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Zwedberg, Tommy

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/11560890
  • Person
  • 1946-

Zussman, Ezra

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/56886607/
  • Person
  • 1900-1973

Zupko, Ramon

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/102483016
  • Person
  • 1932-

Zumbach, André

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/33175917
  • Person
  • 1931-2004

Zuckerman, Bencion

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/53151776782918011520/
  • Person
  • 1895-1942

Zuckerkandl, Victor

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/121811405
  • Person
  • 1896-1965

Victor Zuckerkandl (1896-1965) was an Austrian musicologist and educator, whose writings touched on music psychology, anthropology, literature, and politics. Born on July 2, 1896, to a family of Viennese-Jewish intellectuals, Zuckerkandl’s early life brought him into contact with many prominent artists of the day, in large part through his aunt Bertha Zuckerkandl’s well-known salon. Zuckerkandl studied with the music theorist Heinrich Schenker in 1914–15, which, along with the interdisciplinary approach fostered by his connection to the fin-de-siècle artistic scene, would form a lasting influence on his musical thought. After music and art history studies at the University of Vienna and frontline service during World War I, Zuckerkandl worked as a conductor in various provincial opera houses and for the Vienna Philharmonic Chorus (1926–1929). In 1927, he received a PhD in musicology from the University of Vienna with a dissertation on Mozart’s techniques of instrumentation, and art history and philosophy as secondary subjects. Having become disillusioned with his career prospects as a conductor, Zuckerkandl worked as a music critic and editor in Berlin from 1927 to 1933. In 1933, he received his first teaching position as a professor of music theory at the Vienna Music Academy, where he taught until 1938. Due to the annexation of Austria, Zuckerkandl left Vienna for Stockholm, eventually emigrating to the USA in 1939.

Zuckerkandl continued to teach once he arrived in America, first at Wellesley College in Massachusetts (1940–42), then at the New School of Social Research in New York (1946–48). His longest and final teaching position was at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he taught music for non-specialists as part of its Great Books program from 1948 to 1964. There, Zuckerkandl joined an interdisciplinary intellectual environment which supported his own interests and modes of thought. Supported by grants from the American Philosophical Society and the Bollingen foundation, Zuckerkandl began to study “the nature, structure and significance of the tonal language” which became the majority of his life’s work. This period resulted in the production of his three major works: Sound and Symbol, volume 1: Music and the External world; The Sense of Music (1959), which was developed as a textbook for his course at St. John’s College; and Sound and Symbol, volume 2: Man the Musician (1973), published posthumously.

In 1960, Zuckerkandl gave a lecture for the first time at the Eranos Conference in Ascona, Switzerland. At Eranos, Zuckerkandl found a circle of like-minded colleagues, with the conference’s themes complementing his own view of music as a connection to the spiritual and esoteric dimensions of human experience. Zuckerkandl continued to attend and deliver lectures at the conference until his death, presenting five lectures from 1960 to 1964, with a sixth planned for 1965. After his retirement in 1964, Zuckerkandl moved to Ascona, where he passed away on April 25, 1965.

Zoref, Ephraim

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/90771132/
  • Person
  • 1903-1990

Zitner, Sheldon

  • F2300
  • Person
  • 1924-2005

Sheldon Paul Zitner was a Professor of English at Trinity College and a published poet. He was born on April 20, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest son of Dora and Morris Zitner and brother of Robert J. Zitner (b. 1932). He was educated at Townsend Harris High School (Flushing, New York) and subsequently enrolled in Brooklyn College at the age of 16. After three years he enlisted in the army and served in the United States Air Corps in the South Pacific during the Second World War. Upon his return he continued his studies and received his BA (1947), an MA from New York University (1948) and a PhD from Duke University (1955). In 1951 Prof. Zitner became an assistant professor at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Hampton, Virginia. In 1957 he took a position in the English department at Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa) where he held several positions, becoming the Carter-Adams Professor of Literature (1963) and Roberts Honour Professor (1964). He also served as the chairman of the Department of English (1960, 1962-63) and the chairman of the Division of Humanities (1964-68).

