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Mair Verthuy

Distinguished Professor Emerita, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mair VERTHUY, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Concordia University, is well known for her struggles for the advancement of women and for general social justice. She was the first Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia and organised in 1982 a world-wide ten day conference on Teaching and Research related to Women, attended by participants from 82 countries, mostly from outside the Western block.
In all her work, whether literary or social, Mair has always been passionately interested in intercultural issues and specializes in francophone literatures mainly by women. She is a member of l'Ordre des palmes Académiques (France) and in 1980 was awarded the Governor General's Prize in honour of the Person's Affair.
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