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Eyland, Cliff

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  • 1954 - 2020

Clifford Leslie Joseph Eyland was an artist and assistant professor at the University of Manitoba's School of Art. Eyland was born November 7, 1954 to Kathleen Margaret Eyland (nee Williams) and Ronald James Eyland in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Eyland studied at Holland College, Mount Allison University, followed by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD).

In the 1980s, Eyland began making paintings, drawings and notes in a 3”x5” index card format. Since then, much of Eyland’s work explored the relationship between libraries and galleries, both of which are institutions that house and preserve. Eyland’s index card project formed some of his largest installations which appear in libraries across Canada, such as Winnipeg’s Millennium Library, the Halifax Central Library and Edmonton’s Meadow Library. In addition to his large-scale library installations, Eyland had several solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows throughout North America and Europe. In 2003, he was shortlisted for the nation RBC/Canadian Art Foundation painting award.

Eyland’s writing has been published in Canadian art magazines since 1983, and Eyland curated exhibitions since 1985. He served as a curator at the Technical University of Nova Scotia School of Architecture (now known as Daltech) from 1985 until 1994. In 1998, Eyland became the Director of Gallery One One One (now known as the School of Art Gallery), where he would remain until 2012. During this time, Eyland also taught at the University of Manitoba and served as a board member on Plug In ICA’s Board of Directors from 1995 until 2005.

Cliff Eyland died May 16, 2020 in Winnipeg.

Todaschuk, Sylvia

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Sylvia (Stadnyk) Todaschuk, was born in Shoal Lake, Manitoba. In 1962 she married Ernest Todaschuk (1941-2012) and they had two daughters, Rosemarie and Charlene, who were born in Winnipeg. An energetic businesswoman, Sylvia purchased the original Silhouette Studio hair salon at 508 Selkirk Avenue and in 1985 she also established the Todaschuk Sisters Ukrainian Boutique on the premises, specializing in Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian folk arts and cultural products (records, carvings, embroidery). From the late 1970s she was actively involved in various local Ukrainian-Canadian organizations, including the Ukrainian Canadian Committee and the Ukrainian Professional and Businness Club, and in cultural events such as the Folklorama Kiev Pavilion, Ukrainian Week, and the Ukrainian-Canadian Centennial Committee. Her business interests took her to Ukrainian-Canadian cultural festivals in all three Prairie provinces. Eager to promote and revitalize the Selkirk Avenue business district (between Main Street and Arlington Street), she became one of the founders and most active members of the Selkirk Avenue BIZ association. She spearheaded the Selkirk Avenue “Walking Tours” and sat on the board of directors of the Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone Association [Winnipeg B.I.Z.], the North End Community Renewal Corporation [NECRC], the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg, and the Citizenship Council of Manitoba. For her activism, she received many awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the City of Winnipeg Community Service Award, the Government of Canada 150 Certificate of Achievement, the 120th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada Volunteer Service Award, and the Alpha Omega Alumnae Woman of the Year Award.

Shay, C. Thomas

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Dr. Creighton Thomas Shay received a B.A. (1960), M.A. (1965), and Ph.D. (1970) from the University of Minnesota in Anthropology. In 1961, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to train and study at the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen. In 1964, he became an instructor in the Extension Division of the University of Minnesota and the following year was appointed an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University. In 1967, Shay took an appointment as a Lecturer at the University of Manitoba, which became an Assistant Professorship in 1970 upon completion of his doctorate. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1972, a rank he held until his retirement in 1993 when he was made a Senior Scholar of the University.

Dr. Shay has undertaken research in a variety of different areas of anthropology over his career focusing much of his research in ethnobotany and paleobotany in Greece, but more importantly in the northeastern prairies and plains of Canada and the United States, in particular Manitoba and Minnesota. He has published extensively in monographs, refereed journals, and local publications. Many of these works were co-authored with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Shay, a former Botany professor at the University of Manitoba and recipient of the Order of Canada for her work on environmental causes.

In honour of the contributions that Dr. Shay has made to the University of Manitoba, former students, friends and colleagues established the C. Thomas Shay Scholarship for graduate study in Anthropology in 1993. Dr. Shay was also awarded the Manitoba Prix Award for Heritage Education in 1997. Dr. Shay continues to remain active and his current research interests include human ecology in Western Canada 3000 years ago until 1870, and the human ecology of the Bronze Age in Greece and the Mediterranean.

Bradley Morrison

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  • 1925-2008

Bradley Morrison worked for the Ogilvie Flour Mills Company for 48 years and collected material relating to their operations. Marion E. Lyall, an employee of Ogilvie Mills, assembled the scrapbook in this fonds in 1903.

Lionel Moore

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Agricultural broadcaster and reporter since 1944, Moore joined CBC Radio in 1950, retiring from this distinguished career in 1979. He worked closely with the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba and holds an honourary membership to the National Council of the Agricultural Institute of Canada.

