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Needler, G. H. (George Henry)

  • Person
  • 1866-1962

George Henry Needler was an Associate Professor of German at University College, University of Toronto.

Katz, Leon

  • Person
  • 1906-2000

Leon Katz was born in Lvov, Austria (now Poland), in 1906. He moved to France with his parents before the First World War and graduated from the university of Toulouse with an engineering degree. In 1941, he fled to Spain after the Nazi invasion of France and spent three years in Barcelona. Katz emigrated to Canada in 1944 and got a job assembling resistors. In 1948, he developed and patented a flickerless fluorescent lamp, and the next year he founded his own company, Canadian Fluorescent Light Co., which eventually became Canada X-Ray Ltd. He was also president of the French Chamber of Commerce and art curator of the Alliance Francaise.

Pidduck, James A.

  • Person
  • fl. 1914-1921

James A. Pidduck was born to John Pidduck and Mrs. J Pidduck, and resided in Mont Royal Park, Montreal, Canada. He enlisted on November 15th, 1915 in Montreal. After training in Toronto, he was sent to New Brunswick on February 2nd, 1916 and sent to England aboard the S.S. Metagama on February 6th. He arrived at Branchatt Camp and was quickly shipped to Shorncliffe camp where he began his work as a chauffeur for superiors, and the wounded. In September of 1916 he is moved to Rouen, France. There he worked as a chauffeur and on fatigue in a tire store, an unserviceable items store and the Quartermaster store. Little is known of the rest of his time in France. He came back to Canada sometime in the 1920s aboard “The Cunard White Star Liner: Queen Elizabeth on War Duty”.

Reeves, John

  • Person
  • 1926-

Canadian author.

Reid, John

  • Person
  • 1915-1982

While John Reid was a businessman by profession, he was a writer at heart. While only publishing one book, Horses with Blindfolds (in 1968), he produced many other manuscripts – including two other books that, along with Horses with Blindfolds, comprised a trilogy he called The Malaga Triptych – including novels and short stories, librettos (including The Lost Child, produced by the CBC in 1975, with music by Godfrey Ridout) and personal reminisces.

Scadding, Henry

  • Person
  • 1813-1901

Henry Scadding was a clergyman and book collector. He was born 29 July 1813 in Dunkeswell, England, the youngest son of John Scadding, who was the clerk to the first Lieutenant-Governor of Canada, John Graves Simcoe. The family relocated to York (Toronto) in 1821. Henry was educated at the Home District Grammar School under John Strachan and later became the first pupil enrolled at Upper Canada College. In 1833, he attended St. John’s College, Cambridge, and later returned to Canada and was ordained as a deacon on 4 June 1837. He was appointed as a classical master at Upper Canada College, and in 1847, he was appointed rector at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto, he held this role until 1875, when he was appointed a canon of St. James’ Cathedral.

Scadding held a life-long interest in history, especially the history of Toronto. He published many pamphlets and books, including Toronto of Old: Collections and Recollections Illustrative of the early settlement and social life of the Capital of Ontario (1873). As well as Memoirs of Four Decades of York, Upper Canada (1884), History of the Old French Fort at Toronto (1887) and Shakespeare: the Seer, the Interpreter (1897). He was a founding member of the Canadian Institute in 1849, and edited its publications: Canadian Journal and Proceedings from 1869 to 1886. Scadding was also a founding member and first president of the York Pioneer and Historical Society, the same organization that relocated Scadding’s childhood log cabin to the grounds of the CNE in 1879. From 1862 until his death in 1901, he lived at No. 6, Trinity Square in Toronto, which is now named the Henry Scadding House.

Scadding died on 6 May 1901 in Toronto. He bequeathed his library to the University of Toronto.

Schneid, Otto

  • Person
  • 1900-1974

Otto Schneid, born in Jablunkova, Czechoslovakia, January 30, 1900, was an art historian, professor, writer, and artist. During the 1930s he began work on a dictionary of twentieth century Jewish artists to be published in Vienna in 1938, but the plates were confiscated by the Nazis. In 1939 he went to Palestine (Israel) as a research student at Jerusalem University. From 1948-1960 he taught art history at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Haifa, and continued to write about art. In 1960 he decided to concentrate on his creative work (poetry, painting, sculpting) and moved to the United States, where he lived from 1960 to 1963. During that period he had seven one-man shows there and one in Canada. In 1964 he moved to Canada where he continued to paint and to write. He died in Toronto in 1974.

