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Devine, Alexander

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Alexander Devine (often Lex.) (19 December 1865—26 December 1930) was a British educator and activist for Montenegrin independence.

He became involved in social work at an early point, founding the Lads' Club Movement in 1887. He was an advocate for public school reform, and, in 1895, founded Clayesmore School in Middlesex.

He was a special correspondent for the Daily Chronicle covering the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, and the First Balkan War.

During the First World War, he organised relief for Montenegro and for Montenegrin refugees, in 1920 serving as Chairman of the British Relief Committee to Montenegro. He had a strong interest in Montenegrin nationalism, and published a number of books on the subject; he was at one point Honorary Minister for Montenegro in London. He was the uncle of George Devine, the actor, theatre director, and founder of the English Stage Company.

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Dharmapala, Anagarika

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Anagarika Dharmapala (Sinhala: අනගාරික ධර්මපාල; 17 September 1864 - 29 April 1933) was a Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer. He was one of the founding contributors of non-violent Sinhalese Buddhist Nationalism and Buddhism. He was also a pioneer in the revival of Buddhism in India after it had been virtually extinct there for several centuries, and he was the first Buddhist in modern times to preach the Dharma in three continents: Asia, North America, and Europe. Along with Henry Steel Olcott and Helena Blavatsky, the creators of the Theosophical Society, he was a major reformer and revivalist of Ceylonese Buddhism and very crucial figure in its Western transmission. Dharmapala is one of the most revered Buddhists in the 20th century.

Born 17 September 1864 in Colombo, Ceylon to Don Carolis Hewavitharana and Mallika Dharmagunawardhana (the daughter of Andiris Perera Dharmagunawardhana), who were among the richest merchants of Ceylon at the time. He was named Don David Hewavitharane. His younger brothers were Dr Charles Alwis Hewavitharana and Edmund Hewavitarne.

Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) was a British colony, so Hewavitarne's state education was an English one: he attended Christian College, Kotte; St Benedict's College, Kotahena; S. Thomas' College, Mutwal and the Colombo Academy (Royal College).

In 1875 in New York, Madame Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott had founded the Theosophical Society. They were both very sympathetic to what they understood of Buddhism, and in 1880 they arrived in Ceylon, declared themselves to be Buddhists, and publicly took the Refuges and Precepts from a prominent Sinhalese bhikkhu. Colonel Olcott kept coming back to Ceylon and devoted himself there to the cause of Buddhist education, eventually setting up more than 300 Buddhist schools, some of which are still in existence. It was in this period that Hewavitarne changed his name to Anagarika Dharmapala.

'Dharmapala' means 'protector of the dharma'. 'Anagarika' means "homeless one". It is a midway status between monk and layperson. As such, he took the eight precepts (refrain from killing, stealing, sexual activity, wrong speech, intoxicating drinks and drugs, eating after noon, entertainments and fashionable attire, and luxurious beds) for life. These eight precepts were commonly taken by Ceylonese laypeople on observance days. But for a person to take them for life was highly unusual. Dharmapala was the first anagarika - that is, a celibate, full-time worker for Buddhism - in modern times. It seems that he took a vow of celibacy at the age of eight and remained faithful to it all his life. Although he wore a yellow robe, it was not of the traditional bhikkhu pattern, and he did not shave his head. He felt that the observance of all the vinaya rules would get in the way of his work, especially as he flew around the world. Neither the title nor the office became popular, but in this role, he "was the model for lay activism in modernist Buddhism." He is considered a bodhisattva in Sri Lanka.

His trip to Bodh-Gaya was inspired by an 1885 visit there by Sir Edwin Arnold, author of The Light of Asia, who soon started advocating for the renovation of the site and its return to Buddhist care. Arnold was directed towards this endeavour by Weligama Sri Sumangala Thera.

At the invitation of Paul Carus, he returned to the U.S. in 1896, and again in 1902-04, where he traveled and taught widely.

