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University of Toronto. Faculty of Music

The Faculty of Music was created in 1918. The Senate of the University withdrew its affiliations with various music schools (Toronto College of Music and Royal Hamilton College of Music) and inaugurated a Faculty of Music to teach music and administer examinations. Along with his duties as music director of the Toronto Conservatory, Augustus Stephen Vogt was appointed Dean. “Courses of Instruction” were introduced, the first courses to be taught at the Faculty; which grew to offer courses with a full range of aspects involved with western music, including Jazz performance, ethnomusicology, and music and medicine.

In 1952, The Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music came under the same administration, placing a Dean in charge of both programs. The Conservatory would be known as The School of Music and was headed by a Principal. The Faculty of Music would be headed by a Director. In 1959 plans for an electronic music studio were announced, historically the second in a North American university. The Faculty regularly hosts events in one of its two theatres; MacMillan Theatre consisting of an 815-seat hall, designed for the production of operas and large ensemble concerts and named after former dean, Sir Ernest MacMillan. World-renowned for its excellent acoustics, and Walter Hall which commemorates Arnold Walter, Director of the Faculty from 1952-1968, Walter Hall was designed for chamber concerts and recitals. The house seats 490. The hall also contains a two-manual tracker-action Casavant organ.

In 1991, the School of Music/Royal Conservatory of Music separated and once again became its own institution.

Canadian General Hospital No. 4 (University of Toronto)

  • Corporate body
  • 1914-1918

The No. 4 Canadian General Hospital was a 1,040 bed base hospital that was approved on 26 March 1915 and shipped via England to Salonika in Greece on 15 May. Before this could happen, the Hospital had to be equipped and funds raised to pay for supplies. An immediate appeal was made by the UofT to 13,000 alumni, using envelopes that had been prepared for a now abandoned appeal for funds for a hockey rink. The work was organized by two committees. The first, representing the Board of Governors, Senate, and staff, arranged for the purchase of medical, surgical, and laboratory apparatus. The second, formed on 17 March as the Women's University Hospital Supply Association, was composed of ladies from the U of T and McMaster. It worked with a ‘large number of societies both in Toronto and throughout the Province to provide everything in the way of bed linen, surgical dressings and garments for patients.’ The two committees combined their efforts for fundraising.

Ward, Muriel Alma

  • Person
  • 1925-1998

Muriel Alma Ward was born on September 6, 1925. She graduated in 1947 from the School of Nursing, Hamilton General Hospital. Her nursing career included being an operating room nurse, and both teaching and nursing at the Toronto Western Hospital and the Nightingale School of Nursing. She held a Bachelor of Science of Nursing and a Master's degree both from the University of Toronto. She died on January 9, 1998.

Northway, Mary Louise

  • Person
  • 1909-1978

Professor of psychology and supervisor in Institute of Child Studies, University of Toronto.

Morton, Desmond

Desmond Dillon Paul Morton was born in Calgary in 1937 to a family with a tradition of military service. On his father’s side, his great-grandfather, Sir William Dillon Otter, led the column of the Canadian forces that marched on Battleford during the North-West Rebellion of 1885 and later captured Chief Poundmaker. In 1899 he commanded the first contingent of soldiers sent to the South African War. Desmond’s father, Ronald Edward Alfred, began his military career in Winnipeg and served in the Canadian Army during World War II, where he commanded the Fort Garry Horse, a tank regiment, from 1940 to 1944. In 1950, as the recently appointed commander of the Army Prairie Command, he oversaw the joint military-civilian fight to save Winnipeg during its massive flood. In 1952 he was appointed head of Canada’s Far East Military Mission in Japan, and in 1954 was sent to Laos as the first military adviser to Canada’s truce team in Indo-China. (After his death in 1976, Dr. Morton established a prize in his honour to Erindale College.) On his mother’s side, Dr. Morton was descended from the loyalist aid-de-camp of Benedict Arnold during the latter’s brief period of service for Britain during the American Revolution.

Morton grew up leading the typical life of an ‘army brat’, moving frequently – his schooling began in Canada but he graduated from high school in Japan. Given this background, it is not surprising that he developed an interest in military history. He is currently Canada’s pre-eminent military historian, following a tradition laid down a generation earlier by C. P. Stacey.

