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Baragar, Frederick D.

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  • Person
  • 1891-1964

Frederick Drury Baragar was born in 1891 in Rawdon Township, Ontario, to Charles Inkerman Baragar and Emily (Bell) Baragar. He moved with his family to Elm Creek, Manitoba in 1895. In 1914, Baragar graduated from Wesley College, University of Manitoba (later one of the founding colleges of the University of Winnipeg) with a B.A. and moved to Toronto to attend the University of Toronto where he got an Education Degree in 1915. Baragar was a member of the Canadian Officer Training Corps at U of T before enlisting in the ranks of the Canadian Field Artillery on February 25, 1915, in the 2nd Canadian British Expeditionary Force, Divisional Artillery, 7th Canadian Artillery Brigade, 26th Battery. In the military, Baragar saw such battles as St. Eloi, Hooge, Somme, Vimy, Hill 70, Amiens, Arras, and Cambrai.

Beginning in the 26th Battery, Baragar was a Driver and Gunner, but was promoted to Bombardier in January 1916. In 1917, he was promoted to Corporal of the 17th Battery, and became Lieutenant of the 4th Battery in March 1918. Baragar was awarded a Military Cross in Drocourt-Queant, September 2, 1918. He was demobilized in Kingston, April 25, 1919. Baragar's brother, Charles (B.A. (1910), C.M. (1914), M.D. (1914), University of Manitoba), served in the Medical Corps, and his brother, Frank, served in the Royal Air Force during the First World War as well.

After the War, Frederick Baragar married Edith Anne Robertson (B.A. (1917, University of Manitoba) on December 31, 1919, and they settled in Winnipeg. They had been engaged since May 20, 1915 and corresponded consistently until Baragar's return to Manitoba. In Winnipeg, Baragar became a teacher at St. John's Technical High School before accepting the position of principal at Principal Sparling School. In 1938, he became principal of Laura Secord School until his retirement in 1957. During the Second World War, Baragar was on voluntary service as an instructor at Camp Shilo. He was always active in the Manitoba Teachers Society, becoming President in 1946-1947. He was also appointed honorary president of the United College Students' Association in 1949. In 1965, the Fred Baragar Memorial Library, an expansion of the Laura Second School library, was opened in his honour.

Frederick Baragar died October 4th, 1964 at Winnipeg General Hospital. The Frederick and Edith (Robertson) Baragar Scholarship was established in their memory at the University of Winnipeg by their family and friends.

Baran, Alexander

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  • Person
  • 1926-2004

Rev. Dr. Msgr. Alexander Baran was born on March 28, 1926 in Koncove, a suburb of Uzhhorod, Carpatho-Ukraine (then part of Czechoslovakia). His father, Viktor Barany, was a secretary to the Czechoslovakian prime minister, M. Hodzha (1935-1939). Rev. Baran obtained a B.A. (History-Slavic) at Charles University in Prague in 1948. He left Czechoslovakia after the Communist "putsch" in 1948 and continued his studies in Rome, Italy. In Rome he completed two doctoral degrees, one in theology (Urbanianum University) and one in history (Eastern Oriental Institute). During his years in Rome he studied and worked at the Vatican Archives. On March 25, 1954, he was ordained to the Ukrainian Catholic priesthood by Archbishop Ivan Buchko and worked as a priest among Ukrainian immigrants in England and Belgium.

In 1961 he arrived in Winnipeg where he worked in different parishes, such as Holy Eucharist, Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Josaphat, Christ the King and SS. Peter and Paul. In 1964 he became the chaplain of 'Obnova', the Ukrainian Catholic Students' organization at the University of Manitoba. In 1965 he started teaching at the University of Manitoba as a part-time lecturer. Rev. Baran became a full-time assistant professor (later associate professor) of history in 1966 and taught courses in East European history and Byzantine art history until 1991. He completed his studies in Canada when he received an M.A. (Slavic) from the University of Ottawa in 1976. Rev. Alexander Baran's main sphere of interest was Cossack history, Ukrainian Church history and Carpatho-Ukrainian (Ruthenian) history. He knew many languages including Ukrainian, English, Italian, Czech, Hungarian, and Latin. In 1968 Rev. Baran and George Gajecky spent time at the Viennese Archives going through 17th-century documents about the Ukrainian Cossacks' activities in western Europe. This research led to their two-volume work, The Cossacks in the Thirty Years War (1969, 1983). Another research project Rev. Alexander Baran was involved in was bringing the Vatican documents to Winnipeg relating to his project, "History of Roman Catholic Church in Canada from 1668". He acquired the documents for St. Paul's College and the documents were microfilmed in 1967 with grants from the Canada Council and National Archives of Canada.

