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Nancy Ruth fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-112
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2019, predominant 1970-2019
This fonds contains documents relating the life and work of Senator Nancy Ruth. It includes personal correspondence, cards, and photographs. It also contains documents relating to her work as a social activist, and later as a Senator, such as speech drafts, conference documents, and documents showing participation in events. There are secondary sources of background material such as reports, briefings and newspaper clippings related to areas of concern for Nancy Ruth such as women’s equality and ending violence against women, among others. There are documents relating to charities and foundations that were either founded or supported by Nancy Ruth, including administrative documents such as correspondence and applications for funding. Finally, there are many artifacts such as t-shirts, banners, buttons, posters, stamps, a collection of VHS, and personal mementos.

Nancy Ruth

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

University Women's Club of Ottawa / Canadian Federation of University Women fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-119
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2018
The fonds consists of the University Women Club of Ottawa (1910-1991) and the Canadian Federation of University Women of Ottawa (1991-to now) organisational records. The fonds is divided into eight series. The first five series consist of documents related to the Club's administration, membership, activities, and involvements. They contain meeting minutes and agendas, reports, correspondence, programs, scrapbooks, photographs, banners, and a justice hammer. The last three series consist of documents related to CFUW-O administration, membership, activities, and involvements. They contain correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, programs, and include presidents’ records. The last series is related to the Scholarship Trust Fund (STF). It contains correspondence, meeting minutes and agenda, and includes STF chair presidents’ records.

Canadian Federation of University Women of Ottawa

Helen Levine fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-006
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2018

The Helen Levine fonds, 1931-2018, documents Helen Levine’s activities within the women's movement, as well as her social work and teaching career at the School of Social Work of Carleton University. The fonds illustrates Helen Levine’s implementation of a feminist perspective into school curricula.

The fonds also reflects Helen Levine's advocacy and social work practice. The fonds features conference and workshop programs as well as administrative records, news clippings, and resource materials. The advocacy records show Helen Levine's community work and her involvement in issues such as motherhood, friendship, violence against women, and women's rights. The fonds also contains Helen Levine's published works and personal correspondence.

Levine, Helen

Shirley E. Greenberg fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-185
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2017

This fonds contains records resulting from Shirley E. Greenberg’s involvement in women’s liberation and research into women’s legal equality. The fonds contains significant administrative records from groups such as the University of Ottawa Chapter of the National Association of Women and the Law, the Ottawa Women’s Resource Group and the Ottawa Women’s Centre Association. The fonds includes pamphlets, advertisement and notices promoting these groups.

The fonds contains records resulting from Shirley E. Greenberg’s research into women’s legal equality, such as briefs submitted to government as well as news clippings and publications on family law, divorce and child custody. The fonds includes publications from women’s feminist collectives and publications devoted to radical feminism and socialist feminism, such as Hogtown Press. The bulk of the records date from 1972-1977.

Greenberg, Shirley E.

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

Madeleine Gilchrist fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-148
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]-2015
Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, papers and a variety of other materials pertaining to the interests and activities of Madeleine Gilichrist. The fonds is divided into nine series according to common subjects, groups, research and events. These include: Midwifery and Reproduction; FRAPPE : Conferences and Papers; Canadian Feminist Issues, Groups and Events; National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) Material; Global Issues and Events; International Conflicts and Peace Initiatives; Voice of Women (VOW) and Women for Mutual Security (WMS) Material; Beijing Women's Conference; and Women for Peace and Freedom.

Gilchrist, Madeleine

Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA) collection

  • CA ON0034 10-001
  • Collection
  • 1905-2014, predominant 1960-2014
This fonds contains records in various formats; including original organizational records, posters, buttons, t-shirts, flyers, publications, etc., from more than 2,000 Canadian women’s organizations, conferences and individuals. The records date from 1960 up until the mid-1990s and were collected by the Collective of the Canadian Women's Movement Archives.

Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA)

Barbara M. Freeman fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-126
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2014
This fonds consists of interviews performed by Barbara M. Freeman with people from the Royal Commission on the Status of Women and with editors of feminist periodicals in Canada.

Freeman, Barbara M.

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