Fonds F 752 - William Kempa fonds

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William Kempa fonds

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F 752

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  • 1952-1990 (Creation)
    Kempa, William

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3 cm of textual records
15 photographs : b&w and col. prints; var. sizes

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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.

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The William Kempa fonds contains materials created and collected by him during his time in the Public Health Inspection department at Ryerson as the director, chairman, instructor and professor in the course between 1967-1981. Also in the fonds are materials relating to his involvement in the International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians Inc., his time working in the City of Regina's Health Department as the Milk and Dairy Inspector, and his involvement in other organizations.

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Partially Restricted. Some or all of the records may be subject to restrictions. An archivist must review the records prior to a user's visit.

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