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Chair in German-Canadian Studies, University of Winnipeg

  • GCS-Chair
  • Collectivité
  • 1989-

The Chair in German-Canadian Studies was established in 1989 with a grant from the Secretary of State's Program for Canadian Ethnic Studies and with a grant from a group of private philanthropists within the German-Canadian community of Winnipeg. It is affiliated with the History Department at the University of Winnipeg.

Sickert, Guenther

  • Personne
  • May 16, 1928 - May 29, 2015

Guenther Sickert was born on May 16, 1928 in Ober-Mittelebersbach, Germany to Dr. Rudolf Sickert and his wife, Elfriede (Nicke). He is the oldest of five children, Christian, Magdalene, Gabriele, and Dieter. In 1932, the family moved to Neschwitz, Germany. In 1952, Guenter Sickert immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He married Gerda Worgull in 1958, who had come from Germany to begin a life with him. Together, the couple had three children, Helga, Rolf, and Ingrid (McManes). By 1962, Sickert had begun his career as a personal and small-business accountant. Sickert was an active member of the German-Canadian community in Winnipeg. He was a member of the German Society of Winnipeg since 1954, and throughout his life served as a Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and two terms as President. He supported associations affiliated with the club, and helped establish Camp Neustadt on Lake Winnipeg, Villa Heidelberg, and the Kildonan Park Witches Hut. He was awarded the City of Winnipeg's Citizenship Award and also the Federal Republic of Germany's Bundesverdienstkreuz for his contributions to the German-Canadian Community. Guenther Sickert died on May 29, 2015 at the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 87.

Allen Mills fonds

  • CA UWA 04.002, CA UWA 23.30
  • Personne
  • 1911-2017; predominant 1970-1997

Allen Mills was born in 1945. His academic achievements include graduating with Honours from Trinity College at Dublin University in 1967; receiving an MA from York University in Toronto in 1968; and earning a PhD from University of Western Ontario in 1976. Mills has written articles focusing on Canadian Socialism, the Canadian Forum, early Winnipeg Radicalism, J.S. Woodsworth, Frank Scott, Ernest Gellner, and media in post-Communist Czechoslovakia. He was a visiting fellow at Edinburgh University in 1992 and that same year was a visiting lecturer at Charles University of Prague.

From 1971 until his retirement in 2018, Mills taught Political Science at the University of Winnipeg, where he was head of the department from 2000-2005 and from 2014-2016. For his long and distinguished career, Mills was awarded the title of Senior Scholar. An accomplished academic author, his publications include Fool For Christ: The Political Thought of J.S. Woodsworth in 1991 by the University of Toronto Press, and Citizen Trudeau: An Intellectual Biography 1944-1965 in 2016 by Oxford University Press. He was also the editor of the government and politics entries for the Encyclopedia of Manitoba from 2004 to 2007, which was published in November 2007. His research interests include Canadian politics, Canadian socialism and liberalism, eastern Europe and the thought of Trudeau, Charles Taylor and Will Kymlicka.

Thompson, Harlyn Elwood

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  • Personne
  • 1933-2021

Harlyn Elwood Thompson was born in Fargo, North Dakota, on July 3, 1933. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from North Dakota State University in 1956. He then studied at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) receiving a masters of Architecture in 1960. After graduation, he moved to London, England and worked for Chamberlin, Powell & Bon Architects, the architects for the Barbican. He was a ‘Block’ Architect responsible for large scale 'flat' housing.

Returning to the USA, he worked for a year with Vincent G. Kling & Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the Norfolk Civic Center, Norfork, Virginia. From 1962-64, he worked with Louis I. Kahn, in Philadelphia. Projects underway included the Salk Institute in LaJolla, California. Thompson was Project Architect on the Bryn Mawr College Dormitory, Pennsylvania.

