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University of Toronto. Office of the Vice-Provost, Students and First-Entry Divisions. Enrolment Services

  • Corporate body
  • ca. 2000 - current

The Office of Enrolment Services i works to ensure the university takes a strategic approach to enrolment management supporting both divisional and central efforts to recruit and retain the best possible students. The division is comprised of four functional areas: Student Recruitment, Admissions, Financial Aid and Awards, and Technical and Administrative Services all under the leadership of the Executive Director, Enrolment Services and University Registrar.

Owen, Eric Trevor

  • Person
  • 1882-1948

Eric Trevor Owen, father of Gerald Owen, was a professor of Greek at University College and at Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Owen has published a number of works on Classical Greek literature, which include: On Aristotle's Explanation of Aesthetic Pleasure (1932), Tragedy and the First Tragedian (1934), Sophocles the Dramatist (1936), Drama in Sophocles's Oedipus Tyrannus (1940), The Story of the Iliad (1947), The Illusion of Thought (1948), and The Harmony of Aeschylus, which was assembled from Owen’s notes after his death and edited by his other son, Ivan Owen, and published in 1952.

Owen, Gerald

  • Person
  • 1953-

Gerald Owen was born in Toronto in 1953. He attended the University of Toronto to obtain a law degree, and practiced law for five years. He has since worked as an editor for The Idler and Books in Canada magazines, and as an editor and columnist for The National Post and The Globe and Mail.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Residence Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1990-

The Victoria Residence Councils consist of the Annesley Student Government Association (ASGA), the Burwash Hall Residence Council, Margaret Addison Residence Council (MARC) and Rowell Jackman Hall Residents' Association (RJHRAC). Members of these associations are governed by Executive Councils, which meet to discuss such residence concerns such as security, social activities, special events, and residence services. The Executives consists of Floor Presidents, the Hall Presidents and Vice-Presidents, a treasurer, a secretary, events co-ordinators, sports representatives, first-year representatives, and environmental representatives. First year representatives are elected each Fall, during which other vacant seats are also filled. The objectives of the residence governments are to further the academic, social, and recreational life of students in residence, while promoting good will and harmony among its members.

Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1917-1930

It had been decided by the Board of Regents in consultation with the Committee of Management, the Victoria Women's Association and the Alumnae Association that there was a need for a Women's Union in order to meet the needs of the growing number of women students on campus, particularly those not living in residence. M.H. Skinner, a graduate of Victoria College was appointed as the first Head of the Union. The Women's Union opened in 1917 in South Hall and all women students were required to pay $4 to support it. The Women’s Student Union Advisory Committee consisted of the Chancellor, the Head of the Union, the Head of Houses for the women's residences, and the Dean [of Men?] and oversaw the activities of the Union. Margaret Addison was not involved.

In 1925, Mrs. C.R. Wood and donated her residence to the University and Lady Flavelle provided a significant financial donation which was used to furnish and renovate the estate. The Wymilwood Committee was formed in 1925 and included Lady Flavelle and Mrs. Wood and it was decided that the Women's Union would would be moved to Wymilwood. Wymilwood was officially opened on January 14th, 1926. The new Head of the Union was Miss Dortothy Kilpatrick reported to the Wymilwood Committee, along with the Dean of Women and the Chancellor. The financial management of Wymilwood was overseen by the Committee of Management.

Patrick McGahern Books

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-

Patrick McGahern Books is an Ottawa based book store specializing in Used and Rare Books, Canadiana, Americana, Arctic, Antarctic, Travel, Natural History & Voyages, Illustrated & Plate Books, Rare Books, Irish and Scottish History and Literature.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Wymilwood Management Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1952-1954

In 1952, the name of Wymilwood was decided upon for the new Victoria College Student's Union. The Management Committee of Victoria College Student's Union thus became the Wymilwood Management Committee. The Committee worked in co-operation with the Student's Activities Committee to create rules and regulations under which Wymilwood operated.The Committee also was responsible for overseeing the finances of the Union. In 1954, the Committee on Residences and Services took over responsibility for the Union.

