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Harold Adams Innis

(1894—1952)

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Adam Shortt

Adam Shortt  

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(1859–1931)Shortt was born in Kilworth, Ontario in 1859, and died in Ottawa in 1931. Educated informally at a Mechanics Institute outside Walkerton and later at Walkerton High School and ...
beaver

beaver  

The beaver is often taken as a type of industry, from its habit of gnawing through tree-trunks to make dams. Recorded from Old English (in form beofor) and of Germanic origin, the word comes ...
Biography and memoirs in English

Biography and memoirs in English  

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At their best, biography and autobiography are forms that encourage a high development of literary art; but they are also genres in which amateurs, with neither art nor craftsmanship, are ...
communication

communication  

The result of any action (physical, written, or verbal) that conveys meanings between two individuals. In the context of marketing, the marketer wants the communication, in the form of a promotional ...
D.G. Creighton

D.G. Creighton  

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(1902–79).Donald Grant Creighton was born in Toronto and educated at the University of Toronto. He never lived for long away from his birthplace and its vicinity, except for a ...
history and historians

history and historians  

The earliest histories of the colonies that would form Canada were written by promoters of settlement and investment to confirm and measure material and political progress or, in the case ...
Laurentian thesis

Laurentian thesis  

The Laurentian thesis responded to the continentalist implications of the frontier thesis by arguing that Canada was founded on an east–west axis—at the heart of which was the St Lawrence ...
Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan  

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(1911–80),Canadian scholar. His influential studies of the media of communication and the role of technology in society include The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1962), which ...
staple theory

staple theory  

An explanation of economic growth in new countries of European settlement, was first developed by the Canadian historian Harold Innis, refined by the Americans R. E. Baldwin and Douglas North ...
William Archibald Mackintosh

William Archibald Mackintosh  

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(1895–1970)Mackintosh was born in Madoc, Ontario on 21 May 1895. He died on 23 December 1970 at Kingston, Ontario. He was educated at Queen's University and Harvard University (M.A. ...
William John Alexander Donald

William John Alexander Donald  

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(1890–1960)Donald was born in Sarnia, Ontario on April 29 1990. He died in 1960 in New York City. He was educated at McMaster University and the University of Chicago ...
W.J. Eccles

W.J. Eccles  

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(b.1917).Willam John Eccles was born in Thirsk, Yorkshire, England, and came to Canada in 1928. He served in the rcaf/raf (1941–5) before attending MacDonald College and McGill University (B.A. ...

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