Mr. Menna 2P7 History


       In the 1900s, women had only one profession that leads to a pension. Which was to become a teacher. This was the only job that was open to women that would have a secured future. In Canada, nearly half of the women who graduated from universities took teacher's course. The lowest paid teachers was at the Province of Quebec. Teachers here in Canada are paid ninety-dollars annually, compared to today, ninety- dollars would not survive us in this modern world. Furthermore, many teachers complained that those teachers who work in high school are paid less than those who work at the elementary schools. Due to not having equal pay rights to all the employees, one- third of the teachers resigned from their work and went into medical field to study nursing or doctor.

           During the World War 1 active, many males left the workplace to volunteer at War. Which leads to less employments in the workplace, and there only option was to replace man's position to woman. Approximately 1 600, 000 women joined the workforce between 1914 and 1918. Surprisingly, women did very well and did the men job with their ability to undertake heavy duty and with their full energy.

         The significance about this picture is revolved around "The Famous Five Women", which was dated back from 1921 to 1930. The Famous Five women were Neille McClung (down right side), Emily Murphy (on the left side beside Prime Minister King), Irene Parlby (top left side) , Louise McKinney (very left side) , and Henrietta Muir Edwards (top right side). They were the ones who took "The Person's Case" at the Supreme Court of Canada. The Prime Minister King was very impress  from their powerful protest on Women's Rights. The Famous Five Women clearly stated that women should be part of the government's activities. Despite from the government's treatment to women and the low class people, they have the rights to be part of the government's activist, since they are "humans" too. 

          Dr. Elizabeth Bagshaw was a successful woman back in the 1940s. She was the first female doctor who opened Canada's First Family Clinic at Quebec, which was illegal at that time. She studied at University of Toronto in 1905 and after a short time from her medical practice, she went to Hamilton to substitute a female doctor who was on vacation. People loved her work ethics, she then decided to lived in Hamilton and continued to work there.  From her long hard work, she earned numerous awards and medals. Nevertheless, she was recognized in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

          Veronica Foster was a well-known woman in 1941 to 1950, which is when the World War II began. Her significant role made her popular back then because she was among the  Canadian icon representing out of one million women who worked in the manufacturing plants produced war equipments and munitions. 

     In 1951 to 1960,   Addie Wyatt  was elected first African Canadian Vice President of UFCW local, which stands for United Food and Commercial Workers in Canada. She got this position because she was concerned about the women and the minorities did not have rights at the workplace. From her success, it now impacted today's world and people today have many rights in their workplace.

The development of Women's Studies was formed in the 1964. Pauline Vanier was the first lay person and female chancellor in the University of Ottawa. She was the first non-political woman to be delegated to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. In 1961, Dr. Eveline LeBlanc, first dean of women and women students organized a recognition of Her Excellence Madame Paulien Vanier in the University of Ottawa. In 1964, Pauline was awarded an honorary doctorate in social sciences by the University of Ottawa.

Rosemary Brown was born in Jamaica in 1930 and she moved to Canada in 1951 to finish her studies in McGill University in Montreal. When she finished her education at McGill University, she  served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly in British Columbia and making her the first black woman elected as a member of the New Democratic Party in British Columbia in 1971. Rosemary Brown died of a heart attack on April 26, 2003 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Abby Hoffman is a former Track and Field athlete. Abby was born in Toronto, Canada. Abby learned how to skate when she was three and she wanted to join the hockey team. However, there was no leagues for girls in Toronto. Then, she decided to change her identity and sign up in the Boy's Hockey League. After she revealed her true identity, she was not allowed to play in the team anymore. From her magnificent game from the Boy's League, she was selected for an All-Star charity game. From 1981-1991, she was the first woman Director General of Sport Canada, a federal government sports agency.

  Dr.Jennie Trout was the first woman to become a medical doctor and the only woman to be license. d in Canada to practice medicine. She decided on medical career and she continued studying medicine  at University of Toronto and she later transferred to the Women's Medical College in Pennsylvania. Her long successful years, Jennie was able to ran her on institute called, the Therapeutic and Electrical Institute in Toronto. It specialized in treatments for women who has "galvanic baths or electricity." Dr. Jennie Trout retired from her work in 1882 and moved to Florida. Later on, she established medical school for women in the Queen's University in Kingston and she died in 1921 in Los Angeles. In 1999, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board recognized her as a  National Historic Person, Dr. Jenny Trout (1841-1921), the first woman licensed doctor in Canada.

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