Rev. Alexander Baran was the author of many scholarly works on the Church history of Carpatho-Ukraine (Ruthenia), on pre-Khmelnytsky Cossack history, and on Ukrainian church history in Canada. He published articles in the scholarly journals Alma Mater, Analecta OSBM, Logos, Bohoslovia, Harvard Ukrainian Studies, and Ukrainian Historian. He also published articles in the following volumes published by UVAN (Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences in Canada): New Soil-Old Roots (1983), Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine 988-1988 (1989), and Jubilee Collection of the Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences in Canada (1976). Rev. Baran also compiled and edited an unpublished manuscript about his father Viktor Barany titled Dennyk Viktora Barana (1996). In 1989 he collected research material in the Czech Archives for his book project, Statni Ustredni Archiv v Praze.
He passed away on March 12, 2004 in Winnipeg.

Barber, Barbara

  • Person
  • 1834-1925

The twelfth and last child of Robert Logan and his first wife Mary, Barbara Barber was born in 1834.

Barber, Clarence L.

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  • Person
  • 1917-

Clarence L. Barber was born in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, on May 17, 1917. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1939, a M.A. from Clark University in 1941, and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1952. In 1947, he married Barbara Anne Patchet. They had four sons. Barber taught at McMaster University (1945-48), Queen's University (1954-55), McGill University (1964-65), and then at the University of Victoria as an adjunct professor. However, he did the majority of his work in economics at the University of Manitoba from 1949-1983, serving as head of the Economics Department from 1963-1972. Barber's interests centred on macroeconomic theory, international economics, and monetary theory. In 1982, he was a member of the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada (Macdonald Commission). Barber was made a "Distinguished Professor" of the University of Manitoba in 1982, and an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1988, confirming him as one of the most respected economists in Canada.

Barber, Edmund Lorenzo

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  • Person
  • 1834-1909

Edmund Lorenzo Barber, son of Guy Barber, was born at Hamden, Connecticut, USA in 1834. He received little in the way of formal education and at the age of fourteen he left home on a year’s voyage around Cape Horn to California. By 1854 he had moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he found employment with the Minnesota Democrat newspaper. In 1856 Barber’s cousin, George Brott, came west and together they formed the Breckenridge Land Company. In 1859 Brott purchased the dry goods firm of W. G. Fonseca and S. Fullerton of St. Paul and in February 1860, he appointed Barber as his agent to open a retail store in the Red River Settlement. Barber's 1862 marriage to Barbara Logan connected him with a well-established Red River family.

In 1868 Barber extended his business, becoming an agent for furs, hides, and firewood, and part owner with J. F. Robinson in the Crescent Farm. In 1869 he joined J. C. Schultz in a real estate venture in the Point Douglas area. His business prospered with the arrival of the Wolseley Expedition as he received part of the Mounted Constabulary account. His business soon declined, however, and to pay his creditors he entered into a brief partnership with John MacGregor in 1871. In 1872, he opened a store in Portage la Prairie which was operated by Martin Burnell and which proved to be a failure, as were his plans to operate a saloon at Pembina, North Dakota to capitalize on the thirst of the Boundary Commission surveyors.

