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Faithful fan sends friendly note

Ending Herstory: The Canadian Women’s Calendar after more than 40 years of publishing was a difficult decision to make, and has been especially disappointing to our fans who buy our calendar annually. When Wanda Backus Kelly read that the Saskatoon Women’s … Continue reading

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Herstory 2015 launch a hit!

We had an amazing time at the Herstory 2015 launch on Thursday, Oct. 30! Many supporters came out to McNally Robinson in Saskatoon, including one of Herstory’s founding members, Erin Shoemaker. We’re so glad to have shared the evening with … Continue reading

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Remembering Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

Maya Angelou, poet and author, died May 28, 2014, at age 86. The American activist was best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, but she was a prolific and celebrated writer, with a career spanning … Continue reading

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From the archives: Akua Benjamin (Herstory 2007)

“Why don’t we have social workers at the airport? The need is so great, considering that a large majority of immigrants and refugees arrive in Toronto, yet there are no social workers attached to immigration.” – Akua Benjamin, 2005. Akua … Continue reading

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From the archives: Emily Murphy (Herstory 1974)

Historica Canada’s Heritage Minutes: Emily Murphy Emily Murphy is best known for her undaunted work in the “persons case,” the battle she waged for eight years to prove that women are persons in the eyes of the law. She was … Continue reading

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This week in Herstory 2014: Federated Women’s Institute of Canada

The week surrounding Feb. 19 is Women’s Institute Week. This date in February marks the inaugural meeting of the Women’s Institute, held Feb. 19, 1897 in Ontario. Throughout the week, Women’s Institute members across Canada celebrate the founding of the … 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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