Alison Prentice

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Alison Leeds Prentice
Born 1934-07-08
Delaware
Died 2021-06-25
Victoria, British Columbia
Occupation Feminist History Professor
Known for Member of the Order of Canada

Alison Leeds Prentice (July 8, 1934 - June 25, 2021) was a Canadian historian and a member of the Order of Canada.[1]

Prentice was born in Delaware, in 1934, and immigrated to Canada in 1939.[2] She spent the rest of her childhood in Canada. Earned her Bachelor, Masters and PhD from the University of Toronto. She became a Canadian citizen in 1959.

Prentice founded and was the first director of the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.[2]

She earned her PhD from the University of Toronto in 1972, and was recognized with honorary doctorates from the University of Guelph and the University of Western Ontario, in 1993 and 1997.[2] In 1998, the year she retired from the University of Toronto, the Ontario Historical Society created an award in her name for the best book on Women's History, and she became a member of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2013 she became a member of the Order of Canada.

References

  1. Reception in Honour of Dr. Alison Prentice, Ontario Institute for the Studies in Education. Retrieved on 2020-12-12. “Dr. Prentice is Professor Emerita at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto where she was the first Head of the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE).”
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Alison Prentice Fonds, University of Toronto Archives. Retrieved on 2020-12-12.