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Henry James Abraham Goodman was born on July 21, 1917 in Toronto, but spent most of his youth in Vancouver. He received a B.A. (honours), an M.A. in history from the University of British Columbia an M.Ed. in Educational Foundations from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Education (EdD) in the field of curriculum development and programmed learning from UCLA (1968). In 1948 Dr. Goodman took up a position as an instructor at the Altoona Undergraduate Centre of the Pennsylvania State University where he remained until 1950. He then returned to Vancouver and taught high school social studies for the Vancouver public School Board, eventually becoming Social Studies Department Head.
Dr. Goodman was hired by the University of Calgary in 1964. Throughout his educational and professional careers Dr. Goodman was interested in the world encyclopedia and world brain/world mind notions espoused by Jan Comenius (or Komensky) and H.G. Wells. This abiding interest is demonstrated in the range of research subjects Dr. Goodman pursued, all with the aim of creating a global information or knowledge system that would be accessible to all and exist for the betterment of mankind. Dr. Goodman's early research and teaching at the University of Calgary was in the area of computer aided or assisted instruction or learning, an extension of his doctoral thesis work. He also pursued research in the field of terminology standards which he called informedia terminology.
In 1974-1975 his sabbatical research took him to the Mental Health Research Institute at the University of Michigan as a visiting research professor. In 1975, Dr. Goodman and Dr. Manfred Kochen co-founded the World Mind Group, a group of individuals from a variety of professional and educational areas committed to furthering the concept of the world brain and the world mind. Dr. Goodman developed the Register III (RIII) system as a tool to bring the world brain into existence. Throughout his career Dr. Goodman participated in a wide variety of conferences, presenting and publishing papers, and in organizations, mainly the American Society of Information Science (ASIS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Dr. Goodman retired from teaching in 1982 and was given the title professor emeritus. He continues to pursue the world brain/world mind idea, participating in a workshop at the University of Calgary in 1997 which was in honour of his 80th birthday and continuing his research and writing in this field.
Dr. Goodman died in Calgary on December 29, 2013.
Stanley Louis Dragland, literary critic, editor, novelist, poet (b Calgary, AB 2 Dec 1942). Born and raised in Calgary, Stan Dragland studied at the University of Alberta, where he received a BA and MA. He earned a PhD from Queen's University in 1970. He has taught at the University of Alberta, The Grammar School, Sudbury, Suffolk (England), the University of Western Ontario and the Banff Centre Writing Studio. While a professor at the University of Western Ontario, Stan Dragland published a number of revealing critical studies that explore how the racial politics of Duncan Campbell SCOTT'S sympathetic "Indian poetry" relate to Scott's role as the deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs. Retired to St. John's, Nfld. in 1999, Stan Dragland's extensive work creating, publishing, critiquing and teaching Canadian writing has made him an influential figure in Canadian letters.
Canadian composer, teacher, trombonist and conductor Malcolm Forsyth was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on December 8, 1936. Came to Canada in 1968. Died in Edmonton, Alberta on July 5, 2011. Biographical information available in Encyclopedia of music in Canada. 2nd ed., p. 488-489.
Abel Joseph "Jack" Diamond was born in Piet Retief, South Africa, November 8th 1932. He received his Bachelor of Architecture, with distinction, at the University of Capetown in 1956, where he was awarded the Thornton White Prize for design, an Italian State Bursary and the Marley Scholarship. Diamond holds a Master's degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, completed in 1958. In 1962, with the help of a Graham Foundation Scholarship, he completed a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied with Louis Kahn. In 1964, Diamond immigrated to Canada to become the founding director of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Toronto, a position he held until 1970. He has held full professor rank at York University and the University of Texas, and has taught as a visiting scholar at Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, and University of California Berkeley. Diamond was made a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1980, was named an Honourary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1994, was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1995, and received a RAIC gold medal in 2001. Jack Diamond established his practice as A.J Diamond Architect in 1965. In 1969 Barton Myers joined the firm and the two practiced together as Diamond and Myers until 1975. A.J Diamond and Associates was formed when Diamond established his own firm in 1975.