From 1964-1973, Thompson taught in the Department of Architecture & Planning, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland; the Department of Architecture, North Dakota State University, and the Department of Architecture, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

In 1973, he became a Professor at the New Jersey School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was also appointed as the new school's first dean. He was accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in 1978.

In 1980, Harlyn Thompson came to the University of Manitoba and joined the Faculty of Architecture as a professor and then as Dean, as well as working in private practice. He continued with the University in teaching and management roles until 1996. From 1997-2007, Thompson was Senior Scholar in the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba.

Thompson also served as a consultant on a range of international projects. From 1990-96, he worked with the Architecture & Rural Planning, Nepal Education Project, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). From 1996-2005, he was a volunteer advisor through CES/SACO on the following projects: Site Analysis/Site Planning for a Motel, Grand Rapids First Nation (1996); Space Planning, Neechi Foods Co-op, Winnipeg (1998); Site Report, Outdoor Recreation Facility, Fisher River First Nation (1998); Introduce Architectural Consulting Services using CAD via the Internet, Chisinau, Moldova (2002).

Harlyn Thompson continued to contribute to Winnipeg’s architectural community through support of the annual Harlyn Thompson lecture series at the University of Manitoba and participation as a member of the Faculty of Architecture Partners Programme.

Harlyn Thompson passed away on August 17, 2021.

Stewart, George A.

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  • Personne
  • 1922-1994

George Andrew Stewart was born in Boissevain, Manitoba and was the son of a United Church minister, Reverend J. F. Stewart. Stewart graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Manitoba in 1948. He was awarded, among other prizes, the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA) Scholarship and the Ralph Hamm Memorial Scholarship. After graduation, he established his own practice which he ran until 1970.

From 1970-1982, George A. Stewart worked as the Director of the University of Manitoba, Physical Planning and Design Office. During this time, he designed the Ellis Building, renovated the Buller Biological Laboratories and oversaw the design and construction of several new buildings.

Stewart served on the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA) Council and as MAA President (1958). As well he served on numerous committees of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). He was appointed as a Fellow of the RAIC in 1966. In 1965, he was appointed to the Winnipeg Better Housing Commission.

Stewart had a particular interest in community public libraries which led to commissions for both the St. Vital and the Fort Garry branches.

Dubois Family

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  • Famille
  • [185-?], ca. 1870s-1974

Peter Dubois was born on August 3, 1843 at Kildonan in Red River (modern Winnipeg). His parents were the merchant John Dubois and Mary Sinclair. He was educated at the Anglican St. John's College. He was a member and Speaker of the first Legislative Council of Manitoba, a Rector's Warden at St. John's Cathedral, and Sheriff of Manitoba for 52 years. He died in 1934 and is buried in St. John's Cemenetary. Peter and his wife Ann Tait (1852-1925) had five children: Rupert Finleyson Dubois (1874-1930), Peter Robertson Sinclair Dubois (1876-1961), Myra Jane McMurray Dubois (1878-1938), Annie Sibyl McKay Dubois (1880-1974), and James Richard Hardisty Dubois (1886-1970). Rupert F. Dubois worked as a bank manager and immigration official before succeeding his father as Sheriff in 1928. Sibyl was the last family member to live in the family home, the Bleak House, which is now a historic site on 1637 Main Street, Winnipeg. The family also owned and farmed the Oxbow Woods area on Lake Manitoba in the early twentieth century.

Institute of Urban Studies

  • University of Winnipeg 24.04
  • Collectivité
  • 1969-

Founded in 1969, the Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) was established with the mandate of assessing government housing practices and suggesting innovations for Winnipeg’s inner-city housing. In later years the mandate was expanded into consulting services and academic publications and conferences. The IUS is an independently operating branch of the University of Winnipeg and received it’s funding from the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (now the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation). The Institute has had a continuing focus over the years on Indigenous inner-city programs.

