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Boutilier, Ross

  • Person
  • 1956-

Ross Boutilier is an LGBTQ activist and community volunteer who pursued a number of successful challenges to his federal employer to gain equal treatment and benefits for same-sex relationships. He and his partner, Brian Mombourquette, also challenged both federal and provincial legislation to gain equal access to marriage and became one of three couples married as a result of the 2004-09-24 Marriage Decision.

Born in 1956, Ross is a retired geophysicist with a 30-year career with Natural Resources Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He began community work as a volunteer and resource person with the Metro Area Committee on AIDS in 1989-1993. From 1993-1998 he was a member, producer and coordinator of the editorial collective producing the Gaezette (now Wayves). He served as treasurer of Safe Harbour Community Church between 1993-2003 and as a volunteer, coordinator and city liaison officer with the Halifax Pride Committee from 1994-2003. In 1996 he founded Manna For Health special needs food bank, for which he also served as a treasurer and liaison officer until 2003. Ross was a steward and elected official with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada from 1996-2006—in that capacity he served in multiple roles, including as chair of the Human Rights Committee.

Bower, Derek

  • Person
Derek Bower became associated with the Center for Art Tapes in the 1990s because their sound recording “Father and Son Go Shopping” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Branscombe, Gena

  • Person
  • 1881-1977

Gena Branscombe was a Canadian-born composer, conductor, educator, and pianist. Born in Picton, Ontario on November 4, 1881, she received her Bachelor of Arts in composition from the Chicago Musical College (1900), studying with Felix Borowski, Alexander von Fielitz, Florenz Ziegfield, Arthur Friedheim, Hans von Schiller, and Rudolph Ganz. She also spent some time in Berlin studying with Engelbert Humperdinck. In 1932, she received an honorary Master of Arts from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she had been director of the piano department from 1907 to 1909.

Branscombe spent most of her life in the United States, although she visited Canada frequently and some of her compositions have Canadian connections (e.g., Quebec Suite). She is best known for her choral compositions, particularly those written for women's voices, and she frequently conducted her own works in Canada, England, and the United States. She was also the founder and conductor of the Branscombe Chorale in New York (1935-1953), and conducted various choirs in New Jersey. She was also the president of the Society of American Women Composers and the vice-president and director of the National Association of American Composers and Conductors.

She married John Ferguson Tenney and had four daughters. She died at the age of 95 in New York on July 26, 1977.

Braybrooke, David, Professor, 1924-2013

  • Person

David Braybrooke was born 18 October 1924 in Hackettstown, New Jersey. While an undergraduate at Hobart College, he joined the United States Army, serving from 1943-1946. He resumed his formal education and received a BA in Economics (magna cum laude) from Harvard in 1948, and an MA (Philosophy) and PhD (Ethics, Epistemology and Economic Theory) from Cornell in 1951 and 1953, respectively. As a graduate student and over the following decade, he taught at Hobart, the University of Michigan, Bowdoin College and Yale.

In 1963 Braybrooke joined Dalhousie University, holding a joint appointment in political science and philosophy until his retirement in 1990, after which he was made Professor Emeritus. Soon after he moved to the University of Texas at Austin, where he held the Centennial Commission Chair in the Liberal Arts as a Professor of Government and Philosophy, a position that he held until his second retirement in 2005.

Braybrooke was an active member of many professional associations, including the American Philosophical Association and the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy during the late 1960s; in 1970 he was a founding member of and presenter at the initial conference of the Atlantic Region Philosophical Association (ARPA) in Halifax. He served on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) from 1970-1971, and variously as the Director, Vice President and President of the Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) during the early 1970s. From 1981-1982 he was Vice-President of the American Political Science Association. He acted as the local representative for the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association during the 1981 Learned Societies Conference at Dalhousie. Under the auspices of the Council for Philosophical Studies, he helped to plan and stage a Summer Institute on Public Choice Theory at Dalhousie in 1984. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1980 and was involved in its activities throughout the following decade, in particular helping to elect new fellows and contributing to the Royal Society's Canadian Global Change Forum from 1986-1990.

