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Brodrick, F. W. (Frederick William)

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  • 1879-1959

Frederick Brodrick was a prominent faculty member of the Manitoba Agricultural College from 1906 to 1937. He was born in St. Catharines, Ontario on February 22, 1879. Frederick received his B.S.A at the Ontario Agriculture College in 1903. He was an expert in horticulture and landscaping as well as a member of Winnipeg's Edwardian social elite. He was involved in multiple community clubs including the Navy League, Prince Rupert's Lodge, Agriculture Institute of Canada and the Winnipeg Horticultural Association.

Brodsky, Marvin

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  • Person
  • 19??-2013

Marvin Brodsky attended City College of New York and received his B.A. in 1954. He conducted research at the Connecticut Valley Hospital from 1961-1963 and went on to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Texas in 1964. He taught at the University of Nebraska from 1963-1968. He came to the University of Manitoba in 1968. He was a Senior Scholar in the Department of Psychology after his retirement. Dr. Brodsky's research interests included investigating resiliency in adults, He also served on the management committee of the Canadian Prostate Cancer Network. He died in 2013.

Bronstein, Ely

  • Person
  • 1945-

Ely Bronstein was born on November 8, 1945 as one of the many Western foreigners in Shanghai at that time, known as “Shanghailanders”. Fearing the Chinese Communists’ anti-Western policies after their victory in 1949, the Bronstein family left the country, coming to Winnipeg in 1952, where Ely was first exposed to the 1937 Frank Capra film starring Ronald Colman, “Lost Horizon”. The movie struck a chord with Ely, speaking to his own spiritual beliefs as well as serving as a reminder of his Far Eastern heritage, and igniting his lifetime fascination with film and the film industry. Graduating with an Arts Degree in anthropology from the University of Manitoba in 1970, Bronstein retained his love of film, particularly with “Lost Horizon” and began his collection in 1982, assembling articles, documents, correspondences, photos, and artwork relating to the film, as well as others that stuck with him, such as the 1956 film, “Helen of Troy”. Finally deciding his collection would be better off serving the needs of film studies students, Bronstein donated the vast majority of his collection to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 2011.

Brook, Joseph

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  • 1915-21 Nov 1985

Education: MD(Man)1941

Positions: General practice; Clin Asst Prof in Obs-Gyn Univ Sask at Saskatoon (JB)

Brook, Morris Harry

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  • c1911 - 5Oct1967

Education: MD(Man)1935(HM)

Positions: General practice Saskatoon; medical staff University, St. Paul’s & City Hosps.; Clin Inst Obs-Gyn at U Sask

Brooker, Bertram

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  • Person
  • 1888-1955

Bertram Brooker was born in Surrey, England in 1888. He immigrated to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba with his parents in 1905. At age seventeen he worked in the kitchens and in the timekeeper's office of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Later he managed a movie theatre in Neepawa and did newspaper work in Portage and Winnipeg. In 1921 he moved to Toronto to assume a career in advertising and freelance journalism. Brooker began writing his first novel at the age of nine, and as early as 1910 he was writing and directing several of his own plays. His literary achievements include Think of the Earth (1936), Tangled Miracle (1936) and The Robber (1949). He won the first Governor General's Award for fiction in 1936. Although he was the author of nine books as well as texts on advertising and writing, Brooker is perhaps best known as an artist. He began painting in the 1920s and formed close ties with LeMoine Fitzgerald and most of the members of the Group of Seven. Apparently influenced by Fitzgerald and Lawren Harris, he became a pioneer in abstract painting.

Brookler, Kenneth Haskell

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  • 28 Sept 1938-

Education: MD(Man)1962; MSc(Minn)1968(Otolaryngology)

Positons: Otolaryngology: Asst Prof Mt Sinai School of Med NY 1969- 1970; Clin Prof NY Med Coll Valhalla NY 1986-92; Coord Neurotology Speech and Learning Center NY 1971-72; Chief-Otology, Neurotology Lenox Hill Hosp NY 1974-86; Assoc Attend Surgeon Dept Otolaryngology Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hosp 1988-

Brothers, William Henry

  • Person
  • - 3 August 1924

Education: MD(Man)1897

Positions: General Practitioner at Shoal Lake, Manitoba

Brotman, Martin

  • Person
  • not given

Education: MD(Man)1962; FACP, AGAF

Positions: 96th Pres Amer Gastro Assn; practiced San Francisco; taught at Univ Cal SF; Pres & CEO Calif Pacific Medical Center; DSc(Man)(Hon) 2009