Dr. Fred Terentiuk was born in Coalhurst Alberta 12 December 1927. He received his B.Sc in Physics from the University of Alberta in 1948 and his M.A. Physics (1949) and Ph.D. Physics (1953) from the University of British Columbia. Upon graduation, he worked as a Research Officer for the National Research Council in Ottawa before transferring to the University of Calgary in 1958 as the 2nd full-time faculty member of Department of Physics.| Throughout his career at the University, Terentiuk held a variety of academic and administrative positions. He was appointed the first Director of the newly created Division of Continuing Education in April 1965; the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts in March 1968; Acting Director of the School of Nursing in November 1972 and the Provost of University College in April 1976. In May 1982 Terentiuk was appointed Chief University Olympic Programme Coordinator, the lead coordinator for all the University’s involvement with the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. He resigned from the University in 1985.|Terentiuk was active in a number of professional organizations relating to his academic appointments: the Alberta Association for Continuing Education, Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Western Association of Summer Session Administrators (WASSA), and the Alberta Educational Communication Corporation (ACCESS). He was also active as a committee member and trustee of the Calgary Zoo.|He died 23 February 2013 in Maui, Hawaii.
- ca. 1925-2009
Lady Ouida Touche was a former Fleet street journalist turned art consultant. Moving to Calgary in 1961 she started her own business as an art consultant for companies building art collections. She started the annual Calgary Art Walk, served as chairwoman of the Calgary Region Arts Foundation, sponsored Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party, and gave a weekly arts talk on CBC Radio. Ouida married Rodney, a fellow Fleet Street reporter, in 1955. She died in 2009.
Margaret J. Osler was born on November 27 1942. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in 1963 and later graduated from Indiana University with her Master of Arts (1966) and Ph.D. (1968) with degrees in History and the Philosophy of Science. Her dissertation was "John Locke and Some Philosophical Problems in the Science of Boyle and Newton.
Osler held teaching appointments at Oregon State University, Harvey Mudd College and Wake Forest University; she moved to Calgary in 1975 with a position in the Department of History. During her tenure she was instrumental in the creation of the major and minor undergraduate programs in History and Philosophy of Science, the interdisciplinary M.A and Ph.D. programs and the Research Institute in Gender Studies. She published widely in the areas of history of science and religion, intellectual history, mechanical philosophy and the scientific revolution.
Osler was the recipient of the Science and Religion Course Prize from the Centre for Theology and the Natural Sciences, the Richard S. Westfall Lecture from Indiana University and the Stillman Drake Lecture from the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, of which she was President from 1987-1990. She was also active as the editor of several journals including the Journal of the History of Philosophy, and she served in many community organizations including the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association and the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership.
Osler died in Calgary on September 15, 2010.
John (Peter Lee) Roberts, administrator, cultural policy advisor and scholar related to serious (art) music in Canada, was born 21 October 1930 in Sydney, Australia and became a naturalized Canadian in 1961. After studying piano at the New South Wales State Conservatory of Music in Sydney and voice in London he settled in Canada in 1955. He obtained his MA in Canadian studies from Carleton University in 1988.
His distinguished career in Canadian music programming, began with CBC Winnipeg where he was a music producer from 1955-1957. There, he became closely associated with Winnipeg composer, pianist, and violinist Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté and her husband, Dr. Ferdinand Eckhardt.
His career at the CBC quickly evolved to positions of leadership and greater reach. He was Program Organizer 1957-1965 and Supervisor of Radio Music 1965-1971 at CBC Toronto, Head of Radio Music and Variety 1971-1975 for the English Services Division (ESD), and Special Adviser in Music and Arts Development 1976-1977.