His official association with the military began in 1954 when he began a five-year stint as an officer cadet. In 1959 he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Canadian Army and was promoted to captain in 1962. In 1961 he was stationed at Depot Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, at Camp Borden, Ontario, where he trained recruits for Basic. The next year, he was put in charge of the Officer Candidate Program (with Jack Granatstein as his junior) in the Officer Training Company at the Service Corps School. Between 1963 and 1974, he was employed as an historical officer in the Historical Section of the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.

At the same time, Morton was acquiring a formal education. This began with a diploma at the College Militaire de St-Jean in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec (1957) and was followed with a BA (1959) from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Morton then went to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where he received his second BA in 1961, followed by an MA in 1966. He then took his doctorate at the University of London, graduating in 1968. His doctoral thesis, ‘Authority and policy in the Canadian Militia, 1868-1904’ was supervised by the eminent historian, Kenneth Bourne, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

While in Ottawa, Morton served as visiting assistant professor at the University of Ottawa (1968-1969) and Western Ontario (1970-1971). In 1969 he was appointed assistant professor in history at Erindale College, University of Toronto, and settled in Mississauga. He was promoted to the position of associate professor in 1975. During his sabbatical term in 1975 he was visiting associate professor at the University of Michigan, and on his return was promoted to full professor. At the same time he took on increased administrative duties at Erindale College as associate dean. The next year he as also appointed vice-principal, academic and held both positions until 1979. From 1986 to 1994 he served as principal of Erindale College. Beginning in 1979, Dr. Morton also annually delivered a series of lectures at the Canadian Forces Staff College in Toronto; a few years later he began doing the same for the Canadian Forces Staff School. In 1994 he left the University of Toronto to become director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada in Montreal.

In addition to his academic and administrative activities, he has served on a number of professional associations and on committees and groups, often as president or chair, and a consultant to government. His active participation in the Canadian Historical Association, the Canadian Commission on Military History, and the journal History and Social Science Teacher began in the mid-1970s. Dr. Morton has been a frequent consultant to the Department of National Defence, most recently in the restructuring of the military following the Somalia inquiry, and to other federal agencies. At the provincial level he has advised on the teaching of history and on the role of private schools and universities in Ontario (he has adamantly opposed the creation of private universities). His involvement with community organizations has been with those in the areas in which he has resided, principally the Region of Peel.

Politics has always been one of Dr. Morton’s passions and for many years it constituted a major part of his activities. In the mid-1960s he was an employee at the Ontario wing of the party and from then to the mid-1980s he was an active supporter of the New Democratic Party at the federal and provincial levels. He also played an active role in municipal politics in Mississauga, Ontario. (A detailed description of his activities may be found in the introduction to series 8.) In his various roles he helped to formulate party policies and wrote party briefs and reports. He also designed and wrote pamphlets and in 1978 was the standard bearer in his constituency for the anticipated federal election; when it did not materialize, other commitments forced him to step aside. At the municipal level, he was active in Hazel McCallion’s election campaigns during her long tenure as mayor of Mississauga.

Dr. Morton’s standing as a military historian and his interest in political and social issues are reflected in his voluminous writings. He has authored or co-authored over 35 books, some of which, such as his Illustrated History of Canadian Labour, The Short History of Canada, and A Military History of Canada have gone through several editions. Though many of his books have had military themes (and have met with critical and popular acclaim), those on social and political issues have also proved popular. In recent years, Dr. Morton has also turned his attention to constitutional issues and has written books aimed at young people. In addition to books, he has written numerous articles in academic journals, and many for non-academic ones. He has also found time to pen regular columns in newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, the Mississauga Times (and News) and in the United Church Observer.

Dr. Morton early saw the value of moving images as a teaching and information tool. Between 1973 and the end of the 1980s, he produced a series of video accounts of issues in Canadian history relating to war, immigration, and labour. In recent years, some of these have been recast in CD-ROM format. He has, in addition, been an advisor to and participant in programmes produced by TV Ontario, and an occasional commentator on radio. He has also been a frequent speaker at academic, military and other functions.

