Sobisch, Father Ted

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Sobisch, Father Ted

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Reverend Theodore Vincent Sobisch

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Description area

Dates of existence

1916-1987

History

Father Ted Sobisch was a Roman Catholic priest and teacher who was involved in the establishment and development of Northeastern University and Nipissing College in North Bay, Ontario. Sobisch was a member of the Congregation of the Resurrection and a teacher by training, having received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and Bachelor of Pedagogy from the University of Toronto in 1953. He served as the Principal of St. Jerome's High School in Kitchener for three years before moving to North Bay in 1960 to accept a position as Promotional Director for the planned new junior university at North Bay College (Scollard Hall), where he also worked as a teacher and registrar. Although the junior university initiative at Scollard Hall did not become a reality, he continued to be an active participant in the campaign to establish a university in North Bay and served on the Executive Council of Northeastern University from 1960-1966. When Nipissing College was established, he served on its Board of Governors from 1969 to 1978. He was also Chairman of the Nipissing College Advisory Committee and was helped found the Nipissing College Alumni Association. His contributions to education were recognized in 1985 when Nipissing University College awarded him an Honourary Doctorate of Law. Sobisch retired in 1978 and died in Kitchener, Ontario in March 1987.

Places

North Bay, Ont. [1960-]
Kitchener, Ont. [died March 1987]

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Internal structures/genealogy

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Relationships area

Related entity

Nipissing University. Board of Governors (1967-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0013

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1969-1978

Description of relationship

Father Ted Sobisch was a member of Nipissing College's Board of Governors.

Related entity

North Bay College (1931-1985)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0047

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1960-1978?

Description of relationship

Father Ted Sobisch was a teacher and registrar at North Bay College, and was originally hired as the Promotional Director for a junior university that the College planned to host.

Related entity

Northeastern University (1960-1967)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0042

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1960?-1966

Description of relationship

Father Ted Sobisch was a member of the Executive Council of Northeastern University.

Related entity

Nipissing University Alumni Association ([1974?]-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0078

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Father Ted Sobisch helped found the Nipissing College Alumni Association.

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

NUCCASC-AR0044

Institution identifier

Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created March 19, 2015 by Peter Houston

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

"Miscellaneous news - In memoriam." <i>The Alumni Quarterly</i> 7, no. 1 (June 1987): 15.

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