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Yee, Gary

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Gary Yee, a UofT alumnus, is a lawyer who had a long career in administrative justice, having chaired multiple adjudicative tribunals. He was the founding Clinic Director of the Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and a past National President of Chinese Canadian National Council. Yee currently serves as Vice-President of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice. He received the Law Society Medal in 2017, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers in 2022.

Richards, Larry Wayne

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  • Person
  • 1944-

Professor Larry Wayne Richards is an architect, Professor Emeritus, and former Dean of UofT’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Professor Richards was born on 24 November 1944 and grew up on a farm that abuts the village of Matthews in Grant County, Indiana. He attended elementary school there and high school in Upland before entering Miami University in Oxford, Indiana, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1967. He completed his masters degree at Yale University (1973-1975), where he was a teaching assistant and was awarded the Everett Meeks Graduate Fellowship (1974) and was a finalist for the American Rome Prize in Architecture (1975).

In 1967, Professor Richards began his professional career in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a designer for The Architects Collaborative, Inc. (TAC), which was headed by Walter Gropius; he stayed until 1972. From 1968 to 1971 he was also a part-time instructor in Architecture at Garland Junior College in Boston and in 1972-1973, he was assistant professor at the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. From 1971 to 1975, he had a private practice in Boston, Florence (Italy), and New Haven. In 1972, he was certified as an architect in Massachusetts.

Professor Richards left the United States for Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1975, where he was hired as assistant professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the Nova Scotia Technical College. In addition to design studio teaching, he was responsible for ‘Introduction to Architecture’, an elective course in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dalhousie University (1975 through 1978). He coordinated a 1977 study-abroad programme in China and Japan, and developed their guest lecture series. In 1978, he was appointed Campus Design Coordinator for the university. [1]

The same year Professor Richards formed a design group called NETWORKS with two former students, Brian Lyons and Eric Fiss. A year later, Frederic Urban joined them. Numerous projects by NETWORKS were published in the monograph, Larry Richards’ Works, 1977-1980 (1980).

In 1980, Professor Richards left for the University of Toronto. As an assistant professor in
the Department of Architecture, he co-coordinated the 1980-81 fourth-year programme
and the fall 1981 studio in Venice. He developed and taught a new course, “Introduction
to Architecture,” at University College. After one year he left, as had others, including
Alberto Perez Gomez and Daniel Libeskind, due to “the non-hospitable environment and
resistance to change…that prevailed” [2] there.

Professor Richards’ next appointment was Director of the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture. He “commenced his work there in the fall of 1981, officially leaving U of T in January 1982. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to go to the vibrant Waterloo School”, [3] and his tenure as director was a fruitful one. In addition to his administrative and teaching duties, he was very active on university committees, especially those relating to design, on a number of professional bodies, as a guest critic at Carleton University and the University of Toronto, and (in 1987) served as guest editor and curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal.

During his time at Waterloo, Professor Richards maintained close contact with Toronto and the UofT. This was to have a significant impact on his future. He wrote that, in 1985,

‘when the U of T school of architecture reached a point of self-isolation, total turmoil, and near-closure, I was invited to highly confidential meetings with v.p. Joan Foley and other top administrators to see if I might consider being telescoped in as dean to help save and turn around the school. The university could not meet my basic conditions for taking the position, and I stayed at Waterloo. In 1996 I was again courted by the University of Toronto, primarily by v.p. and provost, Adel Sedra, and commenced as dean in January 1997, serving for seven-and-one-half years, through June 2004. Transforming and revitalizing the school during that period was an entirely rewarding, fulfilling experience for me.’ [4]

Professor Richards brought fundamental changes to the Faculty at UofT. He devised and implemented two long-range academic plans, established three new masters programs (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design) and a new undergraduate major in Architecture in the Faculty of Arts and Science. He also oversaw the renovation (over several years and including the renovation and expansion of library and the creation of the Eric Arthur Gallery) of 230 College Street, and the establishment of the Faculty’s first endowed chair, the Frank Gehry International Chair in Architectural Design (2003). He was responsible for changing the name of the Faculty to “Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design”, which was branded by consultant Bruce Mau as “al&d”. He created the Faculty’s first Advancement Office and organized a successful fundraising drive. Professor Richards was also deeply involved in the architect selection processes for major projects on the University’s St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough campuses, and sat on numerous other University committees and boards that were primarily associated with planning and design. He stepped down as dean in 2004 and was named Professor Emeritus in 2010.

Professor Richards is dedicated to “nurturing a broad understanding of and appreciation for the art of architecture” and in the 1970s and the 1980s had a strong interest in postmodernism. For many years he taught an “Introduction to Architecture” course at the University of Toronto. His own creative work engages collage processes to represent conceptual architectural projects. Professor Richards’ work has been shown internationally, and several of his drawings are in the collection of the CCA in Montreal.

Professor Richards’ membership in professional organizations ranges from Canadian associations such as the Ontario Association of Architects, the Royal Architectural Institute to Canada, and the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, to American bodies such as the American Institute of Architects and the Institute for Urban Design in New York City.

He has been an advisor and consultant to a wide number of projects, including as creative consultant to the Hong Kong-based fashion house, Blanc de Chine, where he designed the third floor for Blanc de Chine’s New York, Fifth Avenue store among other projects. He has sat on numerous juries and held appointments on a variety of boards, committees and councils, including (in addition to most of the bodies previously mentioned) the Ontario Heritage Foundation, the Canadian Architectural Certification Board, the Design Exchange (Toronto), and the Canada Council’s Canadian Prix de Rome Committee. In the fall of 2008, he was appointed artistic director of WORKshop Inc., a Toronto-based research and development company, owned by Blanc de Chine, which focused on furniture and products for 21st-century urban living inspired by the Chinese Ming period.

He has received grants for multiple research projects, including those focused on Japan, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, for the study of cylindrical space, and, in 1982, for a series of television programmes. He has written three books, including a guide to UofT’s campus architecture, and numerous articles. He has given many talks to student and professional groups and to the wider public. Honours received include election to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (1998) and receiving the RAIC Award of Excellence (Advocate for Architecture) in 2007.