On 23 September 1873, Barber purchased the newspaper The Nor’Wester from J. C. Schultz for $2,400. The newspaper did not do as well financially as expected, so Barber’s sister-in-law Margaret Logan arranged a chattel mortgage with Schultz so the paper could continue publication. In May 1877, Barber, his wife Barbara, and Richard Paul signed articles of agreement and entered into co-partnership in the operation of the Winnipeg Ice Company. In 1880, Barber joined E. G. Conklin in the operation of the Manitoba Soap Candle and Oil Works Company, which proved to be a short-lived venture. The following year, Barber again entered the real estate business and continued in this field until his death. After 1890, he supplemented his income by being appointed an “issuer of marriages of licenses.” At the time of his death, 24 April 1909 in Winnipeg, his daughter Lillie was active in managing his interests and continued to do so for several years.

Barber’s home at 99 Euclid Avenue in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg still stands, and is one of the few remaining examples of early Red River Settlement architecture.

He is commemorated by Barber Street in Winnipeg.

His extensive business and personal papers, including textual records, photographs, and paintings, are held at the Archives of Manitoba (MG14 C66) from which the above biographical sketch was obtained.

Barker, Keith H.

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  • Person
  • ca. 1920-

Keith H. Barker was born ca. 1920. He served in the Second World War, and returned to Canada in 1945. He got married in 1945. He and his wife resided in the Oakville, Ontario area working for his father, grandfather, and uncle. In 1948, Barker purchased a 320 acre farm with the help of neighbours Mr. And Mrs. Fred Chester, and borrowed machinery from relatives. By 1960 he was able to purchase an additional 160 acres. Keith and Sadie raised a family of five children: Terry, Arlene, Patricia, Colleen, and Warren. In 1985, Warren entered into partnership with his father and he bought the family farm in 1990. The Barkers now reside in the town of Carman, Manitoba.

Barkwell, John

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  • Person
  • 19??-

John Barkwell operated a store in Treherne, Manitoba. He married Myrtle Christie.

Barr, Debra

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  • Person
  • 1954-2008

Born in 1954 in Tofino, on the west side of Vancouver Island, Debra Barr first attended the University of Victoria and then finished her B.A. at Simon Fraser University in 1977. Following her passion for archives, Barr enrolled in the first Master of Archival Studies program at the University of British Columbia in 1981 and studied under notable archivists Terry Eastwood and Hugh Taylor. Graduating from the program in 1985, Barr went on to work in various archives and records management positions including the Archivist of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia, Ministry Records Officers for the BC Ministry of Housing, Recreation and Consumer Service and Records Manager for Royal Roads University. She authored the Guide to the Canadian Manuscript Collections in Victoria University Library in 1988, was a member of the Rules for Archival Description (RAD) Textual Records Working Group in 1990 and 1991, helped prepare the Guidelines for the Development of a Two-Year Curriculum for a Master of Archival Studies from 1987-1989 and wrote articles for the Canadian journal Archivaria (issues 25 and 28), which looked at fonds level description, as well as being guest editor of the journal in the 1990 issue dedicated to religious archives. With Walter Meyer zu Erpen, another notable Canadian Archivist, Barr was one of the founding directors of the Survival Research Institute of Canada (SRIC), which was dedicated to researching continued spiritual existence after death and the possibility of communication with such spirits. With Meyer zu Erpen, Barr co-authored a biography of Albert Durrant Watson, Canadian physician, poet and psychical researcher, for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, published in 2005. After her death in 2008, Royal Roads University set up a memorial fund in her honour and sought to name a new archives room after her.

Barr, Elinor

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  • Person
  • 1933-

Elinor Barr was born April 2, 1933 to Swedish parents, Mary & Tony Berglund, and grew up in Ignace, Ontario. After her marriage to Peter Barr and the birth of her two sons she studied at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. This resulted in a career of writing local history and operating a regional book distribution and publishing company called Singing Shield Productions. Swedes in Canada is her eighth book.

Barr has written entries for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, The Canadian Encyclopedia , scholarly journals , the National Film and the coffee table book A Vast and Magnificent Land. She scripted a documentary film and worked as the associate producer for the TVO series "Distant Voices" and the televised tribute of the cultural contribution
of Nordic people to Northwestern, Ontario, Our Nordic Legacy.