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

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Administrative History of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Manitoba Agricultural College was formerly opened in 1906. In the following year Manitoba Agricultural College became affiliated with the University of Manitoba so that the degree in agriculture could be conferred on students who had successfully completed the five-year course. However, the affiliation of Manitoba Agricultural College with the University was terminated by an Act of the Provincial Legislature in 1912 when the College was granted degree conferring powers. However, in 1916 the Act was amended and the affiliation between the College and University restored again. The University of Manitoba conferred the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.) for the first time in May 1911. Regular instruction in Home Economics began the same year and the degree of Bachelor of Home Economics (B.H.E.) was first conferred in May 1918. On March 1, 1924, by Act of the Manitoba Legislature, the administration of Manitoba Agricultural College was transferred to the Board of Governors of the University and it was arranged that in future the instructional work of the College could be carried on as a Faculty of Agriculture and Home Economics of the University. The length of the degree courses in both Agriculture and Home Economics was reduced to four sessions in 1927-1928 to conform with the other university faculties. In 1929, the Legislature selected the site in Fort Garry, already occupied by the Manitoba Agricultural College since 1913, as the permanent site of the University.A systematic program of work in the field of rural adult education began in 1940. In 1946 the Department of Agricultural Engineering was added to the faculty. In 1966 the Faculty of Agriculture and Home Economics opened the Centre for Applied Research at Glenlea, twenty kilometres south of Winnipeg.In 1970 the Faculty of Agriculture and Home Economics separated into two independent faculties, Agriculture and Home Economics. Beginning in 1971 the Faculty of Agriculture, through sponsorship from the Provincial Government, became involved with various foreign aid programs. This culminated in 1979 when the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) financed a joint agricultural program with the University of Zambia. In July 1991 the Faculty became the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

Ukrainian Reading Association “Chytal’nia Prosvita”

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  • 1903-

The Ukrainian Reading Association “Chytal’nia Prosvita” was founded in 1903 by the members of the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic church parish in Winnipeg. The goal of the association is to promote and foster the Ukrainian culture (language, history, geography) through the education of ordinary people. The movement of the enlightenment society “Prosvita” started in the city of Lviv, Crownland of Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now western Ukraine) in 1868. The first Ukrainians coming to Canada who were members of the mother organization in Ukraine brought this idea with them to Winnipeg. They first held meetings at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and later at SS. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral and opened their Ukrainian heritage school, “Ridna Shkola”, in 1918.

In 1919 the members of the “Chytal’nia Prosvita,” which had rented various locales since 1903, discussed the possibility of purchasing their own building. (In January 1919 rioting unemployed war veterans had sacked and destroyed the association’s quarters at Dufferin and Parr because they perceived its members as “enemy alien” Austro-Hungarians.) Eight members of the association loaned their own money to purchase a lot at 667 Flora Avenue. The newly constructed building officially opened on October 9, 1921 and was blessed by Metropolitan Andrei Sheptyckyj, who was touring North America. A list of donors who contributed to the Ukrainian Reading Association’s building was hung on the wall in the new building.

With the new building, new organizations came into being such as the Benevolent Association of “Chytal’na Prosvita” - the Mutual Aid Society (1927); the Women’s Organization of Maria Markovych (1931); and the “Plast” youth organization (1930). In addition to the above mentioned organizations, many other groups and institutions used the building for their own activities during the years that ensued: the Society of Volyn and Research Institute of Volyn, the Ukrainian National Federation, the North Winnipeg Credit Union, and various musical and theatrical groups. “Chytal’nia Prosvita” also had a large library it was used by the Ukrainian community of the North End.

The Ukrainian Reading Association “Chytal’nia Prosvita” housed various cultural events, debates, lectures, concerts, amateur theatre and dance performances. Many prominent Ukrainian artists and scholars visited “Chytal’nia Prosvita such as E. Turula (composer), K. Andrysyshyn (educator), V. Avramenko (choreographer), O. Koshetz (director of choir) and many others who performed at the “Chytal’na Prosvita”.

In 1982 a big fire destroyed most of the building and although costly repairs kept it going for a while, it deteriorated to the point that the members of the “Chytal’nia Prosvita” decided to sell the building. The Ukrainian Reading Association’s building finally closed the doors on May 31, 2001. The Chytal’nia Prosvita’s executive board relocated to the North Winnipeg Credit Union, and their funds were transferred into a Designated Fund in the Shevchenko Foundation. The Ukrainian heritage school “Ridna shkola” operated out of Andrew Mynarski School. It had 10 grades and opened its doors to students every Sunday. A large number of books from the Ukrainian Reading Association were sent to Ukraine and the rest were deposited into the University of Manitoba Slavic Collection.