In 1969 Zitner came to Trinity College. His research interests included Shakespeare, Renaissance literature (especially drama), literary criticism, and contemporary poetry. He taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervised numerous doctoral theses. He published extensively in academic publications and edited three scholarly editions: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (Oxford University Press 1993), Francis Beaumont’s The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Manchester University Press 1984), and Edmund Spenser’s The Mutabilitie Cantos (Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1968). During his career Prof. Zitner took on many administrative and committee positions within the Department of English and was a member of professional organizations including the Shakespeare Association of America, the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English, the Northeastern Modern Language Association, and the Society for Textual Scholarship.

Upon his retirement in 1989, Zitner began to write poetry full-time. His first book of poetry, The Asparagus Feast, was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 1999, followed by Before We Had Words (MQUP) in 2002, The Hunt on the Lagoon (Goose Lane Editions) in 2005, and a small chapbook, Missing Persons (Junction Books), in 2003. His poems were published in various literary publications including The Walrus, Fiddlehead, and The Nation. In the years prior to his death, he began working on a translation project with Herbert Batt, “Chinese Vernacular Poetry, 1919-1949”, which remains unpublished. He maintained strong ties with Trinity College after his retirement and was an active member of the Friends of the Library. In 2001 he received an honorary doctorate of sacred letters from the College in recognition of his many years of teaching.

Sheldon Zitner married Dona M. Waldhauser of Brooklyn, New York in 1947 or 1948. Their daughterr, Julia was born 15 March 1963. Julia Zitner married Duncan Steel of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England in and they have one daughter, Rebecca Steel, born 2005. Sheldon Paul Zitner died on April 26, 2005, in Toronto.

Zisling, Aharon

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/21996882/
  • Person
  • 1901-1964

Ziomek, David

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/28468613
  • Person

Zimmerman, Arthur M.

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/104821787
  • Person
  • 1929-

Dr. Arthur Zimmerman, a renown cell biologist, first came to the University of Toronto’s Department of Zoology in 1964 where he accepted an appointment of Professor. Previous to this, he had received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from New York University and had held an Associate Professorship in the Department of Pharmacology at the State University of New York. Dr. Zimmerman retired in 1999 and throughout his lengthy service to the University held many administrative positions including Graduate Secretary (1970-1975) and Associate Chairman (1975-1978) in the Department of Zoology, Associate Director of the School of Graduate Studies (1978-1981) and Acting Director of the Institute of Immunology (1980-81).

Dr. Zimmerman has also shown leadership within his profession holding several appointments in professional associations and as editor of several journals. From early in his career, he has been an active member of the Bermuda Biological Station and the Marine Biological Laboratories at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He was president or director of several associations including Ontario Society of Biologist (1968), Canadian Society for Cell Biology (1970-71, 1976-77), International Cell Cycle Society (1986-88) and International Federation for Cell Biology (1996-2000). He also acted as Treasurer for the American Society of Cell Biology (1974-1980) and was Chair of their Publications Committee for their Methods in Cell Biology Series. He was co-president and founding member of the International Group on High Pressure Biology. His editorial activities include: consulting editor for Cytobios (1969 –), Microbios (1971 - ), Senior Editor for Marcell Decker Inc. (1974-1978), Academic Press Cell Biology Series (1978 – 1996), Associate Editor for Canadian Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (1980-84), Editor for Experimental Cell Research (1983-1992), Biochemistry and Cell Biology (1984-1993) and Western Hemisphere, Cell Biology International Reports (1985- present).

By far, Dr. Zimmerman’s most important contribution has been his research in the field of cellular biology and physiology for which he is internationally recognized. He has contributed much to the understanding of the cell cycle, the mechanism of cell division and has done pioneering work on the effects of hydrostatic pressure and drugs on various cellular processes. He has authored over 100 research and review articles and chapters in books. He has been editor of eight books and presented over 150 papers and lectures at meetings of professional associations and seminar groups. His research has been supported by numerous grants from the National Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Medical Research Council. As a teacher and mentor, he has supervised 21 doctorate students, many of whom are themselves holding influential positions in academic institutions and industry. His role as consultant to the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (1975-1987) and as a witness to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Internal Security (1974, 1980) recognizes that his expertise transcends his own scientific community.

