3. BIOGRAPHY

This section, containing biographic information on Hungarian-Canadians, does not claim to be all inclusive. The persons listed represent individuals who, in addition to their professional accomplishments, played active roles in Hungarian cultural and/or community life.

ACZÉL, János (1924- )
Mathematician, educator. F.R.S.C. Born in Budapest. Educated at the University of Budapest, he was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Szeged, and Department Head, Mathematics, at the University of Debrecen. From 1965 to 1969, he was Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo. He also served as visiting professor at the University of Florida, Stanford University, the University of Cologne, and the California Institute of Technology. He has published several books - and over 200 research papers - on functional equations, including Lectures on Functional Equations and their Applications, 1966; On Applications and Theory of Functional Equations, 1969; Functional Equations: History, Applications and Theory, 1984. He is editor of scientific periodicals and organizer of international conferences. Member of numerous scientific societies and a recipient of several awards such as the M. Beke Award, 1961; the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Award, 1962; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1971. He lives in Waterloo, Ont.

ANDAI, Ferenc (1925 - )
Educator. Born in Budapest. Educated at the Eötvös Loránd University, received a doctorate in History. He came to Canada in 1957 and obtained an M.A. in Slavic Studies from the Université de Montréal, and a teaching diploma from McGill. He taught history at Sellwyn House School in Montreal. Guest lectured at McGill and Bishop Universities. He presented papers at the Canadian Learned Societies Conferences on Hungarian-Canadian relations, at the University of Toronto and at the Anyanyelvi Konferencia, held in Veszprém, Hungary, on Canadian pedagogy. His writings have appeared in various journals. He is member of the International Association of Hungarian Studies and the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada. From 1968 to his retirement he has been Social Science Department Head with the Western Quebec School Board in Quebec. He lives in Ottawa.

ANHALT, István (1919- )
Composer, teacher. Born in Budapest. He studied with Kodály at the Royal Hungarian Academy of Music, 1937-1941. He was Assistant Conductor of the Hungarian National Opera. He emigrated to Canada in 1949 and taught music at McCill University. He was employed as a researcher by the National Research Council, Electronic Music Lab. He was head of the Music Department at Queen's University from 1971 until his retirement. He also taught at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, 1972. His compositions include Interludium, 1950; Funeral Music, 1951; Symphony, 1958; Symphony of Modules, 1967; La Tourangelle, musical tableau, 1975; Chamber: Trio, 1953; Comments, 1954; Sonata, 1954; Chansons d'aurore (verdet), 1955; Foci (various) 1969; Arc en ciel, ballet, 1951; Sonata, 1951; Fantasia, 1954; Choir: Three Songs of Love, 1951; Three Songs of Death, 1954; Cento: 'Cantata Urbana', 1967; Voice: Six Songs from Na conxy Pan (Sándor Weöres) 1941-1947; Psalm XIX 'A Benedicton' (A.M. Klein), 1951; Journey of the Magi (Eliot) 1952; Electronic Compositions no. 1-4, 1959-1962. Writings: "The Making of Cento." Canadian Music Book (Spring-Summer 1970), "Luciano Berio's Sequenza III." Canadian Music Book 7 (Autumn-Winter 1973), "La Musique electronique," "L'Histoire de Cento." In Raoul Duguay, ed.: Musiques du Kébek (Montreal, 1971). He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

BERZY, József (1914- )
Historian, editor, librarian. Born in Pánd, Hungary. Graduated from the University of Budapest, majoring in History, 1937. After the Second World War he came to Canada via Austria, Argentina (where he was president of a factory established by himself), and Brazil, in 1967. In Brazil he was the Editorln-Chief of the daily newspaper Magyar Egység, 1958-1961. In Toronto he edited the Magyar Élet, a weekly newspaper, 1968-1971. He was also Editor of Krónika, a monthly periodical of the Hungarian Cultural Center, 1976-1989. He played a major role in the establishment of the Dr. János Halász Library at the Hungarian Cultural Center, a collection holding more than 32,000 volumes. He has published papers and books on history, including: A jövő szolgálatában (Serving Our Future), 1956, and Európa felszabadítása (The Liberation of Europe), 1966. He lives in Toronto.

BISZTRAY, George (1938- )
Literary historian, educator. Born in Budapest, received his M.A. at the University of Budapest in 1962. He left for Norway in 1965. He emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1966. Received his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 1972. He taught at the Universities of Minnesota and Chicago, 1969-1975; came to Canada and taught Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, 1976-1978. He is incumbent of the Hungarian Chair, University of Toronto since 1978. Founder of the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (1984) and co-editor of Hungarian Studies Review since 1981. He has published and edited books and research papers in scholarly journals, including Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Forrás, East European Quarterly, and Hungarian Studies Review. Major books include Marxist Models of Literary Realism, 1978; Hungarian Cultural Presence in North America (co-editor with N.F. Dreisziger), 1981; Hungarian Canadian Literature, 1981.

BŐSZIN, Endre (Andrew) (1923- )
Sculptor, painter. Born in Pilis, Hungary. Studied at the Academy of Arts in Budapest. Bőszin moved to Scotland in 1956 and then to London, England. He arrived in Canada in 1966 and settled in Toronto. He exhibited in Budapest, Csongrád, London (U.K.), Edinburgh, Glasgow and Toronto. His works are represented in the National Hungarian Art Gallery and in several private galleries in the United States. He founded the Taurus Croup and was president of the Sculpturers Society of Canada.

CSORDÁS, László (1931- )
Engineer. Born in Tiszabezdéd, Hungary. Completed his high school studies in Kisvárda. After three years compulsory military service he enrolled at the Technical University of Budapest. His studies were disrupted by the 1956 revolution. In Canada he completed his university education, P. Eng. 1965. He is member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. He pined the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., where he held the following positions: Assistant Engineer (Thunder Bay, Winnipeg), 1965-1966; Assistant Division Engineer (Saskatoon), 1967-1970; Division Engineer (Regina, Moose Jaw, Sask.), 1970-1975; Division Engineer (Winnipeg), 1975-1977; Engineer of Branchline Rehabilitation, responsible for the Federal Government sponsored rehabilitation of the grain-gathering railway network in the prairie provinces, 1977-1984; Deputy Regional Engineer of the Prairie Region (Winnipeg), 1984-1989; Deputy Chief Engineer of the Western Business Unit, Heavy Haul Systems, from Thunder Bay to Vancouver Island, 1989 until his retirement in 1991. He lives in Vancouver.

CSÖRGŐ, Miklós (1932- )
Educator. Born in Egerfarmos, Hungary. Educated at the University of Economics, Budapest, B.A., 1955. He was a lecturer at that university, 1955-1956. He came to Canada in 1957 and continued his education at McGill University, M.A., 1961, Ph.D., 1963. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics at Princeton University, 1963-1965. Positions held: NRC Canadian Graduate Student Scholar, McGill University, 1960-1963. Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Carleton University, 1965-1968; Associate Professor since 1968. He was visiting professor teaching Mathematics at various universities, including the University of Vienna, 1969-1970; the University of Utah, 1990-1991. Major books published: Quantile Process with Statistical Applications, 1983; Strong Approximations in Probability and Statistics, 1981; An Assymtotic Theory for Empirical Reliability and Concentration Process, 1986; Weighted Approximations in Probability and Statistics, 1993. Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Canadian Mathematical Society, the American Mathematical Society, and the Bernoulli Society of Mathematics and Statistics. A Canada Council Fellow, 1976-1977; Killam Senior Research Scholar, 1978-1980. He lives in Ottawa, Ont.

