Samira Nasr

In 2021, Montreal born, Samira Nasr becomes Harper Bazaar's first black editor-in-chief. She made history in the magazine's 154 year history. She took over the helm in the middle of a pandemic but after months of setbacks, the March issue debuted. She totally owned it, featuring Megan Thee Stallion on its cover. Samira's vision for the …

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A Change of Plans

When Shiloh showed up, Mr. Gladstone was out on the porch. After they exchanged greetings, he said, "I'm sorry but there has been a change of plans." "What happened?" she asked after he motioned to her to sit down. "I had to take Emily home. She wasn't feeling well." "Oh, no. I hope she's going …

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A Familiar Face

After losing her fiance, Boris in a horrific car accident, Claire packed up and left Montreal and moved to Paris when her company opened a new office there.  It took a while but she soon settled into her new life and immersed herself in the Parisian culture.  On the weekends, she went sightseeing and to …

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Led by God

Roman was in the park, tying the laces on his running shoes when Janice walked up to him.  He glanced up.  "What are you doing here?" he asked. "I'm here to see you, of course," she replied.  "I missed you yesterday.  We all did, especially the kids.  The annual church picnic just wasn't the same …

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The Move Back

After moving to Montreal in search of more employment opportunities and living there for four years, Elise decided to move back to Paris.  Living in Montreal made her nostalgic for the little cafes she used to haunt in the Latin Quarter.  She missed her family and friends.  Most of all, she missed Jules. She found …

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Making History in Science

Notes to Women congratulate Victoria Kaspi for being the first woman to win the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada's top Science award in its 25 year history.  This long overdue win is a reminder that gender inequality is prevalent in Canadian Academia. Mario Pinto, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council who hands out …

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Dame Angela Lansbury

I still watch Murder, She Wrote because I like the show and the character Jessica Fletcher played by the great Angela Lansbury.  My 7 year old son is also a fan of Jessica Fletcher's.  Before taking on the role of a mystery writer in one of the longest running detective drama series in television history, …

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Margaret Trudeau

How many women can claim to be the wife of one Prime Minister and the mother of another?  On Monday, October 19, 2015, Margaret Trudeau watched as the results came in announcing her son Justin Trudeau as Canada's next Prime Minister.  She watched as her son and his party went from being third in the long race …

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