Fonds 03-1000 - Anne Innis Dagg fonds

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Anne Innis Dagg fonds

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CA ON00333 03-1000

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  • [photocopied 2003] (Creation)

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1 folder

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Anne Innis Dagg (1933- ) is a faculty member at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario in Independent Studies. She is a scholar and writer in several areas of interest, from zoology and sociobiology to women's studies. Dagg was born in Toronto to Mary Quayle Innis and Harold Innis. She was educated at the University of Toronto, receiving a BA in Biology in 1955, and an MA in Genetics in 1956. She then traveled to South Africa to study the giraffe in 1956 in affiliation with Rhodes University, Grahamstown. In 1959 she married Ian Dagg, physicist, and moved to Waterloo, Ontario. She worked as a part-time lecturer at Waterloo Lutheran University in Anatomy and Physiology from 1962-1965, and then as an Anatomy Demonstrator at the University of Waterloo in 1966. In 1967 she earned her PhD from the University of Waterloo in Animal Behaviour, and was also a Sessional Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph, Department of Zoology that year. Anne Innis Dagg then went on to become a Research Associate at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia in 1967-1968, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph, Department of Zoology, from 1968-1972 where she taught Mammalogy and Biology. She was a resource person for Integrated Studies at the University of Waterloo from 1978-1985, an Academic Director for the Independent Studies Program at the University of Waterloo from 1986-1989, and then took on the position of Academic Advisor for the Independent Studies Program at the University of Waterloo from 1986 to present. Anne Innis Dagg started Otter Press in 1972 with the publication of Mammals of Waterloo and South Wellington Counties. She has published numerous books and journal articles in her fields of interest. Anne Innis Dagg became a fellow of the Zoological Society of Ontario in 1967, and was chosen one of eight top living female biologists in Canada by the federal government for the National Museums of Canada’s Why? Why Not? Exhibit in 1975. She has also received the Kitchener-Waterloo Status of Women Group Human Rights Award.

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Fonds consists of four photocopied letters written by Anne Innis (Dagg) in 1949 from Camp Tanamakoon to her mother.

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Fonds acquired in 2003 from Anne Innis Dagg.


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03-008, and all camping records.

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