Developing an interest in her own family background , she traced relatives in Sweden and immersed herself in learning the language. She researched & wrote Swedes in Canada over a fourteen yea period culminating with its publication by University of Toronto Press in 2015. The same year that she donated her research material to the University of
Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Barrett-Hamilton, Gerald Edwin Hamilton

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  • Person
  • 1871-1914

Major Gerald Edwin Hamilton Barrett-Hamilton was a renowned British zoologist. He was born in 1871 and received a science degree at Trinity College, Oxford, in 1896. That same year Lord Salisbury commissioned him and Prof. D'Arcy Thompson to the British Behring Sea Fur Seal Enquiry on the Pribiloff Islands. As the commissioner he traveled extensively throughout Japan, Kamachatka, and the North Pacific Islands. In 1901-02, he served in South Africa in the Boer War. In 1903, he married Maud C. Eland of Ravenshill, Transvaal, with whom he had six children. He lived in Kilmanock, Ireland for the period 1903-1913, where he collected material on the mammals of the British Isles. He published several articles about his research expeditions in journals like "The Irish Naturalist", "Ibis", & the Royal Society's "Geographical Journal". His major work was A History of British Mammals, issued in 21 parts between 1910 & 1921. This monumental fragment is still considered a valuable reference source. In October 1913 he was commissioned by the Colonial Office and the British Museum to investigate the killing of whales in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. While on this research expedition, he contracted pneumonia and died of sudden heart-failure on January 17, 1914, at the age of 43. In 2005, the Major G.E.H. Barrett-Hamilton Memorial Scholarship was established by Michael Nesbitt, G.E.H. Barrett-Hamilton's grandson. Nesbitt wanted to pay tribute to his grandfather and his mother, Geraldine Margaret Barrett-Hamilton Nesbitt, the first woman in Winnipeg to graduate with honours in zoology and chemistry.

Barsky, Percy

  • Person
  • 15 May 1921 - 31 July 1989

Education: BSc(Man)1941; MD(Man)1949

Position: Demonstrator in Pediatrics, 1955; Lecturer in Pediatrics, 1959

Bartlett, Lloyd Cleveland

  • Person
  • 5 Oct 1917 -

Education: BSc(Man); MD(West Ont); FRCS(C )1953

Positions: Demonstrator, Surgery 1953; Curator, Pathology Museum1953
Lecturer, Surgery 1958; Asst Professor, Surgery 1959

Barton, Edward J.

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  • Person
  • 1872-1928

Father Edward J. Barton lived at St. Edward's Rectory in Winnipeg in 1915. He was the former rector of the Notre Dame de Lourdes parish.

Barton, Marie

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  • Person
  • 1905-1999

Marie Barton (nee Rossander) was born in Hundtofte, Denmark on April 21, 1905, the daughter of Karl Peder and Karen Marie Rossander. In 1911, the family immigrated to Canada where they raised eight children on a homestead near Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. At the age of eighteen, Marie started her teaching career and met Leonard Barton at a school dance. They were married in 1928 at the school's Christmas concert. Overcoming the barriers that existed for married women, she taught for four years so that she could help buy a farm in Davidson, Saskatchewan. The prairie drought of the 1930s drove them from their Davidson farm to a farm at Togo, Saskatchewan and then to Camperville, Manitoba. In the late 1930s Leonard was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in 1943, leaving Marie to return to teaching to support their four children, Arthur, Joy and twins Lois and Ray. She continued to upgrade her teaching skills through correspondence and summer school, and in 1955 graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. and a B.Ed. Marie taught for twenty-three years in Manitoba, first in country schools in the Dauphin area and then in Winnipeg where she managed a pilot program for visually impaired junior high school students until her retirement in 1970. After her retirement Marie devoted much of her time to writing and published many articles in newspapers and magazines. She also organized a senior citizen's writing group and endorsed the on-going Marie Barton Award for Excellence in Short Fiction presented by the Canadian Author's Association (Manitoba Branch). In 1996, she completed an autobiography, In Search of Baked Pigeons, which chronicled her varied life experiences from driving oxen at age six to learning to use a computer at age eighty. Marie Barton passed away on October 13, 1999 at the age of ninety-four.