Dharmapala eventually broke with Olcott and the Theosophists because of Olcott's stance on universal religion. "One of the important factors in his rejection of theosophy centered on this issue of universalism; the price of Buddhism being assimilated into a non-Buddhist model of truth was ultimately too high for him." Dharmapala stated that Theosophy was "only consolidating Krishna worship." "To say that all religions have a common foundation only shows the ignorance of the speaker; Dharma alone is supreme to the Buddhist."

At Sarnath in 1933 he was ordained a bhikkhu, and he died at Sarnath in December of the same year, aged 68.

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Dickinson, G. Lowes

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Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (6 August 1862 – 3 August 1932), known as Goldie, was a British political scientist and philosopher. He led most of his life at Cambridge, where he wrote a dissertation on Neoplatonism before becoming a fellow. He was closely associated with the Bloomsbury Group.

Dickinson was deeply distressed by Britain's involvement in the First World War. Within a fortnight of the war's breaking out he drew up the idea of a League of Nations, and his subsequent writings helped to shape public opinion towards the creation of the League.

Dickinson was born in London, the son of Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819–1908), a portrait painter, by his marriage to Margaret Ellen Williams, a daughter of William Smith Williams who was literary advisor to Smith, Elder & Company and had discovered Charlotte Brontë. When the boy was about one year old his family moved to the Spring Cottage in Hanwell, then a country village. The family also included his brother, Arthur, three years older, an older sister, May, and two younger sisters, Hester and Janet.

His education included attendance at a day school in Somerset Street, Portman Square, when he was ten or eleven. At about the age of twelve he was sent to Beomonds, a boarding school in Chertsey, and his teenage years from 14 to 19 were spent at Charterhouse School in Godalming, where his brother Arthur had preceded him. He was unhappy at Charterhouse, although he enjoyed seeing plays put on by visiting actors, and he played the violin in the school orchestra. While he was there, his family moved from Hanwell to a house behind All Souls Church in Langham Place.

In 1881 Dickinson went up to King's College, Cambridge, as an exhibitioner, where his brother, Arthur, had again preceded him. Near the end of his first year he received a telegram informing him that his mother had died from asthma. During his college years, his tutor, Oscar Browning, was a strong influence on him, and Dickinson became a close friend of his fellow King's undergraduate C. R. Ashbee. Dickinson won the chancellor's English medal in 1884 for a poem on Savonarola, and in graduating that summer he was awarded a first-class degree in the Classical Tripos.

After travelling in the Netherlands and Germany, Dickinson returned to Cambridge late that year and was elected to the Cambridge Conversazione Society, better known as the Cambridge Apostles. In a year or two he was part of the circle that included Roger Fry, J. M. E. McTaggart, and Nathaniel Wedd.

In the summer of 1885 he worked at a co-operative farm, Craig Farm at Tilford near Farnham in Surrey. The farm had been started by Harold Cox as an experiment in simple living. Dickinson was proud of his hoeing, digging, and ploughing. That autumn, and continuing to the spring of 1886, Dickinson joined the University Extension Scheme to give public lectures that covered Carlyle, Emerson, Browning, and Tennyson. He toured the country, living for a term at Mansfield and for a second term at Chester and Southport. He spent a brief time in Wales afterwards.

With financial help from his father, Dickinson then began to study for a medical degree, beginning in October 1886 at Cambridge. Although he became dissatisfied with his new subject and nearly decided to drop out, he persevered and passed his M.B. examinations in 1887 and 1888. Yet he finally decided he was not interested in a career in medicine.

In March 1887 a dissertation on Plotinus helped his election to a fellowship at King's College. During Roger Fry's last year at Cambridge (1887–1888), Dickinson, a homosexual,[4] fell in love with him. After an initially intense relationship (which according to Dickinson's biography didn't include sex with Fry, a heterosexual), the two established a long friendship. Through Fry, Dickinson soon met Jack McTaggart and F. C. S. Schiller.