DREISZIGER, Nándor F. (1940- )
Historian, educator. Born in Csorna, Hungary. Came to Canada in 1956. Completed his university education at the University of Toronto, where he received his Ph.D. in 1974. Worked as a research officer at the National Archives of Canada, 1967-1968. He has been teaching history at the Royal Military College since 1970, and is the founding editor of the Hungarian Studies Review. He has published extensively on modern Canadian, Hungarian and Hungarian-Canadian history. His papers have appeared in the Journal of Modern History, Canadian Slavonic Papers, Nationalities Papers, War & Society, New York History, Canadian Historical Papers, Journal of Canadian Studies and other periodicals. He has served on the executive of several scholarly organizations, and he is a recipient of the Officer's Cross of the Republic of Hungary. Major works include Hungary's Way to World War II, 1968; The Hungarian Revolution Twenty Years After (editor), 1976; Mobilization for Total War (editor), 1981; Hungarian Cultural Presence in North America (co-editor G. Bisztray), 1981; Struggle and Hope The Hungarian-Canadian Experience (principal author), 1982 (published in French as Lutte et espoir: L'expérience des Canadiens hongrois); Hungary and the Second World War (editor), 1983; The First War Between Socialist States: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and its Impact (co-editor with B.K. Kiraly and B. Lotze), 1984; East Central European Society in World War I (co-editor with B.K. Kiraly), 1986; Forgotten Minorities: The Hungarians of East Central Europe (co-editor with A. Ludanyi), 1989; Ethnic Armies (editor), 1990; Hungary in the Age of Total War (editor), 1998.

DUCZYŰSKA, Ilona (1897-1978)
Engineer, educator, editor. Born in Austria and educated at the Technical University of Budapest in engineering. She was active in wartime Hungary's radical student movement and emigrated to Austria after the defeat of the Soviet Republic in 1919. In Vienna she married Karl Polányi. During the 1930s they moved to England, where she taught science at Bennington College. Later she worked at the R.A.E., Farnborough. She and her family came to Canada and settled in Pickering, Ont. She was the principal editor of The Plough and the Pen: Writings from Hungary 1930-1956, an anthology of twentieth century Hungarian literature.

DUSKA, László (1912-1987)
Geophysicist. Born in Bártfa, Hungary. Former officer of the Royal Hungarian Army. Educated at the Ludovika Military Academy. Came to Canada after World War II and settled in Calgary, where he was employed as a Seismic Interpreter. He published several technical papers. He was founding president of the Széchenyi Society and prime-mover of a nation-wide campaign resulting in the establishment of the Hungarian Chair at the University of Toronto. He was also President of the Hungarian Armed Forces Association (Magyar Harcosok Bajtársi Közössége) and a mentor of Hungarian literary and cultural activities in Canada and abroad. Received several honours and awards, including the Gold Medal of Honour (1944), Knight Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, Signum Laudis with Swords, etc.

FÁY, István (1918- )
Educator, writer. Born in Pécel, Hungary. Educated at the Evangelical Gymnasium and the University of Budapest, majoring in comparative literature and musicology. He served as an officer in the Royal Hungarian Army during the war. Left Hungary in 1948 and came to Canada in 1950, and he worked in the gold mines in northern Quebec. He is a senior writer for the Toronto-based Kanadai Magyarság. Published more than 850 articles over a period of forty years. He was also a contributor to Krónika, the monthly periodical of the Hungarian Cultural Centre in Toronto, and is a member of the editorial board of Hadak Útja and the Australian Hungarian Life. He published a series of essays on Hungarian poetry, and translated into Hungarian some of the songs of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, R. Strauss, and a number of Gothic hymns and sequences from Latin. He lives in Welland, Ont.

FEKETE, Tibor (1934- )
Petroleum Engineer. Born in Nagysalló (now part of the Slovak Republic). Moved with his family to Hungary in 1947 and studied at the University of Sopron's Mining Engineering School, majoring in Petroleum Engineering. Came to Canada after the 1956 revolution and settled in Alberta, where he completed his university studies at the University of Alberta, B.Sc. 1958, M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, 1960. He worked for Dome Petroleum Ltd., conducting reservoir development studies of producing and shut-in fields, testing wells, utilizing properties etc. He has also been involved in studies to determine Canadian gas reserves for export applications and has testified as an expert witness at hearings held by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board and the National Energy Board. Owner and President of T. Fekete and Associates Consultants Ltd., 1973-1981, and Chairman of the Board of Erskine Resources Ltd., an oil and gas exploration and production company, 1981-1988. President of his private company: Synerg Resources Ltd. since 1973; currently Director of Richland Petroleum Corp., Scarlet Exploration Inc., Crown Joule Exploration Ltd. and Cal-Ranch Resources Ltd. He is a member of directors of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and past Director of the Calgary Stampeder Football Club and Hartwell Petroleums Ltd.. He is an active member of the Széchenyi Society Inc. since its establishment in 1966, first as Executive Secretary and now as President. A founding member of the Hungarian Research Institute, Toronto, 1985. He lives in Calgary, Alta.

FELLEGI, Iván P. (1935- )
Chief Statistician of Canada, F.RS.C. Born in Szeged, Hungary. Attended the University of Budapest, majoring in Mathematics. He came to Canada in 1956 and continued his education at Carleton University, M.Sc., 1958, Ph.D. 1961. He started his career as a Statistician with Statistics Canada, spending 1978-1979 in the U.S., on secondment to President Carter's Commission on the Reorganization of the U.S. Statistical System. In 1985 he was appointed to Chief Statistician, a position he holds to this day. He has published extensively on statistics as related to economics, census, surveys, banking systems, simulation and computing. Professional activities: President, International Statistical Institute, 1987-1989; President, International Association of Survey Statisticians, 1985-1987; President, Statistical Society of Canada, 1982; Member of the Board of Governors, Carleton University, 1989-1992; Honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Fellow of the American Statistical Association; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He lives in Ottawa.

FENYVES, Loránd (1918- )
Musician, educator. Born in Budapest, studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy under Oscar Studer, Jenő Hubay, Leo Weiner, and Zoltán Kodály. He emigrated to Palestine in 1936 and became concertmaster of the Palestine Symphony (later the Israel Philharmonic) Orchestra. He founded the 'Fenyves Quartet', 1940-1956. He came to Canada in 1965. Joined the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto in 1966. He was a coach and teacher of the Orford Quartet, and performed extensively as a soloist with major orchestras in Europe and North America.

FODI, John (1944- )
Composer. Born in Nagytevel, Hungary. He emigrated to Canada and studied with John Beckwith and John Weinzweig in Hamilton and Toronto, and with István Anhalt at McGill University. He was a founder and director of the 'Contemporary Music Group' at the University of Toronto, 1967-1970. At McGill he was co-founder of the 'New Music Society.' His compositions include works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, keyboard, voice, and tape. Symphony, 1964-1966, rev. 1975; Symparanekromenoi, 1969-1971; Concerto for Viola and Two Wind Ensembles, 1971-1972; Dragon Days, 1976; Concerto a Quattro for String Quartet, 1973; Trio, Op. 49, 1977; Variations III, Op. 52, 1978.