Smith, Ray

  • Person
  • 1941-

Ray Smith is a Canadian novelist and short story writer who currently resides in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He was an English teacher at Loyola College, Montreal, from 1970-71, as well as at Dawson College, Montreal from 1971 until his retirement in May 2007. Smith began writing on 1964 when he produced some unpublished poetry and short stories. He progressed to writing novels afterwards. Smith’s first published work, a compilation of short stories, Cape Breton is the Thought Control Centre of Canada (1969) won him early critical acclaim. His other published works include Lord Nelson Tavern (1974), Century (1986, reprinted in 2008), The Man Who Loved Jane Austen (1999), The Man Who Hated Emily Brontë (2004), The Flush of Victory: Jack Bottomly Among the Virgins (2007), and A Night at the Opera (1992), which won the QSPELL Hugh MacLennan Award for Best Novel of 1992.

Tata, Sam

  • Person
  • 1911-

Sam Tata was born in Shanghai, China, on September 30th, 1911, to father Bejan, and mother, Naja, of the wealthy, mercantile Tata family. He died July 3rd, 2005 at the age of 93 at Sooke, British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island. He took up photography after studying at the University of Hong Kong in the 1930s, and was one of the founding members of the Shanghai Camera Club. He learned studio portraiture with Oscar Seepol, later studying with well-known photographers, Chin San Long and Liu Shu Chong. His photographs began to be accepted for publication by British and American magazines. In the 1940s he had his own photography exhibition in Bombay (Mumbai). He lived in India for part of the 1940s where he met future mentor and friend, famed French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. With Cartier-Bresson, Tata learned the art of street photography. The two documented the Indian Independence movement from 1946-1948, including the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. In 1949, Tata returned to Shanghai, where he documented the rise of Communism in China following the Chinese Civil War. Tata immigrated to Canada in 1956 with his wife, Marketa (Rita) Langer and settled in Montreal, developing his photography career as a portraitist, and raising his daughter, Toni. Photographs of Toni as a small child appeared frequently in Canadian magazines-- she was clearly one of her father's favourite subjects. Tata also became known for his portraits of celebrities such as Leonard Cohen, Irving Layton, Buster Keaton, Elizabeth Smart, Christopher Plummer, Donald Sutherland to name a few. Tata is survived by daughter Antonia (Toni), in Canada, sister Aloo Daver, of Hong Kong, brothers Phiroze Tata of London, England, Jangoo Tata, of San Francisco, and two grandsons. One brother died before him. Tata's work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Macleans, The Illustrated Weekly of India, Time, The Globe Magazine, Star Weekly, Perspectives, French Chateleine and many others, especially during the 1940s-1960s. His work has also appeared in numerous books and photography shows. In 1982 he received an honorary degree from Concordia University, Montreal. He was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communication(CAPIC). In 1991, forty of his photographs appeared in the National Library of Canada exhibition, Canadian Writers at the National Library of Canada.

Thompson, David

  • Person
  • 1770-1857

David Thompson, born in London, England, in 1770, was one of North America's greatest explorers, surveyors and mapmakers, as well as one of the finest travel writers of his era. In 1794, he was appointed as a surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Compay. He broke with the HBC and joined the North West Company as a surveyor in 1797. From 1792 to 1812, he mapped most of the country west of Hudson Bay and Lake Superior, across the Rocky Mountains to the source of the Columbia River, and the length of the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. He died in 1857.

Townshend, Henry D.

  • Person

Henry D. Townshend was a militia commander on the Niagara Frontier in 1838.

White, Samuel Alexander

  • Person
  • 1885-1956

Samuel Alexander White was a Canadian writer and teacher.

White, William Charles

  • Person
  • 1873-1960

William Charles White, born in 1873, was an Anglican Bishop, author and archaeologist. He was the Lord Bishop of Newfoundland, and the first Anglican Bishop from Canada to be stationed in Honan province, China, between 1901 and 1934. He was also the first Canadian Bishop to be consecrated for service in the mission field. He died in 1960.

York, Thomas

  • Person
  • 1940-1988

Thomas York was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. York was ordained minister of the United Church of Canada, and served in parishes in mining and logging camps of the Queen Charlotte Islands, the village of Bella-Bella, B.C., the gold mining town of Yellowknife, N.W.T., and Chapel-in-the-Park in Toronto. His novels are set in the places where he has lived.

Potts, Mary Stewart

  • Person
  • 1923-

Mary Stewart Potts was born on July 3, 1923 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She entered nurse’s training in 1942 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. After her graduation in 1945 she worked at the Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto and then with the Victorian Order of Nurses in Welland, Ontario. Ms. Potts completed a course in Public Health Nursing at Queen’s University and was appointed charge nurse with the VON In Lachine, Quebec. Later she returned to Kingston where she worked with the Public Health Unit.

