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Ursula Franklin

Ursula Franklin is a physicist and philosopher, who has written on the political and social impacts of technology on society. Born in Munich to a Jewish mother, Franklin was held in a labour camp during the Second World War and … Continue reading

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Lillian McGregor

Lillian McGregor was a nurse, an educator, and an Aboriginal Elder. Born on Birch Island, 100km southwest of Sudbury, Lillian McGregor moved to Toronto at the age of 15 to work as a nanny and pursue her education, eventually becoming … Continue reading

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Jean Lumb

Jean Lumb was a restauranteur, and activist. Born in Nanaimo, BC, to Cantonese immigrants, Jean Lumb left school and began working at the age of 12 to support her family. She moved to Toronto as a sixteen-year-old, and opened a … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs was an urbanist, author, and activist who challenged prevailing urban planning methods and influenced generations of planners and city-dwellers. In The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), Jacobs argued that urban renewal did not respect the … Continue reading

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International Ladies Garment Workers Union Local 72

For 10 frigid weeks in the winter of 1931, a collective of over 500 workers protested labour conditions in the Toronto garment industry. One in four Toronto wage earners were women, most of whom worked unskilled jobs in the manufacturing … Continue reading

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Fran Odette

Fran Odette is an author, educator, and advocate for the rights of women with disabilities. While studying social work at Carleton University in the late 1980s, she was the only student in her class with a visible disability. This experience … Continue reading

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Doris Anderson

Doris Anderson was a journalist, author, and champion of women’s rights. While editor of Chatelaine from 1957 to 1977, Anderson wrote critical editorials about divorce, abortion, birth control, and child welfare. With a readership of one in every three Canadian … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary was an anti-slavery activist, Canada’s first Black newspaper publisher, and an advocate for women’s rights. The eldest daughter of free parents and supporters of the Underground Railroad, she opened a school for Black children in the … Continue reading

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William Greer Architectural Conservation & Craftsmanship Award Nomination Form

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