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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.

Schwarzkopf, Tom

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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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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.

Sonet, Edouard

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French scholar, Administrator, 1880-1971. Edouard Sonet first taught at the University in 1911 as an instructor in French. After his leave to return to France for military duty, 1914-1919, he returned to the campus in 1920, becoming full professor in 1936. From that year until 1947 he served as head of the Department of Modern Languages. He left the University to lecture at the University of California at Berkeley (1947-1948) and Royal Roads, Esquimault (1948-1953). The University of Alberta named him Professor Emeritus in 1951 and honorary LLD in 1960. Dr. Sonet was known for his strict teaching methods; his book Voltaire et l'influence anglaise (1936) was considered the authority on the subject for many years.

Soper, Joseph Dewey

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Zoologist (1893-1982). Joseph Dewey Soper worked as a naturalist with the National Museum of Canada (1923-1927) and led Baffin Island expeditions for the Northwest Territories Branch of the Department of the Interior. Later he served as chief Federal wildlife officer, Canadian Wildlife Services, for the Prairie Provinces (1934-1948) and Alberta, Northwest Territories and Yukon (1948-1952). As an explorer, he made corrections to the map of Baffin Island. As a zoologist, he was one of the first scientists to study the wildlife of the Arctic, discovering a new sub-species of ringed seal and the breeding ground of the blue goose on Baffin Island. Three geological features on the island and several zoological sub-species were named after him. For his contribution to the field of Arctic and Prairie Zoology, in 1960 he was given an honorary doctorate and research associateship in zoology by the University of Alberta.

St. Joseph's College (Edmonton, Alberta)

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St. Joseph's College is established under the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. It received affiliation in 1926 and opened its residence on campus in 1927. From 1927 to 1963 it was directed by the Christian Brothers (Brothers of the Christian Schools - FSC); since 1963 the Basilian Fathers (Congregation of St. Basil - CSB) have been its directors. Rectors: 1927-1933 Rogation Boulton[?]; 1933-1939 Memorian Sheehy; 1939-1945 Ansbert Sheehy; 1945-1951 Prudent MacDonald; 1951-1957 Luke Overs; 1957-1959 Aloysius Doiron; 1959-1963 Prudent MacDonald; 1963-1965 J. Wilfred Dore; 1965-1968 Robert M. Montague; 1968-1969 Robert W. Finn; 1969-1978 Joseph B. Courtney. Principals: 1978-1983 Alphonse A.M. de Valk; 1983-1984 P. Wallace Platt. Presidents: 1984-1990 P. Wallace Platt; 1990- Robert Barringer.

St. Regis (Alberta)

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St. Regis (Alberta) Ltd. began as North Western Pulp and Power Ltd., a subsidiary of the St. Regis Paper Company of New York, incorporated in 1951. It became St. Regis (Alberta) Inc. in 1978 and since then has had two more corporate changes: to Champion Forest Products (Alberta) Ltd. when it was bought by Champion International in 1985, and to Weldwood of Canada, Hinton Division, in 1988. This Hinton-based firm manufactures wood pulp and other forest products.

St. Stephen's College (Edmonton, Alberta).

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Taking its origin as the theological department of Alberta College in 1909, Alberta College (South) took advantage in 1910 of the offer of the University of Alberta of a free site for a building on the campus of the new University. The building then erected was known until the formation of the United Church of Canada in 1925 as "Alberta College South", the theological college of the Methodist Church in Alberta. With church union in 1925 Alberta College South merged with Robertson College, the Presbyterian seminary in Edmonton, the premises used being those of the former Methodist institution. At first called "United Theological College", in the spring of 1927 the two college boards became one under the new name "St. Stephen's College", incorporated by the provincial legislature April 2, 1927. Until the death of the Rev. Dr. J.M. Millar, former principal of Robertson College, Dr. A.S. Tuttle of Alberta College South and Dr. Millar were Joint-Principals. Until 1925 the College provided high school matriculation subjects as well as theological courses, and also a men's residence for students. Since 1925 the College has provided theological courses only. Under Dr. E.J. Thompson's leadership funds were raised for the erection of a new theological unit for classrooms, offices and library, which was opened February 25, 1953 (James Ernest Nix, Alberta Conference of the United Church of Canada, 1965). Principals, Alberta College South: 1903-1917 John Henry Riddell; 1917-1919 David Edward Thomas (Acting); 1919-1926 Aubrey Stephen Tuttle. Principals, Robertson College: 1911-1918 Samuel Walters Dyde; 1918-1926 John McLeod Millar. Principals, St. Stephen's College: 1927-1930 Aubrey Stephen Tuttle; 1927-1930 John McLeod Millar; 1930-1943 Aubrey Stephen Tuttle; 1943-1946 Alfred Dennis Miller; 1946-1966 Edmund Jabez Thompson; 1966-1979 George Milledge Tuttle; 1979- Garth I. Mundle.

Stambaugh, Sara

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Sara Stambaugh was born in New Holland Pennsylvania on December 4, 1936. She received her B.A. from Beaver College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Minnesota. From 1969 until 1995, she taught in the English Department at the University of Alberta. Ms. Stambaugh is the author of several works of fiction but is best known for her critical analyses of the works of Isak Dinesen entitled <i>Isak Dineson in America</i> and <i>The Witch and the Goddess in the stories of Isak Dinesen: a Feminist Reading</i>. Ms. Stambaugh's works of fiction include <i>I Hear the Reaper's Song</i> and <i>The sign of the Fox</i>. Ms. Stambaugh died in 2002.

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