HAJNAL Zoltán (1933- )
Geophysicist, educator. Born in Hungary. Educated at the University of Sopron. He came to Canada in 1957 and continued his education at the University of Saskatchewan, B.E. 1961, and M.Sc, 1963, and The University of Manitoba, Ph.D., 1970. He held positions at Chevron Standard as Interpretation Geophysicist, 1963-1965, at The University of Manitoba as Lecturer, 19651970, and the University of Saskatchewan as Professor of Geophysics from 1970 to date. His subjects of specialty include Geophysics, Physics of Earth and Seismology. He has published close to 100 scientific and technical papers in periodicals, conference proceedings, and technical reports. He has ongoing projects in the U.S.A. and Hungary. He served on more than twenty professional and expert committees, such as the earth sciences computer committee. He organized scientific conferences and offered presentations to numerous gatherings. Recipient of several research grants. He is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Saskatoon, Sask.

HAMVAS, Joseph (1911- )
Chemical Engineer. Born in Pozsony (now Bratislava, Slovakia). Educated at the Ludovika Military Academy and the Technical University of Budapest, graduating as a chemical engineer in 1942. Served in the Hungarian Army. After the end of the Second World War, he became employed by the Hungarian Restitution Mission in Vienna. In the late 1940s he moved to Salzburg. In 1951 the United States Air Force hired him as an interpreter. The following year he came to Canada and found employment with an oil company in Edmonton, Alta. Later he moved to Toronto, where he was employed by the Ontario Department of Health, as head of the electron microscopy laboratory of the Virus Section, and introduced the electrophoretic analysis of serum and electron microscopical identification of viral infections. He served as Acting President of the Federation of Hungarian Engineers and Architects; Past Executive Secretary of the Hungarian-Canadian Engineers' Association; Secretary General of the Rákóczi Foundation. He helped establish the Hungarian Research Institute of Canada. He is a former producer of the Hungarian House Radio at CHIN. Published scientific papers on the technical use of the electron microscope in virus research. He lives in Toronto.

HORNYANSKY, Nicholas (i.e. Miklós) (1896-1965)
Painter, engraver, print-maker, etcher. Born in Budapest, he studied portrait painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest and did postgraduate work in Vienna, Munich, Antwerp and Paris. He came to Canada in 1929 and settled in Toronto. He began to exhibit with the Royal Canadian Academy and the Ontario Society of Artists. Some of his etchings have been used by industrial firms for their Christmas cards. He held exhibitions at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, The Lionel Clarke Galleries in Toronto, The Thomson Memorial Gallery. His prints were exhibited at the California Printmakers, Philadelphia Society of Etchers, Seattle Northwest Printmakers, etc. He taught printmaking at the Ontario College of Art. Awards received: Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1943, Fifty Prints of the Year, 1932, 1933, The Reid Silver Memorial Award, E.A. Klein First Purchase Award, etc. He is represented in the National Gallery of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, and the University of Toronto Hart House.

IMRÉDY, Elek
Sculptor. Born in Hungary and studied and practiced art in his native land. He came to Canada after the 1956 Revolution and settled in Vancouver, B.C. He has done a number of religious statues and busts for Roman Catholic schools and colleges in Edmonton and Vancouver. One of these was a 17-foot figure of Christ the Teacher for the Holy Redeemer College, Edmonton. The statue was constructed from castrock backed by fibreglass (a synthetic material similar in consistency to bronze) weighing a total of four tons. The job took six months to complete. Once roughed out from preliminary sketches, Imrédy made a small-size model in clay, to scale. Actual work on the plaster negative, mounted on an eight-by-ten-foot turntable, was done on a scaffolding enclosure with platforms at different levels to enable the sculptor to reach all areas of the work. The statue was divided into four sections, crated and then shipped to Edmonton, where it was bolted together. He also carved in wood. Imrédy's Little Mermaid delights many a visitor to Vancouver's Stanley Park.

JONAS, George (1935- )
Poet, novelist, playwright. Born in Budapest and completed his university education in that city. He was a dramaturg at the Csiky Gergely Theatre in Kaposvár, and a reporter at the Hungarian Radio, Budapest. He left Hungary after the 1956 Revolution and came to Toronto in 1957. Author of several books of poems, plays, filmscripts, documentaries and novels. For a complete list of his writings and writings about him, see Canadian Studies on Hungarians and its supplements, 1987, 1992 and 1995. Books of poems: The Absolute Smile, 1967; The Happy Hungry Man, 1970; Cities, 1973. Novels and monographs: By Persons Unknown (with Barbara Amiel), 1977; Final Decree, 1981; Vengeance, 1984 (in Hungarian, 1990). He lives in Toronto.

KÁRPÁTI, Klári K.
Chemist, painter. Born in Hungary. Studied painting in Ottawa with Carl Schaefer and previously at the Ottawa School of Art. A Chemist by profession, she retired early from science to consecrate all her efforts to art. In painting she searches to reflect the joy experienced when contemplating the Canadian landscape. Her flower and plant paintings show the free and playful spirit of the child, hidden in all of us. She has exhibited regularly since 1986 in the group shows of the Ottawa Watercolour Society and at the National Museum of Natural Sciences, 1989, Elmwood Art Fair, Rockliffe Village, Ottawa, 1989, and the Art Mode Gallery in the Ottawa Congress Centre, 1989. She was selected for the Ottawa Watercolour Society's Travelling Show in 1989. Her works are represented in the City of Ottawa's Collection, the Art Gallery of Sherbrooke, Que., and in many private collections. She lives in Ottawa, Ont.

KÁTÓ, László (1914- )
Microbiologist, M.D., educator. Born in Medgyes (now Romania). Attended the Pázmány Péter University and graduated in Medicine. He became an Assistant Professor of Experimental Pathology. He served in the Royal Hungarian Army during the Second World War. Following the war, he was a Medical Officer, UNRRA Operations in Germany, 1944-1948. He came to Canada in 1951 and was appointed Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Pathology at the University of Montreal. He also worked at Hansen Lab., as Head of research operations. In 1979 he became Director of Research, at the Salvation Army's Catherine Booth Hospital Centre, Montreal. He is a world expert on leprosy, having published more than 400 papers on experimental pathology and leprosy, and the history of leprosy. He is a member of several scientific societies, including the American Pavlovian Society, International Leprosy Association. He is a recipient of awards issued by the governments of Canada, (Order of Canada) and those of South American, African and Asiatic countries. He lives in Montreal.

KEMENES GÉFIN, László (1937- )
Educator, poet, essayist. Born in Szombathely, Hungary. Completed his high school education in that city. Came to Canada after the crush of the 1956 Revolution and settled in Montreal. He completed his university studies at the Loyola College and McGill University, Ph.D. 1979. He taught English and contemporary literature at various schools, including the Concordia University, 1977 until his retirement. He has published poems, essays and articles in several periodicals in West Europe, Canada and Hungary. He is co-editor of Arkánum, a periodical for avantgarde authors. For a complete list of his books and writings about him see Canadian Studies on Hungarians and its supplements put out in 1992 and 1995. Books of poems: Jégvirág, 1966; Zenith, 1969; Pogány diaszpóra, 1974; Fehérlófia, 1978; Fehérlófia második könyve, 1981; Fehérlófia 1-6, 1991. Translations into Hungarian: Ezra Pound - Cantók, 1975. Monograph: Halálos szójáték: Bevezető Tűz Tamás költészetébe, 1976. Editor: Nyugati magyar költők antologiája, 1980. He lives in Montreal.

