Kay Smith (nee Oliver) donated this item, along with items 5 and 6 from RG 6, sub-series 16.2 (Artifacts - apparel) to the Archives in May of 2003. She graduated from Brandon College in 1953 and again in 1955.
Scope and Content
The jacket is a blue felt lettermans jacket with yellow buttons, yellow leather side pockets and blue and yellow stripped cuffs. On the upper left side is a variation of the Brandon College shield of arms and a banner reading "Brandon College." Athletic letters for swimming and basketball, received for playing varsity, are located on either side of the buttons at the bottom of the jacket. A band reading "Arts 63" is located on the upper right sleeve.
Part of BU 16.2 Artifacts - apparel. Jacket was drycleaned in October 2006.
BRANDON UNIVERSITY REGISTRARS:
W.L. CLARK (1967-1968)
See MG 3 1.14 (W. Leland Clark fonds) for biographical information on W.L. Clark.
R.J. MCCARTHY (1969-1970)
Ron J. McCarthy was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He obtained his B.A. from Sir George Williams University, Montreal. From September 1960 to May 1962, he was employed by the Dean of Students Office, Sir George Williams University, as liason between the Evening Students Association and the Dean of Student Affairs Office. The following year, he worked with the Adult Education Department of the Montreal Y.M.C.A. at the International Branch Y. In April 1963, McCarthy commenced his duties as Assistant Registrar at his alma mater. From there he moved on to become the registrar of Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, a post which he held until assuming the post of Registrar at Brandon University June 1, 1969. McCarthy and his wife Carol had three children. Ronald McCarthy died in Brandon, MB on December 9, 1970.
A.R. BALCHEN - Acting Registrar (1971-1973)
A. Richard Balchen, was born in Pine Falls, Manitoba and he obtained his B.A. (1965) and his Education I deiploma (1966) from Brandon College and his M.Ed. from the University of Alberta in 1968. Prior to accepting the position of Assistant Registrar at Brandon University in 1970, Balchen taught at Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Balchen was named Acting Registrar in 1971, following the death of Ronald McCarthy.
At the time of his appointment to Brandon University, Balchen was married to Sigrid (nee Birkinshaw) of Brandon, who was also a graduate of Brandon College (B.A. 1966). Together they had two children. At present (January 2006), Richard Balchen and his wife live in Whistler, BC.
C.W. KENNEDY (1973-1987)
Chris Kennedy was born in Watford, Hertfordshire on June 11, 1933. At the beginning of World War II he and his siblings were placed in Catholic orphanages, where he recieved some elementary and secondary education. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1951 for a five year stint as an Airborne Radio Equipment Technician. During his time in the Air Force, Kennedy rose to the rank of Corporal and was posted in Singapore from 1954-1956.
In 1960, Kennedy moved to Canada; he received his Canadian Citizenship in 1967. Kennedy registered as a Mature Student in Grade XI at the Collegiate Division in 1961. After Grade XI graduation he attended the United College University (1962-1967) and graduated with a B.A. degree.
While at the Collegiate Division, Kennedy met his future wife, fellow class mate Charlotte Marie Reimer, whom he married in 1965. The two adopted a daughter, Katharina Alice, in 1967.
On November 1, 1967, Kennedy was appointed Associate Registrar at the new University of Winnipeg Registrar's Office. He stayed in that position until 1973, when he applied for the position of Registrar at Brandon University.
Kennedy served as Registrar at Brandon University from 1973 to 1987. During that time he served as Secretary of the Senate, its standing and various ad hoc committees and sometimes for the Board of Governors. As Registrar he visited high schools, was in charge of Admissions, Student Records, Scholarships, the BU Calendar, Convocation and a number of other minor responsibilities. With the help of Wesley Wong, he was also able to get the BU student record system computerized. While living in Brandon, Kennedy was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Brandon. He was also instrumental in the formation of the Westman Chapter of the Kidney Foundation.
After the death of his wife, Kennedy decided to leave Brandon University for the position of Coordinator of Registrar Services at Athabasc University (1988-1990). In 1990, he returned to Winnipeg where he enrolled at the Canadian Mennonite Bible College, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology degree in 1993. He worked the next few years in the Student Records Office at the University of Winnipeg before retiring at the mandatory age of 65 years.
Since his retirement Kennedy has continued to live in Winnipeg where he has kept busy with a variety of projects, including writing a book of daily devotionals. He is also involved in the life of his church.