1954-1959 Officer Cadet
1959-1962 Lieutenant, Canadian Army
1961-1963 Instructor Royal Canadian Army Service Corps School
1963-1964 Historical Officer National Defence Headquarters, Historical Section, General Staff
1964-1968 Assistant Provincial Secretary, New Democratic Party of Ontario
1968-1969 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
1969-1971 Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
1970-1971 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario
1971-1975 Associate Professor, University of Toronto
1975 Visiting Professor, University of Michigan
1975- Professor of History, University of Toronto
1975-79 Associate Dean, Erindale College
1976-1979 Vice-Principal, Academic, Erindale College
1986-1994 Principal, Erindale College
1994-2001 Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
1997 - Professor of History, McGill University
1999 - Professor Emeritus University of Toronto

Blackstone, Milton

Milton Blankstein was born in New York in 1894 and died in Toronto in 1974. He moved to Toronto in 1911, where he studied with Luigi von Kunits and played in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Frank Welsman) and the Academy String Quartet at the Canadian Academy of Music. He also played viola with the Hart House Quartet and served as their business manager from 1923 until his retirement in 1941.

University of Toronto. Department of Molecular Genetics

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-current

The Department of Molecular Genetics has undergone several names changes;
-Department of Medical Cell Biology (1969-1973)
-Department of Medical Genetics (1973-1990)
-Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics (1990-1996)
-Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology (undergraduate) / Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics (graduate) (1996-2007)
-Department of Molecular Genetics (2007-present)

Throughout its history, scientists at the department have been conducting world-class research in areas of molecular microbiology, model organism genetics and human genomics.

Mathers & Haldenby, Architects

  • Corporate body
  • 1921-1991

Mathers & Haldenby was an achitectural firm based in Toronto, Ontario that existed between 1921 and 1991.

Mathers & Haldenby was founded by Alvan Sherlock Mathers and Eric Wilson Haldenby. They were both succeeded respectively by their sons Andrew S. Mathers and Douglas Charles Haldenby, in 1964. These two men maintained control of the firm until it ceased practice in December 1991.

The firm's clients were mainly in Toronto, but it also did work both alone and in conjunction with other firms in various locations in Ontario and throughout Canada, notably Halifax, Kingston, Calgary, Waterloo, Quebec City and Ottawa, as well as Australia and the Caribbean.

Major works by the firm include various buildings for the University of Toronto, Queen's University (Kingston), and Dalhousie University (Halifax), Upper Canada College (Toronto) , and government buildings in Ottawa and Toronto.

Additionally, Mathers & Haldenby designed many other buildings, including office and industrial buildings, commercial buildings, school and university buildings, residences, and hospitals. Alvan S. Mathers (1895-1965) was born in Aberfoyle, Ontario. He attended high school at Thorold and Chesley, Ontario, and the University of Toronto, graduating in 1917. Initially he was a partner in the architectural firms of John M. Lyle, Wickson and Gregg, Banigan, Mathers and Thompson, and Eden Smith and Mathers. Subsequently he joined with Eric W. Haldenby. Eric W. Haldenby (1893-1971) was born in Toronto in 1893. He attended Parkdale Collegiate and the University of Toronto, graduating in 1921 after serving overseas during World War I. Haldenby died in Toronto in 1971. Andrew S. Mathers (b. 1934) was born in Toronto, and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1959. He worked with Gordon S. Adamson from 1959 to 1961, and then became a partner in Mathers & Haldenby in 1961. Douglas C. Haldenby (1925-2004) was born in Toronto. After serving in World War II, he graduated from the University of Toronto in 1948. At that time he joined Mathers & Haldenby, where he was a supervising architect for projects outside of Ontario before becoming a partner.

Stanojevic, Patricia

  • Person

Patricia Stanojevic attained her Bachelors of Science, Nursing from the University of British Columbia and her Maters of Science (Applied) from McGill University. As a masters’ student at McGill University’s School for Graduate Nurses, Patricia Stanojevic explored the concept of nursing and its impact on practitioner performance for her thesis (1967). Her thesis looked at how the concept of nursing develops early through student experiences at schools of nursing. She demonstrated that nursing students quickly recognized the importance of the nurse in a clinical setting and how these concepts shaped their future work and professional life. She was appointed as Director of the Toronto General Hospital School of Nursing in 1971 and continued to pursue this interest.

