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Garson, J. G. (John George)

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Dr. J. G. Garson (c.1861–1932) was a British anthropologist.

Born at Orkney in Scotland, he obtained the degree Doctor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1878, having already been admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons in that city. His education continued in Leipzig, Vienna and Berlin. He was widely recognised as an authority on anthropology, a long-serving and prominent council member of Royal Anthropological Institute, publishing in their journal, and attached to the anthropological section of the British Association, editing and revising their new edition of Notes and Queries on Anthropology (1892).[1] He read papers as a lecturer in comparative anatomy[2] and produced the chapter on osteology in H. Ling Roth's The Aborigines of Tasmania.[3]

Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970

  • Person
  • 1912-1970

John Gawsworth [also known as Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, T. I. F. Armstrong, and Orpheus Scrannel], was a British writer, poet and compiler of anthologies. He also became known as King Juan I after being given the title of king of Redonda in 1947.

Geddes, Anna

  • Person
  • 1857-1917

Anna Morton (19 November 1857–1917), was the daughter of a Frazer Morton,an Ulster Scott and weathy merchant, and his wife from Liverpool. Anna was the fourth of six children. Raised in a strict Prebyterian houshold, she was sent to finishing school in Dresden to study singing and piano. She later became a music teacher.

Anna developed a strong interest in the pioneer work of Octavia Hill, Josephine Butler and others involved in the reform movement focused on social and housing conditions of the poor in England. In 1883 she visited her younger sister Edith and her husband James Oliphant, then the head of a private school in Edinburgh. There she was introduced to Oliphant's friend and colleague Patrick Geddes. The friendship developed and the two married in 1886.

The couple settled in a flat in Edinburgh's Princes Street, later moving to James' Court, a tenament in the Lawnmarket where the two set about "impoving the social environment by example." Anna had three children: Norah, Alasdair and Arthur.
During her second visit to India in 1917 (the couple travelled extensively due to Sir Patrick's work as a town planner) Anna fell ill with typhoid fever and died, not knowing that their son Alasdair had been killed in action in France.

She was cremated in India.

The Geddes papers are held at the National Library of Scotland, MSS 10503, 10504. For more information, see: .

Geddes, Sir Patrick

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Sir Patrick Geddes FRSE (2 October 1854 – 17 April 1932) was a Scottish biologist, sociologist, geographer, philanthropist and pioneering town planner (see List of urban theorists). He is known for his innovative thinking in the fields of urban planning and sociology.

He introduced the concept of "region" to architecture and planning and coined the term "conurbation".

An energetic Francophile, Geddes was the founder of the Collège des Écossais (Scots College) an international teaching establishment in Montpellier, France.

His papers are held at the National Library of Scotland, the University of Strathclyde and others. For more information, see:

For more information, see Wikipedia entry at: .

Gehl, Lynn

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  • 1962-

Lynn Gehl is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley, Ontario, Canada. She describes herself as a learner-researcher, thinker, writer, Black Face blogger, and she has been an Indigenous human rights advocate for 27 years. Lynn works to eliminate the continued sex discrimination in the Indian Act, and she is also an outspoken critic of the contemporary land claims and self-government process. She has a doctorate in Indigenous Studies, a Master of Arts in Canadian and Native Studies, and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology. She also has a diploma in Chemical Technology and worked in the field of environmental science for 12 years in the area of toxic organic analysis of Ontario’s waterways. While advocating for change is currently part of what she does, she is also interested in traditional knowledge systems that guide the Anishinaabeg forward to a good life.

Gentle, Esther

  • Person
  • [1905-1998]

Esther Gentle was a New York City sculptor, painter, printmaker, and gallery manager. She became Abraham Rattner's second wife in 1949.

Gentles, Ian

  • Person
  • 25 October 1941-

Ian James Gentles (b. Kingston, Jamaica, 25 October 1941) is a professor of history at Glendon College, York University. Gentles earned a BA (Hons.) in English and History (1963) and an MA in Modern American History (1965) from the University of Toronto before completing a PhD in English History from the University of London (1969). His historical research, focused on early modern England, has been published in Historical Journal, English Historical Review, Historical Research, Economic History Review and others. His monograph, The New Model Army in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1645-1653, was published by Oxford University Press in 1992. He was the recipient of the Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award from Glendon College in 2001 and has received numerous research fellowships throughout his career. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Gentles is an active pro-life advocate and researcher and Vice-President and Research Director of the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research (formerly the Human Life Research Institute), a pro-life thinktank based in Toronto.

Gerber, Sig

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Sig Gerber, television executive, earned a Radio and Television Arts Diploma in 1964 and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in 1974 from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. His career in journalism began, however, while working as a news reporter-writer for CHUM Radio in Toronto between 1961 and 1964.

In 1964, he started his career with CBC as an assistant film editor. He went on to direct live CBC television information programs, talk shows and multi-camera remotes. From 1967 to 1968, he was the producer of "Luncheon date with Elwood Glover," a live daily television talk show. In 1970, Gerber became a member of the production team for the CBC program "Man alive" in its formative years. He conceived, produced, directed and wrote more than fifty documentary programs that explored faith, religion and spirituality between 1970 and 1976. Gerber became the executive producer for the weekly documentary series, from 1976 to 1977, and assumed responsibility for the editorial, creative and financial controls of "Man alive." His work won several awards, particularly for the episode "I am not what you see."

Gerber continued his work with the CBC from 1977 to 1982 as the executive producer of "Take 30," before becoming the executive producer of the popular CBC television drama "For the record" in 1982. Gerber commissioned, supervised and closely guided the script writing and production of the "For the record," a topical anthology drama series that explored personal stories behind social issues affecting the daily lives of Canadians. His work on "For the record" won several awards and nominations, including a Rocky Award for "Ready for slaughter" (Best TV Drama, 1983) and a Gemini Award for "Oakmount High" (Best Short Drama, 1986). Gerber also won Red Ribbon (1985) and Prix Anik (1986) awards for his production of "Turning to stone," a two-hour CBC television movie that depicted the life of a young first-time offender sentenced to Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario. With the conclusion of the "For the record" series, Gerber continued his work as an executive producer with the CBC's "Marketplace," an investigative reporting information series. He then became the Area Head of CBC English Television current affairs department. Between 1996 and 1999, Gerber directed and managed the editorial content and production of nine weekly series, including "the fifth estate," "Witness," "Life and times" and "Venture." Gerber returned to "Man alive" as a creative program consultant for its 2000-2001 season for thirteen half-hour documentaries.

Gerber worked for the CBC as an instructor teaching investigative reporting and television production skills from 1995 until his retirement in 1999, and has continued to be involved in broadcasting as a freelance media consultant, journalism teacher, and trainer.

Gilbert, Michael A.

Michael A. Gilbert, writer and professor, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and then Hunter College, part of the City University of New York, between 1962 and 1966. He graduated with a BA in philosophy and political science in January 1967. Gilbert then attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, undertaking graduate studies in philosophy until June 1968. By September 1968, Gilbert had moved to Canada to begin graduate studies at the University of Waterloo. He completed his PhD in 1974 with a thesis entitled “A Formal Analysis of Relevance”. Gilbert’s academic teaching career began in earnest with his appointment as a lecturer at the University of Toronto in the Department of Philosophy from 1973 to 1975 and at its School of Continuing Studies from 1974 to 1980, where he taught a course entitled “How to Win an Argument”. In 1975, Gilbert was hired as a professor of philosophy at York University and served as the Department of Philosophy’s undergraduate program director in the 1990s and 2000s. Gilbert has taught courses and published articles in the areas of philosophy, argumentation theory, and gender/transgender theory, and runs a consultancy firm, Paradox Communications (previously Effective Dispute Management).

Gilbert is the author of non-fiction books “How to Win an Argument” (1979), “Coalescent Argumentation” (1997), “Arguing with People” (2014), as well as novels “Office Party” (1981) and “Yellow Angel” (1985). “Office Party” was adapted into a screenplay and produced as a film, “Hostile Takeover”, in 1988.

Gilbert identifies as a cross dresser and is also known by the name Miqqi Alicia Gilbert. Gilbert is a founding member of the Toronto group Xpressions, a director of the Fantasia Fair, and was a columnist for the magazine of the International Foundation for Gender Education, “Transgender Tapestry”.

Gilchrist, Henry (family)

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The Gilchrist Family resided in Shanty Bay, Ontario. Henry Gilchrist was the patriarch of the household.

Giles, Wenona

Dr. Wenona Giles is a professor of Anthropology and Faculty Research Associate at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University. She received a diploma from L'université d'Aix-Marseille in 1970 and a bachelors degree from the University of Santa Clara in 1971. She earned a degree in education from the University of British Columbia and completed her academic studies in anthropology, achieving a master’s degree in 1980 and a doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1987.
Giles is an author and contributing editor of several books on gender, migration, and refugees. Her titles include: Maid in the Market: Women’s Paid Domestic Labour (Halifax: Fernwood Press, 1994); Portuguese Women in Toronto: Gender, Immigration, and Nationalism (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002); and Refugees in Extended Exile: Living on the Edge (Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, 2016). Giles’ research in the 1980s and 1990s focused on the experiences of Portuguese migrant women working in London, England, and Toronto, Canada. Since the late 1990s and 2000s, Giles’ research projects focused on the impact of conflict in regions such as Sri Lanka and the Balkans, the intersection between gender and forced migration, and the issue of higher education opportunities for long-term refugees and displaced people.

Gill, Arthur Eric Rowton

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Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (/ˈɡɪl/; 22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was an English sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. He is a controversial figure, with his well-known religious views and subject matter being seen as at odds with his sexual and paraphiliac behaviour and erotic art.

Gill was named Royal Designer for Industry, the highest British award for designers, by the Royal Society of Arts. He also became a founder-member of the newly established Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry.

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Gillies, James M.

