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The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is an annual gathering of scholars, students, policymakers and practitioners to exchange ideas and nurture groundbreaking research. This year’s Congress is being held at Concordia University in Montreal, with “connected understanding” as its overriding theme.

Jackie Duffin is History of Medicine Chair at Queen’s University. Meryn Stuart is Director of Nursing History Research at the University of Ottawa. On May 29th at the Congress, they spoke about the challenges historically faced by women in the medical profession. Their lecture, “Feminization of Canadian Medicine: Voices from the Second Wave,” looked at the achievements of individual women in the field, based on first-hand accounts.

This lecture was recorded by Yuxi Chen.

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