(Updated 15 January 2002)


(formerly Janice Dickin McGinnis)

Faculty of Communication and Culture
University of Calgary
Calgary T2N 1N4


1986 Admitted to the Bar of Alberta

1985 University of Calgary

1980 University of Alberta History
Dissertation: "From Health to Welfare. Federal Government Policies regarding Standards of Public Health for Canadians, 1919-1945"
Awards: Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship, 1977-78
Canada Council Doctoral Fellowships,1975-76, 1976-77
Killam Foundation Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, 1975-76
Province of Alberta Graduate Fellowship,1974-75
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 1974-75

1974 University of Calgary History
Thesis: "Dollar Diplomats and Moral Imperialists: American Intervention in the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1917"
Awards: Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 1972-73
Intersessional Bursary, 1972
Readership Award, 1971-72

B.A. 1971 University of Calgary History
Awards: Francis F. Reeve Foundation Bursary, 1970-71.


Current position:

Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary
(formerly Faculty of General Studies)
Full Professor (tenured), first appointed 1988
Associate Dean (Research), 2000--
Director, Law and Society Program, 1989--
Director, Masters of Communications Studies Program, 2000-
Acting Director, Women's Studies Program, 2000-(2002)
Director, Honors Program, 2001-

University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board
Chair, 2002-(04)

Other positions:

September 1997 - April 1998
Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto

November 1994
Visiting Scholar in Canadian Studies, University of Toronto

September 1986 to June 1988
Legal practitioner

August 1985 to September 1986
Articling Student--Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, Calgary

July 1985 to August 1985
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of General Studies, University of Calgary

May 1984 to June 1984
Student legal assistant, Calgary Legal Guidance

May 1983 to August 1983
Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

July 1980 to May 1981
Assistant Professor, History, Concordia University, Montreal
Instructor, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University

February 1979 to June 1980
Historian, Baker Memorial Sanatorium, Calgary

November 1978 to February 1979
Researcher, Alberta Records Publication Board

September 1974 to April 1975
Graduate Teaching Assistant, History, University of Alberta

January 1974 to June 1974
Historian I, Parks Canada

September 1972 to April 1973
Graduate Teaching Assistant, History, University of Calgary


Concordia University, Montreal
Women in Western History
Revolution and Counter-Revolution: The Background to Contemporary Latin America
Advanced Study in Canadian History: Topics in Canadian Social History
Honours supervision: "History of Narcotics Control in Canada"
University of Calgary
History of the Americas (Tutorial instructor)
Women and the Law
Canadian Dimensions: Nationalism and Regionalism
History of Pre-Confederation Canada
Introduction to Canadian Studies
Sexual Equality and the Law
Law and Civil Rights in Canada
Foundations of the Legal Process
Communications Regulation (Graduate Communications)
Communications Law (Graduate Communications)
Seminar in Law and the Liberal Arts
Law and Society (Canada)
Tort Law
Introduction to Law and Society
Masters of Communications Studies Project
Honors Tutorial
Research Methodologies in Law and Society
Directed Readings on various socio-legal topics
Supervision and committee membership at Honors, Master's and Doctoral levels
--details available on request


1986-88: Administered own legal practice, including book-keeping

1969-70: Expediter, Purchasing Department, Simon Fraser University

1967-69: Assistant Production Manager, factories in Calgary and Vancouver


University of Calgary, Division of International Development
Negotiations surrounding founding of Canada-Asia Partnership, October 1988
University of Calgary, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Graduate Scholarships Committee, 1996-97
University of Calgary, Faculty of Law
Admissions Committee, 1989
University of Calgary, Faculty of General Studies/Communication and Culture
Faculty Council, 1986--
Director, Law and Society Program, 1989--
Committee to Study the Curriculum Committee, 1989-90
Curriculum Committee, 1990-93
Ad Hoc Capping Committee, 1990
Ad Hoc Honors Committee, 1990
Ad Hoc Faculty Plan Committee, 1990
Sabbatical Leaves Committee, 1990-91
Faculty Planning Committee, 1990-95
Faculty Plan Review Sub-Committee, 1991-95
Faculty Promotions Committee, 1991-93, 2000-
Faculty Representative, Management Faculty Council, 1992-94
Canadian Studies Graduate Program Committee, 1993--
Director, Canadian Studies Program, 1995-96
Faculty Representative, Social Work Faculty Council, 1996-97
Faculty Representative, Law Faculty Council, 1998-2000
Chair, Ethics Committee, 1998-2000
Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Committees, 1998-99
Communications Studies Graduate Admission Committee, 1999-
Academic Selection Committee, 2000-
Faculty Planning Committee, 2001-
University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine
Admissions Committee, 1992-94
University of Calgary, General Faculties Council
Arbitration Panel, 1992-94
Search Committee for Dean of Law, 1996
Task-Force on Research Ethics, 1998-99
University of Calgary, Faculty Association
Faculty Advocate, 1993-95
Public Relations Committee, 1999-2000
University of Calgary
General Promotions Committee, 1999-2000
Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board, 2000-
(Chair, CFREB, 2002--)
Associate Deans' Research Forum, 2000-
Concordia University, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, 1980-81
Member of Steering Committee
Chairman of Co-Curricular Committee


