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 ===== Education: ===== ===== Education: =====
  
-1940 MA (University of Toronto)\\+1940 BA (University of Toronto)\\ 
 +1941 MA (University of Toronto)\\
  
 ===== Positions: ===== ===== Positions: =====
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 Halpenny, Francess G. (1973). The Robarts library [videorecording]. a more striking conviction. Toronto: Ontario Educational Communications Authority.\\ Halpenny, Francess G. (1973). The Robarts library [videorecording]. a more striking conviction. Toronto: Ontario Educational Communications Authority.\\
  
-Halpenny,, Francess G. (1979). Education for bibliography. Ottawa: Committee on Bibliographical Services for Canada, National Library of Canada.\\+Halpenny, Francess G. (1979). Education for bibliography. Ottawa: Committee on Bibliographical Services for Canada, National Library of Canada.\\
  
 Halpenny, Francess G. (1979). Practice of bibliography. Ottawa: Committee on Bibliographical\\ Halpenny, Francess G. (1979). Practice of bibliography. Ottawa: Committee on Bibliographical\\
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 Halpenny, Francess G. (2017). A world of words: Francess Halpenny’s autobiography. 1<​sup>​st</​sup> ​ ed March 2017. Toronto: Frances G. Halpenny.\\ Halpenny, Francess G. (2017). A world of words: Francess Halpenny’s autobiography. 1<​sup>​st</​sup> ​ ed March 2017. Toronto: Frances G. Halpenny.\\
 +===== Associations/​Committees:​ =====
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 +1968-1970 Member, Canadian Historical Association Council\\
 +1973-1975 Chair, Committee on Editing and Publications Policy, Canadian Library Association\\
 +1976-1979 Member, National Library Advisory Board\\
 +1977 Chair, Bibliography Services for Canada\\
  
 ===== Honours: ===== ===== Honours: =====
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 1977 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada\\ 1977 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada\\
 1983 Molson Award awarded by the Canada Council for distinguished contribution to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage\\ 1983 Molson Award awarded by the Canada Council for distinguished contribution to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage\\
 +1968 LL.D University of Guelph\\
 +1978 LL.D Dalhousie University\\
 Honorary degrees from 11 Canadian universities including University of Toronto\\ Honorary degrees from 11 Canadian universities including University of Toronto\\
  
 ===== Comments: ===== ===== Comments: =====
  
-The Globe and Mail described Francess as an “undisputed star of the editing world.” She had a very clear idea of what an editor should be – a supporter for the author. One U of T professor is reported to have said “Francess can have anything she wants. She got our books published.”Her magnum opus was the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (DCB).” Officially she served as General Editor of the DCB/DBC from 1969 to 1988 working with her counterparts at Université Laval overseeing the completion of ten volumes of the Dictionary, comprising more than 5000 Biographies –a truly remarkable achievement. She adhered to and furthered the principles on which the Dictionary was based – a bilingual partnership with the Université Laval (with the result that the DCB/DBC became and remains the most important bilingual project in the Canadian humanities). The organization of biographies by period of death date rather than alphabetically,​ and the insistence that biographies be based on primary sources is a practice that distinguishes the DCB/DBC from all other national biographies. “\\+The Globe and Mail described Francess as an “undisputed star of the editing world.” She had a very clear idea of what an editor should be – a supporter for the author. One U of T professor is reported to have said “Francess can have anything she wants. She got our books published.” Her magnum opus was the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (DCB).” Officially she served as General Editor of the DCB/DBC from 1969 to 1988 working with her counterparts at Université Laval overseeing the completion of ten volumes of the Dictionary, comprising more than 5000 Biographies –a truly remarkable achievement. She adhered to and furthered the principles on which the Dictionary was based – a bilingual partnership with the Université Laval (with the result that the DCB/DBC became and remains the most important bilingual project in the Canadian humanities). The organization of biographies by period of death date rather than alphabetically,​ and the insistence that biographies be based on primary sources is a practice that distinguishes the DCB/DBC from all other national biographies. “\\
  
 Francess`s mother was always her supporter. In conjunction with a group of editors she said ``that little girl knows more than all you boys put together`` and following the presentation of the Molson Award she said “Francess always did her homework.” Both of these things were probably true.\\ Francess`s mother was always her supporter. In conjunction with a group of editors she said ``that little girl knows more than all you boys put together`` and following the presentation of the Molson Award she said “Francess always did her homework.” Both of these things were probably true.\\
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Francess G. Halpenny (1919-2017).\\ Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Francess G. Halpenny (1919-2017).\\
-Obituary. ​ Globe and Mail, January 6, 2018.\\+Canadian Who's Who, v. 15, 1980.\\ 
 +Obituary. Globe and Mail, January 6, 2018.\\
 “Francess Halpenny 98 was the undisputed star of the editing world.” Globe and Mail, Jan. 14, 2018.\\ “Francess Halpenny 98 was the undisputed star of the editing world.” Globe and Mail, Jan. 14, 2018.\\
  
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