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Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-029
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-[1996]

The Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) fonds documents the organization's management of everyday activities as well as its programs and services offered to newcomer immigrant women in Canada.

The fonds contains administrative records reflecting on WWCC programs like Immigrant Women Into Electronics and language courses.

The fonds also contains extensive graphic material documenting WWCC programs, events, and outings.

Working Women Community Centre

Canadian Women's Health Network fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-051
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2019

The fonds of the Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) reflects the organization’s everyday operations as well as its programs, policies, meetings and publications promoting women’s health and equality.

The fonds focusses on the administrative activities of the CWHN, including its early establishment, in 1993, as well as correspondence and networking activities with affiliated organizations.

The fonds documents the CWHN’s meetings and its collaboration on projects furthering awareness on contemporary health issues and their impact on women . The fonds also includes publications and news clippings produced by, and pertaining to, the CWHN and affiliated researchers.

Canadian Women's Health Network

Monique Frize fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-123
  • Fonds
  • [195-] - 2018

Ce fonds offre un panorama complet sur la formation universitaire et l’évolution de la carrière professionnelle de Monique Frize en tant qu’ingénieure, professeure et chercheuse. Il met en lumière ses champs d’intérêts et d’expertise, ses projets de recherches et ses réalisations.

Le fonds documente les premières recherches de Monique Frize en génie biomédical lors de sa carrière d’ingénieure exercée dans les hôpitaux dans les années 70 et 80. Il fournit notamment des informations sur son implication dans l’International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) dans les années 80, notamment dans son groupe de travail et sa division spécialisés dans l’ingénierie clinique. Le fonds témoigne des activités de Monique Frize à titre de présidente de la Chaire nationale Northern Telecom/CRSNG sur les femmes en génie à l'Université du Nouveau-Brunswick (1989-1997). Il fournit de l'information sur les fonctions, les activités et les projets déployés par le Comité canadien des femmes en génie (CCWE) (1990-1995). Le fonds met également en lumière les activités de Monique Frize en tant que titulaire de la Chaire conjointe CRSNG/Nortel pour les femmes en sciences et en génie de l’Ontario (1997-2002). Les documents illustrent d’autre part ses fonctions reliées à son poste de professeur au Department of Systems and Computer Engineering de l'Université Carleton, et à l’École d'ingénierie et de technologie de l'information de l'Université d'Ottawa. Les documents relatifs à la carrière universitaire de Monique Frize comprennent des rapports, des dossiers administratifs, de la correspondance, des articles et des comptes rendus de conférences, des descriptions de projets de recherche et des demandes de subventions. Les dossiers illustre la collaboration de Monique Frize avec différents chercheurs et étudiants, sa participation à divers comités scientifiques et professionnels, ses recherches en génie biomédical, ainsi que ses recherches sur les femmes en sciences et en génie.

Le fonds témoigne du dévouement de Monique Frize pour la cause des femmes, en particulier pour les femmes faisant carrière ou souhaitant faire carrière en sciences et en génie. Les documents conservés démontrent son implication dans des organisations ou des projets promouvant les femmes en sciences et en génie, les incitant à se démarquer dans ces domaines. Le fonds comprend des ressources documentaires sur des organisations fédérales, des associations et comités nationaux et internationaux, des universités et des écoles ayant développés des programmes promouvant l’intégration des femmes et des filles en sciences et en génie. Monique Frize était membre de l'organisation WISE et les dossiers reflètent le soutien qu'elle apporta à titre de présidente au chapitre WISE d'Ottawa-Carleton et à la section étudiante d'Ottawa. Certains dossiers documentent également sa participation aux activités, à la collecte de fonds et à la promotion du programme Pathmakers d'Ottawa-Carleton. Une section du fonds comprend des documents relatifs à la création et au développement de l’International Network of women engineers and scientists (INWES) dont Monique Frize fut l’un des membres fondateurs et présidente de 2002 à 2008. Cette section contient également de documents relatifs à l’INWES Education Research Institute (ERI), dont Monique Frize est également l’une des fondatrices et présidente depuis 2007.

Monique Frize a publié plusieurs ouvrages. Le fonds contient diverses versions de manuscrits et de ressources documentaires utilisées notamment pour l’écriture des livres The Bold and the Brave : A history of women in science and engineering (2009) et Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe (2013).

La plupart des documents d'archives se présentent sous la forme de documents textuels. Cependant, le fonds comprend également un grand nombre d’enregistrements sonores et de vidéos qui documentent des entrevues avec Monique Frize, des discours, des conférences, et certaines de ses réalisations. Des attestations, des certificats, des plaques, et des photographies, parfois encadrées, illustrent les nombreux prix et distinctions reçus par Monique Frize au cours de sa carrière.
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This fonds offers an insight into Monique Frize’s education, career development as a biomedical engineer, professional activities as a professor, and on her research fields of interest and expertise.

