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Robin Mathews

Robin Mathews, poet, playwright, nationalist (b at Smithers, BC 1931). Robin Mathews spent his early years in Powell River, BC and attended the University of British Columbia in the 1950s.


Russell Smith

Russell Smith, journalist, novelist, short-story writer (b at Johannesburg, South Africa 1963). After immigrating to Canada in 1967, Russell Smith grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Robert England

Robert England, teacher, railway administrator, civil servant (born 15 September 1894 in Portadown, Northern Ireland; died 14 June 1985 in Victoria, BC). England had a varied education and an even more varied career. However, his contributions to Canadian society were primarily in the fields of rural education, immigration and cultural pluralism, veterans’ rehabilitation and citizenship.


Marc-André Hamelin

In 1982 he came first in the International Stepping Stones of the Canadian Music Competitions and won first prize at the International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa.


Chan Hon Goh

Goh comes from a Chinese family deeply immersed in dance, especially on the side of her father, Choo Chiat Goh. Both her parents were principal artists with the National Ballet of China. A paternal uncle, Choo San Goh (1948-87), became a celebrated choreographer in the United States.


Onkar Prasad Dwivedi

Onkar Prasad Dwivedi, CM, political scientist, environmentalist (born 20 January 1937 near Bindki in Uttar Pradesh province, India; died 29 January 2013 in Guelph, ON). Dwivedi was known for his research in public administration and the environment. He contributed widely to both his academic field as well as his community, both in Guelph and abroad.


Tom Green (Profile)

Over the rest of his lunch, Green, now Canada's hottest comedy export, receives similar attention. But it is nothing like the hysteria he has generated south of the border.


Quatuor Bozzini

The Quatuor Bozzini had its origins in 1994 when sisters Stéphanie (viola) and Isabelle (cello) Bozzini, then students at the Université de Montréal, formed a chamber group with other colleagues.


Donald Bell

Donald (Munro) Bell. Bass-baritone, b South Burnaby, BC, 19 Jun 1934. In 1948, while still a pupil of Nancy Paisley Benn in Vancouver, he sang with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.


Paul Quarrington

Paul Quarrington, novelist, playwright (b at Toronto, Ont 22 Jul 1953, d Toronto 21 Jan 2010). Paul Quarrington grew up in Don Mills, Ont, and attended the University of Toronto. He settled in Toronto, where he graduated from the Canadian Film Centre.


Roland Brener

Roland Brener, sculptor (b at Johannesburg, South Africa 22 February 1942). He completed his artistic training at St Martin's School of Art, London, England, in 1965 where he studied with Anthony Caro.


Fred Wah

Fred Wah, OC, poet (born 23 January 1939 in Swift Current, SK). An Officer of the Order of Canada, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry and former parliamentary poet laureate.


Barry Truax

Barry Truax, electroacoustic composer, acoustic communication researcher, professor (b at Chatham, Ont 10 May 1947).