Brown, Alice Cameron

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  • Person
  • 1898-1993

Alice Cameron Brown was born in Rolling River, Manitoba in 1898 and grew up near Minnedosa, Manitoba. She was the daughter of Sarah and Duncan Cameron. In 1921, Alice graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba. While working as a teacher in Tisdale, Saskatchewan in 1922, she met James Edward Brown. The couple and their daughter Elizabeth Allison lived in Tisdale for twenty-six years. In 1934, Brown won first prize in the Canadian Author's Association poetry contest. The poem was published in a few magazines, and following this, numerous poems of hers were published. In 1952, the Brown family moved to Beamsville, Ontario, and where James passed away in 1965. Alice Cameron Brown died in 1993.

Brown, Catherine (nee Hiebert)

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Catherine Brown (nee Hiebert) was born on February 4, 1918 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her grandparents Erdman Penner (1837-1907) and Maria (Van) Eitzen (1840-1900) arrived on the first boat of Mennonite immigrants to southern Manitoba on the International, July 3, 1874. They came from the Chortitza village of the Bergthal colony in southern Russia. Erdman started a merchandise business and opened rafting supplies store along the railway line that was passing through Gretna. He became a mayor of Gretna in (). The family spent winters in Winnipeg. In 1874, Helena Penner, Catherine’s mother was born. In 1880’s family moved to Mountain Lake, Minnesota where Helena continued her schooling. Catherine’s mother Helena Hiebert (nee Penner, 1874-1970) was the first Mennonite woman who graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1899. Helena Penner organized the Modern Language Club (the University Women’s Club) at the University of Manitoba. She is also known as the author of “Granny stories” – a memoir of Mennonite life on the prairies. Helena married Gerhard Hiebert in 1902 and settled in Winnipeg. They had three daughters: Catherine Elizabeth Brown (1918-2013), Gerda Louise Riddoch (1910-1980), and Helen Elfriede (Di) Allen (1908-1982). In 1970, Gerda Riddoch received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire O.B.E. from the Queen of England. Catherine’s father Gerhard Hiebert (1868-1934) was a prominent Winnipeg surgeon who became chief surgeon at the Winnipeg General Hospital (1917-1919). Gerhard's parents were also Mennonites from southern Russia who took the Kenilworth ship from Antwerp and arrived in New York on July 17, 1876. They came from Berjansk village near Chortitza village and settled in Mountain Lake, Minnesota.
Catherine Brown graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BSc in 1938. She often travelled to England to visit her sister Elfriede (Di) and her husband John Frank Allen. Catherine was accepted by St. Thomas Hospital in England to study physiotherapy, an unknown field at that time. During the World War II she returned to Canada and married her husband Edward C. Brown. Edward’s grandfather was the Hon. Edward Brown, provincial treasurer of Manitoba (1915-1917). Edward’s father Wallace E. Brown was an original grain merchant for Richardson and Sons, Ltd. (1920's-1960).
Catherine and Edward had three children, Shirley, Peter, and Kenneth. The Hiebert-Brown family archives also include material on Catherine Brown’s famous cousin, Erdman Penner early cartoonist for Walt Disney (1930's-1950's) and Paul Hiebert (1892-1987), the Canadian writer and humorist, who was awarded the Stephen Leacock Medal for his book “Sarah Binks “ (1947) and “Willows Revisited” (1967). In 2005 Catherine Brown established the Dr. Gerhard Hiebert Memorial Bursary Fund, in memory of her father, at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Catherine entrusted the family archives to her daughter Shirley Brown who donated it to the Archives and Special Collections in 2012. The fonds represents stories, experiences and contributions of three generations of Mennonite-Northumberland family, painting a vivid picture of the life in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the first half of the 20th century.

