Dr. Wendy Lynn Mitchinson (1947 – 2021)

OWHN sadly acknowledges the recent loss of another of its founders, Wendy Mitchinson (1947-2021), which comes closely on the heels of the death of Alison Prentice, making this is a difficult time. The following is a link to the obituary written on Wendy by her husband, Rex Lingwood, and close friend and fellow OWHN member, […]

Rob Leverty, Executive Director, of the Ontario Historical Society announces the OHS Alison Prentice Award:

The following letter, dated September 9, 2021, is from Rob Leverty of the Ontario Historical Society: Dr. Alison Prentice (1934-2021) was a pioneer in women’s history in Canada. A renowned scholar and beloved teacher, Prentice specialized in the history of education in Canada as well as Canadian women’s history. Her work at the Ontario Institute […]

Professor Alison Prentice (1934-2021)

Alison Prentice was a co-founder of OWNHN. The following is a tribute by Kari Dehli, Paula Bourne, Elizabeth Smyth and Harry Smaller Professor Alison Prentice died on June 25 in Victoria, BC. She will be remembered as a path-breaking feminist historian, a prolific researcher, writer and editor, an outstanding teacher, generous mentor and dear friend […]

Ontario Provincial Virtual Heritage Fair 2021

Every year OWHN collaborates with the Ontario Heritage Fairs Association (OHFA) to award a prize for women’s history at heritage fairs at schools across the province. OHFA reports that, despite COVOD disruptions, regional fairs were held in North Bay, Kingston, Ottawa, Niagara, Thames Valley and Durham. Over 40 teachers worked with their students to contribute […]

New virtual exhibit on women archives!

A new virtual exhibit is now available on the Archives and Special Collections (ARCS) website: Women’s Archives. Explore our collections! This exhibit introduces the contents of the Women’s Archives for members of the university community and for outside visitors. The exhibit will allow you to discover key actors and events involved in Canada’s second wave […]