Pauline Jewett: A Passion for Canada by Judith McKenzie

By Judith McKenzie

Although Judith McKenzie offers with Jewett's adolescence and collage years, a lot of this insightful tale is dedicated to her public existence as a Member of Parliament for the federal Liberal occasion and the hot Democratic social gathering and as a school president. President of Simon Fraser college from 1974 to 1978, she was once the 1st lady to be appointed president of a public coeducational post-secondary establishment in Canada. Jewett confronted many demanding situations in her lifestyles, as a lady, a tutorial, a nationalist, and a social reformer. With tenacity and perseverance she overcame a couple of social and gender limitations in position in Canada, turning into an incredible function version to a new release of young women on the finish of her existence, she confronted her maximum problem - melanoma - and fought this along with her attribute reliable humour, braveness, and dignity.

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This disorder is now managed through dietary restrictions, but in those days it almost always proved fatal. Fred was hospitalized under the watchful supervision of doctors and nurses for several months and had intermittent stays in the hospital for several years. 6 P A U L I N E JEWETT When the time came for Fred to be discharged, Dr Brown insisted that a trained nurse accompany them back to Campbellford. She remained with the family for more than three years. Dr Brown claimed that young Fred was the first known baby to be cured of celiac disease, and it is likely that the nursing care and diligence of Miss Johnston and the Jewett parents were largely responsible for his recovery.

She later commented, in an interview with Charlotte Gobeil, that it took until the age of twenty-one before her "framework for learning" was firmly established2 The scrapbook of her Queen's years contains pasted advertisements relating to a number of dances held at the university. 23 She was also active on the women's athletic teams and excelled at hockey and tennis. Pauline's scrapbook contains a number of notices for meetings of the Students' Christian Movement. Apparently, she had signed up with the group on a whim.

However, perhaps the greatest single factor was her attendance at a summer conference on international relations. 29 Many of those attending were European students who had been unable to return to their native lands because of the war. Points of view from competing ideological perspectives were presented at this conference, and many diverse explanations for the causes of the war were debated. 30 Pauline's lifetime preoccupation with world peace was undoubtably rooted in this period. As an intellectual environment for eager inquiring young minds, the conference was enriching and exhilarating.

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