Roberts is credited with developing CBC music festivals which provided exposure to Canadian performers and composers in cities across Canada through performances. Building on these, he established an extensive program of commissions for Canadian composers. He also developed and held CBC talent competitions which have discovered outstanding young Canadian artists and launched important performers and composers on major careers.
Roberts encouraged education on music subjects through radio documentaries on composers and musicians and supported in early commissions of documentaries in the 1960s by Glenn Gould and others. Roberts made the CBC a major producer of art music recordings in Canada through his establishment of a separate recording division which produced the CBC's SM (serious music) series and the Canadian Collection. He also encouraged the development of a CBC distribution system which included commercial sales to a wider Canadian audience through mail order.
Roberts is also credited with bringing Igor Stravinsky to Canada in the early 1960s, which resulted in premier performances and recordings of some of Stravinsky’s late works with the CBC in Toronto at Massey Hall.
While still at the CBC, he was president of the board of the Canadian Music Centre in 1971-1973. When he took the reigns as the operating manager, or director general, of the CMC from 1977-1981, he established the Centredisc label which became a primary vehicle for the recording of Canadian Music.
Roberts has been an active member of numerous arts and culture boards and key committees in Canada and abroad. Roberts was President of the Canadian Music Council, from 1968-1971 and 1975-1977, board member of the Canada Council for the Arts, president of the Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, and co-founder of the Esprit Orchestra in Toronto and co-founder in 1984 of the Toronto International Festival. In Calgary, he served on the board of Honens Piano Competition in the early 2000s.
Roberts’s expertise has been utilized on the international level to chair the organization of several international contemporary music festivals and to act as an advisor on broadcasting and communications development in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Roberts was the first chairman 1969-70 of the Radio and Commercial Recording Group of the International Music Centre (IMZ), Vienna, an organization of representatives from broadcasting, recording, film, operatic and other organizations. In Vienna as well, he was vice-president in 1976 of the International Institute for Music, Dance and Theatre in the Audio-Visual Media (MEDIACULT). He also served on the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. In 1973 he became the first Canadian to be elected to the executive of the International Music Council, which he served 1975-1976 as vice-president and 1978-1979 as president, succeeding Yehudi Menuhin. When Canada was host in 1975 to the 16th IMC general assembly, Roberts was the chief planner of the concurrent first World Music Week. He was the organizer 1975-1977 (and chairman 1975-83) of International Music Day.
Roberts was a close colleague and life-long friend of Canadian pianist, Glenn Gould and eulogized him after his sudden death in 1982. Roberts ensured that Gould’s papers were deposited with the Library and Archives Canada and he was the first to publish selected letters of the artist. Roberts is also the Founding President of The Glenn Gould Foundation (1982) which established the prestigious $50,000 Glenn Gould Prize in the area of music and communications.
In the 1980s, he pursued his interest in cultural policy research and development in earnest. He took on a post as senior advisor to the Canadian Radio and Television Commissions (CRTC), working under the chair, John Meisel from 1981-1983. In 1983-1987 he was senior adviser, cultural development for the CBC, at its head office in Ottawa.
In 1986, John Roberts moved into academia, when he became an Adjunct professor and then Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Calgary in 1987, a post he held until his retirement in 1995. At the University of Calgary, he was responsible for the building of the Rosza Centre, the University of Calgary’s music and concert centre, and he also founded another new but short lived record label – Unical. During 1995-1996 he was the first Seagram Visiting Fellow in the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University. He has a distinguished record as a lecturer and published writer in Canada and Europe in the fields of music and communications in the electronic media as well as cultural policy.
