Fonds 10-140 - Helen Lenskyj fonds

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Helen Lenskyj fonds

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CA ON0034 10-140

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  • 1979-[2000] (Creation)
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    Lenskyj, Helen

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20.3 cm of textual records
18 prints : poster

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(1979-[2000])

Biographical history

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was born in Sydeny, Australia and moved to Toronto, Canada 1966. From 1972 to 1983, she completed her BA, MA, and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. In 1986, she began teaching part-time at the University of Toronto. In 1990, she was appointed Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.), at the University of Toronto. Between 1986 and 2007, she was Professor of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She was also involved with the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE) at the University, mostly with the subcommittee that she coordinated, which investigated a free-standing women’s studies program.

Helen is currently Professor Emerita of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Since the 1970s, she has been involved in several community activist groups, including the Feminist Party of Canada (F.P.C.). She continues to work as a researcher, writer, public speaker and community activist. She has published books and numerous book chapters, journal and magazine articles on women, sport, sexuality, and the Olympic industry.

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The materials contained in this fonds give an insight of Toronto women’s movement activities in the 1970 to the 1990s. Since the 1970s, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was involved in several community activist groups. The fonds reflects her commitment to the Feminist Party of Canada at the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s. She taught at the University of Toronto between 1986 and 2007. This fonds emphasizes her work on sexual harassment prevention at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.), and her involvement with the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), mostly with the subcommittee that she coordinated, which investigated a free-standing women’s studies program. This fonds is also composed of a collection of various posters on women’s issues in the 1970s to the 1990s.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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CA

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ON0034

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Final

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Full

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Created in January 2017

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