Education

Ivan Livingstone – Role Model

Ivan Livingstone- A true renaissance man, Livingstone acheived scholarships to eventually graduate from McGill University and play football for both the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes. He went on to teach Chemistry, History, and become a school board commissioner, all from the humble beginnings of a low-income Verdun neighbourhood.  (more…)

Susan Bronson – Heritage Consultant/Architect

Susan Bronson – An architect and historian specializing in heritage conservation and  urban history.  An on-line article about her refers to her writing  about “the link between conservation and environmental, social and economic sustainability.”  (more…)

Andrea Klein – Designing a Life

Andrea Klein – Chemist turned Interior Designer, Westmount resident, born Cartierville, of French mother and Belgian father. Grew up in a multi-lingual household, although her mother was a unilingual francophone. Second husband grew up in Westmount on Murray Hill. Retrained as as an accountant at 50.

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Marty Fisher – A Nurse’s Life

Marty Fisher – After having worked as a nurse, Fisher was aware of certain systemic flaws and limitations, and was drawn to alternative medicine. After a few years of studying in Tokyo, she continued her nursing work to finance her own private practice consisting of nutrition, Shiatsu, stress management and individualized programs.  (more…)

Terry McGimpsey – A Life with Perfect Pitch

Terry McGimpsey  – grew up on Selby Street (now disappeared) in Westmount, now lives on Hillside, residential housing complex built by Westmount to house those evicted from Selby Street when the  AR 720 was being built in the 1960s. (more…)

Dr Patricia Forbes – Her Story

Dr Patricia Forbes – Montreal Children’s Hospital pediatrician, from 1960s, First woman president of the Royal Montreal Curling Club, also its archivist. Grew up in the UK. Studied medicine in Manchester. Emigrated for better opportunities. (more…)

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