KOVÁCS, Martin L. (1918- )
Educator, historian, ethnographer. Born in Budapest, received his doctorate in Ethnography at the University of Budapest. He conducted research work in his native land. Relocated to Australia after the 1956 Revolution, then came to Canada and taught History at the University of Regina. His research studies include the state of ethnic Canadian culture, immigration, ethnography, education, assimilation vs integration, and alienation. He was a pioneer in the exploration of Hungarian immigrant literature and demography in the Canadian Prairies. He organized conferences, edited books of research papers. Published scores of papers, and books, including Hungarian Immigration to Canada, 1978; Ethnic Canadians: Culture and education, ed., 1978; Roots and Realities among Eastern and Central Europeans, ed. 1983. He lives in Regina, Sask.

KOVÁCS, Paul J.E. (1956- )
Economist. Born in Hamilton, Ont. Educated at the University of Western Ontario, B.A. 1977, M.A. 1978. He was Research Officer of the Executive Council, the Government of Saskatchewan, 1977; Economist at the Economic Council of Canada, 1978-1981; Chief Economist at the Canadian Manufacturers Association, 1981-1986; Acting Director of Finance with the Government of Ontario, 1988-1992; Vice-President and Chief Economist at the Insurance Bureau of Canada, 1992 to date. He lives in Toronto.

KOVRIG, Bennett (1940- )
Political scientist, historian, educator. Born in Budapest. Came to Canada as a child after World War II. Educated at the University of Toronto and University College of London (U.K.) where he earned his Ph.D. in History and Political Science. Positions held: Assistant Professor of History, Queen's University, 1967-1968; Assistant, later Associate Professor 1968-74, and Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto, 1974-1996. Member of Governing Council, 1975-1978; He was Executive Director of Hungarian Research Institute of Canada after 1985; President of the American Association for the Study of Hungarian History, 1986-1987; Research Director of Radio Free Europe, 1987-1988. Published several books, including Hungarian People's Republic, 1970; The Myth of Liberation... 1973; Communism in Hungary from Kún to Kádár, 1979; Of Walls and Bridges: The United States and Eastern Europe, 1991. Recipient of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. He lives in Paris.

KOZÁK, Anthony (i.e. Antal) (1936- )
Educator, research scientist. Born in Hungary and studied at the University of Sopron's Faculty of Forestry. He came to Canada in 1957 and completed his education at U.B.C.'s Sopron Division of Forestry, B.F.S. 1959, Ph.D., 1963. He was employed by U.B.C. as a research officer, 1963, and became Associate Professor of Forest Research Management, 1972, and Associate Dean, 1972, a position he holds to this date. In research he introduced better ways of determining the quality and quantity of commercial lumber available in standing trees by developing mathematical modelling techniques which can calculate precise diameters and volumes of the logs to be processed. He later established software programs for the same method. He visited frequently his Alma Mater in Sopron and served there as a Visiting Professor. He received worldwide acclaim for his accomplishments. Awards include an honourary Ph.D. from the University of Sopron, and an Award of Excellence from U.B.C., 1991.

KRESZ, de, Géza (1882-1954)
Violinist, teacher, conductor. Born in Budapest, he studied at the National Conservatory with Károly Gobbi, Frigyes Aranyi, and Jenő Hubay. Also studied at the Prague Conservatory. He made his debut in Vienna in 1906 and he was the concertmaster of the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra. Kresz came to Canada in 1923, but returned to Europe and taught at the University of Vienna and at the State Academy of Music and the National Conservatory in Budapest, 1935-1947. In 1947 he returned to Toronto and taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. Writings: Course in Violin Pedagogy: Introduction, Summary and First Lecture. Toronto, 1949; Course in Violin Pedagogy: Introduction, Summary and First Lecture. Toronto, 1949; "Violin Pedagogy." STRAD 62 (October 1951) "Some Thoughts Concerning Progressive Violin Pedagogy," American String Teacher 7 (Spring 1957).

KRISZTINKOVICH, Maria (1918- )
Bibliographer, author. Born in Budapest. After completing her education at the Preparatory School for the English Ladies and the Academy of Commerce, she worked in the export industry in Budapest until 1944. She lived in Bucharest (1944-1949 where her husband, dr. István Gyöngyössy, was employed in the Hungarian diplomatic service. Gyöngyössy became a political prisoner in 1949, and Maria and her newborn daughter were deported to the interior of rural Hungary. She came to Canada in 1959 and was employed by the University of British Columbia Library as Assistant Senior Librarian. She conducted research on the history of Canadian Hutterites, and has published papers on the subject in the Mennonite Quarterly Review, Ungarn Jahrbuch, Hungarian Studies Review, and Kerámos. She has also published bibliographies, including Doukhobor Bibliography (1972-1976), French Revolutionary Pamphlets (1973), and An Annotated Hutterite Bibliography (1998). She is a member of the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada, English and German Ceramic Circles, The Canadian Society of Asian Arts, and the Alcuin Society. She lives in Vancouver.

LANTOS, Robert (1949- )
Film, t.v. and stage producer. Born in Hungary. Educated at McGill University, B.A., 1970, M.A., 1972. President and CEO of Alliance Communications Corp. 1975-1998. Productions include feature films: Crash; Turning April, Johnny Mnemonic (Golden Reel Award, 1975), Whale Music (4 Genies); Exotica (International Critics Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 8 Genies, including Best Picture), Leolo (winner of 3 Genies), Black Robe (6 Genies, including Best Picture), Joshua then and Now (winner of five Genies), Night Magic, Agency, In Praise of Older Women (winner of 4 Genies), L'Ange et la Femme, Heavenly Bodies; Sword of Cideon; Suzanne (t.v. mini series, winner of 3 Genies and an ACE Award), Border Town, Night Heat, etc. He was member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto International Film Festival, member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (past chairman), and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science of America.

LÉGRÁDY, Tamás (Theodore) (1920-1992)
Born in Budapest. Graduated from the Bartók Conservatory. He also obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at the Erzsébet University in Pécs. He emigrated to Canada in 1956, settled in Montreal and started teaching solfége and orchestration at Loyola College (now Concordia University), and music teaching methods at McGill University and the École normale de musique. He moved to Toronto in 1972 and became a teacher of woodwinds at Étienne Brule High School and conductor of the North York Student Orchestra. His compositions include Divertimento, Sunrise and Eclipse.

LICHTENSTEIN, Clara (1860-1946)
Pianist, teacher. Born in Budapest. She studied at the Charlotte Square Institute in Edinburgh (later she became a principal of that school), and continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in Vienna. She came to Montreal in 1899 and organized the music department of the Royal Victoria College. She was Vice-Director of the McGill Conservatorium.

MADAY, Helene I . (1916- )
Sculptor. Born in Hungary, she attended the Royal School of Applied Art and graduated with a teacher's diploma in 1939. She then attended the Julian Academy in Paris. Came to Canada in 1952 and settled in London, Ont. She has held solo shows in several Ontario cities as well as in Athens, Paris, Madrid, Prague, Cologne, and Buenos Aires. She lives in Welland, Ont.

