Spring/printemps 2008
Articles

Embracing the Modern: Edna Cress Staebler at the University of Toronto, 1926-1929

Alyson E. King
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Bio
Published June 3, 2008
Keywords
  • Women and Higher Education
How to Cite
King, Alyson. 2008. “Embracing the Modern: Edna Cress Staebler at the University of Toronto, 1926-1929”. Historical Studies in Education / Revue D’histoire De L’éducation 20 (1), 69-88. https://historicalstudiesineducation.ca/index.php/edu_hse-rhe/article/view/494.

Abstract

Edna Cress Staebler was a fairly typical young woman when she arrived at the University of Toronto in 1926. While attending the university, she explored the new ideas and norms of the interwar era. This article examines Staebler’s experiences within the context of modernity, the university and the creation of a Canadian nation. Staebler’s university years provided the foundations for her later career as a journalist and author during which she helped to create a modern Canadian national identity.