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Radio and television

This series contains the texts of Spencer’s CBC radio broadcasts from Canada and Germany, his radio documentaries and his television performances, and the related correspondence. Also included are files of correspondence and notes re television appearances on CTV’s “Canada AM” program and on radio stations in Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver (1983-1991).

Conferences, seminars, roundtables

This series consists of files on conferences, seminars, roundtables, and panel discussions that Robert Spencer attended, was due to attend but had to cancel, or participated in, but at which did not give formal presentations. See Series 13 for documents relating to his formal addresses, talks and speeches.

Notebooks and notes

Series consists of various notes and notebooks kept by Dr. Brieger, containing research notes, course notes, travel information, sketches, and other information. Many date from his time in Germany in the early 1930s.

Lectures

Series consists of typed and hand written lecture notes on various topics in art history, especially medieval and Baroque art. See file listing for more details.

Writing

Series consists of manuscripts, drafts and offprints of writing by Dr. Brieger. See file listing for titles.

Professional associations and conferences

This series consists of files on organizations, conferences, symposia and workshops, arranged alphabetically. The most thoroughly documented ones are those in which Professor McLeod was involved in an organizational or executive capacity. The earliest files document his involvement in multicultural issues in Saskatchewan, specifically problems associated with language instruction in French. They contain correspondence, notes, briefs submitted to the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism and to the Saskatchewan Committee on Instruction in Languages other than English, associated
reports, and a seminar on bilingual education (1964-1966). Later, in Ontario, his overlapping duties as chair of the Ontario Multicultural Education Conference Committee (1980-1983) and president of the Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education (1981-1985), for example, enabled him to play a central role in organizing the early national conferences on multicultural education. He organized and chaired two colloquiums on “Multiculturalism – Teaching and Learning”, sponsored by FEUT (1990, 1991), and was a co-organizer of the International Colloquium on Ethnicity, Conflict and Cooperation held in Moscow in 1992. McLeod also attended a number of international conferences as a Canadian representative. These include four (1977-1987) world congresses of the Comparative and International Education Association, and the Circumpolar Conference of Indigenous People in Iceland (1993).

McLeod was involved in an executive capacity in many organizations, the files for which contain the correspondence, notes and memoranda, minutes and reports that reveal the extent of his involvement. The principal bodies, for which there is extensive documentation, are the Canadian Association for Second Language Teachers (CASALT), Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA), Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education (CCMIE), Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA), Multicultural Health Coalition (MHC), the Multiculturalism and Aging Seniors Coordinating Committee (MASCC), and the Ontario Multicultural Association (OMAMO). He was also frequently asked to advise governments on policy. He gave, for example, evidence to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Multiculturalism and served on the Ontario Advisory Committee on Multiculturalism.

Consultation

Series consists of records relating to Prof. Gunderson’s work as a consultant analyzing particular issues within the workforce and labour market. Material primarily covers Prof. Gunderson’s work for Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) and includes the Workplace Employee Survey and the Sectoral Partnership Initiative. Additional studies look at the impact of investments in machinery, equipment and skills training as drivers of firm productivity. Series also includes reports and material prepared for other agencies, such as pay equity assessments and evaluations of particular industries and trades. Records include data analysis print-outs, correspondence, draft reports, and background research material.

Groups

Series consists of Prof. Ng’s files on organizations for immigrant women and garment workers in which she participated. These include the following:

  • Apparel Textile Action Committee (ATAC) (1989-1995): Records document the work of ATAC’s Joint Adjustment Committee, which was set up between the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union under the Industrial Adjustment Service Program of Canada Employment and Immigration Commission. Prof. Ng was appointed Chairperson in 1991. The group aided workers affected by closures, downsizings and/or bankruptcies in the textile industry by providing counselling, retraining, and help finding a new job. Files include program reports, correspondence, minutes, funding requests, member lists, brochures and press releases. There is also a report from ATAC’s ESL-career decision making program.

  • CERIS (The Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (1997-2008): Files include administrative records, newsletters, research overviews, and the proceedings of the Fourth National Metropolis Conference in 2000.

  • The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) (1986-2010): Files include financial statements, reports, strategic planning, project files, research and articles, and conference records.

  • The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) (1992-1994): Files include conference records, reports, research interviews and other records.

