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A. Gilbert Studios

  • Corporate body
  • 1922-present

AI Gilbert's father Nathan opened the Elite Photography Studio on Queen Street West in 1922. AI began working there during the 1940s and took over the business when his father retired. Now in its 88th year, Gilbert Studio continues to operate at 170 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario.

A. Mattey

  • Corporate body
  • [between 1872 and ca. 1930]

Best known for the trade mark "Unis France" and cabinet work, A. Mattey had a major influence on the manufacturing and distribution of stereoscopes. A. Mattey produced hand viewers and chaintype multiple-view machines including ones available for coin operation. As well, A. Mattey manufactured tall stand up models made to be viewed comfortably when seated or standing. The less common stand up models were regularly used for public displays.

A. McKim Ltd.

  • Corporate body
  • 1889-

A. McKim Ltd. was founded in 1889 in Montreal, Quebec. The offices are now located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

A. P. Watt Literary Agency

  • Corporate body
  • 1875-

Founded in 1875 by Alexander Pollock Watt (1834-1914), A P Watt is the oldest literary agency in the world, representing some of the foremost British and Irish writers of the 20th Century. Its current authors include leading novelists, biographers, historians, and specialist writers pre-eminent in their field. The agency also represents some outstanding children’s authors and illustrators. A P Watt's clients include a Nobel Prize winner, four Booker Prize winners, three Orange Prize winners, several Whitbread and Costa Prize winners, and the first Children’s Laureate. Our writers have created many bestselling books, long-running television series and hit films. In December 2012 A P Watt joined the United Agents Partnership, creating the UK’s largest and most prestigious literary, media and talent agency.

A.E. Otis

  • Corporate body
  • 1900-1930

A.E. Otis was a photography studio that operated at 457-59 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York during the early twentieth century.


  • Corporate body

ACCIS was a national non-profit association dedicated to helping graduates get jobs. It provided advice and services in the areas of student recruitment and career development. Their national office was located in Toronto.



  • Person

Born in Brampton, Ontario, AHI grew up in a traditional West Indian family where music was considered diversionary entertainment rather than a viable career path. And during his self-guided musical learning and travels, he had a spiritual awakening and adopted the name AHI (pronounced “eye”), drawing the letters from his initials (Ahkinoah Habah Izarh) and embracing the double entendre of the word, which also means “brother” in Hebrew.

If you take just one thing from AHI’s music, let it be this: you are not alone.“No matter how low, no matter how defeated you may feel, you’re never really on your own in this world,” he explains. “We’re all connected to each other, and when you find your calling and your purpose and you tap into those connections, beautiful things start to happen.” Prospect, AHI’s extraordinary new album, is proof of that.

AIC inc.

  • Corporate body

AIDS Bureau

  • Corporate body

The AIDS Bureau provides specific information and resources on the situation in Ontario for human service providers. Ontario’s co-ordinated response to HIV/AIDS includes policy development and program delivery. The province spends approximately $55 million a year on HIV/AIDS-related initiatives. This does not include physician billings to OHIP or HIV/AIDS drugs. The Ontario government provides funding for more than 90 programs and services across the province to deliver HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support programs for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and those most at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS in Ontario.


  • Corporate body
  • 1987-

ALU is an international company that creates ready-made and customized fixtures for retailers. Its headquarters are in Roman D'Ezzelino Italy with subsidiaries in New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Sao Paolo, and Mexico City.


  • Corporate body
  • 1917-1923

Abbe was a theatrical photography studio founded by James Abbe (1883-1973) and located in New York, New York. James Abbe was considered one of the greatest portraitists of theatrical portrait photography, however he only spent the years 1917 to 1923 working in the city before moving to Europe, where he continued his photography career until 1940.

