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Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland. Oboist, english horn player, broadcaster, teacher, critic, born Québec City 13 Oct 1931, died Montréal 29 Nov 2011; B MUS (New England Conservatory) 1957.

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Frank Gouldsmith Speck

Frank Gouldsmith Speck, anthropologist (b at Brooklyn, NY 8 Nov 1881; d at Philadelphia, Pa 6 Feb 1950). He pioneered study of the Algonquian peoples of eastern Canada and New England.

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Luc Beauséjour

Luc Beauséjour has maintained an international performance career that has taken him to many countries including France, the United States, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, and Bermuda.

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Len Cariou

Len Cariou began to gain recognition for his work in the musical theatre playing the role of Bill Sampson in Applause at New York's Palace Theatre in 1970, receiving a Tony Award nomination.

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Gordon Ryan Arnott

Gordon Ryan Arnott, architect (b at Winnipeg 1 Aug 1926; d at Banff 7 May 1996). Gordon Arnott received, along with a bachelor of architecture from the University of Manitoba in 1948, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Gold Medal.

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Eric Ross Arthur

Eric Ross Arthur, architect, author, educator, heritage conservationist (b at Dunedin, New Zealand 1 July 1898; d at Toronto, Canada 1 Nov. 1982).

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John D. Atchison

John D. Atchison, architect (b at Monmouth, Ill 1870; d at Pasadena c1944). Atchison was the most prominent member of the "Chicago School" of architects who practised in Winnipeg.

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Gordon Lee Atkins

Gordon Lee Atkins, architect (b at Calgary, Alberta 5 March 1937), was raised in Cardston, Alberta. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle (1955-60), graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1960, and won the Faculty Medal for Excellence in Design.

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Leslie Raymond Fairn

Leslie Raymond Fairn, architect (b at Waterville, NS 26 June 1875; d at Halifax 13 Aug 1971). Fairn attended Acadia University, studied architecture in Boston, Massachusetts, and apprenticed with Edward Elliot, architect of the Halifax City Hall. In 1904 he began a career that lasted 65 years.

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Daniel J. Caron

Daniel J. Caron, Librarian and Archivist of Canada (b at Sainte-Foy, Qué, 1957). Daniel Caron was instrumental in the amalgamation of the National Archives and National Library in 2004 and succeeded Ian WILSON as Librarian and Archivist of Canada in 2009. Caron pursued post-secondary studies in Qubec, earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in economics from the Université Laval, and later, a doctorate in Applied Human Sciences from the Université de Montréal.

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Guy Sylvestre

Joseph Jean Guy Sylvestre, OC, FRSC, librarian, writer, essayist, literary critic, interpreter, (born 17 May 1918 in Sorel, QC; died 26 September 2010 in Ottawa, ON).  Guy Sylvestre was an accomplished literary figure and dedicated public servant who was called a “statesman among librarians.” Sylvestre wrote extensively about Canadian poetry and literature throughout his career. He worked as the private secretary to Louis St. Laurent and as a librarian at the Library of Parliament before serving as head of the National Library of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada) from 1968 to 1983. In this role, he oversaw a massive expansion of the library’s Canadian content and the modernization of library systems across the country. He was president and chair of many major cultural organizations and the author of UNESCO’s Guidelines for National Libraries (1987).  

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Shawn Doyle

Shawn Doyle studied at York University for a BFA in theatre, graduating in 1991. His earliest work in the production industry came as a swordfight choreographer and stuntman in the 1992 film The Swordsman. By 1996 he had begun to appear on-camera in Canadian productions.