The “Chytal’nia Prosvita’s” building provided a gathering place and support to many Ukrainian immigrants who came to Winnipeg to start their new lives. It promoted Ukrainian language and culture, provided educational and social services, strengthened national consciousness, and also educated the general public about Ukraine and its people. It fit perfectly into the multicultural mosaic of Winnipeg and played a major role in Ukrainian-Canadian history. The success of the “Chytal’nia Prosvita" is a testimony to the many hard working individuals who, over the years, contributed to the promotion of Ukrainian education in Canada.

Peterson, Thomas E.

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Thomas E. Peterson was appointed professor of political studies at the University of Manitoba in 1976.

William H. McEwen

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  • 1902-

William Harvard McEwen was born on February 7, 1902 in Owen Sound, Ontario. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1921 and obtained an M.Sc. the following year. He furthered his education by receiving an M.A. in 1924 and Ph.D. in 1930 from the University of Minnesota.

He taught at Regina College from 1925-1929. In 1930 he joined Mount Allison University as an assistant professor of Mathematics, and by 1933 he was a full professor and head of the department. He came to the University of Manitoba in the fall of 1946 as head of the Mathematics Department. In 1949 he was named the first Dean of Graduate Studies and he held this position until 1964. Upon his retirement, Dr. McEwen was made a Professor Emeritus in 1967.

Suzanne Muir

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  • 1891-1997

Suzanne Muir was born in Glascow, Scotland on June 26, 1891. She was the eldest daughter and the second of five children of Matthew McLeod Muir and Sarah Muir (nee Frayer). Suzanne and her widowed mother emigrated to Canada in 1921 or 1922. A sister Emma Kathryn emigrated at a later date. Sarah Muir died in Winnipeg in January 1930.

Suzanne and her sister Kathryn sold the family home on Lindsay St. in 1932 and moved into Fairmont Apartments at 52 Edmonton. The sisters both worked as legal secretaries. Suzanne and Kathryn became active in the Spiritualist Church following the death of their mother. In 1937 they met the Reverend William Robertson Wood (1874-1947), a United Church minister. For ten years Reverend Wood and his wife Margaret Matilda Wood sat weekly at the Muir sisters' apartment in a rescue circle. The purpose of a rescue circle was to release earth bound spirits to leave the mortal realm. Suzanne was a bi-monthly lecturer at the Winnipeg Spiritualist Church/ Winnipeg Psychic Society from 1962-1990. In 1997, Suzanne Muir died at the age of 105.

Kathleen Rice

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  • 1883-1964

Kathleen Rice was born in St. Marys, Ontario, in 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lincoln Rice. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1906 and began a career as a math teacher. She taught in Belleville, Ontario before moving to western Canada. Once in the west, she taught mathematics in Alberta and Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

In 1913, Kathleen and her brother, Lincoln, decided to stake a homestead near The Pas, Manitoba. Shortly thereafter, war broke out and Lincoln, who later became a Lieutenant Colonel, joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Kathleen decided to stay on the homestead alone. After teaching herself about geology and prospecting, she headed to the Herb Lake area north of The Pas. She claimed an island - later called Rice Island - in Weksusko Lake, which turned out to be very rich in copper and nickel.
While it is rumoured that Rice and her business partner, Richard (Dick) Woosey, turned down $250,000 for their property, she eventually sold it to International Nickel (INCO) for approximately $20,000.

Kathleen Rice occasionally returned to Ontario to visit her family, but the majority of her adult life was spent in Northern Manitoba. She died in Brandon in 1964.

Yurkiwsky, Michael

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  • 1916-1983

Michael (Mykhailo) Yurkiwsky was born in Yellow Creek, Saskatchewan on 28 December 1916 to parents who had emigrated from western Ukraine (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire). He received his elementary education in Meacham and his secondary education in Hafford, Saskatchewan, graduating in 1934. One of his high school teachers was Elias Shklanka (Illia Shklianka), a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Chicago, and the author of several Ukrainian-language readers and grammar textbooks. After several years of work on his father’s farm, Yurkiwsky, who suffered from spinal ailments, moved to Ontario in 1939, finding factory employment in Preston, Galt and Toronto. On 8 August 1942, shortly before moving from Preston to Toronto, Yurkiwsky married Stephania Stefin. The couple would raise three children: Stephan, Dennis, and Orasia. In 1943-1944 Yurkiwsky received pastoral training as an external student of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Canada (UGOCC) seminary (located in Winnipeg) and was ordained into that Church’s priesthood on 8 October 1944. For the next 25 years Yurkiwsky served as pastor of UGOCC parishes/congregations in Hamilton, Waterford, Grimsby and Preston, Ontario (1944-1945); in the environs of Winnipeg, where he also served as secretary of the UGOCC’s Consistory (1945-1948); in Fort Frances, Rainy River, and Atikokan, Ontario (1948-1951); in Fort William and West Fort William (currently Thunder Bay), Ontario (1951-1954); in Winnipeg again, where he served as pastor of the Holy Trinity Cathedral (1954-1965); and finally, in Edmonton, Alberta, where he was pastor of St. Andrew’s church (1965-1969).

