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Elizabeth Sheehy Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-134
  • Fonds
  • 1978-2010
The fonds mainly consists of trial transcripts used by Elizabeth Sheehy for her research about violence against women. The trials focus on instances of mariticide following abuse. This research culminated in her book Defending Battered Women on Trial: Lessons for the Transcripts published by UBC press in 2014. The fonds also contains newspaper clippings related to violence against women, homicide [particularly where women have killed their abusers (mariticide)]. Also includes works by Elizabeth Sheehy and conference materials.

Sheehy, Elizabeth

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

Monique Frize fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-123
  • Fonds
  • [195-] - 2022

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 illustrent 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

Helen Forsey fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-186
  • Fonds
  • 1952-[2010], predominant 1975-2000

This fonds documents Helen Forsey’s involvement in second- and third- wave feminism; specifically, pacifist and disarmament causes as well as ecofeminism and efforts to end violence against women. The fonds depicts Helen Forsey's involvement in women's groups and events such as the Ottawa Women’s Lobby, Upstream, and the International Women's Year Arnprior Conference of Women.

The fonds includes records documenting Helen Forsey’s research into feminist causes with news clippings and articles tracking social issues such as domestic violence, militarism, pornography, homophobia, and sexism in the media.
Each series contains samples of Helen Forsey's writings and related correspondence, illustrating her writing process and response to contemporary issues impacting the status of women.

* Due to subject matter of research materials, the fonds includes records that may be upsetting or triggering to some.

Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA)

  • Fonds
  • 1985-2004
This fonds contains textual records related to FAFIA's lobbying and knowledge-sharing efforts during the first five years of their existence. During this time, FAFIA sought to ensure the federal government's implementation of international agreements made at United Nations conferences, including the Third UN World Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya, the Fourth UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, and related preparatory and follow-up conferences. FAFIA was primarily involved in the Beijing +5 follow-up conference held in New York City in the year 2000, which assessed international execution of the Beijing Platform for Action. In this fonds, researchers will find a wealth of information related to these world conferences, including proceedings reports, critiques, and participant evaluations, as well as FAFIA publications which detail Canada's failure to act in accordance with UN documents such as "The Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women," "The Beijing Platform for Action," and the "Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women." Researchers will also find documents detailing other countries' adherence to these agreements.

Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA)

Ontario Women's Action Coalition (OWAC) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-085
  • Fonds
  • 1987-1995
The fonds contain written records, surveys, and audiocassette tapes from OWAC constitutional consultations which took place across Ontario, the correspondence and records of OWAC coordinator Janet Maher, textual material related to OWAC's work on health care, child care, community economic development, labour, employment equity, and cutbacks to social programs. As the records demonstrate, OWAC's work primarily involved lobbying the Ontario government under NDP Premier Bob Rae (1990-1995) and PC Premier Mike Harris (1995-2002). Like their National affiliate, the NAC, OWAC struggled to survive in the wake of funding cuts by the Mulroney and Chretien federal governments.

Ontario Women's Action Coalition / Coalition des femmes de L'Ontario

Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW) Quebec fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-044
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2000
This fonds consists of material related to the Quebec chapter of CCLOW and includes administrative and financial records related to its program activities and conferences. This is comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, as well as material related to affiliated organizations.

Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women

Ottawa Women's Lobby (OWL) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-183
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2018
Fonds consists of briefs, statements, press releases, brochures, correspondence, minutes, agendas, pamphlets, photographs, clippings, print-outs of Wikipedia and Encyclopedia pages, and various other materials pertaining to the activities of the Ottawa Women's Lobby (OWL). The fonds is divided into three series: Public Statements, Operations and Administration, and Photographs, Clippings, and Print-outs.

Ottawa Women's Lobby (OWL)

Women of Impact fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-137
  • Fonds
  • 2014-2016
This fonds consists of material relating to the Women of Impact in the Canadian Materials, Metallurgy, and Mining Fields oral history research project. It contains audio and video interviews of 18 women pioneers and leaders in the fields of mining, metallurgy and materials. It also contains interview transcripts, and the Women of Impact book which profiles each of the interviewees.

Women of Impact

Lynn Wall fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-092
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2001
The fonds demonstrate Wall's commitment to fair representation of women in trades, technology, and other non-traditional fields where women comprised an incredibly small percentage of the labour force. For example, this fonds contains records related to Lynn Wall's work as a professor for the Introduction to Non-Traditional Occupations program (I.N.T.O.) at Algonquin College in Ottawa, ON, including resources for adult education, articles, handouts, program evaluations, work placement surveys, and correspondence with stakeholders. The fonds also contain meeting minutes, correspondence, and other records from Wall's participation on various local training boards and advisory groups, and miscellaneous material related to women's success in trades and technology occupations, gender equity in the workforce, labour and immigration policy, and women's changing role in society.

Wall, Lynn

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