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Batchinsky, Evhen (Eugene) Vasylovych

  • BATC
  • Person
  • 1885-1978

Evhen (Eugene) Vasylovych Batchinsky was born on 24 August, 1885 in Katerynoslav (now Dnipropetrovs'k), Ukraine. After completing his secondary education in a military cadet school, Batchinsky served in the tsarist army as artillery lieutenant, and from 1905 until late 1907 was a member of a group of army officers with revolutionary aims. In November 1907 Batchinsky was arrested by tsarist authorities , spent several months in prison, and then left the Russian Empire for Western Europe. He first settled in France where he lived from 1908 till 1914, and was active in the Ukrainian Hromada (community) in Paris. Batchinsky travelled throughout Europe in 1910, was arrested in Bukovyna (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), and spent three and a half months in jail for agitating for a Ukrainian university in L'viv. He then returned to France via Switzerland, and prior to World War I contributed a number of articles to Ukrainian newspapers in the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires.

In 1914 Batchinsky moved to Geneva. From 1915 till 1917 he was a representative of the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine (Soiuz vyzvolennia Ukrainy) in Switzerland, and was editor of La Revie ukrainienne [sic], one of the official publications of this organization. In 1917 he founded, together with P. Chykalenko, a Ukrainian bookstore in Lausanne which was in business for four years, and from May 1917 to August 1919, Batchinsky was editor of the weekly L'Ukraine and deputy director of the Ukrainian Press Bureau in Lausanne, headed by V. Stepankivsky. He participated in various diplomatic and political activities in Switzerland on behalf of the Ukrainian National Republic.

From 1919 to 1922 Batchinsky was general secretary of the Chambre de Commerce Ukraino Suisse in Geneva founded by P. Chyzhevsky, an emissary of the Ukrainian National Republic, and was editor of its organ, Vistnyk (The Herald). During the interwar period he continued his journalistic activities and was an accredited journalist to the League of Nations for several Ukrainian newspapers.

From August 1922 until its dissolution, Batchinsky was the official Plenipotentiary for Western Europe of the Sobornopravna (Conciliar) UAPTs (Ukrains'ka Avtokefal'na Pravoslavna Tserkva - Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church), based in Kiev, and in this capacity helped to organize Ukrainian Orthodox parishes in France, attended numerous religious conferences and conventions and published the religious bulletin Blahavisnyk (French edition L'Annonciateur).

In 1939 Batchinsky founded the Central Aid Committee of the Ukrainian Red Cross in Exile, and was its director until 1950 when it was disbanded. Despite the unofficial nature of this organization (it was not officially recognized by the International Red Cross) and a severe lack of resources, Batchinsky helped a large number of Ukrainian refugees during and immediately after World War II with advice, documents and occasional material assistance. The documents that Batchinsky prepared helped save a number of Ukrainian refugees from forced repatriation to the Soviet Union after the war.

In May 1955 Batchinsky was consecrated bishop of the UAPTs (Sobornopravna), Western European diocese. Since this was a very small branch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the diaspora, with few adherents, Batchinsky's status in this church was not widely recognized. He had few formal ecclesiastical duties to fulfill, and devoted much of his time to religious polemics.

Batchinsky died on 30 October 1978 in Bulle, Switzerland where he had lived for several years.

Rosalind Boyd

  • BOYD
  • Person
  • 1944-

Rosalind Boyd, Ph.D., is currently an independent researcher, writer and lecturer in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where she has been based at McGill University since 1968. She was previously Director of McGill’s Centre for Developing-Area Studies (1996-2001, re-appointed 2001-2004), the only woman to hold that position since the CDAS was established in 1963. Prior to that, she was the Senior Researcher/Chercheure principale and Editor of the Publications Program at CDAS. From 2006-2008, she was Special Advisor on International Research in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) at McGill University.

Dr. Boyd has carried out research activities focusing on social, political and economic problems in countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. She is the founding Editor of the international journal, Labour, Capital and Society devoted to critical analyses of development issues and the labouring poor in the Third World. She has also edited over two dozen books dealing with socio-economic and political problems.

Dr. Boyd has been an elected Executive Council member of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) where she served as Secretary-Treasurer, 1994-1996; member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, 1984-2004; member of the Board of Directors of the Centre des Femmes de Montréal, 1992-1996; was on the Conseil d’Édition of Page Deux (Switzerland,1996-1998); was a member of the Conseil d’Edition of Sociologie et sociétés, and the International Advisory Network of the Globalisation and Social Exclusion Unit (University of Liverpool, England) and was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of Imago Theatre (Montreal). She continues to be a member of the Network "Eurolatinoamericana Celso Furtado".