MARKY, de, Paul Alexander (1897-?)
Pianist, composer, teacher. Born in Gyula, Hungary, he studied music in Budapest with István Thomán. Came to Canada in 1924 and gave his first concert in Toronto in 1926. He moved to Montreal and performed with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and taught at the McGill Conservatory, 1929-1937. Compositions: Piano Concerto in B major, 1948. After a Farewell (song for piano, 1949). Nightingale (song for piano, 1949). Amber Mountain (song for piano, 1949). Echo Island (song for piano, 1949). Valse-Etude (1944). Tales from Vienna Woods (arranged for concert, 1944). Spring Voices (arranged for concert, 1944).

MAROSÁN, Julius (i.e. Gyula) (1915- )
Painter. Born in Budapest, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. He came to Canada in 1956. A folio of his drawings was published by the Association of Hungarian Freedom Fighters. He was well recognized among leading abstract painters in Europe. He exhibited at the Ernst Museum, Budapest, 1940, Műbarát Gallery, Budapest, 1942, and Park Gallery, Toronto, 1958. Other solo shows: Minotaur Gallery, Toronto, 1963, Pollock Gallery, 1966, The Gallery of Fine Art, Toronto, 1969 etc.

McROBBIE (UTASI), Zita
Linguist, educator. Born in Ungvár (today's Uzhhorod, Ukraine), completed her early university education at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. She came to Winnipeg in 1971 but continued her work toward a doctorate at E.L.U. in linguistics which she received in 1975. Later she embarked on a second doctoral program, this time in experimental phonetics, which she completed at the University of Manitoba in 1991. Presently she is an Associate Professor in Simon Fraser University's Department of Linguistics. Her research interests include historical linguistics, experimental phonetics and sociolinguistics. She has published extensively in these fields. She is married to the noted poet and translator of Hungarian literature, Kenneth McRobbie, formerly of the University of Manitoba and the University of British Columbia. They live in Vancouver, British Columbia.

MISKA, John (i.e. János) (1932- )
Librarian, author, editor, bibliographer, translator. Born in Nyírbéltek, Hungary and completed his university education at the University of Budapest, McMaster University (B.A. 1961), and the University of Toronto Library School (B.L.Sc., 1962). He came to Canada in 1957. Employments included Engineering Librarian with the University of Manitoba, 1962-1966; Head of Acquisitions, Agriculture Canada Libraries, 1967-19-72; Chief Librarian and Area Coordinator, Alberta, 1972-19-83; Regional Director, Central Canada, 1983-1991. After retirement he moved to Victoria in 1992 and was appointed to Editor-in-Chief of the Vancouver-based Tárogató. Founding president of the Hungarian-Canadian Authors' Association, 1966, and editor of its anthology series, 3 volumes in Hungarian, 1968-1972, and two in English, 1974, 1989. Compiled 20 book-length bibliographies in the sciences and the humanities, the latter include Canadian Studies on Hungarians, 1987; and Ethnic and Native Canadian Literature, 1990. In addition to more than 200 papers, he has published the following books: Egy bögre tej, short stories, 1969; A magunk portáján, essays, 1974; Kanadából szeretettel, essays, 1989; Literature of Hungarian-Canadians, essays, 1991; Többnyire magunkról, essays, 1996; Lábunk nyomában, essays and memoirs, 1997. Received several grants and awards, including the Queen's Jubilee Silver Medal (1977), an Alberta Achievement Award for Excellence in Literature (1978), and a silver and a gold medal for his books of essays by the Árpád Academy, Cleveland, OH.

MOLNÁR, Joseph (1931- )
Research Scientist. Born in Debrecen, started his university education at the Horticultural University of Budapest. After the Revolution of 1956 he came to Canada and continued his studies at the University of British Columbia, B.S.A. 1961, University of Alberta, M.S.A. 1966, and The University of Manitoba, Ph.D., 1971. He joined Agriculture Canada's Ottawa Research Station as a Research Scientist, doing research in horticultural studies. Later he became Section Head. In 1977 he got appointed to Director of the Saanich Research Station, and continued his research work. He introduced the Peruvian lily to Canada. He also initiated research into pepino, a vegetable crop, which comes from South America, and introduced the kiwi fruit to Canada. He was an invited guest of several research establishments in Japan, The Netherlands, Israel, and the U.S.A. He was appointed to Director of the Agassiz Research Station in 1985 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1995. Some of his research techniques were adopted by researchers in China and the U.S.A. He is Presbyter of the János Kálvin Evangelical Church of Vancouver and President of the Hungarian Cultural Society of Greater Vancouver.

MOSDOSSY, von, Imre
Painter, coin and postal stamp designer. Born in Hungary, where he did a variety of fine art work. From 1934 to 1942 he designed the decor for many Hungarian exhibitions including the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair. He was senior professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. He left Hungary in 1945 and came to Canada via Germany, France and Colombia in 1963. He did portraits of world leaders and interiors for churches. He designed more than 500 postage stamps for various countries, including a Canadian five-cent stamp in 1968.

NOEL, Peter (1924- )
Electro-mechanical Engineer. Born in Budapest. Educated at the József Nádor Technical University in the same city. He worked as an engineer in various industrial plans and also taught at the Kálmán Kandó Technical School in Budapest. He came to Canada in 1957 and worked at Manitoba Hydro for several years. Later he accepted a position at the University of Alberta. He established his own consulting company, Research Electronics Ltd. He was invited by the Alberta Research Council to work in the area of industrial developments, a position he held for sixteen years, until his retirement. He has published several papers and lectured on physics and electronic engineering. He is a member of the Professional Engineering Associations of Manitoba and Alberta, and the World Federation of Hungarian Engineers and Architects. He is active in social and civic organizations, including the Alberta Folks Arts, Vice-President; UNA Edmonton, Vice-President; the Alberta Cerebral Palsy Association, the Hungarian Scout Association, etc. Recipient of a UNA Service Medal, a Gold Medal of the Árpád Academy, Golden Star, Árpád Order. He lives in Edmonton, Alta.

NYILASI, Tibor (1936- )
Painter. Born in Hungary. He came to Canada in 1957 and settled in Brantford, Ont. He spent two years in a sanatorium recovering from tuberculosis. He attended the Ontario College of Art for five years. He taught applied anatomy at the Central Secondary School, Hamilton. He has exhibited his oil and water colours, temperas and pencil sketches across Canada and did display work at the Expo pavilions. His Ecclesia is held at the St. Stephen's Church in Hamilton. His work is represented at the Keresztény Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary, at W. & W. Galleries in Toronto and the Hamilton Art Gallery.

PEDERY-HUNT, Dora de (1913- )
Sculptor, medal designer. Member of the Order of Canada. Born in Budapest. Educated in the State Lyceum in Budapest, and received her M.A. at the Royal School of Applied Art. She came to Canada in 1948. She was appointed to the Canada Council, 1970-1973. One-person shows and exhibitions include: Laing Galleries, Toronto; International Exhibition of Contemporary Medals, The Hague; also in Athens, Paris, Prague, Vancouver, Ottawa, Cologne, Helsinki, Budapest. Her major works are represented in the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Department of External Affairs, Ottawa. She designed the Canada Council Medal, the Canada Centennial Medal (received first prize for design), Expo 70. Recipient of the Centennial Medal, 1967, and the Queen's Jubilee Silver Medal, 1977. Some of her more prominent work: Young Man with a Flute, plaster for bronze, 1967; Moses - statue, bronze, 1967; Deposition - bronze, 1974; Dante Meets Beatrix - bronze, 1979; Donald Cameron Medal for the Banff School of Fine Arts - cast bronze medal, 1982, etc. Editor of Sculpture with a foreword by David P. Silcox (Toronto: Prince Arthur Galleries; Canadian Stage and Arts Publications, 1978), a collection of small sculptures, medals, and medallions. Text in English and French. She lives in Toronto.

