Monday, June 27, 2011

Valerie Knowles

History instructor, archivist, writer

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Moved to Ottawa in 1961.

Studied at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts (history), McGill University (M.A. History) and Carleton University (print journalism).

Author of 11 non-fiction works. Has written many books on historical figures and events related to Ottawa's history such as Making Waves: A History of the Riverside Hospital of Ottawa (1996) and Through the Chateau Door: A History of the Zonta Club of Ottawa, 1929-1989 (1994).

More recently, she has published Capital Lives Vol. II: Profiles of 32 Leading Ottawa Personalities (2010).

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