Dickinson then settled down at Cambridge, although he again lectured through the University Extension Scheme, travelling to Newcastle, Leicester, and Norwich. His fellowship at King's College (as an historian) was permanently renewed in 1896. That year his book The Greek View of Life was published. He later wrote a number of dialogues in the Socratic tradition.

Dickinson was a lecturer in political science from 1886 to his retirement in 1920, and the college librarian from 1893 to 1896. Dickinson helped establish the Economics and Politics Tripos and taught political science within the University. For 15 years he also lectured at the London School of Economics.

In 1897 he made his first trip to Greece, travelling with Nathaniel Wedd, Robin Mayor, and A. M. Daniel.

He joined the Society of Psychical Research in 1890, and served on its Council from 1904 to 1920.

In 1903 he helped to found the Independent Review. Edward Jenks was editor, and members of its editorial board included Dickinson, F. W. Hirst, C. F. G. Masterman, G. M. Trevelyan, and Nathaniel Wedd. Fry designed the front cover. Over the years Dickinson contributed a number of articles to it, some later reprinted in Religion: A Criticism and a Forecast (1905) and Religion and Immortality (1911).

E. M. Forster, by then a good friend, who had been influenced by Dickinson's books, accepted the appointment as Dickinson's literary executor. Dickinson's sisters then asked Forster to write their brother's biography, which was published as Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson in 1934. Forster has been criticised for refraining from publishing details of Dickinson's sexual proclivities, including his foot fetishism and unrequited love for young men.

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Dicksee, Sir Francis Bernard

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Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee PRA KCVO (London 27 November 1853 – 17 October 1928) was an English Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes. He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time.

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Dixon, Walter

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  • 1870-1937

Most likely the pharmacologist, Walter Earnest Dixon .

Dod, Charles Roger Phipps, 1793-1855

  • Person
  • 1793-1855

Charles Roger Phipps Dod (1793–1855) was an Irish journalist and writer, known for his reference works including the Parliamentary Companion. He entered King's Inns, Dublin, 30 July 1816, with the intention of studying for the bar, but became a writer. Until 1847 he spelt his name Dodd, but after that time he resumed his proper name, Dod, as borne by his father and his ancestors, the Dods of Cloverley, Shropshire. After having been part proprietor and editor of a provincial journal, Dod settled in London in 1818, where for 23 years he was connected with The Times. He took charge of the reports of parliamentary debates, managed reporters, and wrote obituaries to order. He succeeded John Tyas as the compiler of the summary of debates for The Times originated by Horace Twiss.

Doire, Cindy

"Cindy Doire is an award winning bilingual singer songwriter with a foot- loose wandering soul that has seen her living and performing in Canada, the United States, India, The United Kingdom, Europe and Mexico. Her first opus, "La Vie en Bleu" (Life in Blue), was released in 2007 and brought her great success. It earned her the Best Discovery Award at the Gala of the Prix Trille Or in 2009."

Dolgay, Sid

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  • 1953-

"Sid Dolgay was inducted into the Mariposa Folk Festival Hall of Fame in 2005. […] Sid's band, the Travellers, was a Canadian folk singing group which formed in the summer of 1953. They are best known for their rendition of a Canadian version of This Land i sYour Land with lyrics that reference Canadian geography. The group was formed a sresult of singalongs at Camp NaiveIt, a Jewish socialist vacation community that was operated by the United Jewish Peoples' Order in the village of Norval located west of Brampton, Ontario. Pete Seeger was a regular visitor to the camp and encouraged the group. Sid and the Travellers performed at the first Mariposa Festival in 1961.”

Donkin, Edward H.

Listed as the co-editor of a 1917 edition of Cicero's "Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino oratio ad iudices" along with Karl Helm. Also published "Suggestions on aesthetics" in "Mind" 6 (24):511-525 (1897) .
Described by Welby as a classicist?

Dosman, Edgar J.

