Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Born in Galveston, Texas.; died in Ottawa in 1979.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Has an MPA from Harvard, an LLB, and a BA from the University of Saskatchewan.
Sister Joseph-Arthur (Claire Laramée) and Thérèse Archambault are the first two women to receive a PhD from the University.
A Chronology of Women's History at the University of Ottawa, by Michel Prévost, Chief Archivist, University of Ottawa, 2011.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1931.
Lived in Ottawa from 1971-1999.
Worked in the Cataloguing Department of the National Library of Canada.
Has passionately collected Canadian dolls and researched this topic extensively.
Her book Dolls of Canada: a Reference Guide was published by the University of Toronto Press in 1996. It remains the best and most complete guide to Canadian dolls.
Encouraged the Canadian Museum of Civilization to create a display of Canadian Dolls in 1999; collectors came from all over the world to see the largest display of Canadian Dolls produced to date.
Many of her dolls have been donated to the Bowmanville Museum which maintains the largest privately owned collection of Canadian dolls in the country.
Promoted the art of doll collecting through her own doll production company, Distinctive Dolls of Canada, which produced short run artistic dolls of such historical characters as Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald and Olympic medal winner Elizabeth Manley.
Was an executive member of the Canadian Doll Guild and past editor of Doll Creators: A Canadian Doll Guild Publication.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Studied journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Is a business communicator, facilitator, media specialist and focus group moderator with experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Worked in mainstream print journalism, the trade press and broadcast. Well known in Ottawa for her work in local magazines such as Fifty-Five Plus, Ottawa Family Life and Ottawa Wedding; has more than 21 years' experience in communications and contract editing with a specialization in lifestyle and health consumer publications.
In her editorial role, she plans content and manages editorial production for 18 publications a year.
Co-founded Ottawa's only woman's quarterly magazine, City Woman, launched in 2000.
Has extensive experience in communications project management in such areas as publications, video production, backgrounders, speeches, internal communiqués, brochures, presentations and electronic bulletin boards.
Is a nationally-recognized speaker in the area of writing to reach the right target market.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Born in Casselman, Ontario (near Ottawa); studied in Ottawa.
Holds a masters and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa.
Was teacher, researcher and Assistant Vice-President, French Programs and Services at Laurentian University in Sudbury.
Was appointed to the position of Principal at York University’s Glendon College in Toronto in 1994.
Became Commissioner of Official Languages in 1999, a position she held until 2006. Her role as Commissioner of Official Languages was as an ombudsman for English and French bilingualism in the federal government of Canada and as a promoter and supporter of linguistic duality both in the Canadian federal government and in Canadian society in general.
Acts as a special advisor and consultant to governmental agencies and Canadian universities.
Has consistently worked towards the recognition of the rights of the French-speaking minority, the status of women, health and education in Canada.
Served as the first President of the Forum of Canadian Ombudsman, from 2001 to 2005.
Awarded honorary doctorates by McGill University, the University of Ottawa, St-Paul University, Laurentian University, Université de Moncton and Collège Boréal.
Was made Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade by the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in the Republic of France.
Born in Jamaica in 1925; died in Ottawa in 2011.
Arrived in Montreal in 1960s; moved to Ottawa in 1987.
Had a teaching career at McGill University as a professor of applied linguistics for 20 years before moving to Ottawa.
Established the Harambee Education Centre in Ottawa, a community-based program that helped young black students gain an appreciation of their culture and history. Harambee means “let’s pull together” in Swahili.
Gave local workshops to develop awareness and respect for Caribbean heritage languages, such as Creole.
Was on the original board of directors for Black History Ottawa.
Friday, August 5, 2011
- Born in Shediac, New Brunswick in 1899; died in 1997.
- Admitted to the bar of New Brunswick in 1925.
- Was elected the first woman alderman in 1950.
- Became a senator in 1953; was known to work tirelessly for women’s rights and poverty.
- First woman Speaker of the Senate or the House of Commons in 1972.
- Served in this role from 1972 to 1974.
- Appointed to the Order of Canada in 1976.
- Born in the Eastern Townships, Quebec in 1912; died in 2002.
- Studied music, literature, languages and sociology.
- Worked as a journalist.
- First woman to work as a news reporter for La Presse in Montreal in 1959.
- Became a senator in 1971; her interests were Senate reform, old age security, bilingualism and the United Nations.
- Second woman Speaker of the Senate or the House of Commons in 1974; first woman francophone.
- Served in this role from 1974 to 1979.
- Appointed to the Order of Canada in 1989.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
"When you walk through the halls of the school you notice the extraordinary energy, enthusiasm and purpose that our students possess. This is a place where girls feel safe and secure, a place where girls can find their voice, and a place where girls dare to dream big." -Cheryl Boughton, current headmistress of Elmwood, 2011
Founded as The Rockliffe Preparatory School in 1915 by Theodora A. Philpot. She was the visionary, the founder and the first headmistress of the school.
The school was established on Elmwood Farm (originally called Keefer farm but renamed Elmwood after Mrs. Philpot and Mrs. Fauquier bought the farm); initially, the school had four students, male and female, aged four to seven. The school set out originally to “prepare” young boys to attend a nearby boys' school at age 11 (likely Ashbury College).
From the beginning, the school attracted the attention of Ottawa's elite who sent their daughters to study at that school.
Edith Button, an Englishwoman marooned in Ottawa by wartime lack of transportation, joined the Elmwood staff in 1917 and remained with the school until 1951.
Ethel Fauquier and Lilias Southam, with the assistance of Mrs. Southam's husband, Harry, and her father, the Hon. Thomas Ahearn, purchased the Elmwood property and institution in 1919 in order to allow for its expansion.
Edith Buck, who was Philpot's assistant, became the second headmistress in 1920, and fulfilled that role until 1951.
The Rockcliffe Preparatory School changed its name to Elmwood in 1923 and shifted its vocation from the “preparation” of young boys to the education of young women.
Elmwood was the first Canadian independent day school for girls to adopt the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in 1978.
Wilson House, part of Elmwood, was created and named in honour of Cairine Wilson, Canada's first female senator and long-time Elmwood patron in 1982.
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Was assistant to Theodora Philpot, founder and headmistress of Rockliffe Prep School in 1915, and became the school's second headmistress from 1920 to 1951.
Was married to a teacher at Ashbury College in Ottawa.
The Rockcliffe Preparatory School changed its name to Elmwood and shifted its vocation from the “preparation” of young boys to the education of young women in 1923.
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