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Zbigniew Stanislaw Basinski

Zbigniew Stanislaw Basinski, physicist (born 28 April 1928 in Wolkowysk, Poland; died 12 August 1999). Recognized as the doyen of Canadian metal physics, he received the BSc, MA, DPhil and DSci degrees from Oxford, at the same time holding the post of research assistant in the department of metallurgy.

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Zelda Heller

Zelda (b Cohen) Heller. Administrator, music and drama critic, b New Brunswick, NJ, 2 Dec 1922, died Victoria 4 Aug 2012, naturalized Canadian 1972; B SC (Juilliard) 1945, MA (Columbia) 1948.

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Zeyda Suzuki

Zeyda Suzuki (b Ruga). Pianist, teacher, b Havana, Cuba, 29 May l943. She gave her first concert at 5 for the JM in Cuba and then performed on radio and TV. She studied at the Havana Cons.

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Zoe Whittall

Zoe Whittall, novelist, poet, journalist (b at South Durham, Que 16 Feb 1976). After growing up on a sheep farm in the rural Eastern Townships of Québec, Zoe Whittall moved to Montréal at age 18 to attend Dawson College and begin her writing career.

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Zoltan Roman

Zoltan Roman. Musicologist, oboist, b Miskolc, Hungary, 7 Jun 1936, naturalized Canadian 1962; B MUS (British Columbia) 1962, MA (Toronto) 1965, PH D (Toronto) 1970. He studied the oboe in Miskolc and played in its State SO and State Opera until 1956.

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Zouaves

Between February 1868 and September 1870, 7 contingents totalling 507 Canadians enrolled in the papal army (whose soldiers were known as Papal Zouaves) to help defend Rome from the Italian troops who wanted to bring about Italian unification.

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Zoë Ada Caldwell

Zoë Ada Caldwell, actor (b at Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 14 Sept 1933). Caldwell was educated in Melbourne and made her acting debut with the Union Theatre Repertory Company in 1953.

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bill bissett

bill bissett, poet, artist, performer, publisher (b at Halifax, NS 23 Nov 1939). The son of a judge, bill bissett ran away from home several times as a child, once to join a circus, looking to escape conventional middle-class life.

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bpNichol

Barrie Phillip Nichol, "bpNichol," writer, sound poet, editor, teacher (b at Vancouver 30 Sept 1944; d at Toronto 25 Sept 1988). bpNichol's tragic early death in 1988 robbed us of one of Canada's leading experimental writers, and a truly generous individual and imagination.

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de Rimanoczy Quartet

de Rimanoczy Quartet. First major Vancouver string quartet, founded in 1947 by Jean de Rimanoczy (first violin), with John Chlumecky (second violin), Smyth Humphreys (viola), and Audrey Piggott (cello). Piggott was succeeded in 1955 by Malcolm Tait.

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k.d. lang

k.d. (Kathryn Dawn) lang. Singer, songwriter, born Edmonton 2 Nov 1961; hon LLD (Alberta) 2008.

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rob mclennan

rob mclennan, writer, poet, editor, publisher (b at Ottawa 15 Mar 1970). A prominent figure in OTTAWA's writing community, rob mclennan has published prolifically in a variety of genres.

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trey anthony

Trey Anthony (trey anthony), comedian, playwright, screenwriter, producer (born 1974 in London, England).

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Åsbjørn Gathe

In 1953 Åsbjørn Gathe completed designs for Westminster Priory, which included Westminster Abbey, the Seminary of Christ the King and related buildings.

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Ève Cournoyer

​Ève Cournoyer, author, composer, interpreter and sound technician (born 15 May 1969 in QC; died 12 August 2012 in Montréal, QC).

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Ève Gagnier

Ève Gagnier. Soprano, actress, b Montreal 12 Nov 1930, d there 19 Sep 1984. She studied at the CMM with Martial Singher (voice), Auguste Descarries (piano), and Marcel Grandjany (harp). She distinguished herself in numerous operetta and musical comedy roles on the stage and on CBC radio and TV.

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Ève K. Tremblay

Ève Kateri Tremblay, multidisciplinary artist (born 1972 in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC). Ève K. Tremblay’s exhibits can be found in various artistic institutions, notably in Montréal, Toronto, New York, Zurich and Basel. Her work is included in the collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the Musée national des beaux-Arts du Québec (Québec City).