D.C. BALES (1988-1989)
Donald C. Bales graduated from the University of Winnipeg. In the fall of 1987, he was appointed Registrar of Brandon University; he had been previously appointed to a three-year term (renewable) as Director of Student Records at Brandon University effective August 1, 1986 and continued in that roll after becoming Registrar.
Prior to coming to Brandon University Bales was a Management Analyst for the British Columbia Ministry of Education. He also had experience with the Federal Government and with the Forest Products Research Labratory located at the University of British Columbia. While in B.C. Bales was also Chairman of the Juan de Fuca Parks and Recreations Commission for a number of years.
Bales left his position at Brandon University after one year to resume his career in the British Columbia civil service. At present (January 2007), Don Bales is the Director of Strategic Management for the B.C. Attorney-General's court services branch.
*Between the departure of Don Bales and Tom Mitchell's tenure as Registrar, there were two Acting Registrar's: Michael Blanar and Gordon Reimer.*
T. S. MITCHELL (1991 - 1996)
Thomas Sydney Mitchell was born on April 23, 1949 in Brandon, Manitoba. He attended Brandon University, graduating with a B.A. in 1970. While an undergraduate Mitchell played for the Brandon University Bobcat hockey team. He was also a member of the Senate Committee on Student Affairs. Mitchell obtained his M.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1973. From 1972-1973, he also completed the Education Certification program at the Faculty of Education, Brandon University.
During the 1970s, he taught high school in Brandon. Mitchell came to the University in 1981 to a position in Student Services. He served as Dean of Student Services from 1983-1989 and in 1991, he was appointed Registrar. Mitchell served in this position until 1996.
From 1996 - August 31, 2011, Mitchell was University Archivist and taught courses in Canadian history under the auspices of the History Department. Throughout his tenure at Brandon University Mitchell was engaged in research and publication of historical work dealing with the history of education, labour and the state.
Mitchell and his wife Bonnie have two children, Jennifer and Drew.
DARCY BOWER (1998 - 2005)
Darcy Bower was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1942. She was adopted at birth by an American couple and spent her early childhood in Jacksonville, Florida before the family settled in Portland, Oregon and its suburbs. Bower attended the University of Oregon from 1960-1963 as a journalism major, then spent some time in New York City, before completing a B.A. in English at Portland State College in 1965. She obtained her M.A. in English at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence in 1968.
Bower taught at the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama from 1968-1970, before moving to south-central Indiana in 1970 as a result of her marriage. In Indiana she worked first for Bartholomew County Welfare and then for Indiana Vocational Technical College.
In 1971, her husband, Arthur Bower, joined the faculty of the School of Music at Brandon University. Although a stay at home mom for much of the period 1971-79, Darcy spent some time working at Children's Aid and Brandon Citizen's Adovocacy, as well as teaching at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1975-76. In 1979, she came to Brandon University as a sessional instructor for 99:090 Communications.
While employed at Brandon University, Bower held many positions, including: instructor (1979-82); Coordinator, Mature Student Centre (1982-92); Coordinator, Bachelor of General Studies Degree program (1987-92); Acting Dean of Student Services (1992); and Dean of Students/University Registrar (1993-2005). Following her term as Dean of Students/University Registrar, she worked as an Academic Advisor, specializing in advising student athletes. Bower retired from Brandon University in 2012.
Darcy Bower and her husband Arthur (Art) Bower have five children.
JANET S. WRIGHT (2005 - July 31, 2008 (first year as Acting))
See RG 6 Brandon University fonds, Series 7 Faculties and Schools, 7.2.1 Dean of Science for biographical information on Janet Wright.
LAWRENCE VANBEEK (August 1, 2008 - October 2010)
VanBeek completed his Bachelor of Theology Degree at Central Pentecostal College in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1985 and his M.A. in Theology from Providence Theological Seminary in Winnipeg in 1991. He obtained his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of South Africa, Pretoria in 1997.
From 1985 until 2004, VanBeek taught history, languages and university transfer coruses at various post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. From 1991-1997, he served as the Dean of the Native Studies Program at Central Pentecostal College. From 1997-2006, VanBeek was the Executive Director of Enrolment Services at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. From 2006 until he arrived at Brandon University, he served as President of Rocky Mountain College in Calgary, Alberta.
Chris Kennedy and Darcy Bower proided their own History/Bio information. History/Bio information for D.C. Bales was taken from Campus News -September/October 1986, and Campus News - October 1987. History/Bio information for Lawrence VanBeek taken from the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Alumi News.
