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Charles-Emile Reynaud

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  • 1844-1918

Charle-Emile Reynaud is a French engraver and filmmaker. In 1876, he devised the Praxinoscope, patented on 21 December 1877, a cylinder with a band of coloured images set inside. This was an improvement on the Phenakistiscope and Zoetrope. There was a central drum of mirrors, which were equidistant between the axis and the picture strip, so that as the toy revolved the reflection of each picture seen in the mirror-drum appeared stationary. The images blended to give a clear, bright, undistorted moving picture without flicker. He received an Honourable Mention in the Paris Exposition of 1878 for the device.

The following year he added a Patent Supplement for an improvement - the Praxinoscope Théâtre. The mirror-drum and cylinder were set in a wooden box in which there was a glass-covered viewing aperture, reflecting a card printed with a background. The moving subjects - a juggler, clowns, a steeple-chase - were printed on a black band, and thus appeared superimposed on a suitable scene. A further development was the Projection Praxinoscope which used a series of transparent pictures on glass; an oil lamp illuminated the images and the mirror reflections passed through a lens onto a screen. In December 1888 Reynaud patented his Théâtre Optique, a large-scale Praxinoscope intended for public projection. By using spools to feed and take-up the extended picture band, sequences were no longer limited to short cyclic movements. The images were painted on gelatine squares and fastened between leather bands, with holes in metal strips between the pictures engaging in pins on the revolving wheel, so that each picture was aligned with a facet of the mirror drum. This was the first commercial use of the perforations that were to be so important for successful cinematography.

Reynaud experimented unsuccessfully with an oscillating-mirror projector in an attempt to update his presentation technique, but the battle with the competition of the Cinématographe and its imitators, with their constantly-changing programmes, was finally lost, and the last show took place on 28 February 1900. From 1903 to 1907 Reynaud worked on a device for viewing short stereoscopic sequences of movement, the Stereo-cinema, resembling a double praxinoscope arranged vertically, but it was not financially viable. Before his death in January 1918, in a fit of depression, he smashed the surviving Théâtre Optique mechanism and threw all but two of his picture bands into the Seine. Reproductions of the two bands - Pauvre Pierrot and Autour d'une cabine - are today still being shown, as the only surviving examples of his public screen motion picture work.

Singley, B. L.

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  • 1864-1938

American photographer, and artist, president of the Keystone View Company from its start in 1892 until hist retirement in 1936.

Bachelard, Gaston

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  • 1884-1962

He was a French philosopher and writer, authoring 23 books and countless smaller works. He initially intended to pursue a career in engineering, but after three years in the trenches of the First World War, he changed his sights to philosophy, eventually moving to Paris, where he obtained a doctorate from the Sorbonne. At the Sorbonne, he occupied the chair of history and philosophy of science from 1940 to 1955. His interests included the philosophy of science, the epistemology of knowledge, particularly the dangers of a priori thinking and questions of objectivity and experimental evidence and the phenomena of consciousness.

Ayer, J. C. (James Cook)

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  • 1818-1878

He trained as a pharmacist and doctor, and became wealthy by selling patent medicines such as 'Ayer's Sarsaparilla.' He owned stock in textile mills, railroads, and newspapers, and funded the American Woolen Company, helmed by his brother Frederick, which became the largest manufacturer of woolens in the United States. The town of Ayer, Massachusetts is named for him, though the residents of the town held a public burning of his effigy after he ran for Congress in 1874. He died in an insane asylum in 1878.

Bakker, Gijs

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  • 1942-present

He was trained as a jewelry and industrial designer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and at the Konstfack Skolen in Stockholm. His designs cover jewelry, home accessories, household appliances, furniture, interiors, public spaces, and exhibitions. He has worked for numerous companies, including Polaroid, Artifort, Droog Design, Castelijn, HEMA, Royal VKB, and ENO Studio. With Renny Ramakers, Bakker founded Droog Design in Amsterdam in 1993, a Dutch “brand” of products created by an array of international designers. With Ramakers, he was the selector and art director of all products for Droog Design until 2009.
He has also taught design at various schools for more than 40 years. After teaching at the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) for more than 15 years, in 2010 he was appointed Head of the Masters Program.
In 1996, he established the Chi ha paura...? (Italian for “Who’s afraid of…?”) Foundation in 1996 together with Marijke Vallanzasca. He investigates the relation between craft and design in his work. Bakker travels around the world to present workshops and lectures about his own work, Droog Design, CHP, and Yii (HAN Gallery) and is frequently a member of juries.
His work is represented widely in international public and private collections worldwide and he is the recipient of many accolades, among them the 2011 Sanoma Lifetime Achievement Award (Amsterdam), Gijs Bakker was most recently honored in 2012 as “Best International Jewelry Designer,” by the Andrea Palladio International Jewelry Awards.

