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Denyse Baillargeon, Université de Montréal; - Women’s history, rights and issues

Author of Ménagères au temps de la Crise (1991) and Un Québec en mal d’enfants: La médicalisation de la maternité au Québec, 1910-1970 (2004), Denyse Baillargeon’s current research explores the popularization of psychological theories concerning the education of children in Quebec after the Second World War, and the interactions between women and the city

Fluency: French


Cynthia Comacchio, Wilfrid Laurier University; - Family, Child Welfare, Health

Cynthia Comacchio researches the interrelations of class, gender, family and state in post-Confederation Canada, child and maternal welfare in the twentieth century, fatherhood, adolescence, the politics of health and health care, and industrial hygiene and “the technological sublime.” She is the author of The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of a Modern Canada, 1920-50 (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006)

Fluency: English



Nicole Neatby, Saint Mary’s University; Women’s history, rights and issues

Nicole Neatby has published in the fields of women’s history and Quebec history. Her research interests also focus on public history, including the history of the Quebec government’s tourism promotion and North American travel writers’ expectations about and reactions to the province. She has recently helped lead the CHA’s advocacy efforts on the crucial issues surrounding libraries and archives

Fluency: English and French


Veronica Strong-Boag, University of British Columbia; - Women’s and Family history, rights and issues

Former President of the CHA and founding Director of UBC’s Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, Veronica Strong-Boag has written extensively on women’s history and the history of children and families in Canada. Her books include Fostering Nation? Canada Confronts the History of Childhood Disadvantage (2011) and The New Day Recalled: Lives of Girls and Women in English Canada 1919-1939 (1988)

Fluency: English


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