In the summer of 1969 Yurkiwsky applied for a short-term leave from his pastoral duties in order to continue his education. In 1971, having majored in History and Religious Studies, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with Distinction from the University of Alberta, and was awarded a Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.) degree, on the basis of his previous pastoral studies and his recently completed university studies, by the UGOCC’s St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg. In 1973, after pursuing his interests in Biblical Studies, the History of Christianity, and Philosophy at McGill University’s Department of Religious Studies, Yurkiwsky earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Religious Studies from that university. In the fall of 1973 he was appointed to the Faculty of Theology at St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg, where he taught courses on Church History, Biblical History, Old and New Testament, Ethics, Liturgics and Dogmatics until the summer of 1982. In 1974-75 he served as assistant principal and from 1976 through 1978 as principal of St. Andrew’s College. On several occasions he also lectured on Eastern Christianity in the University of Manitoba’s Department of Religious Studies. In September 1982 Yurkiwsky resigned from the Faculty of Theology at St. Andrew’s College because, having reached the age of 65, he was asked to accept a part-time appointment at a lower salary. Less than one year later, on 29 August 1983, Yurkiwsky died. Funeral services were held at Winnipeg’s Holy Trinity Cathedral and he was buried in the Orthodox section of Glen Eden Cemetery.

Stadelmeir, Julia

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  • 1912-2000

Julia Stadelmeir (nee Rudawski) was born in Winnipeg on April 17, 1912. After her marriage to Adolf Leonard Stadelmeir, they had a daughter, Louise, circa 1938. In September of 1939, Adolf enlisted in the Canadian Army and was assigned to the 12th Field Coy (company) of the Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). He was posted to England in early 1940, was acting Company Quarter Master Sergeant (CQMS) by the fall of 1940, and later full CQMS with the No. 2 Tunneling Coy of the RCE. He served with this company at Gibraltar from March 1941 to December 1942. After returning to England, Adolf disappeared under disputed circumstances. Julia Stadelmeir consistently attempted to locate Adolf until at least 1988. His whereabouts and fate are still unknown, although Julia Stadelmeir’s obituary indicated, perhaps speculatively, that he predeceased her. Julia died in Winnipeg on May 12, 2000.

Powers, Lyall

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  • 1924-2018

Powers was born July 13, 1924 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He served in the RCAF and Canadian Army from 1944-1945. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba in 1948. He attended the University of Paris (Sorbonne) from 1948 to 1950. The following year he received his M.A. in English from the University of Manitoba. He returned to Paris in 1953 to 1954 to study as the recipient of a Royal Society of Canada Fellowship. In 1955, Powers received his Ph.D from the University of Indiana. He spent two years at the University of Wisconsin before joining the University of Michigan in 1958 where he taught until he retired at age 80.

Powers wrote extensively on Henry James and often collaborated with Leon Edel. In 2003, Powers published a book about his former classmate Margaret Laurence titled Alien Heart: The Life & Work of Margaret Laurence (University of Manitoba Press).

Powers passed away on May 15, 2018.

Shay, Jennifer

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  • 1930- 2018

Dr. Jennifer Shay, the daughter of Frank and Kathleen Walker, was born on March 27, 1930, in Hull, England. Dr. Shay was interested in natural history at a young age, discovering her passion for biology on high school field trips to Flatford Mill Field Centre. Upon graduation from Newland High School in 1948, Dr. Shay attended London University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1952. She immediately accepted a position at the Flatford Mill Field Centre in Suffolk; however, due to a desire to expand her experience, she moved to Canada in 1957 where she worked as a research associate at the University of Manitoba (U of M). At the U of M, Dr. Shay completed her Masters of Science in 1959 and her Doctor of Philosophy in Science in 1964, while lecturing for the Department of Botany. She became an assistant professor in 1965 and was promoted to associate professor in 1967 and a full professor in 1975. Although Dr. Shay retired from the U of M in 1993, she stayed on as a Senior Scholar and was awarded the title Professor Emerita in 1995.

In 1966, she was appointed founding director of the University Field Station at Delta Marsh (now Delta Marsh Field Station), a position she held until 1986. In addition, she fulfilled a joint appointment in the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Botany from 1975 to 1986 and again from 1989 to 1993.