Adams, Michael

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  • 1946-present

Michael has an Honours B.A. in Political Science from Queen's University (1969) and a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Toronto (1970). He was named one of the 100 most influential people in Canadian communications according to Marketing Magazine’s Power List 2005. In 2008, he was appointed to the Ontario Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Panel and was made a Fellow of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, the highest honour which can be bestowed upon a member, for his contribution to marketing and survey research in Canada. In the spring of 2009, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Ryerson University in Toronto. In 2016 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions in public opinion research.
Michael Adams is currently the president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies which he co-founded in 1970. In 2006 he founded the Environics Institute for Survey Research, where he also serves as President.
Mr. Adams is also the author of multiple books and is a noted commentator on social values and social change in North America. He is a popular public speaker, offering topical, entertaining talks elaborating the data presented in his books. Michael’s speaking repertoire includes a long-range look at the evolution of Canadian public opinion on a range of issues from public policy to national identity and diversity.

Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991

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  • 1898-1991

Abbott worked in Paris as a darkroom assistant to American Surrealist photographer Man Ray in 1923. Although she is responsible for bringing international recognition to the work of French photographer Eugène Atget, she is best known for her black and white photographs of New York in transition in the 1930s.

Arthur, Paul

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  • 1925-2018

He was an American art director and was the original art director of Playboy magazine for 29 years. After his retirement he concentrated on his own paintings and drawings.

Blom, Piet

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  • 1934-1999

Piet Blom was a Dutch architect best known for his 'Kubuswoningen' (Cube houses) built in Helmond in the mid-1970s and in Rotterdam in the early 1980s. He studied at the Amsterdam Academy of Building-Arts as a student of Aldo van Eyck. He was selected as the Dutch Prix de Rome recipient in 1962 and is a representative of the Structuralist movement. There is a Museum dedicated to Piet Blom's works that opened in May, 2013 in Hengelo, The Netherlands.

Cyoni, Christopher

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  • 1924-2004

Owtram was born in Uganda, studied at the Architectural Association in London(1942), was in the war from 1942-1946, and continued his education at the School of Architecture, Liverpool University(1946-1951). He moved to Canada in 1954, and was in private practice in Vancouver from 1954 to 1961. Became a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (MAIBC) in 1954. In 1955, he received a special recommendation and $200 for his design of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. He changed his last name to Cyoni in 1960. In 1961 he moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he set up a practice. In 1967 he changed his name again, this time to Cyaioni.

Appelt, Dieter

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  • 1935-present

He is a is a German artist known for black and white photographs, which depict performances and sculptures of his own construction. He studied singing and music at the Mendelssohn Bartholdy Akademie in Leipzig, before taking photography courses under Heinz Hajek-Halke at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. During his early years in Berlin, he continued to be involved in music and performed in the choir of the city’s Opera. After a trip to Italy in 1976, Appelt started to focus his photographic attentions on his own body. Today, Appelt’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.

Ashihara, Yoshinobu

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  • 1918-2003

Japanese architect and writer. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1942 and in 1946–7 he worked in Tokyo. After receiving a master’s degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1953), he worked in New York (1953–6). In 1956 he returned to Japan and opened his own office in Tokyo. One of his principal concerns was the use of logical structural systems to create flexible, integrated space within buildings. He developed the use of split levels or ‘skip’ floors to combine spaces of various sizes, earning him the Architectural Institute of Japan prize in 1960. The Sony building (1966), Tokyo, was designed as a cubic spiral of skip floors, creating organic spatial continuity throughout the building with spaces that interrelate with each other and with their environment. A similar concept was used for the Japanese pavilion at Expo ’67 in Montreal, for which he received an award from the Ministry of Education. The continuity and flow of space between interior and exterior, and in the spaces between buildings, were also addressed, for example in the Komazawa Olympic Gymnasium (1964), Tokyo, which received a special award from the Architectural Institute of Japan. His National Museum of Japanese History (1980), Sakura, also won a prize, from the Japan Institute of Art. Ashihara received a PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1961 and was appointed professor at several universities, both in Japan and overseas. He was a vice-president of the Architectural Institute of Japan (1976–8) and president of the Japan Architects Association (1980–82).

