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About herstorycalendar

The official blog for Herstory: The Canadian Women's Calendar. An annual publication that celebrates notable Canadian women, Herstory is produced by the Saskatoon Women’s Calendar Collective (SWCC) and published by Coteau Books. Visit our website at www.herstorycalendar.com.

This week in Herstory: Ruth Robinson

The week of Aug. 25 to 31 in the 2014 issue of Herstory: The Canadian Women’s Calendar, we feature Ruth Robinson, who attended the issue’s launch last fall. Join us at our launch for the 2015 calendar at McNally Robinson … Continue reading

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From the archives: Connie Eaves (Herstory 2000)

Fascinated by “how thing work in the body,”(1) Connie Halperin of Kingston, Ontario, set out early on a career in biomedical research that has spanned more than three decades. Now Connie Eaves, deputy director of the Terry Fox Laboratory and … Continue reading

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From the archives: Emily Howard Stowe (Herstory 1974)

Emily Howard Stowe Emily Howard Stowe was born in Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, on May 1, 1831, one of six daughters of Quaker parents. They considered education as important for girls as boys, hence she was taught at home by … Continue reading

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From the archives: Augusta Stowe-Gullen (Herstory 1974)

Photo via the E.J. Pratt Library. Augusta Stowe-Gullen, only daughter of Emily Howard Stowe, entered the Toronto School of Medicine in 1879 and became (in 1883) the first woman to study and graduate in medicine from a Canadian university. When … Continue reading

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From the archives: Alice Wilson (Herstory 1974)

Photo via the website Inspirational Men & Women. Alice Wilson started work for the Geological Survey of Canada as a clerk in 1909, and she was determined to become a geologist. But it took her 36 long, struggling years to … Continue reading

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From the archives: Doris Anderson (Herstory 2011)

As editor of Chatelaine magazine from 1957 to 1977, Doris Anderson was a powerful voice for women’s rights in Canada, broaching contentious issues such as abortion, family abuse, divorce reform, pay equity and the problems of working mothers. “She set … Continue reading

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Herstory 2014 launch a success!

The 2014 calendar on display at the launch.   The Herstory: The Canadian Women’s Calendar 2014 launch and 40th anniversary celebration was held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon. Patrons enjoyed hearing Saskatoon Women’s Calendar Collective members … Continue reading

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