The significance of Dr. Shay's academic career as both a student and a professor is illustrated by her long list of awards and distinctions. These include the Shikar-safari Conservation Award, 1970; Life-time membership to the Manitoba Naturalist Society, 1976; Canadian Nature Federation Douglas Pimlott Conservation Award, 1979; Manitoba Naturalist Society Ernest Thompson Seaton Distinguished Naturalist Award, 1982; Honorary life-time membership to the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, 1982; Canadian Botanical Association Distinguished Service Award, 1984; Peter D. Curry Chancellor's Award, 1987; Member of the Order of Canada, 1988; Honorary life-time membership to the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects, 1990; University of Manitoba Outreach Award, 1990; University of Manitoba H.H. Saunderson Teaching Award, 1992; Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society J.B. Harkin Medal, 1992; Manitoba Eco-network Environmental Award, 1993; Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, 1994; Canadian Healthy Environment Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1996; YWCA Woman of Distinction, 1997; and, Officer of the Order of Canada, 2001. In addition, she headed and was a member of various boards and councils throughout her life.

Shay passed away on May 7, 2018 at age 88.

Shebeski, Leonard H.

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  • 1914- 2010

Leonard Hylary Shebeski was born in Aubigny, Manitoba, August 5th, 1914. Shebeski, the son of Polish emigrants, grew up in the rural environment of the Canadian prairies. His family farm life was both a positive and permanent influence. In his early twenties, Shebeski entered into the University of Manitoba where he received his Bachelor of Science Agriculture (1941) and Master of Science (1946) degrees. Shebeski was an outstanding student who excelled in his studies. He received numerous scholarships and awards, including the prestigious Lieutenant Governor's Gold Medal in Agriculture.

Shebeski's academic career was disturbed, as were so many others of his era, by the Second World War. Shebeski enrolled in the Royal Canadian Air Force in March 1941 and in his typical manner excelled in training, first as an Observer and later as a Pilot. He was Mentioned in Despatches in 1944. Shebeski was discharged (Honorable) in October, 1945.

Shebeski immediately returned to his academic work, studying for his Doctorate at the University of Minnesota in 1946-47. His reputation as a skilled scholar preceded him and he was sought out by the University of Saskatchewan for its Department of Field Husbandry. In 1947, Shebeski accepted the University of Saskatchewan's offer of an Assistant Professorship. Within the year he was promoted to Associate Professor.

Shebeski's long and distinguished association with the University of Manitoba began in 1953, when he left the University of Saskatchewan to take up full Professorship and to become Head of the Plant Sciences Department. In 1965, Shebeski became the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, a position he held until his retirement in 1979. During his tenure, Dean Shebeski personally guided the development and direction of the faculty which resulted in a growth rate of unprecedented proportions.

Dean Shebeski has received honorary degrees from the University of Warsaw (Russian is his second language), Queen's University and the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Shebeski was brought out of retirement to take the seat as Dean Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. In addition to these academic honours, Dr. Shebeski was invested into the Order of Canada (Officer) in 1977.

Dr. Shebeski is a renowned leader in the Canadian agricultural development field as witnessed by his participation in agencies such as the National Research Council; the Canadian Agricultural Research Council; and the Association of the Scientific, Engineering and Technological Community of Canada. However, Dr. Shebeski's sights were not restricted to only Canadian issues. He actively sought out and participated in numerous international committees and agencies. Notable amongst these was his work on the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; the World Bank Rural Development Committee; and the Commonwealth Advisory Group on Food Production and Rural Development.

Dr. Shebeski's research activities have been of international consequence. His research efforts have been greatest in the area of wheat breeding. His initial work was undertaken at the University of Saskatchewan where he focused on barley, oat and rye improvement techniques. One year following his move to the University of Manitoba he initiated what became his single most significant contribution to agriculture -- the triticale breeding program. Under Dean Shebeski and others, notably Doctors Jenkins, Welsh and Larter, the triticale program flourished and received international acclaim as the 'superseed' of the future.

Dr. Shebeski married his wife Laura on May 26th, 1945. They have four children: Janice, Elaine, Peggy and Kathy. Dr. and Mrs. Shebeski resided in Victoria, British Columbia until his death in 2010.

Chronology of Events

1914 -- Born, Aubigny, Manitoba

1941 -- B.A., University of Manitoba

1941-45 -- Observer and Pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force

1946 -- M.Sc., University of Manitoba

1947 -- Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan

1953 -- Professor, Department Head, University of Manitoba

1954 -- Initiates Research on Triticale Project

1965 -- Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Manitoba

1967 -- Received Centennial Medal

1972 -- Received Honorary Doctorate from University of Warsaw

1974 -- Received Honorary Doctorate of Science from Queen's University

1976 -- Received Honorary LL.D. from University of Saskatchewan

1977 -- Invested Order of Canada (Officer)

1979 -- Retired from University of Manitoba

1981 -- Appointed as Dean Emeritus University of Manitoba

Schreyer, Ed

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  • 1935-

Edward Schreyer was born on December 21, 1935 in Beausejour, Manitoba to John and Elizabeth (Gottfried) Schreyer. He was educated at Cromwell Public School and Beausejour Collegiate, where he subsequently taught in 1956-1967. He went on to study at United College and St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba, obtaining a Bachelor of Pedagogy in 1959, Bachelor of Arts in 1960, Bachelor of Education in 1962, followed by a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Arts in Economics in 1963. In 1960, Schreyer married Lily Schulz with whom he has four children.

