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University of Toronto. Political Science Club

  • Corporate body

Founded 188- or 189-; in existence in 1897 but founded some years earlier: see "College Topics", 1897-11-16, p. 2; "Torontonensis", I (1898), 151. The first recorded suggestion for such a society was made in the "Varsity" in 1884 [4, 25 (1884-04-19), 300].

Birdsall, Richard

  • Person
  • 1799-1852

Richard Birdsall born 1799, died 21 January, 1852. Surveyor of grounds of King's College and other properties; politician. Henry Boys, born 8 November, 1775. Died 23 April, 1868. Bursar, University of King's College, 1839-1851.

Boyle, David

  • Person

Boyle was a prominent archaeologist and ethnologist and was author of "Notes on the Life of Dr. Joseph Workman" (1894).

Campbell, Mary A

  • Person

Miss Campbell was a participant in the curriculum studies sessions at the Ontario College of Education in the early 1960s, along with Professor Robin S. Harris. At the time of this donation, she had retired from teaching at Parkdale Collegiate.

Horne, Alan J.

  • Person
  • 1931-

Alan J. Horne is a collector of British illustrated books, a librarian and a writer.

Hogg, Frank Scott

  • Person
  • 1904-1951

Professor of astronomy at the University of Toronto, Director of Dunlap Observatory.

Born in Preston Ontario and a graduate of the University of Toronto in 1926, Frank Scott Hogg was the first to be awarded a Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard College. It was during his graduate studies that he met Helen Sawyer whom he married in 1930. After travelling to Europe and the Western United States on a Parker Travelling Fellowship visiting observatories, Dr. Hogg was offered a position at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria B.C., then under the direction of J.S. Plaskett. He and his wife Helen both undertook research at the D.O.A. until 1934 when they moved to the newly opened David Dunlap Observatory, where Frank Hogg became a lecturer.

Through the years, he rose through the ranks to become a professor of astronomy and finally head of the department and Director of the David Dunlap Observatory in 1946. His main interest lay in the radial velocity program of which he spent much of the time observing, measuring and computing data. During the war, he taught Air Navigation and is credited for inventing a two-star sextant intended to simplify navigation. Under his direction the D.D.O. undertook and completed many observing programs and a Ph.D. program was initiated. Unfortunately, Dr. Hogg did not live to see the first Ph.D. student graduate. He died of a heart ailment on New Years Day 1951, at the age of forty-six.

Peters, Vera

  • Person
  • 1911-1993

Medical researcher and a pioneer in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease and breast cancer.

Bates, Gordon Anderson

  • Person
  • 1885-1975

Student in the Faculty of Medicine. Born in Burlington, Ontario, 1885; died at Toronto, 7 November, 1975, aged 89. Gordon Bates was on the Executive of the University Student Parliament, 1905- 06, and was a representative of U of T Medical Society. He was a founder of the Health League of Canada.

University of Toronto. Women's War Service Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1939-1946

The first steps to organize "a central organization as a working depot of the Faculty wives of the University" in assisting the war effort were taken immediately after the outbreak of hostilities in September, 1939 and reported on in a meeting of the executive of the Faculty Wives Association on 13 September. The first meeting of the University of Toronto Central Committee on Women's Service was held on 13 November. Several committees, including a Workroom Committee and a refugees sub-committee were immediately established. The setting up of the Committee for British Overseas Children, the purpose of which was to provide homes for evacuated children of faculty members from British universities, had to wait until approval from Ottawa in the summer of 1940. By the time the WWSC disbanded in May, 1946, 384,739 articles of clothing, etc. had been distributed. and about 150 children had been assisted by the BOC. Of the 14 who remained in Canada, 8 were students at the University of Toronto. These children necessitated the continuance of the BOC in a reduced format until 1949.

Starr, Frederic Newton Gisborne

  • Person
  • 1867–1934

Frederic Newton Gisborne Starr was a graduate of the Victoria University Faculty of Medicine (Class of 1889) and a member of the Board of Regents, 1915 to 1934.

Muckle Family

  • Family

Charles Park Muckle and his daughter, Alice May Muckle, were students of the University of Toronto.

Bickersteth, John Burgon

  • Person
  • 1888-1979

John Burgon Bickersteth was appointed Warden of Hart House in 1921 and continued in this position until his retirement in 1947. He retired to Canterbury, England, where he was born in 1888. He died February 1, 1979.

Moogk, Ernest George

  • Person
  • 1906-1979

B.A.Sc. (1928) and assistant in the Office of the Superintendent of Grounds.
Married Virginia Marguerite Clark in 1931.

Ivey, Donald Glen

  • Person
  • 1922-

Donald Glen Ivey was born in Clanwilliam, Manitoba on February 6, 1922. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree (1944) and Master of Arts degree (1946) in physics from the University of British Columbia. From 1946 to 1949 he was a research associate at the University of Notre Dame while he studied for his Ph. D which he received in 1949. That same year he joined the University of Toronto’s Department of Physics as Assistant Professor of Physics.

