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Cooper, Herbert Walters

  • MsC 147
  • Person
  • 1885-

Herbert Walters Cooper was born on September 17, 1885 in Birkenhead, England. He was attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario on November 3, 1914 and was given the rank of Lieutenant. On February 11, 1915, he was promoted to rank of Captain. In 1919, he was discharged on general demobilization. H. W. Cooper was employed in the Penitentiary system after the war. At the time of the imprisonment of the Sons of Freedom at Piers Island Penitentiary, he was Warden of B.C. Penitentiary.

Krawczyk, Betty Shiver

  • MsC 148
  • Person
  • August 4, 1928 -

Betty Shiver Krawczyk, known as Betty Krawczyk, was born in Salinas, California on August 4, 1928, but raised in Louisiana. Krawczyk, now based in British Columbia, is an environmental activist and the author of five books.

Krawczyk grew up in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, before moving to Phoenix, Arizona. She would later move to California, Baton Rouge, and Virginia due to family commitments. Krawczyk immigrated to Canada in 1966 with her husband and six children in opposition to the political policies of the U.S. Married four times, she has eight children – Joseph Albert, Michael Ray, Andrew Russell, Susan Amana, Margaret Elizabeth, Rose Mary, Barbara Ellen and Marian Theresa. She is also a grandmother and great-grandmother. After raising her children, Betty moved to Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia.

Due to international media coverage, Krawczyk is known throughout the world for her environmental activism and imprisonment. She has been involved in four major environmental campaigns: the blockading of Clayoquot Sound, for which she was arrested on July 6, 1993, convicted of Criminal Contempt of Court on September 10, 1993, sentenced to 45 days in addition to time served, and released on November 12, 1993; the Elaho Valley Campaign near Whistler, for which she was arrested three times (September 30, 1999, May 15, 2000, September 6, 2000), convicted, and served a total of ten months time at the Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women (released in March 2000); the Campaign against Gordon Campbell’s Working Forest Legislation, for which she was arrested on February 14, 2003 for blocking a portion of the road in front of the B.C. legislative buildings and served two weeks in jail; and the Walbran Valley Campaign, for which she was twice arrested for blockading the valley (May and July 2003), convicted of Criminal Contempt of Court, and sentenced to ten and a half months in the Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women, but released one month early. Krawczyk was a key participant in the Eagle Ridge Bluffs blockade in West Vancouver, which began on April 18, 2006, and was arrested three times as a result of her participation (May 25, 2006, May 31, 2006 and June 27, 2006), spending three weeks in prison between July 7 and August 2, 2006 prior to her conviction on February 8, 2007 and sentencing to ten months in the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge on March 5, 2007. Independently performing research for her legal battles, Krawczyk has mostly represented herself in court, with intermittent assistance from lawyer Cameron Ward. As of 2014, Krawczyk has spent just over three years in prison.

In addition to her environmental activities, she has expressed an interest in socialism, feminism and politics, and a dislike for racism and the state. In 2001, Krawczyk ran for the Green Party in the British Columbia provincial election, coming in third in her riding. In 2008, she ran for the Work Less Party in the Canadian federal election, and for Mayor of Vancouver.

Krawczyk started writing for women’s magazines at age 30, and has been writing ever since. She is active in British Columbia’s publishing industry. She has a book publishing company titled Schiver Rhodes Publishing, based in Cumberland, British Columbia, and has hosted a blog titled Betty’s Early Edition since 2006. Her published books include:

Krawczyk, Betty Shriver. (1996). Clayoquot: The sound of my heart. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers.

Krawczyk, Betty Shriver. (2002). Lock me up or let me go: The protests, arrest, and trial of an environmental activist. Vancouver: Press Gang Publishers.

Krawczyk, Betty Shriver. (2007). Open living confidential: From inside the joint. Cumberland, BC: Schiver
Rhodes Publishing.

Krawczyk, Betty Shriver. (2011). This dangerous place: My journey between the passions of the living and the dead. Cumberland, BC: Schiver Rhodes Publishing.

Krawczyk, Betty Shriver. (2013). Betty, blue belle and bitch. Cumberland, BC: Schiver Rhodes Publishing.

