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Albensi, Benedict

  • Person
  • No dates known

Education: PhD Neuroscience (Utah) 1995

Positions: Assoc Prof (UMPharmacology & Therapeutics)

Alberta Wheat Pool Ltd.

  • alberta_wheat_pool
  • Corporate body
  • 1923-1998

The Alberta Wheat Pool, a voluntary cooperative organization, was incorporated in 1923 to create stability in the wheat market in response to a downward trend in wheat and farm prices in 1920-1923. Its first president was Henry Wise Wood. The pool, from its first office in Calgary, became one of the largest grain-handling cooperatives in Canada. Owned and controlled by its members, it operated country grain elevators across Alberta and northeast British Columbia. It handled approximately two-thirds of Alberta's grain exports. In addition to its original mandate of enabling farmers to bargain collectively with grain buyers, the AWP also provided grain services for members including storage and handling, grain merchandising, fertilizer and seed grain sales, farm equipment, financing, and agricultural research. It has also ensured farmers a voice in the formation of national grain-marketing policies and has been involved in the establishment of the Canadian Wheat Board. On November 1, 1998 the Wheat Pool merged with Manitoba Pool Elevators to form Agricore. In 2001 Agricore merged with United Grain Growers Ltd. to form Agricore United. In 2007 Agricore United was purchased by the Saskatchewan Wheat Poll and the new company was rebranded to be known as Viterra. For further information see Tides in the West / Leonard D. Nesbitt. - Saskatoon : Modern Press, 1962.

Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919

  • alden
  • Person
  • 1836-1919

Henry Mills Alden was born in 1836. He was an editor with Harper and Brothers Publishing in New York, which published Harper's Magazine. He died in 1919.

Alexander, Walter

  • Person
  • 4 June 1912-22 Dec 1979

Education: MD(Man)1938

Positions: Demonstrator, Otolaryngology, 1947;
Lecturer, Otolaryn, 1948;
Prof & Head, Otolaryn 1955

Allan, Hugh

  • Allan_H
  • Person
  • 1917-2004

Hugh Jeffery Gray Allan was born on May 14, 1917 in Cypress River, Manitoba. The Allan family moved around alot when Hugh was a child, but Hugh spent most of his adult life in Winnipeg. Allan was a well-respected photographer whose work has been displayed in many publications including: The Winnipeg Tribune, Time magazine, Swedish Press International, Maclean's magazine, and Sports Illustrated. Allan attended Gordon Bell High School and designed the school's crest. In 1947 while Allan was working at the Swift's Plant in St. Boniface, Harold Plant and Art Smales, Swift's news correspondents, knew of Allan's work as an amateur photographer and thought he would be the ideal for taking pictures for the Swift's newspaper. Allan used this as an opportunity to improve his technique and to produce better quality photographs. Over the next few years, Allan began to establish himself as a high quality photographer within the Winnipeg region. Allan was one of the first photographers to perfect the panoramic shot and to use bouncing light to conquer harsh shadows. Allan's big break happened during, the 1950 Manitoba flood disaster where the Winnipeg Tribune hired him to help their photo staff cover the flood. By October 1950, the Winnipeg Tribune hired him as a full time staff photographer. Allan became a well-respected photographer within the Tribune for over twenty years but decided to leave and form his own free lance business in 1970. During Allan's long career, he had the opportunity to cover many exciting events, sports and people such as: the Winnipeg Centennial celebrations, royal visits, the last steam locomotive passenger train, John F. Kennedy in Grand Forks, ND, the 1967 Pan Am games, the Bobby Hull signing at Portage and Main, the Winnipeg Jets, the Blue Bombers, the 1972 Canada-Russia Summit Series, and visits to Winnipeg by Gypsy Rose Lee, Harry Belafonte, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Gordie Howe and many more.</p>
Allan's love of sports was evident by his participation and his photographic coverage of sports. Allan especially enjoyed golf and curling. Allan was a founding member of the Grey Owl Tournament and was five times skip champion at the newsmen bonspiel tournament. Allan was also one of eight media journalists to begin the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, (M.S.S.A.) and in 1956, they inaugurated the annual dinner and awards ceremony for Manitoba Athlete of the Year. Allan covered many sport including golf, curling, the Blue Bombers, the Winnipeg Jets, and M.S.S.A atheles of the year.
Allan accumulated awards and honours based on hi swork and contributions to photojournalism which include: the Floyd Davis Memorial Award for substantially contributing to the preservation of the bonspiel (1973), he was inducted to the Media Roll of Honour from the M.S.S.A. (1989), and he was inducted to the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Media Roll of Honour (2002). Hugh Allan passed away on May 30th, 2004.

