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Alison Prentice, first CWSE Head, appointed to Order of  Canada

On July 1st, 2013, Alison Prentice was named a member of the Order of Canada, in recognition of her “pioneering contributions as a scholar, advancing the field of women’s history and the history of education.”

Alison was a faculty member in the History and Philosophy Departments at the University of Toronto; founder of the Canadian Women’s History Project at OISE (which produced many books, including “Canadian Women: A History”, now in its third edition; co-founder of the Ontario Women’s History Network (OWHN) which began at the CWSE in 1990; and she was the first Head of the CWSE.

This is a very high honour. You can read more about the Order of Canada here

Alison Prentice will be honoured with a reception at the CWSE on May 23, 2014, 6:308:00pm:

Please join us in honouring pioneering Canadian women’s historian Dr. Alison Prentice, who has newly become a Member of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Prentice is Professor Emerita at OISE/UT where she was the first Head of the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education. She was a founding member of the Ontario Women’s History Network (OWHN/REHFO), and researched, taught, and wrote several books and many articles on women’s and educational history.

Co-sponsored by the Ontario Women’s History Network/Le réseau d’histoire des femmes en Ontario (OWHN/RHFO) and the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education at OISE/UT.

Dr. Prentice’s lifetime of achievement will also be discussed at a roundtable during the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians at 8:00am on Friday March 23, 2014, at the Hart House East Common Room, Session #3009, “Encounters in Women's History: The Influence of Alison Prentice on Women's History, Feminist Scholars, and Education.”

For more information, contact Paula Bourne at paula.bourne@utoronto.ca or Alyson King at alyson.king@uoit.ca

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