In August 1951 she married Len Harper and relocated to Toronto. She worked in the Public Health Branch until 1954 with the arrival of the first of her six children. She returned to nursing in 1965 after a refresher course at the Red Deer General Hospital, working in the Emergency and Outpatients Department. Subsequently, she was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital in North Bay, Ontario and then the Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in the New-born Nursery and Neonatal units of both hospitals.

Mick, Irene

  • Person

Irene Mick was born in Powassan, Ontario. She was educated in Ottawa and at the Renfrew Collegiate before graduating from Riverdale Hospital. Irene worked at Toronto General Hospital for nine years before joining the RCAMC in 1939.

During World War II, Irene and her sister Delta served in England, North Africa and Italy with number 15 Canadian General Hospital. Arriving in England in 1940 they were stationed at Bramshott, Surrey in a 1000 bed military hospital. They cared for soldiers wounded at Dieppe in 1942. In 1943 the sisters went to El Arrouche, North Africa with their unit. The RCAMC had set up a tent hospital that was taking casualties from the Sicilian campaign. The sisters were also skilled in the treatment of infectious diseases from their training at the Riverdale Isolation Hospital. They were able to use this expertise when an outbreak of smallpox amongst the British soldiers occurred. The sisters were then based in Caserta, Italy, nursing casualties from the Italian campaign. The sisters returned to Canada in 1945.

Irene died in 1995.

Janes Surgical Society

  • Corporate body

This surgical fellowship was established in 1954 by surgeons who were residents under the tenure of Robert Meredith Janes, Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1947-1957.

Heimbecker, Raymond Oliver

  • Person

Associate professor of surgery; internationally recognized specialist in heart surgery

Aitken, William Ewart Maurice

  • Person

William Ewart Maurice Aitken, B.A. (University College, 1908), M.A., 1909, was head of the department of English at Western Branch Technical School, Toronto, from 1928 to 1931, when he resigned to take up an appointment at the Normal School in the city.

MacMillan, Donald Dewar

  • Person
  • 1899-

Student in the Faculties of Arts, Education, and Dentistry. Born Belmont, Ontario, August, 1899; DDS 1924.

Tracy, Gordon Frederick

  • Person

Gordon Frederick Tracy was Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 1947-1964.

Turnbull, Norman John

  • Person
  • 1921-2011

Norman John Turnbull was born in 1921 in Toronto. He was educated at Upper Canada College and was accepted into the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto in 1939. One year later, in 1940, N.J. Turnbull enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served in WWII with the Queens Own Rifles. During his WWII service, N.J. Turnbull married his wife, Lillian Jean Givens, in Aldershot, England in 1945. He returned to the Faculty of Forestry in 1946 and graduated in 1949. He was an employee of Spruce Falls Power and Paper Co., Kapuskasing, Ontario.

Fidlar, Ernest

  • Person

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Millgate, Michael

  • Person
  • 1928-

Michael Millgate, University Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Toronto, is one of the leading textual scholars, critics and biographers working in the field of English literature today. He has published major editions and books on Thomas Hardy (including seven volumes of letters) and William Faulkner, and is a world authority on both authors, as well as a highly respected commentator on their contemporaries. Excerpts from his publications have appeared steadily in collections, and he has continued to receive important research grants and fellowships throughout his career.

Millyard, John

  • Person

John Millyard was educated at the University of Toronto (he received his bachelor of Arts in 1954). His career ranges from top general management in manufacturing, to more than two decades as a professional writer, editor and publisher in consumer and industrial fields. He was an editor with the Canadian Press and Maclean Hunter, and wrote and photographed for major magazines. Since 1985 he has been president of Money Jar Publishing, a contract book publisher serving the communications needs of clients from a variety of industries. He has ghost-written two best-selling personal financial planning books: The Money Jar and The Money Gap.

Manguel, Alberto

  • Person
  • 1948-

Alberto Manguel was born in Buenos Aires in 1948, and is now a Canadian citizen. After spending his childhood in Israel, where his father was the Argentine ambassador, he attended school in Argentina. In 1968 he left for Europe and, with the exception of one year back in Buenos Aires where he worked as a journalist for the newspaper La Nacion, he lived in Spain, France, England and Italy earning an itinerant living as a reader for various publishing companies. In the mid-seventies he was offered (and accepted) a job as assistant editor at Les Editions du Pacifique, a publishing company in Tahiti. In 1982, after the publication of The Dictionary of Imaginary Places (written with Gianni Guadalupi) he moved to Canada. He has edited a dozen anthologies of short stories on themes ranging from fantastic literature to erotic literature, and he has written several books of fiction and non-fiction. Among them, A History of Reading, translated into over thirty languages, Into the Looking-Glass Wood, Reading Pictures, and the novels News From A Foreign Country Came and Stevenson Under the Palm Trees. He contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines around the world.

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