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World Heritage Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1972-present

The World Heritage Committee, an intergovernmental body, was created by the World Heritage Convention. The Convention is an international treaty between member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It was adopted in November 1972, and ratified by 192 countries, including Canada, whose State Party representative is Parks Canada.

Wise, Sydney

  • Person
  • 1924-2007

Sydney Francis Wise was born in Toronto, Ontario in November 1924. He resided in Toronto, attended Riverdale Collegiate and immediately upon graduation (in 1943) joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served as a pilot and held the rank of Flying Officer when he left the Force in 1945. Mr. Wise enrolled at the University of Toronto; during this period he married Verna Isobel Mulholland (on September 6, 1947). He graduated from the University in 1949 as a Gold Medalist B.A. and with the Maurice Cody Memorial Prize in History. A year later he received the Alexander Mackenzie Research Fellowship and a Bachelor of Library Science degree.
In 1953 Sydney Wise moved to Kingston after being appointed a Lecturer in History at Royal Military College. At this time he also received his M.A. from Queen's University. Two years later he joined the Queen's History Department as a Lecturer and became a McLaughlin Research Professor (1964).
In 1966, Wise was appointed Director of the Directorate of History at the National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa. He held this position for seven years before becoming a Professor of History at Carleton University, where he has served since 1973.
Sydney Wise has had a career as a scholar, an academic instructor, and the author of 13 books and over 40 articles. During his academic career he has been involved in, and has contributed to many professional associations and historical interests. In addition to having been the General Editor, 1973-1977, of The Canadian Social History Series, he has also been Editorial Board member for Social History/Histoire Sociale, for Ontario History, and for Military Affairs: The Journal of Military History. He was Director of Carleton University Press, a member of the Champlain Society's Publications Committee, and of the Editorial Board. Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts at Carleton University. He has held the position of President of the Ontario Historical Society (1968-1969), the Canadian Historical Association (1973-1974), and the Social Science Research Council of Canada (1974-1975). In 1986 he was a Founding Director, Friends of the Canadian War Museum. The Ontario Heritage Foundation has seen him as Chairman (1980-1981) and as Director (1983); as Chairman of its Publications Committee (1975-1980), and of its Archaeological Committee (1975-1977 and 1983). As Dean of Graduate Studies and Research from 1981 to 1990, Wise played a role in continuing the development of graduate studies provincially and nationally, serving as Chairman of the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies (1984-1986), and President of the Canadian Association of Graduate Schools (1985-1986).
Professor Wise has received a number of honours: the Silver Jubilee medal in 1977; the Cruikshank Gold medal of the Ontario Historical Society in 1979 "for outstanding services to the cause of history in Ontario; and he was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1983. It was in 1987 that Mr. Wise received an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Laws honoris causa) from the University of Guelph. In 1989 he was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of his "significant contribution to the understanding of our history through his teaching, published works and invited lectures." Sydney Wise was promoted within the Order to Officer in 2004.
Professor Sydney Wise retired from Carleton University in 1996. In March of 2007 Sydney Wise passed away in Ottawa.

Wilson, Morely E.

  • Person

Morely Wilson was a professor in the Geology Department at Carleton University.

Wilson, Barry

  • Person

Barry Wilson is a journalist who has worked for the Western Producer for 28 years, writing on federal policy development, federal-provincial agricultural relations, national farm lobbies, world trade talks, and world food issues. Since the age of fourteen, Mr. Wilson has been collecting political memorabilia. At the core of this collection are the signatures of every Canadian Prime Minister since Confederation. The collection also includes other rare materials, including campaign posters, portraits, and assorted ephemera.

Tory, Henry Marshall

  • Person
  • 1864-1947

Henry Marshall Tory was the first President of Carleton College from 1942 to 1947. The College was created by the Ottawa Association for the Advancement of Learning, a group of businessmen and civil servants who identified the need for a non-denominational, liberal arts college in Ottawa. Marshall Tory, at the age of 78, was the leading light in this enterprise. His vision, and his ability to assume multiple roles, ensured its success.

Born in 1864 near Guysboro, Nova Scotia, Tory graduated from McGill University in 1890 with Honours B.A. in Mathematics and Physics. He then completed a B.D. at the Wesleyan College affiliated with McGill and was ordained a Methodist minister. In 1893, he became a lecturer in Mathematics at McGill, where he received his M.A. in Mathematics in 1896. He received his D.Sc., became an Associate Professor of Mathematics, and married Annie Gertrude Frost of Knowlton, Quebec in 1903.