Professor Richards and Frederic Urban, his partner since 1967, live in Toronto.

NOTES
[1] Much of the information on the professional aspects of Professor Richards’ activities has been drawn from the October, 2004 version of his curriculum vitae.
[2] Personal communication, 23 July 2009
[3] Personal communication, 23 July 2009
[4] Personal communication, 23 July 2009
[5] Professor Richards’ biographical sketch on the website of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, 2010.

Appendix 1: Professor Richards’ statement on his parents accepting his sexuality and his partner, Frederic Urban

The context for this statement is Harold Averill discovering two letters to Professor Richards from his best childhood friend, Dick Kibbey, about his relationship with his parents. The first, written from the ranch where he was working in Texas, was dated 25 August 1973: "Going back to your earlier letter, you mentioned ‘Muncie’ and a ‘last-ditch attempt to win acceptance and love from my parents.’ How can you expect them to accept you when they don't know you? Maybe they know all about you and Fred (or maybe they have guessed), but my guess is that they don't. Maybe they wouldn't accept you if they knew everything, but you can't condemn them when they don't even see the whole picture. You and Fred have a good thing going, a great relationship and I envy you for the love you must feel for each other." Four years later, in December 1977, Dick wrote, "We (he and his wife, just married) sat next to your parents at a recent civic theater production. It is good that they accept your life better now. They told me about calling you in China."

You asked me to explain a little bit about this comment and that period of my life.

I met Fred in Boston in the spring of 1967, and my parents made a car trip from Indiana to Boston a few months after that. Fred and I were not living together yet (he was still sharing an apartment on Mt. Vernon Street with his former college roommate, Arthur Gallerani, and I was living in a crummy apartment on Revere Street, the "wrong side" of Beacon Hill). Anyway, my parents were coming to visit me in Boston on a sort of holiday for them, but also to bring my Siamese cat, Nina. (It must have been horrible with the cat in the car during that long drive from Indiana.) So of course they also met Fred. Surely at that time they were mostly repressing whatever thoughts they might have been having about my sexuality and my relationship with Fred. They were nice to him, and he was nice to them. They visited us in Boston a time or two after that, after we had moved in together, and I think they only very reluctantly accepted our living together. (At a wonderful dinner that Fred cooked for them, my father got up from the table and vomited. We could never finally decide whether it was the somewhat rare lamb, which he had possibly never eaten before, or us two guys living so close in a small apartment.) As well, Fred went with me to Indiana several times to visit my parents, brother, sister, etc. It was always somewhat tense when we visited there together.

By the early 70s, I found my parents somewhat less accepting of Fred. I can't remember the date, but I do remember the time when my father decided it was time to have a "heart to heart" and persuaded me to go walking with him in a ravine behind my grandparent's farm house. He started into some kind of thing about how wonderful women were, and in a roundabout way how my sexual orientation was preventing him from being able to accept a Deacon position in the Primitive Baptist Church. I was full of anger, and there was a moment when I wanted to push him off the side of the hill that we were on. There ensued a couple of years when I withdrew from my parents and my upbringing (with my attitudes related in certain ways to the radical times, then, in Boston). The year I went back to Muncie to teach at Ball State University, things improved with my parents, partly because they got the mistaken idea that I was going to move back permanently to Indiana alone and teach forever at Ball State. That was their fantasy.

The low point in my relations with my parents was likely around 72-74, when I had started at Yale. I never did invite them to Yale. I didn't stay for my own commencement in the spring of 1975, and it is now something that I regret, because it would have been a huge, huge wonderful deal for them -- to have experienced Yale and see me graduate from there. Now at some point in the midst of all of this, I came out to my parents -- I really can't recall what year-- and they were somewhat accepting, inferring that they already knew (which of course they did). I don't [know] when their more accepting attitude (of Fred) really started happening; but the clue must be, in part, in the second letter from Dick Kibbey which you think might be December 1977. That seems about right. By September 1975 Fred and I had moved to Halifax. My parents came to visit, and they enjoyed it. I think they stayed at the Lord Nelson Hotel, diagonally across the street from where Fred and I lived on Spring Garden Road.

Over the years they mellowed, shall we say, as did I. About three years before my father died --I'm guessing around 2002-03, I was visiting Indiana and went to Sunday church service with my parents, at the little red brick Primitive Baptist Church that my great-great-grandfather Richards had founded with a few other "pioneers" and where he was a minister. The minister was speaking in tongues and drifted off into a rant against homosexuals and how they would die in hell. I was shocked. At the end of the service I quickly left and went for a walk in the nearby cemetery. I rode home in the car with my parents in near silence. Nobody said anything but everyone knew something weird and awful had happened.

A year or so later my father announced to me that he was no longer attending the Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, nor was my mother. (She converted from Congregational Christian soon after she married my father. I saw her receive full immersion baptism in my grandfather's creek when I was a kid, with people singing hymns. She couldn't swim and was deathly afraid of drowning.) Anyway, this news from my father that he had abandoned the Primitive Baptist Church came as a shock. In his awkward way he told me that "what that minister said that Sunday was not right...I will never forgive him. Your great-grandfather [also a Baptist preacher] would not have approved. We are now attending the Methodist Church (where his own mother had been a member)." I do not have time to add details here. But it was truly remarkable to me that my father abandoned the church that his family had attended and nurtured over several generations, just because of his love and respect for me. I told him that he didn't have to do that for me. He insisted. They never turned back, and my mother still attends the Matthews Methodist Church. She seems very content there. Although there were some difficult times, I have to say in retrospect that I was very fortunate to have, finally, such accepting parents.

So this is a long explanation for your curiosity about the Dick Kibbey comment about Fred and my parents.

University of Toronto History Society

  • Corporate body
  • 2016-2022

Formed in 2016, the University of Toronto History Society (UTHS) is a club open to all undergraduate students at the University, who share an interest in the University’s history and in presenting a history that focuses on issues of importance to students. The club hosts a website, Facebook page, and Instagram account that curates and shares the history of the University of Toronto.

