Virginia Martin has a longstanding interest in research on women’s education, women’s contributions and women’s professional roles. Her interest in Eliza and Helen Reid reflects the author’s concern in the development of educational opportunities for women and in professions that have become primarily careers for women.
As a retired speech-language pathologist she has direct knowledge of and experience with professional associations and as a former school clinician has had a direct involvement with health and social issues. Her research on the history of her profession in Canada is on several provincial and national association websites. She is a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Some of her research on individuals in the Winnipeg UU church is on its website.
Eliza Anne McIntosh Reid