Ms. Stanojevic served on numerous committees and task forces throughout her career. As Director of the Toronto General Hospital Campus, she served as a member of the Task Force on the Role of RNAO in Relation to the Education of Nurses task force. The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) struck the Task Force in November 1973. The purpose was to review and develop the beliefs of the RNAO with respect to education, to coordinate groups working in these areas, and to develop a plan for future action for the RNAO. In 1979, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) developed standards to assist educational institutions plan, implement and evaluate re-entry programs for graduate nurses. Ms. Stanovejic was chair of the Working Party on Mechanism for Re-entry into Nursing, the group assigned to produce these standards for the RNAO. In February 1982, the CNA Board of Directors established the Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Role of CNA in Testing and Measurement to revise its terms of reference, clarify financial status of the testing service, and to make recommendations to facilitate future development. Patricia Stanojevic, a member of the Executive Committee, served as chair to this committee.

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.

University of Toronto Staff Association

  • Corporate body
  • 1970-1998

The University of Toronto Staff Association (UTSA) was formed in March 1970 by 200 staff members who were concerned about possible changes to be made in the governance of the University. The findings of the provincial Commission on University Governance (CUG), released in October 1969, had proposed that administrative staff have only assessor status - that is, they would not be able to vote - on the University's Governing Council. As a result of the UTSA's efforts, however, staff gained two elected (voting) seats on the Council. This was a major achievement, since the administrative staff had never before - as a group - had any direct say in how the University was administered.

In 1998, members of the Staff Association voted to unionize, joining the United Steel Workers (USW) as Local 1998.

Evans, Joseph Cooper

  • Person
  • 1904-1987

*Assistant Registrar, 1945-1948; Registrar, 1948-1958; Director of Alumni Affairs, 1958-1970; Consultant in Alumni Affairs to the President, 1970-1973.

Joseph Cooper Evans was born in Bradford Ontario in 1904 and attended school in Bradford and Barrie. Following graduation he attended Toronto Normal School, then returned to Bradford as a teacher for two years. At the end of the 1935 school year he sought employment with a commercial firm in Toronto. A year later he left the firm to continue his education at the University of Toronto.

In the autumn of 1926, he entered University College as a freshman, graduating with a general B.A. three years later. While there, he took an active interest in sports, especially hockey and lacrosse, winning a championship T in the former and a first T in the latter. He was also active in the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

Following graduation he joined an investment firm in Toronto, McLeod, Young & Weir. After three years he moved to the United States as a trainee in chain store management, and rose to the position of assistant store manager with the W.T. Grant Co. By 1934 he was back in Canada, attending the Ontario College of Education. This led to an eight-year teaching career in Carlton Public School in Toronto.

When World War II broke out he went into training as a Reserve Officer with the University of Toronto, COTC. He was commissioned the following year and saw active service from 1942 until hostilities ended. He then returned to Toronto to begin a new career at the University of Toronto.

He was appointed Assistant Registrar in 1945 and four years later he succeeded A.B. Fennell as Registrar, a position he held for the next decade. In 1958 he accepted the new post of Director of Alumni Affairs and a year later resigned as Registrar to devote his time to it. Evans retired in 1970 but continued as a consultant in Alumni Affairs to the President until 1973.

In the interim, he maintained his interest in sports and military matters. He served on the Athletic Directorate for 12 years from 1961 and was also chairman of the University of Toronto Loan Committee for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee of Canadian Universities to the Minister of National Defence and to the Minister of Immigration with reference to the resettlement of Hungarian student refugees after the 1956 uprising.

In 1935 he married Mabel Black from South Carolina; they has a son and two daughters. The son, Donald, broke with family tradition by attending the University of Western Ontario. But Sally Jo and Frances both received degrees from the University of Toronto, as had Evans’ father and five brothers and sister.

Myers, C. Roger

Roger Myers was Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto from 1956-1968.

He was born in Calgary, Alberta, on February 12, 1906. He obtained his bachelor's (1927), master's (1929), and doctor's (1937) degrees at the University of Toronto. He began teaching in the department of psychology 1931, became professor there 1948, served as chairman from 1956 to 1968, and retired in 1971. He died in Toronto on 5 June 1985.

For further details about his work and accomplishments, see obituary in Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne, 29(3), 317-318.

McLeod, Keith A.

Keith McLeod was born in Saskatchewan in 1935 and educated at the University of Saskatchewan (BEd 1958, BA 1961, MEd 1966) and at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (PhD 1975).

He began his teaching career in Melfort, Saskatchewan in 1957, rising to the position of assistant principal before leaving in 1964 for the University of Saskatchewan. In 1970 Professor McLeod was appointed to a lectureship in the then Ontario College of Education. He also taught a course in the history and philosophy of education at OISE in the summer/fall of 1975 and again in the fall of 1985. He was visiting professor in multiculturalism at the University of Manitoba in 1976-1977, and guest professor at the Université de Montréal for the winter term, 1990.

