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Spotlight: Dr. Emily Stowe

Dr. Emily Howard Stowe was pretty awesome.

Born on May 1, 1831 in Norwich, Ontario, Emily became not only the first female doctor* to openly practice in Canada, but she was also the first female public-school principal in Ontario, and campaigned for Canada’s first medical college for women. 941 more words

Canadian History

Champlain's Final Map

Cartography Series: Because who doesn’t love looking at old maps? This blog series looks at the cartographic development of Canada.


Samuel de Champlain’s Carte de la Nouvelle France… 357 more words

Canadian History

Who Is J.K. Rowling?

Author’s Note: I apologize for the lack of updates in >1 month. I have been swamped with schoolwork, family drama, and emotional crises regarding life. These worries are inevitable, and I have been consumed by The Fear. 478 more words

Life

On Images of The Prophet

The author explores images of the Prophet Muhammad through creating an historical and cultural timeline sourced from Islamic texts, book art, and paintings.  I post this as a point of interest and insight to learn, not for debate.   63 more words

Religion Spirituality

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

Today would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 86th birthday. I don’t believe I have to say much in regards to how influential and important this man’s accomplishments and dreams were, and still are to this day. 218 more words

Love

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Sir John A. Macdonald's Complex Legacy

Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald at 55, (1870).

January 11, 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir John Alexander Macdonald. As the first Prime Minister of Canada and one of the Fathers of Confederation, there is fanfare going on to commemorate his bicentennial birthday. 1,281 more words

Canadian History

Alexander... the Great...

I am fascinated by Ancient Greek Civilization, particularly Hellenistic Greece, and I often wonder what it might have been like to live in that time, especially when the young Macedonian, Alexander, came into power. 384 more words

Prose