Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Women's History Events - Greater Vancouver BC - 2009

Here are two Women's History Events coming up in Greater Vancouver, BC in November and December - one on genealogy and women, one on caesarean sections in Canada after WW II.

West Vancouver Memorial Library - November 21, 2009, 10:30 am.

Researching your Female Ancestors

This session with M. Diane Rogers focuses on researching women in your family - often a challenging process. M. Diane Rogers is the President and Editor of the British Columbia Genealogical Society and the Secretary of the Women's History Network of B.C.

10:30 am - 12:30 am. Classes are free but registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit or call the Community Computing Centre at 604 925-7405. West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.

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Herstory Cafe - December 7th, 2009, 7 pm, SFU Harbour Centre, downtown Vancouver.

Caesarean Sections in Canada, 1945-1970

This talk by Sally Mennill explores the post war history of c-sections and childbirth.

Sally Mennill is a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research focuses on women's health history and the history of childbirth in Canada, especially on caesarean sections in post-war Canada. Sally is a labour and post-partum doula and she is active in the Vancouver doula community.

7 pm. SFU Harbour Centre Campus, 515 W. Hastings, Vancouver, BC. Room 7000, 7th floor. Free, limited seating.

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