James McPhail Gillies (1924- ), educator, author, and politician, was the first dean of the Faculty of Administrative Studies at York University, 1966-1972, and served as University vice president, 1966-1969. Prior to that time he had been on the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles, 1951-1965. While in Los Angeles, he served as vice chairman of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles and other boards. Gillies has been a director of several industrial and commercial companies. He was chairman of the Ontario Economic Council, 1971-1972. Elected to the House of Commons in 1972, Gillies served as a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus and as that party's Energy and Finance critic during his seven years in the Commons. He resigned his seat in 1979 and served as senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister (Clark), 1979-1980. In the latter year he returned to York to take up responsibilities as professor of policy studies and director of the Max Bell Business Government Studies Programme in the Faculty of Administrative Studies. Gillies is the author of studies on metropolitan land use, industrial policy and economic questions, including 'Boardroom renaissance: power, morality and performance in the modern corporation,' 'Where business fails,' (1981), 'Facing reality: consultation, consensus and making economic policy for the 21st century,' (1986), and others.

Girling, Harry Knowles

Harry Knowles Girling (1919- ) was educated in England (Oxford) and taught at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1948-1971. He joined the Department of English at York University in 1971 as a specialist in nineteenth-century fiction and structures of narrative fiction. He served on several University committees and as a member and officer of the Canadian Association of American Studies. He is the author of several scholarly articles. Professor Girling retired from York in 1984.

Glaisher, James Whitbread Lee

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James Whitbread Lee Glaisher FRS FRAS (5 November 1848, Lewisham – 7 December 1928, Cambridge), son of James Glaisher, the meteorologist, was a prolific English mathematician and astronomer.

He was educated at St Paul's School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was second wrangler in 1871. Influential in his time on teaching at the University of Cambridge, he is now remembered mostly for work in number theory that anticipated later interest in the detailed properties of modular forms. He published widely over other fields of mathematics.

He was the editor-in-chief of Messenger of Mathematics. He was also the 'tutor' of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (tutor being a non-academic role in Cambridge University). He was president of the Royal Astronomical Society 1886-1888 and 1901-1903.

For more information see Wikipedia entry at: .

Glendon College

Glendon Hall was the site of the first classes of the new York University in 1961. When the university took up its present Downsview, Ontario location, Glendon College was established as the university 's bilingual, undergraduate college, an affiliated autonomous faculty. In the late 1960s a proposal to relocate the College to the main campus was defeated and it remains a small, liberal arts college within York University. In addition to traditional liberal arts departments, Glendon also has departments in International Studies, Canadian Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies and Women 's Studies. In addition, there is a School of Translation at the College which offers an undergraduate degree in translation as well as a Certificate Programme in Technical and Professional Writing (in English only).
The College is headed by a principal assisted by a Senior Administrator. It has its own Faculty Council and a Dean of Students. The College has its own student-run radio station (Radio Glendon), art gallery (Glendon Gallery) and theatre (Theatre Glendon). The Glendon campus is served by the Frost Library. Students enrolled at the College must demonstrate proficiency in both Official Languages and take instruction offered in English and French.

Glendon College Planning Committee

  • Corporate body

The Committee (also known as the President' s Planning Committee for Glendon College), was established to advise the President on the establishment of Glendon College as a small, liberal arts college within York University once that institution had been established on its main, Keele Street, location. The needs of the College programme in administrative terms, its academic structure, faculty and hiring were are part of the committee' s mandate.

Glendon College Senior Common Room

  • Corporate body
  • 1963-

The York University Senior Common Room was established at Glendon Hall in 1963. This Senior Common Room became the Glendon College Common Room in 1966 when the Founders College Senior Common Room opened on the Keele Street campus in that year.

Glendon College. Dean of Students

  • Corporate body

The Dean of Students, who also served as the Master of Residence was responsible for most student matters relating to cultural affairs, social events, graduate fellowships, and all matters pertaining to residence life at the College.

Glendon College. Faculty Council

  • Corporate body

The Faculty Council of Glendon College is the highest legislative body of the College. It makes decisions regarding curriculum, faculty appointments and tenure, and general academic policy. The Council is composed of all full-time faculty and student representatives. In addition, members of the College administration have ex-officio status on the Council.
The Council also has several standing committees dealing with aspects of the academic and College activities of Glendon: these include, Executive, Nominating, Academic Policy and Planning, Curriculum, Academic Standards, Teaching and Learning, Petitions and Library committees.

Glendon College. Principal

  • Corporate body

The Principal is appointed by the Board of Governors on the advice of the President and s/he is ultimately accountable to the Board. As the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, the Principal has responsibility for overseeing the implementation of Senate and Faculty legislation. The Principal promotes and facilitates the academic programme, both in the planning and execution stages, and encourages the extra-curricular programs within the College. In addition, the Principal is charged with the responsibility for personnel matters, including the recruitment tenure and promotion of faculty, the promotion of research activity amongst the faculty, and the maintenance of all personnel policies in line with collective agreements. In addition to these academic and personnel responsibilities, the Principal is the chief financial officer of the College, and therefore must strike the annual budget. The Principal also represents the College within the university and to external bodies. During the period covered by these records the following men served as Principal of Glendon College: Escott Reid (1966-1970) and Albert V. Tucker (1970-1976).

Glendon College. Senior Administrator

  • Corporate body

The Senior Administrator was responsible for the daily operations of the College including membership on most of the College committees, financial and budgetary matters (including personnel and salaries), food services, handling minor research grants, as well as mundane matters of an administrative nature, such as controlling allotment of parking spaces, safety measures, and telephone requirements. During the period covered by these records Victor Berg served in this office.

Glendon College. Student Union

  • Corporate body

The Student Union is the political and social voice of all students enrolled in the College and represents students on various College and University committees. Its executive consists of a President and Vice-President and Directors of Cultural Affairs, Bilingual Affairs, Academic Affairs, Clubs & Services, Communications and External Affairs. The body of the union is made up of annually elected councillors, first year representatives and representatives of each department and programme at the College. In addition, the Alumni Association is represented.

Glynn, Randy

Canadian dancer and former Danny Grossman Dance Company member (1977-1987), who then established his own successful Randy Glynn Dance Project (1988-1994). He is married to Pamela Grundy.

Godfrey, Sheldon, 1938-

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Sheldon (1938-) and Judy (1940-) Godfrey were born in Toronto. Sheldon Godfrey received a Master of Arts in Canadian history from the University of Rochester in 1962, a Doctor Juris from the University of Toronto 1964 and was called to the bar in 1966. Judy Godfrey practiced as an occupational therapist since 1961, and she pioneered the diagnosis and treatment of perceptual handicaps in children. In addition to several philanthropic, environmental and civic initiatives that began in the early 1970s, the Godfreys have been leaders in the preservation of Ontario's built heritage, and as prolific researchers and writers on the Jewish experience in pre-Confederation Canada. They have undertaken the restoration of commercial heritage buildings in Ontario, focussing on Toronto since 1975, leading to several national and local awards in the early 1980s. They were founders of the Town of York Historical Society in 1983, have been active in other community-based heritage organizations, and have played a leading role in strengthening government policies for heritage preservation. During the 1990s, the Godfreys, with Sheldon serving as Chairman of The Heritage Canada Foundation, led an effort to redefine the popular understanding of heritage to include intangible subjects as well as historic buildings, taking an inclusive approach that reflected Canada's diverse multicultural population. In addition to drafting new heritage mission statements for Heritage Canada in 1993 and for the City of Toronto in 1999, the Godfreys have written extensively on heritage and, during the 1990s, on the Jewish experience in Canada prior to Confederation. Their research on this topic formed the basis for two books: "Burn This Gossip: The True Story of George Benjamin of Belleville, Canada's First Jewish Member of Parliament, 1856-1863" (Toronto, 1991); and "Search Out the Land: The Jews and the Growth of Equality in British Colonial America, 1740-1867" (Montreal, 1995), which won several awards as a result of its contribution to Jewish and multicultural history. Sheldon Godfrey was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1998.

Gold, Gerald Louis, 1945-2016

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  • 1945-2016

Gerald L. Gold (1945-2016) was born in Canada and educated there and in the United States, obtaining his PhD from the University of Minnesota (1972). Following teaching assignments at Guelph and Laval universities (1970-1975), he joined the Department of Anthropology at York (1976) and served as department chair (1984-1987). He is the author of several studies dealing with French-speaking minorities in North America including, 'Saint-Pascal: changing leadership and social organization in a Quebec town' (1975), 'The role of France, Quebec and Belgium in the revival of French in Louisiana schools' (1980), and others. His recent interest in northern communities is reflected in his work on Timmins, and the publication, 'Inter-group relations and the organization of ethnicity in a northern resource community' (1984).