In March 2022, the Society was renamed the University of Toronto Students' History Collective (UTSHC).

University of Toronto Students' History Collective

  • Corporate body
  • 2022-

Formed in 2016 as the University of Toronto History Society (UTHS), the University of Toronto Students' History Collective (UTSHC) is a club open to all undergraduate students at the University, who share an interest in the University’s history and in presenting a history that focuses on issues of importance to students. The club hosts a website, Facebook page, and Instagram account that curates and shares the history of the University of Toronto.

In March 2022, the University of Toronto History Society was renamed the University of Toronto Students' History Collective.

French, Barry

  • Person
  • 1931-

Barry French was born on August 22 1931. In October 1955, he graduated with a B.A.Sc from the University of Toronto in Chemical Engineering. A year later, in 1956, he pursued his Masters degree at Graduate School of Thermodynamics at the University of Birmingham on an Athlone Fellowship. During this interim year, he worked as a research engineer for Orenda Engines in Malton Ont. and as a scientist to the Ramjet Section of the National Gas Turbine Establishment in Pyestock, Hants, England. In 1957, he returned to the University of Toronto, Institute of Aerophysics for his doctoral work. His thesis research, supervised by Prof. J.H. de Leeuw, related to plasma diagnostics and was both theoretical and experimental. He was hired as a lecturer in 1961, obtained his Ph.D. in 1962 and quickly rose through the ranks of the Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) to full professor by 1968. From 1974-1982, he held the position of Associate Director of UTIAS and from 1982-85 was half-time Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. He was also a founding board member of the Innovations Foundation. Prof. French is now Prof. Emeritus and has retained his ongoing connections to the University and specifically to the research done at UTIAS through his position as a scientific advisor of SCIEX (name derived from Scientific Export).

Prof. French has over sixty scientific publications and more than a dozen patents in his name. His early work in the 1960s on gasdynamics led to the establishment of the space simulation laboratories at the UTIAS and, as a result, was jointly involved with Prof. A.O Nier of Minnesota in developing the upper atmospheric mass spectrometer for Project Viking that collected atmospheric data for Mars. This research in miniature mass spectroscopy, vacuum gasdynamics and electronic technology led to several patented inventions relating to analyzing trace components. In 1974, Prof. French along with his associate Bill Breukelman founded SCIEX with the purpose of finding applications and markets based on these patents. For the twenty-five years following the establishment of SCIEX, Prof. French remained a key figure at SCIEX with positions on the Board of Directors and as a Senior Scientific Consultant. Much of his research in the latter part of his career related to further developments of trace analyzers and ionization mass spectroscopy. Today SCIEX, a division of MDS Health Group Ltd., is a world leader in mass spectroscopy instrumentation. It employs over 400 highly trained scientists and engineers and has established awards and research chairs at several Canadian universities. It is seen as the most significant research company to evolve out of the University of Toronto.

Prof. French is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers and the Royal Society of Canada and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art and the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. He continues to advise at SCIEX and is presently working with Bill Breukelman on a new venture relating to geophysical instrumentation for resource exploration. He lives with his wife Gloria in Oakville, Ontario.

Colman, John

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  • Person
  • -2010

John Colman served as Associate Dean at Scarborough College in 1965-1966. He was then appointed Dean at Erindale College and served in this role 1966-1968, before returning to Scarborough to serve as Dean 1968-1972. He later served as Acting Principal of UTSC in 1980-1981. He taught Political Science.

Hassanpour, Amir

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  • Person
  • 1943-2017

Professor Amir Hassanpour (1943-2017) was a prominent Kurdish-Iranian Marxist Linguist and Professor Emeritus of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto (UofT), where he taught from 1999 to 2009. His major research areas were Kurdish socio-linguistics, Kurdish history and nationalism, as well as peasant and social movements in the Middle East and Kurdistan. He was an influential intellectual and revolutionary thinker who advocated for Kurdish Studies and the rights of national minorities for self-determination. His wide-ranging research has left significant impacts in these areas.

Born in Mahabad, Prof. Hassanpour attended the University of Tehran for his B.A. in English Language and Literature (1960-1964). He then completed a compulsory placement in Sepah Tarvij wa Abadani (Advancement and Development Force, a branch of the Land Reform Campaign) as a replacement for the required military service in Iran. This position exposed him to land reform history and peasant movements in Kurdistan.

Following his service, Prof. Hassanpour trained as a teacher at the Tehran Teachers’ Training College (1965). After working in Mahabad for several years, he then returned to the University of Tehran to complete his M.A. in Linguistics in 1968. Prof. Hassanpour moved to the United States to study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his PhD in 1972. Prior to working at the UofT, Prof. Hassanpour held research and teaching positions at the University of Windsor (1987-1993), Uppsala Universitet (1993-1994) and at Concordia University (1994-1996).

Prof. Hassanpour pioneered the application of socio-linguistic theories and methods to the study of Kurdish language and its relationship to nation-building. His thesis, “The Language Factor in National Development: The Standardization of the Kurdish Language, 1918 - 1985” is credited as a Marxist analytical landmark in the field of Kurdish Studies, where he made extensive use of socio-linguistic theoretical literature and referenced previously overlooked sources such as: unpublished government documents, national census data, interviews and personal correspondence with key Kurdish intellectuals, Kurdish language texts including poetry, novels, newspapers, radio programs and music.

Prof. Hassanpour continued his study in communication and media studies, Kurdish nationalism, language, and culture, particularly through the analysis of satellite television and its relation to the development of Kurdish nationalism in 1990s. As the subjects of his research expanded, he developed a reputation for being at the forefront of research in Kurdish literature, culture, and music, as well as looking at Kurdish peasant movements, and Kurdish and Iranian diasporas. Connected to both his academic interests and revolutionary ideas, Prof. Hassanpour actively collected and preserved material related to international revolutionary movements, with particular emphasis on Kurdistan, Iran, Palestine and China under Mao’s leadership. As a revolutionary scholar, his intellectual journey came to embody his rejection of nationalism as a liberation path. He was an internationalist and critical of theories and politics advocating ‘identity politics’ and ‘cultural relativism’ that overlook class and separate patriarchy and racism from capitalist and imperialist relations of power.

