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Ahrens, Arthur Christian

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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.

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.

Wyman, Max

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Mathematician, Administrator, 1916-1991. Dr. Max Wyman joined the University staff in 1943 as a mathematics lecturer. He became a full professor in 1956, Chair of the Department of Mathematics in 1961, Dean of Science in 1963, Vice-President (Academic) in 1964 and president of the University in 1969, which position he held until his retirement in 1974. In 1976 Dr. Wyman was appointed University Professor. Other areas of service included work on various commissions, including the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission and the Board of Review for Provincial Courts in Alberta (Kirby Commission). He also served as Chair of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, 1974-1979.

Wood, Edgar Allardyce "Kerry

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Author, Naturalist, 1907- . Kerry Wood, also known as Nobby, began his writing career as a contributor to Edmonton and Red Deer newspapers. He has since produced 19 books; thousands of short stories, columns and articles; and hundreds of radio and televison programs. He has won Governor General's Awards for Juvenile Fiction for his books The Map-Maker (1955) and The Great Chief (1957) and was awarded the first Vicky Metcalf Award in 1963 for his sustained contribution to Canadian juvenile literature. He has also been recognized for his work as a naturalist, for helping to create 26 wildlife sanctuaries in Western Canada. The University of Alberta granted him an honorary doctorate of laws in 1969.

Thomas, Lewis Herbert

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Lewis H. Thomas was born April 13, 1917 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with high honours in history and economics, Dr. Thomas obtained his PhD from the University of Minnesota. His thesis, The Struggle for Responsible Government in the North-West Territories, was first published by the University of Toronto Press in 1956 and confirmed his reputation as a leading figure in the developing field of Western Canadian history. Dr. Thomas was Provincial Archivist of Saskatchewan from 1948 to 1957. He joined the University of Alberta in 1964, and assumed the Chairmanship of the Department o of History the following year. He presided over a period of rapid growth in the department until illness forced him to give up his administrative duties in 1968. Dr. Thomas continued to write and teach at the University, and was Chairman of the Archives and Documents Committee from 1964 to 1976. Following his retirement in 1982 from the University of Alberta, Dr. Thomas returned to Regina to live. He was awarded the Order of Canada in October 1982, and passed away there in November 1983.

Thomas, Lewis Gwynne

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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.

University of Alberta. Students' Union

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Student government at the University of Alberta was established in the university's first semester with the creation of a student council with F. Stacey McCall as its first president. By 1920, due to the almost full autonomy the council had been granted by University President Dr. Henry Marshall Tory, student council had changed its name to the University of Alberta Students' Union. The student union published the Gateway Newspaper, the Evergreen and Gold Yearbook, enforced most rules of student discipline, and sponsored sports teams and other activities. Over the years, the University of Alberta Students' Union has evolved into one of Canada's strongest student associations; the Students' Union represents the 25,000 undergraduate students at the University of Alberta. An eight-million dollar organization with hundreds of paid and volunteer staff, the SU is a powerful advocate for students and a major provider of student services. The SU also operates a number of business units, manages various targeted 'trust' funds, hosts a wide variety of entertainment and educational events, and runs the Students' Union Building. All University of Alberta undergraduates are members of the Students' Union. The SU has always been an advocate for students, and has long history of improving student life, such as building SUB and HUB Mall and successfully advocating for increased student representation at the Board of Governors and General Faculties Council. In recent years, the Students' Union has created a number of new services such as Safewalk and the Student Financial Aid and Information Centre; established the Legacy, Access , Student Involvement Endowment, and Campus Rec Enhancement Funds; opened new businesses; renovated SUB twice; and helped advocate for reduced bus pass prices and for increases to the education tax deduction. In 2002, after nearly a century of publication by the SU, the responsibility of publishing the Gateway Newspaper was taken away from the SU and published independently. Past SU alumni include such persons as former Alberta premiere Peter Lougheed (SU President, 1951-52), former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark (Gateway Editor-in-Chief, 1959-60), and a former U of A Dean of Law, Tim Christian (President, 1970-71).

