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Denis Monière

Denis Monière, author and professor (b at Saint-Jean, Qué, 1947). He studied politics at the Université of Ottawa and in Paris, and has taught political science at the Université de Montréal since 1978.

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Alfred DesRochers

Alfred DesRochers, journalist, translator, poet, critic (b at Saint-Élie d'Orford, Qué 5 Aug 1901; d at Montréal 12 Oct 1978). As a poet and critic DesRochers was an important figure in Québec literature between the wars.

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Beverley Simons

Beverley Simons, née Rosen, playwright (b at Flin Flon, Man 31 Mar 1938). Simons grew up in Edmonton and was educated at the Banff School of Fine Arts, McGill University and the University of British Columbia, where she completed a BA in English and Theatre in 1959.

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Norman Symonds

Norman Alec Symonds, composer, clarinetist, saxophonist (born 23 December 1920 near Nelson, BC; died 21 August 1998 in Toronto, ON).

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Gabor Szilasi

Long recognized as an exceptional documentary photographer for his distinctive views of Québec culture, his initial success followed the completion of 2 important series, Charlevoix (1970) and La Beauce (1973).

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Audrey Grace Thomas

Audrey Grace Thomas, née Callahan, novelist and short story writer (b at Binghamton, NY 17 Nov 1935). Audrey Thomas was educated at Smith College, Mass, and St Andrews University, Scotland, and then taught in England for a year.

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John Tiktak

John Tiktak, sculptor (b at Kareak, a small camp between Eskimo Point (now Arviat) and Whale Cove, NWT 1916; d at Rankin Inlet, NWT 9 June 1981). At first a hunter, he moved to Rankin Inlet in 1958 to work at the nickel mine.

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Jacqueline Lemieux

Jacqueline Lemieux, dancer, choreographer and dance teacher (b at East Angus, Québec 13 Nov 1957). Jacqueline Lemieux is an eloquent, passionate dancer well known to international audiences.

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Sarain Stump

Sarain Stump, Indigenous name Sock-a-jaw-wu, meaning "the one who pulls the boat," painter, poet (b at Fremont, Wyo 1945; d by drowning near Mexico City, Mexico 20 Dec 1974). He had little formal education and was encouraged to learn from his Shoshone-Cree elders.

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François Charron

François Charron, poet, essayist and painter (b at Longueuil 22 Feb 1952). François Charron is one of the most important poets of his generation, and his output is among the richest of the years 1970-2000.

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Berta Lynn Seymour

Berta Lynn Seymour, née Springbett, dancer, choreographer (b at Wainwright, Alta 8 Mar 1939). One of the greatest dramatic ballerinas of the century, Seymour studied at the Rosemary Deveson School and with Nicolai Svetlanoff in Vancouver before entering the Sadler's Wells School in England (1954).

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Arthur Shilling

In May 1983 Shilling was one of 7 Canadian artists invited by Governor General Edward Schreyer to show at Rideau Hall, Ottawa. His paintings are in many corporate and private collections throughout North America. His life is documented in the film The Beauty of My People (NFB, 1978).

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Thomas Ethan Wayman

Tom Wayman has a unique voice in Canadian poetry as an ardent spokesman and advocate of the workplace. Wayman transfers his experience in construction, demolition and factory jobs into his writing.

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Maureen Jennings

Maureen Jennings, writer (born 23 April 1939 in Birmingham, UK). A talented writer with a keen eye for setting, character and dialogue, Maureen Jennings has helped put historical crime fiction on the Canadian literary map. She has published three series of novels as well as nonfiction, short stories and stage plays, and is best known for her Detective Murdoch series of historical crime novels. Inspired by the career of Ontario detective John Wilson Murray, the Murdoch books have been adapted into the popular, long-running television series Murdoch Mysteries (2008–).

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Robert Austin Scott

Robert Austin Scott, painter (b at Melfort, Sask 16 May 1941). Robert Scott studied fine art at the Alberta College of Art, Calgary (1969) and the University of Alberta (1976). He is one of a group of prairie abstract artists

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Dorothy Stevens

Dorothy Stevens, portrait and figure painter (b at Toronto 2 Sept 1888; d there 5 June 1966). Entering the Slade School of Art, London, at age 15, she studied under Wilson Steer and Henry Tonks. She subsequently studied in Paris and travelled on the continent before returning to Canada.

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Grant Strate

Grant Strate, OC, dancer, choreographer, educator (born 7 December 1927 in Cardston, AB; died 9 February 2015 in Vancouver, BC ).