As a teacher, Prof. Hassanpour was highly popular among students. He was vastly regarded for his resourcefulness and commitment to critical and transformative pedagogy. While at the UofT, he developed and taught undergraduate courses in Middle Eastern studies with focuses on mass media, nationalism, social movements and civil society. His course, “Theory and Method in Middle Eastern Studies”, became a required component of the Department’s graduate curriculum as the course introduced students to theories of historiography and the history of the discipline and its Orientalist roots in Europe and North America.

While at UofT, Prof. Hassanpour served on multiple committees including The Undergraduate Affairs Committee and the Teaching Evaluation Committee. Outside of the University, he served on advisory boards for Kurdish Studies programs or language course offerings in the United States, the Netherlands and Sweden, as well as consulting for a range of governmental bodies and organizations in Canada and abroad. In addition to his regular publishing activity, Prof. Hassanpour held editorial positions for journals, Derwaze: Kurdish Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Gzing.

Prof. Hassanpour’s lifetime intellectual and political partner is Prof. Shahrzad Mojab. She is a Professor of women and gender studies and education.

McInnes Family

  • Family
  • Walter John McGill McInnes, student at Toronto School of Medicine, listed as attending 1861-1862 (1862-1863 annual announcement): Born 1843(?), Died 1919.
  • Norman Walter McInnes student in medicine 1893-1897, MB 1897.

Ryerson, Edward Stanley

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  • Person
  • 1879-1963

Edward Stanley Ryerson was born in Toronto in 1879, the son of Charles Egerton (and grandson of Egerton) Ryerson. He was educated at the Toronto Model School and at Upper Canada College, prior to enrolling in Trinity Medical School from which he graduated in 1900.

Shortly thereafter he began a life-long association with the University of Toronto. In 1903, when Trinity Medical College was merged with the University of Toronto Medical College, his experience as an instructor in bacteriology at the former helped gain him an appointment as a demonstrator in anatomy in the new Faculty of Medicine. Five years later he became Assistant Secretary in the Faculty and, in 1918, following his return from active service in Europe and the retirement of Dr. Primrose, Secretary. In 1932, he was appointed both to the Senate of the University and to the position of Assistant Dean in the Faculty. He resigned as both Secretary and Assistant Dean in 1946, but stayed on as Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry until his retirement three years later.

In addition to his teaching and administrative load at the University, he practiced for many years as a surgeon at Toronto General Hospital. His work there began before the First World War, and he eventually rose to be head of one of its divisions, Ward B. From 1919 to 1931 he was also a surgeon at the veterans' hospital on Christie Street.

Dr. Ryerson's experience as a surgeon during the Great War lead to a growing interest in the relationship between the study of medicine and the general health of the population which, as medical checkups for enlistees demonstrated, was not very good. This new philosophy of health, which was given the name 'hygeialogy', led to the establishment of the Department of Physical and Health Education at the University of Toronto in 1940, the first in North America, with Ryerson as its head. A year later, when its status was raised to that of 'School', he was appointed its Director. By the time he stepped down in 1949, over 300 students were enrolled.

Dr. Ryerson had many honours bestowed on him for his pioneering work in the medical profession. In 1931 he became chairman of the committee on educational policies of the Association of American Medical Colleges, its most important sub-committee. He held the post until he was elected President of the Association in 1935. In 1937 a similar position was given him by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He also served a term as president of the Medical Council of Canada, and was long a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Another important element in Dr Ryerson's life was military affairs. He served with the Queen's Own Rifles from 1896-1900; with No. 4 Field Hospital, Canadian Medical Army Corps until 1903; and with the Toronto Light Horse (later the Mississauga Horse) until 1908. When the Canadian Officer Training Corps was established at the University of Toronto, in 1914, he joined with the rank of Captain. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in April of 1915, with the rank of Major. He served with the No. 4 General Hospital (the University Hospital) at Salonika until January of 1917 when he received a medical discharge. In March he was appointed Director of medical services, No. 2 Military District, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He resigned his commission in November of 1918, to return to civilian life. During the Second World War he served with the medical corps, Royal Norwegian Air Force in Canada. He was awarded the Haakon VII Medal of Liberation for meritorious service.

Dr. Ryerson married Tessie Devigne of Montreal. They had 3 children - Stanley Brehaut Egerton, Donald Egerton, and Virginia. He died on March 28, 1963.

Dale, Florence Fredericka Ryckman

  • Person
  • 1876-1971

Florence Fredericka Ryckman was born June 29, 1876, the eldest daughter of Emmaline Edmond Baird and Reverend Edward Bradshaw Ryckman, minister of the Second Methodist Church in Kingston, Ontario. According to notes by Frances Dale on the newpaper report of Fredericka's birth, her name was to be Jessie Alexandra. Apparently, this “was found out when mother applied for birth certificate at age 70.” She met William Dale during her sophomore year at Queen’s University where she was a Honour English and History major student and he was lecturing in the Department of Classics following his dismissal from the University of Toronto. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1898.

After a six year courtship, she and William Dale were married on April 10, 1901 at the Wall Street Methodist Church in Brockville. She was 25 and William Dale was 53. Her father, Rev. E. B. Ryckman performed the ceremony. For the first ten years of their marriage they lived on the Dale farm near St. Marys. In 1911 they moved, with their three children to the large Second Empire style house on Ontario Street. When William Dale died in 1921, Fredericka was left alone to raise their four children, Margaret, William Douglas, Frances and Emmaline [1]. Following his death, she sold the Dale farm, and in the years to come, sent Margaret and Frances to the University of Toronto… In addition to raising her four children, Mrs. Dale was involved in the St. Mary’s United Church, the Women’s Missionary Society and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was a charter member of the Queen Alexandra Women’s Institute and a former members of the St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary. According to her obituary in the Queen’s University Alumni Review (March-April 1972), Frederika Dale was part of one of the first groups in the area to become interested in the issues faced by those with intellectual disabilities .” [2]

She lived in the family house in St. Marys until her death on August 17, 1971 at the age of 95.