University of Alberta. University Archives and Collections

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The department was an administrative fusion of the University Archives and University Collections. The Timms Collections Centre was to be the home of the department. With the cancellation of the Centre in 1989 and the retirement of the Director in 1990, the two units were split with University Collections becoming Museums and Collection Services. Directors: 1986-1990 James McPherson Parker.

University of Alberta. Chancellor and Senate

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By the authority of the University Act of 1906 the Senate was the sole governing body of the University. Its first meeting, in March 1908, set the policy for the opening of the University in September of that year. In 1910 the Act was rewritten, giving administrative powers to the Board of Governors and academic powers to the Senate. A further revision in 1942 assigned academic authority to the General Faculties Council and brought the Senate's duties and powers closer to what they are today under the provisions of the Universities Act of 1966. The Chancellor of the University is Chair of the Senate, which has 62 members, 30 of whom are elected from the general public, 9 appointed from the public by the Minister of Advanced Education, 16 representatives from the University community, and 7 ex officio members (including the presidents of the University and the Alumni Association). It is the mandate of the Senate to inquire into any matter that might tend to enhance the usefulness of the University. It is specifically authorized to interpret the University to the public; to require reports from faculty councils, the Students' Council, and any members of the academic staff; to receive and consider submissions from anyone interested in the University; to arrange for public meetings, radio and television programs and other means of providing and acquiring information on the University; as a consequence, to make reports and recommendations to the Board or the General Faculties Council or other appropriate body. In addition, the Senate authorizes the conferring of Honorary Degrees. The Senate brings together the University and the public. Although it has little formal decision-making power, it seeks to stimulate discussion on issues of concern and to aid in their resolution. It is a two-way link between the communities (Calendar 1990/91). Chancellors: 1908-1926 Charles Allen Stuart; 1926-1927 Nicholas Dubois Dominic Beck; 1927-1941 Alexander Cameron Rutherford; 1941-1946 Frank Ford; 1946-1952 George Frederick McNally; 1952-1958 Earle Parkhill Scarlett; 1958-1964 Lawrance Yeomans Cairns; 1964-1970 Francis Philip Galbraith; 1970-1974 Louis Armand Desrochers; 1974-1978 Ronald Norman Dalby; 1978-1982 Jean B. (Janz) Forest; 1982-1986 Peter Savaryn; 1986-1990 Tevie H. Miller; 1990-1994 Sandy A. Mactaggart.

University of Alberta. Board of Governors

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The Board of Governors is a corporation which consists of a Chair appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the Chancellor, the President, and persons appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, who include representatives from the Alumni Association, the Senate, the academic and non-academic staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and the general public. The conduct, management, and control of the University and all its property, revenue, business, and affairs are vested in the Board. The Board appoints the deans of all faculties, all members of the teaching staff, the Librarian, the Registrar, and all members of the administrative staff, but no one may be appointed to a senior administrative post or to the academic staff of the University unless first nominated by the President of the University. The Board provides for the maintenance of buildings and the erection of new buildings. It has authority to purchase and acquire property. It fixes the fees charged for courses and it makes financial provision for the establishment of new faculties, departments, and courses. It may establish extension programs to contribute to the educational and cultural advancement of the people of Alberta. When any question arises as to the powers or duties of the Senate, any other University body, the President, a dean, or any other officer or employee, and these powers and duties are not definitely provided for in the Universities Act, the Board's decision on the question is final (Calendar, 1990/91). The Board was created by the University Act (1910) which was modelled on the Ontario statute which created the University of Toronto. Chairs: 1911-1917 Edwin Charles Pardee; 1917-1940 Horace Harvey; 1940-1950 Harold Hayward Parlee; 1950-1966 Charles Malcolm Macleod; 1966-1972 John Edward Bradley; 1972-1975 Fred T. Jenne; 1975-1978 Eric A. Geddes; 1978-1990 John Schlosser; 1990- Stanley A. Milner. Executive Directors: 1911-1968 University Bursar; 1968-[1979] John Nicol; 1979-1984 Brian J. Silzer; 1984- Paul Robison.

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