Brown, Elizabeth

  • Person
  • 1902-1990

Born to Newton Harcourt and Grace Amanda (Young) Brown on July 2, 1902, Elizabeth grew up in Toronto, Ontario where she attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Harbord Collegiate Institute, and Ontario College of Art (1923-26). She later attended University of Toronto and graduated in 1928 with a B.A. and in 1939 earned a M.A. from Columbia University. Following her university studies Brown’s career of service included positions around the world that displayed her desire to help disadvantaged people. These included her position (1936-41) at Greenwich House, a facility that sought better housing for the poor in New York City. Thereafter she became Chief of Mission for Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria for U.N.R.R.A. (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) in 1944-47 and Director of Repatriation for the International Refugee Organization, U.S. Zone Germany to help organize transportation and homes for displaced persons after the War in Europe. She was also employed by the American Red Cross (1952-54), National League for Nursing, New York (1954-62), and was the Director in Vietnam for Foster Parents’ Plan (1963-70). One of three awards presented to Brown by the South Vietnam government for her efforts in Vietnam was the Medal of Merit in 1967. She also received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1977. Brown retired in 1972 and during her final years lived in Peterborough, Ontario where she died in 1990.

Brown, James Stinson

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  • not given

Education: BSc, MD(Man)1975, FRCS(Eng), FACS, FRCS(Can)

Positions: Head and Neck surgeon, Otology, Neurotology, Calgary, Alta

Brown, Jennifer S. H., 1940-

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  • 1940-

Jennifer Stacey Harcourt Brown was born in Providence, Rhode Island on December 30, 1940. She obtained an A.B. (Hons) in Ancient & Medieval Culture from Brown University in 1962. She received an A.M. in Classical Archaeology from Harvard University the following year. In 1976 she completed her Ph.D in Cultural/Social Anthropology at University of Chicago. Brown taught at Colby College in Waterville, Maine from 1966-1969. She taught at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb intermittently from 1969-1982 and also on a sessional basis at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, and Indiana University. She was editor for the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University from 1975-1982. She came to the University of Winnipeg as an Associate Professor in History in 1983. She was made a full professor in 1988. In 1997 she became the Director of the Centre for Rupert's Land Studies. In 2004 she became Canada Research Chair for Aboriginal Peoples and Histories.
Dr. Brown has published extensively in fur trade and Aboriginal history. Her book Strangers in Blood, published by University of British Columbia Press, received Honorable Mention for the Canadian Historical Association's Sir John A. Macdonald Prize. In 2002 she received a British Academy Visiting Professorship at the Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology and Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy II (Social Sciences) in 2008. For a more in-depth account of her career consult Brown's vitae in Box 1 Fd. 1 of both of the first two accessions. Dr. Brown retired in 2011.

Brownell, David

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  • Person
  • 19??-

Dave Brownell was an Aboriginal poet and author. He met Margaret Avison at the University of Western Ontario and they became friends.

Brownell, G. M. (George McLeod)

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  • Person
  • 1899-1979

George McLeod Brownell received a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba and joined the staff of the Department of Geology in 1928. He became head of that department in 1944. Brownell began his career as a geologist with the Manitoba Mines Branch where, during the Second World War, he discovered chromite deposits in the Bird River area of Manitoba. He also collaborated in establishing Nuclear Enterprises Ltd. for the production of aircraft model scintillometers and berylometers. He retired from the University of Manitoba in 1965. Brownell was a member of the Scientific Club of Winnipeg, the Society of Economic Geologists, and the Geological Association of Canada.

Brownell, Laurence Gray

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  • not given

Education: MD(Man)1976

Positions: Professor Internal Medicine (EG) Lecturer Anesthesia

Bruce, Robert, 1911-1980

  • Person
  • 1911-1980

Robert Bruce was an artist and a professor at the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. Bruce worked with a variety of styles and mediums, such as, drawing, painting, printing and murals. He dealt with diverse subject matter including the military, landscapes, cityscapes and the human form. His work is distinctive for his use of exaggeration to increase the expressiveness of his subject. Shortly after Bruce’s birth in 1911 in Grandview, Manitoba, his family moved to Winnipeg where he later attended the Winnipeg School of Art under L.L. FitzGerald. From 1929 to 1933 he worked as an illustrator for the T. Eaton Company display department. In 1935 he moved to England where he enrolled in the Central School of Art in London where he pursued lithography and depicted scenes of street life and sporting activity. In 1938 and 1939, Bruce studied at the Academie Grande Chaumière in Paris and studied painting in Provence and the south of France.

