Women were first admitted to St. Michael's College in 1911 - 12, a century ago. By the 15th anniversary of their arrival, as Laura Sabia pointed out in her talk to a gathering of SMC alumnae for a Whitsuntide Conference (a series of early 60s conferences meant to balance the longstanding Michaelmas Conference for male-alumni), women students registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science through St. Michael's College already outnumbered the men. That ratio has continued to the present time. But co-education did not come easily to St. Michael's.
Sisters Patricia Conway and Sister Margaret McGrath remember their time in Thorold with joy.
Generations of students and teachers gathered recently to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa.
Sister Jacqueline de Verteuil is the local consultant/advisor to students registered in the Diploma in Ministry Program (DIMP) offered by St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. At the right, she is pictured at the university’s 2011 graduation with the two DIMP graduating students in gowns. Pictured are, left to right, Dan Archie Cummings; Mary MacInnis, Coordinator of Ministry Programs; Catherine Kaloutsky, Bishop Brian Dunn, and Sr. Jacqueline.