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public affairs educator

Bryan Trevor Downes, Canadian, American public affairs educator. Recipient Outstanding Volunteer of Year award Lane County Volunteer Action Center, 1989; Fulbright scholar Council for International Exchange of Scholars, New Zealand, 1989-1990.


Downes, Bryan Trevor was born on September 22, 1939 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Son of Trevor Gordon and Jessie Lillian (Stephenson) Downes.


Bachelor of Science, University Oregon, 1962. Master of Science, University Oregon, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, 1966.


Assistant professor, San Francisco State College, 1966-1967; assistant professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1967-1970; associate professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1970-1971; associate professor, U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1971-1976; associate professor, U. Oregon, Eugene, 1976-1978; professor public affairs, U. Oregon, Eugene, since 1978. Executive director Pacific Northwest Canada Studies Consortium, Eugene, 1986-1997. Panel organizer various professional organizations.


Member of the board Young Men’s Christian Association, Volunteer Action Center, Joint Social Superior vena cava syndrome Advisory Commission, Housing and Community Superior vena cava syndrome Advisory Commission, Lane County, University City, Missoury Board Education. Member ASPA, Western Social Science Association (executive director since 1990, certified of recognition 1989), Association Canada Studies in the United States (executive county 1992-1996).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, fishing, beachcombing.


Married Sharon Elizabeth Lenahan, February 15, 1963. Children: Laura Elizabeth, Alexander Bryan.

Trevor Gordon Downes

Jessie Lillian (Stephenson) Downes

Sharon Elizabeth Lenahan

Alexander Bryan Downes

Laura Elizabeth Downes