University of Calgary, Research Excellence Envelope, September 2001 ($30,000)

Canadian Heritage, Research Contract, June 2001 ($250,000)

SSHRC, President's Fund, June 2001 ($25,000)

Government of Canada, Summer Career Placement, May 2001 ($3304)

Canadian Heritage, Conference grant, March 2001 ($100,000)

University of Calgary, Special Projects Fund, February 2001 ($2000)

University of Calgary, Research Excellence Envelope, November 2000 ($2274)

BCT/Telus Distinguished Visitors Program Committee, October 2000 ($50,000)

University Research Grant, Travel Grant, March 2000 ($1350)

University Research Grant, May-October 1999 ($5500)

Self-funded Research Grant (refereed), University of Calgary, 1997 ($5000)

SSHRC, Strategic Grant, Women and Change, Women and Professional Education, 1995-98 ($82,000), with 12 others

University Research Grants, Travel Grant, March 1993 ($828);

SSHRC, Research Grant, 1992-97 ($36,250)

Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, Special Research Grant, 1991-92 ($1092), 1994 ($750)

Province of Alberta Summer Temporary Employment Program,
Summer 1990, Summer1993, Summer 1999

Canadian Job Strategies, S.E.E.D. Program, Summer1989, Summer 1994

Government of Canada, Secretary of State, Women's Program,
Grant (managed through Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary), 1989 (2 research grants)

Canada Research Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1988-1992

Alberta Senior Citizens' Secretariat, Research Grant, 1987-88

Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, Grant to Scholarly Publication, 1987, 1994

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Post-doctoral Fellowship, 1980-81 (declined)

Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, Post-doctoral Fellowship, 1980-81 (declined)

Canada Council Explorations Grant, 1979-80


Association for Canadian Studies, 1987--
Canadian Historical Association, 1976-85, 1989--
Canadian Committee on Women's History, 1989--
Canadian Law and Society Association, 1990-
Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, 1978--
Historical Society of Alberta, 1972-85, 1989--



Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Editorial Board, 1993--

History of Intellectual Culture, Editorial Board, 2001-

Stephen Avenue Heritage Area Society (City of Calgary), President, 1991-

University of Calgary Press, Editorial Board, 1998-


Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Board of Directors, 1986-89
Treasurer, 1986-87
Calgary Legal Guidance
Volunteer at legal clinics, 1984-88
Canadian Historical Association
Committee on the Historical Profession, 1976-80
Member of the Council, 1991-95
--Freedom of Information Portfolio
--Consultant, CRB Heritage Project, 1993
Legal consultant, defence fund, 1995-
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law
Advisory Board, 1985-91
Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta South Central Region Board of Directors, 1987-92
2nd Vice-president, 1987-88
Chairman, Women's Committee, 1988-92
President-elect, 1988-89
President, 1989-91
Past President, 1991-92
Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
Member, Board of Directors, 1992-98
Canadian Society for the History of Medicine
Nominating Committee, Member, then Chair, 1990-92
By-laws Committee, Chair, 1993-94
Western representative to Council, 1996-2000
Historical Society of Alberta, Chinook Country Chapter
Member of Executive Committee, 1989-91
Vice-President, 1990-91

Journal of Canadian Studies, Editorial Board, 1993-97

Maenad Theatre, Calgary, 1992-7
Volunteer legal counsel
National Council on Bioethics in Human Research
Member of Council, 1991-94
Member, then Chair, Consent Panel, 1991-95
Member, Site Visit, University of Manitoba, Apr. 1993
NeWest Press, Board, 1992-2000
Treasurer, 1998-2000
Physicians for Choice, Calgary
Legal consultant, 1990-91
University of Calgary Alumni Association, 1971-
Board of Directors, 1978-80
Graduate Studies Faculty Council, Alumni rep., 1979-80
General Faculties Council, Library Committee, Alumni rep., 1979-80

CONFERENCES: Papers, Panels, Commentary and Organization*:

*Information Deficit/Canadian Solutions, 29-30 October 2001, Chair of Steering Committee

"Nation Built: Celebrating Canada at the End of Its Century," Nation Building Conference, British Association for Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, April 2000.

