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Rawn, John

  • NUCCASC-AR0081
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Laurentian University

  • NUCCASC-AR0082
  • Corporate body
  • 1960-

Laurentian University is a bilingual university in Greater Sudbury.

Nipissing University Association

  • NUCCASC-AR0080
  • Corporate body
  • [1972?]-[1974?]

The Nipissing University Association was an organization open to students and the public which was intended to promote fundraising for the university and improve relations with the local community. It later became the Nipissing University Alumni Association (?).

Ontario Northland Railway

  • NUCCASC-AR0050
  • Corporate body
  • 1902-

The Ontario Northland Railway is a Canadian railway in northern Ontario that is operated by the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, a crown agency of the Government of Ontario. The railway's head office is in North Bay, Ontario.

Canadore College

  • NUCCASC-AR0053
  • Corporate body
  • 1972-

Canadore College is a college of applied arts and technology in North Bay, Ontario. It was originally founded as the North Bay Campus of Cambrian College, but became an independent college in 1972.

Nipissing University. Institute for Community Studies and Oral History

  • NUCCASC-AR0041
  • Corporate body
  • 2003-2009

The Institute for Community Studies and Oral History (ICSOH) was a research institute/centre at Nipissing University. Established within the university's history department in 2003, the goals of the ICSOH were “the promotion of research on the history of communities in the Near North and becoming a centre of excellence in community studies and oral history.” During its years of operation the ICSOH collected a large number of oral histories and historical records relating to North Bay and area, many of which were collected by students as part of projects for history courses. The ICSOH also hosted an annual conference in North Bay as well as other events relating to community history.

The Institute was governed by a director, Francoise Noel, and an advisory board made up of other faculty members from the history department. An ICSOH Research Centre Committee also appears to have been involved in governance from 2008 to 2009. Due to a change in university policy regarding research centres, the ICSOH lost its status as an institute in 2008 and officially became a research centre known as the Centre for Community and Oral History (CCOH). The CCOH disbanded in 2009.

Houston, Peter

  • NUCCASC-AR0061
  • Person
  • 1984-

Peter Houston was the Manager of Archives and Special Collections at Nipissing University from 2014 to 2016.

Nipissing University Student Union

  • NUCCASC-AR0077
  • Corporate body
  • [197-]-

The Nipissing University Student Union is a student organization at Nipissing University.

Nipissing University. Schulich School of Education

  • NUCCASC-AR0006
  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

The Schulich School of Education is Nipissing University's school of education. It was established as Nipissing College's Faculty of Education when North Bay Teachers' College was merged with Nipissing College in August 1973. The Faculty of Education was renamed the Schulich School of Education in 2010 following a $15 million donation to the university by Seymour Schulich.

Blackbourn, Anthony

  • NUCCASC-AR0076
  • Person
  • [19--]-2002

Anthony Blackbourn was a Professor of Geography and the second President of Nipissing University (1983-1990). As President, Blackbourn was responsible for initiating Nipissing University College's charter bid to become a degree-granting university, which it received under his successor, Dave Marshall. Blackbourn taught at Nipissing University as a Professor of Geography until his death in 2002.

Carfagnini, Al

  • NUCCASC-AR0075
  • Person
  • (19--)-

Al Carfagnini was an administrator at Nipissing University. Since joining the administration of Nipissing College in 1977, Carfagnini worked in a number of roles, including: Liaison Officer, Assistant Registrar Liaison, Manager of Student Services, Manager of External Relations and Internal Relations, Executive Director of Student Affairs, and Associate Vice-President Student Development and International. He retired in 2011.

Nettlefold, Brian

  • NUCCASC-AR0074
  • Person
  • [1946]-

Brian Nettlefold was Executive Director of Library Services at Nipissing University and head of the Education Centre Library.

The Sisters of the Precious Blood

  • NUCCASC-AR0073
  • Corporate body
  • 1861-

The Sisters of the Precious Blood are a contemplative, cloistered religious community of the Catholic Church. The Sisters currently have four active monasteries across Canada. They had a monastery in North Bay, Ontario from 1936 to 2007.

