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Arthur Forer fonds
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1975/1976 grant applications

File pertains to grant applications made by Forer to the National Research Council, the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Cancer Institute of Canada, to fund his research on the mechanisms of mitosis, the purchase of a microdensitometer, and related travel. Records in this file are correspondence, application forms and a proposal.

1981 : applications to copy from TV screen : got Weston : camera

File pertains to Forer's applications for a grant to purchase a Honeywell video graphic recorder for a research project on the mechanisms of cell division, eventually receiving a grant from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. Records in this file are correspondence and a product brochure for the recorder.

1981 NSERC international

File pertains to a international collaborative research grant application made by Forer to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for a research project (Electron microprobe x-ray microanalysis of calcium in meiotic spindles) to be conducted at Cambridge University. Records in this file are a draft application form, correspondence, and a notification of decision.

1986 Moscow meeting

File pertains to Forer's attendance at the International Forum of Scientists to Stop Nuclear Tests held in Moscow on 11-13 July 1986, hosted by the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Records in this file are a report of the event written by the Canadian participants, Eric Fawcett, Derek Paul and Forer, as well as correspondence from fellow attendees Alan Runciman and Peter Wills, a related newspaper article about Runciman's attendance, and a copy of a report written about the forum by Wills.

1990 NSERC equipment

File consists of an equipment grant application form submitted by Forer to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for the purchase of an optical disk drive and hard disk drive. Also included is a notice of decision from NSERC for a $15,250 equipment grant to purchase an image analysis system.

1992-1993 sabbatical in Oz

File consists of correspondence pertaining to the organization of Forer's sabbatical visit to the University of Melbourne for four months in 1993.

1993 NSERC : op. & equip.

File pertains to an operating grant and an equipment grant applied for and received by Forer from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Records in this file are application forms, a request for next installment form, notices of decision, a memorandum and a letter.

1997 eq. grant

File pertains to Forer's application (with Brent Heath and Roger Lew of York University) for an equipment grant from the Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to fund the purchase of micropoint laser scissors. Records in this file are an application form, a letter and a notice of decision.

1997 op. grant & PDF

File pertains to Forer's application to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for an operational/research grant and his subsequent unsuccessful appeal of a reduction in his level of funding. Records in this file are application forms, message forms to applicants, a list of grant recipients, correspondence, and an advisor's report.

A dishonest grad student

File consists of correspondence and memorandum pertaining to the academic dishonesty of one of Forer's research assistants and students.

A. Forer : attempt to not-retire at age 65

File consists of correspondence, memoranda, e-mail, a CV and an agenda pertaining to Forer's request to delay his retirement (mandatory at age 65) from York University's Department of Biology in 2001.

Actin : Wilson's book : Forer : '82

File consists of correspondence pertaining to two chapters written by Forer for a two-volume series on the cytoskeleton for Methods in Cell Biology, edited by Leslie Wilson.

Actin chapter : 1978

File pertains to a book chapter written by Forer, entitled "Electron microscopy of actin", for Principles and Techniques of Electron Microscopy: Biological Applications, edited by M.A. Hayat. Records in this file are correspondence and a publishing agreement.

Adames & Forer 1996

File pertains to the publication of an article co-written by K.A. Adames and Forer, entitled "Evidence for polewards forces on chromosome arms during anaphase", in Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton. Records in this file are correspondence, readers' reviews, e-mail, and photographic negatives of images to accompany the article.

Appeal : 1998 : NSERC

File pertains to Forer's appeal of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) research grant issued to him 1998, which had been reduced in amount from previous years and in scope, from four years to two years. Records in this file are correspondence, guidelines for appeals, e-mail, and an advisor's report.

Application to the National Institutes of Health

File consists of correspondence, a summary statement and application forms pertaining to Forer's grant request to the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled "Mechanism of chromosome movement".

Applications and correspondence

File consists of Forer's applications for a Damon Runyon Research Fellowship and a National Institutes of Health fellowship, and two letters from the National Institutes of Health regarding his application.

Art & Art '74

File pertains to the publication of an article co-written by A.M. Zimmerman and Forer, entitled "An improved method for isolating sea urchin mitotic apparatus", in the Journal of Cell Science. Records in this file are a referee's report, correspondence and photograph negatives to accompany the article.

Arthur Forer fonds

  • F0165
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2017

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Forer’s work as a scientist and as a professor in the Department of Biology at York University, including course materials, lecture notes, grant applications, correspondence, photographs and drawings. Also included in the fonds are video recordings of Forer lecturing on cell division for five episodes of CTV’s “University of the Air: textbook to real life” program, recorded in 1974 and aired on television in 1978.

Forer, Arthur

Atkinson '83

File consists of correspondence, notes, and an application letter written by Forer pertaining to a grant from the Atkinson Charitable Foundation for an ultraviolet microbeam apparatus.

Atkinson 2030 : winter 1994

File consists of materials pertaining to this course, AK/BIO 2030, taught by Forer, including lecture notes, overhead transparencies, and a mid-term test.

Atkinson Fndn.

File consists of correspondence, memoranda and a proposal pertaining to Forer's request to the Atkinson Charitable Foundation to fund his purchase of a microdensitometer and audiovisual equipment for a research project.

Atkinson grant receipts

File consists of an application form and related invoices pertaining to grant-in-aid of research submitted by Forer to the Atkinson College Committee on Research Grants and Sabbaticals, as well as memoranda relating to Forer's successful application for a grant from York University's President's NRC Fund in 1972.

Attempts to suppress/censor my work

File consists of e-mail, correspondence and a note written by Forer pertaining to examples and anecdotes of fellow scientists attempting to discredit Forer's work.