Edgar J. Dosman (1941-) was born in Annaheim, Saskatchewan and earned his BA at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Munich in 1963. He was earned an MA from University College in 1965, and his PhD from Harvard University in 1970. Dosman began his teaching career as a special lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan in 1968 and went on to join York University's department of political science in 1970, being promoted to full professor in 1990. He is currently Professor Emeritus, and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) at York University. During his academic career he has served on numerous projects and committees, both at York and at other academic institutions. Throughout his career his research interests have focused on international development thought, Western hemisphere studies, Canadian foreign and public policy, and regional conflict management (Central America / southern Africa). Dosman has been internationally recognized for his biography of Raul Prebisch, "The Life and Times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901-1986" (2008), and lauded for his work in promoting academic and cultural ties between Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015 for his studies in Latin American history and politics.

Doucet, Luke

"Luke Doucet (born June 9, 1973) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has written and performed as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock band Veal and the folk rock band Whitehorse.

In 2006 and 2011, Doucet was nominated for Juno Awards in the Adult Alternative Album of the Year category for his albums, Broken (And Other Rogue States) and Steel City Trawler. "

Dough, John

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John Dough, author, professor and literary critic, was born in Wawa, Ontario in 1948. He received the Governor General's award for his novel "It's just money & all that." in 1986. John Dough died in a boating accident in D'Arcy, Newfoundland in January, 1999.

Douglas, Ron

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"Ronnie Douglas, who grew up on the Rama First Nationa reserve, has released two CD's the self-titled The Ronnie Douglas Blues Band and Big Brother, which feature blues classics and self-penned originals His voicce is a treasure with its raspy, 'I've lived this' timber, providing an intensity to his music. The Ronnie Douglas Blues Band performs regularly at festival stages througout Ontario and is featured nationally on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network's music series, "Rez Bluez"." Mariposa Folk Festival programme, 2009, p. 51

Dowson, Mary Emily

Born 1848. Author of "Mind and Memory", "An Agnostic's Progress", "The Diary of a Modernist" and "Michael Fairless, her life and writings" (1913). Wrote under the pseudonym of William Scott Palmer.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

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author Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels.

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Drabinsky, Garth, 1949-

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Garth H. Drabinsky (1949- ) is a Toronto-based lawyer, author and entrepreneur specializing in the entertainment industry both in Canada and abroad. Drabinsky was born and educated in Toronto, Canada, graduated with a LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1973, and was called to the Bar in 1975. After articling with Thomson, Rogers, Drabinsky formed his own partnership (Roberts and Drabinsky) in 1977 to concentrate on entertainment law. His monograph Motion pictures and the arts in Canada : the business and the law, published in 1976, is considered a standard text on the subject. Drabinsky has produced or co-produced several award-winning motion pictures including The Silent Partner, The Changeling, and Tribute. He co-founded the Cineplex Corporation, later the Cineplex Odeon, with entrepreneur Nat Taylor in 1978. In 1989, Drabinsky partnered with Myron Gottlieb to form Live Entertainment Corporation of Canada, later known as Livent, to focus on musical theatre productions such as Phantom of the Opera, Show Boat, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, among others, many of which have been recognized with national and international awards. During this period he was responsible for the restoration and/or construction of several live theatre venues including the Pantages Theatre, the Wintergarden, and the North York Performing Arts Centre all in Toronto, and many other venues in other Canadian and American theatre centres. Drabinsky's autobiography (with Marq de Villiers) Closer to the sun was published in 1995. Drabinsky's work and influence has been recognised with numerous awards including being named Officer of the Order of Canada, receiving two honorary degrees (York University and the University of British Columbia), two honourary fellowships (York University's Faculty of Fine Arts, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute) and a Distinguished Achievement Award from B'nai B'rith International. Drabinsky is currently involved with producing the apartheid-era drama The Island, and serving as "creative marketing consultant" in the redevelopment of the Muskoka Sands Resort into a luxury resort with a cultural focus, and as a special marketing consultant to the National Post newspaper. Drabinsky is married with two children and resides in Toronto.