Barwinsky, Jaroslaw

  • Person
  • 15 Oct 1926 -

Education: MD(Man)1955

Positions: Head, Cardiovas & Thoracic Surg, Fac Med (Man) 1984-9; Prof UM 1985-2001; Prof Emeritus 2001

Barz, Sandra

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  • Person
  • 1930-

Born in Chicago in 1930, Sandra Barz completed her education at Skidmore College graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1952. She began her career in publishing and later became interested in Inuit art after purchasing a few pieces while visiting Canada. Thereafter she began to research and compile information relating to Inuit prints from Arctic Quebec/Puvirnituq, Baker Lake, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Holman Island, and Pangnirtung. Her first exploration in this field involved developing, editing, and publishing 28 issues of Arts and Culture of the North from 1976 to 1984. She followed this work with a series of three volumes titled Inuit Artists Print Workbook, Volumes I, II, and III. The volumes catalogue over 8,000 Inuit print images dating from 1957 to the present, produced in the aforementioned communities, as well as prints produced independently of the Arctic co-operative system.

Barz developed her knowledge of printmaking and Inuit culture by making numerous trips to the Canadian Arctic, Alaska, Greenland, and Siberia over a thirty year period. By organizing tours to the Arctic, Sandra Barz connected participants with artists and printmakers and helped expand their appreciation for northern culture and the environment. To further connect art dealers, scholars, curators, and Inuit art enthusiasts, Barz coordinated and sponsored six Eskimo-(and Inuit Art) in-Art Conferences held in the United States and Canada. These venues included Toronto (Art Gallery of Ontario), Ottawa (National Museum of Man (currently Canadian Museum of Civilzation)), Winnipeg (Winnipeg Art Gallery), Washington, DC (The Smithsonian Institution), Chicago (The Field Museum), and Cape Dorset (West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Limited).

Barz's papers detail over forty years of dedication to documenting Inuit artist biographies, the evolution of printmaking, and encouraging growing interest for Inuit art worldwide. She also documents the recognition given by governments to Indigenous art and culture with her collection of stamps from Europe, Greenland, United States, and Canada.

Bass, Jordan

  • Person
  • 1981-

Works at UM. Creates a lot of test records in MAIN.

Batcheldor, Kenneth J.

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  • Person
  • 1921-1988

Kenneth J. Batcheldor, born in Britain in 1921, was a clinical psychologist who conducted a series of table tilting experiments in the 1960s and 1970s. Initially experimenting with the idea of table tilting sessions as a means of amusement, Batcheldor became intrigued when one such session resulted in the table lifting off the floor, seemingly by itself. He continued to experiment with the process and determined that one’s psychological attitude directly affected one's chance of successfully causing a table to tilt using psychokinesis (PK). He developed the concepts of “witness inhibition” – not wanting to see paranormal events – and “ownership resistance” – a refusal to believe that one is responsible for a paranormal happening such as a sudden table movement – and determined that these two psychological attitudes must be overcome to increase a sitter group’s chance of success. Two of Batcheldor’s experimental sessions were described in psychical researcher Guy Lyon Playfair’s book “If this be Magic” and his psychological concepts were used by Iris M. and A.R.G. (George) Owen in their “Conjuring Philip” experiment. Batcheldor died in 1988.

Bateman, Leonard Arthur

  • Person
  • 1919-

Leonard A. Bateman, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1919, has served all his professional life in the energy industry. Bateman received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1942, joined Winnipeg Hydro after graduation as a design engineer, earned a M.Sc. in 1948, and would remain employed with the company for the next 14 years. During his time at Winnipeg Hydro, Bateman rose steadily through the ranks of the organization, being first promoted to System Operating Engineer in 1948 and then General Superintendent of Production in 1952.

Bateman began his time with Manitoba Hydro in 1956, first working as a Systems Planning Engineer. During his early years with the utility, Bateman was involved with the planning and development of the Grand Rapids Generating Station, the Kelsey Generating Station, and the first 120,000 volt loop around Winnipeg. Beginning in 1967, Bateman took over responsibility for planning functions in Manitoba Hydro and acted as a design liaison for the design of the Nelson River D.C. Transmission System. Bateman was also responsible for the first interconnection negotiations with American utilities beginning in 1967-1968.