Parker, Edward

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Edward (ED) Parker, was the founder and served as the first Director of Ryerson's Journalism, Advertising and Printing Management Program between (1948-1955), and as the Director of the School of Graphic Arts. Edward Parker worked for several newspapers in his early years and was involved in many public relations endeavours, including the establishment of his own firm after he left Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1955.

Swede, George

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  • 1968-

George Swede was a member of the Department of Psychology at Ryerson from 1968 to 2006 (and Chair from 1998 to 2003). During his career at Ryerson as well as after, he also pursued his interests as a creative writer, editor and arts administrator. Some highlights include: co-founding Haiku Canada in 1977; editing the Canadian Haiku Anthology (Three Trees Press 1979); co-editing Global Haiku (Brooks Books, 2000) and Erotic Haiku (Black Moss Press, 2017); being named Honorary Curator of the Amercian Haiku Archives for 2008-2009; being elected the editor of Frogpond: Journal of the Haiku Society of America, 2008-2012 (the first Canadian along with Anita Krumins, retired Ryerson Commuications Professor, who was appointed as co-editor).
George Swede has also published 40 collections of poetry, the latest being Helices (Red Moon Press, 2016). which won the 2017 Leroy & Mildred Kanterman Memorial Book Award, First Place for the best collection of haiku, and a Portuguese/English chapbook, um mosquito no meu braço (Francisco Carvalho, translator for Eufeme, 2017). For more information about his life, awards, publications and positions go to Wikipedia or to his website at georgeswede.com.

Segal, Brian

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Brian Segal was president of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute between 1980-1988.
Brian Segal is a former president of Ryerson University, and has been a distinguished visiting professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management since September 2009. With a PhD in social welfare policy, Segal started his career in academia, becoming president of what was known as Ryerson Polytechnic Institute from 1980 to 1988. Following his tenure at Ryerson, Segal was the president and vice-chancellor at the University of Guelph from 1988 to 1992. After his time at Guelph, Segal moved onto publishing and was executive vice-president of Rogers Publishing and publisher of Maclean’s magazine. In 1999, until his retirement in 2012, he was president and CEO of Rogers Publishing, overseeing more than 70 consumer, business, parenting and medical publications.
Segal is also well-known in the Toronto community. A founding member of the Design Exchange, he served on the United Way Toronto’s Campaign Cabinet and was a strategic planning director for Canada’s Department of the Secretary of State. Other positions include director of IBM Canada, Union Gas, Sun Life Trust and Schneider Corporation. In 2008, Segal received an Honorary Doctorate from Ryerson and was honoured as a Legacy Laureate by the University of Pittsburgh.
In 2009, Segal created the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and is the volunteer chair, director of strategy and programming, and director of development for the centre. As founder and chair, he created the “Dare to Lead” program for MBA students and the “Top 200 Leadership Summit” for undergraduate business students. Segal has also been instrumental in founding the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Research and Education Program, and in developing (along with the director of the program, Professor Chris MacDonald) a range of events and research activities.

Beresford-Howe, Constance

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  • 1922-2016

Constance Beresford-Howe was born November 10, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec. She attended McGill University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in 1945 and her Masters of Arts in 1946. She married Christopher Presnell in 1960, and completed her Ph.D at Brown University in 1965. Constance began her teaching career at McGill in 1949. She left there in 1971 to come to Toronto and teach English at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. She taught at Ryerson until 1987. Aside from teaching she has written 10 novels, her first in 1946 called The Unreasoning Heart and her last in 1991 called A Serious Widow. She has also written for several magazines. 1 of her books, "The Book of Eve", was adapted into a play called "Eve" that debuted at the Stratford Festival in 1976 with Jessica Tandy as the lead. It was made into a movie in 2002 called "The Book of Eve". CBC created a television adaptation of "A Population of One", and "The Marriage Bed" was made into a T.V. movie in 1986. Constance has also written a script for a T.V. movie called "The Cuckoo Bird" and acted in a movie called "Hugh MacLennan: Portrait of a Writer" as herself

Innis, Hugh R.

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Hugh Innis was the son of Mary Quayle Innis and Harold Innis. He graduated from the University of Toronto. He was a professor at Ryerson University, the Program Director for Arts in the School of Continuing Education (Chang School) and was also the Associate Registrar.

Novick, Marvyn

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  • 1940-2016

Marvyn Novick was born in Montreal in 1940 and grew up there. He graduated from Sir George Williams University in Montreal and did graduate work at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. While in Montrea, he was a youth worker, a community organizer in Detroit and Baltimore, and a welfare rights strategist in Washington. In 1970 he moved to Toronto and worked as a senior program director with the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto.

