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Nicholl, Christopher

  • Person
  • d.2011

Dr. Christopher I.H. Nicholl was born in Winnipeg and raised in Saskatchewan. He attended Ridley College and earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics at Queen’s University. During the latter years of WWII he served in England with the Royal Air Force Bomber Command. After the war Dr. Nicholl returned to academic life, earning two doctorates: one in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Toronto and one in Physics from Cambridge. He began his professional career with the National Research Council in Ottawa. In 1956 he became a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Université Laval, where he took on leadership roles as head of the Faculty and a member of the Conseil de l’Université. In 1976 Dr. Nicholl became the 14th Principal & Vice-Chancellor of Bishop’s University. In an environment in which governments and media were united in urging universities to produce “trained manpower,” he made sure Bishop’s remained true to its original mission: to offer a broadly based liberal education. His number one priority when he took over in 1976 was the survival of the institution. The arrival of the CEGEP system had cut enrolment in half; this decline led to faculty and staff insecurity. During Dr. Nicholl’s ten year term student numbers slowly increased, staff and faculty morale improved, and proper publicity and advertising increased the University’s visibility. Despite back breaking budget cutbacks at all levels of education, the future of Bishop’s looked more stable in 1986 when he retired. Bishop’s awarded Christopher Nicholl an honorary doctorate degree in 1986 for his significant contributions to the University. After retirement, he spent seven years researching the history of Bishop’s, culminating in the 1995 publication of his book Bishop’s University 1843-1970.

Christopher Nicholl was married to Margaret Harding for nearly 60 years, and they had five children: Lucy, Sarah, Tina, Kate and John. Many happy years were spent as members of the Bishop’s community, and upon retirement Christopher and Margaret moved to nearby Moulton Hill. Following family, they moved again to Gloucester near Ottawa in 1995. Christopher Nicholl was an avid walker, and for many year he and his wife conducted regular walking expeditions to England and France, including Offa’s Dyke and Hadrian’s Wall. Christopher Nichol died on February 28, 2011 in Fredericton NB.

Preston, Anthony W.

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  • 1903-1991

Anthony William Preston was born in Offenham, Worcestershire, England. He received his early education at West House Preparatory School, Birmingham, and Oakham School. Tony attended the University of Edinburgh, graduating with an M.A degree in 1925 and winning the prestigious Essay Prize. After two years teaching school, he proceeded to Lincoln College, Oxford, taking the B.A. honours degree in 1928 and the M.A. in 1933. Dr. Preston came to Bishop's as lecturer in Classics in 1930. He held that post until 1964 when he was appointed Vice-Principal. He became Principal and Vice-Chancellor in 1969. In June 1936 Anthony Preston married Phyllis Thompson, daughter of Judge and Mrs. G.H. Thompson of Cranbrooke, B.C. They had two children: Andrew, and Sara. Dr. Preston was a member of the Oxford Society, the Canadian Historical Society and the Canadian Classical Association. He received a D.C.L. degree from Bishop's in 1960.

When Dr. Preston retired in 1970 he was given the University's ultimate accolade, the appointment as Principal Emeritus. This was a richly deserved honour for the only person in Bishop's history to run the gamut from lecturer to the highest post, a long, hard and sometimes dark journey.
Dr. Preston died in Oakville, Ontario on 15 April 1991 at the age of 88. He was known for his wit, warmth and love of literature and life. He was admired by those he taught and counselled; often referred to as "the best lecturer I ever had."

Orr, Henry Stanley

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Henry Stanley Orr graduated from Bishop's with a B.A. in 1900. He was admitted to the Barreau de la Province de Quebec in 1900, and in 1903 he received a B.C.L. from McGill University. He was admitted to the Bar of the Province of Quebec in 1904.

Baier, Nicolas (1967- )

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  • Person
  • 1967-

Born in Montréal in 1967, Nicolas Baier studied at Concordia University. He has shown his work since 1992. He is representd by the René Blouin Gallery ( Montréal) and Jessica Bradley ART + PROJECTS (Toronto). He was awarded in 2000 the Pierre-Ayot Prize, Excellence in Montréal visual art creations, by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) and the Service du développement culturel et de la qualité du milieu de vie de la Ville de Montréal. He lives and works in Montréal.