Prof. Ivey spent his entire professional academic career at the University of Toronto moving through the ranks from Assistant Professor to full Professor in 1963. He retired in 1987 and was appointed Professor emeritus in 1987. During his early years with the University, Dr.Ivey supervised graduate students and served as a member of the Associate Committee on High Polymer Research of the National Research Council and on the Executive (including Chairman) of the Canadian High Polymer Forum. In addition to his teaching and research activities, Prof. Ivey held a number of academic and administrative appointments including Principal of New College from 1963-1974, Associate Chairman (Undergraduate Studies) in the Department of Physics (1978-1980) and Vice-president Institutional Relations (1980-1984).

Prof. Ivey is best known for his contributions to the teaching of physics to high school students and their teachers. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, Prof. Ivey and his colleague, Prof. J. N. P. Hume (Computer Science, University of Toronto) prepared and presented over one hundred television programmes for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on various physics topics. Between 1960 and 1965 Prof. Ivey hosted a regular series of programs for the CBC series “The Nature of Things”. Also during this period, he acted as Examiner and later Examiner-in-chief for the Ontario Grade 13 Physics examination.

Throughout his career Prof. Ivey spoke frequently on the study and teaching of physics at conferences, convocations, and campus events both at the University of Toronto and at other venues across the country and around the world. He published numerous articles and two textbooks on Physics. He has received numerous honours such as the Edison Award for the film “Frames of Reference”(1962), the Award of Honour from University of Notre Dame (1965), and the Robert A. Millikan Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers for “notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics” in 1987.

Godfrey, Judy Cole

  • Person

Judy Cole Godfrey is a 1961 graduate of the Diploma Programme in Physical and Occupational Therapy. She also completed the Degree Completion Program in Occupational Therapy earning a B.Sc. (O.T.) in 1987. Her recollections of the Diploma Programme are documented in a short memoir included with this fonds. Mrs. Godfrey is an active alumnus of the University and resides in Toronto. Her student notes and related papers were donated in honour of the 50th anniversary of the class of 1961.

MacDonald, Glen

  • Person
  • -1978

Professor of psychology; department chairman, 1969-1974. Died July 24, 1978.

Pullan, Henry (Harry)

  • Person

Graduate in architecture in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (BASc 1911).

MacKinnon-Wrong Family

  • Family

Neil MacKinnon was born in Scotland around 1782. He and his wife, Agnes (Ann) Gillespie, had a number of children, including Christian MacKinnon. Gilbert Wrong Sr. and his wife, Ann (Nancy) Bridgeman, were born in the late 1700s, and were the parents of Gilbert Wrong Jr.

Christian MacKinnon and Gilbert Wrong Jr. were married and settled in Upper Canada, in what is now Elgin County. They had George MacKinnon Wrong on June 25, 1860. He went on to be a lecturer at Wycliffe College, and at the University of Toronto from 1892 until his retirement in 1927.

McKeown Family

  • Family

The patriarch was Patrick. His son, Patrick Walter Hughes, attended Upper Canada College, University College (BA 1887) and Trinity Medical College (MD, CM 1889). He established his own practice and by 1900 was, in addition, a demonstrator in surgery in the Medical Faculty at the U of T. He rose tot he position of assistant professor of clinical surgery and served overseas with No. 4 Hospital Unit during the First World War. He married Minnie Woods, a daughter of Alderman John Woods, and they had two children, Walter Woods ("Woody") and Gertrude. Woody attended University College for one year (1911-12) before leaving for England to take law at Cambridge. He served in Europe during the War and, on returning to Canada, attended Osgoode Law School from which he graduated in 1922. Margaret Woods was a sister of Mrs. McKeown and Helen Ryan was a niece.

Students in the Faculty of Arts and Trinity Medical College.

Hunter, Andrew

  • Person

Head of the department of pathological chemistry at the University of Toronto, until 1947

Richardson, G. Peter

  • Person
  • 1935-

George Peter Richardson was born in Toronto on January 6, 1935, the son of George Grainger Richardson and Margaret Louise Everett. His early education was spent at Upper Canada College where he graduated in 1952. As an undergraduate at the University of Toronto he studied architecture, receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1957. This was followed by two years of work in the Design Department of John B. Parkin Associates.

In the fall of 1959 he returned to university, this time to study divinity at Knox College, an affiliated college in the University of Toronto. He graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1962. As he completed this degree he began to apply to graduate schools in both the United States and Britain to study for a doctorate degree. In April 1962 he was accepted into the Faculty of Divinity at Clare College, Cambridge University in England. By this time, he had married Nancy Jean Cameron (1959) and started a young family. He received his PhD in 1965.