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Alumni Affairs and Advancement Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1978-

The Committee began as the External Relations and Development Committee in 1978-1979 following a change to the By-Law and the discontinuance of the Public Relations Committee. The new Committee was responsible for the supervision and coordination of all matters arising in connection with external relations, publications and fundraising ; its mandate was to study the financial needs of the University, establish priorities and co-ordinate all fund raising activities.
In 2002 when the Department of External Relations and Development became the Office of Alumni Affairs and University Advancement the Committee name was changed.

Justina M. Barnicke Art Gallery

  • Corporate body
  • ca 1980s - present

The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery is housed with Hart House, and for a long time was managed as an independent art gallery. In the late 2000s, the gallery became one of 2 Art Museums (along with the University of Toronto Art Centre) managed centrally by the University of Toronto.

McLennan, Mary Louise

  • Person

Education, 1914-1916. Sir John C. McLennan was her brother

OISE Kindergarten Teacher Training Collection

  • Corporate body
  • 1894-[19--]

The OISE Library's Kindergarten Teacher Training Collection documents the Frobelian approach to teaching kindergarten, employed in Ontario in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, following the teachings of German education theorist Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852). Froebel’s approach to early childhood education consisted of two parts: “Gifts,” which consisted of 10 types of wooden objects for children to interact and play with, and “Occupations,” which were activities designed to develop a child’s skill and creativity. These Occupations included perforating, sewing, drawing, weaving, paper cutting, and paper folding. The Gifts and Occupations were to be presented to children in sequence, gradually building on one another. Froebel believed that this would ground children in the world around them and provide them with a solid foundation for later schooling.

Froebel’s method of early childhood education was introduced to Ontario schools in the late 1800s. By the early 1900s, Froebel’s method was formally part of the kindergarten curriculum. Children aged 4-7 were presented with Gifts and the Occupations, including sewing, drawing, folding, cutting, and weaving. Froebel’s Gifts and Occupations remained a distinct part of the kindergarten classroom into the 1930s.

Ashley, Charles Allan

  • F2003
  • Person
  • 1894-1974

Charles Allan Ashley, educator, soldier, and accountant, was born on 21 December 1894 in Willenhall, England, and died on 10 July 1974 at Innsbruck, Austria. He was the son of Samuel Joseph Ashley, a schoolmaster, and Elizabeth Cumming Ashley. He began school in Birmingham and in 1912 articled as a chartered accountant. In 1914 he enlisted in the 2nd Birmingham City Battalion of the Warwickshire Regiment and then transferred to the Royal Engineers, Special Company 189, in July 1915. He saw action at Bethune, Philosophe, Vimy Ridge, and the 3rd Battle of Ypres. He became acting company commander, was mentioned in dispatches, and was wounded. After the war he attended the University of Birmingham, obtaining a B.Comm. in 1921, and he was admitted as a chartered accountant in 1922.

He was assistant professor of commerce at Queen‟s University, Kingston, Ontario, for one year and an accountant in Paris, France, before accepting a post at Shanghai in 1924. He returned to Birmingham in 1927, and in 1930 he became assistant professor of commerce at the University of Toronto; he retired in 1962 as professor of commerce and chairman of the Department of Political Economy. Ashley resided in Trinity College, where he participated actively in its affairs and served as an adviser to students for forty-three years until his death in 1974.

Eddie, Scott M.

  • Person
  • 1935-2019

Scott M. Eddie was born November 28, 1935 in Northwood, North Dakota and moved to Canada in 1971 when he accepted the appointment to the Department of Economics, University of Toronto. Prof. Eddie is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (B.S. Econ. (1960) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received a PhD in 1967. He entered MIT on the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship awarded for 1960-1962. He spent the 1962-1963 academic year at the University of Vienna as a special student funded by a Fulbright Scholarship conducting research for his PhD thesis. During and following completion of his doctoral degree, Prof. Eddie held positions at a number of institutions in the United States and abroad: Williams College (1964-1967), Yale University (1967-1968), University of Wisconsin (1970-71) and University of Philippines (1969-1970).