Smedley, William Thomas

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  • 1858-1920

William Thomas Smedley was born in Pennsylvania in 1858. He was known as one of the most popular American illustrators of the nineteenth century. His father, a miller and Quaker minister, sent fifteen-year-old William to work for the Daily Local News in Westchester, Pennsylvania. The editor of the paper encouraged his young ​“printer’s devil” to move to Philadelphia to study with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In the early 1880s, Smedley moved to New York, where his illustrations began appearing in popular magazines. He went to Australia in the mid-1880s to work on a commission for Scribner’s Magazine, and took advantage of his time abroad to travel to India and work in Paris for a time. Smedley returned to New York, where his illustrations sold for top prices, but in the early twentieth century he decided to focus on portraiture. He died in 1920.

Bompas, George J. (1812-1889)

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  • Person
  • 1812-1889

Dr. G. J. Bompas was born in Bristol, England on September 12, 1812. Studied medicine in Cambridge and Edinburgh, F.R.C.S. . Married Marianne Bedonne in 1838. They had twelve children. Came to Canada in 1860 and settled in Bury Township; did not practice medicine. Taught Botany and Art at Stanstead College and Bishop's College. He did a great many drawings and paintings of the Eastern Townships. Died in Lennoxville, on June 23, 1889.

Bates, Catherine Young (1934- )

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  • Person
  • 1934-

Catherine Bates is a Canadian artist working in Montréal and Georgeville, Québec. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, she obtained her degree in Art and Archeology from Victoria College, University of Toronto. After further painting and printmaking studies in the United States and England, she completed her Master of Education at McGill University.
She was a professor in the Fine Arts Department of Dawson College until 2002, and wrote as art critic for the Montréal Star newspaper and several periodical magazines such as "Canadian Art" and "Art News". Her book of poetry , "Counterpane: Poems and Drawings", was published by Ken Hertz. She was elected member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 2001.

As well as studio work, Bates also travelled extensively as "plein air" painter in the United States, Ontario's Georgian Bay and very widely in her adopted home of Québec, particualary the Charlevoix and Gaspé regions. She was awarded several residencies at Taos and at Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, and at Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, and made two trips to the Arctic to paint. She taught at the American School in Switzerland in the summer of 2001. References to the environment are frequent and are most evident in the symbolism of her "Icarus" series.

The region of Lake Memphremagog has long been a favourite area and has led to inspiraiton from the local landscape, especially Owl's Head Mountain. She loves to paint still lifes as well, often combining them with landscape.

Monique Nadeau-Saumier, Phd.

Suzor-Coté, Marc-Aurèle de Foy (1869-1937)

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  • 1869-1937

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté was born in Arthabaska County, Québec in 1869. A painter, sculptor and church decorator, he was primarily known for his landscapes of the thawing winter rivers of Arthabaska. As a young man he apprenticed with painter-decorator Joseph-Thomas Rousseau (1852-1896). Together, they created intricate decorations in several churches in and around Arthabaska. Looking to further his education in art, Suzor-Coté took the first of many trips to France in 1891.
Inspired by French painters like Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Suzor-Coté began to focus on local farmers. In 1909, he recived a commission to paint Sir Wilfred Laurier. Suzor-Coté received many awards and distinctions, including the bronze medal at the 1900 Paris World Fair. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He died in Florida in 1937.

Paulette, Robert E., M.D. (1930-2020)

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  • 1930-1920

Dr. Robert Paulette was born in Sherbrooke in 1930. He graduated from Sherbrooke High School and was awarded a McConnell Scholarship to study at McGill, where he obtained and B.Sc. degree and an M.D. After a year's internship in Montréal, he went to the USA to pursue postgraduate studies in general and thoracic surgery. In New York he studied at the NYU Bellevue Medical Center as well as at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre. In 1961, he joined the staff at Sherbrooke Hospital, where he became Chief of Surgery.
Dr. Paulette's interest in photography goes back as far as his teenage years, when he was given the gift of a camera from a soldier after World War II.
He died on March 21, 2020 after a short battle with cancer in Calgary, Alberta.