Notes:
[1]: Robert McKay Wilhelm, “William Dale – Delicta Maiorum: An Ancient Roman on the battlefield at the University of Toronto”. P. 10, footnote 48 ; Montreal Daily Witness, April 12, 1901. B2002-0017/008
[2]: UTA B2002-0017/008

Williams, Edith Bickerton

  • Person
  • 1899-1979

Edith Bickerton Williams, known to all as "Bud", was born in Toronto on 24 June,1899. She was educated for ten years at "Glen Mawr", a private school for girls run by a Miss Veal. She entered University College as an Arts student in the fall of 1916, but did not find the program much to her liking and failed second year. In approximately 1925, she went to Britain to work in a bank. Her mother tried to persuade her to stay, but she returned to Canada in 1927. At some point in the 1920s, Williams was diagnosed with a mild case of tuberculosis. Subsequently, she raised poultry in Aurora for ten years before deciding to attend the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. Williams graduated in 1941, the second woman in Ontario to do so, and then set up her own practice in Toronto (675 St. Clair Avenue West).

In the late 1930s, Bud moved in with her lifelong partner Frieda Fraser. The house they shared, on the Niagara escarpment near Burlington, had been purchased by Frieda's mother some years earlier and inherited by Frieda after the death of her grandmother.

At the end of December,1976, Bud suffered a severe stroke and made only a partial recovery, never leaving hospital for long. She died in 1979.

Fraser, Frieda Helen

  • Person
  • 1899-1994

Frieda Helen Fraser was born in Toronto on 30 August,1899. She was educated at home, 67 Madison Avenue, until the age of fifteen and then spent three years at Havergal College. She entered University College in the fall of 1917, receiving her BA in 1922, having specialized in physics and biology. She went on to medical school, receiving her MB three years later. In the summer of 1925, she moved to New York where she took her internship at the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. She then moved to Philadelphia to complete her post-doctoral training in chest diseases under Dr. Muriel McPhedran at the Henry Phipps Institute, University of Pennsylvania.

Frieda returned to Toronto in 1928 to accept the positions of research associate in the Connaught Laboratories and demonstrator in the Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in the School of Hygiene. Her slow rise through the ranks was typical for a woman of her time, though she advanced further than most. In 1929, her appointment as a demonstrator in hygiene was made part-time while she concentrated more on her research at the Connaught. In 1933, she was promoted to lecturer (part-time) in the Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine and full-time the following year. In 1936, she became an assistant professor and an associate professorship followed after the outbreak of the Second World War. Her appointment as a full professor came in 1949 and in 1955, she was appointed Professor of Microbiology. Dr. Fraser retired in 1965.

Trained as a bacteriologist, she worked closely with her brother Donald for much of her career. After his death in 1954, she was involved in a special research project to develop an antigen for tuberculosis. She taught preventive medicine in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programmes for more than thirty years.

Dr. Fraser was an amateur artist who included drawings and sketches in her correspondence, research notes, and on stray pieces of paper. Her dedication to gardening is also evidenced through the records. She shared the linguistic skills of her family, being fluent in German and French. In the late 1930s Frieda moved in with her lifelong partner Edith Williams (“Bud”). The house they shared, on the Niagara escarpment near Burlington, had been purchased by Frieda's mother some years earlier and was inherited by Frieda after the death of her grandmother. Frieda died in a nursing home in Burlington, Ontario on 29 July,1994, shortly after she was forced to leave her beloved home.

Fraser, Donald Thomas

  • Person
  • 1888-1954

Donald was born 27 September, 1888 and graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA (1912) and an MB (1915). Following active service in World War I, he joined the University's Antitoxin Laboratory (later the Connaught Laboratories), where he was eventually appointed Assistant Director. In 1920 he was appointed to the staff of the Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and helped develop the School of Hygiene. In 1932 he became a full professor and de facto head of the Department, succeeding Dr. Fitzgerald in 1940.

A bacteriologist, he was "an enthusiastic proponent of the use of vaccines and antitoxins." In the early 1920s he "assisted in the research to improve the production of insulin", "was a member of the team that perfected diphtheria toxoid," and was also keenly interested in tetanus, scarlet fever, and whooping cough. Dr. Fraser introduced the science of microbiology into the curriculum, and was a widely respected teacher, fluent in French and German. He died in 1954.

Meek, Theophile James

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  • Person
  • 1881-1966

Born in 1881 into a farming family in Port Stanley Ontario, Theophile James Meek graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in 1903. After theological studies at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago (1903-06) and two years as a traveling scholar in Germany, he held a post at James Millikin University in Illinois (1909-1918) while studying for his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto (Ph.D. 1915). While at Chicago, he met and married his mentor’s daughter, Dorothea Carrier in 1909. After teaching at the Meadville Theological School (1918-1922) and after spending a year as Professor of Semitic Languages at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, he returned to the University of Toronto in 1923 to take up the same position. In his final year before retirement (1951-52), he became Chair of the Department of Oriental Languages and upon retirement was made Professor Emeritus. T.J. Meek died on February 19 1966.

Professor Meek’s areas of specialty were Mesopotamian Literature and the Old Testament. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to The Bible, An American Translation. From 1931-1941, he was associate editor of American Journal of Semitic Languages; he served as president of the American Oriental Society (1942) and the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis (1943). Throughout his career he traveled extensively and led studies in various Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq and Egypt. He was an internationally recognized scholar and contributed to the University of Toronto’s reputation as a serious centre for the study of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations.

Marshall, Lois

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  • Person
  • 1924-1997

Craig, Gerald M.

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  • Person
  • 1916 - 1988

Dr. Gerald Marquis Craig (1916 -1988) was a Professor in UofT’s Department of History. Craig’s research focused on American history, American-Canadian relations, and Canadian history, particularly that of Upper Canada. He was born in Brighton, Ontario and later attended the UofT as a student. Following his graduation in 1939, he went on to pursue post-graduate studies at Brown University and, later, at the University of Minnesota (PhD, 1947). From 1943 to 1946, Craig also served in the RCAF as a navigator and flying officer.

