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Stuart Ash

​Stuart Ash, graphic designer (born 1942 in Hamilton, ON). Best known for his 1967 design of the Canadian Centennial symbol, Ash’s firm (Gottschalk+Ash) rivaled the world’s top design agencies in its heyday.

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Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan (né Xavier Dolan-Tadros), actor, director, writer, producer, editor, costume designer (born 20 March 1989 in Montréal, QC). A precocious practitioner of auteurist art cinema, Xavier Dolan made a meteoric rise from child actor to filmmaking wunderkind, garnering international acclaim at age 20 for his debut feature, J’ai tué ma mère (I Killed My Mother, 2009). His next four films — Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats, 2010), Laurence Anyways (2012), Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm, 2013) and Mommy (2014) — were all completed by the time he was 25. They won numerous awards and further established him as one of international cinema’s most promising and prolific young filmmakers. His sixth feature film, Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only the End of the World, 2016), won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, César Awards for best director and editing, and six Canadian Screen Awards including Best Motion Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Achievement in Direction.

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Yolande Dulude

Yolande Dulude. Soprano, born Montreal 12 Jan 1931, died there 18 Aug 2003; lauréat (Basile-Moreau College) 1948. After studying piano for a number of years, she began voice study in 1944.

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Yolande Villemaire

Yolande Villemaire, teacher, writer (b at St-Augustin-des-Deux-Montagnes, Qué 28 Aug 1949). After studying dramatic arts at UQAM, where she received her BA (1970) and MA (1974), she taught creative literature at the Rosemont CEGEP.

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Yousuf Karsh

In 1932, Karsh moved to Ottawa, where he opened a portrait studio with the intent of photographing what he calls "people of consequence." His stated goal, expressed in his 1962 autobiography In Search of Greatness: Reflections of Yousuf Karsh, was to distill "the essence of the extraordinary person.

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Yvan Bienvenue

Yvan Bienvenue, poet, playwright, producer, translator, publisher (b at Saint-Hyacinthe, Qué 14 August 1962). Yvan Bienvenue studied playwriting at the École nationale de théâtre du Canada in the late 1980s and co-founded the Théâtre Urbi et Orbi with Stéphane Jacques in 1992.

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Yves Beauchemin

Yves Beauchemin, writer (b at Noranda, Québec; d 26 June 1941). Before becoming a Radio-Québec researcher, Beauchemin taught and worked in publishing.

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Yves Beaupré

Yves Beaupré. Harpsichord maker, b Montreal 21 Mar 1954; B MUS (Montreal) 1980. He first devoted himself to performance and was trained at the St-Laurent Cegep and at the University of Montreal.

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Yves Chartier

Yves Chartier. Musicologist, teacher, b Thetford-les-Mines Que, 18 Aug 1942; Lauréat AMQ piano 1959, BA french, latin (Ottawa) 1964, MA classics (Ottawa) 1965, Docteur en musicologie (Paris-Sorbonne) 1973. He began teaching at Ottawa U in 1969.

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Yves Daoust

Daoust, Yves. Composer, teacher, b Longueuil, near Montreal 10 Apr 1946. Daoust began studies in piano at age seven, wrote a film soundtrack for "prepared" piano at 16, and at 19 completed his first electronic work, for a Berlin theatre.

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Yves Gaucher

Yves Gaucher, artist (born 3 January 1934 in Montréal, Québec; died 8 September 2000 in Montréal) specialized in printmaking and abstract geometric painting.

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Yves Hébert

Yves Hébert, pen name Yves Sauvageau, actor, playwright (b at Waterloo, Qué 17 May 1946; d at Granby, Qué 12 Oct 1970). After studies in education at the École normale de Sherbrooke (1963-65), he enrolled in the National Theatre School (1965-68).

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Yves Jacques

Yves Jacques, actor (b at Québec 10 May 1956). This splendid actor had an international career in theatre and film since the early nineties, after revealing his talent for all aspects of performing on Québec stages and television.

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Yves Lapierre

Lapierre, Yves. Composer, arranger, singer, b Montreal 9 Aug 1946. He is a grandnephew of Eugène Lapierre. He studied at the École Vincent-d'Indy and took conducting and instrumentation classes 1969-70 with Michel Perrault.

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Yves Sioui Durand

Yves Sioui Durand, writer, director, actor and producer for stage, television and radio (b at Wendake on the Huron reserve near Québec City 11 May 1951).

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Yves Thériault

Yves Thériault, writer (b at Québec C 27 Nov 1915; d at Joliette, Qué 20 Oct 1983). The originality, diversity and importance of his work made Thériault one of Québec's most popular writers, both in Canada and abroad.

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Yves Trudeau

Yves Trudeau, sculptor (b at Montréal 3 Dec 1930). He studied at the École des beaux-arts in Montréal. Moving from stylized bronze spiral figures in the late 1950s, Trudeau's "iron and wood" creations of the 1960s became highly charged with symbolism.

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Yvette Brind'Amour

Yvette Brind'Amour, actor and theatre director (b at Montréal 1918; d there 1992). Trained as a dancer, she went to Paris after the World War II to study drama with René Simon and Charles Dullin.

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Zacharias Kunuk

Zacharias Kunuk, OC, filmmaker, carver, sculptor, visual artist (born 27 November 1957 in Kapuivik, Nunavut). An internationally acclaimed media maker, Zacharias Kunuk has played a crucial role in the redefinition of ethnographic filmmaking in Canada and has been at the forefront of the Inuit’s innovative use of broadcast technology. He is perhaps best known for his debut feature film, Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner), which won six Genie Awards (including Best Screenplay, Best Direction and Best Motion Picture) and was ranked the No. 1 Canadian film of all time in a 2015 poll conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Zacharie Vincent

​Zacharie Vincent, known as Telariolin, was an Aboriginal artist (born 28 January 1815 in the village of Jeune-Lorette, Québec — formerly Village-Huron, today the Wendake Reserve; died 9 October 1886 in Québec City).