Tag Archives: Vancouver

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: 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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This week in Herstory: Tangles by Sarah Leavitt

Vancouver writer and cartoonist Sarah Leavitt always thought of her mother Midge as “powerful, protective, and joyous.” Educated at Radcliffe College, Miriam (Midge) Leavitt was a well-respected teacher living in Fredericton who designed the New Brunswick Kindergarten curriculum. Then, in … Continue reading

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