Canadian Association of Learned Journals

  • SFL
  • Corporate body
  • 1990-

First conceived in 1989, the CALJ began to function in 1990-1991. Initial support was received from what was then the Social Sciences Federation of Canada, today known as the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS).
CALJ describes their vision statement as: “To represent, develop and support the academic community of Canadian learned journals in disseminating original research and scholarly information, and to promote intellectual culture in Canada and internationally.”
The Association serves as a liaison between government agencies and universities in many consultation processes, promoting awareness of its members and making their needs known. Other key functions are to develop industry guidelines for member journals and to enhance the collective strengths of member journals and the journal community as a whole.
CALJ has published the “Best Practices Handbooks for Canadian Learned Journals”, the “Financial Management Handbooks for Journals”, as well as an on-going series of letters and policy statements relating to gaining academic recognition for editors.
The decision was made to incorporate CALJ in 2003, and it achieved official not-for-profit status in 2004. Since then their initial mandate has expanded to include issues relevant to electronic publishing such as copyright, digital rights and open access. Their current interactive online presence serves as a resource for establishing better dialogue between parties, building upon past experiences of members to enhance communications with funding agencies and the public at large.
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Ames, Elinor

  • Person
  • 1 October 1931 -

Elinor Ames was a charter member of the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University from 1965 until her retirement in 1997.

Elinor Ames was born October 1, 1931. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Tufts University in 1953 and a Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1960. Her research and teaching interests included developmental psychology, social psychology, personality and perception.

Baker, Ron

  • Person

Ronald “Ron” James Baker was the first faculty member hired by President Patrick McTaggart-Cowan for the new Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 1964. Baker served as the university's Director of Academic Planning and as the first head of the English Department. He remained at SFU until 1969, when he was appointed to be the first president of the new University of Prince Edward Island.

Baker was born in London, England, on August 24, 1924, to James “Jim” Herbert Walter and Ethel Frances Baker (nee Miller). He served with the Royal Air Force (1943-1947), during which time he trained in Manitoba. After the war, in 1947, he immigrated to Canada.

Baker married Helen “Jo” Gillespie Elder [ca. 1947]; they would have 5 children (Sharon Ann, Lynn Frances, Ian James, Sarah Jane, and Katherine Jean). In 1975, he married Frances Marilyn Frazer (1932-2010), with whom he had one son, Ralph Edward “Ted.”

Baker graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 and a Master of Arts in 1953, both in English. He went on to do graduate work in the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London (1954-1956). Baker had lectured in English during his undergraduate degree at UBC, and returned to the University to become an associate professor in 1962. While at UBC, Baker was involved in the production of John B. Macdonald’s report, Higher Education in British Columbia and a Plan for the Future (1962), which led directly to the development of a second university (SFU) in the Lower Mainland.

In 1964, Baker became the first faculty member hired by President Patrick McTaggart-Cowan for the newly created SFU. Baker served as the University's Director of Academic Planning and as the first head of the English Department. He remained at SFU until 1969, when he was appointed to be the first president of the new University of Prince Edward Island (1969-1978). He continued to teach there as a professor until 1991, when he retired.

Baker served on numerous councils and committees throughout his career, including the Canadian Association of University Teachers (1954-1969), the Royal Society of Arts (Fellow, 1971-1990), the Royal Commonwealth Society (1964-1966), the National Defence Strategic Studies Committee (Chairman, 1986-1998), the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) (Volunteer Advisor to First Nations Groups, 1988-2004), and the Canadian Citizen Court (Presiding Officer, 1996-2004).

Baker was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (1978), and received numerous awards and honours, including the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), a Canada 125 Medal (1992), and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He also received honourary law degrees from the University of New Brunswick (1970), Mount Allison University (1977), University of Prince Edward Island (1989), and Simon Fraser University (1990).

Bennett, W.A.C.

  • Person
  • 6 September 1900 - 23 February 1979

W.A.C. (William Andrew Cecil) Bennett (1900-1979), also known as Cecil or Cece, was a businessman and politician. He was the Premier of British Columbia from 1952-1972.

The youngest of five children, Bennett was born on September 6, 1900 in Hastings, Albert County, New Brunswick to parents Andrew Havelock Bennett and Emma Burns Bennett. He was raised Presbyterian, and maintained a strong affiliation with the church throughout his life.

In 1901, the family moved to Hampton, New Brunswick, where Bennett received his early education. In 1915, the family moved to Saint John, where Bennett attended high school. While in school, Bennett worked part time for Robertson, Foster, and Smith’s, a local hardware firm. In grade 9, Bennett left school to work full time at the hardware store, working in most of the store’s departments.

At the age of 18, Bennett moved to Edmonton, Alberta, where he worked for Marshall Wells, a large wholesale hardware firm (1919). He was quickly promoted up the ranks, eventually becoming assistant sales manager.