At the University of Toronto Professor McLeod headed two departments -- History, Philosophy and Sociology from 1982 to 1987 and then, until his retirement in 1997, Educational Policy and Foundation Studies. In 1987 and from 1991 to 1994 he was chair of the Program Committee at the Faculty of Education (FEUT) and, in 1992-1993 co-chair, with the dean, of the Faculty of Education Restructuring Committee. He acted (1987-1989) as coordinator of Multiculturalism and Education – Research and Development Group, a FEUT based group of about fifty specialists in education, social work, medicine, libraries, and business. From 1990 he served as an associate in the Centre for Health Promotion in the Faculty of Medicine. From 1986 to 1990 he was a member of the Fellowship and Distinguished Educators Awards Committee of OISE, and from 1990 has sat on the Publications Committee of OISE Press. In 1993 he was elected to a three-year term on the Academic Board of the Governing Council of the University.

Professor McLeod has been very active in educational activities outside the University, primarily as a specialist in multicultural and intercultural issues. The recording of these activities, often in considerable detail, forms the largest series in this fonds. In 1984-1985 he developed a curriculum project for the Canadian Teachers Federation and an ongoing national project on multicultural education and secondary schooling. At the request of the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers [CASALT], he developed a three-year national study, “Multicultural Education – Two Decades: An evaluation and assessment and state of the art,” the results of which was published in 1993. In his capacity as a consultant, he was invited to critique the Policy Report for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], and has advised the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Multicultural Health from its inception in 1986.

Professor McLeod organized and chaired three major national conferences on multicultural education: Winnipeg, 1977 and Toronto, 1978 and 1984, the last in his capacity as president of the Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education. In 1982 he organized and hosted a conference for the Canadian History of Education Association on “The New Education”. In 1987 he chaired a forum on “Citizenship and citizenship education in schools and communities” in Edmonton, and two years later was co-chair of the first National Conference of the Canadian Council of Multicultural Health. In 1991 he organized and chaired a colloquium in Toronto, “Multicultural education: equity and human rights.” He helped organize an international conference on ethno-development in Vancouver in 1993, and two international conferences on ethnicity, conflict and co-operation held in Moscow and Detroit (1991, 1992). The former was organized through the Ontario/Michigan Project. He has given keynote addresses, talks, workshops and other presentations many other meetings and symposia. Many of these activities are described in considerable depth.

Professor McLeod has served in an executive capacity with numerous organizations. He chaired the Ontario Multicultural Education Conference Committee from 1980 to 1983 and the Ontario Advisory Committee on Citizenship and Multiculturalism from 1980 to 1984. He was founding president of the Ontario Multicultural Association (1983). A member of the Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education since 1980, he served as president from 1981 to 1985 and as past president for the next three years. From 1988 to 1993 he was chair of a national committee, Multiculturalism and Aging Seniors Coordinating Committee [MASCC]. He was a member of the board of directors of the Multicultural Health Coalition from 1985 to 1988 and president from 1990 to 1992. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association and was secretary-treasurer of the first executive of the Canadian History of Education Association [CHEA]. He has also maintained an active interest in the Canadian Association of Founders of Education, Canadian Education Association, Canadian Society for the Study of Education [CESE], Comparative and International Education Association, and the International Association for the Study of Adult Education, and the Council of Ontario Professors of Education Only the last is not separately documented.

Professor McLeod’s publications include articles, bibliographies and a videotape, “Putting it all together: Ethnic and race relations” (1991). He has edited several books, including Multicultural Early Childhood Education (1984), Multicultural Education: a Partnership (1987), and Canada and Citizenship Education (1989). In the spring of 1977 he founded the journal MC Multiculturalism/ Multiculturalisme, which he edited until the fall of 1992. He was also a guest editor of the second issue of the Journal of Ethno-Development (1991). He has co-edited several books -- Heritage Languages and Education, Aboriginal Languages and Education, and Health and Cultures (all 1993).

In recent years Professor McLeod has devoted time to the collection and study of antiques, especially fine china. He has contributed extensively to Antiques Magazine and has been active in the Wedgwood International Seminar, which published his edited volume, Josiah Wedgwood and the Potter’s Art, in 1996. McLeod also co-curated an exhibition on the Cabot/Women’s Art Association of Canada State Dinner Service at the Museum of Civilization in 1997.