In 1983, she was awarded an IDRC Professional Development Fellowship which allowed her to research and travel in Senegal, India, Sri Lanka and Mexico throughout that year. She has a B.A. from the University of Victoria, B.C. and a Ph.D. in Humanities (Doctorate of Philosophy [Sociology, Education and Literature]) from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She speaks English and French with some proficiency in Spanish, Urdu and Yoruba.

Buggey, Susan

  • BUGG
  • Person
  • 1941-2015

Susan Buggey was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 26, 1941. She graduated from United College (now the University of Winnipeg), obtained a certificate in Education from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Arts in History from Dalhousie University. Susan Buggey joined Parks Canada in 1970 and became Director of Parks Canada's Historic Services where she developed the concept of cultural landscapes within She was a landscape historian who's work pertained to the concept of cultural landscapes within the Historic Sites program. She developed guidelines for UNESCO's World Heritage List for the inclusion of cultural landscapes. Buggey specialized in Aboriginal cultural landscapes.

Buggey taught historic landscape conservation and cultural landscapes at the University of Manitoba and the University of Victoria. After Retirement from Parks Canada she became an Adjunct professor in the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Montreal. She was a Fellow of the Association for Preservation Technology and a founder of the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation.

Heritage Canada Foundation

  • Canada
  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) was established in March 1973 as a membership-based non-profit national trust. Its founding mandate was to encourage and facilitate conservation of Canada's built heritage. This mandate has since evolved to include intangible, cultural and natural heritage.

HCF runs under a Board of Governors, led by an executive director and chairman. The foundation's first executive director, R.A.J. Phillips (1973-1978), was followed by Jacques Dalibard (1978-1995), Brian Anthony (1995-2005), and Natalie Bull (2005-present). The first chairman of the foundation was Hartland Molson MacDougall, and Pierre Berton served as chairman from ca. 1975 to ca. 1982. The Governor General of Canada has been the patron of HCF since its inception.

HCF began publishing a bilingual quarterly newsmagazine to its members in 1974. The magazine's name has changed five times: Heritage Canada (1974-1979), Canadian Heritage (1979-1993), Heritage Canada (1993-1998), Heritage/Patrimoine (1998-2005), Heritage (2005-present).

The foundation advocates for strengthened heritage legislation and published its first legislative recommendations in 1974. From 1982 to 1988 the foundation helped to guide the Heritage Railways Protection Act through Parliament.

The foundation's Area Conservation program began in 1974 and aimed to protect historic neighbourhoods. This program would lead to the Main Street Program (also known as Main Street Canada), which ran from ca. 1978 until 1994. In 1988 the Heritage Regions program was founded after the success of Main Street for rural regions. Main Street also led to the Canadian Centre for Liveable Places, focused on urban conservation. HCF began an annual awards program in 1974 to recognize those involved in heritage conservation. Its annual national conference and AGM have also run since 1974. In 2002 the foundation launched its Doors Open program. HCF also celebrates Heritage Day on the third Monday in February each year.

Although HCF has not focused on acquiring property, the foundation acquired its first building by donation in 1974. From 1974 to 2005 its Property Program also worked to invest in the rehabilitation and reuse of heritage buildings and districts.

Norman Dingman Fenn

  • Canada
  • Person
  • 1920-2004

Norman Dingman Fenn was born October 26, 1920 in Patterson New Jersey to Jeanette Fenn, née Dignman, and Herbert Bennett Fenn. Norman Fenn received a B.Sc (Health and Physical Education) from Springfield College (1943) and a M.Ed. (Guidance and Personnel Services) from Springfield College (1951). Mr. Fenn received an LL.D. from Carleton University in 1991.

From 1943 to 1945 Mr. Fenn was the Officer in Charge of ambulance units assigned to the Indian Army. He was involved with casualty evacuation in the India/Burma theatre with the American Field Service Volunteer Ambulance Unit. From 1945-1946 Mr. Fenn conducted volunteer relief and rehabilitation work in Bengal, India with the American Friends Service Committee where his duties included the supervision of: drug distribution programs; a boat yard for producing boats for fishermen as well as a working to establish a cooperative for fishermen; school lunch programs; and venereal disease clinics. From 1947 to 1948 Mr. Fenn participated in emergency relief work, with the American Friends Service Committee, following the riots of independence in India and Pakistan and during the civil way in Kashmir. His duties included providing medical services as well as food and clothing to minority groups held in camps prior to evacuation. While in Kashmir, Mr. Fenn provided the same services to the Hindu population being held as hostages and negotiated for their evacuation. From 1948 to 1950 and 1951 to 1952, Mr. Fenn was the Assistant Director of Health and Physical Education at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. From 1952 to 1964, Mr. Fenn was the Director of Athletics for Carleton University as well as serving a three year period as Director of Student Affairs. From 1964 to 1966 Mr. Fenn was the Assistant to the Executive Director, George Junior Republic, Freeville, New York. From 1966 to 1974 Mr. Fenn was the Director of Counselling and Health Services at Carleton University. Mr. Fenn was Dean of Student Services at Carleton University from 1974 until his retirement in 1980 (though he continued in a contract position until 1982). Norman Fenn died in November 2004.

