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First on scene to liberate Dutch concentration camp

Lookout Navy News shares Ted Sheppard's wartime experiences, also available on The Memory Project's online archive.

Oct 02, 2020

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Queen of the Hurricanes Elsie MacGill has her heritage moment

Vancouver Sun covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

Oct 02, 2020

Heritage Minutes

Oct 02, 2020

First on scene to liberate Dutch concentration camp

Lookout Navy News shares Ted Sheppard's wartime experiences, also available on The Memory Project's online archive.

On Monday Sept. 21, 98-year-old Ted Sheppard passed away at Veterans Memorial Lodge. Before he died, he shared his story of liberating prisoners at Holland’s Camp Westerbork during the Second World War. Read the full story here.

Oct 02, 2020

Queen of the Hurricanes Elsie MacGill has her heritage moment

Vancouver Sun covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

For its latest Heritage Minute, Historica Canada dipped into Vancouver’s past, via Fort William, Ont. Queen of the Hurricanes looks at the remarkable career of Elsie MacGill, a Vancouver native who was the first female aeronautical engineer in the world. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

Heritage Minute highlights Vancouver-born engineer to kick off Women's History Month

CityNews covers the newest Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A new Heritage Minute is putting the spotlight on a Vancouver-born engineer to kick off Women’s History Month. Elsie MacGill was a feminist, polio survivor, and the world’s first female aeronautical engineer. She shattered barriers and was a strong believer that women should have full control over their own bodies. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

“Queen of the Hurricanes”: U of T Engineering’s first alumna featured in new Heritage Minute

University of Toronto covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

ECE alumna Elsie MacGill (ElecE 2T7) was the first woman in Canada to receive a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and the world’s first female aeronautical engineer. In celebration of MacGill’s enduring legacy and contributions to the engineering profession, she has been immortalized in a Heritage Minute, released today by Historica Canada in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

The world's first female aircraft engineer was Vancouver-born: Women's History Month

Vancouver is Awesome covers the newest Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

Kicking off Women's History Month, a new Heritage Minute highlights the story of a Vancouverite who shattered glass ceilings and stereotypes during the Second World War. The world’s first female aeronautical engineer, Elsie MacGill, at age 33, oversaw the Ontario production of more than 1,400 Hawker Hurricane fighter planes. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

Queen of the Hurricanes focus of new Heritage Minute

CBC Thunder Bay covers the newest Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

A groundbreaking aeronautical engineer who oversaw the production of hundreds of Hawker Hurricane aircraft at the Canadian Car and Foundry factory (Can Car) in what is now Thunder Bay, Ont., is the focus of a new Heritage Minute. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

New Heritage Minute highlights the world's first female aeronautical engineer: Vancouver's trailblazing Elsie MacGill

Georgia Straight covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

A new Heritage Minute pays tribute to an inspirational and groundbreaking Canadian from Vancouver who overcame numerous gender barriers and refused to let anything stop her. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

Amazing Canadian woman who helped win the war, to be honoured yet again.

Radio Canada International covers the newest Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

In the course of her life, Vancouver-born Elsie MacGill, was a true leader, Recipient of multiple awards, she will now be featured in one of Canada’s ‘Heritage Minutes’. Read the full story here.

Oct 01, 2020

Second World War female aeronautical engineer Elsie MacGill gets Heritage Minute

The Canadian Press covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Elsie MacGill.

Pioneering female aeronautical engineer Elsie MacGill is the focus of a new Heritage Minute. Historica Canada released a tribute to MacGill's influential role in the Second World War on Thursday to mark the first day of Women's History Month. Read the full story here.

Sep 30, 2020

This Map Shows Just How Many Residential Schools Actually Existed In Canada

Narcity features The Canadian Encyclopedia's interactive map of residential schools in Canada.

September 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, is a day for education and honouring around 150,000 Indigenous children who were forcibly sent or taken to residential schools in Canada between the 1860s and 1990s, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia. While many Canadians are aware that residential schools existed, the sheer number of schools and affected individuals may surprise you. Read the full story here.

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