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James Norcop

James Michael Norcop, administrator, baritone (born 29 September 1930 in Oxnard, California). James Norcop came to Canada in 1965 to manage the Vancouver Opera and began a long career developing and mentoring young talent. He moved to Toronto in 1967 to work with the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras, and served as the founding executive director of Coordinated Arts Services. He stablished two awards at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and is a founding board member of the Art Song Foundation of Canada. The Concours musical international de Montréal established the $50,000 'James Norcop' Career Development Grant in his honour.

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James Wilson Robertson

James Wilson Robertson, dairyman, educator (b at Dunlop, Scot 2 Nov 1857; d at Ottawa 20 Mar 1930). Robertson farmed in Ontario from 1875 to 1886, when he became professor of dairying at the Ontario Agricultural Coll.

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Jane Rule

Jane Vance Rule, CM, OBC, writer, teacher and activist (born 28 March 1931 in Plainfield, NJ; died 27 November 2007 in Galiano Island, BC). Rule was a ground-breaking novelist and essayist whose work explored the lives of lesbians, beginning at a time when homosexuality was still a crime in Canada (see LGBT Rights in Canada). Her first novel, Desert of the Heart, is perhaps her best known. It was adapted into the film Desert Hearts in 1986. Rule is the author of seven novels and several collections of essays and short stories. She was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 1998 and the Order of Canada in 2007.

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Jean (Jay) Macpherson

Jean (Jay) Macpherson, poet, professor (born at London, England 13 Jun 1931; died at Toronto, Ont, 21 Mar 2012). Jay Macpherson was brought to Newfoundland as a "war guest" in 1940, then spent her youth in Ottawa.

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Jean Bédard

Jean Bédard, philosopher and social supporter (b 1950). Jean Bédard appeared like a meteor on the literary scene. In 1996, at his riverside home at Saint-Fabien-sur-mer near Rimouski, he inaugurated seminars for reflective thought on Western culture and modernity.

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Jean Hamelin

Jean Hamelin, university professor and historian (b at Saint-Narcisse, Qc 13 Jul 1931; d at Sainte-Foy 15 May 1998).

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Jeannine Vanier

Jeannine Vanier. Organist, teacher, composer, b Laval-des-Rapides, near Montreal, 21 Aug 1929; B MUS (Montreal) 1950, L MUS (Montreal) 1952. She studied at the Institut Nazareth and at the University of Montreal.

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Jim Blackley

Jim (James David) Blackley, teacher, drummer (born 4 March 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died 16 July 2017 in Barrie, ON).

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Johanne Perron

Johanne Perron. Cellist, teacher, b Chicoutimi, Que, 13 Apr 1959; premier prix chamber music (CMQ) 1977, premier prix cello (CMQ) 1978, M MUS (Yale) 1981.

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John Allan Irving

John Allan Irving, philosopher (b in Blenheim Township, Ont 6 May 1903; d at Toronto 3 Jan 1965). As an instructor in philosophy he was first at Princeton, and then at UBC.

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John Arab

John (Joseph) Arab. Tenor, teacher, b Halifax, NS, of Lebanese parents, 15 Jul 1930, d Toronto 11 Jun 2000. He studied 1950-3 at the Maritime Conservatory of Music in Halifax with Teodor Brilts, summers 1953-66 at the Banff SFA, and 1954-66 at the RCMT with Ernesto Vinci.

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John Bartlet Brebner

John Bartlet Brebner, historian (b at Toronto 19 May 1895; d at New York C, NY 9 Nov 1957). Educated at University of Toronto, Oxford and Columbia University, he taught 1921-25 at U of T and then moved to Columbia U for the rest of his academic life.

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John Beckwith

His paternal forebears settled in Nova Scotia in 1760. Both parents were musical and encouraged the development of his talent. In Victoria he sang in the Anglican Cathedral choir directed by Stanley Bulley and studied piano at the age of six with Ogreta McNeill, then with Gwendoline Harper.

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John Bland

John Bland, emeritus professor of architecture at McGill, distinguished architect, town planner, architectural historian and author as well as one of the foremost educators of architects in Canada (b at Lachine, Qué 13 Nov 1911; d in Montreal March 26, 2002).

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John Charles Dent

John Charles Dent, journalist, historian (b at Kendal, Eng 8 Nov 1841; d at Toronto 27 Sept 1888). After a newspaper career abroad and in Toronto he became a freelance writer. His most successful book was the illustrated 4-vol Canadian Portrait Gallery (1880-81); he wrote 185 of its 204 sketches.

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John Clark Murray

John Clark Murray, philosopher (b at Thread and Tannahill, Scot 19 Mar 1836; d at Montréal 20 Nov 1917). Murray's career as a philosopher began in 1862 at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.