Golden, Anne

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Anne Golden, researcher, social activist, and administrator, was born in Toronto in 1941. She received a B.A. in history and political science from the University of Toronto in 1963, a M.A. in American history from Columbia University, New York, in 1964, and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Toronto in 1970. She began teaching American political history at Newark College in 1964 before returning to Canada to teach at the Scarborough and Erindale campuses of the University of Toronto, and later at York University until 1974. Golden became involved in the populist movement to stop construction of the Spadina Expressway, and joined David Crombie's election team as operations co-ordinator during his successful campaign as a reform candidate for Mayor in 1972. These experiences led to a decision to pursue her strong commitment to civic involvement. Golden left her academic career to serve as Research Co-ordinator for the Bureau of Municipal Research from 1973 to 1978, where she wrote several publications on public policy issues. Golden became the Special Advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, Stuart Smith, in 1978, and was appointed Director of Policy Research for the Ontario Liberal Party in 1981. She joined the United Way of Greater Toronto the following year, working as Director of Allocations and Government Relations for four years, and then Director of the agency's annual fundraising campaign. Golden was appointed President of the United Way in 1987. Her tenure was marked by record-breaking fundraising campaigns and an emphasis upon research, particularly on the increase and distribution of poverty in Toronto. Her significant expertise in urban issues led to her appointment as Chair of the Greater Toronto Area Task Force by Ontario Premier Bob Rae in 1995, and Chair of the Homelessness Task Force by Toronto's Mayor Mel Lastman in 1998. Golden's work on these task forces raised her national profile, and in 2001 she was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board of Canada, the nation's leading independent, not-for-profit organization devoted to applied research. Under her leadership, the Conference Board broadened its activities to compare Canada's performance in key social and economic indicators with those in other advanced countries, and it released an annual report card that linked the analysis of social progress with economic forecasting. The organization also embarked upon several multi-year public policy initiatives beginning with The Canada Project in January 2003, which was followed by a network of centres devoted to business innovation, sustainable health care, food in Canada, and the North, as well as leadership training for managers and corporate directors. Golden's influence and accomplishments have been widely recognized through acknowledgement in the media and major awards, such as the Canadian Urban Institute's Urban Leadership Award for City Engagement in 2004, and its Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Golden has received honorary doctorates from Ryerson Polytechnical University (1997), York University (2000), University of Toronto (2002), Royal Roads University (2005), University of Western Ontario (2008), the University of Calgary (2011), and McMaster University (2011), and an honorary diploma from Loyalist College (2005). She was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2003.

Golden, Aubrey E.

Aubrey Edward Golden was born in Toronto on 9 August 1934. He attended University College at the University of Toronto, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1955. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, was certified as a specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1989, and in 1990 completed graduate studies for his Master of Laws degree from York University with specialization in constitutional law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Golden was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1959, appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1980, and practiced as a general counsel until his retirement as a lawyer in 2004. He worked alone on civil and criminal cases during 1959 and 1960 before becoming involved with a succession of firms: Sher, Loftus, Golden and Goodman, 1960-1966; his own firm with associate counsel, 1966-1974; Golden, Levinson, 1975-1983; Golden, Green & Chercover, 1983-1997; Golden & Company, 1997-2001; and in association with Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish, 2002-2004. His work focussed on constitutional, labour, environmental, and administrative law, with a strong interest in civil liberties and public interest cases. Golden was particularly active among labour unions (by 1983, Golden and Martin Levison ran the largest labour law firm in Canada), and he took a lead role in development of collective bargaining for professionals working in the areas of education, science, and engineering. He also represented farmer organizations and Native groups in their disputes with government agencies, commissions, and private parties, which led his call to the Bar in Prince Edward Island in 1971, Alberta in 1972, the Northwest Territories in 1981, and Nunavut in 1999. These cases brought Golden before trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, to contest issues such as federal anti-inflation legislation, provincial funding for separate schools, and the constitutionality of trespass laws. Golden's cases also brought him before labour relations tribunals, parliamentary and legislative committees, and municipal councils and committees. He was particularly active in public affairs, serving as the National Chairman of the Canadian Bar Association's Survey Committee on Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping from 1965 to 1967 and its Civil Liberties Section from 1967 to 1969 (also serving on the CBA's Council during these years), as Chairman of its Administrative Law Section from 1984 to 1985, and as Chairman of the National Lawyers Committee of the Coalition Against the Return of the Death Penalty in 1987. Golden was a member of a committee of five citizens responsible for mediating a resolution to the seizure of the Kingston Penitentiary by inmates in 1971, and was appointed by the Minister of Labour to a conciliation board to resolve a strike of air traffic controllers in Canada in 1974. He was also active in politics, preparing policy documents and speaking at conferences of the National Liberal Federation from 1961 to 1969, when he ran for the national council of the New Democratic Party. He served as advisor and counsel for the caucus of Ontario's New Democratic Party until 1978. Golden's career reflected a literary inclination, beginning with his work as editor of the first issue of the "Gargoyle," the newspaper of University College, while an undergraduate. He co-authored "Rumours of war" with Ron Haggart in 1971 (a second edition was published in 1976), which examined the suspension of civil liberties in Canada when the government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act during crisis sparked by Front de Liberation du Quebec. Golden wrote a column on legal issues for "The Toronto star," contributed to magazines such as "Maclean's" and "Saturday night," was a commentator on CBC current affairs programming such as "Viewpoint," and was a frequent speaker on issues involving constitutional reform, collective bargaining, public affairs, censorship, and the freedom to read. In partnership with James Lorimer, Golden revived the public affairs magazine, "The Canadian forum : an independent journal of opinion and the arts," in 1987, serving as Chairman and Director for Canadian Forum Limited. He was a member of the Writers' Union of Canada from 1971 to 2001, and the Canadian section of International PEN from 1988, serving on its Censorwatch committee. Aubrey Golden worked as a part-time lecturer at York University from 1967 to 1969, lecturing on industrial relations in the Master of Business Administration program, and provided instruction in advocacy at the Advocates Society Institute from 1988 to 1995 (he joined the society in 1966). He currently operates Golden Mediation Services, a firm he established in 1997 to mediate private and public interest disputes involving employment law, defamation, human rights, constitutional and administrative law, aboriginal rights, and environmental and natural resource issues. Golden also served as a member and past chair of the Toronto Licensing Tribunal.

Golden, Marshall, 1962-2010

Marshall Golden (1962-2010) was a lawyer, filmmaker, entrepreneur and digital media consultant. While a student in York University’s Department of Film, Golden wrote, directed and produced three award-winning documentaries: "Runaway" about teenage runaways, "The Silence Upstairs" about elder abuse and "The Best Kept Secret" about incest. After university, Golden went on to obtain a law degree, specializing in entertainment, immigration and criminal law, later working as a producer and researcher on current affairs television shows such as Studio 2, The Fifth Estate, and CBC Newsworld. In the 1990s and 2000s, Golden founded and operated a number of new media companies, including Nexus Interactive, Elevator News Network, and Digital Video Network. In the 2000s, Golden worked for internet,communications and technology companies such as, Telus Mobility, Microsoft Canada, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. In 2004, Golden founded Visica Inc., a company specializing in delivering TV content to hotels in the Greater Toronto Area for conventions, while providing digital media consultation services through Catalyst Consulting. Marshall Golden died suddenly 29 June 2010 at the age of 48.

Golden, Marshall, 1962-2010

Marshall Golden (1962-2010) was a lawyer, filmmaker, entrepreneur and digital media consultant. While a student in York University’s Department of Film, Golden wrote, directed and produced three award-winning documentaries: "Runaway" about teenage runaways, "The Silence Upstairs" about elder abuse and "The Best Kept Secret" about incest. After university, Golden went on to obtain a law degree, specializing in entertainment, immigration and criminal law, later working as a producer and researcher on current affairs television shows such as Studio 2, The Fifth Estate, and CBC Newsworld. In the 1990s and 2000s, Golden founded and operated a number of new media companies, including Nexus Interactive, Elevator News Network, and Digital Video Network. In the 2000s, Golden worked for internet,communications and technology companies such as, Telus Mobility, Microsoft Canada, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. In 2004, Golden founded Visica Inc., a company specializing in delivering TV content to hotels in the Greater Toronto Area for conventions, while providing digital media consultation services through Catalyst Consulting. Marshall Golden died suddenly 29 June 2010 at the age of 48.

Goldfarb Consultants

Goldfarb Consultants was established in 1965. Its primary activities focus on marketing, polling and advertising. Its customers have included a diverse group of private-sector companies, as well as the federal and provincial Liberal parties of Canada. Goldfarb Consultants provides both corporate and political clients with a reading of the public mood and a prescription for how best to optimize it. Martin Goldfarb, the founder of Goldfarb Consultants, was the first Canadian pollster to expand on traditional research methods by de-emphasizing the use of quantitative research (the gathering and compilation of numbers), and emphasizing qualitative research analysis. The qualitative research approach involves intensive questioning of specific focus groups about specific issues. By interpreting the focus groups' answers, a set of assumptions is made about the probable behaviour of the people, either as voters or consumers.

Gomme, Sir George Laurence

(from Wikipedia entry)
Sir (George) Laurence Gomme, FSA (December 18, 1853–February 23, 1916) was a public servant and leading British folklorist. He helped found both the Victoria County History and the Folklore Society. He also had an interest in old buildings and persuaded the London County Council to take up the blue plaque commemorative scheme. Gomme was born in the London district of Stepney, the second of ten children of William Laurence Gomme (1828–1887), an engineer, and his wife Mary (1831–1921). He attended the City of London School to the age of sixteen, when he started work, first with a railway company, then with the Fulham board of works, finally, in 1873, with the Metropolitan Board of Works: he remained with it and its successor, the London County Council, until his retirement in 1914. His position as statistical officer, from 1893, and then as clerk to the council, from 1900, gave him a major role in policy and administration.

His interests included folklore and history. The former he shared with his wife Alice Bertha Gomme, born Alice Merck (1853–1938), whom he married on March 31, 1875. The couple had seven sons, including Arthur Allan Gomme, a librarian and historian of technology, and Arnold Wycombe Gomme, a noted classical scholar. Both Gomme and his wife were founder members of the Folklore Society in 1878; and Gomme went on to be its honorary secretary, director and president. Gomme wrote many books and articles on folklore, including Primitive Folk Moots (1880), Folklore Relics of Early Village Life (1883), Ethnology in Folklore (1892) and Folklore as a Historical Science (1908). His work in the field is now generally regarded as too dependent on a survivals theory, which tried to trace folk customs back to earlier stages of civilisation; but it retains value as a collection. His historical writings show a particular interest in the history of London, in books such as The Making of London (1912). Alongside his own works, his contribution to history includes the Victoria County History project, of which he was one of the founders. He also had a passion for old buildings and used his council position to protect threatened buildings and to advance the Survey of London, for which he also contributed historical material. Another overlap of his historical and professional interests was the blue plaque commemorative scheme, which he persuaded the council to take on in 1901: the 800th blue plaque to be awarded would later mark his own London residence in 24 Dorset Square.