Concurrently with his appointment at Dalhousie, Braybrooke was a visiting professor at universities including Pittsburgh, Toronto, Minnesota, California at Irvine, Waterloo, Chicago and Tulane, as well as holding visiting fellowships at Wolfson College, Cambridge, the University of British Columbia and Queen's University.

Braybrooke's research interests included problems in ethics, philosophy, and political and social science. He wrote over eighty articles and a number of monographs, including A Strategy of Decision: Policy Evaluation as a Social Process (with C.E. Lindblom, 1963), Traffic Congestion Goes through the Issue Machine (1974), A Case Study In Issue Processing, Illustrating a New Approach (1974), Logic on the Track of Social Change (with B. Brown and P.K. Schotch, 1995), Natural Law Modernized (2001), and Analytical Political Philosophy: From Discourse to Edification (2005).

Braybrooke married Alice Noble in 1948, with whom he had three children: Nicholas, Geoffre and Elizabeth Page. He later married Michiko (Gomyo), with whom he lived in Austin and spent summers in Halifax. He died on 7 August 2013 in Texas.

Bredin, Helen

  • Person
Helen Bredin has worked in the film industry within the cinematography, art and camera departments since the late 1990s. Bredin became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1999, because her their video recording became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Breitkopf & Härtel

  • Corporate body
  • 1719-
Breitkopf and Härtel is the world's oldest music publishing house. The firm was founded in 1719 in Leipzig by Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf.

Bridgewater Lawn and Tennis Club.

  • Corporate body
The Bridgewater Lawn and Tennis Club began in the summer of 1889, but its constitution and bylaws weren't adopted until 1890. An elected management committee held annual meetings and held general control over the affairs of the club, including memebership. Charter member included R.G. Logan (president), H.T. Ross (secretary-treasurer), George Thomson and R.H. Frazer (members of the executive).

Brine, Tori

  • Person
Tori Brine became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in the 1990s because their audio recording became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Bristol, Joanne

  • Person
Joanne Bristol is an interdisciplinary artist. Bristol was the co-founder of the first queer film festival in Saskatchewan and is currently a board chair of Regina’s Queer City Cinema. Bristol became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1993 because their video recording “Love Letters” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

British War Relief Society (U.S.).

  • Corporate body
The Canadian (Maple Leaf) Fund was founded in early 1941 as a division of the British War Relief Society of the United States of America. Its mission was to provide funds and supplies to civilians in Europe during World War II. There is evidence that relief was also provided to Canadians, including people in Halifax. The organization ceased operation on 30 September 1945.

Britton, Susan

  • Person
Susan Britton was associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in the late 1970s because of her involvement with a compilation tape of video recordings, “On Air”. The tape featured her video “Love Hurts”.

Brodie, Alan

  • Person
Alan Brodie is a theatre, opera, and dance lighting and set designer. Graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), he has designed lighting for over 175 productions over the last 20 years at various theatre companies across Canada, including the Shaw Festival, Arts Club Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Vancouver Playhouse, Globe Theatre, Stratford Festival, Neptune Theatre, Citadel Theatre, National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and Young People's Theatre. He started to design sets as addition to lighting in 2005.

Brodie, Fred

  • Person
Fred Brodie was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1903. He was a labour activist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He served as Chairman of the Halifax Labour Temple and was an active member of the International Typographical Union, Local 130. Brodie was a prominent voice in left wing politics in Nova Scotia and was a member of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party. He was an avid collector of newspaper clippings, and very active within his community. Brodie served on the Halifax Human Rights Advisory Committee and was Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Halifax-Dartmouth District Labour Council.

Bronson, Howard Logan

  • Person
  • 1878-1968
Howard Logan Bronson was born in 1878 in Washington, Connecticut, USA.He attended university at Yale between 1885-1900, and 1901-1904, and was awarded a Phd in Physics in 1904. In 1910 he accepted a position at Dalhousie University as Chairman of the Physics Department, where he remained until his retirement in 1946. Upon his retirement, the University awarded him with an LLD, and a Professor Emeritis. He died on March 8th, 1968, in Halifax.

Broome, Edward

  • Person
  • 1868-1932

(William) Edward Broome was a Canadian choral conductor, organist, composer, and educator. Born in Manchester on January 3, 1868, Broome spent most of his childhood in Wales where he studied piano and organ with Roland Rogers and conducting with Jules Riviere. He received his piano diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England 1884 and was named a Fellow of the Guild of Organists in 1889.

He moved to Canada in 1893, where he was the organist-choirmaster at the First Presbyterian Church in Brockville, Ontario (1893-1895); the Douglas Methodist Church in Montreal, Quebec (1895-1906); the Jarvis Street Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario (1906-1925); and the Knox United Church in Calgary, Alberta (1926-1927). He received his Bachelor of Music from Trinity College in 1901 and his Doctorate of Music from the University of Toronto in 1908. In 1907, he began teaching at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and from 1910 to 1925 he directed the Toronto Oratorio Society. He died in Toronto, Ontario on April 28, 1932.

Brott, Alexander

  • Person
  • 1915-2005
Alexander Brott was a Canadian conductor, composer, violinist, and teacher. Born in Montreal, Brott attended the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and the Julliard School in New York. He joined the faculty at McGill University in 1939 and taught there until his retirement in 1980. During this time, he founded the McGill Chamber Orchestra. He also performed with various orchestra in Montreal and conducted the Kingston Symphony from 1965 to 1981. In 1979, he became a Member of the Order of Canada.

Brouder, Jessica

  • Person
Jessica Brouder became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 2005 because their video recording “Can I make you cry (onion performance)” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Brousseau, Dean

  • Person
Dean Brousseau is a Halifax-based cinematographer and photographer. Brousseau has an education from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Brousseau has worked as an instructor at the Centre for Arts and Technology in Halifax, teaching courses in cinematography, and as a Director of Photography in the film industry.

Brown, Murray

  • Person
  • 1936-

Murray G. Brown is a research economist and retired professor of health economics at Dalhousie University.

He was born 10 November 1936. He received his BA Hon. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1961and his MA from Queen's University the following year. His MA in Economics was granted by the University of Chicago in 1968, followed in 1974 by a PhD, with his dissertation, "Experience and Earnings of Male Physicians in the United States."

From 1964-1973 Dr. Brown taught in the Department of Economics at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. In 1973 he joined Dalhousie University's Department of Preventative Medicine, now the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, and held both joint and cross appointments in the Department of Economics and the School of Health Service Administration. From 1992 until his retirement he taught primarily within the Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Brown's research activities have spanned multiple departments, faculties and special research units, institutes and programs within Dalhousie. He has also been involved in research, committee work and task-force work for the Nova Scotia Department of Health and other public sector bodies.

Brown, Simon

  • Person
Simon Brown became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 2005 because their video recording of examples of video work became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Brown, Velma, Purdy

  • Person

Velma Purdy Brown was born in 1915 in Truro, the eldest daughter of Gordon Dencil and Elsie Mae (Talbot) Purdy. After finishing school she worked at Truro Printing and Publishing and Margolian's Department Store. In 1940 she married Frederick Cameron Brown and in 1964 moved to Dartmouth and Halifax.

Brown was active and involved in the arts, her church, and charitable activities. A prolific writer of poetry and prose for her own pleasure, she also contributed to various local church publications. She was involved in producing newsletters and other materials, particularly relating to the United Amateur Press Association (UAPA). Her own poetry flourished from 1971-1979 when she had her work published in many UAPA and other publications. Brown died in 2009.

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