Tag Archives: University of British Columbia

From the archives: Ellen Neel (Herstory 2012)

Ellen May Neel was the first and most famous female carver of West Coast totem poles. She was born in 1916 at Alert Bay on Cormorant Island, off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Her parents were Charles … Continue reading

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From the archives: Lucille Johnstone, “Tugboat Annie” (Herstory 2007)

Lucille Johnstone was born in 1924 in Vancouver. “Her grandparents advised her parents against sending her to high school, but she went anyway, working after school to pay for her books and clothes.”1 “I went to a high school that … Continue reading

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From the archives: Bonnie Jeffery (Herstory 2007)

Dr. Bonnie Jeffery has spent most of her academic career working far from the University of Regina’s main campus. She lives and works out of Prince Albert, nearly 400 kilometres north-east of Regina. Much of her time is spent travelling, … 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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