  • INTERCEDE (International Coalition to End Domestics’ Exploitation) (1980-2001): This coalition provided services, assistance, and education to domestic workers, advocated for improvements in the living and working conditions of domestic workers and participated in public awareness campaigns. The group also lobbied provincial and federal governments for legislative changes for domestic workers, presented briefs to the Ontario government and the federal government’s Task Force on Immigration Practices and Procedures, organized rallies, and generally advocated on behalf of the needs of domestic workers. Files include research and reports, press clippings, newsletters, correspondence, minutes, orientation kit and briefs and responses to government reports.

  • Inter Pares (1999-2004): The single file on Inter Pares includes published ephemera such as bulletins and pamphlets.

  • The Jade Garden Adjustment Committee (1988-2005): This committee was struck in order to provide support for workers displaced by the closing of the Jade Garden Restaurant. Files include reports, contracts, interviews and surveys, correspondence, minutes, financial records, and background material on Chinese immigrants in Toronto. One report, to the Office of Labour Adjustment and Ontario Training and Adjustment Board, gives a good overview of the case: “When restaurant workers and adjustment services meet: the Jade Garden Restaurant Workers’ Experience” by Roxana Ng (B2014-0005/004(02))

  • The National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada (NOICMWC) (1986-1992): Files include conference records, meeting minutes, the constitution, newsletters, outreach materials, reports, correspondence, conference material, and other records.

  • UNITE (the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) (1995-2001): Files include outreach materials, newsletters, memos, minutes from the Toronto Project Team, project records, press releases and clippings, publications, reports, and other records.

  • Women Working with Immigrant Women (WWIW) (1979-1992): Files include annual reports, minutes, the constitution, newsletters, project files and other records, especially for the WWIW in New Brunswick.

The series also begins with files on various groups for which there are only a few records, and in which Prof. Ng was less actively involved.

Homeworkers Association

  • UTA 1607-13
  • Series
  • 1985-2009 (predominant 1995-2007)
  • Part of Roxana Ng fonds

Series consists of records relating to the Homeworkers Association (HWA), which was initiated as part of the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTC). The group was comprised of and advocated for homeworkers – particularly garment workers – in Toronto. It provided training, advocacy, social activities and other support. The group incorporated, independently of the CCNCTC, in 2007.

The series provides fairly thorough documentation of the group and includes annual reports, minutes, workshop statistics, grant records, brochures and other outreach material, news clippings, membership records, and records documenting the group’s relationship with the CCNCTC.

There is significant documentation of HWA projects and events, including a health and safety outreach project, a fashion show, a photo exhibit, a training and mentoring project with low-waged women, and a wear fair employment project.

In addition the series includes photographs of events, workshops, rallies, and members; scrapbooks; and the contents of a public display used for public education and promotion of the group.

Scholars

Series consists of files Prof. Ng kept on particular scholars. File contents include articles, speeches, conference talks, and some correspondence. Copies of widely available journal articles have not been retained. Series also begins with a collection of business cards, miscellaneous CVs and correspondence.

Papers

Series consists of drafts of journal and conference articles by Prof. Ng. Series also includes some contracts with publishers and indexes to articles. Files are arranged in chronological order.

Research

Series consists of records relating to various research projects, including correspondence, research data, interview notes, grant proposals and other records. Projects documented include a book and symposium on anti-racism, feminism and critical approaches to education; Changing work, changing lives: mapping the Canadian garment industry; a history of the International Order of Daughters of the Empire (IODE) in New Brunswick; a bibliography on race relations and multicultural education for the Ministry of College and Universities (MCU); and projects on garment workers and immigrant women Series also includes annual applications and reports for small scale project departmental funding.

Associations

This small series consists of files kept by Prof. Ng on particular scholarly associations, including the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality, and the Society for Socialist Studies. Series also includes records relating to Diaspora, indigenous and minority education: An International Journal. Records include newsletters, correspondence, award information, conference records, and calls for papers.

Research notes and publishing

Series consists records that document a sampling of Prof. Thornton’s writing and research spanning from early in his career to 2003. Writing is comprised of predominantly academic articles, book chapters, and reviews on a range of topics including British imperial history, colonial states, power and individual rights. Material include typescripts, drafts, off-prints, and correspondence. Notes also cover similar areas of interest, though many are unidentified and partial.

Education and career

Series consists of records relating to Prof. Cook’s secondary and post-secondary education and career, including grant, fellowship and some project files.

Education records include secondary school certificates and exam results, her application for admission to the University of Toronto, course syllabi, reading lists, examinations, notes on nineteenth-century thought by Prof. A.S.P. Woodhouse, and Prof. Cook’s convocation program. Employment records include letters of offer, contracts, clippings, evaluations, and correspondence. Grant and fellowship records include applications, correspondence, reports, and clippings.

