Monday, May 31, 2021
This symposium is a gathering of reflections about the late Professor Ann Denis, a sociologist and professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa, who died suddenly on February 5, 2019, at the age of 73 years. Born in Québec, Ann was educated both in Canada and at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, where she received her PhD. Subsequently, she held positions at Bishop’s University, then the University of Western Ontario and finally the University of Ottawa, where she served as Chair of the department, and in the last decade of her life, as professor emeritus. In Canada, Ann was twice President of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women–L’Institut canadien de recherches sur les femmes (CRIAW-ICREF) and once served as President of the Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association (now the Canadian Sociological Association), which recognized her with a special service award for her outstanding presidency. With Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, Ann created and organized the interdisciplinary feminist sessions at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. Internationally, Ann served as Vice President of Research at the International Sociology Association (ISA), where she was active in the research committees on Ethnicity and Women, Gender and Society.