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Bennett, Andre

  • Person
  • [ca. 1970]

He has an AA from Pasadena City College, a BA from San Francisco State University, and an MA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is now the owner of Cinema Esperanca International.

Kerr, Howard Hillen

  • Person
  • December 25, 1900 - June 16, 1984

Howard Hillen Kerr (December 25, 1900 - June 16, 1984) was the first principal of what was then Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. Kerr was born on a farm near Seaforth, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1926 with degrees in education and engineering and became an administrator in the public school system. During World War II he was in charge of training personnel for overseas duty. Following the war, Kerr was appointed Director of the Training and Re-Establishment Institute which was located in Toronto at the site of Egerton Ryerson's Normal School (a nineteenth-century training facility for teachers). The purpose of TRIT was to provide 32,000 veterans with vocational training to allow them to establish themselves in civilian trades and careers. Prior to TRIT's scheduled closure, Kerr convinced the Ontario government to transform it into a permanent post-secondary institution focused on practical education, apprenticeships, vocations and career training. The Ryerson Institute of Technology was established in 1948 on the former TRIT campus with Kerr as its principal until 1966 when he became Chair of the Council of Regents for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. In this capacity Kerr helped establish Ontario's community college system with the creation of twenty colleges modelled after Ryerson.

Belcourt & Blair

  • Corporate body

Founded by Victor Philip Belcourt and D. L. Blair in 1948.

Victor Philip Belcourt (1908-1965) was born in Ottawa on 26 May 1908 and educated at the University of Ottawa (in 1918-25) and at Mount St. Louis College in Montreal (in 1925-27). He later worked as a draftsman for Noffke & Sylvester in 1927-28. After completing his formal education in architecture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal in 1928-34 he traveled to London, England where he worked as assistant to Sir John J. Burnet. On returning to Ottawa he was briefly in partnership with Roper & Morin (in 1939-40), then served with the Canadian Navy during WWII. In 1948 he formed a new partnership with D.L. Blair (as Belcourt & Blair) and remained active in this Ottawa firm until his death on 7 April 1965.

Ataeva, T. M.

  • Person
  • [ca. 1988]

He was an artist, who created posters of Vladimir Illyich Lenin.

Baburina, N.

  • Person
  • [ca. 1989]

She co-authored a book on the political life of Lenin.

Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold and Sise

  • Corporate body
  • 1953-1969

The company was founded in 1953 in Montréal. A partnership between three McGill University School of Architecture graduates - Raymond Tait Affleck (1922-1989), Guy Desbarats (1925-2003) and Jean Michaud (1919-1995) - and two McGill architecture professors - Fred David Lebensold (1917-1985) and, joining in 1954, Hazen Edward Sise (1906-1974). and Dimitri Dimakopoulos (1929-1995), another McGill School of Architecture graduate, began working with the group. D. Dimakopoulos became a full partner in 1957. Following the departure of Jean Michaud in 1959, the firm became Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold, Sise (ADDLS) for the next decade. In 1968, Hazen Sise retired, Dimitri Dimakopoulos left to open his own office, and Guy Desbarats departed to found and head the University of Montréal's Faculté de l'aménagement. In 1970, Ray Affleck, Fred Lebensold and Arthur Boyd Nichol (who had been an associate in the previous firm since 1956) regrouped and founded ARCOP Associates; designed churches, municipal and provincial government buildings, exhibition pavilions, multiple-dwelling residential buildings, cultural buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, and educational buildings.

Thompson, Charles J.

  • Person

Founded Sharp and Thompson in 1908 with G. L. T. Sharpe. When the University of British Columbia was created by the Provincial Legislature as the province's first public institution for higher education in 1908, Sharp & Thompson won an international competition for the Point Grey campus. They produced a master plan in 1913 and building was begun, only to be interrupted by the outbreak of World War I. Not until 1922 was building resumed and the central part of the Library completed. The firm based their early designs on medieval and classically inspired commercial, institutional, and residential buildings. Then, in 1937, recent University of Toronto graduates Robert A.D. Berwick and Charles Edward Pratt joined the firm, and its design focus became based on the principles of European modernism the firm was renamed Thompson, Berwick, Pratt and Partners, architects. The firm closed in 1990.