Series also includes project files relating to Prof. Cook’s work with Representative Poetry Online and the Online Poetry Classroom Project of the Academy of American Poets.

Certificates

Series contains educational certificates, including certificates for passing entrance exams, grade promotion certificates, graduation certificates, teaching certifications, and grade reports.

Professional Correspondence - Letters of reference

This series consists of inward and outward correspondence regarding references for former students, arranged alphabetically by surname in two groups for the period 1981-1987. One file contains letters of reference for 1973-1974

Publishing

Series consists of records related to the publishing activity of Prof. Venkatacharya. Material includes typescripts, annotated drafts, and some off-prints. Also included is correspondence related to Prof. Venkatacharya’s publisher.

Biographical files

This series consists of records documenting Mary O'Brien's life and career as a nurse and midwife in Glasgow and Montreal, and her subsequent academic career as a feminist philosopher. Includes: articles and reviews of Mary O'Brien; records related to her involvement with the Feminist Party of Canada; letters from faculty, staff, academic community-at-large, and former students in support of Mary O'Brien for the 1987 OCUFA Teaching Award; sound recordings of an interview and awards ceremony; and obituaries and tributes to O'Brien following her death.

Photographs

This series consists of personal photographs of Mary O'Brien with her partner Cath McNaughton, friends, and colleagues. Includes early photographs of O'Brien as a nurse in Scotland and Montreal, two photographs of O'Brien at the Annual Conference of the UK Labour Party in October 1956, O'Brien receiving the City of Toronto's Constance E. Hamilton award in 1982. Also included are professional portraits of O'Brien taken for her books and a 1985 interview with the Kingston Whig-Standard.

University of Toronto

Series consists of records documenting some of the committees in which Dr. Sessle served at UofT’s Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, and more generally within the University. These include evaluations of curriculum and program development, provostial reviews, decanal searches, faculty appointments and promotions, as well as specific funds and posts such as the L’Anson Professorship. Material includes correspondence, minutes, memoranda, notes, and reports.

Personal/biographical

This series contains material relating to Prof. York’s life. It includes a curriculum vitae from 1998 and a copy of the U of T National Report on Derek York and his work with laser probe argon-argon dating.

Addresses

This series contains material relating to Prof. York’s addresses. Included are research materials, slides, and drafts.

Financial Documents

Series consists of materials related to the sale of Dewart’s books, including publication agreements and royalty statements from his publishers, as well as materials relating to his personal banking, including trust company documents, checkbooks, saving account pass books, and banking statements.

There are 6 files and a detailed description of the material in each category is provided in the Leslie Dewart Fonds finding guide.

Dewart, Leslie

Correspondence

This series consists of materials related to the professional and personal correspondence that Dewart collected throughout his life in the form of typewritten letters, written letters, postcards, printed emails, and greeting cards. This includes recommendation letters that Dewart wrote on behalf of colleagues and students, internal correspondence and memos related to the University of Toronto, and personal letters from family in Cuba.

There are 54 files and a detailed description of the material in each category is provided in the Leslie Dewart Fonds finding guide.

Dewart, Leslie

North Toronto Collegiate Institute

Series contains records and notebooks documenting Turner's secondary education at North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Content includes a notebook for every class completed in Forms 1-5, as well as donation information, teacher lists, and yearbook photos.

Records of Paul Anthony Wilson Wallace

Series consists of diaries, journals, composition books, correspondence, manuscripts, and publication regarding Paul A.W. Wallace's career as a writer and teacher, as well as a lot of documentation about his life as a soldier in World War I, and about Go Home Bay and the Madawaska Club, a cottage community associated with the University of Toronto. Also included are school work and manuscripts of "magazines" written and illustrated by Paul and his friends as children.

Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

Professional activity

Series consists of records related to Mr. Ezrin’s professional roles. These focus primarily on his time in government, both federal and provincial. Records cover his work in diplomatic roles in New Delhi, Los Angeles and New York, as well as publicity surrounding the Constitution. Three files document Ezrin’s involvement on the Debate Committee preparing Liberal leader John Turner for the federal debate in 1988.

Photographs

Series consists of images of Prof. Venkatacharya and his colleagues, in addition to family portraits. Images cover multiple trips to India, including to Srisailam, the presentation of Prof. Venkatacharya’s honorary degree at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, as well as formal portraits of Tuppil and Vijaya Venkatacharya.