He was a professor in the Department of Social Work and was also, at one time, the Dean of Community Services. He His area of concentration was social planning. He taught social policy and community practice focused courses at Ryerson. He was a policy thinker and community activist in his professional life. He researched and wrote major national reports on child poverty in Canada, addressed issues of work and family life, focused public attention on the social responsibilities of local governments in Ontario, conducted a widely cited two volume study on changing social conditions in Toronto suburbs, and is the author of working papers on the life chances of children.

He was active in the Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) and received a lifetime honourary membership in 2007.

Marvyn Novick died June 21, 2016

Keast, Ron

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Dr. Ronald Keast earned his B.A., M.A., and in 1974 his Ph.D. from the Department of Religion at McMaster University. The subject of his doctoral thesis and subsequently published work was The Effects of the Technique and Technology of Communications on Religion in the West.
Dr. Keast has over forty years’ experience in television broadcasting and education in Canada. After early years as a television writer, director and producer, he served as General Manager of programming at the Ontario provincial educational television service, TVOntario, Chair of the School of Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto, and then, from 1987 to 2005, President and Chief Executive Officer of the national multifaith and multicultural television channel, Vision TV, (1987/1994), and of Access Media Group (1994/2005), a television and multimedia learning company that owned and operated three national and one regional television specialty channels – Canadian Learning Television (CLT), BookTelevision, Court TV Canada, ACCESS Alberta - and an educational multimedia distribution company.
Following his retirement as President and CEO of Access Media Group in 2005, Dr. Keast became engaged in research and writing about science, philosophy and religion. This resulted in the 2009 publication of his book, Dancing in the Dark, The "Waltz in Wonder" of Quantum Metaphysics.
In 2008, he was appointed Chair of the Advisory Board of CARP – A New Vision of Aging for Canada. In 2009, he became a shareholder and Chair of the Board of Canada's largest educational multimedia distribution company, Distribution Access.

Ross, Kathy Gallagher

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Kathy Gallagher Ross has an R. N, a Masters in Environmental Science, and a Graduate Diploma in Child Study. She has worked as an instructor in day care administration and early childhood education. She has also worked as a supervising teacher in a community controlled day care centre.

Mesbur, Ellen Sue

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Sue Ellen Mesbur served as a Professor in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University between 1968-2002, where she also served as Director between 1989-1998. Dr. Mesbur earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1965, her Masters of Social Work in 1967, her Master of Education in 1978 and her Doctor of Education in 1986. All of Dr. Mesbur’s degrees were earned at the University of Toronto. As a professor, Dr. Mesbur’s teaching and research areas of focus included Social work with groups, field education, social work with older adults and interpersonal, communication skills, Field Education in Social Work; History of Social Group Work in Canada; and the Use of Technology in Teaching Social Group Work. In 2012, Dr. Mesbur was recognized by the CASWE for her contributions to social work education in Canada and was the International Honoree of the AASWG for her contributions to AASWG and to social group work education and scholarship.

Burkhardt, Helmut (Ken)

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  • 1933-2017

Helmut (Ken) Burkhardt received his Ph.D from the University of Stuttgart in 1964 and was a refugee during World War II. In 1967, he moved to Toronto with his wife. After doing research in thermonuclear fusion and magneto hydrodynamic energy conversion, he became a pioneer in renewable energy. He started working at Ryerson in the Department of Mathematics and Physics in 1974. He also worked in Ryerson's Energy Centre and as director, organized many conferences with the International Society for Systems Sciences and Science for Peace. He retired from Ryerson in 1996, becoming a proferssor emeritus. He is a member of the Canadian Pugwash Group, serving as President of its Council on Global Issues (2002-2009). In 2011 he became the President of Solar Energy Technology Inc.

Waalen, Judith Kelly

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  • May 27, 1940 – July 19, 2019

Judith Waalen received her B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Assumption University in 1962, her M.A. in Psychology from University of Windsor in 1964, and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Wayne State University in 1982. While at Ryerson University Dr. Waalen was a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Centre of Quality Research. She would later become a professor at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, working in the Graduate Studies and Research, and Post-graduate and Continuing Education departments. For many years, Judy taught Psychology courses at Ryerson to students in the professional programs and interacted with a great many faculty members in these departments in various capacities. In the mid-1980, for example, the Dean of Business Bonnie Patterson asked Judy to provide some research training to interested faculty since she felt developing the intellectual capital of her faculty was a good investment. Thus, Judy became the first Research Associate at Ryerson and over the ensuing years, a number of Ryerson faculty members advanced their education and their professional positions partly due to this research training and mentoring.

