Dr. Olive Dickason'45
Professor/Aboriginal History in Canada
Class of 1945
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- A key figure in the study of Aboriginal History in Canada’s academic world
- Finished her high school and earned B.A.s in French & Philosophy at Notre Dame, before beginning a 24-year career in journalism at the Regina Leader-Post, Winnipeg Free Press, Montreal Gazette, & Globe & Mail.
- She earned her Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Ottawa and her doctoral thesis
- She taught at the University of Alberta from 1976 to 1992.
- Awarded the Order of Canada in 1996, the Aboriginal Achievement Award in 1997, and numerous honorary doctorates throughout the years.
- She Donated her whole library to Athol Murray College of Notre Dame.