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Eggleston, Wilfred

  • Person

Wilfred Eggleston was the founder and first director of the school of journalism at Carleton University. Between 1942-1944 Eggleston was the chief censor for Canada. Eggleston also wrote for the Toronto Star, and Time Magazine.

Carleton University. Senate office

  • Corporate body

The Senate is the senior academic legislative body which represents the interests of the scholar in the governance of the University. It is charged with establishing the academic direction of the University and its associated faculties, institutes and schools.
In 1942, President H. M. Tory organized an Educational Directorate for Carleton College composed of members of the Board of Governors with faculty credentials. This served as the Senate. The Board of Governors was the sole governing body of the College until the Senate received official recognition under the Carleton College Act of 1952. This Charter, amended in 1957 to make Carleton a university, created a bicameral system where legal authority was shared between the Senate and a Board of Gvernors.
The Act gave the Senate authority to make recommendations for achieving the objectives and purposes of the University. Within its statutory authority the Senate may debate any issue, but the jurisdiction over that which it has sole authority is limited. It determines all courses of study and the standards of admission, grants degrees, awards scholarships and receives reports from its committees. The Senate also has the legislative power to recommend the creation of new faculties, schools and departments. These entities are established jointly by the Senate and the Board which ultimately approves all expenditures.
During the 1960s it became practice that the Senate would make recommendations to initiate policies involving matters of personnel and resource allocation that were the prerogative of the Board. The mood of social and government reform created a climate in which the Board was unprepared to act without Senate consent. However, under a collective agreement signed in 1972, the faculty unionized and agreed to discontinue the practice of sharing power with the Board. The faculty members of the Senate feared that by becoming too involved in university governance, they might lose the right to be unionized. The Senate has since strictly adhered to the legal authority granted them by the Carleton University Act.
The Senate comprises 71 members, primarily professors who are elected to 36 seats by their respective Faculty Boards. The other positions are filled by 15 ex officio members of the University, such as the Chancellor, President, Vice-Presidents, Deans, some of the Directors of Schools and the Presidents of the Students' Association and the Graduate Students' Assocation; 10 are students elected by students; 4 are Governors; and 6 others are nominated by the Senate and appointed by the Board.
Although the current University President is the Senate Chair it is the Clerk of the Senate who acts as its administrator. The Clerk is responsible for the operation of the Senate office, the coordination of all Senate business and the maintenance of Senate records. The past Clerks were: John Nicol; Jim Wernham; Gordon Couse; Dr M. S. Macphail (1972-1975); Dr. H. H. J. Nesbitt (1975-1981); Dr. Michel Gaulin (1981-1996); Dr. D. J. Wurtele (Acting Clerk, 1987-1988). Dr. C. H. Chan is the present Clerk.

Carleton University. University Archives

  • Corporate body

The University Archives was officially established in April of 1994, as an administrative unit of the Board of Governors, culminating nearly 13 years of planning. In 1981, a Committee on Archives had been established and the following year an Archives Policy was approved by senior management. The Committee, however, did not meet for the first time until 1994, and they issued a revised Archives Policy in June of 1995. This Policy states that the "mission of the Archives is to effectively and efficiently manage the records of the university, and to preserve the university's corporate memory."1 "In support of this mission, the University Archives has a mandate to acquire, preserve, and make available corporate and non-corporate archival records of Carleton University." Past Chief Officers were Sheila Powell, University Archivist from 1996 to 1994, and Jay Atherton, 1994 to 1998. Currently the Chief Officer is Patti Harper, Archivist with the Administrative Officer being Barb Steele, AB606.

Bates, Ruth E.

  • Person
  • 1905-1983

Ruth E. Bates was born in 1905 in St. Louis, MO. Her father, George, was a minister and her mother, Cora, was a teacher. Ruth attended the Ottawa Ladies' College between March 1917 and January 1918. Upon completion of her studies Ruth moved to New York and completed the bar examination. She served as a Judge Advocate officer in the U.S. Army. She eventually moved to Santa Rosa California to practice law, being one of the first women to be admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court. She died in 1983.

Moore, Robert

  • Person

Robert Moore was a student and basketball player at Carleton University from 1960-1965.

