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Kay Aoyama fonds

Media Type: 
Textual record
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
F 224
STEM Field: 
Physiology
Nursing
Description: 

Fonds contains a single workbook for use in PLS 101 and PLS 201 - Human Physiology. Courses taught by Kay Aoyama.

Biography/Administrative History: 

Kayoko (Kay) Aoyama began her teaching career in Brandon, Manitoba before moving to Toronto and teaching at Ryerson's Nursing School beginning in 1964. She was part of the Nursing Faculty until 1981. During this time she was also teaching classes for the Theatre School (1973-78), and for Home Economics. Her courses included Physiology, and pathology. During her time at Ryerson Kay became involved with Ryerson's Fencing Club. For over 30 years she acted as a coach, a supervisor, and an instructor until 1995. She is currently (2008) acting as the assistant coach for the team. She became the Ontario Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Association's first woman coach. Kay also fenced competitively. She was a Canadian Fencing Champion, a Commonwealth games bronze medalist, and competed in the Pan American games. She attempted to compete at the Olympics, but was denied competition because of her age. Although for the 1976 Games in Montreal she acted as the Chief of the Fencing Area - acting as an official. The Ontario University Athletics Association named their overall Women's Team Champion Trophy after her - the Kay Aoyoma Women's Championship Team Trophy. 

Date(s): 
1974
Extent: 
2 cm of textual records
Province: 
ON
Hosting Institution: 
Ryerson University
Collection Contact: 
archives@ryerson.ca
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