Ng, Roxana

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  • Person
  • 1951-2013

Prof. Roxana Ng (28 May 1951 – 12 Jan 2013) was a Professor at OISE (The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) whose research and activism focused on issues facing immigrant women and garment workers, especially in the Canadian context. The first woman of colour to hold a tenure track position at OISE, Prof. Ng was also a key researcher in critical pedagogy, decolonizing pedagogy and embodied learning.

Prof. Ng was born in Diamond Hill, a hill in the east of Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong, which used to be a large urban squatter village. In 1968, she left for a Quaker boarding school in the United Kingdom. She moved to Vancouver with her family in 1970 and received her BA and MA in Sociology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She moved to Toronto in 1978 to begin her PhD at OISE, which she received in 1984. Prof. Ng then taught at the University of New Brunswick and Queen’s University before returning to OISE in 1988 – first teaching sociology and then adult education.

Prof. Ng spent most of her academic career as a member of OISE’s Adult Education and Community Development Program. She was also Director of OISE’s Centre for Women’s Studies in Education and a key member of OISE’s Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIAR) and the Anti-Racist Network. She was an active opponent of racism and sexism in both academia and society at large. Her own experiences with these issues is documented in her article title “A woman out of control: deconstructing sexism and racism in the university” (Canadian Journal of Education, 1993 18(3), p. 189).

Prof. Ng’s research was focused on the experiences of immigrant women in Canada, including their exclusion from the labour market. Prof. Ng authored numerous books and articles, including co-authoring Anti-Racism, Feminism, and Critical Approaches to Education (Bergin & Garvey, 1995). She also served as principal researcher for “Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market: a study in adult learning.” Prof. Ng also advocated strongly for healthy living choices, and developed a strong interest in Eastern medicine, trying to reunite mind, body, and spirit, which have been traditionally segregated in academia. To this end, she taught courses such as “Embodied Learning and Qi Gong,” “Applications of Embodied Learning,” and “Toward an Integrative Equity Approach in Higher Education.”

Prof. Ng was involved in many community groups and grassroots organizations that supported immigrant women. She co-founded the Vancouver Women’s Research Centre in 1977, a centre that helped immigrant women address issues of economic development, domestic violence and sexual harassment. She subsequently helped set up similar centres for immigrant women across the country. She served as a board member of Inter Pares (1999-2013), a “Canadian social justice organization working in Canada and around the world to support people's struggles for peace, justice, and equality” (from their website). She was also a member of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) since 1986 and served as a board member and then President in 1994/95.

Prof. Ng was also a key member of the Homeworkers Association (HWA), a group that began as part of the Toronto Chapter of the Chinese Canadian National Council. The HWA organized training, support, and social events for home workers, particularly those in the garment industry.

She died of cancer on January 12 2013, at the age of 61.

Pieters, Gary

  • Person
  • 1967-

Gary Pieters is an educator and Commissioner at the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Pieters was born in Guyana in 1967, immigrating to Canada in 1987. He received his Bachelor of Arts in African Studies and Political Science in 1993, followed by a Master of Education from OISE in 1996. After graduating, Pieters worked at the Toronto District School Board and throughout his career has been committed to community building, youth engagement, and equity initiatives. He has served on numerous boards and committees including the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the Minister of Education's Advisory Council on Special Education, the Toronto Islands Residential Trust Corporation and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.

Baker, Frederick William

  • Person
  • 1932-

Frederick William Baker was born on January 31, 1932 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and as a youth, attended schools in Prince Albert as well as Victoria, British Columbia. Following graduation from high school he attended the University of Saskatchewan where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a certificate in Medicine by 1954. He received his M.D. from the University of Alberta in 1956.

Following his graduation from the University of Alberta he specialized in paediatrics at Winnipeg Children’s Hospital (1958-1960), the Medical Arts Clinic in Regina (1960-1961) and the Montreal Children’s Hospital (1961-1962). He received a Certificate in Paediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1962.

Dr. Baker’s career has involved both professional practice and academic and administrative experience. He obtained his first academic appointment in the mid 1960s when he accepted a clinical teaching appointment in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Saskatchewan (1963-1968). In the late 1960s and early 1970s he was both a faculty member in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Université de Sherbrooke, as well as a senior administrator at Cecil Butters Memorial Hospital (Austen, Quebec). At the Sherbrooke General Hospital he helped establish the paediatric department in the new medical school, becoming Chief of Paediatrics. From 1974 to 1987 he was on the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), serving in a number of administrative capacities. At the Regina campus he served as member of a number of committees relating to Education, Research and Finance, and helped to up-grade the pediatric training programs and develop specialty clinics.

This combination of practical, administrative and academic experience prepared him well for the ten years he would spend in Toronto, as Medical Director, Children’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto, as Professor in the Faculty of Medicine (Department of Paediatrics) and as Director of the Sioux Lookout Program. This latter program was established to provide medical and ancillary staff for the provision of care to Indigenous people in the Sioux Lookout Zone of northwestern Ontario, while also collecting data on Indigenous patients.

Throughout his career, Dr. Baker was also active in the Canadian Paediatric Society, serving as a member, President (1984-1985) and then as Chair of the Indian and Inuit Health Committee(1992-1997). He also served on committees of various organizations in Saskatchewan such as the Saskatoon Track and Field Club, Saskatchewan Council on Children and Youth, Advisory Committee on Child Safety for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. In Ontario he was a member and then Chair of the Northern Ontario Committee (NOC) of the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM) (1989-1996).

Dr. Baker retired from the University of Toronto as Professor Emeritus in 1997. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Nahabedian, Harold J.

