Dr. Lynn McDonald professor emerita at the University of Guelph receives order of Canada

Dr Lynn McDonald,  professor emerita at the Dept of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph, was named a member of the Order of Canada on Canada Day.  She is the editor of the Collected  Works of Florence Nightingale, 16 vols. Her 2010 book, Florence Nightingale at First Hand was published in Japanese this year. Her latest book is Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth (Toronto: Iguana 2014).

McDonald was a member of Parliament in the 1980s, when she authored Canada’s pioneering Non-smokers’ Health Act, the first national law to establish smoke-free work and public places. She was the first “Ms” in the House of Commons. She was president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women when it was Canada’s largest women’s organization. She currently works on climate change and electoral reform.

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