He was knighted in 1911. Not long afterwards, in 1914, ill health caused him to retire early; and he died of pernicious anemia on February 23, 1916 at his country home in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire.

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Goodman, Joseph O. (Joseph Oscar), 1912-1982

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Joseph Oscar Goodman (1912-1982), transportation executive, was born and educated in Toronto. He served for three decades as an official with the Ontario Trucking Association and its predecessor, the Automotive Transport Association of Ontario, as general manager and from 1973-1978 as executive vice president. Goodman was involved with community projects in the Toronto area, and had a keen interest in amateur sports. He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1978.

Goodwin, Rt. Rev. Dr. Harvey

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The Rt Rev Harvey Goodwin, MA (9 October 1818 – 25 November 1891) was a Cambridge academic and clergyman, Bishop of Carlisle from 1869 until his death. Goodwin married on 13 August 1845 Ellen, eldest daughter of George King of Bebington Hall, Cheshire, and by her had three sons and four daughters. His son-in-law Henry Ware was Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness from 1891 until 1909.

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Gordon, E.C.A, fl. 1856

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E.C.A. Gordon (fl. 1856), was a major-general in the Royal Engineers attached to the Navy at the Turkish port of Galatea and Pera during the Crimean War. He was in charge of supplies for the British Navy and commandant to the Russian prisoners of war.

Gore, Charles

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Charles Gore (22 January 1853 – 17 January 1932) was one of the most influential Anglican theologians of the 19th century, helping reconcile the church to some aspects of biblical criticism and scientific discovery, while remaining Catholic in his interpretation of the faith and sacraments.[citation needed] Also known for his social action, Gore became an Anglican bishop and founded the priestly Community of the Resurrection as well as co-founded the Christian Social Union. Charles Gore was born into an Anglo-Irish family as the third son of the Honourable Charles Alexander Gore and Augusta Lavinia Priscilla (née Ponsonby), a daughter of the fourth Earl of Bessborough. His eldest brother, Philip, became the fourth Earl of Arran, and his brother Spencer was the first winner of the Wimbledon Championships.

Gore's parents sent him to Harrow School, London, then to Balliol College, Oxford, where he supported the trade-union movement.

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Gore, Charles, 1853-1932

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  • 1853-1932

Charles Gore was one of the most influential Anglican theologians of the 19th century, helping reconcile the church to some aspects of biblical criticism and scientific discovery, while remaining Catholic in his interpretation of the faith and sacraments. He was bishop of Westminster, Worcester, Birmingham, and Oxford.

Gorst, Harold Edward

Harold Edward Gorst (1868-1950) was a British author and journalist. He married Nina Cecilia Francesca Rose Kennedy (1869-1926) who was an author and dramatist. His works include: China (1899), The Curse of Education (1901), The Fourth Party (1906) and Much of Life is Laughter (1936).

Gott, John

  • Person
  • 25 December 1830 - 21 July 1906

(From Wikipedia entry)
John Gott (25 December 1830–21 July 1906) was the third Bishop of Truro from 1891 until his death in 1906.

Gott was born in Leeds on Christmas Day 1830, the third son of William Gott. He was educated at Winchester and Brasenose College, Oxford. He then embarked on an ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Great Yarmouth, after which he held incumbencies at Bramley, Leeds, 1871–76, and at Leeds Parish Church, where he also founded the Leeds Clergy School. His last post, before his ordination to the episcopate, was as Dean of Worcester from 1886.

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Gradus, Lawrence

Lawrence Gradus, choreographer (born 30 October 1936 in the Bronx, New York; died 7 January 2014 in Ottawa, ON). Trained in New York City, he first performed with the American Ballet Theatre in 1951, rising from corps member to soloist. He joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 1968 and cofounded with Ludmilla Chiriaeff Les Compagnons de la danse, an educational touring group. Gradus formed his own company, Entre-six (1974), and the following year received the Jean A. Chalmers Choreographic Award. In 1980, Gradus moved to Ottawa to become founding artistic director of Theatre Ballet of Canada. He resigned in 1989 and has since worked as a ballet master, teacher and occasional choreographer. (

Granatstein, J. L.

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  • Person
  • 1939-

J. L. (Jack Lawrence) Granatstein is a historian, author, educator and defence and foreign policy commentator. He is the author of several works on Canadian military and political history, including 'Sacred trust? Brian Mulroney and the Conservatives in power,' (1986), 'Pirouette: Pierre Trudeau and Canadian foreign policy' (1990), and studies of Mackenzie King.

He was born in Toronto in 1939 and attended Toronto public schools, Le Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean (Grad. Dipl., 1959), Royal Military College, Kingston (B.A., 1961), University of Toronto (M.A., 1962), and Duke University (PhD., 1966). He served in the Canadian Army (1956-1966), then joined the History Department at York University, Toronto (1966-1995) where, after taking early retirement in 1995, he is Distinguished Research Professor of History Emeritus.

His activities outside of York are numerous. In 1995, Jack Granatstein served as one of three commissioners on the Special Commission on the Restructuring of the Canadian Forces Reserves, and in 1997, he advised the Minister of National Defence on the future of the Canadian Forces. He served as the Director and CEO of the Canadian War Museum (1998-2001), after which he joined the museum's advisory council. Granatstein has served as a member of the Royal Military College of Canada's Board of Governors. He is also co-chair of the Council for Canadian Security in the 21st Century and co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. In 2003 Granatstein was the J. B. Smallman Visiting Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Granatstein has held the Canada Council's Killam senior fellowship twice (1982-4, 1991-3), was editor of the Canadian Historical Review (1981-1984), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1982- ). The Royal Society awarded him the J.B. Tyrell Historical Gold Medal (1992) "for outstanding work in the history of Canada," and his book The Generals (1993), won the J.W. Dafoe Prize and the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by Memorial University of Newfoundland (1993), the University of Calgary (1994), Ryerson Polytechnic University (1999), the University of Western Ontario (2000) and McMaster University (2000). The Conference of Defence Associations Institute named him winner of The Vimy Award "for achievement and effort in the field of Canadian defence and security" in 1996. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada (1997).

Granville, Evelyn B.

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  • 1 May 1924 -

Born on May 1, 1924, in Washington, D.C., Evelyn Boyd Granville became only the second black woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics. After joining IBM in 1956, she created computer software for NASA's Project Vanguard and Project Mercury space programs. Granville embarked on a 30-year career as a professor in 1967, and continued to encourage mathematical studies after retiring from the classroom.

Greek Canadian History Project

  • Corporate body
  • 2012

"The Greek Canadian History Project (GCHP) is an initiative designed and committed to identifying, acquiring, digitizing, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials that reflect the experiences of Canada’s Greek immigrants and their descendants. [...] The Project’s stewards are Dr. Athanasios (Sakis) Gekas, HHF Chair in Modern Greek History at York University, and Christopher Grafos, Ph.D. in History, York University."

Greek Community of Toronto

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  • Corporate body
  • 1909-

The Greek Community of Toronto (GCT) is a communal institution established in 1909, incorporated in 1965 and is a registered non-profit charitable organization.

Representing over 150,000 Canadians of Hellenic descent in the Greater Toronto Area, the GCT and its members share a common desire to serve and promote the objectives of our organization. They are committed to providing an environment for Greek culture and heritage to flourish, thus enriching the unique social and cultural fabric within a vibrant and diverse Canada.

The Greek Community of Toronto is governed by a hierarchy of decision-making bodies, principal among them the Board of Directors and The General Assembly.

Green Bush Inn Incorporated (Toronto, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-1975

The Green Bush Inn was created in 1969 as the first student pub on the York University campus. At one point, the corporation hoped to restore the historic Green Bush Inn which had been built in 1847, and was located at the corners of Steeles Avenue and Yonge Street, but the plan was abandoned once the costs became known.
In addition to providing management services to College pubs, the Green Bush Inn operated a weekly pub in one of the College dining halls. When the university acquired a canteen license from the Liquor Licensing Commission of Ontario in 1974, the Green Bush Inn lost its management role and also became redundant as a weekly pub. It ceased operations in 1975.

Greenstreet, W.J.

Editor of "Mathematical Gazette" and scientific correspondent of the "Evening Westminster Gazette". "He had two inseparable friends, E F J Love and G F Stout. When in company together they drew the attention of every one who saw them. They looked more like three generations than contemporaries, Greenstreet being plainly the responsible head and Stout the cheerful but inscrutable infant, while Love appeared to be more normal and rather embarrassed by the strangeness of his companions. It was natural that such a remarkable- looking trio should receive a nickname; so they became known as the Three Graces. Too soon the inseparables were to become separated, each to make his mark in his special province; Greenstreet in Mathematics, Love in Science and Thermodynamics, and Stout in Classics and Philosophy." (Obituary by I F S Macaulay). His wife drowned in 1903 trying to save her maid. She had contributed to the fashion pages of "The Daily News" under the name Aunt Medina. "Greenstreet did not fail to reach distinction; his name was well known to the whole mathematical world, and his monument was the Mathematical Gazette; but he did not reach a position to which his merit and ability entitled him. Luck was against him; his chance never came; and he was content. At the age of fifty he found that his ideals for his school were in opposition to those under whom he held his appointment, and in order not to sacrifice his freedom he resigned." " son, Surgeon-Commander B de M Greenstreet R.N., and his daughter, who spent her energy and strength and impaired her health in the cause of her Country."

Greentree, R.

  • Person
  • fl. 1900-1904

Nina Cust describes R. Greentree as "A young Balliol scholar who for a short time assisted Victoria Welby with her papers."