POLÁNYI, Karl (1886-1964)
Economist. Born in Hungary and educated at the University of Budapest. He was the first president of the Galileo Circle, an organization of radical young intellectuals (1908-1919). He left Hungary in 1919. His study Socialist Accountancy appeared in 1922. He was Foreign Editor of Der Oesterreichische Volkswirt and lecturer at the Peoples' College in Vienna. In England he was a tutorial classes lecturer for the W.E.A. under Oxford and London. He was co-editor of Christianity and the Social Revolution (London, 1935), and the author of The Great Transformation, 1944. From 1947 to 1953 he taught economics at Columbia University. With his wife, Ilona Duczynska, he settled in Pickering, Ont., and died there in 1964.

POLGÁR, Tibor (1907-1993)
Conductor, composer. Born in Budapest, he was a conductor of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, 1925-1950. He moved to Germany, where he was a conductor of the Philharmonica Hungarica, 1962-1964. After emigrating to Canada he became conductor of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, instructor of the University of Toronto Opera Department, 1966-1975, and coach of the Canadian Opera Company. He composed operas and a film score for the Canadian film In Praise of Older Women. Compositions: Kérők [The Suitors] opera, 1954; A European Lover: Musical Satire Disguised as an Opera (libretto by George Jonas), 1965; The Last Words of Louis Riel cantata (libretto by John Robert Colombo), 1966-1967; The Troublemaker (libretto by George Jonas), 1968; Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song, 1968; The Glove, comic opera (Schiller-Jonas). Three Poems in Music, 1977.

RAJHÁTHY, Tibor (1920-1994)
Research Scientist, F.R.S.C. Born in Pozsony (now Bratislava, Slovakia). Educated at the Royal Hungarian University of Technical Sciences and the University of Agricultural Sciences, Budapest, majoring in plant breeding, genetics and agronomy, D.Sc. He was a researcher at the Genetics Research Institute, Budapest, 1940-1943, and taught at the University of Agricultural Sciences, 1947-1950. He was Chief of the Genetics Section, Agricultural Research Institute, 1950-1956. He came to Canada in 1956 and was employed by Agriculture Canada as a Research Scientist. In 1976 he was appointed to Director of the Ottawa Research Station, a position he held until his retirement in 1984. He published three books on wheat and plant genetics, three chapters of books and more than a hundred scientific and technical papers relating to plant breeding, genetics and cytology. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Received the Distinguished Service Oat Improvement Award from the American Oat Workers Conference, 1982, and was an Honorary Life Member of the Association of Hungarian Plant Breeders.

RÉKAI, John and Paul
Medical Doctors, O.C's. Born in Vienna, where they studied Medicine. They left for Paris in 1948 and came to Canada in 1950. After serving their internship and three years of practice in Toronto, they opened a small private hospital with thirty-two beds. Within ten years they developed it into a 180-bed modern hospital called Central Hospital, which received in 1963 accreditation from the Canadian Council on Hospital Accreditation, being one of the first small hospitals in Canada to receive this distinction. The Rékai brothers pioneered medical methods which are now widely used in handling patients with language difficulties. They introduced the concept of multilingualism and multiculturalism to Canadian hospital services by offering treatment in thirty different languages. The hospital directed extensive research into the eating habits and preferences of newcomers and their tolerance of food. The Rékais have compiled dietary instruction sheets for the most common diseases and printed them in many languages. The diets were published as a pint venture of the Ontario Hospital Association and the Ontario Dietetic Association and made them available to hospitals across Canada. Central Hospital also studied the enteric infections which newcomers harbour. In 1976 a hospital satellite was established, offering multispecialty outpatient consulting services. The hospital later became owned and operated by the Central Hospital Foundation, with its own clinic fully integrated with the hospital, functioning in twenty specialties as its outpatient department. The Rékai brothers received several awards including Civic Award of Merit of the City of Toronto, and the Order of Canada. (John has passed away in 1978.) Paul, who has also passed away, received the Ontario Medical Association's Service Award.

RÉTHI, Lili
Industrial graphic artist. Born in Hungary, she emigrated to the United States in 1939. Later she moved to Montreal. She was commissioned to do a series of drawings for the New York World's Fair. She was employed by Surveyer, Nenniger & Chenevert, a Montreal consulting engineering firm, to record construction of steel mills, industrial plants, churches. A book of 12 of her charcoal drawings was published in 1969 by SNC. It was reviewed by the Christian Science Monitor. Her drawings are held by the Smithsonian Institute. RIMANOCZY, de, Jean (1904-1958) Violinist. Born in Vienna, educated at the Academy of Music in Budapest under Jenő Hubay, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, and Leo Weiner. In 1925 he emigrated to Canada and first settled in Winnipeg. He was a member of various symphony orchestras in Western Canada including Calgary and Vancouver. He was a soloist on the CRBC and CBC program 'Jewels of the Madonna' in the mid-1930s. He also conducted a string orchestra between 1938 and 1952 for CBC Radio's 'Classics for Today.' He taught privately in Vancouver. In 1943 he was concert master in the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and string instructor in that city (1944-1949). He was also concert master and assistant conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In 1947 he founded the 'de Rimanoczy Quartet' in Vancouver.

ROLLER, Kálmán J.
Research Scientist, educator. Born in Hungary and educated in his native land in Forest Engineering, B.A.Sc., Plant Genetics, M.Sc., and Forestry D.Sc. He started his career as a researcher with the Hungarian Forestry Service, 1937-1949. In 1949 he reorganized the Hungarian Forest Research Institute and became its Director. In 1953, he was invited by the University of Sopron as Professor of Reforestration, and in 1954 he was appointed to Dean of the Faculty. He escaped Hungary in 1956 and established the Faculty of Hungarian Foresters in Exile in Austria. The faculty was invited by the Canadian Government to join the University of British Columbia, with Mr. Roller as one of its teachers. In 1963, after graduation of the last class, he joined the Canadian Forestry Service in Winnipeg and later in Fredericton. In the Maritimes he was doing research on reforestration projects. Published more than 100 research papers and The Sopron Chroncle, 1986, as well as the book "Mi is voltunk egyszer az Akadémián," Soprontól Vancouverig, 1996. He is a member of IUFRO, the North American Poplar Council and an Honorary Member of the Association of British Columbia Professional Foresters. He lives in Mississauga, Ont.

SÁNDOR, Anna
Screenwriter. Born in Budapest, educated at the University of Windsor. She began her career as stage and t.v. actress. Started writing in 1975 and has written more than 50 produced t.v. scripts. She was lecturer in Writing for T.V., Summer Institute of Film in Ottawa. She was guest panelist at the Banff T.V. Festival, Convergence Montreal, 1986. Guest speaker at ACTRA Screenwriters Seminar, 1985. Recipient of Chris Plaque, Best Script, Columbus Film Festival, 1989; ACTRA Award for Best Writer of Original TV Drama, 1986; Prix Anik, 1981, 1985, 1986, and 1989. She was Cochairperson of Crime Writers of Canada, 1985-1986. Screen-writings: Tarzan in Manhattan. CBS, 1989; Stolen One Hundred CBS, 1990; CBC T.V., Movies: A Population of One, 1980; Charlie Crant's War, 1985. The Marriage Bed, 1986; Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird, 1987-1988; Two Men, 1988. Feature Films: King of Kensington, CBC 1975-1980 (Head-writer and writer of over 30 episodes); Running Man; High Card, For the Record, CBC Anthology Series, 1982-1983: Seeing Things, CBC TV, 1983-1985; Hangin' In, CBC TV (co-creator of series) Danger Bay, 4 episodes, 1986-1988.

