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Kraus family

  • kraus_~1
  • Family
  • [189-]-

Kraus was the family name of Gerda Gottfried’s husband Hans, who brought to their 1947 marriage much of his family’s documentary history. He was the only child of Edmund and Irma Kraus (nee Mosauer). They were wealthy Ashkenazi Jews and were very integrated into Austrian society. Edmund, a highly educated man, served with distinction in the First World War as a doctor – he was commended by the Red Cross for his services – before returning to set up a successful dental practice. He died in the early 1930s before Hitler’s rise to power. His widow and son fled to Shanghai in 1938 or 1939, losing all their belongings and wealth in the journey; Hans met Gerda Gottfried there in 1945 and they married in 1947. Irma and Hans both emigrated to Vancouver in the late 1940s.

Gottfried family

  • gottf~1
  • Family
  • [189-]-

The Gottfrieds were an extended family of Ashkenazi Jews who lived in Vienna from the late nineteenth century until the late 1930s, when most members fled. The family patriarch was Menachem Mendel Gottfried, whose son Salomon Gottfried was born in what was then Poland (now Ukraine) in 1872 and moved to Vienna sometime before 1899, when his eldest son Leopold was born. Two daughters, Frieda and Sabine, followed. The documents in this collection pertain mostly to Leopold, his wife Chaje, their children and their children's spouses. Leopold (b. 1899; d. 1972), a successful businessman later in life, served in the Austro-Hungarian army in the First World War and married Chaje Gerje (b. 1898 in Karaszynce, Poland; d. 1989) after his return to Vienna. They had three children (Manfred, b. 1922, d. 1983; Lori, b. 1923, d. 2004; Gerda, b. 1926, d. 2000). All three children were in school at the time of the Anschluss with Germany. Overtures were made to several countries before Leopold was finally successful in securing permission for his family to emigrate to Shanghai on board Conte Biancamano in January 1939. Shanghai, an open port at the time, was a popular destination for Jews fleeing Europe; at its height, the Jewish community in Shanghai exceeded 18,000. The Gottfrieds, like all Jews fleeing Nazi territory, were compelled to surrender virtually all their belongings and money before leaving Austria. Upon arriving in Shanghai the family spent some time in charitable accommodation before settling in a very cramped apartment in the Hongkew district. The children pursued technical education offered through ORT, the Jewish community association in Shanghai, and sought work in various trades serving the expatriate population of the city. Manfred, who spoke English fluently, found work with American car firm Dodge; Lori and Gerda worked as hairdressers. Leopold tried his hand at various jobs, eventually starting a small import-export business. All members of the family participated actively in the cultural life of Shanghai’s Jewish community. When the war ended, the family stayed in Shanghai rather than face the uncertainties of trying to relocate immediately. Living conditions improved somewhat, and Manfred (who by this time had become fluent in Mandarin and Shanghai dialect) found work with the US army as an interpreter; through this position he was able to secure employment for Leopold and others at US Army warehouses around Shanghai. During this time both daughters met their future husbands, who were also from Vienna. They married within a week of one another in 1947; Gerda to engineer Hans Kraus (b. 1919; d. 1987) and Lori to machinist Hugo Seemann (b. 1910; d. 1980). By 1947 the family had begun to consider permanently relocating in the face of uncertainty regarding the Chinese Civil War; in 1949, Shanghai became a possession of the newly-established People's Republic of China and lost its status as an open port. Pressure from the new administration made living in Shanghai untenable for most expatriates, who faced expulsion if they were unwilling to leave voluntarily. Members of the family approached many countries, including Paraguay and the United States, as possible destinations. Manfred, Leopold and Chaje immigrated to Vancouver in 1948 and encouraged the rest of the family to follow. Irma Kraus also immigrated to Vancouver. According to the travelogue kept by Hans Kraus, the rest of the family left Shanghai in January 1949 and traveled for the rest of the year, stopping in Israel and Vienna for about three months at a time before arriving in Vancouver in 1950, where they remained.

Manfred Gottfried married Nettie Irene Geniele (b. 1926, d. 2015) in 1958; the couple had one daughter, Jo-Anne Gottfried Brown, in 1959. Jo-Anne married Richard F. Brown and had two children; they live in North Vancouver, BC.