Robert Handforth

  • Canada
  • Person
  • 1947-1988

Mr. Handforth was a playwright, director, critic, and was also a Cultural Officer for the Canadian Consulate General in New York City (1985-1986). He died in 1988.

Thomas Alvin Kines

  • Canada
  • Person
  • 1922-1994

Thomas Alvin Kines was a Canadian tenor, folklorist, ballad historian, musician, broadcaster, and administrator. Kines was born in Roblin, Manitoba in 1922. Thomas Kines entered the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 as a Probationary Sub-Lieutenant and was discharged in November 1945. Kines married Mavis Jean MacPhail Lauder in 1943. In 1946 Kines began working with the Royal Canadian Legion in Ottawa as Executive Assistant Officer and rose to Assistant National Director of Administration.

Kines was a founding member of the Tudor Singers of Ottawa (1949-1961) and was a church soloist for thirty years. Thomas Kines sang folk songs for the National Film Board's short films "The History of the HMS Shannon" (1958) and "The Chesapeake and the Shannon" (1959). Kines released his debut album, "Maids and Mistresses", on Folkway Records in 1960. Kines researched and hosted CBC Radio folk music programs "Puttin' on the Style" (1959), "The Song Pedlar (1960-1970), and "Folk Fair" (1977-1979). Kines published an anthology, "Songs from Shakespeare's Plays and Popular Songs of Shakespeare's Time", in 1964 (reissued in 1982).

Aside from his focus on music, Kines was national director of the international humanitarian organization CARE Canada from 1966 to 1987. Kines continued as a consultant for CARE Canada for three years, after retiring in 1987.

Kines died in Ottawa on February 1st, 1994.

George MacDonald

  • Canada
  • Person
  • 1938-2020

George MacDonald was born in the Galt community of Cambridge Ontario in 1938. Dr. MacDonald obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree, specializing in anthropology, from the University of Toronto in 1961. He obtained a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University in 1966. Dr. MacDonald worked at the Royal Ontario Museum of Ontario (1957-1958); National Museums of Canada (1960-1963); and a permanent position with the National Museum of Man as the Atlantic Provinces Archaeologist (1964). Dr. MacDonald became first Acting Director and the Director of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in 1983

Dr. MacDonald served on the International Council of Museums as well as on the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada during the 1970's and 1980's. He also held teaching positions at Trent University, University of Ottawa, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, and Carleton University.

In 1982, Dr. MacDonald returned to active duty at the Canadian Museum of Civilization to head the New Accommodation Task Force charged with designing the new museum. In 1983 he was made Director of the new Canadian Museum of Civilization. He held the position until 1999. In 1999 Dr. MacDonald was CEO of Museum Victoria and Director of the Melbourne Museum (Australia). In 2001 Dr. MacDonald served as Director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Seattle, Washington).

Flora Liebich

  • Canada
  • Person
  • 19XX-

Flora Liebich was born in XXXX in 19XX. Ms. Liebich holds a BA in Political Science and Government Activities from McGill University and a Masters of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economic and Political Science. Ms. Liebich was employed by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation from 1973 to 1980. From 1980 to 1988 she was employed byt the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. From 1988 to 1995 Ms. Liebich was an Independent Adjudicator for the Refugee Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. During this time she chaired the International Refugee Board Working Group on Women Refugee Claimants and developed the Canadian Guidelines on Gender-Based Persecution that was adopted in 1994. From 1996 to 2012 Ms. Liebich worked as a Senior Governance Specialist with various roles within Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Some of Ms. Liebich's roles within CIDA included providing technical advice to Programs in governance, justice sector reform, human rights, and public sector reform (including a focus on results and gender equality.) Ms. Liebich was the first Head of CIDA's Peacebuilding Fund. Ms. Liebich has had field experience in Asia (China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Malaysia), Africa (Ethiopia), Caribbean (Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica), as well as experience in Central and Easter Europe/former Soviet Union. Ms. Liebich is currently a consultant focusing on international development and refugee issues.

International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Canada
  • Corporate body
  • 1863-

Established in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The ICRC is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and currently employ approximately 16,000 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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