Jones, Jack

  • NUCCASC-AR0072
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Jack Jones is a Professor Emeritus of Nipissing University. After teaching for nearly 20 years at Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Jones joined Nipissing University College's Faculty of Education in 1984. As International Liaison Officer, he was heavily involved in teacher education projects in the Caribbean islands of Anguilla and Montserrat in the late 1980s and the 1990s. Jones retired in 2000 and was designated a Professor Emeritus of Nipissing University in 2012.

Elizabeth Thorn

  • NUCCASC-AR0051
  • Person
  • 1930-2002

Elizabeth Thorn was a Professor of Education at Nipissing University and an internationally-renowned Language Arts expert. Born in North Bay in 1930, Thorn received her Ontario Teacher’s Certificate from North Bay Normal School in 1948 and worked as a teacher at Powassan Public School from 1948 to 1959. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1958, and subsequently completed her Master of Arts degree (1960) and doctorate (1967) at the University of Chicago. She worked as a Teaching Master at North Bay Teachers’ College from 1960 until 1973 when she joined the Faculty of Education at Nipissing College after the teachers’ college was integrated into it. In 1974 Thorn was tenured and became a Professor of Education, a post she held until her retirement in 1998.

Thorn was an internationally-recognized expert in Language Arts, pioneering new methods and developing many widely-adopted curriculum guidelines for the teaching of reading at the primary level. She contributed greatly to the development of the education program at Nipissing University and established the Nipissing Language Conference, a major gathering of Language Arts educators that was held for over twenty years. She also made major donations to Nipissing University which funded a scholarship and a research chair in literacy and language arts in her name. Thorn received many awards for her contributions to education, including the Ontario Council of Teachers of English’s Teacher of the Year Award (1975), the Order of Ontario (1994), and an honourary Doctor of Education degree from Nipissing University (2002). Elizabeth Thorn died in 2002.

Pasko, Stan

  • NUCCASC-AR0010
  • Person
  • 1936-2011

Stan Joseph Pasko was a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University. Pasko was born on February 23, 1936 in Fort William, Ontario, the son of John and Anna Pasko. In 1955-1956 he trained to be a teacher at North Bay Teachers' College. After graduation, Pasko taught at elementary schools in Fort William and Kingston, and was a principal in Atikokan, Ontario. During this period he continued his education part time through the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, eventually receiving his Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and Master of Arts degrees. He completed his doctorate in Mathematics Education at the University of Ottawa in 1977. From 1974 to 1990, Pasko was a professor in the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University.

In 1974 Pasko returned to North Bay after being hired as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Nipissing College. He eventually became an Associate Professor, and remained a faculty member at Nipissing until his retirement in 1990. Pasko died on August 14, 2011 in Thunder Bay, ON.

Harris, Mike

  • NUCCASC-AR0071
  • Person
  • 1945-

Mike Harris was the 22nd Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 14, 2002.

McCarthy, John R.

  • NUCCASC-AR0070
  • Person
  • [19--]-

John R. McCarthy was Ontario's Deputy Minister of Education from 1967 to 1971.

Lavack, Robert

  • NUCCASC-AR0069
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Robert Lavack was a District Consultant with the Youth and Recreation Branch of the Ontario Department of Education who was active in northwestern Ontario in the late 1960s.

Fockler, Ewart Kenneth

  • NUCCASC-AR0067
  • Person
  • 1903-1998

Ewart Kenneth "Grub" Fockler was a consulting mining geologist based in Toronto, Ontario. Originally from Newmarket, Fockler graduated with a degree in Geology and Mineralogy from the University of Toronto in 1927 and began work as a consulting geologist in the northern Yukon and the Coppermine-Great Bear Lake area. He later became a senior member of the Society of Economic Geologists and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, as well as a founding member of the Geological Association of Canada. Fockler died on April 1, 1998.