Greer Allen, Rita, 1918-2010

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Rita Greer Allen, writer, broadcaster and artist, was born Marguerita Foulger Wayman in Erith, Kent, England, on 25 September 1918 to parents Joshua Edwin Wayman and Margaret Tilley Potts. After moving to Canada at the age of five, Marguerita, who became known as Rita Weyman, attended East York Collegiate Institute in Toronto before enrolling in a first-year pass arts program at Trinity College, University of Toronto, in 1940. Her studies were interrupted by marriage to Robert Greer Allen, a Trinity College graduate and Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps private, on 13 June 1941. For the duration of the World War II, Rita followed Robert to Halifax, Moncton, Kingston, Montreal and Vancouver and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art, Mount Allison University, and Queens University. In collaboration with Robert, who worked for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio during the war, Rita wrote and submitted dramatic radio scripts for broadcast with some success, with a number of scripts broadcast on Trans-Canada Network radio program "Stage 45". In the early 1950s, the Greer Allens returned to Toronto, and Rita began her prolific freelance scriptwriting career, writing and researching her own radio scripts for the CBC, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Though many of her scripts were adapted literary dramas, Rita was equally successful as a writer for documentary-style radio programs and educational programming for high school students. Her writing for radio included scripts for documentary series "As children see us", and dramatic adaptations of "Barometer rising" and "The Duchess of Malfi". By the mid- to late-1950s, Rita turned her attention to television, appearing as a panellist on the CBC quiz show "One of a kind" in 1958 and 1959. She also wrote dramatic scripts for television, including "The Gioconda smile", "Lord Arthur Saville's crime", and "The grass harp", but the majority of her work in the 1960s and early 1970s was for CBC television current events program "Take 30", for which she conducted interviews, researched and wrote scripts, and presented her work on-screen. In the 1970s, Rita continued to write dramatic scripts, finding success in 1976 with her original CBC television drama "The raku fire", which was directed by Rita's brother, Ronald Weyman, a successful screenwriter and director in his own right. In the late 1970s, Rita focused her attention on developing her artistic skills, particularly the practice of raku pottery, and exhibited her sculptural nudes in the early-to-mid 1980s. Her study of Jungian psychology during this period led to a collaboration with Jungian Marion Woodman, with whom she wrote "Leaving my father's house: a journey to conscious femininity" (1993). Rita Greer Allen died in Toronto on 30 May 2010.

Greer Allen, Robert, 1917-2005

Robert Greer Allen, a writer, producer and director of radio and television drama, was born in Toronto on 19 October 1917 to Arthur Greer Allen and Eleanor Beatrice Higginbottom. He attended University of Toronto Schools between September 1932 and June 1935 and served as editor of the school journal, "The phoenix". In September 1935, Robert began his studies at Trinity College, University of Toronto, where he was an editor of the "Trinity University review", president of the Trinity College Dramatic Society, and a features editor of "The varsity". He graduated with an honours BA in political science and economy in 1939. Allen's interest in writing, specifically short stories and radio plays, flourished through his marriage to Rita Weyman in 1941. Together, Robert and Rita wrote and submitted many radio scripts for broadcast during the 1940s. In 1941, Robert enlisted as a private in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and was later promoted to the ranks of sergeant, staff sergeant, warrant officer, lieutenant, and lieutenant colonel. His radio production career began in earnest during the war when he was seconded to the Communications Corps and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to write and produce a radio program for the Dominion Network titled "Servicemen's forum", for which he travelled throughout Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Holland, Germany and Denmark. After the war, Robert continued his work for the CBC, becoming a producer for a variety of radio programs, including the CBC's international service, the CBC Radio Orchestra, and music and drama for CBC radio in Vancouver, between 1947 and 1952. Robert's success as a radio producer made him a desirable choice to help launch CBC television in 1952, and the Greer Allens returned to Toronto from Vancouver. As a producer, supervising producer, assistant program director, program director and supervising producer in television drama and special programs, Robert was integral to the production of much CBC original dramatic programming in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Credited as Robert Allen, he worked as supervising or executive producer for programs including "Sunshine sketches" (1952-1953), "Playbill" (1953-1964), "General Motors theatre" (1954-1956), "Folio" (1955-1959), "Ford startime" (1959-1960), "Festival" (1960-1969), "Opening night"(1974-1975), "Performance" (1974-1976), "The great detective" (1979-1982), "Seeing things" (1981-1987), and "The way we are" (1985-1988), and became the executive producer of CBC Drama. After more than 40 years of work for the CBC, he retired in 1990. Robert Greer Allen died in Toronto on 20 August 2005.

Greer, William

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William Greer (19-) is an architect and heritage consultant. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto in 1948 and a Master of Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1950. He joined the architecture firm of Shore and Moffatt in 1950, became an Associate in 1955 and entered the partnership in 1962 when the firm was reorganized as Shore and Moffatt and Partners, Architects, Engineers and Site Planners. Greer represented the firm in the joint venture activities of UPACE (University Planning, Architecture and Consulting Engineering Limited). Specific responsibilities for the UPACE Consortium included Master Planning for York University and individual building projects for York such as The Scott Library, Petrie Science Building, McLaughlin College and the Tait McKenzie Physical and Recreation Building. In 1972, Greer established a private practice as an architect and later went on to become the Chief Architect for the Toronto Historical Board in 1976. In 1992, he established his architectural heritage consultant practice and has worked on numerous projects including the Windsor Arms Hotel and the Whitney Block and Tower, Queen's Park, Toronto. In addition, he has lectured at the University of Toronto and has written articles for publications. Greer is a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a member of numerous associations including the Advisory Board of St. James' Cemetery and Crematorium, Ontario Association of Architects and the Canadian Association of Professional Heritage Consultants. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters from the University of Trinity College, University of Toronto in 1992.

Gros-Louis family

  • Family

The Gros-Louis family identifies as Huron-Wendat lives in Wendake, Quebec.

Grosney, Paul, 1923-.

  • Person

Paul Grosney was a jazz trumpeter and big band leader. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 10, 1923. Grosney, the son of Russian immigrants, studied music and played hockey in his hometown before relocating at age 19 to New York City where he worked with legendary vibraphonist Red Norvo. Grosney served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. In 1948 he joined Canadian saxophonist and band leader Georgie Auld and then drummer Buddy Rich on tour. In Toronto he played with Bert Niosi at the Palais Royale. From 1948 to 1959, Grosney led bands in Winnipeg clubs, notably the Rancho Don Carlos, where he played with a number of film and music legends, including Doris Day, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., the Andrews Sisters, and Louis Armstrong. In 1959, he returned to the Toronto scene and led groups in a number of jazz venues; he also played in groups such as Trump Davidson's Orchestra and the Harvey Silver Dixieland Band. Grosney served as music director for the Bourbon Street and Basin Street clubs in the 1970s and 1980s, and in the 1990s he was part of the Canadian Tribute To Glenn Miller band led by Don Pierre. As well, Grosney put out a number of recordings under his own label, "Leo". Paul Grosney passed away in Toronto on May 17, 2003 at the age of 80.

Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991

  • Person
  • 1910-1991

Allan Grossman (1910-1991), politician, was born and educated in Toronto. Prior to his entry into Toronto's municipal politics in 1951 he was in the insurance business. In 1955 he won election to the Ontario Legislature as a Progressive Conservative for the Toronto riding of St. Andrew-St. Patrick, holding that seat in four subsequent elections. In 1960 he was named minister without portfolio, only the second Jewish person to be named a cabinet minister in Canada. He later served as minister of Correctional Services, Trade and Development, Revenue, and Provincial Secretary for Resource Development. Following his retirement from politics in 1975, Grossman was named chair of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in 1976, resigning from that post in 1985. He also served as president of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada, president of the Toronto Lodge, B'nai B'rith, and served on the boards of several charities.

Grossman, Danny

Daniel (Williams) Grossman is an American dancer, choreographer and instructor. His company, the Danny Grossman Dance Company performed the majority of his choreography. His works are also included companies such as the National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and the Paris Opera Ballet. His choreography set to a variety of music, with a preference for jazz, appealed to a broad audience through a distinctive movement idiom, directness of purpose, theatricality and a humanistic viewpoint. His social activist upbringing in San Francisco acted as the inspiration for the majority of his works.

Born on September 13, 1942, in San Francisco, his parents influenced his participation in social activism. At ten years of age, he walked his first picket line. As a student, he took part in the Berkley student demonstrations of the 1960s.

Grossman was first introduced to dance in grade school through folk dancing. In high school, he was a dancing cheerleader with friend Margaret Jenkin. He also studied dance with her under Welland Lathrop.

While attending the San Francisco Community College in 1960, he was mentored by Gloria Unti. During this time, he was also a dancer for Unti and Lathrop’s companies. By 1962, Grossman decided to leave college, move to New York City, and train with Gertrude Shurr and May O’Donnell. A summer session at Connecticut College, the home of the American Dance Festival, he met David Earle, the future founder of the Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT), and Paul Taylor at There, Taylor invited Grossman to join his company.
From 1963 to 1973, Grossman toured with the Paul Taylor Dance Company (PTDC). Grossman used the stage name Daniel Williams as Taylor wanted a more American-Ohio, middle-class sounding name on his roster of performers. During this time, Grossman was also known as Dynamo Danny, a nickname started by Taylor.

In 1973, invited to teach summer school at TDT and then offered a contract as a dancer for a year, Grossman moved to Canada. He then joined the York University Faculty of Dance as an Adjunct Professor. As a part-time professor, Grossman also worked at the TDT as a guest artist and choreographer. In 1975, Grossman met Judy Henton and choreographed Higher, a duet for the two of them. It's successful premier at the Burton Auditorium influenced Grossman’s decision to form his own company.