Schreyer was first elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly in 1958 at the age of twenty-two and was re-elected in the general elections of 1959 and 1962. From 1962 to 1965, he was concurrently on the staff of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba. In June 1969, he was elected Leader of Manitoba NDP and the youngest Premier of Manitoba (1969-1977) at the age of 33. Schreyer's premiership oversaw the amalgamation of the city of Winnipeg with its suburbs, introduced public automobile insurance, and significantly reduced Medicare premiums, while implementing home care and pharmacare programs. During his terms as Premier, he served as Minister of Manitoba Hydro (1971-1977), where he was involved in numerous crucial decisions regarding environment assessment and analysis, energy management, and emissions control. He also served concurrently as Minister of Finance and Minister of Dominion-Provincial Relations (1972-1975). In 1975, he received a Governor-General Vanier Outstanding Young Canadian Award.

In 1979, Schreyer became the first Manitoban to be appointed Governor General of Canada (1979-1984). As Governor General, Schreyer was a champion for equal women’s rights, official bilingualism and environmental issues. Following his term as Governor General, Schreyer was appointed High Commissioner to Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands (1984-1988). In 1989 upon his return to Canada, Schreyer acted as a guest professor at universities across Canada and Europe, teaching classes on energy economics, environmental impact and resource geography.

Schreyer holds Honorary Degrees from the University of Manitoba, McGill University, Simon Fraser University, and Universite d’Ottawa. In 2002, Schreyer was appointed Chancellor of Brandon University (2002-2008). Schreyer is a recipient of numerous awards, medals and honours, such as: the Canadian Public Service Award, Ottawa (2001); the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012); and is Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada (2013). In addition, Schreyer has served as a chairman or director of several charities and institutions such as: the Canadian Shield Foundation; Habitat for Humanity Canada; the International Institute of Sustainable Development; the Winnipeg Library Foundation; and St. Boniface General Hospital.

Shack, Sybil

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  • 1911-2004

Sybil Shack was born in Winnipeg on April 1, 1911 in a bedroom behind her maternal grandparents store on Pritchard Ave. She showed great promise academically and was awarded an Isbister Entrance Scholarship to the University of Manitoba at the age of 14. She graduated with a B.A. in 1929 and attended Normal School to become a teacher the following. Teaching jobs were scare as the Great Depression took a firm hold of the Canadian economy. For two years she supported herself writing editorials for Weekly News the Independent Labour Council newspaper, taking general assignments for the Western Jewish News marking papers or giving private tutorials. She also found placements as a substitute teacher. Finally at the point of giving up on her chosen profession, she wrote what she refers to as her desparation letter and secured a job at Foxwarren, Manitoba. After three years in rural Manitoba she returned to teach in Winnipeg. In 1945 Shack returned to the University of Manitoba winning the Gold Medal in the Bachelor of Education program. She received a Masters of Education the following year. Between 1950-1952, she took post graduate courses in supervision and administration at the Ontario College of Education. She was principal of several schools starting with Sargeant Park School in 1948 and retired as the principal of Kelvin High in 1976. For thirty years she was involved in school broadcasts on radio and television on C.B.C. In 1969 she received an Honorary Degree (L.L.D.) from the University of Manitoba. Shack is the author of several books including : Armed with a Primer published in 1965 by McClelland & Stewart. The two-thirds minority: women in Canadian education, was published in 1973 by the Guidance Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto. Four years later she wrote Saturday's stepchildren: Canadian women in Business for the same publisher.

Shack was a leading propenent of pay equity for female teachers and called for government-supported nurseries to aid working mothers. She is the past president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, was a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba and was the only lay person on the Manitoba Judicial Council

Shack has been the recipient of several awards. She received the John M. Brown Award for contribution to education in 1976. She received three awards in 1983, the YMCA's Women of the Year Award for Community Service, a Citizen of the Year Award from the City of Winnipeg-Knights and a Person's Award. In 1984 she was became a member of the Order of Canada and Provost of the Buffalo Hunt. In 1987 she was elected a fellow of the Ontario Institute for Secondary Education. She received a Manitoba Human Rights Achievements Awards in 1995 and entered the Winnipeg Citzens' Hall of Fame in 1996.

Shack passed away on January 22, 2004.

Saunders, Doris B.

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  • 1901-2001

Doris Boyce Saunders was born in Winnipeg on November 16th, 1901. She graduated from Kelvin High School in 1917. Saunders then enrolled at the University of Manitoba. In 1921, she graduated with Gold Medals in both Philosophy and English. Upon graduation, she began teaching at a rural elementary school before heading to the University of Oxford. After graduating from Oxford with a Diploma of Education in 1923, she taught at both Machray Junior High and Kelvin High School. In 1925, while still teaching, she completed a Master of Arts degree at the University of Manitoba.

