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Kuldip Gill

  • Person
  • 1934 - 2009

Kuldip Gill was born in Punjab, India; she and her family immigrated to Canada when Kuldip was five years old. The family formally settled in the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia. After working for several years in the resource industry, she pursued and obtained both a BA and MA in Social Anthropology from UBC, the latter in 1982. In 1988, she received a Ph.D. – also from UBC – after extensive travel to Fiji to research the lives of elderly Indian women there.

Native Education College

  • NEC
  • Corporate body
  • 1967-

Although NEC (formerly Native Education Centre) had existed since 1967, it was in 1979 that the society was formed to assume control and broaden the scope of education to include academic post-secondary courses. The school moved into its current facilities in 1985, a building featuring architectural features of a traditional Pacific Coast longhouse.

Percy Broughton

  • Person
  • [18-]-1915

Percy Broughton was a missionary of the Anglican Church who served the Church Missionary Society (predecessor to the Anglican Church in the Arctic) at Lake Harbour [Kimmirut, Baffin Island] from 1911-1912. Prior to this, Broughton attended the theological school Wycliffe College in Toronto, Ontario. Broughton arrived in Lake Harbour in September of 1911. In March of 1912, he was separated from the Inuit crew he was travelling with, and spent two days lost in the Arctic. He eventually managed to find his way to a small community of Inuit who saved his life though he sustained serious injuries due to prolonged exposure in extreme cold temperatures. He left Lake Harbour in August of 1912. Broughton returned to Toronto for surgeries and recuperation, then went to England, New Zealand, and Australia. Broughton died, most likely due to complications from his injuries, in September of 1915.

Jean Telfer

  • Person
  • 1924-1980

Jean Telfer graduated from U.B.C. in 1924, and subsequently trained as a teacher. Telfer worked in this role from 1931 to 1934 at the Morley Residential School in Alberta. In the late 1930s Telfer also worked at the Alberni Residential School in British Columbia.

Smith Stanley Osterhout

  • Person
  • 1868-1953

Smith Stanley Osterhout was born in Murray Township, Ontario on June 30, 1968. He was ordained by the Methodist Church in 1894 and was stationed in British Columbia at the Nass River mission between 1894 and 1898, then at the Port Simpson mission between 1898 and 1903. During the latter period, Osterhout received an M.A. (1898) and PhD (1903) from Illinois Wesleyan College. After Church Union in 1925, the United Church of Canada gave Osterhout charge of Home Missions in the Kootenays, and by the time he retired in 1939, he was Superintendent of Indian and Anglo-Saxon missions in Prince Rupert Presbytery, of Japanese work in the BC Conference, and of Chinese work west of the Great Lakes. Osterhout was President of the British Columbia Conference in the Methodist Church between 1916 and 1917. He was also President of the BC Conference within the United Church between 1939 and 1940.

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