While getting DGDC off the ground, Grossman and his dancers were employed by the TDT. During the off-hours, Grossman worked on, choreographed for, and practised with his company. In 1976, Grossman choreographed three works: National Spirit, his first anti-establishment political statement about patriotism; the Couples Suite; and Triptych, a trio about abuse which projected hopelessness and despair. The first two were brought into the TDT’s repertoire. The same year, Grossman undertook a residency at the Performing Arts Workshop with Gloria Unti and taught a residency at Simon Fraser where her met Judy Jarvis with whom he would later choreograph Bella. He completed his first solo in 1977: the Curious School of Theatrical Dance, a paranoiac dance to death and redemption for a crippled harlequin set to music by Francois Couperin.

In 1978, when Grossman left TDT to work on his company full-time, he also received the Jean A. Calmers Award. He explored issues of homosexuality on stage with Nobody’s Business (1981) and again with Passion Symphony (1998), a pro-gay marriage piece. In 1982, Grossman choreographed Endangered Species which portrayed a post-apocalyptic world where the dancers fought against military oppression. In 1986, Grossman choreographed Hot House: Thriving on a Riff for the National Ballet of Canada.
Funding to develop new works and pay for company operations started to decline in the 1990s. By 2008, Grossman stopped creating works for his company and would shift its focus from performance to teaching.

Involved in community governance, Grossman participating in activities such as the 1994 Dance/USA National Task Force on Dance Education, the Board of Toronto arts Council as Co-Chair of the dance committee, the Artsvote campaign to education votes and politicians about issues in the cultural sector, and the Dance 2020 workgroup to set priorities and visions for the future of the Toronto dance community.

Grossman, Larry

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  • 1943-1997

Lawrence 'Larry' Grossman, lawyer and politician, was born 2 December 1943 in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1964, Osgoode Hall Law School in 1967, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1969. In 1975, he succeeded his father, Allan Grossman, as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Toronto riding of St. Andrew-St. Patrick. They represented the riding for a combined 32 years, from 1955-1987.

At Queens’ Park, he held numerous Cabinet portfolios: Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations (Sep. 1977-Oct. 1978); Minister of Industry and Tourism (Oct. 1978-Feb. 1982); Minister of Health (Feb. 1982-Jul. 1983); Treasurer of Ontario and Minister of Economics (Jul. 1983-May 1985); Minister of Education and Colleges & Universities (May-June 1985); Provincial Secretary for Social Development (May-June 1985); Government House Leader (May-June 1985).

Following the resignation of Ontario Premier Bill Davis on 8 October 1984, Grossman campaigned to become leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario but lost to Frank Miller on the third ballot at the January 1985 Party Convention. Following the May 1985 Ontario general election and the formation of an NDP-Liberal coalition government, the Progressive Conservatives became the Official Opposition and Frank Miller resigned as Party Leader. Grossman succeeded Miller and became leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and Leader of the Official Opposition in November 1985.

He resigned from politics following the Ontario general election of September 1987. Following his exit from politics, he resumed his legal career and served on corporate and charitable boards of directors including the Canada Post Corporation, Stadium Corporation of Ontario, CFMT-TV, Doctor's Hospital, and B'Nai Brith Canada.

Additionally, he was a frequent public speaker, giving talks on topical issues such as politics, education, insurance, financial institutions, and health care. He was the Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor for 1993 at University College at the University of Toronto. He served as an adviser to Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leader Mike Harris during the Ontario general elections of 1990 and 1995. He was also an avid baseball and Toronto Blue Jays fan and authored the book "A baseball addict's diary : the Blue Jays' 1991 rollercoaster" (Toronto: Penguin Books, 1991). Larry Grossman died in Toronto on 22 June 1997.

Grundy, Pamela

Pamela Grundy was a professional Canadian modern dancer and is currently the Development Coordinator for Dance Collection Danse. She graduated in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1974 and accepted a position teaching modern dance and track and field at the University of Calgary in 1977. She trained under Judy Jarvis, Danny Grossman, Eric Hyrst, and Don Farnworth before her thirty-year association with Danny Grossman Dance Company as a featured performer, teacher, rehearsal director, assistant to Mr. Grossman, and Associate Director and from 2000-2008, Co-Artistic Director. She was also involved with the Judy Jarvis Dance and Theatre Company and Randy Glynn Dance Project. Grundy has performed with the Randy Glynn Dance Project and has also appeared in works by Claudia Mooire, Judith Miller, and Anna Blewschamp. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Dance in Canada Association, the Dance Committee of the Toronto Arts Council, co-authored the Canadian Dancer's Survival Manual and is currently Chair of the Judy Jarvis Dance Foundation.

Guillet, Edwin C., 1898-1975

Dr. Edwin Clarence Guillet was born in 1898 in Coburg, Ontario and educated at the Coburg Collegiate Institute, the University of Toronto (B. A. 1922, Economics and Political Science) and at McMaster University (B. A. 1926, English and History; M. A. 1927, History). He taught for thirty-three years at the Lindsay Collegiate Institute, at the Central Technical Institute, and at the Eastern High School of Commerce in Toronto. During this time he was also appointed Historiographer of the Department of Education of Ontario and wrote twenty published monographs, numerous articles for Canadian newspapers, magazines, and journals, as well as his fifty volume 'Great Canadian Trials' series. Dr. Guillet died in 1975.

Gurney, Emelia

Born Emelia Batten on 26 July 1823, she was the daughter of Rev. Ellis Batten, one of the masters of Harrow School in 1852. She was a member of the Kensington Society and her correspondence was published. Married to Russell Gurney (2 September 1804 - 31 May 1878), an English Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1878. She died in 1896.

Gutkind, Erik

(from Wikipedia entry)

Eric Gutkind (also: Erich) (9 February 1877 – 26 August 1965) was a German Jewish philosopher, born in Berlin.His parents were Hermann Gutkind and Elise Weinberg (1852–1942).

Eric Gutkind was born in Berlin and educated at the Humanistic Gymnasium and the University of Berlin. He studied anthropology with J. J. Bachofen, and also worked in philosophy, mathematics, the sciences and the history of art. Starting with a vision of history having something in common with ancient Gnosticism, he became increasingly interested in Jewish philosophy and formulated his ideas in terms of concepts drawn from the Kabbala.

Eric Gutkind belonged to a pacificist-mystical circle of European intellectuals which at different points included Walter Benjamin, Martin Buber, L. E. J. Brouwer, Henri Borel, Frederik van Eeden, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Oppenheimer, Walter Rathenau, Romain Roland, Upton Sinclair and Rabindranath Tagore.

In 1910, he published the book "Siderische Geburt - Seraphische Wanderung vom Tode der Welt zur Taufe der Tat" (Sideric birth - seraphic peregrenation from the death of the world to the baptism of action) under the pseudonym Volker. This book served as a focal point for the pacifist-mystical circle and later became the philosophical manifesto for the New Europe Groups organized in London in the 1920s by the Yugoslavian teacher Dimitrije Mitrinović, which attracted such men as Sir Patrick Geddes, Sir Frederick Soddy and John Cowper Powys. Dimitrije Mitrinović and Gutkind published a number of articles in the literary magazine The New Age.

His second book, The Absolute Collective, published in London in 1937, was hailed by Henry Miller as "true in the highest sense, entirely on the side of life."

When he came to the United States in 1933 and began teaching at the New School and the College of the City of New York, Eric Gutkind already had an influential following. This third book, Choose Life, published in the United States in 1952, was a reinterpretation of traditional Judaism which drew to his lectures many students dissatisfied with both liberalism and orthodoxy and looking for something more concrete and dynamic than both. Gutkind sent a copy of his book "Choose Life: The Biblical Call To Revolt" to Albert Einstein in 1954. Einstein sent him a letter in response. This letter was sold at an auction for $404,000 in 2008, then for $3,000,100.00 via eBay in 2012 to an unknown buyer.

He died in Chatauqua, New York, on August 26, 1965.

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Gutsell, Bernard V.

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Bernard V. Gutsell (professor, publisher, and editor) was born in Dover, England in 1914. He graduated from King's College, University of London with a degree in geography in 1937. He held positions with the British Admiralty Hydrographic Office, Map Library (War Office), and Intelligence Branch of the Assistant Chief, Air Staff (RAF). In 1942 he initiated the transfer of maps from the War Office to geography departments in universities in Britain, which developed into the map depository program after becoming government policy. In 1947, he sat on a committee that established the Map Library Group.

In 1948, Gutsell immigrated to Canada where he joined the Geographical Bureau (later known as the Geographical Branch) in Ottawa and became Head of Publications. There he met his wife, Barbara. In 1965, Bernard and Barbara Gutsell began The Cartographer, a private journal publishing papers on cartography. The journal would eventually become Cartographica, one of the foremost journals in its field. In 1965, Gutsell was invited to join York University where taught courses on cartography while continuing the journal. During his tenure at York University, he helped to establish the CCA (Canadian Cartographic Association). Gutsell retired from teaching in 1979 when he also transferred ownership and copyright of Cartographica to the University of Toronto Press.

After his retirement from teaching, Gutsell's editorial efforts continued. He remained editor of Cartographica until 1994. After being elected to the ICA Publications Committee, Gutsell and Roger Anson initiated the ICA Newsletter in 1983; they continued to coordinate the publication for the next 10 years.

Gutsell co-authored The American landscape: map and air photo interpretation (New York: McGraw Hill, 1974) with Calvin L. Blair. He is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Honorary member of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Cartographers and Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA), and Honorary Life Member of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). He died in Guelph, Ontario, on 4 March 2010.

Hackett, Arthur

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Arthur Hackett was a director of the YMCA and vice president of William R. Orr Co. Hackett and was interested in establishing a second university in the Toronto region. He served on the Organizing Committee of York University in 1958-1959.

Haddon, Dr. Alfred C.

Alfred Cort Haddon, Sc.D., FRS, FRGS (24 May 1855 - 20 April 1940, Cambridge) was an influential British anthropologist and ethnologist. Initially a biologist, who achieved his most notable fieldwork, with W.H.R. Rivers, C.G. Seligman, Sidney Ray, Anthony Wilkin on the Torres Strait Islands.