Baskerville, William Hector

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W.H. Baskerville graduated from Bishop's University in 1939. He was born in Ottawa, November 7, 1914 and was known affectionately by his boyhood nickname "Count". He did not marry and outlived all his family members. His gentle, thoughtful disposition earned him a host of friends, many of whom he also outlived. As a little boy, Bill's family lived in Ottawa's Sandy Hill neighbourhood, where one of his friends was Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King who lived nearby and frequently walked his dog past Bill's house. It was said that "the two Bills" walked together frequently. Bill the "Count", attended Ashbury College in Ottawa, then Bishop's University in Lennoxville, QC, graduating in 1939. He was working as a graduate student at McGill University when World War II broke out. He immediately tried to enlist at each of the Canadian Armed Forces but was unsuccessful due to poor vision. Two years later, however, he was finally accepted by Britain's Royal Air Force to serve in the newly formed Ferry Command at Dorval, QC. Thereafter, service with the RAF took him to Labrador, Greenland, North Carolina, Bermuda, Morocco and Hawaii where he ran various RAF support facilities. Upon discharge at war's end, he worked for several aircraft-related businesses in Montreal, ending up with Aero engine builder Pratt & Whitney. He retired as Senior Benefits Specialist in 1977. He returned to Ottawa where his older brother Patrick lived. After his brother's death in 1986, he lived on his own and spent many happy winters in the West Indies. Later he moved to Blackburn Lodge in Ottawa where he made new friends. In August 2013 he entered The Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa. He died December 20, 2017 at the age of 103, and is buried at Notre-Dame of Ottawa Cemetery.

Ross, W. Gillies

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  • 1931-2019

William Gillies Ross, most commonly known as Gil Ross, was born in 1931. He married Anne MacIver and together they had four children: Deborah, Lucy, Peter, and Ian. Gil was a graduate of Ashbury College, the Royal Military College of Canada, McGill University and Cambridge University. In 1961 he founded the Department of Geography at Bishop's University and was named Emeritus Professor of Geography in 1992. Gil was known as a passionate teacher to several generations of Bishop's students in whom he instilled a love of learning, intellectual curiosity and academic integrity. He was also an all-around athlete, an avid skier, an accomplished photographer, a scholar of international repute, an authority on Arctic whaling and exploration, an Eastern Townships historian, and a prolific author. Among his published works are: Three eastern townships mining villages since 1863 : Albert Mines, Capelton, and Eustis, Quebec; Arctic whalers, icy seas : narratives of the Davis Strait whale fishery; This distant and unsurveyed country : a woman's winter at Baffin Island, 1857-1858; Hunters on the track : William Penny and the search for Franklin.
Gil passed away on October 7, 2019, in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Dickson, C. Wynne

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C. Wynne Dickson was from Richmond, Quebec. He received a B.A. in Education from Bishop's University in 1932. He was a teacher in Noranda, Quebec 1933-1937; Principal Montreal North School 1937-1940; Inspector Department of Education Quebec 1940-1945; Supervisor R.D.A. Protestant Central School Board Richmond Quebec 1945-(?). Mr. Dickson died on April 17, 1998 in Melbourne, Quebec.

Irwin, Paul Arthur Joseph

  • Person
  • d.2015

Paul Arthur Joseph Irwin was from Melbourne, Quebec. He graduated with a B.A. from Bishop's University in 1940. Paul taught throughout Quebec from Gaspé to Noranda and the Lakeshore School Board, Beaconsfield, retiring in 1975. He was an avid stamp collector, gardener, reader, bridge player and church organist wherever he lived. He was husband to Barbara Biggings for 65 years and survived by sons, Peter, Jeremy, and daughter Jane. He died on August 15, 2015.

Dutton, Rev. Arthur W.

  • Person
  • 1863-1941

Rev. Arthur William Dutton was born in Devon, England, December 2, 1863 and came to Canada circa 1880. He received a B.A. from Bishop's University in 1897, an L.S.T. in 1899, and an M.A. in 1902. Arthur Dutton taught for two years at Bishop's College School. He was a priest at Drummondville, Bourg Louis, Quebec, and in New Brunswick. He married Mary Ready, and had four children including Dorothy Dutton. He died October 2, 1941 in Lincoln, Grafton County, New Hampshire.

Louson, Andrew

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Andrew Louson graduated from Bishop's University with a B.A. in 1971. He spent many years teaching elementary school and also taught English and Drama in high school in Greenfield, Quebec.

Parkinson, Edwin

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  • b.1904

Rev. Edwin Parkinson was born in South Lincolnshire, England, 1904. He came to Canada, and attended Woodstock High, Woodstock, N. B. In 1930 he received an L.S.T. from Bishop's University, having received a B.A. also from Bishop's in 1928.

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