File RG 104.10.23 - Government unfolding its complex role in modern society through general systems science

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Government unfolding its complex role in modern society through general systems science

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Government unfolding its complex role in modern society

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

RG 104.10.23

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1982 (Creation)
    Ryerson Energy Centre
  • 1982 (Creation)
    Burkhardt, Helmut (Ken)

Physical description area

Physical description

less than 0.5 cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Ryerson Energy Centre Reports

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Report #30

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

The Ryerson Energy Centre was created in 1976. Its focus was non-petroleum based energy sources like solar, recycling, and uses for oil other than burning. The Centre became part of the Centre for Industrial Development in 1985 because the decline in projects that the centre was co-ordinating made it difficult to operate independently.

Name of creator


Biographical history

Helmut (Ken) Burkhardt received his Ph.D from the University of Stuttgart in 1964 and was a refugee during World War II. In 1967, he moved to Toronto with his wife. After doing research in thermonuclear fusion and magneto hydrodynamic energy conversion, he became a pioneer in renewable energy. He started working at Ryerson in the Department of Mathematics and Physics in 1974. He also worked in Ryerson's Energy Centre and as director, organized many conferences with the International Society for Systems Sciences and Science for Peace. He retired from Ryerson in 1996, becoming a proferssor emeritus. He is a member of the Canadian Pugwash Group, serving as President of its Council on Global Issues (2002-2009). In 2011 he became the President of Solar Energy Technology Inc.

Custodial history

Scope and content

File contains 2 draft copies of report #30.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access


Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright to be determined.

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres