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Academic Women's Association

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  • Corporate body

After three years of informal meetings, the Academic Women's Association was formally begun in 1975 to encourage implementation of the recommendations of the University of Alberta Senate's Task Force on the Status of Women. The purpose of the association is to foster collegiality among academic women, to promote and encourage equal opportunities for women in university affairs, and to provide a forum and a mechanism for affirmative action for women at the university. The original name, Academic Women's Association of Alberta, was designed to provide an incorporated body under which branches from Alberta universities could function.

Adkins, William Elmer

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  • Person

Petroleum engineer, 1915-1985. Mr. Adkins, a graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1937, was the superintendent responsible for the design and construction of the Bitumount oil sands extraction plant. In association with Born Engineering Company he built refineries throughout Western Canada, including a facility in Turner Valley, Alberta. In 1946 he was appointed superintendent of the Alberta Government Oil Sands Project, to build and operate a demonstration plant at Bitumount.

Ahrens, Arthur Christian

  • UAA

Dentist, 1904-1985. Dr. Ahrens was a graduate in dentistry from the University of Alberta (DDS, 1927) and Northwestern University (1940). He served in the Canadian Dental Corps and was an active member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Alberta Dental Association. He was active in visits to rural Alberta schools, teaching dental hygiene to children and their parents.

Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies

  • UOFA

AACES began as the Alberta Advisory Committee on Educational Research in 1954 but became the Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies in 1966. Its original membership consisted of the University's Faculty of Education, the Alberta Department of Education, the Alberta Teacher's Association, the Alberta School Trustees Association (ASTA) and the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations (HSA). ASTA and HSA dropped out of the Advisory Committee during the 1980s, while the Universities of Calgary (1966) and Lethbridge (1987) have since joined. The aim of AACES is to finance research in educational studies. To assist in the dissemination of research results it publishes the Alberta Journal of Educational Research and the Journal of Educational Thought.

Alberta Agricultural Alumni Association

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The Alberta Agricultural Alumni Association consisted of graduates of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Alberta. It organized social events and published a newsletter, The 4A News.

Manning, Ernest C.

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  • Person

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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  • Corporate body

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.

Schwarzkopf, Tom

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  • Person

Administrator, [19þ]- . Mr. Schwarzkopf was Media Centre Manager for Universiade '83, the world student games held in Edmonton.

Smith, Douglas Elstow

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  • Person

Psychologist, Administrator, 1912- . Douglas E. Smith began lecturing in psychology at the University in 1937. He left (1941- 1946) to serve in the Canadian Army as personnel officer. Appointed full professor in 1949, he chaired the Department of Philosophy and Psychology between 1952 and 1958. Dr. Smith served as Dean of Arts from 1959 to 1972, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1975.

Thomas, Lewis Gwynne

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  • Person

Historian, 1914- . Lewis Gwynne Thomas joined the University in 1938 as a sessional lecturer in history. He served as secretary of the Faculty of Arts from 1946 to 1951 and in 1958 was appointed professor and head of the Department of History. He retired from the chair in 1964 and from the University as Professor Emeritus in 1974. Dr. Thomas introduced the first course in western Canadian history to the University of Alberta in 1949/50, and he shared his interest in western Canadian history through his many publications and his participation in historical associations.

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