Toronto School of Medicine

  • Corporate body
  • 1851-1887

The Toronto School of Medicine was founded by Dr. John Rolph in 1851. When the University of Toronto reconstituted its Faculty of Medicine in 1887, it absorbed the Toronto School of Medicine, leading to its closure.

Totton, Charles

  • Person

Charles Totton graduated with a BA in Natural Sciences in 1907 and from the Faculty of Medicine in 1909. A brief biography of Charles Totton has been placed in the case file.

Tracy, Gordon Frederick

  • Person

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

Teichman, Judith A.

Judith Teichman is a professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and with the Munk School of Global Affairs. Her research interests focus largely on the politics of economic policy making in Mexico, Argentina and Chile. Teichman was born 19 July 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She began her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in 1965, obtaining her B.A. in Political Science in 1969, her M.A. in Political Science in 1971, and her Ph.D. in Political Science in 1978.

Over the course of her career, she has held numerous academic positions within the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Department of Educational Administration), as a lecturer at Trent University (Comparative Development Studies and Department of Political Studies), an instructor at Ryerson University (Politics Department), Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo (Department of Political Science), and Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough and St. George campuses.

Her main areas of research include Latin American politics; especially the politics of market reform in the Southern cone and Mexico. She is the author of several books, notably Social Democracy in the Global Periphery: Origins, Challenges, Prospects (Cambridge University Press, 2007), The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America (University of North Carolina Press, 2001), Privatization and Political Change in Mexico (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), and Policymaking in Mexico: From Boom to Crisis (Allen and Unwin, 1988).

In addition to her academic duties, Professor Teichman has been President of the Canadian Council of Area Studies, Learned Societies (CLASLS), an Executive Board Member with the Canadian Association of Latin and American and Caribbean Studies, an Advisory Board Member with the Canadian Association for Mexican Studies, and former editor of the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Teichman retired from the University of Toronto in 2012 and continues to live and work in Toronto.

University of Toronto. Faculty of Law Review

  • Corporate body
  • 1942-

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review is one of the oldest student legal journals in Canada. First published in 1942 under the name School of Law Review, it was a record of student life and times in the faculty. In the 1950s, the Law Review began to professionalize, moving from a student newspaper to a forum for intellectual debate by students about the law.

Uprichard, Muriel

  • Person
  • 1911-1995

Dr. Muriel Uprichard was born in Saskatchewan in 1911. She later studied at Queens University, Kingston, Smith College, and the University of London, UK where she obtained a PhD in Psychology. She became an associate professor with the University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing beginning in 1955. In 1971, she became Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, University of British Columbia. This was an unusual appointment as she was not a nurse. She passed away on November 24, 1995 at the age of 84.

University Settlement. Women's Auxiliary

  • Corporate body

The WA was made up of wives and faculty of the University who volunteered their time to help raise money for the Settlement House. Some of the activities that they undertook to accomplish this task involved holding luncheons and teas, bazaars, open houses and rummage sales.

Greenfield, T. Barr (Thomas Barr)

Thomas Barr Greenfield (1930–1992) was a Canadian scholar whose ideas have been influential in the study of educational administration. Greenfield was born in 1930 in Saskatchewan, Canada. He studied English and German at the University of British Columbia. After graduating from the undergraduate program in British Columbia he began teaching in schools and eventually moved to the field of educational administration. In 1961 he moved to Edmonton Alberta to join the Masters program in Educational Administration at the University of Alberta and subsequently he completed a PhD in the same department. After a period at the University of Alberta he returned to the University of British Columbia where he worked as a professor and researcher. After a brief stay in British Columbia, he received an appointment at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where he wrote his most influential works.

Greenfield argued against the positivist orientation of the so-called Theory Movement in educational administration and proposed a subjectivist approach to the study of educational administration. In his view, educational organizations have no existence beyond the actions, perceptions and values of the members of the organization. Thomas Greenfield's work has been studied and commented by numerous authors. The Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration instituted the Thomas B. Greenfield PhD Dissertation Award in his honour. The award is presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. (

Gay Fathers of Toronto

  • Corporate body
  • 1978-

In 1978 a group of gay men who were also fathers banded together to establish a peer support group for themselves and other gay fathers. These men had created families the only way then possible, in a relationship with the mother of their children. Nevertheless, facing an unfriendly and judgemental world they wanted to reconcile their conflicted desires and emotions.

