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Alloway, Mary

  • UAA
  • Person
  • 1930-2018

Mary Macrae Alloway (nee Tocher) was born on January 10, 1930 in Edmonton, Alberta. She attended Parkdale and Eastwood schools for her early education. She completed her degree in Nursing from the University of Alberta (U of A) in 1952. After spending time raising her sons she returned to the U of A in 1970 to upgrade her BScN. In 1972 she became an Occupational Health Nurse with the City of Edmonton, where she worked for the next 19 years before retiring.

Alloway married her husband Douglas Ross Alloway in 1954 and had three sons; Doug, Brian, and Barry. Alloway passed away on September 17, 2018.

Almon, Bert

  • UAA
  • Person
  • 1943 -

Bert Almon was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1943 during a hurricane. He has lived a fairly quiet life since. He completed a B.A. at the University of Texas at El Paso in 1965 and a Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in 1971 having written the first dissertation on the Beat poet, Gary Snyder. He came to Canada to teach at the University of Alberta in 1968 and has become a Canadian citizen. He is married to the poet Olga Costopoulos and has four children. He began writing poetry in 1967. He teaches creative writing, modern literature and autobiography. More than thirty of his poetry students have gone on to publish books. He won the Writers' Guild of Alberta Award for poetry in 1998 for Earth Prime (Brick Books). He has been a Hawthornden Fellow in Poetry and a finalist in the Blackwell's / Times Literary Supplement Poetry Competition. His critical works include a study of the Southern novelist, William Humphrey (University of North Texas Press), and a book on autobiographies, This Stubborn Self, (TCU Press, 2002).

Alpine Club of Canada

  • Corporate body
  • 1906-Present

The Alpine Club of Canada is a non-profit organization established in 1906. The club promotes mountaineering, fostering a sense of adventure, and advocating for the protection of the alpine environment for over a century.

Alumni Association

  • UAA
  • Corporate body
  • 1915 -

The Alumni Association, formed in 1915, confers automatic lifetime membership, without fee, on every graduate of the University. It reviews programs, provides advice and support to the University and is represented on the Board of Governors and the Senate. A president is elected each year to head the Council; the President of the University is an honorary member, and the presidents of the Students' Union and the Graduate Students' Association are ex officio members of the Council. Branches of the Association have been formed throughout the world and their representatives also sit on the Council. Graduates from the professional schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Business, Nursing, Education, Forestry) can join special associations which promote the welfare of their Faculty under the aegis of the general Alumni Association. Elected secretaries kept the Association's records from 1915 to 1926. Geoffrey B. Taylor, Assistant Registrar, provided his unpaid services as Secretary from 1926 to 1946. A full-time paid position was established in that year. The purpose of the Alumni Affairs Office, headed by a Director, is to provide professional administrative management and support to the Association, and to oversee alumni involvement with the University. While it may be possible to distinguish between the activities of the Association and the Office, and between some of the papers of each, because the two are so intertwined and because the Office provides all of the administrative support necessary for the functioning of the Association, the Archives has combined the records in this description. Secretaries: 1946-1947 John Clemence Gordon Brown; 1947-1951 John William Evans Markle; 1951-1977 Alex Gilmour Markle

American Society for Information Sciences

  • UAA
  • Corporate body
  • 1937-

The American Society for Information Sciences is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the field of information science and technology. Known today as the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), the organization promotes research, education, and professional development in the field. It sponsors conferences and events, publishes scholarly journals and books, and provides a wide range of resources and services to its members. There are also various geographically-defined chapters to encourage communication among members, as well as student chapters to foster fellowship and create informal contacts.

ASIS&T was founded in 1937 as the American Documentation Institute (ADI), with the mission of promoting the effective communication and dissemination of scientific and technical information. The organization was originally focused on the development of documentation systems for scientific and technical literature.

In 1968, the organization was renamed the American Society for Information Science (ASIS), reflecting its broader focus on the study of information science as a field. The name was again updated in 2000 to the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), due to the growth of online databases. ASIS&T established an international presence in 2000 by opening a chapter in Europe, and later expanded further to include chapters in Asia and Africa.

In 2013, ASIS&T changed its name again to the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), to better reflect the evolving nature of the field and the organization's global focus.

Over the years, ASIS&T has played a leading role in shaping the field of information science and technology, through its publications, conferences, and professional development programs. It has also been involved in the development of standards and guidelines for information management and retrieval.

Anderson, D. T.

  • UAA
  • Person
  • [193?]-

David Trevor Anderson, known as Trevor, earned a BA from the University of Manitoba in 1959. He was a Rhodes Scholar and earned degrees in jurisprudence and civil law from Oxford in 1961 and 1962.

Anderson was a professor in the University of Alberta Faculty of Law from about 1962-1971. He was involved in many faculty and university committees and helped establish the Institute of Law Research and Reform.

After leaving the University of Alberta, Anderson became a law professor and eventually dean at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, serving as Director of Legal Education in 1971. He was a board member of the Manitoba Law Foundation in 1986-1989.

Anderson, David

  • Person
  • 1814-1885

Anglican clergyman and first Bishop of Rupert's Land, 1849-1864. Arrived at the Red River Settlement in October 1849.

Anderson, Ethel Cameron

  • UAA
  • Person

Teacher, 1890-1982. Ethel C. Anderson was one of seven women who enrolled at the University of Alberta when it first opened in 1908. They called themselves the SIS (Society of Independent Spinsters), which became the Wauneita Club in the following year. Miss Anderson was student head of the women's athletics program before she graduated in 1912 as a member of the University's first graduating class. She subsequently received her teaching certificate in Calgary and taught in Edson and Edmonton, where she retired in 1953.

Anderson, Peter, 1868-1945

  • Person

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Anderson was born on the Island of Funen, Denmark on april 24th, 1868. He emigrated to Canada in 1888, eventually establishing a brickworks in Strathcona (Edmonton). He enlisted with the 101st Regiment of the Edmonton Fusiliers in 1914, attending the Royal Military School at Fort Osborne Barracks in Winnipeg, and going on to train at Valcariter Camp in Quebec. His troop sailed for England in October 1914, and he was shipped to France on the 7th of February, 1915. Anderson was taken prisoner at 2nd Ypres, and made a prisioner of war at the Bischofswerda Camp, Saxony, Germany. He escaped from this camp at the end of September 1915, eventually making his way to England and his escape was celebrated with Anderson beign received by the King and presented to Queen Alexandra. He returned to Edmonton on December 13th, 1919 and died in Vancouver, B.C in 1945. Peter Anderson wrote about his early life, and prison escape in a book titled: "I That's Me".

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Anderson, Roland

  • UAA
  • Person
  • 1928-2016

Dr. Roland Frank Anderson was born in 1928 in London, England. He was the son of Frank William Anderson and Doris G. Anderson. At the age of 17 Anderson joined the Royal Navy. He later emigrated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to take a job at a camera shop. Anderson soon enrolled at the University of British Columbia. He later completed his MA in English at the University of Wisconsin and his PhD at the University of Toronto.

Anderson was a professor in the Department of English at the University of Alberta (U of A) in Edmonton, Alberta. From 1976 to 1981 Anderson was the Chair of the Department of English at the U of A. Following his retirement, he moved to Missoula, Montana in 2011.

Anderson was married to his wife Linda (nee Woodbridge). Linda had two daughters, Dana and Gale, which Anderson helped raise from childhood. Anderson also had a son named Douglas. Anderson passed away on May 3, 2016.

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