North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club

  • f219
  • Corporate body
  • 1923-present

The North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club was formed in 1923 at 2160 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. It is one of the oldest sporting organisations on the North Shore and one of the largest lawn bowling clubs in North America. Since its foundation the club has catered to all levels of play and has hosted tournaments at the club, district, provincial and national levels. The club has also hosted many social events for its members throughout the season. Membership of the club has grown steadily since its foundation, from 40 in 1923 to 270 as of 2013. The club house was built in 1924 and has undergone extensive renovation over the years. A club history from 1923 to 1984 has been compiled from club records by J.S. Terry.

Methodist Indian Mission Church (Victoria, BC)

  • VIC MI
  • Corporate body
  • 1872-1907

The history of the Indian Mission Church in Victoria is associated with Pandora Street Methodist Church. By 1872, lay people of that congregation had rented a vacant saloon on Government Street to be used as a mission for First Nations people of Victoria. One of the first native people to embrace Christianity at this mission was Deix, a woman of royal blood from Port Simpson. She is known as the “Mother of Methodism” among the Tsimshian. In 1873, the Rev. William Pollard, Chair of the Victoria District, asked the Rev. Charles M. Tate to close his “Indian School” at Nanaimo and take charge of work at the mission. By 1876, a building was erected for the mission on Herald Street. It was destroyed by fire in July 1907.

Garden City United Church (Victoria, B.C.)

  • VIC GA
  • Corporate body
  • 1914-2012

In 1914, it was decided that the work of the Wilkinson Road Methodist Church Circuit should extend to the Garden City area. On September 14, 1914, a work bee constructed the new church building, and shortly thereafter Garden City Methodist Church was dedicated. It remained a part of the Wilkinson Road Circuit, and after church union the two congregations remained related as the Wilkinson Road-Garden City Pastoral Charge. With the closing of Wilkinson Road United Church in 1982, Garden City United Church became a single point Pastoral Charge. Garden City United Church disbanded on July 31, 2012.

Turner Institute (Vancouver, BC)

  • VAN TU
  • Corporate body
  • 1916-1925

Previously known as Central Methodist Church (1908-1916), Turner Institute amalgamated with First Presbyterian Church at the time of Church Union, 1925.

Princess Street Methodist Church (Vancouver, BC)

  • VAN PR
  • Corporate body
  • 1888-1908

Princess Street Methodist Church was subsequently known as Central Methodist Church (1908-1916), when Vancouver's Princess Street was changed to Pender Street.

First United Church (Vancouver, BC)

  • VAN FI
  • Corporate body
  • 1925-

First United Church has its roots in First Presbyterian Church (organized in 1885) and Princess Street Methodist Church (begun in 1888). The two congregations were involved in mission work very early on, and performed joint outreach projects since the early 1900s. By the time of the First World War, the national mission boards of both churches put the two congregations under their control in order that the mission work could continue. Princess Street Methodist Church, which had become Central Methodist Church in 1908, became the Turner Institute in 1916.

First United Church in Vancouver was established in 1925 through the amalgamation of First Presbyterian Church and the Turner Institute. The amalgamated congregation chose to meet in the Presbyterian Church building, which had been erected in 1892 at the corner of Gore and Hastings Streets. The minister, referred to as Superintendent, served as pastor to the congregation and had oversight of mission operations.

After church union, the old Turner Institute building was used for First United’s Welfare department, later known as Welfare Industries. The Rev. J. Richmond Craig, who had served as Superintendent of First Presbyterian Church from 1921, helped establish Welfare Industries, as well as Camp Fircom, and the congregation’s radio ministry. Welfare Industries was organized to provide employment, training, rehabilitation and opportunity for those unable to find employment in normal industries. Camp Fircom was established on Gambier Island as a fresh air camp for mothers and children. The Rev. Andrew Roddan is another significant Superintendent (1930-1948), who saw the mission through the Depression and war years. The original Presbyterian Church building was torn down in 1964 and the present building opened in 1965 at the same spot.

Welfare service work and advocacy programs have been the central components of the mission. Over the years, First United Church has mainly addressed the needs of the homeless, the unemployed, and ethnic groups (including the Finnish and Japanese congregations). In 2007, the congregation was disbanded, but the mission remains active.

Central Methodist Church (Vancouver, BC)

  • VAN CE
  • Corporate body
  • 1908-1916

Previously known as Princess Street Methodist Church (1888-1908), Central Methodist subsequently became known as the Turner Institute (1916-1925).

Carr, William

  • University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology
  • Person

William Carr was a resident of California who took a boat trip through the Strait of Georgia around 1949-50. In 1995 he donated two rolls of black and white 35 mm film to the Museum shot during this trip for their historical value and possible educational use by First Nations communities.

