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 […]

First Blog Post!

Welcome to the OWHN blog! Woman’s Air Force, 1940’s. Group of Unidentified Women in Uniform Writing in in Books. Source Welcome to the OWHN blog! We’ve replaced the OWHN newsletter with this blog space in the hopes of sharing news related to women’s history in a timelier fashion. Archived copies of past newsletters can be […]