Prof. Eddie was hired by Prof. J. Stefan Dupre, chair of the Department of Economics in July 1971. He was appointed at the associate professor level in the Department of Economics at the St. George Campus and at Erindale College (now University of Toronto at Mississauga). His ‘foreign staff’ status necessitated a title of ‘Visiting Associate Professor’ until he received tenure at the end of his first three year term. He was appointed full professor in 1978. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Prof. Eddie was Director of the European Studies Program, and Academic co-ordinator of the U. of T./DAAD Joint initiative in German and European Studies (1998-2001). Following his retirement in 2001, he has continued his academic activities in research and writing. As well he was Acting Director, International Relations Programme, Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 2004-2005.

As professor of European economic history, Prof. Eddie has produced more than 50 published and unpublished works including articles, chapters in books, conference papers and four separate monographs. Fluent in both German and Hungarian, he writes and publishes in these languages as well as English language journals in North America and Europe. His interest in cliometrics “… an approach to historical research which combines explicit models with formal statistical techniques to analyze painstakingly collected and refined data, often very large quantities of data…” [ B2005-0027/003 (09)] by organizing the First Conference on German cliometrics held at the University of Toronto in 1999. He has received numerous awards and fellowships including Connaught Senior Fellowship, University of Toronto (1987-88), the IREX Exchange Fellowships (German Democratic Republic, and Hungary) and the Life Achievement Award from the Rákóczi Foundation in 2005.

Since his retirement in 2005, Prof. Eddie has continued to be actively involved in professional activities and publishing. From 2006-2008 he was a member of the RALUT (Retired Academics and Librarians University of Toronto) executive. In 2008 his latest book entitled Landownership in Eastern Germany before the Great War: a quantitative analysis was published by Oxford University Press.

Chairman of the Board of Regents of Victoria University

  • Corporate body
  • 1926-

The Chairman of the Board of Regents is appointed by the Board and presides at all meetings. They are to have a general oversight and control of the business of the Board and is a member ex officio of all Committees of the Board.

Past Chairs:
Albert Carman, class of Vic 1883

1884-1914 - Samuel Dwight Chown

1914-1928 - Newton Wesley Rowell

1928-1933 - Alfred Ernest Ames: He first became a member of the Board in 1898 and in 1915 he was appointed as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Finance Committee and the Plans and Buildings Committee. Ames was born in 1866 and died in 1934.

1933-1934 - James Russell Lovett Starr, class of Vic 1887

1934-1942 - Wilfred Crossen James, class of Vic 1916: James was also Bursar at Victoria University, 1951-1962.

1942-1951 - Leopold Macaulay, class of Vic 1911, Osgoode Hall 1914: Won a gold medal at Vic for high academic standing. Named King's Counsel in 1929. Elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of York South in 1926 and kept his seat until he was defeated in the 1943 election. Served continuously on the Board from 1932-1972. Also served terms as President of the Victoria College Alumni Association and the University of Toronto Alumni Association. In 1973, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Victoria University in recognition for his outstanding service. The Leopold Macaulay Admissions Scholarship was endowed after his death. Born in Peterborough Nov 25, 1887, died Dec 24 1979.

1951-1958 - Henry Eden Langford, class of Vic 1928

1958-1962 - Ralph Shaw Mills, class of Vic 1925

1962-1971 - Frederick Arthur Wansbrough, class of Vic 1928

1971-1974 - Donald Walker McGibbon, class of Vic 1932

1974-1978 - G. Dennis Lane, class of Vic 1955

1978-1982 - Henry Jonathon Sissons, class of Vic 1937

1982-1985 - David Walter Page Pretty, class of Vic 1947: Also the President of North American Life Insurance. Born August 23, 1925 and died in 2014.

