- 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.
- ItemDeveloping a strong Roman Catholic social order in late nineteenth-century Prince Edward Island(Canadian Catholic Historical Association, 2003) MacDonald, HeidiAbstract not available
- 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
- 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.