Following his return to Canada, he was appointed Campus Minister (unordained) at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Toronto. In 1969 he received his first academic appointment as Assistant Professor, Theological Studies at Loyola College (now Concordia University) in Montreal. During that period he also served as Assistant to the Dean of Arts (1971-1972), and Assistant to the Academic Vic-President (1972-1973). In 1974, he returned to Toronto to join the University of Toronto and was appointed associate professor of religious studies and Chairman of the Division of Humanities at Scarborough College.

In 1977 he was appointed Principal of University College on the St. George Campus, a position he held until 1989. During this period he was also involved in various University-wide committees relating to planning, research and budgeting. He also sat on several search committees to select deans of the Faculty of Architecture, and Faculty of Arts and Science as well as chairs of departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Within the Department of Religious Studies, he was active on committees relating to the development of graduate and undergraduate programmes.

As busy as Prof. Richardson was with his administrative responsibilities, he maintained a steady stream of articles, papers and presentations of scholarly work. He was involved in the writing of 13 books either as sole author, editor, or co-editor, and has published more than 150 articles. Among the earliest of these was the publication of his thesis in 1969 (reprinted in 2005.) From 1986-1996 he was Managing Editor of Studies in Religion, a scholarly journal published by the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion, and was editor from 1990-2005 of the monograph series Studies in Christianity and Judaism/Etudes sur le christianisme et le judaïsme.

In addition to scholarly works, Prof. Richardson has prepared many informal works and presentations relating to religious studies and architecture to general audiences at churches such as the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church and the Temple Emmanu-El and other community groups.

His continuing interest in architecture has led to a wide variety of activities, including site architect at archaeological excavations in Israel, a government appointment as Chair, Joint Practice Board (Ontario Association of Architects and the Association of Professional Engineers) and several publications including City and Sanctuary: religion and architecture in the Roman East (2002) and Canadian Churches, an architectural history (2007). From 1994-2000 he served as a member of Board of the Ontario Heritage Foundation where he participated as member and/or chair of committees relating to revenue generation, audit and properties.

Following his retirement in 2000 Professor Richardson was appointed professor emeritus. He has continued to be in demand by organizations seeking his expertise in religious studies. From 2002-2005 he was a member of the Board of Visual Bible International, Inc. (VBI) in which he advised producers of a film on the Gospel of John and other projects.

Prof. Richardson continues to work and live in Toronto.

Carswell, William E.

  • Person
  • 1897-1980

William E. Carswell was born on June 21, 1897 in Uxbridge Ontario. After serving in WWI, Carswell enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Architecture in 1924. In 1929, he began lecturing in architecture and rose through the ranks to become full Professor of Architecture, 1958-1966. In 1959, Carswell designed the stained glass window for the rose window in the West Hall of University College. Carswell was a colour specialist and when he left the University in 1966 to become a consultant, he was made Professor Emeritus. He died in Toronto in 1980.

Samuel Beatty Fund

  • Corporate body
  • 1952-

Established in 1952 by the graduates of mathematics and physics programmes at the University of Toronto.

Acres, Henry G.

  • Person

Student in mechanical and electrical engineering at the Ontario School of Practical Science from 1900-1903.

Govan, Elisabeth Steel Livingston

  • Person
  • 1907-

Born in Hamilton, Scotland, on 18 Oct 1907. She received a B.A. from the U of T (1930, 2nd class honours in Modern History), M.A. in Public Welfare Administration from the U of T School of Social Work (1935) and Diploma in Social Work (1935). Received a B.A. Oxford University (2nd class honours from the School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 1932), and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1951).

-City of Toronto Department of Public Welfare, 1932-1934
-Brantford Department of Public Welfare, Aug-Sept 1935
-Children's Aid Society, Oshawa, Dec 1935-Apr 1936
-Caseworker at Infants' Homes of Toronto, 1936-1939
-Board of Social Studies in Sydney, Australia as teacher of casework, May 1939-Apr 1940
-Acting Director (later Director), Department of Social Work, University of Sydney, Apr 1940-Aug 1945
-Assistant Professor at U of T School of Social Work, 1945-1949
-Canadian Welfare Council - Associate Secretary - Child Welfare; Executive Secretary - Public Welfare; Secretary for Special Projects, 1950-1956
-United Nations Technical Assistance Administration. Consultant and teacher, Iraq, Sept 1952-Aug 1953
-On sabbatical leave. Consultant and teacher, Africa (Ethiopia, United Arab Republic, Ghana), Oct-Dec 1964
-Professor at U of T Faculty of Social Work in social welfare, 1956; retired June 30, 1973
-Consultant to Laurentian University in developing their Social Work Department

Studies on health insurance, reorganization of the child welfare services in Metro Toronto

President, New South Wales Social Workers' Association, 1943-1945

Member, Standing Committee of the child Welfare Advisory Council, N.S.W., 1944-1945

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