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Mary Henderson

Mary Henderson. Soprano, teacher, b Longueuil (near Montreal) 17 Dec 1912. A study of the violin, begun at 10, led to a licentiate from McGill University. Her vocal studies, begun with Henri Pontbriand and Pauline Donalda in Montreal, were pursued in New York with C.

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Marta Hidy

Marta (Iren) Hidy. Violinist, teacher, conductor, b Budapest 11 Jan 1927, naturalized Canadian 1963, d Hamilton 4 Nov 2010; Performance Diploma (Franz Liszt Academy) 1946, honorary FRHCM 1978.

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Louise Hirbour

Louise Hirbour. Musicologist, teacher, b Montreal 23 May 1938; B MUS (Montreal) 1964, Certificat d'études supérieures (Sorbonne) 1966, L MUS (Montreal) 1969, D MUS (Montreal) 1975.

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Yvonne Hubert

Yvonne Hubert. Pianist, teacher, b Mouscron, Belgium, 28 May 1895, d Montreal 8 Jun 1988; premier prix piano (Lille Cons) 1906, premier prix piano (Paris Cons) 1911, honorary LLD (Concordia) 1981. She first took lessons at the Lille Cons.

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Huguette Labelle

Huguette Labelle, née Rochon, nursing teacher and administrator (b at Rockland, Ont 15 Apr 1939). She began her career as a general staff nurse at the Ottawa General Hospital. After changing to teaching, she became founding director of the Vanier School of Nursing in Ottawa.

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Margaret Huston

Margaret Huston (b Houghston). Mezzo-soprano, teacher, b Toronto ca 1878, d near Greenwich, Conn, 1 Aug 1942. She was an elder sister of the actor Walter Huston.

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Isabelle Mills

Isabelle (Margaret) Mills. Educator, writer, conductor, b Fleming, Sask, near Brandon, Man, 3 Sep 1923; ARCT 1948, BA (Manitoba) 1964, MA (Columbia) 1965, ED D (Columbia) 1971. She studied in Brandon and summers (1947, 1949, and 1950) at the RCMT.

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Marie Iösch-Lorcini

Marie (Emma) Iösch-Lorcini (b Iösch, m Lorcini). Harpist, teacher, b Montreal 1 Jan 1930; premier prix harp (CMM) 1951. She is the daughter of the cellist Marthe Delcellier and the violinist Pierre Iösch, who were members of the Montreal Orchestra, the MSO, and the Little Symphony of Montreal.

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Jane Rule

Jane Vance Rule, CM, OBC, writer, teacher and activist (born 28 March 1931 in Plainfield, NJ; died 27 November 2007 in Galiano Island, BC). Rule was a ground-breaking novelist and essayist whose work explored the lives of lesbians, beginning at a time when homosexuality was still a crime in Canada (see LGBT Rights in Canada). Her first novel, Desert of the Heart, is perhaps her best known. It was adapted into the film Desert Hearts in 1986. Rule is the author of seven novels and several collections of essays and short stories. She was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 1998 and the Order of Canada in 2007.

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Jeannine Vanier

Jeannine Vanier. Organist, teacher, composer, b Laval-des-Rapides, near Montreal, 21 Aug 1929; B MUS (Montreal) 1950, L MUS (Montreal) 1952. She studied at the Institut Nazareth and at the University of Montreal.

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Johanne Perron

Johanne Perron. Cellist, teacher, b Chicoutimi, Que, 13 Apr 1959; premier prix chamber music (CMQ) 1977, premier prix cello (CMQ) 1978, M MUS (Yale) 1981.

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Rosabelle Jones

Rosabelle Jones (b Smith). Pianist, harpsichordist, librettist, teacher, b Truro, NS, 26 Jul 1922, d Dec 1995; Licentiate (Mount Allison Conservatory) 1942, B MUS (Mount Allison) 1946. Rosabelle Jones was a pupil of Max Pirani in Toronto in 1947 and Yvonne Lefebure in Paris in 1949.

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Maryvonne Kendergi

Maryvonne Kendergi, Armenian pianist, broadcaster, teacher, musicologist, administrator (b at Aïntab (now Gaziantep) Turkey 15 Aug 1915, naturalized Canadian 1960, d Montreal, 27 Sep 2011).

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Natalie Kuzmich

Natalie (Olga) Kuzmich (b Belz). Educator, producer, adjudicator, b Toronto 22 May 1932; B MUS music education (Toronto) 1954, MA musicology (Toronto) 1968.

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Sonnet L'Abbé

Sonnet L'Abbé, poet, literary critic, teacher (born at Toronto, Ont, 24 September 1973). Sonnet L'Abbé's poetic themes of ethnicity and environmentalism display the influence of her father, a FRANCO-ONTARIAN potter, and mother, a Guyanese artist.

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Nicole Labelle

Nicole Labelle. Musicologist, teacher, pianist, organist, b Montreal 2 Jun 1946; B MUS (Montreal) 1967, M MUS (Montreal) 1970, premier prix history (CMM) 1973, D MUS (Sorbonne) 1978.

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Yvette Lamontagne

Yvette Lamontagne. Cellist, teacher, b Montreal 26 Dec 1898, d Montreal 18 June 1992. She studied for three years on scholarship with Gustave Labelle at the McGill Conservatory.

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Louise Laplante

(Marie Irène) Louise Laplante. Administrator, teacher, b Montreal 2 Oct 1943; B MUS (Montreal) 1966, M MUS piano (Montreal) 1967, BES (Quebec Department of Education) 1968, L MUS (Montreal) 1972.

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Laure Waridel

Laure Waridel, CM, CQ, social activist, author, environmentalist, lecturer and columnist (born 10 January 1973 in Chesalles-sur-Oron, Switzerland). Regarded as one of the 25 most influential political personalities in Québec, Laure Waridel holds an honorary doctorate from the Université du Québec à Rimouski, the Insigne du mérite from the Université de Montréal, and the rank of Knight of the Order of La Pléiade. She is a co-founder of Équiterre, a Québec organization that encourages individuals and governments to make choices that are fair, ecological and consistent with the principles of solidarity. The author of a number of books and essays on environmental issues, Waridel has contributed to many magazines, such as Voir and Reader’s Digest, in addition to hosting the radio show Acheter, c’est voter on Radio-Canada. She is currently strategic advisor for CIRODD, an interdisciplinary centre for research on operationalization of sustainable development. This centre is based at Polytechnique Montréal, and its membership includes over 80 researchers.