"Print It! Transferring Page onto Film," Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, March 1999.

"Take Up Thy Bed and Walk: The Healing Campaigns of Aimee Semple McPherson, 1919-1922," Canadian Medical History at the Millenium Conference, York University, November 1999.

"Medical Biography: Mary Percy Jackson and Henrietta Ball Banting"
Annual Meeting, Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, St. John's, Nfld., May 1997.

"Professionalism and Pentecostalism", Annual Meeting, Women and Professions Network, April 1997.

Consultant, Planning Committee, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, Community Workshop on Violence Against Women, 1-2 May 1995.

Chair, Working Group on Consent Procedures, "Reinventing the Research Board", National Workshop, National Council on Bioethics in Human Research, Ottawa, 4-5 March 1995.

"The 'Heritage Moments': their Making and Meaning", with Elspeth Cameron, Reviewing Canada: What's New. An Interdisciplinary Conference presented by the Canadian Studies Program, Brock University, 9 November 1994.

Chair and Commentator, "Calgary: Building the Past", Organizing the Past, The Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, Calgary, 10 July 1994.

"Heritage Minutes: Myth and History", Annual Meeting, Association for Canadian Studies, Calgary, 13 June 1994.

Chair and coordinator, Session on Freedom of Information Legislation: Law and Practice, Annual Meeting, Canadian Historical Association, Calgary, 14 June 1994.

"From Bryan Adams to Zymaize Experiment. The Male Bias of the Canadian Encyclopedia", Alternative Frontiers, Mountain West Canadian Studies Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 17 February 1994.

"From New Frontiers to the Last Frontier", address before the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, Calgary 22 Aug. 1993.

"Stalking the Wild Expatriate: Emigration and Canadian Identity", British Association for Canadian Studies, "Canada: The First Post-Modern State?" Conference, Cambridge University, 27 March 1993.

Workshop on the Ethics of Research Involving Children, National Council on Bioethics in Human Research, 1-2 Dec. 1992. Member of Steering Committee, also Chair of the Public Session.

"'This Obsession I Seem to Have with Medicine': Dr. Jackson of the Peace", Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, 31 May 1992.

"Feminism and Prostitution: If Mary Wollstonecraft were on the Supreme Court of Canada", Rights of Woman/Wrongs of Woman,1792-1992 Conference, University of Alberta, 31 January 1992.

"What Clio has to say to Astraea: Conversations across Disciplines", keynote address, Conversations across Disciplines: Women, Law and Prairie History Workshop, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, 22 November 1991.

"Private Lawyers' Records: The Historian's Perspective", Records of the Legal System Conference, Provincial Archives of Alberta, Edmonton, 2 Nov. 1991.

"Aimee Semple McPherson: Fantasizing the Fantasizer? Telling the Tale of a Tale-Teller", Biography and History Conference, University of Edinburgh, 2 May 1991.

"Reconceptualizing Legal Discourse" (Chair and Commentator), Law Section, American Culture Association, San Antonio, Texas, March 1991.

"A Place for Legal Case Reports in the Historiography of Women: An Analysis utilizing the Western Weekly Reports", Transboundary Conference on Legal History, University of Victoria, Feb.1991.

"Law and the Leprosy of Lust: The Regulation of VD and AIDS", Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, U. of Victoria, May 1990.

"Telling Lives/Telling Lies: The Truth and Aimee Semple McPherson", Canadian Historical Association and Canadian Women's Studies Association, University of Victoria, May 1990.

"Fingers in the Dike: Canadian Responses to American Damage Awards", American Culture Association (U.S.), Toronto, March 1990.

"Women in the 'Western Weeklies': The use of legal report series in the study of gender issues", Western Canadian Studies Conference, Banff, February 1990.

"Local Gal Makes Good: Aimee Semple McPherson of Salford, Ontario", Popular Culture Association (U.S.), St. Louis, Missouri, April 1989.

"The Regulation of Disease Transmission in an Imperfect World: VD Control as a model for AIDS", Canadian Legal History Conference, University of Windsor, June 1988.