While in Edmonton, Bennett took correspondence courses in such subjects as accounting, business management, business law, economics, and commerce.

On February 19, 1927, Bennett, in partnership with Joe Renaud, purchased a hardware and furniture store in Westlock, Alberta. In 1928, they opened a second store in nearby Clyde, Alberta.

On July 11, 1927, Bennett married Annie “May” Elizabeth May Richards. Bennett and May had three children, Mary “Anita” (1928), Russell “R.J.” James (1929), and William “Bill” Richards (1932).

Bennett sold his share of the Westlock and Clyde stores to Renaud in 1930 and moved his family to Kelowna, British Columbia, where he bought Leckie Hardware. On January 15, 1932, he opened McEwan & Bennett Hardware in Vernon, BC. That same year, he also helped established Domestic Wine By-Products Ltd., now known as Calona Vineyards, with partners Pasquale Capozzi and Giuseppe Ghezzi.

Bennett was elected President of the Kelowna Board of Trade in 1937, and served until 1939. In 1937, he also ran, unsuccessfully, for nomination as South Okanagan candidate for the provincial Conservative Party. In 1941 he ran again, and was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for South Okanagan on October 21. Bennett was also a member of the Post-War Rehabilitation Council (1942-1946).

Bennett was active in local charities, including fundraising efforts for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Home Front Appeal and as President of the Kelowna branch of the Red Cross Society.

In 1946, Bennett ran for leadership of the provincial Conservative Party, but was defeated by Herbert Anscomb. Bennett maintained his seat in South Okanagan until May 13, 1948, when he resigned to run as a federal Conservative candidate in the riding of Yale. He was defeated in the May 31 federal election, but was re-elected MLA for South Okanagan the following month. In 1950 he ran again for leadership of the provincial Conservative Party, but was defeated again by Anscomb.

During this time, Bennett was involved in two additional political endeavours: trying to create a Coalition Party in BC, and also attempting to reform the election system with the Transferable Voting system, in which voters could rank candidates into their first, second, third, and fourth choices.

On March 14, 1951, Bennett crossed the floor of the House to become an Independent Member. Later that year, he joined BC’s Social Credit League. He was re-elected in his riding as a Social Credit MLA on June 12, 1952, an election in which the Social Credit League of BC won a minority government. Bennett was then elected leader of the Social Credit League on July 15, and sworn in as Premier of British Columbia on August 1. This provincial election featured the Transferable Voting system which Bennett had championed. Later that year, Bennett was also made Freeman of the City of Kelowna (December 9, 1952).

On June 9, 1953, the Social Credit government was re-elected with a majority. The following year, Bennett was made Minister of Finance in conjunction with his position as Premier. In 1956, the Social Credit government was re-elected, and in 1959, Bennett and the government announced that British Columbia was free of debt.

The Social Credit government stayed in power, with Bennett at its helm, until 1972. Bennett’s government oversaw numerous infrastructure projects including road and bridge development and the expansion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (now British Columbia Railway Company), 1956-1958; establishment of what would become Canada’s largest ferry fleet, the British Columbia Toll Authority Ferry System (now BC Ferries), 1958; formation of B.C. Hydro and Power Authority, 1962; creation of the Bank of British Columbia, 1966 (later acquired by the Hong Kong Bank of Canada); and construction of two large-scale hydroelectric dams on the Peace and Columbia Rivers (W.A.C. Bennett and Duncan dams), 1967.

Bennett also oversaw the development of post-secondary education institutions in BC, including the establishment of British Columbia Institute of Technology (1962), University of Victoria (1963), and Simon Fraser University (1965). He was awarded an honourary Doctorate of Laws at the opening ceremonies of Simon Fraser University on September 9, 1965. SFU also named its library after Bennett in 1982.

On September 15, 1972, the Social Credit government was defeated by Dave Barrett’s provincial New Democratic Party. Bennett, who had been the longest-serving premier in BC history, was re-elected in his riding, and became the leader of the Opposition. On June 5, 1973, he resigned as South Okanagan’s MLA; his son, William “Bill” R. Bennett, won the riding in a by-election on September 7. Bennett retired as leader of the Social Credit party on November 15, and Bill was elected leader of the party on November 24. In 1975, the Social Credit party was re-elected with a majority, making Bill Bennett premier.

In 1976, W.A.C. Bennett was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He died in Kelowna on February 23, 1979.