He returned to Christ's College, Cambridge, where he had been an undergraduate, and effectively founded the School of Anthropology. Haddon was a major influence on the work of the American ethnologist Caroline Furness Jayne.

In 2011, Haddon's 1898 The Recordings of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits were added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry. The original recordings are housed at the British Library and many have been made available online. Alfred Cort Haddon was born on 24 May 1855, near London, the elder son of John Haddon, the head of a firm of typefounders and printers. He attended lectures at King's College London and taught zoology and geology at a girls' school in Dover, before entering Christ's College, Cambridge in 1875.

At Cambridge he studied zoology and became the friend of John Holland Rose (afterwards Harmsworth Professor of Naval History), whose sister he married in 1883. Shortly after achieving his Master of Arts degree, Haddon was appointed as Demonstrator in Zoology at Cambridge in 1882. For a time he studied marine biology in Naples. A.C. Haddon
NC: "Zoologist and Ethnologist. Author of "History of Anthropology" etc."

Haldane, John Scott Haldane

John Scott Haldane CH FRS (2 May 1860 - 14/15 March 1936) was a Scottish physiologist famous for intrepid self-experimenting which led to many important discoveries about the human body and the nature of gases. He also used his son J. B. S. Haldane as a guinea pig, even when he was quite young. Haldane locked himself in sealed chambers breathing potentially lethal cocktails of gases while recording their effect on his mind and body.

Haldane visited the scenes of many mining disasters and investigated their causes. When the Germans used poison gas in World War I Haldane went to the front at the request of British secretary of state, Lord Kitchener and attempted to identify the gases being used. One outcome of this was his invention of the first gas mask. His son, J. B. S. Haldane became equally famous, both by extending his father's interest in diving and as a key figure in the development of the modern evolutionary synthesis. Haldane was born in Edinburgh. He was the son of Robert Haldane and the grandson of the Scottish evangelist James Alexander Haldane. His mother was Mary Elizabeth Burdon-Sanderson, the daughter of Richard Burdon-Sanderson and the granddaughter of Sir Thomas Burdon. His maternal uncle was the physiologist John Scott Burdon-Sanderson. He was the brother of Elizabeth Haldane, William Stowell Haldane and Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane.

Haldane attended Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh University and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. He graduated in medicine from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1884.

He married Louisa Kathleen Trotter in 1891 and had two children; the scientist J. B. S. Haldane and the author Naomi Mitchison.

Haldane, Louisa Kathleen "Maya"

Born ca Feb 1863, Marylebone district, London. Died 10 Dec 1961.
Married in 1891. Wrote "Friends and Kindred: Memoirs of Louisa Kathleen Haldane". "Louisa 'Maya' Haldane was the widow of physiologist John Scott Haldane, and the mother of J. B. S. Haldane and Naomi Mitchison. In these memoirs she gives a remarkably detailed account of the life of the well-to-do in the second half of the nineteenth century - in Ireland, Scotland and the Continental spas as well as in England - as seen through the eyes of a growing girl and an independently-minded young woman. The story continues up to the time of the First World War, with chapters focusing on particular topics: her education, her husband's early career, the position of servants in town and country, a young lady's wardrobe. We are reminded graphically of the high feeling that ran in the country during the Boer War, Queen Victoria's Jubilees and her funeral, all of which are still vivid in Mrs Haldane's memory. This fascinating material is informed and enlivened by a certain dry wit, nowhere more telling than in personal anecdote: particularly in the account of her father's experiences when, during a sea voyage for his health - always precarious through excessive perusal of medical literature - he unexpectedly found himself obliged to take over the duties of British Consul in Samoa. The author's objective irony, together with her remarkably clear and detailed memory for people and places, helps to re-create an ambience and moral climate of a now remote era."

Hall, Granville Stanley

Granville Stanley Hall (February 1, 1844 - April 24, 1924) was a pioneering American psychologist and educator. His interests focused on childhood development and evolutionary theory. Hall was the first president of the American Psychological Association and the first president of Clark University. Born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, Hall graduated from Williams College in 1867, then studied at the Union Theological Seminary. Inspired by Wilhelm Wundt's Principles of Physiological Psychology, in 1878 he earned his doctorate in psychology under William James at Harvard University, the first psychology doctorate awarded in America After Hall graduated with his doctorate, there were no academic jobs available in psychology, so he went to Europe to study at the University of Berlin, and spent a brief time in Wundt's Leipzig laboratory in 1879.

He began his career by teaching English and philosophy at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and then teaching history of philosophy at Williams College in Massachusetts. Following successful lecture series and Harvard and Johns Hopkins University, Hall secured a position in the philosophy department at Johns Hopkins, teaching psychology and pedagogy. He remained at Johns Hopkins from 1882-1888 and, in 1883, began what is considered by some to be the first formal American psychology laboratory. There, Hall objected vehemently to the emphasis on teaching traditional subjects, e.g., Latin, mathematics, science and history, in high school, arguing instead that high school should focus more on the education of adolescents than on preparing students for college.Hall was deeply wedded to the German concept of Volk, an anti-individualist and authoritarian romanticism in which the individual is dissolved into a transcendental collective. Hall believed that humans are by nature non-reasoning and instinct driven, requiring a charismatic leader to manipulate their herd instincts for the well-being of society. He predicted that the American emphasis on individual human right and dignity would lead to a fall that he analogized to the sinking of Atlantis.

Hall was one of the founders of the child study movement. A national network of study groups called Hall Clubs existed to spread his teaching. But what he is most known for today is supervising the 1896 study Of Peculiar and Exceptional Children which described a series of only child oddballs as permanent misfits. For decades, academics and advice columnists alike disseminated his conclusion that an only child could not be expected to go through life with the same capacity for adjustment that siblings possessed. "Being an only child is a disease in itself," he claimed.

Hall argued that child development recapitulates his highly racialized conception of the history of human evolutionary development. He characterized pre-adolescent children as savages and therefore rationalized that reasoning was a waste of time with children. He believed that children must simply be led to fear God, love country and develop a strong body. As the child burns out the vestiges of evil in his nature, he needs a good dose of authoritarian discipline, including corporal punishment. He believed that adolescents were characterized by more altruistic natures and that high schools should indoctrinate students into selfless ideals of service, patriotism, body culture, military discipline, love of authority, awe of nature and devotion to the state and well being of others. Hall consistently argued against intellectual attainment at all levels of public education. Open discussion and critical opinions were not to be tolerated. Students needed indoctrination to save them from the individualism that was so damaging to the progress of American culture.

Hall coined the phrase "storm and stress" with reference to adolescence, taken from the German Sturm und Drang movement. Its three key aspects are conflict with parents, mood disruptions, and risky behavior. As was later the case with the work of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, public interest in this phrase, as well as with Hall's originating role, faded. Recent research has led to some reconsideration of the phrase and its denotation. In its three aspects, recent evidence supports storm and stress, but only when modified to take into account individual differences and cultural variations. Currently, psychologists do not accept storm and stress as universal, but do acknowledge the possibility in brief passing. Not all adolescents experience storm and stress, but storm and stress is more likely during adolescence than at other ages.

Hall had no sympathy for the poor, the sick or those with developmental differences or disabilities. A firm believer in selective breeding and forced sterilization, Hall believed that any respect or charity toward those he viewed as physically, emotionally, or intellectually weak or "defective" simply interfered with the movement of natural selection toward the development of a super-race.

Hallé, Charles, 1819-1895

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Sir Charles Hallé (11 April 1819 – 25 October 1895) was an Anglo-German pianist and conductor, and founder of The Hallé orchestra in 1858.
Hallé was born Karl Halle on 11 April 1819 in Hagen, Westphalia. After settling in England, he changed his name to Charles Hallé.

His first lessons were from his father, an organist. As a child he showed remarkable gifts for pianoforte playing. He performed a sonatina in public at the age of four, and played percussion in the orchestra in his early years. In August 1828 he took part in a concert at Cassel, where he attracted the notice of Spohr.

He then studied under Christian Heinrich Rinck at Darmstadt, Germany in 1835, and as early as 1836 went to Paris, where for twelve years he often assoociated with Luigi Cherubini, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and other musicians, and enjoyed the friendship of such great literary figures as Alfred de Musset and George Sand. He had started a set of chamber concerts with Jean-Delphin Alard and Auguste Franchomme with great success.

He had completed one series of them when the revolution of 1848 drove him from Paris, and he settled, with his first wife and two children, in London.

He conducted elsewhere in the country also, as well as performing as a pianist. He was the first pianist to play the complete series of Beethoven's piano sonatas in England. Hallé's piano recitals, given at first from 1850 in his own house, and from 1861 in St James's Hall, Piccadilly, were an important feature of London musical life, and it was due in great measure to them that a knowledge of Beethoven's pianoforte sonatas became general in English society.

At the Musical Union founded by John Ella, and at the Popular Concerts from their beginning, Hallé was a frequent performer.
He moved to Manchester in 1853 to direct Manchester's Gentleman's Concerts, which had its own orchestra and in May 1857 was asked to put together a small orchestra to play for Prince Albert at the opening ceremony of the Art Treasures of Great Britain, the biggest single exhibition Manchester had ever hosted. Hallé accepted the challenge and was so happy with the results that he kept the group together until October, forming the fledgling Hallé Orchestra.

He then started a series of concerts of his own, raising the orchestra to a pitch of perfection quite unknown in England at that time. Hallé decided to continue working with the orchestra as a formal organisation, and it gave its first concert under those auspices on 30 January 1858.

The orchestra's first home was the Free Trade Hall. By 1861 the orchestra was in financial trouble (it performed only two concerts that year), but has survived under a series of accomplished conductors.
Funerary monument of Sir Charles Hallé, Weast cemetery.

