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Follinsbee, R. E.

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  • Persona
  • 1917-2008

Robert (Bob) Edward Folinsbee was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 16, 1917. He studied at the University of Alberta (U of A) where he completed his BSc in 1938. Folinsbee went on to study at the University of Minnesota where he received his MSc in 1940 and his PhD. in 1942. He also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot during the Second World War.

In returned to the U of A in 1946 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1950 and Full Professor in 1955. From the years 1955 to 1969, Folinsbee was the Chair of the Department of Geology. He retired from the U of A in 1978 and was made Professor Emeritus.

Throughout his career Folinsbee published many scientific academic papers, with a strong focus on mineralogy and regional geology which were published by the Geological Survey of Canada. He also published on the topics of geochronology, ore deposits, and meteorites.

Folinsbee also served on geological organizations including as President of the Geological Society of America from 1975 to 1976 and the Royal Society of Canada from 1977 to 1978.

In 1973 Folinsbee was made an Office of the Order of Canada, followed by receiving the Royal Society of Canada's Willet G. Miller Medal in 1967.

In 1942 Folinsbee was married Catherine Terwillegar, whom he had four children with; Allin, John, Terry, and Catherine. Following is wife death, Folinsbee married Mary Jean McBride in 2001. He passed away on May 1, 2008 in Ontario.

Steele, Samuel B. (Samuel Benfield), 1848-1919

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Samuel Benfield Steele was born at Purbrook, Medonte, County Simcoe, Ontario on 5 January 1848 to Captain Elmes Steele and Anne MacIan Macdonald. His father served under Nelson and other Admirals in the Napoleonic Wars, moving to Canada in 1832, with his first wife and family. After the death of his first wife, Captain Steele married Sam's mother, and they had six children, Sam being the eldest.

Macdonell, Alexander R.

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Alex R. Macdonell joined the NWMP in 1876, and was an inspector stationed at Wood Mountain near the international border. His duties included investigating horse stealing west of Manitoba, and patrolling a wide area around the Wood Mountain post. He was active during Sitting Bull's time in Canada, and helped negotiate the chief's return to American soil. On September 15, 1885 he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent, and went on to have command of "K" division at Battleford. The "K" division left Battleford for Lethbridge in May of 1887, and Macdonell was granted a leave of absence in this year to marry. He returned to Lethbridge after his leave, and in his reports strongly recommended the adoption of some type of felt hat for Prairie NWMP officers' uniforms. In 1888, Macdonell assumed command of "H" division (Macleod and detachments), reporting to District Superintendent, Sam Steele. Official police reports indicate he was in this post until at least 1893, and retired from the force in 1895.Subsequent diary entries suggest he ranched and farmed in Alberta after retiring from the NWMP. He and Sam Steele and other partners had shared mining interests in the Kootenay district of British Columbia, and Alex passed away in 190[7]. Superintendent Macdonell’s wife Min was Marie Harwood’s aunt, and it was while visiting her aunt in Fort Macleod that Marie first met Sam in 1889.

There is further discussion of 'Lex' in Marie Steele's letters to Sam; A.R. Macdonell had once proposed marriage to her, although married Marie's aunt Min.

Ketchen, H.D.B.

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H.D.B. Ketchen, (May 22 1872-1959) was a Canadian soldier and politician. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a Conservative representative from 1932 to 1945. Born in India, Ketchen came to Canada in 1894. His association with SBS dated back to their both being members og the N.W.M.P., and serving together with Lord Strathcona's Horse during the Boer War. Ketchen saw active service in Worl War 1, commanding the Sixth Canadian Infantry Brigade in France from 1915 to 1918. He wrote regular letters from the French Front to SBS in England during the First World War, and they maintained a life-long friendship. Ketchen obtained the rank of Major-General in the Canadian Army and retire in 1929. He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1932 provincial election for the constituency of Winnipeg and was re-elected in the 1936 election. Ketchen served as Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba legislature from 1941 to 1943, and did not run for re-election in 1945.

Kerr, John Andrew, 1851-1940

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John Kerr enlisted in the Ontario Rifles for the Red River Expedition. When discharged by the Army in 1871, he remained West. He spent two winters hinting with the Metis band of Gabriel Dumont and was one of the constables that arrtested Ambroise Lepine on a charge of murdering Thomas Scott. In 1876 he acted as a guide and witness for officials charged with arranging Indian Treaty Number Six. He engaged in farming and railroading in Dakota from 1883 until 1889 when he returned to Perth, Ontario. In the following year he was appointed Town Clerk, retaining this position for 40 years.

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Wainwright, Griffiths

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Griffiths Wainwright was a member of the Ontario Rifles, and he participated with Colonel Macleod on the Red River Expedition of 1870. He served as a major on the Expedition, and was discharged after the Expedition Force returned to Toronto. His next service was as adjutant of the North-West Mounted Police, when he accompanied the Force on the march to the Rocky Mountains in 1874. He served with the Force until August 1876, and then retired to live in Vancouver, B.C. Sam Steele writes that in 1910: "he still lives hale and hearty ... a prominant figure at all veteran banquets and meetings."

Anderson, Peter, 1868-1945

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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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Office of Research Services

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Successor of the Research Grants and Contracts Office (1969- 1982), the Office of Research Services (ORS) was the agency through which University researchers submitted funding requests to funding organizations. It also marketed University research capabilities to outside organizations and arranged technology transfers between the University and industry. To fulfill its mandate, the office maintained a database of all research applications and awards, and the Director of the Office served as Patent Officer of the University. The office's two areas of concern þ research funding and the relationship between university research and industry were eventually divided between two new offices, the Research Grants Office and the Intellectual Property and Contracts Office, which replaced the ORS in 1990. Directors: 1969-1983 Gordon A. Holmes; 1983-[1990] Robert Armit; [1990] Hugh Brian Dunford (Acting).

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