In 1981, the book "Gay Fathers" was written, apparently the first of its kind ever published. That collection of “coming out” biographies was based on the actual experiences of GFT men, including several of the men who started this support group.

Canada today is very different from 1978 in many ways. Marriage regardless of gender became legal in 2003 in Ontario and by 2005 throughout Canada. Sexual orientation is not a factor when child custody decisions are made, and there are many ways gay men can become fathers. (

Waddell family

  • Family

Ruddock Waddell (BA 1905) was a student in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Toronto, and also active in student government.

Mary Evelyn Gertrude Waddell (BA 1903, MA 1904) studied Mathematics and Physics and later became the first woman appointed to the University's mathematics staff in 1920.

Connelly, F. Michael

F. Michael Connelly is Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT). He co-directs the seven-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Research Grant, Reciprocal Learning in Teacher Education and School Education between Canada and China.He is the Education Judge for The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Book awards, given annually by the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.

He was Director of the Canada Project, Second International Science Study,International; Association for the Evaluation of Student Achievement, and Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Education/OISE/UT doctoral program. He has made teaching a priority, with many former students winning dissertation, and research and teaching awards. He has worked with schools, school boards, and teacher organizations; and wrote policy papers for the Science Teachers Association of Ontario, the Ontario Teachers Federation, the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Government of Egypt, the Government of Queensland Australia, UNICEF, OECD, the World Bank, and the League of Arab States. He has held numerous research grants and has close to 300 publications. His research work takes place in practitioner school-based settings. Among his major collaborative works are: The Functions of Curriculum Development (1972), Teachers as Curriculum Planners: Narratives of Experience (1988), Stories of Experience and Narrative Inquiry (1990, which coined the term Narrative Inquiry), the Sage Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction (2008), Narrative Inquiry for School-based Research (2010) and the overview chapters on curriculum for the Elsevier International encyclopedia of education (2010) and The Routledge companion to education (2011).

Connelly received AERA’s Division B Lifetime Achievement Award, the Canadian Society for the Study of Education’s Outstanding Canadian Curriculum Scholar Award, the Canadian Education Association Whitworth award, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association’s award for excellence in teaching, and other scholarly awards, and most recently, Outstanding Publication Award by Narrative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). ). He is profiled in the book Leaders in Curriculum: intellectual self-portraits.

He has worked internationally in human resource development, curriculum, teacher education, and community schools in Jordan, Egypt, Hong Kong, West Indies, Columbia, and China. He drafted the terms of reference for the Egyptian Professional Academy of Teachers and as UNICEF consultant to The League of Arab States wrote a policy paper on pan-Arab curriculum and teacher education. His long-term, ongoing, urban education research program in Bay Street Community School is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. With Shijing Xu he established the SSHRC supported Beijing-Toronto-Shanghai Sister School Network, one of the foundation programs on which the Partnership is built, He is keen on fostering cross cultural educational understanding.

F. Michael Connelly served as editor and co-editor of "Curriculum Inquiry" from 1980-2005.

University of Toronto. Department of Art History

  • Corporate body
  • 1935-current

"Canada’s oldest Department of Art History was established in March 1935 after the University of Toronto applied for and received a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to hire its first Chair and pay for his salary for the next five years. After an extensive six-year search, John Alford (1890–1960), a British lecturer from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, was appointed. During the first year, a “pass course” was offered; however, demand was great enough that an honours course was added the following year. In 1936, the Carnegie Corporation gave the University additional funds to hire an additional lecturer, Peter Brieger (1898–1983), a German refugee then working at the Courtauld.

Artist-educators were hired shortly thereafter to instruct studio courses, the first being led by Frederick S. Haines (1879–1960), then principal of the Ontario College of Art. In 1938 distinguished Canadian artist Charles Comfort (1900–1994) joined the Department, and, with John Alford, designed a series of basic studio courses that were among the earliest of such programs offered in a Canadian university.

The Department was situated on the 3rd floor of the south-east corner of University College and consisted of two offices, a large reading room, and a storage area. In addition to the Carnegie “Arts Teaching Set” (comprised of books, prints, mounted photographs, and textile samples that the University had received in 1925), the Art Library (which was more of a reading room back then) was further established with a gift from prominent Toronto portrait painter J.W.L. Forster (1850–1938), who donated $2,000 to purchase additional books.