In 1905, Dr. Tory was involved in the founding of the College of British Columbia. In 1907, he was selected to become the first President of the university of Alberta, where he remained until 1928. During the First World War, Dr. Tory spent almost two years in England as the first President of the Khaki College there. A firm advocate of the value of scientific research, Tory became temporary Chairman of the Canadian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in 1923. He was appointed the first President of this Council in 1928, when he moved to Ottawa to direct the establishment of the National Research Laboratories. He served as President of the Council until his retirement in 1935.

Dr. Tory came out of retirement in 1942 to accept the challenge of founding Carleton College. When he died on February 6, 1947, he left to his successor, Dr. Murdoch Maxwell MacOdrum, a small but promising institution, housed in its first permanent location and poised for academic expansion.

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.

Taylor, Fraser

  • Person

Professor Taylor received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Edinburgh and has done postgraduate work at the University of London and Harvard University. Currently he is Distinguished Research Professor of International Affairs and Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada as well as Director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre. Dr. Taylor's main research interests lie in the application of geomatics to the understanding of socio-economic issues. His interests in cartography and international development issues are often inter-related. Research included a major Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada research project entitled "Cybercartography and the New Economy" which involved the creation of a Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica and a cybercartographic product on Canada's Trade with the World. The Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica is also a case study for the InterPARES 2 project which deals with the authentication and preservation of dynamic electronic records. His numerous publications include: Guest Editor and contributor, with S├ębastien Caquard, of a Special Issue of Cartographica on Cybercartography, April 2006; Cybercartography: Theory and Practice (ed. and contributor), Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005; Policy Issues in Modern Cartography (ed. and contributor), Pergamon, 1998, Electronic National Economic Atlas of China (ENEAC), (Advisor and Editor for the English Language Version in CD-ROM form), China Higher Education Press, 1996; the National Economic Atlas of China (Advisor and editor for the English language version), Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1994; and Visualization in Modern Cartography (ed. and contributor with Alan M. MacEachren), Elsevier Science Publishers, 1994.

He also has a strong interest in the theory of cartography and has introduced and developed the new paradigm of cybercartography. His interests in cartography and international development issues are often inter-related. He has extensive field experience in developing nations, especially in Africa, which included a six year period as an education officer in rural Kenya where he completed his Ph.D. thesis on Rural Development in Murang'a District. His research interests in this area include: development studies with special reference to Africa, China and Latin America; regional and rural development theory and practice sustainable development an indigenous development strategies; technology transfer in the field of geomatics; Canada's international policies in ODA; and technology transfer.

Dr. Taylor is a member of the Canadian Committee for CODATA and a Board member of the OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) Interoperability Institute. He chairs the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM), an international body involving over 160 national mapping agencies which is producing a digital map of the world with eight data layers to aid environmental and sustainable development decision making. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Association of African Studies for 15 years, President of the Canadian Cartographic Association and President of the International Cartographic Association from 1987-1995.

Stutz, Hans L.

  • Person
  • 1927-2009

Hans L. Stutz was born in Karlsruhe Germany on June 6 in 1927. Hans Stutz earned the degree of Diploma of Engineer in Architecture in 1951 after graduating from the Technical College of the State of Baden, Karlsruhe, Germany. Stutz immigrated to Canada in 1951 and later obtained his Canadian citizenship in 1957. Prior to 1964, he worked for several Eastern Ontario Architectural Firms. Hans Stutz then established his own practice in 1964, named "Hans Stutz Architect" in Ottawa, Ontario. Stutz designed a number of institutional buildings in the former City of Nepean. These buildings include projects in the areas of recreational facilities, educational facilities, municipal buildings, church design, and hospitals. Some of these projects include the Nepean Sportsplex, the Nepean Police headquarters Building and the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Hans L. Stutz was invited to the fellowship of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in June 2006 in Vancouver. He was also elected a life member of the Ontario Associates of Achitecture (CAA) in 2001, after he had retired from active practice. Hans L. Stutz passed away at the age of 82 on July 9, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario.

St. Patrick's College

  • Corporate body
  • 1929-1979

St. Patrick's College opened on September 5, 1929 near St. Joseph's Church on Laurier Avenue. Later, the College moved to Patterson Field on Echo Drive. The College was originally owned by the English speaking Province of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and fell under the jurisdiction of the University of Ottawa. Due to a number of factors ranging from issues of funding to those of language, St. Patrick's College became part of Carleton University on July 12, 1967. St. Patrick's College moved to the Rideau River Campus on August 20, 1973 with the official opening of the new College occurring on October 14, 1973. Aside from an emphasis on the liberal arts, the College brought with it the School of Social Welfare which became the School of Social Work.

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