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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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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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