Allen, Frank, 1874-1965

  • allen_f
  • Person
  • 1874-1965

Frank Allen was born in Meductic, New Brunswick in 1874. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1902 and joined the University of Manitoba as Professor of Physics in 1904. He was one of the original six professors at the University of Manitoba. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1909. Allen was awarded an L.L.D. from the University of Manitoba in 1924 and from the University of New Brunswick in 1944. In 1944 he retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of Manitoba. During his esteemed career, he published sixty articles and two critically acclaimed books.

Allen, Lillian, 1904-

  • allen_l
  • Person
  • 1904-1985

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1904, Lillian Allen was the only daughter of Sarah Estelle ("Sadie") Harper and Frank Allen (1874-1965), who was the first Professor of Physics at the University of Manitoba. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1926 and her Master of Science degree from Syracuse University in 1947. Allen began teaching in the Faculty of Agriculture and Home Economics of the University of Manitoba in 1934 and retired as Associate Professor in 1971. Her professional interest pertained to art in relation to daily living and the beauty of natural structure. After retirement she furthered her reputation as a nature photographer.

Allison, Frederick Gerard

  • Person
  • 2 Feb 1904 - 1 Sept 1989

Education: BA1924, MD(Man)1929, LMCC1929, MRCP(Lond)1931, FACP1949, FRCP(C)

Positions: Unknown

Allison, Gerda Erd

  • Person
  • 1913- 2006

Education: MD(Man)1937

Positions: Unkown

Alpha Omega Women's Alumnae

  • aowa
  • Corporate body
  • 1958-

The Alpha Omega Alumnae, an organization of women university graduates of Ukrainian descent, was founded in 1958 by a small group of twelve women with a desire to promote and foster Ukrainian cultural activities within the broader community. The organization has focused on promoting the work of amateur and professional artists of Ukrainian origin. The visual and performing arts have been supported with art exhibitions, musicals, recitals, lectures and readings by published authors. In the 1960s, in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Alumnae sponsored a major show of the works of internationally known sculptor Alexander Archipenko. This was followed by a show of the art of William Kurelek. Interest in contemporary literature led, in 1978, to a Canada-wide writing competition which called for stories based on experiences of "Ukrainian Life in Canada". In celebration of Winnipeg's Centennial, the Alumnae honoured those women of Ukrainian descent who had graduated from the University of Manitoba prior to 1940. This resulted in a publication entitled The Beginnings: Ukrainian Women Graduates, University of Manitoba. In 2008, the Alumnae celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a major celebratory musical event and a "Garden Party" honoring the founding members.

Alumni Association Inc.

  • alumniassociation
  • Corporate body
  • 1921-

The Alumni Association Inc. of the University of Manitoba was founded in 1921 by a handful of graduates. Their objective was to reach out to the growing numbers of graduates of the University and to sustain their interest and long-term support of the University. In 1935, the Association was incorporated in the Province of Manitoba as a not-for-profit organization with its own, independent volunteer Board of Directors. The Alumni Association operated largely as an independent association until 1958 when President Saunderson created the Public Relations and Information Office. The Alumni Association assumed the operative role of the Public Relations and Information Office and received direct funding from the University.

The Alumni Association provides, preserves and strengthens the vehicle for alumni involvement. One way this is achieved is by maximizing the University's opportunities to communicate with graduates on a regular basis. This communication reinforces the relationship between the University through the Alumni Affairs portfolio and the Alumni Association. Alumni Affairs is a department of the University directed by the Association's executive director. Its role is to facilitate alumni-related activities between the Alumni Association and the University.

