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Apparel Studies Association of Canada

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Founded in 1972 as the Clothing Studies Association of Canada, the Apparel Studies Association of Canada Inc. was incorporated in 1973 and received its national charter in 1974. Its aim was to support research and facilitate professional communication among clothing researchers and users of research through newsletters and general meetings. Its head office was located in the Department of Clothing and Textiles at the University of Alberta. The Association was dissolved in 1988.

Archer, Violet

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Violet Archer, distinguished composer and teacher, was born Violet Balestreri (Archer is the English translation of the Italian name) in Montreal on April 24, 1913. She studied piano and organ and received a B.Mus. in composition from McGill University in 1936, and studied organ with John Weatherseed at the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Throughout her years in Montreal, Archer was an active soloist, accompanist, and private music teacher as well as a percussionist with the Montreal Women's Symphony under the direction of Ethel Stark. She obtained her B..Mus. and M.Mus degrees in composition from Yale (1948 and '49). Amongst her teachers were Bela Bartok and Paul Hindemith. She was composer-in-residence at North Texas State College (1950-1953), and taught at Cornell University (1952) and the University of Oklahoma (1953-1961) before coming to the University of Alberta (1962-1978). Other professional activities included work on behalf of the Canadian Folk Music Society, the Canadian Association of University Schools of Music, and serving as the Western Canadian representative of the Canadian League of Composers for a number of years. Violet Archer was one of Canada's most significant composers with a catalogue of some 335 works that included compositions for orchestra, choir, organ, and solo piano. Dr. Archer was the recipient of countless honors and awards in recognition of her outstanding achievements. Besides receiving numerous honorary degrees, Archer was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1983; received the Canadian Music Council's Composer of the Year award in 1984; and in 1987 had the Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region library at the University of Calgary named after her. Other honors, among many, included being inducted into the Cultural Hall of Fame in Edmonton, and receiving the Sir Frederick Haultain prize for her contribution to music in 1987. Violet Archer passed away in Ottawa on February 21, 2000 at the age of 86.

Argue, Lois W.

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Secretary, [19þ]- . Lois Argue was Clerk/Secretary, Office of the Registrar, 1947-1960 and Secretary, Office of the Superintendent of Buildings, 1960-1964.

Assiniboia Community Housing Cooperative

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The central aim of the cooperative housing associations at the University is to provide low cost housing to students. The Campus Co-operative Association was founded in 1967. It was dissolved and amalgamated with Campus Co-operative Association (1977), which changed its name to Assiniboia Housing Community Cooperative in 1981. In 1986 the AHCC owned five houses and ceased leasing property from the University.

Association of Professional Librarians of the University of Alberta

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The University Professional Librarians' Group, founded in 1960, was succeeded in 1966 by the Association of Professional Librairians of the University of Alberta (APLUA) which, unlike its predecessor, has a formal constitution. Its mandate includes the promotion and advancement of the interests and welfare of professional librarians to provide the best possible professional service. APLUA also promotes continuing education and encourages an interest in and knowledge of the profession at all levels and in all types of libraries.

Association of Professors Emeriti of the University of Alberta

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In 1987 University of Alberta Professors Emeriti Dr. Tom Nelson, Dr. Earle Waugh, and Prof. Sharon Brintnell, formed a committee to redress the absence of provisions that support continuation and development of the research, professional, and public service roles that the professors had begun in their academic career. The original committee, chaired by Dr. Earle Waugh, quickly built interest both within and beyond the University community. A survey was then undertaken that showed the formation of an association of Professors Emiriti was welcomed by a majority of the Alberta Academic community that would facilitate the individual and collective development of the University of Alberta Emeriti. In addition this association was seen as a vehicle that would safeguard their status and privileges. With support from the federal government, the department of advanced education, as well as then University President Dr. Myer Horowitz, the Association opened an office in the Edmonton neighborhood of Garneau. The association began publishing a registry and newsletter, and in May 1987 the Constitution of the Association was formed. The association also sponsors several groups for Emeriti where members can meet, listen to guest speakers and discuss subjects such as the perils and opportunities of retired life, travel, and books.

Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta

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In 1936 the President created a Faculty Relations Council to act as a liaison between the University administration and the academic staff. Its members were appointed. In 1945 the Association of Teaching Staff of the University of Alberta was established, with the Faculty Relations Council remaining as its executive. In 1950 the ATSUA approved a new constitution, by which it initiated the election of the executive and discontinued the Faculty Relations Council. The ATSUA revised its constitution in 1959 and changed its name to the AASUA. The organization underwent another name change in 1961 to AASUAE (Edmonton) to distinguish it from the Calgary campus branch, the AASUAC (Calgary). When the University of Calgary became autonomous in 1966, the Edmonton association re-assumed the name AASUA. The AASUA's aim is to represent academic staff at the University of Alberta through collective bargaining, grievance representation, and expression of opinion.

Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada

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The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) was formed in 1911 and assumed its present name in 1965. Its members are Canada's public and private, not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges. Four provincial and regional associations of universities and some 20 national organizations representing specific academic or administrative interests are also members. A voluntary organization based in Ottawa, the AUCC promotes and facilitates co-operation and sharing among its members, and administers under contract scholarships and international programs. The AUCC also publishes a magazine, University Affairs, and an annual Directory of Canadian Universities.

Manning, Ernest C.

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Politician, 1908- . Ernest C. Manning is a long-time proponent of social credit and former leader of the Social Credit Party of Alberta. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly (1935- 1968) and as Premier (1943-1968). Nationally, he was a member of the Senate from 1970 to 1983. In these interviews he describes 35 years of politics and government in Alberta.

National Film Board of Canada

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As part of its mandate to initiate and promote the production and distribution of films in the national interest, the NFB produced China Mission, a documentary film on the life of Chester A. Ronning (1892-1984), a Canadian diplomat from Alberta who spent his early life in China with his missionary parents. During World War II the NFB documented the University's contributions to the war effort in a series of photographs.

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