Thursday, October 23, 2008

Susan Mann (Trofimenkoff)

Historian, professor

Born in Ottawa in 1941.

Taught at the Université de Montréal (1966-1970), University of Calgary (1970-1972), and the University of Ottawa (1972-1992).

Vice-rector (academic) at the University of Ottawa from 1984 to 1990.

Conducted groundbreaking research into women’s issues; founder of the women’s studies program at the University of Ottawa.

Key contributor to the growth of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women.

Past chair of the Status of Women Committee of the Council of Ontario Universities.

The first woman president of York University in 1992.

Member of the Order of Canada since 2000.

The Women Studies House at the University of Ottawa, located at 143 Seraphin-Marion (near Tabaret Hall) is called the Susan Mann House in her honour.

No comments: