Wendy Mitchinson

Wendy Mitchinson (1947-2021) was a Canadian historian at the University of Waterloo and a Canada Research Chair in Gender and Medical history.

Mitchinson trained at York University and quickly became a major figure in the field of Canadian women's history. With Ramsay Cook, she co-edited her first book "The Proper Sphere: Woman's Place in Canadian Society", a collection of writing on the then new field of Canadian women's history. In 1988, she co-authored "Canadian Women: A History" the first textbook on Canadian women. She joined the University of Waterloo with tenure in 1985, and continued as a professor emerita after her 2013 retirement.

Later, she begin to focus on the history of medicine, particularly women's health, and wrote "The Nature of Their Bodies: Women and Their Doctors in Victorian Canada." Her most recent book, "Giving Birth in Canada: 1900-1950", examines the history of childbirth in a Canadian context. She held the Canada Research Chair in Gender and Medical History from 2006 to 2013, and published ''Fighting Fat: Canada 1920-1980'' in 2018.

She was awarded two Royal Society of Canada Jason A. Hannah medals for publication in the history of medicine, and 2013 University of Waterloo's Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision. Provided by Wikipedia
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