Ryerson University, Toronto, Ont, was founded 16 September 1948 as the Ryerson Institute of Technology. The institute is situated on historic St James Square, where the Toronto Normal School was established in 1852 by Egerton Ryerson, chief superintendent of education for Canada West.
McGill University, in Montréal, Québec, was founded in 1821. It is one of the oldest institutions to offer university-level education in Canada. Its main campus is located in downtown Montréal, while the Macdonald Campus is approximately 30 km to the west, in Sainte-Anne de Bellevue.
Library and Archives Canada is the product of the amalgamation of the National Library of Canada and National Archives of Canada under the initiative of former National Librarian Roch Carrier and National Archivist Ian Wilson who "realized that the traditional lines between archives and libraries were blurring, and that it was time for us to come together as a resource for all Canadians."
The National Library of Canada, located on OTTAWA's Wellington Street, was originally established by an Act of Parliament in 1953. It joined with the NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA in 2004 to become LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA. The post of National Librarian (W.K. LAMB 1953-68; G. SYLVESTRE 1968-83; M.