Gail Cuthbert Brandt

Professor Emerita

Teaching areas:

Canadian History (women's history, social history, history of East Asian minorities in Canada)

Research areas:

History of women in the Quebec textile industry; rural women in Quebec and France; history of Anglican colleges in Canada

Gail Cuthbert Brandt received her BA from the University of Toronto (1967), her MA from Carleton University (1968) and her PhD from York University (1977). She is a specialist in Canadian social and women's history, and is currently completing a monograph on the history of women in the Quebec cotton industry, 1891-1951. Her current projects include a history of Renison University College and a new edition of Canadian Women: A History. She is also researching the history of Anglican liberal arts colleges and universities in Canada. 

Dr. Cuthbert Brandt has published several articles in books and periodicals, including The Canadian Historical Review, Labour/Le Travail, Social History/Histoire Sociale, and Canadian Woman Studies/cahiers de la femme. She is co-author of Canadian Women: A History and of Feminist Politics on the Farm: Rural Catholic Women in Southern Quebec and Southwestern France, and co-editor of Canadian Women: A Reader.

Honours and awards:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Grants
  • Vari Research Leave Grant
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Award
  • Citoyenne d'honneur, St-Christophe-des-Bardes, France
  • Doctor of Sacred Letters, Thorneloe University, Sudbury, Ont.
  • Order of Huron

Dr. Cuthbert Brandt is a former principal of Renison University College, the former Associate Vice-President, International at the University of Waterloo, and is currently chair of the Advisory Board of the Confucius Institute, housed at Renison University College.

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