Cannon, G. Harry, 1919-1981

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Person
  • 1919-1981

George Harry Cannon (1919-1981) completed his B.A. at the University of British Columbia in 1948; he began working as an assistant in the Department of Physics (1947-1950). In 1954, he completed a Master of Science degree and, in 1958, he completed a Bachelor of Education both at UBC. Cannon taught mathematics and science in Vancouver elementary and secondary schools before joining the Faculty of Education in 1959. In 1961, Cannon was promoted to assistant professor and promoted to full professor in 1970. Between 1972 and 1975, Cannon took a leave of absence from UBC to work as a UNESCO advisor in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Cannon resumed work as a professor in the Faculty of Education until his death in June 1981. Cannon was an active member of several professional organizations, a member of the Burnaby Parks Board, and was responsible for establishing track and field and rugby clubs in the Vancouver area.

University Campus and University Endowment Lands Maps and Plans

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Corporate body

The Library has collected over the years maps and plans of the University campus and the University Endowment Lands (now Pacific Spirit Park). This collection is now in the University Archives, which continues to add to it.

University of British Columbia. Continuing Education

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Corporate body
  • 1970-1993

The provision of extension services that would allow the University to reach out beyond the confines of the campus has been one of UBC's goals since its inception. It first provided university-level education to adult students throughout the province through the Extension Lectures Committee (1918-1935), and later through the Department of University Extension (1936-70). In 1968, a Senate Committee on Continuing Education, struck to formulate long-term goals in the face of budgetary constraints, proposed a centralized administration for extension programs, and a more integrated approach to continuing education. The Department of University Extension agreed to this, and in 1970 the Senate established the Centre for Continuing Education.
The Centre administered and, in cooperation with the appropriate University faculties, developed and offered part-time degree programs, professional programs, and general interest programs, and provided personnel, facilities, and administrative support. Its Director reported to the President's Office, acted upon the President's Coordinating Committee on Continuing Education, and was responsible for policy and program development, and the direction of the Centre in general. Program Directors were responsible for coordinating specific programs. The Centre was also involved in experimental projects and programs focussing on community problems and the unique interests of adults. For example, in 1971, the Centre co-sponsored a conference on the 1970 Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women; this eventually gave rise to the Women's Resources Centre.
In 1975, responsibility for credit courses were gradually transferred to Guided Independent Study (now usually known as UBC Access), and the Office of Extra-Sessional Studies. The Centre eventually came to be responsible for providing university-level, non-credit, continuing education in a wide variety of fields, including computer science, educational travel, languages, English for international students, humanities/sciences, urban planning, public affairs/lifestyles, and reading, writing, and study skills. In 1991 the Centre, along with Extra-Sessional Studies and UBC Access, was brought under the authority of an Associate Vice-President, Continuing Studies. In 1993 all three units were merged into one unit called Continuing Studies after an extensive reorganization project.
Beginning in 1995, Continuing Studies focused on local and international students emphasized social movements focused on women, First Nations, older learners, and environmental sustainability. There was a strong emphasis on immigration, internationalism, interculturalism, language programs, and mental and physical health care. Also, in 1995, Continuing Education was an early adopter of online learning. After the implementation of UBC's Strategic Plan, Trek 2000, in 1997, another reorganization occurred, and the program moved to UBC Robson Square. Post-move, the Women's Resources Center was renamed the "Life and Career Centre." In 2003 Continuing Studies partnered with several other agencies to establish a Certificate in Aboriginal Health Care Administration, which was renamed to the UBC Certificate in Aboriginal Health and Community Administration in 2009. In 2009, Continuing Studies hosted the 2009 Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) conference.
In 2017 the UBC Senate decided to convert Continuing Studies to a new department known as Extended Learning. The new department still offers its courses and adheres to its previous mandate. Eventually, though, Extended Learning is expected to primarily be an administrative unit that will help UBC's faculties provide courses to individuals not enrolled in established degree programs. Around the same time as the establishment of Extended Learning, UBCx became a part of Extended Learning and began offering MOOC courses through edX.