RG 6 Brandon University fonds
Series 5: Office of the Registrar
DEANS OF EDUCATION:
JOHN A.B. MCLEISH (1967-1969)
John Alexander Buchanan McLeish was born in Calgary, AB on December 6, 1913. He received his early education in Winnipeg and Montreal, and obtained his B.A. (History Hons.) at McGill University. His M.A. in Education was later obtained from the same institution. In 1951, he graduated from Cornell University's Graduate School of Education with his Ph.D.
From 1935-1949, McLeish served as a high school teacher and principal at Stanstead College, Verdun High School, Danville High School, Valleyfield High School and Three Rivers High School. From 1951-1954, he acted as Assistant Professor of Education at the University of British Columbia. The next ten years he spent at Carlton University as Registrar (and subsequently Director of Summer School) and Research Associate, Professor of Education.
In 1965, McLeish came to Brandon College to serve as Executive Assistant to president John E. Robbins. In his early years at the College, he also acted as Director of Summer School and Extension and in 1967, he was named Dean of Education. McLeish retired from Brandon University ca. 1970.
In 1977, McLeish founded the Ulyssean Society, which is a group of men and women in their middle and later years who meet regularly for lectures and other educational activities to keep their minds active. The Society is located in Toronto. John A.B. McLeish died in 1995.
G.T. RIMMINGTON (1970-1971)
Gerald Thorneycroft Rimmingtong was born on March 18, 1930, in Leicester, England. He obtained a Certificate in Education for the University of Birmingham's Institute of Education in 1951 and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of London in 1956. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Leicester (1959) and the University of London (1964) respectively. In 1966, he was a fellow of the College of Preceptors and in 1972 he received his M.Ed. from the University of Nottingham. He was granted his Ph.D. in Education from that same institution in 1975. In 1976, Rimmington passed the Anglican ordination examination and was ordained a deacon.
In 1948-1949, Rimmington was a member of the National Service in the Royal Air Force. From 1951-1959, he taught school in Leicester. Following the completion of his first masters degree, Rimmington was a lecturer in geography at Union College in Bunumbu, Sierra Leone (1959-1960) and the District Education Officer, Dedza and Ncheu, Malawi (1961-1963). From 1963-1967, he was employed at Acadia University in Nova Scotia as a member of the Education faculty.
Rimmington came to Brandon University in 1967, where he served as Assoc. Professor and Director of Educational Research from 1967-1969 and Professor of Education from 1969-1973. He also acted as Dean of the Faculty of Education for a one-year term (1970-1971). Following that term he spent a sabbatical year in England. Gerald Rimmington left Brandon University ca. 1973 for a position in the Department of Education at Mount Allison University.
R.R. PIPPERT (1971 - August 31, 1977 and 1987-1988)
Ralph R. Pippert was born on March 23, 1922 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Geroge F. and Louise H. Pippert. He received his B.A. from Mission House College in 1944 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1950 and 1959 respectively. From 1944-1954, Pippert was a public school teacher and from 1954-1959, he was a professor at Lakeland College in Plymouth Wisconsin. In the years leading up to his arrival at Brandon University, Pippert was employed at the University of Massachusets (1959-1967), the University of Manitoba (1967-1970) and Southern Illinois University (1970-1971) in various capacities.
Pippert came to Brandon University in 1971 as Dean of Education, a post which he held until 1977. Following his term as Dean, Pippert taught in the Education Department at BU. While Dean, Pippert helped to establish a number of programs, including PENT (Project for Education of Native Teachers); BUNTEP (Brandon University Northern Tacher Education Project); IMPACTE (Indian, Metis Project for Careers in Teacher Education); and the Winnipeg Centre Project. Although Pippert retired in 1988, he continued to teach as a sessional faculty member until 1998. Pippert also instructed teachers for 10 summers in Malawi.
Pippert married Theresa Ann Fydenkevez on June 24, 1967 (previous marriage, 1946). He has three sons, Eric, Rolf and Mark, and two daughters, Christine and Dianne.
Ralph Pippert died on August 31, 2014 in Kiel, Wisconsin.
D.T. HAYES (1978-1988)
Dale T. Hayes was born c.1939 and attended Bob Jones University where he recieved his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1959. He recieved his M.A. in Education (1968) and from Arizona State University, his Ed.D. in Education in 1975. Prior to his appointment as Dean of Education at Brandon University in July 1978, Hayes held the position of Chairman of the Division of Practical Studies at the University of New Brunswick (1975-1978), and served a Professor of Reading at the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham and as co-ordinator of Learning Assitance Programs at Mt. Royal College in Calgary. He was also involved in developing Native Education programs at the University and college level in Alberta and South Dakota. He was re-appointed as Dean for a second five-year term in 1983. Following his stint as Dean, he returned to the Faculty of Education where he continued to teach until his retirement.