Drache, Daniel, 1941-

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  • 1941-

Daniel Drache, professor and writer, attended the University of Toronto between 1960 and 1963, graduating with a BA in political science. He worked as a tutor at the University of Toronto in 1967-1968 and was a research associate for the Commission on University Government of the University of Toronto in 1969-1970. He worked as a freelance radio broadcaster for the CBC between 1968 and 1971 as well as a freelance book reviewer for the Toronto Daily Star between 1968 and 1970.

Drache obtained his MA in political science from Queen’s University in 1971. In 1970, he began his teaching career at York University as a course director in Canadian political economy at Atkinson College, followed by a position as special lecturer in political economy in 1971. He became an assistant professor in 1974, an associate professor in 1978 and a full professor in 1993. Between 1988 and 1991, Drache served as the chair of the Department of Political Science at Atkinson College. He was appointed director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies in 1994, a position he held until 2003.

A prolific writer, Drache is the author of a number of books, including Defiant Publics: The Unprecedented Reach of the Global Citizen (2008), Borders Matter: Homeland Security and the Search for North America (2004), The Changing Workplace: Reshaping Canada's Industrial Relations System (with Harry Glasbeek) (1992), A Practical Guide to Canadian Political Economy (with Wallace Clement) (1978). He is also the editor of many books including Big Picture Realities: Canada and Mexico at the Crossroads (2008), The Market or the Public Domain?: Global Governance and the Asymmetry of Power (2001), Market Limits in Health Reform: Public Success, Private Failure (with Terry Sullivan) (1999), States Against Markets: The Limits of Globalization (with Robert Boyer) (1996), Staples, Markets, and Cultural Change: Selected Essays of Harold Innis (1995), Negotiating with a Sovereign Québec (with Roberto Perin) (1992), Getting on Track: Social Democratic Strategies for Ontario (1992), The New Era of Global Competition: State Policy and Market Power (with Meric S. Gertler) (1991), The Other Macdonald Report: The Consensus on Canada's Future that the Macdonald Commission Left Out (with Duncan Cameron) (1985), The New Practical Guide to Canadian Political Economy (with Wallace Clement) (1985), Debates and Controversies: From This Magazine (1979), and Quebec, Only the Beginning: The Manifestoes of the Common Front (1972).

Drew, Mary

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Mary Drew (née Gladstone; 23 November 1847–1 January 1927), was a political secretary, writer and hostess. She was the daughter of the British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, and achieved notability as his advisor, confidante and private secretary. She also attained a fair degree of political influence by controlling access to him. On 2 February 1886, at the age of 38, Mary Gladstone astounded her friends and family by marrying the Rev. Harry Drew, curate of Hawarden, who was ten years her junior. They initially lived in the home of her parents, Hawarden Castle. They had one surviving daughter, Dorothy Mary Catherine Drew, born 11 March 1890, known as "Dossie", who was a favourite of her grandfather.

After the Prime Minister's final retirement in 1894, her political influence waned. Although a great friend to his successor Lord Rosebery, she was never again able to wield influence. A keen diarist, Gladstone kept copious notes of her father's meetings and conversations, in addition to her own observations of late 19th-century political events. Her archives, "The Mary Gladstone Papers" (some of which were published by Lucy Masterman in 1930 under the title Mary Gladstone (Mrs. Drew), Her Diaries and Letters), are a much-used source of many 20th- and 21st-century biographies of leading figures of the day.

The diary, which served as an emotional outlet, diminished in its thoroughness after her marriage, when what she had previously committed to paper she found she could instead commit to her husband. She wrote nothing at all for the seven years between 1904 and 1911, but picked it up again almost immediately after her husband died. She had intended for a time to publish the diaries herself, but, according to Lucy Masterman, the proofs "were considerably 'edited' and much of the raciness and individuality taken from them. They have therefore been discarded, except as evidence of an intention to publish, wherever the original MS. exists."