  • Person

Reverend J. Nahabadian was a member of the Campus Chaplains' Association

Rankin, Roy William

  • Person
  • 1894-1975

Born Chicago, Illinois, 9 October 1894; Arts (University College), 1911-1913, MB 1918; died 12 May 1975

Fraser, William Henry

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  • Person
  • 1853-1916

William Henry Fraser was born in Bond Head, Ontario, in 1853 and received his BA from the University of Toronto in 1880. Following several years on the staff at Upper Canada College, he was appointed lecturer in Italian and Spanish at the University of Toronto in 1887. In 1892 he was appointed associate professor, in 1901 professor. He died in York Mills on 28 December, 1916.

Professor Fraser was a prolific writer of textbooks, alone and in conjunction with John Squair (French) and William Henry Van der Smissen (German). They were used in schools in Ontario for more than two generations. A list of the titles is appended.

In 1883 he married Helene Zahn. They had two sons, William K. and Donald, and one daughter, Frieda Helen. Helen survived him for almost twenty years, dying suddenly on the New York to Toronto train in 1933.

Wasteneys, Hardolph

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  • Person
  • 1881-1965

Hardolph Wasteneys, biochemist and university professor, was born in Richmond, England, in April 1881. He received his PhD in biochemistry (1916) from Columbia University in New York City. Before he was hired as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto in 1918, he held various positions including Assistant Government Chemist in Queensland, Australia (1900-03), Chemist and Biologist, Board of Waterworks, Brisbane, Australia (1903-09), Assistant, Rockefeller Institute (1910-13), Associate, Rockfeller Institute (1913-1916), and Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, University of California (1916-18). Wasteneys was Head of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto between 1928 and 1951.

From 1918 until his death, Wasteneys lived in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood and kept a country house, Headon, in West Hill, Ontario. He was extremely active in Toronto community organizations. Positions he held include: Chairman, Central Committee on Education and Recreation for Unemployed (1929-34); Chairman, Community Gardens Association (1932-43); and Chairman, Board of Directors, University Settlement (1938-53).

Hardolph Wasteneys was married to Clare Miller. They had four children: Hardolph, Geoffrey, Hortense, and Gervase. He died at Toronto on 1 February 1965.

Olnick, Harvey J.

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  • Person
  • 1917-2003

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto

University of Toronto. Scarborough Campus.

  • Corporate body
  • 1964-

In 1956, concerned about the growing number of students at the downtown St. George campus, the University of Toronto proposed the creation of two suburban satellite campuses. In 1962, University of Toronto President Claude T. Bissell decreed that the new campuses, Erindale (now Mississauga) and Scarborough, would offer programs of the same admission standards, quality and degree level as the downtown campus, with the same tuition fees. The colleges would concentrate on offering general Arts and Science courses, to be expanded at a later date. The intention was for extension courses to be offered in Scarborough beginning in 1964, with on-site teaching to begin at the new campus itself in 1965.

In 1963 the University of Toronto purchased a 202-acre estate on Highland Creek for close to $650,000 from insurance broker E. L. McLean. The property was originally developed in 1911 by Toronto businessman Miller Lash, who built the 17-room mansion in the Highland Creek Valley that now serves as the Principal’s Residence. In 1964 construction began on the college buildings, designed by local architect John Andrew and located on the eastern ridge of the Highland Creek Valley. 16 faculty members were appointed this same year, and evening courses were taught under the Scarborough College name at Birchmount Park Collegiate beginning in October. The College’s first Principal, D. C. Williams, was also made a Vice- Principal of the University of Toronto.

Due to a construction strike, the first cohort of Scarborough College students were taught in temporary classrooms at the Old Biology Building on the St. George campus. Arthur FitzWalter Wynne (A.F.W.) Plumptre was named as the second Principal of the College and took up residence in Miller Lash House in 1965. The Scarborough College Athletics Association was formed, and in January of 1966 the S-Wing (Science) and H-Wing (Humanities) were opened to students. The official Opening Ceremonies took place in the fall, and the College’s first full year of operation began with 500 students. By 1967 enrollment had doubled to 1000, and the first student magazine, Marooned, was published.

The first graduating class of Scarborough College received their degrees in 1968, and the Scarborough College Alumni Association was consequently formed in 1969. The first literary magazine, Mimesis, was also published in 1969, along with the new student newspaper, Balcony Square, which replaced the short-lived Apocalypse. This strong literary tradition was upheld by the first edition of Scarborough Fair – An Anthology of Literature in 1974, and The Underground newspaper in 1982.

In 1970, the first F. B. Watts Memorial Lecture, named in honour of Scarborough College’s retired professor of economics, was given by former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, beginning a long-standing tradition of high quality guest lecturing at the College. Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker also gave a Watts lecture, in 1977. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau visited campus to give lectures on two separate occasions while in office, in September 1971 and in 1979.

In 1972 Scarborough College became a separate arts and science division within the University of Toronto, allowing the college to take control over the development of its curriculum. The R- Wing (Recreation) also opened, providing students with a fine arts studio, gymnasium, and other sporting facilities. CSCR Radio began to broadcast from Scarborough College. The first student residences opened in 1973, following designs that had been approved in 1971, allowing for the accommodation of 250 students. The College also became the first in Ontario to implement a credit-based system for academics.

In 1974 Don Carr became the first winner of the Plumptre Award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of athletics and recreation at Scarborough College. The College became a frontrunner in interfaculty athletics, winning the T. A. Reed Trophy for overall success in interfaculty athletic competition in 1977 and the Marie Parkes Award for overall participation and athletic excellence in interfaculty competition in 1982, and was awarded a Government of Ontario Citation for continued outstanding support to the advancement of amateur sport in 1984.

In 1976 Joan Foley became the first female Principal of any University of Toronto college with her appointment at Scarborough. Construction of a dedicated library building was made a leading priority, and in 1978 the students of the College voted in favour of a $10 per student fee for ten years for the construction of the new library. Construction began in 1981 and the library was opened in 1982, named in memory of Economics Professor Emeritus Vincent W. Bladen.

In 1983, in order to emphasize its relationship with the University of Toronto, Scarborough College changed its name to Scarborough Campus, University of Toronto. The Student Village Centre opened its doors in 1985. Despite the growth of the campus, though, student unrest due to lack of funding culminated in a protest rally at Convocation Hall at St George campus in 1986. The following year, Scarborough Campus celebrated its rich arts history with a week-long event that showcased performing and visual arts called Encore: Festival of the Arts.