Dale Hayes is married with four children.
ROBIN J. ENNS (1989 - 1993/1994 and 2000-2001(Acting Dean))
Robin Enns completed his elementary and secondary education in Quebec. In 1967, he graduated from United College (which became the University of Winnipeg in 1968) with a B.A. Following a brief period as mechanic for the Red River Ex, Enns began teaching English, History and French at Lake of Two Mountains High School. He graduated with his M.A. in English from the University of New Brunswick in 1971. That same year he also taught English at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. In 1973, he obtained his B.Ed. from the University of Toronto.
From 1973-1975, Enns taught at Brampton Centennial Secondary School, northwest of Toronto. In 1975, he was accepted into the Ph.D. program in Educational Theory at the University of Toronto; he completed his degree in 1983. From 1979-1987, Enns taught at the Faculte des sciences de l'education at the Universite de Moncton. During that time he was appointed Francophone Co-chair for the New Brunswick Commission on Decling Enrolments and Teacher Layoffs (1981-1984), was elected as a school trustee for the Moncton English School District (1983-1986) and developed the first maritime provinces distance education bilingual Master's of Education course set (1986-1988). He also served as president of The Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies.
In 1988, Enns, his wife and children, moved to Brandon where he had been appointed Dean of Education (1988-1993) at Brandon University. During his time as Dean, Enns re-wrote the Master's of Education proposal and successfully shephereded it through the Universities Grans Commission process and was the founding Dean of the Brandon University Hutterite Education program. During the same period he also served as president of the Candian Association of Deans of Education, the Chair of the Manitoba Board of Teacher Education and Certification, Vice Chair of the Manitoba Curriculum Committee and Chair of the Manitoba Task Force on Teacher Supply and Demand. In 1992, Enns was a recipient of the 125th Anniversary of Canada Medal for service to education in Canada.
Since his stint as Dean, Robin Enns has continued to teach in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University and in 1996, he received the Alumni Award for Teaching Exellence.
FREDERICK RENIHAN (1994-1995/1996)
Frederick Renihan was born in Ireland and received his elementary education there, before moving to England, where he went to secondary school. He completed his teacher training in Lond, where he also taught for four years. In 1969, Renihan moved to Saskatchewan, where he was active in all levels of education. While in Saskatchewan, he also obtained his M.Ed. and Ph.D at the University of Saskatchewan.
Prior to coming to Brandon University, Renihan taught at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, and was a visiting professor at the University of Victoria. Renihan left Brandon University after a short time to take the position of Superintendent of Schools in Surrey, B.C. At present (January 2007), he is a member of the Department of Educational Leadership, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University.
GERALD RICHARDS (1996-1997/1998)
Gerald Richards, native to Saskatchewan, was born in Midale. He received his public schooling in a four-room school in Halbrite. Upon graduation in 1960, he attended Saskatchewan Teachers College in Regina. By alternating teaching with attendance at university, he earned a B.Ed (With Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1967. He returned to that institution, graduating with an M.Ed. in 1969. In 1976, he was awarded a Ph.D. in educational theory from the University of Toronto, where he studied at the Modern Language Centre in the Curriculum Department of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Following the completion of his doctorate, Richards returned to classroom teaching for one year before accepting a joint-appointment to the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts at Brandon University in 1978. He taught an introductory French language course and methods courses for the teaching of French. Upon returning from hissabbatical leave, he was given a full-time appointment in the Faculty of Education.
Richards' background includes language training in French at Laval University in Quebec, and in German from the Goethe Institute in Passau, Germany, and seven years experience in Saskatchewan classrooms where he taught all subjects from grades seven to eleven, although his teaching field was French. During those years, he served as vice-principal and principal of small rural schools and was elected president of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation local on two occassions. At Brandon University, he has filled the roles of department chair and member of faculty and university committees, including a long term on the Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee.
With the sudden departure of Dr. Fred Renihan in 1996, Richards was appointed Acting Dean of Education. During his one-year tenure, the faculty completed the revision of its degree program. At present (January 2007), Gerald Richards continues to teach in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University.