MacDonald, Mildred

  • Person
  • 1927-2009

Mildred MacDonald (November 18, 1927 - June 4, 2009) was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and worked in private radio there before she moved to Ottawa in the early 1950s. MacDonald was a freelance radio personality and began working for the CBC in 1954. She was best known as the host of Ottawa's In Town and Out radio program.

Kettles, Jack

  • Person

Director of Finance, Assistant Controller-Capital Jack Kettles entered Carleton in 1948, and graduated with a B.Com degree in 1951. He went on to become the university's Director of Finance and Assistant Controller.

Gifford, Hilda G.

  • Person

Hilda G. Gifford was born in Montreal on September 23, 1915. The daughter of a McGill professor, she received her public and secondary schooling at Westmount P.Q. and at "The Study", Montreal. She graduated from McGill University in 1937 with a B.A. (First Class Honours) in French and German, and went on to receive a degree in library science (B.L.S) in 1938, also from McGill. Gifford worked as a library cataloguer at Dalhousie University from 1938-1943, before moving to Ottawa in 1943. Her knowledge of German enabled her to work as a post officer censor, censoring German prisoner of war letters until the War's end in 1945. From 1945-1947, she was employed with the International Labour Office. In 1947, she took a cataloguing job at the Harvard Law Library, as well as working at Dartmouth College, from 1947-1948. She joined Carleton as Head Librarian in 1948. At Carleton, Ms. Gifford took on the task of transforming the modest book collection into the library as it exists today. At the time of her arrival, the 5000 volume library occupied the maid's rooms on the fourth floor of the old building on First Avenue. By 1968, there were over 300,000 volumes in her care in the newly constructed MacOdrum Library. In 1969, Ms. Gifford assumed the role as Carleton's Collections Librarian, which she continued to hold until her retirement in 1981. Ms. Gifford has been involved in many Carleton activities and committees over the years. She has sat on the Library Committee, Committee on Curriculum (1949-1950); Faculty Club, and the Building Advisory Committee. She has been involved with the Canadian Political Science Association; Humanities Association of Canada, Canadian Library Association (including as President of the Ottawa branch), American Library Association, and the Canadian Association of University Teachers. In 1982, Ms. Gifford was awarded the honourary degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa in recognition of her 33 years of leadership and service to Carleton University. Ms. Gifford still resides in Ottawa.

Keillor, Elaine

  • Person

Elaine Keillor was born in London Ontario on September 2nd, 1939.
She holds the record as the youngest recipient of the Associate (ARCT) degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) with all of the theory exams completed at the age of ten. Becoming the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Toronto (1976), Dr. Elaine Keillor has performed in recitals and as soloist with orchestra on piano and harpsichord throughout North America and in Europe. After teaching at the University of Toronto, York, Queen's, and McMaster Universities, she has been since 1977 a professor at Carleton University, lecturing on Baroque, Classical periods, Canadian music, ethnomusicology, keyboard performance and literature. As principal investigator of the Canadian Musical Heritage Society, Dr. Keillor edited Piano Music I (1983). Piano Music II (1986), Music for Orchestra (1994), and Music for Orchestra III (1995). She is also the author of John Weinzweig: The Radical Romantic of Canada (Scarecrow Press, 1994), and numerous essays in compilations, periodicals, and encyclopedias including the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, The Canadian Encyclopedia, New Grove Dictionary, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, and The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. In January 1999 she was the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Women's Mentor Award in the "Arts and Culture" category. Keillor was the 2004 Helmut Kallmann Award recipient for Distinguished Service relating to music libraries and archives, for contributions in documenting and improving access to resources in Canadian music.

Carleton University. Educational Development Centre

  • Corporate body
  • 2002-

The Educational Development Centre is dedicated to the support of teaching at Carleton University. Located in 430 Tory Building, the Centre was established in 2002 with the amalgamation of Carleton University TV (previously iTV) and the Teaching and Learning Resource Centre (TLRC). Two years later, the Centre's activities expanded with the addition of Instructional Media Services (IMS). The goal of the Centre is to provide technological and pedagogical teaching tools and resources to faculty, instructors and Teaching Assistants.

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