University of British Columbia. Chancellor's Office

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Corporate body
  • 1912-

The 1908 University Act articulates the duties of the Chancellor as a member of the Board of Governors and a member of the Senate. Over the years, the official functions of the Chancellor have also evolved to include the duty of conferring all degrees granted by the University, to serve as chair of Convocation, and to undertake the unofficial honour of representing the University on social and ceremonial occasions. The Chancellor is elected by members of the Convocation to hold the office for a three-year term and may be re-elected but may not hold office for more than six consecutive years. The Chancellor serves as the ceremonial head of the University. Since 1912, the Chancellors of UBC have been Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton (1912-18), Robert E. McKechnie (1918-44), Eric W. Hamber (1944-51), Sherwood Lett (1951-57), Albert E. Grauer (1957-61), Phyllis Ross (1961-66), John M. Buchanan (1966-69), Allan M. McGavin (1969-72), Nathan T. Nemetz (1971-75), Donovan F. Miller (1975-78), John V. Clyne (1978-84), W. Robert Wyman (1984- 87), Leslie R. Peterson (1987-93), Robert H. Lee (1993-96), William Sauder (1996-2002), Allan McEachern (2002-07), Sarah Morgan-Silvester (2008-2014), Lindsay Gordon (2014-2020) and Steven Lewis Point (2020).

Burridge, Kenelm O.L.

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Person
  • 1922-2019

Kenelm Oswald Lancelot Burridge was born in Malta in 1922. After spending his childhood in Lucknow, India, he was educated in England, and in 1939 he joined the Royal Navy. Burridge served on the battleships HMS Ramillies and Royal Sovereign in the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans until 1942 when Burridge transferred to the submarine service. He was serving aboard HMS Splendid when she was sunk off Naples in 1943, and he was captured. He escaped later that year, and eventually returned to service in the Far East, retiring as a lieutenant in 1946. Burridge entered Exeter College, Oxford, that year, and completed his B.A. in 1948, a diploma in Social Anthropology, the following year, and later his B.Litt. (1950) and M.A. (1952) in Anthropology. He then obtained a Ph.D. in that field from Australian National University in 1954. Burridge has conducted fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Malaya (where he was a research fellow at the University of Malaya), Australia, New Hebrides, and India. He held teaching posts in anthropology and ethnology at Baghdad University and Oxford before joining UBC as an anthropology professor in 1968.
Burridge’s main interests were anthropological history and theory, religion, myth, museology, and missiology. Until his retirement in 1988, Burridge also served as a visiting lecturer or professor at the University of Western Australia, Princeton University, and International Christian University in Tokyo. He received Killam, Guggenheim, and Canada Council, fellowships. He was named honorary life fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, and the Royal Society of Canada.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of University Extension

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Corporate body
  • 1936-1970

In the years before the establishment of the Dept. of University Extension (1936), the University of British Columbia was engaged in three main extension activities. These included the provision of vocational courses for returning soldiers (1917-1921), the dissemination of agricultural information to the farmers of the province through short courses, and the Extension Lectures Committee (1918-1935) which co-ordinated lectures by university faculty throughout the province. A Carnegie Corporation grant of $50,000 helped to establish the Dept. of University Extension in 1936. Robert English became its first director. Between 1936 and 1970, the department, first under English, then Gordon Shrum and later John Friesen, expanded the scope of its activities. The department continued until 1970 when, after a period of re-evaluation, the university changed the name to Continuing Education. This transition reflected changing public demands and a shift in emphasis toward professional and continuing academic education.

Carrier, Lois J.

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Person

Lois Carrier received her B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and B.L.S. (1952) and M.L.S. (1968) from the University of Toronto. She came to the University of British Columbia Library as head of the Social Sciences Division in 1966 and served in this capacity until 1984 when she became a general reference librarian. Carrier served as President of the Association of British Columbia Librarians in 1968. The A.B.C.L. was established in 1966 to provide continuing education for librarians and to encourage study and research on the part of professional librarians in the province. The organization concluded operations in the early 1970s.

University of British Columbia. Ceremonies Office

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Corporate body
  • [191-?]-

From the time of the University of British Columbia's first Congregation, a Ceremonies Committee was appointed from faculty by the President to assist in staging the event. The committee chairman supervised the Congregation activities while ad hoc committees handled other ceremonial activities. Ceremonial functions of the university fell primarily to the Chancellor; the Ceremonies Committee worked closely with the Chancellor and the President. The Ceremonies Office evolved slowly, beginning with the arrival of Sir Ouvry Roberts in the President's Office. He began as Director of Traffic and, in the early 1960s, gradually assumed responsibility for staging the university's public functions. The Ceremonies Office was first located in the Wireless Station. Malcolm McGregor replaced Roberts as Director of Ceremonies in 1968. The Office moved to the Old Administration Building in the late 1960s and assumed responsibility for staging the university's public functions. McGregor characterized the role of the Office as the "University on parade." The Ceremonies Office has prepared material for memorials, tributes, obituaries, honorary degrees, plaques and dedications, and sponsored special luncheons and dinners, hosted royalty and directed Congregations. In 1977, Benjamin N. Moyls succeeded McGregor as Director of Ceremonies. Moyls was, in turn, succeeded by J.K. Stager (1985-1990), C.E. Slonecker (1990-2004), and Eilis Courtney (2004- ).