"Bogeymen and the Law: The Canadian Campaign against Crime Comics", Canadian Law in History Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, June 1987.

"Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. Influenza, Quackery and the Unilateral Contract", Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, University of Guelph, June 1984.

"Women and Labour Negotiations: Strategies in Bargaining for Day-Care, Health and Safety and other Parental Benefits" (Chair and Commentator), Women, the Law and the Economy Conference, Banff, October 1983.

"Unclean, Unclean: Canadian Reaction to Lepers and Leprosy, Historical Perspectives on Canadian Medicine Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, June 1982.

"Suffrage and After: Feminism at the Local Level" (Chair and Commentator), Fifth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women (U.S.) Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, June 1981.

"'Without the Camp Shall His Dwelling Be': The Care of Lepers in Canada", American Association for the History of Medicine, Toronto, May 1981.

"The Establishment of the Canadian Federal Department of Health, 1919", Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, Universite de Quebec a Montreal, June 1980.

"Whose Responsibility? Public Health in Canada, 1919-1945", Doctors, Patients and Society Conference, University of Calgary, May 1980.

"From Salvarsan to Penicillin. Venereal Disease Control in Canada, 1919-1945", Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, U. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, June 1979.

Session on Depression (Panelist), Conference on Labor and News Media, University of Calgary, November 1978.

Session on British Social History (Commentator), Canadian Historical Association, University of Western Ontario, London, June 1978.

"The Impact of Epidemic Influenza: Canada, 1918-1919", Canadian Historical Association, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, June 1977.

"Birth to Boom to Bust: Building in Calgary, 1875-1914", Frontier Calgary Conference, University of Calgary, May 1975.


"Looking for Country, A Norwegian Immigrant's Alberta Memoir," Augustana University College, January 2000

"Aimee Semple McPherson," Wellington County History Society, Mount Forest, Ontario, March 1998

"Truth and Duty; Scandal and Biography," Department of History Colloquium, University of Toronto, January 1998

"Looking for History: The Use of Memoir and Fiction in Writing on Women", Toronto Colloquium on Women's History, October 1997.

"'M is for the Million Things She Gave Me': Finding Foremothers", Public Lecture, Canadian Studies Programme, University of Toronto, 10 November 1994.

"Mary Percy Jackson, The Last Frontier's Woman", Senior Common Room Luncheon Talk, University College, University of Toronto, 31 October 1994.

Mistress of Ceremonies, Book Launch for Boundless Alberta, NeWest Press, 12 November, 1993.

"Letters from the Last Frontier: Dr. Mary Percy Jackson", Historical Society of Alberta, 20 Oct. 1992.

"A Passion for Politics: Henrietta Muir Edwards", organized and introduced talk, Historical Society of Alberta, 17 March 1992.

"Applying to Law School", University of Calgary Society for Students Interested in Law, 4 Dec. 1991.

"Law, Health and Desire: Regulating the Sexual Transmission of Disease", Department of Law and Jurisprudence Centre, Carleton University, 25 Nov. 1991.

"Liability of Directors of Volunteer Associations", MBA Alumni Association of the University of Calgary, 1 Oct. 1991.

"Racism and Sexism in our Classrooms, Our Colleagues and Ourselves", Panelist, Communication Arts Dept., Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 31 May 1991.

"Midwifery and Modern Medicine", Southern Alberta Council of Public Affairs, Lethbridge, 11 April 1991.

"Pioneers of Bench and Bar", (Speaker and Coordinator), joint session of Historical Society of Alberta (Chinook Country Chapter) and Legal Archives Society of Alberta, Calgary, 19 March 1991.

"Sexual Harassment: Faculty Issues" (Panelist), Mount Royal College Faculty Association, Calgary, 29 Jan. 1991.

"Law, Health and Desire: Regulating the Sexual Transmission of Disease", General Studies Faculty Colloquium, 16 Jan. 1991.

"Law School Admission Policies", University of Calgary Pre-Law Society, 3 Nov. 1990.

"RU 486 (The French Abortion Pill)", Panelist at Forum organized by University of Calgary Women's Centre, 11 Oct. 1990.

"Problems in Biography: Aimee Semple McPherson", University of Calgary, History Department Colloquium, 4 Oct. 1990.

"Canadian Charter Equality Rights for Women: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?", Panelist, sponsored by Canadian Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and Calgary Association of Women and the Law, 3 May 1990.