1985-1989 - Ruth Marion Alexander (nee Manning), class of Vic 1950: Born in 1929.

1989-1992 - Paul Wesley Fox, class of Vic 1944

1992-1995 - Richard P.K. Cousland, class of Vic 1954

1995-1998 - Elizabeth (Eastlake) Vosburgh, class of Vic 1968

1998-2001 - David E. Clark, class of Vic 1971

2001-2004 - Frank Mills, class of Vic 1968

2004-2007 - Murray Corlett, class of Vic 1961

2007-2010 - Paul Huyer, class of Vic 1981

2010-2014 - John Field, class of Vic 1978

2014-present - Lisa Khoo, class of Vic 1989

James, Wilfred C.

  • Person

Wilfred C. James was Bursar at Victoria University, 1951–1962. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Regents from the end of the year 1942 until 1950.

Stratton, Allan

  • Person
  • 1951-

Allan Stratton is a Canadian playwright and novelist. He was born in Stratford, Ontario. Stratton grew up in London, ON and attended Oakridge Secondary School; it was here that his professional arts career began. While he was in high school, Canadian poet and playwright, James Reaney published his play The Rusting Heart in the literary magazine Alphabet. It was broadcasted on CBC Radio in 1970. In 1968, he received a full scholarship to study at Neuchatel Junior College, Switzerland for his final year of high school. Stratton began his career in theatre while he was still in high school. His early focus was on acting, which eventually progressed onto writing. While attending the University of Toronto, working on a Honours degree in English, in 1973, he performed with the Stratford Festival and the Huron County Playhouse. Upon the completion of his M.A. at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama (1974) he appeared with regional theatres across the country as an actor in new work by playwrights such as James Reaney, Rex Deverell and Sharon Pollock. In 1977 he completed his first professional stage play, 72 Under the O, which was produced at The Vancouver Playhouse by Christopher Newton. In 1980 upon the success of Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii (a play that has since had over three hundred productions internationally), Stratton gave up acting and began to writing fulltime. Soon after, his next play, Rexy!, a satire about Mackenzie King, played across the country and was met with positive reviews, winning the Chalmers Award, the Canadian Authors’ Association Award, and the Dora Mavor Moore Award, all for Best New Play. In 1982 he moved to New York, where he was a member where he was a member of the Playwright/Director Unit of the Lee Strasbergs’ The Actors’ Studio, chair by renowned film director and producer, Arthur Penn. While in New York, he was commissioned by Christopher Newton to write an adaptation of the classic Labiche farce Célimare for the Shaw Festival Mainstage (Niagara-on-the-lake, ON). The production, renamed Friends of a Feather went on to tour The National Arts Centre, and became the first Shaw production aired on C.B.C. television. During this time, his play, Papers premiered at the Tarragon Theatre (Toronto, ON) and won a Chalmers Award for Outstanding New Play and was also nominated for the Governor General’s Award and the Dora Mavor Moore Award. In the late 1980s Stratton returned to Canada and moved to Montreal. Here he wrote the “comedy of bad manners”, Bag Babies which premiered at the Theatre Passe Muraille in 1990. It was nominated for the Toronto Book Award and produced across Canada, as well as the United States, Edinburgh and London, England. A few years later, he was commissioned to adapt Dracula for the Skylight Theatre, which was nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play, Large Theatre Division, 1995. Stratton’s other plays include: Joggers (1982), The 101 Miracles of Hope Chance (1987), and A Flush of Tories (1991) amongst dozens of others that were written but not published or performed. In the mid-1990s, after moving to Toronto, Stratton began teaching at the Etobicoke School of the Arts. There he was the head of the Drama Department and taught courses such as senior directing, acting and playwriting. His students won many awards, including three consecutive Best New Play Awards at the Sears Drama Festival provincial championships. However, due to classroom and administrative duties limiting his creative writing time, he eventually left his teaching position to pursue writing fulltime, this time in fiction, specializing in books for young adults. His extensive teaching experience lent a hand in his understanding for young people. To date, Stratton has written eight novels: The Phoenix Lottery (2000), Leslie’s Journal (2000), Chanda’s Secrets (2004), Chanda's Wars (2008), Borderline (2010), Grave Robber's Apprentice (2012), The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish (2013) and The Dogs (2015). Stratton’s work reflects his international perspective, his understanding of cultural diversity, and his commitment to social justice. His plays and novels have explored various settings such as Canada in the Great Depression, Italy in the 1940s, the Arctic in the near future, and pre-revolutionary Cuba. Themes found in his writing include poverty and homelessness, abusive relationships, minority rights, media manipulation, and greed. Currently Stratton resides in Toronto with his partner, two cats, and any number of fish.

