In an effort to increase much-needed gender equality on boards, YWCA Edmonton and DirectHer Network have teamed up on a unique 12-month pilot project aimed at blazing more pathways for women and gender minorities wanting to serve at decision-making tables. “This partnership is a made-in-Alberta solution to the real challenge of not seeing enough women on boards, particularly women of colour and Indigenous women. We need to open more doors for everyone,” said YWCA Edmonton
LOIS NORENE CAMPBELL
Lois was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1919.
As an eighteen year-old Regina school teacher, Lois learned to drive a one-horse open sleigh to her rural one-room school, where she simultaneously taught grades three to nine. In 1945, she married Duncan Darroch Campbell, and the couple moved to Vancouver where they started a family. Later making Edmonton their permanent home, Lois earned her Bachelor of Education degree while bearing three more children and running the family household.
It was in the early 1960s that Lois returned to the working world as a lecturer in early childhood education at the university. She was elected to the Edmonton Public School Board in 1968 and remained on the board until 1974. During this period, she was executive member of the Alberta School of Trustees Association.
Lois then served two terms as City Alderman, during which time she was appointed to the Mayor’s Task Force on the Heart of the City Committee. She finished her public service with a lengthy term as a member of the University of Alberta Senate.
Lois passed away on April 19, 2012, days before her 93rd birthday.
Sources: Edmonton Journal; Edmonton Bulletin; Office of the Councillors; City of Edmonton Archives; Obituary
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