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Steven McCaffery

Steven McCaffery, poet, essayist (b at Sheffield, Eng 24 Jan 1947). A prolific theorist and practitioner of sound and concrete poetry, he was educated at the University of Hull and York University in Toronto.

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Donald William Buchanan

Donald William Buchanan, (b at Lethbridge, Alta, 9 Apr 1908; d at Ottawa 28 Feb 1966). He was the son of Senator W.A. Buchanan, publisher of the Lethbridge Herald, and received a degree in modern history from University of Toronto as well as an Oxford fellowship.

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Donald L. Coles

Donald L. Coles, "Don," poet, novelist (born in Woodstock, Ontario, on 12 April 1927; died on 29 November 2017). Don Coles studied history at the University of Toronto, where he completed a BA and MA, and literature at Cambridge University, where he earned a second MA.

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Nancy Richler

Nancy Richler, writer (born 16 May 1957 in Montreal, QC; died 18 January 2018 in Vancouver, BC). Nancy Richler began writing at seven years of age. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in History, then completed an MSW and worked with youth for several years.

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David LaHay

A year later, determined to become a dancer and having completed his Bachelor of Arts in English and ancient history, he auditioned for the NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL with boys half his age before director Betty OLIPHANT. She suggested he audition for York University's new dance program.

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Denis Lorrain

Lorrain, Denis. Composer, b Ithaca, NY, of Canadian parents, 29 Jul 1948, naturalized French 1985; B MUS (Montreal) 1971, MMA (McGill) 1973, D MUS (Paris) 1983. In 1967 he entered the University of Montreal, where his teachers were Jean-Marie Cloutier, Jean Papineau-Couture, and André Prévost.

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W.O. Mitchell

Mitchell spent his childhood in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, but had to move to Florida when he was 12 to aid his recovery from tuberculosis. Returning to Canada in 1931, he studied at the University of Manitoba and the University of Alberta.

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Documenting the Second World War

When Canada declared war on Germany on 10 September 1939, tens of thousands of Canadians enlisted to serve in the armynavyair force and supporting services. The military scrambled to buy equipment, train recruits and prepare for war. Little thought was given, at first, to documenting the war effort. By 1940, however, the military was recruiting historians, most notably Charles Stacey, to collect records and write accounts of Canadian operations. In the following years, artists, photographers and filmmakers also served with the various branches of the armed forces. Today, their diligent work provides a rich visual and written catalogue of Canada’s history in the Second World War.

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M+M

M+M (Martha and the Muffins, 1977-83). Toronto pop duo of songwriters Martha Johnson (vocals and keyboards) and Mark Gane (guitar).

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Prairie Oyster

Prairie Oyster. Country-rock band. It was formed in Toronto in 1975 by Keith Glass (guitar), Denis Delorme (pedal steel guitar), Russell deCarle (vocals, bass guitar), and others, and worked locally (notably at the Horseshoe Tavern) until 1978.

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William Herbert Dray

William Herbert Dray, philosopher, professor (born at Montréal PQ 23 June 1921; died at Toronto ON 6 Aug 2009). After serving as a navigator in the RCAF (SeeMILITARY AVIATION) during the SECOND WORLD WAR, William H.

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Margot Kidder

Margaret Ruth Kidder, actor (born 17 October 1948 in Yellowknife, NWT 17; died 13 May 2018 in Livingston, Montana). Margot Kidder's family moved frequently when she was a child, due to her father's work as a mining engineer. Finally she was placed in a boarding school, Magee Secondary in Vancouver, to complete her education.

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d'bi.young anitafrika

d'bi.young anitafrika (born Debbie Young), dub poet, playwright, actor (born 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica). A Dora Award–winning actress and playwright, d’bi.young anitafrika is best known for a trilogy of plays: the sankofa trilogy: bloodclaat: one oomaan story; benu; and word!sound!powah!. anitafrika is also the founder of the Watah Theatre Institute.

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Guy Frégault

Guy Frégault, historian (b at Montréal 16 June 1918; d at Québec C 13 Dec 1977). Frégault pursued classical studies at Saint-Laurent and Jean-de-Brébeuf colleges in Montréal. He then enrolled in Université de Montréal and eventually completed his PhD in history at Loyola University, Chicago in 1949.

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Elsie Park Gowan

Elsie Park Gowan (née Young), playwright (b at Helensburgh, Scotland 9 September 1905; d at Edmonton 2 Feb 1999). Gowan immigrated with her family to Edmonton in 1912 and worked as a rural teacher prior to attending the University of Alberta to acquire an Honours BA in History (1926-30).

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Walter Curtin

Walter Curtin, photojournalist (b at Vienna, Austria 16 Aug 1911; d at Toronto 21 Oct 2007). One of the most prominent photojournalists and commercial photographers in Canada during the 1950s and 60s, Walter Curtin published his photo essays in the country's most prominent magazines of the time.