|Board of Directors|
Lambda Foundation Board of Directors
President - Dr. Barbara Freeman
Vice President - Dr. Brian Ray
Treasurer - Mr. Tuan Vu
Secretary / Admin Services - TBA
Director of the Board - Dr. Meryn Stuart
Director of the Board - Dr. Brian Ray
Director of the Board - Dr. L. Chris Fox
Other Lambda Leaders
Ms. Sandi Bonini - Bonini and Associates, Accountant
Dr. Barbara Freeman
Barbara M. Freeman taught for close to 30 years in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa. She is now an adjunct research professor, concentrating on media history, and gender and diversity in the news media, specifically a history of women in Canadian journalism, 1945-2000. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master of Arts in Canadian Studies, both from Carleton, and a Ph.D. in history from Concordia University in Montreal. She is the author of three media history books: Beyond Bylines: Media Workers and Women's Rights in Canada (2011); The Satellite Sex: The Media and Women’s Issues in English Canada, 1966-71 (2001) and Kit’s Kingdom: The Journalism of Kathleen Blake Coleman (1989). She has also written a number of articles and conference papers on lesbians and the media and is slowly building an oral history collection on that topic. She volunteers for a number of LGBTI and women's organizations, Lambda being her main focus these days. She lives in Ottawa most of the year and in Victoria, BC during the winter.
Born in Vancouver in 1945, Bill graduated from Britannia High School and went on to UBC where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) in 1969, the year he married Barbara. In 1971, he returned to UBC for a year in Business Education, in which he found his calling. His first teaching position was in Mackenzie, BC, followed by a stint in Saanich, and finally settling in North Vancouver, where he taught high school business courses for 25 years. Helping educate and guide young people has been incredibly satisfying to Bill. He is especially proud of a work experience programme he developed for at-risk teenagers which resulted in countless students not only finding a suitable career, but most importantly, gaining the self-esteem which is so often missing in such young people and which is so important to success in all areas of life.
Dr. Brian Ray
Brian Ray is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Ottawa and has an active research program that revolves around cities and city people. Brian has conducted several studies about the LGBTQ community and the contestation of urban space, but most of his research focuses on issues of immigrant integration, discrimination and racism, and housing. Brian is active in a number of LGBTQ organizations and since 1993 has run with Frontrunner groups in Montreal, Washington, and Ottawa. Pursuing physical fitness with men and women from the community is one of his passions.
Dr. Meryn Stuart
Dr. Meryn Stuart is a feminist social historian whose primary research areas are in public health nursing in Ontario, nursing education and First World War military nursing. From 1993 until her retirement in 2010, she was an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa. During this time, she served as the Assistant Director of the School with responsibility for graduate students (1995-98) as well as Associate Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies (2001-03).
She was also the Director of the Nursing History Research Unit from 2005 – 2009. A former public health nurse who worked in southwestern Ontario and in Ottawa-Carleton, she was among the 100 recipients of the Canadian Nurses Association’s Centennial Award, created in 2008 to honour exceptional RNs whose work has had a positive impact on the profession. She is interested in supporting GLBTI youth and developing Lambda awards that provide educational support to university students doing research on GLBTI issues.
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