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Elizabeth Maude Hunter Rowlinson Fonds
The fonds comprises mainly of Rowlinson’s notes and exam papers for her lectures in first year Calculus at McGill (1968-1978). There are also copies of Mathematics exams (1970). Included is correspondence with associations such as the Canadian Association of Women Deans and Advisors, the Council of Associations of University Student Personnel Services, Senior Woman Students Programs (1970-1978), as well as a copy of a handwritten report on the role of Dean of Students, newspaper clippings regarding Mrs. Rowlinson’s appointment as Associate Dean and her ordination (1970-1993). Non textual material consists of one passport-size photo.
Elizabeth Rowlinson was born in Sutton, England in 1930. She earned a B.A. in 1951, a B.Sc. in 1953 and an M.A. in 1955 from Oxford University. After immigrating to Canada she received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from McGill University in 1965. That year she joined the Mathematics Department as a Faculty Lecturer, she became an Assistant Professor in 1969, she was appointed McGill’s first Associate Dean of Students in 1970, and Assistant Professor of Mathematics in 1971. During her tenure at McGill, Elisabeth Rowlinson was particularly interested in the Students’ Counseling Services, the Students’ Grievance Committee, the role of women at the University and programs for Continuing Education. In 1978 she left McGill to take up the position of Dean of St. Hilda’s College and Dean of Women and Fellow of Trinity College in Toronto until 1991. In 1993 she returned to Montreal, and was ordained in the Anglican Church, taking up the post of Anglican Chaplain at McGill University. Elizabeth Rowlinson is an author and editor of mathematical and other publications.