Less We Forget Poppy


The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks M.C. C.D.
A Canadian Hero

Less We Forget Poppy


Chapter 17: Université d’Ottawa / Passing / The Brooks Residence

17.1 Université d’Ottawa 1971 to 1984

I joined the Université d’Ottawa as an Administrative Officer in Auxiliary Services (a precursor to Student Services) in 1971. I was later appointed the 1st Director of Housing in 1976.

Leading up to my push to get a proper student residence built to serve the student population, there was considerable back and forth with City Hall to demolish a number of shacks that the students, by default, were living in.

Extracts from Ottawa Journal 21 Aug 1976 and 7 Feb 1977 articles on University of Ottawa Housing Issues Being Addressed by Hubert Brooks
PHOTO Images Courtesy: Ottawa Journal
Image: Extract from Ottawa Journal 21 Aug 1976 article on University of Ottawa Housing Issues Image: Extract from Ottawa Journal 7 Feb 1977 article on University of Ottawa Housing Issues

The front page of the 18–April–1978 Ottawa Citizen had the following article Ref: 17.4 that illustrates one of the different problems we were facing and one certainly I never would have encountered in the Forces!

Photo: Ottawa Citizen Article War on Moonies and University of Ottawa 1
Photo: Ottawa Citizen Article War on Moonies and University of Ottawa 2
Photo: Ottawa Citizen Article War on Moonies and University of Ottawa 3
Photo: Ottawa Citizen Article War on Moonies and University of Ottawa 4
Photo: Ottawa Citizen Article War on Moonies and University of Ottawa 5

 

And of course there were battles constantly being fought to provide the students with quality lodging while keeping the cost affordable.

Photo: Univ of Ottawa newsarticle on Housing Budget and Super Brooks
Various Photos of Hubert Brooks and University of Ottawa colleagues
PHOTO Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
Photo: Hubert Brooks and University of Ottawa colleagues 1
Photo: Hubert Brooks and University of Ottawa colleagues 2 Photo: Hubert Brooks and University of Ottawa colleagues 3

RAFES – Royal Air Force Escaping Society Activities

After retirement from the Forces I continued to spend a good deal of time supporting the efforts of the RAFES – Royal Air Force Escaping Society – either speaking at engagements or participating in hosting of surviving helpers from countries in Europe.

The goals of RAFES were to:

Hubert and Birthe Brooks at RAFES Meeting 1978
PHOTO Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
Photo: Hubert and Birthe Brooks at RAFES Meeting 1978
Hubert Brooks' RAF Escaping Society Dinner Jacket Emblem
PHOTO Courtesy: Hubert Brooks Private Collection
Photo: Hubert Brooks RAF Escaping Society Dinner Jacket Emblem

Neighbors of the Brooks' Circa 1974 At Their Long Time Home on Welland Street in Ottawa

The 1974 Canada Elections List for the Ontario District of Ottawa-Carleton included the Brooks' at their long time home on Welland Street -- as well as their immediate neighbors

1974 Canada Elections List for Carleton Ottawa Neighbors of Brooks 1
1974 Canada Elections List for Carleton Ottawa Neighbors of Brooks 2



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