The next year, Saunders headed back to the University of Oxford on a Canadian Federation of University Women Traveling Fellowship, intending to enroll in a PhD program. At the time, however, Oxford did not permit women to enter doctorate programs. Undaunted, she enrolled in the Bachelor of Letters program, completing a thesis entitled “Dr. Johnson’s Knowledge of the English of the English Writers Before 1600, Excluding Shakespeare.”

In 1928, Saunders became the first female appointed to the Department of English at the University of Manitoba. In 1941, she was promoted to Assistant Professor and in 1959 became the first female full professor in the Faculty of Arts.

Professor Saunders' involvement in University life did not end in the classroom. From 1933 to 1945 she was the Dean of Junior Women and was the Registrar of University College from 1964 to when she retired in 1968. She was also the guest editor of the 1970 Manitoba Centennial Issue of Mosaic, the interdisciplinary journal published by the University.

Saunders was a long time member of the University Women’s Club and served as its president from 1943 to 1945. In 1957, she received an honourary LL.D from the University of British Columbia. The University of Manitoba also conferred an honourary LL.D upon Professor Saunders in 1994. Doris Saunders passed away in Winnipeg on May 3, 2001.

Tarr, Edgar J.

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  • Personne
  • 1881-1950

Born in Ottawa in 1881, Tarr was educated at Ottawa Collegiate, Woodstock College, and McMaster University finishing with a B.A. Honours and a law degree. He was called to the Bar of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba in 1905. In 1908 he married Kathleen A. Burke, daughter of the late Edmund Burke, a Toronto architect. Tarr went on to become Director of the Bank of Canada, national president of the Association of Canadian Clubs and the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, president of the Monarch Life Assurance Company, president of the Winnipeg Canadian Club, and International Chairman of the Institute of Pacific Relations. He also represented Canada several times at conferences around the world.

Thompson, William P.

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  • Personne
  • 1942-2006

William P. Thompson was an architect and architectural historian who taught at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. Thompson was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on October 11, 1942. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1965. He obtained an M.A. in Architectural History from Cornell University in 1967. Ten years later he received his PhD in Architecture & Urban Planning from Cornell.

Thompson taught at the University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor from 1967-1969. In the fall of 1969 he joined the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, where he taught for the next 33 years until 2002. In 1975, he published Winnipeg Architecture, 100 Years (Queenston House) for which he won the Margaret McWilliams Award. In 1992, he was a recipient of the prestigious Canada 125 Medal. He won the University of Manitoba Outreach Award in 1996 for outstanding achievements in neighborhood conservation.

He also acted as the President of the Manitoba Historical Society and Vice-President of Heritage Winnipeg.

Thompson died in Winnipeg on December 24, 2006 at the age of 64.

Tester, Frank

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  • Personne
  • 1949-

Frank Tester is a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia and an Associate with the Institute for Resources and Environmental Sustainability. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. He received his Bachelors of Science in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology from Western University and went on to receive a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, in addition to two Masters from the University of Calgary in Environmental Design and Social Work. He is the co-author of Tammarniit (Mistakes): Inuit relocation in the eastern Arctic, 1939-1962 (UBC Press, 1994) and Kiumajut (Talking Back): Game Management and Inuit rights in the eastern Arctic: 1900-1970 (UBC Press, 2007), both of which he wrote in collaboration with Peter Kulchyski (Native Studies, University of Manitoba). Outside of his work, Frank is a sailor and boat builder, and has a small farm on Denman Island in British Columbia.

Wawrykow, Mary

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  • Personne
  • 1911-1977

Mary A. Wawrykow, a prominent judge and community leader in Winnipeg, was the first woman of Ukrainian origin to practice law in Canada, and only the second woman in Manitoba to do so. She was born in Wakaw, Saskatchewan in 1911. Her parents, Mykyta and Anna Zakus, had emigrated from Ukraine (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) and settled on the Canadian prairies. Wawrykow graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law in 1934. In her student years, she was President of the Ukrainian Students Club, Prometheus. She married Daniel G. Wawrykow and started practicing law in Gimli, Manitoba in 1940. Prior to that, from 1936 to 1940, she was employed in the Attorney General's Department. In 1942, the couple moved to Winnipeg. Wawrykow became a prominent figure in Winnipeg’s law community. In 1955, she became President of the Women Lawyers Association of Manitoba and was named “Woman of the Year” by the Winnipeg Tribune. In 1959, she ran for the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba in the provincial constituency of Inkster. She was left to support three children, Marianne, Donna, and Dennis, when her husband passed away in 1960.

