Sub-series RG 27.01.078.002 - Ophthalmic Dispensing Program course materials

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Ophthalmic Dispensing Program course materials

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RG 27.01.078.002

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  • 1970s (Creation)
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    Barr, Dr. Donald

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4.75 cm of textual records

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([?-2004})

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Dr. Donald Barr graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1953. He completed 4 years in the University Naval Training Division achieving the level of Surgeon Lieutenant. In 1955/56 he started part time as the Director of the Ryerson Health Clinic. He became full time director in 1965 and acted in this position until his retirement in 1989. In 1965 he also became the Chairman of the Health Sciences department. In 1968, his wife Dr. Elizabeth Barr was hired as a part time physician at the clinic where she worked until her retirement in 1989. From 1967 until 1970 Donald was the Dean of the Community Services Department. He stepped down from this position to go back to teaching. In 1972 he won the Canadian Family Physician's Literary Award for his article on the Morning After Pill. Along with his official duties Donald Barr was involved with various activities and committees during his career at Ryerson. He was the team physician for the Ryerson Rams football and hockey teams; the Chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on Athletics and Recreation; the Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee; on the Appeals Committee of the Academic Council; on the Board of Governors; and a member of Ryerson Contract Negotiating Team. Dr. Donald Barr was named "Ryersonian of the Year" in 1989. After Donald and Elizabeth's retirement in 1989, Elizabeth stayed on as acting Health Centre Director until a replacement was hired, and Donald continued his work for the Ministry of Health flying into underserviced areas in Northern Ontario. Elizabeth Barr passed away in 2004.

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Subseries is divided into the following six files:

RG 27.01.078.02.01 Examination materials
RG 27.01.078.02.02 Visual and Ophthalmic optics formulae booklet
RG 27.01.078.02.03 Course outlines
RG 27.01.078.02.04 Business Practice I - Evening course XTC926 and Correspondence course CC1926
RG 27.01.078.02.05 Ophthalmic Dispensing I - Correspondence course 1913
RG 27.01.078.02.06 Anatomy and physiology of the eye - Evening course XTC915 and XTC1915

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