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Abram, Edward (Ted) Bridge

  • JAS

Ted Abram was a young adventurer from England searching for gold. He worked for a while in a sawmill as prospecting never yielded much gold. He went on a prospecting trip with his partners, Mort and Bill Teare. The group ended up in Tete Jaune Cache were Abram worked as a drayman and mining recorder. He married his wife Millicent in 1922 who came from England also. The couple homesteaded on the banks of the Fraser River in hopes that a highway from Kamloops to the Alberta border would open up the Yellowhead Pass. They eventually sold their 17.9 acres in 1945. In 1969, Ted Abram attended the opening ceremonies of the Yellowhead Highway where a section of it ran right through the old Abram homestead. The couple was also memebrs of the United Church choir in Jasper. Ted passed away at Powell River, B.C. at the age of 86. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Millicent, two daughters Peggy and Nora, and a son, George.

Academic Governance Council

  • MEUA
  • Corporate body

Academic Council held its first meeting March 7th, 1972, and its constitution was ratified May 10, 1972. The Academic Governance Council (AGC) was established in December 2008, with its Bylaws approved by AGC at its first meeting in January 2009 (Motion AGC-05-01-20-2009). AGC is responsible for academic standards, integrity, policies, programs, as well as scholarship, research, and creative activities at MacEwan University.

Academic Women's Association

  • uofa
  • Corporate body

After three years of informal meetings, the Academic Women's Association was formally begun in 1975 to encourage implementation of the recommendations of the University of Alberta Senate's Task Force on the Status of Women. The purpose of the association is to foster collegiality among academic women, to promote and encourage equal opportunities for women in university affairs, and to provide a forum and a mechanism for affirmative action for women at the university. The original name, Academic Women's Association of Alberta, was designed to provide an incorporated body under which branches from Alberta universities could function.

Ace Foundation

  • glen-4
  • Corporate body
  • 1968-1974

Ace Foundation of Calgary was incorporated in 1968 to provide mobile educational and cultural exhibits throughout the province of Alberta for the benefit of school pupils and the general public. The name was changed to Candev Foundation and the original organization was dissolved in 1974.

Acheson, William

  • yuk

William Acheson was one of the Acheson family who mined in Atlin. His parents were born in Grand Forks in 1902, and William and his brother Jack were born in Alaska. They mined on Pine Creek in 1936, for a few years before selling out to Carl Beal of Northern Resources. The family then joined with Ernest Patty and General McRae to form Spruce Creek Placers, which operated until 1947. Jack re-opened Spruce Creek after the war with his partner Maynard Wilson. William was later with Associated Construction and Management Co., San Francisco, California, and was married to Wilma Acheson.

Acme Feeder Association

  • glen
  • Corporate body

The Acme Feeder Association was established in the 1950s to purchase livestock for its members to feed. The association then cooperatively sold the animals to obtain the best possible price. The organization had members from the Acme and Linden areas of Alberta.

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