Achievers and Deceivers – Some Notable & Fascinating Canadian Women From Our Past

Speaker for May meeting – Gail Cuthbert Brandt 

Learn about several women of different racial backgrounds, regions, and eras and the mark they made on their local communities, our nation, and, in some cases, the world. If you think Canadian history is boring, the “herstory” of these individual women – some upstanding and famous, others unscrupulous and notorious – will hopefully change your mind!

Gail Cuthbert Brandt was born and raised in Ingersoll, Ontario. She completed her BA in Honours History at the University of Toronto, her MA from Carleton University, and her PhD from York University. After teaching at the Glendon campus of York University for 20 years, she became Principal of Renison University College at the University of Waterloo. Following two terms in that position, she took on various administrative positions at UW, the last one being Associate Vice- President International. 

A specialist in Quebec history and Canadian women’s history, Dr. Cuthbert Brandt is a co-author of Canadian Women: A History (3 editions) and of Feminist Politics on the Farm: Rural Catholic Women in Southern Quebec and Southwestern France. She has recently completed a history of women in the Quebec cotton textile industry, 1891-1951.