Sileika, Antanas

  • Person
  • 1953-

Antanas Sileika is a Canadian novelist and critic. He was born in Weston, Ontario to Lithuanian parents.

After completing an English degree at the University of Toronto, he lived in Paris for two years. There he met his wife, Snaige Sileika (née Valiunas) and studied French. He also taught English in Versailles and worked as part of the editorial collective of the expatriate literary journal, Paris Voices.

When he returned to Canada he began teaching at Humber College and working as the co-editor of the Canadian literary journal, Descant, until about 1988.

Sileika’s first novel, Dinner at the End of the World, was published in 1994. His second book, Buying on Time (1997), a collection of linked short stories, was nominated for both the City of Toronto Book Award and the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. His third book, Woman in Bronze was published in 2004. His latest novel is untitled Underground and was published in 2011.

Currently, Sileika is the director for the Humber School for Writers in Toronto, Canada and also makes occasional appearances on Canadian television and radio as a freelance broadcaster.

Ritchie, Charles

  • Person
  • 1906-1995

Charles Stewart Almon Ritchie was a Canadian diplomat and diarist. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ritchie was educated at University of King’s College, Pembroke College, Oxford, Harvard University, and Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques. He joined the Department of External Affairs in 1934 eventually becoming Canada’s ambassador to West Germany (1954-1958), Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1958-1962), ambassador to the United States during the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson (1962-1966), ambassador to the North Atlantic Council(1966-1967) and from 1967 to 1971 was Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in London. While Ritchie's career as a diplomat marked him as an important person in the history of Canadian foreign relations, he became famous through the publication of his diaries, first The Siren Years, and then three follow-ups. The diaries document both his diplomatic career and his private life, including the beginning of his long love affair with the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen, which began in 1941 when he was still single and she married, survived through his marriage in 1948 and long periods of separation, lasting until Bowen's death in 1973. In 1969 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada "for services in the field of diplomacy". He received honorary doctorates from Trent University (1976), York University (1992) and Carleton University (1992). Ritchie came from a long-prominent family in Nova Scotia. His brother, Roland Ritchie, continuing a family tradition in the law, was a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Redhill, Michael

  • Person
  • 1966-

Michael Redhill was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1966, but has lived in Toronto most of his life. Educated in the United States and Canada, he took seven years to complete a three-year BA in acting, film, and finally, English. Since 1988, he has published five collections of poetry, had eight plays of varying lengths performed, and been a cultural critic and essayist.
He has worked as an editor, a ghost-writer, an anthologist, a scriptwriter for film and television, and in leaner times, as a waiter, a house-painter, and a bookseller. He was the publisher and one of the editors of Brick, a journal of things literary. Recent books are Fidelity, a collection of short fiction, from Doubleday Canada, Martin Sloane, a novel from Doubleday Canada (nominated for the Giller Prize, 2001, The Trillium Prize, 2001, The Torgi Award, 2002, The City of Toronto Book Awards, 2002, The Books in Canada/ Best First Novel Prize 2002, and winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, Canada/Caribbean 2001), Light-crossing, a collection of poetry from Toronto's House of Anansi Press, and Building Jerusalem, a play, from Playwrights' Union Press, (winner of the 2001 Dora Prize for Best New Play, recipient of a Chalmers Award for Playwriting 2001, and nominated for a Governor General's Award 2001). His play, Goodness was published by Coach House Press in 2005 and novel, Consolation came out with Doubleday Canada in the fall of 2006.

