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O'Brien, Mary Sophia, 1798-1876

  • Person
  • (1798-1876)

Mary Sophia Gapper O'Brien (1798-1876) arrived in Upper Canada from her native England in 1828. She married Edward O'Brien in 1829 and resided subsequently in the Thornhill Area of Vaughan Township and then at Shanty Bay on Lake Simcoe.

Neufeld, Doris

  • Person
  • ca. 1996

John and Doris Neufeld who owned a restaurant in Maple near the Community Centre. They later moved to Patton Street in King City. When John passed away in 1996, Doris decided to sell their home and move to Toronto.

Neufeld, John, d. 1996

  • Person
  • b.-1996

John and Doris Neufeld who owned a restaurant in Maple near the Community Centre. They later moved to Patton Street in King City. When John passed away in 1996, Doris decided to sell their home and move to Toronto.

Monkman, Jim, 1930 -

  • 1930-

Jim Monkman (b. 1930) was born in Richmond Hill and, from a young age, visited his family’s farm. The farm was most likely built around 1850 and was sold in the 1970s. However, Jim’s cousin continued to reside on the property until 1995 when the farm buildings were demolished to make way for new development.

Fleming, James H.

  • Person
  • 1872-1940

James Henry Fleming was born on July 5th, 1872 in the Toronto home of his parents on Yonge street. His father, James Fleming (1812-1887) emigrated to Canada from Aberdeen, Scotland in 1834. James Fleming, senior moved to Toronto from Montreal in 1836 and established a profitable nursery and seed growing business at the corner of what is now Yonge and Elm Streets. In addition to being a successful businessman, James Fleming was active in public affairs. He was a justice of the peace for the city of Toronto and county of York, alderman for St. John's Ward 1877-80, and a director of several agricultural societies. Following the death of his first wife (Margaret Geddes), James Fleming married Mary Elizabeth Wade (1833-1923) of Port Hope, Ontario in 1869. The only surviving child of this union was James Henry Fleming. There was, however, a half-sister, Isabella (1839-1883), from his father's first marriage.

J.H. Fleming attended the Model School in St. James Square and subsequently graduated from Upper Canada College in 1889. He obtained no formal secondary education, although he did attend a mining school in London, England for a brief period. He married Christine Mackay Keefer (1867-1903) of Rockliffe Park on December 8, 1897 and together they had his only two children, Annie Elizabeth (1899-1946) and Thomas Keefer (1901-1988). Following the death of his first wife, he married Caroline Toovey (1876- 1958) of Towersey, Oxfordshire, England on 1908. J.H. Fleming was independently employed in the management of his father's Elm and Yonge Street properties, which he inherited in 1897. This arrangement allowed him the time and financial freedom to pursue his love of ornithology as a true amateur.

J.H. Fleming began cultivating his natural history interests at a very young age. His first interest was in the plants and butterflies of the Elm street garden, but, by the age of twelve his passion had settled on birds. The earliest specimens in his collection date from 1884 and he was known to have purchased hummingbird skins with his lunch money while still in primary school. An 1886 visit to London and the Natural History Museum with his father convinced him to begin an ornithological collection. In 1905 J.H. Fleming had the first of two additions built onto his home at 267 Rusholme Road to house the growing collection. The collection and library eventually occupied a three-storey addition and was comprised
of 32,267 specimens representing all of the 27 known orders of recent birds, 163 out of 166 families, 2074 of 2600 genera, and over 6300 species (based on the taxonomy at the time of his death), plus approximately 10,000 library items. At the time of his death, the collection was believed to be the largest and most representative private collection of birds in the world.

Many awards and honours were bestowed upon J.H. Fleming during his life time including the following: Honourary Curator of Ornithology, National Museum of Canada, 1913; Honourary Curator of Division of Birds, Royal Ontario Museum, 1927; Honourary Member Societe Ornithologique & Mammalogique de France, 1931; first Canadian president of the American ornithologists' Union, 1932; corresponding Member of the Zoological society of London; Colonial Member of the British Ornithologists Union. In addition, J.H. Fleming published more than 80 scientific notes and papers and presented many others at the meetings of the Brodie Club, Toronto Ornithological Club and Toronto Field Naturalists Club.

