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Apps, Charles

  • Person

Charles Apps was the Great- Grandfather of George E. Apps, former Director of Buildings and Grounds at the University of Victoria. He was apprenticed, commencing October 3, 1846, to Charles Townsend Halsted, Henry Halsted, and John Halsted (Ironmongers) of Chichester, England, to learn the trade of a whitesmith.

Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting

  • Corporate body
  • 1993-

Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting was established in 1993 to provide consulting services in aquatic ecology. In 1998, the company began the Photopoint Monitoring of Urban Creeks on Southern Vancouver Island Project The study was conducted during July and August of 1998 in the Capital Regional District urban creeks of Blenkinsop, Colwood and Latoria using a technique called Photopoint Monitoring. The purpose of the project was to modify the photopoint monitoring technique, apply the modified technique to three urban creeks, and to assess the viability of the technique for future urban applications. The project team was supervised by David E. Jensen, and sponsored by the Aqua-Tex scientists, Cori L. Barraclough and William P. Lucey. The photopoint monitoring technique was later applied to Leeds Creek. In 2000, the company participated in a water quality monitoring plan for the Kootenai River Basin.

Ari Kane

  • AR421-2
  • Person
  • 1936-present

Biographical Sketch:
Ari Kane, also known as Ariadne Kane, was born in 1936. Kane holds a Bachelor of Science in Biophysics, Mathematics and Chemistry, and undertook graduate work in biophysics. Kane also holds a doctorate of Education from Institute for Advanced Study of Sexuality and is an assistant professor of sexology at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. Kane also runs Theseus Counseling Services which specializes in gender issues.

Kane's "emergence from the closet" occurred in 1971. Ariadne Kane oversaw the restructuring and relocation of the cross dressing support group, the Tiffany Club (later the Cherrystone Club, then the Mayflower Club). In 1975 Kane founded the Human Outreach and Achievement Institute (later named the Outreach Institute for Gender Studies), an organization dedicated to public education and to working with the health professionals who serve the community.

The same year Kane also founded Fantasia Fair (which is still being held), which was originally an annual gathering for cross dressing men, their partners, and medical and other professionals working with the transgender and transsexual community. Fantasia Fair now welcomes trans men.

Aris, D. F.

  • Person

According to D.F. Aris, "Bob" Braham was the most highly decorated fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force. In 1952, Braham was appointed to a permanent commission in the Royal Canadian Air Force and emigrated to Canada with his family. He died in Halifax in 1974 (aged 53).

Armour, John W., 1927-1986

  • Person
  • 1927-1986

John Armour was born in Victoria and began his architectural career articling with Birley Wade and Stockdill in 1946. In 1953 he became a full partner. In 1961 he and Peter Blewett opened a second firm in Vancouver. When the firm split into separate Victoria and Vancouver branches in 1974, the Vancouver branch was named Armour Blewett and Partners. John Armour died in 1986 at age 59.

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