"The Legality of Abortion", public lecture sponsored by Campus Pro-Choice, University of Calgary, 26 March 1990.

"The Use of Legal Report Series in the Study of Gender Issues", colloquium sponsored by Department of History and Philosophy of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 7 March 1990.

"Telling Truth, Telling Lies: Aimee Semple McPherson", colloquium co-sponsored by Academic Human Resources, Dean of Arts Office, Department of History, and Women's Studies, University of Waterloo, 5 March 1990.

"Women, Law, Poverty", Women's Issues Awareness Week, University of Calgary, 27 Feb. 1990.

"Consignment Agreements", talk to Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary, 14 Feb. 1990.

"Possible Consequences to Physicians of Abortion Bill C-43", talk to Calgary Physicians for Choice, 5 Feb. 1990.

"Abortion: A Multi-Dimensional Issue", panelist on legal rights, Mount Royal College, Calgary, 18 Jan. 1990.

"Telling Truth/Telling Lies: The Truth and Aimee Semple McPherson", colloquium co-sponsored by The Committee for the Gender Institute and The Women's Studies Program, University of Calgary, 23 Nov. 1989.

"Law as a Career Choice", talk at Women's Studies Career Day, sponsored by Women's Studies Program, University of Calgary, 9 Nov. 1989.

"Writing Historical Biography", panel discussion Co-sponsored by Calgary Public Library and Historical Society of Alberta, Oct. 1989.

"Locking People Up for Illness--Past and Present Perspectives", before meeting of Southern Alberta Medical Officers of Health, Oct. 1989.

"Local Gal Makes Good: Aimee Semple McPherson", colloquium, Faculty of General Studies, University of Calgary, 23 March 1989.

"The Criminalization of Illness: Historical and Legal Perspectives on VD and AIDS", Keynote address, Public Forum, Centre for Criminological Research, University of Alberta, October 1988.

"Regulation of Disease: VD and AIDS", public seminar sponsored by Department of Community Health Sciences and Health Care Research Group, University of Calgary, Sept. 1988).

"Women, Medicine and the Law", Keynote Address, Federation of Medical Women (Calgary Chapter), Emerald Lake, B.C., October 1987.

"From Salvarsan to Penicillin, VD Treatment in Canada", colloquium, Department of History, Concordia University, Mar. 1981.

"Women and Venereal Disease", Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia U., Montreal, Jan. 1981.


Augustana University College
Women's Studies Program, January 2000
"Women and Religious Experience"
University of Toronto
Canadian Studies Programme, January 1992
--"Truth or Inferences: Writing Aimee"
Canadian Studies Programme, January 1993
--"Sources in Biography: Aimee Semple McPherson"
--"Heritage Minutes: Identity and Propaganda"
Canadian Studies Programme, November 1994
--"Identity vs. Image: Regionalism and the West"
Canadian Studies Programme, March 1997
--"Seeing the West"
Department of English, January 1992
--"Aimee Semple McPherson as an example of Canadian Cultural Imperialism"
Department of History, April 1998
--"War and Epidemic: Influenza and Veneral Disease"
University of Western Ontario
Department of History and Women's Studies Programme, Sept.1989
--"Writing Biography: Aimee Semple McPherson as a case study"
University of Calgary
Faculty of Continuing Education, Oct. 1989
--"History of Medicine in Southern Alberta"
--"Law and Hunger", French Summer School Program,
12 June 1991

Faculty of General Studies/Communication and Culture
--"Canadian Legal Culture," September 2001
--"Legal Research and Writing," September 2001
--"Romanticizing the Settler," 23 March 2000
--"Law and the Information Highway," 2 March 2000
--"Canadian Law," April 1999
--"Prostitution and Feminism", March 1993
--"Employment Equity: Issues", Apr. 1992
--"Witchcraft and Evil Women", Sept. 1991
--"Provision of Food; Limits of Law", Apr. 1991
--"Survey of the Legal Position of Women", Mar. 1991, Feb. 1992
--"Integrating Law and Communications", Feb. 1991
--Tremblay v. Daigle and its aftermath", Apr. 1990
--"Abortion: Legal and Medical Issues", Mar. 1990
--"Pornography: Criminal and Tort Law", Jan. 1990 (with Louise Redmond)
--"The Dangers of Obsolescence in the Law", Nov. & Dec. 1989
--"Matrimonial Property Law and the Creation of Precedent", Jan. 1988