Gladstone had an eccentric grammar, employing a sort of long dot as her generic period. Masterman (whom the diary describes at twenty-two as "rather a minx with forward priggy manners") took pains to edit out both this and the many banal lists of attendees at parties and dinners, along with the myriad accounts and analyses of symphony concerts, and evidence of her congenital dayums: "Anniversaries of births, christenings, confirmations, proposals, betrothals, deaths, and funerals were constantly noted, together, of course, with Saints' Days and Festivals of the Church."

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Drummond, Lady Elizabeth

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  • 1835- 24 February 1902

[probable identity]
Lady Elizabeth Hay-Drummond (1835–1902). Daughter of Thomas Robert Hay-Drummond, 11th Earl of Kinnoull (5 April 1785 – 18 February 1866) and his wife Louisa Burton Rowley.

She married Frederick Leopold Arthur(20 December 1816 – 1 June 1878), a British soldier, on 24 April 1856. They had three children:
Frederica Louisa Juliana Arthur (d. 23 March 1946), who married Alfred Darby;
Sir George Compton Archibald Arthur, 3rd Bt (1860–1946); and Captain Leonard Robert Sunkersett Arthur, CMG (23 December 1864 – 13 December 1903). Frederick died in 1878 and on 22 November 1883 Elizabeth married Rev. Canon Ernest Edward Dugmore (16 January 1843-10 March 1925), the vicar at Parkstone, Dorset, who also held the office of Succentor of Salisbury Cathedral. She died 24 February 1902.

Drummond, Prof. Henry

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Henry Drummond (17 August 1851 – 11 March 1897) was a Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer. Drummond was born in Stirling. He was educated at Edinburgh University, where he displayed a strong inclination for physical and mathematical science. The religious element was an even more powerful factor in his nature, and disposed him to enter the Free Church of Scotland. While preparing for the ministry, he became for a time deeply interested in the evangelizing mission of Moody and Sankey, in which he actively co-operated for two years.

In 1877 he became lecturer on natural science in the Free Church College, which enabled him to combine all the pursuits for which he felt a vocation. His studies resulted in his writing Natural Law in the Spiritual World, the argument of which is that the scientific principle of continuity extends from the physical world to the spiritual. Before the book was published in 1883, an invitation from the African Lakes Company drew Drummond away to Central Africa.

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Drummond, Robert J.

Robert Johnston Drummond was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1945 and earned his BA at York University in 1968, followed by an MA and PhD at Northwestern University (Illinois) in 1968 and 1975 respectively. Starting in 1968 as a research assistant, Drummond has progressed up the academic ladder in his career at York to the rank of University Professor in 2009, as well as having served in a variety of administrative positions within his home faculty including Chair of the Department of Political Science (1986-88), Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1988-93), Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1993-94), Associate Director for the Centre for Research on Work and Society (1999-2001), and Dean of the Faculty of Arts (2001-2009). In addition, Drummond has served in various pan-university capacities including as Chair of Senate (2000-2001), and with the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) in various roles, in particular with committees concerned with pay equity, retirement and pension issues. Drummond's writing reflects his teaching interests in the Canadian government, Ontario politics, the politics of aging, public policy and research methods.

Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927

Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) was an American dancer whose teaching and performances helped free ballet from its conservative restrictions and spurred the development of modern expressive dance. She was among the first to raise interpretive dance to the status of creative art.

Dunlop, Rishma, 1956-

Rishma Dunlop F.R.S.C. (née Singh), a fiction writer and professor, was born in Poona, India on October 19, 1956 and moved to Canada with her parents, at the age of one, growing up in Beaconsfield, Quebec. She died in Toronto on April 17, 2016.

