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Dick, Jessie Fairlie | 1883-1943 | Student of the Glasgow School of Cookery

  • P0082
  • Person
  • 1883-1943

Jessie F Dick was the daughter of David Dick of the company of Morrison, McLeary and Dick, Auctioneers, Glasgow. Jessie had four brothers of whom three were killed in the First World War. She studied domestic science at the Glasgow School of Cookery circa 1905-1908. She served on the staff of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science in 1910 as a mistress of laundry work, leaving shortly afterwards to marry the Rev Walter M Paterson B.D. They were given a pair of silver candlesticks engraved "From the staff of the G.C.D.S." as a wedding present. She never taught after she was married but was occupied in the duties of a minister's wife and mother to her three daughters in Bearsden then later in Garelochhead.

Glasgow Caledonian University | Archive Centre

  • C0124
  • Corporate body
  • 1993-

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) started collecting archives and special collections not long after its inauguration in April 1993. This new activity came under the management of the University Library where it has remained. From 1993 to 2010 it was managed by the Collection Manager. The collections grew and Archives became part of Research Collections, a cross domain team which also included Special Collections, Heatherbank Museum of Social Work and the Centre for Political Song. In time this structure changed and all the resources from these four sections were brought together as Archives and Special Collections and fell under the management of the University Archivist from April 2010.

The physical location of the resources moved over the years as part of the Library’s expansion on GCU’s Glasgow campus. A new Archive Centre was built in the summer of 2016 and marked an important milestone in the development of the service. The Archive Centre is housed in the Sir Alex Ferguson Library were it displays a collection of Sir Alex Ferguson’s personal memorabilia.

The main purpose of the Centre is to select, preserve and make available the archives and special collections of the University to the highest standards. Central to this are GCU’s institutional records worthy of permanent preservation which give evidence about the functions, policies and decisions of the University and ensure its historical continuity. Other deposited archives and special collections enhance the research and curricula needs of the University and contribute to an understanding of local and national heritage. The service is free of charge and open to all.

The institutional records of the University’s predecessor bodies, and a special book collection from the Queen’s College, Glasgow were its first inherited resources. The University collects donated resources as part of its Mission and Collecting Policy and its subject strengths include Scottish left wing politics, trades unions, campaign and pressure groups; Scottish social work, social policy and child welfare; Scottish public health; Scottish social enterprise; Scottish creative arts; and the University and its parent institutions' contribution to the development of Scottish higher education from the late 19th century onwards (dating back to 1875 and the formation of the Glasgow School of Cookery). There is an overriding theme of Scottish social history and social justice. This sits well with the mission of Glasgow Caledonian University as the University for the Common Good, providing resources to enhance the learning, teaching and research experience within the broad social justice arena. The Centre is also active in both community and cultural engagement.

Glasgow Caledonian University | Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health

  • C0125
  • Corporate body
  • 2010-

The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health was founded in 2010 by Professor Cam Donaldson, a renowned health economist. The Centre was named in honour of Professor Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to advance social and economic opportunities of the poor through work on microcredit. Mohammad Yunus was Glasgow Caledonian University’s Chancellor from 2012 to 2018. Professor Cam Donaldson was Director of the Centre from 2010 to 2016, followed by Professor Rachel Baker who became Director in August 2016.

The work of the Centre cuts across the three main societal challenges listed in Glasgow Caledonian University's Research Strategy: inclusive societies, healthy lives and sustainable environments. Focusing on health and wellbeing, the Centre aims to transform the lives of vulnerable communities through pioneering research in the areas of microfinance; social business and health economics.

The mission of the Centre is to make a tangible difference to people’s lives through: better understanding health risks, determinants of health inequalities and drivers of well-being, particularly in deprived communities; examining how such risks, inequalities and drivers can be influenced by social rather than medical interventions; developing methods and exploring disciplinary interfaces to devise new frameworks for evaluating social business, microfinance and related social innovations; collaborating with the public, policy makers and practitioners in translating research evidence for improvement in health and well-being.

The Centre is based in the George Moore Building at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Levack, Janet Paterson | b 1938

  • P0084
  • Person
  • b 1938

Janet Paterson Levack is the younger daughter of John and Jenny Levack. She was born in 1938 and educated in Dornoch Academy, then Greenock Academy. She studied at the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (GWSCDS) from 1956 to 1960, qualifying with a Group 3 Diploma. Her first teaching post was at Greenock High School then moved to Dunbar Grammar School when the family relocated. ln 1962 she married David J B Winch BSc, whom she had met at a GWSCDS Dance. She taught briefly in Handsworth Wood Secondary Modern School for Girls in Birmingham, England, where she held a promoted post but left within the same year when the first of her two children was born. Some years later, when both her children started their schooling, Janet Winch, as she was then known, resumed teaching at Riland Bedford School, Sutton Coldfield, England. When the family moved back to Scotland in 1974 she started a peripatetic primary needlework post travelling between twelve rural schools in North Fife. When that post ended she returned to teaching secondary school home economics in Craigie High School, Dundee, until promoted to a position at Harris Academy, Dundee, where she continued until retirement.

Paterson, Jessie Fairlie |1912-1992 | Student of the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science

  • P0083
  • Person
  • 1912-1992

Jessie F Paterson was the eldest daughter of Walter and Jessie Paterson. She was educated at Bearsden Academy and then at the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science where she qualified with a Group 1 Diploma with Needlework endorsement circa 1933. Her initial teaching post was possibly at a school in Dumbarton. On completing her probationary period she left to marry the Rev John G Levack B.D. and went on to raise two daughters while carrying out the duties of the wife of the minister in Dornoch Cathedral, later the West Kirk of Greenock and finally Prestonkirk, East Linton. She returned to teach after both daughters had left home, first in Broughton then Dunbar Grammar School, until retirement.