Tag Archives: University of Toronto

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 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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