SANDOR, Thomas (1924- )
Biochemist, educator, F.R.S.C. Born in Budapest. Educated at the Pázmány Péter University and the University of Toronto, Ph.D., 1960. Career: Senior Research Associate, Laboratoire d'Endocrinologie, Hôpital Notre Dame, Montreal, 1959 to date. Research Professor of Medicine, Université de Montréal since 1970. Visiting Professor of Zoology, University of Sheffield, U.K., University of Buenos Aires., Argentina, 1974. He has been invited lecturer at universities in Canada and abroad, including the U.S.A., U.K., France, Germany, Spain, India, Hong Kong. Organized one of the first research labs specializing in comparative endocrinology and comparative steroid biochemistry of nonmammalian vertebrates. Author or co-author of more than 100 research papers published in Canadian and international scientific journals. Recipient of the Nuffield Foundation of Canadian Travelling Fellowship, 1964, the Endocrine Society Travelling Fellowship, 1968, and the Science Research Council (U.K.) Sr. Visiting Research Fellowship, 1970-1971. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Affiliate of the Royal Society of Medicine (London), and member of several international societies. He lives in Montreal, Que.

SÁNDORFFY, Camille (1920- )
Educator, F.C.I.C., F.R.S.C. Born in Budapest. Educated at the University of Szeged, Ph.D., 1946, Sorbonne, D.Sc., 1949. He was Professor of Chemistry at the Technical University, Budapest. Following a Post-doctorate Fellowship at the National Research Council of Canada, 1951-1953, he joined the Université de Montréal in 1954 as Professor of Chemistry. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris, 1968, 1974. His book-length publications include Les Spectres electroniques en chimie théorique, 1959; Electronic Spectra and Quantum Chemistry, 1964; Semi-empirical Wave-Mechanical Calculations on Polyatomic Molecules (co-author), 1971, and more than 200 scientific papers in chemistry. Received les prix de livre scientifique du Quebec, 1967; Medaille Pariseau, 1974; Killam Memorial Scholarship, 1978; Herzberg Award, 1980; Prix Marie-Victorin of Quebec, 1982; Chemical Institute of Canada Medal, 1983. He lives in Montreal, Que.

SARLOS, Andrew (1931-1997)
Chartered Accountant, Financial Executive. Born in Hungary. Educated at the University of Budapest, Faculty of Economics. Came to Canada after the 1956 Revolution and obtained a C.A. degree from the University of Toronto in 1962. Chairman of A. Sarlos & Associates Ltd.; Chairman of Central European Investment Corp.; Founder of The First Hungary Foundation; Director of O'Donnell Investment Management Corp.; Member of the National Council of Canadian Institue of International Affairs; Founding member of International Managament Center, Budapest; Founding member of the Budapest Stock Exchange; Founder of Advisory Budapest, East/West Exchange Program; Former Chairman of Hungary Reborn (exhibition 8, cultural festival) 1961; Former Co-Chairman, Welcome Canada/Bienvenue Canada, Budapest, 1963. Director of Roy-L. Merchant Group, Director and Vice-President of Finance, Acres Ltd. 1967-1974. He was frequent lecturer at universities and conferences. Received several awards, including Hon. Doctorate, St. Mary's University 1991, Hon. Doctorate of Laws, University of Waterloo 1995, Order of the Flag of the Hungarian Republic decorated with Laurels from the President of Hungary, 1991, Order of Canada, 1992. Books published Fireworks: The Investment of a Lifetime (autobiography), 1993; Fear, Greed and the End of the Rainbow, with Patricia Best, 1997, and Tüzijáték, 1998.

SZABO, Denis (1929- )
Criminologist, educator, O.C. Born in Budapest. Educated at the Universities of Budapest and Louvain, Ph.D., 1956; Sorbonne and Siena, Doctor Honoris Causa, 1983. He taught Sociology at the Catholic University of Paris and Lyon, 1956. Came to Canada in 1958 and was appointed Professor of Criminology, Université de Montréal, and Director of the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, 1969-1983. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors ICCC since 1984. He is author and co-author of a number of books including Crimes et villes, 1960; Delinquance juvenile, 1963, Criminologie, 1965; Terrorisme et justice (with D. Gagne and A. Parizeau, 1971), Face à face (with A. Parizeau, 1972), Le traitement de la criminalité au Canada, 1976. Author of scores of research papers. Awards: National Order of Ivory Coast; Baccaria Gold Medal, German Society of Criminology; Sutherland Award, American Society of Criminology. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1974; Officer of the Order of Canada, 1985; recipient of La Medaille de la Ville de Paris (Echelon vermeil, 1986). He lives in Montreal.

SZAMOSI, Géza. (1922- )
Physicist, educator. Born in Budapest and received his education at the Pázmány Péter University, Ph.D., 1947, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Budapest 1955-1956. He left Hungary after the 1956 Revolution and emigrated to Israel, where he was Professor at the Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1957-1961. He came to Canada and was appointed Professor of Physics, at the University of Windsor, 1964-1988. He was a Research Associate at the National Labs of Italy and a Visiting Scientist at Henri Poincare, Paris, 1974, 1980, 1981; since 1987 he is Principal of the Science College, Concordia University. He became a Nuffield Fellow in 1970 and recipient of the Schmidt Prize of the Hungarian Physics Society, 1955. Author of The Twin Dimensions Inventing Time and Space, 1986. Published over 60 research papers on theoretical physics. He lives in Montreal.

SZATHMÁRY, Emőke Jolán Erzsébet (1944- )
Anthropologist, educator. Born in Ungvár, Hungary (today's Uzhhorod, Ukraine), and came to Canada as a child with her parents. Received her university education at the University of Toronto, Ph.D., 1974. She was Assistant Professor at Trent University, 1974-1975 and McMaster University, 1975-83; Professor of Anthropology, McMaster University, 1983-1988; Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, 1985-1988; Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, 1989-1994; Provost and Vice-President (Academic), McMaster University, 1994-1996; President of the University of Manitoba, since 1996. Author of several research papers and the editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and The Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. Past president of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology. She is a member of several scientific societies, including the International Association for the Study of Human Palaeontology, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the Genetics Society of Canada. She lives in Winnipeg, Man.

SZENDROVITS, Andrew Zoltán (1919- )
Engineer, educator. Born in Budapest and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Kolozsvár. Adjunct Professor of Technology (Engineering), University of Budapest, 1953-1956. He came to Canada after the 1956 Revolution and became Director of Effort Trust Co., Hamilton; Professor of Production and Management Science, McMaster University, 1962-1985 (Chairman 1971-1977), Dean of Business Management, 1979-1984. He is Professor Emeritus at McMaster University. Published several research papers and books, including Models and Solutions in Connection with Organization and Planning in the Machine Industry, 1955; Introduction to Production Management: Technical Notes, 5th ed., 1981; Business Simulation Participants' Manual 6th ed., 1988. He lives in Hamilton, Ont.