Abbey, Deb

  • Person
  • [ca. 2018]

In the mid-1990s, she became Canada’s first investment adviser to focus exclusively on socially responsible and sustainable Investing and soon after she launched Real Assets Investment Management, managing SRI portfolios for individual investors, pension funds and charitable foundations. As CEO and President of Real Assets and Portfolio Manager of the Social Leaders Fund, she became a leader in shareholder activism in Canada, successfully encouraging many Canadian and US companies to address non-traditional risks to long-term shareholder and stakeholder value. She also promoted the idea that it’s good business for companies to improve their environmental, social and governance performance.
She is an author of two books on sustainable investing, The 50 Best Ethical Stocks for Canadians — co-authored with Jantzi-Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi — and Global Profit and Global Justice – Using Your Money to Change the World. As well, she is a significant television, radio and print media presence. Abbey is also a past Vice-President of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and is an Honourary Board Member of the BC Sustainable Energy Association.

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.

Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991

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  • Person
  • 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.

Abbott, Frank

  • Person
  • [1948-present?]

Began career at Ryerson in 1968 as a professor in the Social Sciences Department. And retired as a History Professor in 1997. He served as Chairman of the History Department from 1977-1982. He also served as president of the Faculty Association from 1984 until 1988.

Abbott, Jim

  • Person
  • [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.

Abbott, Leonard

  • Person
  • 1878-1953

Attended Uppingham School, England and by age 17, was attending socialist meetings in Liverpool, becoming an admirer of Edward Carpenter and William Morris. In 1897, he moved with his family to America, settling in New York and became a publisher and editor of socialist works, later becoming an anarchist and an ardent defender of homosexuality.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)

  • Corporate body
  • 1990-2005

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission was the Australian Government body through which Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders were formally involved in the processes of government affecting their lives.

Abrahams, John R., Mr.

  • Person
  • [ca. 1969]

Graduated in Communications Engineering from Imperial College in London and received a Masters of Science in Computer Systems from Trinity College. His career has included 2 years as a Systems Engineer for Bell Canada, and 3 years before coming to Ryerson he was the director of Computing and Data Processing at Enfield College in England. During this time he was also a member of the British Computer Education Committee, founding editor of the journal "Computer Education", advisor to Honeywell E. D. P. , and closely associated with the National Computing Centre. In June of 1969, Mr. Abrahams was appointed Assistant Chairman of the Business Department. In 1970 he was appointed the Director of the Ryerson Systems Institute until it was disbanded in 1972 due to cost. J. R. Abrahams was the author of 5 books and 30 technical papers as of 1970.

Abu-Abed, Suzan

  • Person
  • [ca. 1999]

She is an award winning doctor, and received a grant to focus on Generating P450RAI knockout mice and F9 cell lines. She worked as a pathologist at the Kingston General Hospital from 2012-2013.

Academic Planning Group

  • University Name

The Vice President's Academic Operations Committee (VPAOC) was created by A. Gifford in 1980. The committee was to establish a set of quantitiative and qualitative evaluation criteria which were to be used to examine each individual program at Ryerson for academic budget planning. There was overlapping membership between the VPAOC and the PBRC which was a sub-committe of the VPAOC. The committee consisted of the V.P. Academic, Ryerson's five deans and the Registrar. The committee published the report "Framework for 1982 and beyond" and another report in 1982/83. In 1984 the committee was referred to as the V.P. Academic's Planning Group. In 1987 it was referred to as the Academic Planning Group and the membership was similar to the earlier VPAOC.

Access Centre

  • University Name

The Access Centre provides students with disabilities accommodation services and supports needed to achieve academic success and access to the university within the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code.


  • Corporate body

Acker, Alison

  • Person
  • [1928-present?]