Upon his return to Winnipeg Bruce worked as an illustrator for the Winnipeg Free Press until 1943 when he enlisted in the Canadian Army. During the Second World War Bruce was employed in Portage la Prairie as a public relations staff artist where he designed victory bond advertisements and created award winning illustrations of Army life, some of which were showcased in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and toured across North America. After being discharged from the Army in 1946, Bruce studied at the Art Students’ League in New York, where he met fellow student, lifelong friend and future University of Manitoba art professor George Swinton. Starting in New York City, and continuing throughout his career, Bruce worked as a freelance illustrator for a number of publications including Liberty, Life, Esquire, The New York Times, Harper’s, The Reporter, MacLean’s, and, starting in the mid-1950s, a number of educational books. In 1949 he moved to Angola, New York where he taught at the Albright School of Art at the University of Buffalo.

In 1955, Bruce and his wife Melba Cumberland, along with their children, Katharine and Robert, moved back to Winnipeg where he worked as a disciplined, demanding and unconventional professor until his retirement in 1976. While working as a professor, Bruce continued to create an extensive amount of fine and commercial art, including several large scale public murals. Throughout his life his artistic work, environmental activism and teaching style were celebrated, but also contentious and controversial. After his retirement Bruce divided his time between his cottage on Falcon Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park and a home near an artists’ enclave in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 1980 Bruce died at his home in San Miguel de Allende. In 2004 the Winnipeg Art Gallery showcased a comprehensive exhibit which presented his multi-faceted work as a professor, environmental activist and artist in numerous mediums.

Bryce, George

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  • Person
  • 1844-1931

George Bryce was born in Mount Pleasant, Ontario. He graduated from Knox College in Toronto in 1871. Commissioned by his church, he came to Winnipeg in 1871 to be the minister of Knox Presbyterian Church, the first Presbyterian congregation in the city. He was a founder of Manitoba College in 1871 and co-founder of the University of Manitoba. He spent many years researching the early history of Canada and he wrote several books. Many dealt with the Selkirk Settlers and the early pioneers of Manitoba. He was named Doctor of Letters in 1883 by the University of Manitoba and awarded a Doctor of Divinity by Knox College in 1903.

Buchel, Edward Wayne

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Education: MD (Man) 1992

Positions: Head of Plastic Surgery WRHA; Assoc Prof Surgery

Buggey, Susan

  • Person
  • 1941-2015

Susan Buggey was born in Winnipeg on April 26, 1941. She received a B.A. from United College (now University of Winnipeg) in 1962 atnd Certificate in Education from the University of Manitoba in 1963. She received an MA in history from Dalhousie University in 1981. In 1970 she embarked on a 27 year career with Parks Canada in Ottawa. She went from being an historian to a senior manager position. She was a pioneer in Canadian Landscape history. She was an adjunct professor at several universities teaching courses on historic landscape conservation & cultural landscapes. She was part of UNESCO's international experts meeting for the development of guidelines for including cultural landscapes on the World Heritage List. Latterly her research focused on aboriginal cultural landscapes and on values and meanings embedded in cultural landscapes. She was an Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects , a fellow & founding member of the Association for Preservation Technology, a founding member of the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation & a former board member of Ottawa Heritage. Susan Buggety died on April 16, 2015. * For a more indepth biographical sketch consult her obituary from the Ottawa Citizen in Box1 Fd.1 of the collection.

Buller, A.H. Reginald

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  • Person
  • 1874-1944

Arthur Henry Reginald Buller was born August 14, 1874 to Alban Gardner Buller and Mary Jane Higgins in Moseley, Birmingham, England. Buller was the fifth of seven children. Alban Buller was the first in his family to pursue post-secondary education. He obtained his law degree and worked as a barrister, magistrate, and city councillor. Little is known about Buller’s mother.

Buller attended a boarding school in Birmingham and then attended Queen's College, Taunton where he developed his love of natural history. To obtain his bachelor's degree, Buller attended Mason Science College, a University of London affiliate (B.Sc. in 1896). While there he was awarded the Science Research Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and used it to further his studies in Germany. He attended Leipzig University from 1897-1899 under the supervision of Wilhelm Pfeffer and obtained his PhD. Following that, Buller studied under Robert Hartig at the Forstbotanisches Institute in Munich until 1901 and worked at the British Association table at the Stazione Zoologica in Naples during the summers of 1900 and 1901. He then returned to the University of Birmingham as an assistant lecturer and completed his DSc. in 1903 while working.