In late 1972, Bateman was asked to accept the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Manitoba Hydro. It was during his six-year tenure as C.E.O. of Manitoba Hydro that the utility would experience a period of unprecedented growth and expansion. The 1224 mw Kettle Generating Station was completed in 1974 at a cost of $240 million, with the Long Spruce Generating Station being completed later in 1979 at a cost of $508 million. Other major undertakings initiated or completed during Bateman’s time as Chairman and C.E.O. included the Lake Winnipeg Regulation project, the Churchill River Diversion project, and the second phase of the Nelson River D.C. Transmission project (Bi-Pole II).

A change in the political climate in the late-1970s would spell the end of Len Bateman’s career with Manitoba Hydro, though he would continue to operate a successful private consulting firm for the next 25 years. Leonard Bateman was President and/or Vice-President of several professional organizations, including The Canadian Nuclear Association, The Canadian Electricity Association, and The Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba. He is the past and founding President of The Canadian Society of Senior Engineers and in 2003 was invested into the Order of Manitoba.

Batten, Albert

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  • Person
  • 1906-2001

Albert Batten was born in 1906 in Bolton, Lancashire, England to Henry Thomas and Dorothy Batten. The Batten family immigrated to Canada in 1925. Albert grew up around spiritualism; his father was a noted medium and served as President of the East Hamilton Spiritualist Church. It was through the Spiritualist community that Albert met his wife, Gladys Gale, who was also a member of the East Hamilton Spiritualist Church. In 1934, Albert and Gladys were the first couple married within the church and were to remain the only couple for fifty years. At the time Spiritualist ministers were not legally allowed to perform marriage ceremonies and as such a Baptist minister had to be brought in to do so. Both Albert and Gladys continued to be active members within the church, Gladys serving as the church’s organist and Albert as president, for a time. For their services to the church, they were both awarded honourary life time memberships. After 1950, Albert was also active in the Lily Dale Spiritualist Assembly, serving on its board for nine years. In 1971, he and Gladys purchased property in Lily Dale. Albert was also active with the Canadian Red Cross Society, earning the Order of the Red Cross and the Member of the Order of Canada for his work there. Gladys passed away in 1995, followed by Albert in 2001.

Batters, Harold E.

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  • Person
  • 1890-1969

Harold E. Batters was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba in 1890. He grew up on his grandparents' homestead (S.WE. 1/4, 28-12-7), which had been settled in 1874. He graduated from Portage Collegiate and farmed with his parents on the family farm until 1912 when he got married. He purchased land one mile west of his father's. In 1943, Mr. Batters sold his farm, but continued farming on his father's homestead until his retirement in 1964. He was a prominent Portage area farmer and a leader in numerous agricultural fields. He was a director of the Manitoba Dairy and Poultry Co-Operative, past president and long-standing director of the Portage Plowing Match Association as well as director and honorary director of the Portage Fair Board. He was active in rural school affairs and was a past president and member of the directorate of the Trustees Association. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and held the office of past grand patriarch. He died in 1969.

Beamish, Robert Earl

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  • 9 Sept 1916 - 17 Feb 2001

Education: BA(McMaster, Brandon College)1937; MD(Man)1942; BSc(Med)Man)1944; FRCP(C), (Edin & Lond) DSc (Brandon 1988; UM 1989)
FACP; FACC;

Positions: Physician & cardiologist at UM, HSC, Man Clinic; V-P, Underwriting & Medical at Great West Life; UM Professor Emeritus 1989;
Founding Director Man Heart Foundation; chaired Medical Advisory Cte of Heart & Stroke Fdn of Canada; President of both MMA and MCPS;

Beamish, Robert E.

