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  • Faculty, Dept of Canadian Studies, University of Waterloo; Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

  • Lecturer, Elderhostel, St Paul's College, University of Waterloo

  • Teacher's helper, St Lambert Elementary School (Montreal)

  • Elected School Commissioner, South Shore Protestant School Board (elementary schools)

  • Historian for City of Toronto Planning Committee

  • Secretary, program notes, Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration

  • Royal Ontario Museum: includes president of ROM volunteers; chair and travel leader, international travel; public tour guide, museum exhibits; facilitator, staff and volunteer training programmes

  • Association for Children with Learning Disabilities: project manager, board member

  • Secretary, Riverdale Historical Society

  • Coordinating Council for Women in History

  • The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

  • The Canadian Authors Association

  • The Canadian Children's Book Centre

  • Royal Ontario Museum

  • Canadian Society of Children's Authors Illustrators and Performers

  • Ontario Women's History

  • The Royal Canadian Yacht Club

  • The Arts and Letters Club

  • Ontario Volunteer Service Award (twice)

  • Agnes Benidickson Award, Queen's University

  • Garden selected for Toronto Secret Gardens tour

  • Women's badminton doubles champion, RCYC

  • Crew member, prize winning sailboat Banshee V

  • Member, Renaissance ROM cabinet

  • Various University prizes and awards, including McConnell Fellowship

Honours & Awards
Continuing Education for Writers
  • "Writing Picture Books" with Cary Fagan, University of Toronto

  • "Writing Non-fiction for Children" with Cathy Rondina, George Brown College, Toronto

  • "Writing Fiction for Children 1&2," with Edward (Ted) Staunton, George Brown College, Toronto

  • "Writing and Selling books, an Advanced Writing Program for Selected Graduates," Institute of Children's Literature, West Redding, CT

  • "Writing for Magazines," Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, Pa

  • Hon. BA, English, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

  • BTh, PhD, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

  • HRPBA, Harvard Business School


  • Nature and the environment, travel, Canadian history, history of women, ancient cultures, sailing, badminton, music, theatre, gardening

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