John Roberts is the recipient of numerous awards and honours for his service to contemporary art music in Canada and internationally. In 1972, the Canadian League of Composers honoured Roberts with a special award for service to Canadian music. In 1978 Roberts received the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and in 1981 the Cross of Honour for Science and the Arts from Austria. Also in 1981 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. He received two honorary Doctorates, from the University of Victoria (1992) and the University of Manitoba (1996). In 1996 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Dr. John Harold Thomas Snow (1911 – 2004) LL.D (Hon), R.C.A., A.S.A., was an important contributor to the arts in Calgary. Born in Vancouver, Snow and his family moved to England prior to the First World War. He returned to Canada in 1919, and in 1928 embarked upon a long and successful career as a banker with the Royal Bank of Canada. Following service as a navigator with the RAF and RCAF during the Second World War, Snow began studying at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (now the Alberta College of Art and Design), which was at the time located in Coste House. It was there that Snow met numerous distinguished members of Alberta’s art community, including Maxwell Bates (1906 – 1980), a man who would become Snow’s lifelong friend and collaborator.
In 1953, two years after Snow purchased a house at 915 18 Avenue SW in Calgary (which is now named after him), Bates and Snow salvaged a press and some lithographic stones from a commercial printer who was no longer using them. They installed the press in Snow’s basement, and began the process of teaching themselves lithography through experimentation, books, and the guidance of commercial printers. A press remains in the basement to this day, although it does not appear to be one of the salvaged presses.
Snow was widely regarded as a master printer. In addition to creating his own work, he printed images for other artists, including Bates, Illingworth Kerr, W. L. L. Stevenson, and Peter Daglish. His willingness to work with other artists seems to have extended into his banking career: it is rumoured that Snow never turned down a loan to a needy artist.
Snow married Kathleen (Kay) Allen (1918-1995) in 1963. As a couple, their impact on the arts in Calgary was significant. In addition to creating a sense of community by hosting dinners for their artist friends, Kathleen—a teacher and librarian—wrote Maxwell Bates : biography of an artist (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1993). Snow and his friend, Quenten Doolittle, also contributed to the arts in Calgary by co-founding New Works, a non-profit society dedicated to the creation of contemporary classical music.
While Snow is perhaps best known for his prints—especially his lithographs and woodcuts—he also created paintings and sculptures. Two of his sculptures are currently located on the property. His work, which is often more concerned with colour than with three-dimensional forms, is seen as part of an important move toward modernism in Alberta. His prints, paintings and sculptures are held in numerous collections, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Glenbow Museum, the Nickle Arts Museum, and the National Gallery of Canada, among others. In 1996, Snow’s significant achievements were recognized when he was appointed to the Alberta Order of Excellence. From: http://www.thenewgallery.org/about/john-snow/
Mary Valentich moved to Calgary from Ottawa in 1976. She worked at the University of Calgary as a sessional instructor before becoming a full-time Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work in September 1977. Valentich has served as Assistant, Associate and Acting Dean of the Faculty, as Acting Director of the Gender Institute from 2000-2001, and as Advisor to the President on Women's Issues from 1991-1994. Valentich became an Professor Emerita in 1998.
Throughout her career, Valentich has been active in various organizations and movements related to social justice. She was one of the founding members of the Ottawa and Hull Rape Crisis Centre, and also a founding member of Calgary's first rape crisis centre, later renamed the Calgary Sexual Assault Centre. She has participated annually in "Take Back the Night" walks, and in the commemoration ceremonies for the Montreal Massacre victims, and was "Dr. Mary" on the radio show Hot Talk in the 1990s discussing various aspects of human sexuality. Valentich is a founding member of the Faculty of Social Work's Diversity Committee, the Stop Racism Committee and has been a member of the Social Justice Encounter since inception in 2007.
Valentich is a Certified Sex Educator and Diplomate in Sex Therapy, served on the Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association and Board of Accreditation, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. She advocated for gender neutral language in City Council from 1987 to 2010 when the designation of Alderman was officially changed to Councillor. Valentich is also an original member of the Mayor's Committee on Civic Engagement, and a founding member of the Social Workers for Social Justice group.
In 2018, Valentich was chosen by the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) for the Glen Drover Award for Outstanding Service, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a social worker.