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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Edie
dc.descriptionEdward Mirynech joined the faculty at Brock University in 1964 as assistant professor of Geology. Edward Mirynech, the son of John and Katherine Mirynech, grew up in St. Catharines, attended Connaught Public School and received his formal education at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mirynech played several critical roles in the early development of the University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Mirynech was also the acting director of the athletics department, a coach for many of the early rowing, hockey and basketball teams and served the University as marshall for the sod turning ceremony for the new DeCew campus in 1965. Dr. Mirynech was instrumental in the founding of the physical education, geography and geological sciences programs. He served as acting chairman in 1968 when the department of geological sciences enrolled its first students. Part of the unique teaching program was the annual field trips to locations such as the Belleville area, extended summer teaching programs held in Trinidad-Tobago and the following year in Iceland. In 1972, the first graduation ceremony ever to be held in the Arctic, at Pond Inlet, NWT, made national news. Three geology students, on a study trip to the Arctic, received their degrees during a special ceremony. Dr. Mirynech was among the faculty team in Pond Inlet, NWT, representing Brock University. Dr. Mirynech retired from teaching in 1985, and passed away in 2004.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe fonds consists of clippings, correspondence, photographs and reports created by and/or for Dr. Edward Mirynech, a professor of geology, Brock University. The fonds were donated to Brock University Archives in 2005.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 205
dc.subjectBrock University -- Dept. of Geological Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectBrock University -- Sports -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectPond Inlet (Nunavut) -- Commencement ceremoniesen_US
dc.subjectBrock University -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectMirynech, Edward
dc.titleEdward Mirynech fonds, 1913-1914, 1946, 1952-1957, 1959-1960, 1965-1982, n.d.en_US

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