Liberal nuns inspired 'unruly' feminist writer
A full-time lecturer in women’s studies who teaches courses on women and religion, women’s sexuality, and the history of women’s movements in North America, Dr. Bondy submitted a short piece of creative non-fiction to a recently published book called Unruly Catholic Women Writers: Creative Responses to Catholicism.
The only Canadian to be included in the book, Bondy – who grew up in Amherstburg – specifically recalls in her essay 'My Soul Sisters' the influence that nuns had on her as a young girl, noting that “they were among the most engaged feminists I’ve known in my lifetime,” even though they may not have described themselves as such.
Students who participate in on-campus activities like student government, residence associations, and peer mentoring are more likely to improve several skills valued highly by the labour market and PSE, observes new research published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. The HEQCO study found that students involved in these activities scored significantly higher in core skills such as mobilizing innovation and change, communication, personal time management, problem solving, and analytical skills. The study explored the benefits of participating in peer academic support programs, like the University of Guelph's Peer Helper Program, and observed that participants who volunteer to help other students score even higher on mobilizing innovation and change than those involved in other campus activities. Research Summary
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