In 2000, Judy took advantage of an early retirement incentive program to leave the Psychology Department and went to manage Ryerson’s Centre for Quality Service Research and to join CMCC to teach research methods and statistics in their graduate residency programs. During this time with her husband David, she published articles on chiropractic education, and with other colleagues, she co-authored a number of articles for scientific and scholarly journals. In 2005, Judy returned to Ryerson to work as a research analyst for The Chang School. She taught staff members to conduct, analyze, and publish their research in-house, did competitive research, and conducted annual student satisfaction surveys until she left in 2011.

Conrad, Ronald

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  • [ca. 1990]

Ronald Conrad is a Professor Emeritus of English at Ryerson Polytechnic University. While at Ryerson he taught in many areas including Canadian literature, Victorian literature, composition, and creative writing. His focus on teaching effective writing skills has resulted in the publication of many well-received composition textbooks. Ronald Conrad has lived and travelled throughout the world, and speaks French and Spanish fluently.

Carniol, Ben

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  • [ca. 2018]

Ben Carniol is Scholar in Residence with the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, Aboriginal Field of Study at Wilfrid Laurier University and Professor Emeritus at Ryerson University. He is also a social activist. He authored the first six editions of Case Critical. The Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work has awarded him and honarary life membership for distinguished contributions to socal work education in Canada.

Coppolino, Yolanda

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  • 1929-2013

Professor Emeritus with the Faculty of Business at Ryerson University and served as Chair

Currie, Allan

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  • [ca. 1947]

Had a BA and MA from the University of Saskatchewan(1947-1954) and a doctorate in organic chemistry from McGill(1954-1958). Professor at Ryerson from 1961-1993 and
member of the CURAC Steering Committee(2002-2003).

Pizer, Gerald L.

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Gerald L. Pizer taught in Ryerson's department of Electrical Technology, later Electrical Engineering. He was awarded a GREET award for teaching excellence in 1998.

Gregory, Ruth E.

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Ruth Gregory was a faculty member of Secretarial Science, between 1953 and 1962 when she transferred to the Department of Education, Secondary Education Branch. While at Ryerson, Ruth became interested in education via the television vs. "live" education in a class room.

Christo, Shirley

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  • [ca. 1973]

Shirley Christo obtained her nursing degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1973. She would go on to obtain a Masters in Health Sciences and a Masters in Education. She was a Nursing instructor at Ryerson University.

Oatridge, R. A. Allan

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R. A. A. Oatridge is a professor emeritus in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. He was the director of CATE.

Bannerman, Eugen

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  • [ca. 1983]

Reverend Doctor Eugen Bannerman (Eugen Fanderich - name changed in 1983) grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and Vernon, B.C. He studied Psychology at the University of Alberta receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree. From there he received his M.A. from Wheaton College in Illinois, his Masters of Theology from the Toronto School of Theology, and his Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1985. He married Iris MacGregor of the Ryerson Theatre School. Before coming to Ryerson in 1967, Eugen was the Minister of the Annette Street Baptist Church. He started at Ryerson in the Social Sciences department and later the Department of Psychology. During his time at Ryerson Eugen Bannerman conducted many funeral and memorial services for former Ryerson Faculty/Staff including Blue Brennan, John Kenyon, and Murray Paulin. He also conducted a service for former Ryerson President Donald Mordell. He has also performed weddings for staff and students. While on a 2 year sabbatical, Eugen presided over two churches in Seaforth, Ontario - Cavan United and Northside United. While living in Seaforth - the hometown of Ryerson Founder H. H. Kerr, he pushed for the creation of a H. H. Kerr Memorial Mace for Ryerson as a gift from the Town of Seaforth. He was on the Mace committee and helped to raise $18 000 for the project. After the mace was gifted to Ryerson, he was the person who carried it at the front of every Convocation procession from 1994 until his retirement. He also authored a book on H. H. Kerr called "Howard Kerr of Seaforth", as well as written articles for various newspapers, and a history book on Blyth, Ontario Street names. Eugen Bannerman was inducted into Ryerson's 25 Year Club in 1992 and retired in 2001, and currently resides in British Columbia.

