Fonds 10-018 - Women's World Congress / Caroline Andrew fonds

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Women's World Congress / Caroline Andrew fonds

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CA ON0034 10-018

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  • 2005-2017 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records
4 objects : 3 t-shirts, 1 water bottle
1 print : poster
2 DVDs
1 CD
1 photograph

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Caroline Andrew was the co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Women's World Congress held at the University of Ottawa in 2011. She is a full professor at the University of Ottawa School of Political Studies and the Director of the Centre on Governance. She has worked at the University of Ottawa for over 30 years. Caroline Andrew was also the former dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (1997-2005) and is nationally recognized authority on urban and feminist studies, as well as on cultural diversity. She has degrees from the University of British Columbia, Universite Laval and the University of Toronto.

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The records were donated by Caroline Andrew in 2017.

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The fonds consists of records related mainly to the organization and planning of the 2011 Women's World Congress held at the University of Ottawa, co-chaired by Professor Caroline Andrew. Records relate to funding and financial support, financial auditing, and planning and include meeting minutes, reports, correspondence etc. Included also are handouts from the congress, final reports and summary documents from after the congress was held. The fonds also contains some records related to prior and subsequent Women's World Congresses.

The Women’s Worlds congress was the first world-wide interdisciplinary gathering to focus on research pertaining to women’s issues and started in 1981. WW takes place every three years in a different part of the world.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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