RON COMMON (1998 - ca. 2000)
Ronald Common is a Manitoba native, who attended elementary school in Bradwardine before his family moved to Winnipeg. He received his Bachelor of Arts (1969), Education Certificate (1970), Bachelor of Education (1972) and Master of Education (1976) from the University of Manitoba. He obtained his Ph.D in Education from the University of Ottawa in 1980.
Prior to coming to Brandon University, Common was a professor in the Department of Education Administration, Graduate Studies at Brock University, spent a year in Newfoundland and Labrador as the Program Coordinator for Memorial University's Native and Northern education initiative, was an Assistant Professor at Queens University, a curriculum consultant with the province of Manitoba, and an educator and administrator at the secondary school level in The Pas, Norway House and Winnipeg. He left Brandon University after his term as Dean was over.
Common is married to Dr. Lorraine Frost, with whom he has two daughters, Lauren and MacKenzie. At present (January 2007), Ron Common is employed as the Dean of Education, Faculty of Education at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.
TOM B. MACNEILL (ca. 2001- 2004/2005)
No biographical information yet.
JERRY STORIE - (July 1, 2005 - June 2010)
Jerry Thomas Storie received his B.A. from Brandon University in 1972, his M.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1975 and his Teaching Certificate (Secondary Education) from the University of Manitoba in the same year.
From 1972-1974, Storie was a Research Assistant and then a Teaching Assitant in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba. The following year he was a Policy Analyst in the Planning & Research Branch of the Department of Education, Government of Manitoba. From 1975-1981, he was employed by the Flin Flon School Division, first as a Guidance Counselor (1975-1978) and then as a Classroom Teacher, Grade 6 (1978-1981). From 1981-1994, Storie was a member of the Legislative Assembly for Flin Flon; during this period he held a number of positions and was appointed to numerous Executive Councils. In the decade 1994-2004, Storie was the Area 4 Superintendent, Frontier School Division (1994-1998) and the Superintendent, Turtle Mountain School Division (1998-2004).
On July 1, 2005, the Brandon University Board of Governors appointed Jerry Storie Acting Dean of Education for a three-year term. Jerry Storie left the position of Dean of Education in June 2010.
SAL BADALI (July 1, 2011 - c. 2013)
Sal Badali recieved his B.A. in history from York University, his B.Ed. from the University of Toronto, his M.Ed from teh University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.
Prior to his tenure at Brandon University, Badali was employed at the University of Regina (1999-2011) where he taught various education courses, like curriculum development and the theory and practice of instruction, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a faculty advisor and supervised graduate work as well. During his sabbatical leave in 2006, Badali was a guest lecturer at the Ontario Institute for the Studey of Education/University of Toronto.
HEATHER DUNCAN (2013 - present)
Scope and Content
Accession 2-2011 (3 metres, 1977-2005) consists of: Education Faculty Council meeting packages (1999-2004); Dean's Administrative Committee records (1981-1996); Education Faculty Council records, including a list of motions (1980-2001); Faculty of Education committees (1980-2005); Department chairpersons (1991-2005); Faculty of Education Professional Standards Committee (1989-1992); Faculty of Education Research & Development (1989-1995); and the Faculty of Education Advisory Committe (1995-1996).
Also consists of a variety of reports, agreements, planning, assessment, policy and review documents. Topics include: internal and external reviews; international educational projects; Roblin Commission; Smith Commission; Shapiro Report; Scurfield Report; Sherlock Report. There are also records related to: the Master's Degree Steering Committee; implimenting the Bachelor of Education After Degree program; the 4 year integrated Bachelor of Education program; campus recreation; and the Athletic Directorate.
Biographical information for Dale Hayes was taken from two articles in "The Quill" (Febrary 9, 1978 and February 25, 1983). Biographical information for Gerald Richards was provided by Richards. Biographical information for Badali was taken from a Brandon University press release (February 7, 2011).
Box level inventory is available for accession 2-2011.
RG 6 Brandon University fonds
Series 7: Faculties and Schools
A file of miscellaneous newspaper clippings etc. related to the Faculty of Education assembled by Eileen McFadden for the period 1979-1985, is located in the Institutional Files in the Reading Room.
In May 2011, the Archives made an administrative decision to stop using the existing arrangment for the Faculty of Education records. All Faculty of Education records transferred or donated to the Archives prior to 2011, will retain the old numbering system. All accessions recieved from 2011 onward will be arranged chronologically by accession number.
The old arrangement included records in the following sub sub series: (3) Faculty of Education publications; (4) Interoffice; (5) Brandon University Indian Leadership Development (BUILD); (6) Athletics; and (7) Education special projects.