In 2001, the Association celebrated its 80th anniversary. In large measure, the history of the Association reflects the much broader history of the University. For example, until 1988, the Alumni Association had the responsibility for soliciting alumni donations to the University. In 1988, this function was transferred to the Department of Private Funding in order to consolidate all fund raising ventures. Also, on May 10, 1999, the President of the University of Manitoba and the President of the Alumni Association signed a funding agreement that allowed for no-fee alumni membership to all University of Manitoba graduates. This agreement was renewed in 2002.

American Association of University Professors / University of Manitoba Chapter

  • AAUP/UM
  • Corporate body
  • 1949-

The University of Manitoba Chapter of the American Association of University Professors was established in 1949, and was possibly the first Canadian chapter of the association. Members of the first executive included William Stobie, President, and E.G. Berry, P. Gelrud, and W. Leach, who served as committee members.

Anderson, Francis

  • anderson_f
  • Person
  • 1918-2006

Francis Anderson obtained a Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba in 1939. In 1947, he obtained a Veterans Loan and started farming. Because he was concerned with chemicalization in agriculture, he phased out the use of chemicals in 1967/1968. He lived in Lowe Farm, Manitoba with his wife Rebecca and his children.

Anderson, James

  • anderson_j
  • Person
  • ?-1994

Jim Anderson was the first Archivist-Administrator of the Stratford-Perth Archives. In 1972 he was hired to process the first collections that would eventually form the Stratford-Perth Archives, the second oldest county archives in Ontario. Anderson remained Archivist-Administrator of this institution until he retired in 1991. Jim Anderson died in 1994.

Anderson, Jim

  • anderson_jim
  • Person
  • 19??-

Jim Anderson is the proprietor of Jim Anderson Books in Winnipeg. Jim Anderson Books specializies in serving Canadian libraries, archives and museums - as well as institutions and individuals internationally. It offers out of print, scarce and rare books, ephemera, and private collections of papers and photographs. Anderson has been in the antiquarian book trade in Western Canada since the 1990s. He is also active in appraising collections for archives, other institutions and individuals.

Anderson, Judith Esther

  • Person
  • no dates known

Education: BSc(Zoology)(UBC)1973; BSc(Man)1981; PhD(Human Anat)(Man)1985

Positions: Professor, Anatomy, 1988- Assoc Dean (Acad) 2003-2006

Anderson, Katrina

  • anderson_k
  • Person
  • 19??-

Katrina Anderson is author of the book Blessed: Portrait of Asdis Sigrun Anderson (2005). She is the granddaughter of Asdis Sigrun Anderson.

Anderson, William Abraham

  • anderson_w
  • Person
  • 1890-1947

William Abraham Anderson taught in the Physics Department at the University of Manitoba from 1940 until his death in 1947.

Andison, Alexander Wilson

  • Person
  • 16 Sept 1909 - 8 Dec 2009

Education: BA(Man) 1930; MD(Man)1935; MRCOG1939; FRCS(C) 1951; FRCOG 1952

Positions: Demonstrator, Obs & Gyn 1946; Lecturer 1950
Assoc Prof, Obs & Gyn 1951

Andison, Harry M

  • Person
  • 1900-1929

Education: MD(Man)1924

Positions: Unkown

Anna, Timothy E.

  • Person
  • 1944-

Timothy E. Anna was born in Lexington, Kentucky November 3, 1944. He attended Duke University, obtaining his B.A. in 1966, M.A. in 1968, and PHD in 1969. He joined the History Department of the University of Manitoba as a Latin America specialist in the fall of 1969. He received tenure in 1973 & was made an Associate Professor the following year. He obtained the rank of full professor in 1979. He was named a Distinguished Professor in 1997 and in 2010 he became a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Dr. Anna has published extensively: he is the author of five books, over 35 articles & book chapters, and 95 book reviews. He was the recipient of an SSHRC research grant 1992-1995 & a Killam Research Fellowship 1994-1996. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1995. In 2000 he was awarded an RH Institute Foundation Medal for outstanding research accomplishment by a senior university faculty member. Consult Dr. Anna's CV in Box1 Fd.1 for further information.

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