Audiovisual material

Series consists of five video reels featuring Forer’s lectures on various aspects of cell division, produced by Glen-Warren Productions Limited and aired as five episodes of CTV’s University of the Air television program in 1978.

BDM note : 2005

File pertains to the publication of an article by Forer, entitled "Does BDM (2,3-butanedione monoxime inhibit non-muscle myosin", in Protoplasma. Records in this file are correspondence, e-mail, and reviewers' comments.

BIO 1010 : 1992

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including a lecture schedule, his handwritten lecture notes and visual aids, and a test. Also included in the file is a copy of a letter of recommendation written by Forer for a student.

BIO 1010 : marks and tests : W1998, S1998

File consists of materials pertaining to these sessions of this course taught by Forer, including final exams, tests, tables of test result data, e-mail, memoranda, correspondence, course evaluation results and comments, answers to tests, and test response analyses.

BIO 1010 : marks, tests : W-99

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including the final examination, tests, test result data, test answers and a marking scheme.

BIO 1010 : part II : 1999 winter

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including his handwritten lecture notes and overhead transparencies. Also included are some lecture notes from the fall 1998 session of this course.

BIO 1010 : tests and marks

File consists of materials pertaining to the winter and summer 1998, winter 1997 and 1996 sessions of this course, including final exams, tests and correspondence.

BIO 1010 : winter and summer 1996

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including tests, mid-term exams, final exams, test sign-in sheets, an overview of lectures, and test answers. Also included in the file is a test for AK/NATS 1770, taught by Forer in summer 1996, tests for BIO 1020, taught by Forer in 1991, and a final test from his 1994 session of BIO 1910.

BIO 1020 (1991)

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including tests (with answers), an outline of lectures, Forer's handwritten lecture notes, overhead transparencies and handouts.

BIO 1910 : Sept.-Dec. 1994 : book 1

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including a course outline, overview of lectures, tests with correct answers and student answers, graphs of student test marks, overhead transparencies and Forer's handwritten lecture notes.

BIO 2020 : handouts/exams : spring 1991

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including an overview of lectures, notes and data about student test results, copies of the final examination and mid-term test, handouts, memoranda and correspondence.

BIO 2020 : spring 1989 : handouts

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including the mid-term test, an outline of the first lecture, and homework handouts.

BIO 2020 : spring 1992 : book 1

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including his handwritten lecture notes, an overview of lectures, a handout, and a test.

BIO 2020 : spring 1992 : book 2

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including his handwritten lecture notes, handouts, the final examination and statistics on test and final examination results.

BIO 2020 : winter/spring 1990 : handouts/exams/marks

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including the final examination, a make-up examination, a mid-term test, test result data and course handouts. Also included in the file is memoranda exchanged with M.B. Fenton, the Department of Biology chair concerning student requests, and a memorandum regarding the status of Biology Department course budgets.

BIO 364.4/414/4140 : handouts

File consists of materials pertaining to courses BIO 364.4 (1974-1975), BIO 414 (1976, 1979) and BIO 4140 (1983), taught by Forer, including take-home exams, final exams, essay topics, assignments, tests, mid-term exams, reference lists, and handouts.

BIO 4140 : 1997, 1999, 2001

File consists of materials pertaining to sessions of this course taught by Forer in winter and fall of 2001, in fall 1999 and in fall 1997. Records in this file include take-home exams and assignments, course outlines and handouts, journal articles, reference lists, Forer's handwritten lecture notes, and correspondence. A reference list from 1976 and a take-home exam from 1995 are also part of this file.

BIO 4140 : Jan. '94 - April '94

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including the mid-term assignment, a reference list, a take-home examination, and Forer's handwritten lecture notes.

BIO 4190 : Sept. - Dec. 1994

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including a reference list and other handouts, a mid-term assignment, a take-home exam, and Forer's handwritten lecture notes.

BIO 4190 : winter/spring 1990 : handouts/notes

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including an assignment, the take-home exam and answers, journal articles, a reference list, a preliminary course outline, a bibliography on microscopy and other handouts.

BIO 5055 : 2005 : handouts

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including an e-mail, a course outline, handouts, a master copy of the final take-home exam for BIO 4190 (1990), and a take-home test and answers for BIO 363.4 (1975).

BIO 5055 : Sept.-Oct. 2005

File consists of materials pertaining to this course taught by Forer, including several versions of a take-home test (with answers), e-mail, handouts, and Forer's handwritten lecture notes.

Beckman : NSERC '81

File consists of copies of two letters written by Forer, one to Janet Halliwell of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and one to Dominick Palotta of the University of Laval, pertaining to a meeting Forer had with a Beckman equipment salesman who had advance, private information about the recipients of NSERC equipment grants.

Bermuda 1975

File consists of correspondence and a research proposal pertaining to a research project led by Forer and Arthur Zimmerman, entitled "Control of mitosis: mechanism of chromosome movement in vitro", to be conducted at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research.

Bickell & McConnell : May '89

File consists of correspondence pertaining to funding requests made by Forer to the J.P. Bickell Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation for the purchase of a fluorescence microscope.

Bickell '83

File consists of correspondence and an grant application letter submitted by Forer to the P.J. Sewell Foundation in 1983, as well a 1987 letter sent by Forer to the Foundation thanking them for their support.

Braben : BP $ : 1987

File consists of correspondence and a magazine article about Donald Braben pertaining to a request made by Forer to British Petroleum for financial support for a research project.

Brasil : people : 1978

File pertains to Forer's presentation at symposium entitled "The cellular bases of movements in plants" at the II Latin-American Botanical Congress held in Brazil in Jan. 1978. Records in this file are correspondence and a conference program. Also included is related correspondence pertaining to Forer's invitation to two graduate students from Brazil to train in his lab at York University in 1978.

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