She was a dedicated professional who, in 1965, was appointed Queen’s Counsel. For her achievements, she received the Community Service Award of the City of Winnipeg. The Roblin government appointed her a part-time judge of the Winnipeg juvenile and family court in 1968 and, in 1975, Wawrykow was appointed as judge responsible for the Provincial Judges’ Court of Winnipeg (North). She was very active in many Ukrainian Canadian organizations: the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League, the Ukrainian Benevolent Association of St. Nicholas Mutual, the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Winnipeg, and St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish. In 1971, she received the Taras Shevchenko Medal during the 10th Congress of Ukrainian Canadians in Winnipeg. Mary Wawrykow received many honors and tributes during her lifetime. In 1976, the Council of Christians and Jews recognized her work in human relations by giving her its Human Relations and Brotherhood Award. Mary A. Wawrykow passed away on April 15, 1977.

Johnston, George

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  • Personne
  • 1886-1973

George Johnston was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1886 and immigrated to Canada in 1906. In Winnipeg Johnston worked for the T. Eaton Company (1906-1908), the Canadian Pacific Railway (1908-1951), and the Searle Grain Company (1951-1961).

From 1907 to 1909 he was a member of the 90th Battalion, (Royal) Winnipeg Rifles, and was part of the unit’s contingent attending Quebec’s Tercentenary Celebrations in 1908. During the First World War he served in Europe with the 12th Canadian Field Ambulance unit from April 1916 to May 1919. After the war, he was actively involved in the 12th Field Ambulance Association (1920-1970), serving as its president in 1965; worshipped at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in St. Vital (1927-1970); belonged to the Ancient Order of Foresters; and was a member of the St. John’s Ambulance Association.

George Johnston passed away in 1973. Predeceased by his wife, he was survived by a daughter, a son, and two brothers in Ireland and England.

Klymkiw Family

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  • Famille
  • 1926-2000

Walter (Volodymyr) Klymkiw was born in the village of Saranchuky, Ternopil’ province in what was then eastern Poland (now Ukraine) in 1926. Emigrating to Canada in 1928, he and his parents settled in Winnipeg. In 1950, he earned a B.A. in English and History at the University of British Columbia. He returned a year later to Winnipeg and received a teaching certificate from the University of Manitoba. In 1951, he began conducting the Ukrainian National Federation Choir (renamed the Olexander Koshetz Choir in 1967) of Winnipeg, under the guidance of Tetiana Koshetz and Pavlo Macenko. His love of Ukrainian music was fostered back in the mid-1940s, when he attended the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre's Summer Music Courses conducted by the legendary Ukrainian Musicologist, Olexander Koshetz (Oleksander Koshyts'). In 1952, Klymkiw married Mary (Marusia) Kopychansky and had two sons: Myroslaw (Slawko) and Paul. Upon receiving his teaching certificate, Klymkiw began his career as a history teacher, in 1953, at Glenwood Junior High School in the St. Vital school division in Winnipeg. In 1961, he was appointed principal of Hastings Elementary and Junior High School, a position which he held until 1979. In 1979, he returned to Glenwood Junior High School where he served as its principal until 1983. In 1983, he was appointed music supervisor and served in this capacity until retiring later that year.

Retirement allowed Klymkiw to devote more time to being the choral director of the Olexander Koshetz Choir. During his nearly fifty years with the choir, Klymkiw and his choir toured throughout Canada, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Western Europe, and South America. The choir went on to record two CDs, nine cassettes, and six records. For nearly half a century, he maintained and developed contacts with Ukraine's composers and artists. He fostered a special relationship with Anatoli Avdievsky (Anatolii Adiievs'kii), director of the world renowned Ver'ovka (Veriovka) Ukrainian State Folk Choir, a relationship which led to Ver'ovka's first Canadian tour in 1981. Besides his choir, Klymkiw and his wife devoted much of their time to various community activities including the Ukrainian National Federation (national and St. Boniface branch) and the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, Oseredok. They were involved in various commercial ventures including the Ukrainian House of Gifts, DK Attractions Ltd., and Canimplex Ltd. The latter two ventures involved bringing in various musical artists and groups from Ukraine to perform concerts for Canadian audiences. In recognition of his cultural achievements and contributions, Klymkiw received the Shevchenko Medal from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Osvita Foundation Award, a Certificate of Merit from the federal Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship, and an honourary Doctor of Canon Law Degree from St. Andrew's College of the University of Manitoba. In 1992, Klymkiw and the Olexander Koshetz Choir were awarded the Taras Shevchenko Medal from the government of Ukraine, the first such honour given to an individual or group outside of the country. In 1999, the Olexander Koshetz Choir paid tribute to Klymkiw with an evening gala for his lifetime devotion to Ukrainian culture and music in Canada. They honoured him by establishing the Walter Klymkiw Endowment Fund at the University of Manitoba School of Music and Music Education. In December 2000, after a lengthy battle with cancer, Walter Klymkiw died at the age of seventy-four in Winnipeg.

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