Born-digital records

These born-digital records include professional materials that relate to Greenfield's appointment at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (correspondence with students and faculty, letters of reference, memoranda, and manuscripts), editorial work related to Greenfield's position as Associate Editor of "Curriculum Inquiry," manuscripts and correspondence related to the organization "Gay Fathers of Toronto," manuscripts for "The educational programs and purposes of the Batchewana Band: a management audit,"and personal correspondence and manuscripts relating to finances, politics, and family.

Canadian Foundation for Innovation

In 1997 Dr. Evans was appointed first chair of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, an independent corporation established by the Government of Canada for facilitate research.

The files on the activities of the Board of Directors include correspondence, minutes of meetings, files on consultants, financial services, legal and tax issues, and other activities such as conferences and surveys. These are followed by files on the Audit and Finance Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee. Most of the remaining files focus on the death of president and Chief executive officer Keith Brimacombe and the search for and selection of his successor, David Strangway.

MaRS (Medical and Related Science Research District)

Three years after assuming the chair of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Dr. Evans became a moving force behind the creation of the Medical and Related Science Research District (MaRS) in Toronto.

The series begins with files on the creation of MaRS (initially Toronto Biotechnology Commercialization Centre), followed by meetings (board, planning, marketing, etc.) and associated correspondence, notes and reports, including corporate presentations, arranged chronologically. The volume of correspondence increases from mid-2003 and one of the meetings documented in detail is with the Minster of Health. Reproductions of photographs are incorporated into some of the reports and presentations.

Trips

This series document Dr. Evans’ trip to the Peoples’ Republic of China in 1973 and another trip to China and Japan in 1975. These files contain correspondence, diaries, notes and briefing notes and memorabilia. There is also a file on a proposed trip to Nepal in 1995.

University of Toronto. Department of Astronomy

This series documents Dr. Hogg's role as a member of the Department of Astronomy, especially her responsibilities as a teacher. Included are attendance lists and grades, laboratory exercises, term papers (1963-64), tests and examinations, and lecture notes. There is also reports and related correspondence showing Hogg's participation on Ph.D. Oral examining boards as well as a file of correspondence relating to the evaluation and recommendation of students and graduates of the Department.

Apart from records that relate directly to Dr. Hogg's teaching function there are also some records related to general administrative issues. Among these are files containing progress and work reports, requests for grants to the National Research Council, correspondence on Dr. Hoggs' salary and tenure status as well as general issues at the David Dunlap Observatory.

Arrangement is by type of record, following as described above.

Advisory Committee on Science and Medicine of the Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exposition

Includes mainly copies of minutes, reports, agendas and correspondence of the Advisory Committee on Science and Medicine - EXPO, of which Dr. Hogg was an active member. There are also copies of speeches given by EXPO officials. Much of the papers relate to the development of "Themes" including storylines and exhibit designs.

Interfiled with copies of minutes and reports, is some original correspondence between Hogg and members of the committee which documents, to some degree, her particular role in the committee. The most extensive original material relates to her role as chairman of one of the lectures given as part of the Noranda Lecture Series. Included is correspondence, drafts for her introductory note, and progress reports of the series. The lecture series itself, sponsored by Noranda Mines, featured a host of international scientists, including Nobel Prize Laureates and was attended by specially invited audiences during EXPO '67.

Diaries and Appointment Books

This series consists of 27 diaries and 3 appointment/address books. The former is particularly valuable in chronicling, if only intermittently, the personal and professional life of Dr. Hogg over a 60-year span. Notable among these is her 1958 Russia diary that describes her attendance at the 10th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Moscow.

Sawyer-Douglass Family Papers

This series, made up from small items that were found while sorting through this accession, is evidence of Dr. Hogg's keen sense of family history. Most relate to Carrie Sawyer-Douglass and Walter Douglass, her mother and stepfather. There are also some notes on family history and a folder of 19th century documents. Perhaps the most interesting records are a series of daily diaries dated from 1901 to 1909 and 1924 to 1941, kept by Leonora Knapp Battles, a cousin and close friend of Carrie Sawyer.

Education

Omond Solandt attended Mulvey School in Winnipeg from 1915 to November 1920, when his family moved to Toronto. He then attended Rosedale Junior Public School, transferring to Central Technical School in 1922. For his last year of high school he attended Jarvis Collegiate.

He enrolled at the University of Toronto in 1927, as an undergraduate at Victoria College. He graduated with a BA in 1931 with first class honours in biological and medical sciences. Omond

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