The fonds documents Frize’s earlier research in Clinical Engineering during her career as biomedical engineer in hospitals. It provides information on Frize’s involvement in the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) in the 1980s, especially in its Clinical Engineering working group and division. The fonds reports Monique Frize’s activities as chair holder of the national Northern Telecom/NSERC Chair on women in Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (1989-1997). It provides information on the Canadian Committee on Women in Engineering’s (CCWE) function, activities and researches (1990-1995). Furthermore, the fonds gives a highlight on Monique Frize’s activities as chair holder of Ontario NSERC/Nortel joint chair for women in science and engineering (1997-2002). It documents also her position as Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, in the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the University of Ottawa. The records related to Frize’s academic career consist of reports, administrative records, correspondence, papers and conference proceedings, research project descriptions, grant applications. The files are related to collaboration with researchers and students, involvement in various scientific and professional committees, researches in biomedical engineering, researches on women in science and engineering.

The fonds higlights Monique Frize’s dedication to support women and girls to pursue a career in non-traditional fields, more specifically in the areas of sciences and engineering. It includes resource materials on federal organisation, national and international associations and committees, universities and schools programs involved in the promotion of women in science and engineering. Monique Frize was member of the WISE organisation and records reflect the support she provides as chair holder to the Ottawa-Carleton WISE Chapter and the Ottawa Student Branch. Some files documents also her involvement in the Ottawa-Carleton Pathmakers program’s activities, fundraising and promotion. As a founding member and president (2002-2008) of International Network of women engineers and scientists (INWES), Monique Frize produced and received organizational documents kept in this fonds. Records from INWES Education Research Institute attest also of her involvement in the creation of the Institute, and of her activities as president.

Monique Frize published several books. The fonds contains various versions of manuscripts and resource materials mostly for the publication of the books The Bold and The Brave: A history of women in science and engineering (2009) and Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe (2013).

Most of the archival material are in the form of textual records, but it also includes a large number of audio and video tapes that documented interviews with Monique Frize, speeches, conferences and products that she had created. Certificates, award plaques and framed photographs illustrate many awards and distinctions received by Monique Frize during her career.

Frize, Monique

National Association of Women and the Law fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-036
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2006
The fonds consists of records related to the activities of the National Association of Women and the Law, its Steering Committee and Caucus'. Records are related to NAWL publications, conferences, administration, history and various issues. The fonds is broken down into nine series.

National Association of Women and the Law

Rosemary Billings fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-136
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1987
The fonds consists of records created and collected by Rosemary Billings in her capacity as an executive member of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Canadian Women on the Constitution and the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) and relate to the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the guarantee for women's rights under Section 28. The records illustrate the work that Billings and her colleagues did to lobby the government to ensure that section 28 was not removed.

Billings, Rosemary

Arthur Bray fonds

  • CA ON0034 30-003
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1998
Fonds consists of a variety of records pertaining to Arthur Bray's writings and research into UFOs and UFO-related topics including correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, essays, reports, declassified material, photographs, drawings, course material, specimens from Les Ecureuils Iron Mass and more.

Bray, Arthur

Women Plan Toronto fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-060
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1998
This fonds is composed mainly of textual records; administrative records of the collective, minutes, correspondence, newsletters, conference and workshop documents, documents related to special events and projects, photographs.

Women Plan Toronto

Elizabeth Shepherd fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-043
  • Fonds
  • [198-]-2002
This fonds consists of records related to Elizabeth Shepherd's involvement in organizations and groups who advocated for the prevention of violence against women. It contains records related to her activities as part of Women's Action Coalition, in particular, her actions with other groups to obtain justice for Gabriela Montans and her children. She was involved with METRAC and the records illustrate the interest she had in legal actions for women. The fonds contains records related to her political engagement against APEC (Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation), her commitment to the UNIFEM's International Campaign in 1993, the "Women Building Peace: From Village Council to the Negotiating Table" campaign in 1999, and her participation in the Voice of Women's Conference "Moving Forward: Women, Peace and Human Rights" held in 1992. It also contains her collection of articles, pamphlets and newspaper clippings on women's issues, mostly about legal actions and events in Canada, and violence against women.

Shepherd, Elizabeth

Women in Trades (WIT) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-076
  • Fonds
  • 1977-[199-]
This fonds provides insight into how women in non-traditional work were coping in the 1980s in the Toronto area. The records show how the women in this organization struggled to have their voice heard in the federal and provincial arena. There are significant federal and provincial correspondence that highlights the issues of pay equity, child care legislation and Canadian Human rights actions. The records include correspondence, membership and funding records as well as reports, conference material and newsletters. There are also photographs showing women working in trades.

Women in Trades (WIT)

Toby Brooks fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-141
  • Fonds
  • 1974, [1978]-9 January 1992
The fonds consists of records related to Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH), and specifically to the Regional Coordinating Committee to end Violence Against Women. It includes records related to communication between Ottawa Interval House and Ottawa Police, and also communication between (OAITH) and the Ontario Police Commission. This fonds highlights the efforts made to advocate change in the legal process to end violence against women as well as police intervention regarding domestic violence in the 1980s.

Brooks, Toby

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