In 1888, Hallé was married for a second time to the violinist Wilma Neruda, widow of Ludvig Norman and daughter of Josef Neruda, members of whose family had long been famous for musical talent.

The same year, he was knighted; and in 1890 and 1891 he toured with his wife in Australia and elsewhere. In 1891, he also helped to found the Royal Manchester College of Music, serving as head and chief professor of pianoforte.

He died at Manchester on 25 October 1895, and was buried in Weaste Cemetery, Salford. Lady Hallé, who from 1864 was one of the leading solo violinists of the time, was constantly associated with her husband on the concert stage until his death.
He was twice married : first, on 11 Nov. 1841, to Desirée Smith de Rilieu, who died in 1866 ; and, secondly, on 26 July 1888, to Madame Wilma Neruda, the distinguished violinist.
Hallé exercised an important influence in the musical education of England; if his piano playing, by which he was mainly known to the public in London, seemed remarkable rather for precision than for depth, for crystal clearness rather than for warmth, and for perfect realization of the written text rather than for strong individuality, it was at least of immense value as giving the composer's idea with the utmost fidelity. Those who were privileged to hear him play in private, like those who could appreciate the power, beauty and imaginative warmth of his conducting, would have given a very different verdict; and they were not wrong in judging Hallé to be a man of the widest and keenest artistic sympathies, with an extraordinary gift of insight into music of every school, as well as a strong sense of humour. He fought a long and arduous battle for the best music, and never forgot the dignity of his art. Although his technique was that of his youth, of the period before Liszt, the ease and certainty he attained in the most modern music was not the less wonderful because he concealed the mechanical means so completely.

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Hamilton, Arthur S.

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  • [20--?]

Arthur S. Hamilton was from Rochester, New York.

Harbinger Community Services

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  • 1971-[198-]

Harbinger Community Services was a health clinic and referral service established at York in 1971. It was formerly called the York Student Clinic which itself was a merger of 1 Road 1 and the Birth Control Centre. Harbinger offered counselling and referral services in the area of drug awareness and intervention, birth control, sexuality problems, suicide and women 1 s self- help. Funded by the York Student Federation, it ceased to exist in the early 1980s.

Harbron, John D.

John Davison Harbron (1924- ) is a journalist, author, a founding professor of York University's Atkinson College, and former lieutenant commander in the Royal Canadian Navy. Harbron was born and raised in Toronto. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Havana and returned to further his studies at the University of Toronto, receiving an M.A. in history in 1948. After teaching at the Canadian Services College, Royal Roads, Victoria (1948-1951), he served in the Canadian Navy in the Korean War. Harbron worked for several business and daily newspapers including service as the Canadian editor of Business week (1956-1960), Canadian correspondent for The Miami Herald (1976-1999), editor of Executive magazine (1961-1966), associate editor of the Toronto Telegram, (1966-1971), and foreign analyst for Thomson Newspapers (1972-1990). He was a founder and first vice president of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies (1976-1990) and became a senior research associate there in 1990. Harbron is the author of several books including Communist ships and shipping (1963), This is Trudeau (1968), Canada without Quebec (1977), C.D. Howe (1980), Spanish foreign policy since Franco (1984), The longest battle, the Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic: 1939-1945 (1993), Canadian yesterdays (2001), and Trafalgar and the Spanish Navy: the Spanish achievement at sea (2004). Harbron is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (London) and has received a number of honours, including the Spanish Order of Isabella the Catholic (1969), the Maria Moors Cabot Medal for Latin American Journalism (1970) from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), and an honorary D.Litt from York University for his contributions to Atkinson College as well as his academic work in Latin American studies.

Harbron, Sarah Lilliane

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  • -2006

Sarah Lilliane Harbron, dietician, graduated from Lillian Massey in 1912 and was a pupil of Ms Violet M. Riley. She was one of the first college-trained dietitians (University of Toronto) in Ontario. She served as an organizing dietitian during the First World War in the Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment Commission, Department of Militia, for returned and crippled soldiers in military hospitals. Harbron also supervised the menus for all of the Military Hospitals Commission’s western Canadian units.

In 1917, Harbron opened the first working women’s cafeteria in Toronto in the old YWCA building in downtown Toronto which was used by young business women. In mid-1918 she established the YWCA’s national working camps for women workers on farms. In 1921, she married Tom Harbron who she met in 1917 at Knox College building on Spadina Avenue which had been converted into a military hospital.

During the Second World War, she was the Director of the National Board of the YWCA and helped the organization of the Farm Service Force camps for teenage girls who were harvesting crops in the Niagara Peninsula. She continued to be an active member of the North Toronto YWCA Board.

Harbron also served as the first woman alternate delegate to the Toronto Synod of the church of England and in 1954 she was vice chairman of the advisory council.

Harbron, Sheila E.

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  • 1926-2005

In 1950, Harbron married Sheila E. Harbron (1926-2005), a resident of Toronto and a descendent of the United Empire Loyalists (Joseph Ryerson) and of John Pritchard (one of the original settlers in Rupert's Land).

Sheila E. Harbron (1926-2005), married John D. Harbron in 1950. Born in Toronto, she was a descendent of the United Empire Loyalists (Joseph Ryerson) and of John Pritchard (one of the original settlers in Rupert's Land). Her mother, Letitia Matheson Lester (1896-1982), was the daughter of Rev. John R. and Dr. Elizabeth B. Matheson. Her father was Egerton H.H. Lester. Sheila Harbron graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in 1948 and a B.Ed. in 1976. She was a teacher and a researcher with a particular interest in local history and genealogy. In 1998 she was awarded the Volunteer Service Award for her fifteen years' work for the Governor Simcoe Branch United Empire Loyalists.

Harbron, Tom

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  • 1887-1949

Tom Harbon, an administrative medical officer, joined RAMC in Darlington in northern England in 1909. He immigrated to Toronto from Britain in 1912. Despite never completing high school, he joined the local militia, the 13th Cavalry Field Ambulance, and in 1916, he was promoted from non-commissioned rank to quartermaster becoming one of the very few World War I medical corps officers who was not a doctor or surgeon.

As a part of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, he was in charge of administering the military hospitals in the large Toronto Military District of 1917-1919. In 1919, Tom officially enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Givens Street Barracks in Toronto, retaining his rank of Captain and still being based at the Training depot. He remained there until demobilisation in July 1920.

In 1921, he married Sarah Lilliane Peace whom he met in 1917 at Knox College building on Spadina Avenue which was converted into a military hospital. The same year, he bought a defunct company called Diamond Cleaners and Soaps Ltd. and ran the business which manufactured and sold industrial cleaning material in bulk to hospitals and other institutions.

Harris, Frank

Frank Harris (February 14, 1856 - August 27, 1931) was an editor, journalist and publisher, who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to America early in life, working in a variety of unskilled jobs before attending the University of Kansas to read law. He eventually became a citizen there. After graduation he quickly tired of his legal career and returned to Europe in 1882. He travelled on continental Europe before settling in London to pursue a career in journalism. Though he attracted much attention during his life for his irascible, aggressive personality, editorship of famous periodicals, and friendship with the talented and famous, he is remembered mainly for his multiple-volume memoir My Life and Loves, which was banned in countries around the world for its sexual explicitness.Married three times, Harris died in Nice at age 75 on August 27, 1931, of a heart attack. Harris was not cut out to be a lawyer and soon decided to turn his attention to literature. He returned to England in 1882, later traveling to various cities in Germany, Austria, France, and Greece on his literary quest. He worked briefly as an American newspaper correspondent before settling down in England to seriously pursue the vocation of journalism.

Harris first came to general notice as the editor of a series of London papers including the Evening News, the Fortnightly Review and the Saturday Review, the last-named being the high point of his journalistic career, with H. G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw as regular contributors.

From 1908 to 1914 Harris concentrated on working as a novelist, authoring a series of popular books such as The Bomb, The Man Shakespeare, and The Yellow Ticket and Other Stories. With the advent of World War I in the summer of 1914, Harris decided to return to the United States.

From 1916 to 1922 he edited the U.S. edition of Pearson's Magazine, a popular monthly which combined short story fiction with socialist-tinted features on contemporary news topics. One issue of the publication was banned from the mails by Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson during the period of American participation in the European war. Despite this Harris managed to navigate the delicate situation which faced the left wing press and to keep the Pearson's functioning and solvent during the war years.

Harris became an American citizen in April, 1921. In 1922 he travelled to Berlin to publish his best-known work, his autobiography My Life and Loves (published in four volumes, 1922-1927). It is notorious for its graphic descriptions of Harris' purported sexual encounters and for its exaggeration of the scope of his adventures and his role in history. A fifth volume, supposedly taken from his notes but of doubtful provenance, was published in 1954, long after his death.

Harris, H. S. (Henry Silton), 1926-.

H. S. (Henry Silton) Harris, author and educator, was born on April 11, 1926 in Brighton, England. He received his B. A. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1949, completed his M. A. in 1952 and his Ph. D. in 1954 at the University of Illinois. Following a teaching career there and at Ohio State University (1951-1961), Harris joined the Philosophy Department at York University in 1962. He served as Academic Dean of Glendon College, 1967-1969. He retired from York in 1994. Harris was a prolific author and an acknowledged authority on the philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel. He is the author of several books, articles and book chapters on Hegel including "Hegel's Development I: Toward the Sunlight (1770-1801)", published in 1972; "Hegel's Development II: Night Thoughts (Jena 1801-1806)", published in 1983; and "Hegel's Ladder: A Draft of a Commentary on Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit", published in 1985. In addition, Harris prepared several translations of Hegel's works to which he added textual notes and introductions, including "First philosophy of spirit," (1979), "Lectures on the philosophy of religion," (1984- ) and "Encyclopedia of logic with the Zusatze," (1991).

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