Talking about Agnes Macphail

This webinar examines Agnes Macphail’s remarkable life and impressive political career.

Presentation by Renée Bondy

November 18, 2015

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In 1921, Agnes Macphail became the first woman elected to the Canadian House of Commons. A champion of many causes, including the rights of women, immigrants, minors, prisoners, and farmers, Macphail was a long-serving leader whose political contributions shaped twentieth-century Canada. This webinar examines Macphail’s remarkable life and impressive political career.

About the presenter

Renée Bondy teaches in the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the University of Windsor, where she offers courses on the history of women’s movements in North America, women and religion, and marriage and gender. A Canadian historian, Renée’s research includes histories of women religious, including the Ursuline Sisters of the Chatham Union. Renée is the author of Pilgrims in Service: The Chatham Ursulines, Volume Three, commissioned by the Ursuline Sisters in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of their founding. She is co-editor of the recent collection Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education, and a regular contributor to Herizons magazine.

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