NOTE TO MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS : I have been writing this blog on Ottawa Women's History since 2008. As of October 2012, the blog contains 318 entries and profiles over 500 exceptional women. The blog will be on hiatus for an undetermined period of time. Thank you for your support and interest over the years!
By virtue of its historical role as the capital of Canada, Ottawa has been a land of opportunity for many “female firsts” and other exceptional contributions from Canadian women.
My blog profiles women who were born in Ottawa, or moved to Ottawa at some point in their life either to work or to study. They all connect in some way to Ottawa's history or institutions, to our country's development or to Canada's place on the world stage.
Started in 2008, the "Mentors and Milestones" blog is an ongoing personal project with a simple goal:to celebratethe story of women in Ottawa, from Ottawa, — as makers of history, through time and throughout the world.
Many of the women featured on my blog have reached historical milestones; all are women of vision and influence — mentors — who leave a trail of light that captures our imagination.
My blog presents "snapshots" of these women's lives, and therefore the entries are not to be considered complete by any means. I invite you to contact me should you find that some details could be added.
Click on the link to read an article in The Wrap published in the Ottawa Citizen on October 5th, 2011.
This blog is recommended reading on http://ottawastart.com/
This blog is recommended on the Feminist Histories Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminist-History-Society/149954391732822.
Mon blogue présente des profils de femmes francophones et anglophones qui sont nées à Ottawa ou y ont vécu, soit pour des études, le travail ou leur entrainement sportif. Elle ont marqué la société par leurs exploits et leurs réussites, contribuant de manière exceptionnelle au patrimoine humain. Le blogue est disponible en anglais seulement...pour le moment.
I was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario and moved to Ottawa in 1978. I obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in education from the University of Ottawa. My partial doctoral studies in adult learning deepened my research interest in women's learning styles. I published a book on women and learning with the University of Ottawa Press (in French, Les femmes en milieu universitaire) for which I was awarded the Laura Jamieson Prize in 2000, given by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. In 2004-05, I hosted a television program on Rogers Television in Ottawa (French station) called D'hier à aujourd'hui. The program chronicled 150 years of Bytown and Ottawa history through stories of people, events and buildings that left their mark on local and national history.
In March 2012, I published a book on health in French. Please visit www.unebonnesante.ca for more information about this book.
You can also visit my production company at www.triyana.ca.