Heeney, Brian

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Heeney, Brian

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        Professor Brian Heeney, born 1933, was the Academic Vice-President and Provost of Trent University. He came to Trent in 1971 to become the Master of Champlain College and a member of the History Department. He later became the director of the Bata Library and was appointed Academic Vice-President and Provost September 1, 1981. Heeney was educated at the University of Toronto, the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge Massachusetts, and Oxford University. He was the assistant curate at All Saints' Cathedral in Edmonton from 1957 to 1959 and was the Anglican chaplain and a member of the History Department at the University of Alberta before coming to Trent University in 1971. Throughout his career Heeney's interest lay in the study of the religious and social history of Victorian England. He was the author of several books including "Mission to the Middle Classes", and "A Different Kind of Gentleman: Parish Clergy as Professional Men in Early and Mid-Victorian England." Professor Brian Heeney died September 17, 1983. (Taken from: "Trent Fortnightly" Vol. 14, No. 3, 1983.)


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