Sunday, November 23, 2014

BPW Ottawa Book Launch! December 11, 2014

This is a quick announcement to let you know that BPW Ottawa will be hosting a book launch for Queen of the Hurricanes on December 11, 2014.  This launch is open to the public please register on event brite to allow for adequate planning for this fun social evening!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Amazing Evening with WISE Ottawa!

Tonight I had the privilege to speak to Ottawa's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Ottawa about Queen of the Hurricanes.  It was a wonderful opportunity to share the history of Canada's first practicing woman engineer with current and future women in science and engineering. 

Elsie was involved with WISE since its creation and she also spoke to one of the early groups, and received honorary membership. 

WISE members have been very supportive of my research, and I am very grateful for their support and interest.  Thank you to all who came out tonight and for the excellent engaging Q&A session!

Over the weekend I will post photos on the blog and my website.

Next public book launch will be in Thunder Bay, Ontario on December 22nd! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Looking forward to WISE Taking Flight Event - November 13, 2014

The WISE Taking Flight book launch event is quickly approaching!  It is at the Colonel By building (RM 707) at the University of Ottawa at 6pm.  More information about the event is on the Facebook Invitation:

Elsie was an honorary member of WISE and supported it from its creation!

See you Thursday!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Good friends and good books!

Thanks to all who were able to come out to the FHS Ottawa book launch.  It was a wonderful evening full to the brim with good friends, good food and drink and great discussions about women's history!  Many thanks to Diana for organizing this event, you support throughout the journey has been much appreciated!

Queen of the Hurricanes Lands in Thunder Bay!

If you are eager to get you hands on a copy of the book right away it is now possible to pick-up a copy at the Northern Woman's Bookstore!

To do so please note the store hours below and the address.

Also don't forget that the Thunder Bay book launch in December 22, 2014, details below!  Books will be available for sale and signing at the launch as well.

Northern Woman's Bookstore:
Store hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
65 South Court Street
Thunder Bay Ontario P7B 2X2
Phone (807) 344-7979
Book Launch Information:
Event Date: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: Thunder Bay Museum (425 Donald Street East)
Event Fee: Free. Everyone is welcome!
Event Contact Name: Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
Event Contact Phone: (807) 343-8341
Event Contact E-mail:
Event Contact Web:

More information is available on the History Department's webpage for Lakehead University:

Facebook Events Page for RSVP:  

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Northern Lights Book Launch a Success!!

Thank you to everyone who was able to come out to the book launch last night!  It was a wonderful opportunity to see old friend and meet new ones!  Danielle and I had a wonderful time sharing the stories about our books and answering the amazing questions!

Thanks to:

  • Carolyn for her incredible organization, great spirits and wonderful touches such as the decorations that made the night so memorable!

  • Jim at Perfect Books - you helped make the event perfect!  It was wonderful working with you - and if you are in Ottawa Jim has additional signed copies of our books at his store!
  • Catherine for her great introductions, all the Twitter updates and her overall support for the event!
  • Alex for her great photos and videos to help us remember the event!
  • Everyone who attended!