dangers of fascism,' (1931), 'The break-up of Czech democracy,' (1950, 1971), as well as lectures on 'Productivity in retailing and staff management,' (1956), 'Management ideologies and organizational change,' (1967) and others. In addition he was an avid chess player and contributed newspaper articles, and television and radio programmes on the game while living in Toronto.

Fuller, W.G.

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Editor of The University Review.

Galloway, Jim, 1936-2014

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James Braidie "Jim" Galloway (28 July 1936 – 30 December 2014) was a Scottish-Canadian Jazz musician, composer, radio host, educator, and co-founder and artistic director of the Toronto Jazz Festival (previously known at the DuMaurier Downtown Jazz Festival). Galloway was born in Kilwinning, Ayrshire and grew up in Dalry, Scotland. He attended Dalry High School from 1948 to 1954 before moving to Glasgow to study Commercial and Graphic Art at the Glasgow School of Art. He graduated in 1958 and subsequently attended the Glasgow Provincial Teacher Training College, before accepting a teaching position at the Strathbungo Senior Secondary School from 1959 to 1964. While in Glasgow, Galloway began playing Jazz - first clarinet and then saxophone - with Alex Dagleish’s Scottish All Stars and then with his own Jazzmakers. In 1964, Galloway emigrated to Canada, where he quickly became an active member of the local Toronto Jazz scene. He served as a booking agent for a number of prominent Toronto Jazz clubs - including the Cafe des Copains (later the Montreal Bistro) and the Bourbon St. Room. He also established himself as an accomplished performing saxophonist. In addition to playing with well-known members of the international Jazz scene - including Jay McShann and Wild Bill Davison - Galloway played in and then led The Metro Stompers Jazz band and his popular Wee Big Band, as well as a number of other musical projects. He toured extensively on the international circuit, playing in festivals across Europe and North America, notably the Montreux, Bern and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals. From 1981 to 1987, Galloway hosted a live Jazz radio show , Toronto Alive, broadcast on Toronto-based radio station CKFM from the Trader’s Lounge at the Sheraton Centre. He was co-founder of the DuMaurier Downtown Jazz Festival (now the TD Toronto Jazz Festival) and its Artistic Director from 1987 to 2009. Galloway’s 1979 Jazz album, Walking on Air, was nominated for a Juno in 1980. He was named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France in 2002.

Galton, Sir Francis

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Sir Francis Galton, FRS (/ˈfrɑːnsɪs ˈɡɔːltən/; 16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911) was an English Victorian polymath, psychologist, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in 1909.

Galton produced over 340 papers and books. He also created the statistical concept of correlation and widely promoted regression toward the mean. He was the first to apply statistical methods to the study of human differences and inheritance of intelligence, and introduced the use of questionnaires and surveys for collecting data on human communities, which he needed for genealogical and biographical works and for his anthropometric studies.

He was a pioneer in eugenics, coining the term itself and the phrase "nature versus nurture". His book Hereditary Genius (1869) was the first social scientific attempt to study genius and greatness.

As an investigator of the human mind, he founded psychometrics (the science of measuring mental faculties) and differential psychology and the lexical hypothesis of personality. He devised a method for classifying fingerprints that proved useful in forensic science. He also conducted research on the power of prayer, concluding it had none by its null effects on the longevity of those prayed for.

As the initiator of scientific meteorology, he devised the first weather map, proposed a theory of anticyclones, and was the first to establish a complete record of short-term climatic phenomena on a European scale. He also invented the Galton Whistle for testing differential hearing ability.

He was cousin of Douglas Strutt Galton and half-cousin of Charles Darwin. His father was Samuel Tertius Galton, son of Samuel "John" Galton. The Galtons were famous and highly successful Quaker gun-manufacturers and bankers, while the Darwins were distinguished in medicine and science. In January 1853 Galton met Louisa Jane Butler (1822–1897) at his neighbour's home and they were married on 1 August 1853. The union of 43 years proved childless.

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