OTTAWA, March 28, 2014 — University of Ottawa Press is pleased to announce that the inaugural book of its Health and Society series, L’incontournable caste des femmes : Histoire des services de santé au Québec et au Canada by Marie-Claude Thifault is shortlisted as one of three finalists for this year’s prix du Canada en sciences sociales by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The book provides a unique account, over a century, of the prominence of several generations of women who actively participated in the development of the health system in Quebec and Canada.
Marie-Claude Thifault, associate professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, is a professional historian whose primary research focus is the history of late-nineteenth and twentieth century asylum life in Quebec and Canada.
Each year, four prizes worth $2,500 are awarded to the best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences that have received funding from the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program. The Canada Prizes are awarded to books that make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada.
The winners of the 2014 Canada Prizes will be announced at the beginning of May and the prizes will be presented at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at York University's Glendon College in Toronto.
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