Cummings, Tom

  • NUCCASC-AR0066
  • Person
  • 1904-1996

Tom Cummings was an artist and teacher/principal who lived and worked in North Bay, Ontario. Born in Manitoba in 1904, Cummings grew up near Kingston, Ontario before enrolling in the teaching program at North Bay Normal School. After graduation he taught in Eau Claire before moving in 1927 to North Bay, where he worked for many years as a teacher and principal. A lifelong artist, Cummings studied art in Banff and Europe and travelled widely, especially after his retirement from teaching in 1964. In 1990 he was awarded an honourary doctorate by Nipissing University for his "artistic and humanitarian contribution." He donated a large collection of his artwork to Nipissing University before his death in 1996.

Mauro, Rudy

  • NUCCASC-AR0065
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Schreyer, Boguslaw

  • NUCCASC-AR0064
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Boguslaw Schreyer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Nipissing University.

Dellandrea, Jon

  • NUCCASC-AR0063
  • Person
  • 1949-

Jon Dellandrea was the Chancellor Nipissing University from 2010 to 2014.

Parker, Martin

  • NUCCASC-AR0062
  • Person
  • [19--]-

Martin Parker was the Regional Coordinator for the Parry Sound District for the second edition of the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, which was compiled between 2001 and 2005. A keen naturalist, Parker had previously been the Regional Coordinator for Bruce County for the first edition of the atlas in 1981-1985.

Parker has since moved to Peterborough, Ontario where he remains active with the Peterborough Field Naturalists.

Noël, Françoise

  • NUCCASC-AR0060
  • Person
  • 1952-

Françoise Noël is a professor of history at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario. Noël received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1972, and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from McGill University. She began teaching at Nipissing University as an Assistant Professor in 1988 and was promoted to Professor in 2004. Her research interests have included tourism in the Nipissing area, family and community history in Northeastern Ontario, family life in nineteenth century Quebec and Ontario, settlement in the Eastern Townships, and seigneurial administration in the Upper Richelieu Valley.

The Nipissing Drug Store

  • NUCCASC-AR0002
  • Corporate body
  • 1895-1933

The Nipissing Drug Store was a pharmacy located in North Bay, Ontario. Arthur Cecil Rorabeck opened the Nipissing Drug Store in 1895 on Main Street in North Bay. Following Rorabeck's death in 1932, the business was bought by Reg Harris in 1933 and renamed the Harris Drug Store.

Lois Lake Gold Mines Limited

  • NUCCASC-AR0058
  • Corporate body
  • 1934-[19--]

Lois Lake Gold Mines Limited was a mining company in the Kirkland Lake area. Incorporated in April 1934, the company had its head office in Kirkland Lake and property consisting of 15 claims over 600 acres in Teck Township in the Kirkland Lake area.

Saint Andrew's United Church (North Bay)

  • NUCCASC-AR0057
  • Corporate body
  • 1884-

Saint Andrew's United Church is a church in North Bay, Ontario. Founded in 1884 as a Presbyterian church in Mattawa, the present church building in downtown North Bay (at the corner of McIntyre, Cassells, and Algonquin Streets) was built in 1904. After the majority of the Presbyterian Church in Canada joined the Methodist and Congregational churches in union in 1925, Saint Andrew's became a United church.

Laurier Avenue United Church

  • NUCCASC-AR0056
  • Corporate body
  • 1928-

The Laurier Avenue United Church is a church in North Bay, Ontario. Built on the corner of Laurier and Hammond Streets, the church was officially dedicated in 1928 and originally shared services with the West Ferris and Trout Mills United Churches. The modest church building has undergone several expansions, including a significant addition in 1964-1965.

Wardlaw, Eva

  • NUCCASC-AR0055
  • Person
  • 1928-

Eva Wardlaw was a North Bay educator, city councillor, and volunteer administrator. Born in 1928 in Athens, Greece as Evanthia Mihelakos, in 1932 she immigrated to Canada with her family, who settled in North Bay. From 1960 to 1986, Wardlaw taught as a teacher, vice-principal, and principal at the Paul Davoud School at Canadian Forces Base North Bay. She also served on North Bay City Council as an alderman/city councillor for nine years.