Elitha Peterson Productions - "Champions for Change"

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Corporate body
  • 2005

"Champions for Change" is a documentary series about Canadian Paralympians by Elitha Peterson Productions that aired on Sportsnet in 2005. "Champions for Change" aired in three half-hour segments titled "Sports First," "Let the Games Begin," and "The Value of Gold." It focuses on three Canadian Paralympians, Chantal Benoit, Jeff Adams, Chantal Petitclerc, and the Paralympic Movement's history and issues in Canada.
Elitha Peterson Productions and Executive Producer Sylvia Sweeney produced "Champions for Change" in 2005. For this project, Elitha Peterson Productions Inc. partnered with Dan Ierullo, Canadian distributor and producer and former owner of Records on Wheels. Sylvia Sweeney herself is a Canadian Olympian (1976 and 1984), was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984 and was the Most Valuable Player in the World Championships of Basketball in 1979.
She has produced many award-winning documentaries, including the 1992 documentary titled "In the Key of Oscar."
She named Elitha Peterson Productions after her mother, Daisy Elitha Peterson Sweeney, a renowned musician and piano professor and sister to famous jazz musician and composer, Oscar Peterson.
The three Canadian Paralympians highlighted in "Champions for Change" are all renowned Canadian Paralympic competitors. Chantal Benoit, a 16-year member of Canada's Wheelchair Basketball Team, competed for Canada at five Paralympic Games, winning three gold medals (Barcelona, 1992; Atlanta, 1996; Sydney, 2000) and one bronze (Athens, 2004). She was Canada's flag bearer at Athens in 2004. "Champions for Change" also features Jeff Adams, a six-time world champion in Wheelchair Sports. He competed for Canada at six consecutive Paralympics (1988-2008), winning three gold, four silver, and six bronze medals. He was inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame in 1997.
Chantal Petitclerc is also featured in "Champions for Change." She is a Canadian Wheelchair Racer who has won 21 Paralympic medals, 14 of them gold. After her performance at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, she was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian Athlete of the Year. She was a flag bearer for the Canadian team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 2009, she was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

University of British Columbia. Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering fonds

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Corporate body
  • 1915-

The UBC Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is one of six departments in the Faculty of Applied Science carrying out engineering studies. Chemical Engineering was established at UBC in 1915, as the first Canadian chemical engineering program west of Ontario, and a separate Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1954. Biological Engineering evolved from Agricultural Engineering, and Agricultural Mechanics established at UBC in 1945. In 1975, the name and degree were changed to Bio-Resource Engineering. In 1996, the Department of Chemical and Bio-Resource Engineering was formed from the merger of these two separate departments. In 1999, the name was changed to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and reflected the growing need for engineers in biotechnology, biomedical and bio-resource engineering.
The Department has established a world-class reputation in chemical engineering science, including fluid-solids contacting pulp and paper engineering, heat exchanger fouling and, more recently, biotechnology. Several faculty members have won national and international recognition for their research contributions. Many former students have gone on to become leaders in industry and academia in Canada and abroad. The Department's administration is represented by the Department Head, Associate Heads, Manager Administration, Systems Administrator, Secretaries and Financial clerk. Various workshops and store personnel also complement the staff – technicians, storekeepers and teaching lab assistants.

Petitclerc, Chantal

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Person
  • 1969-

Chantal Petitclerc is a Canadian Wheelchair Racer who has won 21 Paralympic medals, 14 of them gold. After her performance at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, she was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian Athlete of the Year. She was a flag bearer for the Canadian team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 2009, she was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. In March 2016 Petitclerc was named to the Canadian Senate by prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Benoit, Chantal

  • University of British Columbia Archives
  • Person
  • 1960-

Chantal Benoit, a member of Canada's Wheelchair Basketball Team, competed for Canada at five Paralympic Games, winning three gold medals (Barcelona, 1992; Atlanta, 1996; Sydney, 2000) and one bronze (Athens, 2004). She was Canada's flag bearer at Athens in 2004.

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