Brose, Thomas H.

  • Person

Thomas Brose came to SFU as a charter faculty member in the Political Science, Sociology and Anthropolgy Department in l965. He remained in the Department until 1970 when he left the University. During that period, Brose served on a committee to discuss the role and organization of Joint Faculty at SFU. He also served as the temporary acting chairman of the Committee on Food.

Dunham, Robert

  • Person
  • 1939 - 1990

Robert Dunham (1939-1990) was a professor of English at Simon Fraser University. His specialty was the literature of the Romantic Period. A graduate of Stanford University, Dunham joined SFU in 1966. He was a gifted teacher who won the University's excellence in teaching award in 1986 as well as the 3M Fellowship in 1988, a national award which recognized excellence in teaching and educational leadership.

Frank, Ellen

  • Person
  • 1947-2017

Ellen Frank's interest in the women's movement began in 1972, while on a Kibbutz in Israel. At the time she was married, expecting her second child, and reading Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. In April, upon return to Vancouver, Ellen Frank contacted the 'Woman's Centre' and became involved in a consciousness-raising group. Ms. Frank's involvement with the women's movement expanded from these beginnings. She became, in her words, "unmarried," and went to work at the Woman's Place. In addition, Ms. Frank also became involved in organizing around day care issues, came out as a lesbian, and worked around issues of violence against women. She also spent time organizing demonstrations, being active in occupations, and involved in the fight for women's rights in general. Ms. Frank passed away on January 30, 2017.

Mitchell, David

  • Person
  • 1954 -

David J. Mitchell is an author, historian, public policy analyst, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and Vice President, Chief Development Officer of Simon Fraser University. He is the author of W.A.C. Bennett and the Rise of British Columbia.

Born in Montreal in 1954, David J. Mitchell completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science at Simon Fraser University in 1975 and a Master of Arts degree in Canadian History, also at Simon Fraser University, in 1976. In addition, he has completed the Parliamentary Internship Program with the British Columbia Legislature in 1978, and attended the Banff School of Advanced Management in 1988. As of 1999, he is a Doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University.

David Mitchell's diverse career path has included senior positions in both the public and private sectors. He has served as Deputy Clerk of the Saskatchewan Legislature, and as an Archivist and Editor at the Provincial Archives of British Columbia. In addition, he has held executive positions within the BC resource industries. From 1991 to 1996, David Mitchell served as an independent Member of the Legislative Assembly for West Vancouver – Garibaldi.

David Mitchell is an award-winning writer whose books are well known to British Columbians. He is the author of W.A.C. Bennett and the Rise of British Columbia (1983), considered by many to be the definitive text on W.A.C. Bennett. Bennett, the former premier of British Columbia whose Social Credit government held power between the years of 1952 and 1972, granted Mitchell a number of exclusive interviews between 1976 and 1979, forming the foundation for the subsequent book. David Mitchell is also the author of All Aboard! The Canadian Rockies by Train (1996) and Succession: The Political Reshaping of British Columbia (1987). He has also contributed various articles on public affairs and business to a number of journals, publications and newspapers including the Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, and Business in Vancouver. In addition, he serves as a frequent commentator on television and radio and has hosted a number of radio and television programs.

Scott, Gerald

  • Person

Gerry Scott received a Master's degree from SFU in 1991 for his thesis entitled Beyond Equality: British Columbia New Democrats and Native Peoples, 1961-1979. In the preface to his thesis, Scott writes, "My interest in the evolution of the political relationships between British Columbia New Democrats and the aboriginal peoples of the province was first aroused in 1974. At that time I was working as a researcher for the government caucus and I undertook preparation of background papers on aboriginal land claims for the consideration of caucus members. In the 1970s and 1980s I continued to be involved in many of the issues under examination in this thesis through my work as Executive Assistant to Skeena MP Jim Fulton and as Provincial Secretary of the NDP during the years of Bob Skelly's leadership."

Finlayson, Thelma

  • Person

Thelma Finlayson is a distinguished entomologist who served as a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University from 1967 until her retirement in 1979. Her research interests have centered on the classification of immature stages of insect parasites of forest and agricultural pests. Since 1979 she has been Professor Emerita and continues to be actively involved with the university, contributing time, counsel and private funds. The university established the Thelma Finlayson Society in 1989 in honour of her many contributions to SFU.

Kendall, Lorne M.

  • Person

Lorne M. Kendall was the first head of the Psychology Department at Simon Fraser University. Mary Kendall was his wife

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