Scarborough Campus celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1989, hosting an Open House, Homecoming Weekend, and Alumni Reunion. The West Village opened in 1990, bringing the total number of students that could be accommodated in on-campus residences to 536. In 1992, for the first time, Scarborough Campus became the U of T campus with the greatest number of applicants. Bladen Library established its first World Wide Web site in 1994. The Scarborough

Campus Women’s Centre also opened that year, and in 1995 Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut in space, delivered the 25th anniversary Watts Lecture.

The campus took on its present name in 1996, when it became the University of Toronto at Scarborough, or UTSC. Initial plans for the Academic Resource Centre (ARC) were presented in 1998, and the building opened five years later with an inaugural lecture by CBC journalist Joe Schlesinger. Joan Foley Hall, the campus’s newest residence, also opened in 2003. In 2004 the Student Centre was opened, funded in part by a $20 million contribution made by the students
of UTSC, the largest financial commitment in University of Toronto history. The Doris McCarthy Gallery and the Management Building were also unveiled as UTSC celebrated its 40th anniversary. The following year also saw the opening of the Arts and Administration Building.

In 2010 two new departments were created – the Department of Philosophy and the Department of English – by a unanimous vote of the Council, bringing the total number of departments to nine. UTSC was awarded $70 million for the construction of a new Instructional Centre in 2009, as well as $170 million for a new athletics center that will be a legacy venue for the 2015 Pan-Am Games.

Till, James E.

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  • Person
  • 1931-

James Edgar Till was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on 25 August 1931. He took his undergraduate (BA 1952) and master’s (MA 1954) degrees at the University of Saskatchewan, specializing in physics. He was awarded scholarships by the University of Saskatchewan, Standard Oil Company of California, and the National Research Council. A fellowship from the National Cancer Institute of Canada enabled him to go to Yale where he received his doctorate in biophysics in 1957. He then went to Toronto for a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Connaught Medical Research Laboratories. He became one of the original members of the scientific staff of Ontario Cancer Institute when it and its affiliate, the Princess Margaret Hospital, opened in 1958. Initially he was with the Physics Division but in 1967 moved to the Division of Biological Research, of which he was appointed head in 1969. He was appointed to the University of Toronto’s Department of Medical Biophysics in 1958, as associate professor in 1965 and full professor in 1968. In addition to his administrative duties as head of the Division of Biological Research for 1969 to 1982, he was Associate Dean, Life Sciences in the School of Graduate Studies from 1981-1984. For his outstanding contributions to cell biology, as applied to leukemia, he was appointed University Professor in 1984. He was a founding member of the Centre for Bioethics, and from 1989-1991 chaired the Faculty of Medicine’s Decanal Appointments Committee. He was appointed University Professor Emeritus in 1997 and has retired twice, in 1998 and 1999.

Dr. Till’s early research interests encompassed radiation physics, molecular biophysics, radiobiology and cellular biology. The most significant work, usually in conjunction with Dr. Ernest McCulloch, was on the cellular biophysics of mammalian cells, with particular emphasis on stem cells. After 1980, his research focused on cancer control, with an emphasis on the epidemiological, behavioural and ethical aspects of decision-making in oncology. Subsequently, he investigated the factors that influence the quality of life for cancer patients after treatment and issues relating to health-related knowledge transfer. In 1989 he was appointed a senior scientist in the Division of Epidemiology and Statistics. In recent years, one of Dr. Till’s major interests has been the role of the internet in fostering the dissemination and discussion of health-related information. He is the author of over 200 research publications.
Dr. Till has been a member of the Biophysical Society, Canadian Association of Physicists, Canadian Society for Cell Biology, Canadian Society for Immunology, Radiation Research Society, and has served on the editorial boards of a number of scientific journals. In 1969 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada. He was a founding director of the International Society for Health-Related Quality of Life, formed in recognition of the importance of the impact of disease and treatment on patients’ quality of life and concerned primarily with efforts to improve patient care. From 1993 to 1995 he chaired the Advisory Committee on Research of the National Cancer Institute of Canada. In 1998-1999 he chaired the Management Committee of the Cancer Information Service of the Canadian Cancer Society. Between 1998 and 2001 he was successively president and past president of the National Cancer Institute of Canada. From 2001 to 2004 he was both vice-chair of the Institutional Advisory Board, Institute of Cancer Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and chair of the Knowledge Management Committee of the newly formed Stem Cell Network.

Over the years Dr. Till has been the recipient of many honours. His pioneering research with Dr. Ernest A. McCulloch on the multiplication of stem cells in mice earned them the prestigious Gairdner Foundation International Award in 1969, the same year he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada. In 1991 he was a co-recipient with Dr. McCulloch of the Royal Society of Canada’s Thomas W. Eadie Medal for ‘their revolutionary research in experimental hematology’. In 1993 he was the first recipient of the R. L. Noble Prize of the National Cancer Institute of Canada for ‘scientific excellence in cancer research’. The following year he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and in 2001 received the Robert M. Taylor Award and Medal, a joint award of the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society, for his contributions to medical research and patient care. In 2004 he and Dr. McCulloch were inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. The same year he was awarded an honorary degree (DSc) by the University of Toronto. In 2005 he and Dr. McCulloch went to New York to receive the prestigious Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. In 2009, both McCulloch and Till were nominated jointly for the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for their work relating to stem cells. The prize was awarded instead to another group for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.
Dr. Till is married to Joyce Sinclair and they have three children.

Lindsay, Ashley

  • Person

Dr. Ashley Lindsay graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1907 and within a year married Alice and departed on a mission to Chengtu China with the Methodist West China Mission. In China, Dr. Lindsay became known as the father of modern dentistry, having established the first dental clinic in China in 1917 and a College of Dentistry at the West China Union University in 1920. He would act as Dean off and on until he left to return to Canada in 1950.

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