Extra, Extra: U of T's Pioneering Women, an Intrepid Icewalker, and a York Hit-and-Run
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Extra, Extra: U of T’s Pioneering Women, an Intrepid Icewalker, and a York Hit-and-Run

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Photo from U of T Magazine.

  • In honour of International Women’s Day, U of T Magazine tweeted out this gem of an archival photograph, featuring a group of university dignitaries strolling over to graduation ceremonies at Convocation Hall. At the lead are three women, Clara Benson (the first woman to graduate with a University of Toronto chemistry degree), Constance Laing (an educator who would become the president of St. Hilda’s College Council), and Dr. Augusta Stowe-Gullen—the first woman to graduate in medicine in Canada. Here’s to moving forward.
  • A 25-year-old Michigan man was picked up by coast guard officials in an ice cutter yesterday morning after being spotted walking across the frozen surface of Lake St. Clair. The man, who was returned to shore and treated for hypothermia at a Michigan hospital, said he was headed to Toronto.
  • Two York University picketers were injured in a hit-and-run just before noon today. It hasn’t been reported whether or not the collision appeared malicious; police are on the lookout for a four-door black sedan.

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