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  • Person
  • 1916-2001

Robert Earl Beamish was born on September 16, 1916 in Shoal Lake, Manitoba to William Henry and Mary May (McLeod) Beamish. He was educated at Shoal Lake Public School and McConnell High School. He entered Brandon College in 1934. He graduated as an honours student and class valedictorian with a B.A. in 1937. He received a Dominion-Provincial Scholarship to study medicine at the University of Manitoba. In 1942, he graduated with an M.D. and two years later a B.Sc. (Med). In 1942 he joined the teaching staff of the University of Manitoba. In 1943, he married Mary Kathleen Weekes. They had three daughters: Catherine born in 1949, Judith in 1953 and Mary Anne in 1955. Beamish served in Canada with the Royal Canadian Military Corps from 1944-1946 and retired with the rank of Captain. During his military service, Beamish began a prolific research career. He co-authored four articles, one of which was a study of tuberculosis in the Canadian Army. From 1947-1948 Beamish was awarded a Nuffield Dominion Travelling Fellowship to study in Great Britian. He studied at the Royal Hammersmith Hospital in London and later became the registrar at the National Heart Hospital. While in England, he obtained membership in the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, specializing in cardiology. He was later advanced to Fellowship in both organizations. Upon returning to Canada, Beamish endeavoured to have the study and treatment of heart disease established as a legitimate medical specialty in Canada. He established the department of cardiology at the Manitoba Clinic, which was expanded to include six doctors. He pioneered the idea that the lowering of serum cholesterol would greatly reduce the risk of heart attack. He was also an early proponent of the use of anticoagulants to prevent clotting and the blocking of arteries. In 1970 he joined the Great West Life Assurance Co. as Vice-President of Medical Underwriting, while still retaining teaching and research interests at the University of Manitoba. Beamish was the Founding Director of the Manitoba Heart Foundation and the founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. He was awarded honourary degrees from Brandon University in 1988 and the University of Manitoba in 1989. He received the Order of Canada in 1990 and the Order of Manitoba in 2000. Dr. Beamish died in Winnipeg on February 17, 2001.

Beaton, Janet

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  • Person
  • 1947-

In 1969, Janet Beaton graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Manitoba. She later pursued a Master’s degree, majoring in maternal/infant nursing and, in 1986, received a PhD in the same major at a time when attaining these higher level nursing degrees was uncommon. Beaton held various roles in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba throughout her career including Dean of Nursing from 1992 to 1998 and Dean Emerita in 2000. She demonstrated exemplary leadership at a time when nursing education was undergoing significant changes as the province transitioned from nursing diploma education located in hospitals to baccalaureate education in universities and colleges.

In 1984, Beaton was a Scholar-in-Residence, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, an extremely competitive, prestigious honour and as a result, co-authored a highly regarded book titled Life-Death Decisions in Health Care. Beaton was well published throughout her career. One notable paper was entitled, “Toward a new view of nursing science: Implications for nursing research,” co-authored with M.B. Tinkle. This seminal article was considered a major breakthrough in the philosophy of nursing science and was on the graduate reading list for most Master’s and PhD programs in North America. Beaton was also a pioneer in international development work in nursing.

In 1989, she secured funding that enabled faculty at the U of M to work with faculty members at the West China University of Medical Sciences to develop an undergraduate program in nursing. It was a training ground for other faculty members who became engaged in international development activities. The legacy of Beaton’s work in this area is that the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba is recognized today both nationally and internationally for its excellence in international development programs.

Beddome, Henry Septimus

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  • July 1832-24 Mar 1881

Education: MRCS(London); Med certificates and diplomas dated 1852

Positions: Founding mbr of Provincial Medical Board of Man (later College of Physicians and Surgeons); Surgeon to Hudson’s Bay Co. at York Factory

Beecroft, Wayne A

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  • - 24 April 1991

Education: MD(West Ont)1974

Position: Mbr Dept of Surgery, Univ Man & Head of Dept Surgery at Man Cancer Treatment & Research Foundation

Bell, Gordon

  • Person
  • 22 May 1863 - 8 Aug 1923

Education: BA(Tor)1887; MD CM(Man)1890

Positions: Prof Bacteriol 1896; Prof Pathol 1905; Prof Bacterol 1916-23

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