James Henry Fleming died in his home on 27 June 1940 of natural causes. On March 20th, 1928 he had written a codicil to his will leaving all of his ornithological collection and scientific library to the Royal Ontario Museum. The bequest placed the Royal Ontario Museum among the leading ornithological collections in North America.

Elliott, Robert, 1858-1902

  • Person
  • 1858-1902

Robert Elliott (1858-1902) was a poet and naturalist born near Plover Mills, Ontario. He lived most of his life on a farm near London, Ontario, where he recorded many bird observations. He contributed to Thomas McIlwraith’s “Birds of Ontario”, among other publications. Elliott died on December 19, 1902, near Bryanton, Ontario

Western University

  • Corporate body
  • 1878 -

Founded on March 7, 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth (1817–1901) ‘The Western University of London Ontario’ opened its doors to students for the first time in 1881. Four faculties were established (Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine) at Western's inception.

In 1916, the current campus property was mainly purchased from the Kingsmill family, with construction beginning in 1922 and first classes held in summer of 1924. In 1923 the university was renamed The University of Western Ontario.

Since that first class graduated in 1883, the university has become a vibrant centre of learning. Through 12 faculties and three affiliated university colleges, Western today offers its 36,000-plus students more than 400 specializations, majors and minors.

Six Nations of the Grand River

  • Corporate body

The Six Nations of the Grand River is a First Nations reserve located on the Grand River near Brantford that is made up of the six Iroquois Nations - the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca and Tuscarora. John Brant (ca. 1794 - 1832), the son of Joseph Brant, was resident superintendent of the Six Nations of the Grand River from 1828 until his death in 1832. Major James Winnett was appointed to the position in 1834

Western's Caucus on Women's Issues

  • Corporate body
  • 1980 -

Western's Caucus on Women's Issues was formed in 1980 to promote and safeguard the interests of women at the University of Western Ontario and its affiliates. Its objectives are: (1) to cultivate a sense of community among women at the university, (2) to encourage the integration of findings from feminist research into curricula at UWO and its affiliates and (3) to promote a work environment that facilitates the full professional development of all women employed at UWO and its affiliates.
The Caucus held lecture series, sponsored a women's studies essay award and hosted a brown bag lunch series to foster discussion. The group also produced several documentaries about the experiences of women and minority groups in post-secondary institutions including Breaking the Trust (1986), The Chilly Climate (1991), Backlash to Change (1996) and Voices of Diversity (2008).
In addition to this, the Caucus mobilized its membership around issues of importance to women, forming committees to address particular issues and to ensure that women would have meaningful input into initiatives undertaken by the university. The Caucus gave recommendations on the university's sexual harassment policy and race relations policy, submitted proposals for affirmative action/ employment equity and gave input during the university's strategic planning process.
The Women's Studies Committee of the Caucus on Women's Issues raised awareness about courses focused on women and ensured that library holdings supported women's studies. The committee compiled the “Directory of Women's Studies Courses” which, in the absence of a formal women's studies program, identified courses which fell into the realm of women's studies - courses which previously had not been identified as such. In 1981, courses identified as “women's studies” were offered for the first time.
The Caucus actively promoted employment equity (previously known as affirmative action) at Western, submitting in 1982 a brief on the status of women that contained a proposal for affirmative action. In 1986 Western received the Ontario government's employment equity award and in response to this, Constance Backhouse released the report, “Women faculty at UWO: reflections on the employment equity award.” Constance Backhouse researched the history of women at Western extensively in writing this report and conducted additional research on women at Western for the U.W.O. law archives and in preparation for celebrations marking 100 years of women at Western.

Hippocratic Society

  • Corporate body
  • 1915 -

From 1915, the group formed at Western University had gone by the name The Student Body and in 1921 officially accepted the new name The Hippocratic Society. The society arranged scientific meetings as well as taking on the role of supporting other student organizations and initiatives such as the Gazette, the Honour Society and the U.W.O Medical Journal.

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