Zend, Robert

  • CAN
  • Person
  • 1925 - 1985

Hungarian-Canadian poet and radio producer Robert Zend was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1929. Zend majored in Hungarian and classical literature and received a Bachelor of Arts from Péter Pázmány Science University in 1953. Zend immigrated to Canada in 1956 and commenced working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in1958. During his time at the CBC, Zend held a number of increasingly important positions including Film Librarian (1958-1966), film editor (1966-1969), and writer and radio producer for the CBC-Radio Arts and specifically for the program “Ideas” (1969-1977).
Throughout his career, Zend continued to pursue his academic and literary interests, receiving a Masters of Arts in Italian and Comparative literature from the University of Toronto in 1969 and writing, translating and publishing several works of poetry and prose. Works published by Zend include From Zero to One, My Friend Jeronimo, Arbormundi, Beyond Labels, Oāb I, The Three Roberts Premiere Performance, The Three Roberts On Love, and The Three Roberts On Childhood. Works written by Zend but unpublished include: Madouce, How Do You Doodle, Nicolette, and Key to the Cube. Works translated by Zend include: Gilgamesh, The Tragedy of Man, and Pattern Without End. Zend received numerous Ontario Arts Council Awards to help support his creative activities during the period between 1975 and 1985.
Zend died in Toronto on June 27, 1985.

Zeller, Ludwig

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/49741420
  • Person
  • 1927-2019

Ludwig Zeller was a Chilean poet and visual artist associated with the surrealism movement. He was born in 1927 in Río Loa in the northern Chilean region of Calama. From 1952-1968, he was the curator and director of the Ministry of Education Art Gallery in Chile. In 1971, he moved to Toronto with his family where he continued his career as a surreal collagist and poet. While in Canada, Zeller and his wife, artist Susana Wald, established Oasis Publications, Canada’s only surrealist publishing house. In 1993, Zeller and Wald re-located to Oaxaca where they resided until Zeller's death in 2019.

Zber, Fiszel

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/34351238/
  • Person
  • 1909-1942

Zarb, George A.

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/108493018
  • Person
  • 1938-

George Albert Zarb was born in Valetta, Malta on 28 October 1938. He completed high school at the Lyceum in 1954 and subsequently received his BChD magna cum laude from the Royal University of Malta in 1960. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and went to the University of Michigan from which he received his MS in 1962 and his DDS in 1963. He then undertook further studies in graduate prosthodontics at Ohio State University, earning a Diploma in Prosthodontics and a second MS in 1966. This was followed by a Fellowship in the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Canada in 1969.

From 1963 to 1965, Professor Zarb was in private practice in Toronto and taught part-time in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. In 1966 he was appointed assistant professor at the U of T in the Department of Prosthodontics, while maintaining a part-time special practice that extended throughout his career. In 1968 he was promoted to associate professor and, from 1971 to his retirement in 2004, he was Head of the Discipline of Prosthodontics. He was elevated to full professor in 1972, and from 1974 was a member of the School of Graduate Studies. From 1997 to 2001, he also held the position of associate dean, Clinical Studies. During his years at the University of Toronto, Professor Zarb held some sixty formal positions on campus; he sat on many administrative committees and task forces, and chaired numerous search committees.

Professor Zarb has also played an active and internationally recognized role in national and international prosthodontic organziations. He was a co-founder (and president-elect) in 1973 the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada. He sat on the executive committees of four other bodies, each of which he also served as president: the Canadian Academy of Prosthodontics (1970-1975), the Association of Prosthodontists (1971-1976), the International College of Prosthodontists (1988-1997), and the Academy of Prosthodontists (1989-1998).

He was instrumental in the establishment of prosthodontics as a recognized specialty in Ontario and at a conference in Toronto in 1982, considered the most important of the 11 he organized, he introduced osseointegration to North America. Professor Zarb’s major contributions to the advancement of the discipline has made him one of the most respected scholars in the field of prosthodontics. He has written or edited 15 textbooks, contributed chapters to sixteen others, and authored or co-authored over 150 other scientific publications. He has served as an editorial board member of 7 dental journals and is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Prosthodontics.

