Bannerman, Eugen

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Bannerman, Eugen

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[ca. 1983]

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Reverend Doctor Eugen Bannerman (Eugen Fanderich - name changed in 1983) grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and Vernon, B.C. He studied Psychology at the University of Alberta receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree. From there he received his M.A. from Wheaton College in Illinois, his Masters of Theology from the Toronto School of Theology, and his Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1985. He married Iris MacGregor of the Ryerson Theatre School. Before coming to Ryerson in 1967, Eugen was the Minister of the Annette Street Baptist Church. He started at Ryerson in the Social Sciences department and later the Department of Psychology. During his time at Ryerson Eugen Bannerman conducted many funeral and memorial services for former Ryerson Faculty/Staff including Blue Brennan, John Kenyon, and Murray Paulin. He also conducted a service for former Ryerson President Donald Mordell. He has also performed weddings for staff and students. While on a 2 year sabbatical, Eugen presided over two churches in Seaforth, Ontario - Cavan United and Northside United. While living in Seaforth - the hometown of Ryerson Founder H. H. Kerr, he pushed for the creation of a H. H. Kerr Memorial Mace for Ryerson as a gift from the Town of Seaforth. He was on the Mace committee and helped to raise $18 000 for the project. After the mace was gifted to Ryerson, he was the person who carried it at the front of every Convocation procession from 1994 until his retirement. He also authored a book on H. H. Kerr called "Howard Kerr of Seaforth", as well as written articles for various newspapers, and a history book on Blyth, Ontario Street names. Eugen Bannerman was inducted into Ryerson's 25 Year Club in 1992 and retired in 2001, and currently resides in British Columbia.

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