Zywno, Gosha

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Malgorzata S. (Gosha) Zywno received the Magister Engineer degree in Electrical Engineering, from Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland in 1977, the M.Eng. degree from the University of Toronto in 1990, and her Ph.D. degree from Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, in 2003. Dr. Zywno is a Professional Engineer (1984), a Senior Member of IEEE (2003) and a Fellow of Engineers Canada (2009). She is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) since 2000 and of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) since 2002.

Dr. Zywno has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Ryerson University since 1982, first as a Limited Term faculty, and since 1998 in a Tenure-Track position. She received Tenure in 1991 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2008. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (2006), at the University of Technology, Business and Design, Wismar, Germany (2003), and at Université D'Artois, Bethune, France (1999, 2000, 2001). Dr. Zywno is Ryerson University's first, and still only, recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the most distinguished award for university teaching in Canada.

Dr. Zywno's industrial experience prior to the faculty appointment at Ryerson included working for Institute of Heat Technology, Lodz, Poland (1980) and for Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Canada (1986, 1987).

Dr. Zywno has been a Faculty Associate of the Learning & Teaching Office (LTO) at Ryerson University since 2002. She has been volunteering on behalf of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) since 1991, and has been a member of the PEO's Academic Requirements Committee since 1993.

Professor Zywno's field of expertise is Control Systems. Over the past decade her main research interests have been in Engineering Education. Her research was on the impact of learning styles, instructional technology use, active learning, and more recently, Emotional Intelligence (EI) on student academic achievement. Currently, Dr. Zywno's professional focus, through her work with the LTO, is on educational development of faculty at Ryerson University through the University Teaching Development Program (UTDP). Dr. Zywno authored or co-authored numerous papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and delivered many invited presentations, including 12 keynote addresses at various conferences. She has won countless awards including Ryerson University Chancellor's Award of Distinction in 2010.

Perlmutter, Sydney

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  • 1925-2018

January 21, 1925 - May 15, 2018

Sidney Perlmutter was born on January 21, 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He obtained his B. A. (1947) and diploma in Education (1948) from the University of Manitoba. Between 1948 and 1956 he taught in the St. James and Winnipeg School Districts. In 1956 he moved to Toronto with his family to take a job at Ryerson Institute of Technology as an instructor in the Radio and Television Arts program, a job he would hold until his retirement in 1990. In 1967, Syd Perlmutter earned his MEd from the University of Toronto. Between 1956-1969 he held positions as an instructor, chief instructor and director of the program. He was also the RTA co-ordinator for Continuing Education from 1977 until his retirement.

McBride, Sandra

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Sandra McBride was a professor in Ryerson University's School of Nursing. She received her PhD in Education from the University of Toronto in 1973.

Layton, Jack

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  • 1950-2011

LAYTON, The Hon. John Gilbert (Jack), P.C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D. was a Canadian academic, activist, environmental consultant, author, politician, and athlete, as well as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
John Gilbert (Jack) Layton was born in Montreal (Quebec) on July 18, 1950 to Robert and Doris (Steeves) Layton. In 1956 the Layton family moved to Hudson, Quebec, where Jack would grow up. Between 1964 and 1967 Jack thrived as he attended Hudson High School. He married his high school girlfriend, Sally Halford, in 1969. They had two children together, Mike and Sarah, before their divorce in 1983. In 1988 Jack married Olivia Chow.
Between 1968 and 1983 Jack undertook his post-secondary education. He earned his BA (Honours) in Political Science in 1970 from McGill University, his MA in Political Science from York University in 1971, and completed his PhD in 1983 from York University. In the early 1970's Jack worked on community organizing in Quebec for Front d'action politique (FRAP) and volunteered for Michael Goldrick during his campaign for Toronto City Council in 1972.
In 1974 Jack began his career as an academic and educator. Between 1974 and 1984 he taught government and city politics courses at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University). He also taught at York University and was an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto between 1978 and 1994.
Between 1981-1991 Jack sat on the City of Toronto Council. Between 1984-1988 he sat on the independent regional Toronto council, the Metropolitan Toronto Council. In 1990 he served as Deputy Mayor under Mayor Art Eggelton. He held this seat until 1991 after a failed mayoral bid against June Rowlands. Following the campaign Jack took a break from public office and founded two environmental consulting agencies: Jack Layton and Associates, and Green Catalyst Group. As well, in 1993-94 he was the CEO of the Conservation Strategies Consortium. In 1993 Jack unsuccessfully ran as the federal New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate in the Toronto riding of Rosedale. After losing in Rosedale Jack was again elected to the regional Metropolitan Toronto Council and served between 1994-1997. In 1988, after the municipal amalgamation of the Toronto region Jack sat as a City of Toronto Councillor for Ward 30 - Toronto-Danforth - and served until 2003. In 2001 he successfully ran for presidency of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. During his time in Toronto municipal politics he served on or participated in a great number of committees and organizations. It would be impossible to name them all, however, a more detailed list is available in the long version of this description.
In 2003 he was elected as the NDP leader and was subsequently elected in 2004 as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Toronto-Danforth. He maintained his House of Commons seat and continued as leader until his death on August 22, 2011. Just prior to his death, during the 2011 federal election the Party achieved the most House of Commons seats in its history and subsequently formed Her Majesties Official Opposition.
It is impossible to trace all of the organizations to which Jack pledged his effort and/or support during his lifetime. Overall, throughout his career Layton put consistent concern and effort into a variety of social and political issues. He was constantly involved in a vast number of committees, rallies, auctions etc. in support of a plethora of interests and groups. However, within these there were certain core issues that defined his life, teaching, and politics and which he would carry forward from one career position to the next. A modest list of the core issues and concerns he held and worked on over his academic and political career can be found in the long version of this description. Layton was also a prolific author, between 1979 and 2010 he published a number of sole and co-authored books and articles.
Layton's health began to decline during the later time of his tenure as NDP leader. In February of 2010 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, from which he later recovered. In March of 2011 he underwent hip surgery at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital for a fracture. In July of 2011 he announced that he was taking a temporary leave of absence to deal with a newly diagnosed undisclosed form of cancer. From this new cancer he died on August 22, 2011 at the age of 61.
The public reaction to Layton's death was unprecedented. On Parliament Hill Layton laid In State from August 24th until August 26th when he was then taken to Lie in Repose at Toronto City Hall. On August 27th Layton was transported to Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto where a State Funeral was held that had been granted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. An outpouring of public and official grief followed Layton's death.

