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The VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY has hosted the following three articles for some time.
They are research spin-offs from Looking For
Maud. With thanks to the Home Room web site created by education history
professor Dr. Patrick Dunae.
Ruiter Stinson Sherman Biography
John Kyle A.R.C.A. Biography
School Days magazine (Vancouver 1919 - 1930)
The ALCUIN SOCIETY selected Gary Sim as the feature artist for the June 2004 issue
of Amphora, Number 135, and has published numerous articles and illustrations
by Sim since then. Commissions include an article on the 40th anniversary of the
Society, and a woodblock engraving for the Printers Mark series of limited edition
original prints tipped into issues of Amphora. The Alcuin Society presents the
prestigious annual Alcuin Canadian book design awards, holds events
such as the Wayzgoose letterpress printing fair and the Antiquarian
Books Roadshow, and publishes numerous books and ephemera
in addition to holding seminars and other special events related to the promotion of
"finely wrought books among booklovers around the world."
Gary Sim was registered as an Associate Member of the ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (Architectural Technologist AIBC) from 2001 until his resignation from the AIBC in 2016. The registration process involved formal training, a minimum of 5 years of architectural experience, and a written examination on the Constitution, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics of the AIBC. Sim served on the Architectural Technologists Advocacy Committee at the AIBC for two years, served on the Gallery Advisory Committee for four years and was Chair of the Committee for two years, and sat on the Communication Board of the AIBC representing the Gallery Advisory Committee while chairing the committee. He also represented the AIBC on the City of Vancouver Public Art Committee for two years in 2000 - 2001, Chairing the Committee for the second year of his term.
Sim became a Member of the BC HISTORICAL FEDERATION
since receiving their Certificate of Merit for his
BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS project in 2013. He
has been a sponsor for three of their recent annual conferences,
and represented Sim Publishing at
Kamloops in 2013 and Cloverdale in 2014.
B.C. Historical Federation
After I published Railway Rock Gang in 2013 B.C. STUDIES
asked me to send them a review copy of the book. To my surprise and great pleasure it was
reviewed by Robert D. Turner, who has written many excellent books on railways. The review
appeared on-line, and was subsequently published in the journal:
Railway Rock Gang review
Robert Turner's personal website:
Robert Turner home page
The CANADIAN ACADEMY OF INDEPENDENT SCHOLARS invited me to lecture to them
in December 2017, and I have been attending subsequent monthly meetings and presentations
as time and inclination permits:
Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars
Gary Sim was juried in as an active member of the FEDERATION OF
CANADIAN ARTISTS in 2009, and remained an active member until 2015.
Entries to juried exhibitions led to work being shown in a number of
exhibitions at the gallery on Granville Island. The FCA was
founded in 1941 as a national artists organization, and continues to support
and assist artists across Canada.
Federation of Canadian Artists
The FERRY BUILDING GALLERY is in West Vancouver on the waterfront at the foot of
14th. They invited me to give a lecture on Feb. 20 2020 on the history of art and artists
on the north shore, as part of Heritage Week. The talk will go from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.,
accompanied by an extensively illustrated powerpoint presentation.
Ferry Building Gallery
Sim has been an active member and regular donor to the MALASPINA PRINTMAKERS
SOCIETY on Granville Island since 2005. He has exhibited numerous prints in
the open exhibitions at the gallery, and has a number of prints on consignment
at the gallery.
Malaspina Printmakers Society
The ORMSBY REVIEW is an on-line web site that reviews publications about British Columbia. It
is named after historian Margaret Ormsby:
The Ormsby Review
The ROYAL B.C. MUSEUM is one of my main "go to" research sites for work on
BC ARTISTS. It hosts the index to provincial vital statistics
(births, marriages, deaths):
Royal BC Museum
The SAVARY ISLAND HERITAGE SOCIETY collects information on the residents,
visitors, cottages, and other developments on the island:
Savary Island Heritage Society
The VANCOUVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY has a number of ongoing ventures related to the
history of the City of Vancouver, including monthly lectures and a news bulletion:
Vancouver Historical Society
I lectured for them at the Vancouver Museum in 2017, see digital presentation below:
Gary Sim lecture on Youtube