Prestigious award for DCB/DBC contributor Micheline Dumont
(Photo from éditions du Boréal)
Micheline Dumont, a regular contributor to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC), is one of the six recipients of the 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case, which recognize the winners’ significant contributions to the promotion of gender equality in Canada.
Dr Dumont, a specialist in women’s history and the study of historical practices, taught in the history department at the Université de Sherbrooke from 1970 to 1999. In 1982 she co-authored, with the three other members of the Clio Collective, the landmark Histoire des femmes au Québec depuis quatre siècles, which was revised in 1992 and translated as Quebec women: a history in 1987. Dr Dumont has written numerous other books and academic articles. Since her retirement, she has published, among other works, Découvrir la mémoire des femmes (2001) and Le féminisme québécois raconté à Camille (2008), written open letters for the daily Le Devoir, and taught at the Université du Troisième Âge.
The DCB/DBC team extends warm congratulations to Dr Dumont for this prestigious award, the crowning achievement of her outstanding work. We are very fortunate to have benefited from her commitment for more than four decades. This collaboration has so far resulted in 26 biographies, which have appeared in five different volumes.
For more information on the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case, click here.
Here is the list of biographies written to date by Micheline Dumont for the DCB/DBC:
1. Joseph Aubery
2. Étienne Bâtard
3. Claude-Jean-Baptiste Chauvreulx
4. Jean-Baptiste Cope
5. Henri Daudin
6. Justinien Durand
7. Jean-Baptiste de Gay Desenclaves
8. Pierre de La Chasse
9. Charles de La Goudalie
10. Paul Laurent
11. Pierre Maillard
12. Jean Manach
13. Jacques Padanuques
14. Charles Germain
15. Jacques Girard
16. Jean-Pierre de Miniac
17. Marie-Elmire Cadotte, named Marie de Saint-Alphonse-de-Liguori
18. Sophie-Louise Dubuc, named Saint-Jean de la Croix
19. Julie Gaudry
20. Julie Bertrand, named Marie de Saint-Basile
21. Marie Bibeau, named Marie-Anne-de-Jésus
22. Irène-Mathilde Dégrès, named Saint-Paul
23. Marie-Louise-Thérèse Lemoine, named Marie-Joseph de Jésus
24. Aurélie Lesaulnier
25. Élisabeth Bergeron, named Saint-Joseph
26. Biography forthcoming