Remembering Ellen Harris


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Bonjour à tous et toutes: A bit of lost “herstory”…

About 10-12 years ago I was involved with a women’s service club with the mandate of advancing the status of women worldwide called Zonta International (founded in the 1920s or so, Amelia Earhart was one of the original members). I eventually found out that there had been an international Zonta president from Vancouver back in the early 1960s because, by coincidence, it had come up by chance in a conversation with her son Cole Harris (historical geographer from UBC, now emeritus). Ellen Harris was a remarkable figure who worked at the CBC and even brought Eleanor Roosevelt to UBC to open International House. To learn more, see my new blog entry published on December 14th, 2014 by an international group called the Women’s History Network. Bonne lecture!