Department of History,
--"Dower Rights," October, 2000

Faculty of Law, Oct. 1989
--"Historical Method of Research"

Faculty of Medicine
--"Public Health Legislation and Liability of Health Care Workers", Sept. 1988
--"Public Health Law and Informed Consent", Feb. 1987
Shastri Indo-Canada Institute
--"Canadian Law and Society," May 2000
Concordia University
Department of History, Mar. 1981
--"Effect of World War II on Canadian Health Reform"
McGill University
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in Medicine, Feb. 1981
--"Public Health in Canada"


Numerous radio, television and newpaper interviews: Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, national

Featured interviews:

"Ethics of aversion," Moral Divide, CBC Newsworld, September 2001

CBC-Radio, Alberta, "Daybreak," 28 October 2000

CBC-Radio, Alberta, "Daybreak," 12 May 2000, re Dr. Mary Percy Jackson

CBC-Radio, Calgary, "Great Dames", 10 November 1997, phone-in, with co-editor, Elspeth Cameron.

CFRB Radio, Toronto, "Great Dames, 22 September 1997, interview, with co-editor, Elspeth Cameron.

CBC-TV, Newsworld, "Just a Minute", re women's suffrage, Taped on 1 April 1995, aired 1 July 1995.

CIUT Radio, Toronto, "By all Means", 8 November 1994, re women's life writing.

CBC Radio, "Wild Rose Forum", 19 October 1994, re Alberta Foundation for the Arts and obscenity

CBC Radio, 16 March 1994, re medical malpractice and midwifery

CBC-AM Calgary, "Homestretch", 2 April 1993, re Boswell's Children

CBC-AM Alberta, "Saturday Side Up", 17 Oct. 1992, re Mary Percy Jackson

CBC-AM Calgary, "Homestretch", 9 Apr. 1992, re Mary Percy Jackson

UCTV, Talk Show, 16 Nov. 1990 re Abortion Issues

UCTV, 11 Oct. 1990, re Legal Implications of RU-486 Abortion Pill

Radio-CJOV, Kelowna, B.C., 31 May 1990, re Criminalization of AIDS



"Wanted: Doctor on Horseback", National Film Board of Canada, 1996, first public airing, Vision TV, October, 1997
--based on Suitable for the Wilds, below.


General Editor, Legacies Shared, University of Calgary Press, 1998-
Alpern, Joil. No-one was Waiting (2001)
Jacques, Carole, The United Farmers of Alberta (2001)
Merrett, Kathryn. Edmonton City Market
Fanella, Antonella Fanella, With Heart and Soul. Calgary's Italian Community (1999)
Ganzevoort, The Last Illusion (1999)
Merriken, Ellenor Ranghild, Looking for Country (1999)

Editor for the Press:

Eating Apples. Knowing Women's Lives, edited by Caterina Edwards and Kay Stewart (Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1994). With Aritha van Herk.

The Green Light of Sunset, by John Bell (Edmonton: NeWest Press, 2000)


Looking for Country: An Alberta Memoir by Ellenor Merriken, (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1999). Edited with introduction.

Great Dames (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997). Co-edited with Elspeth Cameron.

Suitable for the Wilds. Letters from Northern Alberta, 1929-1931, Dr. Mary Percy Jackson (Toronto: University of Toronto Press,1995). Edited with introduction.

Essays in the Social History of Canadian Medicine (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1988). Co-edited with W. Mitchinson.

Reports on Selected Buildings in Calgary, Alberta. Manuscript Report Number 391 (Ottawa: Parks Canada, 1981). Co-author: F.Donnelly.

Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters:

"Roughing it in the West, or, Whose Frontier, Whose History?" Challenging Frontiers, edited by Beverly Rasporich and Lorry Felske (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, forthcoming)

"The People's Charter?," Passion for Identity, 4th edition (Scarborough, Ont.: Nelson, 2001), 107-122.

"'Take up Thy Bed and Walk:' Aimee Semple McPherson and Faith-Healing," Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 17 (2000), 1-17.

"Pentecostalism and Professionalization: The Experience and Legacy of Aimee Semple McPherson,"
in Challenging Professions: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Women's Professional
Work, edited by Sanda Acker, et al (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999), 25-43.

"Engendering Canadian Identity", with Elspeth Cameron, Passion for Identity, 3rd edition, edited by D.Taras and B. Rasporich (Toronto: Nelson Canada, 1997), 209-24.