Houle, Kelly

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  • Personne
  • 1967-

Kelly Houle is an Indigenous, transgender women who has overcome many challenges in life to become a beloved and well-respected member of community. She was born in 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised on the Sandy Bay First Nation in the traditions, culture, and language of the Ojibway/Saulteaux people. At the age of 5, she was forcibly taken from her home to attend the Sandy Bay Residential School. Following her parents’ divorce, she left Sandy Bay and moved to Winnipeg to live with her mother and her five siblings. She attended several schools in Winnipeg including King Edward, William Whyte, R.B. Russell, and Argyle. She began identifying as a transgender girl at the age of 11. During her childhood and adolescence, she experienced racism, homophobia/transphobia, violence, and abuse but remained resilient.

While in high school, she entered the Winnipeg sex trade where she worked for 28 years and is a survivor of homelessness and drug addiction. After witnessing the death and disappearance of many Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit/transgender folks, Houle left the sex trade in 2005 and entered transition programs at Sage House and New Directions’ TERF (Transition, Education, and Resources for Females). Following her graduation, Houle began her career as an experiential outreach and peer support worker, first as the Oshkitwaawin Outreach Worker to women, youth, and Two Spirit people at Circle of Life Thunderbird House, and then at Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre, Sage House, Sunshine House’s Like That program, Nine Circles Community Health Centre, All Nations Hope AIDS Network, and the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network.

Houle has been involved in advocacy efforts related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people, as well as supporting Two-Spirit culture and tradition. She joined the Tears4Justice Walk, a 7,400 kilometre walk across Canada to raise awareness and demand justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and was instrumental in the inclusion of transgender and Two-Spirit people in this movement and the subsequent federal inquiry. She has attended several Two-Spirit Gatherings and was crowned the 18th International Two-Spirit Princess. In 2017, Houle, a jingle dancer, helped organize the first Two-Spirit Powwow at a Pride event in Canada and was named the Grand Marshal of the Winnipeg Pride parade. She has served as Co-Chair and Vice-Chair of Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. She is open to speaking about her life experiences and has served on several committees advocating for improved health and safety programs for transgender and Two-Spirit people in Manitoba.

Cubbidge, Arthur Edward

  • AC
  • Personne
  • 23 May 1881 - 28 October 1952

Arthur Cubbidge (1881-1952) was a Winnipeg architect. Cubbidge was born in Maidstone, England and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1907, where he worked as an assistant to local architect John Woodman. In 1917, Woodman invited Cubbidge to become a partner in his firm, where they worked on local public buildings, primarily schools. In 1924, Cubbidge began his own firm, where he continued his work on public buildings such as schools, hospitals, businesses both locally and beyond. Cubbidge also designed many residential projects, particularly in the Wellington Crescent neighbourhood.

Arthur Cubbidge (1881-1952) was a Winnipeg architect. Cubbidge was born in Maidstone, England and immigrated to Winnipeg in 1907, where he worked as an assistant to local architect John Woodman. In 1917, Woodman invited Cubbidge to become a partner in his firm, where they worked on local public buildings, primarily schools. In 1924, Cubbidge began his own firm, where he continued his work on public buildings such as schools, hospitals, businesses both locally and beyond. Cubbidge also designed many residential projects, particularly in the Wellington Crescent neighbourhood.

University of Winnipeg Archives

  • uwarchives
  • Collectivité
  • 2001-

The University of Winnipeg Archives is responsible for the effective and efficient management of records created by the University and its predecessor bodies, as well as selected records created by non-University entities.

The Archives is the steward of the records of the University of Winnipeg and its founding colleges: Manitoba College, Wesley College, and United College. The records support the University's governance, administration, and strategic directions, and preserve its institutional memory and documentary heritage.

The Archives stewards records from individuals or organizations connected with the University, including its faculty, staff, administration, or alumni, and records relevant to the University's strategic directions, research and teaching, or service mandate. The Archives also provides stewardship for rare publications and special collections that support the teaching, research, and service mandates of the University and its communities.