Allison Acker (Mrs. Hunt) was born in 1928 and has a B.A. from the University of London and an M.A. from the University of Toronto. She started teaching at Ryerson in 1968 and retired in 1989. She has worked as a journalist for the Daily Express, Winnipeg Tribune, Vancouver Herald, and Financial Post and as a freelancer for many Canadian magazines. She has authored Children of the Volcano, Honduras: the Making of a Banana Republic and has translated Exodus: an Anthology of Guatemalan Poets. She was active in the Central American Solidarity Network and spent 15 years working in solidarity with the people of Chile, Guatemala, and El Salvador. In 1989 she relocated to British Columbia and became a member of the "Raging Grannies" - a protest group made up of senior citizens.

Acorn, Milton

  • Person
  • 1923-1986

Milton Acorn, poet (b at Charlottetown 30 Mar 1923; d there 20 Aug 1986).
He began to publish in New Frontiers in 1952. His first collection of verse, In Love and Anger (1956) was privately issued in Montréal, where he later co-edited the little magazine Moment (7 issues, February 1960 to June 1962), first with A. W. Purdy and later with Gwendolyn MacEwen, whom he married in 1962. In 1963 Contact Press published a small collection of his verse called Jawbreakers and The Fiddlehead devoted its spring issue to Acorn's poetry. This, combined with a chapbook, The Brain's the Target (1960), with Ryerson Press, and a broadside, Against a League of Liars (1961), helped to give him wider recognition.

He moved to Vancouver in the middle 1960s where he became well known as a passionate and argumentative member of the literary and journalistic underground. Passed over for the Governor General's Award for his first major collection, I've Tasted My Blood (1969), Acorn was honoured by fellow poets with a specially created People's Poet Award which recognized his ability as a writer as well as his nationalist and activist stance.

In 1971 he published I Shout Love and On Shaving off his Beard, a 2-poem sequence of private reflection and political invective which was not widely distributed, and in 1972, More Poems for People which he dedicated to Dorothy Livesay. In 1975 his collection of poems, The Island Means Minago, won the Governor General's Award, and Acorn settled into his role of established enfant terrible of Canadian poetry. Jackpine Sonnets came out in 1977, and Captain Neal MacDougal & the Naked Goddess subtitled, "A Demi-Prophetic Work as a Sonnet-Series" in 1982. Dig up my Heart: Selected Poems 1952-1983, appeared in 1983 and is the most complete and representative collection of Acorn's poetry.

Acres, Peter M.

  • Person
  • [ca. 1967]

He is an architect, who submitted a couple of pieces to the World Expo '67 in Montreal.

Adams, Michael

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  • Person
  • 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.

Adams, Myrtle Reynolds

  • Person
  • 1889-1977

Myrtle Reynolds Adams was born on August 10, 1889 in Strathroy, Ontario. She graduated from The University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1910 and received the Governor-General’s Academic Medal in her fourth year of studies. She went on to study at Queen’s University and received a Bachelor of Education in 1915. While at Queen’s she met her husband John Gordon Adams, of Glenville, Ontario. They married on September 29, 1917 in London, Ontario and spent the subsequent years moving around the province before leaving the country and settling in Detroit, Michigan. The Adams’ lived in Detroit for twenty two years before returning to London, permanently, in 1951.
Her poetry was published both in literary journals and popular serials; including Atlantic, American Weave, Canadian Forum, Canadian Poetry, Dalhousie Review, Fiddlehead, Georgia Review, Good Housekeeping, Lyric, New York Herald Tribune, Saturday Night and others. Ryerson Press published three chapbooks of her poems: Remember Together (1955); Morning on my Street (1958); To Any Spring (1960) and Fiddlehead Poetry Books published, By a Laugh and a Cry (1973). Sauble Calling, a compilation of already published poems, was self published in 1962. It was illustrated by Toronto artist, Vern Tremewen. Reynolds Adams also published articles and short stories in many popular magazines andnewspapers, including American Home, Better Homes and Gardens, London Free Press, Maclean’s, She, Telegraph Delivery Spirit, Women by Women’s Digest, Woman’s Day and others.
Myrtle Reynolds Adams passed away on September 17, 1977 at the age of 88.

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