Wardlaw has volunteered with many local organizations, serving on the board of the Nipissing Children's Aid Society, Nipissing University's Board of Governors, and the Board of Directors of the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA). Her long service with the NBMCA (from 1979 to 1997) was recognized with the naming of Eva Wardlaw Park (now Eva Wardlaw Conservation Authority) in 1997.

Mauro, Isabel

  • NUCCASC-AR0007
  • Person
  • 1922-

Isabel Mauro, born Isabel May McDonald, was a student from North Bay, Ontario who attended North Bay Normal School in 1940-1941. From her teacher's day books, it appears that Mauro may have worked as a teacher in Eau Claire, Ontario following her graduation.

Canadore College. Student Athletic Assembly

  • NUCCASC-AR0054
  • Corporate body
  • 1975-[199-?]

The Student Athletic Assembly was a student organization founded in 1975 to promote and govern intramural athletics at Canadore College. The organization was involved in the organization of inter-college athletics competitions, such as Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) tournaments and Sportsarama, as well as Canadore College events like the annual winter carnival Snofest.

Nipissing University. Senate

  • NUCCASC-AR0040
  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

The Senate is one of the two governing bodies of Nipissing University (the other being the Board of Governors), and is responsible for academic policy. Originally, when it was an affiliated college of Laurentian University of Sudbury, Nipissing College's academic programs were overseen by Laurentian's Senate, of which Nipissing College's Principal/President George Zytaruk was a member. In 1973, Nipissing College established a Senate of its own, which was bound by the terms of the affiliation agreement to ensure that the College's academic programs were congruent with those of Laurentian University. When Nipissing College received its university charter in 1992 and became Nipissing University, the Nipissing University Act re-established the Senate as one of the two branches of governance of the new University.

Nipissing University. Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications

  • NUCCASC-AR0004
  • Corporate body
  • [19--]-

The Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development and management of marketing, communications, and recruitment strategies for Nipissing University. The Office is responsible for issuing press releases, publishing marketing materials, website design, and brand development.

Nipissing University. President's Office

  • NUCCASC-AR0003
  • Corporate body
  • 1967-

According to the <i>Nipissing University Act</i> (1992), "the President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and has supervision over and direction of the academic and general administration of the University, the members of faculty, officers, employees and students." The President is a member of the university's two governing bodies, the Board of Governors and the Senate (of which he is also the Chair). The Board of Governors is responsible for the appointment and removal of the President, in consultation with the Senate.

The Presidents of Nipissing University have been: George Zytaruk (1967-1983), Anthony Blackbourn (1983-1990), David Marshall (1990-2003), Dennis Mock (2003-2009), Lesley Lovett-Doust (2009-2012), Vicky Paine-Mantha (Interim President, 2012-2013), and Michael DeGagné (2013-).

Cambrian College. North Bay Campus

  • NUCCASC-AR0038
  • Corporate body
  • 1967-1972

Cambrian College's North Bay Campus was a satellite campus of the Sudbury-based Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology, and the predecessor to Canadore College. The campus was opened in July 1967 in downtown North Bay in the Queen Victoria School on Worthington Street. Growing enrolment quickly necessitated a move to a larger permanent facility and, following the purchase of land in the northwest part of North Bay, Cambrian College entered into negotiations with three other local colleges (Nipissing College, Saint Joseph's School of Nursing, and North Bay Teachers' College) with the aim of building a multi-college facility. Construction of the new campus facility, known as the College Education Centre, began in September 1970 under the management of Cambrian College. Before moving to the new campus, however, the North Bay Campus was separated from Cambrian College and became an independent college known as Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology in September 1972.

Harris Learning Library

  • NUCCASC-AR0052
  • Corporate body
  • 2011-

The Harris Learning Library serves the students, faculty, and staff of Nipissing University and Canadore College at the North Bay, Brantford, Muskoka, North Bay Commerce Court, and Parry Sound campuses.

