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- ItemArts, crafts, and rural rehabilitation: the Sisters of Charity, Halifax, and vocational education in Terence Bay, Nova Scotia, 1938-1942(Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2016) Mullally, Sasha; MacDonald, HeidiResponding to rural poverty associated with the declining fishery, the rise of industrial capitalism, and the impact of the Great Depression, the Sisters of Charity, Halifax, implemented a vocational training program in weaving and carpentry in the small community of Terence Bay, Nova Scotia in 1938. Senator William Dennis, a proponent of the New Democracy Movement, financed the program. Because the Sisters based their claims to success on observed behavioural changes among the residents of Terence Bay, the program can be seen as an example of liberal therapeutics in education, a model that placed emphasis on achieving social goals rather than transferring discrete skills and capacities to pupils. Focusing on the years 1938-43, this paper outlines the rehabilitation efforts at Terence Bay, describes the programs the Sisters implemented, and evaluates the definitions of success ascribed to their training school just a few years later.
- ItemDeveloping a strong Roman Catholic social order in late nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island(Canadian Catholic Historical Association, 2003) MacDonald, HeidiAbstract not available
- ItemDoing more with less: the Sisters of St. Martha (PEI) diminish the impact of the Great Depression(University of New Brunswick, Dept. of History, 2003) MacDonald, HeidiExamines the Sisters of St. Martha, a congregation of women religious, and their contributions to health and social services during the Great Depression in Prince Edward Island. The Sisters had advantages that allowed them to respond to the economic effects of the Depression more quickly and effectively than non-governmental or governmental organizations.
- ItemMaintaining an influence: the Sisters of Saint Martha, Charlottetown, respond to social and religous change, 1965-85(Mount Saint Vincent University. Institute for the Study of Women, 2007) MacDonald, HeidiBetween 1965 and 1985, the Sisters of Saint Martha of Prince Edward Island used the expanding social welfare state to their advantage, successfully negotiating space within new secular social services structures and influencing government policy on the delivery of key social and health care services.
- ItemPEI women attending university off and on the island to 1943(University of New Brunswick, Dept. of History, 2005) MacDonald, HeidiExamines the assumptions and barriers that women from Prince Edward Island facing in pursuing higher education. Introduces two women-religious who were instrumental in breaking the barrier to coeducation at St. Dunstan's, Prince Edward Island's only university.
- ItemThe social origins and congregational identity of the founding Sisters of St. Martha of Charlottetown, PEI, 1915-1925(Canadian Catholic Historical Association, 2004) MacDonald, HeidiAbstract not available
- ItemTo know ourselves - Not(University of Alberta, 2012) MacDonald, Heidi; McDaniel, Susan A.The quest for self-knowledge has been a guiding principle throughout history. Plato acknowledged the duality of self-knowledge as both individual (the Delphic maxim “Know thyself”) and societal. “[I]f a Canadian is to seek self-knowledge that is essential for both health and wisdom, he [sic] must have access to a wider self-knowledge of his historical community and its contemporary circumstances” (Symons 1975:14). Thus began the Canadianization project which saw Canadian artists in all fields recognized; Canadian subject matter and data taught in universities, colleges, and public schools; Canadians hired as faculty at our universities; and Canadian Studies programs flourish. Census data and census making are key means by which we know ourselves as Canadians, both at present and from whence we came in families and collectively. The Census is a unique way of knowing ourselves since it enables collection of data on everyone from the most disadvantaged and hidden members of society to the best known individuals. The Census is the preeminent text for us all, particularly those who are silent or weak, to make claims for recognition. The Census is also an increasingly utilized resource for tracing ancestry, to know ourselves as descendents. In this paper, we rely on Plato’s duality of self-knowledge to explore some examples of the making of claims for recognition by groups past and present that may be lost with the cancellation of the mandatory long-form Census for 2011.
- ItemTransforming Catholic women's education in the sixties: Sister Catherine Wallace's feminist leadership at Mount Saint Vincent University(Queen's University, 2017) MacDonald, HeidiSister Catherine Wallace (1917-91) was president of Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Canada’s only degree-granting women’s post-secondary institution, from 1965 to 1974. Wallace’s appointment coincided with a transformative era not only in the North American post-secondary landscape, but also in the Roman Catholic Church and the women’s movement. Wallace was acutely aware that this combination of factors would require a transformation of MSVU itself for the institution to survive the next decade. Wallace ultimately strengthened MSVU’s identity and gave it a more outward-looking vision by embedding many of the goals of second-wave feminism, including the recommendations of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada (1970), in the University’s renewal. She also gave the university a more national profile through her work on the executive of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), including in 1973 as their first woman president.
- ItemWho counts? Nuns, work, and the Census of Canada(University of Ottawa Press, 2010) MacDonald, HeidiAlthough women religious (commonly called nuns) have historically been a large group of mostly professional women, they were regularly excluded from what the Census of Canada defined as the work force. In the censuses from 1871 to 1991, the categories in which nuns were enumerated varied, resulting in impossible fluctuations in their numbers and under-reporting of their contributions to the work force. Nor are the statistics provided by the Roman Catholic Church reliable for estimating the number of nuns working in Canada in any given year. How nuns were reported in the census has had significant implications for the ways in which they have been portrayed or neglected by labour historians.