SZIRMAY, Thomas (Tamás) (1930- )
Industrial Engineer. Born in Kassa and completed his university education at the University of Applied Arts in Czechoslovakia., Ph.D. He was an interior designer at Norwegian Woodcraft, 1958-1960. After emigrating to Canada he held consulting assignments with the governments of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. Since 1964 he is an independent consultant and lives in Montreal.

SZOHNER, Gabriel (1936- )
Painter, author. "Ursus" G. Szohner was born in Budapest and came to Canada in 1956. He settled in Vancouver, where he has published The Immigrant, 1978, a novel. He has also authored an unpublished novel, The Anti-Semite and several short stories published in periodicals. He began to paint in 1981. In the years to follow he produced several hundred large canvases and held exhibitions and one-man shows in Vancouver, Ottawa, Hamilton, and New York. He lives in Vancouver.

SZŐNYI, Andrew John (1934- )
Engineer, educator, administrator and management consultant. Born in Budapest and educated at the Politechnical University of Budapest, 1956. He came to Canada after the 1956 Revolution and continued his education at the University of Toronto, M.A.Sc., 1958, Ph.D., 1962, M.B.A., 1971. Professor of Management and Engineering 1981-1990, University of Toronto. Senior consultant at Ontario Development Corp, 1971-1981; Program Director, Management Education Program, Hauzhong University of Science and Technology, People's Republic of China, 1983-1986; Director of Engineering and Management Centre, University of Toronto, 1983-1986; Visiting Professor at University of Linz, Austria. Member of Science Council of Canada, Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers. Author of Small Business Managament Fundamentals 4th ed., 1991; State of Small Business, 1988-1989; Principles of Engineering Economic Analysis, 1982, 2nd ed.

TÖTÖSY de ZEPETNEK, Steven (i.e. István Töttösy) (1950- )
Educator, bibliographer. Born in Budapest. Moved as a political refugee to Austria in 1964, relocated to Switzerland in 1972. Completed his high school education in West-Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He came to Canada in 1975. Educated at the University of Western Ontario, B.A. 1980, Carleton University, M.A. 1983, B.Ed., University of Ottawa, 1984, and the University of Alberta, Comparative Literature, Ph.D. 1989. Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature, 1994-1992, Assistant Professor 1992-1998. Published to date more than 120 research papers in English and other languages, five books and over a dozen edited volumes. Associate editor of the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadianne de Littérature Comparée 1989-1997. Books published include The Social Dimensions of Fiction On the Rhetoric and Function of Prefacing Novels in the Nineteenth-Century Canadas, 1993; Wen hsüe yen chiu ti ho fa hua.. (Legitimizing the Study of Literature. A New Pragmatism: The Systemic Approach to Literature and Culture), 1997; Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application, 1998, A Zepetneki Tötösy család adattára, 1992. Advisory member of several journals and executive member of international scholarly organizations. He lives in Edmonton, Alta.

VITÉZ György (i.e. György [George] Németh) (1933- )
Clinical Psychologist, poet, essayist, educator. Born in Budapest. His family was deported to the rural area by the communist regime in 1951. He graduated from high school in 1956. Escaped Hungary after the defeat of the revolution and came to Montreal, where he completed his university education at Sir George Williams College, B.A. 1963, and McGill University, Ph.D. 1973. He is a Clinical Psychologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Montreal, since 1963 and professor of Psychology, Concordia University. His Hungarian poems and essays have appeared in periodicals in Paris, London, Munich, Amsterdam and Budapest. Co-editor of Arkanum, a periodical for avantgarde authors. For a complete biography and list of writings about him see Canadian Studies on Hungarians, 1987 and its suplements 1992, 1995. Books of poems: Amerikai történet, 1975, Missa agnostica, 1979; Jelbeszéd, 1982; Az ájtatos manó imája, 1991. Vitéz has translated into Hungarian the poetry of A. Ginsberg, S. Plath, W. Stevens, and W.C. Williams.

VIZINCZEY, Steven (1933- )
Novelist, playwright, essayist. Born in Káloz, Hungary and studied at the University of Budapest and the National College of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest. He has authored plays and dramas as a student. One of his dramas performed at the National Theatre in Budapest was banned in 1956. He participated in the 1956 uprising and escaped to Canada, where he first settled in Montreal, then moved Toronto, and later relocated to London, U.K. He worked for the CBC as a producer, edited the periodical Exchange, and continued to write plays, essays, filmscripts and novels. Books of essays and novels include In Praise of Older Women, 1965 (in Danish, 1967, Swedish 1967, Hungarian, 1990), The Rules of Chaos, 1969; An Innocent Millionaire, 1983 (translated into Spanish, 1995), Truth and Lies in Literature, 1983.

WAPPEL, Thomas W. (1950- )
Politician, lawyer. Born in Toronto, educated at the University of Toronto (B.A. 1971), Queen's University (LL.B. 1974). Called to the Bar of Ontario 1976. Worked as a lawyer for several years. Elected to the House of Commons for Scarborough West in the general election 1988, re-elected in 1993. Candidate for the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Appointed Official Opposition Critic for Revenue 1990; Official Opposition Critic for Immigration 1991, Official Opposition Critic of the Solicitor General 1991. Member of the Standing Committee on Justice & Legal Affairs and on Environment; Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration; Chair, Canada-Hungary Parliamentary Friendship Group. Member of Knights of Columbus, Knights of Grace, Knights of Malta; past president in Civil Litigation at Bar Admission Course; Life Member of Hungarian Cultural Centre. He lives in Toronto.

WOJATSEK, Charles (1916- )
Historian, educator. Born in Udvard, Hungary (now Slovakia). He attended university in Bratislava and Debrecen. He left his native land in 1948 and enrolled at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He came to Canada in 1951 and continued his studies at the University of Montreal (Ph.D., 1956). He taught Hungarian and Czech language and literature at the University of Colorado. He was professor of History at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Que., from 1966 to his retirement in 1986. He has published papers on modern history, education and philology. His books include: Hungarian Textbook and Grammar, published in 5 editions; and From Trianon to the First Vienna Arbitral Award: The Hungarian Minority in the First Czechoslovak Republic, 1918-1938, 1980. (Also available on the Internet.) He is a member of the Knights of St. Ladislas. He lives in Victoria.

ZSOLNAY, Nicholas (i.e. Mattyasovszky-Zsolnay, Miklós) (1912- )
CM. Born in Pécs, Hungary. Educated at Queen Elizabeth University, Faculty of Law, Pécs, Dr. Jur. He was a Junior Executive at the Zsolnay Porcelania & Fayence Manufacturing, Pécs and Budapest. He came to Canada in 1952 and worked in Montreal, 1952-1978 as Time Study Analyst and Auditing Clerk. He is a former President of the Hungarian Scout Association, and a Director of the Hungarian-Canadian Federation. Recipient of several awards including the Canadian Centennial Medal, 1967, Special Citizenship Merit Award of Montreal, 1970, Honourary Citizenship Diploma, Winnipeg, 1974, Queen's Jubilee Silver Medal, 1977, Member, Order of Canada, 1979, the Jubilee Medal of the "La Fédération des Groupes Ethniques du Québec," 1987, and the Officer's Cross of the Republic of Hungary, 1993. He lives in Ottawa.

 

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