Canadore College. School of Environmental Studies and Biotechnology

  • NUCCASC-AR0032
  • Corporate body
  • 2012-

Canadore College's School of Environmental Studies and Biotechnology was founded in 2012. Previous to this, programs related to biotechnology and environmental studies were offered by Canadore's School of Health Sciences.

Junior Red Cross (North Bay Teachers' College)

  • NUCCASC-AR0011
  • Corporate body
  • [192-]-[after 1956]

The Junior Red Cross was a student service organization at North Bay Teachers' College. It was a branch of the Junior Red Cross organization, which was founded in Geneva in 1919 as the youth arm of the international humanitarian Red Cross movement. Branches of the Junior Red Cross were established around the world and had as a common goal the promotion for youth of health, citizenship, community service, and international understanding. In Canada, branches were mainly established in primary school classrooms under the guidance of teachers. Canadian teacher training institutions also set up Junior Red Cross branches, including North Bay Normal School/Teachers' College. The dates of the establishment and dissolution of the North Bay Teachers' College branch are unknown.

Surtees, Bob

  • NUCCASC-AR0045
  • Person
  • 1941-2001

Bob Surtees was a Professor of History and founding faculty member of Nipissing University. Robert J. Surtees was born on January 15, 1941 and moved to North Bay with his family at the age of 13. His parents Robert Manion Surtees and Annie Ellen Luella (McCarthy) Surtees were educators and both taught at North Bay Teachers’ College.

After completing a Master of Arts degree at Carleton University, Surtees worked for two years as a high school teacher before securing a position as Assistant Professor in 1967 at the newly-established Nipissing College. In 1983, he received his doctorate from Carleton University and was subsequently promoted to full Professor. For 34 years he taught history at Nipissing College/University, where he was also involved in the Faculty Association, Senate, and Board of Governors. His research interests included First Nations history (with a focus on treaties and land claims, subjects on which he provided consulting services) and local history. He authored several books, including <i>The Original People</i> (1971) and <i>The Northern Connection: Ontario Northland Since 1902</i> (1992).

Surtees was active in the community and served as President of the Ontario Historical Association and as Chairman of the Education Quality and Accountability Office. He was also coach of the Nipissing University basketball team, advisor to the Nipissing University Drama Club, and involved with the North Bay and Area Museum, North Bay Tennis Club, Knights of Columbus, and the Nipissing District Progressive Conservative Party. Surtees died on August 25, 2001.

Zytaruk, George

  • NUCCASC-AR0001
  • Person
  • 1927-2013

George Zytaruk was the first President of Nipissing College, a Professor of English Literature, and a renowned D. H. Lawrence scholar. He was born on May 6, 1927 in rural Alberta. He attended the University of Alberta, receiving a Bachelor of Education degree in 1949, followed by Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master of Arts degrees in English. He worked as a teacher and principal in Edmonton and other Alberta communities until 1962, when he commenced his doctorate at the University of Washington in Seattle. After graduating in 1965, Zytaruk returned to the University of Alberta and taught in the English department. In 1967, he relocated with his family to North Bay, Ontario after being appointed Principal (later renamed President) of the newly-established Nipissing College. As President of Nipissing College from 1967 to 1983, he was instrumental in the college's early development and played a central role in key events including the college's affiliation agreement with Laurentian University (1967), the construction of the College Education Centre (opened 1973), and the establishment of a Faculty of Education following the merger of North Bay Teachers’ College with Nipissing College (1973).

Zytaruk continued researching, writing, and teaching as a professor of English language and literature at Nipissing College both during and after his presidential term. His primary academic interest was the English writer D. H. Lawrence, while other interests included Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. Zytaruk retired in 1992, but remained active in the affairs of Nipissing University, which recognized his contributions by awarding him an Honourary Doctorate of Letters (1992), and naming him its first Professor Emeritus (1997) and President Emeritus (2011). George Zytaruk died in North Bay on April 12, 2013.

Kyle, Buck

  • NUCCASC-AR0049
  • Person
  • [19--]-[19--]

Buck Kyle was a counsellor with the Federal Business Development Bank's Counselling Assistance to Small Enterprises (CASE) program who worked in northern Ontario.

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