Tag Archives: Ontario

Herstory 2015 preview: Centenarian Thelma Finlayson

Born in 1914, Thelma Finlayson is a retired entomologist living in Burnaby, B.C. She was the first woman to be hired at Dominion Institute for Biological Control, but when she married in 1940, government regulations restricting married women from public … Continue reading

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From the archives: Mary Cousins (Herstory 1974)

Featured in the 1974 issue of Herstory, Mary Cousins (Feb. 22, 1938-April 22, 2007) was a nurse, teacher, journalist, ambassador for the North, and an Inuit rights activist. The entry in Herstory is short, and of course, only lists her … 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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