"'By Title and by Virtue'. Lady Frederick and Dr. Henrietta Ball Banting", in Great Dames, above, p. 245-63.

"Life Writing versus Biography", Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, XIII (No. 2, 1996), 174-6.

"Mimicking Bluebeard: Feminism and the Pornography Panic", in H. Holmes and D. Taras, Seeing Ourselves. Media Power and Policy in Canada, 2nd edition (Toronto: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1995.

"My Life at Keg River" (by Mary Percy Jackson), edited with an introduction in Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 12 (no.1, 1995), 169-86.

"Heritage Minutes: Myth and History", Canadian Studies at Home and Abroad, Canadian Issues/Themes Canadiennes XVII (1995), 25-36.

"Whores and Worthies: Feminism and Prostitution", Canadian Journal of Law and Society 9 (Spring 1994), 105-22.

"Adjustment and Leadership: Women in Calgary", in Don Smith, Centennial City. Calgary. 1894-1994 (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1994).

"Correspondence", Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 10 (no. 2, 1993), 4-5.

"Aimee Semple McPherson: Fantasizing the Fantasizer? Telling the Tale of a Tale-Teller", in Rae Fleming, Boswell's Children (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1992).

"Chilling Expression: Obscenity Law and the Halo Zone", in H. Holmes and D. Taras, Seeing Ourselves. Media Power and Policy in Canada (Toronto: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992).

"Void for Vagueness: A Found Poem", Dalhousie Review 72 (no. 1, 1992), 7-9.

"Comments regarding the State of Medical History in Canada", Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 8 (no. 1, 1991) 7-8.

"What the Mouse learned from the Elephant: The Role of the United States in Canadian Personal Injury Law", The Legal Studies Forum (U.S.), 15 (no. 1, 1991), 3-13.

"Law and the Leprosies of Lust. Regulating syphilis and AIDS", Ottawa Law Review, 22 (Oct. 1990), 49-75.

"Carlill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Company: Influenza, Quackery and the Unilateral Contract", Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 5 (no.2, Winter 1988), 121-141.

"Bogeymen and the Law: Crime Comics and Pornography", Ottawa Law Review 20 (no. 1, 1988), 3-22.

"From Salvarsan to Penicillin. Treatment of Venereal Disease in Canada between the World Wars". In Essays above.

"When Lawyers were Scholars, Frank L. Burnet" in Max Foran and Sheilagh Jameson, Citymakers, Calgarians after the Frontier (Calgary: Historical Society of Alberta, 1987).

"Bibliography of Western Canadian Legal History" in L. Knafla, Law and Justice in a New Land (Toronto: Carswell, 1986).

"Statute Law and the Owl of Minerva: The Bills of Exchange Act, 1882", Alberta Law Review, 24 (No. 2, 1986), 275-95.

"Bryce, Peter H."
"Federation of Medical Women of Canada"
"Heagerty, John J."
"Montizambert, Frederick"
"National Association of Women and the Law"
"Public Health"
entries in The Canadian Encyclopedia lst, 2nd and 3rd editions. (Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1985, 1988, 1999)

"Overview: Labour Relations" in E. D. Pask et al, Women, the Law and the Economy (Toronto: Butterworth's, 1985).

"Reactions to the Arthurs Report: Reflections on the Law and Learning", Dalhousie Review, 65 (Spring 1985), 13-22.

"Unclean, Unclean: Canadian Reaction to Lepers and Leprosy" in C.G. Roland, Health, Disease and Medicine. Essays in Canadian History, (Toronto: Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, 1984).

"Venereal Disease and Public Health Reform in Canada", Canadian Historical Review, 63 (Sept. 1982), 337-54. Co-authored with S. Buckley.

"Whose Responsibility? Public Health in Canada, 1919-1945", in M.S. Staum and D. E. Larsen, Doctors, Patients and Society. Power and Authority in Medical Care (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 1981).

"The White Plague in Calgary. Sanatorium Care in Southern Alberta", Alberta History, 28 (Autumn 1980), 1-13.

"Records of Tuberculosis in Calgary", Archivaria, 10 (Summer 1980), 173-89.

"Sexism in the New Encyclopaedia Britannica", Dalhousie Review, 59 (Summer 1979), 250-64.

"The Impact of Epidemic Influenza: Canada, 1918-1919", The Canadian Historical Association Historical Papers (1977), 121-40. Reprinted in S.E.D.Shortt, Medicine in Canadian Society. Historical Perspectives (Montreal: McGill-Queen's Press, 1981).