Dunlop was Professor of Creative Writing, English and Education at York University. She completed a B.A. in English and Romance Languages and a B.Ed. After Degree Programme in Language Arts and French Immersion at the University of Alberta in 1982 and 1990 respectively; and an M.A. in Modern Languages Education and a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia in 1994 and 1999 respectively. Her teaching and research philosophy was rooted in the belief that artistic practice is an effective method for knowledge acquisition and creation. Her novel ‘Boundary Bay’ was the first novel accepted as a doctoral dissertation in a Faculty of Education in Canada.

In addition to coordinating the Creative Writing programme at York University from 2007 to 2011, she also held appointments in the Graduate Schools of English, Education, Women’s Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. Her work was supported by grants from the Fulbright Foundation, Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. In 2009-2010, she was awarded the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Research Chair in Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

Dunlop was an award-winning poet, with poems in many anthologies and journals both in Canada and overseas, as well as five published collections of her own poetry: ‘Lover Through Departure: New and Selected Poems’ (2011), ‘White Album’ (2008), ‘Metropolis’ (2005), ‘Reading Like a Girl’ (2004), and ‘The Body of My Garden’ (2002). In 2004 she was appointed Juror for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Her other books and journals as editor include ‘An Ecopoetics Reader: Art, Literature and Place’ (2008), ‘White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood’ (2007) and ‘Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets’ (2004). Her radio drama, ‘The Raj Kumari’s Lullaby,’ was produced by CBC Radio in 2005. Her translations of Cuban poet Maria Elana Cruz Varela were published by Exile Editions, in ‘Twenty Canadian Poets Take on the World’ (2009). She served as Poet in Residence at the University of British Columbia in 2006-2007 and was a frequent public performer of poetry and prose and a keynote speaker for international conferences, on subjects such as interdisciplinarity in the arts, education and public pedagogy, human rights and literature.

For her achievements in the arts and humanities, Rishma Dunlop was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2011.

Dunn, Steph

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"Steph is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter who is playing Mariposa before her hometown crowd. […] Steph has just recorded her first full-length album titled Blackmail and Love Letters featuring 12 songs, 10 of them written by Dunn herself. Cutting across various musical lines, you could describe her album as folk, pop and country." Mariposa Folk Festival programme, 2009, p. 55

Duplessis, Maurice

Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis (1890-1959) was twice premier and attorney general of Quebec, in the period 1936-1939 and again in 1944-1959. A Conservative member of the provincial legislature, he rose to take over that party in 1931, attracted dissident Liberals and nationalists and introduced the Unione Nationale Party for the 1935 election. The following year the Liberal government was defeated and Duplessis became premier as head of the UN. Although he lost the next election, Duplessis was returned to power in 1944 and was re-elected in three ensuing elections. Duplessis was known in Quebec as an ardent nationalist who frustrated federal government plans to enact a more centralist national government in the 1940s and 1950s while at the same time passing social legislation and building a public infrastructure (schools, roads, hospitals) on an unprecedented scale in Quebec. He died in office in 1959.

Dworin, Ruth

Ruth Dworin is a freelance bookkeeper, arts administrator, artistic produces, and tour organizer. After meeting Lucia "Kim" Kimber and Kathy Lewis at the 4th National Women's Music Festival in Champaign-Urbana in 1977 and several more events, the three women established Women's Music Archives as a non-profit organization based at Kimber's home in Fairfield, Connecticut in the fall of 1978. The WMA served "the primary function of the Women's Music Archives is to collect and preserve, for herstorical listening and research purposes, all types of materials related to women's music." The bulk of the collection focused on "woman-identified, woman-made music, primarily, though not exclusively feminist and lesbian in orientation" that "evolved as a definite entity" beginning in the early 1970s.

Dworin then founded Womynly Way Productions in September 1980 and directed the arts organization which produced concerts and events featuring women from all over North America in music, theatre, dance, and comedy until 1990. Dworin also produced the LEAF Roadshow, a cross-Canada tour featuring over fifty performers in 1989.