Barbiero, Pina

  • Person
  • [ca. 1999]

Her interest in the retail sector began as a university student. Upon attaining her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Applied Geography from Ryerson University, she pursued a career in research in the retail sector. She worked for several years at the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity at Ryerson University where she first worked as an Assistant Education Coordinator for the Retail Learning Initiative and then as a Geographic Information Analyst. Her main skills are in location analysis and mapping as well as collection and insightful analysis of data. She has participated in a variety of research projects ranging from studies on the entertainment sector, to developing national databases on commercial activity and studies on foreign retailers in Canada. She has also assisted in the coordination of students across Canada for the collection of data related to power centres, shopping centres and commercial strips in main urban centers.

Belafonte, Harry

  • Person
  • 1927-present

American singer, actor, producer, and activist who was a key figure in the folk music scene of the 1950s and was also involved in various social causes, notably the civil rights movement.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the mid-1940s and studied drama at Erwin Piscator’s Dramatic Workshop, where a singing role led to nightclub engagements and a recording contract as a pop singer.
He then became a folk singer, learning songs at the Library of Congress’s American folk song archives. He sang Caribbean folk songs as well, in nightclubs and theatres; his handsome appearance added to his appeal as a frequent performer on television variety programs. He initiated a fad for calypso music and became known as the King of Calypso and also made a Broadway debut; winning a Tony award for his performance. He also starred in films and a TV special, earning an Emmy. In the 1960s he became the first African American television producer.

The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited

  • Corporate body
  • 1905-1999

The Canadian branch of the English Macmillan Company was founded on 26 December 1905 as the Macmillan Company of Canada Ltd., also called Macmillan of Canada and after July 1995, Macmillan Canada. Earlier documents pertain to the Morang Education Co. Ltd., purchased by Macmillan in 1912. The English owners of the Canadian branch sold the company to Maclean-Hunter Limited in 1973. In 1980 Macmillan of Canada was sold to Gage Publishing, later merged into the Canadian Publishing Corporation. In 1999 Macmillan Canada became an imprint of CDG Books (founded in December 1998). In April 2002 CDG Books was purchased by John Wiley & Sons, and Macmillan Canada ceased as an imprint and a publishing house.

Gilbride, Kimberley

  • Person

Dr. Kimberley Gilbride is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at Ryerson University. She is the head of The Gilbride Lab research program at Ryerson. The lab's research focuses on waste water.

Bajaj, Nandita

  • Person
  • [ca. 2005]

Nandita Bajaj earned her Bachelor of Engineering - Aerospace from Ryerson University in 2005. While at Ryerson she was a program instructor and research assistant in the school's Women in Engineering program - a job she held until graduating. After graduation she began working at Bombardier as an acoustics and vibration engineer. She left this job to attend OISE/University of Toronto, earning her Bachelor of Education - Secondary Education degree in 2009. Between 2009-2016 Nandita taught High School Physics and Mathematics with the Toronto District School Board. While there she was also the program co-ordinator for the Honours Mathematics Science Technology program. In 2013 she began contributing science curriculum to ChangeGamer. In 2016 Nandita was hired by University of Toronto Schools as their Head of Admissions.

Holmes, Ann

  • Person

Ann Holmes was a member of the Ontario Women's Directorate.

Abbey-Livingston, Diane

  • Person
  • [ca. 2018]

In the past, she has worked as a consultant, trainer and facilitator for the Canadian School of Public Service. She is also an author of several books on business management and research.

Atkinson, Maureen C.

  • Person
  • [ca. 2018]

She is an author of books and white papers on retail research and a senior partner at J.C. Williams Group, Research Insights, Toronto. She has a business degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University and is a past board member of the International Downtown Association where she chaired the Information Committee. She is also a founding member of the Canadian Research Group of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a member of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association. She joined the company in 1988, after a career in research, store operations and merchandising with a large department store chain, to set up the company’s research practice.



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