"A City Faces an Epidemic", Alberta History, 24 (Autumn 1976), 1-11. [Influenza, 1918-1919], to be reprinted in volume on western disasters, 2002.

"Birth to Boom to Bust: Building in Calgary, 1875-1914" in A. W. Rasporich and H. C. Klassen, Frontier Calgary (Calgary: McClelland and Stewart West, 1975).
Popular Articles and Commentary:

"Ambushed by Patriotism", Canadian Forum (March 1995), 12-15. Co-authored with Elspeth Cameron. Reprinted as "Happily suckered into Heritage Minutes", Toronto Star, 4 March 1995, B5. Reprinted in Readings in Canadian Culture and Communication, edited by Bohdan Szuchewycz and Joan Sloniowski (Scarborough: Prentice Hall, 1999), p. 393-96.

"Prove It! It's Not Enough Just to Tell the Truth in Court", Law Now, 16 (No 6, March 1992) 6-9.

"Human Rights, Civil Rights and the Law", Participatory Development Review, 2 (Spring 1991), 9-10.

CBC-AM, National Commentary
--re Mercy Killing, 16 February 1993
--re Senate abortion vote, 1 Feb. 1991
--re Midwifery, 16 Nov. 1990
CBC-AM Calgary, "Homestretch", 2 Apr. 1990-14 Aug. 1991: regular weekly Legal column
--61 columns on separate legal topics, details on request

"French Abortion Pill Doesn't end long debate", 20 Gazette (29 Oct. 1990), 3.

"Prostitution Ruling", Calgary Herald (13 June 1990), A5.

"Fore-warned in Fore-armed: The Nightmare Version", Law Now, l4 (Nov. 1989), 8-9. 20.

"Scandal felled evangelist", Calgary Herald (29 Oct. 1989), C6.

"Alumni Choose Research", Moot Hill (Fall 1989), 38.

"Judicial Bias", Law Now, 13 (May 1989), 10, 17.

"Old Age Pensions and the Charter", Resource News, 12 (July/August 1988), 5-8.

My work featured by Mark Nichols, "The Crime-Comic Wars". Maclean's Magazine 101 (no. 36, Aug. 1988), 44.

"Police Wield Obscure Law in Comics Raid", Calgary Herald (27 September 1987), C6.

"Pin-Striped Vultures Peck at Bhopal Victims", Calgary Herald (2 May 1987), A5.

"Justice For Rosa Becker was a Suicide's Grave" Calgary Herald (12 March 1987), F8.

"'We Have Been through all this Before'", Calgary Herald (6 February 1987), B4-5. [AIDS and VD]

Reviews (details on request):

Alberta History
American Historical Review
Canadian Bar Review
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History
Canadian Business Law Journal
Canadian Historical Review
Canadian Journal of Law and Society
Labour/Le Travailleur
Literary Review of Canada
A Room of One's Own
Social History/Histoire Sociale
U.B.C. Law Review
University of Toronto Quarterly


"Information Deficit/Canadian Solutions: The Internet as a Site of Citizenship," Policy Report, January 2002

"Rights, Remedies and Responsibilities", Coursebook, December 1991.

"Aging and the Law in Alberta", Report to Senior Citizens Secretariat, Government of Alberta, Nov. 1991.

"Foundations of the Legal Process", Coursebook, Sept. 1990.

Through the Eyes of Women. Discussions with Women in the Rural Regions of Southern Alberta, originator and editor on behalf of Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta South Central Region, March 1990. (Text compiled and written by Lorraine Kupfer).

"Sexual Equality and the Law", Coursebook, December 1988.


Alberta Foundation for Nursing Research
Canada Council
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History
Canadian Historical Review
Canadian Journal of Law and Society
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Canadian Review of American Studies
Ethnic Studies
Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine
Journal of Canadian Studies
Legal Studies Forum (U.S.)
Past Imperfect
Prairie Forum
New York State Archives
Social History
SSFC, Publications Program
SSHRC, Strategic Grants
University of Alberta Press
University of Calgary Press
University of Toronto Press
University of Toronto, promotion
York University, promotion


The Prophesying Handmaiden: Aimee Semple McPherson

Born in Canada: Expatriatism and Canadian Identity

"Rants and Plaints: Canadian Studies in the Information Generation"

5 biographies for the Oxford Companion

3 new manuscripts for Legacies Shared series

Proceedings of the Information Deficit/Canadian Solutions conference