Women have long been a part of the education process in Canada. In the mid-1600s, Marguerite Bourgeoys (who later founded the Congregation of Notre Dame, the first group of uncloistered nuns in North America) was the first school-teacher in Montreal. By the early 1800s, schools employed women to teach young children all over the country, [...]
Archive for August 2006
The first weekend in my new apartment, I broke from unpacking to sit on the deck and enjoy my small piece of the outdoors in the middle of downtown St. John’s. I discovered that a group of caterpillars had moved in too. I watched the fuzzy little guys scout out spots to settle down [...]
It feels quite indulgent to write an article for Edwards on whether or not I should change my name upon marriage, but I have to say it is something of a growing obsession for me. On top of the continuous conversations I am having about the colour of the ribbons on the wedding invitations (“But [...]
Communication expert takes messaging into her own hands: A new health magazine accentuates the positiveAug 15th, 2006 | By Jennifer Thornhill | Category: Health
Daily newspapers and other news media are main sources of health information for the general public. Intended as a forum for opinion and debate, the news media play an important role in determining not only what health issues make it on the public and political agenda, but how the public perceives these issues.
Communications professional Susan [...]
With escalating controversy in the media regarding cancer and prevention, why is it that Canadian women still have relatively no idea how to lower their cancer risks? There is a lot of advise on what can increase cancer rates (some legit, and some not) circulating our world: on TV, in the newspapers, and all over [...]
I don’t leave my house much these days. If I do, it’s quite a production.
I haven’t lost use of my limbs or become an agoraphobe; I’m a new mom. And getting my baby boy and me out of the house to enjoy the gentle breezes takes the tactical skills of a four-star general.
Used to [...]