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    Alexander Begg

    Alexander Begg, writer, historian (b at Québec City 19 July 1839; d at Victoria 6 Sept 1897).

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    Anna Brownell Jameson

    Anna Brownell Jameson, née Murphy, author, artist, art historian and feminist (born 19 May 1794 in Dublin, Ireland; died 17 March 1860 in London, United Kingdom). Anna Jameson spent the winter and spring of 1836–37 in Toronto with her husband, Robert Sympson Jameson, attorney general of Upper Canada. She travelled extensively in southern Ontario during the summer of 1837, recording her impressions through her sketches, watercolours and writing in Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada (1838).

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    Barbara Cass-Beggs

    Barbara Cass-Beggs (b Cass, m Beggs). Teacher, folksong collector, singer, b Nottingham, England, 10 Nov 1904, d Ottawa 13 Sep 1990; ARCM 1927, LRAM 1928. She studied voice, piano, pedagogy, and composition at the RCM, where her teachers were Basil Allchin, Percy Buck, C.C.

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    David Ross McCord

    David Ross McCord (born 18 March 1844 in Montreal, Quebec; died 12 April 1930 in Guelph, Ontario), lawyer, alderman, military officer, collector and museum founder. McCord amassed a collection of roughly 15,000 artifacts related to Indigenous peoples and Canadian history and culture, which he presented to McGill University in 1919. The collection was made accessible to the public with the opening of the McCord National Museum in 1921 (now part of the McCord Stewart Museum in Montreal).

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    Margaret MacMillan

    Margaret Olwen MacMillan, historian, author (born 23 December 1943 in Toronto, Ontario). Margaret MacMillan is professor emerita of history at the University of Toronto and international history at the University of Oxford. Her bestselling 2001 book, Paris 1919, examines the lasting impact of the Paris Peace Conference at the end of the First World War. She continues to write about the role of war and peacemaking on human society.

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    Olive Dickason

    Olive Patricia Dickason (née Williamson), CM, Métis journalist, historian, university professor, author (born 6 March 1920 in Winnipeg, MB; died 12 March 2011 in Ottawa, ON). Dickason was the first scholar in Canada to receive a PhD in Indigenous history. Her ground-breaking research and books about Indigenous and Métis history and culture transformed how Canadians perceive the origin of their country and Indigenous peoples. Dickason’s work inspired a new generation of scholars, helping to launch Indigenous studies as an area of scholarly research. She received an Order of Canada in recognition of her achievements.

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    Pierre Perrault

    Pierre Perrault, OQ, film director, poet, writer (born 29 June 1927 in Montréal, QC; died 23 June 1999 in Montréal). Pierre Perrault was one of Quebec’s most significant and celebrated artists. His collective work in radio, film, television and print explores the genesis and nature of French Canadian culture and identity. A pioneer of direct cinema, his elegiac 1963 documentary Pour la suite du monde, co-directed with Michel Brault, is a landmark in Canadian cinema. His writing received three Governor General’s Literary Awards: for poetry, theatre and non-fiction. An Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, Perrault received the Prix Ludger-Duvernay, Prix Albert-Tessier, Prix Victor-Barbeau, the Médaille des Arts et des Lettres from the Government of France, and the Médaille d’argent du Mouvement national des Québécois et Québécoises.

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    Pitikwahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker)

    Pitikwahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker), Cree chief (born circa 1842 in central SK; died 4 July 1886 in Blackfoot Crossing, AB). Remembered as a great leader, Pitikwahanapiwiyin strove to protect the interests of his people during the negotiation of Treaty 6. Considered a peacemaker, he did not take up arms in the North-West Resistance. However, a young and militant faction of his band did participate in the conflict, resulting in Pitikwahanapiwiyin’s arrest and imprisonment for treason. His legacy as a peacemaker lives on among many Cree peoples, including the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.

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    Yolande Grisé

    Yolande Grisé, CM, FRSC, academic, writer, advocate for French language, arts and culture (born 1944 in Montreal, QC). Throughout her career, Grisé has promoted French language and culture in Canada. She supervised the first doctoral thesis on French literature at the University of Ottawa in 1983, developed the first cultural policy for Francophones living in Ontario in the early 1990s and was the first director at the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs at Simon Fraser University, which oversaw the first bilingual degree program in British Columbia. Grisé was also president of the Ontario Arts Council (1991–94) and the Royal Society of Canada (2011–13).

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