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 1855-1897

The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company was a Canadian company and one of two companies (the other being the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company) formed to share ownership of the Niagara Falls suspension bridge which was in existence 1855-1897.

Metcalf, John

  • Person
  • 1938-

John Metcalf is a writer, editor and critic. His works include "Standing Stones: Selected Stories," "Adult Entertainment," "Going Down Slow," and "Kicking Against the Pricks." He was the senior editor at the Porcupine's Quill until 2005 and then went on to serve as the fiction editor for Biblioasis.

McKone, Barclay

  • Person
  • 1914-2006

Dr. Barclay McKone graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1940. He began working in Tuberculosis treatment in Hamilton, and then in London, Ontario. In 1951, McKone became medical superintendent of the Moose Factory Indian Hospital, where he worked to tackle the problem of tuberculosis among the Indigenous population of James Bay and the east coast of Hudson Bay. In the summer of 1955, McKone led a medical survey in the Eastern Arctic, which covered the areas of Lake Harbour, Baffin Island; Cape Dorset; Fox Basin; and Sugluk on the north shore of Quebec.

Kane, Sean

  • Person

Sean Kane was appointed to the University of Toronto English department, following his Ph.D. there in 1972. He left to join Trent University, becoming the chair of Cultural Studies when it was founded in 1978. These institutions are remembered in his Inward of Poetry (2011), a memoir of the golden age of English Studies at U of T, seen in the letters of his teachers, and in Virtual Freedom (2002), a mass market novel about Trent that was shortlisted for the Leacock Medal.
Kane’s interests fall in the sub-fields of oral metaphysics, ecophenomenology, biosemiotics, complexity theory and (possibly) speculative materialism. These are the intellectual settings of his continuing study of the nineteenth-century Haida thinker Skaay of Qquuna, whom he presents as Canada’s first philosopher. Preparation for this enquiry was made by Kane in his Wisdom of the Mythtellers (1994, 2/e 1998) which was adopted as a text in many places and established him as “an important successor to Northrop Frye” (Literary Review of Canada). Besides the influence of this teacher, Kane’s intellectual horizons were formed by the wondertales told by the storytelling artist Alice Kane, whose work he published as The Dreamer Awakes (1995), and by his early research at the Warburg Institute and the University of Toronto on the poet Edmund Spenser, published as Spenser’s Moral Allegory (1989).

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents Implementation Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1984-1987

The Implementation Committee was established in 1984 and was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the work of 3 sub-committees: The Sub-Committee on Priorities and Finance, The Sub-Committee on Facilities and Land Use and the Sub-Committee on Fund Raising and Promotion.
The Sub-Committee on Priorities and Finance would work through the recommendations of the Planning Task Force as a guide and develop detailed objectives (academic, facilities, equipment, etc.), detailed cost estimates and scheduling analyses and makes recommendations on priorities and implementation timing. The Sub-Committee on Facilities and Land Use would use the recommendations of the Planning Task Force as a guide and would develop a Master Facilities and Land-Use Plan which would be fully integrated with the detailed objectives and priorities coming from the work of the Sub-Committee on Priorities and Finance in order to ensure optimal utilization of the real property assets of the University in the interested of attaining planning objectives. Finally, the Sub-Committee on Fund Raising and Promotion also looked to the Planning Task Force’s recommendations and was to develop and recommend strategies and plans for raising of funds required to meet planning objectives and to recommend who should be recruited as fund raising campaign leaders and key team members.

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