After consulting since 1984, Dworin established Creative Consulting in 1991 to address the administrative needs of the arts community, and to provide computer training for artists and arts administrators. She is now a bookkeeper for the Chocolate Woman Collective (formed in 2007), an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and inter-generational collective, comprised of senior Indigenous artists, scholars, and their collaborators to research and create the theatrical performance.

Dwyer, Paul James

Paul James Dwyer is a dancer, choreographer, collector, writer and founder of Dance Oremus Danse. Upon graduating from high school in 1973, Dwyer became interested in a dance career. At that time, he also began his extensive collection of Isadora Duncan and French Baroque dance materials. Dwyer's professional debut as a solo dancer and choreographer came in 1977 at 15 Dance Lab in Toronto. He went on to participate in group dance performances, to direct shows, and to tour the United States as a guest-artist with "Dancers for Isadora" and the Turtle Bay Music School, N.Y.C. In 1983, he founded Dance Oremus Danse in Toronto. Dwyer also collects and writes about Isadora Duncan, early music, and Baroque dance. He is a member of Dance Ontario, the American Liszt Society, Toronto Early Music Centre, and the Canadian Representative of the Isadora Duncan International Institute.

Eals, Clay

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"Clay Eals, born July 21, 1951, lives in West Seattle, Washington, and has devoted his adult life to writing and publications as an author. His book, "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music," is the culmination of eight years of research and writing."

Earle, David

Canadian dancer and choreographer who is considered a mentor to several generations of modern dancers.
The Toronto Dance Theatre was founded in 1968 by Patricia Beatty, founder of The New Dance Group of Canada, Peter Randazzo, principal dancer with the Martha Graham Company, & David Earle, former artistic director of London Contemporary Dance Theatre. The three danced together for one of only a few times on Randazzo's first choreographic venture "Fragments". Beattie, Randazzo and Earle stepped down as artistic directors in the spring of 1983 and were replaced by Kenny Pearl. The present artistic director of the Toronto Dance Theatre is Christopher House. Since their first performance in 1968, the Toronto Dance Theatre has performed in every province across Canada and have toured in the United States, Europe and Asia. The majority of the company's repertoire consists of the choreography of the three founders including "Against Sleep"(Beatty 1968), "Court of Miracles" (Earle 1982), and "A Simple Melody" (Randazzo 1977). House, who choreographed "Glass Houses" (1983), won a Jean A. Chalmers award for his achievements.

Egnal, Marc, 1943-

Marc Egnal (1943- ), a member of the History Department at York University, began teaching in 1960 following the completion of his doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author "A mighty empire: the origins of the American Revolution," (1988), and articles on revolutionary-era politics.

Egypt Migrations: a Public Humanities Project

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  • 2016-

"Egypt Migrations is a federally incorporated not-for-profit educational, community outreach, and archival organization. Formerly, Egypt Migrations was the Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP). CCHP was founded by Michael Akladios in fall 2016. Miray Philips joined in 2017 as the Blog editor and we extended the project’s activities to the United States. In 2020, [they] made the decision to transition from the Coptic Canadian History Project to Egypt Migrations. [...] [Egypt Migrations] aims to preserve, educate, and empower Egypt’s migrants and their descendants by countering this exclusion and utilizing storytelling to reveal meaning without committing the error of defining it. [It] collaborate[s] with geographically dispersed communities in sharing the stories of any who once called Egypt home and all those first, second and third generation living transnationally. The organization retains its emphasis on the Copts while expanding its lens to Egypt and its migrants, more broadly construed."

Eisen, Sydney

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

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

Ellenwood, Ray

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

Elliott, Maurice Slater, 1937-2016

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

Elliston, Inez

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

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

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

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

Elliston, Inez N., 1930-

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

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

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

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

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

Endicott, Giles

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

Endicott, Stephen Lyon

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

Endler, Norman S., 1931-2003.

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

Esbin, Sheldon

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

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

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  • 1844-1924

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

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