Kilborn, William W.

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William W. Kilborn (B.A.A, A.R.I.D.O., I.D.C., I.F.M.A) was a professor at Ryerson's School of Interior Design starting in the 1960's. He also owned and operated his own interior design consulting firm "William Kilborn Associates" starting in 1966.
William Kilborn has served on the Board of Management for the "Interior Designers of Ontario" in the 1970's, and worked on the membership services committee of ARIDO.

Packham, James L.

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Jim Packham is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University. He holds a BASc from the University of Toronto, and an MBA in Public Administration from York University. Jim joined Ryerson in 1968 after 20 years of engineering and managerial experience in the electrical equipment industry. He first joined the Electrical Department as a lecturer, becoming Chair of that Department in 1970. In 1973, he was appointed Vice-President Academic and served in that role for seven years. Starting in 1980, he was associated with the office of the President and undertook a series of special projects for Ryerson. Concurrently in 1980, he was associated with the Department of Politics and Public Administration as a Professor of Public Administration for both full-time and part-time students. Jim retired in 1990 and, in 1992, was designated a Fellow of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.

Chant, Debbie

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  • [ca. 1990]

Debbie Chant is a professor in Ryerson University's School of Early Childhood Studies (formerly School of Early Childhood Education). She did her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario and her Masters of Education at the University of Toronto.

Jack, Hugh

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Hugh Jack is a Mechanical Engineer and a former Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University. Jack earned his BESc in Electrical Engineering (1988), his MESc in Mechanical Engineering (1991), and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (1994) from the University of Western Ontario. He was a member of the faculty at Ryerson from 1993 to 1996. In 1996, Jack left Ryerson to take a position as a Professor of Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Shah, Bharat

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Bharat Shah earned his Bachelor of Engineering and Masters of Science from the University of Baroda, India. He earned his MBA from Minnesota State University. He is a certified Professional Engineer with the Province of Ontario and a Registered Information Systems Professional (ISP).

Kenyon, Gail

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Gail Kenyon taught at Ryerson University and coordinated field education until 2000, when she became an instructor at North Carolina State University.

Ryerson, Peter

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Peter Ryerson is the great-great grandson of Egerton Ryerson. Born in 1937 in London, England, he has been involved throughout a good part of his life in the field of education, as both a teacher and elected councillor and chair of the education committee for the Borough of Hillingdon. His father was Barrington Nevitt Ryerson; his grandfather, George Egerton Ryerson; and his great-grandfather, Charles Egerton Ryerson. Peter Ryerson first contacted the Ryerson Archives in 1995 to request infrmation about his famous ancestor and to inform the Archives of the Ryerson Family Papers. Over the next several years, he corresponded extensively with the Archivist through e-mail, mainly with regard to the donation of the Ryerson Family Papers and the Portraits of Egerton Ryerson and his wife, Mary, to the Ryerson Archives. The Family Papers were acquired in 1996 (A.1996-099) and the Portraits in 1999 (A.1999-083). Peter Ryerson and his wife, Janet, visited the Archives in August, 1999, and were honoured at a special reception.