Professor Zarb’s prodigious output and many personal connections worldwide has made him a much sought-after speaker at conferences, where he has often delivered the keynote address. Over the thirty-year period between 1973 and his retirement in 2004 he held over 80 visiting professorships, in 20 countries other than Canada, including a dozen American states. He has hardly slowed down in retirement, continuing to lecture widely and to do some teaching and organizing biennial Workshops for Young Prosthodontic Educators from the global academic community. This initiative is the result of his forging a partnership between the editorial team in the IJP and the Karlsruhe Academy in Karlsruhe Germany. Since their inception in 2006, the Workshops have also been held in Asia – Beijing, Seoul and Kyoto.

Many honour have been bestowed on Professor Zarb in recogniztion of his work. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden; Dalhousie University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Montreal in Canada; the University of Malta; and the University of Turin. He has also received numerous honorary fellowships and awards from universities and professional organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, Harvard University, the Canadian Dental Association (twice), the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics (where he is the only recipient of its three awards), the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of England, the American Prosthodontic Society, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 1993 he received the International Association for Dental Research Award in Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery.

Professor Zarb lives in Toronto, but spends the coldest winter months in his beloved Malta with his wife Janet. Dentistry has surrounded him most of his life and is reflected in other members of his extended family. As Professor Zarb himself pointed out, “There are 4 Zarb dentists [including himself] and all are Prosthodontists - quite confusing!”: his brother, Francis (DDS, U of T, 1966), his son; George (DDS, SUNY; MSc, Chapel Hill, NC); his nephew John (DDS, University of Detroit Mercy; MSc, U of T).

Zapf, Hermann

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/74000639
  • Person
  • 1918-2015

Zaninelli, Mario

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/117153651751855781808
  • Person

Zak, Eugene

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/27991397/
  • Person
  • 1884-1926

Zagwijn, Henri

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/75406817
  • Person
  • 1878-1954

Zaffiri, Enore

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/239984299
  • Person

Zafer, David

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/105138751
  • Person
  • 1934-2019

David Anthony Zafer, teacher, violinist, conductor, was born April 2, 1934 in London, England and died April 20, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario. He moved to Canada in 1947 and joined the teaching staff at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1966, where he taught until 1991. Zafer also conducted the University of Toronto Chamber Orchestra.

Yurkovic, Marcelline

  • Person

Maryknoll Sister Marcelline Yurkovic was born in Coaldale, Pennsylvania. She entered Maryknoll in 1952 and earned her Bachelor in Education from Maryknoll Teachers College at Maryknoll. Sr. Marcelline began her mission journey as a primary school teacher and principal of San Jose School in Bolivia in Riberalta, Beni. After six years she served in various capacities in Cochabamba, where she founded Cochabamba Archdiocesan Family Life Center in 1979. In 1982 she returned to the United States as part of the Maryknoll Sisters Mission Institute at Maryknoll, New York.

Yungblut, June

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/55737076
  • Person

Young-Bruehl, Elisabeth

  • Person
  • 1946-2011

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl (1946-2011) was an author, biographer, psychoanalyst, and scholar. She was born in Maryland, and spent much of her professional life in New York and Philadelphia, before moving to Toronto in 2007. Young-Bruehl began her academic career studying poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and went on to attend the New School in New York to pursue post-graduate degrees in philosophy. There, she became Hannah Arendt’s only PhD student, and completed her dissertation on the philosophy of Karl Jaspers in 1974. After Arendt’s death in 1975, Young-Bruehl took on the challenge of writing Arendt’s biography. Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World (1982), won the Harcourt award went on to become the definitive account of Arendt’s life and work.
Young-Bruehl occupied teaching positions at Haverford College, Wesleyan University, and Columbia University, and would also go on to write a biography of Anna Freud, along with scholarly works on philosophy, psychology, and politics. Young-Bruehl devoted much of her later life to her psychoanalysis practice; after moving to Toronto, she also co-founded Caversham Productions, an organization dedicated to the development of psychoanalytic training materials.

Young, David

  • Person
  • 1946-

David Young was born in 1946 and raised in Oakville, Ont. He is best known for his plays Glenn (Stratford Festival, 1999) and Inexpressible Island (1999). He has written extensively for radio, television and film. He is the founder of the Baffin Island Writer's Project. He was an instructor at the Canadian Film Centre from 1992-1995, and President of Coach House Press for ten years.

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