In 1904, Buller was appointed the first professor of Botany and Geology at the University of Manitoba, one of the original six professors hired by the University. Buller was integral in developing the scientific community in Winnipeg and creating a laboratory and research based scientific educational program at the University of Manitoba. A tireless worker, Buller won international recognition for his work on fungi (mycology) and wheat rust (plant pathology). Buller developed a vast network of colleagues and friends and maintained extensive correspondence, which the University of Manitoba Archives now holds. He also actively campaigned to focus public attention upon the University's problems, including the inadequacy of its downtown campus. Buller served as Head of the Botany Department until his retirement in 1936, after which he became Professor Emeritus.

He was awarded an L.L.B. from the University of Manitoba in 1924 and was made a professor emeritus on his retirement in 1936. In 1963, the Science Building at the University of Manitoba Fort Gary campus was renamed the Buller Biological Laboratories in his honour.

Among his many awards and achievements, Buller was president of the Botanical Society of America in 1928, and vice-president in 1926. He acted as vice-president of the Mycological Society of America in 1936. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1909 and President of the Society in 1927. He was awarded the Flavelle Medal in 1929. In 1937, Buller became a member of the Royal Society of London and winner of its Royal Medal.

Honorary degrees came from many universities, including a D.Sc. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1933, a D.L. from the University of Calcutta in 1937, and an L.L.D. from Saskatchewan in 1928. Buller served as President of the British Mycological Society in 1913, President of the Canadian Phytopathological Society in 1920, and President of the Botanical Society of America in 1928. He died in Winnipeg on July 3, 1944.

Bumsted, J.M.

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  • Person
  • 1938-

John "Jack" Michael Bumsted was born in White Plains, New York on December 12,1938. He received a B.A. (cum laude) from Tufts University in 1958. He obtained a Ph.D. in history from Brown University in 1965. He was an instructor at Tufts from 1963 to 1965. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1965 to take a position as an assistant history professor at the recently opened Simon Fraser University. He obtained the rank of associate professor in 1969 and full professor in 1975. In 1980 he moved to Winnipeg to teach at the University of Manitoba, a position he held until his retirement in 2008. He was appointed Director of the Institute of the Humanities from 1996 to 1998. Bumsted held visiting professorships at McMaster University (1967-1969) and University of Edinburgh (1979-1980). He was the W.P. Bell Visiting Chair in Maritime Studies in 1985-1986.

Bumsted is a prolific writer and researcher having authored more than thirty books. He has twice won the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize - initially for his book Land, Settlement and Politics in 18th Century PEI (1987) and then again for his Biography of Lord Selkirk (2009). Two of his books, Interpreting Canada's Past and A History of the Canadian Peoples are in their fourth printing.

Bumsted was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2003 and is a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society. Bumsted retired from the University of Manitoba in 2008. He and his wife own Whodunit ? Mystery Book Store.

Bunn, John

  • Person
  • c1802 - 1861

Education: 3 yrs at Edinburgh Univ medical school 1817-1819. left one year before graduation; LRCP 1832

Positions: Early HBC medical doctor in Man & Northwestern Ont; 1st mbr of First Council of Assiniboia to look after Local Affairs, 1835; Appointed coroner, clerk of the court, sheriff; Private practice in Assiniboia after resignation from HBC

Burns, Charles William

  • Person
  • 1890 - 19 May 1967

Education: BA(Man)1913; MD CM(Man)1916; FACS; FRCS(C); FICS

Positions: Demonstrator, lecturer, Assistant prop Surg & Gynec UM
Prof & Head, Surgery 1947-53; Prof Emeritus; LLD(Man) 1954

Burrell, Richard Osmond

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  • 7 Feb 1909 - 19 Aug 1974

Education: MD(Man)1932; LMCC1932; ChM(Man)1934; FRCS(Edin) 1936; FRCS(C)1942;

Positions: Demonstrator (Surgery) 1939; Lecturer (Surgery) 1943; Asst Prof (Surg) 1953; Assoc Prof (Surg) 1955; Prof Emeritus 1974

Burridge, Arthur James

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  • 28 March 1875 - 14 March 1932

Education: MD(Man)1897; FACP

Positions: Lecturer in Therapeutics 1912
Assoc Prof of Medicine and Clin Medicine 1919

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