Kennedy, Diane

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Dr. Diane Kennedy was an assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University.

Mason, David V.

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David Mason is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Ryerson University. He completed his B.Sc. from Acadia University in Computer Science (1973), his M.Sc., in Computer Science from the University of Toronto (1990), and his PhD in 2002 at the University of Waterloo.

Kempa, William

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William Kempa is a former instructor and Director of the Department of Public Health Inspection at Ryerson. Kempa was born in Chatfield, Manitoba in 1916. After graduating from Teulon High School (1935), In 1942 he earned a Bachelor of Science and Agriculture in Dairy Science from the University of Manitoba and a Certificate in Sanitary Inspection (Canada) from the the Canadian Public Health Association. He achieved his Masters of Public Health in 1957 (1952) from the University of Minnesota. Following four years of service in the Second World War as a member of the Royal Canadian Army, Kempa joined the civil service in 1946. He worked for the City of Regina Health Department for over twenty years as a Dairy and Milk Inspector. Kempa was the first Canadian to recieve the Sanitarian of the Year Award from the International Association of Milk and Food Sanitarians (IAMFES) in 1959. In 1962, he became the President of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Public Health Association. In 1967, Kempa resigned from his position as Milk and Dairy Inspector to take a position as the Director of the Public Health Inspection Department at Ryerson, becoming the first Chairman of the program from 1971 to 1975. Kempa was a longstanding member of the IAMFES, the Canadian Insititute of Public Health Inspectors, and the Canadian Health Association. He retired from Ryerson in 1983.

Karabanow, Alexander

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Alexander Karabonow is Part Time/Sessional Faculty at Ryerson University in the department of Arts & Contemporary Studies. He specializes in cultural theory, linguistics, nationalism studies, Eastern European studies, and gender studies. He received his PhD in Cultural Studies from Trent University in 2012.

Mazerolle, Maurice

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Maurice Mazerolle is an Associate Professor in organizational behavior and human resource management in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Academic positions previously held at Ryerson include: Director of Research, Faculty of Business, Associate Director, Student Affairs, Ted Rogers School of Business Management, Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, and Director, Centre for Labour-Management Relations, Ted Rogers School of Management. Prior to coming to Ryerson, Dr. Mazerolle held a number of faculty appointments at the University of Toronto, York University, and Wilfrid Laurier University. His major areas of research interest are in conflict resolution, employment adjustment, youth health and safety, employee voice mechanisms and progressive human resource management practices. In addition to working within the university environment, Dr. Mazerolle has had an extensive career primarily in the labour relations field as a negotiator and mediator within a number of industries including construction, inter-provincial bus transportation, health care and education. Dr. Mazerolle received both his Master’s and Doctorate in Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto.

Whiteside, Dave

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Dave Whiteside was a student at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. His father, Bill Whiteside, worked in Campus Planning and Facilities. His mother was the house mother for the student residences on Church Street.

O'Reilly, Patricia

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Dr. Patricia O’Reilly is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies at Ryerson University. She has been faculty at Ryerson since 1998. She received her BA and MA from Queen’s University and her PhD from the University of Toronto.

Patricia is a recipient of a Ryerson McConnell Grant for Innovative Teaching as well as a Ryerson Experiential Learning Initiatives Grant. She has sat as a faculty member of the Ryerson Teaching and Learning Office and attends international teaching and learning conferences. In her public policy, public administration, federalism and comparative courses, Patricia makes use of simulation exercises which allow the students to role-play the positions of Canadian politicians and senior civil servants during House of Commons Debates, First Ministers Meetings or International Forums. Her research interests include controversial policy topics and morality/ethics policy.

Forsythe, Wayne

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K. Wayne Forsythe joined Ryerson's Geography Dept. in August 1999 as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in Sept. 2005 and a full professor in Sept. 2011.

Abbott, Jim

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  • [ca. 1955]

James Herbert Abbott, originally from Fort Frances. Graduate of Electronic Technology in 1955 at the age of 24, married with one child at the time of his graduation from Ryerson.

MacDonald, Donna

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Donna MacDonald graduated from Ryerson's Food, Nutrition, Consumer and Family Studies Department in 1981. By 1985 she was at the Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

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