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Trailblazing journalist Gretta Chambers bridged Quebec’s two solitudes

“As a journalist, a committed federalist and the first female chancellor of McGill University, Gretta Chambers was a multitasking trailblazer. Opinionated, forthright and gracious, this tiny, elegant woman bridged Quebec’s two solitudes effortlessly, explaining each group to the other – especially during turbulent times.”

This obituary written in the Globe and Mail celebrates Gretta Chambers’ many lifetime achievements. Michael Goldbloom, principal and vice-chancellor of Bishop’s University, praised her knowledge of both communities in Quebec, and reminisced about meeting her when attending Selwyn House at five years old.

It’s also where Michael met Geoffrey Chambers, now vice-president of the QCGN. Geoffrey also recounts the many great things Gretta has done for her son, from preparing meal for the entire football team, and the things she has done for her community.

Read the article in the Globe and Mail

 

Former McGill chancellor and prominent Montreal journalist Gretta Chambers dies at 90

“Gretta Chambers, the first female chancellor of McGill University and a prominent Montreal journalist for several decades, has died at the age of 90. She passed away Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal after undergoing treatment for a heart condition. “

Daughter of a French-speaking mother and an English-speaking father, she saw her role as a builder of bridges between Quebec’s divided communities. For this role, in 2012, she received a Goldbloom Award for distinguished community service.

Sylvia Martin-Laforge, director general of the QCGN, incensed Chambers’ accomplishments and said she embodied what was needed in Quebec to bridge both linguistic communities.

Read the article in the Montreal Gazette

Gretta Chambers, journalist and former chancellor of McGill University, dead at 90

“Gretta Chambers, a prominent journalist and the first female chancellor of McGill University, passed away Saturday morning at the age of 90 at St. Mary’s hospital in Montreal. “

Born in 1927, and a graduate from McGill in policial science, she married former MP Egan Chambers who died in 1994. She was one of the first English-speaking journalist to write extensively about French-speaking Quebec before becoming the first female chancellor of McGill University.

Sylvia Martin-Laforge, DG of the QCGN, which awarded Chambers with a Goldbloom Award in 2012, said that Gretta was a pioneer and role model for women, and for the English-speaking community.

Read the article on CTV Montreal’s website

Research Participants Needed for a Study on Anglo Quebec Vitality

Dr. Paul Zanazanian, a history education specialist at McGill University, is seeking research participants for a study on the impact of community leaders’ historical consciousness on Anglo Quebec vitality.

This research project is original, timely, and greatly needed. Anglo Quebec is at a crossroads regarding its identity and full civic participation in Quebec. Valuable information is needed in order to better understand current realities and to develop strategies for strengthening the community’s vitality and social contributions.

35 English-speaking community leaders are currently being sought. Reflecting the project’s comparative nature, participants will be recruited from Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke. Data will be collected at an assigned time and place in each of these locations. Participants will be given a choice of 3 dates so that their involvement best fits their schedule.

Your participation is greatly needed! 

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Research Participants Needed for a Study on Anglo Quebec Vitality

Dr. Paul Zanazanian, a history education specialist at McGill University, is seeking research participants for a study on the impact of community leaders’ historical consciousness on Anglo Quebec vitality.

This research project is original, timely, and greatly needed. Anglo Quebec is at a crossroads regarding its identity and full civic participation in Quebec. Valuable information is needed in order to better understand current realities and to develop strategies for strengthening the community’s vitality and social contributions.

35 English-speaking community leaders are currently being sought. Reflecting the project’s comparative nature, participants will be recruited from Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke. Data will be collected at an assigned time and place in each of these locations. Participants will be given a choice of 3 dates so that their involvement best fits their schedule.

Your participation is greatly needed! 

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Participants needed for study on English-speaking community

RESEARCH PROJECT: Historical Consciousness and Community Education: How English-Speaking Community Leaders in Quebec Make Sense of the Past for Fostering Community Vitality and Civic Engagement

Dr. Paul Zanazanian, a history education specialist at McGill University, is seeking research participants for a study on the impact of community leaders’ historical consciousness on Anglo Quebec vitality. Information about the project, entitled, “Historical Consciousness and Community Education: How English-Speaking Community Leaders in Quebec Make Sense of the Past for Fostering Community Vitality and Civic Engagement”. Please click here for instructions on how to become a participant. Dr. Zanazanian can be contacted at (514) 398-3077 or paul.zanazanian@mcgill.ca.