During the early years, the Department established excellent relationships with other departments such as Architecture, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Philosophy and with sister institutions including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario College of Art, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 1946 the Department of Fine Art merged with the Department of Archaeology to become the Department of Art and Archaeology.

In 1957, the Department and its specialized Library moved to temporary quarters in the former residence of the University President at 86 Queen’s Park Crescent (now the site of the Planetarium) and finally to its present location on the 6th floor of the Sidney Smith Building which opened in 1961.

A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree was instituted in 1964 and the PhD program in Fine Art History, the country’s first, was established in 1968. The Art Library’s collection development policy (focusing on exhibition, permanent museum holdings, and commercial gallery catalogues, photographs, and other materials to support the graduate curriculum) was formalized in 1970." from

Vaughan, O.D.

  • Person
  • 1896-1976

Vaughan was chair of the Board of Governors and of its Property Committee.

Walker, Marion Dorothy

  • Person
  • 1919-1998

Marion Dorothy Walker (1919 - 1998) was a production assistant at Hart House Theatre and a professor in the Department of Fine Arts, University of Toronto.

Ms. Walker was born in Toronto, September 23, 1919. Her father, George Walker, was the head of Woolworth’s Canada. Ms. Walker attended Bishop Strachan School. During her early years, she was a figure skater and talented golfer. She won the Ontario Junior Girl’s Golf Tournament in 1939 and 1940.

Ms. Walker’s main interests, however, were in the arts. She received her B.A. in English and Fine Arts in 1942 from the University of Toronto. When Hart House Theatre opened after the war in 1946, Ms. Walker became its Production Assistant. In this capacity, she designed and painted sets, made props and created costumes. From her Hart House Theatre work, she earned a reputation for her stage flair, sensitivity to colour and line, and daring use of unusual materials.

Ms. Walker eventually left the Theatre in 1957 to become a librarian and reader in the University of Toronto’s Department of Fine Arts. She also began graduate studies in art history. Upon completing her M.A. in 1963, Ms. Walker was appointed Special Lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts. Later, in 1977, she became Assistant Professor in the Department. She remained in this position until her retirement in 1985. She also served as Special Lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts’ Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, between 1966 and 1976. Ms. Walker’s teaching and research interests were the history of costume and stage design. As a result, she spent many summers in Europe, especially Italy, investigating the works of early theatre designers, Filippo Juvarra, Ferdinando Bibiena, Fratelli Gallieri and Pietro Gonzaga.

Marion Walker passed away from cancer on June 7, 1998. In commemorating her life, Ms. Walker’s friend and colleague, Phyllis Grosskurth, wrote in the Globe and Mail, “She was respected by her peers, loved by her students, adored by her friends. No one will ever fill the particular emptiness she left in our lives, but those her knew her have been enriched beyond measure.”

Walker, Norma Ford

  • Person

Professor of human genetics in the Department of Zoology and senior staff geneticist at Hospital for Sick Children.

University of Toronto. Senior College

  • Corporate body
  • 2005-current

In 2005, members of RALUT (Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto) held a one-day symposium to hear about the ongoing research of some of the University’s retirees. After a few years of these symposia, a group of participants decided that once a year was not enough and undertook to form a College which could sponsor on a continuing basis intellectual exchange and activities within the academic retiree community. To this end, Senior College was founded in 2010. The founding Fellows had a clear idea about the kind of college they wished to create. The college’s primary mission was to build a community in which senior scholars from all of the academic disciplines could share the fruit of their continuing scholarship and enjoy intellectual exchange without the constraints of their academic careers. The raison d’etre of Senior College continues to be the support and stimulation of the intellectual interests of its members. To this end it has launched a wide range of programs which are outlined below. The College began as a program of the University of Toronto’s Academic Retiree Centre (ARC) at 256 McCaul Street. The creation of ARC was one of the conditions in the 2005 agreement between the University of Toronto and the University of Toronto Faculty to end mandatory retirement. In 2014, the five-year Provostial Review of ARC recommended that ARC become the Senior College Centre and be merged with Senior College, and that all retired University of Toronto faculty and librarians should become Members of Senior College with the option of paying a fee to become a Fellow of the College. The Review Panel’s recommendations were accepted by the Provost and Senior College to be implemented in 2015. - from

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