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We Were Here: Contributors

Exploratory Essays on Women's History at Mount Allison University.



Marie Hammond Callaghan (PhD, National University of Ireland, Dublin) 

Marie Hammond Callaghan is an assistant professor in the women’s studies program and the History department at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. Her main research interests lie in women’s peace movement history in 20th century Canada and Europe, as well as gender scholarship on militarism. To date she has published several scholarly articles on women’s peace activism in the North of Ireland and Canada during the 1970s. She is co-editor of Mobilizations, Protests and Engagements: Canadian Perspectives on Social Movements (Halifax: Fernwood Press, 2008).


Emily Beeston (Class of 2005)

Bachelor of Arts with a major in history and minors in political science and women’s studies, Mount Allison University.

Following graduation from MtA Emily finished her Master of Arts program in Museum Studies at the University of Newcastle. Currently she continues to reside in the UK.


Frances Ross (Class of 2006)

Bachelor of Arts with a major in international relations and minors in women’s studies and geography, Mount Allison University.

Frances goes to school and now Frances teaches school. Following her graduation at MtA, she went to Queen's University in Kingston, ON for her Bachelor of Education, and is now teaching Social and Northern Studies as well as Physical Education at Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik in in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. She says she’s ‘quickly learning to love fishing given that Nunavut seems to only have 30-inch Arctic Char!’


Victoria Lamb (Class of 2005)

Bachelor of Arts with a first class honours in history with a minor in Canadian literature in English and French, Mount Allison University.

Lamb is currently working towards her Master of Arts in history at the University of Saskatchewan. She intends to pursue her PhD in the discipline of Canadian history focusing on 20th century social and feminist subjects.


Sarah LeBlanc (Class of 2006)

Bachelor of Arts with an honours in political science and a minor in women's studies, Mount Allison University.

With fellow students at MtA, Sarah initiated various projects aimed at women's empowerment during her BA program. Since graduation, she has been working in the office of Senator Romeo Dallaire in Ottawa.


Dusty Johnstone (Class of 2005)

Bachelor of Arts with a first class honours in psychology with a minor in women’s studies, Mount Allison University.

Following graduation from MtA, Dusty completed her Masters program in applied social psychology at the University of Windsor, where her research specialized in examining violence against women, and more specifically violence experienced by sex trade workers. Currently she has embarked upon a PhD in the same research area.